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End of the year company parties

Question: At the end of the year, the company I work for will be having a party for all the staff. Is it permissible for me to attend considering that there will be music and intermingling of sexes as the staff consists of both, males and females?   Answer: It …

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End of the year company parties

Question: At the end of the year, the company I work for will be having a party for all the staff. Is it permissible for me to attend considering that there will be music and the staffs are male and female? Answer: It is not permissible for you to attend …

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Can a woman pierce her belly button?

Question:   I want to know if it is permissible for a female to pierce her nose and belly button? Answer:   It is not permissible for a female to pierce her belly button as this is the practice of loose and immoral women.   A Muslim woman is by …

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Using paint brushes made from pig hair

Question: What is the Shar’iah ruling on selling paint brushes made of pig hair? Painters claim that brushes made from synthetic fibre don’t do the job as well as that made of pig hair. Kindly advise   Answer: If the brush is made from pig’s hair, it will not be permissible to sell, …

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The Sunnah method of using the Miswaak

Question: I would like to know if there is any specific manner to use a Miswaak? For example the right first or the left. The top first or the bottom. By specific I mean Sunnah manner. Answer: Allamah Ibn Aabideen Shaami (Rahimahullah) has discussed the method of using the Miswaak* …

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Partaking of meals sourced from Haraam income

Question: If a close family member like a father is known to earn his income by dealing in Haraam transactions like interest, insurance and gambling, what is the ruling on eating at their homes or accepting any gifts of money speculated from this source, without breaking the family-ties? Answer: If majority …

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Qurbani and Aqeeqah

Question:     A person needs to do Aqeeqah for his child during the days of Qurbani. He can only afford one sheep. Should he do the Aqeeqah for the child or should he do Qurbani?  Answer:   At the outset, it should be noted that Qurbani is a Wajib …

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Why do we say Alhamdulillah after sneezing?

Question: What is the purpose of reciting Dua (al-Hamdulillah) after sneezing?  A non Muslim has posed this question to me.  Answer: The narrations of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) encourage us to say “Alhamdulillah” when we sneeze. “Alhamdulillah” means “All praise is due to Allah”. A rightfully curious mind will …

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Death by speeding, Suicide or not?

Question:     Asalaamualaikum What i want to know is if im driving my car at 160km/h which is over the regulated speed limit and I die. Is that suicide and what give him the rights to say it suicide? Jazakallah   Answer:     Although it is incorrect for …

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Can I use the interest money to pay bank charges?

Question:    Can I use the interest money to pay bank charges? Answer:   Bank charges are legitimate service fees. Hence, it will not be permissible to use interest money to pay for bank charges.   And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Checked and Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Desai  Jamiatul Ulama …

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