Question. They say that due to the virus, we should not lift our hands when making dua, and that it is more harmful to draw the hands over the face on termination of the Dua. What should we do?

Answer. If you are a Mu’min, that is a Muslim of sound Imaan – Imaan not adulterated with Nifaaq – then you will know what to do. View the shaitaaniyat with scorn and disgust. When the hands are raised unto Allah Ta’ala, His Rahmat descends and the effect of Acceptance (Qubooliyat) – His Rahmat – cascades into the opened palms. This Rahmat is rubbed on to our faces when we end the Dua. It is kufr – hardened kufr – to abandon any act of Islam on the advice of atheists. It is kufr which eliminates Imaan and cancels the Nikah. To understand simple issues of this nature, there is no need for fatwas, no need for lengthy technical arguments with pages of Arabic texts, and no need for even brains. The need is only sound and pure Imaan. Then the truth will be understood in the fatwa emanating from the Imaani heart, hence Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Seek a fatwa from your heart.”

Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng


Lockdown duas

A supplication to the Lord of the creation during the Covid-19 tribulation
Supplications to help one get through this difficult period.

احلمد هلل والصالة والسالم على رسول هللا صلى هللا عليه وسلم
The coronavirus pandemic has turned out to be such a major event, the like of which is unprecedented in our lives. Not only is it a risk to our health and well-being, but it has brought along with it numerous other challenges and worries. Be it, the lockdowns, the fear, the financial worries, the uncertainty about what the future holds, as well as many other concerns.
Alhumdulillah, we as Muslims, have the treasures of The Holy Quraan and of The Sunnah , in which we find numerous powerful supplications that will help us to navigate ourselves through these uncharted waters and to overcome these many challenges and worries. There can be no supplication more potent than the words of the Holy Quraan and the words of The Prophet (peace be upon him), on the condition that it is recited with the correct certitude and conviction.
In these few pages, I have compiled a few of these supplications which I have deemed apt to our current situation.
Please note that these duas are not meant to replace, but rather supplement the duas, wazeefahs and surahs, which we are accustomed to reciting during the morning, evening and at other times.
May Allah accept all our duas and remove us from this difficulty unscathed. Aameen.
17 Shabaan 1441
11 April 2020