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What is Tahneek and how should it be done

Question:   I have read an email question bout Tahneek on a new born child? Please can you explain to me what Tahneek is and how is it performed.   Answer:   Tahneek is the practice of a pious person chewing something sweet (preferably a date) until it is suitable …

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Did Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam consume seafood?

Question:   Did Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam consume seafood? Answer:   It is recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari that Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam partook of a type of huge fish that Allah made available to the Sahabah when they went out on an expedition.  (Sahih al-Bukhari) This denotes that Nabi (Sallallahu …

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Consuming medication that contains alcohol

Question:   I have a medication which is used for pains and flu etc., it is used to inhale for blocked nose etc., it has alcohol in it. Can we use it or not?   Answer: If the alcohol is made from ingredients other than grapes or dates and the …

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Using minerals from the Dead Sea as medication

Question:   A person has very bad psoriasis and has been told that minerals from the Dead Sea can help him. This was purchased from a company in Durban. I need to know whether it is permissible for him to use this product from the Islamic perspective.  Answer:   If …

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End of the year company parties

Question: At the end of the year, the company I work for will be having a party for all the staff. Is it permissible for me to attend considering that there will be music and intermingling of sexes as the staff consists of both, males and females?   Answer: It …

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End of the year company parties

Question: At the end of the year, the company I work for will be having a party for all the staff. Is it permissible for me to attend considering that there will be music and the staffs are male and female? Answer: It is not permissible for you to attend …

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Why do we say Alhamdulillah after sneezing?

Question: What is the purpose of reciting Dua (al-Hamdulillah) after sneezing?  A non Muslim has posed this question to me.  Answer: The narrations of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) encourage us to say “Alhamdulillah” when we sneeze. “Alhamdulillah” means “All praise is due to Allah”. A rightfully curious mind will …

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Death by speeding, Suicide or not?

Question:     Asalaamualaikum What i want to know is if im driving my car at 160km/h which is over the regulated speed limit and I die. Is that suicide and what give him the rights to say it suicide? Jazakallah   Answer:     Although it is incorrect for …

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