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Can Zakat be given to rich students?

Can Zakah be given to rich students who are studying full time in a madrassa? I know the Syrian mashaykh give fatwa of jawaz but wanted to know more about this. Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, In order for a person to be deserving of Zakah,...

Photo/video

Salaam Alaykum wa ramatuaah wa barakatuhu Is taking photos and home videos of ones young children for the purpose of memories permissible? Can they be stored digitally or in album? I question if it’s haram and it makes me scared if it is bc I have pictures and video...

Are feet considered awrah in the Hanafi madhab?

السلام علیکم ورحمة الله وبركاته Mufti Sahab, I have always read (and followed the opinion) that feet (upto ankles) are not considered awrah for women in the Hanafi madhab, but recently came across a fatwa which states otherwise. Here is the link for that fatwa:...

Watching Islamic history TV Dramas

Question What is the hanafi stance on watching audiovisual productions in which actors perform sahaba (as in the recent Umar series or in the older movie The Message) Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi...

Will one Kaffarah suffice for breaking a fast

Question السلام علیکم و رحمة الله و بركاته Can mufti saheb educate me regarding Kaffarah for breaking a Ramadhan Fast, does 1 kaffarah cover up for multiple fasts or one had to keep a kaffarah for every fast broken? Jazaakumullah Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most...

Benefiting from a Waqf property till demise

Question السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته Muhtaram Mufti Sahib. May Allah Ta’ala reward you for all your efforts and may Allah Ta’ala accept your khidmaat. آمين. Kindly advise the Shar’ee ruling on the following question. A person wants to make Waqf of a property for...

Are Student Loans a Mudharabah (investment contract)?

Question: A fatwa by Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad is being circulated that Student Loans are a Mudharabah and that it is permissible.  Can you please clarify this? The fatwa can be seen on: http://www.islam21c.com/islamic-law/on-sh-haithams-student-loans-fatwa/ In...