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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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Disposing of your children’s clothing

  Nasihah (Advice): Ayatul Kursi after every Fardh Salaah:   Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi after the Fardh Salaah, the only barrier between him and paradise is death” (Nasai, Hadith #: 9848)   ____________________________________________________   Question …

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Owner of Money and Gifts given to Young Children?

Who is considered the Owner of Money and Gifts given to Young Children? I wanted to know who is considered the owner of the money and gifts given by family and friends to young children. Does it belong to the children or their parents? Secondly, what is the status of the money set aside by parents for their children? Can the parents use that money, or does it belong solely to the children and can only be used on them?

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Wife Changing her Last Name after Marriage

<QUESTION> Many Muslim women take their husband’s last name (surname) when they marry. I have heard different views on this; some say it is Haram and others say it is necessary. I am confused and would like to know the correct Shari’ah ruling on the matter please? <ANSWER> In the …

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Are illegitimate children devoid of goodness?

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Question and Answer: Q. The issue of illegitimate children, which born out of wedlock. Our imams in Russia often say in sermons that there is no grace (barakah) in people who born outside of marriage, from them cannot get good people. Is it true? I …

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