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Hadith concerning a woman leaving home perfumed?

Nasihah: A recommended Dua to be recited after burial of the deceased: Sayyiduna Uthman (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to finish burying the deceased, he used to stand at the grave and advise his Sahabah “Ask Allah to forgive your (deceased) brother and ask Allah …

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Reading Islamic literature without Wudhu?

Question and Answer: Q. I would like to know whether a person needs to be in the state of wudu when reading islamic literature (kitaabs) with quraanic ayaats in,quraanic ayaats be it in english translation and arabic (Query published as received) A. It is permissible to touch Islamic literature without …

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Unique Name For My Child?

Question: My name is “Janeef” and my wife is “Jafnabi” and we call her “Jafna”. None of these names have meaning as far as we know. Do we have to change it? If yes, do we have to change it in official records or can we just use the new …

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Azan on the occasion of accepting Islam

Nasihah (Advice): The virtue of honouring the elderly Sayyiduna Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Part of honouring Allah is to honour the elderly, the Hafiz of the Qur’an who is modest in his recitation and preserves it and a just ruler” (Abu Dawood, …

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Aqeeqah

Nasihah (Advice): The correct way of advising others: Sayyiduna Ibn Abbaas (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Educate people and use words that will motivate them to do good and do not say things that will break their courage. And when you become angry, remain silent” (Musnad …

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Shaving the hair of a newborn

  Nasihah (Advice): Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “There are ten inborn qualities that are from basic human cleanliness: Trimming the moustache, lengthening the beard, brushing the teeth with the Miswaak, rinsing the nostrils with water, clipping the nails, washing the body joints thoroughly, …

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Dyeing the hair black?

Question and Answer: Q. Please advise and provide the reason/s why it is not permissible for a person to dye their hair black. (Query published as received) A. The hadeeth prohibits the same. Refer to Abu Dawood Shareef. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, “There will be people who will come …

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Duas for Protection?

________________________________________________________ Q. As salaamu alaikum Due to certain incidents having taken place I am very nervous as I drive around town in Durban – I am a working parent. I read Yaseen each morning after Fajr, together with the last 3 surahs and Ayatul Qursi. Is there a specific dua …

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Angel’s presence at the crowing of a rooster?

Question and Answer: Q. I have heard that when the rooster crows, it means that angels are around. Is this true? Jazak ALLAH (Query published as received) A. Yes, this is true, it is mentioned in the Hadith and Dua is encouraged during these moments. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) …

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