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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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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Punishment for Magic

Q: I wanted to ask about what is the punishment in the Hereafter for the person who goes to a magician in order to make the magician cast a spell on a victim. I know anyone who learns black magic is a mushrik (polytheist) and has no link with Islam nor does he has any […]

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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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Exams and Ramadaan

Q: I have school exams in Ramadaan. I want to fast but I have a lot of homework to do as it is my last year in school. I don’t know what to do? A: Our worldly issues revolve around our Deen and not the other way round. Fasting is Fardh and you do not […]

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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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Time for Executions

Q: Why are people habged before sunset and immediately after Fajar prayer? A: This is not a Shar’i law to execute before sunset or at the time of Fajr, but it is the choice of the country who does that on those times. It can be done at any time. Shari’ah has not stipulated a […]

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Repenting for Grave Sins

Q: I committed zina (premarital sex) and oral sex. How can this grave sin ever be forgiven? A. No matter how big the sins are or when they were committed, they will be forgiven by Allah when you repent. If the sin involved rights of others, then with repentance unto Allah, the rights of the […]

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