General Issues

Etiquette of speaking to women

Question: What is the etiquette of talking to women in general and in the following situations: buying and selling; teaching and learning; meetings to discuss work, such as explaining something specific to her? What is …

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SnowFlake Cake Mix Now Halaal

10 February 2017 coinciding with 12 Jumaadal Oolaa 1438 In 2011 I added a post on Snowflake Cake Mixes in South Africa not certified halaal by any governing body. http://www.ummulhasanaat.co.za/snowflake-easy-mix-cake-mixes-haraam A few days ago, the …

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Ruling on keeping a dog to guard houses?

Question: Is it permissible to keep a dog to guard houses? Answer: An-Nawawi (rahimahullah) said:  There is a difference of opinion as to whether it is permissible to keep dogs for purposes other than these …

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Nasheeds

Question: What is the ruling on ‘nasheeds’ commonly [found] amongst many of the youth, which they call ‘Islaamic Nasheeds’? Answer: If these nasheeds have ‘Islaamic’ meanings whilst not having in them any musical instruments such …

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Zakaat on precious stones?

Question and Answer: Q. Is there Zakaat on precious stones, gems, diamond and expensive ornaments ? (Question published as received) A. No. There is no Zakaat on precious stones or metals besides gold and silver …

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