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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:39

Question: I have been going to the gym regularly in order to keep fit and healthy. Over time, due to the company, I have started competing in bodybuilding and weightlifting. Currently, the discussion among our group is about taking steroids to enhance the performance. Is it permissible to take steroids for this purpose?  

Answer: Health is a bounty from the side of Allah Ta‘ala and it is thus necessary for one to look after his body and health. That said, it is not permissible for us to break the laws of Allah Ta‘ala in order to become fit, nor is bodybuilding and exercising the purpose for which we have been created. In essence, there are two problems that need to be addressed.

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Faqeehul Ummah: Recitation of Quraan Majeed and Du‘aa


Monday, 17 July 2017 09:32

Summary of Letter

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

…Please advise me with regards to the following. Firstly, I do not have the true enthusiasm for the recitation of the Quraan Majeed. Secondly, I am not much inclined towards du‘aa.

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Respect for Ramadhaan


Monday, 17 July 2017 09:29

There was once a fire worshipper who saw his son eating in the presence of Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan. As soon as he saw his son eating before the Muslims, he hit him and reprimanded him saying, “Why do you not show regard for the sanctity and respect of the Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan?”  It so happened that the fire worshipper passed away that very week. Soon after he passed away, the ‘Aalim of that locality had a dream in which he saw the fire worshipper in Jannah! In the dream, he asked him, “Were you not a fire worshipper?” The man replied, “I was a fire worshipper. However, shortly before I passed away, Allah Ta‘ala honoured me, by inspiring me to accept Islam, due to the respect that I had shown for the month of Ramadhaan.” (Nuzhatul Majaalis)


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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:25

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Making More than Money!


Thursday, 15 December 2016 06:27

The sound of a cash register in full swing is coveted by the store owner, while the sight of a full waiting room pleases the doctor. Likewise, a long line of cars pleases the car-wash owner and the start of the new school year pleases the stationer. The common factor is that all these aspects signal that money is being made!

Making Money

The task of ‘making money’ is one which people generally attach tremendous importance to and thus the sight of their ‘money machine’ in motion causes them great delight. Furthermore, they leave no stone unturned in making money. Whether working from 8 until late, 7 days a week, in order to progress from small-store owner to entrepreneur at the helm of an economical empire, or studying for years to acquire a string of degrees that will equate half the alphabet hanging onto one’s name. It is apparent that we have made more than the required effort in seeing to our material needs.

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Take a Break


Thursday, 15 December 2016 06:25

The Deen of Islam is complete and perfect. Hence Islam recognizes and caters for all the needs of a human being by showing him the Islamic way of attending to and fulfilling these various needs. Eating is a basic human need. Thus Islam not only allows us to eat but also gives us guidelines and teaches us the Islamic way of eating.

Among our basic, human needs is the need to occasionally ‘take a break’. Islam is not a ‘dry’ Deen and thus allows us to take a break when needed. However, just as we adhere to the guidelines laid down by Deen when fulfilling our other needs, we should also adhere to the laws and injunctions of Deen when fulfilling this need and ensure that it is done in a manner that is approved of in Islam.

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Thursday, 15 December 2016 06:23

Islam is a Deen of peace and justice. Even in a truly Islamic country, the non-Muslim citizens are given full protection, helped when in need and are permitted to conduct their own religious rites and ceremonies.

It, however, does not mean that if people of other religions are allowed to conduct their religious ceremonies, it is permissible for a Muslim to join them in such celebrations. Islam has a distinct culture and totally shuns anything to do with shirk (idolatory) and the customs of other religions.

Christmas and New Year’s celebrations are Christian and pagan celebrations respectively. The element of shirk is evident. Consider the following:  

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Daughters in University


Thursday, 15 December 2016 06:19

Question: I have just finished matric. My parents want me to go to University next year. I have many friends and family who are in University so I know of the fitnahs and sins that are part of campus life. I heard just recently of a girl who we all knew to be pious, that she met a Hindu boy on campus and wishes to marry him. I don’t want to put my imaan on the line by going to University and being exposed to these fitnahs. Please advise me as to how I can explain my concerns to my parents and convince them. Jazaakallah.

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