1. A woman’s husband passed away. She must now observe the ‘iddah for four months and ten days. She must live in the house in which she was staying at the time of her husband’s death. It is not permissible for her to go out of that house. However, if a woman is very poor and does not have the resources to lead a normal life, and she takes up a job of cooking for someone or takes up some other similar job, it will be permissible for her to leave her house. However, she will have to spend the night in her home.
While seeing off Hadrat Mu’az bin Jabal after having appointed him as Qazi / Governor, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) gave him a few counsels and made bequests. He said to him:
O Mu’az! I may not be able to meet you after this year of my life…”
On hearing this Hadrat Mu’az began to weep due to shock of separation. The Messenger of ALLAH then turned his face from him and looking towards Madina said. (probably he himself was visibly moved and deeply impressed)
Only those deeds have been discussed here that do not involve any significant labour or difficulty but earn much merit and reward. The purpose is to awaken in the hearts of the readers the urge to follow and observe them and increase their store of goodness for the Afterlife. However, it is necessary to remember the following points when reading this book:
1. The Alim.
2. The best reciter of the Qur’an (the Qari)
3. The most pious.
4. The oldest.
5. The most virtuous in character.
6. The most handsome.
7. The one of most noble birth.
8. The one with the sweetest voice.
9. The one with the cleanest clothes.
It everyone is equal then you can draw lots or the people can vote and the majority wins. Some books of fiqh say the one with the prettiest wife. Also the regular imam has a right to lead the namaaz over a visiting imam from another masjid even if the visiting imam is more qualified to lead the namaaz. The owner of the house has more right to lead the jamaat in his house than anyone else.