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The sweat and saliva of a dog

  Question and Answer:   A dog passed by me and rubbed itself onto my clothes. Can I perform Salaah in the same clothes? I was told that only if a dog licks your clothing, your Salaah will be invalid?   (Question published as received)   The saliva and sweat …

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Post Mortem

Question: What is the ruling regarding post mortem in Islam, it is required by the South African law to do a post mortem, how can we avoid this. I am currently a medical student, it is the norm to cut open dead bodies to study the parts of the human …

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Decorating One’s Business for Christmas

Nasihah (Advice): Imitating A Nation   Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, ”Whoever imitates a nation is from among them.” (Sunan Abi Dawud) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:                 Can Muslim businessmen decorate their shops with christmas trees, santa clause for business? …

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40 day Mourning Period

Nasihah (Advice): Duration for Mourning the Deceased   Sayyidatuna Ummu Atiyya Radhiyallahu Anha narrated, “We were forbidden to mourn for more than three days except for a husband.” (Bukhari)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Q: Aslm Mufti, hope you well, I wanted to find out what the significance of the 40 …

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Unnecessary Sajdah Sahw

Nasihah (Advice): Forbearing and Wise   Sayyiduna Abu Saeed Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “No one is forbearing unless he himself has made a mistake. No one is wise unless he himself has been tested.” (Tirmidhi) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Aslm. If I make said sahw when …

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Is there a problem with eating beef?

Answered By: Mufti Abdullah Nana Source: IlmGate Mawlana Abd al-Hayy al-Lakhnawi (Allah have mercy on him) writes, “The incident of Rasulullah (Allah bless him with peace) sacrificing a cow on behalf of his wives during the Farewell Hajj and distributing its meat to his wives is recorded both in Sahih al-Muslim (#294) and Sahih …

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Obedience To One’s Deceased Parents

Question: How can we show obedience / Fulfill the rights of our parents after their demise?   Answer: Sayyiduna Abu Usaid Malik bin Rabi’ah As-Sa’idi Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: We were sitting with Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam when a man of Banu Salamah came to him and asked, …

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Passing away on a Friday

  Question: It is popularly believed that the one who passes away on a Friday is not punished in the grave. What is the status of this Hadith? Answer: This Hadith has been narrated by several Sahabah through several chains of transmission: (1) Hadrat Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Al-aas radiyallahu …

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 BACKBITING: Definition, Types & Rulings

  Question Assalamu Alaikkum I am having some doubts about Gheebath/Gheebah (Backbiting). Kindly clarify the following Backbiting non muslims is allowed? (It is such a case that not their physical defects mentioned, their false character or behavior is only mentioned) If not so, do we have to seek pardon from them for backbiting?  I …

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Tawaaf around the Ka’aba

Nasihah (Advice): The Sahabah Radhiyallahu Anhum’s Love for the Sunnah Katheer Bin Jumhaan reports: I saw Ibn Umar (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) walking between As-Safa and Al-Marwah. I said: “Are you walking?” He said: “If I am walking, I am walking because I saw Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam walking, and if I hasten, …

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