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Unique Name For My Child?

Question: My name is “Janeef” and my wife is “Jafnabi” and we call her “Jafna”. None of these names have meaning as far as we know. Do we have to change it? If yes, do we have to change it in official records or can we just use the new …

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Female travelling without a Mahram?

Question and Answer: Q. Is it permissible for a married woman to accompany (with / without husband’s permission) a disabled, wheelchair-bound single female friend on a distant holiday? Both women insinuate that it is actually rewarding for the married woman because she is actually “assisting” a disabled friend. (Query published …

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Finding the perfect spouse

Question: I want to get married but I really hope I get the best person in the world. Please advise me how to find the right one? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Every young adult experiences a time in …

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Teenagers And Pornography

Question: I am a teenager addicted to masturbation. I usually commit this sin while watching pornography. I commit this abhorrent, disgusting sin often and as a result, I am ruining my health. I am well aware of this action’s many harms, psychologically, physically and spiritually, but I just cannot free …

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Cursing one’s children when angry

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Question and Answer: Q. My wife curses our kids a lot whenever she gets angry. Can you please give us some advice? (Query published as received) A. Uttering curses is a very delicate and dangerous issue in Islam. One should be careful not to incur …

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Does my daughter’s son inherit?

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When two Muslims meet and shake hands, their sins are forgiven before they separate” (Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 5214, Narrated by al-Bara) NB. This applies to Mahrams and Muslims of the same gender. It is prohibited to shake …

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Leaving behind wealth for one’s heirs

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Announcement: Jamiat Perpetual Salaah timetables for Durban, South Africa can be collected free from the Jamiat head office, 223 Alpine Road, Durban. These are useful in determining Salaah, Suhoor and Iftaar times all year round. Nasihah (Advice): The reward of Fajr and Esha in congregation: …

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Celebrating Birthdays in Islam

Question: My question is regarding celebrating birthdays. I don’t celebrate birthdays, but my family members do. Every year my in laws take my daughter out to celebrate her birthday. I have tried explaining to them in light of Deen and why we do not celebrate birthdays. My husband won’t say …

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Age of Aishah Radhiyallāhu Anhā at the time of Marriage

Age of Aishah Radhiyallāhu Anhā at the time of Marriage I was reading the article related to Hadhrat Aishah Radhiyallāhu Anhā about her marriage with our Nabī Sallallāhu Alaihi Wa Sallam. In this article, the author has given some facts to prove that she was not nine when she got …

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Are my wife’s sisters mahram?

Question and Answer: Q. Are my wife’s sisters my mehram or not? How can I interact with them i.e. Hugs, kisses etc. (Questions published as received) A. Your wife’s sisters are not your Mahrams. Social interaction with them is not permissible. Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam forbade non-mahrams (unrelated men) …

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