Author Archives: Mufti Sufyan

  • Mehraam

    Question I am a female. My fathers’ mamoo/maternal uncle will be coming down to my house very soon. Can you please let me know whether he is my Mahram?     Answer Your fathers’ maternal uncle is your Mahram (unmarriageable kin) and hence for you the rulings of non Mahram (marriageable kin) will not apply to …

  • Can a male remove the hair of his hands and legs?

    Question Can a male remove the hair of his hands and legs. And also what about the hair of the chest?obviously he will remove them in such a manner that will not cause him harm.   Answer In the name of Allah, Most compassionate, Most Merciful   It is permissible for males to remove the …

  • How to keep heart clean

    Why is jealousy so prevalent? Why is hatred so predominant? Why is there so much friction between families? Why is such evil rife amongst us? Why have we lost our family values? Or most of all, why have we lost our Islamic values? The simple answer to these questions is lack of cleanliness of our …

  • Is it permissible to bow in Martial Arts

    The great Muhaddith Imam Tirmidhi (Allah have mercy on him) narrates:   Anas ibn Maalik (Allah be pleased with him) said: A man said: O Messenger of Allah, when one of us meets his brother or friend, should he bow to him? He said: “No.” He said: Should he embrace him and kiss him? He said: “No.” He said: Should …

  • Zakaat on rent

    QUESTION Do we give zakat on the rental of a property? (My dad has a property he owns in Pakistan and he is getting some rent from it)?   ANSWER An asset that is purchased with the intention of retaining ownership, is not subject to Zakat, rather any profit gained from the rental income received …

  • Ask a Mufti Question

    QUESTION Were all the khualafa e rashideen hafiz of the Quran?   ANSWER The four rightly guided caliphs, namely Abu Bakr (Allah be pleased with him), Umar (Allah be pleased with him), Uthman (Allah be pleased with him) and Ali (Allah be pleased with him) had all memorized the whole Qur’an / were all hafiz …

  • Praying at the grave

    QUESTION: Is it proven in hadith that when you are burying the deceased that you pray Quran at the head and feet or do you do dua straight away?   ANSWER: After burying the deceased, to read the opening verses of surah al-baqarah until “المفلحون”, near the headside of the grave-thereafter, to read the closing verses of surah …

  • custom made prayer mat

    Question: Am i allowed to get a custom made prayer mat with my name on it. Which i can use for my daily prayers? Answer: There is nothing explicitly mentioned in Quran and Sunnah against getting a custom made prayer mat with your name on it. However, there are some questions which arise when getting …

  • Modesty Is a Branch of Faith

    The females of the first era (of Islam) gave a lot of sacrifice to spread Islam. History testifies to this fact. For example the first person to accept Islam was a female, namely Khadija Bint Khuwaylid (May Allah, the almighty be pleased with her). The first person who was martyred as a (so called) punishment …

  • Answers in the quraan

    I asked: “how can I gain your help oh Allah?” The Quran replied: “seek help through patience and prayer”. (Al-Baqarah: 45)   I said: “I am careless in my Salah”. The Quran replied: “Woe to those performers of Salah, who are neglectful (careless) of their Salah”. (Al-Ma’un: 4, 5)   I said: “I am reckless …


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