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Using an Inhaler whilst fasting

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Question Salaam Using an inhaler whilst fasting, does it break the fast? For both Hanafi and Shaafi   Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It is not permissible to use an inhaler whilst fasting. The usage of an… read more »

Reciting a surah as mahr

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Q: Hanafis can only give wealth as mahr whereas Shaafi’ees can recite a surah, etc. Does this only work if both boy and girl are Shaafi’ee or if one is Shaafi’ee and the other Hanafi? A: Both have to be Shaafi`ee. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo… read more »

Moving from one mazhab to another

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Q: All the 4 Imaams (Hanafi, Shaafi, Maaliki and Hambali) are valid? Can we follow whichever Imaam we interested in? A: In principle, we believe and accept that all four mazhabs are on Haq. Similarly, each mazhab has their proofs which are supported from the Qur’an and Sunnah. However, hopping from one Mazhab to another is generally… read more »

Reading the book “Deewan-e-Shaafi”

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Q: I was reading a book named “Diwaan e Shafi’i”. Kindly guide me about its authenticity. Should one read it and believe that all this book contains are authentic poems of one of four jurisprudents of Ahlas Sunnah (Imam Muhammad Ibn Idrīs al Shafiʿi)? A: You may read it. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows… read more »

Circumcision for new-Muslims

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Q: This question is on behalf of a revert brother that is planning to get married. He would like to know what is the ruling on circumcision for a male revert to Islam in the light of Hanafi fiqh as well as Shaafi fiqh? What is the ruling of ghusl after relations with regards to… read more »