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.
Q: I’m a bachelor and I live with my friends in Canada. There are non-Muslims also living at our place. Ever since I’ve moved to this place I’m unable to save any of my earnings. Alhamdulillah, I earn well and donate sadaqa on a regular basis, and try to perform my prayers on time. However,… read more »
Q: I wanted to ask a query regarding Shariah compliant index funds. I read from Muft Taqi Usmani’s introduction to Islamic finance that investing in stocks is permissible based on 4 main conditions: 1. Majority of business activities being permissible, 2. Portion of income which is from Haram sources must be given to charity, 3. Majority… read more »
Q: We got a message that we were chosen as the winners of Canada Coca-Cola’s new year lottery. They were promised to give us some dollars. Is it halal for us? A: Lottery is haraam as it enters under the definition of gambling. Hence, the money acquired through the lottery will be haraam. And Allah… read more »
Q: In Canada, food delivery jobs are very common. I work for UberEats wherein I get order details on my phone screen. (Pick Up and Drop Off Address) Sometimes these food orders contain haraam food, but my job is to just collect the food from the restaurant and deliver it to the customer. I don’t… read more »
Q: If someone wants to settle permanently in a kuffaar country such as, US, Canada, Australia, etc. Is there any prohibition or discouragement in Islam for this? A: It is important and an obligation that the environment and surrounding be one that is deeni friendly and supports you in deen. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى)… read more »
Q: I’m 25 years old living with my parents. After completing my studies I got a rishta from Canada. I talked to that guy for 8 months but it was merely a simple “get to know” talk. They visited us and everything went great. Later, his dad asked for my rishta officially and the wedding… read more »
Q: I live in Canada, and I wanted to ask you if I could eat chicken/beef from places like Mcdonalds, Burger King, Wendys or any other restaurant as they are Christians and Christians are also people of the book. As muslims are we allowed to eat their meat? A: Statistics show that most people who… read more »