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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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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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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Reading Surah Faatihah behind an Imam

Q: If we read salaah behind an imam and the imam reads Surah Al Faatihah must we read it as well or keep silent? A: If you are a Shaafi’ee then you will read Surah Faatihah after the Imam has completed his Surah Faatihah. If you are a Hanafi then you will not read Surah […]

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Investing Advance Zakaat

Q: If donors give us advanced Zakah before their due date (like Zakah for 2015), can we invest that money for now to cover our expenses, and distribute the moeny when the due date comes? A: Such money may only be invested with the consent and permission of the donors. Otherwise not. Also, should any […]

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Ladies Wearing Socks in Ihraam

Q: Is it permissible for women in ihraam to wear shoes/socks? A: It is permissible for a woman to wear socks and shoes whilst in the state of Ihraam. There is no prohibition in this for females And Allah Ta’ala knows best Mufti Siraj Desai

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Istikhara for Someone Else

Q: Can you advise me on who can read istikhara Salaah for me as I would like to leave my job and open up my own business. A: Asking someone else to make Istikhaarah on one’s behalf is not proven. Yes, to make Mashwarah (seek counsel) with someone else is Sunnat. It is mentioned in […]

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Praying at Home and Iqaamat

Q: When you pray Salaah at home by yourself, do you make iqamat and do your intention? Or can you start with intention and pray? A: It is best to make the Iqaamat. If the Iqaamat was not done, the Salaah will still be valid. Moulana Yusuf Laher

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