fiqh Archives - IslamQA

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.

Buying and selling sperm

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Q: I have read up in different fiqh kitaabs in Madrassah regarding selling that which is najis and non maal, for example renting out the male horse for mating with the opposite side female. In todays time we find that leeway has been given for items which people regard as maal but also fit the… read more »

Seeking advice from many people

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Q: As an inexperienced youngster, if I need advice regarding something, not a fiqh aspect and nothing to do with halaal and haraam, but just personal advice that I wish to seek from elders… preferably people with deeni knowledge, can I send an email to more than one Mufti or Moulana that I trust? Not… read more »


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Q: I recently heard about Takaaful insurance and was interested in taking out a scheme to cover my home, business, cars, etc. Takaaful claims to be fully Shari’ah compliant, but when I went to the Takaaful website and saw the different schemes that they offer, I couldn’t see any difference with normal insurance. Also, when… read more »

Following a Mazhab

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Q: If muqallids are those who follow imaams without understanding any daleel from Quran and sunnah. 1. Why did the students of Imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) differ from Imaam in many opinions? 2. Why does the fiqh of hanafi contain rulings contradictory to the verdict of Imam Abu Hanifa (rahimahullah) such as on aqeeqah, madinah… read more »

Eating with two fingers

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Q: In Ithaaf al-Saadah al-Mutaqeen several ahadith are mentioned indicating to the undesirability of eating with two fingers (some state that it is because Shaytan does so). What is the fiqh ruling of eating with two fingers? (Mubah/Makruh tanzihi/Makruh tahrimi?) If it is disliked or impermissible to eat with two fingers, would this apply also… read more »

Yellow discharge after haidh

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Q: I am a female who normally has both yellow and white vaginal discharge. Scientifically, from what I read, yellow discharge can be a normal discharge for women, and it is simply the vagina cleaning itself. This discharge occurs before and after my menses and well as during my ‘pure’ days, pretty much all month… read more »