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Question:

we know that jinn can enter a huma being , can a angel enter a human being

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

Angels are beings created from light, while Jinn are created from Fire. We know that the Prophet alayhi as salaam saw Jibreel in his true form and that he had six hundred wings that covered the horizons. Although human beings are created from clay, they may be affected by angels. Angel Jibreel spoke words into the heart of Prophet Muhammad, alayhi as salaam.

There are angels whom Allah has appointed to guard man from in front and from behind. When the decree of Allaah comes – when He decrees that some accident or calamity etc. should befall him – the angels withdraw from him.

The scholars mention that angels can detect what is in a person’s heart and ‘smell’ a good scent if a person is intending to do a good deed, and vice versa, as is mentioned in some ahadith.

As for an angel entering a human being, I do not know of any texts regarding that.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

Can you give Sadaqah / Zakat to non-Muslims even if they have no inclination towards being accepting Islam . They may not dislike islam but not interested in accepting Islam.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

May Allah reward you dear brother for your question. One of the categories to whom we may pay our Zakah are those whose hearts are to be reconciled with Islam (al-mua’lafati qulubuhum).

The Fuqaha state that this category of people are either new Muslims who are yet to become firm in their faith, or non-Muslims whose hearts would be attracted to Islam if given this charity.

The determination of which non-Muslims should be given the zakah was generally made by the Caliph. Sayyidna Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, felt that the Ummah had become strong enough in his time that it was no longer needed to spend Zakah on this category.

Giving zakat or sadaqa to non-Muslims through food, etc can have a very beneficial effect of attracting them to the deen.

In all cases, Zakah or Sadaqah should not be given to those who will use it to disobey Allah or to advance the cause of disbelief.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

If there is no imam, can anybody give khutbas and lead
prayers, though they are not fit for it?

Answer:

In khutbas, one must always relay the knowledge one learnt from
the people of knowledge before us, not anything new. If a khateeb
does that, relay the knowledge, not say anything new, it is sufficient.
This also goes for the “imams”. They must convey the deen of Allah, ie
what they learnt from the ulema before them going to prophet Muhammed,
may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. It is not appropriate for
anyone to say something new.

It is also incumbant on every community to have a knowledgable imam,
so that they can learn the correct teachings of Allah’s religion,
and not follow personal opinions, but instead follow the way of prophet
Muhammed, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him.

–Shaikh Sajid

Question:
What is the ruling on group dua?

Answer:

Duas and other acts of good deeds are generally allowed, as long as
they are not done on a continuous and regular basis, i.e. stopped, so that they do not
become rituals in the religion. It is also mandatory to learn
and follow the procedures and methods from our rightly guided predecessor
ulema, that follow and teach the sunnah of prophet Muhammed (May Allah’s
peace and blessings be upon him), and not innovate in the acts of worship.

The duas should be for increasing knowledge, goodness, and leading to
the beneficial knowledge, and not cursing a particular individual. That
person may accept Islam in the future.

When one looks at dua in group, it is actually repeating after another. Consider
that someone hears a dua and learns it, and then repeats it after a week,
or a day. Would that be different if someone repeats it after a split
second?

And Allah knows best.

–Shaikh Sajid

Question:

Asak,What is the ruling for performing Salatul Tasbeeh ? Is this form of prayer approved from the Sunnah ? JazakAllahu Khayran

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

Some Ulema regarded the ahadith narrated concerning Salat at Tasbeeh as weak, while others stated that, if taken together, they reach the level of Hasan li ghayrihi (acceptable do to numerous mutually strengthening chains). Based upon this, there is a scholarly difference of opinion regarding the permissibility of performing this prayer.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said: Salaat al-Tasaabeeh is not prescribed, because the hadeeth is da’eef (weak). Imaam Ahmad said there is no sound evidence for it. Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said it is a fabrication, and he said that none of the imaams recommended it. He (may Allaah have mercy on him) spoke the truth, because whoever examines this prayer will find that it is odd in the way it is performed … Moreover, if it were prescribed, it would have been something that was reported in many reports because of its great virtue and reward. Since there are no such reports and none of the imaams described it as being recommended, we know that it is not proven. The oddness in the way in which it is performed is as described in the hadeeth narrated concerning it, which says that it is to be performed once every day, or once every week, or once every month, or once every year, or once in a lifetime. This indicates that these reports are not sound; if it were prescribed, it would be something to be done on a regular basis, and one would not be given such a variety of options.

Whichever opinion one follows, one should not allow this to be a means of creating dissention. Indeed, dissention is evil.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

I heard a hadith which goes on like this “Once Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) saw his wife on the musalat praying , he went for fajr and came back after some work and still saw his wife on musalat praying / doing zikr . He responded that these 4 words repeated 3 times are more in weight than your entire work that you have done today .

These words are
Subhan-Allahi wa Bihamdihi Adada Khalqih wa Riza-A-Nafsih wa Zinahtah Arshih wa Mizazah Kalimatih”

Could you confirm this hadith and also the exact words . I think I am not quoting the zikr properly here due to lack of cognition in Arabic language .

Answer:

All praise are due to Allah.

Jazakumallahu khairan for your question. The hadith you are referring to was narrated by Imam Muslim. Here is the text in Arabic:

عن جويرية رضى الله عنها : أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم خرج من عندها ثم رجع بعد أن أضحى وهي جالسة فقال : ما زلت على الحال التي فارقتك عليها ؟ قالت : نعم . قال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم : لقد قلت بعدك أربع كلمات – ثلاث مرات – لو وزنت بما قلت منذ اليوم لوزنتهن : سبحان الله وبحمده ، عدد خلقه ، ورضا نفسه ، وزنة عرشه ، ومداد كلماته

“Subhanallahi wa bihamdihi, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wa zinati ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimatihi.”

“Perfected is Allah and Praised, by the number of His Creation, and by the Pleasure of His Self, and by the Weight of His Throne, and by the ink (needed) to Write His Words.”

Allah knows best.

Question:

I know that even in the quran it states that the quran should be
focused on while reading/listening to. Although this is true, are
there any rulings of it being disrespectful or disliked if you listen
to the quran while going to sleep and fall asleep to it playing? aka
on a computer/etc.

Answer:

All praise be to Allah.

Allah Most High says what means: “If the Quran is recited, listen to it, and keep silent, in order that you may receive mercy.”

The majority of Ulema state that this ayah refers to recitation of Qur’an during Salat. They differed regarding the obligation to listen attentively outside of salat. The Hanafis said it was obligatory, while the Jumhoor (majority) say it is mustahabb. The Jumhoor of the scholars say that one should try their best to listen attentively to the Qur’an outside of Salat, as much as they are able. According to this opinion, there is no sin on a person if he falls asleep while listening to the Qur’an.

Allah knows best.

Question:

Towards the end of Surah Baqrah (~ayat 266). Allah talks about people doing good deeds and then boasting about it and how his/her deeds will be vanished. There are multiple ahadiths on this topic as well, especially the one about the pious person who will enter hell because he was doing things to show off to people. I have a question: how one can attain sincerity to Allah?

Answer:

All praise be to Allah.

Thank you sister for taking the time to write to us. Guarding and purifying one’s intentions purely for the sake of Allah is one of the most important actions, and not doing so, and showing off, was described by the Prophet alayhi as salam as minor Shirk, may Allah save us from that.

The advice I can give you is:

1.) Always bear in mind that nothing in the universe, no person or creature, can benefit you or harm you in any way save by Allah’s permission. Always know that if you please Allah, even if others are displeased with you, you will attain Allah’s pleasure.

2.) Try your best to do acts of worship in private, and conceal them from others. This will be more pleasing to Allah.

3.) Feeling good about your good deeds is part of the reward of doing them, but beware of others praising you. The Prophet alayhi as salam said, if one praises you, you should throw dust in his face, and some scholars even took this literally. Some ulema stated, this should be a reminder to them and you that they are harming you by this praise. Others said, it would be a reminder for them that we are all created from dust.

Finally, you can repeat the dua: Allahuma innee ‘audhubika an ushrika bika shayan ‘alamahu, wa astagfiruka li ma la ‘alamuh. Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from from making shirk with You while knowing, and seek Your forgiveness for that which I do not know.

May Allah help us attain sincerity in all of our actions.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

I am just wondering if we can join alive prayers when they are broadcast.

Answer:

The scholars say this is not allowed, since one’s prayer line must be
connected or in view of the rest of those praying. Listening on a
loud speaker is okay if there is a physical connection (like a hallway
or stairwell or balcony) that is connected to the others praying. But
on a broadcast there is no physical connection. Some of the Madhahab
even limit the distance between the prayer lines.

Allah knows best.

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