I've looked around the
internet for answers to these questions, but most of what I found seem
to be personal opinions, and I found contradicting opinions on the same
subjects. So, please give me some definitive answers, if possible, with
cited sources. These questions are really bothering me, and I want some
peace of mind.
Are tattoos, or other skin decorations forbidden in Islam? Is
there a difference as to whether it is temporary or permanent
Is dying/coloring hair forbidden in Islam?
Is shaving facial hair, or hair from any other body region forbidden in Islam?
Is gossip (talking *****about a person behind his/her back) forbidden in Islam? Is it called Ghibat?
What kind of music is not forbidden to listen to?
What kind of shows/movies are not forbidden to watch?
Is playing instruments forbidden?
Is keeping statues, decorative figurines, etc. at home forbidden?
Is keeping pictures at home forbidden?
What are the punishments (worldly, and afterlife) for criticizing Allah, the Prophet (PBUH), and his teachings of Islam?
I have some background behind each question, although some are
obvious. If you need to know the background behind any question please
I really need to know the definitive answers to these questions, if
possible, in the light of Qur'an and Sunnah. Citing the source behind
your answer would help, since that will allow me to look up the source
and learn more about that and any other related matters.