Krav Maga defense

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Question: السلام عليكمRespected mufti sahebI was recently asked by a few younger people regarding a perticular formof self defence.Krav magrah is a type of self defence art created by the isrealies.Would it be OK for Muslims to study this type of self defence?Wslm Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It is narrated in Hadeeth: عن أبي هريرة، قال: قال … [Read more...]

Is abortion permissible?

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Question: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته. Respected muftisaheb. A lady wants to abort her foetus at 5 weeks. She says it was not a planned pregnancy and it will be difficult to upbring with her other 2 infants. Will abortion be permissible? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. In principle, a woman may abort her foetus before the period of 120 … [Read more...]

Alternative Medicines – Black Seed

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In the Spring of 1996, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted a patent for drug use as an immune system stimulant. The drug is based on extracts of 'nigella sativa', more commonly known as the black seed to Muslims or black cumin. The patent was based on 'a pharmaceutical composition containing an extract of the plant Nigella sativa … for treated cancer, preventing the side effects of anticancer chemotherapy, and for increasing the … [Read more...]

Tibb-e-Nabawiy – Prophetic Medicine

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medical cures prescribed by Nabi Muhammad (Salallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) by Mawlana Ebrahim Adam, Cape Allaahumma Yassir Walaa Tua-ssir Wa-tammim Bil-Khayr This kitaab (book) is a collection of Hadith of Nabi (salallahu alayhi wasallam.) wherein he prescribed medical cures for the body from the Qur'an and through Wahi (Revelation). This book is known as Thibinabiwi (cures … [Read more...]

Ruqya – a Special Curing Prayer

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Do you know that you can use specialized duaa and Qur'anic verses to cure the sick? We are told in the Qur'an that Prophet Ibraheem, alayhis salam, said, "And when I am ill, it is He Who cures me." [26:80] The Prophet, sallallahu alayhe wasallam, said: "There is a remedy for every malady, and when the remedy is applied to the disease it cures it with … [Read more...]

The Incense Oud

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Imaam Bukhari reported that the Prophet said: "Treat with Indian incense ('oud al-Hindi), for it has healing for seven diseases; it is to be sniffed by one having throat problems, and to be put into one side of the mouth by one suffering from pleurisy." This prescription was given more than fourteen hundred years ago before aromatherapy was even considered an area of alternative medicine. Most of us are familiar with the perfume `Oud and the … [Read more...]