2012 October

This answer was collected from DarulIhsan.com. It’s the official website of Darul Ihsan, which is an Islamic organisation (PBO) based in Durban, South Africa.

How are Iddah dates calculated?

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  A: Haamidaw wa Musalliyaa If the husband passed away on the first of the Lunar month, the Iddah dates will be calculated based on the Lunar calender.However, if he passed away during the month, the Iddah period will be 130 days. And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best Shafiq Jakhura (Mufti) Fatwa Dept.     Original… read more »

Old Age Pension and Child Grants

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Q: Are muslims allowed to accept the old age pension given to them by the government and is it permissibe to accept child grants given to umemployed parents for their children, by the government? A: It is permissible for Muslims to accept the old age pension and child grants given to them by the government…. read more »

Qurbani FAQ’S

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Q- What is Qurbani about? A- Qurbani is about: Love for Allah in contrast to love of the self obedience over rebellion. Loyalty to Allah in preference to loyalty to the family. Faith versus emotion. Struggle as opposed to pleasure. Q- What is the virtue of Qurbani? A- There is nothing dearer to Allah Ta’ala… read more »

Are exercises from yoga permissible?

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Q: There is a group of ladies in our area that have a woman trainer to come home and do exercises with them. This lady intends on introducing some other exercises with them that originate from ‘Yoga’.I know that yoga originates from the hindu culture, however they intend to use only the exercises/stretching techniques from… read more »

Wasawis: Satanic Whispers

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Q. I’ve been suffering from very strong wasawis for a long time. Recently it has caused me a lot of stress. A lot of times I think things or say thing in my mind then feel guilty afterwards and say Astagfirullah. I have become very paranoid lately and keep wondering if I uttered a word… read more »

Gifts from Riba Income

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Q. My uncle worked for NIT and then for National Bank of Pakistan till his retirement with a golden handshake. All of his life he worked for these groups by his own will and never tried to get another job to avoid riba related activities. Now he has given me some amount from his assets…. read more »

Muslim Marriages Bill

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Question:There is a lot of confusion about Muslim Marriages Bill that has been recently released by the Minister of Justice. The public is getting mixed signals from different Ulemas and Jamiats. This is definitely a serious issue that affects every Muslim in our country. What is the position of your organisation on this issue and… read more »