Religious Discourse 4/21/2006Question & Answeron day-to-day masails of Muslims ReplyingMufti Muhammad Shihabuddin QasmiCoordinator, Online Darul Ifta, —————————————————————————————————————–
Court’s verdict on triple Talaaq
Q. After divorcing her with a triple Talaaq could the Indian Muslim couple live in a state of marital bliss abiding by the verdict of the Supreme Court? Bintul Islam, India,
A. Muslim should respect the verdict of the Supreme Court so long as it does not contravene the Islamic laws. The referred verdict of the Court that allows the Muslim couple to live together after divorcing her with a triple Talaaq, goes against the Islamic laws. The Glorious Qur’an says, “If he divorces her then she is not lawful to him until she weds another husband. Then if he divorces her, it is no sin for both of them to come together again if they consider that they are able to observe the limits of Allah. These are the limits of Allah. He manifests them for people who have knowledge”. (Suratul Baqarah 2: 230)
Therefore, the couple should not live as husband and wife abiding by the Supreme Court verdict, but they have to part company following the Islamic Shariah, as they have been given freedom by the Indian Constitution to practise their religion in personal matters such a marriage, divorce, inheritance and will.
And Allah knows the best,
Taking interest-based home loan Q. My sister wants to take an interest-based loan. So can she take a home loan on interest in the view Islamic Shariah? Nilofer, India email@example.com A. Riba (interest and usury) with its all forms, whether it is devouring, feeding, scribing or bearing witness to it, is unlawful in Islam. It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Jaabir (RA) that the Prophet of Islam (SAW) cursed one who devours usury, feeds it, scribes and one who bears witness to it. He added saying: All of them are of the same rank.” (Muslim 2: 27) It is to be noticed that devouring usury is not allowed in any cost, but feeding and giving usury is permissible for one who has no way to survive or will go under severe hardship without giving usury. (Al-Ashbaah Wn-Nazayir 180) It would be better to inform the lady that there are many Muslim organizations to help poor and ailing people. She should concern them to solve her problems. But if they do not pay their attentions towards her problems and she goes under severe difficulties then she is allowed to take loan on interest with certain conditions stated therein: 1. She has no convenient home to live in. 2. There is none to lend her money without interest3. There is none to help her. 4. She will go under severe problems without giving usury. Allah knows the best
Cleansing mattress and woolen carpet with petrol
Q. Is it permissible in Islamic Shariah to cleanse Napaak mattress and woolen carpet with the help of petrol? Mohammad Irfan, Mumbai, India firstname.lastname@example.org A. There are two types of Najasah—Hukmi (invisible) and Haqiqi (visible).
Hukmi is the Najasah, which is impossible to be felt or seen but the Shariah considers it Najasah such as the things that nullify Wudu (ablution) and make the whole body of man impure where as Haqiqi is the Najasah that can be felt or seen such as urinal and this kind of Najasah.
The former can’t be cleansed with the help of any liquid except water or soil when the later can be cleaned with every Paak liquid, which has the ability to cleanse Najasah. (Hidayah: 1/54)
Therefore, it is permissible to cleanse Napaak mattress and woolen carpet with the help of petrol and other Pak liquid as well. And Allah knows the best, Having pet dog Q. What does Islamic Shariah say about having a pet dog at home or in society?
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Rafiq Shah, India email@example.com A. Dog is amongst the wild animals and it not only bites people but also leads to terrible death. Therefore, the Prophet of Islam (SAW) has never appreciated to domestic dogs except in the case of necessity such as the guarding home, livestock and hunting. Searching criminals and other similar reasons will fall into the category of permissibility. It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Ibne Umar (RA) that the Prophet of Islam (SAW) said, “Whoever keeps a (pet) dog which is neither a watch dog nor a hunting dog, will get daily deduction of two Qirat from his good deeds”. (Bukhari, Kitabuzzabayehi Wassaidi, 2:824)On the contrary, dogs have more respect than human beings do in the western civilization. In some western countries the companionship of dog is preferred to that companionship of husband (Allah forbid). This is not only forbidden in Islam but also shame on the civilization and humanity. However, to domestic a dog whether at home or out without any necessity, as mentioned above, is prohibited in Islam. And Allah knows the best, How many times Prophet saaws used to eat in a day Q. Would you please explain through the authentic Ahadith that how many times the Prophet (SAW) used to eat in a day? Were there breakfast, lunch and dinner as we have now a day? Noor Rahman, Peshawar, Pakistannoorrahman@yahoo.com A. Islam outlines the manner of eating, drinking and wearing clothes in a vivid style. It teaches its followers to eat and drink whatever they like and wear clothes of their choices provided that these things should not touch the limit of extravagance and self-conceit. The Glorious Qur’an says, “O sons of Adam, attire yourselves at every time of worship; eat and drink, but don’t be wasteful, for Allah doesn’t like the prodigals”. (Suratul-A’raaf 7:31) Lunch and dinner are mentioned in several Ahadith but the Prophet of Islam (SAW) and the members of his family used to spend simple lives and go on without food for consecutive days. Hazrat Nu’man Bin Basheer (RA) says, “Are you not in the luxuries of eating and drinking. Whereas, I have seen the Apostle of Allah not having ordinary type of dates to full his stomach”. (Shamaa-ile Tirmizi, 10) It is narrated on the authority of Hazrat Ibne Abbas (RA) that Allah’s Apostle and his family had spent consecutive nights without food, because there would be no supper. The bread of the Prophet (SAW) was mostly made of barley”. (Ibid 9) As far as the matter of breakfast is concerned, I haven’t come across such Ahadith where breakfast is mentioned. According to this servant, breakfast may be included in lunch. Since, the word used for lunch is “Ghada” which implies all the meal that are taken in morning hours. And breakfast is also taken in the morning. The word Ghada has been used in the Glorious Qur’an for the above-mentioned meaning in Suratul Kahaf: 18:62. It says, “Moses said to his servant: “Give me my breakfast. I’m exhausted from this journey”. Therefore, breakfast has not been mentioned separately in the books of Ahadith. And Allah knows the best, Salaah at paternal home Q. Should a married woman perform Qsr Salaah at her paternal home when she goes there? Amatullah, India firstname.lastname@example.org A. If a married woman has ties with her paternal home and visits her blood relatives from time to time, she will perform Hazr Salaah as she does at her in-law’s house. (Raddul Muhtaar, Babu Salatil Musafir) And Allah knows the best,