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  Nasihah (Advice): Importance of earning a Halal income Sayyiduna Anas radiyallahu anhu narrates that Rasullah sallahu alayji wa sallam said, ‘Earning a Halal livelihood is binding (Wajib) on every Muslim.’ (Al-Mu’jamul Awsat) ______________________________   Question and Answer:   In South Africa, an employer is required by law to register with …

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SMS Competitions

Question: In the celebration of Women’s Day, Spar was offering a R150 OFF pamper voucher. In order to qualify, one has to only send an sms charged at R1.50. Normal sms rates and free sms’s do not apply. Is it permissible to participate in such an offer?   Answer   …

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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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The Effect of Haraam Lasts For Forty Days

Question Is it true that if a person eats or drinks anything haram, intentionally or unknowingly, then his du’as and ibadaat will not be accepted for forty (40) days? Does the same ruling apply to intoxicants? Jazakallah     Answer I have come across the following: Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports …

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Is trading of Cryptocurrency permissible?

QUESTION Slms, is the trading of crypto currency halal? (Question posted as Received) ANSWER In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Respected Brother in Islam, There are conflicting reports about Cryptocurrency. In view of the ambiguities in the procedure and uncertainties in …

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How should one compensate for stolen goods purchased?

  Nasihah (Advice): Stolen Goods – The Punishment of the Fire Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Amr Radhiyallahu Anhu says: There was a man in charge of the goods of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam called Kirkirah. When he died, Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa sallam said, “He is in the Fire.” They went and looked, …

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Do I have to own an asset for a whole year before paying Zakaat?

Nasihah (Advice): Zakaat on Trading Stock   Sayyiduna Samurah Bin Jundub Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam ordered us to pay the Sadaqah (Zakaat) on whatever (stock) we intended for trade.” (Abu Dawood) ________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Aslm. I am confused about something regarding my zakaat. Say for purpose of explanation, …

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Prescription of Debts

  Nasihah (Advice): Severity of not paying one’s debts   Sayyiduna Muhammad ibn Jahsh Radhiyallahu Anhu narrates: ‘We were sitting with Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam when he lifted his gaze towards the sky. He then held his forehead and said: “Subhaanallah! What strict warnings have been revealed!”   We remained …

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