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Guidelines on Preparing one’s Will & Testament Islamically

<QUESTION> Can you please provide me with general guidelines that would help me prepare my last Will and testament according to Islamic law? <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Writing and preparing a Will is undoubtedly very important, especially in non-Muslim countries, insuring that upon death, …

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Clothing below the ankles in ruku for males?

  Question and Answer:   Q. Sometimes during ruku and sajdah mu kurtah goes below my ankles,but when I am standing it is above my ankles. Is this ok?     (Query published as received)   This is permissible. The prohibition of the clothing being below the ankles for males …

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Performing Umrah without a Mahram

Nasihah (Advice): Blessings of Family Ties:   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Learn about your family lineage and roots so that you may join family ties. For family ties brings love in the family, increases one’s wealth and brings Barakah to one’s life”. …

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Problems and Solutions

Question: What is the doa of Ayub (Alayhi Salam) and what was his story of hardship that mentioned in Quran? Can we read the same doa?     Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.   1. Ayub (Alayhi Salam) was the prophet …

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Zakaat on wealth not held for an entire year

Nasihah (Advice): The five important lessons that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) gave to Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu):   a) Abstain from that which is prohibited, you will be considered to have worshipped Allah the most, b) Be content with what Allah has decreed for you, you will be most content, …

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Collective Dua after the Fard Salāh?

Question: Is it permissible for the Imām to make a collective dua after the Fard Salāh? Answer: Although congregational Dua after Farḍ Ṣalāh is not explicitly proven from any Ḥadīth, this much is proven that it is a time when Duas are accepted, also the virtues of collective Dua have been proven …

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Sneezing Duahs in Salaah

Jamiatul Ulama KZN Daily Q&A   Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When one of you sneezes, he should say Alhamdulillah (all praise is to Allah) and the person near him should say Yarhamukallah (may Allah have mercy on you). Upon hearing …

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At which point does a person become a Musafir

Nasihah (Advice): The lofty position of the Mu’azzin:   Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that he heard the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) say: “The people with the longest necks on the day of Qiyamah will be the Mu’azzins”. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith#: 387)   The commentators of Hadith explain that what is …

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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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