A image that speaks a thousand words.
As we straighten our lines, let us also straighten our lives.
As we focus in prayer, let us not become heedless outside of it. As we organize ourselves in the mosque, let us be organized in our communities. As we attain peace in prayer in the masjid, let us spread it through our encounters outside of the masjid.
In the Name of Allah, The Beneficent, The Most Merciful
Indeed, to Allah we belong and to Him we shall return.
On behalf of the Houghton Muslim Jamaat and Sheikh Moosa (Muazzin), we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all the members of the Houghton community and surrounding areas who assisted and contributed both financially and by way of support during this difficult time.
We pray that Allah SWT grant him the highest stages in Jannah and give all the family and friends Sabr during this difficult time.
The various financial and emotional obstacles that we have been able to overcome during this difficult time were a direct result of the hard work, dedication and devotion of the members in our community.
We would like to make a special thank you and mention to:
- Medi Response who were the first medics to arrive on the scene. They transported Abdul Kareem under diffcualt conditions assited by ER24 Medics. Their compassion and dedication is commendable. We appreciate that the medics constantly made contact to get followup reports and attended the Janazaah Salaah.
- Mehnaaz Patel who treated at the hospital and was accompanied the ambulance when transferred to Garden City Hospital.
- Dr Laher who assisted with trying to secure a bed in ICU and with the preparations during the admission at Johannesburg General Hospital. He also assisted with the arrangements to transfer to Garden City Clinic.
- Garden City Clinic and their staff members. Many Doctors from the Houghton area who practise at Garden City Clinic engaged with management to admit the admit Abdul Kareem on compassion.
- Bartlett who took medical care of Abdul Kareem from the time of admission.
- Dr Garda who made various telephonic calls to management of Netcare requesting a compassionate patient billing.
- Dr Riaz Khan who was our primary source of communication. He continued to liaise with the Family and also the various doctors regarding Adul Kareem’s condition. Dr, Khan also arranged consultations with counsellors for the family.
- Dr Shaheeda Omar for her consultation and counselling sessions with the students from the Hifz classes and family.
- Moulana Zafar Patel and Mufti Minty for his time and effort.
- Chohan at Garden City Clinic who continued to assist with the negotiation regarding the costing of medical bills.
- The Caring Womens Forum and other organistaions for their generous donation.
- Dr Ashraf Wadee, Dr. Vachiat, Dr. Khaleel Ismail and Professor Adam Mohammed and Dr. Soraya whom were also consulted for medical opinion.
We thank you for your assistance.
Jazakallah to each and every person who has contributed in one way or the other, we were overwhelmed with the willingness and support from the community who went the extra mile for the Marhoom and his family. You have been a source of strength for us and may Allah (SWT) reward each and every one of you for all your invaluable efforts and sacrifices.
May Allah (SWT) grant the family of the Marhoom patience and strength during this difficult time. We request that you remember and keep them in your duas.
May Allah (SWT) grant us and all the Marhoomeen Forgiveness and Jannatul Firdaus.
JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN
Frequently asked Questions pertaining to Fasting (Part 1)
Q: Does a minor child have to fast?
A: fasting is not obligatory on a child.
Q: Does a pregnant woman have to fast?
A: By default, a pregnant woman has to fast. However, if illness or harm is genuinely feared upon herself or the foetus, she is then exempted from fasting. She will have to do Qadhā’ later.
Q: Does a sick person have to fast?
A: A sick person is exempted from fasting altogether if there is genuine reason to believe that the current illness will intensify by fasting or that he will suffer another illness on result of fasting or that his recovery will be prolonged due to fasting.
Q: Can a traveller omit fasting?
A: A Shar’ī musāfir (traveller) who embarked on his journey prior to dawn is permitted to omit the fast of that day. As long as he is a Shar’ī musāfir, he may omit fasting.
Q: What about travelling during the day?
A: If a person embarked on a journey during the day, he/she will have to fast that day.
Q: Will the application of eye drops break the fast?
A: Using eye drops will not break the fast.
Q: Can ear drops be used?
A: If a person’s eardrum is not perforated (intact), he may use ear drops. If someone has perforated ear drums, it will not be permissible to use ear drops.
Q: Can we use insulin injections whilst fasting?
A: It is permissible to use insulin injections. Injections do not break a fast.
Q: Will a nasal spray break the fast?
A: Yes, a nasal spray will break the fast.
Q: Can mouthwash be used whilst fasting?
A: It is disliked to use mouthwash whilst fasting.
Q: Is it permissible to brush teeth and use toothpaste?
A: It is disliked to use toothpaste whilst fasting. One may brush teeth, use a miswak and a tongue scraper.
Q: Can an addicted smoker smoke whilst fasting?
A: It is not permissible to smoke whilst fasting. Smoking will result in Qadhā and Kaffārah. A smoker may use a transdermal nicotine patch.
Q: What is the ruling for using suppositories?
A: Insertion of suppositories up the rear passage will invalidate the fast.
Q: I forgetfully ate whilst fasting?
A: If one was totally unaware that he was fasting, the fast will not be broken regardless of what was consumed.
Q: By mistake I swallowed water whilst doing wudhu?
A: By doing an act mistakenly will break one’s fast. However, only Qadhā will be necessary.
Q: I engaged in intercourse with my spouse?
A: Intercourse will invalidate the fast and will make Qadhā and Kaffārah compulsory.
Q: will engaging in intimacy break the fast?
A: Merely being intimate is disliked if it will lead one further. If one experiences ejaculation, the fast will be broken.
Q: I had a wet dream whilst fasting. Is my fast broken?
A: A wet dream will not invalidate the fast.
Q: What is the Kaffārah?
A: A Kaffārah is expiation for a violation. It is fasting for 60 days consecutively without any interruption for those capable of fasting. If one cannot fast, he will have to give monetary Kaffarah.
Q: When will Kaffārah be binding?
A: By swallowing food without an excuse, consuming something that one is inclined to or by intercourse.
Q: Can a sick person pay fidyah instead of fasting?
A: A person who cannot fast due a chronic or terminal illness may give fidyah. As long as a person’s condition remains such that they cannot fast, they will keep giving fidyah for each fast.
📚 Fatwa Department
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