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?

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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

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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

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Sunnah dress

Assalamu ‘Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
I would like to know regarding the Islamic understanding of “Sunnah dress”. Some argue that wearing Shalwar Kamees, ‘Abaya, Topi etc. is not Sunnah but culture.
They say the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم dressed according to the custom of his people, so therefore we may dress according to the custom of our people (provided it fulfills the requirements of Shari’a like covering ‘Awrah). Would it then be considered “Sunnah” to dress according to the custom? For example, one may argue that it was the custom of the Arabs to wear Topi, turban, etc. and the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم dressed according to the custom of his land and therefore wearing turban etc. is culture, not sunnah.

Also, would it be considered Sunnah to wear a Shawl because the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم wore a shawl? And if this is the case then how should the Shawl be?

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I wanted to ask your opinion on performing Yoga for getting healthier. I delivered a baby girl( first child) through the C section 5 months back. I am a known case of PCOD(Polycystic Ovarian Disease) as well. So to shed weight & get healthy, can I do Yoga? Due to the paucity of time, I wanted to learn such Yoga practices through Youtube. Since currently, I am in a Non-muslim majority state, so it isn’t possible for me to join a female gym or something like that.

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Yoga and pilates

Assalamu Alaikum sheikh
Is doing yoga permissible in Islam. I heard about this that one can’t do it even as body movements. Can you please clarify on this topic. What about doing pilates exercise in Islam. Can we do pilates in Islam as exercise. Kindly requesting your response.

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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

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Confusion on Kinayah and Divorce

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Divorce Pronouncements While Drunk

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