Are Gold, Silver and Platinum Permissible in a Pen? [Maliki School]

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum, Some fountain pens incorporate the likes of gold, silver and platinum in their designs (for example, a pen nib may have gold plating). Does the Maliki madhab deem such pens permissible to use? Does carrying one invalidate the prayer (e.g. if it is in one’s pocket)? Answer: Wa alaykum as salam […]

What Should I Do if I Forget To Recite the Qunut in the Subh Prayer? [Maliki School]

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: Asalamu Alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh What should I do if I forget to recite the du’a Qunut in the sunnah and fard of subh and I remember it after the 2nd ruku’? Should I perform a prostration of forgetfulness in that case? Answer: In the Name of Allah, […]

Is my Fast Valid Despite a Vaginal Discharge? [Maliki School]

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Assalamu alaikum, I have felt sexual feelings which I have never intended and a discharge with pleasure during my fast, but when I checked it looked like normal vaginal discharge. Is my fast valid? Do I need to make ghusl? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, According […]

Are the Urine, Feces and Vomit of a Baby Filthy According to the Maliki School?

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: Do the urine, stool, vomit etc of a baby count as najasa in the maliki madhab? The baby is both breast fed and formula fed. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and blessings and peace upon our master Muhammad, his family, companions and those who […]

What Are the Valid Excuses to Delay the Prayer Until the Necessary Time in the Maliki School?

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: As Salaamu alaykum, I am curious as to what are the valid reasons for one to delay their prayer from the prime time to that of the extended time according to the maliki madhhab? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, and blessings and peace upon […]

Frequent Rectal Discharges: Is There Any Dispensation Regarding Maintaining Ritual Purity? [Maliki School]

Answered by Ustadh Tariq Abdul-Rasheed Question: I have several questions, if someone could please answer according to Maliki fiqh. 1) Sometimes when I am stressed I get hemorrhoids, and (even after istinja) some filth and blood can periodically exit my anus. Does this break my wudhu? I do not see any filth on my clothes; […]

Possible Residual Impurities from Dog Saliva or Marital Relations; Should I Wash Everything?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salaamu Alaikum waramatullahi wabarakatu 1. My inlaws have dogs in their house and because of this I hardly visit them like I should. When they come to visit, I end up cleaning the floor, beddings and any seating they used. Do I need to do this cleaning? Is […]

Following an Imam in a Separate Building

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: As salaamu alaykum Is praying behind an Imam in a building separate to where he is actually praying valid? For example, a masjid has two buildings that are not attached but have a decent sized courtyard that separates them. If the men’s musala is in one building and the […]

Conversion to Islam and How to Remove Major Ritual Impurity

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: Please I have this question on how to convert back to islam, I want to know the words I will need to say when I want to convert back to islam and how to do it. I want also to know what should I do for jahnaba after meeting […]

Is Zakat Due on the Same Wealth Each Year?

Answered by Shaykh Gibril Haddad Question: Assalamu alaikum Dear brother in Islam.  May Allah reward you with jannathul firdaus for your service to this ummah. I have a question about annual payment of zakat. There is scholar in my country who says zakat need not be paid for the goods for which zakat has been paid already, […]