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Question: What is the ruling in the following case? May Allah reward you. Zaid kept his money and valuables in the safe of Bakar in Bakar’s premises. Bakar’s premises were broken into by thieves. All Zaid’s money and valuables plus some of Bakar’s goods also got stolen. Zaid does not …

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Is it permissible to bake wedding cakes?

Question:  1. Can u please inform me if making wedding cakes is permissible?   2. Is it permissible 2 make novelty cakes eg.in the shape of a car or a barbie doll cake.  3. What is the ruling in the following situation? A lady asked me 2 make cupcakes and …

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I am jealous of some people. How do I remedy this?

Question:   I have had these feelings of jealousy over fellow people i am not sure why but i do. i feel guilty after feeling that way as i know one shoudnt have jealousy for another person. Is there any duaah that can assist one in not feeling  that way? …

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What is Tahneek and how should it be done

Question:   I have read an email question bout Tahneek on a new born child? Please can you explain to me what Tahneek is and how is it performed.   Answer:   Tahneek is the practice of a pious person chewing something sweet (preferably a date) until it is suitable …

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Did Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam consume seafood?

Question:   Did Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam consume seafood? Answer:   It is recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari that Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam partook of a type of huge fish that Allah made available to the Sahabah when they went out on an expedition.  (Sahih al-Bukhari) This denotes that Nabi (Sallallahu …

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Consuming medication that contains alcohol

Question:   I have a medication which is used for pains and flu etc., it is used to inhale for blocked nose etc., it has alcohol in it. Can we use it or not?   Answer: If the alcohol is made from ingredients other than grapes or dates and the …

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Using minerals from the Dead Sea as medication

Question:   A person has very bad psoriasis and has been told that minerals from the Dead Sea can help him. This was purchased from a company in Durban. I need to know whether it is permissible for him to use this product from the Islamic perspective.  Answer:   If …

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