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Is the use of surma in ramadhaan permissable? PDF Print E-mail

Q: 27 – Title: Is the use of surma in ramadhaan permissable?

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Is the use of surma in ramadhaan permissable?

The reason i ask, is because i put surma in my eyes at night and when i awake the next morning, i find that particles of the surma come out from my mouth and nose. Will these particles of surma from my nose and mouth nullify my fast?

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

It is permissible to use Surma in Ramadhaan. The particles of Surma that come out from the nose or mouth will not nullify the fast. (Hindiyyah vol.5 pg.274)

الفتاوى الهندية  - (ج 5 / ص 274)

وَلَوْ أَقْطَرَ شَيْئًا مِنْ الدَّوَاءِ فِي عَيْنِهِ لَا يُفْطِرُ صَوْمَهُ عِنْدَنَا ، وَإِنْ وَجَدَ طَعْمَهُ فِي حَلْقِهِ ، وَإِذَا بَزَقَ فَرَأَى أَثَرَ الْكُحْلِ ، وَلَوْنَهُ فِي بُزَاقِهِ عَامَّةُ الْمَشَايِخِ عَلَى أَنَّهُ لَا يُفْسِدُ صَوْمَهُ كَذَا فِي الذَّخِيرَةِ ، وَهُوَ الْأَصَحُّ هَكَذَا فِي التَّبْيِينِ .

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Moosa Salie

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 

 
Imam of our masjid told me that I can not send Zakat to home country if there are poor needy people here in USA, specially in our own community. On the other hand my family back in Pakistan is insisting me to send zakat money to poor and needy people of P PDF Print E-mail

Q: 26 – Title: Imam of our masjid told me that I can not send Zakat to home country if there are poor needy people here in USA, specially in our own community. On the other hand my family back in Pakistan is insisting me to send zakat money to poor and needy people of Pakistan, specially in our locality in Pakistan. I am confused now, where to spend zakat money?

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I read your Fatwa #  13532. it appears that you can send your Zakat to your home coutry while living outisde of it. Now here is my question. I live in USA and Imam of our masjid told me that I can  not send Zakat to home country if there are poor needy people here in USA, specially in our own community. On the other hand my family back in Pakistan is insisting me to send zakat money to poor and needy people of Pakistan, specially in our locality in Pakistan. I am confused now, where to spend zakat money. Secondly I dont know needy people personally here in USA but I totally believe in my Imam Masjid. Our Imam masjid has a Zakat committe who verifies about poor and needy people here in USA. Please guide me what I am suppose to do in this situation.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

It is permissible to send your Zakaat over to espically if your own relatives are deserving of Zakaat. If your relatives are not deserving of Zakaat,then too you may send your Zakaat to if there is a greater need there for the funds. (Ahsanul Fataawa Vol.4 Page 259; Shaami chapter on Zakaat Vol.2).

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Muhammed Zakariyya Desai,

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 

 
Is it ok to repeat your surahs for tarawee salaah,...Can we follow an imaan on tv or radio etc ....As a female are you allowed to use a ‘pill’...Please can you provide me with contact details for Islamic lesson... PDF Print E-mail

Q: 24 – Title: Is it ok to repeat your surahs for tarawee salaah,...Can we follow an imaan on tv or radio etc ....As a female are you allowed to use a ‘pill’...Please can you provide me with contact details for Islamic lesson...

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1 Is it ok to repeat your surahs for tarawee salaah, and if so – what is the maximum surahs you should know in order to validate this.
2 Can we follow an imaan on tv or radio etc for the tarawee salaah?
3 As a female are you allowed to use a ‘pill’ to stop the menstruation during Ramadaan time?
4 Please can you provide me with contact details for Islamic lesson such as Arabic, fiqh, hadith etc.. in Durban and Johannesburg area

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

1) It is permissible to recite the same two Surahs in the twenty Rakaats of Taraweeh. If a person recites Suratul Asr and Suratul Ikhlaas in the first and second rakaat of the entire twenty rakaats of Traweeh, the Salaah is valid. It is not necessary to recite a new Surah in every Rakaat. Therefore the minimum number of Surahs for the validity of Taraweeh would be two and for Witr Salaah will be three.

2) One of the conditions for following an Imaam is Ittisaal (joining) of the Sufoof (rows). Since this is not found when following on the Radio or television, it is not permisble. One should abstain from watching television as it is Haraam (prohibited).

3) It is permissible.

4) We suggest that you contact the Jamiatul Ulama (Transvaal) in Johannesburg on the following number 011- 373 8000 or the Jamitaul Ulama (Kwa Zulu Natal) in Durban on the following number 031- 306 7786.

And Allah Knows Best

Muhammed Zakariyya Desai

Checked and Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Desai 
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 

 
Please help me with my Zakaat calculation.What value can I deduct as a liability and what value as assets? PDF Print E-mail

Q: 25 – Title: Please help me with my Zakaat calculation.What value can I deduct as a liability and what value as assets?

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As salaamu alaikum

Please help me with my Zakaat calculation.What value can I deduct as a liability and what value as assets?

How do I calculate the Zakaat payable in the following cases:

1) The house that I live in.

Market value = R 1 800 000

Total owing to bank = R 1 200 000

Monthly repayment to bank = R 14 500

Monthly Income received from cottages on property = R 7 000 per month

2) Flat that I have as an investment and it is currently let out.

Market value = R 200 000

Owing to bank = R 50 000

Monthly repayment to bank = R 800

Monthly rent received = R 1 500

Jazakallah.

Answer

Muhtaram ,

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

The house you are living in is not zakatable. Your next 12 installments to the bank may be deducted as a  zakat liability. Your flat will only be zakatable if purchase with the intention to resell. If so 200,000 is zakatable. If not, no zakat is payable. In both scenarios you may deduct the  next 12 installments as zakat liability.

As far as the rental income is concerned, whatever amount is still on hand on the day of your zakat calculation will be zakatable.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Imran Hatia
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 

 
I have a policy for the duration of 10 years, a montly debit order is put into this policy...my question is concerning zakaat on this amount, will i have to pay yearly on what ever that amount is at the time when zakaat is due or can i pay after the 10 ye PDF Print E-mail

Q: 23 – Title: I have a policy for the duration of 10 years, a montly debit order is put into this policy...my question is concerning zakaat on this amount, will i have to pay yearly on what ever that amount is at the time when zakaat is due or can i pay after the 10 years are up?

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I have a policy for the duration of 10 years, a montly debit order is put into this policy, only after 10 years i will be able to access this money, my question is concerning zakaat on this amount, will i have to pay yearly on what ever that amount is at the time when zakaat is due or can i pay after the 10 years are up, and if it is permitted to wait after 10 years then should i only pay 2.5% on the full amount?

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

You have not supplied any details regarding the type of policy in question.

We will assume it to be a normal conventional insurance/retirement policy.

Firstly, it should be borne in mind that taking out such a policy is forbidden in Shari'ah.

Secondly, the return from such a policy is completely impermissible and will have to be given to the poor without intention of reward.

Thirdly, all that one is entitled to, is his premiums. When he is paid out, he can keep the total amount he contributed in premiums.

Fourthly, as the only amount that really belongs to him is the amount he contributed as premiums, every year he will have to calculate the total amount in premiums paid thus far and add that amount to his Zakatable assets. It would be treated similar to money kept in a bank account. The money put in belongs to him and is zakatable, while the interest does not rightfully belong to him and is not zakatable.

If the policy in question is different from what we have assumed it to be, then the answer could be different.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Husain Kadodia

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 

 
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