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Question: The fatwa on pictures given at al mawrid is based totally on personal opinions and interpretations. It can be easily seen that they use qayas (logic) to prove that photography is allowed. Furthermore they quote Kings 6: 23 – 32 to prove that Hazrat Sulayman’s temple had picture and that they were a blessing […]

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Question: We hear a lot about Satan’s attacks on human beings. There are different ways of explaining the hadith related to Satan being imprisoned during Ramadan. Javed Ghamidi Saheb says that our intentions are the main culprit, and when our desires surge, Satan uses the opportunity and makes an attempt to overwhelm us. Fair enough. […]

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Question: If God knows everything in advance, and if nothing can happen without his permission, it follows that all the evils and terrible events are already pre ordained. Why does God not prevent children and the weak from suffering so much and how much is in the hands of man when everything is pre determined […]

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Question: I have learnt that there is no consensus on the domain, constitution and eligibility of ijma’, whereas some people say it is binding on common Muslims. This does not add up. What is your opinion on the position of ijma’ in Islam? Response: There are two possibilities of consensus among Muslims (ijma’). The first […]

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Question: How are religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Zoroastrianism treated in Islam? Is it possible that Ram, Buddha could have been prophets of their times? The Qu’ran mentions only People of the Book. Does this mean it does not recognise followers of other religions? Response: All religions, religious views should be treated with respect for […]

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Question: I have two questions about Zakat. First is whether we can at any juncture pay Zakat to a Christian? Secondly, can we give Zakat to any institute (hospital etc) without the restrictions of tamleek. We do not think every Idara has appointed a tamleek or that a tamleek will willingly further donate all of […]

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