madinah 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.

Committing sins in the sacred months

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Q: Different “Rasam o Riwaj” on weddings like “mehndi, band baja, bhangra, music” are sinful activities. If we performing wedding in Muharram and Safar, then the sin of these activities remain same or higher? A: The sin is the same. However, in the four sacred months (Zul Qa`dah, Zul Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab) and in sacred… read more »

Tying ihraam from Madinah Munawwarah

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Q: I frequently travel to Saudi Arabia. What if I decide to do umrah one day from Dammam to Madinah. Do I need to wear ihram from my house/hotel in Dammam or can I wear the ihram at Dammam airport also. A: If you travel from Dammaam to Madinah Munawwarah and thereafter from Madina Munawarah to Makkah… read more »

The practice of joint waleemahs

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Q: In today’s times, we find the practice of a joint waleemah prevalent where the expenses of the waleemah are shared between the boy’s and girl’s party. Is this a Sunnah practice? In the Hadith of Tirmizi Shareef, it is mentioned that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) married Hazrat Safiyyah (Radhiyallahu Anha) during a Jihaad expedition. When… read more »