This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

Mention of Ka’bah in Qur’an

Answered by Mahmoodiyah

Question: Assalamualaikum, Is Ka’bah mentioned in Qur’an and if yes is it mentioned in any other books before Qur’an? Answer:                        Firstly one should understand that Al-Ka’bah is the House of Allah. Therefore one will find that in some Aayaat Allah (S.W.T.) uses the term Ka’bah e.g. “…… provided the offering is delivered… read more »

Facing Qiblah While Bathing

Answered by Mahmoodiyah

Question: Assalamualaikum Q1-Is it Makrooh Tahrimi or Tanzeehi to face or show the back towards Qiblah when taking a bath naked? Q2-Could you please explain the reason? Q3-Could you please explain the reason why its Makrooh Tahrimi to face or show the back towards Qiblah when in the toilet? Jazakumullah Wassalaam Answer:                      1)     … read more »

Questions Regarding the Washroom

Answered by Mahmoodiyah

Question: Assalamualaikum. I had a few questions concerning the rules of the toilet (washroom). Is it permissible to use toilet paper to perform Istinjaa? What should one do if his/her toilet is facing the Qiblah or facing away from the Qiblah? Also: when one makes intention to perform Wudhu inside the washroom, do they get… read more »

Calling an Aalim Qiblah, etc

Answered by Mahmoodiyah

Question: Is it permissible to call an Aalim a) Qiblah, b) Huzoor? Answer:                      It is not permissible to call an Aalim Qiblah because Qiblah is generally to Baitullah.  (Fataawaa Rashidiyyah, Page 553)   According to the dictionary, Hazrat is a term used to maintain respect, that is why it is permissible to call… read more »

Procedure for Slaughter

Answered by CouncilofUlama.co.za

Q: What is the process of slaughtering outside the 2 Eids and what to read or say when slaughtering? A: Slaughtering takes place at the time of Eidul Adhaa, not Eidul-Fitr. The method of slaughter remains the same regardless of which time of the year one slaughters. These are the conditions: The slaughterer must be… read more »

Facing the Qiblah at the Time of Slaughter

Answered by Muftionline.co.za

Q: When slaughtering the animal, should the animal be made to face towards the qibla or should the person who is slaughtering face towards the qibla? A: It is preferable that both the slaughterer and the animal face the qiblah. ( و ) كره ( ترك التوجه إلى القبلة ) لمخالفته السنة. وقال في رد المحتار :… read more »