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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.

Selling books with animate objects

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Q: I want to sell physical health eBooks that may contain a few images of humans for the purposes of demonstration e.g. a fitness eBook demonstrating how to perform an exercise or movement. Both male and female images are found in the books and at times, a portion of the awrah of the males and… read more »

Guidelines for a ghusal khana

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Q: A ghusal khana was constructed in our locality. We want to put up a poster on the wall with a few guidelines regarding the ghusal khana,for example: 1. There should be no mixing of males and females. 2. Only those carrying out the ghusal and those assisting in the ghusal should be present, others… read more »

Using blue and purple hair dye

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Q: Is it permissible to dye the hair a colour such as blue or purple for males and females? A: One should only dye the hair at the time of need and should only use those colours which are normally used by pious Muslims. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. عن ابن عمر قال قال… read more »

Earning as an occupational therapist

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Q: I am interested in being an Occupational Therapist, and I am a Muslim male. Occupational Therapy is a female-dominated profession, with about 90 percent being females. The nature of the profession involves helping people of all ages who have disabilities regain independence so they can do things they used to do, such as work… read more »

Waleemah and feeding after nikaah

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Q: 1. I would like to know if waleemahs are only for males or are females allowed to be invited as well, if there is complete segregation. I heard that some Ulama say that Waleemah is only Sunnah for males. 2. Also what is the position of the bride’s side of the family feeding after… read more »

Black Friday

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Q: I have read the following fatwa regarding black friday. From what I understand the ruling that a Muslim should not advertise with this and he should not buy in these sales. Is my understanding correct or can a muslim still buy? A: It is not appropriate for a Muslim that he gets himself… read more »