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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.

Taunting a Muslim

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Q: What is the significance and the ruling if the sunnah about “loving fellow believers and not taunting them” according to some Ahaadith like this: Sayyiduna Mu’adh (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Whoever taunts a brother (Muslim) with a sin (which the Muslim has committed), will not die until he (the… read more »

Reciting three Quls in the morning and evening

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Q: What is the correct method of practising on this Hadith? Is it three times each? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Khubayb (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘…Recite Qul huwallahu Ahad, Qul A’udhu bi Rabbil Falaq and Qul A’udhu bi Rabbin Nas, thrice every morning and evening. It will suffice you for everything.’ (Sunan Abi… read more »

Number of rakaats in Taraweeh salaah

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Q: I would like to enquire whether reading 20 rakaats of taraweeh is sunnah… I have recently heard someone say that Nabi صلا الله عليه وسلم read 8 rakaats in the musjid and 12 rakaats at home. Is this true? Also, this person has said that the number of rakaats of taraweeh was not fixed… read more »

Hadith regarding the times of salaah

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Q: Is the following hadith sound? “The first time period of a prescribed prayer is a means of attaining the consent of Allah, the middle time period for the mercy of Allah and the last time period for the forgiveness of Allah.” A: This hadith appears in Sunan Tirmizi. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows… read more »