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Safar 1439 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 21 Oct 2017: Click here for calendar

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Sun, 19 November 2017. Malabar Eidgah. Viewing time: 19:03 to 19:53

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Jan 24, 2018

Q: 1. After Mahr (dowry) has been agreed upon, is it permissble/possible for the wife re-negotiate it? If possible/permissible:
2. Can it be adjusted even though it has been paid in full already.
3. If it has not yet been fully paid, can it be adjusted.
4. Is it permissible for the Husband to state he wishes to increase the Mahr amount even though he has already paid the initially agreed amount in full?
5. Can he adjust it to a higher figure in the case where he has still not completed paying the agreed amount.
6. Is it permissible to stipulate a 'new Mahr' figure when negotiating a reconciliation between a separated couple?

1. The Mahr may not be re-negotiated. However, the wife may waive her right or part of it if she wishes. Similarly, a husband may unilaterally agree to increase the Mahr of his wife. Care should be taken to ensure that in doing so one does not increase the period of when the initial Mahr was payable (if it was not payable on a spot/cash basis) as this may be akin to increasing the amount payable by increasing the period which is akin to interest/

2. If the husband wishes to give any more purely with his discretion without any coercion then it is also permissible.

3. If you are asking about the Mahr that is outstanding then this outstanding Mahr cannot be renegotiated. As explained earlier, if the wife wants she may waive her right entirely or partly.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: If lend money to someone who owns a liquor store and you know this person's income is only through the liquor store, is it permissible to lend this person money or if you loaned it to him already, is it permissible to collect money from him?

If he is a Muslim and his only source or main source of income is from this then one should not loan the money.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Person misread compass and faced south instead of north north east for qibla. Found out after salah time expired.  Must he repeat?

If there was no one he could have asked regarding the direction of the Qiblah and he used the compass then the Salah will be valid. There is no need to repeat the Salah.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: I would like to know if joining a group like 4 Alliance is Shariah compliant in order to earn some money?

This appears to be a pyramid scheme which are generally objectionable.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: A person vomitted less than a mouthful unintentionally and thereafter swallowed it intentionally. What's the condition of his fast?

The fast will not break as long as it was less than a mouthful.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Is it permissible to store or feed a pig?

The entire pig (not only the meat) is Najis and  impure. A pig should be totally abhorred and one should therefore stay away from pigs in totality and avoid being in close proximity to them. 

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Is Qada necessary if a person ejaculates without manual stimulation because of viewing explicit material while fasting?

Whilst fasting, just as it is impermissible to indulge in sexual activities similarly it is impermissible to fantasize about sexual activities. As far as looking at pornography is concerned it is totally prohibited irrespective of whether one is fasting or not. Committing these major sins in the state of fasting destroys the reward of the fast completely.

However, if a person ejaculates due to fantasizing or looking at pornography without anything touching or rubbing his private part the fast will not break.

If one masturbates by touching or rubbing his private part on something whilst fasting the fast will be nullified. Only Qadha will be Wajib.

(Durrul Mukhtar 2:396, Al Fatawa Al Hindiyyah 1:204, Maraaqil Falaah pg 658)

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