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.

Making taubah for sins

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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 »

Kaffarah for breaking an oath

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Q: I’m trying to remember if an oath I made in the past contained multiple parts or just one part. What I remember is that I said to Allah, “I promise or wallahi, I will not do this sin again” (I did commit the sin recently, and I made the kafara already). However, I think… read more »

Bowing down to one’s husband

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Q: Last night myself and my husband were having an argument about him being a bully. I bowed down to my husband to prove to him he is always right and I am wrong. Not realizing what I was doing. Is this shirk and does this nullify my nikaah? A: Though this is not shirk,… read more »

Calling oneself a kaafir

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Q: My mother said to me to take a bath and she said that Muslims keep themselves clean, but as I didn’t want to take bath and I, in anger said that I am a kafir (God forbid). So by saying in anger that I am a kafir, did I disbelieve? A: This is an… read more »

Tawbah after publishing Kufr Statements

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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 »


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  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 »

Handling haram items in workplace

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A person has a job as a worker in a big warehouse. His job is to move the items in the warehouse. Is it permissible to move haram items like cans of non-halal meat, alcohol and swine meat etc?  Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. … read more »