WOMEN CAN RECITE THE QUR’AAN WITHOUT COVERING THEIR HEADS

Questioner: Can a woman recite the Qur’aan without covering her head?

Dr Sharof (hafidhohuLlaah): Yes, she can recite the Qur’aan without covering her head. There is a narration (some) people mention to prove otherwise, (but) we do not know (the authenticity of) that narration. That is it. Continue reading “WOMEN CAN RECITE THE QUR’AAN WITHOUT COVERING THEIR HEADS”

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IS THERE ANY DHIKR AFTER TAYAMMUM

Questioner: Is it permissible to say “Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illaLlaah wahdahu laa shareekalah wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rosuuluh…” after making Tayammum?

Ustaadh Ibraaheem bn ‘Abdur-Rauf (hafidhohuLlaah): Where is the evidence? If you say yes, (then) where is the evidence? Because what he [the Prophet (sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam)] told ‘Ammaar Ibn Yaseer and ‘Umar Ibn al-Khottoob is that, “This (Tayammum) would be sufficient…” And he rubbed his hands and his face. They did not say after it (that) he said “Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illaLlaah…” So Allaah knows best. There is no any “Ash-hadu”. When you rub your hand and your hand for your Tayammum, (you should) go. He didn’t say make “Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illaLlaah…”. If you say “Ash-hadu an laa ilaaha illaLlaah…”, it is simple; just ask where is the proof! That’s all. When you provide the proof it ends. And Allaah knows best. Continue reading “IS THERE ANY DHIKR AFTER TAYAMMUM”

PRAYING WITH THE ONE WHO IS MAKING UP HIS CONGREGATION PRAYER BEHIND THE IMAAM

Questioner: Assalaamu ‘alaykum

Dr Sharof: Wa’alaykumu ssalaam

Questioner: If there is a person who prayed with the congregation but did not catch up with all the rak’aat, by the time he stands to make up for the missed rak’aat, can I join him (with the intention of praying an obligatory prayer) so that he becomes my Imaam?

Dr Sharof: Yes, some of the scholars opine that there is nothing wrong about it, but we hold that it is wrong; do not join him. If you are in that position and a person joins you, tranquilly push him aside to make him understand. The reason is that he started the prayer as a Ma’muum praying behind the Imaam; when the Imaam finished the prayer he became a Munfarid (the one praying individually without an Imaam), so how will he suddenly become the Imaam? Continue reading “PRAYING WITH THE ONE WHO IS MAKING UP HIS CONGREGATION PRAYER BEHIND THE IMAAM”

PRAYING JUMU’AH BY 9AM OR 10AM

Questioner: Can we pray Jumu’ah in the morning, by 9am or 10am?

Dr Sharof: Yes you can, but it is not appropriate. This is because your question is not considered a (befitting) question in the Sharee’ah. You can pray it. If someone asks if it is possible to celebrate Masquerade (festivals), of course it is possible, but it is not appropriate. What is in line with the Sharee’ah is to ask (the question), ‘is it permissible or not’? Is it permissible to pray Jumu’ah in the morning? It is not permissible. Why? Continue reading “PRAYING JUMU’AH BY 9AM OR 10AM”

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’”

A GLIMPSE AT HUNTING AND HERBAL MEDICATIONS IN THE YORUBA LAND

Questioner: If hunting in the Yoruba lands has to do with worshipping ‘Ogun’, is it permissible to take the concoctions, decoctions, and herbal powders made in the Yoruba lands to combat malaria, nettle-rash (hives), pile, and some other diseases since they also have do with Shirk?

Dr Sharof: We are not the one who said hunting has to do with ‘Ogun’. This is what we have seen with the people. The assertion that these concoctions, decoctions, and herbal powders have to do with Shirk are mere claims that cannot be accepted until when proven otherwise. Produce your proofs if you are indeed truthful. Holding that all these people who deal with herbs and herbal powders engage in acts of Shirk requires a research. These (stuffs) do not have anything to do with shirk except the one who is a Mushrik. What is the evil inherent in knowing about malarial herbs? What is the evil inherent in knowing about malaria herbal powder, nettle-rash herbal powder, nettle-rash herbs, (and so on) even if you’re the Imaam of the Masjid? What is bad about it? There is no problem about that. If you leave the Masjid you can continue selling your malaria herbs and nettle-rash herbs. There is no problem about it. Do not have the thinking that everything the Yorubas do is forbidden. Do you regard them as the people of hell? What sort of rubbish is this? Are the whites who make phensic and panadol Muslims? Is the paracetamol you take made by the Muslims? What is this nonsense? That is it.

However, this does not imply that the one who sells these herbal powders should become an occultist. Do not become an idol worshipper because you are selling herbal powders, claiming that you inherit it from your father. Do not go to people who engage in such rubbish. You should only approach those who are sincere and do not engage in acts of Shirk. There is no harm about this.

[SOURCE: Question and Answer session of the tape titled, “Justice in Islaam”]

Transcribed by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey

 

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INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DR SHAROF REGARDING THE BEAUTY OF ISLAAM (3)

Dr Sharof: It (that is, the settings of the high court) is not like the Sharee’ah where people would declare that they will not appear before us if we summon them. Such people would say, ‘anybody who has the courage should come to my father’s house to apprehend me.’ These people Continue reading “INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DR SHAROF REGARDING THE BEAUTY OF ISLAAM (3)”

INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DR SHAROF REGARDING THE BEAUTY OF ISLAAM (1)

Dr Sharof: If you have an elder sister as the first born of your dad and she disagrees with you when the property of your deceased father was shared in line with the Sharee’ah that she is not contented with getting half of what you got, and she charges you to the high court; knowing that the high courts do not have anything to do with the Sharee’ah, Continue reading “INTERACTIVE SESSION WITH DR SHAROF REGARDING THE BEAUTY OF ISLAAM (1)”