This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered 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.

Getting married in Muharram

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Q: My wedding date is fixed on August 20th, 2020 (1st Muharram). Is it permissible? A: Yes, it is permissible. There is no time of the year in which performing nikaah is prohibited. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) … read more »

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Living with shia relatives

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Q: I am working as a govt. lecturer in a reputable univeristy and earning well. My husband belongs to a mixed family (father and two brothers are shia and mother, sisters are sunni). My husband follows sunni and thats why he married a sunni girl. Now one of his shia brothers came permanently from Dubai… read more »

Time limit for breastfeeding

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Q: How do you calculate two years of breast feeding? Say someone started breast feeding on the 5th Muharram, would the time limit be exactly on the 5th Muharram two years later or do you calculate it like iddat which would result in 24×30=720? A: The breast feeding is permissible till the child reaches two… read more »

Sectarianism in Islām

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Assalamualaykum Mufti saheb,   1) I wanted to know your opinion on calling oneself ‘deobandi’. I know there is nothing wrong in follwoing the Ulema of deoband and that is why I say that “I follow the ulema of Deoband”. However, I don’t understand why people call themselves ‘deobandi’ as it has become… read more »

What do the ten night’sوَلَيَالٍ عَشْرٍ in Surah Al-Fajr refer to?

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As-salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu! I heard that the Qur’anic ayah (verse), “And [by] ten nights.” (Al-Fajr, 02) intends the ten nights of the month Muharram, and not the the ten nights of Dhu-l-Hijjah. Supposedly, this was Mujahid ibn Jabr’s opinion and also Muqatil ibn Sulayman‘s opinion. But then, because Shi’as “adopted” the month… read more »