SAYING “IN SHAA ALLAAH” AFTER ABLUTION IS NOT FROM THE SUNNAH

Questioner: Is it from the Sunnah to say ‘In shaa Allaah’ (if Allaah wills) after ablution?

Dr Sharof: (You can say it) if you are discussing with someone. As for the supplication after ablution, we all know it. Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illaLlaah wahdahu laa shareekalah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rosuuluh (I bear witness that there is no deity worthy to be worshipped but Allaah (alone), and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger)! There is a narration in Bukhaareey and Muslim which states that if one recites the supplication (after performing ablution) the eight gates of Al-Jannah will be opened for one and one may enter through any gate one wishes. There is a narration which states that one of the gates is as wide as the distance between Makkah and San’aa. Makkah to San’aa which is the capital of Yaman, this is not comparable with the gates of this world. The eight gates will be opened for you to enter via anyone you like. This is a great bounty for the Muslims. For this reason, do not die except as a Muslim. Continue reading “SAYING “IN SHAA ALLAAH” AFTER ABLUTION IS NOT FROM THE SUNNAH”

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THE ADVERSITY OF SOME OF THE IMAAMS OF THE YORUBA LANDS

Question: The Imaam who led the congregational prayer said “Wa laLlaaaleen” at the end of his recitation of Sooratul Faatihah. Is it appropriate to say Aameen after such recitation?

Dr Sharof: Perhaps the person who asked this question was dozing while the Imaam was reciting Sooratul Faatihah and he became awake when the Imaam finished the recitation. Do you know why (I am of this opinion)? This is because the Imaam who said “Wa laLlaaaleen” would have earlier said “Ghoyril-mongloobi”. Continue reading “THE ADVERSITY OF SOME OF THE IMAAMS OF THE YORUBA LANDS”

RULING ON NAMES LIKE ‘AYINDE’, ‘AJAPE’, ‘AJALA’ AND ‘ASAMU’

Questioner: Can we give our children names like ‘Ayinde’, ‘Asamu’, ‘Ajape’, ‘Ajala’ (and so on)?

Dr Sharof: Scrutinize the meaning of the names. This is because the Yorubas (who make use of these names) do not utter empty words. What is the meaning of ‘Ayinde’? What is the meaning of ‘Ajape’? What is the meaning of ‘Ajala’? If the meanings of these names Continue reading “RULING ON NAMES LIKE ‘AYINDE’, ‘AJAPE’, ‘AJALA’ AND ‘ASAMU’”

​EXTRACT FROM THE TAPE, “BELIEFS AND METHODOLOGY OF THE AHLUS-SUNNAH WAL JAMAA’AH

Dr Sharof: I want to ask you, ‘what is the ruling on attending funeral prayers scheduled on the third day, seventh day, (and the) fortieth day for the deceased? What is the ruling on this?’ This is also from what we have been discussing; what is its ruling? Is it Sunnah or Bid’ah?

The Congregation: Bid’ah!

Dr Sharof: Is the one guilty of this a kaafir (an unbeliever) or not? Continue reading “​EXTRACT FROM THE TAPE, “BELIEFS AND METHODOLOGY OF THE AHLUS-SUNNAH WAL JAMAA’AH”