Itikaaf in Non Waqf

Q: Can musallees sit in Itikaaf in a musjid if it’s not waqf? And if they do sit not knowing it’s waqf,what then? A: I’tikaaf cannot be made in a place of worship that has not been declared Musjid. Declaring it a Musjid means making it waqf for that purpose. I’tikaaf is only valid in […]

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Closing a Masjid

Q: Under what conditions can a musjid be shut down or closed? A: A musjid may not be shut down or closed under any circumstances. Almighty Allah warns in Surah Baqara, verse 114: AND WHO IS MORE OPPRESSIVE THAN HE WHO PREVENTS PEOPLE FROM THE MASAAJID OF ALLAH, FROM TAKING HIS NAME THEREIN, AND THEY […]

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Dogs as Pets

Q: Is it permissible for Muslims to keep dogs as pets? A: Not as pets. It is permissible to keep a dog for security purposes and protection. Do not allow the dog inside the house unless there is a dire need, e.g. the robber is in the house, etc. (Raddul Muhtaar V20 P296) Moulana Yusuf […]

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Menses and Ihram

Q: I am intending to preform hajj tammatu. We are flying out on the 23rd August. The issue is I will be on my 5th day of menses and won’t attain purity until the 28th of August. Would I make intention for ihram and be in the state of ihram and how would I proceed […]

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Legal Help Plans

Q: Are legal protection plans like FNB Law on Call, Legal Wise etc halal or are they considered as insurance policies and haraam to join? If you know of any halal/ allowed legal protection plans you know of please mention them. A: The law-on-call plan or legal wise are not insurance policies as such; instead […]

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Consumer Credit

Q: I would like to get some advice on the permissibility of buying an item on credit from a retailer. Let’s hypothetically say the item costs R5000, and the retailer offers the item on “credit” in instalments through a credit provider RCS. The monthly payment is fixed at R300 for 24 months making the total […]

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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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L-Cysteine

Q: Please go through the following and let me know whether it is halal or not: It is an essential amino acid and it is used as a dough conditioner in bagels, pizza, bread, and hard rolls. If L-Cysteine is manufactured from human hair then it will be Haram. If it is obtained from non […]

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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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