Palmist
Question :

Is it true that if a person goes to a palmist (for hand reading) such person’s dua is not answered for 40 days? If yes, what is the kaffara for it. What is the ruling for going there in the first place?

Answer :

It is not permissible to visit such people or believe in their information. Believing them is one of the great sins. It does not have a Kaffara. One should seek the forgiveness of Almighty Allah when he commits such a sin.

Drawing Cartoons of People
Question :

Is it permissible to draw people from Islamic history and also the 14 Infallibles, without their faces, as cartoons for the purpose of Islamic books for children?

Answer :

The said is permissible, although hand drawing of figures that have life is prohibited, but it is permissible to do so via the computer.

Photography
Question :

Is taking a photograph, having or displaying it forbidden?

Answer :

No, it is permissible.

Painting
Question :

I had a painting of myself done couple of weeks ago by another student. Do you think that it is against the religion to have something like that done for oneself?

Answer :

In general, painting of live things is prohibited but owning the painting is not prohibited.
As for the student who made the painting, his action is not prohibited since he did not know the verdict.

Shaving & Beard
Question : If a person shaves off his beard daily to be known at his office as a liberal person in religious matters with intention to get promoted and to advance in his career, is it a sin?
Answer : It is prohibited to do so.
Shaving & Beard
Question : What does Islamic Sharia say about the beard and about its length?
Answer : It is obligatory to leave a small amount of hair in such a way that the person is regarded as having beard. Other than that it is not mandatory.
Stubble
Question :

Can visible stubble on one's face be consider as a beard? Is it permissible to keep such stubble and not letting the hair grow any longer?

Answer :

We cannot determine whether the said length of hair suffices for it to be considered a beard in the conventional sense. It is convention that will determine what a beard is. Apparently the length of the lowest level of the trimming machine does not satisfy the minimum length of a beard.

shaving & beard
Question : Every time my beard grows, it starts to irritate me, itch, and hurt my skin. It is hard for me to keep a beard. I can only last for 4 days after I have to shave it, so according to my situation, is it permissible for me to shave?
Answer : It is not permissible to shave the beard unless growing it causes harm and hardship. If it causes tolerable discomfort then it must not be shaven. The itchiness that you feel is probably because you are not used to growing it.
Shaving & Beard
Question : Is it compulsory to grow a beard in Islam? Did any of our 12 Imams emphasize on growing a beard?
Answer : It is prohibited to shave the beard, and there are narrations from the Ahlul-Bayt (peace be upon them) that state this.
Shaving & Beard
Question : Is it permissible to keep a style of beard known as a goatee, where the beard is shaved except the part on the chin?
Answer : It is permissible.
Shaving & Beard
Question : Is it permissible for teenagers and adults to have a long beard within one’s fist, or is it only for major scholars?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible.
Shaving & Beard
Question : Can a man shave his mustache and beard? Is your ruling based on Ihtiyaat - precaution?
Answer : It is not permissible to shave the beard as a verdict and not as a precaution. It is not permissible to follow others as long as the ruling is a verdict and not a precaution. It is permissible to shave the mustache and it is sufficient to leave a little bit of hair as a beard.
Shaving & Beard
Question : What is your opinion in regards to shaving the sides of the beard?
Answer : It is permissible.
Shaving & Beard
Question : Is it permissible to have a long beard? And at what length should you stop growing it?
Answer : It is allowed to have a long beard. It is not recommended to have it longer than the length of a hand fist.
Shaving & Beard
Question : Is it permissible for females to use razor blades to shave their body hair?
Answer : Yes, it is permissible.
Chain with a Ring
Question :

Can a man wear a chain with a ring (not gold) on his neck?

Answer :

Wearing the ring in a chain around one’s neck by itself is permissible, unless doing so is considered to be imitation of women or it leads to humiliation or similar results which are prohibited to bring about, in which cases it becomes impermissible.

Peircings
Question :

Are Muslim men allowed to get their ears or any parts of their body pierced?

Answer :

It is not permissible for men to imitate women. Piercing is permissible if it does not lead to that nor to any other prohibitions.

Earrings for Men
Question :

Is wearing earrings permissible for men?

Answer :

It is prohibited for men to wear earrings if it is to imitate women with the intention of femininity.