This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

How does one repent for backbiting?

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Q. Do you have to seek the forgiveness of a person who you backbite or is Taubah enough? A. In this regard, there are two situations: a) The person who had been backbit is unaware of it. In this case, Taubah and Istighfaar will be sufficient. b) The person who had been backbit is aware… read more »

Does Masturbation break the fast?

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Q. Does Masturbation break the fast? A.The act of masturbation is a sinful and evil act. If a person has such a habit, the necessary steps should be taken to abandon it and abundant Taubah and Istighfaar should be made. This should be taken even more seriously in the Month of Ramadaan. In any case,… read more »

Can Muslims marry Hindus?

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Q. My sister is a Muslim and she has fallen in love with a Hindu man. Can my sister marry a Hindu man? A. At the outset, it should be understood that premarital relationships are totally prohibited in Islam. Abundant Taubah and Istighfaar should be made if one was involved in such a sin as… read more »

Military Social Gatherings

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Q. I work at a military organization. The social evenings in our organization are forced on us to be joined, and if not attended, it is considered a disobedience to the direct orders and disciplinary actions are taken accordingly. The social evenings include welcome and farewell dinners and other dinning out parties. The seating arrangements… read more »


Answered by DarulUloomTT.net

QUESTION: As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, For istighfaar, saying which of these two is better: astaghfirullaah or nastaghfirullaah? ANSWER: Wa Alaikum As Salaam Wa Rahmatullah, Saying Astaghfirullah means ‘I seek forgiveness from Allah’, (singular) and Nastaghfirullah means ‘We seek forgiveness from Allah’ (plural). Both can be said by an individual and are acceptable. However, Astaghfirrullah… read more »

Are these people guilty of backbiting also?

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  السلام عليكم و رحمة الله وبركاته I’ve read the booklet on backbiting by Mufti Waseem d.b. شكرا و جزاكم الله خيرا However I would like to know that if in between two lectures, when the students are waiting for the next teacher, a student does backbiting in a loud voice such that everybody can… read more »

Meaning and objective of tasawwuf

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Question I am interested in Tasawwuf. From what I understand, it is a branch of Islamic knowledge which focuses on the spiritual development of a Muslim. I have been on the ‘tasawwuf.org’ website but a friend of mine suggested I get information from your institution first. Tell me; is it possible for you to shed… read more »