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Q & A on Muharram and Aashurah

Which is the first month of the Islamic calendar and what is it’s meaning? Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar- meaning “Forbidden”. Even before Islam, this month was always known as a sacred month which un-lawful acts were “forbidden”, prominently the shedding of blood. Which are the four sanctified months that are alluded to in the Quran ... Read More »

Trimming A Woman’s Hair!

Question: Can a woman trim the ends of her hair to make them equal? Answer: There is no harm in the natural process of the hair growing in uneven lengths. It may therefore not be trimmed. It is also prohibited to cut the hair of little girls according to modern fashion. And Allah knows best! Fataawa Rahimiyya Vol 3, Page ... Read More »

Tasting Something Before Buying?

Question: Is one allowed to taste fruit at a fruiterer before buying? Answer: There are 3 scenarios in this situation: 1. If one has no intention whatsoever of buying, it is forbidden to taste,and one needs to reimburse the fruiterer. 2. One had the intention to buy,but then changed one’s mind. One needs to reimburse the fruiterer or seek his ... Read More »