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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.

Calling oneself a Deobandi

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Q: I follow the Ulama of Deoband but I wanted to know whether it is allowed to label oneself as a ‘Deobandi’ because I feel like these terms and labels cause unnecessary division in the Ummah. A: You do not need to label yourself. The more important thing is to follow the school of thought. And Allah… read more »

Are non-Muslims ummatis?

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Q: Are non-Muslims ummati’s or not? If not then who are they? A: The nation of any Nabi is regarded as the ummah of that specific Nabi. Hence, in the Qur’an Shareef, Allah Ta’ala speaks about the Bani Israa’eel being the ummah of the Ambiyaa that were sent to them. Among the Bani Israa’eel there… read more »

The Zaboor

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Q: Muslims read the Quran, Christians read the Bible and Jews read the Torah. Which religion reads the Zaboor? A: The zaboor (psalms) was the book revealed to Hazrat Dawood (Alaihis salaam) and his ummah. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. وَ لَقَدْ فَضَّلْنَا بَعْضَ النَّبِیّٖنَ عَلٰی بَعْضٍ وَّ اٰتَیْنَا دَاوٗدَ زَبُوْرًا (الإسراء: 55) Answered… 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 »

Books to use in Tabligh

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Assalamualaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Respected Ulama e Kiram, do we have better books to be used in Tabligh? I see that Faza’il e A’maal receives a lot of criticism from Salafis, and even reading the Arabic version of the book gives the impression that it contains many Ahadith that are very weak and… read more »