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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.

Conditional divorce

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Q: I want to ask about conditional divorce. My wife and I had many fights for the reason that she used to check my phone and usually fighting with me for many issues, e.g. my contact list messeges from my students, etc. I was sick and tired of these fights because it had been a… read more »

Studying graphic design

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Q: I am a student and I want to make a career in graphic designing. Is it permissable? I have searched it on the internet and some say that it is haram to draw any living thing and some are saying that you are drawing without the intention of being equal to Allah. Some are saying… read more »

Meaning of the name Uqbah

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Q: Alhamdulillah, we will soon be blessed with our first child. My question is regarding the name Uqbah. What is the meaning of it? I have heard of a Sahaabi whose name who was Uqbah bin Aamir (radhiyallahu anhu), can Mufti Saheb please give us a brief biography of him or where we can read… read more »

Software piracy

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Q: My question is about the Software Piracy. I have seen some software/plugins that people have to buy with cash. Though they are paid software, some of the software don’t require any serial key/purchase code to use. They can be used only if the user has the software main copy. What if the user don’t… read more »

Benefits from a bank

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Q: Is it haraam or sood/interest to receive free Telenor minutes and MBs by keeping more than one thousand rupees in Telenor Easypisa account and doing at least one transaction from the Easypisa app account in a month? Telenor gives 50 net minutes and internet MBs to such customers.  A: If this is all related… read more »

Deriving benefit from the bank

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Q: One benefit of being a client of a certain bank is that you are able to download an application from the internet called the entertainer. This application is separate from the bank and gives you the ability to purchase items at a discount rate. Being able to download this application is not dependent on… read more »

Islamic games on WhatsApp groups

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Q: I have a question regarding to my mother’s WhatsApp Islamic group. She spends most of her time on her WhatsApp Islamic group playing games related to Hadith and Quraanic aayaat. One groups name is Quraan Rapid Fire. All are ladies players, but none of them are Aalimaa and scholars. They just search the internet… read more »

Selling university textbooks

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Q: A common business practice amongst university students is to buy and sell their used textbooks amongst each other (as buying brand new textbooks from the publisher is extremely expensive). 1. Students, along with selling their textbooks, sell the notes that they made and the lecture slides (pdf version) for that module (subject) as part… read more »

Reading Hizbul Bahr

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Q: Are we allowed to read the dua “Hizb ul Bahr”? What are the benifits of reading it? Is it sufficient to listen the audio of it? For your reference I am sending the dua below which I found on the internet. لسيدي الشيخ أبي الحسن الشّاذلي الحسنِي رضي اللَّه عنه بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ… read more »