Hanafi Fiqh

Mass Burials and Washing

Respected Mufti Saab

Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakatuh

With the current Corona Virus crisis, we need you to urgently give us the ruling regarding mass burials as follows.

1.) Are mass burials allowed?

Hanafi Fiqh

Sunnah Clothing

What exactly is the meaning of dressing according to the Sunnah? Some people say that ‘Abaya, ‘Amaama etc. are “culture” or “custom” and not “Sunnah” because the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم used to dress according to the custom of his land. Therefore can a person dress according to the custom of his land instead of wearing the “sunnah” clothing?

Also, I wanted to ask wether or not it is Sunna to wear a Shawl because in numerous Ahadith it is reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم wore “Ridaa” which is translated as Shawl and Izaar. And if yes how should this Shawl be? Can it be any Shawl including those commonly wore in places like Yemen?

Jazakumullahu Khairan

Hanafi Fiqh

Umrah in Shawwal and Hajj ifrad the same year

I am currently residing in jeddah and intending to perform hajj this year. I’ve been told by several people that the best type of hajj for those living in jeddah is Hajj ifrad because jeddah lies within the meeqat.

However, I’m in a unique situation because I performed umrah during shawwal which is the months of hajj. And I was told that if you do hajj ifrad, you’re not allowed to perform umrah during the months of hajj. So I wanted to ask you what would then be the type of hajj that I should perform? And because I did an umrah in the months of hajj, do I have to sacrifice any extra damm?

The umrah I performed in shawwal was just a regular umrah that I perform frequently throughout the year. I wasn’t aware of the types of hajj then. I did the umrah and came back to jeddah and resumed with my daily life.

Hanafi Fiqh

Games and wasting time

What is the ruling on chess and games of dice like Ludo?

If it is prohibited simply because of the reason of waisting time then according to this reasoning most other games would also be prohibited. Many people when they play games simply want to relax for some time and have some Halal entertainment.

So then why is it that chess and such games are prohibited. And also, why shouldn’t we take into consideration ‘Umoom ul-Balwaa in this case? These games like chess, Ludo and video games etc. have become so widespread in the Ummah nowadays and some sort of game/entertainment is in most Muslim households. Wouldn’t the Shari’a become a bit less strict in this case?

As long as there is nothing Haram in the game like gambling (which some argue is the reason games like chess were prohibited) then why would they still be prohibitively disliked?

Jazakumullahu Khairan.

Hanafi Fiqh

Reciting Qur’an and manzil during menstruation

Will it be permissible to recite certain verses of the Qur’an during haid if they had been specifically prescribed for me for ruqya treatment, to help protect myself.

I have been doing self ruqya for a long time and when I stop my treatment during haid my symptoms get worse. I carry on with adkhars and the manzil . But I feel this isn’t sufficient as my reactions worsen after I have a break.

I can feel the improvement Alhamdulillah when I’m reciting, but after days of haid when I haven’t been doing the amal I feel weakened. I start getting reactions again, I get bruises and scratch marks on my body.

I have been advised to recite a portion of surah Baqarah daily. Surah Yasin verse 9 and surah Tawbah verse 9 (and some other verses). I wanted to know if it would be permissible for me to recite these whilst in state of haid with the intention of treatment/protection.

Also, If any other verses are specifically prescribed for my condition, would I be able to recite those, with intention of treatment/protection. Some amals are prescribed to be done continuously for 40 days, I can’t complete this as haidh starts before I can complete it.

It has not been possible for me to get someone to recite over me whilst I’m in state of haid.

And lastly would I be able to recite the following 6 verses of shifaa during haid, with intention of treatment/dua to Allah (swt);

Surah Tawbah v:14, Surah Yunus v:57, surah Nahl v:69, Surah Najm v:82, Surah Shu’ara v:80, Surah Fussilat v:44

Hanafi Fiqh

Severe gender dysphoria

Assalamalaikum. I am biological female but since childhood I’ve felt I am a male and feel uncomfortable living as a girl. I’ve tried to change this but it didn’t work. This is making it very hard for me to be happy and I’m trying so hard not to commit suicide. Some people say it’s okay to transition in severe cases of gender dysphoria. Doctors told me I should transition too. There are some biological links that have shown to play a role in this. There is no proven way to fix this problem other than by transitioning, and most attempts to do so cause harm and are ineffective. I do not want to simply act like a man, I want to be one. 4 of the 5 aspects of biological sex can be changed. The one that can’t is chromosomes, which are considered a minor factor and males with XX chromosomes are considered male. Furthermore, most people including myself don’t even know their chromosomes for sure, so they’re quite irrelevant. I’m willing to avoid my desire to marry a woman even if I transition (if transitioning is allowed, please let me know if marriage is). I know that without certain medical advancements that may take around 10 years, I won’t be able to father children, and I am okay with that. Nearly no one with severe early onset gender dysphoria and gender incongruence regrets their decision to transition, regrets are mostly in cases of young people, or mild gender dysphoria, so I know this choice would make me happy, but the problem is it might not be allowed in Islam. I know this might be seen as an unnecessary body change, but for me it’s very important. Thanks for your time may Allab bless you for your answer.

Hanafi Fiqh

Breaking vow

Assalamoalaikom. A man comits intercourse with his wife during her menses and does tawbah . To keep himself from committing this sin again the man vows by saying ‘By Allah I will NOT have intecourse during menstruation again and if I do I will pay £10000 in sadqah’.
This method works until once he was having intercourse with his wife thinking she is clean but later finds out she had just started her period. So he’s committed this sin by mistake without him knowing and unintentionally . Does he have to still pay the Sadaqah because of his vow ?

Hanafi Fiqh

Going out during iddah and maintenance

Assalamu alaikum,
My husband and I (married for 3 months before separation) separated unexpectedly in the beginning of January as HE told me to I should go and stay in my parents house. He also did not visit me at all during the separation. At the end of March, he sent me an email testifying that he had given me one talaq and his father and uncle were listed as the witnesses. He also mentioned in the email that the marriage was not consummated – which is false. He has also not given me or my family any reason for why he has given talaq and has refused all attempts at a mediation. As I am not doing my Iddah in my marital home as this isn’t possible at all, (a. He does not want anything to do with me. b. I feel unsafe in the house as his mother has consistently harassed, threatened and emotionally/verbally abused me)

My question is (1) as Ive been living in my parents house since January and my husband and I haven’t been intimate since, do I still have to stay at home and not go out at all? Ie are there any differences in my iddah? (2)if not, for what reasons can I go out? (3)Is he not supposed to be providing for me for Jan, Feb, March and my iddah period?(til end of May) Because he stopped providing for me since Jan, and did not allow me to work while we were married.
Jazakallah khairun for your time

Hanafi Fiqh

Various Questions on Islam


I have the following questions, I would really appreciate if it is answered and emailed back to me by a qualified islamic scholar.

1. Lets say, a muslim (while he is a muslim) intent to enter islam by saying la ilaha illallah after wishfully committing major shirk and/or major kufr. If he dies before saying la ilaha illallah (or before entering islam), will he die as a muslim and will he ever enter paradise? Also, can anyone reenter/enter islam more than once after committing major shirk and major kufr? (Also, is there a number after when one cannot renter islam?) Please, clarify each point.

2. Lets say there is multiple fatwa exists or given in an issue. If one chooses one fatwa from the fatwas out of his own desire, does he goes outside of islam? Also, will he be given any reward for the deed (choosing fatwa out of his own desire)?

3. Lets say there is multiple commentary exists for a verse of Quran or for a hadith of prophet Muhammad from different scholars. If a person chooses a commentary from a scholar based on his own desire and believes in it, does he goes outside islam? Also, will he be given any reward for the deed (choosing scholar’s commentary out of his own desire)?

4. I heard a hadith that ignorance person is forgiven. Lets say I am ignorant on purpose. In other words, I have a chance/opportunity to learn, but I did not learn ( because I wanted to remain ignorant on that matter), in that case will my ignorance be forgiven?

5. Lets say I committed a major shirk or major kufr out of ignorance. But I had a chance to learn whether something I did was major shirk/kufr or not, but I did not learn ( because I wanted to remain ignorant on that matter). In that case Will Allah punish me/ hold me accountable for both committing the shirk (or kufr) and not knowing, or Allah will punish me/ hold me accountable just for my ignorance? Or he will punish me for none because of my ignorance? Will I Go to heaven?


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