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Sunrise 005:01 AM
Dhuhur 12:15 PM
Asr 05:47 PM
Maghrib 07:24 PM
Isha 08:56 PM
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Safar 1439 commenced in South Africa after Maghrib on 21 Oct 2017: Click here for calendar

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

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Q: Is it okay to take out transaction fees from zakat/lillah, while sending money through financial institutes?

Kindly explain the exact details of this. What is the exact procedure.

Zakaat monies cannot be used for the transaction fees.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: If a person is not liable to pay zakaat due to debts but he has wealth to the value of nisaab at the time of qurbani, will qurbani be waajib on him?

Udhiyah (Qurbani) is compulsory on one who has in his net-possession the equivalent of Nisab on any of the three days of Udhiyah i.e. 10th, 11th or 12th of Zul Hijjah. If after deducting one’s total debts from one's total assets that are over and above one’s basic needs and necessities one has the equivalent of Nisaab then Qurbani is obligatory upon one. Accordingly, if one's debts are more than one's assets, then Qurbani is not compulsory.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: I make a promise to Allah that if something happens, I'll do something in return. Then if I fulfill the promise before the event occurs, is it valid or after the event I have to redo the promise?

It should be redone after the desired result is seen. 

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: A person has not gone for Hajj yet because of following reason and is looking for practical advice to see if he can perform it: He has to urinate every 45 minutes. How can he perform Hajj in above situation considering the long lines for washrooms and also because of many hours of traveling because of slow movement of traffic? Any practical advice? Is above a valid excuse for not going for Hajj?

In our understanding this is not an excuse for him leaving out the hajj. He may put on a diaper as a precautionary measure.

And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best


Q: Can two people do one sheep for nafl qurbani? Would it be okay for several persons to jointly sponsor a Qurbaani for a deceased without making one single person the owner?

There is a difference of opinion amongst our Ulama regarding this masalah.

In our understanding as long as each of them have done their Wajib Qurbani they could jointly make a Nafl Qurbani on behalf of the marhoomeen etc.

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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* 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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