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

Ruling concerning copyright law

Assalamu Alaikum Mufti.

What is the ruling on copyright in Islam? If there’s a copyright image of Islamic reminders as well as Eid images..can I use the photo from the internet and edit it with addition/ subtraction to the design and have it printed for Islamic wall art designs for sale?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

Many Scholars have accepted the ‘law of copyright’ and have stated that a person who has written something or created/made/invented something has a right to claim possession and ownership over the rights of its usage, which in reality refers to copyright.

As such, Islamic reminders in the form of images, photographs on the internet etc. which are copyrighted to their owners, cannot be edited, taken and used as a person’s property except that one has permission to do so. For such products, works etc. which are under copyright, one can only use it for one’s own purpose and for what it was meant for.

Without the owner’s permission, these products cannot be modified and sold or distributed. Therefore, it will not be permissible for you to use a copyrighted photo/image from the internet and edit it by adding to, or subtracting from the design, and then print it as an Islamic wall art for sale.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

What is to be done if on the morning of Qurbani i end up with the bare Nisaab?

If on Eid day I end up bare nisaab but the cost of an animal at that time is more than the nisaab , what shall I do?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

If the cost of an animal at that time is more than the nisaab, and you do not have the amount of money to purchase an animal, then look to see if you can take a share in a large animal. If this is too costly and you cannot afford it, then Qurbani will not be essential upon you.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

8/8/17.

I’m invited to a Hindu wedding of a relative. What do i do?

Asslaamu alaikum,

My Hindu cousin is getting married this weekend and my aunt insists that I come to the wedding. I know it is a Hindu wedding and it is totally haram to accept such invitation. I was advised that for the sake of keeping family ties I should at least show up before or after the wedding. Knowing this family I know that there will be a lot of music present during and after the wedding… What should I do in such a situation?

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

In the case you have mentioned, you were not supposed to attend seeing that many haram activities would have been present.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

8/8/17.

Is there Dumm for missing Wuqoof in Muzdalifa?

As Salaamu Alaikum
Respected Mufti
Following your workshop on Sunday, I would like to clarify with respect to the stay at Muzdalifa, on the morning if I left before praying Fajr and did not do wuqoof , will I have to pay a dumm, if so how much is the penalty.
I appreciate your kind response.

Wa Alaikum Assalaam,

The general law is that the pilgrim must remain at Muzdalifa to perform Fajr Salah and then do the wuqoof after this. This is essential (wajib) and if one does not do this, one will have to pay a dumm (penalty). The penalty is that of sacrificing a sheep or a goat at Mina.

Normally, it will be sufficient for one to give someone the money for this animal, who will look into getting the animal and sacrificing it. However, with respect to women, old, weak and sick people, this ruling has been relaxed. The Prophet (S.A.S) has allowed such people to leave Muzdalifa before Fajr Salah, at the last part of the night, so that they may not be harmed on account of the massive crowd that leaves Muzdalifa to go to throw the pebbles at the Jamaraat. Such people are allowed to leave Muzdalifa without doing the wuqoof and there will be no penalty upon them.

Therefore, as a woman if you leave Muzdalifa before performing the Fajr Salah and did not do the wuqoof, there will be no dumm (penalty) on you.

And Allah Knows Best.

Mufti Waseem Khan.

8/8/17.

Institute of Higher Islamic Studies & Secondary Education