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The Fiqh of Sadaqat al-Fitr

by Mufti Faraz ibn Adam Source: ilmgate.org     The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) narrates, …

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Zakaat on precious stones?

Question and Answer: Q. Is there Zakaat on precious stones, gems, diamond and expensive ornaments ? (Question published as received) A. No. There is no Zakaat on precious stones or metals besides gold and silver unless they have been purchased with the intention of resale. In this case, they will …

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Using Utensils at Hotel

Question and Answer: Q. I am going out on a business trip- can I use utensils at hotel(not a muslim hotel) after washing it?it is self catering (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. You can use the utensils at …

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Using a handkerchief during Salaah

Question and Answer: Q. I would like to know of any ruling regarding the use of a handkerchief/ tissue in salaah. a) Can one hold it in salaah and use it when needed in salaah? b) Can one retrieve it from a pocket whilst in salaah? c) Can one blow …

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Bowing in Karate

Question and Answer: Q. Respected ulama, As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullah, In the question & answer copied below that was sent earlier this month regarding permissibility of Karate, there is no mention of bowing – it is my understanding that in many martial arts practices, a crucial part of the ritual …

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When should one say “Alhamdullillah”?

Question and Answer: Q. When should one say “Alhamdullillah”? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. Alhamdulillah literally means “All praise is due to Allah”. It is a form of expressing gratitude. Whenever a person is blessed with a favour …

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nikah in the month of muharram/safar

Question and Answer: Q. I would like to know if it is permissible to marry in the month of muharram/safar as i am planning a nikah in the month of December in which muharam does fall, i have been told that it is not permissible to marry in those months, …

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