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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.

Selling books with animate objects

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Q: I want to sell physical health eBooks that may contain a few images of humans for the purposes of demonstration e.g. a fitness eBook demonstrating how to perform an exercise or movement. Both male and female images are found in the books and at times, a portion of the awrah of the males and… read more »

Using a smartphone

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Q: Is it wrong for a wife to keep a simple smartphone when she doesn’t take photos or have any social media accounts such Instagram or Snapchat etc.? Also, just to have the most basic plan on that phone so she can just communicate with her family and female friends? A: On account of the… read more »

Specializing in computer vision

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Q: I am a computer science PhD and I want to specialize in Computer Vision. Please allow me to explain what this does with examples: 1. Self-driving cars use computer vision techniques to “perceive” the surroundings and make decisions (avoid passengers, avoid trees, recognize road sighs, etc.) 2. Security camera uses computer vision for smart, precise… read more »

Clean shaven Qaaris

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Q: The norm today is to employ famous clean shaven Qaaris to entertain the crowds. Some Ulamaa say the idea is to promote and encourage the youth to learn and recite the Quraan. Is it permissible? Is it permissible to allow photo’s and videos to be taken in the Masjid while the Qaari is reciting. Shouldn’t… read more »

Madrasah jalsah in an open hall with no segregation

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Q: Is a madrasah jalsa allowed for men and women to sit in one open hall with no segregation and photos taken of the children performing? A: This is not permissible. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

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 »

Sharing videos and photos on social media

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Q: My question concerns the modern day sharing of females’ pictures and videos on different social media platforms. What is the Shariah ruling regarding the matter? Note that those things are already viewable by general public and are not obscene, I just intend to share any video or picture I like for educational/humorous or other… read more »

Displaying pictures of the deceased

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Q: If pictures of a deceased person are being displayed, who will be sinful, the deceased or the living? A: If the deceased was pleased with his photo being taken, then both will be sinful, the person who displays the photo as well as the deceased. However, if the deceased did not have knowledge of… read more »

Social media

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Q: I need naseehah if I should deactivate my Facebook account or not. This account has been helpful for my deen as through it I give many islamic posts. And I follow people who posts islamic posts , joined different islamic groups. Even I have joined groups where muftis give dars about islam, iman, aqaid, history… read more »