Category Archives: Fatwas

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

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

How to achieve success

  1. Please give me Dua to remove difficult problems and calamities..
  2. Give me also one of best effective method which is given by our elders to get success in our aim (goal).. Or any other best comprehensive method which is in your knowledge…

 

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahamatullah,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

  1. One of the duas to remove difficult problems and calamities is the dua of Prophet Yunus (A.S). The Dua is:

لَا اِلٰهَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ سُبْحَانَكَ اِنِّيْ كُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِيْن

‘LAA ILAHA ILLA ANTA SUBHAANAKA INNI KUNTU MINADH DHAALIMEEN’

‘There is no God but You. Glory be to you. Indeed, I am from the wrongdoers.’

This is the dua which Yunus (A.S) made to Allah when he was in great distress and difficulty. He was imprisioned in the belly of the fish and there was no way out for him except to call on Allah and beg Him to take him out from that calamity. About this the Quran says,

‘Then he (Yunus) called out in the darkness, (saying) ‘Laa Ilaha Illa Anta Subhaanaka Inni Kuntu Minadh Dhaalimeen.’ So We responded to his call, and rescued him from distress. Thus do We rescue the believer.’ (Surah Al Ambiya (21), V.87,88).

About this dua, the Prophet (S.A.S) is reported to have said, ‘No Muslim supplicates to Allah with the Dua of Yunus (A.S) for anything, except that his dua is accepted.’ (Abu Dawood).

  1. The only way and effective method to achieve success in one’s aim/goal is to adopt the way which has been given in the teachings of Islam. This means that one must always do the right thing in the right manner. One must always adopt the halal means to fulfil one’s objective. Whether one’s gaol is marriage, work, friendship, entertainment, business etc., one must adopt the way the Shariah has prescribed for doing that thing. It is only when one follows the sacred Shariah and adopts halal means to achieve something, he will truly be successful. Adopting ways and means that are against the teachings of Islam in order to realise one’s goal will not bring success. It will only bring failure, even though one may perceive it as success.

Whenever you make a decision to do something and adopt the right way towards achieving your goal, then place your firm reliance and trust in Allah. Insha Allah, He will suffice for you. About this, Allah says,

‘Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in Allah. Certainly, Allah loves those who put their trust in Him.’ (Surah Al Imran (3), V.159).

In another verse, the Quran says, ‘And whoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice Him. Verily, Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed, Allah has set a measure for all things.’ (Surah At Talaq (65), V.3).

 

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

17/03/16.

Can i earn income from selling Organo gold?

Message: Salaams, is it haraam to earn an income through organo gold? It works much like blessings/reward of say teaching quraan and that knowledge being passed on to others and you get rewarded for that effort continuing down. Organo gold is the same, the people we tutor and help and that they tutor and help don’t loose anything to us, the company pays us a commission for continuing to spread their business through sales and bring people on your team and tutoring them and working together. Is this haraam?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

Organo Gold is a Multi-level Marketer and operates like other Multi-level marketing Companies. In this form of business, while a person can make money by selling the Company’s products, monies are also made when others become recruits under this person and when they recruit others under them and it goes further down the line.

While selling the products to earn money will be permissible, monies/benefits earned through recruiting others going down the line will not be permissible.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

16/03/16.

Ruling on Islamic fund raisers

Message: What is the ruling on having Islamic fund raising dinners where men and women mix freely and eat together?

Assalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

Having Islamic fund raising dinners is permissible. However, the free mixing of men and women and eating together is not permissible.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

11/03/16.

Where will i adopt my Ihram?

Assalamu Alaikum.

I’m going hajj this year inshallah. My group is going to Madinah first and then around the 5th Zul Hijjah going to Azizyah, from there we will make Umrah and come out of Ihram.  Then we will go into Ihram again in Aziziyah to go to mina on the 8th to start Hajj.

My Question, they are saying that to go into Ihram for the Hajj, since we are already in the precincts of Makkah, we do not need to go out of the meqaat to enter Hajj Ihraam. Is this correct?  Can we just enter Ihram in Aziziyah since we are already in precincts of Makkah?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

Yes, in this case you will enter Ihram while at Aziziyah. This is correct.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

11/03/16.

Is zakaah payable on “back pay” immediately?

Message: Assalamu Alikum,

Is zakaah payable on “back pay” immediately?  My company has just settled negotiations with our union for the period 2009-2011. As a result, our new salaries would be paid retroactively. Thus we get a lump sum payment now (back pay). My question is, now that I received this money 6 years later, is it zakaah payable immediately or do I have to have it in my possession for a year?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

If you are in possession of the nisaab at present, then when paying Zakaah at the end of your Zakaah year, you will add whatever money you have remaining of this lump sum to the savings amount which you may possess at that time, and pay on the total sum.

Therefore, this money (the total amount-if you keep it as savings, or the remaining amount-if you have spent from it) will be added to your annual savings amount and the Zakaah will be paid on the total sum.

If however, you did not have a nisaab, and by receiving this lump sum you became the owner of the nisaab, then in this case, you will allow one year to pass over this money and then pay Zakaah on it. In other words, this money will have to remain in your possession for a complete year before you pay Zakaah on it.

In this case, it is not necessary that you keep the entire amount in your possession in order to pay Zakaah. You are free to use from your money as you wish for your needs etc. At the end of your Zakaah year, you will look to see if the remaining amount is equal to the nisaab or above. If it is, then you will pay Zakaah on that remaining amount even though it may have decreased from the original figure. If however, it is lower than the nisaab (and you no longer have the nisaab), then you will not be required to pay Zakaah even though some of the monies of the lump sum may still remain with you.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

4/3/16.

Should a person follow a person in salah who makes Masah on normal sock?

Message: Assalamu Alaikum Mufti,

I am enquiring on the issue of performing wudhu with socks. Not leather socks but the normal dress socks we normally wear (cotton etc.). Can we read salaat behind such a person? Can we make massa on these types of socks?
Jazak Allah khair

 

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

The normal socks that we wear are made of nylon and/or cotton and are not from among those on which Masah can be made. The Imams of Fiqh have not considered it valid/permissible for one to make Masah on these socks. Hence, it will not be allowed to make Masah on these socks and it will not be allowed to perform Salah behind a person who made Masah over these socks to lead Salah.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

02/03/16.

non islamic greetings

Message: Salaams. I am a recent revert to Islam through marriage. My parents are Hindus and their custom is when they meet they will say sita ram. I would like to know if its permissible to reply back to them sita ram because it’s my parents and I don’t want to be disrespectful to them and I don’t want them to think that because I am now Muslim I am forgetting where I came from.

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

الجواب و بالله التوفيق

The greeting of ‘Sita-Ram’ is a religious greeting which has a special meaning and significance and are connected to beliefs that are shirk (polytheistic in nature), hence, it is not permissible for you to reply them by saying these words. Not replying them with these words would not bring about any form of disrespect since they know that you are a Muslim and will follow the teachings of Islam with respect to greetings etc.

It is not a matter of forgetting where you come from since you will always be their child and they will always be your parents. You must continue to show humility, love and respect to them which will make it clear to them that you have not disowned or neglected them. As for replying greetings or giving greetings, these do not cause any problems in maintaining good relations.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

29/02/16.