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Using Zakaat for burial expenses

  Nasihah (Advice): Preparing food for the bereaved family of the deceased   Sayyidatuna Asmaa’ Bint Umais Radhiyallahu Anha mentions: When Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) was killed, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam went to his family and said: “The family of Ja’far (Radhiyallahu Anhu) are busy with the matter of their deceased, …

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Keep your children indoors at nightfall?

Nasihah (Advice): Keep your children indoors at nightfall   Sayyiduna Jaabir Bin Abdullah Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “When night falls – or it is evening, restrain your children (from going out) as the devils spread out at that time. But when an hour of the …

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A permissible incentive for tenants to pay their rentals on time

Sayyiduna Maqil Ibn Yasaar Radhiyallahu Anhu heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam saying: “A ruler who, having control over the affairs of the Muslims, does not strive diligently for their betterment and does not serve them sincerely, will not enter Jannah with them.” (Muslim)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: In …

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Giving Zakaat to a person not designated by the donor

Nasihah (Advice): Do not trust a two-faced person   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “A person who is two-faced cannot be trusted.” (Musnad Ahmad)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Zayn gave Ashraf his Zakaat to give to Jamaal but Ashraf gave …

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Benefitting from a loan

Nasihah (Advice): Seeking refuge from debt   Sayyidatuna Aaisha Radhiyallahu Anha reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam often used to seek refuge (with Allah) from debt and sin. It was said to Him: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), how often you seek refuge from debt!” He said: “Whoever gets into …

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Income from a business started with interest money?

  Nasihah (Advice): Non-repayment of loan – A thief   Sayyiduna Suhaib Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Any Man who takes out a loan, having resolved not to pay it back, will meet Allah as a thief.” (Ibn Majah)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   …

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Securing residence for minor daughters

Nasihah (Advice): Justice – One’s family and subordinates Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “The just will be seated upon pulpits of light. (i.e.) Those who are fair with regards to their judgement and their family and those who are under them.” (Muslim)   _______________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. My wife …

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Azaan for a newborn

  Nasihah (Advice): Azaan in the ears of a child   Ubaidullah bin Abi Rafi Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that his father said: “I saw Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam say the Azaan in the ear of Al-Hasan bin ‘Ali – when he was born to Fatimah – the Azaan of Salaah …

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The Fiqh of Sadaqat al-Fitr

by Mufti Faraz ibn Adam Source: ilmgate.org     The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates, …

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