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Hanafi Fiqh

Zakaah on money set aside.

Q. If a Muslim has money set aside to purchase a house, is it necessary to pay Zakat on that money? A. Zakaat is compulsory upon a person when he has a savings over the Nisaab and one year has passed over this saving. The fact that the person still has the money with...

Hanafi Fiqh

Does zakaat have to be paid on gifts?

Question: Does zakaat have to be paid on gifts? That is gift items that were not purchased by my husband or myself for me? Answer: Wa Alaikum As Salaam, If the gifts are in the form of jewellery and they are gold and silver, then Zakaah will be paid on them if they...

Hanafi Fiqh

Yum Yum Sausage and Crab Meat.

Question: I would like to know if the YUM YUM Sausage coming from Trinidad is Halaal or Not. I would also like to know if it is that crab meat is halaal, and if it is, are all crab meat halaal? As you know there are two types of crab meat one that lives in the land...

Hanafi Fiqh

Zakaah on house not in use.

Q. My brother is residing in the USA. He has one house in Pakistan which is not in use. How much Zakat does he have to pay or is there no zakat for this house? A. Zakaah will be given if the house is for sale. If the house is not for sale, then it will fall into the...

Hanafi Fiqh

Women going to Juma without a male.

Q. Is there any restriction to sisters going to Jum’a unaccompanied by a male? A. The requirement for a woman to be accompanied by a Mahram (male blood relative) is connected to such a travel/trip/journey which, when undertaken, makes her a traveler in the shariah....

Hanafi Fiqh

Women slaughtering animals.

Q. Is it permissible for women to slaughter animals and if so what are the conditions? A. It is permissible for women to slaughter animals and the conditions for them are the same conditions that are for the males. That is, they should be fully knowledgeable regarding...

Hanafi Fiqh

Use of the word Bid’a by Umar (r.a.).

Question: Sahih Al Bukhari Volume 3 Book 32, Number 227: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said: “Whoever prayed at night the whole month of Ramadan out of sincere Faith and hoping for a reward from Allah, then all his previous sins will be forgiven.” Ibn Shihab...