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Sand of Madinah Shareef

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Q: The reason for my query is with regards to having sand of Madina sharif in ones possession. A family member came from umrah about two years ago and he gave me a small container with some sand that he brought from madinah sharif. 

A year later I learned that Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb mentioned in one of his bayaans that the earth of Madinah sharif cries out if it is removed from the holy land and whoever has brought any sand from there should return it. I therefore would like to know if the sand I have should be returned as it was not collected by myself.


A: The sand could be used as medication.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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