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Money in Charity or Aqeeqah?

Can money be given in charity as Aqiqah instead of sacrificing an animal? Question: Can money be given in charity instead of sacrificing an animal for Aqiqah? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Aqīqah is a feast expressing gratitude to …

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Ghusal of Mayyit

What should be done with a Muslim who passes away in a crash with severed limbs? Question: What is the ruling with regards to ghusl when a Muslim is recovered from a crash with severed limbs? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum …

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Interest based savings account

Question I have got some interest money from my saving bank accounts as well as from my father’s account.But Due to not practicing islam my father do not know how to use this interest money as well as i can not make him understand at this stage.What should i do? …

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Mahr Query.

Question I have a question with regards to the value of the mehr which should be stated for the nikaah: Eg. If I purchase an item of jewelry for R20 000, but the actual gold value of the item  is only R10 000 (in terms of the item weight multiplied …

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When is the Rooh(soul) blown into the foetus?

Question A certain aalim mentioned in a bayaan that after 120 days the rooh is blown in the foetus,after the bayan a brother approached the aalim and told him that he had heard from a sheikh that after 40 days this procedure takes place. Answer In the Name of Allah, …

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Talaaq via SMS, Whatsapp

  Nasihah (Advice): Divorce – undertaken seriously or in jest   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said that marriage and divorce are treated seriously whether it was undertaken seriously or in jest. (Abu Dawood)   ______________________________________   Question and Answer:   Is a Talaaq via sms, whatsapp, etc. valid?   …

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Method of Visiting the Graveyard

My question is in three parts 1) I would like to know the Sunnah method of visiting graveyards to offer Fatihah, what duas should be recited etc 2) Secondly I have made it a habit to visit my father’s grave after some time. Over the course of time I have …

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Regarding the Ghusl of women and washing the hair

Question This question is regarding the ghusl of women and washing the hair, I am aware that if a woman has a plait in her hair then it is necessary for the roots to be washed, without opening the plait, is ghusl still counted if the plait is left dry …

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Replying to a recorded Azaan

  Nasihah (Advice): Shaitaan at the time of Azaan   Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “When the call for Salaah is made (Azaan), Shaitaan takes to his heels passing wind so that he may not hear the Azaan; and when the Azaan is finished, he comes back; and when …

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Wudhu & Ghusl with Contact Lenses

  Nasihah (Advice): Beginning from the right   Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam liked to begin with the right while combing his hair; while performing ablution (Wudhu) and when putting on his shoes. (Muslim)   __________________________________   Question and Answer:   Is Wudhu and Ghusal with contact lenses valid?   …

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