From the Fatwa Department
Q: Asalamu Alaikum
Respected Mufti Saheb
I would like to know if its permissible to read Salah while wearing a jersey with the puma brand logo?
I have not had Zakaat Nisab for one lunar year. Do I still have to make Qurbani?
The advent of the month of Shawwāl brings with it the remembrance of Ibrāhīm ‘alayhis salām and his memorable hajj. All over the world, those who are fortunate make preparations for this great spiritual experience. Hajj is from the five pillars of Islām and is fard upon every sane and mature believer who possesses the means to perform hajj.
Q: Is there any significance in that a husbands time after Esha is for his wife?
Q: Muslims today follow football teams and other sports with lots of ardency, passion and energy. People make dua for victory of their team and spend hours in discussion on results, players, teams and results. Young children will be seen idolising their favourite player and sporting jerseys with his name imprinted on it. Is this desirable and okay for a Muslim. Can we make dua for our team ?
Q: Social media platforms like Whatsapp, Twitter, facebook and others allow a person to post a profile picture with one’s portfolio and contact detail. People use this to post a photograph of themselves, spouse, child, some animate object or a picture of something relating to their personal life. Is this permissible? Please explain.
Q: Performing Salah on a journey can become difficult especially on a long flight when 2 or 3 Salah need to be performed in flight. Is it necessary to perform the Salah in the time whilst on journey or is one allowed to forego the prayer and perform it later? What happens when a person is travelling on an aircraft and the flight attendants refuse permission to stand and face Qiblah for Salah?
Q: On the issue of begging I would like to know whether it is compulsory to give to every beggar that comes to your car or home if you are in possession of extra monies? Eg: does it matter if you can see the person is on drugs or is drunk or is well dressed etc.
Q: We want to make a secret Nikah ?
I am a student and want to know if a secret nikah is valid in Islam? I am interested in a boy and he is also a student and are told we can only marry after studies which is in a few years. Will making nikah to stay away from sin be the right way to go ?