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Dhuhur 12:31 PM
Asr 05:57 PM
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Safar 1439 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 21 Oct 2017: Click here for calendar

Next Moonsighting:

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

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Jan 24, 2018

Q: If a person vomits and then brushes his or her teeth and used mouth wash while fasting and than thinks that the fast is broken, but doesn't eat for the rest of the fast, is the fast valid?

If nothing was taken down the throat the fast will be valid.

If the person who has already commenced fasting merely intends to break his fast without physically doing so then the Fast will be valid and the intention void. (Shaami Vol.2 Pg.380)

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Fake leather i.e. polyurethane is made with a process with alcohol which can be from grapes and is impure. As such will the item as a result be impure? For example many items are of polyurethane like phone cases till complete couches.

According to the cursory research on this, this material undergoes many processes especially a heating process at the end which will remove the impurity of the alcohol.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: My husband sent me a divorce deed from Pakistan in which it said he is promouncung triple divorce and then in three separate lines it was written that he divorces me. We had never been able to consummate the marriage as he has erectile dysfunction. If we want to reconcile can we do it with a new nikkah? In Pakistani constitution triple talaq has been abolished and we can live again together if he revokes the divorce within Iddah, is that allowed? Should I be following the law in Pakistan as it has been approved by the Islamic council and shariah court in Pakistan and is a part of constitution?

When the husband has issued three Talaqs even though these are issued at once then all three Talaqs has taken place and are effective. There is no way the two of you can reconcile. Neither can he revoke the Talaq nor can both of make a new Nikaah to each other now prior to Shar'i Halaalah taking place.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Many organizations fundraise on the basis that they can accept zakat to fund their organization based on the stipulation of fi sabil lillah. If a person has given their zakat based on this to such organizations and after years found out that it was wrong, do they have to redistribute their zakat?

Yes, the Zakaat is not discharged and needs to be given out correctly. Generally organisations are representatives of those giving Zakaat and one's Zakaat is not discharged if the Zakaat is not discharged correctly by the organization. Hence, one needs to see the credentials and reliability of the organization when giving out one's Zakaat and more importantly ensure that the are guided and overseen by reliable Ulama that one has confidence in.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Would it be permissible for a Muslim hairstylist to cut the hair of non Muslim women?

It is not permissible for him or her to cut the hair of Muslim or non Muslim women.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Can a mu'takif leave Masjid to pass wind/fart? He has a gas problem and can't go all the time toilet.

Yes, a person may leave the Masjid to pass wind (Imdaadul Fatawa).

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Can a person retract a conditional Talaaq?

Generally conditional Talaaq cannot be retracted. Hence, if the condition occurs the Talaaq will take place. The person should explain the situation together with the context etc. in detail for a more specific ruling.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Upcoming Events
Port Elizabeth


23: Religious OCD. Sheikh Is-haaq Lekganya. Masjid Mansoor after Maghrib. Q&A, notes

3: Madressa Mansoor Jalsa.
10 am. Guest speaker: Moulana Ismail Mia. Men at Masjid, ladies at Madressa. Snacks, prize giving, kids' items

Islamic Indicators
Zakat Nisab R5187.06
Mahr Fatimi R19351.19
Minimum Mahr R259.35
Gold Prices:
24 Carat/gram R593.49
22 Carat/gram R545.05
18 Carat/gram R445.80
14 Carat/gram R347.02
9 Carat/gram R224.53

As of 13 November 2017

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All commodity values exclude VAT (14%)

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Halaal Updates


The following restaurants are certified by SANHA:

* 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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