Fatwa from Shaykh Sufyan ibn Uwaydah al-Tunisi al-Zaytuni al-Maliki on Qaza; Haircuts in the Maliki Madhab

Question:

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله

I have a question, what is the ruling of Shaving a portion of the hair on my head and leaving another portion of my hair – (meaning can I shave certain portions of the hair on my head) in the view of Imam Malik, his companions and the scholars of the Maliki Madhab?

Answer:

وعليكم السلام و...

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December 19, 2016

Question: Assalaamu alaikum,

I hope this reaches everybody in a state of spiritual wellness.

I read some of the previous post on SeekersGuidance and noticed that children should be discouraged from drawing humans and animals. I have read in other sources that Imam Malik interpreted the commonly cited hadiths to be in relations to carving statues as they were still so close to the polytheistic culture and the worship of man-made...

December 19, 2016

Question: Is one allowed to have a watch dog inside the house in the Maliki school? What are the conditions for having such a dog, if any? Are there specific criteria that need to be met concerning the *need* of this type of dog besides one’s own subjective interpretation of needing a watch dog?

Answer: If there is a reasonable cause to own a watchdog, then it would be permissible to own one. If there is a reasonable need to ha...

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