Insect Excreta

Q: I am investigating worm farming to start a business and found that small-scale farming is done by feeding the worms waste food (like kitchen leftovers), and the worms will eat it and then excrete it, eventually making a rich compost for growing plants/crops etc. My first question is if this is something permissible to […]

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Punishment for Magic

Q: I wanted to ask about what is the punishment in the Hereafter for the person who goes to a magician in order to make the magician cast a spell on a victim. I know anyone who learns black magic is a mushrik (polytheist) and has no link with Islam nor does he has any […]

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Niqaab and Veil

Q: I would like to enquire about niqaab (pardah). If you could please enlighten me on all the information that I need to know. I would like to go into pardah. A: NIQAAB According to all the mazhabs, it is waajib for a woman to cover her face if she fears fitnah, i.e. attracting lustful […]

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Wife’s Rights and Sister

Q: I would like to find out about a wife’s right to her husband over his sister’s rights. The husband’s sister is divorce with kids. She wants to go on holiday and takes her brother without asking his wife. Their excuse is that it is a far distance so the brother has to take her […]

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Modern Sufi Orders

Q: What is your opinion of Shaykh Nizam Naqshbandi from Cyprus and his beliefs? A: Instead of venturing an opinion on one particular individual, let me rather provide general Shar’ee principles in the light of which we can understand what tasowwuf and rectification of our souls is all about, for it is this field in […]

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Exams and Ramadaan

Q: I have school exams in Ramadaan. I want to fast but I have a lot of homework to do as it is my last year in school. I don’t know what to do? A: Our worldly issues revolve around our Deen and not the other way round. Fasting is Fardh and you do not […]

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Sleeping After Asr

Q: I heard from elders that sleeping or studying between asr and maghreb is disliked and affects the body negatively. Could Mufti please verify this for me? A: It does appear in the Hadeeth that sleeping after Asr can cause loss of intellect and senses, i.e. insanity. (Musnad Abu Ya’laa V8 P316). However, the chain […]

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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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