MISCELLANEOUS MASA’IL


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. It is mustahab to remove the hair of the pubic region and the armpits once a week. If one does not remove these hairs weekly, one should at least remove them every fortnight. If one cannot even do this, one should remove them before forty days. If a person leaves these hairs for more than forty days, he will be sinning.

2. It is makruh for women to call their husbands and parents by name as this shows disrespect. However, certain occasions may demand that they be called by name. In such circumstances it will be permissible to call both the husband and parents by name. Under all conditions and in all circumstances, one should always be mindful of being respectful to one’s husband and parents.

June 8, 2010

LOST ITEMS THAT ARE FOUND


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. If a person finds an item on the road, pathway or a public gathering, it is haraam for him to pick it up and keep it for himself. Similarly, if he invites some guests to his house for a meal or some other reason and one of the guests leaves some of his personal possessions behind, it is haraam for him to pick it up and keep it for himself. If he decides to pick it up, he should do so with the intention of looking for it’s owner and returning it.

June 7, 2010

GOLD AND SILVER UTENSILS


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

It is not permissible to eat or drink from gold and silver utensils. In fact, it is not permissible to forany purpose items that are made of gold or silver. For example, it is not permissible to:

(a) eat and drink from gold or silver utensils,

(b) clean the teeth with a toothpick made of gold or silver,

(c) sprinkle rose water with a gold or silver utensil which has been made for such a purpose,

(d) to keep surmah in a gold or silver utensil which has been made for such a purpose,

June 6, 2010

INTOXICANTS


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. All alcoholic drinks are haraam and impure. The same rule applies to toddy (a drink that is made by adding hot water and sugar to whisky, rum, or brandy). It is not permissible to consume these alcoholic drinks even as a source of medication. In fact, it is not even permissible to apply medicines that contain alcohol.

2. Apart from alcohol, it is permissible to consume all other intoxicants on the condition that they are consumed only for medication. Furthermore, only that amount will be permissible which does not intoxicate the person. If a person consumes an amount that intoxicates him, it will become haraam upon him. It is also permissible to apply medicines that contain such intoxicants. Such intoxicants are: opium, nutmeg, saffron, etc.

June 5, 2010

HALAAL AND HARAAM


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. It is not permissible to eat animals and birds that hunt their prey or those animals and birds that eat filthy things. For example, it is haraam to eat lions, wolves, jackals, cats, dogs, monkeys, hawks, falcons, vultures, etc. Those animals that do not fall under this category are halaal. For example, it is halaal to eat parrots, mynahs, doves, sparrows, quails, wild ducks, pigeons, antelopes, buck, ducks, rabbits, etc.

June 4, 2010

Oaths Related to Salaat and Fasting


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. A person took an oath that he will not fast.
Thereafter, he made the intention to fast. If he fasts for even a second, his
oath will break. By his taking an oath not to fast does not mean that he has to
fast the entire day. By breaking his fast even after a little while, he will
have to give kaffarah for breaking his oath. If the person says: “I will
not even keep one fast”, his oath will break at the time of the end of the fast.
As long as the time of fasting does not come to an end, his oath will not break.
If the person breaks his fast before the end of the day, his oath will not
break.

August 31, 2008

Oaths Related to Buying and Selling


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. A person took an oath that he will not purchase a
certain item. Thereafter he asked someone to purchase it for him. If that person
purchases it, his oath will not break. Similarly, a person took an oath that he
will not sell a certain item of his. Thereafter, he asked someone to sell it for
him. If that person sells it, his oath will not break. The same rule will apply
to rental transactions. If he took an oath that he will not rent a particular
house, and thereafter took it on rent through someone else, his oath will not
break.

August 31, 2008

Oaths Related to Not Speaking


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. A person takes an oath that he will not speak to a
certain person. While that person was asleep, he spoke to him. Upon hearing his
voice, that person awoke. His oath will break.

2. A person takes an oath that he will not speak to a
certain person without the permission of his (the former’s) mother. Thereafter,
his mother gave him permission to speak but her permission had not reached him
as yet. If he spoke to the person and only learnt later that permission was
granted to him, his oath will break.

August 31, 2008

Oaths Related to Eating and Drinking


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. A person took an oath that he will not drink this
milk. Thereafter that milk turned into yoghurt and he consumed it. His oath will
not break.

2. A person had a kid goat and took an oath that he
will not consume the meat of that kid. After that kid grew into a fully grown
adult goat, he consumed its meat. His oath will break.

3. A person took an oath that he will not consume any
meat. Thereafter, he consumed some fish, liver or the tripe of an animal. His
oath will not break.

August 31, 2008