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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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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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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Buying Repossessed Goods

Q: I would like to know if one is permitted to purchase assets from an auction that only keeps bank repossessed goods. A: It will be permissible to purchase bank repossessed goods from an auction. And Allah Knows best Siraj Desai (Mufti)

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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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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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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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Son in Law as Mahram

Q: Is it possible for a woman to do umrah with her son-in-law? Is the son-in-law a mahram if he is not her nephew? A. Although a father-in-law or mother-in-law is considered Mahram for the daughter-in-law or son-in-law in terms of Shari’ah, but if the age gap between the two is not big then they […]

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