Saturday, November 27, 2010
SELECTIONS FROM "AL-MALFOOZAAT" SHAREEF OF A'LA HAZRAT (RADI ALLAHU ANHU)
Q.1: What is the ruling of Fiqh (Hanafi) if one mistakenly recites Bismillah loudly in Salaah (before Surah)?
Ans: If one mistakenly reads (the Bismillah) loudly, then there is no harm. But, if it is read intentionally, then it is Makruh (undesirable).
Q.2: What is the ruling of the Shari'ah on a person who collects monies in the name of the Masjid and uses it for himself?
Ans: His abode is the Fire of Hell.
Q.3: What is the Sunnah way of eating food?
Ans: Sitting on the floor with the right leg upright and left leg lying flat across you. Hold the bread with the left hand and break the bread and eat with the right hand. To break and eat bread (or anything) with just one hand is the practice of the cursed proud people.
Q.4: Can the word "Shahar" be used with every Islamic month, e.g. Shahar Rajab al-Murajjab?
Ans: No. This word "Shahar" is used for three months - Shahar rabbi-ul-Awwal, Shahar Rabbi-ul-Akhir and Shahar Ramadaan al-Mubarak.
Q.5: How must one make Sajdah while sitting and performing one's Nafil Salaah?
Ans: Bend the head so much so that it is in line with the knees.
Q: Can men keep long plaited hair as some Faqeers (devotees) do?
Ans: It is Haraam. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) states in a Hadith Shareef: "The Curse of Allah is on all those men who imitate women and all women who imitate men."
Q.6: It is said that on the night of Me'raj when Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) reached the Throne (Arsh) of Allah, he bent to remove his Blessed Na'lain (Shoe) because the noble Prophet Moosa (alaihis salaam) was ordered to remove his shoe in the Plains of Aymen (Thoor Sinai), a voice called out, "O my beloved! Do not remove your shoe for it will excel the beauty and status of My Throne." Is there any authenticity in this incident?
Ans: This narration or incident is absolutely baseless and absurd.
Q.7: What is the meaning or concept of I'lm (Knowledge)?
Ans: The meaning of I'lm is that one be fully equipped and aware of the Aqaa'id (Beliefs) of Islam and this knowledge must be constantly fresh in the mind. Also, one must have the capability of acquiring and solving various other questions pertaining to Deen from Kitaabs without the assistance of any person.
Q.8: Is it permissible to marry in the family of Rafzees (Shiaa)? Nowadays, it is so complicated that either someone's uncle or someone's brother-in-law is a Rafzee.
Ans: It is not permissible. There are great dangers in such marriages. Your Imaan will leave your heart and the love for Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) will also leave you. Almighty Allah states in the Holy Quraan, "If you come to your senses after the Shaitaan makes you forget, then do not sit in the company of the oppressors". Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) states, "Run far from them and keep them away from you so that they may not mislead you". There is a Hadith Shareef that is specifically related to the Rafzees, "A nation will come, they will have a bad title, they will be called Rafzee. They will not come for Jummah nor Jamaat. They will insult the pious predecessors. You must not sit in their company, nor eat, nor drink nor marry in them. If they get sick, do not visit them nor attend their funeral if they die".
Imraan bin Khataan Raqqaashi was regarded as one of the greatest Aalims and authority on Hadith (Muhaddith). He married his cousin sister who was a Khariji. The Ulema were very disturbed and opposed this marriage. He said to them, "I have married her in order that I may guide her on the right path". Not even a year had passed before she had converted him to a Khariji. He went to hunt but became the target. This rule applies to all corrupt sects who have deviated from the Ahle Sunnah wa Jamaat. Due to their Kufr beliefs, the Ulema of Islam have passed the Fatwa of Irtidaad on them. People with such Kufr beliefs are regarded as Murtads, hence association and social bonds with them is strongly opposed as mentioned in the Hadith Shareef. Some of these corrupt cults are Wahabi, Deobandi, Qadiani, Rafzee (Shia), etc. Infact, the Nikah of a Muslim is not valid with them because of their Kufr. Children born from such marriage will be Waladu-Zina (illegitimate). Consult "Fatawa-e-Alamgeer" for details.