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Is it permissible for a female to undergo a breast lift?

Question:  Please advise if it is permissible for women to have a breast lift done.  Answer:  No. It is not permissible unless there is a genuine medical reason for this.  And Allah knows best  Suhail Tarmahomed (Mufti)  Checked and Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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Reciting aloud in Nafl Salaah

Question:  May one read Nafl Salaah aloud during the day if one is reading alone? Can I recite aloud in Nafl Salaah during the night?  Answer:  There is no record of it being the practice of Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) or the Sahabah to recite aloud in regular Nafl Salaah …

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Bone Marrow Donation

Question:  Is it possible to become a Bone Marrow donor for people who have cancer?  Answer:  Having researched the matter, we have learned that there are alternatives to bone marrow donation from donors. There are new medical techniques available that use either the very same patient’s marrow or his blood …

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Distributing sweets and gifts on childbirth

Question:  Inshallah soon we will be having a baby. Please tell us if handing out sweets and methai (Sweetmeats) after the birth of the baby to family and friends is permissible?  Answer:  It is permissible to hand out sweets and Mithai (sweetmeats), etc. after childbirth to family and friends as …

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Should a woman take a Ghusl after visiting the gynecologist?

Question:  Should a woman make Ghusal after a checkup at the gynecologist?  Answer:  Ghusl will not be necessary if an internal is done. However, the Wudhu will become invalid by this procedure. Similarly, the fast will become invalid if the woman is fasting. If she had underwent an external checkup, …

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Is it permissible to donate blood?

Question:  Please advise if a Muslim may donate blood?  Answer:  It is permissible to donate and transfuse blood if: a) There is a desperate need to donate blood; b) There is no other alternative; and c) This has been prescribed by an expert medical practitioner. This permissibility is based on …

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Is it permissible for a female to shape her eyebrows?

Question:  Is a female allowed to shape her eyebrows to beautify herself for her husband?  Answer:  No. It is not permissible.  It is narrated on the authority of Ibn Mas’ood (Radiallahu Anhu) that he said, May Allah curse those who tattoo, have (their bodies) tattooed, those who have their eyebrows …

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Who is a Shaheed (martyr) and how is he buried?

Question:  Kindly explain to me who is a Shaheed (martyr) and what are the rulings pertaining to a Shaheed in relation to the Ghusl, Janazah and burial  Answer:  The term Shaheed generally refers to a person martyred in the path of Allah on the battlefield. The term Shaheed may also …

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Determining the sex of an unborn during pregnancy

Question:  Assalamo alaikum. I would like to know whether it is permissible to find out the sex of the baby during pregnancy.  Answer:  This is not encouraged. Nevertheless, it is permissible on condition that:  a) The procedure is not harmful to the mother or the fetus. b) One does not …

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Nikah terminates upon either spouse renouncing Islam

Question:  A couple was married for 3 years. The female was born Muslim & the male was a revert. They are separated for over 1 year & the male has gone back to Christianity. What does the girl do in this case as there is one child out of this …

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