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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.

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) Source

Cutting the hair different lengths

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Q: Would it be impermissible and sinful to cut the hair in different lengths, if there are no haraam elements such as imitation of kuffar or a certain style, nor is the hair being shaven of partially just rather merely trimming it a bit on certain sides. A: All the hair should be cut at… read more »

Black mehndi

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Q: Is it permissible to use henna which, after washed out leaves a black coloured stain instead of red? Is this tashabbuh bil kuffar? (tattoo) A: Presently, the colour black is being linked with some type of a wrong cult. Hence, if this colour has got anything to do with a cult then avoid it…. read more »

Eid gifts

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Q: My family in the recent years have developed this habit of distributing eid gifts amongst the entire family. Whilst it is totally permissable and sunnah to exchange gifts, the family gathers together and each gift is opened and ooohs an ahhhs are shared. My concern is this practice may mimic the Kuffar when done… read more »

Hating the kuffaar for the sake of Islam

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Q: Did Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) hate those kuffar (e.g. Abu Jahal) who were against Muslims? A: Hating kuffaar for the sake of Islam is a requisite of deen. Every Muslim is required to hate. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Black Friday

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Q: With regards to black Friday fatwas below, I would like some clarification on the maslas: http://muftionline.co.za/node/17022 and http://muftionline.co.za/node/23325 1) From what I understand, since black Friday is a kuffar custom, it would thus be haram for a Muslim business owner to have a black Friday sale. Is this a correct? 2) From the above… read more »

Women cutting their hair

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Q: Are women allowed to cut their hair? I heard some scholars say that this is not permitted because it is an imitation of men or the Kuffar. However, doesn’t what is and isn’t imitating men change with culture/times? Nowadays nearly all Muslim women cut their hair, and women cutting hair is considered normal in… read more »

Is a picture of a skeleton permissible?

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1. Is a picture of a skeleton permissible. Answer In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh In principle, it is prohibited to draw an animate/ensouled object with such prominent features that a person or animal would normally live with.[1]   However, it is permissible to draw… read more »