Q. At the Houghton Musjid, the Covid protocols are observed. Social distancing, masks, and alcoholic sanitizers are the order of the day. We were not allowed to go into the Musjid even for Jumu’ah during lockdown. I understand that the Musjid is the House of Allah Ta’ala and not aRead More →

Q. Kindly view the attached poster of the Houghton Musjid (West Street) where they are using the area outside the Musjid as a vaccination site. Besides the fact that I will obviously not take the vaccine, I always thought that it was Haraam for women to go to the Musjid.Read More →

Q. Can we give one another gifts on 10th Muharram? Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said we should give gifts and this will engender love amongst us? A. Did Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam say you must give gifts on 10th Muharram? The answer is a clear – NO! Did any ofRead More →

Q. May we fast only on tenth Muharram? A. No! One MUST fast on the 9th also. Alternatively, if one does not fast on the 9th, then together with the 10th, one must fast on the 11th as well. Take note of the following facts: Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam commandedRead More →

Q. We know that Muharram and Aashura have great virtues. Kindly guide us as to which A’maal should we carry out, especially on tenth Muharram? A. There are only two A’maal (practices) specific to Muharram which have been authentically narrated from Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam: Fasting on Aashura (tenth Muharram).Read More →

Q. Some  Molvis give Bayaans on Karbala and on the Shahaadat of Hadhrat Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu in Muharram and on the night of Aashura. Is this permissible? A. No. it is not permissible. A host of khuraafaat and baseless customs in Muharram have become entrenched amongst ignorant Muslims and thoseRead More →

Q. Can we send out messages such as Muharram Mubaarak, and messages congratulating our Muslim brothers and sisters around the world upon the new Islamic year. Some even say Aashura Mubaarak. Kindly advise? A. All of these are baseless customs. This is the way of the Kuffaar. It is absolutelyRead More →