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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.


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Q: I am married and five weeks pregnant. I have a two year old son. I don’t want the new baby as I am financially unstable and I am planning to move abroad. The new child will cause us many troubles and we will face many problems there as well as here in Pakistan. Please can… read more »

Maximum period of nifaas

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Q: I have a few doubts regarding a woman’s impurity after child delivery. I request you to please provide all answers with references so that I can educate my wife and other dependent ladies at my home 1. Exactly how long does a woman remain impure after child delivery? There is an old woman’s saying… read more »

Keeping the name Arya

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Q: I am blessed with a baby girl. 1. I would like to know what are the considerations to be kept in mind before naming the child according to shariyah. 2. Is a Arabic name a must? Is a quranic name a must? 3. Does date and time of birth pay any part in selecting a… read more »


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Q: We are Muslims and a childless couple. We adopted a baby girl and we don’t know about her parentage. We want to give her our name and identity and raise her as our own, without telling her that she was adopted. We don’t know who are her parents. Is this allowed? A: It is not… read more »