Entering the Masjid with out wudhu/Vaccination in Islam.

QUESTION:

Asalamualaikum.

Hazrat.

 

  1. Is it wajib, or furdh to be in the state of Wudhu before one can even enter the Masjid?
  2. Is it permissible to be vaccinated when the ingredients are halal?
  3. And, what if the vaccination have haram ingredients, and the doctor prescribing is not a Muslim one? Is it still permissible?

 

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum Salaam,

  1. It is not Wajib or Fardh to be in the state of Wudhu to enter the Masjid. However, it is Fardh to be in the state of Taharah (where you are not in need of taking a Ghusl) before you enter.
  2. Yes, where the ingredients/substances of a vaccine are halal, then it is permissible to use such vaccines.
  3. If there are haram ingredients in a vaccine and taking it is regarded to be essential to prevent one from a destructive disease and its alternative cannot be found, then it will be permissible to use that vaccine. A Muslim doctor however, should be consulted in this matter for his expert opinion on alternatives that may be used.

 

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

06/10/2017

Brief Biography of Ibn Hazm

Question:

Who is the famous ‘alim Ibn Hazam, I read several contradictory opinions concerning him, young people it is the confusion with his readings that we advise you, Is it advisable for non scholar (layman,non qualified person) to read Ibn hazam’s book?

ANSWER:

As Salaam Alaikum,

Ibn Hazm was great scholar of Cordoba (Spain) during the period (384 AH – 756 AH). His name is Abu Muhammad Ali ibn Ahmad ibn Saeed ibn Hazm and was of Persian origin. According to the great scholar, Adh-Dahabi, ‘ Ibn Hazm was the sea of knowledge; a man learnt in many sciences and skills and had great insight. He was well versed in literature, history, poetry, dialectics and philosophy. He was prominent in the Islamic Sciences and had great knowledge of hadith. In fact in this, he had no equals. He was however, extremely literalist in minor issues.’ The scholars have further written that Ibn Hazm first studied the Madhab of Imam Shafie, but then adopted his own views later on based on his research. In proving his opinions, he debated with many great scholars and Imams, and was known to be disrespectful in his words and statements to them. He used rough words, impugning and slandering them. On account of this, many leading scholars turned away from his books and ignored them.

They even warned others against his books. It is mentioned that in Jurisprudence he followed the Dhahiri school(literalist school of thought). While writing about Ibn Hazm, Hafiz Ibn Katheer states, ‘He used to criticize the scholars a great deal, verbally and in writing, which led to the generation of resentment, in the hearts of his contemporaries.’

‘He was a confused literalist with regard to minor issues, and he did not believe in analogy (qiyas), whether it was clear or otherwise. This caused the scholars to lose respect for him, and it caused him to make serious mistakes in his views and conduct. Yet, despite that, he was the one who tried to find interpretations other than the apparent meaning when dealing with basic issues and the verses and hadith that speaks of the divine attributes’ (Al Bidaya wan Nihaya – Ibn Katheer).

In conclusion, it can be said, based on the writings of the most reliable scholars that Ibn Hazm was indeed a great scholar. However, on account of his opinions which he adopted based on his personal research, he disagreed with the majority of scholars of the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaat in many issues, in which he was mistaken. As mentioned by the scholars, he followed the Dhahiri (literalist) school of thought in Jurisprudence, and in his creed he differed in many fundamentals issues from the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaat. Owing to this, the great scholars of the past have warned against reading his books.

 

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

06/10/2017

Can a Person Perform Salaat After Fajr And Asr?

ANSWER:

I know that after the salaat of fajr and asr one cannot pray nafl salaat but can one pray qada salaat at these times.

ANSWER:

As Salaam Alaikum.

It is permissible to perform Qadha Salaat at these times. However, you will need to stop its performance when the sun is rising and when it is setting.                                                                                                                   ( Kitabul Fatawa Vol.2 Pg.1128 Zam Zam publisher Karachi 2007).

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan.

05/10/2017

Can a Muslim Have a Bank Account

QUESTION:

As Salaam Alaikum,
I am in need of an advice with regards to saving money at a Banking Institution without having to pay interest? I will be grateful if you can sincerely give me an advice.

 

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

 

Saving your money at a bank does not require you to pay interest. The bank may charge you a monthly or yearly service charge (fee), but this is not interest.

Based on the account you open, if interest accrues on your savings, you must take it out and give it to the poor and needy.

 

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

04/10/2017

Body Piercing in Islam

QUESTION;

Asalamualikum
1. I will like to know is it halal to have body piercings other than the ears ?
2. If yes are there any conditions attached to it like, if it is to be Done the sister will need to wear the proper attire like veil and stuff!

 

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

The only body piercing which all scholars have allowed for females is that of the ears. Some scholars have allowed females to pierce the nose only one time (at one place). No other body piercing is allowed.

With respect to attire, sisters must always wear the proper attire at all times whether piercing was done or not.

 

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

26/09/2017

Divorced By Text Messaging

QUESTION:

A husband Text I divorce three times at the same time…is it a divorce…and what if the couple want to reconcile

 

ANSWER:

As Salaam Alaikum,

Yes, texting the divorce causes the divorce to occur. Seeing that the husband has sent the text to his wife that he has divorced her three times, three divorces will take place immediately.

If the couple wants to reconcile, then the wife will have to marry someone else in a valid marriage contract and must then consummate that marriage. After that, If that husband divorces her or he passes away, then after completing the relevant waiting period, she will be allowed to remarry the first husband in a new marriage.

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

11/09/2017

Joining the Imam in salah

QUESTION:

Assalaam Walaikum,
If i entered on the imaam during his 2nd rakaah in Maghrib and i joined him. Would i need to repeat my Salaah afyer completeing it with the Imaam?

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum As Salam

No, you do not have to repeat your Salah. You were supposed to continue your Salah after he made the Salam, by performing the rakaat you missed. If you did not perform your missed rakaat and you ended the Salah with the Imam, you will have to repeat it.

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

11/09/2017

Denial Salaah or Leaving out Salaah due to laziness

QUESTION:

As salamu alaykum i am a pure ignorant, and i want to have a detail answer about the one who abandon the salah is it  kaafir or not, what is the opinion of islam (the four school) with some proof used by these school.

1.The One Who Denies The Obligation Of Salah

2.THE ONE WHO ABANDONS THE PRAYER OUT OF LAZINESS OR OTHER REASONS

I speak to you because you are a alim , google its not a alim of madhab, jazak Allah khar.

 

ANSWER:

Wa Alaikum As Salaam,

All the scholars including the four Imams of fiqh have unanimously declared that one who denies the obligation of Salah is a kafir (unbeliever) and a murtad (apostate).

This is on account of his denial of an obligatory duty which is evident from the firm sources of the Quran, the Sunnah and Ijma. They have also stated that one who leaves off Salah out of laziness and negligence is a sinner and transgressor. (Al Fiqh Al Islami Wa Adilatihi Vol.1 Pg. 658 Maktaba Rasheediya Queta)

And Allah Knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

11/09/2017

What actions can be done when moving into a new house?

What kind of dhikr and azkaar should one perfom when moving into a new house?How should one celebrate move into a new house? What should be recited so that the place my be blessed?

As Salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah,
Moving into a new house is a favor from Allah for which a person should be thankful. As such, it will be good for you to perform two rakaat of salah of shukr , and express your gratitude to Allah ,and beseech Him to protect you and your family from all evils and harms.
Scholars have also mentioned that it is commendable on this occasion to invite family members, relatives etc for a meal, to dine with you, as an expression of your happiness and gratitude to Allah. (Al Mawsoo’ah Al Fiqhiyah).
They have also stated that one should recite Sura Baqara in the new house since the Prophet (sas) is reported to have said, ‘Satan runs away from the house in which Sura Baqara is recited ‘.  (Sahih Muslim).
As such, in order to remove all evil jinns and satans from the house which had been empty for a while, and to protect  it from the harms of such jinns and devils, you should recite Sura Baqara in the house. If you are unable to do this, you can get others to do it, at least before entering the new house.
And Allah Knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan
28th August 2017

MOON TO COMMENCE DHUL HIJJAH 1438 (AH) SEEN

Respected Ulamaa, Brothers and Sisters,

The crescent moon to commence the month of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH was looked for after the sunset of Tuesday 22nd August 2017. Reports from all committees (local and regional) confirm that the moon was SIGHTED.

The Darul Uloom Moon Sighting Committee has accepted these reports and has declared that the month of Dhul Qa’dah 1438 AH has completed 29 days and the 1st night of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH is the night of Tuesday 22nd August 2017 and the 1st day of Dhul Hijjah 1438 AH is the day of Wednesday 23rd August 2017.

Therefore, note the following dates:

Day of Eid: Friday 1st September 2017.

Takbeer of Tashreeq: After Fajr of Thursday 31st August 2017 to after Asr of Monday 4th Sept 2017.

Days for Qurbaani/Sacrifice: Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September 2017

Mufti Kahiam Hosein
On behalf of
Darul Uloom Moon Sighting Committee
Rashaad Ave, Mon Plasir Rd, Cunupia, Trinidad, W.I

Institute of Higher Islamic Studies & Secondary Education