Holiday after Marriage

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Q: After a person's nikah (marriage) is done but not ruksati (wife going to stay with the husband) is the husband allowed to take the wife on holiday? After the nikah is done but not the ruksati is the husband allowed to meet the wife by her self or go to her house and meet her?

A:
After the Nikah is done the husband and wife are Halaal for each other and now there are no barriers. He can take her on holiday, meet her, go to her house, etc. To avoid problems, why don't they get the Rukhsati over with?

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Wife Inheriting after Iddat

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Q: A man has 2 wives. He divorces the 2nd wife and he passes away after she completes her iddat: a) does the divorced wife inherit from her deceased ex husband? b) do the children of the divorced wife inherit from the 12.5% inheritance of the 1st wife? c) The daughter of the 1st wife predeceased her mother. Do the daughter's heirs inherit from the 12.5% of their grandmother?

A:
The divorced wife does not inherit from the ex husband after the Iddat has expired.

If the children of the divorced wife are his then they will inherit, otherwise not.

This depends on who all survived the grandmother.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Start of Concessions for Traveller

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Q: When are you classed as a musfair (Islamic traveller) when you are travelling a distance more than 52 miles? Is it the moment you leave your house? This is what I heard so is there any clear proof ?

A:
If a person is travelling for 77.7km or more then he becomes a Musaafir when he leaves the border of his hometown and not when he leaves his house. This is mentioned in the books of Fiqh.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Khutba in English

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Q: I am in the US for a few months and have found most of the masajid have Khutbah in English. I am not familiar with this practice, as in South Africa the Khutbah is in Arabic. Please advise further regarding the Khutbah being in English. Should I attend a masjid which has a full Arabic khutbah, although it is further, or attend the masjid which has English Khutbah and is closer?

A:
It will be better to attend the Masjid with the Arabic Khutbah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Divorce and Gifts

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Q: If a couple decide to separate and divorce, does the girl have to return all gifts given to her the day she got married, e.g. jewellery, ring, clothing, etc? And does she have to return any gifts given to her in the time she was married?

A:
The gifts of both times belong to her. She does not have to return anything to anyone. It belongs to her. It was not given as a loan.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Energy Drinks

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Q: Are energy drinks like Red Bull allowed in Islam?

A:
It depends on the ingredients. If it contains a Haraam ingredient then it will not be permissible.

Also, you have to consider the adverse effects of such drinks on your health.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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