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Salaat of a Female, etc

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah

Question:

Assalamoualaikoum wa Rahmatoullahi Wa barakaturu
Can you please answer these questions:
1 I read your article about Salaat of a female but didn’t find the dalil (proof), hadith about the fact that a woman should bent slightly in Sajdah and that she shouldn’t do like man       and have her back straight.
2 We know that blood is “najasaté ghaliza” therefore impure, but do we know why? The verse of the Qur’aan says that it is raham like the corps etc.. 
3 and does blood donation fall under the same law than organ donation?  
Djasakallah raillan wa ahsanal djasa fi dallain


Answer:

 

1.         Hazrat Yazeed bin Abi Habeeb states that the Prophet (S.A.W.) told two women performing their Salaah when he passed by them that:  “When you make Sajdah you should place some of your limbs on the ground, indeed women are different to men in this matter.”  (Maraasil Abi Dawood, Page 9)

In light of this Hadith the Jurists in the authentic books of Shari’ah have deduced    many laws in which women are different to men in Salaah.  Amongst them is the method of Ruku’ and Sajdah.  A female should bend her back slightly in Ruku’ and should not make her back straight like the men.  Similarly, in Sajdah she should not keep her limbs apart, rather she should keep them together by letting the stomach touch the thighs and keeping the forearms by her side on the ground.  (Raddul Muhtaar, Vol. 1, Page 365 and 373, Fataawaa Aalamgeeriyyah, Vol. 1, Page 74-75, Al-Bahrur Raaiq, Vol. 1, Page 321, Fathul Qadeer, Vol. 1, Page 267, Fataawaa Rahimiyyah, Vol. 6, Page 410-411, Vol. 7, Page 221-223, Ahsanul Fataawaa, Vol. 3, Page 23)

2.         Some of the reasons why blood is Haraam and impure is because it contains a poisonous substance which causes paralysis, slackening of the body and its joints and cramps.  Furthermore consumption of blood causes inclination to a beastly and aggressive nature.  Another reason to why blood is Haraam and impure is because it is filth and makes the body externally as well as internally filthy.  (Ahkaam-e-Shari ‘at ‘Aql ki Nazr mein, Page 281-282)

 3.         The ruling of blood donation is similar to that of organ donation.  It will not be permissible in normal circumstances without their being any need.  If a patient’s life is in danger and no other alternative is available other than transferring the blood of another person into the patient’s body and the medical experts are of the opinion that there is a strong likelihood of the patient being cured through the blood transfusion then it will be permissible for one to donate blood (without taking anything in return monetary or otherwise) and to have it transfused into the patient’s body.  (Fataawaa Rahimiyyah, Vol. 6, Page 262, Fataawaa Mahmoodiyah, Vo. 12, Page 433, Vol. 17, Page 284, Ma’aariful Qur’an, Vol. 1, Page 419-420

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Qasim bin Hashim Limbada

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah

Springs

19 March 2004

27 Muharram 1425

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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