Second Marriage in Contract

Q: If a woman makes her to be husband write and sign the nikaah contract with the point that he is not allowed to marry another women whilst they are married, will this ruling apply to him? A: Shari’ah has given him this right, so she cannot do so. It is an invalid condition. The […]

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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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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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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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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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