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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.

Taking out ID and passport photos

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Q: Photography is prohibited in Islam. But we have to bring photographs for passports and to submit forms, what to do? A: Just as this is a requirement on an id document without which you cannot process your work. I suggest that you make istighfaar and taubah. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.  … read more »

Earning through installing satellite dishes

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Q: What is the Islamic ruling regarding installing satellite dishes. Is it totally haraam or are there some conditions of it being halaal? What about the money earned from installing satellite dishes? A: If you are more or less certain that it will not be involving photography etc. then it will be permissible. And Allah… read more »

Becoming an actor

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Q: Is film acting allowed in Islam. For women it is clear, they do gunah because they are not in hijab. But what about the men who play different roles in the drama serials. Are they not doing gunah. Please explain this matter. A: Photography and filming is totally haraam and impermissible for both men… read more »

TV screen in the musjid

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Q: I have question regarding photography in the masjid. Nowadays we see in our country that there is a big screen inside the masjid in which we can see the imam who is delivering a bayan, etc. I want to know if that is correct? Secondly I have heard that if there is an animated object… read more »