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.
Q: I was listening to one of your recordings. I came to know that we should not talk about sins in detail when making tawbah.. have I understood correctly? If I mistakenly backbite shouldn’t I say forgive me for backbiting..or forgive me I couldn’t pray fajr today? I am not clear. Can you explain? A:… read more »
Q: A friend of mine bagan keeping a Shawwal fast. About 10:00 she decided to break her fast although she did not have a valid reason to. Is this permissible? Or does one have to have a valid reason to break a Shawwal fast? A: Without a valid excuse, it is not permissible to break… read more »
What is the case if somebody published statements of kufr in an online research article that is currently published. This person has now repented and no longer believe the sentiments that they published but the article remains up online, with many people potentially able to read the statement of the kufr. What is the statuts… read more »
I would like to know what is the ruling regarding the funny videos/jokes/cartoons which are commonly circulated prior to Eid-ul-Adha? Answer Eid Al-Adhaa is one of the shi’aar (sacred symbols) of Islaam. Allaah Ta’aala says, وَمَنْ يُعَظِّمْ شَعَائِرَ اللَّهِ فَإِنَّهَا مِنْ تَقْوَى الْقُلُوبِ Tradition: “And whoever… read more »