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Dhuhur 12:33 PM
Asr 05:45 PM
Maghrib 07:03 PM
Isha 08:35 PM
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Jumadul Ula 1439 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 18 January 2018. Click here for calendar

Next Moonsighting:

Fri, 16 February 2018. Malabar Eidgah

In the event of a sighting, individuals are required to give Shahada before an Imam associated to one of the United Ulama Council of South Africa's members

To report Eastern Cape sightings, phone 078 672 7797 or 078 568 0332

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Feb 20, 2018

Q: The commonly know ruling regarding the suitability of a sheep for Qurbani is that it should be a year old or 6 months old and resemble a 1 year old. It is now very common that sheep are raised using a modern "feedlot" system that courses rapit growth. A 4 month old Lamb can weigh more than 55 kgs while an average 1 year old grass fed sheep weighs about 51 kgs. I should mention that most Marino sheep and cows in South Africa are raised in Feedlots. Is it suitable to use a lamb for Qurbani that is large because of its diet in the feedlot but is younger than 6 months old?


It is necessary for the sheep to be at least 6 months old.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: I have been given money from my bank as a token of apology, and to retain my business with them. Like a gift. Now, most banks in the UK are riba based. I have read fatwa from Hanafi Ulema, that it is acceptable to accept whilst few say it is not permissable because it would a riba based institution. So, when a layperson is presented with two conflicting opinions, can he go for the easier option?

You should follow the view of the Ulama that you have confidence in and generally follow. If you are still not clear then adopt the safer and cautious ruling for yourself but do not enforce this on others.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: If a adult girl finds out that her parents didn't make aqeeqah for her when she was small because of financial difficulty, can the adult girl make aqeeqah for herself now that she's older?

Aqeeqah is not compulsory rather it is Mustahab. If one has the means and one can manage doing an Aqeeqah then this may be done. However this should not be at the expense of other obligations like one's Wajib Qurbani.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Would it be okay for several persons to jointly sponsor a Qurbaani for a deceased without making one single person the owner?

There is a difference of opinion amongst our Ulama regarding this masalah.

In our understanding as long as each of them have done their Wajib Qurbani they could jointly make a Nafl Qurbani on behalf of the marhoomeen etc.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: A girl had very bad jinn posession/jadu (magic). She was speaking to birds in another language, couldn't write exams and could eat abnormally 5 to 6 burgers at a time (amongst other things). She used to make Sehri with the whole family and whenever her mother was with her she would not eat during the day. However her mother found her eating a few times when she was alone. Now that she is better she has absolutely no recollection of the other days, whether she ate or not.

1. Does she have to keep a Kaffaarah for those days her mother found her eating?

2. What about the other days which she cannot remember at all but they suspect she ate?

1. If she had been eating when she was not in her correct frame of mind then she does not have to keep kaffaarah.

2. As above.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: A woman started spotting on her normal time of 6 June. This lasted until 15 June. Was clean until 22 June and than proper haidh flow started on 22 June. Lasted until 1 July and starts again to spot on 5 July as per her normal haidh time. Will her normal time be haidh although there was no flow or the actual flow time although it was not her time?

A: Since she has not experienced a clean period for at least 15 days, she will be considered bleeding continuously from 06th June to date. This being the case she should follow her previous habit of Tuhr and Haidh and calculate the days of her haidh.


Q: Is it haram (forbidden) to play cards socially without any gambling involved?

If there is gambling involved then it is Haraam. If there is no gambling involved then it is detestable as it is generally frivolous and time consuming. However, if it leads one to being negligent of Salah and other obligations like obeying one's parents etc or makes when negligent of other responsibilities or if it is associated with any other impermissible activity found then too it must be avoided.

A Muslim must value every moment he is blessed with and use it that would benefit him in some way in terms of this world or the hereafter and avoid every type of futility.

Upcoming Events
Port Elizabeth


23: Moulana Sulaiman Ravat. TBC
23: Youth Workshop. Girls 11+ with Muallima Abeeda Peer. Masjid Taqwa Madressa. 6-8.30pm
24: Hajj Awareness. Khidmatul Awwam workshop. Madressa Mansoor 9am. Separate male and female facilities

Made in Heaven. Marriage Workshop with Muallima Abeeda Peer. Movement Hall. Free. Sisters only
24: 10am-4pm
25: 10am-1pm

National Sahaba Jalsa: Moulana Dawood Seedat of Pietermaritzburg

9: Ladies Program. Madressa Banaatil Islam, Driedoring St. 10 am
9: Juma at Masjid Ibaadur Rahmaan, Uitenhage
9: Masjid Saaliheen, Salt Lake after Maghrib
10: Students Program at Darul Uloom Abu Bakr 10.30 am
10: Masjid Mansoor after Maghrib
11: Masjid Zikrullah, Motherwell 10 am

1: 15 Shabaan. Dependent on sighting of moon
16: Moonsighting Event. Malabar Eidgah
17: First Ramadaan. Dependent on sighting of moon

14: Moonsighting Event. Malabar Eidgah
15: Eidul Fitr. Dependent on sighting of moon

22: Eidul Adha. Dependent on sighting of moon

Islamic Indicators
Zakat Nisab R4205.20
Mahr Fatimi R10513.00
Minimum Mahr R210.26
Gold Prices:
24 Carat/gram R511.86
22 Carat/gram R470.13
18 Carat/gram R384.57
14 Carat/gram R299.41
9 Carat/gram R193.74

As of 12 February 2018

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* OR Tambo: - Piece A Pizza |
1. Terminal A T5, International Departures | 2. Domestic Terminal
* OR Tambo: - Capello |
Shop T5 Level 2, International Departures
* King Shaka: - Steers & Panarottis

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