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Family Matters

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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Rules of Purdah (segregation) in Adoption

Q. We wish to adopt a girl. Our concern is that once the child grows up, will she have to make purda from the menfolk in the home? Also, can the biological parents be allowed to visit the child when they wish? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in …

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