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Missed fasts due to pregnancy and nursing.

Q. I would like to know how much money or food do I have to give to a person or a family in Ramadan due to some fasts which I missed (about 15 days) because I was pregnant and also nursing my baby. A. If you have missed Ramadhan fasts in the past, then it is essential...

Use of insurance.

Q. I would like some fatwah on the use of insurance please. A. Because of the fact that the entire insurance system is connected to Riba (interest), the majority of Islamic scholars have ruled against it. Hence, it will not be permissible for one to get into. However,...

Alcohol in Medicine

Q: Assalaamu Alaikum, I would like to gain some guidance with regards to taking medication which contain alcohol. As such I am hoping that this can be published on the fatwa section of the website as there are many conflicting views on taking medication which contain...

Using alcohol based medicines.

Q. What is the ruling on using alcohol based medicines including cough syrups and other medicines namely swedish bitters? A. The Majority of scholars have mentioned that these should only be used when there is no other alternative medicine. Once there are other...

PERMEABLE NAIL POLISH

QUESTION: As Salaamu Alaikum, We have been told about a nail polish which is water permeable and breathable and that it is permissible to perform Wudhu with it on the nails, because the water goes through the nail polish and reaches to the nail. Can you clarify this...

CONSUMPTION OF KOSHER MEAT

QUESTION: As Salaamu Alaikum. I hope that this reaches you in the best of health in sha Allah. I have a question is it okay to consume meat that is kosher? As a Muslim I believe that I should only eat halal because this is prescribed for me but my cousin argued with...

Ruling on exposing awrah for massage or cupping

Assalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatuhu, My question is from the point of view of being the therapist and being the patient… If one has the intention to learn manual massage & dry cupping therapy to be able to assist others in pain relief, relaxation,...

FEMALE CIRCUMCISION.

QUESTION: As Salaam Alaikum, Dear Respected Teacher, I would like to know the laws regarding female circumcision. JazaakAllah Khair. ANSWER: Wa Alaikum As Salaam, The Majority of the Fuqaha (Jurists) and Imams of Fiqh have stated that circumcision for females is not...