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Marriage in Shawwal

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I have read the Hadith answer regarding getting married in Shawwal but there is another Hadith where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mentions that three things should not be delayed. One of them being marriage. My question is regarding a person who gets proposed in Rabi ‘ul Awwal. One Hadith is telling us not to delay…. read more »

Six Fasts of Shawwal

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What is the reality of the six fasts of the month of Shawwāl? Answer بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم The six fasts should be kept anytime after the day of Eid in the month of Shawwāl continuously or separately and this is mustaḥab (recommended) according to the majority of scholars including the Ḥanafī, Shāfiʿī and Ḥanbalī… read more »

Fasting on a Friday

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Q: Would it be makrooh to keep one of the six fasts of Shawwal on a Friday without a fast before it? A: No. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach) Source

My brother had a beautiful daughter this month in Shawwal, he is thinking of naming her Mehreen is it a good name? If not, please suggest any other better names.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 1498/H-1113/TH=11/1434) Mehreen is a correct name, you may keep it. However, it would be far better if you choose any name from the following: Ruqayya, Zainab, Umm Kulsum, Barirah, Tayyabah, Umm Habibah. Allah knows Best! Darul Ifta,Darul Uloom Deoband Source

(1) Who done Umrah they person should done hajj compulsory or not? (2) What is age to perform hajj single. I am bachelor? Kindly advise. I have performed Umrah in May 2012 with my grandmother. Hajj is fardh or wajib for me or not. My age is 21. I am bachelor.

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 869/673/H=9/1434) (1) If you returned home from Makkah before sighting the moon of Eid Al-Fitr then hajj was not fardh on you. However, if Shawwal started and you were in Makkah and you had the expenses of Hajj then hajj became fardh. If the government does not allow to stay… read more »

Is it necessary for a person to do Hajj before umrah. What if a person is doing umrah due to fear that he might not have enough money to do hajj, as of now he is having money to do umrah only (what is good for this type of person). Whether this type of person should go for umrah or shall he has to wait?

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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 805/693/H=6/1438) If you do not have amount sufficient for performing hajj, but you have sufficient amount to perform umrah then it is correct to perform umrah without doubt. Hajj shall be fardh when you will have the capacity to perform hajj. It is better to perform umrah during days other… read more »