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Applying lip-ice whilst fasting

Question:  Please can you advise me as to whether you can apply lip balm to dry cracked lips in ramadaan? Answer:  The fast will not become invalid by using lip balm or Lip-ice. However, it is best that one abstains from using Lip-ice or lip balm whilst fasting if there …

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Brushing the teeth with flavoured Miswaak whilst fasting

Question:  Is it permissible to use Miswaak with flavour whilst fasting?  Answer:   It is best to abstain from using a flavoured Miswaak whilst fasting. Nevertheless, using a flavoured Miswaak does not invalidate the fast. And Allah Knows Best  Suhail Tarmahomed (Mufti) Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Fatwa Department

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Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Islam

Question:  Is plastic surgery haram?  Answer:  NB. By cosmetic surgery being mentioned, both cosmetic and plastic surgery is intended in this Fatwa. The Fuqahaa’ (Jurists) have categorized cosmetic surgery into two types: a) Cosmetic surgery that is permissible b) Cosmetic surgery that is not permissible Cosmetic surgery that is permissible …

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Hosting and attending Baby Showers

Title: Hosting and attending Baby Showers Question Is it permissible to have baby showers or attend an invitation to a baby shower? In our community there is a debate some saying yes and some no. please guide on this. Answer The giving of gifts in Islam is meritorious and highly …

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Is it permissible for females to drive?

Title: Is it permissible for females to drive? Question: Assalaam-u-alaikum! Kindly let me know how far it is permissible for a woman to drive without a mehram inside or outside her city’s limits. Answer: In principle, a female should stay within the confines of her home. It is not permissible …

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Repetition of Istikharah

Title: Do I have to repeat my Istikharah if I have done it a few months before getting married? Question: I would like to know the specifics if istighara regarding marriage. If one performs istighara a few months before deciding to marry someone, is this istighara valid, or does the …

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Contraception in Islam

Question:  Kindly advise me on the ruling of contraception in Islam:   Answer:  CONTRACEPTION:  Contraception (Azl) is permissible on a limited scale for valid reasons -reasons considered by the Shariáh to be valid. The circumstances which will permit reversible and permanent contraception differ.   REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION  Among the reasons accepted …

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Can I give interest monies to my needy sister?

Question:  Asalaamualaikum  Can I give away my interest money to my sister who is down and out?  She does not have any source of income what so ever?  Jazakallah  Answer:  If she is poor and needy, she may be given interest monies. The donor should not expect any reward (Ajar/Thawaab) …

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Salaah in al-Musjid an-Nabawi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

Question:  Is the virtue of performing forty Salaah in al-Masjidun Nabawi in Madinah Munawwarah for the one who prays the forty Fardh Salaah consecutively or intermittently? Answer:  The virtue is for the one who performs forty Salaah consecutively (without missing a Salaah in-between) in the Musjid of the Prophet (Sallallahu …

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Resale of SWC tickets (Jamiat TVL)

Question:  I have purchased tickets to some games of the upcoming world cup. Am I allowed to sell them after adding a mark up? The rules of the seller state that this is not allowed. Answer:   In the enquired scenario, after purchasing a ticket, it will only be permissible …

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