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Q. Does the time of Iftaar only commence after the completion of Azaan? I have been to some Masaajid in which Iftaar only commences after the completion of Azaan?

(Question published as received) A. The end of a fast (Iftaar) is at sunset time. (Kifaayatul Mufti 4/249) Accordingly, a fasting person should end his fast at sunset which is generally the time that Azaan commences and should not delay it until the completion of the Azaan. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “The people will remain on the right ...

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Q. I always knew we can read quran and give the sawab to the deceased and I do this all the time for my late dad. Recently I was told this is wrong and the dead cant benefit from my reading. Please clarify as I’m now confused

A. There are numerous Ahadith to prove that the rewards of the Qur’an and good actions reach and benefit the deceased when performed on their behalf. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu Anhu) reports that the Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: When a person passes away, then all his actions cease except for three: a) Sadaqah Jaariyah (perpetuating charity), b) Knowledge ...

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Q. I would like to enquire about the ruling of women covering their heads in front of their female domestic workers. I heard a lady say one moulana said we must do so but I have never heard of this. Jazakallah

Q. I would like to enquire about the ruling of women covering their heads in front of their female domestic workers. I heard a lady say one moulana said we must do so but I have never heard of this. Jazakallah   (Query published as received)   A.The Aurah/Satr (parts of the body that are required to be covered) of a ...

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The Delight of Selflessness

By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personal who attend to accident scenes in the dead of night, the police who patrol the streets during odd times and extreme weather, the Mujahideen who protect the borders of Islam, ...

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Q. what is the ruling reguarding offering food to visitors during the first 3 days after the funeral?nb,some visitors are from out of town and some from the area,that have come to read Quran.is it permissable to offer them food or even a drink

Q. what is the ruling reguarding offering food to visitors during the first 3 days after the funeral?nb,some visitors are from out of town and some from the area,that have come to read Quran.is it permissable to offer them food or even a drink    (Query published as received)   A. The practice of providing meals at the funeral home for those ...

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Q. Assalamu alaykum, Is using counter or beads to count dhikr of Allah Bidah. Using of digital Tashbeeh or tally counter is allowed?

Q. Assalamu alaykum, Is using counter or beads to count dhikr of Allah Bidah. Using of digital Tashbeeh or tally counter is allowed?   (Question published as received)   A. It is permissible (Mubaah) to use a “Tasbīh” or “Subhah” in order to aid oneself in performing Zikr. In the past, people used stones and beads as an aid in making ...

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Q. In a Muslim house can the walls be decorated with pictures of near and dear ones? Is it a fact that the Firishtaas hesitate to enter the houses that have pictures all around?

Q. In a Muslim house can the walls be decorated with pictures of near and dear ones? Is it a fact that the Firishtaas hesitate to enter the houses that have pictures all around? And is it absolutely prohibited in Islam to hung photos as decorative pieces? Please suggest and explain. Now a days most of the houses are decorated with photos, ...

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Q.What is the time of performing Tahajjud Salaah? Can I perform Tahajjud Salaah at Fajr time?

Q.What is the time of performing Tahajjud Salaah? Can I perform Tahajjud Salaah at Fajr time?   (Question published as received)     A. Tahajjud Salaah may be performed after the Esha Salaah until Subah Saadiq (the starting of Fajr Salaah time).However, the reward for Tahajjud Salaah increases if it is performed after half of the night has elapsed.   ...

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Walking in Light

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Announce good news to those walking to the Masjids in darkness (for the morning and the night prayers) that they will have radiant light on the Day of Judgment.” [Abu Dawud] Nothing we do for Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) is without recompense! May Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) grant us purity ...

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Q. Some people say that they can’t get married in month of Muharram and Safar. Can you please clarify if its right?

Q. Some people say that they can’t get married in month of Muharram and Safar. Can you please clarify if its right? (Question published as received)   A. A person may get married at any time of the year. There is no prohibition of getting married in the month of Muharram and Safar. It has no basis in Shariah.   Allah Knows ...

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