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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.

Presenting flowers to the sick when visiting them

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Q: When visiting the sick, is it permissible to give them flowers, or is this regarded as emulation of the kuffaar? A: It is not from among the teachings of Islam. It is something alien to Islam. And Allah Ta’ala knows best. وَلَا تَرۡکَنُوۡۤا اِلَی الَّذِیۡنَ ظَلَمُوۡا فَتَمَسَّکُمُ النَّارُ ۙ وَمَا لَکُمۡ مِّنۡ دُوۡنِ اللّٰهِ مِنۡ اَوۡلِیَآءَ… read more »

Why are we discouraged from taking the kuffaar as friends?

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Q: Why are we discouraged from taking the kuffaar as friends? A: Muslims are strongly discouraged in the Quraan from befriending the disbelievers. Allah Ta’ala states in the Quraan: یٰۤاَیُّهَا الَّذِیْنَ اٰمَنُوْا لَاتَتَّخِذُوا الْکٰفِرِیْنَ اَوْلِیَاۤءَ مِنْ دُوْنِ الْمُؤْمِنِیْنَ اَتُرِیْدُوْنَ اَنْ تَجْعَلُوْا لِلّٰهِ عَلَیْکُمْ سُلْطٰنًا مُّبِیْنًا O you who believe! Do not take the disbelievers as friends instead of… read more »

Musjid open day and Heritage Day

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Q: On the 24th of September, which is heritage day, many masaajid have open days in which they allow non-Muslims (men and women) to enter the musjid. Please explain whether it should be encouraged or not? A: Our heritage is Islam, the Qur’aan, and the Hadith. Hence, we will follow our heritage. The kuffaar have… read more »

Selling Hot Cross Buns

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Q: Is it permissible for a Muslim to sell hot cross buns in his store? A: The cross is a symbol and salient feature of Christianity. It is neither permissible for a Muslim to promote the religion of the kuffaar nor support them in any of their religious practices. By selling the hot cross buns, a… read more »

Women wearing denim fabric

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Q: I wanted to know how is it for girls or ladies to wear denim skirts or any other dress, etc. made of denim fabric if it’s full length and loose fitting. A: Fabric that is mainly used by kuffaar and people who are not concerned about deen should be discarded. And Allah Ta’ala (الله… read more »

Framing photos for people

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Q: I work as a picture framer. Sometimes I receive photos of people for framing. Occasionally, Hindus bring bhagwaans for framing. Christians bring pictures of Jesus and Jews bring things of their religion. What should I do in these situations? A: You should refrain from framing these types of pictures for people. If the picture… read more »

Fear of committing kufr

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Q: I am getting married and I am worried about Imaan and kufr. Since I heard that nikah will be nullified if one of the two did kufr, what precautions should one take? Is it kufr to like kuffaar daily life ways? E.g. If someone wears kuffar clothes like pants and shirt, if we praise… read more »