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)

 

20 Sep

We sent it/him down

Indeed, We sent it/him down during the Night of Decree.

[Qur’aan 97:1]


The pronoun "it/him" in this Verse refers to the Qur'aan.

al-'aluusi has related that there is an Ijmaa on this.

And he said that there is a weak opinion that it refers to Jibriil but this opinion is not to be considered.

 

Reference(s)
al-haawi fii tafsiir al-Qur'aan al-Kariim
Volume 16 Page 370

 

15 Sep

Can you pray Friday prayer before Zawaal?

You can pray the Friday prayer before Zawaal. This is the opinion of the Hanaabilah. This is not the opinion of the majority of scholars.

 

The Hanaabilah say that the time for the Friday prayer begins when the time for Eid prayer begins.

 

On Eid you pray Eid prayer. You pray it at a time which is before Zawaal. That is the same time you can pray Friday prayer on Friday according to the Hanaabilah.

 

The majority disagrees with the Hanaabilah. Being the majority does not mean you are right. The minority can be correct. Being correct depends on which opinion is closer to the Qur'aan and Sunnah.

 

The Hanaabilah maintain that you can pray the Friday prayer before Zawaal. The time for Friday prayer is the same as the time for Eid prayer on the day of Eid.

 

Reference(s):
al-Mughni
Page 234-264 Volume 2

 

13 Sep

Be guided and be a guide!

Don't you want to be guided? Do you not want to be steadfast on Diin? Do you not want to guide people?

 

Only Allaah guides. Tawfiiq to do good deeds is only from Allaah. You cannot make someone do good deeds. You can guide people by showing them the correct path. You can guide in that sense.

 

Here is a dua which will keep you steadfast. Allaah will guide you. He will make you a guide to help people to the correct path!

 

O Allaah make me steadfast on Diin and make me guided and one who guides

 

The dua can be made in English. You do not have to make dua in Arabic. It is good if you make dua in Arabic, but it is not a must like prayer which must be in Arabic.

 

If you would like to make it in Arabic then use the following:

 

اللَّهُمَّ ثَبِّتْنِي وَاجْعَلْنِي هَادِياً مَهْدِيَّاً

Allaahumma thab bit nii waj 'alnii haadi yam mahdiyaa

 

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