Sahabah Archives - IslamQA

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.

Self interpretation of the Quraan

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Q: I read somewhere that for example in Tafsir Ibn Kathir, if Ibn Kathir himself has made an interpretation of the Quran we can neither confirm nor deny it since we are humans and we can make mistakes. Is it correct? What about statements of the Sahabah Kiram which they have made? Also what about the… read more »

Islamic organizations

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Q: I have a few questions regarding the running of Islamic Organisations. Can you please tell me if the following clauses are legitimate in running Islamic Organisations. (A) “Decision making at Mashwaras shall as far as possible be undertaken on the basis of unanimity of views. If this is not possible, due to difference of… read more »

What is meant by وَقَمَرًا مُّنِيرًا in Surah 25, Verse 61?

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Hello I’ve a question about verse 25.61 : تَبَارَكَ ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ فِى ٱلسَّمَآءِ بُرُوجًا وَجَعَلَ فِيهَا سِرَٰجًا وَقَمَرًا مُّنِيرًا Blessed is He Who made constellations in the skies, and placed therein a Lamp and a Moon giving light; How can it be that the moon gives light when everyone knows it merely reflects sunlight?… read more »

Text of these Ahaadith

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Assalam-u-alikum Respected Scholar’s,   I have some ahadith that I heard a long time ago and I wanted to get the actual text from you and reference. Some may have been from Hayatus Sahabah and some I’ve heard in bayans, but I cannot remember. Apologies in advance as I only remember the… read more »

Suitable name for a girl

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Assalamu alaykum mufti sahab.   Please suggest a unique and meaningful name for girl.   Jazak Allahu Khair Answer In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh In Islam we are encouraged to give meaningful names to our children. Shariah  placed a great importance in… read more »