Working for a Christian Charity

Q: Is a Muslim allowed to work for a Christian Charity? This particular Christian charity works with young people mainly Christians and provides youth work facilities, activities and opportunities. Some of the funding in particular for the outreach work comes from Churches. Other money is from a range of sources. The role involves managing staff […]

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Intention and Miqaat

Q: I recently performed umrah with my 18 year old son. During the flight from Riyadh to Jeddah we were not advised correctly of the miqaat point by the flight attendants. We made the intention however 15-20 mins prior to landing in Jeddah. However my son isn’t sure if he prayed the talbiyah. Please advise […]

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Insect Excreta

Q: I am investigating worm farming to start a business and found that small-scale farming is done by feeding the worms waste food (like kitchen leftovers), and the worms will eat it and then excrete it, eventually making a rich compost for growing plants/crops etc. My first question is if this is something permissible to […]

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Niqaab and Veil

Q: I would like to enquire about niqaab (pardah). If you could please enlighten me on all the information that I need to know. I would like to go into pardah. A: NIQAAB According to all the mazhabs, it is waajib for a woman to cover her face if she fears fitnah, i.e. attracting lustful […]

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Modern Sufi Orders

Q: What is your opinion of Shaykh Nizam Naqshbandi from Cyprus and his beliefs? A: Instead of venturing an opinion on one particular individual, let me rather provide general Shar’ee principles in the light of which we can understand what tasowwuf and rectification of our souls is all about, for it is this field in […]

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Sleeping After Asr

Q: I heard from elders that sleeping or studying between asr and maghreb is disliked and affects the body negatively. Could Mufti please verify this for me? A: It does appear in the Hadeeth that sleeping after Asr can cause loss of intellect and senses, i.e. insanity. (Musnad Abu Ya’laa V8 P316). However, the chain […]

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