Mufti Siraj Desai

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Suppositories and Fasting

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Q: Does the use of a suppository whilst fasting invalidate the fast or not?   A: Insertion of a suppository during fast will indeed nullify the fast and necessitate one qadha.   And Allah knows best Mufti Siraj Desai Note: This answer is a retraction of an earlier one which stated that suppositories do not… read more »

Maid Stealing

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Q: My sister who recently passed away had a Muslim maid from overseas who used to look after her. After her death the maid stole some stuff from our’s and my sister’s house. It is now her time to go back to her country. We saw the stuff in her luggage without her noticing and… read more »

Changing a Name

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Q: If someone has to change a name how do they go about doing that? A. If a name has to be changed, then just start calling the child by the new name. There is no formal way of doing it. The Adhaan, Aqeeqah, etc. does not have to be repeated. Moulana Yusuf Laher Checked… read more »

Hajj Badal

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Q: If we send someone for Hajj Badal (to send someone on behalf of another person for Hajj), is it necessary that that person must have perfomed his Hajj previously? Can we send someone on whom Hajj is Fardh, but he did not perform his own Hajj? A. Why are you sending someone for Haj… read more »

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Father and Child’s Wealth

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Q: Is it true that whatever belongs to a child belongs to the child’s father? A: There is a narration wherein it is mentioned that a man came to Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam and he said, “O messenger of Allâh, I have wealth and children, and verily, my father intends to take away my… read more »

Question: Is Shellac halal

Answered by Muftisays.com

Salaam, I wanted to know if the ingredient shellac is halal or not, because they use in some of tesco brand sweets, for example: Milk covered peanuts. Thanx Answer In the Name of Allah, the Inspirer of Truth. Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh We concur with SANHA’s original ruling the impermissibility of Shellac based on the… read more »