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Q. I would like to do Qurbani this year but I don’t have much money. I only have some Jewellery worth about R1000.00 and some cash, not more than R2000.00. will I be sinful if I can’t do it this year?

Q. I would like to do Qurbani this year but I don’t have much money. I only have some Jewellery worth about R1000.00 and some cash, not more than R2000.00. will I be sinful if I can’t do it this year? (Question published as received) A. If during the days of Qurbani, your financial position remains the same as is ...

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Q. I am in the process of looking for Qurbani animals. Someone has suggested castrated sheep. Is it permissible to use castrated sheep for Qurbani?

Q. I am in the process of looking for Qurbani animals. Someone has suggested castrated sheep. Is it permissible to use castrated sheep for Qurbani? A. It is permissible and preferable to slaughter a castrated animal. A castrated animal is usually bigger in size and the meat is superior. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyyah, Vol: 5, Pg: 297 & al-Muheetul Burhani, Vol: 6, ...

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Question and Answer:

Q. I would like to know if it is permissible to marry in the month of muharram/safar as i am planning a nikah in the month of december in which muharam does fall, i have been told by family members that it is not permissible to marry in those months, please could u clarify this for me as soon as ...

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50 Laws pertaining to hajj

These laws will aid that scholar, student and hajji travelling for Hajj this year. Please keep safe and abide by these laws. 1.Hajj is the Ibaadaat relating to the body and wealth. 2. Once Hajj becomes Fardh it should be performed, can be delayed. There is no Qaza thereof. 3. It is haraam to purposefully discard a waajib. 4. On ...

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The Run up to Ramadan

It was narrated that Usaamah ibn Zayd said: I said: O Messenger of Allaah, I do not see you fasting in any month as you fast in Sha’baan? He said (salAllaahu alayhi wa salam): “That is a month that people neglect between Rajab and Ramadaan, but it is a month in which people’s deeds are taken up to the Lord ...

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Weary hujjaj elated

The fifth and final day of Haj on Thursday drew 2 million pilgrims from nearly 200 countries in what is regarded as one of the most successful seasons ever. Trains ferried pilgrims to the holy sites with few problems and thousands of volunteers, including 150 Saudi women staffing the trains, made sure that Haj 2013 was trouble-free. On the last ...

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Eid Message – Bi Ismihi Ta’ala

We feel a sense of great sadness as we depart this blessed month of Ramadaan, its beautiful days and its fragrant nights. We will soon leave the special month of the Qur’an, the month of piety, patience, mercy, and forgiveness. May the departure of Ramadaan find us as better individuals than we were at its commencement. The Day of Eid is ...

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I’tikaaf

The observation of I’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan was the continuous practice of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. The devotion that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam attached to this beautiful Sunnah can be understood by the fact that on the occasion that he was unable to observe I’tikaaf, due to being out on an expedition, he observed ...

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