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Question:

What is the ruling on someone that is on life support; is it allowed to
remove a person from life support? What about DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) orders?

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

Darul Ifta, the lead scholars of the world directed by shaikh Bin Baz, has ruled that
in cases such as this, the situation should be examined by three specialist doctors. If all three
determine that there is no chance of survival, i.e. the condition of the patient would just
degenerate and not improve, it would be allowed to remove the patient from life support
and implement the DNR (Do Not Resusciate) order. The DNR order should be determined by the
three specialist physicians, and no consideration should be given to the statements of the
family, or the patients previous statements regarding the DNR.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Is it permissable to prescribe morphine or Pethidin for patients? Is morphine
a type of intoxicant (khamr) that is forbidden as medicine?

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

Generally speaking, medications such as morphine, etc. are not allowed
because they are intoxicants (khamr), and rasul Allah, may Allah’s peace and
blessings be upon him, stated that they are not cures, but rather a malady

Darul Ifta, the lead scholars of the world directed by shaikh Bin Baz, has ruled that
in cases where there are no other permissable drugs that can be used to relieve pain except
for them, it would be permissible to make use of them when necessary, as long as
greater harm does not result from them like being addicted to them. They also ruled that
it is not allowed to prescribe them if they advance death, even if a patient suffers
profusely without them.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Can I go to sleep while in a state of janaba.

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

It is allowed to sleep in a state of janaba. It is recommended sunnah
to do wudhu before sleeping in this state.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Can a person recite the Quran in the shower?

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

As long as the area is free from impurities, it would be allowed.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Can somebody use the name B.J. or Moe to make it easier for
non muslims to address them.

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

It is allowed to call someone by a shortened form of their name, as long
the name is not changed. Out of respect and honor for one’s parents, one
should not change the name that was given to them. The full name should be
used in formal situations, so that the original name remains.

The shortened form of the name, or abbreviation, should not be changed
so that it becomes a “nonmuslim” name. It is incumbant on every muslim to
stay on the faith as muslims, and not be in the spirit of changing their
identity as a muslim, being called by a Christian or a nonmuslim name.

Having a muslim name would open the door for conversations about Islam,
and would be a good way of spreading the beneficial knowledge, and
giving dawah to it.

Many times names are mispronounced. Take a look at the pages an Tajwid
for the correct pronounciation.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid

Question:

The protecting (writing) angels do they go in the bathroom?

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

All the actions that people do are written in advance in the lauhul mahfoodh,
and the deeds done in the bathroom would not be unaccounted for. In a hadith from
prophet Muhammed, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, he had mentioned that
things that are offensive in odor to humans, like onions, are also offensive to the
angels. Even though they may not be physically present, they are well aware of all
the actions. Allah created this universe without any flaws, and certainly there
would be no mistakes on the record of peoples’ deeds on the day of judgement, though Allah would forgive much.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid

Question:

How does one remove the effect of magic?

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

Magic has an adverse affect on one’s comprehension. One should
study the beneficial knowledge from our noble ulema to counteract
this evil affect. One should try their utmost to learn this knowledge,
and Allah willing it will remove the evil effect. One should try to
spend much time in the environments of ilm.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid

Question:

What is the ruling on using the name Pervais?

Answer:

Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

Names that are forbidden are names that are exclusively names of Allah,
like “Rahman”, names that denote hostility like “harb” which means war,
and names that would express a bad trait like “jahl” which means ignorant.
If the name doesn’t fall into one of these categories, it would be allowed.
A person should stay on the name given to them by their parents.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid.

Question:
Salam alaikum wrb,
I have a relative that passed away. He did not pray for many years.
Can I hire someone to pray on his behalf, and transfer the rewards
to him to make up for the prayers that he missed.

Answer:
Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.
Walaikum salam wrb,

There are a couple issues that come up from your question.

First, is your relative that passed away considered a believer that will
enter the jannah or not? The answer to that is if he heeded the
call of our noble ulema, shuyukh , and imams that called
to the belief only in Allah alone and nothing else, along with the beliefs
that follow along with it, like the belief in prophet Muhammed, may Allah’s
peace and blessings be upon him. Or on the other hand if he was averse
to them, and to the Islamic knowledge.

If the person was not praying for a long time, the person should have repented
by regretting having skipped the prayers and starting to pray before his
death. At the deathbed, one is encouraged to prompt the dying person to say
the kalimatain before his death. What will come out is what the dying
person did throughout his life.

It is unfortunate that even though the whole family may be devout muslims,
they cannot help their relative in regards to faith. Each person is
responsible for himself, and one cannot transfer faith from one person to
another.

The second question, does a person make up the owed prayers of a
relative that passed away? The answer to that is no. The relatives only
make up a owed hajj, and owed days of some types of fasting. The
prayers are not made up.

The third question, can rewards be transferred to the deceased?
The ulema have said that the rewards pertaining to money are transferred,
like giving sadaqah on behalf of the deceased. Many of the ulema have
said that rewards pertaining to physical actions like prayer, fasting, etc.
are not transferred. Allah with His infinite bounty multiplies the rewards,
and the rewards are not at all diminished from any person. The sins, however,
cannot be erased from the deceased, or transferred from the deceased to
a living person.

The best things to do on behalf of the deceased is to supplicate for him,
and try to spread the beneficial knowledge through his behalf. This is because
there is a hadith that says that prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and
blessings be upon him, said three things continue for the deceased after
death: sadaqah jariah; beneficial knowledge; and a righteous son that supplicates
for him.

The fourth question, can someone hire someone to do good deeds, and
then transfer the deeds? My shaikh, Atiya Muhammad Salim, may Allah have
mercy on him, says that if someone does these deeds because of getting paid,
he does not earn any reward because of the wrong intention, and therefore there
is nothing that would be transferred.

It is important for all of us to heed the call of our ulema, shuyukh,
and imams, before that time of death reaches us. We pray that our rewards
continue to grow for us greatly all the way to the day of judgement.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

From John:
How can we change things to keep the rest of the world from dragging us
down with it. surely we have to stand up.

Answer:

Hi John, thanks for your question, and I pray that Allah (God) guide
you and make better your condition.

The human being after birth starts out with no knowledge, and learns
as life goes on. Unfortunately many of the things humans learn are
wrong. These humans have to learn what is right, to correct
these wrong conceptions. The human would look at different ideas
to try to sort things out, make sense of things, and seek and
search for what is correct.

What is easier is if the human learns from Allah, Who sent the
scriptures to mankind to teach them and guide them to what is
correct. Most of these scriptures had been altered, however
the Quran remains in its original and authentic form, which
has been copied and spread throughout the world. Allah sent
the Quran for all mankind, and for all time, and as a guidance
and correction for the mistakes of mankind.

If humans follow Allah’s guidance, it will be beneficial for
them. Otherwise the world will be making the situation more
and more worse.

All humans have to devote themselves to the teachers of Allah’s
guidance, and not disregard it. They should not have an aversion
to it.

Thanks for posing your question, and it would be a pleasure
to hear from you again.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

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