Companions in the Grave

Companions in the Grave
Said Yazid al-Ruqashi ‘I have heard it said that when the deceased is set in his tomb his works amass around him and are given to speak by Allah, so that they say, “O bondsman, alone in his pit! Your family and friends are now separated from you, so that today we are your sole companions.”
(Ihya’ of al-Ghazali)

Immat, its Conditions and Rule

Immat and its Conditions
Imamat here means the Salaah of a Muqtadi following the Salaah of the Imam.

Rule:  There are six conditions for a person to be an Imam:

1. To Be a Muslim
2. To be a Male.
3. To be an adult
4. To be Sane
5. To have the knowledge of the rules pertaining Qira’at
6. Not to be a Ma’zoor

Rule: It is not a condition for the Imam of the women to be a male. A female can also lead the prayers, although it is Makrooh.

Rule: It is not a condition for the Imam of the Children to be an Adult. A child can also lead the prayers of other children.

Rule: Salaah behind transgressors (who beliefs contradict the fundamentals of the Islamic faith and thus have come out of the folds of Islam such as the Rafizs, Qadiyanis) is invalid, It is also invalid behind those who do not believe in the intercession, the seeing of Allah or those who deny the occurrence of punishment in the grave or the angles writing the deeds.

Rule: Similarly, praying Salaah behind today’s Wahhabis and Deobandis isnot permissible as they have shown disrespect, in fact insulted Allah and His Prophet Sallaalhu Alahi Wasllam . Rather, they support and have faith that people who have these sorts of beliefs are Muslims! Infact, they are classed as Kafir.

Rule: To Pray behind those who possess corrupt beliefs, which do not take them out of the folds of Islam, Such as the Tafdiliyyah, is makrooh-e-Tehrimi.

The Islamic manner of having one’s sins Forgiven

The Islamic manner of having one’s sins Forgiven

Anyone who recites after each Salah Istighfaar three times, Ayat-ul-Kursi, the three Quls once, ‘SubhanAllah’ thirty three times, ‘Alhumdillah’ thirty three times, and Allahu Akbar thirty four times and the following once, then Allah will forgive all his sins, even if they are more than the foam of the ocean.

La ilaha illAllahu Wahdahu la Shareeka Lahu lahul Mulku wa Lahul Hamdu wa Huwa ‘Ala Kulli Shay’in Qader

 “There is no God but Allah, He is the one and He has no partner. For Him is the Kingdom and Praise and He has the power over all things possible.”

 Supplication:  After every Salaah, A person should place their right hand on the forehead, drawing it towards the back of the head and recite the Following:

Bismillahil-ladhi la llaha illa Huwar-Rahmanur Raheem Allahumma
Adhhid ‘Annil Hamma wal Huzana

Allah In The Name Of, Who Is The Only One Worthy Of Worship, The Most Affectionate, the Most Merciful. O Allah! Remove from me my worries and grief.”

Is it Permissible to Eat Dry Meat and Dry Fish?

Is it Permissible to Eat Dry Meat and Dry Fish?

Question: What is the ruling on eating dry meat and dry fish?

Answer: It is permissible to eat dry meat as well as dry fish. It is mentioned in a Hadith.

“A tailor had invited the Messenger of Allah Sallahu Alahi Wasllam for a meal which he had prepared. Even I accompanied the Prophet Sallalaahu Alahi Wasallam. That person presented bread and gravy with dry meat and pumpkin to the Prophet Sallalaahu Alahi Wasllam. I noticed that the Messenger of Allah Sallalahu Alihi Wasllam was searching for pieces of Pumpkin in the vessel and eating them. After that day, I stated loving Pumpkin.”

Allah Knows Best
Answered by
Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim Maqbuli

Women reciting Fatihah for the Deceased

Women reciting Fatihah for the Deceased

Question:  It is popular here that a woman cannot recite Fatihah for her deceased ones. It is permissible for a woman to recite Fatihah 9for deceased)?

Answer: It is totally permitted for a woman to recite Fatihah for her deceased ones.

Allah Knows Best
Answered by
Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim Maqbuli

A Non-Muslim washing the clothes of Muslims

A Non-Muslim washing the clothes of Muslims

Questions: Can a non-Muslim wash the clother of Muslims?

Answer: Yes, there is no legal (Shari’i) harm, in this.

 

Allah Knows Best
Answered by
Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim Maqbuli

Does Sweating Break Wudu?

Does Sweating Break Wudu?

Question: I would like to know if after exercise wudu is necessary for prayer or a proper bath or ghusl due to excessive sweating.

Answer: Sweating does not break Wudu or Ghusl, Yes, if the sweat gives unpleasant odour then Ghusl is recommended. However, if the time of Salah is short (meaning you don’t have time to wash yourself peoperly) then pray Salah and there will be no need of repeating it.

Allah Knows Best.
Answered by
Mawlana Muhammad Hussain Qadiri

An Engaged Couple Texting Each other

An Engaged Couple Texting Each other

Question: Nowadays it is commonly seen that after engagement, the couple communicate with each other through texting or phone call. Is this Permissible?

Answer: A fiancé is non-mahram, communicating with a non-mahram without any legal (shar’i) necessity is impermissible, be it through any means. It is mentioned in the fifth volume of ad-Durr ul-Mukhtar in the Book of Prohibited and Permitted things, Communication by texting is also haram (prohibited)

It is said: “The pen is a tongue from the two tongues.”

Allah Knows Best
Answered by
Mufti Muhammad Ibrahim Maqbuli

Can a women read Dala’il ul-Khayrat during her monthly cycle?

Question

Can a women read Dala’il ul-Khayrat during her monthly cycle?

Answer

Women are not allowed to recite the Quran during their menstruation cycle. This means anything other than The Holy Quran can be recited in this period, be it dhikr, adhkar, waza’if, Durud Sharif or Dala’il ul-Khayrat.

Imam Tahtwi Rahmatullah Alahi writes, “It is prohibited to recite any ayah from the Quran (except with the intention of dhikr). If there is thana or Dua present in the Ayah, then it is permissible to recite as per the most correct riwayah (view).” [Hashiya Tahtawi’ala Maraqil Falah pg.146]

Allah Know Best.
Answered by
Mufti Muhammad Kashif

The Excellence of Intention

The Excellence of Intention:
Umar bin al-Khattab Radiallahu anhu said: “The best acts are doing what Allah has commanded, staying for away from what Allah has forbidden, and having sincere intention towards what-ever Allah has required of us.” (Tahdhib ul-Asma)

Some of our predecessors said: “Many small actions are made great by the intentions behind them. Many great actions, on the other hand, are made small because the intentions behind them are lacking.”

Yahya bin Abi Kathir said: “Learn about intentions, for their importance is greater than the importance of actions.”

Ibn ‘Umar once heard a man who was putting on his ihran say: “Allah! I intend to do Hajj and ‘Ummrah.” So he said to him: “is it not in fact the people whom you are informing of your intention? Does not Allah already know what is in your hear?” (Jami’ul-‘Ulum)

It is because good intentions are exclusively the concern of the heart, that they should not be voiced during worship.