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 three, such as for guarding houses and roads. The most correct view is that it is permissible, by analogy with these three and based on the reason that is to be understood from the hadeeth, which is necessity. Sharh Muslim, … [Read more...]
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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 as duffs, other drums, or the like, then there is no problem in this. However, it is necessary to explain an important pre-requisite for their permissibility, and that is that they should be free of anything … [Read more...]
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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 unless they have been purchased with the intention of resale. In this case, they will be considered as stock in trade which is subject to Zakaat. And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed … [Read more...]