Question about inheritance

Question- Assallamu alaikum I am needing to fill out a form for my  inheritances . I thought I may as well nominate now Islamically but I am not sure how that works. I am married with 1 son, a stepson and my parents are alive but living overseas.  I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Can you please advise me correctly so I can fill out the forms correctly. Jazakuallar khayir. Answer – Wa Alaykumus-Salaam Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad. Your money should be distributed as follows: – your mother takes 1/6 of the money – your father takes 1/6 of the money – your wife 1/8 of the money – and the rest goes to your son – step son is not entitled to anything this is the...

Helping ones non-Muslim parents…

Question – As Salamu^alaykum, My question is! What’s the judgment and authority of a non Muslim parent have over their Muslim daughter or Son? Also what duties or house hold chores are they allowed to assist their parents with? Thank you, -As Salamu^alaykum. Anwser – Praise be to Allah and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). In this case one is to act according to the Qur’anic verse [Luqman: 15] which means: [But if they strive to make you join in worship with Allah things for which there is no basis, obey them not; yet bear them company in this life with justice (and consideration)]. This person is asked to bring out in his interaction with them the morality and virtue of Islam. The person can also...

Masbaha with writting on beads

Question – I was given a masbaha as a gift and each bead (habbe) on the masbaha has the words Muhammad and Allah on it. Is it permissible to sabbeh with it…Wa assalamo alaikom Anwser – Praise be to Allah, and may Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad. Yes it is Allowed to use thoes beads for tasbih. And Allah knows Best

Question related to parents

Question- How can we tell our parents if we think there is something wrong in their believe (Al-Aqida). What could be the right approach. Thanks for the quick response. Assalamu ^alaykom; Answer – Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad.   Briefly, as Allah mentioned in the Holy Qur^an, we are ordered to approach people with the right, sound advise in a polite manner. It is very important to look after our parents as it is mentioned in the Qur^an too. To do so we need to make sure that we know the Obligatory knowledge in Islam to start with; Appart from looking after them and caring for them in general. Learning the Obligatory Knowledge in Islam is important to make sure the information you...

Time for Dhuhur Khutbah??

Question – Asalaam Alaikum Dear Scholars,   I represent the Werribee Islamic Centre in Victoria Australia. We need your advice on how best to conduct the Juma Khutba and the Salaat so that it falls within the hours of 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm or between 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm so that it is possible to start the Khutbas before Zuhr time, especially during the daylight savings period in the summer.   This is because if the times suggested above are not used for Juma, it will be impossible for some of the brothers and sisters to attend this obligatory service due to their work commitments.   Islam online has provided advice appended below for a similar circumstance. Islam-Online Web Site   very urgent –   Question   Asalamualaikum. it was recently brought to my...

Question about house…..

Question 1- I own a house in sydney ,I’m paying interest,I want to know if this is haram…I do live in this house…and it is the only property I own…Please I want all the information u can supply me with,because it will make me decide if I stay in it or sell it… Question 2- If I do rent a house and the owner is paying interest any problem with that…?   Answer 1- Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad.   Allah the Exalted says in the Qur’an: {وأحل الله البيع وحرم الربا } which means: [Allah has made trade permissible for you, and He has made Ar-Riba (usurious gain) impermissible]. Usurious gain (Riba) is Haram in Islam, even if it were for the purchase of...

Drinks…

Question- Assalam-o-alaikum Please guide me about the use of coke, fanta, team, sprite, pepsi and other such drinks. Are they halal or not? Wassalam alaikom Answer – Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad. As the Mercy from Allah, the Exalted, the issue about Halal and Haram has been made apparent to the people of Islamic Knowledge. The items you have enquired about are not Haram in Islam. Those who wish to drink them, are allowed to do so, likewise for those who wish to avoid them. The important thing is that no Najas (filth) ingredient such as alcohol is used in the production of these soft drinks. However, if someone has any doubts about the use of such najis ingredients, then it is more...

Question on masturbation

Question- Salaam, Nowadays parents do not make marriage for their children earlier, and as a result, youth are pushed by the shaytaan towards forbidden doings such as masturbation. WHAT SHOULD YOUTH DO? SALAAM? Answer – Praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad. For those youth who are in need of marriage and are financially capable of its responsibilities, then it is a sunnah for them to get married. If he is not financially capable, then it is recommended for him to fast optional days, as such will help Insha’allah in making him extra patient. The ruling regarding masturbation on the other hand is that it is haram (forbidden). Our advice to these youth is to interact with pious Muslims, and...

Question about finance

Question- Assalamo alaikum. My question is about finance. as we all know that the modern banking sytem is based on interest and its not halal. what do you think about it? Where does MCCA and Iskan Islamic finance stand in this respect? Are there claims true that they provide Shariah Compliant Finance? Please help me understand this. Jazzakallah Answer – Praise be to Allah and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet. The dealings of riba (usurious gain) are haram in the Religion of Allah. The Qur’anic verse which talks about this matter has the meaning of: “And Allah has made selling permissible and riba not permissible”. This ruling is one whatever the name of the loan company is. As to the two companies you’ve mentioned,...

Question about rain…

Question- Assalamu alaikum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu Dear learned friend in Islam My question is two fold. Firstly, I have heard that there is Islamic scholarship which states that the rain is caused by angels in the skys. Is this true? If it is true please provide relevant authority and hadith. May Allah guide you on the true path. Answer – Praise be to Allah, and may Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad.   Yes, Allah the Exalted has placed some Angels in charge of the rain, and the arch-Angel in charge of this is Mika’il (Mika’il). At-Tabaraniyy related from the route of Ibn `Abbas, may Allah raise their rank , that he said: “Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, asked Jibril (Gabriel) over which matter have you been placed...

Tayammum

Question 1 – The water was cut off from the taps in my area at the time of Dawn (Fajr) prayer, my question is; Is it valid for someone to perform Tayammum (Dry Purification) in this case? Anwser – Praise be to Allah and may Allah raise the rank of our Master Muhammad and protect his nation from that which he feared for them.   In the presence of suitable water, it is invalid to perform dry purification. In your case, you have the option to either access water from your neighbour or simply buy it.

Not donating body organs…

Question- As Salamu^alaykum, My question is! What is the proof that it is not permissable to donate the body organs of a dead person? Anwser – Praise be to Allah and may All ah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him). Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said:   << كسرُ عظم الميّت ككسره حيّا >> Which means: << Breaking the bone of a dead person is like breaking his bone while he is still alive >>

Praying the sunnah Friday prayer…

Question- Assalamu alaikum, I would like to know the ruling (with proof from the sunnah) on the sunnah prayer on friday is it before the jumua prayer or after. In australia i found that most people pray the sunnah prayer before the friday khutabah but upon reading the book “Fiqh a Sunnah” it says that the sunnah prayer is performed after the jumua prayer. Wassalam Your brother in Islam.   Anwser – Praise be to Allah the Lord of the worlds and may Allah raise the rank of our dear Prophet Muhammad. The religious proof for the permissibility of praying the pre-Jum`ah sunnah prayer is what was mentioned by Al-Hafidh Zayniddin Al-`Iraqi in his commentary work on At-Tirmidhiyy’s book of Hadith that Al-Khila`iyy narrated in his book Al-Fawa’id...

Question about buying a house….

Question- Asalamu Alaikom.   I live in Sydney , Australia and my husband and I are looking at buying a house from his parents. We do not want to get involved in Riba because it is haram, but living in Australia there is no other way to do this Islamically. I have been told by many people that we are able to get a loan for our first house only, no more. Please help me with this problem. We really want to buy this house but do not want to risk going to the hell f ire because of it. I have also done research on the internet and many well respected scholars and Mufti said that people living in the western countires are allowed to get a house on a mortgage for only two reasons; 1, That it is for our families living and 2, that there is no other way of doing this...

Question about repentance..

Question- If you repent towards a particular sin and clean ur heart from it, but then you get tempted again, does this temptation mean that your heart hasn’t been cleaned from this sin or it is just shaytan trying to corrupt you again? In other words if your hearts clean from this sin does tempation towards it mean that you havent repented properly or is it alwayz going to be a part of life, even when you are clean from that sin you are still goin to be tempted by evil?   Anwser – Praise be to Allah and may Allah raise the rank of our Master Muhammad and protect his nation from that which he feared for them.   If one’s repentance satisfied all the condition his sins will be erased. However if one returned to the sin then the sin will...

The electric shock

If the animal recovers and returns to its natural state after having been stunned, then the animal was slaughtered, it remains lawful (halal) to consume it even though at the time of slaughtering the animal was in a state where it cannot see or hear and is unable to move. This is because the shock in itself did not result in the animal’s death.   However, if the animal does not return to its natural state after being stunned, then is slaughtered it follows that the meat is not halal and consuming it would be unlawful unless one is certain that the animal was alive at the time of the slaughtering, evidence of which would be the gushing or spurting of blood.   The automatic slaughtering machine is not approved Islamically as a method of valid...

The Actions of the person

The Islamic Judgments are divided into seven (7) types: The obligatory (wajib), recommended (mandub), prohibited (haram), disliked (makruh), permissible (mubah), valid (sahih), and invalid (batil).   1-      The Obligatory (Wajib): This is also called the Fard. It is that the doer of which will receive reward and the neglector of which deserves punishment. This in turn is divided into two subdivisions: the personal obligation (fard ^ayn) and the communal obligation (fard kifayah). The Personal Obligation (Fard ^Ayn): This is what is obligatory upon every accountable (mukallaf) person, like the five prayers. The Communal Obligation (Fard Kifayah): This is an obligation. If some perform it, then others would be relieved from it. Examples are: the...

Types of najas-filth

Among what is considered najas-filthy are urine, feces, blood, puss, vomit, alcohol, and the maytah , including its bones and hair. The corpse of a dead human is not najas-filthy.   The najas-filth is divided into two types: detectable (^ayniyyah) and undetectable (hukmiyyah).   Detectable (^Ayniyyah) Najas-filth: This is the najas-filth the entity, color, taste, or smell of which is detectable, such as a drop of blood on clothing. This najas-filthy area can be purified by pouring water on it, which is pure and purifying, until the entity and properties of the najas-filth are removed.   Undetectable (Hukmiyyah) Najas-filth: This is the type of najas-filth that no longer has a color, taste, or smell. An example is urine that has dried on clothing...

Integrals in Wudu?

Ablution (wudu’ ) is a condition for the validity of prayer. Allah, ta^ala, said in the Qur’an: {يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا قمتم إلى الصلاة فاغسلوا وجوهكم وأيديكم إلى المرافق وامسحوا برؤوسكم وأرجلكم إلى الكعبين} Ayah 6 of Suratul-Ma’idah means: {When you want to pray, wash your face, your hands and forearms up to and including the elbows, wet wipe your heads, and wash your feet up to and including the ankles.}   Wudu’ has integrals, recommendations, and invalidators.   The integrals of wudu’ : Wudu’ has six integrals. The wudu’ is not valid if any of them is left out. 1-      The intention: It takes place in the heart. It should also be simultaneous with washing the first part of the face. One says in one’s heart: “I now...

What is the invalidators of wudu’?

The invalidators of wudu’ are matters which break wudu’. When one’s wudu’ is invalidated, one must make wudu’ again to pray. The invalidators are: Materials exiting from the eliminatory outlets, such as urine, feces, gas, or stomach worms. Touching the anus, vagina, or penis with one’s bare palm. Touching the skin of the marriageable woman without a barrier. Losing one’s mind by craziness, fainting, or intoxication. Sleeping without having one’s buttocks firmly seated. If one slept without a gap between one’s buttocks and the floor, then one’s wudu’ would not be invalid.   The person who loses his wudu’ is prohibited to perform the obligatory and recommended prayers and tawaf. Tawaf, i.e.,...

From what is istinja’ obligatory?

It is obligatory to make istinja’ from every wet material emitted from the eliminatory outlets, like urine or feces.   Istinja’ is performed using pure and purifying water or a solid, dry, uprooting and unrespectable material, like a stone or paper.   Performing istinja’ by water: When cleaning oneself from feces one pours the water on the outlet and rubs with one’s left hand until the najas-filth is removed. This makes the place tahir.   Performing istinja’ using rocks and the like (paper): If one makes instinja’ using a solid, dry, uprooting, pure, unrespectable material, such as a rock (or paper), one wipes the outlet three times. If the three wipes are not enough to clean the area, one wipes more until the place...

What are the integrals of prayer?

Prayer has integrals and recommended matters (sunnahs). The integrals are those matters that are part of the prayer and, if not done the prayer is invalid. The recommended matters are the rewardable matters the leaving out of which does not invalidate the prayer. They are done following in the footsteps of the Prophet, sallallahu ^alayhi wa sallam.   The integrals of prayer are seventeen (17): 1To have the intention in the heart of performing the prayer and of its obligation when obligatory, and to specify the prayer which is performed for a particular reason or time. 2To say Allahu Akbar   الله اكبر   hearing oneself while having the intention in the heart. 3To stand (qiyam) for the obligatory prayer, when able. If unable, one prays sitting. If unable, one...

Recommended matters during prayer

There are many recommended (sunnah) matters during prayer and among them are: Placing the right hand over the left above the belly button and under the chest. Reciting the du^a’ of iftitah before reciting the Fatihah in the first rak^ah only. Reciting a Surah after the Fatihah in the first two rak^ahs. Saying Allahu Akbar   upon straightening and bending. Saying subhana Rabbiyal-^adhim, three times during bowing (ruku^). Saying sami^allahu liman hamidah , during the straightening after bowing (i^tidal). Saying subhana Rabbiyal-a^la  , three times during the prostration (sujud). Saying Allahumma ghfir li warhamni wahdini wa ^afini warzuqni                                                         during the sitting in between the two prostrations. Reciting the...

Who is obligated to fast

Allah made it obligatory upon every Muslim to fast the month of Ramadan. Allah, ta^ala, said in the Qur’an: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ Ya ayyuha-lladhina amanu kutiba ^alaykumus-siyam. Ayah 183 of Suratul-Baqarah means: {He (Allah) made fasting obligatory upon you.}   Fasting the month of Ramadan was made obligatory during the month of Sha^ban in the second year after the immigration.   Fasting the month of Ramadan is a great obligation and among the most important matters of Islam. The Muslims look forward to this month because it is the month of goodness, obedience, and blessings. It is also the best month of the year, and in it is the best night of the year, that is, the Night of Qadr.   Fasting is abstaining...

People claim the prophet is light

I just want to ask for some clarification on an issue, which is some people believe the Prophet (peace be upon him) was a light? All praise is due to Allah The Exalted, and may Allah raise the rank of our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, his kind relatives and companions, and protect his nation from that which he feared for them. Thereafter; Beware of those who claim matters contrary to the truth of Islam. they claim Prophet  Adam was not the first humane, and all human beings originate from him. Prophet Muhammad descended from Prophet Adam. Prophet Muhammad was not the first creation, as some people claim. Also, beware of those who claim the first creation is the light of our Prophet. This is also invalid. There is no sahih hadith from the Prophet...

The Ritual Impurity (Hadath)

What are the matters that mandate a purificatory bath? And what is the integrals of the purificatory bath? The ritual impurity is of two kinds: Minor ritual impurity and major ritual impurity. The minor ritual impurity is the occurrence of whatever invalidates the wudu’, such as emitting gas, urine, or feces. The major ritual impurity is the occurrence of any of the five (5) matters that mandate the purificatory bath (ghusl). These are: 1-      Emitting maniyy, 2-      Sexual intercourse, 3-      Menstruation, 4-      Post-partum bleeding (nifas), or 5-      Giving birth.   The integrals of the purificatory bath (ghusl) are two: 1-      The intention, when the water touches the first part of the body. So one intends for example: “I intend to do the...

Blessings from the Prophet’s grave

Question- what is the proof that aquiring barakah from Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) grave is permissable is Islam….? Anwser – Praise be to Allah, and may Allah raise the rank of Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Allah made Prophet Muhammad the best of the creation and he made him the most blessed, this means that wherever the prophet is in the place will also have the blessings. Both Al-Hakim and Adh-dhahabi related that abu Ayyoub visited the grave of the prophet and put his face on one of the walls of the honorable grave. Imam Ahmad was asked about a man put his hand on the grave of the prophet he answered if he is seeking blessing from the prophet then it is permissible. As mentioned in the book named al-^ilal and...

Reciting Quran for the dead and Talqeen

Question- Assalamu Alaykum, I would like to know the ruling with proof from the sunnah or the Quran regarding reading the Quran for the dead. Usually the imams read verses of Quran and also remind the dead person on (who is you lord what is your book what is your faith) while the dead person is in the grave but before he is covered with soil. And also after the dead is buried they gather at the house and read the Fatiha and cook food for the guest’s. I have been told different opinions and I don’t really know which is right. I have been told that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) did not do it so we should not do it as this is innovation (bida). if you can clear this up for me it would help clear a lot of confusion between people. Jazzakallahu Khairan...