This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered 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.

Moving into a new home

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Q: When one moves into one’s new home, what Aa’maal should be carried out in order to bring blessings to the home? Similarly, what can we read so that we can be protected from evil influences coming into the home? A: Recite Surah Baqarah when you move into the home and ensure that all the… read more »

Is Shaitaan victorious?

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Q: Iblees challenged that he would destroy us. In the end the number of people in Jahannam is greater than the number of Jannati. Is it his victory? Why the number is greater of Jahannami? What will happen to him is there any information about it?  A: The number is known best by Allah Ta`ala. And… read more »


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Q: Why is dating haraam? A: In Islam it is impermissible for a non-mahram male and female to be in contact or to have a casual relationship with each other. Apart from this being impermissible, this type of contact generally leads to many wrongs and sins taking place. The Hadith of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)… read more »

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Feelings from Shaitaan

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Q: This may seem like a silly question, but this has seriously been bothering me for a very long time. A few years ago I fell in love with a girl, and then ended up finding out she lives very far away and my chances of marrying her are very slim. But every time I’m… read more »

The difference between Shaitaan and nafs

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Q: How can we tell the difference between the whispering of shaitaan and the “whispering” (or inclinations, impulses?) of the nafs (human soul, ego, mind)? A: The shaytaan’s intention is to drown you in some sin or the other and the nafs drags you to some temptation, and until and unless you have not fulfilled… read more »

Premarital relationship

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Q: I would like to take this opportunity to seek some advice from you. I’m a lady of 26 years and have been engaged for 7 months. I am afraid we are human and we sometimes fall into the traps of shaitaan, so it was my wish that we have nikaah before we are tempted… read more »


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