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

Is it permissible for a woman to ride a taxi without a Mahram(unmarriageable kin) in order to attend a gathering of knowledge?

It is permissible for the woman to pursue the knowledge that she needs in order to perform the religious requirements due on her if there was nobody to teach her at home, provided that there is no temptation involved. Moreover, we don`t recommend that she rides a taxi without a Mahram although such an act isn`t from the forbidden Khulwah(seclusion).

 Reciting the Prophetic narration is permissible as many scholars used to, since in principle, the rulings of recitation have to be observed while speaking Arabic language.

There is a job opportunity in the Nuns Hospital. Is it allowed for me to take this job given the difficult living conditions and the high rate of unemployment?

If your work is lawful and has no effect on your beliefs, then there is no sin on you and do your best to represent the true face of Islam. And Allah the Almighty knows best.

What is the ruling on shaving the head of the newborn?

It is desirable to shave the head of the newborn on the seventh day from delivery, and the weight of his/her hair is given in gold , or silver as charity.