RECENT FATAWA

Airtel Khethekhethe Bonus

Question: Airtel launched Khethekhethe loyalty program which sees subscribers getting free airtime for any airtime usage. The bonus is used to make Airtel to Airtel phone calls, internet and send SMS’s. “The bonus will be given out once a month for airtime usage of the previous calendar month. Customers do …

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MRA Tax Relief

Question: In Malawi most people pay by cheque to Islamic institution. The question is if I pay institution ABC 5,000,000.00 kwacha The institution has received 5,000,000.00 But I am get a 30 percent tax relief on this 5,000,000.00 from the tax people because they allow this as an expense and …

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Pre-agreed Rental Increase

Question: Assalaamu Alaikum An agreement was made btwn landlords and tenant for 3 years and 2  yearly increments (10% every 12 months) However the landlord forgot to raise the rent on the following year and tenant had that in mind but did not remind. He thought it was a concession …

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Rat falling in Swimming Pool

Question: A rat fall in our swimming pool today and we got it out alive. What is the Maslah regarding the water total 75,000 liters The pool is 10x5meter n 2-1 meter depth which holds about 75,000 liters of water Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the …

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Intention of Qadha Fast

Question: I never did Sehri and I am thinking to do my qadha fast today, is it possible to fast it if you haven’t eaten anything? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It is a condition for the validity of …

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Nutmeg as a Spice, Poppy Seeds

Question: Assalaamu Alaikum Please advise on the use of nutmeg in food as a spice. There are a lot of contradicting fatwas on it. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Nutmeg (جوزة الطيب) is the spice made by grinding the …

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TIME FOR QURBANI

Question: What are the times for making qurbani and can we slaughter after maghrib/esha on the first day of qurbani to the last day before ASR? And if I send qurbani abroad and their eid day or salah is before mine, is it permissible? Answer: In the Name of Allah, …

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AGE AND TEETH OF QURBANI ANIMALS

Question: Is it necessary to have certain teeth in Qurbani animals? How can one gauge the age of the animals? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to the Hanafi Madh-hab the minimum ages of the animals of qurbani is …

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Receiving interest and offsetting

Question: Asalamualaikum, I want to seek your advice on this particular issue. I didn’t have knowledge about VAT payments that is was due. I received a notice from MRA about the outstanding VAT and they have charged penalty and interest. I know interest dealing in anyway is not permissible. I …

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CRPS – Sandals and Umrah

Question: Assalamu-Alaikum-Wa-Rahmatullahi-Wa-Barakatu Respected Muftisaab. I struggle with a chronic pain condition in my left foot and leg known as CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome). Amongst many other effects, this condition causes hypersensitivity to the affected area to the extent that I often have to wear and remove socks during the …

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