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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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Transferring your children’s money into your personal account?

  Crisis in Syria The on-going internal conflict in Syria has left a country shattered and millions of lives torn apart. Join the Jamiat KZN in its campaign to bring much needed emergency relief to our suffering Syrian brethren. Jamiat members will personally oversee aid to the refugees in neighbouring …

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Difficult Teen

QUESTION: I have a teenage son who is a Hafez.He does not listen to us,he goes out when he wants and sometimes does not come home.He becomes very arrogant when we question him. He does not spend time with his family at all and only wants to be with his …

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Husband Chatting

  Question: My husband has many female contacts on Facebook, BBM, and Twitter. He is often on the phone till past mid-night. Once I happened to see the content on his phone, including some smses to women he was flirting with. Ever since, he has locked his phone with a …

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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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