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Presenting flowers to the sick when visiting them

Q: When visiting the sick, is it permissible to give them flowers, or is this regarded as emulation of the kuffaar?A: It is not from among the teachings of Islam. It is something alien to Islam.And Allah Ta'ala knows best.وَلَا تَرۡکَنُوۡۤا اِلَی الَّذِیۡنَ ظَلَمُوۡا...

Sunnah qiraat to be recited in witr salaah

Q: What is the sunnah qiraat or surahs to be recited in the witr salaah?A: There are various masnoon surahs which may be recited in the witr salaah. Among the surahs that are reported in the Ahaadith to be recited in the witr salaah are the following:a) Recite Surah...

The Shar’ee ruling regarding futures

Q: What is futures and is it permissible?A: Futures are contracts where a person agrees to purchase (offer and acceptance) some commodity or currency etc. at a future date. However, in practice, both parties do not intend to actually exchange that commodity. Rather at...

Black Friday

Q: Can a muslim have a Black Friday sale? A: As far as Black Friday is concerned, it should be understood that it is a business and shopping event which the kuffaar promote. Though this is not a kuffaar celebration, it is among the prominent annual events which the...

Car salesman arranging or assisting with finance

Q: I am a car salesman. At times, people come to me and wish to purchase cars from me. However, since they do not have the finance, they want to buy the car through the bank financing the deal. Can I assist them through submitting the application and arranging the...

Selling a used item as a new item

Q: What is the ruling regarding selling a used item as a new item? There is a woman who sells only new clothing. However, she wore a certain dress for a few hours in a wedding and thereafter dry cleaned and sold the dress without telling the customer that the dress...

What does hairline refer to in wudhu?

Q: I read that while performing wudhu, we should wash our face upto the hairline. But if someone's hair has receded and his hairline has risen above the normal position or he has lost all his hair and become bald, then where should he wash his face till?A: The...

Difference between Ijtihaad and Qiyaas

Q: What's the difference between Ijtihaad and Qiyaas?A: Ijtihaad is the work of an imaam who has the salaahiyat for ijtihaad, and qiyaas is to extend the analogy.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by:Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original...

When should the tasmee and tahmeed be recited?

Q: When should the tasmee (سمع الله لمن حمده) and tahmeed (ربنا لك الحمد) be recited, while coming up from ruku or when one reaches the position of qawmah? Could you please explain the ruling for the imaam, muqtadi and the one performing salaah alone.A: When...