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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.

Process of khula’

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Q: What is the khula process in Islam? A: Khula is where the wife gives some money or her mahr to her husband and requests him to let her go in exchange for that money. Alternatively, she could ask him to let her go in exchange for the mahr that he is still owing her…. read more »

Woman forcing a man to marry her

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Q: A man and a woman were having an affair about 3 years back. They later got separated because the man was already married and he refused to marry her. Now, almost one year after their separation, the parents of that woman were pressurizing her to get married somewhere else. She started insisting that she wants… read more »

Three types of Talaaq

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Q: What are the different types of Talaaq? Please explain each type in detail together with the ruling. A: In Islaam, there are three types of Talaaq:  1.) Talaaq e Rajee 2.) Talaaq e Baain 3.) Talaaq e Mughalladhah. Talaaq e Rajee (revocable divorce) refers to where the husband divorces the wife with the clear words of Talaaq… read more »

Reciting a surah as mahr

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Q: Hanafis can only give wealth as mahr whereas Shaafi’ees can recite a surah, etc. Does this only work if both boy and girl are Shaafi’ee or if one is Shaafi’ee and the other Hanafi? A: Both have to be Shaafi`ee. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »

Giving a house on bond as mahr

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Q: A couple bought a house in both their names, shared the deposit and took finance jointly. Subsequently the husband gave her one or two talaaqs and she completed her iddat. Thereafter the couple planned to re-marry. Her condition for the second re-marriage was that the mahr must be the house that was jointly purchased,… read more »