Entering Masjid-e- Nabawi in the state of Haidh

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Question: Can a woman in the state of Haidh enter the lady’s section in Masjid-e-Nabawi where normally the ladies go to make Salaam? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It is not permissible for a woman in the state of haidh to enter Masjid-e-Nabawi. [1] However, she can make Salaam from the courtyard of the Masjid.[2]  And Allah Ta’ala Knows … [Read more...]

Validity of Salah

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Question: Assalaamu alaikum Respected Mufti sahib I missed the first rakaat of Isha behind the imaam. When I stood to complete my salaah after the imam made salaam, I mistakenly said bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem before thana. I was supposed to do sajda tus sahw, but I forgot. Was my salaah valid? جزاكم الله خيرا Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi … [Read more...]

Can one get the reward of fasting six days of Shawwal outside of Shawwal?

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Question:  Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allahi Wa Barakatuh I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy. I wanted to write to you about a question I have been pondering for quite some time. As we know, it is the month of Shawwal, and the person who fasts for six days during this month gets the reward that is equivalent to fasting the entire year. If you miss the Shawwal fast, will you have to wait an entire year for the next Shawwal or are … [Read more...]

Dual Intent [Qadha of Ramadhan with the fast of Shawwaal]

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Question:  Can a woman combine Qadha fast of Ramadan and 6 fasts of Shawwaal together in her Niyyah?  Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. Respected Sister in Islam, Rasulullaah ﷺ said: ‏”‏ مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَهُ سِتًّا مِنْ شَوَّالٍ فَذَلِكَ صِيَامُ الدَّهْر‏”‏ أخرجه مسلم (١١٦٤)، وأبو داود (٢٤٣٣)، والترمذيّ (٧٥٩) “Whoever observes … [Read more...]

Qadha of Ramadhan first or 6 fasts of Shawwaal

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Question:  Should a person first make up for Ramadan (qadha) or can he first fast 6 days of Shawwal? Which is better? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. It is permissible to fast six fasts of Shawwal before making up for the missed fasts. [1] However, it is better to prioritize an obligation (missed fasts) over a Nafl (fasting six days in … [Read more...]

Can parents prevent their son from going on Nafl hajj, umrah, i’tikaaf, tabligh etc.?

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Question:  If one’s parents are self-sufficient, can they prevent their son from going on Nafl hajj, umrah, i’tikaaf, tabligh etc.? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-Salāmu ‘Alaykum Wa-Rahmatullāhi Wa-Barakātuh. As long as the parents are not dependent on his financial and physical aid, they should not prevent him from these Nafl Ibaadaat. [1] However, it is better if the son persuades them and … [Read more...]