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Female travelling without a Mahram?

Question and Answer: Q. Is it permissible for a married woman to accompany (with / without husband’s permission) a disabled, wheelchair-bound single female friend on a distant holiday? Both women insinuate that it is actually rewarding for the married woman because she is actually “assisting” a disabled friend. (Query published …

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Teenagers And Pornography

Question: I am a teenager addicted to masturbation. I usually commit this sin while watching pornography. I commit this abhorrent, disgusting sin often and as a result, I am ruining my health. I am well aware of this action’s many harms, psychologically, physically and spiritually, but I just cannot free …

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Cursing one’s children when angry

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Question and Answer: Q. My wife curses our kids a lot whenever she gets angry. Can you please give us some advice? (Query published as received) A. Uttering curses is a very delicate and dangerous issue in Islam. One should be careful not to incur …

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Does my daughter’s son inherit?

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Nasihah (Advice): Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When two Muslims meet and shake hands, their sins are forgiven before they separate” (Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 5214, Narrated by al-Bara) NB. This applies to Mahrams and Muslims of the same gender. It is prohibited to shake …

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Are my wife’s sisters mahram?

Question and Answer: Q. Are my wife’s sisters my mehram or not? How can I interact with them i.e. Hugs, kisses etc. (Questions published as received) A. Your wife’s sisters are not your Mahrams. Social interaction with them is not permissible. Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam forbade non-mahrams (unrelated men) …

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Q&A Marriage Mail

Question: I am married for 22 years. My husband enjoys me showing him love, but he doesn’t like to show me the same kind of love towards me. There are many places in which they say you must show your love to your wife, and even tell her that you …

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Problems with my parents. Permissible to move out?

Question: I have been married for few years and have children. We have been living with my parents for the last six years. However, my parents do not treat me as though I am their daughter. When they are nice, they are lovely and we get along really well. Unfortunately, …

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Breaking Family ties

Q. Respected Mufti Saheb Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu My mother is always very angry with me and bears enmity towards me. Therefore I have severed all ties with her and my brothers. Please advise me what I should do.     A. To respect and honour your mother is of …

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Looking at the deceased wife’s face

Question and Answer: Q. Can a man give Ghusl to his wife after she has passed away and can he see her face? A. According to the Hanafi Madh-hab, it is not permissible for the husband to touch his wife’s bare skin after she has passed away and it is …

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Am I a Mahram to my Nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) sister?

Question and Answer: Q. Am I a Mahram to my Nani’s (maternal grandmother’s) sister? A. Your grandmother’s sister is your Mahram. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 273) And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Confirmation: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Fatwa Department Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians A. Your grandmother’s …

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