22 Sep

Can you make dua against your oppressor

Question

If someone has wronged me, would it be backbiting if I mentioned it to others?

 

Answer

It is best to forgive. If you forgive, Allaah will raise your status in this world. Do not take my word for it. Read the following authentic hadith:

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying:

Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect, and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people).

[Sahih Muslim]

Also keep the following Qur'aanic Verse in mind

"… Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

[al-Noor, 24:22]

Having said that, we have the following Verse in the Qur'aan:

Allah does not like the public mention of evil except by one who has been wronged. And ever is Allah Hearing and Knowing.

[Qur’aan 4:148]

 

Imaam al-Tabari mentions several interpretations of the scholars for this Verse in his tafsiir

One is that if someone has been wronged, they are allowed to make dua against the person.

Another is that if someone has wronged a person he can inform of the wrong that was done to him.

My personal advice is that you forgive and reap the rewards in both worlds. If you are like me, and cannot forgive, then telling other people will not do you much good.

Make dua against the person. Remember that you are not to transgress in your dua.

 

22 Sep

Can you do wuduu while naked

Question

When a person is alone in the bathroom is it permissible for him to do Wuduu while he is totally naked?

 

Answer

Yes, it is permissible for him to do so. Being clothed is not a condition for a valid Wuduu. However, it is best that one is covered. This is because it is not fitting for a person to be naked, even when alone, unless it is for a need.

This is based on the following hadith which has been graded hasan by certain scholars


Bahz bin Hakiim said that his father told on the authority of his grandfather:

I said: O Messenger of Allah, from whom should we conceal our private parts and to whom can we show? He replied: conceal your private parts except from your wife and from whom your right hands possess (slave-girls).

I then asked: O Messenger of Allah, (what should we do), if the people are assembled together?

He replied: If it is within your power that no one looks at it, then no one should look at it.

I then asked: O Messenger of Allah if one of us is alone, (what should he do)?

He replied: Allah is more entitled than people that bashfulness should be shown to him.

[Sunan Abu Dawud Hadith No. 4017]

 

Reference(s):

He who does Wuduu while naked his wuduu is valid

 

21 Sep

Hajj with haraam money

Question

What is the ruling of the person who does Hajj with haraam money?


Answer

One should do Hajj with halaal money. If one wants the reward of Hajj, then he must do it with halaal money.

If, however, someone ends up doing Hajj with haraam money, then the Hajj will be valid though devoid of reward. This is the opinion of the majority of scholars.

Ahmad opposed the majority and said that the Hajj will not be valid.

 


Reference(s):

Hajj with Haraam maal

The ruling of Hajj with haraam maal
 

21 Sep

Make dua regardless

Haafiz Ibn al-Hajar said:

Do not let how evil you think you are and the high number of your sins stop you from making dua to your Lord because He answered the devil (ibliis) when he said: O my Lord, give me respite until the day when they are resurrected.

Allaah said: Indeed, you are from among the ones given respite.

Fath al-Baari
11/168

 

The devil disobeyed Allaah. Allaah cursed him. Ibliis made dua despite all of this, and Allaah answered his dua.

You may think you are very evil. You know you have loads of sins. Do not allow this to stop you from making dua to Allaah because the dua of the devil was answered who is much worse than you.

 

20 Sep

Can you exit a voluntary fast before completion?

al-maawardii said:

When a person begins a voluntary fast or a voluntary prayer, then it is mustahabb for him to complete it.

If he exits from it before completing it, then that is permissible.

He does not have to make it up regardless of if he exited from it due to a valid excuse or due to no excuse at all.

Among the Companions, this is the view of


Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him)
Ali (may Allaah be pleased with him)
Ibn Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him)
Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him)
Ibn Mas'uud (may Allaah be pleased with him)

 

Among the Jurists, this is the view of

al-Thawri
Ahmad
IshaaQ


Maalik said that it is permissible to exit from it for a valid excuse and he does not have to make it up. However, if he exits from it without an excuse then he must make it up.

Abu Hanifah said that he has to complete it. If he exists from it prior to completing it, then he has to make it up regardless of if he exited due to an excuse or not.

 

al-Haawii al-kabiir
Volume 3 Page 468

 


The correct view is the first view. It is the view of the Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them). Who knows the Diin better than the Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam)

 

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