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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.

The manner of seeking repentance

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Q: I want to repent, for the sins I committed, in front of Allah Ta‘ala at the time of tahajjud. Can you please tell me what i should do to repent?   A: Tawbah should be made immediately upon realizing one’s sins. Hence, you should not delay the tawbah until the time of tahajjud. At the time… read more »

Repenting for drinking beer

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Q: I drank 2 small sips of beer that contains 6 or 8 % of alcohol but I didn’t feel any type of difference in my body. Everything was normal and no intoxication and nothing different in my behaviour. My question is, can I go for payers to the mosque or I’m not allowed to… read more »

Breaking a vow

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Q: One year ago I was caught up in a situation where I feared for my life. I kept lying about something to my perpetrators and then they asked me to keep my right hand on the Quran and make a vow. I vowed to tell the truth but again lied to them. I have… read more »

Making taubah

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Q: 1. How does one repent? Does one have to repent through dua for it to be accepted? Or can one just be talking in a room alone, as if they are talking to Allah? 2. Does one have to be in pure clothes or state for repentence to be accepted? 3. Is it true… read more »