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.
Q: My dad passed away few days back. He left some property and valuables which my family (mother, brother and sisters) do not want to distribute for the time being. Now, how do we calculate zakaat on the property since the purchase price is known but the market price varies. Do we have to pay… read more »
Q: If you have some money from selling alcohol drinks, can you use that money for funeral costs? A: No. This type of money should be given to some poor person as sadaqah without the intention of thawaab. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source
Q: If you have wronged or backbited many people but you forgot about them, I mean you backbited some people in your life but don’t remember everyone, how can I get forgiveness from them? A: Make dua for all those who may have wronged and also give out some sadaqah on their behalf. And Allah Ta’ala (الله… read more »
Q: Is watering plants a form of sadaqah? Is feeding wild birds also a form of sadaqah? (Wild birds that come to our garden) A: If it is a tree from which people and animals will derive benefit, insha Allah he will be rewarded. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee… read more »
Q: This incident happened 10 years back. I worked for an American company in UAE. While travelling in UAE, I billed the company for my travel expenses (as per the company policy) the bill was for 20,000 Dirhams but they transferred USD 20,000 in my account. I contacted the finance person and asked him to… read more »
Q: 1. A person purchased a qurbaani animal which had a rope on. What should be done with the rope after slaughtering the animal? 2. Is there any difference in the ruling for a rich and poor person? A: 1. The rope should be given in sadaqah. 2. No. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows… read more »
Q: If a person in Hajj commits several violations of the same type, for example, if he forgetfully wears a topi on five different occasions, does he need to pay a penalty for each individual violation or will one penalty suffice (due to the principle of “tadaakhul”)? A: If at each time of taking out the… read more »