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Is eating prawns haalal

  Question Is eating prawns halaal or makrooh Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. There is a difference of opinion pertaining to the permissibility of prawns. One group of Ulama hold the view that it is permissible while another group …

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Paying creditors with a share of one’s expected inheritance

Nasihah (Advice): Relieving the burdens of a believer   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Whoever relieves a Muslim of a burden from the burdens of the world, Allah will relieve him of a burden from the burdens on the Day of Judgement; And whoever helps ease a Muslim’s difficulty in …

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Zakaat based bursaries

Question 1. I have 2 university going kids whom I take care of financially and I pay Zakaat Alhamdulillah. They have been offered Zakaat based bursaries, and I don’t feel comfortable hence the need for a Fatwa. I have purchased for my kids shares to the value of R 25 000. …

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Can a women recite quran during Haidh

Is it permissible for women to recite the Quran or memorise it from the ipad or phone during her Periods? Answer In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In principle, a woman in haid (menstruation) is not permitted to recite the Qur’ān …

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Intentionally acquiring interest to help the poor

  Nasihah (Advice): The result in having greed for interest   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There is no one who deals in usury a great deal (to increase his wealth) but he will end up with little (i.e., his wealth will be decreased).” (Ibn-e-Maajah)   __________________________________________   Question and …

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Does Divorce take place by saying “I will do it”

  Nasihah (Advice): Consideration of one’s spouse   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “It is not lawful for a woman to fast while her husband is present unless she obtains his permission, and it is not lawful for her to permit anyone in his house unless she obtains his …

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The fast of 15th Sha’ban

Question What is the status of the fasting on the day of the 15th of Sha’ban. I have read conflicting rulings regarding this. Could you kindly shed some light and clarify this in the light of Hadith? Jazakallah. Answer Although it’s not a proven sunnah, one may observe this nafl …

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Drawing up a non-Shariah will for Muslim client

  Nasihah (Advice):The importance of studying the Laws of Inheritance and Succession    Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayi Wasallam said: “Learn the laws of the Quran and the laws of inheritance, and teach the people, for I will not live forever.” (Tirmidhi)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Q. As a …

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Virtue of 15th Shabaan?

Is the virtue of 15th of Sha’ban proven, or is it a bid’ah (innovation)? Question I am a firm believer that 15th of Shabaan is a blessed night. I have come across many people who claim it is nowhere to be found in Hadith and it is a Bidah to …

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Offering discounts for advance payment

Nasihah (Advice): A fixed price for advance payments   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “He who makes an advance payment should not make an advance payment except for a specified measure and weight (and for a specified period)” (Muslim)   __________________________________________   Question and Answer:   I want to enroll …

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