The Centre for Islamic Decrees and Doctrines
Findings of the DIA
Islamic View on Cursing
What is the Islamic view on cursing the wives, family, and companions of the Holy Prophet? The...
Friendships with the Opposite Gender
Does Islam permit friendships with members of the opposite gender? Friendship between...
Mixed Gender Employment
Can a Muslim take employment in an environment where they are required to mix with the opposite...
Mixed Gender Education
Can Muslims study at mixed-gender educational institutions? The vast majority of educational...
Attending Mixed Gatherings
Is it permitted to attend gatherings where members of the opposite gender are present? The...
Covid-19 and Jumuʿa Prayers
Should Jumuʿa prayers continue during Covid-19? The Friday prayer (ṣalāt al-jumuʿa) holds an...
Covid-19 and funerals
What are the funeral rites of a Muslim during the pandemic of Covid-19? Maintaining the dignity...
Is it permissible to eat food prepared by non-Muslims? Based on the Quranic over-arching...
Religious greetings and gatherings
Can Muslims greet non-Muslims with the greetings of their own religions, or even participate in...
What is Islam’s view on child marriage? There is a distinction between puberty (bulūgh) and...
Interest from Banks
What is the ruling for receiving and paying interest on savings and on loans from banks? The...
Can a Muslim work in place that sells alcohol? A Muslim who owns a shop or restaurant is not...
Can a Muslim shake hands with an individual who is not their maḥram? The permissibility of...
Is a Muslim allowed to greet a non-Muslim by saying 'Salām' ? ‘Salām,’ or ‘Salām alaykum’ is a...
Muslim and Non-Muslim Marriage
Can a Muslim marry a non-Muslim? A Muslim is permitted to marry a non-Muslim who falls within...
Does zakat have to be given to individuals residing in the same country as you? The Quran has...
Woman's Right to Divorce
Does Islam give women the right of divorce? The Quran and hadith literature point towards...
Age of Bulugh
When do Sharia responsibilities become incumbent on a child? Bulūgh is the age where Sharia...
Ihram and Hajj
Where is a hajj pilgrim required to wear the iḥrām? The place where a pilgrim going for hajj is...
What is the Islamic view on fraudulent benefit claims and tax evasion? Fraudulent claims and...