Salatul Istikharah: Any Sign of Response?

Question :

As-Salaam `Alaykum! What are the signs to look for after performing Salatul Istikhaarah? Is it Sunnah that you can open the Qur’an and when you read the first Ayat you see, be it the one before or after, a sign of response? Or does the assistance of Allah only come in the form of a dream? Jazakallahu Khairan.

Answer (Sheikh Hamed Al-`Ali) :

Donating Blood While Fasting

Question :

Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can a person donate blood while fasting? Jazakum Allah khayran.

Answer (Sheikh Ahmad Kutty) :

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Polygamy: Norm or Exception?

Question :

I had previously understood that polygamy is allowed in Islam. Recently, however, I was informed that Islam is in fact against polygamy, yet still there are some that say polygamy is the right of man and is the norm and not the exception. What is your opinion on this matter?

Answer (European Council for Fatwa and Research) :

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.