Q: On whom is Qurbani obligatory?
A: There are 3 conditions for Qurbaani to be Wajib:
1. Iqamat: This means being a Muqeem(non-traveller). Qurbani is therefore not wajib upon a Musaafir (traveller) - one who has undertaken a journey of 78 kilometres or more, and intends staying in one place for less than 15 days.
2. Buloog: This means puberty. Hence qurbani is not wajib on a minor, even if he/she is in possession of wealth.
3.Financial Means: Possessing Nisaab or wealth equivalent to the value of Nisaab in excess of one’s basic needs and debts on any of the three days of Qurbani. [The Nisaab amount at the beginning of September 2016 is R5774.55 (612.36 grams of Silver)]
N.B. It is not necessary that this amount be in one’s possession for a complete lunar year.
And Allah Knows Best
Q: How old should the qurbani animal be?
goat/sheep/ram - 1 year or older
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1. Eidgaah: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
2. Korsten Eidgah: Talk: 8:30 am. Salaah: 9:00 amGrounds opposite BP on Durban Road. At Musjid Huda in event of rain.
3. Musjid Taqwa: Salaah: 8:00 am. Talk follows
4. Rudolph Street: Talk: 7:00 am. Salaah: 7:30 am
5. Booysens Park: Talk: 7:00 am. Salaah: 7:30 am
6. Overbaakens: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
7. Bloemendaal: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
8. Saabireen: Salaah: 8:00 am. Talk follows
9. Pier Street: Salaah: 8:00 am. Talk follows
10. Salt Lake: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
11. Awatif: Talk: 7:00 am. Salaah: 7:30 am
12. Grace Street: Salaah: 7:30 am. Talk follows
13. Central Jamaat Khana: Talk: 0:00 am. Salaah: 0:00 am
In the event of adverse weather conditions:
a. Darul Uloom Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
b. Mansoor Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
c. Fuqara Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8:00 am
d. West End Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8:00 am
Click on the star on Jubilee Park Sports Ground to get directions.
1. Uitenhage Eidgaah: Due to the winter cold, there will be no Eidgah. Eid Salaah will be at the various Masjids
a. Musjid Mumineen: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
b. Musjid Ibadur Rahman: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am
c. Qudama: Talk: 7:00 am. Salaah: 7:30 am
Q: I have read on the following link https://nawadir.org/2016/03/30/travelling-for-umrah-whilst-menstruating/ that a menstruating woman should enter into Iḥrām at Mīqāt and proceed to Makkah and perform her ‘Umrah after her menstruation finishes. However, I have a specific scenario which is quite common. If a woman plans to stay in Makkah for five days but her period will start two days before she arrives and her normal cycle is 10 days, what should she do? Should she take the pill bearing in mind that the bleeding may not stop fully? What if she has no choice but to return from Makkah before her menstruation finishes?
Q: I was married in 2013. Shortly afterwards, I developed an ulcer which my in-laws took to be cancer. Even while I was in hospital, they started to threaten me and asked for divorce. They threatened to implicate me in a dowry case, make everyone go to jail and get all our property to be sold. After a lot of requests, they met my surgeon who had done that surgery. When they found out after meeting him that I honestly did not have cancer and I was telling the truth, they agreed to continue the marriage relationship depending on some conditions. They gave us 15 days time. An agreement had been reached between us. We were ready to meet every condition. But two days later, they called me to say that they will terminate the relationship as they had found another groom, who happened to be my wife’s ex-boyfriend. After that, they came and intimidated me when I was alone in the house. Everyone in my family had gone to the hospital as my brother-in-law was sick. They surrounded me on all sides and threatened me and frightened me into signing on a piece of paper. While I did sign on the paper, I did not say anything aloud. I was seriously ill and in bed-rest. I was alone in the house while they had several goons. As a result, I could not fight and had to sign out of fright. I would have been implicated in a dowry case if I hadn’t signed and would have been humiliated. I would have been physically harmed. I was being threatened with the Dowry Case, selling of the house and physical harm. That is why I signed on that paper.
1) Am I divorced now as I have signed on that piece of paper?
Is my Talaq (divorce) valid or not?
A: According to your account of events, you never intended divorcing your second wife; you had no intention of doing so; you wrote the talaaq under duress and pressure from your first wife and her family. My ruling is, therefore, that the talaaqs you wrote to your second wife were not valid.
Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
Q: A person is performing 4 Rakats of Thuhr Fardh Salaah. After completing the Sajdah of the 4th Rakat, he forgets to sit for the last Qa'dah and stands up for a 5th Rakat. He begins with Qiraat and then realizes his mistake. What should he do?