Hanafi Fiqh

Promise to waqf and retracting

Sheikh if a person has no wealth and he made a decision that if a he gets wealth he will gave all his wealth to waqf starting from the moments he gets to a certain person who is not a blood relative and their descendants forever but later changed his mind and he is afraid when he gets wealth Allah willing it becomes haraam for him what should you advise him to do kindly advise

Hanafi Fiqh

Taqlid in Aqidah

Selamun aleykum,

What is meant with “there is not taqlid in Aqidah”. I As a layman am not able to interpret what Allah says, myself. I have to ask scholars. Now Maturidiyya and Ashariyya e.g. belief that there is no real causality, instead, Allah (swt) creates cause and effect seperatly. Salafiyya believe there is causality and Allah uses causes to create effects. Now, to me, even though I am a Maturidiyya, the Salafi stance in this regard seems more logical to me. Does this mean I have to believe this, since “there is no Taqlid in Aqidah” and it is forbidden for me to blindly believe the Maturidiyya/Ashariyya view? To me, it seems more wise to just accept the Maturidiyya/Ashariyya stance, since I trust these Schools of Aqidah and believe they generally are on truth and if they say this is what they deduct from Quran and Sunnah (i.e. that there is no real causality) then to me it doesn’t matter what seems more logical to myself since I want to follow the truth not my own logic. So why shouldn’t I do taqlid in this regard?

Hanafi Fiqh

Madhur with unpredictable occurrence of excuse

Selamun aleykum,

Please answer according to Hanafi Fiqh:

I know that a mazur is a person which suffers from a breaker of Wudu for an entire Salah period, without being able to maintain wudu for a simple Farz Salah. And he continues to be as long as it happens once each Salah-Time.

But what about a person who has times in which he can perfom Salah, but his breaker of wudu is irregular and unpredictable so that he has to try multiple times until he is able.

In my case I suffer from breaking of wind and mathy release. Since it is irregular and unpredictable, I have to do wudu somtimes 10 or more times for one Prayer, thereby wasting a lot of water, annoying my parents and harming my mental health since it makes me depressed at times. I can’t life normally anymore. I can’t concentrate on Salah, since I rather have to concentrate on not breaking it. I have to postpone meetings at times since I have to do wudu several times again and again until I can finish my Prayer. Praying in Jamaah has therfore also become a difficult task. Note that I often not only have to do wudu over and over again but also istinja, since I have a Problem with mathy release too.

I read that Shafii scholars say that such a person, who has times in which he can pray but it is unpredictable and irregular, shall be classified as mazur too. Is this true according to Hanafi Fiqh too? If not, can I take this dispensation? If yes, will I have to adhere to the Shafii school in all matters related to that (Tahara, wudu and Salah) and will I only be able to pray one Salah with one Wudu, since this is the judgment of the Shafi school? I think this would be hardship in on itself as I am used to follow the Hanafi Madhab in all matters. Also it is quite common sense that such a person should be a Mazur too, as it can’t be right and normal to having to do Wudu so often for one Salah over and over again. This is to much of a hardship.

If this is not possible according to Hanafi Fiqh, what would be the solution for my problem? Just accepting that I can’t life a normal life?

Also I want to know, If one is indeed a mazur, wudu will break only with the ending of Salah time. But what if one does wudu just before the ending of Salah time and until the Prayer of the next time, ones wudu does not break (i.e I don’t have to break wind or release mathy in the meantime). Would one be able to pray the prayer of the next time with the same wudu one just did in the last time? Since it would be normaly still valid? Or will wudu break with the ending of Salah-Time even if one did not break wind after doing wudu?

I shall wait patiently for your answer, but a fast response would really be appreciated. May Allah reward you for your work. Thank you in advance.

Hanafi Fiqh

Liability insurance

Selamun aleykum,

My non muslim parents who are also the renters of my appartement, want me to make a liability insurance, so in case I danage something I will be able to pay the costs for it. I only have little earning since I’m a trainee and wouldnt be able to pay the costs myself, if I may damage sth., without insurance. Will it be permissible for me in this case? I told my parents that this is against my religion but they say that it is to risky to not have one and that normaly if they rented the appartement to a stranger they would have asked him to have one as a condition too.

Hanafi Fiqh

Doubts in fast breaking

Selamun aleykum,

My fast continues to break due to stupid reasons. I follow Hanafi Fiqh and according to Hanafi Mafhab, even accidentally eating/drinking breaks my fast. This results in waswasa and hardship for me.

Either I see blood when I spit (due to torn lips because they get dry from fasting) or I find eating leftovers from suhur when spitting (no matter how much I brush my teeth and rinse my mouth thereafter) or I wake up and find salvia next to me and on my mouth and it is nearly unavoidable that I will swallow some of the salvia which already had seperated from my mouth when sleeping.

But what botheres me most is that already twice now when praying I suddenly felt sth. like a hair near my throat which I couldn’t remove (May have gotten there when showering). So since it drove me cracy and I didnt know what to do i just tried to swallow it in both cases. Would this be concidered intentionally eating and require kaffara (60 days fasting)? I mean, I didnt put it there but I intentionally tried to swallow it. But then again, what else should I have done? I really couldn’t remove it since I was in Salah and it was too far behind near my throat. Could I just disregard it as waswasa? Even though the feeling was quite strong and I don’t now what else it should have been if not a hair? And even if it wasn’t a hair, wouldn’t the intention to swallow this supposed hair be enough to break the fast and require kaffara?

All of this makes me depressed and takes away everything which should be beautiful about this Month. I really don’t want to do Qada of all these days and I couldn’t take having to fast 60 days in a row because of the hair incident which I described. I really try my best but can’t avoid things like this.

Please help me with this. May Allah reward you

Hanafi Fiqh

Marijuana and non khamr alcohol

Selamun aleykum,

I understand that according to Hanafi school, khamr is najis and haram to consume in every amount, whilst non-Khamr alcohol (not from grapes or dates) is still haram to consume in amounts which intoxicate or in a way which has the purpose of intoxication but not najis or haram to use in amounts which don’t intoxicate and without the reason of intoxication (i.e in food or drinks as preservant or by product). But does that mean that if non-khamr alcohol is used for intoxication from others and it for example spills on your clothes, it will be najis? Or if we go further, will the same apply for marijuana if used for intoxication? I ask because for example on a wedding of my non muslim family alcohol (beer and so on) was consumed and I was always fearfull on coming into contact with it if spilled. And also i have a non muslim friend who smoked marijuana on my balcony and some of it came through my window inside (I didnt like him doing it but didnt want to tell him what to do). Is everything which the smoke touched najis? Do I need to wash my prayer rugs which were in the room? Or is the smoke tahir? I am not sure, since it is not khamr (from grapes or dates) but was used from him as an intoxicant. Also he prepared it in my room. Is the marijuana itself najis?

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD and waswasa

Selamun aleykum,

I have Problems with waswasa in many regards, I would be ver thankful if you could tackle 3 scenarios which happen to me daily:

1. Washing Hands after washing body in Ghusl:

In Ghusl we should wash our body 3 times (sunnah). Before that we shall remove any najasa. I do that, but when washing off the najasa, water splashes back on my body. I normaly wash my hands after every of the 3 body washings thereafter. But When washing my hands water splashes back on my body. When washibg the seccond time I will again touch this water which splashed back and even if I then wash my hands again, water will splash again which I will then touch again and after the 3 washings I therfore always doubt the purity of my hands and body. So my question is, are my hands concidered clean after washing my body once even when touching splashes of impure water, or am I right with suspecting them to be dirty thereafter? Then how to ebd this endless cicle of water splashing?

2. Istinja is very difficult for me because I can’t do it on my toilet because the toilet water will always spash up on me. So I do Istinja in the shower. But now, after washing any filth from the 2 parts away, the water whish washes away the najasa rubs down my legs and splashes on me and I have to then also wash my legs and feet. When doing this at the end, I have to step on the water again which collects on the floor because the drain is at the end of the Bathtub and the water doesn’t flow away directly but needs some time. This leads to my feet getting dirty again. I don’t see traces of najasa but K know that this water on the floor is from washkbg away filth so there has to be najasa in it. Also when washing my legs and feet, again water spladhes from the leg I wash to the other abd when I then wash this leg water splashes to the other again. This seems like an endless cicle. Please help me with this

3. Opening Takbir:

When saying my opening takbir I often mispronounce and have to try many times until I can start Salah. I know one should ignore such waswasa, but when I try to convince myself after saying it, that it was correct, I still mostly have some doubt wether to break or keep on. Now the problem: Doubting wether to keep on Salah or break it, breaks Salah in on itself. So even If I convince myself that It was pronunced alright after mentally arguing with myself, I will still have to start anew because I was not firm in my intention to end Salah and had doubt wether I will keep on or break and start anew. But Sheytan will always try to give me these doubts. How should I tackle this, if this on itself breaks the Salah. Also even worse: This has led to me never vekng sure, when saying my Opebing Takbir, If I will be able to pronounce it correctly and start my prayer which means my intention is not firm and even if then I pronounce it correctly, it will be like a suprise for me that I got it on the first try which means I was never firm in my intention to start Salah when saying it.

Please give me some advise in these matters. I know this can’t be right and you have helped me in the past so I hope you can now too.

Jazkallahlu Khairan

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD with impurities

Selamun aleykum,

I have a new apartment and the oven is very old and used. I gave my best to wipe it clean and used chemical cleaning substances, but there remain rests which are hard to remove and particularly the Heating coils have brown greas on them. I removed it as best as possible but I won’t get it completly clean. It is most probable that these rests are among other things also from haram meat. Maybe even Pig.

Question 1: Can I use this oven provided the oven tray on which my food cooks is clean and it is on Parchment paper? Or will my food be contaminated because the air and heat comes in contact with impure substances and the impurity on the heating coils may evaporate and get on my food?

Question 2: I was heating some water in this oven and when I opend it, steam came on my face and on my clothes. Is this steam impure and subsequently my clothes?

Question 3: The oven tray I want to use for cooking has grease stains too. I washed it many times and used cleaning product specifically for fat removal. But there remain stains. I suspect them to be from Haram meat. Can I use it?
And if I put it in the dish washer, together with glasses and plates, will these glasses and plates be impure afterwards because the water which cleand them came in contact with the unremovable stains of the oven tray?

Question 4: Off topic…. This is not related to the other Questions, but what is the ruling in the following situation:

I bursted a pimple and there came out blood and pus. I patted it dry with some toilet paper. After that I washed my face in Wudu. Water ran down my face and subsequently on my clothes and there were splashes here and there. Was this impure water and do I need to wash these clothes? I prayed with them. Salah invalid? Also I had used face cream beforehand and even after Wudu my face was still oily from it. Was my face still unclean then because the cream may have mixed with the blood? Or can I concidere the rest cream on my face after washing it as pure?

Hanafi Fiqh

Chardonnay Vinegar

I recently came across Chardonnay Vinegar flavoured crisps, please can you let me know if they are halal. I know most Vinegars are but not sure about Chardonnay. Jazakallah

Hanafi Fiqh

zakat of apostates

If a believer at certain point in his life apostatized from islam but after some years reverted, the zakat that he paid before his apostasy will it be valid or he has to repay the zakat of his life before apostasy and zakat of his apostasy days?
If a believer only pays portion of his due zakat and dies in a state with incomplete due zakat, how big a sin will it be? Will it be a major sin or shirk?