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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.

Big Sweep gambling

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Q: My question is about gambling. In my country, we have something called Big Sweep. How to play:1. Buy a ticket at $3 each.2. Draws on every first Wednesday of each month at 6pm. Results:If your ticket number matches any of the 133 winning seven-digit numbers drawn, you win a prize of at least $1,000… read more »

Having a simple nikaah

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Q: With consent from my parents and siblings, and my husbands entire family (but not his father), I had my Nikkah in November last year. As soon as we announced to my father in law, he was over the moon and incredibly happy. Some realtives also knew about the nikaah beforehand as they arranged our… read more »

IVF treatment

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Q: Me and my wife have been married for 7 years now Alhamdulillah, but unfortunately we have no children. We are speaking to ivf specialists and when we asked about being able to see a female specialist during the egg collection and embryo implant procedure we were told that this is not possible and we… read more »

Suing a vet

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Q: I went to a vet recently with a pet who needed treatment. Our pet fell from a 5 ft tall table during treatment and suffered internal bleeding and passed away the next day. The manager said that they will not charge us for hospital treatment as it was their fault. I understand this was… read more »

Proxy nikaah

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Q: Few months back my brother got married in absence through his representative in the presence of the bride and her father. This was solemnised by the local qazi. No one from family and friends were invited, we did this for visa processing. I am sure the above nikah is valid, however, please provide reference… read more »

Women’s clothing

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Q: My father complained about this for so long that I would rather ask a person who knows these things. He always says that everything is haraam and wrong in our religion. I wear hijab and long skirt everyday. My dad has complained to me for a long time about a couple of my friends… read more »