Is Encapsulating the Placenta for Consumption Halal?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’m pregnant with my third child. With my previous pregnancies I had terrible post partum hemorrhage as well as severe post partum depression. I have a midwife who suggests freeze drying and encapsulating the placenta (for consumption) as it has been proven to prevent/help hemorrhage as well as […]

Joining Prayers While Traveling (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: What is the ruling on joining prayers when traveling according to the Maliki teachings? Answer: According to the Maliki madhab, it is a permissible dispensation (rukhsa) to join prayers while traveling. The travel does not have to be one where the distance allows you to shorten the prayer, you […]

When and Where Do I Break My Fast on a 20 Hour Airline Flight?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I am a little bit confused due to this part of response to a former question: “As a final note, please be aware that if one begins the day (when Fajr enters) as a resident (i.e. non-traveler) then they must fast, and complete the fast of the day, even […]

Is There a Difference of Opinion on Whether Slaughtering (Qurbani/Udhiya) is Necessary, and How Does One Deal With Years of Makeups?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: Assalaam-u-alaykum, My understanding is that with regards to qurbani on Eid Al-Adha, in the Hanafi school, it is wajib upon everyone who: 1) is baaligh, 2) is sane, and 3) possesses wealth greater than or equal to nisaab However, I rarely came across a household where more than […]

Can One Person Slaughter a Sacrificial Animal on the Behalf of Others on Eid in the Maliki School?

Answered by Shaykh Idris Watts Question: Can someone share in the price of a sacrificial animal on Eid in the Maliki School? Our family usually gives one sheep for the whole family. Is this correct? Answer: It depends. The Eid sacrifice is an emphasized sunnah (should not be left out of laziness) for every free […]