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Mufti Siraj Desai

This answer was collected from AskMufti.co.za, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Siraj Desai of Darul-Uloom Abubakr, South Africa.

Minimum and Maximum of Menstruation

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Q: When is it menstruation and when is it istihaaza? What must the amount of days the gap should be? Do you count from day 1 of the cycle or from the day your cycle ends? A. The minimum time of Haidh (menstruation) is three days (72 hours). Any bleeding lasting for less than three… read more »

Debate on Marijuana

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Q: As I understand it, there are debates between medical researchers whether marijuana actually intoxicates the body or not. So how can we put such a thing under the topic of intoxication if it hasn’t been proven to intoxicate the body? A: Sayyidina Waa’il ibni Hajar (Radhiyallaahu Anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam)… read more »

Marriage and Step Children

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Q: What is the  Islamic ruling when a men marries a divorced or widowed women with a daughter who is not his own? What is the Islamic ruling when the same man has two boys of his own when he marries the above women? A. The daughter of the woman he married is his stepdaughter…. read more »

Buying House with Islamic Finance

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Q: Is it permissible to buy a house via Wesbank Islamic Finance? Are there any Halaal ways of buying a house? A. It is permissible to purchase a house via Wesbank Islamic Finance. You can also use Absa Islamic Finance or Al Barakah. They all have Shar’ee compliant packages for house finance. Mufti Siraj Desai… read more »

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Good Names for Girls

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Q: I will be having a baby girl soon. Does Mufti have any suggestions with regards to names? Is Quaanita a good name? A. The best names are the names of the wives of the prophets, their daughters and names of the female Sahaabiyaat. Also names of the pious ladies before our Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi… read more »

Nature of Wet Dreams

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Q: I wanted to find out if it is normal to have wet dreams at night. One makes every effort to avoid lustful glances. A: A wet dream is a natural way of the body expelling excessive semen. It is normal and no sin is incurred. Yes, protect the gaze as much as possible and… read more »

Belly Piercing

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Q: Is belly piercing haraam (prohibited)? A: Belly-piercing is sinful in Islam because it is practice of belly dancers and prostitutes. The Holy Quran and Noble Hadith of Our Rasool (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) prohibit the imitation of cultures and styles of lewd and evil people. Hence piercing of the stomach is not permissible. Mufti Siraj… read more »

Wife, 3 Sons, 2 Daughters

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Q: What will the proportions be for each of the following in a deceased male’s estate: a wife, 3 sons and 2 daughters? A: If the deceased did not leave behind any parents or grandparents then after settlement of debts and wasiyyat, if any, the wife will receive 12.5%, while the remainder of the estate… read more »

Revealing Details of First Night

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Q: Kia dosto ko apni shuhag rat ki kahani suna haram hae ya nahi larki aur larke dono ko plz betaye? Translation: Is it Haraam or not to tell ones friends about what happened on ones first night of marriage? Can you give the ruling for both husband and wife. A: Dono keliye suhaag raat… read more »

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