Question: I have heard that one must fast on the following days of Rajab, 1st day of Rajab; 1st Friday night (Thursday night in Islam) Night of Wishes; on the 15th day of Rajab; on the 27th Mi’raaj Night; and on the 30th day of Rajab. Is this sunnah or bid‘ah? Answer: There is no saheeh report from the Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) or from the Sahaabah to indicate that there is any particular virtue in fasting during … [Read more...]
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Question: I have heard the hadeeth “The Holy Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said ‘Whoever is the first to give another person the news of this month (Rajab), the fire of Hell is haraam for him/her’”. I have also heard this same hadeeth although pertaining to Muharram and Rabi‘ul Awwal. Is it saheeh or hasan or da‘eef. Or is it outright mawdoo’ (fabrication)? PLEASE CLARIFY IT! Answer: Respected Brother/Sister in … [Read more...]
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Question: Some people claim that they have supernatural abilities to cure people without medical intervention – imposing of hands, reading any prayers. I know the woman who claims that she be able to heal people imposing of hands. What does our religion (Islam) say about it? Answer: Allah has made this world such that whilst He alone is the controller of everything and everything revolves around His will, we are required to adopt the … [Read more...]
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Question: If a woman has to use a vaginal inserting cream twice a day, does she need to take ghusl everytime she uses the cream? (Query published as received) Answer: Ghusl will not be necessary. If she is in the state of Wudhu, her Wudhu will break. If she is fasting, the fast will break by inserting the cream. And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed … [Read more...]
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Question: What is the ruling on marrying with the intention of getting divorced? A man may be travelling and he gets married, but his intention is to divorce her when he wants to go back to his own country. Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Some scholars said that a marriage done with the intention of getting divorced is an invalid marriage, because it is temporary, so it is akin to mut’ah marriage. Others are of the view that it is a … [Read more...]
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Question: What can we do with excess woman milk? Our cousin recently gave birth to a baby. But now he eats a little, and after him the extra milk remains. What can we do with it? (Query published as received) Answer: The breast milk of a woman is permissible only for children under the age of two. An option would be to store the excess milk for the child if this will not be difficult. A doctor should be consulted to determine a … [Read more...]