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Is It Permissible to Play Chess?

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Answered by: Aalimah Sabrina Saidova Question: Assalamu alaikum, I know that according to the Hanafi Mazhab playing chess is prohibited and there are various ahadith to support their verdict whereas Imam shafi deems chess allowed. My Question is if a person is very punctual in salah and… read more »

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 Mufti… 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 »