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.

Method of performing umrah

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Q: I would really like to know the exact and correct Hanafi method of performing Umrah in detail, i.e. from the very beginning till the end. (I do not require anything on hajj. Only the Umrah itself) Where to put on Ihraam, where to go from there, what are the duas, what intentions to make,… read more »

Dua for Shahaadat

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Q: Is there any masnoon dua for asking Allah Ta’ala for Shahaadat? A: We do not know of any masnoon dua recorded in the Hadith. However, one may recite the dua of Hazrat Umar (Radiyallahu Anhu). The dua is as follows: اَللّهُمَّ ارْزُقْنِيْ شَهَادَةً فِيْ سَبِيْلِكَ وَاجْعَلْ مَوْتِيْ فِيْ بَلَدِ رَسُوْلِكَ صَلّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّم… read more »

Holding a candlelight walk to honour victims

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Q: Is the below permissible:  Danforth-Donlands – Pocket Community: Vigil Friday night at the Mosque – February 3, 2017 Residents in the Danforth-Donlands area will hold a candlelight walk and vigil on Friday night, encircling the mosque – the Madinah Masjid – to honour fellow Canadians in Quebec City who were victims in the horrific mass… read more »

Kissing graves

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Q: Kissing graves of the Auliyaa. I was presented with the following argument from a family member and need to give some clarification. Argument: Kissing Mazaars [A Summary of the teachings of Saudi Arabian Sunni Islamic Scholar Shaykh As-Sayyid Muhammad ibn `Alawi al-Maliki of Makkah al-Mukarramah] The issue of kissing is often (deliberately) misunderstood. Kissing… read more »

Which is the greatest city in the world?

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Q: From an Islamic point of view which city is better, Makkah Mukarramah or Madinah Tayyibah? A: According to the majority ulema, Makkah Mukarramah is the greatest city. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. لا حرم للمدينة عندنا ومكة أفضل منها على الراجح إلا ما ضم أعضاءه عليه الصلاة والسلام فإنه أفضل مطلقا حتى من الكعبة… read more »