Hanbali Fiqh

December 29, 2022 3 mins

What Is the Ruling on Photographing, Filming, and Drawing Animate Life?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question What are the limitations of video recording for Islamic and other educational programs in the Shafi‘i School? In schools, certain activities require the children to draw animated pictures. Is this permissible? For some occupations, digital photography of the human body is required, including private organs. In light of Islamic law, […]
October 16, 2022 3 mins

How Was the Prohibition on Touching the Quran (Even Translation) without Wudu De...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Based on this answer it says (regarding the Hanafi school), “The stronger and more precautionary position is that it is obligatory to be in a state of ritual purity to touch even a translation of the Quran.” How was this ruling derived? Especially since a translation, such as an […]
August 26, 2022 5 mins

Can You Throw Some Light on Raising the Finger during Tashahhud?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question Given that there are different and conflicting ways of raising a finger in prayer, shouldn’t we drop it entirely? Brief Answer Differing opinions over a significant issue of religion only indicate the care and introspection of the scholars that looked into it. Instead of looking at it as a […]
July 24, 2022 3 mins

What Is the Ruling of Seeking Assistance (Istighatha) through Other than the Pro...

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question Is it permissible to do Istighatha/Isti‘ana/Istimdad (beseeching for help) through any being (angels and deceased humans included) other than the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace)? For example, saying “Madat Ya Jilani or Himmat Ya Jilani” (Save (me/us) Ya Jilani or Help Ya Jilani). It would be […]