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One intention for twenty Rakaats Taraweeh Salaah

  Nasihah (Advice): Be patient in Salaah and be thankful to Allah   Sayyiduna Mugheerah Radhiyallahu Anhu says: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to stand in Salaah till his feet or legs swelled. He was asked about it (i.e. the reason for offering such an unbearable Salaah) and He said, …

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Leading Taraweeh Salaah on a chair

Nasihah (Advice): Standing and sitting during optional prayers   Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Amr Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallamsaid: “The prayer of one who sits down (without a valid reason) is equivalent to half of the prayer of one who stands.” (Musnad Ahmad) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

  The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth   The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept …

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Fasting FAQs Part 1

Q: Does applying eye drops invalidate the fast as eye drops can be tasted in the mouth? A: No, even though the eye drops may be tasted in the mouth.   Q: Does swallowing one’s own saliva whilst fasting break the fast? A: No, irrespective of the amount swallowed. However, …

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Can Fidyah be given before Ramadaan?

Nasihah (Advice): Honouring the elderly   Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “If a young man honours an older person on account of his age, Allah appoints someone to show honour to him in his old age.” (Tirmidhi)   ___________________________________________________   Question and …

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Covid-19 and guidelines for Ramadan and Eid

  بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم   Fasting (Ṣawm) Fasting in the month of Ramadan is obligatory and therefore healthy individuals are required to fast between dawn and sunset. If a fasting person struggles to continue their fast due to contracting Covid-19 symptoms, it is permissible to break the fast and …

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Covid 19 – Taraweeh Guidelines

    How should Taraweeh Salaah be performed in Ramadaan with the lockdown restrictions in South Africa?   The performance of 20 Rakaats Taraweeh Salaah is an emphasised Sunnah (Sunnah Muakkadah) for both males and females during the month of Ramadaan. Given the current circumstance of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions …

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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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