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Jumua’ah Mubarak greetings

___________________ Question and Answer: Q. Is it permissible to greet each other saying, Ju’muaah Mubaarak ? Is this Sunnah? A. The prescribed greeting amongst Muslims on the day of Jumu’ah and any other day of the year is the greeting of Salaam (Assalamu Alaikum). There is no record of Rasulullah …

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Replying to a non-Muslim who greeted with Salaam

Question and Answer: Q. When a non muslim makes salaam to us. Is it permissible to answer the person back? A. You should say Wa’alaik (same to you) or “Assalamu Ala Manit Taba’al Huda” (peace be upon those who choose the path of guidance). You should not reply with the …

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What can interest money be used for?

Question: 1. What can interest earned from the bank be used for? Can it be used for: The poor (non Muslim and Muslim), Islamic benefit, Paying taxes to the government, Helping poor family members? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. …

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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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Bogus Collectors

Question and Answer: Q. Slmz, we have a lot of foreign alims comming for collection for zakaat and lillah what do we do cos they don’t have official letters from south africa stating that they are legit and some of them are demanding please. Advice on what to do or …

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Zodiacal Signs?

Question and Answer: Q. What does Islam say about determining characteristics of people through Zodiacal signs? (Question published as received) A. Zodiacal signs have no basis in Islam. It is a man-made concept that has no significant bearing regarding the characteristics of people. Furthermore, these are tools of fortune tellers …

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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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Bathing in the Dead Sea?

Question and Answer: Q. the water of bahrul mayyit, many people use it for cure/ilaaj for certain diseases etc. However just to bathe with it without any sickness, should this be done or not? (Question published as received) A. Some narrations in the books of Tarikh and Tafsir indicate that …

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