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.

Having holiday sales

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Q: Is it permissible for businesses to keep holiday sales, not related to black friday or christmas, but just a holiday sale? A: Yes, it is permissible. However, as a precaution, abstain from having a sale during the kuffaar festive season so that you do not resemble the kuffaar in any way and you do… read more »

Black Friday sales

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Q: Regarding Black Friday, I understand that it is to do with the kuffaar, however is it permissible for one to take advantage of the sales?  A: We have been encouraged to keep away from their celebrations and rituals.  And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source… read more »

Wearing caps

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Q: Is wearing flat caps (caps which are flat from back) an immitation of kuffar? A: We do not know about these caps. But if it is a cap normally worn by kuffaar then avoid it. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source Link

Cacau Brazilian Hair Straightening

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Q: My question is regarding the Cacau Brazilian Blow Wave – is this allowed for Muslim women? A: Adopting the ways of kuffaar and fussaaq is not the way of Muslims. Muslims have got a much higher goal and purpose in life. Running behind these meaningless useless pursuits is forgetting your goal in life and… read more »

Entering a church, synagogue or temple

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Q: In Shari’ah, is it permissible for one to visit a church? Some Muslims visit the church in Palestine as they believe that it’s the birthplace of Nabi Isa (alaihis salaam). Is it permissible to visit this church or any other church? A: The Hadith has prohibited entering the places of worship of the kuffaar. Hence,… read more »

Hairstyles for Muslim women

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Q: I have a question regarding hairstyles of women. 1. What hairstyles does the shariah command us to make and what type of hairstyles to abstain from? 2. Is it compulsory for women to style their hair in such a way that the hair falls through the sides and the mid line of the scalp… read more »