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Family Matters

Custody

Nasihah (Advice): Divorce: Allah’s Messenger Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “Divorce is the most hated of all lawful (halaal) things in the sight of Allah” (Sunan Abu Dawud, no. 2178). Q. Could I please have more information with regards to Shariah around the custody of children if a couple has …

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Q&A Marriage Mail

Question: I am married for 22 years. My husband enjoys me showing him love, but he doesn’t like to show me the same kind of love towards me. There are many places in which they say you must show your love to your wife, and even tell her that you …

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Problems with my parents. Permissible to move out?

Question: I have been married for few years and have children. We have been living with my parents for the last six years. However, my parents do not treat me as though I am their daughter. When they are nice, they are lovely and we get along really well. Unfortunately, …

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Homosexual Inclinations

ALLAH created Adam & Eve, not Adam and Steve nor Madam and Eve QUESTION I am a Muslim male who was very ‘normal’ in my nature until recently. Having watched a movie which explicitly encouraged homosexuality, I now find myself strongly attracted to other males, to the extent that it …

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Are Uncles Mahrams?

Question and Answer: Q. is the father’s uncle a mahram for one? (Question published as received) A. The father’s paternal and maternal uncles are Mahrams. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 273) And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Confirmation: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

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Orphans?

Question and Answer: Q. When is a child considered an orphan, and up until what age, for a boy and for a girl? (Question published as received) A. A child without a father is considered an orphan until the age of puberty. And Allah Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo …

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Pets in Islam?

Question and Answer: Q. My baby son loves animals and I wanted to get him a pet, and I wanted to know what is the proper ruling regarding pets. Can we keep pets? Ie, cat or dog? What about fish, birds, etc? I would like to get a dog or …

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Breaking Family ties

Q. Respected Mufti Saheb Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu My mother is always very angry with me and bears enmity towards me. Therefore I have severed all ties with her and my brothers. Please advise me what I should do.     A. To respect and honour your mother is of …

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Looking at the deceased wife’s face

Question and Answer: Q. Can a man give Ghusl to his wife after she has passed away and can he see her face? A. According to the Hanafi Madh-hab, it is not permissible for the husband to touch his wife’s bare skin after she has passed away and it is …

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Am I a Mahram to my Nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) sister?

Question and Answer: Q. Am I a Mahram to my Nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) sister? A. Your grandmother’s sister is your Mahram. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 273) And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Confirmation: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Fatwa Department Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians A. Your grandmother’s …

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