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					QUESTION           551 TOPIC : Oral Sex

Is Oral Sex allowed in Islam?

ANSWER             551

Oral sex is forbidden in Islam.

QUESTION           552 TOPIC : Women

Can Muslim women wear Artificial Jewellery for instance Jewellery made from

ANSWER             552

A similar question has been answered in Question 267. The Answer being:

In the Islamic Law it is mentioned (in a Hadith of Tirmizi Shareef) that Gold is
permissible (Halal) for women and unlawful (Haram) for men as forms of jewellery.
Silver is permissible for women whereas for men the amount allowed is a maximum of
4.5 mashe (i.e. a ring). For both men and women other metals as forms of jewellery
are prohibited.

QUESTION           553 TOPIC : Halal and Haram

If a food is 'Makhrooh', for example Prawns, we should not eat them because it
isn't preferred to do so? Why are some things Makhrooh? What is the basis of
Halal and Haram i.e. should we not eat something that doesn't have a backbone?
Or does it drive from the days of old when people just ate anything and Allah
(S.W.T) made rules for us so we would know what is clean and not? And what is
the reason for this?

ANSWER             553

Something becomes Haram if it is proven by “nas-eqatee” i.e. by name it has been
mentioned in the Quran and Hadith Mutawatir and something becomes Makhrooh
when proven by Khabar Wahid. We have not heard about a backbone being used to
identify if something is Halal or Haram. In the Hanafi Fiqh if something is a fish and not
a predatory fish it is Halal. If it cannot be called a fish it is Makhrooh. Crabs, prawns etc
are not called fish. According to the Hanafi Fiqh prawns are Makhrooh so you stay
away from them.
However some Ulemas disagree on this subject and say that it is allowed.
Allah (S.W.T) knows best.

QUESTION           554 TOPIC : Interest and Shares

Around 10 years ago Halifax building society merged with another bank. As a
loyally bonus it gave all its customers who had been with them for sometime,
250 shares in the new company. I was one of those people. Are we allowed to
receive the dividend from these shares? Although I have not paid for these
shares are we allowed to use this money?

ANSWER             554

If the dividends are a combination of interest and profit, then you have to make the
intention that if you do use some of it, it will be from the profits and not the interest. And
the remainder you can put it to use to pay for utility bills, tax.

If all of it is interest then instead of giving it away to the bank or not accepting it take it
and give it to some Muslim organization etc or use it also to pay bills, tax etc and don’t
use it to buy food.

QUESTION           555 TOPIC: Aqueeqah

My First Child is due, by the will of Allah (S.W.T), in October this year. I
understand that we need to do the Aqueeqah (booking a hall, inviting guests
round, and inviting a guest imam, food and the Aqueeqah meat) which I have no
problem with. But if by the will of Allah (S.W.T), the child is born during
Ramadan, I guess everyone will be busy fasting and if the child is born after
Ramadan, everyone has celebrated Eid and will not appreciate the Aqueeqah. I
feel it will be more beneficial spiritually and morally that if I add up all these
costs i.e. booking a hall, inviting guess round, inviting a guess imam, food and
the Aqueeqah meat and send the equivalent amount in pounds to Sudan or
Palestine or any poor regions where the people will appreciate it. How do I

ANSWER             555

Aqueeqah is Mustahab (desirable) and it is better to perform it on the seventh day. If it
cannot be performed on the seventh day then perform it whenever possible and the
Sunnah of Our Beloved (S.A.W) will be fulfilled.
Two goats are sacrificed on the birth of a son and one on the birth of a daughter
(Ahmad and Tirmizi). This does not imply preference of a boy over a girl but this is
because the Noble Prophet (S.A.W) had done so.

The meat of the Aqueeqah should be given to the poor, friends or relatives, raw or
cooked. It can also be served as a meal and all the people invited, in all cases it is

You mention in your question that you feel it would be beneficial if you sent the
equivalent amount of money to a poor country instead. Actually this will not fulfill the
Aqueeqah Sunnah as the Aqueeqah is about slaughtering the animal and distribution
that meat. One thing we can suggest you can do is to contact charities already working
in these deprived areas and ask them to fulfill the Aqueeqah ritual for you and then
distribute the meat to the poor. If the charity takes up the responsibility then it would be
ok for you to send the equivalent money to them.

QUESTION           556 TOPIC : Holy Quran

In Holy Quran there are seven chapters, does this mean that each chapter came
differently in Quran or did it come all together. And what do these seven
chapters mean?

ANSWER             556

The Holy Quran contains 114 chapters of varying lengths, each known as a Surahs.
However the Holy Quran is also divided into seven stations (Manazil)

Manazil is the Arabic word for one of seven parts of roughly equal length into which the
Quran is divided for the purpose of reciting the entire text in one week.

QUESTION           557 TOPIC : Hatham and Dua

My grandmother died just over 2 months ago. I have been very concerned what
would happen to her. It was a very sudden death. Now another member of the
family has just died, it makes me think what happens after death. Could you
please explain to me? Also every Thursdays we do darood / katham on food for
my grandmother and people say the deceased come back to smell the food who
your giving it for. Is this true? Does there soul come back on this earth every
Thursdays and smell the food then go back?
ANSWER            557

May Allah (S.W.T) grant you and your family Sabr (patience).

Hatham (Ehsal-e-Sawab) can be done at anytime. Some people do it on Thursdays
because a Hadith specifies that the souls visit the house of their relative on Thursdays
to see what is being done for them. This is the main reason why this is done i.e. to pray
for the ease of our dead.

It is incorrect to state that the deceased come to smell the food.

As to your question regarding: What happens to you after death; there is much
literature available which cover this topic in detail. One such book we can recommend
is : Death, The Final Journey by Muhammad Abd Al Mannan.

Please also read the previous questions posted under the Dua Section on our website.

QUESTION          558 TOPIC : Namaz

Is it suitable to read your Niyath in Arabic (from a Namaz book) rather than in
Urdu or Punjabi. However the Arabic meaning does not state which Namaz you
are reading. How would you read that or would you just have it in your mind that
for example you are ready Zohr Namaz?

ANSWER            558

A similar question has already been answered in Question 45.
Answer to the question was: Niyaath means intention. There is not necessarily a right
and wrong method. As long as you are aware as to which Namaz you are reading, the
type of Rakats you are reading (i.e.: Farz, Sunnah or Nafil) and that you know if you
are reading on your own or with Jamaat, then this should be enough. Inshallah.

Niyaath can be done in any language, but to say it in Arabic is better.

QUESTION          559 TOPIC: Kafan

Can you carry or have it in preparation for yourself a Kafan. I know some people
buy and keep their Kafan prepared, just wanted to know if that act is acceptable.
ANSWER            559

There is no Harm in doing this.

QUESTION          560 TOPIC: Women

When women comb their hair, sometimes some strands of their hair fall out,
unintentionally. I have seen in many households that the women put these fallen
hair in a bag and save them. Why do woman save these Hair?

ANSWER            560

According to Sufia e kiram it is better to bury the Hair and Nails rather than disposing
them into the bin. As these items are Pure (Paak) body parts, once removed they need
to be disposed respectfully. This is the reason why these items are accumulated and
later buried.

QUESTION          561 TOPIC : Tayammum (Wudu)

How should you perform Tayammum?

ANSWER            561

After making the intension of Tayammum, say “Bismillahirrahma Nirrahim”
And press both hands on to the ground which contains items of pure substance. Pure
substance refers to material which is from the earth (i.e. Soil, Sand, Lime, Brick dust,
Stone etc...). If a lot of substance gets stuck on the hands then hit the hands together
so the excess is shaken off. Then with these hands wipe over the whole face. Repeat
the action again and wipe over both arms from the fingernails to and including the
elbows. Tayammum is now completed.

The wiping of the head and feet are not performed in Tayammum. There are only three
Fard in Tayammum.

QUESTION          562 TOPIC: Repentance

In my life I have done many Gunnah and am still doing big Gunnah I wish to
stop. I do Pray Namaz but after sometime I go back to the bad habits and make
Gunnah again. It should not be like that as I am a Muslim and know what is right
and what is wrong. Can you give me a vazifah or Dua which will help me?
ANSWER            562

You need to pray Salah five times a day (if not already doing so), read Darood Sharif
abundantly, Repent, do Dua for forgiveness and ask Allah (S.W.T) to give you the
strength to stay on the right path and keep away from Sin.

Keep doing Istighfar, read “La haw la Wa la quwata ila bila hil ali yil azeem”. Move
away from your circle of friends if they are not of good character and keep in the
company of practicing Muslims. Inshallah Allah (S.W.T) will guide you to the right path
and make thing easy for you.

QUESTION          563 TOPIC: Marriage and Divorce

I met my partner ten years ago. Two years into the relationship he was told him
and his family was going to Bangladesh to visit his dying granddad. They lied
and once he was there they forced him into an arranged marriage. His family
kept him there for 11 months during this time a child was conceived and we had
no contact. He gave up on life and felt he had no choice but to get married and
do as his family tell him. The marriage wasn't good his wife treated him very
badly. A month into the marriage her family wanted them to separate because of
how badly she treated him however his family wouldn't allow it. He has now been
married for eight and a half years but separated for most of that time. We have
broken up many, times as we both felt we should do the right thing to please
Allah (S.W.T). We felt we should have no contact and he should try to make his
marriage work and if Allah (S.W.T) wants us to be together we will be. We failed
each time as we truly love each other so much we couldn't bear to be apart.
What shall we do? Sometimes I feel he should go back to his wife for her sake
and for his son but he is so unhappy with her and he loves me so much. He is
suffering so much. He is 28 now and feels he has nothing in life. We want to get
married and help each other to be good Muslims. I reverted to Islam two years
ago. Are we going to hell? Was staying together the wrong thing to do? She
never treated him good. He loves his son very much but doesn't feel that’s
enough to stay living such a miserable life. I'm not heartless I feel sorry for her
we both live with so much guilt. Is it ok for him to divorce her and marry me?

ANSWER            563

We are not willing to comment on this issue.

Situations such as these cannot be discussed in an environment of “Ask the Imam”, as
these types of situations have to be thoroughly looked into and dealt with in a delicate
manner. Giving a verdict on this type of platform is not the answer. What we suggest
you should do is go to your nearest Mosque/ Islamic Bureau and seek advice. They will
advice you on the Shariah rulings of Marriage and Divorce.

QUESTION           564 TOPIC: Forgiveness

I advised and asked the mother of my kids to have a surgical operation to stop
getting pregnant permanently. She didn’t want to, but she did. We have two kids.
I know that I am fully responsible, and I know that I made a (Haram). Now I am
better Muslim, and I make Salat (Namaz). How can I ask forgiveness from Allah
(S.W.T) and what is Kaffarah?

ANSWER            564

There is no Kaffarah for this action.

One should repent sincerely for his Sins. Do Tawba Tun Nasuh (repent to Allah
Azawajal for his pardon, and then refrain from the same mistakes), and indeed Allah
Azawajal is merciful and forgiving. Inshallah he will find Allah’s (S.W.T) mercy, and
forgiveness. And Allah (S.W.T) knows best.

Please also refer to our Sin /Forgiveness /Repentance Section on our website.

QUESTION           565 TOPIC : Hazrat Ali (R.A)

I have read that section of kilafat of Sydena Ali (R.A). Your Aqaid are accepting
Hazrat Ali (R.A) as source of Wilayat or Mola as declared at Ghadir e ham by
Prophet of Allah (S.W.T), I just want to know, how can you praise Muavia in the
same place? In your answer can you tell me meaning and purpose of Qadir e
ham declaration and accompany your answer by Holy Quran reference what
Mavia have done was right, so you did praise him.

ANSWER            565

All Sahabah Ikraam (R.A) are of praise and are pious. They are Sincere in their Islamic
judgment as well as their Islamic actions.

When there is talk of a Sahabi (R.A), it is compulsory that it be with praise. To have
bad belief for any of the Sahabah Ikraam (R.A) is misguidance and belonging to the
wrong sect. To speak ill of the dignity of Hazret Amir Maawiya (R.A) is to curse him and
this is not a belief held by Ahle Sunnah wal Jamah.
The battle between Hazret Ali (R.A) and Hazret Amir Maawiya (R.A) was a mistake in
the interpretation of Islamic law therefore no Sin was committed by anyone. To call
Hazret Amir Maawiya (R.A) cruel, treacherous etc, is strictly forbidden. To have any
type of disrespect toward the Sahaba Ikram (R.A) is a grave Sin. One holding such
thoughts needs to stop immediately and repent sincerely.

                  Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (S.A.W) has said:
“My Sahabah are like the stars, whichever one you follow, you’ll find guidance.”

QUESTION          566 TOPIC : Quran

With reference to Question 476 - Please could the Imam guide further with
specific passages from The Quran so that we could develop our knowledge
further and recite from the Quran.

ANSWER            566

I am sorry but I am not quite sure as to what kind of further information you require. In
my opinion the question is sufficiently answered. Please feel free to ask again,
highlighting exactly what you want to know.

QUESTION          567 TOPIC : Imam Ali Ibn Talib (R.A)

How many children did Hazret Ali (R.A) have with Hazrete Fatima (R.A)?

ANSWER            567

Hazrat Ali (RA) became the Son in Law of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) by marrying His
(S.A.W)’s youngest daughter Sayyidah Bibi Fatima (RA).

Sayiduna Fatima (R.A) was the mother of three sons and two daughters. The sons
were Sayyadina Hasan (R.A), Sayyadina Hussain (R.A), and Sayyadina Mohsin(R.A)
(Sayyadina Mohsin died during childhood). The daughters were Sayyidah Zainab (R.A)
and Sayyidah Umm Kulthum (R.A).

QUESTION          568 TOPIC : Imam Ali Ibn Talib (R.A)

Did Hazret Ali (R.A) marry anyone else besides Hazrete Fatima (R.A)?
ANSWER            568

The principal wife of Hazrat Ali (R.A) was Hazrete Fatima (R.A), the beloved daughter
of our Holy Prophet (S.A.W). After the death of Hazrete Fatima (R.A) Hazret Ali (R.A)
married a further 8 wives. The number of wives at a time however did not exceed four.

QUESTION          569 TOPIC : Imam Ali Ibn Talib (R.A)

How many Children did Hazret Ali (R.A) have?

ANSWER            569

Hazrat Ali (R.A) had a total of 33 children. (i.e. 15 Sons and 18 Daughters)

QUESTION          570 TOPIC : Eid ul Adha

Why do we celebrate Eid ul Adha?

ANSWER            570

Eid ul-Adha occurs on the tenth day of the Islamic month of Dhul hijja. But the date of
Eid-ul-Adha depends on the visibility of the moon each year.

The history of Eid-ul-Adha can be traced back to the story which states that Hazret
Ibrahim (A.S) was instructed by Allah (S.W.T), in a dream, to raise the foundations of
Holy Kaaba, the most sacred shrine in Mecca.

Muslims believe that even after undergoing a lot of trials and tribulations on his way to
Mecca, Allah (S.W.T) revealed in a dream to Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) to sacrifice his son
Hazret Ismaeel (A.S). Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) and Hazret Ismaeel (A.S) set off to Mina for
the sacrifice. As they went, the Shaitaan (devil) attempted to lead Hazret Ibrahim (A.S)
astray by disobeying Allah (S.W.T) and not to sacrifice his beloved son.

Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) remained unfiltered in his decision and true to Allah (S.W.T), and
drove Shaitaan away. As Hazret Ibrahim (A.S) prepared to kill his beloved son, Allah
(S.W.T) stopped him and placed a heavenly sheep (Ram) in the place where Hazret
Ismaeel (A.S) was going to be sacrifice instead.

Popularly known as the Festival of Sacrifice, this Muslim holiday Eid-ul-Adha
commemorates Prophet Ibrahim’s (A.S) unselfish act of sacrificing (Qurbani) his own
son to the One Allah (S.W.T). Muslims perform the Qurbani as a Sunnah of Hazret
Ibrahim (A.S). The festival reminds everyone of the mercy and benefits bestowed upon
mankind by Allah (S.W.T).

QUESTION           571 TOPIC : Hajj

What is Hajj?

ANSWER            571

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is a Fard (compulsory) for every Muslim, male
as well as female, who is major, sane and able to undertake the journey to Makkah
and bear its expense, once in a life time.

Our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) has said, “Islam is built upon Five Pillars: Testifying that
there is no true god except Allah and that Muhammad (S.A.W) is the Messenger of
Allah (S.W.T), performing Salah, paying the Zakah, Fasting in the month of Ramadan
and taking the Pilgrimage to the Sacred House (Hajj)” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

The basic rites of Hajj are i.e. Ehraam (wearing of Ehraam, Niyyat and Talbiah),
presence in Arafat and Tawaful Ziyarat. These are Fard, while others rites are either
Wajib (obligatory) or Sunnah.

There are many forms of literature available in the market today which cover this
subject in great detail.

QUESTION           572 TOPIC : Women

Can unmarried women ware henna on their feet. Nowadays it is culture that they
are only allowed to wear it once they are married.

ANSWER            572

Women whether they are married or unmarried are allowed to put Henna on their feet.
However women must make sure that the reason for putting henna on is not for public

QUESTION           573 TOPIC : Fasting

I have deliberately broken my fast last year. The thing is that I tried several times
to fast 60 days, but I couldn't because I was afraid of telling people around me
why I was doing it. Now I'm thinking of feeding 60 people. I thought of making a
donation to Human Relief Foundation, a Muslim association who proposes
donations as a meal for fasting. Will this effective be as a way of feeding 60
people and so be forgiven for my terrible sin.

ANSWER             573

The Kaffarah for breaking a fast is to keep 60 consecutive fast, or free a slave, or to
feed the poor two meals a day. The best method is to fast 60 days if that can not be
done for a genuine reason, rather then an excuse then you may feed the poor instead.

QUESTION           574 TOPIC : Huthbi Tara (Star)

I have been told that the Huthbi Tara, is the place where the Holy Prophet (S.A.W)
was before their Bashriath form to this world. Or more so as the story goes
where the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) asked Hazret Jibrail (A.S) how old are they. They
replied that I am not aware of my age but I can tell you that there is this star,
which sets for 70 thousand years then rises again for 70 Thousand years. I have
seen it 72 Thousand times. Where by the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) replied that star
you’ve seen was me. Could you tell me if this story is fact or fiction?

Also we are told that you should not place your feet in the direction of the Huthbi
Thara (i.e. the direction is at right hand side whist facing Mecca). What is the
significant of this if any?

ANSWER             574

This is not just a story it is a fact that Hazrat Jibraeel (A.S) saw the star and that star
was the Blessed Prophet (S.A.W). But the Tara (star) is different to one you mention.

Qutbi Tara is visible every night, so if this is referring to RasoolAllah (S.A.W) after his
coming to this world the star should not be visible now since has come to this world
and now rest in Roza Mubarak in Madina Shareef.

People in certain parts of the world do not place their feet in the direction towards
Madina Shareef as well as Qibla out of respect. The issue you mention with the star is
out of our knowledge, but a star would be in the sky rather then earthly directions.

QUESTION           575 TOPIC : Namaz

Can Husband and Wife pray together in Jamaat i.e. Wife Muktadee and Husband
Imam or Wife and Husband both Muktadee ? Can they Hold Jamaat if alone at
home i.e. just Husband and Wife without another person?

ANSWER            575

If Husband is Imam and a congregation is being held amongst people i.e. in a Masjid,
or a hall etc then the wife can pray as a Muktadee with rest of the women who should
not mix with the men. For the husband and wife to stand next to each other is not
permitted according to Fiqha Hanafi. Husband and wife can not hold Jamaat alone at

QUESTION          576 TOPIC : Hajj

What is the wisdom behind Hajj?

ANSWER            576

There are many wisdoms behind Hajj. Among these wisdoms is the wisdom that
Almighty Allah (S.W.T) prepares man to have the perfect form of servitude to Him.
There are many acts of Hajj whose significance man cannot conceive by his limited
intellectual powers. However, a Muslim accepts these acts and fulfils them out of his
obedience and surrender to Almighty Allah. For instance, one may ask himself the
following questions:

Why Tawaaf (Circumambulation around the Hoy Kaaba?
Why should it be in 7 rounds, not 3 or 5? What is the significance of throwing pebbles?
And why 7 pebbles in particular?
Why staying at or standing in Arafat?
Why and why…?
All these endless questions may intrigue one’s mind, but the clear fact is that their
answers are beyond man’s limited faculty, and only what he is required to say is: I hear
and obey Your Command, O Allah! Yours is to order and mine is to obey.

QUESTION          577 TOPIC : Death

What are the questions we will be asked when we die? Who will ask them? And
can we ask for help i.e. from RasoolAllah (Peace be upon him)?

ANSWER            577

Munkar and Nakeer are the two Angels that would be asking the questions to the
deceased. The deceased would be asked the following three questions:
Who is your Rabb (Creator)? What is your Religion? and What did you say about this
person? (Referring to our Beloved Prophet (S.A.W))
The above questions would be answered without any intersession.
Regarding Intercession (Waseela) of our Prophet (S.A.W) please go to our literature
section where this topic will make all the relevant question you have, clear for you.

QUESTION           578 TOPIC : Fast

If I don't keep Fast what would happen?

ANSWER             578

Fasting in the month of Ramadan is Fard (obligatory) for all who are mentally and
physically fit, past the age of puberty, in a settled situation (not travelling), and are sure
fasting is unlikely to cause real physical or mental injury. It is a very big sin if one does
not fast without a valid reason. You will be accountable for this and will face grave
punishment. May Allah (S.W.T) give us all the ability to repent and perform the Fast,
according to the Quran and Sunnah, in the month of Ramadan.

QUESTION           579 TOPIC : Azaan

Can you say the Azaan without Wudu?

ANSWER             579

Azaan can be given without Wudu, but not in the state of impurity, by the insane,
intoxicated or by a Faasiq (open sinner) person(s). However it is much more rewarding
to give Azaan in state of Wudu. Please do remember that the Iqamaah can only be
given in state of Wudu.

QUESTION           580 TOPIC : Namaz

Are we allowed to close our eyes during Sujood?

ANSWER             580

It is considered Makrooh Tanzeehi to close your eyes intentionally in the state of
Sajda. Makrooh Tanzeehi means that the person would not be punished for doing this
act but will be rewarded for leaving it out. Please avoid closing your eyes in Sajda to
gain full reward of the Rukan (act). You should try to look at the tip of the nose while in

QUESTION           581 TOPIC : Imam

Our forefathers were khateeb. They used to become the Imam of Ideen prayer,
but last year my grandfather passed away. So our uncle has become an Imam to
this Ideen prayer. His beard is short and he is not an Alim, but others are Alims.
If we tell an Alim to become an Imam then others Alims are angry so to avoid this
misunderstanding between Alims, our uncle has become an Imam. Can you tell
me the Masala about beard?

ANSWER            581

The requirements of leading Salah have been answered in Question 427.

QUESTION           427 TOPIC : Namaz

What are the requirements of leading the Salah?

ANSWER             427

The main requirements of Imamat in Salah (leading congregational prayer) are;

1) Firstly the Imam must be Muslim and Male;
2) He should have a Shari beard (Fist long from chin). This is according to Fiqha
   Hanafi, unless the beard does not naturally grow that long. Other Imams of Fiqh may
   have a different view with regards to the length of the beard.
3) Then the most worthy is he who has a thorough knowledge of the masail (issues) of
   Salaah (prayer) as long as he does not have any outward characteristics of fisq
   (immorality), he knows the specified number of verses for recitation, and recites the
   Quran correctly.
4) After him, the person who recites the Quran according to the correct rules.
5) Thereafter, the person who is the most pious.
6) Thereafter, the person who is the most senior in age.

And Allah Azawajal knows best

These are the main points should you require any further explanation please feel free
to ask.
QUESTION          582 TOPIC: Marriage

Mean jis Larki say Shadi karna chahta hoo un say Father nay meray Grand father
ki Mother kar Doodh Piya hai - Kaya meri us larki say shadi ho sakhti hai?
Translation of Question into English: The woman I want to get married to, her
Father has been breast feed by my great grandmother. Can I marry this woman?

ANSWER            582

Ji Haan Aap ki Shaadi is larki sey ho sakti hain.
Translation of Answer into English: Yes you can marry the woman in question.

QUESTION          583 TOPIC: Husbands

I want to know which Surah do they talk about regarding husbands?

ANSWER            583

Many Parts of the Holy Quran speak about husbands. The rights and duties of
husbands, their status in a companionship and so on. One particular reference is
Surah Baqarah (2nd Para, 12th Rukoo).

Please be more specific with your question as the actual ayah’s that refer to this
subject are not all at one place.

QUESTION        584 TOPIC : Azaan

Are you allowed to give the Azaan / Iqamath in the new born child’s ears without

ANSWER          584

It is important to remember that as long as your body is Paak (Clean i.e.. not in need of
Ghusl) you are allowed to give Azaan / Iqamath in a new born child’s ears without
being in the state of wudu.

QUESTION        585 TOPIC : Istinja

I read in a book that you can do Istinja with toilet paper? I assumed you had to
do it with water?
ANSWER           585

The principle behind doing Istinja is to remove all types of filth from your private parts.

Performing Istinja with water is Mustahab (desirable). Out of all the permissible items
for performing Istinja, water is the most cleansing. However to do it with such things
such as tissue paper is also permissible, providing the filth is fully wiped clean.

It is important to remember that it is obligatory to perform Istinja with water, if the filth
has spread out from its point of exit by more than the size of a dirham (approximately a
circle of 6cm radius as mentioned by some contemporary scholars).

QUESTION         586 TOPIC : Azaan

Are you allowed to give the Azaan / Iqamath in the new born child’s ears whilst in
the state of impurity? (I.e. In need of Ghusl)

ANSWER           586

You are not allowed to give the Azaan / Iqamath to a new born child whilst in the need
of Ghusl.

QUESTION            587 TOPIC : Deceased

When someone passes away, are you allowed to put henna (mehndi) on the
deceased hands and feet, put 'surmah', removal of the facial hair (shaving the
stubble or plucking the eyebrows), clipping the nail, etc? Can we smarten the
body? Is this accepted in Islam? I ask these questions because they are fairly
common in certain areas in Pakistan, and slowly growing in UK.

ANSWER             587

It is stated in Sunni Bahishthi Zaiwar, P293 that to comb, cut or pluck the hairs of the
decease, to cut the nails etc is Makrooh Tehremi and results in a Sin being committed.
If someone did pluck / cut the hair or cut the nails of the deceased then one should
place these items in the Kafan. One should not put Henna or Surmah on either.

QUESTION            588 TOPIC :Hajj

When Hajj was made obligatory?
ANSWER             588

The matter is controversial among scholars. Some scholars are of the view that Hajj
was made obligatory in the fifth year after Hijra; some state that it was ordained in the
sixth year; others say that it was prescribed in the ninth year or tenth year. The ninth
year after Hijra is believed to be the most correct.

QUESTION           589 TOPIC : Sex

My wife is pregnant and I would like to know if we are allowed to have sex with
each other during this period? If we are then is it only restricted to a certain time
during the pregnancy? (I.e. only for the first, say 6 months)

ANSWER             589

You are allowed to have sex with you spouse throughout the whole pregnancy.
Shariah has not set any time restrictions. However one should take extra care in
ensuring that both mother and child are not harmed in any way.

QUESTION           590 TOPIC : Namaz

Can we perform more than one Sajda Sav if you make a mistake after you have
done the first Sajda Sav?

ANSWER             590

To rectify a mistake made within the Namaz only one Sajda Sav is required.
As the position of Jalsa (Athiyath Position before saying Salam) is the last Farz
required to fulfill the Namaz. No mistake made after this will require a Sajda Sav.

QUESTION           591 TOPIC: Namaz

Are we allowed to read Kaza Namaz at Fajr time?

ANSWER             591

If you are a regular reader (who performs all 5 prayers a day) and have not missed
more than 6 Prayer consecutively then you are required to read the missed (Kaza)
Namaz(s) before you read the Fajr Namaz. One thing to remember is that if due to time
limitation by reading the Kaza Namaz(s) one will be in danger of missing the Fajr
Namaz then the requirement here would be that you read the Fajr Namaz and do the
Kaza before reading Zohr.

Example: 1

If you are regular Namazi and for some reason have missed say Magrib and Isha
Namaz. You have got up to read Fajr Namaz, but before you perform your Fajr Namaz
you are required to perform the 3 Farz (Kaza) of Magrib, 4 Farz (Kaza) + 3 Witr of Isha.

Example: 2

If you have got up to read the Fajr Namaz and have not missed any Namaz from the
previous day (which are required to be read) then you can only read your Fajr Namaz
at this time. You cannot read previously missed Namaz at Fajr time.

Hope the above examples have made it a bit more clear for you to understand.

QUESTION          592 TOPIC: Salat O Salam

Salam Jo Padtai Hain Masjid Mai Fajr Kai Namaz Kai Baad Aur Yaha Juma Kai
Namaz Kai Baad B Padtai Hain, Kay Salam Padna Masjid Mai Loudspeaker Kai
Saat Jayes Hain, Aur Koui Daleel Aheeds Ya Phir Quran Mai Ho Tu?

English interpretation:

People in our Masjid read Salat o Salam out loud on the loudspeakers after the
Fajr prayer and after Jummah Namaz. Is this allowed and if so can you provide
me with any Hadith or the Quran to back up this practice?

ANSWER            592

Reciting Salat O Salam is not restricted to any time or method. It can be read quietly or
out Loud. Please refer to Questions 5 for further clarification.

QUESTION          593 TOPIC : Namaz

I have a problem which sometimes disturbs me whilst reading Namaz. I have a
problem of dripping, every time I urinate, the drops of urine keep coming till
about 10 minutes. Sometime after an hour whilst reading Namaz I get the feeling
I am leaking, what can I do, and how should I stop this affecting my prayers?
ANSWER             593

According to laws of Shariah if a person can not maintain his Wudu for Namaz, in this
condition he is indigent (Mazoor). Shariah allows him to pray in the same condition but
he will have to perform fresh Wudu for the time of every prayer. As the time of new
prayer will come the previous Wudu will break itself. If any part of the clothing is soiled
then that particular section has to be either washed (depending on the size of the soil)
or that item it is to be removed.

QUESTION           594 TOPIC : Tattoos

Why are tattoos not considered Islamic, and are all tattoos un-Islamic i.e. if you
had a tattoo of a flower?

ANSWER             594

To self inflict pain onto the body is not allowed in Islam.

QUESTION           595 TOPIC : Idthath

Someone I know who got married some years ago, had a very serious fight with
her husband where her husband left with the intention of never coming back.
She also stopped thinking of him as her husband and they had no contact for six
months around. She finally decided to get a divorce from him. The question is,
does the woman's idthath start after she receives the divorce papers or did it
start the day the husband left? (there has been no contact between both parties
for over six months and the day the husband left, the woman had no intention of
ever getting back together with him, in fact she did not view him as her husband
any longer)

ANSWER             595

The Idthath starts from the point the divorce is given.

QUESTION           596 TOPIC : Qadyanies

We as Muslims consider the Qadyanies to be out of the fold of Islam as they
believe in such things that contradict the Quran and Hadith. Baring this in mind,
are we allowed to consider the building they construct under the banner of a
Mosque as a Masjid, and give it the same status i.e. read Namaz there, fund the
organisation etc?
ANSWER            596

Qadyanies have No Imaan. The building the Qadyanies construct under the banner of
Masjid cannot be classified as a Masjid as they are out of the fold of Islam.

QUESTION           597 TOPIC : Women

While a woman is on her period days is she allowed to recite the Quran in her
head or out loud without reading it directly from the Quran?

ANSWER            597

During this period apart form reciting the Quran in your head you are not allowed to
recite the Quran directly or indirectly, quietly or out loud.

QUESTION           598 TOPIC : Imam Ali (R.A)

Is it permissible for a Muslim to believe Hazrat Maula Ali (R.A) to be higher in
rank to Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A) and Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A) ?

ANSWER            598

It is the belief of the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jammah that the Khulafah-e-Rashideen (R.A)
are superior to all other Sahabah Ikraam (R.A). They truly followed in the foot steps of
Our Prophet (S.A.W) and became the successors after Him (S.A.W).

The Four main Caliphs (In Order of Caliphate) were:
1.   Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A)
2.   Hazrat Umar-e-Farooque (R.A)
3.   Hazrat Usman-e-Ghani (R.A)
4.   Hazrat Ali Murtaza (R.A)

All these Sahabah’s (R.A) have their own unique status which cannot be compared.

As Muslims we should not be looking at who is of what Ranking between the Sahabah
(R.A) as Allah Knows Best. We need to look at the way they lived their blessed lives
and should follow in their footsteps.

QUESTION           599 TOPIC : Wudu

Why does Wudu have to be in a certain order i.e. start with washing the hands
then cleaning out the mouth etc?

ANSWER           599

It is the Sunnah of our Beloved Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon Him and His
Family) to do so in this order.

QUESTION         600 TOPIC : Kulla

What is the definition of Kulla?

ANSWER           600

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