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  1. Gaza - Testimony of Soldiers 17 years of blockade, of almost total control over who/what goes in/out of the Gaza Strip. 17 years of controlling Gaza's airspace, sea access, electricity. But none of that matters to the pro-occupation. As long as he can find a way to blame the Palestinians for basically everything.The right seems to think that the moment Israeli settlers were evacuated from the Gaza Strip in 2005, the occupation there ended. But this is a lie. The occupation of Gaza is as strong and all-encompassing as ever.Just ask the more than 2 million Gazans who are forced to live from one round of IDF aerial bombings to the next with almost no ability to rebuild their lives in between, since we're the ones who control what building materials, and how much, can be brought in to the Strip.Many Israelis don't know that very basic fact. But Gazans are fully aware of it.And so are the soldiers:"We use a great deal of violence against Gaza. During the rounds [of fighting] themselves, we use a lot of violence and sow destruction, and it’s part of the same strategy. Now, I see [those rounds of fighting] as having to 'mow the lawn' every few years, and in-between, Gazans have to be kept on a very short leash, not allowed too many exits and entries, not allowed to do many things we’d take for granted, like being able to fish wherever we feel like, or being able to fly. It's a prison." Breaking the Silence (@breakingthesilenceisrael) • Instagram photos and videos
  2. Bombing Gaza & Israeli elections
  3. Muharram FAQ’s – Part 4 Q. What does it mean to spend on one’s family on the day of Aashura? A. Spending on one’s family on the day of Aashura is general and applies to spending on one’s family in terms of food, clothing and gifts as well. Therefore, it would suffice for one to spend on his/her family on the day of Aashura by giving gifts, clothing or making a special meal for the family. (Shaami 6/430) Note: Spending on one’s family refers to one’s dependants and not on one’s entire family. Q. What is the time limit to spend on one’s family on the day of Aashura? Is it the Islamic day and night of the 10th of Muharram or is it the 9th, 10th or 10th, 11th or 9th, 10th and 11th days and nights of Muharram? A. The day of Aashura is the 10th of Muharram. The day of Aashura is not the 9th or 11th of Muharram. Yes, in keeping the fast of Aashura, a person should keep the fast of the 10th of Muharram together with a fast before or after it to avoid enacting the practice of the Jews who fasted on the 10th of Muharram only. However, in the case of spending on one’s family on the day of Aashura, the 9th or 11th is not included. As such, the Islamic day and night of the 10th of Muharram is taken into consideration. Therefore, if one wishes to spend on his/her family on the day of Aashura and earn its rewards of expansion in sustenance throughout the year, he/she may do so from the 10th evening (Maghrib time) until the Maghrib time of the following day. (Faydul Baari 3/372) Note: The 10th of Muharram begins at Maghrib time on Monday, 8th August 2022 and ends at Maghrib time on Tuesday, 9th August 2022 in South Africa. (The virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of Aashura is applicable between these times.) Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
  4. Gaza under attack! Eight Palestinians were killed, including a 5 years old child, and dozens were injured after targeting a residential building by an Israeli airstrike in #Gaza. 5.8.2022
  5. Muharram FAQ’s – Part 3 Q. Is there a special reward for fasting on the 10th of Muharram? A. Yes. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam stated, “The fast of Ashura wipes out the sins of the previous year.” (Sahih Muslim) Q. How should the fast of the 10th of Muharram be kept? A. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam advised keeping an additional fast a day before or a day after the 10th as the Jews fasted on the 10th only. It was necessary that Muslims be distinct and apart from the practice of non-Muslims. Q. Is it okay to fast on the day of Ashura/10th of Muharram only? A. It is Mustahab (preferable) to keep the fast of Ashura in the following manner: 1- To fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram together. 2- To fast on the 10th and 11th of Muharram together. 3- To fast on the 9th, 10th and 11th of Muharram all together. It is Makrooh (disliked) to keep fast on the 10th of Muharram (the day of Ashura) only. (Tabyeenul Haqaaiq 1/332) This is to distance oneself from enacting the practice of the Jews who fasted on the 10th of Muharram only. If a person, for a valid reason, is only able to fast on Ashura, then this will not be Makrooh.
  6. Part 2 Q. Is the 10th of Muharram sanctified because of the Martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu? A. The 10th of Muharram is not sanctified due to the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu. No doubt, the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu is one of the most heart-rending episodes of our history. Yet, the sanctity of the 10th of Muharram cannot be ascribed to the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu for the simple reason that the sanctity of the 10th of Muharram was established during the days of the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam prior to the birth of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu. On the contrary, it is one of the merits of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu that his martyrdom took place on the 10th of Muharram. Q. Is there any basis in Islam to host ceremonies to lament over the Martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu on the 10th of Muharram? A. The incident of the martyrdom of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu is one of the most tragic events of Islamic history. We remember the sacrifice of Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu and the honoured family members of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam who were with him on the plains of Karbala and we draw strength and lesson from their courage. However, we do not engage in such acts that are contrary to the teachings of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam.The people of Jaahiliyyah (ignorance) used to mourn over their deceased through loud lamentations, by tearing their clothes and by beating their cheeks and chests. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam forbade these practices saying: “He is not from us who slaps his cheeks, tears his clothes and cries in the manner of the people of Jahiliyyah." (Sahih Bukhari) Rather, Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam directed us to observe patience by saying “Innaa lillaahi wa innaa ilayhi raaji’oon” (To Allah we belong and to Him we will return) at the time of calamities. Shortly before his demise, Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu, echoed the guidance of his beloved grandfather Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and advised his sister Sayyidatuna Zainab Radhiyallahu Anha saying, “My dear sister, I swear upon you that if I die, you shall not tear your clothes, nor scratch your face, nor curse anyone, nor pray for your death”. (Al-Kamil, ibn Kathir vol. 4 pg. 24) Sayyiduna Husain Radhiyallahu Anhu displayed, even under the most difficult conditions, perfect emulation of the conduct of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. It is thus fitting at the advent of the month of Muharram that we strive to achieve the same.
  7. Testimonies of soldiers from the Civil Administration, Gaza DCL and COGAT 2011-2021 Read testimonies of ex-soldiers Bureaucratic Violence Rank: Lieutenant | Unit: Gaza DCL | Area: Gaza Strip | Location: Gaza DCL Base | Period: 2014 Q. When you were at Erez Crossing, did you have any doubts about what you were seeing? Back then, I don’t think I had any doubts. I was convinced I was on the humane side. I was happy that I, as a good soldier who wanted to help people, got to be in the place that gives the permits. Imagine your clerk at the bank, or an official from a government office, started yelling at you over something you asked for, it’s a terrible situation and over something very very basic. You don’t even go to the bank for your most basic need which is your freedom of movement, you go to the reception window because you have to, not because you want to. 28 Q. Was that your goal for serving in the DCL (see glossary) in the first place? I didn’t choose it, but yes, I was happy that I wasn’t in something combative. I didn’t want to be violent. Q. And do you see it differently today? Absolutely, yes. I think it might not look like the violence we’re used to hearing about, violence at the checkpoint, or soldiers abusing Palestinians. But it’s a different kind of violence. It’s bureaucratic violence. We use a great deal of violence against Gaza. During the rounds [of fighting] themselves, we use a lot of violence and sow destruction, and it’s part of the same strategy. Now, I see [those rounds of fighting] as having to 'mow the lawn' every few years, and in-between, Gazans have to be kept on a very short leash, not allowed too many exits and entries, not allowed to do many things we’d take for granted, like being able to fish wherever we feel like, or being able to fly. It's a prison PDF
  8. Muharram FAQ’s – Part 1 Q. What is the meaning of Muharram? A. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar - meaning “Forbidden”. Even before Islam, this month was always known as a sacred month in which un-lawful acts were “forbidden”, prominently the shedding of blood. Q. Which are the sacred Months of the Islamic calendar? A. There are four sanctified months of the Islamic calendar according to authentic Ahadith. They are the months of Zul-Qa’dah, Zul-Hijjah, Muharram and Rajab. The sanctity of these months were observed by all the previous Ambiyaa Alayhimus Salaam. Q. What are the common misconceptions regarding the 10th of Muharram? A. The following are some misconceptions, which are baseless: a) This is the day in which Adam Alayhis salaam was created. b) This is the day in which Ebrahim Alayhis salaam was born. c) This is the day in which Allah accepted the repentance of Adam Alayhis salaam. d) This is the day on which the Qiyaamah will take place. e) Whoever takes a bath on the 10th of Muharram will never get ill. f) To hold special prayers or offer sacrifice or visit the graves, specifically on the 10th of Muharram, thinking that there is special reward or meaning for doing so. All the above are untrue and are not substantiated from authentic Islamic sources. Q. Which is the most significant day in the Month of Muharram and why? A. The 10th of Muharram is the most significant day of the Month of Muharram which is also known as the day of Aashura. When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam came to Madinah, he found the Jews fasting on Aashura. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam enquired as to the reason for fasting to which they replied, “This is a blessed day. On this day, Allah saved Moosa Alayhis Salaam and drowned Fir’aun. Moosa Alayhis Salaam thereafter fasted on this day in gratitude to Allah.” Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “I am closer to Moosa Alayhis Salaam than you.” He then fasted on that day and commanded the Muslims to fast as well. (Sahih Bukhari) Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
  9. A modern-day guide about the Islamic rulings related to menstruation, lochia, and abnormal bleeding. Written by a Muslim woman for Muslim women. This intermediate guide is designed to be practical, engaging, and easy to read. Suitable for ages 17+. Inspirational content from verses of the Qurʾān and stories from the lives of the female Companions. Answers to the most popular questions that women ask. Relevant medical information. Core topics and their related rulings organized into structured chapters. Bullet point lists, tables, charts, and picture diagrams. Icons that direct and help the reader. Blurbs that highlight concepts to remember. Review questions at the end of each chapter. A glossary of terms for words that are unfamiliar to the reader. Based on the Hanafi madhhab. Available here
  10. The Laws of Menstruation, Postnatal Bleeding, & Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding BASED ON THE ḤANAFī SCHOOL OF ISLAMIC LAW Ustadahah Rashida Esakjee & Mufti Abdur Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera PDF
  11. Flowers for Women by Daughter of Khalid A. Qureshi Translation edited by Mufti A. H. Elias Special-Laws-For-Females.pdf
  12. Am I obliged to wash away the istihada blood on my clothes before praying? muslimacoaching Question: Am I obliged to wash away the istihada blood on my clothes before praying? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu In the Hanafi madhhab, the excused amount of filth that is permitted to remain on a person’s clothes and body such that the prayer remains valid is: less than 5 grams in weight of solid filth, or less than 5 centimeters in diameter of liquid filth. If a person prays with the excused amount of filth on their clothes or body, it is slightly disliked (makruh tanzihi). Thus, it is recommended to remove the filth before praying – although the prayer will still be valid if it is not removed. If a person prays with more than this amount on their clothes or body – and they possess the means to remove it – then the prayer is not valid. This is the general ruling that applies to everyone. The Excused Person Exception There is an exception for someone who has the excused person status. The excused person status is a special status which permits ease in practicing specific rulings related to ritual purity. For more details about the excused person, click here. Thus, this ruling is in relation to the filth that exits from the excuse and it soils the excused person’s clothes. If it is believed that by the time the prayer that the excused person is praying finishes: No new filth would soil the clothing again; then YES, the existing filth must be removed and it is not permissible to pray with it before purifying the garment. More than the excused amount would soil the clothing again; then NO, the filth does not need to be removed and it is permissible to pray in the garment. For example, a woman established the excuse for abnormal vaginal bleeding (istihada). Her blood flow is very heavy and her underwear is soiled with blood. Based on her reasoned judgment, she believes that by the time she finishes making wudu and praying the prayer, more than 5 centimeters in diameter of blood will exit. In this situation, she is not obliged to purify the garment before praying. Otherwise, she must and it is not permissible to offer the prayer in it. Alternatively, she can change her clothing before praying if she has access to another clean garment.
  13. Sexual Intimacy During Istihada menstrualmatters Although most women will experience irregular bleeding (istihada) at some point, it’s often confusing and leads to uncertainty in prayer, fasting and sexual intimacy. The paradox of carrying out an act of worship that requires purity, whilst experiencing vaginal bleeding can seem contradictory and even unnatural. Women often doubt whether their worship is valid and or whether it should be redone. Moreover, married women have the added concerns regarding sexual intimacy and what is permitted. Prolonged istihada that is not well-managed can have adverse effects on intimacy in one’s marriage. The confusion that istihada causes is quite normal. The Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and give him peace) described istihada as a ‘kick from Satan’ (Nasai: 221) because of the disorientation it causes in matters of religion, especially ritual purity and prayer. However, the confusion is avoidable. By simply learning a few basic principles of istihada and adhering to them, a woman can effectively ease doubts and continue her worship. Rulings Related to Istihada Istihada is irregular vaginal bleeding. It occurs outside of the parameters of what can be legally determined as menstruation (hayd) or post-natal bleeding (nifas). A woman experiencing istihada is not ritually impure. Therefore, she should continue fasting and praying. She is also permitted to touch and recite Qur’an, offer supererogatory (nafl) prayer, enter the masjid and perform tawaf of the Ka’ba. A woman experiencing istihada may fall into the category of an excused person (ma’dhur). This is if her bleeding is continuous, to the extent that she does not have enough time to perform the essential acts of ablution (wudu) and perform her obligatory (fard) prayer. If she determines this is the case, she is a ma’dhur and her wudu will remain for the duration of the entire prayer time, regardless of how much or how often she bleeds. Thereafter, if she bleeds even once during each subsequent prayer time, she will remain a ma’dhur. Whilst she is a ma’dhur, her wudu is only invalidated by the expiration of the prayer time or if she experiences another nullifier. If she determines that she does have enough time to make wudu and pray her obligatory prayer, she will not be classed as excused. Consequently, her wudu will be invalidated whenever she bleeds. Sexual intimacy is permitted during istihada. A woman experiencing istihada should attempt to stem the flow of blood and prevent it from exiting the vagina for the duration of the prayer. She can do this either by inserting something into her vagina, such as a moon cup, tampon, or kursuf that blocks the vaginal passage. If praying in a sitting position stops the blood from flowing, she is required to sit and pray. Sexual Intimacy in Istihada A woman may feel uneasy at the idea of sexual intercourse during istihada. Not only can it feel disconcerting, it also has hygiene implications. Couples may also experience a decrease in the inclination to engage in penetrative sex during istihada. To practically manage this situation, it is recommended that husbands first understand how their wives feel about the issue before initiating intercourse. A woman will better understand her body and the flow of blood; she will be better able to decide. Istihada is irregular bleeding that is usually indicative of a hormonal imbalance or underlying illness and as a result, can cause discomfort and weakness. A temporary break from sexual intercourse may allow her to regain her energy and recuperate. However, this shouldn’t dissuade a couple from other methods of intimacy, such as caressing, kissing, and even non-penetrative sexual intercourse. If istihada is a recurring issue, a couple may decide in the long-term that they will continue with intercourse, despite the bleeding, especially if the flow is light and sporadic. Either way, clear communication between a husband and wife, coupled with consideration for the emotional and physical needs of each other can prevent istihada from becoming a matter of contention and frustration. Rectal Bleeding If a woman experiences rectal bleeding it is recommended (mustahab) to abstain from sexual intercourse. This is because of the slight possibility that rectal bleeding may be confused with menstruation (hayd) due to the proximity of the orifices. Sexual intercourse in hayd is strongly prohibited in Islam and scholars have issued grave warnings for the one who considers it permissible or knowingly engages in it.
  14. How do I pray with abnormal vaginal bleeding (istihada)? Muslimacoaching Question: How do I pray with abnormal vaginal bleeding (istihada)? Answer: Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatuLlahi wa barakatuhu A woman who is experiencing abnormal vaginal bleeding (istihada) is still required to pray with ablution (wudu). The blood is ruled as filthy (najas), and its presence on the body or clothes could impact the validity of a woman’s prayers if it exceeds the excused amount. Every woman’s istihada situation will be unique. Some women may see occasional spotting, while others may see a constant flow of blood. Thus, the rulings related to how a woman will pray are dependent upon: if blood continues to exit her vagina while she is making ablution (wudu) or praying the obligatory prayer; and if it is possible for her to stop the blood flow for this duration. Spotting Spotting in this context means that the bleeding is not a constant flow. Rather, the exiting of vaginal blood happens occasionally. A woman could see sporadic bleeding within the prayer time, or the day, or the month. Because the bleeding is light and not constant, a woman who sees spotting should be able to wipe away the blood, wash her front private part, make wudu, and pray the obligatory prayer of the time without any bleeding exiting. If this is the case – that she can successfully complete her wudu and pray the obligatory prayer without blood exiting – then what she has done is sufficient for her prayer to count. There is no need for her to resort to the excused person’s rulings (ma’dhur), make wudu for every prayer time, and the like. Every time she makes wudu, she keeps the status of ritual purity – unless blood exits her vagina or another wudu nullifier occurs. Thus, she is treated as a normal person with the rulings related to ritual purity and prayer. Constant Flow Constant flow is defined as not having the ability to make wudu and pray the obligatory prayer of the current time without vaginal blood exiting. If this is the case, then the rulings will differ for a virgin and non-virgin. Women who have never been married will always resort to the excused person’s rulings, providing that they fulfill the conditions for establishing the excuse. For details of how to establish the excuse and what are the excused person’s rulings, click here. Women who are non-virgins must first try to block the blood flow from exiting the vagina. This is wajib according to many scholars and it is the position of our teachers. There are certain women who may be exempt from this ruling, and their cases are mentioned later in this article. How To Block Blood Flow Any manageable action that can be taken to stop the blood flow for the prayer’s validity must be attempted. Past scholars wrote about women doing ‘hashu’ – stuffing – when they experienced istihada. In today’s times, this can easily be achieved with the use of tampons, moon cups, tissue, and the like. Based on her body and circumstance, a woman should choose what is feasible for her situation. The goal is to stop the blood from exiting in order to maintain ritual purity while she makes wudu and prays. She is only required to block for the duration of her wudu and prayer, and she is not obliged to keep anything inserted in her vagina for the entire day – unless she finds it easier. If she can successfully complete her wudu and obligatory prayer without bleeding exiting the vagina, then this is sufficient for her prayer to count. Every time she makes wudu, she keeps the status of ritual purity – unless blood exits her vagina or another wudu nullifier occurs. If bleeding exits while she makes wudu or prays, her wudu is nullified and the prayer is not valid. Additionally, any colored discharge that leaks down the string of a tampon nullifies wudu if the blood reaches the edge of the vaginal opening or beyond it. How-To: A non-virgin woman with istihada should first wash her front private part and dry herself. Then she inserts a tampon, moon cup, or the like to prevent the flow from exiting. There are different levels of absorbency for tampons, such as light, normal, and super. A woman should choose whatever works best for her situation. Choosing the right size will ensure better protection from leakage. It may be helpful to research tips of how to insert tampons or mooncups, as doing it the wrong way may cause unnecessary discomfort. For example, a tampon should be pushed towards the woman’s back because the vaginal canal is slanted, and it should not be pushed upward towards the sky. It helps to sit on a toilet or to squat when inserting. It is also best to insert a tampon while the vaginal canal is wet with blood and not dry. If despite taking the means to block, a woman’s flow is very heavy such that the bleeding cannot be stopped from exiting during her entire wudu and obligatory prayer, then she will resort to the excused person’s rulings. Exceptions To Blocking The following scenarios are examples of when a woman is not required to block her vaginal blood from exiting. Instead, she must resort to the excused person’s rulings for praying, providing that she meets all the conditions for establishing the excuse. 1) A virgin girl or woman. Some scholars believe that it is sinful for a virgin to insert anything inside of the vagina. This has nothing to do with breaking her virginity. The argument revolves around potentially and purposely inflicting harm upon her by breaking her hymen or causing unnecessary discomfort because she is not sexually active. Consequently, these women will automatically resort to the excused person’s rulings. 2) For a non-virgin, if blocking the blood flow is deemed harmful or causes undue hardship, then she will resort to the excused person’s rulings. Being ‘harmful’ or causing ‘undue hardship’ is determined through clear signs, past experience, or the opinion of an upright, expert Muslim doctor. For example, a pregnant woman who is experiencing vaginal bleeding. This blood is ruled as istihada and she must continue to pray. However, it is not normal to bleed during pregnancy, and a doctor will most likely advise her against inserting anything into her vagina for fear of harming the baby. 3) According to the laws of fasting, inserting an object into the vagina such that it completely disappears into the vagina would break the fast. As such, a non-virgin woman cannot insert a mooncup while she is fasting because the mooncup is inserted entirely into the vaginal canal and no part of it remains outside of the body. Similarly, inserting anything wet or lubricated into the vagina breaks the fast – even if the object does not completely disappear inside the vagina. Thus, a non-virgin woman experiencing istihada should dry her private parts properly and only insert dry materials to block the flow, while taking care to leave part of the object outside of the body. Tampons can be an option if she leaves the string hanging outside of the vaginal hole. If this is not possible, then she would use the excused person’s rulings during the fasting day and block from Maghrib to Fajr. Please note that it is vital for women to record the days and times that they see istihada, as it may impact several rulings related to their habit and worship. Check out our courses for more details about the general rulings of worship and menstruation. Jazak Allah khayran Naielah Ackbarali References: Imam ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar Imam ibn Abidin, Manhal al-Waridin Imam Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah Imam Tahtawi, Hashiyya al-Tahtawi © Muslima Coaching, All Rights Reserved.
  15. Istihada: What is it? Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Abnormal vaginal bleeding (istihada) is invalid blood. Practically speaking, it is any colored vaginal discharge that is not ruled as menstruation (hayd) or lochia (nifas). Contrary to popular thought, istihada is not a specific color, consistency, or flow. In the Hanafi madhhab, istihada can be any color and any type of flow – even red, heavy bleeding. The days that a woman experiences istihada are also known as legal purity (ṭuhr hukmi). This means that even though she is seeing blood, she must act like a woman in a state of purity. PURITY RULINGS RELATED TO ISTIHADA The prohibitions that apply to a woman in a state of menstruation and lochia do not apply to a woman who is experiencing istihada. Thus, a woman with istihada is still required to carry out her obligatory worship despite her vaginal bleeding. This means that: She must pray her daily obligatory (fard) and witr prayers with ablution (wudu). The blood from istihada is deemed filthy (najas), and its presence on a woman’s clothing could impact the validity of her prayer. For more information on how to pray with istihada, read this article. She must fast if it is Ramadan. She is permitted to recite the Qur’an, touch the Qur’an directly with ablution (wudu), enter a mosque, and perform tawaf with wudu. She is permitted to engage in marital relations – no matter how heavy the flow. EXAMPLES OF ISTIHADA Continue reading at muslimacoaching
  16. Index Istihada: What is it? How do I pray with abnormal vaginal bleeding Sexual Intimacy During Istihada Am I obliged to wash away istihada blood on my clothes before praying? Rulings related to Purity of a Woman in Istihaadhah
  17. Darul Iftaa and website launch *Darul Iftaa New York* https://askthemufti.us/ _A continuation of the legacy of Mufti Ebrahim Desai RA_ *About Darul Iftaa New York* Darul Iftaa New York is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to provide Islamic solutions to issues faced by the Muslim community in living according to the deen as understood by the Ahl al-Sunnah wa l-Jama‘ah. Darul Iftaa New York is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to provide Islamic solutions to issues faced by the Muslim community in living according to the deen as understood by the Ahl al-Sunnah wa l-Jama‘ah. Darul Iftaa NY is an affiliate of Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah in Sherwood, Durban, which was run by Mufti Ebrahim Desai (may Allaah have mercy on him). Mufti Ebrahim Desai (may Allaah have mercy on him) had advised us several times to open a branch of Darul Iftaa Mahmudiyyah in New York for both issuing fatawa and providing iftaa training, but we did not feel ready to do so at the time. Before establishing this Darul Iftaa, we were informally answering questions through a series of “Ask Mufti” WhatsApp groups that were started just before Ramadan two years ago at the suggestion of Mufti Tahmid Chowdhury (may Allah reward him). Mufti Ebrahim (may Allaah have mercy on him) was very happy to hear of this service and gave us his du‘aas to proceed. Alhamdulillaah, we have been able to answer over ten thousand questions so far. After the passing of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (may Allaah have mercy on him), his family informed us that he had repeated his request that we open a Darul Iftaa in his wasiyyah. In accordance with Mufti Ebrahim’s final wishes, and after receiving the du‘as of many of our teachers, we established Darul Iftaa NY in 2022 by the grace of Allaah Ta‘aala. *Our Team* Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury Mufti Lutfi I. Alam Mufti Tahmid A. Chowdhury Mufti Mehrazur Rahman Mufti Tareque Ahmed *Services of Darul Iftaa New York* – Islamic Q&A and Issuing of Fatawa – Islamic commerce and finance advisory – Shari’ah compliance and advisory for businesses – Islamic Counseling – Islamic Estate planning: wills, inheritance and trusts – Zakaah calculation and assistance – Educational workshops and courses – Islamic Research – Publication of Islamic literature – Welfare and social work – Mediation and Arbitration *Follow us on:* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Darul.Iftaa.NY/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Darul_Iftaa_NY Instagram: https://instagram.com/darul_iftaa_ny
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