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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.

Refraining from bad company

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Q: I have a question regarding the abandoning of bad companions or friends and relating this to the hadith: “The actions are presented on every Monday and Thursday. Allah forgives every Muslim or every believer, except for those who are boycotting each other. He says (about them): ‘Leave them.’” If these companions are also Muslim… read more »

Two length haircuts

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Q: I am a follower of the Hanafi madhab and have great respect for the Hanafi ulema of the sub continent and accept that the answers they give to their question are based only on shariah and there are no ulterior motives, however, I could not come to terms with the answer to the question… read more »

Marrying a Shia

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Q: Can a Sunni girl marry a Shi’a boy? He does not believe that Ali (radhiyallahu anhu) was the next prophet nor does he place more importance to him, they believe in Allah and that Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is the last messenger. They also follow the same Qur’an and have respect for all the… read more »

Following one of the Four Imaams of Fiqh

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Q: Can you please present to me the proofs from the Qur’aan and Hadith that command us to follow one of the four Imaams of Fiqh? I believe that we are all followers of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Hence Allah Ta’ala obligated us to follow our beloved Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)… read more »