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Question:
Salam. Can you suggest me the best source of islamic jurisprudence book that gives me the strong basic in this science?? Thank a lot !

Answer:

Walaikum salam wrt wb beloved brother,

All praises are due to Allah. You have asked about something great, which is seeking knowledge. This is one of the greatest endeavors a person can undertake. The Prophet sallahallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever treads a path is search of knowledge, Allah will make his path to Paradise easy for him.”

Islamic Jurisprudence should be learned from its specialists, that is the Fuqahaa, the scholars. If possible, one can travel to the Islamic Lands, such as Makkah and Madina, and learn from the Ulema there. If that is not possible, one can look for the scholars who have specialized in Fiqh and learn from them. Here on ImamFaisal.com , we are conveying the knowledge from the Prophet’s Masjid taught by Sh. Atiyya Salim and others. I would recommend you listen to all of the lectures on this website, and share it with your families and others. This would be a good starting point.

A good reference work for Fiqh is Bulugh al Maram, and the various commentaries on it, such as Subul as Salaam, by Imam San’aani. I have translated some of the commentary in the form of Word documents next to each lecture. Try to find a reputable scholar or shaikh and be a student to him, and listen to his guidance and suggestions, and before all, make your intention sincerely for sake of Allah. Have adab, humbleness, and love and respect for the ulema. Beware of the ignorant who slander the ulema or accuse them of making mistakes, and argue in religious matters, this is poison for the seeker of ‘ilm.

May Allah reward you and increase you much in ‘ilm.

Allah knows best.

Question:
My question was about this hadith who made it authentic? because i have read somewere that ahmed shakir and ibn hezm or hazm made it sahih is this correct

Found in: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat): Details of Commencing Prayer
Hadith no: 747
Narrated: Abdullah bin Masud
Alqamah said: Abdullah ibn Masud said: Should I pray in the way the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) had performed it? He said: He prayed, raising his hands only once.

because im having loot of trouble when i pray like the way sheikh albani rahimallah said or ibn baz said
my heart gets angry for some kind of reason i cant explain why. now that i have started praying with only doing the takbir once
i feel better can you please explain… beacuse alot of people say the way the hanafis pray is daef can you please sheed some light
my dear brother? very confused.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah. I hope you have a chance to listen to the lectures on ImamFaisal.com . I think as your knowledge increases this whisper of the shaitan will go away from you. In Islam we have 4 madhabs, and in fact other views as well. All of the Ulema are following their shuyukh in a pathway going back to the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. They are all correct.

In the Shafii and Hanbali school, the hands are raised in 4 places, the takbiratil ihram, before and after Ruku’ (bowing), and after standing up for the 3rd raka’ah.

In the Hanafi school, the hands are only raised in the beginning.

Whichever school one follows, the evidences are present, and there is no harm in following any of these ulema.

As for the hadith you mentioned, I am not aware of it and I would need the Arabic to search for it. In any case, it is a big mistake to make a judgement based on one hadith without looking at the commentary of the ulema. This is the classic mistake of the beginning student of knowledge. It is important not to be fanatical towards one particular school or ruling or scholar, but we must be balanced and study all of the schools and be willing to learn and understand other views. The deen is not only one view, rather Allah ta’ala willed that there would be more than one view on many issues.

Try to study comparative Fiqh, and humble yourself to the Ulema. There is a lot to learn. There are texts that support raising the hands in other places in the prayer, such as after Ruku’, and they have very strong chains of narration, such as in Bukhari. One should humble themselves to the Ulema and try not to be arrogant or argue with them. In this way knowledge will flow to us and it will be absorbed and we will benefit by it.

May Allah increase you much in knowledge and love and devotion to the ‘ilm.

Allah knows best.

Wassalam,

Question:

I was wondering what do I have to do if I did an extra rakah or missed one because I didn’t complete a sujood? If you could explain it to me as simply as possible so that I understand I would be so grateful and may Allah reward you to your kindness.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

It is very nice to hear from you.

If a person adds an extra rakah forgetfully, they should make two
prostrations after saying salam once on the right, then make their
regular salaams.

That is, they sit down and finish their tashaahud, then say salam once
on the right, then make two prostrations of forgetfulness, then do
the salam again on the right and left.

If a person missed a sajdah then they must repeat the entire rakaah,
and then do two prostrations of forgetfulness before giving salam.
That is they finish their tashaahud, then make two sajdahs of
forgetfulness, then give salam once on the right and left.

In other words, if you add something to the prayer, you should say
salam first, then make the sajdahs, then make the salaam on the right
and left.

If you subtract something from the prayer, like leaving out a sajdah,
you repeat the rakah then make two sajdahs of forgetfulness before
giving the salams. In this case, you only give salams once.

There are some differences of opinion amongst the madhahab, but this is the view that seems to be supported by the evidence.

Allah knows best.

Question: I have a question about inheritance. One day I went to the bank with my father an he was opening up an account, the man asked him who do you want your money to goto in case you passway. He pointed to me and said my daughter. Is this my money or is it included in the inheritance.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

It is not allowed for a father to bequeath certain parts of his inheritance to one or more of his relatives. The Prophet, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, stated: “la wassiyata lil warith”, “There is no bequest to an inheritor.”

Rather, the distribution of wealth must be in accordance to Islamic Law. Allah says regarding the inheritance, “It is an obligation from Allah.” There are fixed portions assigned to each of one’s close relatives and rules of how the inheritance is distributed.

The father may give 1/3 of his inheritance to charity or to someone who will not normally inherit. As for this bank account, you should only gain from it what is part of your allotted share.

May Allah most high reward you with goodness.

Wassalam,

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:

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 allowed for a Muslim woman to have a male physician, nurse, etc deliver her baby?

Answer:

All praise be to Allah.

I pray that you are well and that Allah accept from our righteous actions.

The Ulema state that women receiving medical attention should be treated by Muslim female doctors and nurses. If this is not possible, then non-Muslim female doctors or nurses should be sought. If this is not available, then a Muslim male doctor should be sought. Finally, if none are available, then a non-Muslim male doctor or nurse is permissable.

This is due to necessity. Care should be taken to only uncover the parts of the ‘aura (private area, anything other than hands and face) that are necessary for treatment, and only for the duration of time needed.

A male doctor (whether Muslim or not) should never be alone with a female patient, rather a relative should always be present.

Male nurses, helpers, etc, that are not needed for the medical treatment should not be present when the ‘aura is uncovered.

Once the necessity has passed, matters return to their original ruling, and the ‘aura should be guarded from uncovering.

In the case mentioned, if no female doctors are available, as is often the case, then there is no harm in a male doctor doing the delivery.

The fiqh principle involved in such cases is: al mushaqqatu tajlib at tayseer (overbearing hardship brings ease) and ad durooraat tuqaddaru bi qadariha (necessities are limited by their extent).

As a side note, this issue highlights the importance of Muslim sisters advancing in the field of women’s medicine to fulfill this need of the Muslim community.

And Allah knows best.

Question:

I converted to Islam in February. During my fast I had a very emotional breakdown, and out of frustration I broke my fast and for about two days stopped praying. After this time, I resumed fasting the rest of the month and have continued to pray the five prayers as normal. I am not sure what to do. Can you please tell me if I should make up for the whole fast by fasting 60 days or feeding 60 poor people? Or should I make up for the days missed only. I was also not in my hometown during the entire month of the fast because I was away staying with family. I would appreciate any advising you could give me.

Answer:

All praise is due to Allah.

Alhamdulillah and congratulations on your coming to Islam and being guided to the Oneness of Allah. Beloved brother, know that our faith will be tested and that a beautiful home in the hereafter awaits the righteous.

As for the hardships you faced during Ramadan, the majority of ulema state that you should make up the two days that you missed, along with the prayers. You should also ask Allah for forgiveness for missing those days of fasting and prayer. As long as you did not have marital relations in the daytime during those two days, the correct view is that there is no need for the kafarah (expiation of fasting or feeding 60 poor people).

The school of Imam Ahmad states that one who abandons salat is not Muslim, so their view is that one who resumes prayer should simply make tawbah for abandoning prayer, and do a lot of extra good deeds and make lots of duas to make up for what they missed.

It would be advisable to spend time developing your Imaan, attending the masajid, and meet your fellow Muslims to support you. Try not to let the worries of the dunya affect your religious life. Remind your family and colleagues that you are following the original message of Jesus, and that they should go away from the innovations and commercialization inserted into his message.

I pray that Allah Most High grants you knowledge that will dispel any doubts and imaan that will help you overcome the trials of this dunya. May Allah make your affairs easy and guide you further as you increase your knowledge of this beautiful deen, and keep you firm on Islam for your entire life.

And Allah knows best.