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.
Q: Alhamdulillah, we will soon be blessed with our first child. My question is regarding the name Uqbah. What is the meaning of it? I have heard of a Sahaabi whose name who was Uqbah bin Aamir (radhiyallahu anhu), can Mufti Saheb please give us a brief biography of him or where we can read… read more »
Q: My in laws have recently ‘gifted’ their properties to their children within their lifetime in a manner which has not accounted for their most dutiful eldest son, who has financed many cash injections of daily expenditures for his parents and siblings (education, travel, groceries, shopping) over a span of 3 decades such that these… read more »
Q: An old lady died. Before her death she said that all her gold ornaments should be given to a mosque. She has one elder and one younger brother. She used to take care of them. Now her brother and sister is financially suffering. The sister is a widow and 85 years old with no… read more »
Q: My parents had given my brother some pocket money which he had collected and saved till it was 900. Then financial problems came and my parents took my brothers money and used it and my brother could not tell them anything. Now he demands for the money to be returned. My parents say that… read more »
Q: I would like to know if a husband has stated that all the costs for the children going forward needs to be split 50/50 between the parents, will he still be liable for payment that he has not contributed to even though it is for the children (e.g. medical aid costs that he has… read more »
Q: Does a father have a right over a child born out of wedlock? Are children born out of wedlock connected in Islam? A: The biological father (the fornicator) does not have any right over the child. The child’s lineage will be attributed to the mother. If the mother is a muslim, the child will… read more »
Q: A daughter does not feel like respecting her parents due to their irresponsible nature. I am very sorry for the long email but I really need to know. If a father doesn’t give enough money for his wife and children to live, to study, for marriage, etc. and they have to beg by their relatives,… read more »