Entries by Abdul Latif

Is Dijon Mustard From White Wine Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Is dijon mustard from white wine permissible? Answer : No, dijon mustard with even a little white wine would be impermissible. Wine is both impermissible (haram) and filthy (najis), whether in small or large quantities, whether or not it intoxicates. This impermissibility is affirmed by scholarly consensus (ijma`), […]

Can I Go on Hajj If My Wife Is Financing It?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can I go on Hajj if my wife is financing it? Answer : If your wife is willingly financing the trip, then:(1) It would fulfill your obligation to perform Hajj–as having the means to pay for the trip is a condition for Hajj being obligatory upon one, not […]

Can We Donate Eggs or Sperm?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can we donate eggs or sperm? Answer: It is not permitted to donate sperm or eggs to third parties, as this would be go against the principles of ascribing lineage to the biological parents. The Islamic Fiqh Academy, and other bodies, including Al-Azhar’s Fatwa Committee, have studied this […]

When to Stand Up For Prayer at the Time of Iqamah?

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :   When its time to pray in jama’a  when should one stand ?   Answer :   The renowned Hanafi jurist (faqih), Imam al-Haskafi (Allah have mercy on him) states whilst discussing the manners and etiquettes (adaab) of prayer: “Prayer (salat) has certain etiquettes. Leaving them out does not necessitate […]

Repeating Surat Al-Fatiha in Prayers

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  Would it be permissible for one to repeat Surat al-Fatiha in the same rak’at on purpose in order to gain khushu’ in salah, or would this call for Sujud al-Sahw to be offered? Answer :  One of the necessary obligations (wajibat) of prayer is to recite another […]

Reciting Surahs of the Qur’an in Order During Prayer

Answered by  Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  What is the ruling on reciting the Surahs against the order of the Qur’an in prayer? Answer :  According to the Hanafi School, reciting the Surahs in the order that they are in the Qur’an is necessary (wajib) inside the Fardh and Wajib prayers such as the […]

Performing Tarawih Prayers Again as an Imam

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question :  If a person has prayed his Taraweeh and then leads others as an Imam in Tarawih, is there anything wrong with this, since he has already prayed it? Answer : According to the Hanafi School, Tarawih prayer is a specific type of prayer performed in the month of […]

Missing Three Jumu’ahs

Answered by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Question:  What should one do if he misses three jumu’ah prayers in a row due to lunch time meetings at work? Has he lost his shahadah? He is not chronically negligent of jumuah but it just so happened that he did miss three in a row out this once. […]