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Stitched Sandals in Ihraam

Nasihah (Advice): Do not wear one shoe only Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“None of you should walk wearing one shoe only; he should either put on both shoes or remove both shoes.” (Bukhari)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   Is it permissible to …

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Hajj Badal

Question My father, who is 80 years old and has not yet performed hajj, is willing to give me money to take my mother to perform hajj. My father shall not be able to perform hajj due to old age and also heart and diabetic illness. My mother who is …

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Performing Hajj on behalf of a deceased

Nasihah (Advice): Bequests   Rasoolullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “Allah has given each person his due rights and there is no bequest in favour of an heir.” (Nasaai)   ________________________________________   Question and Answer:   What is the ruling on performing Hajj on behalf of a deceased person?   (Question …

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Shaving and cutting/trimming the hair in Ihraam

Nasihah (Advice): Love of the Sahaabah Radhiyallahu Anhum for Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam   Anas Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “I saw Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam having his hair shaved by the barber and His Companions came round him and they eagerly wanted that no hair should fall but in the hand …

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Burial procedure for a person in Ihram

  Nasihah (Advice): Calamities – Do not wish for death   Sayyiduna Anas Bin Maalik Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “None of you should wish for death because of a calamity befalling him; but if he has to wish for death, he should say: ‘O Allah! …

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Son-in-law as a Mahram

  Nasihah (Advice): The reward for Umrah and Hajj   Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu Anhu reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “‘(Performance of one) ‘Umrah to (the performance of another) ‘Umrah atones for the sins between them, and for Al-Hajj-ul-Mabrur (an accepted Hajj) there is no reward except Jannah.” (Tirmidhi) …

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Marriage or Haj

Nasihah (Advice): Marriage should not be delayed unnecessarily:   The Prophet of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “O young men, whoever among you is able to marry (by possessing the physical and financial ability), let him get married. Whoever is not able to, he must fast, for it will …

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Tawaaf – Alwidaa (farewell tawaaf)

Question: Is tawaaf alwida fardh and if so what should a woman who has her haidh do? ( Question published as received )   Answer: If a woman experiences her haidh (menses) in the five days of Hajj commencing from the 8th of Dhil-Hijjah till the 13th, she will do …

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Umrah Questions

Title: Multiple questions regarding ‘umrah   Question   1. Can I be a Marham for my mother in law for umrah? 2.  Which is more virtuos, to perform multiple umrahs  or doing more tawaaf? 3. Can I carry a backpack on my back while in Ihram? 4.In makkah can a lady read …

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Aunt’s Husband as a Mahram

  Nasihah (Advice): Seclusion of man and woman   Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “No person (man) should be alone with a woman except that there is a Mahram with her.” (Muslim)   _______________________________________________   Question and Answer:     Can my mother’s sister’s husband be a mahram to us …

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