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Find answers to your Islamic questions 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.

Keeping a beard

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Q: 1. Can I know any authentic hadith and examples other than that of Ibn Umar (radhiyallahu anhu) of cutting a fistful of the beard? 2. When we say cut a fistful of the beard (exceeding one fist), from where do we take 1 fist? How do we know this? Is there any authentic source… read more »

Is the “law of attraction” which states that positive thoughts alone attract positive experiences compatible with Islam?

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There’s a universal law called the “Law of Attraction”. The big scientists and great philosophers believe that whatever you have in your life, it’s not by default, you have attracted it according to your thoughts. If you have negative thoughts with negative feelings, you will attract negative things into your life, if you… read more »

Hadith or Information

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Is the following hadith authentic: Abu Nuʻaym Al-Asbahaani in his book Sifat Al-Jannah. It reads: Ibn ʻAbbaas  said, “The people of Paradise shall be beardless, except for Moosa ibn ʻImraan (Moses), whose beard reaches down to his navel, and they will all bear their (worldly) names, except for Aadam, who shall be nicknamed Abu Muhammad.” Answer… read more »


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RESPONSE TO ‘SEXUAL DIVERSITY IN ISLAM’ Answer In the Name of Allah, Most-Beneficient, Most Merciful As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. RESPONSE TO ‘SEXUAL DIVERSITY IN ISLAM’ Introduction: The purpose of the following research paper is to understand the Quranic narrative of the story of Lut (alayhis salam)… read more »