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)
Ḥadīth Query: Waẓīfah prescribed to Fāṭimah (may Allah be pleased with her)
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
Ṣalāh for a travelling female in her menses
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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Ḥadīth query: Wings of angels spread over Shām
It is mentioned in a ḥadīth that the angels have their wings laid over Shām. How is this reconciled with what is currently happening in Syria? What does this ḥadīth mean? This is creating some confusion. Please clarify.
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اکابر علماء دیوبند کے نزدیک ضرورت کے وقت جمع بین الصلوتین جائز ہے یا نہیں؟
Is it permissible to combine prayers according to the elders of Deoband?
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