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Hanafi Fiqh

Ruling On A Person Who Had A Sex Change

Question:A ‘man’ had a sex change and is now a woman.The person’s muslim family support him fully for the choices he made.He has large breasts, and, he also has had successful vaginoplasty surgery where his male private parts have been turned into what looks like a...

Growing Bonsai Plants

Question:Are we permitted to grow and keep Bonsai Plants like trimming and looking after them from seedlings etc? Answer: It is permissible to grow and keep Bonsai plants. However, it will be preferable and more meritorious to plant such trees which bear fruit...

White Wedding Dresses

Question:Can a Muslim girl wear a white wedding dress? Answer: Donning a white wedding dress (that has become a norm and trademark of the kuffaar) is western culture that is alien to Islam. We have been taught to oppose the ways of the Jews and Christians and...

Women Shortening The Hair

Question:Is it permissible for women to shorten their hair? Answer: Firstly, it should be understood that the beauty of a woman lies in the long hair which Allah Ta’ala has naturally created her with. For her to shorten the hair on the head will fall in the ambit of...

Performing The Sunnah Salaah Before The Azaan

Question:If a person wants to perform the sunnat namaaz at home can he perform it before the azaan of the local masjid and does he have to give azaan before performing the sunnat namaaz.  Answer: If the current Salaah time has set in already, it will be...

Exchanging Gifts On Aashura

Question:Is it permissible to give gifts to friends and family for ashura and make it a custom? Answer: The Arabic words عياله  and أهله (dependants) are used in the Hadith which encourages spending on one’s dependants/family on the day of Aashura (10th...

Semen Messing The Bed Sheets

Question:If during sexual intercourse sperm inadvertently messes on the bed sheets. Will that area of the bed sheet become napaak and we should wash the area thrice or is washing the area one time okay? Answer: Should the semen or its moisture collectively affect an...

Authenticity Of A Narration

Question: Is the narration “سؤر المؤمن شفاء” a Hadeeth? Answer: 1.)   Regarding the Authenticity of the following Narration;سؤر المؤمن شفاءThe saliva/ leftover of a believer is shifa (cure) These words cannot be traced as an explicit Hadith and should...

Marrying A Shia

Question:What is the ruling on a Sunni man marrying a Shia lady and with regards to shiasm what are the different groups eg which groups are regarded as kaafir and which are not? Please provide the names of the group also  Answer: Mufti Abdur Rahim Laajpuri...

Isaal-e-Thawaab

Question:What is the ruling of isaale thawab? What is the right method of doing isaale thawab and what are the benefits? Answer: Generally, when the term “Isaal-e-Thawaab’ is discussed it refers to passing over rewards to the deceased. We will therefore discuss the...