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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.

Consuming food given as offerings to idols

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Q: Can you give me reference from Quran which prohibits eating prasad, like sweets, fruits and other vegetarian products? A: This type of a thing should be totally avoided. Food that has been given as offerings to idols etc. are amongst the worst forms of haraam – maa uhilla li ghayrillah. And Allah Ta’ala (الله… read more »

Having control over the angels

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Q: I met few people who claim to have possession over angels. According to them Allah has created an angel (Muwakkil) of each word of Quran. If we recite verses of Quran in a specified manner and count over a specific number of days approximately 41. We can control angels that are allocated to that… read more »

Taking a false qasam (oath)

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Q: I want to know if someone takes a false qasam on the Quran, what’s the kaffarah? A: If a false qasam is taken regarding a matter of the past then there is no kaffarah. However, it is a serious sin and you need to make sincere taubah for it. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى)… read more »

Reciting dua-e-qunoot as a dua

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Q: Can dua qunoot be recited anytime after or before any prayers or reciting of Quran Shareef or it is only restricted to witr prayers?  A: It should be read in the witr. It can be read as a dua at any other time. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti… read more »

Dua for memory

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Q: Can you please tell me a dua to make my Quran hifz strong and so I don’t forget it. A: Refer to the attached document. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. (Scroll down for more information regarding this question) Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Q: Do we pray it in pairs… read more »

Words of zikr

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Q: Is zikr bil kahar (la ilahaillah, illah and Allahu-allah), has roots from Quran and Hadeeth or from the lives of Sahaabah? A: These words are recorded in the hadeeth. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

Keeping to oneself

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Q: Is the time to act as per the verse of Quran “يا ايها الذين آمنو عليكم انفسكم” has come? If it has not yet come, how to understand that it has come? A: Where you are finding people responding to deeni naseehat and accepting their corrections then you should continue correcting them and advising… read more »

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