Using Utensils of Non Muslims

Q: I know its a general rule that Muslims do not eat from the pots of non-Muslims, but still use there plates, forks etc. Is this acceptable or is the use of any utensils of non-Muslims haraam/makrooh? A: The actual ruling is that all utensils AND cutlery used by non-Muslims must be washed at least […]

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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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Men Shaving Chest

Q: Is trimming or shaving of chest hair allowed for Muslim men? A: It is permissible for men to shave or trim the hair on the chest. However, it is preferred not to do so, as some Books of Fiqh mention. In other words, if one does it there is no sin at all.

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Zakaat on Outstanding Debt

Q: I have some money in my savings account which I paid zakat for it last year in full. I did not use the money neither did I get more. I loaned the money to a family member, who still hasn’t paid it back to me. Ddo I still pay zakat on it this year? […]

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Status of the Green Dome

Q: What is the Islamic ruling regarding the green dome above the blessed grave of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam in Madinah? A: Your query refers. When Rasoolullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam (May our lives and the lives of our children and parents be sacrificed for him!) passed away he was buried right at the […]

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Crying at Time of Tribulation

Q: I just wanted to clarify a bit of doubt that I have regarding trials and tribulations. I know that everything comes from Allah and that a Muslim is such that he is happy in all conditions, but sometimes it is hard to practice on that. Is crying because of a trial you have been […]

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Athaan for Newborn

Q: I have a question with regard to reciting the athaan and iqaama into the baby’s ear. In the moden day and according to my understanding, when a baby is born, the nurses wash the baby and thereafter take the baby to be examined before giving the baby to the parents. According to my understanding […]

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