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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.

Using a new passport to avoid umrah visa fees

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Q: In their thirst for mock Umrahs, travel operators in South Africa are defrauding the Saudi Government. They are advising prospective travellers to apply for a renewal of their passports earlier than required even though the traveller’s current passport is valid and not due to renewal until after several years/months have lapsed. In other words,… read more »

Should my wife and I perform Qasr Salaah?

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Assalamualaikum Muftiyan-e-kiraam, I will be commencing on a 40days Masturaat Jama’at from Mumbai to Delhi. Eventually, as is with every Tablighi Jama’at, I will stay in Masjids and my wife at a Muqeem’s home for 2-3days, then we will be changing home and Masjid again at this frequency consequetively. Shall I and… read more »

Do I have to pray Qasr Salaah?

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Assalam u Alikum Sheikh, Hope you are well. I have got 2 questions: I live in London (with my wife and kids) and recently have started a job in another city (Telford around 170 miles from my home) in central England. For this job I have to be in Telford from Mon… read more »

Upon whom is Qurbani obligatory?

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Upon whom is Qurbani obligatory? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Qurbani is an obligation upon a: 1) Free person (not a slave) 2) Muslim 3) Mature (Baligh) 4) Sane 5) Resident (not a… read more »


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Assalam-o-Alaikum, Mufti Sahab, I am doing job in Karachi which is approximately 163 km far away from my hometown, i stay there for 5 days then again come back to my hometowns for 2 days at every weekend frequently, my question is that while staying in karachi for job will i have to offer… read more »

Travelling during kaffaarah fasts

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Assalamu Alaikum Dear Respected Ulema If a person is a traveller and is doing his 60 kaffarah fasts – does he have to fast whilst travelling or can he pause them and continue after the travelling is done? What is the correct method for a traveller who does kaffarah May… read more »

Dream Interpretation

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I had this dream before Fajr.I don’t remember very clearly but I will try and explain in detail to the best of my ability. I was living in house with my family. This house was not very near other houses. There were lots of trees around my house and my house was very dark. I… read more »