RECENT FATAWA

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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ADVERSE POSSESSION IN ISLAM

Question: As-salamu alaykum I have read that there is an authentic that, “who ever inherited inherited a waste land and cultivate it for 2 years, then that land is his”. Can we use this hadith to apply the ruling of adverse possession?  If someone has acquired the property and have …

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TYPE OF HAJJ WHICH IS MOST VIRTUOUS

Question: Pls tell me that which type of hajj is virtues hajj-e-tamattu, hajj-e-qiran or hajj-e-ifraat Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. There are three types of Hajj: Hajj-e-Ifraad – To perform Hajj only during the days of Hajj. Hajj-e-Tamattu’ – …

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DRINKING ZAM-ZAM WATER WHILST STANDING

Question: Is it true that drinking of Zamzam water to be only consumed standing up… Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. It is preferred to drink the water of Zam-zam whilst standing. One may drink whilst seated as well. [1] …

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WRITING A VERSE ON THE KA’BAH

Question:   I went for Umrah few days ago (by the grace of Allah). Some people in my masjid said that they heard from Ulemas that wrting the 85th Aya of Surah Qassas on the wall of Kaabah with the finger while taking there names, Allah will call them again …

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FILLING THE SUFOOF

Question: While performing salah in jamah can i pull someone who is not close enough (not touching shoulder to shoulder) due to the fact that he joined bit later or has moved away in salah a bit away. Is it the duty of Imam to check and correct if not …

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DOUBT IN NUMBER OF RAK’AAT READ

Question:    i have read that hesitation in salah invalidates one’s prayer, is this correct? For example im performing isha and im doubting whether im in my 4th raka or i may have done an extra raka(5) then i hesitate whether i should break my salah or not but still …

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VIRGIN WOMAN MARRYING A MAN WITH CHILD

Question: I have a question about marriage. I have recently converted to islam, about 5 months ago. And I wish to marry a muslim woman who I have met, we have agreed to it. However, before I turned to Islam, I had a child out of wedlock. I still care …

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INJECTING AN ANIMAL WITH AN ANAESTHETIC

Question: My family and I recently moved to Germany. We are having difficulty finding zabiha halal meat. Upon researching and inquiring, we have received a lot of conflicting information. It has come to our attention through the local media, that animals are being injected prior to slaughtering to ease their …

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INHERITANCE QUERY

Question: Assalamu alaykum There were 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Eldest brother survived with two brothers and two sisters when he pasedaway. The eldest brother before he died had given everything to the two brothers and had said that whatever belongs to me is your two brothers. On death the …

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