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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.

Obeying Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

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Q: Is it mentioned in the Quran that obeying the Messenger is obeying Allah? When I asked someone that who should we obey more, Allah or the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)? They said obeying The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is the same as obeying Allah. Does it mean that we should equally obey… read more »

The meaning of Haneef

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Q: I know the Holy Prophet was the follower of Hanif religion before prophethood. Is it correct that the Hanif religion was not corrupted before Islam and when Islam came, the Shariat of Hanif religion was abrogated? Also did the Holy Prophet knew of Hazrat Ibrahim AS before prophethood? A: You have misunderstood the meaning… read more »

The different levels of guidance

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Q: Is it mentioned in the Quran that The Holy Prophet can’t guide the people, it is Allah who guides? A: Guiding is of different levels, one is to teach, instruct and show. The nabi does this level of guidance. The other is for the guidance to penetrate the heart. This is the work of… read more »

Keeping a moustache around the lips

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Q: 1. Some men have a mustache which grows vertically down around the lips and connects with the beard. Is it permissible? 2. Also, did our Holy Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) have a mustache like that? A: 1. Yes. 2. No. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »

Different levels of guidance

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Q: Is it correct to say that guidance is actually from Allah Ta’ala alone, and that when the Prophets gave us guidance, they themselves did not guide us, but it is Allah Ta’ala who guided us? Also, is it mentioned in the Quran that Allah Ta’ala told the Holy Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wasallam), “It is… read more »

Remedy for doubts

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Q: There’s a thing that is troubling me a lot. I’m a person who has not much knowledge of Deen and is also stricken with waswas. My waswas were in the form of really complicated questions, about Allah’s attributes, whether something is in Quran/Hadith or not, whether this thing is attributed to the Holy Prophet… read more »