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Question:
What is the ruling on celebrating or sending good wishes in new year of lunar calendar?

Answer:

Alhamdulillah, the Islamic calendar reminds us of our connection to our
Islamic history and identity. The Ulema did not reject the concept of
remembering the Islamic new year, but at the same time it is not
reported from the pious predecessors that they exchanged greetings on
this date. The preferred opinion is that one should return the
greetings of others on the Islamic New Year, but it is not legislated
to initiate such greetings since this ritual is not based on evidence.

Allah knows best.

Question: As salam alaykum wa raghmatulahi wa barakatuh, I look for information about the subject of to change the colour of hair. There is hadeeth that forbiddens us to dark our hair to black, there is other that say that we will not imitate to the people kufr…in all hadeeths they name the use of natural products like henna, zafran…. so…and always the ahadeeths speak about the old people, so my question is can a young woman change the color of her hair with quimic products, these doesnt, go agains these ahadeeths and about the rule of to doesnt change the creation of Allah (Subhanna wa ta’ala)?

Answer:

All praise be to Allah.

Changing the color of the hair is from the permissable means of
beautification. There are no texts that prohibit changing hair color,
and it is not an act of worship, therefore the default ruling is that
of permissiblity. Coloring hair is not specific to the people of
kufr, rather it is something general, and was practiced in the time of
the Prophet may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him.

Some of the ulema are of the view that black should be avoided, due to
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advising one of the Sahabah to
avoid using black. However, any color other than pure black is
generally permissable.

As for using natural verses chemical dyeing products, the ruling would
be that of general permissibility unless some harm would result from
the use of chemical products, in which case the level of prohibition
would be in accordance to the amount of harm caused.

It is not correct to state that dyeing hair is changing the creation of Allah,
since we must go by the texts, and there is no analogy in this issue. What
would be the ruling on cutting the hair then, is it not also changing Allah’s Creation?
Rather we must stick to the texts. This is what the ulema have ruled for many centuries
and what we have learned from them.

It is essential that all Muslims stick together in the obedience of Allah, and hold
on the the Sunnah of the pious predecessors.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

is it haram to trick or treat

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

May Allah reward you young sister for your noble question. You are doing the right thing by seeking knowledge. It is always good to get closer to our Ulema and love them very much. If you seek knowledge and follow Allah’s commandments, Allah will make you very happy in this world, and in the Paradise He will give you everything that your heart desires.

It is not allowed to celebrate halloween or trick-or-treat. Trick or treat and halloween are from the innovated or new customs that Allah did not give any permission for. Rather people who do not believe in Allah invented this custom. If we imitate them then we will be following a wrong path that will lead us away from Allah and towards the path of the Shaitan.

In Islam it is not permissable to dress up and imitate animals. Wearing costumes that have images on them is not allowed either, since only Allah can create living things.

Also, eating too much sugar can be bad for your teeth and make them fall out. Sometimes evil things happen during halloween. Many times youth damage property and steal things from the young kids.

By the way, Muslims are discouraged from begging from people, whether it is for money or candy or anything else, unless there is a real need. You can save your money or perhaps your parents can buy anything you need for you.

During these blessed days of Dhul Hijja we should remember our father Ibrahim, and the great sacrifice he made. He was ready to sacrifice his beloved son to answer Allah’s commandments. Should not we be ready to sacrifice the things we love also, such as candy and unIslamic customs, to please Allah?

If you give up these unislamic customs, Allah will give you something better.

The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, ‘Whoever gives up something for the sake of Allah, Allah will grant him something better in return.’

May Allah reward you for your question.

And Allah knows best.

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

Music

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Question:
as wr wb
immam sahib did music allow in islam .

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

Walaikum salam wrb,

The ulema have stated that listening to music is
opposite of listening to Allah’s message, leads to
disobedience, and encourages people to be heedless to
the ulema.

Music also has the effect that hardens the heart.
Instead of listening to music, it would be much better
to listen to durus of our noble ulema, which encourages
to follow Allah and His messenger, and cures the mind.

Many of the ulema have quoted the following ayat from Surah
Luqman in regards to music.

{ وَمِنَ ٱلنَّاسِ مَن يَشۡتَرِى لَهۡوَ ٱلۡحَدِيثِ لِيُضِلَّ عَن سَبِيلِ ٱللَّهِ بِغَيۡرِ عِلۡمٍ۬ وَيَتَّخِذَهَا هُزُوًا‌ۚ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ۬ مُّهِينٌ۬}

“And of mankind is he who purchases idle talks
(i.e.music, singing, etc.) to mislead (men)
from the Path of Allâh without knowledge, and
takes it (the Path of Allâh, or the Verses of the
Qur’ân) by way of mockery. For such there will be
a humiliating torment (in the Hell-fire).”

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

I am inflicted with some sort of spirit as I lived in a hauned house for sometime and when moved i found it is following me. i have tried reading quran and whashing with salt but this thing is still bogging me and i need to get red of this creature. I live in CT.

Answer:

Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.

I pray that Allah help you in your situation.

Sometimes it requires much dhikr and Quran to expel these jinn,
a really vast amount. Recite more Quran, and dhikr, also ask
imam or shaikh to recite for you.

(Allah willing, See the post on jinns
)

And Allah knows.
Shaikh Sajid

Question:   

Assalamualaikum wr wb. Is it permissible to listen to a Nasheed which have music in it? JazakAllah hu Khair.

Answer:

Walaikum salam wr wb. Praises are to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon Allah’s honorable final prophet.

Nasheeds with music are a mixture of something which is considered permissible, which is the nasheed, and something which is considered to be evil, the music. The ulema have generally described music as something that hardens the hearts and leads away from the path of Allah.  The nasheed, the verbal sayings, would be considered allowed, provided that nothing is said that is forbidden or leading to that which is forbidden.

In propogating the religion, one should  follow the advise and imitate our noble pious ulema. Not evil musicians who have no devotion for the ilm.

Sounds are divided into two categories, one that is good and beneficial like the Quran, duroos, etc., and that which is evil like music, false tales, etc.

 An exception is made in some cases where a song has been passed down through the ages through our pious predecessors of the past, which these past scholars have approved.  These songs are limited to this particular environment, not outside of it.

 The nafs is affected by what one listens to. Music causes the nafs to become sick and corrupted. Refraining from listening to it, and instead listening to the beneficial audio, like the duroos of our ulema, keeps the nafs pure and successful.  

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

Question:

assalamu alaikum! My question was in regards to dogs in the house. do angels come into a person house if they have a dog?I heard they wouldnt enter the house but to me that wouldnt make sense considering they arent totally prohibited if there for protection,used for the blind, hunting etc..my other question is what if you started off having a dog as a pet but later use it or them for protection meaning they bark to let you know when someone is in or around the house is this okay? I just need clearification because im hearing many opinions.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

Walaikum salam wrt wb, may Allah reward you for your question.

Keeping a dog inside of one’s house is prohibited. The Messenger of Allah, may the blessings of Allah and peace be upon him, stated in Bukhari: “The angels do not enter a home in which there is a dog.”

In another narration, Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) stated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever keeps a dog, except a dog for herding, hunting or farming, one qiraat (large amount of reward) will be deducted from his reward each day.” Narrated by Muslim

The way we understand these two texts together is that the dog kept for herding, hunting, or farming must be kept outside of the house.

Regarding keeping a guard dog, the scholars permitted this provided it does not enter the house, and one takes care that its saliva does not soil one’s vessels, clothing, and body, etc. This is because the saliva of a dog is considered a physical impurity which would invalidate ritual purity by the majority of the Ulema.

An exception is made for a seeing-eye dog that belongs to a blind person, since the Ulema state that “necessities permit the forbidden.”

And Allah knows best.

Question:

My husband feels it is a higher/advanced level of adab to wear a headcovering (eg, scarf) at home. He feels doing so is more modest and brings greater blessings into the home through one’s modesty. He thinks I should wear headcovering even in seclusion with no visitors or non-mahrams. I have no objections to doing this if evidence or proof of this is presented as I wish to obey my husband. From my studies I have found no evidence of women being required or even recommended to keep on hijab at home. My husband says I will not find evidence of this because it is adab and therefore more subtle – not from Quran and Sunnah. My husband is from Pakistan and I am concerned that this is actually a cultural practice and that there is no recommendation/benefit from my doing so. I am happy to do it to please him but I am equally very keen to follow true Islam without cultural norms being mistaken for such. Could you please confirm if covering at home is more inline with the principle of haya.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

What is required of all Muslims is to adhere to the pristine guidance of the Shari’ah of Islam, in accordance to what was revealed to us in the Qur’an, and the Sunnah, as explained by the Ulema.

Allah Most High has ordained the hijab as a means of protecting society from falling into Zina and licientious behavior. Allah Most High says:

وَلْيَضْرِبْنَ بِخُمُرِهِنَّ عَلَى جُيُوبِهِنَّ وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا لِبُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَائِهِنَّ أَوْ آبَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَائِهِنَّ أَوْ أَبْنَاءِ بُعُولَتِهِنَّ أَوْ إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِي إِخْوَانِهِنَّ أَوْ بَنِي أَخَوَاتِهِنَّ أَوْ نِسَائِهِنَّ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُنَّ أَوِ التَّابِعِينَ غَيْرِ أُولِي الْإِرْبَةِ مِنَ الرِّجَالِ أَوِ الطِّفْلِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يَظْهَرُوا عَلَى عَوْرَاتِ النِّسَاءِ

“(And tell the believing women) that they should draw their khimaars (hijab) over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands, their fathers, their husband’s fathers, their sons, their husbands’ sons, their brothers or their brothers’ sons, or their sisters’ sons, or their women, or the slaves whom their right hands possess, or male servants free of physical needs, or small children who have no sense of the shame of sex;”

Our sentimental feelings have no bearing on the Shari’ah of Allah, rather we must brush them aside. Likewise, when cultural practices contradict the religious rulings of Islam, we must leave them aside. Do we think that we are better then the Mothers of the Believers, and the early generations of Muslims, none of whom made the claim that always wearing hijab at home was a praisworthy action?

It is feared that such feelings are a type of extremism, whereby one obligates upon oneself or others what the Shari’ah has not obligated, and rather has made easy.

At the same time, we recommend that you do not let this type of disagreement create a rift in your family life. If you can manage to avoid argumentation with your husband on this subject, it is better for you. You can try to politely change the subject. If you try to let others advise him in a wise and gentle way, this would be better.

At the same time, try to make effort to educate your family and children about the Shari’ah of Islam, and bring beneficial knowledge into your home. Try to sit together and have ta’leem and learn from the Ulema and scholars of Islam, and increase your Fiqh in the religion, and impart it on your family. Make sure that your children are raised upon the Tawheed of Allah and the Sunnah of the Messenger, may peace and blessings be upon him.

I ask that Allah Most High rectify your affairs, and with Him is all success. And Allah knows best.

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