Q1-A PERSON IS READING QUR’AN SITTING ON A CHAIR IN FRONT OF HIM A PERSON IS SITTING WITH HIS BACK TOWARDS THE QUR’AN BUT THE PERSON SITTING IN FRONT HIS CHAIR IS HIGH AND THE BACK OF THE CHAIR BECOMES A BARRIER BETWEEN THE BACK OF THE PERSON AND THE QUR’AN SO IS THIS PERMISSIBLE? PLEASE PROVIDE REFERENCE TO ANSWER.
Q2-WHO WAS THE FOUNDER OF HISBUT TAHREER KHILAFAH GROUP AND ARE THEY ON THE RIGHT PATH AND IS IT PERMISSIBLE TO JOIN THERE GATHERING, IF NOT WHY?
Q3-IN SAJDAH IS IT SUNNAH TO HAVE THE HEELS TOUCHING OR SHOULD THE FEET BE APART? PLEASE PROVIDE REFERENCE. PLEASE ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE JAZAKALLAH.
1. As it has become the norm in today’s time therefore it will no more be termed as disrespectful to sit on a chair facing one’s back towards the person reciting the Qur’an from the Mus-haf itself.
2. Who are the Hisbut Tahreer Khilafah group and what are their activities and ideologies. Please expound.
3. Mufti Rashid Ahmed saheb, after analysing the Ahaadith narrated in this regard has given preference to keeping the feet apart in Sajdah being Sunnah for males. (Ahsanul Fataawaa, Vol. 3, Page 49)
Similarly Moulana Zafar Ahmed Uthmani (R.A.A.) states in “Imdaadul Ahkaam” that no profound evidence with regards to joining the heels in Sajdah was found. He also mentions the statement of Imam Tahaawi (R.A.A.) wherein he has regarded keeping all the limbs of the body apart while in Sajdah to be Sunnah. (Imdaadul Ahkaam, Vol. 1, Page 477)
One should remember that according to the Muhaqqiqeen (researchers) the word “Ilsaaq” used with regards to joining the feet is in the meaning of “Muhaathaat”, i.e. to keep both the feet in line with each other and not joining the feet together. (Ahsanul Fataawaa, Vol. 3, Page 37-40)
And Allah Ta’ala knows best,
Qasim bin Hashim Limbada
Attested to as correct by:
Mufti Muhammad Ashraf
19 February 2004
26 Thil Hijjah 1424