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.


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Q: I moved to a city for studies (a 7 year program) but never made the intention to move there permanently. During the course of the studies I got married in the city. From then on I considered the city to be my (second) Watan al-Asli, since I thought that it automatically became my Watan… read more »

Superstitious beliefs

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Q: Please expand on the subject of superstitious beliefs in Islam. E.g. whistling in the house or cutting paper and rocking. Apart from the many other common household beliefs that are becoming a daily problem.  A: There is no basis for this. Read the Qur’aan Shareef in the mornings and evenings and conduct some taleem… read more »

Sick person making tayammum

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Q: 1. If a patient prays without tayammum, because nothing was found to perform tayammum with, would it be permissible? 2. Would the patient who cannot sit and prays with ishara, need to repeat all prayers when he recovers? 3. What can be used to performed tayammum nowadays? Any stone or wall or something else… read more »

Clothing guidelines for females

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Q: 1. All the cloth material of my clothes are such that when sunlight passes through them, or if in the light of my room itself if I stand in certain angles, in correspondence to the light the cloth becomes little transparent, and I have seen many cloth materials like this, and I think they… read more »

Repenting for one’s past sins

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Q: I have a personally sensitive issue. When I was a teenager, I engaged in inappropriate sexual touching with a few girls one of whom was my cousin while she was sleeping. Now that I’m an adult and a bit wiser, I feel terribly guilty. I have apologized to my cousin but without telling her… read more »

Second jamaat in the musjid

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Q: If due to rain in certain parts of the world, Maghrib and Isha’ are prayed together in the masjid. Would it be permissible for Hanafis to conduct a second congregational Isha’ prayer in that masjid, because it is forbidden to conduct second congregation prayer in a masjid? A: The namaaz will not be valid… read more »

Suspecting someone of doing black magic

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Q: I suspect my cousin’s husband of doing magic to me and baby, what should I do? A: Don’t have any suspicions and doubts. Recite the mu`awwazatain after every namaaz. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Original Source Link