Category Archives: Hazrat Mufti Zakaria Makada Saab (D.B)

​Beauty parlours 

Q: Is it permissible for a Muslim woman to leave her home in order to go to a beauty parlour or salon to style her hair or wax the hair on her body? What is the Shar’ee ruling in regard … Continue reading

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​Associating with men who imitate women and vice versa 

Q: I understand that it is haraam for men to act like females and wear female clothing. Can mufti explain to me as to what the punishment of those who interact with these people or allow them to participate in … Continue reading

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​Rental based on percentage of turnover

Q: A person leases out his property to someone. He tells the lessee that the monthly rental will be 5% of the turnover the lessee makes while trading during each month. Is it correct for the lessor to charge the … Continue reading

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Reciting Qur’an on the phone

Q: I have recently downloaded the Quraan app on my iPhone (touchscreen). Am I permitted to read and touch the Quraan without wudhu? Also, would it be less beneficial to recite the Quraan in this electronic format rather than in book … Continue reading

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Masbooq Ruling

Masbooq(person who misses a certain amount of rakaats in salaah)  mistakenly makes one Salaam with the Imaam Q: If I am a masbooq and I mistakenly make one salaam with the Imam. Then I realise my mistake and stand up to complete … Continue reading

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Reciting Aayatul kursi and the last two verses of Surah Baqarah at night

Q: It is said that in a house wherein Surah Baqarah is recited, then Shaitaan does not enter that house. Surah Baqarah is a long Surah. Is there any specific verse or verses that can be recited instead of Surah Baqarah? … Continue reading

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The modern day concept dubbed gender equality

Q: Can the learned Mufti Saheb kindly provide references from the Qur’an and Hadith, for living expenses in a marriage. Which spouse is responsible for paying specific monthly commitments? A: Islam is second to none in advocating fairness and justice. In every … Continue reading

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Marrying a Christian or Jewish woman

Q: Can you make nikaah with a Christian woman? What are the rules in regard to marrying a Christian or Jewish woman? A: On account of the serious complications that come about through marrying Christian or Jewish women (e.g. the great fear of a … Continue reading

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Concealing the faults of people

  Q: I would like to ask if someone knows the truth and is hiding it from others in order to save the bad person or guilty one, what does the Qur’an and Hadith say about it? A: There are great virtues … Continue reading

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Performing salaah behind an Imaam who makes masah on cotton socks

  Q: Will my salaah be valid behind an Imaam who makes masah upon ordinary, cotton socks? A: According to the four Imaams of fiqh (Imaam Abu Hanifa, Imaam Maalik, Imaam Shafi’ee and Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (Rahimahumullah), masah on cotton socks … Continue reading

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