*Islamic Rulings

Nikah over video call. Is it valid?

QUESTION Muftisaab, I’d like to know, during this time with travel not allowed, is it permissible to make nikaah over the phone like through a video call? And if it is permissible, what is the protocol? And how should it be done? The boy and the girl live in different …

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Family Planning

TITLE Is family planning permissible? QUESTION if Family planning is prohibited in Islam, then how should a couple stop breeding new off spring after the some Years of marriage, i.e they could have enough children to care. even after 10 years. (Question published as Received) ANSWER In the Name of …

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Taraweeh,“Eight or Twenty?”

  The Truth In The Light of Ahadeeth   The following article, Taraweeh 8 or 20 is written by Moulana Zakariyya Memon as thesis for his Iftaa course. This article makes useful read to understand the issue clearly. The format is well laid out and well substantiated. May Allah accept …

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Fasting FAQs Part 1

Q: Does applying eye drops invalidate the fast as eye drops can be tasted in the mouth? A: No, even though the eye drops may be tasted in the mouth.   Q: Does swallowing one’s own saliva whilst fasting break the fast? A: No, irrespective of the amount swallowed. However, …

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Should a homosexual get married?

QUESTION Assalaamu Alaikum, I have been asked the following question. I would appreciate your response to it. I know the act of homosexuality is haraam in Islam, but the person is not punished for their desires so long as they refrain (is this correct?) – but I wondered in the …

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Zina (Adultery/Fornication) Becoming Widespread Is One Cause Of Plagues

Question Can you confirm the source of this narration? إذا كثر الزنا كثر القتل ووقع الطاعون   Answer Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has recorded this as part of a longer narration, as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He has declared the narration authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi concurs. (Mustadrak Hakim, …

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Status of the Fast of 15th Sha’ban

Question What is the status of the fasting on the day of the 15th of Sha’ban. I have read conflicting rulings regarding this. Could you kindly shed some light and clarify this in the light of Hadith? Jazakallah. Answer Although it’s not a proven sunnah, one may observe this nafl …

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