Category Archives: Fiqh

08 Sep

Cutting the hair and nails for the one who wants to sacrifice

One is to not cut the nails or hair if one intends to slaughter. Imaam Ahmad considers it haraam for a person cut their nails or hair. Imaam al-Shaafi'i considers it disliked. 

Abu Hanifah has been reported to have had held the incorrect opinion that one can cut the hair and nails. In doing so he opposed the explicit authentic hadith mentioned below:

Umm Salama, the wife of Allah's Apostle (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), reported Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) to have said:

He who has a sacrificial animal with him whom (he intends) to offer as sacrifice, and he enters the month of Dhu'I-Hijja, he should not get his hair cut or nails trimmed until he has sacrificed the animal.

[Sahih Muslim Hadith No. 1977]


29 Aug

He left Islaam and then became Muslim again

"…And whoever of you reverts from his religion [to disbelief] and dies while he is a disbeliever – for those, their deeds have become worthless in this world and the Hereafter, and those are the companions of the Fire, they will abide therein eternally."

[Qur’aan Suurah 2 Portion of Verse 217]


al-Shaafi'i holds the opinion that if a person apostates from Islaam and then becomes a Muslim again, his deeds will not go to waste. Only if he were to die in the state of an apostate will his deeds go to waste. Maalik, on the other hand, is of the opinion that if a person apostates from Islaam and then becomes a Muslim again, his deeds will have gone to waste. 


This difference of opinion becomes evident in regards to a Muslim who performs Hajj, apostates later on, and then becomes a Muslim again. According to al-Shaafi'i his Hajj remains and he does not have to perform it again because his deeds have not gone to waste. According to Maalik, he will have to perform Hajj again because his deeds went to waste because of his apostasy. 



Tafsir al-Qurtubi

11 Aug

Tasliim in funeral prayer

Six Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa allam) have been reported to have said only one Tasliim to end the funeral prayer.

The second Tasliim is a Sunnah in the sight of the Shaafi'i school of thought and permissible in the sight of the Hanaabilah. 


11 Aug

Tahaarah for Tawaaf

Tahaarah is a condition for the validity of the Tawaaf according to the majority of scholars. 

They have used the following hadith as evidence

Ibn Taymiyyah and Ibn Uthaymiin hold the opinion that Tahaarah is not a condition for the validity of the Tawaaf. According to them if someone is performing the Tawaaf and passes wind, then he completes the Tawaaf and does not have to perform Wuduu. 


11 Aug

Tawaaf al-Ziyaarah and Tawaaf al-Quduum

Tawaaf of the Sacred House is Mustahabb for those who are not performing Hajj or Umrah at any time. This applies to the person who is returning to Makkah from travel and to those who are not from the people of Makkah.


The Tawaaf al-Ziyaarah is a Rukn from among the 'arkaan of Hajj for the one who is performing Hajj. His Hajj is not complete without it. It is also named Tawaaof al-'ifaaDah and Tawaaf al-Hajj. 


As for the Tawaaf of al-Quduum, then the majority of scholars say it is a Sunnah. Some have said it is Waajib. 


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