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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.

Developing concentration in salaah

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Q: I pray all my salaah but most of the time when I read salaah there is no concentration (jamaat or alone). I don’t know whether my salaah is accepted or not and I also get bad doubts. A: Insha Allah, continue trying, Allah Ta`ala will accept your salaah. Try and renew the thought that… read more »

Ruqyah treatment

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Q: There is a facebook page where there are raqi’s who suggests people ruqyah. In my case they suggested ruqyah for evil eye. The process is to listen to two audios, aayatul harq and evil eye ruqyah. And take ruqyah ghusl (keeping my hands in the water and recite surahs and take bath with that… read more »

Making mistakes during Ibaadat

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Q: I know someone who has many problems and difficulties when it comes to performing salaah, reciting Quraan and making zikr. He has a bad memory, poor concentration and difficulty saying Arabic words properly. He makes many mistakes when performing salaah and reciting the Quraan. Does he need to do these things like salaah and recite… read more »

Concentration problem

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Q: I have a problem where I find it hard to concentrate for longer then 15 minutes, what duas can I read or what can I do to improve my concentration? A: Don’t stress about this. A casual concentration is sufficient. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »

Making dua for something during salaah

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Q: I came across that if I pray for something during my salah, my salah becomes invalid. I have done this many times such as, I prayed ya Allah! My wudu shouldn’t break or ya Allah! Give me concentration..does my salah become invalid?  A: No. Don’t do this. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered… read more »

Teaching one’s child hifz at home

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Q: My son started hifz class in September 2017. Before he went into hifz class he already did 4 juz at home. He started from juz 1 at the mosque as he is the youngest in his class and he was nervous. Alhamdulillah they has never been a complaint about him regarding tajweed or anything else…. read more »

Is it haram praying with closed eyes?

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Is it haram praying with closed eyes? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In principle, when one is in the standing posture (Qiyaam), one’s gaze should be fixed at the place of Sajdah. By closing one’s eyes, he/she will… read more »

Taking oath on kufr

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1) A Muslim has a thought about breaking Namaz/Salaat whilst or before reading Namaaz/Salaat and also has other thoughts before/whilst reading Namaaz/Salaat. So the Muslim verbally says/utters the below statements, with full belief and intention in the heart and mind that he will become a kaafir if he breaks or breaks and restarts his… read more »