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Hair Growth with Laser Comb

 Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: I have a comb with lasers that is suppose to help with hair growth for my hair. Is it ḥarām (religiously prohibited) to use this or is it okay? Is this shirk because this may be associating something with Allāh’s quality of...

Zakah on a Joint Account

Question I am an adherent to Hanafi fiqh. What is the ruling on Zakah when a couple has a joint account? Is it OK if only the husband pays zakah on the total amount of the joint account? Please be aware that both husband and wife have full access to the account....

Is Smoking Hookah/Shisha Allowed in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat Recent studies have shown that a single shisha session is the same as smoking 200 cigarettes. (See report by World Health Organisation – WHO) Tobacco based shisha is detrimental to health, addictive and is a means of wasting time and...

Choosing a Name

Answered by Shaykh Omar Subedar Question: We are soon to be blessed with a baby inshä’Allah. If it’s a girl we plan to name her Zayna or Eshaal. If it’s a boy we plan to name him Humaid, Shahzar, or Shaayaal. Please advise on the suitability, meaning and how the name...

Whose Name will We be Called by on the day of Judgement?

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: On the day of Judgement will we be called with the names of our mothers? Answer: Jazāk Allāh for your question. Please note that the following sound ḥadīth shows that, on the day of resurrection, people will be called with...

Removal of Pubic Hair for Men

Answered by Shaykh Omar Subedar Question: What is the proper method of removing the pubic hairs for men? What parts must be removed? Answer: Anas ibn Mälik رضى الله عنه reported, “The time we were given for trimming [our] moustaches, clipping [our] nails, plucking the...

Consuming a Woman’s Breast Milk

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: Is a husband allowed to drink his wife’s breast milk? Answer: Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question. It is the consensus of the mainstream Islamic jurists that it is islamicaly impermissible for a man to drink his...

Fish and Dairy Products Together

Answered by Shaykh Yūsuf Badāt Question: Is there any islamic restriction to use fish and milk or milk made items together? Answer: Jazāk Allāh Khayr/ Thank you for your question. We have not come across any verse of the Qur’ān, ḥadīth or fiqh ruling, restricting...