Q. There is a Hadith quoted very frequently by some writers and orators in which the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam)is reported to have said: “The Difference of my Ummah is a Divine Mercy”. some people do not accept the authenticity of this Hadith while others maintain it to be authentic. What is the correct position in this respect?
A. This Hadith referred to in the question is mentioned in some of the Books of Hadith with two different versions. Firstly, it is narrated by Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (R.A) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam)has said:” Read more... (807 words, estimated 3:14 mins reading time)
Q. “What is the correct term “Hajj-e-Akbar”? It is generally presumed that the Hajj performed on Friday is called “Hajj-e- Akbar” and it is a superior kind of Hajj as compared with the Hajj performed on other days of the week. What is the correct position in Shariah?” (Ibid)
A. The term used in the Holy Quran is “al-hajj-al-Akbar”. But it does not mean a Hajj performed on Friday, as generally alleged by ignorant people. The Holy Quran has used this term for the Hajj performed by the Muslims under the supervision of Sayyidna Abu Bakr Siddiq (R.A.) in the year 9 A.H.i.e. one year earlier to the last Hajj of the Holy Prophet (Sallaho Alaihai Wasallam), and this Hajj (the Hajj of 9 A.H.) was not performed on Friday. Still, the Holy Quran has called it “al-Hajj-al- Akbar”. It is clear from this that this term has no reference to Friday. Read more... (245 words, estimated 59 secs reading time)
Q. “We have come to know that the Pakistani Banks have abolished interest from their transactions and they are now working on the profit and loss sharing basis.What is the correct position in this respect? Can we deposit our money in the PLS (profit and loss Sharing) account and avail of the profit accruing therefrom for our personal benefit without any fear of being involved in interest? If the answer is in negative, are there any other financial institutions where we can invest our savings without being involved in riba and who run their business on the Islamic principles and restrict themselves to those transactions only which are lawful in Shariah?
(Jawaid Sharafat, Karachi) Read more... (1136 words, estimated 4:33 mins reading time)
Q. “Is car insurance permissible? The photo-copy of an article published in “Arab News” is enclosed wherein it is held that car insurance is perfectly permissible and it is not against the concept of “Tawakkul” or “Taqdeer”. Please explain whether or not this viewpoint is correct in Shari’ah.”
(Mansoor Qadri, Jeddah)
A. I have gone through the enclosed article, and I am sorry to say that the viewpoint mentioned therin does not reflect the correct position of insurance according to the principles of Shari’ah as recognized by the overwhelming majority of the contemporary Jurists. Read more... (679 words, estimated 2:43 mins reading time)
Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet . It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha’ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:
“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).” Read more... (3398 words, estimated 13:36 mins reading time)
Q. Should we perform the Sunnah Salah while we are on journey and whilst performing Qasr in the obligatory prayers? Some people say that the Sunnah Salah is not permissible in journey, and the Holy Prophet ( Sallal Laho Alaihi Wasallam ) did not perform it during his travels. What is the correct view of the Shariah?
(Ibid) Read more... (352 words, estimated 1:24 mins reading time)
Q. “It is noticed lately, in some Mosques, that supplications (Du’a) is offered in congregation, lead by the Imam with loud and piercing voice, sight frequently observed in normal days, and particularly during Ramadan in the Lailatul Qadr. Is there any justification for such congregational prayers in Shariah? If not, what is the prescribed way for the person leading the prayers (Imam) to make supplication? Read more... (375 words, estimated 1:30 mins reading time)
Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ashhur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha’ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:
“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).” Read more... (1569 words, estimated 6:17 mins reading time)