Shafi 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.


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Q: My husband (hanafi) was previously married to a shafi girl from a certain town. Things never worked out due to family influence on her side and she went back to her home town. She approached the ulama in her town for help and the ulama sent my husband a letter stating that he has… read more »

Sexual relations while fasting

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Q: If a couple has Jima (inercourse) in Ramadhaan, the husband is a hanafi and the wife’s a shafi. Does the husband only pay the kaffarah?  A: Apart from the qazaa, both will have to fast two months consecutively as kaffarah for breaking the fast of Ramadaan intentionally. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.  … 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 »

Sufficing on the three fardh of ghusal

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Q: (I don’t know whether I am a hanfi, shafi etc, so please answer accordingly) The ghusl/ritual bath that we perform to become paak after menses, etc. have three farz/compulsory acts: washing mouth, cleaning nose, and pouring water all over the body. So if we perform ONLY and only these three acts and NOT perform… read more »