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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.

Committing sins in the sacred months

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Q: Different “Rasam o Riwaj” on weddings like “mehndi, band baja, bhangra, music” are sinful activities. If we performing wedding in Muharram and Safar, then the sin of these activities remain same or higher? A: The sin is the same. However, in the four sacred months (Zul Qa`dah, Zul Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab) and in sacred… read more »

Travelling safar distance

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Q: Is it allowed to have 2 watan iqamah at one time? Does leaving my “watan iqamah”, make my watan iqamah no longer my watan iqamah? (Does traveling from my watan iqamah make my watan iqamah batil)? For example – London is my watan iqamah (I’m staying there with intention of 2 years), if I… read more »

Musaafir flying over his hometown

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Q: If a musaafir, during his safar from Joburg to Umzinto (supposing Umzinto has an airport), flies over his hometown (Watn-e-Asli), Overport. While flying over Overport, will it be regarded as though he entered his hometown and his safar ended? Since the distance between Overport and Umzinto is not safar distance, if the time of… read more »