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Using Live Bait to Fish

Question: Is it permissible to fish using live bait? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It is not permissible to fish using live bait as this causes undue pain and suffering to the creature. You may use artificial bait as …

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Qurbani on a child?

Question and Answer: Q. My son is 10 years old and he has more than the Nisaab amount in his bank account. Is Qurbani compulsory on him? A. Qurbani is not compulsory on your son. Qurbani is not incumbent on a child or an insane person whether they own wealth …

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What Is The Status Of Your Status?

Question: Is it Islamically correct to say,”Happy Birthday!” On someone’s date of birth? I have noticed many people write such terms on their status message on multiple social networking sites! I have also noticed many people put their nieces or nephews or worse their own photos as display pictures, especially …

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Wiping the face after Dua?

Question and Answer: Q. When I make a dua, I “wipe” my face with my hands at the end of the dua. I was told that it is a sin and innovation. But I see other Muslims doing the same! I was told that Prophet (peace be upon him) never …

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Are Uncles Mahrams?

Question and Answer: Q. is the father’s uncle a mahram for one? (Question published as received) A. The father’s paternal and maternal uncles are Mahrams. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 1, Pg: 273) And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Confirmation: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)

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Orphans?

Question and Answer: Q. When is a child considered an orphan, and up until what age, for a boy and for a girl? (Question published as received) A. A child without a father is considered an orphan until the age of puberty. And Allah Knows Best Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo …

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Ladies Race

Question and Answer: Q. Assalamualaikum ……. Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to participate in a ladies only road race like the Spar ladies race which will take place on public roads in the city? (Question published as received) A. Although this event is exclusive to females, it is …

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Removing Contact Lenses during Wudhu?

Question and Answer: Q. I sometimes wear clear contact lenses instead of glasses. I don’t remove them when I make Wudhu. I want to know if Wudhu if my Wudhu is valid. (Question published as received) A. Wudhu with contact lenses is valid. Wetting the eye itself is not a …

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Wudhu from changing a diaper?

Question and Answer: Q. Does my Wudhu break when I change my babys nappy? (Question published as received) A. No. The Wudhu does not become invalid by changing your baby’s nappy or diaper. If you do get soiled by any impurity during the process, the soiled area should be washed. …

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What is Taqleed?

What is Taqleed?   Taqlid is a part of everyday life: Taqlîd or Ittibâ in essence, simply refers to the practice of an unqualified, lay person (in a specific field of specialisation) submitting to and accepting the authority of an expert in that field, without demanding proof and justification for …

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