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

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

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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


Q: What criteria is used when determining whether a person in debt can receive Zakaah?

1. If the person owns a house and a car, will he be expected to dispose of either or at least to downscale?

2. If he has a house which is sufficient for his family but it is in a more affluent area will he be expected to sell and move to a cheaper area?

1. No. It is not necessary for him to sell assets that he requires.

2. No.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: We have had an incident at our maktab where I am trustee where the Maulana has admitted 4 instances of mildly disciplining the child.

In the first instance he slapped the child in the face. The parent claims marks were left but Maulana is not certain that marks were left.

The second instance is of tapping the child on the head with a plastic bench. The injury sustained suggests that there was more than a tap on the head. The child received a cut to the head.

The third instance was that of pinching which according to the parent left marks, but the Maulana is uncertain if marks were left.

The 4th incident was tapping on the head with a plank of wood.

In such a scenario what is the shari'ee punishment for the actions he has admitted to?

A: If the teacher cannot manage his anger then he should be asked to do some other work. It is not correct to hit the children.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: What is the ruling in regards to a defaulting tenant. Can the Muslim landlord hold back the tenant's valuables and sell them to offset monies outstanding?

The Shariah has advised us to be lenient with our debtors as far as is possible. This will bring the mercy of Allah SWT. However, if a debtor is not financially constrained but is deliberately delaying payment despite having the means or one is not in a position to give respite in that one's own financial condition is extremely tight then it is permissible to resort to permissible means within the law to recover one's money. However, one should be careful in not transgressing and claiming more than what is due. 

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Is there a thing like 40 days after a person passes away? Or who are these people that practice it and what's their reason?

We do not know of any basis for this.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best

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19: Moulana Junaid Kharsany. Masjid Mansoor after Maghrib

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