17 Dec

Is your prayer like the prayer of a munaafiq?


Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive Allah, but He is deceiving them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering Allah except a little,

[Qur’aan 4:142]

 

'Ala bin 'Abd al-Rahman said:

We came upon Anas bin Maalik after the Zuhr prayer. He stood for saying the 'Asr prayer. When he became free from praying, we mentioned to him about observing prayer in its early period or he himself mentioned it. He said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: This is how hypocrites pray, this is how hypocrites pray, this is how hypocrites pray: He sits (watching the sun), and when it becomes yellow and is between the horns of the devil, or is on the horns of the devil, he rises and prays for rak'ahs quickly, remembering Allah only seldom during them.

[Sunan Abi Dawud Hadith No. 413]

 

20 Nov

Pray two Rak’ah when you enter the masjid before sitting down

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

"When anyone of you enters the mosque, let him not sit down until he performs two Rak'ah."

[Sunan Ibn Maajah Hadiith No. 1065]


Based on the above hadiith all of the Jurists agree that it is makruuh to sit down before praying two Rak'ah.


What if a person comes and sits down before he prays the two Rak'ah. Does he get up and pray them or has he missed them?


According to a group of scholars it is a Sunnah to get up and pray them based on the following narration


Jabir bin 'Abdullah reported:

Sulaik Ghatafani came on Friday when the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was delivering the sermon. He (Sulaik) sat down. He (the Holy Prophet) said to him: O Sulaik stand and observe two rak'ahs and make them short, and then said: When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak'ahs and should make them short.

[Sahiih Muslim Hadiith No. 875]

 

He sat down. He was commanded to get up and offer two Rak'ah.

The scholars of the Shaafi'i school claim that the one who sits has missed them and cannot get up to pray them.


Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Fiqh
Volume 15 Page 265

 

16 Nov

Can you give the adhaan while seated?

Nafi' narrated that 'Abdullah bin 'Umar used to say:

"When the Muslims arrived in al-Madinah they used to gather and try to figure out the time for prayer, and no one gave the call to prayer. One day they spoke about that; some of them said: 'Let us use a bell like the Christians do;' others said, 'No, a horn like the Jews have.' 'Umar, may ,Allah be pleased with him, said: 'Why don't you send a man to announce the time of prayer?' The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: 'O Bilal, get up and give the call to prayer.'"


Based on the above hadiith, the Jurists agree that it is makruuh for the one who gives the call to prayer to give the adhaan while he is sitting.

Abu Haamid from the Hanaabilah said that if a person gives the Adhaan while he is sitting, the adhaan is baatil (void).

 


Kuwaiti Encyclopedia of Fiqh
Volume 15 Page 264

 

14 Nov

Why your life is a miserable wreck

Jaabir ibn ‘Abd-Allaah, who said that he heard the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: "When a man enters his house and remembers Allaah [i.e., says Bismillaah] when he enters and when he eats, the Shaytaan says, ‘You have no place to stay and no dinner.’ If he enters and does not remember Allaah when entering, the Shaytaan says, ‘You have found a place to stay.’ If he does not remember Allaah when he eats, [the Shaytaan] says, 'You have found a place to stay and dinner.'"

[Narrated by Muslim, 2018]


We do all the wrong things, and then we complain that our lives are miserable.

If you enter your house and mention the name of Allaah, the devil does not get to stay in your house.

Now, be honest. Do you really do that?

No, you don't.

When you don't do it, the devil gets to stay in your home. Now, ask yourself this:

Is the devil your friend or your enemy? Does he want you to succeed or fail?

Maybe your memory needs a jolt. Let me remind you. Actually, forget me. Let the Qur'aan remind you

 

"…and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy."

[Qur’aan 2:208]

[Iblees] said, “My Lord, because You have put me in error, I will surely make [disobedience] attractive to them on earth, and I will mislead them all

Except, among them, Your chosen servants."

[Qur’aan 15:39-40]

 

There you have it. You let the devil live in your home because you do not mention the Name of Allaah when you enter it.

What is worse than to let your enemy, who wants your utter destruction, live with you?

You invite your worst enemy into your home.

Then, you complain why your life is a miserable wreck?

 

11 Nov

Sex with wife after menstruation ends?

Among the mufradaat of the Hanafi fiqh is that if the menstruation of a woman stops at 10 days or after, her husband can have sexual intercourse with her before she makes ghusl.

 

The majority says you cannot until she makes ghusl.


What's interesting is that if we read the first portion of the following Verse with takhfiif

وَلاَ تَقْرَبُوهُنَّ حَتَّىَ يَطْهُرْنَ


Then the stopping of the blood of menstruation is enough for permissibility

 

If read with tashdiid

وَلاَ تَقْرَبُوهُنَّ حَتَّىَ يَطّهَرْنَ

 

Then it means that the woman needs to wash the place of menstruation, do Wuduu, or make ghusl.

 

All the scholars agree that the later portion of the Verse is read with tashdiid

فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرْنَ

 

And this supports the view that she must at the very least wash the place, do Wuduu, or make ghusl. This final view of an option between the three is that of Ibn Hazm

 


Reference(s):

 معاني القرآن للفراء
Volume 1 Page 143

تفسير الطبري
Volume 2 Page 385

    

 

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