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  1. Q-A man said that those who place their hands over their chests after rising from Ruku` (bowing) are committing an act of Bid`ah (innovation in religion). He tells people to let their hands down after rising from Ruku`. Is this view right or wrong? We hope that you could explain this to us with substantiated evidence. May Allah reward you best! A: It is authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he used to place his right hand on the left one after Takbirat-ul-Ihram (saying: "Allahu Akbar [Allah is the Greatest]" upon starting Prayer) and after rising from Ruku` (bowing). Also it is authentically reported that he (peace be upon him) said: Pray as you have seen me praying. Therefore, placing the right hand on the left one upon one's chest is neither a Bid`ah nor an error. In fact, it is Sunnah (action following the teachings of the Prophet).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions. SOURCE: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/is-it-sunnah-to-place-the-right
  2. Does Man need religion?

    Einstein Physicist Strongest results “Faith is the strongest and noblest motive for scientific research.” Man cannot, under any circumstances, live without religion. Just as man is social by nature and cannot live alone and be isolated from society, he is also innately devout and cannot live properly without religion. Religiousness is a natural instinct in man. The clearest proof of this is that man flees to Allah Almighty when facing difficulties and hard times. Allah says: }And when they embark on a ship, they invoke Allâh, 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-’Ankabût: 65) Dale Carnegie American writer The religious and the sick “I can remember the days when people talked about the conflict between science and religion, but no more. The newest of all sciences – psychiatry - is teaching what religion teaches. Why? Because psychiatrists realize that prayer and a strong religious faith will banish the worries, anxieties, strains and fears that cause more than half of all our ills, as Dr. A. A. Brill said: ‘Anyone who is truly religious does not develop a neurosis.’ “ Just like a person who manufactures a machine knows best about how it works and about its maintenance, the Creator likewise knows best about His creation and their needs: }Should not He Who has created know? And He is the Most Kind and Courteous (to His slaves) All-Aware (of everything).{(Al-Mulk:14) Due to the fact that the Creator is Compassionate All-forgiving and All-Generous, He prescribed for people religion, so that their souls would flourish and their lives would be set right. Allah says: }O you who believe! Answer Allâh (by obeying Him) and (His) Messenger when he (pbuh) calls you to that which will give you life.{(Al-Anfâl:24) This is why even those who go against their natural instinct and deny Allah, know within their souls that they are liars and are ungrateful. Allah says: }And they belied them (those Ayât) wrongfully and arrogantly, though their ownselves were convinced thereof [i.e. those (Ayât) are from Allâh, and Mûsa (Moses) is the Messenger of Allâh in truth, but they disliked to obey Mûsa (Moses), and hated to believe in his Message of Monotheism]. So see what was the end of the Mufsidûn (disbelievers, disobedient to Allâh, evil-doers, liars.).{(An-Naml:14) Dale Carnegie American Writer Be deep “The Philosopher, Francis Beacon, was right when he said: ‘It is true that a little philosophy inclines man’s mind to atheism; but a deep study of philosophy brings man’s mind to religion.’” This is clearly seen during difficulties and hard times. Allah says: }40. Say (O Muhammad pbuh): “Tell me if Allâh’s Torment comes upon you, or the Hour comes upon you, would you then call upon anyone other than Allâh? (Reply) if you are truthful!” 41. Nay! To Him Alone you call, and, if He will, He would remove that (distress) for which you call upon Him, and you forget at that time whatever partners you joined with Him (in worship)!{(Al-An’âm:40-41) He also says: }And when some hurt touches man, he cries to his Lord (Allâh Alone), turning to Him in repentance, but when He bestows a favour upon him from Himself, he forgets that for which he cried for before, and he sets up rivals to Allâh, in order to mislead others from His Path. Say: “Take pleasure in your disbelief for a while: surely, you are (one) of the dwellers of the Fire!{(Az-Zumar:8) For that reason, all humans have been created with a natural instinct placed inside them by Allah, which is the desire to want to worship a god in whose hands all power lies, Who does whatever He wishes and ordains what He wishes.Allah says: }And if Allâh touches you with harm, none can remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He is Able to do all things.{(Al-An’âm:17) He also says: }Whatever of mercy (i.e. of good) Allâh may grant to mankind, none can withhold it, and whatever He may withhold, none can grant it thereafter.{(Fâtir:2) How can the power of knowledge and the power of the will make man happy? Dr. Douglas R. Archer, Mayor of Regina Truth is crystal clear “My Ph.D. thesis dealt with education and nation-building, and I discovered that the basic pillars of Islam provide a great foundation and a valuable base for rebuilding the nation socially, economically and spiritually.” Man has two powers: the power of knowledge, and that of will; and the more effort he exerts to achieve them, the closer he becomes to reaching the goal he desires. Such is the case with happiness. source: https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en
  3. The Ruling of Voluntary Charity

    Voluntary charity is recommended at all times, especially when needed, and we have been encouraged to give charity in the book of Allah and the traditions of His Messenger ﷺ. For example: - Allah’s statement: “Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times?” (al- Baqarah: 245) - On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “Whoever spends in charity the equivalent of a date from pure earnings- and Allah accepts only that which is pure- Allah will accept it with his right hand and nurture it for its owner as any of you nurtures his foal –and a foal is the offspring of a horse – until it becomes like a mountain.” [ Agreed Upon] - The Prophet ﷺ counted the person who gives alms in secret to be among the seven that Allah will cover with His shade on the day when there will be no shade except His shade: “...and a man that gives alms and makes this secret to the extent that his left hand knows not what his right has spent.” - On the authority of Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah (may Allah be pleased with him), the Prophet ﷺ said: “...and alms extinguishes bad deeds just as water extinguishes fire.” [ Source: At-Tirmidhi] source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/voluntary-charity-alms
  4. A man concluded a marriage contract with a woman and then divorced her before consummating the marriage, is it permissible for him to marry her daughter or mother? It is permissible for someone who contracted a marriage with a woman and then divorced her before consummating the marriage to marry her daughter. However, it is not permissible to marry the mother due to just having contracted the marriage with her daughter. Allah (Exalted be He), when mentioning the women that a man is forbidden to marry, says: ...your wives’ mothers May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions. source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en
  5. Happiness is to live with a satisfied soul; for discontent and misery disturbs one’s life, soul and feelings. Satisfaction, on the other hand, is the gateway to happiness, tranquility, joy, and contentment. Contentment encompasses calmness and tranquility in the heart towards the choices Allah makes for man. This tranquility and peace of mind makes everything that happens in life better for man, and also gives him happiness and contentment. His soul, therefore, does not aspire except to its Lord, and does not mourn over the loss of anything in the life of this world. This motivates the slave to work diligently and pray to his Lord, and then he is pleased with what Allah destines for him in order to live a happy life. https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en
  6. The Prophet ﷺ said: “My nation will come forth on the day of judgment like ‘Ghurrah Muhajjaleen’ (horses with white forelocks and white feet)[ Al-Ghurru: is the white patch on the forehead of the horse. Muhajjaleen: are horses with white feet. At-Tahjeel: White patches on their limbs. This refers to the light on the Day of Judgment that will be on the parts of the body that used to be washed during al-wudu’.] as a result of making Al-wudu’. So any of you (who is) capable of lengthening his ghurrah (places of light) should do so.” [ agreed upon.] source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/wudu-ablution
  7. wudu steb by step

    The Prophet ﷺ said: “No one constantly stays in a state of al-wudu’ except a believer.” [ narrated by Ahmed] source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en
  8. Putting a Sutrah (barrier placed in front of a person praying) is a necessity for both men and women. It is impermissible for anyone to pass in front of a person offering Salah, or between them and their Sutrah, whether the person praying is a man or a woman, and whether the passing person is a man or woman. But, if the passing person is a woman, her passage would interrupt the Salah of the person she passes in front of, or between them and their Sutrah, except in Al-Masjid Al-Haram (the Sacred Mosque in Makkah) where she would be excused for the difficulty of preventing that from taking place. Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says: So keep your duty to Allâh and fear Him as much as you can and ...and He has not laid upon you in religion any hardship May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions. source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en
  9. Points for Discussion about ghusl

    1- If a person has a wet dream yet doesn’t ejaculate, he does not have to make ghusl. 2- If he wakes up and doesn’t remember having a wet dream, yet he finds semen on himself, clothes, bed, etc. he must take a ghusl. The Prophet ﷺ said, “Water is only from water.” [ narrated by Muslim.] In other words the emission of semen - willfully or unwillfully - necessitates a ghusl. 3- If he feels semen moving in his penis, yet it does not exit, he does not have to make a ghusl. 4- If it exits due to some sort of sickness and not from sexual stimulation, then he does not have to take a ghusl. 5- If his state necessitated a ghusl, and he took a ghusl, but then semen exited immediately after the ghusl, he is not obliged to take another ghusl. He only has to make wudu’. 6- When a person wakes up from sleep and notices wetness on his clothes whose cause he can’t remember, then the following three conditions are possible: a) He is sure that the wetness is semen. Then, it is obligatory on him to take a bath, whether he remembers having a wet dream or not. b) He is sure it is not semen. In this case there is no need to take a bath. The ruling thus will be that of urine (i.e. wudu’). c) He doubts whether it is semen or not, he must then examine the situation and recall what took place. If it occurs to him that it is semen, then it is semen. However, if it occurs to him that it was something else, then he considers it to be something else. But if nothing occurs to him, then it is compulsory (on him) to take a bath so that he can avoid any error. 7-If he sees semen on himself, but cannot remember when it was produced, it is compulsory to take a bath and repeat the Salah (prayer) from the last time he slept. source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/al-ghusl
  10. Wrong concepts of happiness?

    One is often carried adrift by different pleasures. He leaves no pleasure uncommitted, assuming that if he achieves all that which brings pleasure he would ultimately attain happiness. However, he becomes surprised to learn that by doing so, he is actually growing farther from happiness, instead of nearer to it. This is because the pleasures of this worldly life are diverse and come in different shapes and sizes, and not all pleasures yield happiness. It is because of this that confusion results between the concept of happiness and the concept of pleasure. The fact is that, on the one hand, both of them meet at a point and that, on the other hand, they differ from one another. They are similar in the fact that each brings pleasure, but they differ in that pleasure is reaped in a few moments and its ecstasy is immediately over after the completion of its cause, and then perhaps even regret, unhappiness and misery ensue. Happiness, however, remains with the person for a longer period of time and neither regret nor misery ensues. source:https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en/the-path-to-happiness-the-path-to-happiness-the-concept-of-happiness-and-its-reality
  11. 1. Delaying a ghusl until the time of a prayer is about to leave. 2. For a female not to pray an obligatory prayer after her menstrual cycle stops. For example, her cylcle stopped before the period of zhur was over and the time ramaining for that prayer was enough to pray one raka’a of prayer. In this case it is obligatory on her to take a bath and pray zhur. The Prophet ﷺ said: “He who performs a raka’a of Subh prayer before the sun rises, has met (the time for) Salatul Subh. And he who performs a raka’a of Asr prayer before sunset, has met (the time for) Salatul ‘Asr.” [ agreed upon], source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/al-ghusl
  12. What is the story of The ark?

    When prophet Noah was certain that they would not accept any logical argument, nor be guided, he prayed to Allah to save him from the obstinate people who surrounded him: }He said: “My Lord! Verily, my people have belied me.}(Ash-Shu’arâ’:117){Therefore judge You between me and them, and save me and those of the believers who are with me.”}(Ash-Shu’arâ’:118) Moreover, while Noah was trying to frighten and warn his people of Allah’s punishment when they insisted on disbelief, some of them replied in mockery:{“now bring upon us what you threaten us with, if you are of the truthful.”} (Hûd:32) Noah replied to them that it was not for him to decide. He said: }“Only Allâh will bring it (the punishment) on you, if He wills”}(Hûd:33){“And my advice will not profit you, even if I wish to give you good counsel”}(Hûd:34) Allah revealed to him: {“None of your people will believe except those who have believed already. So be not sad because of what they used to do.”}(Hûd:36) The argument against them was complete, and there were no more excuses. Noah’s call to his people continued for nearly ten centuries. He completely despaired of them and called to Allah, saying: {26. And Nûh (Noah) said: “My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers on the earth!” 27. “If You leave them, they will mislead Your slaves, and they will beget none but wicked disbelievers.”}(Nûh:26-27) source: https://www.path-2-happiness.com/en/the-path-to-happiness-messengers-and-prophets-the-history-of-the-messengers-noah
  13. As-Sufrah As-Sufrah is the pale yellow blood that flows from a female. Al-Kudrah Al-Kudrah is black or very, very dark blood. The Ruling of Al-Kudrah and AsSufrah When a woman sees pale yellow blood or black blood, or sees usual wetness, then her situation is either of the following: a. She sees it during the period of menstruation or right before the time of purity (from menstruation). In this condition, the ruling regarding one who menstruates applies for her. This is in accordance with the hadeeth narrated by A’ishah. She stated that the women used to use pieces of cloth similar to pads during their menstrual cycles. When they saw the cotton stained with pale yellow blood, she would say to them: “Do not be in haste. Wait until you see the whitish discharge.” She meant that it (the whitish discharge) is the sign of purity from menstruation.” b. Or she sees it after purification (from menstruation). In this situation, it will not be regarded or given any consideration. Neither wudu’ nor al-ghusl is therefore imperative on her. This is according to the hadeeth narrated by Umm’Atiyyah when she said: “We used to not regard Al-Kudrah and As-Sufrah as (being) important after purification.” [ narrated by Abu Dawud.] source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/menstruation-istihadhah-irregular-bleeding-and-post-natal-bleeding
  14. 1- If a womans hair is braided, she’s not obliged to undo her braids to perform a ghusl. This applies to purification from a menstrual cycle or janabah. 2- It is recommended for the woman to take a piece of cotton/tissue, put musk on it and wipe the path the blood used to take after she has bathed due to her menstrual cycle stopping. 3- If a muslim makes a ghusl to purify himself from major hadath and prays, his prayer is valid, whether he intended wudu’ with it or not. https://www.al-feqh.com/en/al-ghusl
  15. The period starts from the first wipe after one’s wudu’ is invalidated. When a person puts on socks while being in a state of purity, and thereafter he becomes impure (by defecating for example), then he may wipe over the socks when performing al-wudu’. This would be considered the first time he wiped after putting on the socks. From this time the period of a day and a night (24 hours) starts to be counted. For example, A man performs wudu’ by washing his feet, and thereafter puts on his socks and prays fajr. His wudu’ was invalidated around 10am, and then he performed wudu’ around 11am to observe the mid-day optional prayer (Salatudh-duha), wiping his socks in the process. From this time onward, he is permitted to keep on wiping over his socks until 11am of the following day. This is for the non-traveller. As for the traveller, however, it (the wiping period) is three days and three nights. What Invalidates Wiping 1- Termination of the prescribed period of wiping. 2- Removal of one or both of the socks. 3- Occurrence of greater impurity. Safwa’n Ibn ‘Assaal t said: “The Prophet ﷺ used to order us, when we were traveling, not to remove our leather footwear (khuff) for three days and nights, except for Janabah (sexual discharge). That is do not remove them for defecating, urinating, and sleep.” [ narrated by At-Tirmidhi.] source: https://www.al-feqh.com/en/wiping-over-socks-casts-and-bandages-for-wudu-ablution
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