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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Grounds for Annulment of Marriage

Q: What are the procedures and legal grounds for annulment of a marriage? A: THE PROCEDURE AND GROUNDS FOR ANNULMENT Your question refers. The following are valid grounds for annulment1) Physical Abuse2) Sexual abuse3) Extreme and continuous verbal abuse4) Failure to maintain the wife5) Desertion of the husband for a period of more than one […]

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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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