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Jaadoo and it’s Treatment

Correspondence of Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahimahullah) Letter: As Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh Respected Maulana, I always felt very strongly against people visiting ‘aamils and becoming obsessed in following different treatments when it comes to them having jinn/sihr problems. I feel that the sunnah offers the perfect …

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Can you name your child Jibreel?

Question   Please can you tell me if it is permissible to name a child ‘jibreel’ and why this name is controversial? I have grown very fond of the name and believe it fits the narrative of names of previous children and am eager to keep it but worry people …

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Changing one’s name

Nasihah (Advice): Changing one’s name   There are many Ahadith which indicate that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) changed the names of some of his companions due to the names being unpleasant or inappropriate. For example, he changed the name of Barrah to Zainab. (Sahih al-Bukhari, Hadith #: …

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Organ Donation

Title: Is it permissible for one to donate their organs if they have been given a death sentence? Question If one is to be given a death sentence by court, then can he give a consent for donation of his/her organs before or after death? Answer In the Name of …

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Can step-children marry each other

  Nasihah (Advice): A sudden glance   Jareer Bin Abdullah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “I asked Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam about the sudden glance (that is cast on the face of a non-Mahram). He commanded me to turn my eyes away.” (Muslim)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   A woman …

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Stillborn Baby

Can you please provide details of the burial for a stillborn (5 months). I understand that there is ghusl and wrap in one piece of cloth (not kafn). There is no janaza. But can you please provide details of the method of burial? Is there aqeeqah or Adhaan in the …

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Hijaab from a brother-in-law

  Nasihah (Advice): Immodesty   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “When immodesty is found in a thing, it most certainly taints it, and when modesty is found in a thing, it most certainly beautifies it.” (Bukhari)   _________________________________   Question and Answer:   Should a wife make Hijaab from her …

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Responsibility of caring for the father

  Nasihah (Advice): Taking care of one’s parents   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “May that person be disgraced. May that person be disgraced. May that person be disgraced – who has his parents – one or both of them – reaching old age and yet he does not …

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Aunt’s Husband as a Mahram

  Nasihah (Advice): Seclusion of man and woman   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “No person (man) should be alone with a woman except that there is a Mahram with her.” (Muslim)   _______________________________________________   Question and Answer:     Can my mother’s sister’s husband be a mahram to us …

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Is corporal punishment allowed and applicable according to Sharī`ah?

  Question:   Is corporal punishment allowed and applicable according to Sharī`ah?   Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Corporal punishment refers to physical punishment inflicted on a child by an adult in authority.[1]The concept of corporal punishment has been …

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