Why does a male inherit double of a female?

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Question In Islamic Law of Inheritance a male receives two shares & a female receives one share of a deceased’s estate. Could you please explain the reason for this situation from an Islamic Perspective? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. 1. As Muslims, we are required to express submission to Allah Ta’ala and His commands, for this is … [Read more...]

if a man agrees to sign a contract before he gets married which states that he will not take a second wife

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Question I require your assistance in finding out information regarding the following: - if a man agrees to sign a contract before he gets married which states that he will not take a second wife, and in the event that he does he will pay his (current) wife RX and would allow his (current) wife the choice to end the marriage before he takes a second wife, would this contract hold up as being valid and enforceable under the laws of Sharia? - … [Read more...]

Can a widow on the day of the funeral sit in the same room as the mayit?

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Question Assalaamualaikum Mufti .1) can a widow on the day of the funeral sit in the same room as the mayet n is it permisable for her to touch the husbands body . 2)are the nephews namahrum to her ie husbands sisters sons.shukran Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. 1) It is permissible for a widow on the day of the funeral to sit in … [Read more...]

SARS Tax rebate on donations

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Many organisation as your madrasah grant Section 18A certificates which can be used to reduce ones tax liability with the South African Revenue Services (SARS) and accordingly one would get a refund from SARS. Is it permissible to use this money considering that one is receiving a benefit for Zakaat distributed or should this money be distributed to charity. Answer In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu … [Read more...]

Is there a differance regarding Mahr Fatimi ?

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Question I have been informed that there is a differance between Mahr Fatimi and the Mahr which Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) gave his noble consorts. Is this true? If it is, how much exactly is each one in gold/silver and rands? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. It is Sunnat to give Mahr which Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi … [Read more...]

The Government forcefully took away many properties during apartheid?

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Question In the apartheid times the government forcefully took away many properties from our parents and grandparents and gave them meagre sums of money as a form of compensation. The government is now compensating people who were affected by giving applicants claiming that their parents/grandparents properties had been expropriated, by giving them properties in lieu of the injustice done. My question is that would the properties now given … [Read more...]