Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to get a Fatwa via email?

This service is available via the Department`s Electronic Website.

2. What are the official working hours of the Department?

8:30am-3:30pm, Sunday-Thursday.

3. Is privacy protected?

Fatwas are delivered with absolute secrecy, but the Department`s Website has the right to publish questions and answers after deleting personal information.

4. Which Madhab is followed by the Department?

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5. How to make a complaint against a certain service?

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6. Are services paid for?

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Summarized Fatawaa

What is the ruling on a person who broke the fast of one day in Ramadhaan because of hardship ?

He/she should make up for that day.

If husband doesn`t pray, but wife does, is their marriage contract considered valid or not?

All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May Allah`s peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.
Not observing daily prayers is a grave sin, but doesn`t invalidate a person`s marriage contract. However, we advise you to save your husband from hellfire by convincing him to observe the prescribed prayers. And Allah The Almighty Knows Best.

Zakah due on a woman`s jewelry?

Zakah(obligatory charity) isn`t due on a woman`s jewelry used for ornament, provided that the value of each peace is within the range common amongst people.

Is it a condition that the meat of the Eid sacrifice should be distributed in order for the sacrifice to be accepted by Allah?

The poor and needy should be given from that sacrifice , even if it be a small portion,(One kilo for example) as raw meat so that they would cook it the way they want. The remainder of that sacrifice is either distributed, eaten, or offered to people in a banquette .