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.

Going to dargaahs

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Q: We used to go to dargah many years ago (me and my parents) and do all the things which are against the teachings of Islam and we used to bow down at the grave there and then at that time our aqidah was like the person in the grave will act as a intercessor… read more »

Taking an oath with the word “God”

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Does using the terms ‘oh my god’ or ‘for gods sake’ mean blasphemy & if so constitute as kufr? Also if you say the term ‘I swear to god ….’ will that be termed as an oath? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi… read more »

Qadha After Irtidaad

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I was born in a muslim family. Knew was a muslim but never did my namaaz, never felt like. Even after attaining puberty i did not establish prayers. And then I converted into a christian. Lived like a non believer a whole year. And Allah swt brought this unworthy back to Islam in ways that… read more »

What happens on the Day of Judgment if a Muslim wrongs a non-Muslim and how does one seek forgiveness for backbiting others?

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Asalamualaikum Mufti Sohail ibn Arif, Final questions regarding gheebat. We know from this Hadith that a Muslim’s bad deeds can be deposited in the account of victim (who’s being backbited), but does also apply to non-Muslims who’re being backbited? The Hadith is as follows: The Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is… read more »

Can I take an oath to receive my US citizenship

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 I have emigrated from an arab muslim country to US and livedthere for almost 20 years. I became a US citizens and gave up my originalarab muslim country citizenship even though I can keep both citizenship inboth countries. My original arab muslim country ruled by islamic law butthere is a lot of corruption and in… read more »

Is Tasawwuf Shirk?

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  The practise of Tawasuf is encouraged by many scholars, and there is a handful of scholars who’ve said it’s borderline shirk. I’ve been researching this area for a while including speaking to those in authority to satisfy my heart it is definitely permissable. When an opposing view declares it’s shirk/close to shirk it… read more »

Calling your Country ‘Mother’

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IN INDIA HINDUS CALL COUNTRY AS THEIR MOTHER.THEY SAY MAN TAKES BIRTH IN LAND SO LAND IS THE MOTHER OF MAN.CAN A MUSLIM CALL HIS COUNTRY ITS MOTHER. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. A land may be referred to as… read more »