Taking an item without permission


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 5-Principles of Business

1. It is a major sin to take an item which belongs to a person forcefully or in his absence. Some women take items that belong to their husbands or other relatives without permission. This is also not permissible. If you take an item without permission and you still have it in your possession, you will have to return that very item. However, if you have already used that item then the rule is that if the same item could be purchased from the bazaar, it will be wâjib on you to purchase it and replace it. Such items are: grain, ghee, oil, money, etc. If the item is such that its exact replica cannot be obtained, then you will have to give money equal to the value of that item. Such items are: fowls, goats, guavas, oranges, pears, etc.

November 1, 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

THE TIMES WHEN IT IS PERMISSIBLE TO MISS THE JAMAAT


Fiqh, Kitaab us Salaat

1. When it is raining very hard.

2. When it is very cold and you think you will become sick or your sickness will increase.

3. When there is too much mud on the route to the masjid.

4. When it is very dark.

5. When the wind blows very hard at night.

6. When you are sick.

7. If you are blind.

8. When you are old and don’t have enough strength to walk to the masjid.

9. When you have to attend to someone who is sick.

September 13, 2008