Metformin Tablets

Metformin Tablets

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My cousin is a diabetic and has been taking Metformin tablets until he found out that it is film coated. One of the ingredients of the film coating is Magnesium Stearate. The Stearate component is Fatty Acid. In a Daily Mail article, the Fatty Acid part was described as being of animal origin. SANHA has listed Magnesium Stearate as a substance of doubtful halal status. For this reason, he has stopped using this tablet and has not been able to find an alternative. Is it permissible for him to take this tablet? (This question is from Malawi)

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Hadith Query: Wazifah prescribed to Fatimah

Ḥadīth Query: Waẓīfah prescribed to Fāṭimah (may Allah be pleased with her)

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What is the status of the narration that mentions a waẓīfah which was prescribed by the Prophet ﷺ to his beloved daughter Fāṭimah (may Allah be pleased with her)? The waẓīfah states that a person should perform sajdah (prostration) after Witr Ṣalāh and recite Subbūḥun Quddūsun Rabb al-Malāʾikah wa al-Rūḥ five times in sajdah. Thereafter, recite ayāt al-Kursī after coming up from prostration. Thereafter, return to sajdah and recite Subbūḥun Quddūsun Rabb al-Malāʾikah wa al-Rūḥ five times in sajdah. If you do this, Allah will forgive all your sins and if you pass away on that night, you will die as a martyr. Continue reading

Salah for a travelling female in her menses

Ṣalāh for a travelling female in her menses

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I have read in a book that if a woman travels whilst in the state of menstruation, her travel in the state of menstruation will not be regarded as travel for the purpose of shortening the Ṣalāh. Therefore, if she exits the state of menstruation and does not travel further, she will not shorten her Ṣalāh. Please can you shed light on this issue and outline the views of the four schools of thought.

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Travelling on Plane and performing Asr Salah at Mithl Awwal

Travelling on Plane and performing ʿAṣr Ṣalāh at Mithl Awwal

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I am travelling abroad and my flight departure time is before the ʿAṣr Ṣalāh time begins. However, the time for ʿAṣr Ṣalāh begins before this according to the other schools of thought based on Mithl Awwal. As it is extremely difficult on some airlines in particular to perform Ṣalāh on the plane in a standing position, is it permissible for me to perform ʿAṣr Ṣalāh before I board, otherwise it will be qaḍāʾ?

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The difference between Zakat and Sadaqah al-Fitr

The difference between Zakāt and Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr

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What is the difference between Zakāt and Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr?

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Sadaqah al-Fitr Calculation for Blackburn

Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr Calculation for Blackburn

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What is the Ṣadaqah al-Fiṭr price for the residents of Blackburn?

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