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Using beauty products from the Dead Sea

Question:  I would like to know if it is permissible to use beauty products from the Dead Sea?  Answer:  A person should avoid using products sourced from the Dead Sea as this was the place of where Allah’s punishment had descended on the people of Lut (Alaihis Salaam). Usage of …

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Can In vitro Fertilization be practised to conceive?

Question: My husband and I have been trying for a long time to have another child. I am trying to undergo treatment in order to regain my fertility. If this fails, the next step, if we wish to take it, is In vitro fertilization (IVF) i.e. fertilization will take place …

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Women and the Eid Gah

The practice of Nabi Kareem Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was to perform Eid Salaah on an open field at the outskirts of the city. It is thus Sunnah to perform Eid Salaah at the “Musallah” (Eid Gah). Indeed in the time of Nabi Kareem Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam women attended the Eid …

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Shaking hands with males and females

Question:  Is it Haraam for a man to shake a woman’s hand and vice versa except if it is her immediate family member?  Answer:  Yes. It is prohbited. Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had never shaken hands with a non-Mahram female ever. (Bulooghul Maraam). When …

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The ruling on Tattoos in Islam

Question:  Please can you send me something regarding the implications of a Muslim having tattoos on their body from an Islamic perspective?  Answer:  It is forbidden for Muslims to draw tattoos or have tattoos drawn. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has cursed the one who draws tattoos and the one who …

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Attending the funeral ceremony of a non-Muslim

Question:  I would like to know if it’s permissible for a Muslim person to go a Christian prayer meeting for the death. Eg, if my Christian mother in law should pass on and they have a prayer meeting for her, is it permissible for me to attend that gathering because …

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Can a male wear a ring on his finger?

Question:  Are males allowed to wear platinum rings?  Answer:  No. Men are only allowed to wear rings of silver. The weight of the silver should not exceed one Mithqaal as mentioned in the Hadith. One Mithqaal is equivalent to approximately 4.374 grams. (Raddul Muhtaar)  And Allah knows best  Suhail Tarmahomed …

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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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