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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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Face waxing for males

Q. Can young boys wax their faces instead of shaving? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. It is permissible for males to remove extra/unwanted facial hair besides the hair that forms the beard by means of waxing. It is …

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Method of Istikharah Salaah

Q. Thank you so much for clarifying that Istikharah should be performed on one’s own in your recent newsletter. What I would like to know is the correct procedure for Istikharah. Please explain to me. Someone has proposed to me for marriage and I would like to do Istikharah the …

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Who can eat Aqeeqah meat?

Q. Slm I would like to find out if ones make Aqeeqah for a new born. Eg 2 sheep or lamb for a new born baby boy. What happens to the meat. How must this be distributed can the parents and grandparents partake in eating this meat?(There may be grammatical …

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The Reality of Pornography

Pornography is an addiction worse than many drugs, according to psychologists. Whether parents, speakers, or community leaders are willing to accept it or not, pornography has become an alarming problem in our homes and communities. With the rise in technology and a society which emphasizes instant gratification without consequences, this …

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The Life of Hazrath Moulana Yunus Patel

Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel (رَحَمَةَ اَللهَ عََلَيَهَََ َ َ َ ََ َََ َ َ َ َ) received his higher Islamic education at Darul-Uloom Deoband during the period 1962 – 1969. Hazrat Maulana studied the first volume of Sahih al-Bukhari under the tutorship of Hazrat Maulana Fakhruddeen (رَحَمَةَ اَللهَ عََلَيَهَََ َ …

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