This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered 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.

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 »

Arranged marriages

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Q: If a non Muslim asks us how can we just marry someone we don’t know, like without speaking to the person or only seeing them once and then deciding that’s the person you want to spend your life with, whats a good answer to give? A: The simple answer is that experience shows that… read more »

Emigrating to a non-Muslim country

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Q: If someone wants to settle permanently in a kuffaar country such as, US, Canada, Australia, etc. Is there any prohibition or discouragement in Islam for this? A: It is important and an obligation that the environment and surrounding be one that is deeni friendly and supports you in deen. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى)… read more »