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Is it permissible to engage in sport like Karate and Kickboxing?

Question and Answer: Q. Is it permissible to engage in sport like Karate and Kickboxing? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. It is permissible to engage in such sport with the following conditions: a) Hitting directly on the face …

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Protection from evil eye (nazr)

Q. I have a question regarding how to protect my house and my children from evil eye. We just remodel our whole house and I have a very beautiful family of eight. I love guest coming over to my house but I’m scared of nazar on my maal and children. …

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Punishment for Suicide

Q. Assalaa mu alaikum Mufti I need to know if a person commit suicide, what happens to the soul.Is there any hadith on this.Is there any quraan verses that you may enlighten me on please. Just to clear the air it is not me. I need to know the punishment …

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Is it permissible to play board games?

Question:  Is it permissible to play board games?  Answer:  It will be permissible with the provision that the following conditions are fulfilled: The activity should not contain any Haraam elements. (e.g. Gambling) The entertainment/activity should not distract one from the Sunan Mu’akkadah Ibadah and obligatory duties. (e.g. Salah, obedience to …

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How to dispose of Islamic literature

Question:  Kindly advise on how Islamic literature should be disposed? I have many Islamic magazines, pamphlets and newsletter lying around at home. I know that I am not allowed to throw them in the bin as they contain verses from the Qur’an, the name of Allah and the Hadith. What …

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Using beauty products from the Dead Sea

Question:  I would like to know if it is permissible to use beauty products from the Dead Sea?  Answer:  A person should avoid using products sourced from the Dead Sea as this was the place of where Allah’s punishment had descended on the people of Lut (Alaihis Salaam). Usage of …

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Can In vitro Fertilization be practised to conceive?

Question: My husband and I have been trying for a long time to have another child. I am trying to undergo treatment in order to regain my fertility. If this fails, the next step, if we wish to take it, is In vitro fertilization (IVF) i.e. fertilization will take place …

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Shaking hands with males and females

Question:  Is it Haraam for a man to shake a woman’s hand and vice versa except if it is her immediate family member?  Answer:  Yes. It is prohbited. Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had never shaken hands with a non-Mahram female ever. (Bulooghul Maraam). When …

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Attending the funeral ceremony of a non-Muslim

Question:  I would like to know if it’s permissible for a Muslim person to go a Christian prayer meeting for the death. Eg, if my Christian mother in law should pass on and they have a prayer meeting for her, is it permissible for me to attend that gathering because …

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