Seeing a Doctor in Iddat

Q: I would like to know if a lady is under iddah after the loss of her husband and she has to see her doctor during that time, is she allowed? A: If necessary, she will be allowed. She must spend the minimum time outside and return immediately. Moulana Yusuf Laher

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Grounds for Annulment of Marriage

Q: What are the procedures and legal grounds for annulment of a marriage? A: THE PROCEDURE AND GROUNDS FOR ANNULMENT Your question refers. The following are valid grounds for annulment1) Physical Abuse2) Sexual abuse3) Extreme and continuous verbal abuse4) Failure to maintain the wife5) Desertion of the husband for a period of more than one […]

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Inheritance for Son, Father and Mother

Q: What are the shares of inheritance of a son, a daughter, a father and a mother for a deceased wife? A: If a woman dies leaving behind both parents, a son, and a daughter then the entire estate must be divided into 18 equal shares. The father will get 3 shares, the mother 3 […]

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Stopping Wife Abuse

Q: If a woman is being brutally physically abused, also emotionally and financially and the husband’s family knows about it but the wife’s family does not, is it the duty¬† of the in-laws to inform the wife’s family after trying to talk to the brother to stop abusing his wife and he does not? A: […]

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Attending a Non Muslim’s Funeral

Q: My non Muslim employee passed away in an accident. Is it advisable to attend a non Muslim’s burial? A. One is allowed to sympathise with the bereaved family and offer them condolences. This can be done at their home. It is not permissible to attend the funeral, nor to enter the church for the […]

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Inheritance for Brother, 2 Sisters, 2 Uncles

Q: My nephew died recently leaving a wife and no children, one brother, two sisters, and two uncles (father’s brothers). How should the estate be distributed? A: If these are the only heirs, and the brother and sisters are full brothers and sisters, the estate will be distributed as follows: The wife will get 25%. […]

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Coming Together after Irrevocable Divorce

Q: One of my friends had been divorced from her husband with talak-e-bain (irrevocable divorce). her iddat (waiting period) is still going on. 15 days is still remaining. The reason for which they had to divorce has been resolved. They both want to reconcile. How can they do this? A: In the case of Talaaq […]

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