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Family Matters

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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How Can I seek Allah’s Forgiveness?

Question: I fell in love with a man for the first time of my life few years ago and it didnt take too long for us to get physically attached. Soon we realized the horrible mistake we made and planned to get married as soon as possible. I was ready …

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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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