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What is the minimum age for a boy to become mature (Baaligh/puberty)?

Nasihah (Advice): Three people whose actions are not recorded   Sayyiduna Ali Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “There are three persons whose actions are not recorded: a sleeping person until he awakes, a child until he/she reaches puberty and an insane person until he regains sanity.” …

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What value is considered when purchasing from an estate?

  Nasihah (Advice): Blessings in a transaction   Sayyiduna Hakeem Ibn Hizaam Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallamsaid, “Both parties in a business transaction have a right to annul it so long as they have not separated; and if they tell the truth and make everything clear to each …

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Contagious diseases

QUESTION Assalamu Alaikum I read an article that if one believes in the concept of contagious diseases, his nikah is broken. I always believed in contagious diseases because I heard thus from my learned Ulama. I am sensitive to my nikah. Is my nikah really broken? What about the nikah …

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Can homosexual behaviour be justified in Islam?

  Nasihah (Advice): The evil act of homosexuality Sayyiduna Jaabir Radhiyallahu Anhu who reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “There is nothing I fear more for my Ummah than the deed of the people of Lut (Alayhi salaam).” (Tirmidhi) ________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. I am a …

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Taking out a Life Insurance Policy to avoid Estate Duty Taxes

   Question: Assalaamu Alaykum Mufti Saheb, the escalating burden of Estate duty that is being imposed by the South African government once a person passes away has become quite a scary and burdensome scenario for the living dependants. I am told that there is a fatwa that has been passed …

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Does the father have child custody rights upon divorce?

Question: Sister x and brother y were married for 7 years. Sister x consistently refused to consummate their marriage. Only once in the 3rd of their marriage she became close to her husband. This union resulted in a son who is now 6 years old. After 7 years, the brother …

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Family Planning

TITLE Is family planning permissible? QUESTION if Family planning is prohibited in Islam, then how should a couple stop breeding new off spring after the some Years of marriage, i.e they could have enough children to care. even after 10 years. (Question published as Received) ANSWER In the Name of …

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Should a homosexual get married?

QUESTION Assalaamu Alaikum, I have been asked the following question. I would appreciate your response to it. I know the act of homosexuality is haraam in Islam, but the person is not punished for their desires so long as they refrain (is this correct?) – but I wondered in the …

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How can Coronavirus be stopped?

  In the name of Allah, The Almighty, The All Powerful Across the world, people are worried about the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Experts are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine and limit its spread. The breadth of this epidemic appears to be unprecedented. Precautionary measures are being adopted across …

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