Fatwa – religious verdicts
Question: If any of the two `Eeds fall on a Friday (Jumu'ah), do you pray the Jumu'ah (prayer) with its khutbah on that day or not?
Response: That which is legislated for the Muslims if the `Eed coincides with Friday is to pray the`Eed prayer and the Jumu'ah prayer in the masaajid (plural of masjid) where the Jumu'ah prayer is (normally) held. And it is permissible for one who attended the `Eed prayer to leave off the Jumu'ah and instead perform the Zuhr prayer.
Shaykh Ibn Baaz
Majmoo' Fataawa Samaahatu ash-Shaykh Ibn Baaz – Volume 4, Page 504, Fatwa No. 556. fatwaonline.com
Response: That one says:
((Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, wallaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar wa lillaahil-Hamd)),
or one says:
((Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar laa ilaaha ill-Allaah, Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar Allaahu Akbar wa lillaahil-Hamd)).
Shaykh Ibn al-Uthaymeen
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 948, Fatwa No.936;
Fiqh al-Ibaadaat libni 'Uthaymeen – Page 216. fatwaonline.com
Response: It's denial is not permissible (muharram)! Because it is egressing from that which the Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) has legislated, as has just preceded from the hadeeth of Ibn 'Umar (radhi-yallaahu 'anhumaa) (who said): ((The Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) legislated Zakaatul-Fitr…), and it is known that leaving off that which is obligatory is not permissible (haraam), and in (doing so) is sin and disobedience.
Shaykh Ibn 'Uthaymeen
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 903, Fatwa No.887;
Fiqh al-Ibaadaat libni 'Uthaymeen – Page 213. Continue reading
Question: I began fasting the six (days) of Shawwaal, however I was unable to complete them because of extenuating circumstances and work. Now I have two days remaining, so what do I do O Eminence (Shaykh), do I make these days up or is there any sin upon me?
Question: What is the ruling regarding the one who repents from a sin, then he returns to it again, so he repents again, then he returns to it (yet) again and so on. What is the ruling regarding his repentance?
Response: These repentances are all correct, because whenever someone commits a sin then repents to Allaah from (having committed) it and fulfills the conditions for repentance – then Allaah accepts his repentance. And if he falls into the sin again, then he should repent for a second time, and then a third time and a fourth time as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala) says:
Question: What is the ruling regarding raising the hands during the supplication of the imaam in the jumu'ah khutbah, since I used to do that; [Then one day] after the prayer, someone advised me against doing so, however he did not provide any evidence for what he said?
Response: Raising the hands during the supplication of the imaam in the [jumu’ah] khutbah has not been legislated. And because of this, the companions (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhum) disapproved of Bishr ibn Marwaan when he raised his hands in the jumu’ah khutbah [transmitted by at-Tirmidhee 515 and Ahmad 4/136].
Question: My husband is addicted to smoking and is afflicted with asthma. We have faced many problems between us from trying to get him to quit. Five months ago, my husband prayed two rak'ahs to Allaah and swore that he would not smoke again. Just one week after his oath, he smoked again and the problems began between us again. I sought divorce from him. However, he promised that he would not smoke again forever.
However, I have no trust in him whatsoever. What is your sound opinion? What should he do as an expiation for his oath? What do you advise me to do? May Allaah reward you.
Response: It is not allowed for a man to be flexible with respect to his wife and allow her to uncover her face in front o men. It is not proper for him to be weak and give into his family to the point that his wife uncovers her face in front of his brothers uncles, brother-in-laws, cousins and others who are not mahram for her. This is not allowed. She does not obey him in that matter as obedience is only in what is good and right. In fact, she must wear hijaab and cover her face even if he divorces her. If he does divorce her, soon Allaah will provide her with someone better than him, Allaah willing. Allaah says in the Qur.aan:
First, my husband is ignorant and he does not recognise any rights for me. He curses me and my father and calls us Jews, Christians and Shee'ah. However, I was patient with his evil manners because of my child. But when I became ill with arthritis, I no longer had the ability to bear his behaviour. I began to hate him a great deal, to the point that I cannot stand even talking to him. I asked him for a divorce but he refused. Now I have been living with him for six years with my children and he treats me like a divorced woman or a woman who is not related to him. But he still refuses divorce. I beg for your answer to my question.
Response: It is enough to use the miswaak which the Prophet (sal-Allaahu 'alayhe wa-sallaam) has recommended for the mouth whilst fasting rather than the atomisers for the mouth. There is no problem in using the atomiser as long as nothing reaches the throat. However, it is befitting not to dislike the odour (of the mouth) resulting from the fast, since it is indicative of obedience to Allaah as it is beloved to Allaah. It is mentioned in a hadeeth: ((The odour emmanating from the mouth of one who is fasting is more pleasant to Allaah than the smell of musk)).
Shaykh Ibn Fowzaan
Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 2, Page 501, Fatwa No.457;
al-Muntaqaa min Fataawa ash-Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan – Volume 3, Page 130.fatwaonline.com