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.
Q: I got married 9 years ago, when I was baaligh. I did a court marriage to protect myself from sins, in Pakistan. During our nikaah we had 2 male witnesses, molvi judge and Surah Al Nisa was recited and dua was made and we both consented with heart. As per constitution of Pakistan (Islamic… read more »
Q: 2 years ago I married a Muslim distant relative of mine in the presence of 2 adult male Muslim witnesses (my uncles) and my older sister, in front of the imam and court lawyer that prepared our official marriage contract. My marriage took place without my fathers permission and he was not aware of… read more »
Q: A man and a woman were having an affair about 3 years back. They later got separated because the man was already married and he refused to marry her. Now, almost one year after their separation, the parents of that woman were pressurizing her to get married somewhere else. She started insisting that she wants… read more »
Q: Is the law for zina (adultery) the same for a divorcee or widower? Suppose a man was married and now he is single after having divorced his wife or she died, will he be killed if he commits zina? A: These laws are applicable in an Islamic state. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. … read more »
Q: 1. Are all forms of insurance haraam in the west? If a person doesn’t have car insurance in a western country and they have an accident, they have to pay $10,000 to cover the costs of not only their own vehicle but the other vehicle if it is their fault? Where can a Muslim… read more »
Q: In Islam, it has been allowed to have intimacy with slave women and to even have children from them. Islam also prescribes the rights of slave women which are the responsibility of the master. And slave women traditionally have been the unbeliever women, who were purchased or captured during wars they waged on Muslims…. read more »
Q: My question is regarding the upcoming Ramadhaan. I am a young married man of 33 years. I have no disease, Alhamdulillah, no limitations that I can postpone or quit my fast. I have been fasting for many years also. I have lived and experienced some normal 9 to 15 hours fast in Pakistan maximum… read more »