Questioner: If one has a marriage contract with a young girl who is not yet fit for copulation, and she disagrees with the contract when she becomes matured, what can one do?
Dr Sharof: You do not need to wait till she becomes matured. A person had a marriage contract with a young girl with the permission of her father, if she disagrees with the contract when she becomes matured, what can the person do? Since you agreed to marry her at the age of seven for example, she has to be brought to you when she becomes about ten years of age. What do you expect a ten years old girl to understand regarding this affair? She may view you as a man she lives with, but with time she will later know you as her husband. Na’am! That’s it. Continue reading “MARRIAGE WITH A YOUNG GIRL WHO IS NOT YET FIT FOR COPULATION”
Questioner: Assalaamu ‘alaykum
Dr Sharof: Wa’alaykumu ssalaam
Questioner: My question is; if one’s parents depend on selling alcohol as a means of livelihood…and the money they derive from it is what they use to make food for the family. Can one eat such food? They also use this money to sponsor one’s education.
Dr Sharof: Ah! You shouldn’t have asked this question. Do you understand? Na’am! Continue reading “DO NOT ASK ABOUT THAT WHICH WILL DISTRESS YOU”
Questioner: Is it from the ‘aqeedah of the Ahlus-Sunnah to ascribe Nafs (mind) to Allaah?
Dr Sharof: Yes, the Qur’aan mentioned it. On the Day of Qiyaamah, Nabiyy ‘Eesa (‘alayhi ssalaam) will say to Allaah, ‘…You know what is in my mind, and I do not know what is in Your mind. Verily, it is You who is the Knower of the unseen.’ [Soorah al-Maa’idah (5):116] Allaah ascribed it to himself and there is no other interpretation for ‘Nafs’ other than mind. Continue reading “ASCRIBING ‘NAFS’ TO ALLAAH IS FROM THE ‘AQEEDAH OF THE AHLUS-SUNNAH WAL JAMAA’AH”
Questioner: It happened due to forgetfulness that a person praying behind the Imaam did the first prostration with the Imaam but was still at the position when the Imaam did the second prostration, how should one compensate for such mistake?
Dr Sharof: A person out of forgetfulness did the first prostration with the Imaam but remained on the prostration till the Imaam left the position and did the second prostration; did he pass out at the position or why did he remain at that position? If he did not pass out why was he at the same position when the Imaam finished the first prostration and did the second prostration, and till the Imaam stood up for the next unit of the prayer? It was asked that how will he compensate for the mistake. That Rak’ah is invalid; he should make up for it after the Imaam’s salutation of peace. That is the reward for being heedless. Continue reading “HE COULD NOT MEET UP WITH THE TWO PROSTRATIONS BEHIND THE IMAAM…HOW WILL HE COMPENSATE FOR SUCH MISTAKE?”
Questioner: …If one enters the Masjid and one discovers that all the people on a row are standing towards the right instead of starting the row from the middle behind the Imaam, and one stays at the middle as one joins the prayer, what is the ruling on (the prayer of) such person?
Dr Sharof: One enters the Masjid and discovers that the people standing on the row one joins are ignoramuses, so they all align themselves towards the right, and there is no one at the centre where the row is supposed to be started; and since one knows that the row is to be started from the middle so one stays at the middle and one finishes one’s prayer at that position, what is the ruling on such prayer? Your prayer is valid. This is because; firstly, you are not the only one standing alone on the row, there are other people on the row but the only problem is that there is a space in between you and them, and the reason for the space is their ignorance. We hope Allaah forgives them for their ignorance. That is it; your prayer is valid. When your prayer will be regarded as invalid is when you are standing alone on the row. That is what is regarded as “Al-Munfaridu khal fa Ssoff” (the one praying individually on a row). Continue reading “FROM THE ISSUES OF PRAYER”
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”
Questioner: Is it permissible to invite a scholar during ‘Aqeeqah so that the people may derive benefits from his sermon?
Dr Sharof: What benefit do they want to derive? Are they not contented with the religious discourse they hear every day? In addition you invited the people to dine with you, is it an invitation for a lecture? How does Waleemah become transformed to Muhaadoroh? Are they similar? The one who wants to listen to a lecture should go to where such is held. This can even make some people say, “The day I did my Waleemah the discussion was lengthy while it was light during yours because of ‘so and so’”. Iro lasan! May Allaah look after our children!” Continue reading “IS SERMON FROM THE OBLIGATIONS OF ‘AQEEQAH”
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”
Questioner: As for the rows for the women (during prayer), we said that the last one is the best especially if men are praying with them. If one of the women enters (the Masjid) and stands on the first row, then another one enters knowing that the last row is the best; can she (the latter) pray alone on the last row or should she join the one who is already standing on the first row?
Dr Sharof: All (perfect) praise is for Allaah (alone). A woman enters a Masjid wherein men are praying alongside women without a barrier between them and sees a person (a woman) standing on the first row, and she knows that standing on the last row is the best, should she stand alone on the last row, or stand with the one who entered before her, or pull her backwards?
What she should do is “Amr bil Ma’ruuf” (Enjoining what is right). She should pull her backwards so that both of them will stand on the back row, and she (the one standing on the first row) should not be obstinate to follow suit; then she should explain to her after the prayer. Continue reading “THE NULLIFICATION OF THE PRAYER OF THE ONE STANDING ALONE ON A ROW IS NOT APPLICABLE TO THE WOMEN”
Questioner: Assalaamu ‘alaykum warahmotuLlaah
Dr Sharof (hafidhohuLlaah): wa’alaykumu ssalaamu warahmotuLlaah
Questioner: A car killed three rams and became damaged. The owner of the car insisted that his car be fixed, so we said we would fix his car with the condition that he brings back the lives of our rams. He said we have no right to make such declaration because we have sinned against Allaah with such statement. He insisted that we must fix his car, but he will never pay a penny for the rams he killed.
Dr Sharof: (He insisted) that his car be fixed. Continue reading “A CAR KILLED THREE RAMS AND BECAME DAMAGED. THE OWNER OF THE CAR INSISTED THAT HIS CAR BE FIXED, SO WE SAID WE WOULD FIX HIS CAR WITH THE CONDITION THAT HE BRINGS BACK THE LIVES OF OUR RAMS. HE SAID WE HAVE NO RIGHT TO MAKE SUCH DECLARATION BECAUSE WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST ALLAAH WITH SUCH STATEMENT. HE INSISTED THAT WE MUST FIX HIS CAR, BUT HE WILL NEVER PAY A PENNY FOR THE RAMS HE KILLED”