Q&A Library for Social Matters

# Title Post date
1 Visiting a Non-Muslim neighbour Wed 18 Mar 2015

Is it permissible to assist and visit one’s non-Muslim neighbour when he is ill? Can one make Dua for his well being and good health?

Doing so indicates towards the lofty character of a person when a person doesn’t have any worldly motive behind such a visit. One may make Dua for the health of the neighbour that Allah Ta'ala grants him Hidaayat.
Re:- Fataawa Mahmoodiyya pg.191 vol.28

2 Usurping rights of others Wed 18 Mar 2015

I had stolen some goods from a particular store many years ago. The store has closed down. How can I compensate for my action?

3 Are In-laws regarded as Maharim Wed 25 Mar 2015

Are son-in-laws regarded as Maharim to their mother-in-laws? Are father-in-laws Maharim to their daughter-in-laws? What kind of a relationship should one share with in-laws?

In the Quraan Sharif Allah Ta'ala has clearly mentioned or defined those women with whom Nikah is not permissible. The verse of Surah Nisaa is quoted below,

4 Acquiring spirituality in one's home Wed 19 Sep 2018


We are currently living in an area with very limited access to Islamic activities (which is altogether very difficult to find in Germany), also amongst our contacts of Family and Friends, are most people with very little focus on ALLAH s.w.t and Aakhirah and thus having altogether very little spirituality and Noor.

5 child custody Wed 17 Oct 2018


I have a few questions pertaining to child custody after a divorce.
Would it be possible to assist me?
Question: After a divorce, who is entitled to custody of the children?

6 Relationship of khalas husband Wed 17 Oct 2018


I'd like to find out if my khalas husband passed away, is he still considered as family and should purdah still be made from him? Also regarding my grandmother, does he still fall under her mahram...


The way that you posed your question was a bit confusing, but our understanding of the question is that if your Khala passes away, will her husband still be regarded as family and what will his relation be to you and your (maternal) grandmother?

7 Women visiting the grave Sat 02 Mar 2019


What is the ruling
regarding women visiting the grave, can she go with her Mahram or not at


There is a difference of opinion amongst the Ulama whether or not the women are also included in the general permission (regarding visiting grave) mentioned by Rasulullaah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. Those Ulama who grant leeway give permission with the proviso that the following conditions are adhered to:

8 Purdah on Madrasah sports day Mon 04 Mar 2019


What is the way of doing Purdah (Niqaab) for sporst day for Madrasah? 

If your query is with regard to the event itself then:
1. If the boys’ and girls’ students are having one sports day (mixed event) then under no circumstances can this be permitted in Shari’ah due to the intermingling of sexes which is not permissible in Shari’ah.
9 Rights of a mother and grandmother over child Mon 04 Mar 2019


My mother repeatedly
makes demands to me that I should bring my daughter (her only grandchild) to
her house at least once daily as she is fond of her. However, my wife feels
10 Celebrating freedom day Tue 05 Mar 2019


A few days ago I was
told by a doctor of our khiyaal that the ulama of deoband celebrated the freedom
day in India when they were liberated. Not only did they celebrate that freedom
day but also sang some song of freedom. Is there some truth or explanation to
it ? 


We have not found any clear text or evidence to prove that the Ulama of Deoband celebrated Indian Freedom Day and sang the national anthem.

11 Family ties Tue 05 Mar 2019


We have heard many
virtues of maintaining family ties. My question is to what extent should family
12 Voting in elections Wed 06 Mar 2019


The elections are coming up in May. As Muslims living in South Africa, must we vote? 

13 Maintenance of children Thu 07 Mar 2019


I am married with 3
children 1 daughter 18 year's old and 2 son's 15 and 6 year's old, I have
separated from my husband because he is abùsive and I have had no choice but to
14 females travelling alone to study Deen Tue 17 Sep 2019


Is it permissible for females to travel
without a mahram to far places like lenasia etc, for the purpose of studying


15 Parda from in-laws, travelling with sister's husband Wed 02 Oct 2019


1)Does a
woman have to observe Parda for the following people:

maternal/paternal aunts Husband



16 Contraception due to being occupied with previous children Mon 07 Oct 2019


A married
sister has three children in a period of four years. The smallest is two and a
half years old, at present she is quite occupied with her children hence unable
to have more children for the next few years.

What form
of contraception may she or her husband use?

17 Number of Dastar Khans when eating Sat 23 Nov 2019


When we put
down the sufra to eat

Must the food
be placed on a seperate cloth to the one we are sitting on?

Or do we
sit on 1 big cloth with the food as well?

What is the
correct sunnah?