THE RULING OF THE BEARD


DIFFERENCES IN THE UMMAT AND SIRAAT-E- MUSTAQEEM, Fiqh

Question:

1. What is the Shar`i status of a beard — Is it Waajib or Sunnat? Is the shaving of a beard Makrooh or Haraam? Many people understand the keeping of a beard to be a Sunnat, which if kept is meritorious and if not kept then there is no sin. How correct are these views?

2. Is there a specified length in the Shariah for a beard? If there is then what is it?

March 28, 2011

SUNNAH ABOUT MISWAK


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

(1) The miswak should not be longer than one span and should not be thicker than a finger. [Bahrur Raeq]

(2) The miswak should be rubbed on the gums at least three times and should be dipped in water every times.

(3) In case finger is to be used in place of miswak, then the upper and lower jaws on the right side should be cleaned with the thumb and the left side should be cleaned similarly with the first finger.

HOW TO HOLD THE MISWAK:

February 19, 2010

WAJIB (COMPULSORY) SAUM


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

Besides the Saum of Ramadhan, there are other compulsory Saum as well. These are briefly discussed hereunder.

(1) Saum as Kaffarah for Qasam

When a Qasam (oath) has been violated, one of the options of expiation is to fast three consecutive days. On having fasted three days – one after the other – one is absolved of the sin of having violated the oath.

(2) Saum as Kaffarah for killing

September 11, 2008

Masa’il Related to Joining and Not Joining the Jama’at


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 2-Salat and its virtues

1. If a person reaches the musjid of his area or the musjid
nearest to his home at a time when the jama’at is over, then it is mustahab
for him to go to another musjid with the intention of getting the jama’at over
there. He also has the choice of returning home, getting his house-folk together
and making jama’at with them.

August 31, 2008

THE SCRIPT OF ANAS


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

Certain Arab tribes who lived in remote areas far from Madinah, after embracing Islam used to send their delegations to the Holy Prophet (SAWS). These delegations used to stay at Madinah for a considerable period during which they would learn the teachings of Islam, read the Holy Quran and listen to the sayings of the Holy Prophet (SAWS).When they returned to their homes, some of them requested the Holy Prophet (SAWS) to dictate some instructions for them and for their tribes. The Holy Prophet (SAWS) used to accept this request and would dictate some directives containing such rules of Shari’ah as they most needed.

August 27, 2008

WRITTEN DIRECTIVES FOR CERTAIN DELEGATIONS


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

Certain Arab tribes who lived in remote areas far from Madinah, after embracing Islam used to send their delegations to the Holy Prophet (SAWS). These delegations used to stay at Madinah for a considerable period during which they would learn the teachings of Islam, read the Holy Quran and listen to the sayings of the Holy Prophet (SAWS).When they returned to their homes, some of them requested the Holy Prophet (SAWS) to dictate some instructions for them and for their tribes. The Holy Prophet (SAWS) used to accept this request and would dictate some directives containing such rules of Shari’ah as they most needed.

August 27, 2008