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.

Keeping the name “Naqvi”

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Q: Can we use Naqvi as the name or surname which is most frequently used by Shias? A: If this name is exclusive to shais and they only keep this name, then we should refrain from keeping this name. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved:… read more »

Kufr beliefs of the shias

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Q: Someone said this: “anyone who says that they believe and ascribe to the fundamental beliefs of the Shia is a kaafir” and also: “Anyone who believes in the fundamental beliefs of the Shias is a kaafir.” Is there anything wrong with these statements, are they correct? A: The kufr beliefs of the shiahs will… read more »

Consuming dates from Iran

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Q: We are urged not to support the beliefs and the ways of the Shi’ites for several reasons. Many of the dates for consumption in South Africa are produced in Iran. Can we eat these dates? A: Yes. Just as we regard it permissible to consume the fruits that are sold by non-Muslims, similarly it… read more »

Sunnis and Shias

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Q:  From where the term sunni and shia came and why? Do Shias believe in the same Quran as Sunnis believe and in Bukhari , Muslim or they have other hadith books? Can we consider the both same in Touheed? A:  Sunni is one who adheres to the ways and teachings of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and… read more »

Wearing a black thobe

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Q: Is it permissible to wear a black thobe as it has been mentioned (not by a scholar) that we should not wear black, because the Shias wear black? A: In places where it has not become the symbol of Shiahs it could be worn. عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم… read more »

Why shouldn’t we listen to Imran Hossien?

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    can you kindly give more details on your recently issued Fatwa#: 28482 ? what are the issues that you do not agree with Maulana Imran Hosein, and why do you not recommend that he should be avoided. Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.    … read more »