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ETIQUETTE’S OF ASKING QUESTIONS

Question: What is the correct way to address you when asking a question? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. When addressing your question to a reliable reputable Allah-fearing Scholar/Mufti, the following etiquette’s should be adhered to: The question should be …

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THE SIX FASTS OF SHAWWAAL EQUAL TO ONE YEAR

THE SIX FASTS OF SHAWWAAL EQUAL TO ONE YEAR Abu Ayyub Al-Ansaari Radhiyallahu Anhu reported Allah’s Messenger Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam as saying: “The person who fasts in Ramadhaan and follows it with six fasts in Shawwaal is like a person who kept fast throughout the year.* (Sahih Muslim, Page 570, …

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FASTING IN THE MONTH OF SHA’BAAN

The month of Sha’bân is one of the meritorious months for which we find some peculiar instructions in the Sunnah of Rasûlullâh (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). It is reported in the authentic Ahadith that Rasûlullâh  (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) used to fast most of the month in Sha’bân. These fasts were not …

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TRIBALISM – UNITY

In this day and age, a disease which is rife in our communities – despite it being totally abhorred by Allah Ta’ala and His Messenger ﷺ – is that of tribalism. Just like Non-Muslims, Muslims all over the world, have become prey to disunity and dissension on the basis of ethnic, …

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THE DYNAMICS OF A FATWA – BY MUFTI EBRAHIM DESAI

A fatwa is a culmination of fiqh (jurisprudence) which has its roots in the Quran, Hadith, Ijmā’ (consensus of the Sahabah), and Qiyās (analogy). The academic content of a fatwa is like the mountaintop that is uplifted by the entire mountain and further supported by the surface of the ground and its underground structures. When a request …

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