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Oct 18, 2017

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Port Elizabeth


Port Elizabeth:

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1. Eidgaah: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am

2. Korsten Eidgah: Talk: 8:30 am. Salaah: 9:00 am

Grounds 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


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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 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?

Read the answer below:

A: (1) The woman should try to extend her stay in Makkah or change her visit dates or visit Madīnah first if that resolves the issue. ‘Umrah visits should be planned to avoid such difficulties. Taking the pill is permissible but not recommended not least because the outcome is not guaranteed. A doctor should be consulted before the pill is taken.

Passing Mīqāt Without Iḥrām

(2) If changing the visit dates is not possible and there is no other option, the woman should cross Mīqāt without entering into Iḥrām. Instead, she should make her primary intention to visit Jeddah or another location within Ḥill (the area between Mīqāt and Ḥaram) and not make intention for ‘Umrah or to visit Makkah. She should remain in this location and return home when she needs to do so without entering Ḥaram. Whilst staying in Ḥill, if she needs to travel to Ḥaram, she can do so without making an intention for ‘Umrah. In this scenario, there will be no penalty. If her menstruation finishes before her departure date, it is preferable to proceed to the closest Mīqāt with her guardian and enter into Iḥrām and perform her ‘Umrah. It is also permissible to enter into Iḥrām from anywhere in Ḥill such as Tan’īm.

Passing Mīqāt With Iḥrām

(3) If the woman enters into Iḥrām at Mīqāt, whilst she is in the state of menstruation or her menstruation begins before she is able to perform ‘Umrah, it is necessary for her to wait for her menstruation to finish and perform ‘Umrah thereafter. She may take the pill as mentioned above. It is not permissible to perform ‘Umrah in the state of menstruation. It is also not possible for her to exit the state of Iḥrām and compensate via a penalty and Qaḍā in the future. She will have no choice but to wait and perform her ‘Umrah after her menstruation finishes. If she decides to return home, she will remain in the state of Iḥrām until she performs ‘Umrah. Thus, she will continue to be liable for any actions that are contrary to the state of Iḥrām.

The prohibition of performing ‘Umrah in the state of menstruation is based on the principle that it is not permissible to perform Ṭawāf in the state of menstruation according to all four schools of thought. The Prophet ﷺ said, “The women in post-natal bleeding and menses should perform a bath, enter Iḥrām and perform all the rituals except for Ṭawāf around the House, until they become clean” (Sunan al-Tirmidhī, 945). If, however, a woman performs the Ṭawāf of ‘Umrah in the state of menstruation and exits her Iḥrām thereafter, she will be sinful. According to the Ḥanafī school of thought, her obligation will be fulfilled and she will be liable to compensate via a Dam (sacrifice of a goat or equivalent animal). It is important to emphasise that the action is prohibited and it is therefore necessary to wait for the menstruation to finish.

Allah knows best

Yusuf Shabbir, Blackburn, UK
27 Rajab 1437 H. – 4 May 2016
Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad Sahib and Mufti Tahir Wadi Sahib.


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?
2) I had not enunciated any word orally. I only signed on that paper on which “Triple Talaq” was written in order to save myself.
3) My intention was not to go for divorce.

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.

You did express an intention to give one talaaq. So if her iddat is still in progress, then as a precaution you should verbally revoke that talaaq. You can do so, preferably in front of two witnesses, by saying: "I have revoked the talaaq given to .... (take the name of the second wife here)" Or " I have taken her back". The nikah between you and your second wife will then still be intact.

If her iddat is over by now then you can still get back with her by making nikah to her again, in front of two witnesses.

Allah knows best. May Allah guide you all, aameen

Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
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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?

At the point when he realizes his mistake, he should immediately return to Qa'dah, read Tashahhud, make Sajdah Sahu and then complete the Salaah as normal. [Shaami V 2: P 551]


Q: Is it permissible to perform Qadha Salaah after the Fardh of Asr and Fajr?

A: Yes, it is permissible to perform Qadha Salaah after having performed the Fardh of Fajr and Asr. However, with regards to Qadha Salaah after the Fardh of Asr, it will only be permissible before the sun loses its glow. Once the sun becomes pale and loses its glow, it will no longer be permissible to perform Qadha Salaah. This usually happens approximately 20 minutes before sunset.


Q: There is so much disunity these days. Is there any easy receipt to attain unity?

Humility and Selflessness
Humility - Regard oneself as nothing
Selflessness – Sacrifice your comforts for the benefit of others.

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