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Injuctions Pertaining to Fasting of the Traveller

By Mawlana Inaam Haq Qasmi


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Q 01) Is it Better for a Musaafir to Fast in Ramadhaan or to Omit the Fasts?
Q 02) Unlike the Case of Salaah, why is it not Waajib for the Musaafir to Practice on the Concession Provided For Fasting?
Q 03) Can a Musaafir Observe Nafl or Qadha Fasts During Ramadhaan?
Q 04) It is Compulsory to Fast if the Musaafir’s Journey Begins Only after Subh Saadiq.
Q 05) Is a Musaafir Permitted to Break a Fast?
Q 06) Undertaking a Journey or Choosing a Long Road to Avoid Fasting.
Q 07) Did Rasulullah (sallallaahu-alayhi-wa-sallam) ever Miss a Fast while Travelling?
Q 08) Breaking One’s Fast because of Extreme Thirst.
Q 09) When One’s Forced to Break One’s Fast on a Journey.
Q 10) A Fast Can be Broken to Satisfy One’s Host.
Q 11) A Musaafir Decided to become a Muqeem, Fasted and then broke his Fast.
Q 12) A Fast was Broken before the Journey could Begin.
Q 13) A Muqeem had Already Intended to Fast when he Embarked on a Journey.
Q 14) When a Musaafir becomes a Muqeem.
Q 15) A Fasting Muqeem Traveled, Returned before Completing the Distance of Safar and then Broke his Fast.
Q 16) A Fasting Musaafir Engaged in Sexual Relations upon reaching Home.
Q 17) It is not Permissible to Miss One’s Fast for a Minor Journey.
Q 18) Staying Over at a Place for Less than Fifteen Days.
Q 19) Countries where the Duration of Day and Night are Unusual.
Q 20) Fasting More than Thirty Days.
Q 21) Fast Less than Twenty-Nine Days.
Q 22) Reaching a Place where the Sun has not yet Set after Terminating one’s Fast.
Q 23) When will One End One’s Fast on an Aeroplane?
Q 24) A Person Performs the Eid Salaah in Another Country and then returns home to find that Ramadhaan has not yet Ended.
Q 25) When should a Musaafir Observe the Qadhaa Fasts?
Q 26) The Qadhaa of a Person who is Continuously Travelling.
Q 27) The Musaafir who Passes Away while Travelling.
Q 28) What Happens to a Musaafir who Never Finds the Opportunity for Qadhaa?
Q 29) Can a Musaafir Pay the Fidya?
Q 30) The Musaafir who is Incapable of Paying the Fidya.
Q 31) Will the Reward of the Six Fasts after Eid be Attained if a Musaafir observes his Qadhaa Fasts therein?
Q 32) Will the virtues of Nafl Fasts be Attained when One Observes them with the Intention of Qadhaa?


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Ruling on Those Who Say Ahadith are Unreliable and Hell is Temporary

By Mufti Taqi Uthmani

hadith_unreliable_hell_temporaryQuestion:
What do the scholars say regarding the following issues:

1) There are some people in our area who hold the aqeedah that all the ahadith present in these times cannot be trusted upon and should be burnt.


2) They also hold the aqeedah that Jannah is everlasting but Jahannum is temporary and after a while all the mushrikeen and kuffaar will enter Jannah. They derive the evidence from the hadith Inna Rahmatee Sabaqat Ghadhbee (Verily my mercy superceeds my anger). They also use Mawlana Shibli Nu’mani’s book “Seeratun Nabi” to corrupt the minds of the layman.


Please advice whether their aqeedah is in accordance to the shari’ah or not?

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Snakes, Scorpions - Another Miracle

By Mufti Rafi Uthmani

 

snakes_scorpionsThe mujahideen told us that Afghanistan’s deadly animals like snakes, scorpions, man-eating beasts etc did not harm the mujahideen although they lived in mountains and woods. But many soldiers of the enemy fell victim to them. When I asked him, Mawlana Sayfullah Akhtar said, “This is very true. It happened with me too at Khawst in 1983. I was in my trench in a mountain with the anti aircraft guns. I did not get enough chance to sleep because of the enemy’s aerial attacks. One night I lied down but soon felt something at my feet and suddenly it was like the prickling of a thorn. I saw with the torch that a scorpion was running away. I killed it. I felt a little pain on touching the place and feared that the poison might spread but relying on Allah I made a supplication and slept. I had a sound sleep and woke up in the morning. There was a small pimple there but no pain.”

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Reproach For Not Adding "In Sha' Allah" When Making a Promise

By Mufti Muhammad Aashiq Ilahi Bulandshahri

 

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"And never say with regard to anything, 'I will certainly do so tomorrow.
Unless (you say), 'By Allah's Will.' Remember your Lord when you forget, and say, 'I have the hope that my Lord will guide me to what is closer thereto in direction.'" - Surah Kahaf 18:23-24

Ibn Kathir reports that the Quraysh sent Nadhar bin Haarith and Uqba bin Abi Mu'eet to Madinah (before the Hijrah) to ask the Jews about the description of the final Nabi. The Jews told them to pose three questions to Rasulullah ﷺ. If he answered these, then he was a true Nabi.

 

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Original Sin or Original Forgiveness - What is the Lesson?

By Ebrahim Saifuddin


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The story of Adam and Eve (may peace be upon them) is quite similar in the Bible and the Qur'an with minor differences yet the lessons derived from these stories differ greatly. Sometimes minor changes to any document can completely alter the actual meaning of the story. Both the scriptures talk about the creation of Adam and then Eve (may peace be upon them) which are somewhat similar. However the events after their creation are of great significance. Soon after God commands them not to eat of this particular tree as eating of it would cause harm to them and the act would be transgression.

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P. N. Oak’s Blasphemy against the Ka’bah

By Majlisul Ulama of South Africa


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Some "researcher" known as P. N. Oak has come up with some ludicrous, puerile and absurd comments regarding Islam. His theory postulating the "impact of the Vedic religion on Islam" is laughable. Those acquainted with history will smile at the silliness of the assertions made by Oak.


Among the fallacious claims made by Oak is that The Holy Ka'bah in Makkah was "originally a Shiva temple". But, for this astounding and absurd claim he fails to present any evidence. He permits his imagination to play havoc with him, hence he bases his claim on "a gold dish" supposedly located in the Ka'bah. Oak alleges that some inscription on the gold dish supposedly found in the Holy Ka'bah refers to "Vikram's enlightened rule".


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The Feet in Salaat

By Majlisul Ulama of South Africa


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Introduction
In this fourteenth century of the Islamic era, a recently mushroomed sect known as the Salafis, has invented some new rules which they believe are the Sunnat teachings of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Inspite of their views being in conflict with the teachings of the Salf-e-Saaliheen belonging to the Noblest Ages of Islam (Khairul Quroon), they obstinately cling to their misguided opinions. Their method is to subject the Ahadith to their personal understanding. Inspite of the divergence which this self-opinion produces from the Way of the Ummah inherited from the Sahaabah, the Salafis intransigently cling to their deviation.

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Imam Bukhari Criticizes Imam Abu Hanifah: An Analysis

By Pir Syed Mushtaq 'Ali Shah
Translated by Ebrahim Saifuddin


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The claim is a matter of much bravery and courage because no such saying of Imam Bukhari رحمة اللہ علیه can be presented which can back up this claim. This claim is but a result of jealousy, malice and enmity where whatever the heart desires is said. What can one call this if not a result of malice?


Hafidh Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Ibn Abi Rawaad رحمة اللہ علیه spoke the truth with sagacity which was noted down by Ibn Hajar Makki رحمة اللہ علیه in Khayraatul Hisaan pg.35:


“Hafidh Ibn ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Ibn Abi Rawaad said that whosoever loves Imam Abu Hanifah is a Sunni and whoever has malice in his heart for him does Bid’ah. It is stated in a narration that Imam Abu Hanifah is between us and the people of the past. Thus whosoever loves him is from the People of Sunnah and whosoever has malice against him is from the People of Innovation.”


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Tests by Allah سبحانه و تعالى

By Ebrahim Saifuddin


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Allah سبحانه و تعالى has tested the people of the past in various ways and will keep on testing His creation. He has informed us about these tests in the Quran. Our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ also informed us that Allah سبحانه و تعالى will test us from time to time. Sometimes hardships and losses occur in life due to our sins. To wash of these sins in this world, Allah سبحانه و تعالى inflicts upon us these hardships:


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