Madhab Archives - IslamQA

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.

Which mazhab should one follow?

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Q: When I learnt about Islam as far as I remember I was never told about which madhab or Islamic law I should follow, do I need to follow one or it doesn’t matter, also how do decide when you have a basic understanding of Islam?  A: All our ulama are in agreement that you should follow… read more »

Taking loans on interest in India

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Q: From my understanding, scholars in India at one point gave a fatwa that it is permissible to take loans on interest, mainy because they were living in darul harb? From my understanding Imam Muhammad and Imam Abu Hanifah was a proponent of that position. This position is the dominant opinion in the Hanafi Madhab?… read more »


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Q: 1. Is calamari makrooh or haraam in the Hanafi madhab? 2. If food has been touched or contaminated by calamari, will that make the food makrooh or haraam? 3. Also, if one has to eat calamari will he be sinful? A: 1. In the Hanafi Mazhab, from the sea creatures, whatever enters under the… read more »

Sunnat Muakkadah of Jumuah Salaah

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Q: I try to follow Imam Abu Hanifa’s (rahimahullah) madhab here in USA. Please provide reference for my heart to be satisfied. The following are my questions 1. How many Sunnah mu’akkadah are there in Salat ul Jummah? My understanding is 4 before the fard and 4 after the fard. 2. Can we pray Salat… read more »

Halaal and haraam animals

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Q: Are the following animals Halaal to consume in the Hanafi Madhab: 1. Gerbil 2. Guinea Pig 3. Squiril 3. Peacock 4. Stork 5. Hadeda 6. Owl 7. Buffalo 8. Zebra A: Zebra, Buffalo, and peacock are halaal. Birds that attack with their claws and mainly eat filth are haraam. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى)… read more »