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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Colours for Dyeing Hair

Q: Is dyeing/coloring of hair for men/women allowed in Islam or not? If so, what colors? A: It is permissible to dye the hair. Do not use black dye, as this is forbidden. Also, do not use dye which contains Haraam ingredients. (Bahrur Raa’iq V8 P208).  Do not use colours which have become a fashion […]

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Bath for Ladies on Fridays

Q: I would like to know if the following hadith also applies to ladies: Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (Radi-Allahu ‘anhu): The Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Ghusl (taking a bath) on Friday is compulsory for every Muslim reaching the age of puberty.” Bukhari Vol. 1 : No. 817 A: According to the Hanafi jurist […]

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Imitation Rings for Women

Q: Are women allowed to wear imitation rings? A: Imitation rings are not allowed because the Messenger of Allah r prohibited the use of all metal rings besides gold and silver. This includes all types of metal such as copper, brass, etc, and the reason for this was that these types of rings were used […]

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Bath after Internal Examination

Q: I’d like to know whether a woman needs to take a ghusal bath after visiting her gynaecologist and having an internal scan done? Is it ok if she just makes wudhu in order to read her salaah or will she have to take a full ghusal bath? A: Your query refers. After an internal […]

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Dead Sea Products

Q: Is it permissible as a Muslim to use products/cosmetics, which contain minerals from the Dead Sea? A: The Dead Sea is where the Punishment of Allah came down upon the nation of Nabi Loot (Alayhis-Salaam). There is spiritual darkness in this area, so Muslims are not allowed to use products made from the sand […]

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Female Seeing a Male Gynecologist

Q: Is it permissible for a female to be seen by a male gynecologist? A. It is necessary that a Muslim lady sees a female Muslim doctor if such is available. If there is no Muslim female doctor, or if such a doctor is not competent or experienced enough to render treatment, then she should […]

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Playing Chess

Q: Is Chess (the game) haraam? A: 1) According to the Hanafi Madhab chess is not allowed, for the following reasons: a) There is a Hadeeth that states: One who plays chess, it is as if he has soaked his hands in the blood of swine. b) The reason for this stern reprimand is that […]

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