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Three talaaqs

Q: A husband lives in an Arab country where he gives three talaaqs to his wife in one sitting. The judge in the country's Sharia court rules that this is counted as one single talaaq (based on the fatwa of Ibn Taymiyah and certain other scholars). Should the husband...

Following one mazhab

Q: Is it necessary for a layman who has no knowledge of Shariah to follow one of the mazhabs such as Hanafi, Shaafi'ee, Hambali or Maaliki?A: Yes. For further details regarding taqleed of one of the four Imaams, refer to...

Do women have to cover their feet in Salaah?

Q: According to the Hanafi and Shaafi mazhabs, is there any condition for women's feet to be covered whilst performing salaah? (E.g covered with socks) or can it be left bare?A: According to the Hanafi mazhab, it does not have to be covered.And Allah Ta'ala (الله...

Can a girl marry her foster brother?

Q: My question is my sister who is in love with her khala's son but the problem in their marriage is that once she was crying in childhood so her khala made her drink milk from her own, so we consulted many Maulanas. They rejected their marriage. So we then approached...

Is digital photography the same as picture making?

Q: I wish to know what Islam says regarding digital photography. I hear that some scholars regard it as permissible arguing that it is totally different from a normal picture due to it having more resemblance with the reflection of a mirror. Based on this, it is...

Performing asr Salaah in Hanafi asr time

Q: Is it okay to offer Asr Salaah in Shaafi'ee time rather than Hanafi time? (I am a hanafi)A: If you are a Hanafi, then you should perform your asr Salaah according to the Hanafi asr time.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by:Mufti Zakaria...

Following one’s nafs

Q: Please can you advise if it is permissible for one to claim to be half Shaafi'ee and half Hanafi i.e. incorporate Shaafi'ee rulings that they have taken a liking to into their daily lives. Hence they declare themselves part Shaafi'ee and part Hanafi. If this is not...

Conveying the reward of good deeds to the deceased

Q: If a person recites some portion of the Qur’aan and thereafter conveys the reward of the recitation to a deceased, will the reward reach the deceased and will the deceased benefit through the recitation? Some people claim that neither does the reward reach the...