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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.

Zakaat on empty plots

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Q: I have query on zakaat for land plots. I live overseas. I don’t own any home in my home country nor overseas. I have a total 9 plots in my home country as per below. Currently, I do not have any intention to sell these plots, unless until in future if I need cash/funds… read more »

Missing salaah due to college

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Q: My parents are forcing me to miss Salah for Education. Is it correct! I am admitted to a college where I am not allowed to pray salah. I am missing Asr and Maghrib Salah every day. On complaining this to my parents they are not listening to me and forcing me to go to… read more »

Equality in gifting to children

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Q: My in laws have recently ‘gifted’ their properties to their children within their lifetime in a manner which has not accounted for their most dutiful eldest son, who has financed many cash injections of daily expenditures for his parents and siblings (education, travel, groceries, shopping) over a span of 3 decades such that these… read more »

Earnings of a game and website developer

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Q: Is computer education halaal or not? I studied computer science and my field is game development and website development. Will my earnings be halaal? A: If there are no elements of haraam, or pictures of animate objects etc. then it is permissible. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim… read more »

Zakaat on savings

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Q: My question is related to zakat. If a divorced women with one dependant child is not working, and has a saving for her daughter’s university education, does zakat apply on that amount of savings? Is this woman, who has no support, liable to pay zakat? A: In the first place it is the worst thing… read more »