Q. In Cape Town, there is a council known as Cape Town Ulama Board. They are also known as CTIEC. They seem to be Bid’atis. They indulge in Moulood, appear on TV and it has been observed several times that they violate the laws of Hijaab. They are part ofRead More →

Q. Many Muslim businesses advertise Muharram gifts. Is it permissible to do so? A. Gifts are permissible all year round. However, some Muslim businesses are promoting gifts for Aashura, i.e. the 10th of Muharram. They know that this has become a custom amongst ignorant Muslims. Hence, those with commercial interestsRead 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 →