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Silhouettes of animals

Q: I know that pictures are not allowed in Islam , but does this include silhouettes of animals?A: As a precaution, one should refrain from this also.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by:Mufti Zakaria MakadaChecked & Approved:Mufti Ebrahim Salejee...

Wearing dresses with trains

Q: Is it permissible to wear dresses with trains? We were taught it to be tashabbu bil kuffaar, but I came across an incident which is causing me to doubt that. In Hayaatus Sahaabah Vol.2 pg.582 there is the incident. Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam jokes with...

Looking at pictures

Q: Is taking and looking at pictures of fish permissible? This has become widespread with many Muslim fishermen and ulama taking pictures of what fish they caught.A: The object and purpose of producing a picture is that it be viewed and admired. Otherwise there would...

Watching television

Q: Can one say aamin to prayers offered on arafat day while watching it live on television?A: The television is one of the main tools of Shaitaan in misleading man. The one who views the television is not committing one sin; rather he is perpetrating a conglomeration...

Producing videos

Q: One of my friends gave me a pirated software to edit my youtube videos which are PG and send good examples and make people laugh. I got a lot of people and a big audience who are subscribed and liked my videos and tend to support me and watch more. But I did all of...

The coming out of discharge

Q: I was scrolling through Facebook and an inappropriate picture was there with a caption. I am a girl, and I got scared that since I saw it, I will be napaak. I had felt weird and my heartbeat was different. I waited like 20 minutes and when I went to the washroom, I...

Making tawbah from zina

Q: If a man did zina with a prostitute by giving her money and no one knows about it. Now the man wants to make tawbah. In what way will he get his forgiveness?A: He should sincerely promise Allah that he will never repeat this and he should avoid any type of action...

Reciting Qur’an on the phone

Q: I have a Qur'an application on my phone. At times my wudu just won't last. Wind problem. So I end up reading with no wudhu. I turn the pages on the screen with my finger (my finger is wrapped in a piece of cloth). Is this permissible.A: It is permissible to recite...

Photos and Videos

Q: I have a few questions regarding photos and videos. Is taking pictures and videoing allowed in Islam? By pictures and videos I mean normal pictures and videos by phone or camera. Pictures and videos in special events such as wedding, party etc or in a normal day?...

Premarital relationship

Q: I hope you are doing great. I am a 24 year old boy. I am in this haraam relationship with a girl for more than 5 years now. I have tried many times to end this relationship but every time I end up going back to it. This relationship is effecting me in every bad...