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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.

Hadith regarding a Dua

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I wanted to know whether it would correct to do amal upon the hadith below? Albani has said the narraton is weak. I would appreciate it very much if you could give ref and proof of what the position of the salaf was in regards to the dua and doing amal upon the it?… read more »

Imam Nawawi’s View on Taqleed

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Last two times , 8 didnt got my answer , i hope this time i will . There are two views of imam al nawawi , first is – 3] Imam al-Nawawi writes in Al-Majmu‘ Sharh Al-Muhadhdhab:“The second view is it is obligatory (yalzamuhu) for him to follow one particular school, and that was… read more »

Meaning of the word mazamir

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What is the meaning of the word ‘mizmar/mazamir’? Does it refer to wind instruments only or musical instruments in general?   Answer The word ‘mazamir’ primarily refers to wind instruments. However, it has come in several different usages in the Hadith. 1) Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al ‘Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu):… read more »

Du’as for removing difficulties and worries

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What du’a should one read when faced with problems and difficulties? Answer 1) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was distressed he would recite: ‘La ilaha illalahul ‘Azimul Halim, La ilaha illallahu Rabbul ‘Arshil ‘Azim, La ilaha illallahu Rabbus Samawati Wa Rabbul Ardi Wa Rabbul ‘Arshil Karim’… read more »

The emphasis of using fragrance on Friday

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In the following narration regarding using fragrance on Friday, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ولو من طيب المرأة Is this imitating women?   Answer The part in question is as follows: ‘…And a person should apply whatever fragrance he is able to apply’. One version in Sahih Muslim states, ‘Even if it be his wife’s/a… read more »

When in difficulty with no help in sight

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What is the authenticity of the following: Sayyiduna ‘Utbah  ibn Gazwan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that when one is lost in any lonely place or finds himself in any difficulty without any assistance at hand, then he should call out the following three times: يَا عِبَادَاللهِ اَعِينُونِى Ya ‘ibadallahi a’inuni… read more »