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Jun 27, 2017

Q: If a goat like a lamb is at least 6 months old but looks and is same size as 1 year old goat is this permissible for udhiya (qurbani)?

A: No, this is peculiar to a lamb/sheep not to goats.

Aadiel Moosagie
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Q. My sister felt that she is affected with blackmagic so she went to a person who deals with such matters. I had accompanied her but to our surprise, this amil (person who removes magic) insisted that he needs to see my sister alone. We did not feel comfortable so we left. Did we do the right thing?

A. You had acted correctly by leaving the premises of the fraudulent Amil. It is not permissible for him to be in seclusion with your sister. The fact that he requested to be alone with your sister is a strong indication that he is an imposter and has ulterior motives. How can he draw Allah’s assistance in his treatment whereas he is violating the laws of Allah at the same time? Your sister should make it a habit of reciting the last three Surahs thrice each every morning and evening as well as Ayatul Kursi after every Salaah.

On this note, The Jamiatul Ulama advises the public to apply caution with regards to seeking treatment from Amils (people who deal in removing the effects of jinn and witchcraft). Whilst there are Amils who are genuine and sincerely adhere to the lawsb of Shari’ah, there are many who are out there to take advantage of people, either by soliciting funds or sexually abusing vulnerable females. There have been numerous reports received at the Jamiat regarding the unbecoming behaviour of some Amils; especially with females. The best and safest is to adhere to reciting the verses of the Qur’an and Duas mentioned in the Hadith for protection against witchcraft and evil. If there is a need to go to an Amil for treatment, females should ensure that they are always accompanied by their husband or Mahram male relative. Under no circumstance should a female allow an Amil to beguile her into being alone with him.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)


Q: A Muslim brother is asking what to do if in a meeting with non Muslims and they start it by a prayer they all stand up to pray, what should a Muslim do?

A: If there is a genuine need to be present in the meeting the Muslim person present should remain silent without participating in the prayer.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best
Darul Ihsan


Q. I have qadaah fasts. Am I allowed to keep the Muharram fast or do I need to complete my outstanding fasts first?

A. It is better for you to do the qadha fasts. You may do the qadha fast with the Muharram Aashura fasts. According to some Ulama you will receive the thawaab for both.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


Q: Girl gave birth. Exactly a month after that she decided to get married. Is it permissible for her to get married while she is in the state of nifaas (post birth bleeding)? And if so can they consumate the marriage?

A: Yes it is permissible to get married in  nifaas however it is not permissible to consumate the marriage in nifaas.

Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
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Q: A student gets paid next week. She is now  in possession of money to the value of zakaat nisaab on the day of eid.  She still has to pay expenses for the month (rent, food, etc). Does qurbaani become waajib on her?

A: If person becomes an owner of Nisab during any of the three days of Qurbani i.e. 10-12th Zul Hiijah Qurbani will become Wajib. If the person is unable to afford the Qurbani despite having the Nisab due to future expenses which will become due, the person may look at sending money overseas or to a foreign country where the Qurbani is cheaper.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

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