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Having a bath after the first azaan of Jumuah

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1. On the day of jumuah, after the first azan, can I still have a bath and thereafter proceed to the masjid? Or should I just suffice on wudhu?

2. Which azan should I consider, the azan of my masjid which is a little later, or the azan of the jami masjid of my area which is earlier?

Investing in mutual fund

Q: Can I invest in mutual fund?

Calculating zakaat according to the market value

Q: Regarding zakaah on a business of which +/- R25 000 was due both in 2016 and 2017 each so a total of R50 000 is due.

Unfortunately this business did not have the cash available to discharge the zakaah when it fell due, and is currently trying to settle old debts so the zakaah payments are being held back. The said business would like to distribute stock to discharge zakaah but unfortunately the stock would be useless to a recipient of zakaah.

For example, a business which supplies/sells car batteries or a business that sells mens suits. So this business has the stock to distribute in lieu of zakaah to an organization like the local Darul Ihsaan or the Jamiat, but how does it go about discharging its zakaah by distributing stock, because the said zakaah recipients would require cash for groceries and expenses instead of a car battery.

PS. Points to note

1. Finding a buyer to purchase the zakaat stock in question, doesnt ever get you the correct price. Meaning, if I wish to distribute R25 000 in stock, the buyer generally makes a ridiculous offer of say half that value +/- R12 500 of which I then issue the cash to zakaah recipients.

2. Also note that I value stock not at retail but at cost or a reasonable market value so if an item costs me R100 and retails for R200 I generally value it at R100 of sometimes even at R75, which is way below my cost or what I paid for it but normally value it at a price that I would happily pay to purchase the same item for myself.

Reciting "La howla..." after Tasbeeh-e-Faatimi

Q: Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) requested Hazrat Fatima (radhiyallahu anha) to recite 33 times Subhanallah, 33 times Alhamdulillah and 34 times Allahu Akbar which is termed as Tasbeeh-e-Fatimi. This would then serve as an energy booster. If I extend the zikr by adding La Howla wala quwwata illa billa... will it still be called Tasbeeh-e-Fatimi?

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Completing salaah just before the time expires

Q: I completed my Fajr Salaah at 6:16 AM. The time listed for sunrise on the perpetual timetable is 6:17 AM. Was my Fajr Salaah valid?

Inheritance of government land

Q: My father had 24 acres of govt. land (horse growing scheme). We are 3 brothers and 6 sisters. My father died and the govt. land was given to my older brother as a govt. policy. Is this correct distribution according to Islam? If no, then what is the correct way of distribution?

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Calling a non-Muslim with a title of respect

Q: How is it to refer to a non-Muslim with the terms 'bhai' and 'sahib'? For example, calling a Hindu doctor 'Doctor Sahib.'

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Can a woman wear a tasbeeh counter on her finger?

Q: I understand that it is impermissible for women to wear artificial rings. However, is it also impermissible to wear the tasbeeh counter shaped as a ring?

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Fantasizing about the opposite gender

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1. I am confused about the types of zina. I am aware that looking at a male, whether it's a picture or physically, is considered as zina. Also, fantasizing about a male is zina. But, is fantasizing about an imaginary male also a zina?

2. When people read romance novels, they get aroused, and eventually, discharge. Is wudhu or ghusl necessary?

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Food getting stuck in dental cavities

Q:

1. I have cavities in my tooth, and when I eat, food gets stuck. When I rinse my mouth or use miswak, it's still stuck. But when I brush my teeth, it easily comes out. Should I brush my teeth before I perform wudhu everytime I eat, or is it okay for the food to be stuck in the cavities?

2. Is it permissible to have dental fillings so that food doesn't get stuck, or is the filling regarded the same as stuck food? If it is permissible, is there any specific type which should be used as a filling? For example, the fillings come in gold, porcelain, a composite resin (tooth-colored fillings), and an amalgam (an alloy of mercury, silver, copper, tin and sometimes zinc).

3. Sometimes, the food eaten comes back to mouth unintentionally. When this happens, does wudhu break? What about fast?

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