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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.

Can Tahajjud become fardh on a person?

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Q: My question is about tahajjud… My mother often, not regularly, wakes up for tahajjud and offers tahajjud namaaz as she cannot do so due to her health. She offers it regularly in Ramadhaan, Shawwal, Muharram and Zil Hajj, etc. (special months). Me and my sister also offer tahajjud daily Alhamdulillah. Recently, one of my relatives… read more »

Having a simple nikaah

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Q: With consent from my parents and siblings, and my husbands entire family (but not his father), I had my Nikkah in November last year. As soon as we announced to my father in law, he was over the moon and incredibly happy. Some realtives also knew about the nikaah beforehand as they arranged our… read more »

Proxy nikaah

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Q: Few months back my brother got married in absence through his representative in the presence of the bride and her father. This was solemnised by the local qazi. No one from family and friends were invited, we did this for visa processing. I am sure the above nikah is valid, however, please provide reference… read more »

Bank charges being deducted from zakaat funds

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Q: If a person sends zakaat money overseas to his poor relatives, and uses a money transferral service, e.g. mukuru/hellopaisa, they charge a commission. For example, if I send R1000, maybe they charge R50. Will R1000 zakaat been discharged or the R50 commission issued be subtracted, and only 950 zakaat is discharged? A: Only R950… read more »

Committing sins when feeling depressed

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Q: Frequently I go into a depression whenever someone unjustifiably disgraces me or is unjust towards me. In such depressive states I often don’t perform Salaah and start playing video games and watching YouTube movies. It is obviously very evil and haraam but I don’t feel like making any Deeni effort at all. I will… read more »