Questions and Answers with The Senior Scholars March 2008

Questions and Answers with The Senior Scholars March 2008

If I live abroad and away from my parents, is it permissible for me to take photos of my children and send these photos to their grandparents in order for them to see their grandchildren?

Answer: Taking photos is not permissible.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Ghudayan

2. At night before going to sleep, how should a person read the legislated supplications and wipe over their children?

Answer: A person should read these supplications, wipe over themselves and then wipe over their children.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Ghudayan

Is it permissible for a menstruating female to attend classes in the masjid?

Answer: This is not permissible. The classes can be recorded and she can listen to them at home.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Ghudayan

Oh beloved Sheikh, I bring my wife along with me to attend Islamic classes and lectures. Some brothers have noticed this and have advised me saying that it would be better to leave my wife at home because of the statement of Allah: {Remain in your homes and do not display yourselves like the days of ignorance}. What is your opinion in this matter?

Answer: No, don’t listen to those individuals. You should allow your wife to accompany you to Islamic classes and lectures so that she can benefit.

Sheikh Saleh al Fowzan

Is it permissible for a person to work for an insurance company in America?

Answer: No, this is not permissible because insurance is forbidden.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Ghudayan

If a female would like to make hijra, does she need a mahram?

Answer: No, if a female would like to make hijra she does not need a mahram. This is the only time it is permissible for a female to travel without a mahram.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Is it permissible for a female to travel for the purpose of seeking knowledge if she lives far from the area that classes are held in?

Answer: No, it is not permissible for a female to travel without a mahram.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Is it permissible for a female to read the Quran during her menses?

Answer: Most of the scholars are of the opinion that a female is not allowed to read (touch) the Quran during this period except if she fears forgetting what she has previously memorized. This is the also the opinion of Sheikh ul Islam Ibn Taymiyyah.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Does the impermissibility of reading from the Quran during the monthly menses also include carrying the Quran?

Answer: Yes, the cover of the Quran is considered a part of it.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

If I a person knows that his parent is in need of financial help, is it obligatory on that individual to provide this help even if the parent does not seek it?

Answer: Yes, it is obligatory upon the Muslim to help his parent even if the parent does not seek the assistance. This is if the person has the means to do so.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Why did Allah create the Heavens and The Earth in six days?

Answer: It’s possible that this was done to teach mankind patience and performing actions in stages. There is no doubt that Allah could have created the Heavens and Earth with the statement ‘be’, but it’s possible that He did so in 6 days for the above mentioned reason.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

What is the ruling on praying in clothes that contain a blood stain?

Answer: The scholars disagree concerning whether blood is Najis or not. Therefore, if a person prays in clothing that contains blood, it is recommended for the person to repeat the prayer. Some scholars mention that the hadith where the Prophet –sallAllahu alayhi wa salem- removed his sandals during prayer, some scholars inform that there was a small amount of blood on the bottom of his sandal.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

If a person gives another individual wealth and instructs that individual to give this wealth (as charity) to another person, is it permissible for that person to use it himself if he is in need?

Answer: It is not permissible for the person to do so unless he mentions this to the giver of the charity. This is because the person who is instructed to give the wealth becomes a representative for the charity giver, and therefore it is not permissible for him to use the charity for himself unless he seeks permission.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

If a person forgets to say ‘Bismillah’ in the beginning of wudo what should they do?

Answer: They should say it during the wudoo.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

If a person leaves Islam -and this individual has performed hajj- if he returns to Islam, is it obligatory for him to perform hajj again?

Answer: The scholars disagree in this matter, therefore, it is recommended that he repeats it.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

If a female in the West becomes Muslim and she possesses no Muslim male relatives, who is responsible for assisting her in matters related to marriage?

Answer: The ruling in this matter is that the leader of the Islamic center of her community is responsible for all matters pertaining to marriage.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

If a female in the West would like to seek a divorce, but she has no male relatives to assist her in doing so, what should she do?

Answer: The leader of the Islamic center in her community is responsible for this matter.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Ghudayan

Is it permissible for a person to supplicate to receive the reward of the Prophets –sallAllahu alayhem wa salem?

Answer: No, instead a person should pray to be with the Prophets in Jenna. Seeking the reward of the Prophets is considered extremism in supplication.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Is it permissible to congratulate disbelievers on different occasions?

Answer: It is permissible to congratulate them for events not related to religion, for example: child birth and the likes.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Trans. Note: Holidays are not included in the above mentioned permission. Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan and other scholars have clarified that it is not permissible to congratulate a disbeliever due to their various holidays such as: Christmas, Mothers Day, Easter, etc. The above mentioned permission is only for worldly occasions such as: child birth, job promotions, graduation, etc.

Is it permissible to purchase gold jewelry with a credit card?

Answer: This is not permissible because from the conditions of purchasing gold is that the both parities (buyer and seller) must immediately receive the money and the items.

Trans. Note: Meaning, at the time of the purchase, the seller of the gold does not immediately receive the cash, therefore it is not permissible to purchase gold with credit cards.

If a man has two wives and happens to have sexual relations with one wife (in the day time), and that day is the night of the other female, is there a problem in such an action?

Answer: Yes, this is a sin.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Is it permissible for a man to marry a second wife if he does not possess the financial means to do so?

Answer: This is not permissible. From the conditions of taking a second wife is that the man must be just. If he does not have the financial means to take another wife this will lead to injustice between the wives.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Some scholars mention that there are 4 forms of Tawheed:

Tawheed Al Rububiyah
Tawheed Al Uloohiyah
Tawheed Al Asma wa Sifat
Taheed Al Etibah’ (following and adherence to the Messenger of Allah)

Is this last form (Al Etibah’) correct?

Answer: It is not correct to make adherence and obedience to the Prophet –salAllahu alayhi wa salem- a separate form of Tawheed. This is because, if a person disobeys the Messsenger –salAllahu alayhi wa salem- in a matter (not related to the foundations of the Religion of Islam), then that person is considered disobedient and he is not considered a disbeliever. Therefore it is incorrect to make this a separate form of Tawheed even if some scholars approve of this.

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

Why is shaytan doomed to go to the Hellfire if he did not commit shirk?

Answer: The shaytan committed another form of disbelief called pride and opposition. Allah said concerning the shaytan: {He was prideful and opposing, and he was from those who disbelieved}

Sheikh Saleh Al Fowzan

If a female is certain that her husband has divorced her more than 5 times, and she can prove this, but the husband denies this, what should she do?

Answer: If a female knows for certain that her husband has divorced her more than 2 times, then it is no longer permissible for them to stay together. She must prevent him from staying with her.

Sheikh Saleh Al Luhaydan

26. Is it permissible for a man to marry a female who is being supported by the government of her country (welfare, etc), and after marriage the female continues to receive this governmental support on the basis that she is single and if she informs the government that she is married, she will no longer receive these funds. Is this action on concealment permissible?

Answer: No, if the female is married, she can no longer conceal this from the government in order to continue to receive governmental funding. If she does so, this is considered lying and therefore not permissible.

Sheikh Abdullah Al Ghudayan

May Allah increase us in that which is beneficial in this life and the next.

Mustafa George

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

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