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.
Q: My sister and her husband have fallen on hard times. They had a thriving business but are now in debt for millions. Her husband is extremely unwell and requires constant care and assistance doing basic things e.g. taking a shower, dressing, etc. Living with them is their son and his wife and 2 minor… read more »
Q: What are the conditions of eunuchs in Islam in view of the Holy Qur’an and Hadith if they trust whole heartedly and fulfill such as Kalima, Salaat, Fast, Zakaat, Hajj, etc.? A: To castrate is not permissible. They should make taubah for this. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti… read more »
Q: What does “Zakaah can be only given to people that do not possess nisaab” mean? A: Having less than the nisaab amount means that they possess wealth which is less than the amount required for zakaat to become compulsory upon them. And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada… read more »
Q: I have a small notebook which I keep on me, in it I have recorded my missed salaat, zakaah due, debts, etc. There is also some notes with Allah’s name in it and durood upon Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Is it permissible for me to enter the toilet with this notebook in my pocket. A: If… read more »
Q: Please can you assist with the following questions? 1. I have a *hajj account* as well as a *cheque account* with Al Baraka bank. The amount grows as per the profits the bank makes. Is this acceptable according to shariat? Should I cancel all growth and just keep the amount as is? 2. I… read more »
Q: How do I pay zakaat on shares of my company in the JSE. Some are in property, some in merchandise stores like Shoprite, some in gas and oil. The shares are worth a lot but dividends are less. A: Zakaat is only compulsory on your proportionate share of the zakaatable assets, such as the… read more »