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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.

Taking pictures to treat breast cancer

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Q: I am a male lecturer working in a computer engineering department in a university in Saudi Arabia. Can I do research on writing some algorithms and computer programs which deals with image processing of mammograms for diagnosing and may be useful in the treatment of breast cancer? The computer programs take an image of… read more »

Getting paid for watching adverts

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Q: One hour daily on your mobile phone or computer you could only see ads of different products and have to be numbering them. This will increase the rating of the products to which the numbering will increase the companies’ products of sales. Instead the company will give 1$ for 10 ads. Registration is free…. read more »

Talking to inanimate objects

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Q: Is asking or saying things to inanimate objects haram (or shirk)? For example, absentmindedly saying ‘work faster’ to your computer when it is slow or ‘please stop hurting’ to an injured limb? obviously, the person does not believe that these objects have any power whatsoever and that Allah is really the one in control…. read more »

Working for Visa, Master card and American Express

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Q: Is it ok for a computer programmer to work for companies like Visa, Master card, American express as a subcontractor? These companies are working to make transactions only. A: If these companies are not based on interest then it is permissible. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »


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Q: I am a hacker, but I do not want to use my skills for bad. May I use the remaining unused power of a person’s computer (without his permission) to help do some calculations and give half of any profits to charity? A: This is haraam. How can one steal with the intention of… read more »

Is it permissible to use autotune in songs?

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1. Autotune is a device or facility for tuning something automatically, especially a piece of computer software that enables the correction of an out-of-tune vocal performance. Is it permissible to use autotune in songs which are permissible according to Islam and have no musical instruments. 2. Is it permissible to burn a person in a… read more »