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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.

Forgetting a phrase in the azaan

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Q: If during the Azaan, one forgets to call out a certain phrase, then what should one do?   A: If one remembers during the Azaan or immediately upon completing the Azaan before speaking, then he should recite the phrase that he had forgotten and continue from that point (from the phrase that he had forgotten in… read more »

Serving special meals to Ulama

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Q: If in a gathering where meals are served, there are Ulama as well as non Ulamaa who are present. Will it be against the Sunnah to present normal meals to the general people and special meals to the Ulamaa? We find the same scenario in the Ijtima where there is a special section for… read more »

Etiquettes of writing a letter

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Q: Can you please let me know the adab and sunnah of letters? For example, letter writing and receiving letters. A: Commence with bismillah and greet the person. Thereafter according to the position and social and religious standing of the person you should address him. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.   Answered by:… read more »

Being forced to attend a khatam

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Q: My family has a katham every year, the changing of the flags. I know it’s not as per the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) teachings, and it’s innovation. But I’m forced to do it, as I will get shouted at. Please advise, am I sinning if I do the katham? I tried to refuse previously… read more »