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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.

Earning by taking ID photos

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Q: I am currently employed by taking ID photos of people that want to make ID documents or want to renew their drivers licence. Am I commiting a sin? I have no other work to support myself or my family. Currently there is a demand for ID photos in my town. Even Muslim people come… read more »

Interest money

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Q: I want to apply to study in Canada and for this purpose I need a GIC certificate. A GIC is an account which I will open in a Canadian bank to show that I can bear their living expenses. When I go to Canada, they will refund me my funds within a given period… read more »

Investment that accrues interest

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Q: I am investing with a group but the investment attracts 3% interest. I know interest is haram. If the investment makes a profit and my share is given to me, can I reject the 3% of my profit which stands out as the interest to make my profit halaal? A: The safer way will be… read more »

Is Durood Shareef classified as zikr?

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Q: Can durood shareef be classified as zikr of Allah? Also, what has more importance, reciting durood shareef or praying nawafil? A: It is also a type of zikr because Allah Ta`ala has commanded the recitation of durood shareef. Both must be done, and times must be programmed, some time for durood, some time for… read more »