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Is the Agouti Halal?

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Assalamu alaykum I hope Mufti Sahab and all at Darul Iftaa are well. Here in Trinidad there’s an animal called Agouti, from the rodent family. Some Ulamaa are of the opinion of its permissibility. It being from the family of rodents, I find it difficult to be permissible. We will like… read more »

Imam Shafi’i’s du’a for protection when summoned by the Khalifah

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Kindly provide the reference for the following du’a of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) as well as the incident behind the du’a. شهد الله أنه لا إله إلا هو الآية… اللهم إني أعوذ بنور قدسك، وببركة طهارتك، وبعظمة جلالك، من كل عاهة وآفة، وطارق الجن والإنس، إلا طارقاً يطرق بخير منك يا رحمن. اللهم بك ملاذي فيك ألوذ…. read more »

Following one mazhab

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Q: I would like to ask if it is okay to follow Imam Abu Hanifa in some aspects and Imam Shafi’ee in some aspect also? Or should we follow the rulings of just one Imam? A: Follow the rulings of one Imaam. For further details refer to And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best…. read more »

Why Is the Thigh from the Nakedness According to the Hanafi School?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As Salamu Alaykum, The subject of the awrah was being discussed in a lesson and the following hadith was mentioned: حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، وَيَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ، وَقُتَيْبَةُ، وَابْنُ، حُجْرٍ قَالَ يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى أَخْبَرَنَا وَقَالَ الآخَرُونَ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، – يَعْنُونَ ابْنَ جَعْفَرٍ – عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ أَبِي حَرْمَلَةَ،… read more »


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Q: Aqeeqa should be done by parents. If parents are poor and husband wants to do wife’s aqeeqa, is he allowed to do so? A wife whose aqeeqa has been done by husband is she allowed to eat or keep that meat for herself? What will be the procedure of her aqeeqah? Is it a… read more »