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

Not performing salat and disbelief

Salam Mufti
I have been doing research on the topic of muslims who abandon salah do they qualify as muslims or not. Many prominent scholars like one salafi Shaykh Asim Al Hakeem say that muslims who refuse, seldom pray or do not pray at, all qualify as almost kafirs or even complete kafirs. For obvious reasons if such a muslim is declared a kafir since he does not pray salah, ulemas will also declare his nikah as invalid and children born in that relationship as illegitimate. Hence I have a few scenarios to discuss as below
1) If any person believes in islam and calls himself a muslim but has not prayed for few years will he qualify a muslim in those years when he did not pray salah at all?
2) If a muslim in a period of 1 year prayed occasionally like once in 2 months, though atleast seldom prayed in 1 year will he remain in islam or not?
3) If a muslim was having issues with certain rulings about islam like issue of tolerance towards non-muslims as a result was low in faith and did not wanted to pray until his questions are resolved, while this period lasted for 4 months in which he did not pray at all, will he qualify as a muslim in this brief period or not?
4) If a muslim couple though they believe in islam but pray very occasionally, what will be the status of their nikah and children, will they be legitimate or not?
I will await and request your reply.

Hanafi Fiqh

Permissibility of my Job

My company is requesting I help them start a new branch in our company. The branch is an environmental consulting business and will help schools across the United States be more environmentally friendly. They want me to finalise the business proposal, create training materials for our interns so they can help our clients and work on finding clients for the company. I feel as if I am assisting in sin as I am helping them create a gender-mixing initiative when I know they do not observe Shariah Law. I feel as if every haram gender-mixed interaction that occurs throughout this company’s lifetime will be a sin on me as I’ve helped them create this new company. Should I leave my job?

Hanafi Fiqh

Investigating and spying

If you have seen a married woman behaving inappropriately. She sometimes smiles, laugh, joke and becomes friendly with non-mahram
males or shes too nice with non-mahram males. She maybe a good person overall but some of her behaviours require further investigation. For example if she receives a delivery, if the delivery man starts conversation with her shes doesn’t mind talking to him. I understand no one is perfect. My view about her she knows this kind of behaviour inappropriate but she still does it because of charismatic and bubbly or immature personality. I’m very sure she will never do adultery, she doesn’t seems like that. I seen her pray salah sometimes. She stays at home most of her free time. If we suspect her doing wrong actions can we further investigate her? By following what she does when we shes when with non-mahram males.

Hanafi Fiqh

Alcohol in German Bread

I need to ask that in German bread one of the ingredients is alcohol (I don’t know it’s specifications), is it halal to eat it as lot of Muslim eat this bread on the pretext that alcohol is evaporated during baking making it halal to consume. Kindly guide

This question is raised by my daughter who lives in Berlin.

Hanafi Fiqh

Smoking weed and being an Imaam

Assalamu Alaikum.
If a person never stopped smoking weed 40 days prior to Ramadan commencing can he still lead other people im Tarawih Salah if he stops smoking from today and will not smoke in Ramadan?
Jazakumullahu Khayran.

Hanafi Fiqh

Papaya fermented extract

Assalamu alaikum,
I have a skin balm which contains papaya fermented extract. I understand that small amounts of ethanol is produced during the fermentation process. Would this be permissible to use? If so, even on the lips?

Hanafi Fiqh

Covid vaccines

Assalamu alaikum,

I would be grateful if you could please clarify if the current covid vaccines that are available are all halal ?.

There are so many messages at the moment that are being forwarded amongst Muslims, which has created a great deal of uncertainty.

I would be grateful if you could help shed some light on the permissibiity of having a covid vaccine from a sharia perspective.

Jazak’Allah Khayran

Hanafi Fiqh

Conditional divorce

As-salāmu ‘alaykum
Hope you are well
I had a question about conditional divorce

The situation is, a brother with Tourette’s is married to a revert. Now at the beginning when his Tourette’s was not under control, he divorced her once. They are currently together but after the first divorce he put a condition down that if she ever drinks (alcohol) then they are over. His exact words were “if you ever drink then we’re over/we’re divorce” (he can’t remember which of the two he uttered) and his firm intention with that statement was divorce. Now recently some events have come to light and they’ve had an argument whereby she’s admitted she has drunk at least once. And other issues such as infidelity have also come to light. Now is the divorce that took place, as a result of the oath, the second divorce whereby they can redo nikah and have one last chance (raj’ee) or will it be a complete final divorce whereby the last two divorces have taken place and they can’t get back together anymore (baa’in) as he had a firm intention of divorce when making the oath??
These oaths were not written down into a contract of any form and the only people present at the time were the husband and wife in question.

Please do advise further, JazaakAllah Khairan