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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.

Giving dawah to people by feeding them

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Q: My family has recently started giving food parcels to the less fortunate. It has gradually grown by numbers and is now once a week that a little over 100 food takeaway containers are given at 1 venue (more kids) and on another day, at a different venue, around 400 food packets are distributed. Majority… read more »

Investing in Index Fund

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Q: I wanted to ask a query regarding Shariah compliant index funds. I read from Muft Taqi Usmani’s introduction to Islamic finance that investing in stocks is permissible based on 4 main conditions: 1. Majority of business activities being permissible, 2. Portion of income which is from Haram sources must be given to charity, 3. Majority… read more »

Leasing one’s property to a conventional bank

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Q: Is it permissible to lease one’s property to a conventional bank? A: The majority dealings of all conventional banks are in total contradiction with the laws of Shari’ah. Their main operation revolves around interest and usury. Hence, it is not permissible to lease one’s property to a conventional bank. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى)… read more »

Taking fatwas from a Mufti

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Q: What is the document in shariah to take fatwa from majority of scholars? A: The procedure is that you look at an aalim who is reliable, reputable, authentic and not inclined towards the dunya and its comforts, and you may refer to him for all your deeni matters. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows… read more »

Common words that have shirk connotations

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Q: My native language is Chinese. Chinese language itself contains many daily used common words and phrases that can be classified as containing shirk. Of course, the majority of Chinese speakers never know what shirk is. For example, the Chinese word for “mind, thought, attitude”, which is a commonly used word, literally means “spirit/god” in… read more »