Browsing Posts in Halal and Haram

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: 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:

I was listening to the first lecture on Fiqh of Purification and you said (or I heard it that way) in the Q&A session that lizards are Halal? Are they not so impure? I am sorry, it might sound like a weird question, but it was very surprising. Also Sunan Abi Dawood 3787 mentions that Prophet (PBUH) forbade eating its flesh.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

Jazakumallahu khairan for your question, there are no weird questions on Islam and it is very noble for one to seek out the Islamic rulings and learn the ‘ilm. I congratulate you on beginning the series on Tahara and I hope you benefit much from them.

It is not correct that all types of lizards were forbidden by the Prophet sallahallahu alayhi wa salam. Al-Bukhaari narrated from Khaalid ibn al-Waleed that he and the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) entered upon Maymoonah, who was his [Khaalid’s] maternal aunt and the maternal aunt of Ibn ‘Abbaas, and found that she had some roasted lizard that her sister Hafeedah bint al-Haarith had brought from Najd. She offered the lizard to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), but he would rarely stretch forth his hand to food until he had been told what it was. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) stretched forth his hand, then one of the women who were present said, “Tell the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) that what has been offered to him is lizard.” The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) withdrew his hand from the lizard, and Khaalid ibn al-Waleed asked, “Is lizard haraam, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “No, but it is not found in the land of my people and I feel that I would have no liking for it. Khaalid said, Then I chewed it and ate it, and the Messenger of Allaah was looking at me.

(Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 5391; Muslim, 1946)

The text you are referring to in the Sunan of Abi Dawood is in regards to a particular species of lizard that is harmful and causes skin diseases. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa wassalam commanded killing these types of harmful lizards.

The Prophet alayhi salam forbade eating all types of harmful insects and pests. As for a common lizard that is not harmful to one’s health, then there is no objection to eating it.

An important point to note is that one should be careful about deriving a ruling from a single hadith, rather all texts must be analyzed before reaching a conclusion. One must therefore always refer to the explanations of the ulema and not hasten to rely on one’s own feelings or judgements.

May Allah increase you much in knowledge.

And Allah knows best.

Powered by WordPress Web Design by SRS Solutions © 2018 ImamFaisal.com Design by SRS Solutions