The Karaan Legacy

This collation of Fatawa is our humble attempt at honouring a legacy of service by the Karaan family, father and son, Mufti Yusuf and Mufti Taha, spanning 50 years, nearly half a century.

Mufti Yusuf Karaan embodied an ethos of hard work and service. He would drive 40 minutes from Strand to our offices in Athlone every day. His commitment and dedication may never be matched again.

Mufti Taha Karaan’s outstanding feature was his brilliant mind. He was an intellectual giant admired around the world. While most scholars spend a lifetime mastering a single science, Mufti Taha mastered several Islamic sciences, even calligraphy.

We are currently in the process of digitising Mufti Yusuf’s handwritten fatawa and publishing the Fatawa of Mufti Taha, so that the world may benefit for years to come. May Allah bless them, raise their rank and accept their efforts, Ameen.

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  • Aqidah
  • Children
  • Committee Member
  • Fasting
  • Hajj
  • Halal
  • Inheritance
  • Jana'iz
  • Marriage
  • Nikah and Talaq
  • Other
  • Researchers
  • Salaah
  • Taharah
  • Transaction
  • Zakaah
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  • All
  • Aqidah
  • Children
  • Committee Member
  • Fasting
  • Hajj
  • Halal
  • Inheritance
  • Jana'iz
  • Marriage
  • Nikah and Talaq
  • Other
  • Researchers
  • Salaah
  • Taharah
  • Transaction
  • Zakaah
Mufti Taha KaraanZakaah

Section 18A tax deductions and zakah

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته   1. The situation to which your question pertains involves …

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Mufti Taha KaraanTransaction

Ruling on Medical Aid

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته 1. Medical aid is an insurance product. 2. Insurance, however, …

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MarriageMufti Taha Karaan

Marriage between persons in different countries

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Scholars differ on the validity of marriage contracted over means …

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Jana'izMufti Taha Karaan

Is there Janazah Salah on a missing person?

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته   The obligation to perform ṣalāt al-janāzah sets in when …

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MarriageMufti Taha Karaan

“Milkah” Marriages

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته In Islam, marriage is a contractual undertaking from which certain …

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Mufti Taha KaraanTransaction

Using interest for traffic fines

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته The opinion that permits the payment of traffic fine with …

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AqidahMufti Taha Karaan

Ruling on Yoga

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Any form of yoga that incorporates religious elements from its …

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HajjMufti Taha Karaan

The Fast of ʿArafah

The unfortunate misrepresentation of fact—both in Sharīʿah and in history—that accompanied the recent attempt to …

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Mufti Taha KaraanNikah and Talaq

Inheritance on a policy

Life policies in South Africa, with very few exceptions,[1] are structured on the basis of …

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