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As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatulaahi wa barakaatuh Respected Hadhrat Mufti Saahib May this mail find you and the family in the best of Imaan and health. I have a bit of a complicated wiraathat masalah which i would request you issue a fatwa on. The sister in question (Sarah) has no spouse and no children. Her parent have long since passed away. She had two haqiqi sisters - Zulaikha and Aisha. Zulaikha passed away last year - she also had … [Read more...]

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Conditional refund query

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Question : I offered to purchase a vehicle (mini 1970’s model) and deposited the purchase amount into the sellers account. On collection of the vehicle, I realized the vehicle may not be appropriate as my wife would have difficulty driving it. I proposed to the seller that I’ll take the vehicle subject to my wife confirming she could drive the vehicle; and in the spirit of not compromising  the seller I offered he could keep my … [Read more...]

Is Social Media helping us?

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In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad. It's not that I don't enjoy interacting with online friends -- or that businesses haven't made a valiant effort to listen to their customers online. But here's the thing: Every morning, my eyes pop open with the thought, "I need to post." Not I need to eat, call home, pray -- but post. The experts … [Read more...]

Ramadaan- Are you Prepared?

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The blessed & most beautiful month is near and what better time to prepare for it than right now. Some of us deceive ourselves into thinking that when Ramadan comes we will suddenly change and worship Allah night and day but we are only decieving ourselves in thinking like this. The Sahaaba used to prepare for Ramadan six months in advance. So if we really want to make the best of this Ramadan then we need to prepare for it now! This may be … [Read more...]

15 Sha’baan Do’s & Dont’s

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Sha'ban is one of the meritorious months for which we find some particular instructions in the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is reported in the authentic ahadith that Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, used to fast most of the month in Sha'ban. These fasts were not obligatory on him but Sha'ban is the month immediately preceding the month of Ramadan. Therefore, some preparatory measures are suggested by … [Read more...]

RAMADAAN ! Are you Prepared?

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10 Ways to Prepare for Ramadan The blessed & most beautiful month is near and what better time to prepare for it than right now. Some of us deceive ourselves into thinking that when Ramadan comes we will suddenly change and worship Allah night and day but we are only decieving ourselves in thinking like this. The Sahaaba used to prepare for Ramadan six months in advance. So if we really want to make the best of this Ramadan then we need … [Read more...]