Superstition & the Month of Safar

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      All praises to Allawh (Sub haa nahoo wa Ta’aalaa) and choicest blessings upon our beloved Prophet Muhammud (Sallal law hu ‘alay hi wa sallam). We are entering the second month of the lunar calendar. Sa-far with a “Sawd” either means ” To turn yellow’ or ‘To be empty/vacant’ . It was in Autumn when the leaves turn yellow or the homes of the Arabs were empty of their menfolk, … [Read more...]

The Sacred Month of Muharram

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The Sacred Month of Muharram       By Mufti Taqi Uthmaani Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four … [Read more...]

Asking Allah to accept our ibadah

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QUESTION:   Asalamualaikum.   Hazrat, after fulfilling a nafl salah, giving sadaqah, or even nafl fast, we’re supposed to ask Allah to accept it from us.   How do we say, or term this in Arabic?   Jazak’Allah!     Answered:   You may recite the Du’a of Sayyiduna Ibrahim عليه السلام, which he recited upon completing the construction of the Ka’ba Shareef. Refer to Surah … [Read more...]

Number of rakats for Salah Duha

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QUESTION:   Asalamualaikum.   Hazrat, what is the maximum number of rakats, that can be performed for this salah, and the ideal time to read it for maximum reward. If you can specify time instead of fiqh details i.e. how the sky must look etc – that will be better for me.     Answer:   The maximum number of Rakaats for Salatud Duha is twelve Rakaats.   It can be performed anytime … [Read more...]

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QUESTION: Is mazeedah a male or female name Sent from my Infinix Answer: اسلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته If it is a female name which mean plenty or a lot. And Allah Ta'ala knows best Darul Iftaa Madrasah In’aamiyyah Camperdown South Africa … [Read more...]

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Home rates

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  QUESTION: Assalaamualikum    I have a query can interest money be used to pay home rates    JazakAllah     Answer:     As Muslims, living in non Muslim countries we are bound to adhere to the rules of the country as long as they are not unislamic. The rates levied on homes are in lieu of services rendered by the municipality. However, if there is no service … [Read more...]