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Is it permissible to play “APRIL FOOL”

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2012 18:42

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The first of April is regarded as a day to play practical jokes on people. Generally a person is told something which perturbs or even shocks him. However he shortly thereafter realizes that what he was told is not true but it was rather a joke. According to the Shariah is it permissible to play such practical jokes on people?

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Maiden Surname or Husband's Surname

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 April 2012 08:56

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Assalaamualaikum, mufti could you pls verify this statement for me. Is it true?  bcos almost all the married females i know take their husbands surname and are known by it.  'If a person does not take their father's name (female) even after marriage, they will be denied the fragrance of Jannah.'shukran.

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Menses in Ihraam

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Last Updated on Saturday, 31 March 2012 08:38

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Asalamualaikum wara matulah wabarakatu.My daughter is gone 4 umrah but she has her menses which wil finish while she is in Makkah. Must she make dum 4 the days while she was in ihraam. Please advice. Shukran 

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