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Zul Qadah 1438 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 24 July 2017: Click here for calendar

Next Moonsighting:

Tue, 22 Aug 2017. Malabar Eidgah. Viewing time: 17:52-18:43

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Oct 18, 2017

Q: Can one slaughter a 6 month old sheep for Qurbani?

Yes, if it resembles a one year old in size.

Mufti Aadiel Moosagie


Q: A lady who has her authentic Sayyid tree (descendants of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), had accepted Zakaat and long used it already. At the time she was not aware that she could not accept Zakaat. How does she make amends?

It is safest that she give out whatever she received as Zakaat in charity to the poor and needy Zakaat recipients.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Darul Ihsaan


Q: A person passed away 6 months ago and was buried after 3 months by the state as a pauper along with 2 non Muslims in a cemetery. The family only found out now and have obtained permission from the state to exhume the body.
1. Can ghusl be done now?
2. Can janazah salaah be performed?

If a person was buried without ghusal and Janaazah Salaah then the Janaazah Salaah will be performed at his grave provided the body has not decomposed. If after performing the Janaazah Salaah and burying the deceased it was discovered that ghusal was not given to him, then the Janaazah Salaah will have to be repeated at the grave provided the body has not decomposed.

Note: The time it takes for the body to decompose will be determined through the nature of the soil of the area in which the deceased was buried. This will differ from place to place. Hence, it is not possible to specify any period of time. This is the most preferred opinion among the Fuqaha. (Ad Durrul Mukhtar 2:224)

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

Darul Ihsaan


Q: Is gelatine halaal or not?

A: Gelatine derive from halaal slaughtered animals would be halaal. Although some ulama have permitted gelatine derived from non halaal animals caution demands abstention.

Mufti Aadiel Moosagie


Ma'had al-Ṣuffah
al-Ṣuffah Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies

Enrollment for 2017 now open

With Allah's grace we offer the following courses:

1) Full-time Hifz class for boys
2) Revision and Tajwīd for those who completed their Hifz

Morning classes on the essential aspects of Dīn
* Recitation of Qur'an, short Surahs
* Elementary Fiqh, Aqaid, History
* Practicals and Du'as

Gap-year course
A short course with the aim of enriching young students with sound knowledge and Islamic ethos

Higher Islamic Studies
An intensive course designed in 2 phases, in order to cover the various Islamic disciplines

Phase One focuses primarily on Arabic language and developing an elementary understanding of the various sciences (2 years)

Phase Two is a four-year advanced study of the various disciplines which are not limited to but include: Tafsīr, 'Ulūm al-Qur'an, Hadith, Mustalah al-Hadith, Sīrah, Fiqh, Usūl al-Fiqh, 'Aqīdah, Tārīkh

Al-Ṣuffah Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies is situated next to the Council of Ulama offices in Bell Rd, Parkside.

Boarding facilities avaliable on request for 2017

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Landline: 041 457 5476 (Office hours 8-12)
Mobile: 083 982 6968 (Mufti Aadiel Moosagie)


Q: There's a hadith something to this effect that all nations were presented on a plain of land to Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam he saw some Prophets standing with less than ten followers, and some Prophets were standing all by themselves.
And Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam was told to look to the horizons and there were his followers. He was also told that 70,000 people from his ummah will enter paradise without reckoning and without punishment.

The Hadith goes further on, and Nabi sallallahu alaihi wa sallam explains that these 70,000 are those people who have four qualities in them:
1) they don't ask for Ruqya to be recited for them
2) they don't brand themselves with fire
3) they don't take bad omens
4) they place their trust in Allah.

The man who gave the talk about this hadeeth said #2 refers to a procedure called cauterization. Does this refer all types of cauterization? Because it's now often used a number of medical procedures such as circumcision and tonsillectomy?

A: According to our understanding the cauterization resorted to for medical purposes appears to be excluded from this.

Darul Ihsan


By Faraz Omar | Saudi Life

“You cannot fight them even when they are busy in Salah. You cannot unless they are weakened in their faith. So display all your riches and temptations, and even your women. And when they indulge in the dunya, then fight them.”

The Romans felt humiliated when Jerusalem had to be surrendered to the Muslims during the caliphate of Umar (رضي الله عنه). They were plotting to take back their lost glory by any means they could.

The advice was taken. They publicized their luxuries and paid their women to appear semi nude, especially on the pathways of the Muslim soldiers. “Everything” to them after all “is fair in love and war.”

The Companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) were powerhouses of faith. They lowered their gaze and none of them fell for the sleazy ploy. They did not desire the worldly riches. “It is Allah’s provision, He gives it to whomever He wills,” was their response.*

If we look into our history, we find that the strength of Muslims was always in their Imaan. The more Imaan we had the more Haya (modesty) we had in our societies.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Every religion has a distinct characteristic, and the distinct characteristic of Islam is modesty.” (al-Bayhaqi, Ibn Majah and Muwatta)

We not only personified Haya through exemplary examples – and the seerah is full of them –, but we also influenced this virtue – a natural disposition Allah created in humans – among people of different faiths.

For example, one of the famous fatwas Islamophobes like to quote is a scholar’s reply (some centuries back) to a letter complaining about how non-Muslim women in Egypt were imitating Muslim women by wearing the niqab and that it was becoming difficult to differentiate between the believer and the disbeliever.

Also, it is not strange to hear that when a non-Muslim family living in Saudi Arabia goes home on vacation, the father finds it difficult to freely interact with his female friends and the little son asks mom why she isn’t wearing an abaya anymore and then demands that she does.

And “even today,” my friend said in ~2007 while narrating about a small, backward Muslim town populated around a madrasah in south India, “a non-Muslim rickshaw driver will lower his gaze when burqa-clad customers approach him for a ride.”

It is quite sad therefore to note how Muslims today are losing this precious virtue of Haya and are becoming influenced by the promiscuity and shamelessness that has permeated our homes through satellite channels, Internet and the “global lifestyle”.

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19: Moulana Junaid Kharsany. Masjid Mansoor after Maghrib

1: Eidul Adha. Subject to sighting of moon

16: Psychology of Happiness in the Quran and Sunnah. Seminar by Sheikh Ishaaq Lekganya. Madressa Mansoor 1.30 - 4.30 pm. Course notes, refreshments, ladies seating. R150. Tickets: 078 672 7797 or 072 751 6194

Islamic Indicators
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22 Carat/gram R492.90
18 Carat/gram R403.18
14 Carat/gram R313.87
9 Carat/gram R203.11

As of 08 August 2017

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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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