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Question on decorating candles with Mendhi

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 I do mehndi when I am asked on the hands but recently I have been asked to decorate candles with the mehndi as gifts for people.  Firstly is this ok to do? Secondly I know there is an issue regarding photos but as the candles are not living objects,  can I take photos of them? I also have a website, which I would upload the photos to.

Secondly can I take photos of nature/ sightseeing locations?  Not animals but for example I went to Canada and took pictures of the Niagra falls,  is that Ok?

Lastly I wanted to ask is malted barley flour/ malted barley or malt barley extract halal? I have seen them in cereal ingredients sometimes or in bread/ bagels? Is that ok to eat? 

Also please could you provide me with a list of what kinds of things break Wudhu?  Also does talking or laughing whilst making Wudhu break the Wudhu? 

Many thanks 


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.  

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātu


It is permissible to decorate candles with mehndi.

Question 2:

In principle, it is permissible to take pictures of non -living objects. Therefore in your case, taking photos of the candles and uploading them on your website will be permissible. The same ruling will apply regarding natural sceneries or locations. [1]

Question 3:

Malted barley is produced under control sprouting (Germination) of barley grain then drying to obtained higher level of Alpha Amylase and Beta Amylase enzymes used in bread baking or provide higher level  of Alpha Amylase enzymes which help in proofing or fermentation for bread or bagel baking. Malted barley is a halal ingredient.

Malted barley flour is obtained while grinding the malted barley.

Malt extract is a flavour obtained by extracting water soluble enzymes from barley by the use of water and evaporating the water to form concentrate.  Malt Extract or Malt Flavouring used in Kellogg’s cereals, is a halal ingredient because no alcohol is used. It is not called Malted Barley extract but Malt extract or Malt flavouring. For more information see the following link: [2] 

Question 4:

EIGHT things nullify (break) the WUDHU. They are called NAWAQISE (breakers of) WUDHU. 

1. Discharging of URINE, STOOL or the coming out of anything from the PRIVATE PARTS.

2. Discharging of GASES. 


4. To fall ASLEEP lying down or by resting the body against something. 

5. To FAINT due to some illness or any other reason. 

6. Becoming INSANE or going MAD. 


8. FLOWING of BLOOD or MATTER from any part of the body. [3]

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best

Wassalāmu ῾alaykum 

Jibran Kadarkhan

Student Dārul Iftā


Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai


  وقال فى الدر: أو لغير ذى روح لا يكره لانها لا تعبد اى هذه المذكورات فحينئذ فلا يحصلل التشبه فان قبل عبد الشمس والقمر والكواكب والشجرة الخضراء قلنا عبد عينه لا تماثيله ( الدر المختار: 1/678 ,سعيد)

لا يكره (لو كانت تحت قدميه) أو محل جلوسه لأنها مهانة (أو في يده) عبارة الشمني بدنه لأنها مستورة بثيابه (أو على خاتمه) بنقش غير مستبين. قال في البحر ومفاده كراهة المستبين لا المستتر بكيس أو صرة أو ثوب آخر، وأقره المصنف (أو كانت صغيرة) لا تتبين تفاصيل أعضائها للناظر قائما وهي على الأرض، ذكره الحلبي (أو مقطوعة الرأس أو الوجه)

(الدر المختار مع رد المحتار:1/648)


جوهر الفقه :(7/248,مكتبة دار العلوم كراچی)

امداد الاحکام:(4/365 مكتبة دار العلوم كراچی )’










نور الايضاح: فصل ينقض الوضوء…(ص،35) 

Kitabul fiqh, pg: 6-8

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