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Is it permissible for females to drive?

Title: Is it permissible for females to drive? Question: Assalaam-u-alaikum! Kindly let me know how far it is permissible for a woman to drive without a mehram inside or outside her city’s limits. Answer: In principle, a female should stay within the confines of her home. It is not permissible …

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Repetition of Istikharah

Title: Do I have to repeat my Istikharah if I have done it a few months before getting married? Question: I would like to know the specifics if istighara regarding marriage. If one performs istighara a few months before deciding to marry someone, is this istighara valid, or does the …

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Contraception in Islam

Question:  Kindly advise me on the ruling of contraception in Islam:   Answer:  CONTRACEPTION:  Contraception (Azl) is permissible on a limited scale for valid reasons -reasons considered by the Shariáh to be valid. The circumstances which will permit reversible and permanent contraception differ.   REVERSIBLE CONTRACEPTION  Among the reasons accepted …

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Can I give interest monies to my needy sister?

Question:  Asalaamualaikum  Can I give away my interest money to my sister who is down and out?  She does not have any source of income what so ever?  Jazakallah  Answer:  If she is poor and needy, she may be given interest monies. The donor should not expect any reward (Ajar/Thawaab) …

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Salaah in al-Musjid an-Nabawi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

Question:  Is the virtue of performing forty Salaah in al-Masjidun Nabawi in Madinah Munawwarah for the one who prays the forty Fardh Salaah consecutively or intermittently? Answer:  The virtue is for the one who performs forty Salaah consecutively (without missing a Salaah in-between) in the Musjid of the Prophet (Sallallahu …

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Resale of SWC tickets (Jamiat TVL)

Question:  I have purchased tickets to some games of the upcoming world cup. Am I allowed to sell them after adding a mark up? The rules of the seller state that this is not allowed. Answer:   In the enquired scenario, after purchasing a ticket, it will only be permissible …

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Adoption in Islam

Question:  In the secular legal system, adoption of a child by couples is lawful as we all know. Please elucidate the position of Shariah in this regard. How far such an adoption is permissible in Islam, and if so, what are the rights and obligations of the parties involved in …

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The penalty for breaking an oath

Question: I swore an oath for the sake of Allah and broke it. How can I atone for my sin?   Answer: As Muslims, we should constantly be conscious of the grandeur and majesty of our Creator. A true Muslim never takes the name of Allah in jest nor does …

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Is it permissible to do circumcision wirth a laser?

Question: Q. Is it permissible to do circumcision with laser? They say that it more comfortable in adulthood.   Answer: Yes, it is permissible to do circumcision by means of a laser and the Sunnah of circumcision will be fulfilled. And Allah knows best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Checked and Approved: …

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