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MEMORY FOAM PRAYER MAT

Question: Assalamu alaykum Some of the Arab countries are producing a prayer mat made of memory foam, called “sajjada dhakiyya.” Would sujud on such a prayer mat be valid, as it feels similar to a cushion or mattress? Jazakumulla khayra Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the …

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IS PLAYING FANTASY FOOTBALL FOR MONEY EQUIVALENT TO GAMBLING?

Question: Is Playing Fantasy Football for money equallant to gambling? Fantasy Football involves selecting players (on basis of stats , institution, taking account  ability of a player to perform better against a certain type of football the opposite side plays etc.) and get points on basis of the player’s performance. …

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PERMING/CURLING EYELASHES AND RELAXING HAIR

Question: Is it permissible for a woman to have a treatment whereby they perm/Curl the eyelashes, similarly how they relax the hair to make it straight or perm the hair. This is not permanent but only temporary. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu …

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PLACING A PATIENT UNDER DNR (DO NOT RESUSCITATE)

Question: Salaams Mufti Saheb: I have questions regarding hospital treatment and whether the below stated are akin to suicide: Is it OK for someone NOW to write down on a health will that they want to deny certain treatments that may be more harmful than beneficial such as chemotherapy, life …

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WHAT IS MY ZAKAT AMOUNT FOR THE PAST 14 YEARS?

Question: Somebody has 330 grams gold 24 carat 14 years they have not given zakaat. Please if you could work it out in Malawi Kwacha. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. The Zakat due for the 330 grams of gold …

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FAMOUS DUAA AFTER THE KHATAM OF QUR’AAN

Question: Salams, The duaa which is usually recited at the end of the khatam of Qur’an and written at the end of the 13 line Qur’an, is it authentic? I recently heard its unauthentic. Please verify, shukran. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu …

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ALCOHOL CONTENT IN COOKING SPRAY

Question: I have a question regarding the alcohol content in cooking spray. Fry light 1 cal Olive Oil cooking spray contains alcohol in it’s ingredients and although the alcohol content is minimal I have doubts whether it is permissible or not. On the companies website, this is stated: The ingredients …

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INSPECTING MY WIFE’S PHONE AND WHATSAPP MESSAGES

Question: As Salaamu Alaykum Mufti Is it permissible for me to inspect my wife’s phone and whatsap messages etc without her consent? Or do I need her permission. Can she inspect my phone without my consent or does she need permission? Please let me know. Jazak Allah Khair Answer: In …

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