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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: I want to apply to study in Canada and for this purpose I need a GIC certificate. A GIC is an account which I will open in a Canadian bank to show that I can bear their living expenses. When I go to Canada, they will refund me my funds within a given period… read more »

Studying comparative religion

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Q: I am a Muslim Alhamdu;illah and I try to learn about Islam whenever possible and read the translation of the Holy Quran and believe in the Oneness of Allah Almighty, the prophecy of Hazrat Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) being the last prophet of Allah Almighty. I also have a belief that the Torah, Injeel… read more »

Studying ruqyah

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Q: After completing my Alimah studies in’sha’Allah, I really want to become a Ruqya therapist. I have been afflicted with sihr myself, but Alhamdulillah with the grace of Allah Ta’ala, I got cured by a trusted raqi. I really want to become a raqi. I feel that there’s not enough female raqis and I’ve been… read more »


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Q: I had a big discussion about hurmat musaharat with a scholor of the Shafi school of thought. There exists absolutely different opinions about this issue. Would you be kind enough to provide us all Quraan aayat and ahaadith with English translations on the basis of which the Hanafi scholars give fatwa for hurmat musaharat. Secondly,… read more »

Girl helping a boy in university

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Q: I study in a co university. Yesterday was my first class. A guy came and sat next to me. He seem to know nothing about using the computer and kept asking me questions. Is it permissible to help na mahram regarding studies with no impure intentions? Also, he was sitting really close to me…. read more »

Doubting the Hadith

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Q: “Any type of knowledge which is uncertain (whether it be a Hadith or anything else) cannot be used as a source nor for declaring anything haram or farz.” And the biggest proof for this are the following verses of the Quraan: (1) Sūrah al-Anՙām, v.143–148: In these verses, Allah severely condemns the mushriks for… read more »