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16 10 2009
N.C

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

I would like to know what one should do if they do not celebrate birthdays however their familys do. For example if family has organised a small gathering in the house for the the young persons birthday, then what should I do, do I participate? Or do I leave the house? Or do I just stay clear, barring in mind that I have given da’wah and shown daleel of why its wrong ect. And family are well aware of my disliking of such situations.

Jasakallahu kahir

30 10 2009
mountainspring

Asalamualikum
I want to put forward a question
Can you go to hajj with halal money but you owe student loans.

1 11 2009
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

With regard to Hajj: the person who cannot spend on himself because he is of limited means is not obliged to go for Hajj, but which of the two is more important, going for Hajj or paying off the debt?

The most correct view is that paying off the debt is more important, because the debtor is not obliged to do Hajj, since one of the conditions of Hajj is that one should be able to do it.

If there is a conflict between your doing Hajj and your paying off your debt, then give priority to paying off the debt. But if there is no conflict, such as there being plenty of time for you to pay off your debt, or if the person to whom you owe money is patient and can wait, then the correct view is that there is nothing wrong with your doing Hajj or ‘Umrah.

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

It is permissible for a person who is in debt and facing financial hardship, either because he is unable to earn money or because the creditor is absent and he cannot pay him, to go for Hajj if someone else takes him for Hajj, provided that this does not affect his ability to pay the debt.

Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 26/16

All of that is subject to the condition that you are completely able to perform Hajj and that you pay off debts to anyone who asks you to pay him back when the debt becomes due, and that you are able to pay for the journey and its provisions, and whatever you need to take care of your affairs whilst you are travelling, without neglecting your family or those on whom you are obliged to spend.

So you should leave with them enough to cover their needs. If you do not do that then you are sinning and neglecting those whom Allaah has commanded you to take care of.

It was narrated that Khaythamah said: we were sitting with ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr when Qaharmaan came to him. He said, ‘Have you given the slaves their food?’ He said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Go and give it to them. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is sufficient sin for a man if he withholds the food of his slave.”’

Saheeh Muslim, 996

It was narrated from Ibn ‘Umar that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “It is sufficient sin for a man if he neglect those whom he is responsible for.”

Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1692

And Allaah knows best.

See: http://islam-qa.com/en/ref/3974/hajj%20debt

1 11 2009
thefridaycircle

و عليكم السلام و رحمة الله و بركاته

IN RESPONSE TO ‘N.C’ QUESTION:

Please find below the answers to your question inshaa’Allaah.

‘Why birthdays are not allowed’ – http://islamqa.com/en/ref/1027/birthday

‘Ruling on attending an invitation knowing that it is for the occasion of someone’s birthday’ – http://islamqa.com/en/ref/104446/birthday

‘Attending a feast for a child’s birthday and eating that food’ – http://islamqa.com/en/ref/9485/birthday

And Allaah knows best.

I hope this helps inshaa’Allaah.

Fulaan ibn Fulaan (APPROVED by the ustaadh)

15 01 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

Firstly, Ibn al Jawzi (rh) held many beliefs similar to the Asha’ari school of thought when it came to the names & attributes of Allah (swt) so I advise that you do not read that particular book. Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) mentioned that he contradicted himself in a lot of issues related to the names and attributes although and that he was not Ash’ari in all matters of creed. The same could be said about Ibn al JAwzi’s teacher Ibn ‘Aqeel (rh).

Secondly, attributes such as face, hands, shin, foot, laughter etc have all been attributed to Allah (swt) via the Qu’ran and authentic Ahaadeeth, and thus we are required to believe in them without making any similarity between them and creation. Thus we say, Allah (swt) has a shin in a way that suits His Majesty without any similarity with any of His creation. We also cannot ascribe a kayfiyyah (manner) to any of these attributes as we have no knowledge or such matters.

I advise you to read the following book on this topic as it is very beneficial:

http://www.kalamullah.com/Books/Tawhid%20of%20Allahs%20Most%20Beautiful%20Names%20and%20Lofty%20Attributes.pdf

Wassalamu ‘alaykum.

20 02 2010
thefridaycircle

Wa alaykumus’Salaamu wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuhu,

Praise be to Allaah.

One of the ways in which Islam protects women is that it requires a woman to travel with a mahram, to protect her from those who have bad intentions and to help her, because of her weakness, in facing the arduous trials of travelling. A woman is not permitted to travel without a mahram because of the hadeeth narrated by Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him), who reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “A woman should absolutely not travel unless she has a mahram with her.” A man stood up and said, “O Messenger of Allaah, I have enlisted in such-and-such a military campaign, and my wife has set out for Hajj.” He said, “Go and do Hajj with your wife.” (al-Bukhaari, al-Fath, 3006).

Islam Q&A
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

22 04 2010
..........

what is tawasil, are we allowed to do tawasil, if yes how and whats the evidence for this
jazakallahu khayr

30 04 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalaamu alaykum,

Tawassul in Arabic means seeking to draw close. Allaah says in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “…[they] desire means of access to their Lord…” [al-Isra’ 17:57], i.e., means of drawing close to Him. There are two types of Tawassul, correct Islamic tawassul and forbidden tawassul.

Correct Islamic tawassul:

This means seeking to draw close to Allaah through acts of worship which He loves and which please Him; these may be waajib (obligatory) or mustahabb (encouraged), and may take the form of words, actions or beliefs. Some types are as follows:

Seeking to draw close to Allaah by means of His names and attributes. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him by them, and leave the company of those who belie or deny (or utter impious speech against) His names. They will be requited for what they used to do.” [al-A’raaf 7:180]. So when a person makes du’aa’ to Allaah, he begins by calling on Allaah with the name that is most apt, such as “al-Rahmaan” (the Most Merciful) when seeking mercy and al-Ghafoor (the All-Forgiving) when asking for forgiveness, and so on.

Seeking to draw close to Allaah by means of faith and Tawheed. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Our Lord! We believe in what You have sent down, and we follow the Messenger, so write us down among those who bear witness (to the truth).” [Aal ‘Imraan 3:53]

Seeking to draw close to Allaah through righteous deeds, whereby a person asks Allaah by virtue of the best deeds that he has done, such as salaah, fasting, reading Qur’aan, avoiding haraam things, and so on. An example of this is the saheeh hadeeth narrated in the Saheehayn about the three people who entered a cave, and a rock fell and blocked their way out. They asked Allaah by virtue of their best deeds (to save them). A person may also ask Allaah by virtue of his total dependency upon Him, as Allaah mentions in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “[Ayyoob said:] ‘Verily, distress has seized me, and You are the Most Merciful of those who show mercy.’ [al-Anbiya’ 21:83]; or by admitting his own wrongdoing and his need for Allaah, as Yoonus is described as saying (interpretation of the meaning): “ ‘None has the right to be worshipped except You (O Allaah). Glorified (and exalted) are You. Truly I have been of the wrong-doers.’” [al-Anbiya’ 21:87]

The rulings on Islamically correct tawassul vary according to its type. Some types are waajib, such as seeking to draw close to Allaah through His names and attributes and through Tawheed (believing in His absolute Oneness), and some are mustahabb, such as seeking to draw close to Him by virtue of all kinds of righteous deeds.

Tawassul that is bid’ah and therefore forbidden:

This is the attempt to draw close to Allaah by means of things that He does not like and that do not please Him, whether they be words, deeds or beliefs. One example of this is trying to draw close to Allaah by calling on the dead or people who are absent, asking them for help, and so on. This is a form of major shirk (shirk akbar), which goes against Tawheed and means that a person is no longer considered to be a Muslim. Calling upon Allaah, whether it is for a purpose such as asking Him to grant some benefit or to ward off some harm, or as an act of worship to express humility and submission before Him, can only be addressed directly to Allaah. If du’aa’s or prayers are addressed to anything or anyone else, this is shirk. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And your Lord said: ‘Invoke Me (and ask Me for anything), I will respond to your invocation. Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e., do not invoke Me and do not believe in My Oneness], they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!” [Ghaafir 40:60]. In this aayah, Allaah explains the punishment of those who arrogantly refuse to call on Allaah, whether they call on someone other than Allaah or they do not call on Him at all, out of pride and self-admiration, even if they do not call on anyone else.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Invoke your Lord with humility and in secret…” [al-A’raaf 7:55]. Allaah commands His slaves to call on Him and not anyone else.

Allaah says of the people of Hell (interpretation of the meaning): “[They say:] ‘By Allaah, we were truly in a manifest error when we held you (false gods) as equals (in worship) with the Lord of the Worlds.” [al-Shu’ara’ 26:96-97]

Anything that results in equating something other than Allaah with Allaah in worship or acts of obedience is shirk, the crime of associating partners with Him. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And who is more astray than one who calls (invokes) besides Allaah, such as will not answer him until the Day of Resurrection, and who are (even) unaware of their calls (invocations) to them? And when mankind are gathered (one the Day of Resurrection), they (false deities) will become enemies for them and will deny their worshipping.” [al-Ahqaaf 46:5-6]

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “ And whoever invokes (or worships) besides Allaah, any other god, of whom he has no proof, then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely, al-kaafiroon (the disbelievers in Allaah and in the Oneness of Allaah) will not be successful.” [al-Mu’minoon 23:117].

Allaah states that anyone who calls on anything other than him is taking that thing as a god, as He says (interpretation of the meaning): “…And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a qitmeer (the thin membrane over a date-stone). If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them. And none can inform you (O Muhammad), like Him Who is the All-Knower (of everything).” [Faatir 35:13-14].

In this aayah, Allaah explains that He is the only One Who deserves to be called upon, because He, and no one else, is the Sovereign who is directing everything. Those things that are worshipped cannot hear du’aa’s, let alone respond to the one who invokes them, and even if they were able to hear, they cannot respond, because they do not have the power to either benefit or harm.

The mushrik Arabs whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was sent to call were disbelievers because of this shirk. They would call upon Allaah sincerely at times of difficulty, but they became disbelievers at times of ease and plenty, when they would call on others besides Him. Allaah says (interpretation of the meanings):

“And when they embark on a ship, they invoke Allaah, making their Faith pure for Him only, but when He brings them safely to land, behold, they give a share of their worship to others.” [al-‘Ankaboot 29:65]

“And when harm touches you upon the sea, those that you call upon besides Him vanish from you excpet Him (Allaah Alone). But when He brings you safely to land, you turn away (from Him)…” [al-Isra’ 17:67].

“… till when you are in the ships and they sail with them with a favourable wind, and they are glad therein, then comes a stormy wind and the waves come to them from all sides, and they think that they are encircled therein, they invoke Allaah, making their Faith pure for Him Alone…” [Yoonus 10:33]

The shirk of some people nowadays goes even further than the shirk of people in the past, because they direct some acts of worship to something other than Allaah, calling upon them and asking them for help even at times of distress; laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no help except in Allaah). We ask Allaah to keep us safe and sound.

To sum up our response to what your friend mentioned: asking the dead for anything is shirk, and asking the living for anything that no one except Allaah is able to do, is also shirk. And Allaah knows best.
Islam Q&A

Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid

11 06 2010
Slave of Allah

Assalamualaikum
I just wanted to say mashallah the classes are really good, but the sisters are becoming lax and it is becoming too hard to concentrate for us sisters, some sisters just come for a social and start talking about jibberish which have no benefit. I also think some if not most sisters are not serious in seeking ilm, their lax attitude affects others. some sisters have lack adaab ect.
This problem needs to be resolved somehow and i think it is hugely due to the us not being infront of the ustad,
jazakallahu khair

11 06 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

It is not a condition to perform the salah al tawbah although it is a virtuous act to perform as authentically reported in the musnad of Imam Ahmad.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

16 07 2010
hana

Asalamualaikum wr.

I would like to ask you regarding a proposal.
A family freinds son has approached my parents
and has asked for my hand and my fathe
r has approved to see the guy.
Howver my brother found out
and had told my sister that
he has seen the guy in
places where he should not
have been and has had a past .
Howver this was in the past.
I have not met the guy and
have a strong feeling
towards accepting it. Could you please
Advice me on marrying someone who
Has had a past.

Wasalam

26 07 2010
Alomgir

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

Sister, no one has a perfect past. Many people come to Islam after many years of ignorance and committing many major sins. Even many of the Sahabah entered into Islam at a very late stage. So the brother’s past should not be a reason for you to simply say no to the brother. Of course, is he is still engaged in open sins then this is a good reason to say no. If you also believe that he has retained many bad qualities from his past, then the same applies also. It is upon you to find out somehow whether he has still retained those qualities or whether he is still engaged in those vices.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

20 07 2010
Abul Haarith

Salaamu’alaykum, what is the ruling in working in a bank?

26 07 2010
Alomgir

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

This depends on what position the worker has in the bank. The one who works in the bank should consult a scholar to discuss the legality of his profession.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

22 07 2010
Abd Allah

Assalamualaikum

there is a young sister, who just recently found out her friend is a shia. one of the things they believe is that friday salaah [jummah] is not obligatory on men.
should the sister stay away from this girl?

24 07 2010
Abu Hafs

Salam Alaykum
Among other things they believe in is the worship of Ali, Fatima, Hussein radiallahu’anhum. Many things in their creed are Kufr. A person should only have pious companions i would refer you to this answer on islamqa:
http://islamqa.com/en/ref/21530

Inshallah its of benefit to you.

26 07 2010
Alomgir

Asslamu ‘alaykum,

If the Shia sister is a lay-person and does not have much knowledge of her faith and does not openly call to her Shi’a beliefs then there is no harm in having her as a friend. If however, she openly calls to Shi’ite beliefs then it is best not to befriend her lest she confuse the Sunni sister. This is especially true if the sunni sister is not well grounded in ‘Aqeedah issues.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

25 07 2010
shazna

i wanted to know if one can pray salat with new clothes brought from the shops without washing it,can we wear the clothes from the shops for salat or does it need to be washed first,jazakallah.

26 07 2010
Alomgir

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

If the clothes are new and are not second hand then you are not required to wash them whatsoever. Some scholars were of the view that if the clothes were used they need to be washed, in particular undergarments and clothing used to cover the lower part of the body. Others opined that if there is no visible impurities on the used clothing then there is no need to wash them.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

26 07 2010
shazna

Asalamu alaykum

Are we allowed to wear heels by heels i mean flat shoes that have a little heel which do not make any noise or attract attention and they are covered by jilbab,im not tlaking about the thin long high heels but the flat shoe with a little heel, Jazakallah

26 08 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

If the heels make one look noticeably taller then it is not permitted to wear whether it makes any noise or not. However, if they do not make you look that taller and make no noise then there is no problem with them insha’allah.

Wassalamu ‘alaykum.

29 07 2010
shazna

I have a question which i asked earlier but i am still confused insha’Allah you can answer. when one does sajda sahw is it done after atahiyatu, darood and dua and do you go straight to sujood and prostrate twice and finish with salams on both side or do i do the tashahud than say salam once to the right and than prostrate twice and finish with salam,i have looked at the answer provided in the islamic q and a website but still a bit confused and need clarification, also can one say aoozibillah and bismillah before every fatiha or should aoozibillah be said only at the beginning of the salat once.

26 08 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

It is flexible when to do Sujud as-Sahw (i.e. before or after Taslim), however the scholars differ as to when it is best to do it. The hanbali school of thought generally consider it to be done before tasleem with a few exceptions. Therefore it should be done right before tasleem (after darud) and when you come back up from the second sujud you do tasleem immediately without doing tashhud again. There is no need to do one tasleem before doing sujud as-Sahw as there is no authentic evidence for that.

As for saying A’uthu billah then it is said once at the beginning of the prayer, however, one should say bismillah every time they recite al fatihah.

31 07 2010
Abul Haarith

Is the urine or faeces of a dog impure like its saliva? Do you have to be purified the in same procedure as when purifying your self from a dog’s saliva? Also, is it a condition that one of the washes must be done with earth? I prayed after stepping on dog urine, I washed it 7 times but not once with earth, is it best I pray my Salah again?

26 08 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

The urine and faeces of dog is impure like its saliva and thus should be washed seven times including earth. Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said in his commentary of Umdatul Fiqh: ويجب التسبيع والتراب في جميع نجاسات الكلب من الريق والعرق والبول وغيرها
“It is obligatory to wash seven times as well as with earth all of the impurities of a dog whether it be its saliva, sweat, urine etc. ” (1/85).

The Hanaabilah and Shaafi’iyyah held using turaab to be waajib, and so it must be done.

It is advisable to repeat that prayer.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

8 08 2010
bint abu bakr

aslamualaikum It is known that in the time of rasullullah (saw) that whenever people felt hungry they would tie a stone to their stomach and the prophetn (saw) use to do that does that mean we should implament it in our lives ? jazakallahukhayr

26 08 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

That was not done as an act of worship or to bring oneself closer to Allah (swt). It is not considered as a sunnah to do that rather they only did that to reduce the pain of hunger.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

17 08 2010
shazna khanam

During Ramadhan how many rakats should one pray, is it 8 and 3 witr so 11 rakats or can we pray 20 rakats. For us women who pray at home many of us do not know long surahs therefore if we pray 8 rakats our salat will be very short and taraweeh should be long, so should we pray more 20 rakats with short surahs in order to make our salat long. I read somewhere that 20 rakats is a bid’ah so im a bit confused and worried know, Insha’Allah you can help me, Also can one pray 10 rakats after isha and than go to sleep and than read another 10 before fajr.

JazakAllah.

20 08 2010
Abd Allah

Assalamualaikum

Is it permissible to have iftar or break our fast with a non muslim being present in the gathering?

jazakallahu khair

26 08 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

There is nothing that should prohibit that.

Wallahu ‘a’lam

31 08 2010
Abd Allah

Assalamualaikum

i have made a pledge to a charity, i have raised some money but i feel there will be more benefit if i put it in another charity.

do i still need to fulfill the pledge?

20 09 2010
Alomgir

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

If you made a pledge to a specific charity and they are aware of that, then I advise you to fulfill your pledge. If however, it was a pledge where the charity organisation was unaware of then there should be no harm to give the charity to someone who is more entitled to it.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

31 08 2010
Abul Haarith

Salaamu’alaykum, i wanted to know when reading the Qur’an, if you would read it in your mind silently, would you recieve the same reward as reciting it loud?

20 09 2010
Alomgir

Wa ‘alaykum as-Salam,

It is better to recite using your voice then to read in one’s mind since tilaawah/qiraa’ah necessitates the use of the voice.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

12 09 2010
bint abu bakr

assalamualaikum i just wanted to know can u do any acts of worship on your birthday for example: fasting on your birthday?

20 09 2010
Alomgir

Wa ‘alaykum as-Salam,

Firstly, celebrating birthdays is not permissible. See: http://islam-qa.com/en/ref/1027/birthday

Secondly, there is nothing wrong with performing extra recommended deeds on that day on condition one did not intentionally pick that day for the act of worship. For example, if it was one’s habit to fast on Mondays, and his birthday fell on that day one year, there is no harm in fasting that day. However, it would be wrong for someone to fast that day if they thought there would be a special virtue to do so on that day because it was their birthday.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

18 09 2010
shazna khanam

Is it a sin upon a person if they allow others to wear their clothes but those who borrow the clothes wear it and do haram, e.g if someone borrows a saree from you and they wear it in a wedding and they get dressed up and show it off to non mahram is it sin on the person for letting them borrow it in the first place. Also if one use to wear unislamic clothes but became practicing alhamdulilah and they do not wear those clothes anymore but thier sister has taken those clothes know and she wears it,is it sin upon me for her i.e my sister wearing those unislamic clothes, but those clothes no longer belong to me anymore,i hope insha’Allah you understood the questions, JazakAllah

20 09 2010
Alomgir

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

This is something that the scholars differ over based on the principle of “sadd adh-dharaa’i” (blocking the means). Since wearing clothing such as saarees are not prohibited in an of themselves, then some scholars are of the view that you can sell/pass them on to others even if they were to wear them in a haraam manner. This is because you have not committed any sin directly. However, the sin will fall on those who wear them in a haram manner.

Others however, would state that by giving them such clothing you would be encouraging them to do haram. Thus it would be prohibited. Hence, the Prophet (sallalaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade the selling of weapons during times of civil strife even though possessing weapons in and of itself is permissible.

Thus, I would encourage you not to pass on such types clothing if you are certain that they will display them in an inappropriate manner. This will be safer and more in accordance to the principle of sadd adh-dharaa’i

I hope that makes things easier for you.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

19 09 2010
shuhena

I wanted to know if vanilla flavouring,vanilla flavours,vaniilla extract is halal as they contain alcohol, also most foods we eat if you check the ingredients it contains nautral flavouring and this flavouring can be alcoholic and do contain a little alcohol, is this permissible to eat. I have been researching this and have come across few scholars opinions but still confused as to whether these food products are permissible, Jazak’Allah

23 09 2010
jannah...

Assalamuaalaikum

i would like to start an part alima course, but im just confused on where the best place to do it. I have found al azhar academy and would like some naseeha.

masjid e cuba in north london, offer a course similar to an alima course as well.

please advise me jazakallahu khair

26 09 2010
shazna khanam

Rregards to the question i asked earlier about others borrowing ones clothes for haram reasons what if its your sister and you tell her you dont want her to wear those clothes but she dosent listen and as i dont wear those clothes anymore she has taken and owns them know, is it a sin upon me if i tell her not to wear these clothes but dosent listen and i cant physically force her to stop. Also ss one allowed to attend weddings which is seperated at the beginning but after eating and so on men and women come together when they get the bride and groom in one room and there is video camera present. Can one go to the wedding to just eat and leave or should one not go as they would go knowing some evils will take place and they will not or are unable to stop it, JazakAllah

3 10 2010
thefridaycircle

Assalamu alaykum,

If your sister now owns the clothing and you have advised her, then you have done what is in your capabilities and you will not be responsible thereafter.

As for mixed weddings, if it remains segregated at the beginning, then there is no harm attending them. If however, it begins to get mixed then you should leave immediately.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

26 09 2010
anonymous

Assalaamu ‘alaykum ,
I have recently had a brother recommended to me for marriage he’s a really good brother in terms of character, deen etc mashaAllaah. his only shortcoming is he suffers from bipolar, as you may no people who suffer from bipolar are unstable, they either suffer from manic depression to the extent they feel suicidal or they become really hyperactive-their speech, energy etc increases, most of the time they have anxiety attacks.
The brother keeps his condition under control by doing adhkaar, hijaamah and ruqyaah, he chooses not to take medication because he does not want to depend on them.
His condition is genetic, the men in his family tend to suffer from mental disorders. Due to his characteristics I am hesitant to say no, however my concerns are, I’m worried that it will pass on to my children, I know its something that if Allaah wills, it will be a trial for me butttt shouldn’t I do everything I can to prevent myself from such situations, like shouldn’t I tie my camel, this is why we are given freewill sah?
And his network of friends, most of them I know through my brother and I’ve worked with them, I was considering one of his closest friends for marriage, I am not too keen on them, they’re deeni but I know things about these brothers that I’m not comfortable with and I know that if this proposal works out, these brothers will be in my life forever I don’t know if I’m ready for that. Please could you advice me. jazakAllahu Khairan.

26 09 2010
anonymous

Assalaamualykum,
I work in a hospital and I am not aloud to wear long sleeves due to hygiene+infection control. However I am aware it is not permissible for me to show my arms to non mahrem men. What would you advice me to do in a situation like this?

28 09 2010
shazna

If one missed alot of fasts due to menstuation over the years and never made them up as they were not practising,do they have to make it up straight away or can one delay it until the days get shorter ie in winter or is it sinful to delay, also can one spread out the fasts over the year before next ramadhan as they have years of fasts to make up so it be difficult to make it all up contionously.
JazakAllah

29 09 2010
shuhena

If one intends to fast the night before and puts alarm on for suhoor but than during the night they decide not to fast and dosent wake up for suhoor is it sinful and do they have to keep that fast, also when can one make the intention to fast and not to fast can this be just before fajr begins.

1 10 2010
anonymous

I was fasting an obligotary fast from ramadhan which i missed years ago which i am making up know,in the morning i was getting up from sitting when my head started spinning, i my head became light and i lost balance and fell on the floor, i was scared for my health and thought it will it be best if i break my fast and eat to get strength, is this ok or it it sinful to break it, also do i need to only make up that one fast or do i need to make up 2 fast, one for making up the missed fast and one for breaking it.

17 10 2010
Anon

Assalamu alaikum,

Is بشت (what the shuyookh in saudi wear) considered as libas al-shuhra as many arabs wear that in weddings?

Also, are you allowed to wear libas al-shuhra if it is your own wedding?

20 11 2010
anonymous

If someone gets a job but on their CV they lied about working in one particular place which they didnt work at and they get the job, does this make the earnings haram as one lied.

26 11 2010
bint abu bakr

Assalamualaikum
i just wanted to ask a qeustion regards a sister wearing an abaya ?
is it ok for a sister to wear bright colours ith an abaya for example : a bright coloured headband that you wear with the hijab
jazakallah khairan

2 05 2011
thefridaycircle

The hijab must not be worn as a form of beautification or to attract the attention of others so that they can gaze at her beauty. Therefore bright colourful colours should be avoided as well as those with embroidery and fine designs which would considered to be a form of adornment.

If it is just a headband and not that noticeable and not overtly attractive, then perhaps there is some leniency in that.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

16 12 2010
shazna khanam

I have a question regarding sleep walking, when one sleep walkes and does very very strange and sometimes dangerous things, and they speak to you etc… and when they wake up they dont remember anything, is this possession of jinn or jinn related or just psychological/psychiatric issues.

18 12 2010
Abul Haarith

Salaamu’alaykum, what is the best Arabic-English dictionary to buy now?

24 12 2010
thefridaycircle

Start off with al Mawrid. Once you know more about ishtiqāq then move onto Hans Wehr.

25 01 2011
Adb Allah

If a man lives in a house, with women who are not mahram, e.g. sister in law ect who do not cover, according to shariah, what are the limits and boundaries. Im aware he must lower his gaze. But are there any exceptions because she is in a sense a “part of the family” Should he avoid coming in her presence whenever possible? (even if he ‘feels’ she is not a fitnah for him)

Also is is prohibited to have the opposite gender on social websites as friends such as facebook? Although some may say they do not interact with one another.

6 04 2011
Alomgir

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

1. Since it was not confirmed nor denied whether the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) ordered him to repeat the prayer means that the hadith cannot be used to justify the opinion of the majority. This would be the understanding of the ahnaaf.

However, the counter argument would be that it is not permissible for the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) to delay a statement when it is needed.

2. Firstly, it is spelled عموم المقتضى . The principle is can be used to declare that ruling, but also because the condition of wudhu is a major shart which the prayer cannot be valid without it.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

22 04 2011
Usama

Assalamu’alaykum Ustadh. How are you?
I was just thinking, is a women allowed to leave her home, up till what distance without a mehram?
Of course, London is a huge city, so i was just wondering as to if a distance has been put into place.

2 05 2011
thefridaycircle

A woman can leave her home with her husband’s verbal or tacit consent. She needs to be accompanied by a mahram if she travels a long distance by which she is considered a traveler according to the shar’. Scholars have disputed what that distance should be with the hanaabilah stating 48 miles.

She can travel within London without the need for a mahram.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

26 04 2011
shazna khanam

Asalamu’Alaikum

Is warranty haram, for example when you buy a washing machine etc.. they automatically come with one year guarantee that if it breaks or is damaged etc… they will fix it for you free of charge is this same as insurance.

Jazak’Allah

2 05 2011
thefridaycircle

Assalamu ‘alaykum,

Most products come with a free warranty that lasts for 1 year or more. As it is free, one can take advantage of it but one should not buy extended warranties as it is in essence; insurance.

Wallahu ‘a’lam.

4 05 2011
anonymous

Asalamu’Alaikum

If you get angry at someone and you shout and them, but you shouted at them for a reason you believe to be valid ie they wronged you etc… but then you feel bad about it afterwards, does one have to ask forgivness from that person for being angry at them, Jazak’Allah

1 06 2011
mohammed

salaam alaikum ustda i came across a hadith which the prophet (saw) said between the 2 thrumpets they will 40 so the sahabas asked him 40 days he refused to answer so they said 40 years he refused again then he said allah will cause the sky to rain and humankind will grow like vegatables from a cocxy tail, can you tell me what it means
zakallah khair

12 06 2011
mariyam

As Salamu’alikum Ustad
i needed some advice on marriage basically im finding it really hard to tell my parents that i want to get married to a brother. i wanted to tell my mother first but i feel like if i do im going to break her and i dont want to do that. so can you tell me how i can go about that. jazakallah khair

13 06 2011
Amatullah

Asalaamu alaikum wa rahmatallahi wabarakatu,

i wanted to know th explanation of this hadith and what lessons and benefits i could draw from it:

Narrated Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri: Someone asked Allah’s Messenger: “Who is the best man?” He answered, “A believer who strives in the Cause of Allah with his life and his wealth.” The man asked: “Who is the next?” He said, “One who retires into a narrow valley and worship his Lord.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

does this hadith apply in certain situations, such as times of fitan? i heard another hadith that the one who mingles with people and is patient upon their harms is better than the one who doesnt mingle with people and doesnt have to bear their harms. what are the implications for me livng in the western society? is it better for me to just be by myself or to mix with others?

21 09 2011
spencer

Asalamualykum

I wanted to know about selling alcohol. Working at a supermarket people purchase alcohol from my till and therefore I am serving them this and I wanted to know more information regarding the subject.

28 09 2011
thefridaycircle

Wa alaykumus salaam,

The ustaadh will reply to question shortly inshaa’Allaah.

JZK for being patient.

Fulaan ibn Fulaan

29 09 2011
T Uddin

Is vinegar halal in this country?

27 10 2011
N

Asalamu’ Alaikum

Just two questions:
1) Does a person need permission from his/her parents to fast voluntarily fasts (Mon & Thur)
2) Can you explain the issue of HFA, HMC and so on and whether its permissible to eat from them.

Jazak’ Allah.

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