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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?

Hanafi Fiqh

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

Hanafi Fiqh

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?

Hanafi Fiqh

Speaking in languages other than Arabic

Is it disliked to speak in a language other than Arabic without a need while being able to speak fluent Arabic? Have you heard this as a position of any of the 4 Madhabs?

I came across a Fatwa of the website islamweb.net where they say that scholars stated that it is disliked to speak in a language other than Arabic without a need. They also bring a quotation from Ibn Taymiyyah (without reference).

Here is a link to the Fatwa:
https://www.islamweb.net/emainpage/PrintFatwa.php?lang=E&Id=339316

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

Aysha R.A in Jannah

Assalamualaikum,
Hope you are well by the infinite mercy of Allah.
My question is, some brothers claim that those whom the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not declare to be in Paradise cannot be called certain in Paradise.
In this case, can we call Umm al-Muminin Hazrat Ayesha (ra) a sure paradise? Since it is a matter of the unseen. If there was any hadith about her being in Paradise, I would have benefited a lot. Zajakallah ….

Hanafi Fiqh

Gift vs inheritance

Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah,
1.Is there a direct hadeeth or an incident of a sahaba where they have gifted their entire property whilst they are alive.

2.wealth is a test and life is a test. If I can give away my whole property as per my wish when I am alive can I give away my life also?
3.if I give away my wealth when I am alive isn’t it like handing over my bat to my friend before I am out. How will I play my game?

4. 5 years ago I gifted my property to my divorced daughter of mine. Now my other daughter got divorced too to whom I didn’t leave anything. Who is responsible for her?

5.after gifting my property to my daughter I’m in debt. Where should I seek help from?

6.ulama are saying it’s ok to favour the poor and the week child when giving the property as a gift. But in the law of inheritance Allah gives more shares to the strong over the poor. Why?

7.if parents can strike the balance of rich and poor in gifting properties why did Allah ordained the law of zakath instead he could have commanded to give more to the poor under the law of inheritance?

8.I believe that law of gift is nothing but a rat hole to exit from the law of inheritance. It only increases our sufferings its never going to be a solution to our problems except for God’s law.

Hanafi Fiqh

Question on Islam

1) What does Allah mean in Quran, by saying something like some people takes their own desire as God?

2) Does someone go outside of islam by Having hope in something or someone more than Allah?Also, does someone go outside of islam if he/she believes that she/he should have more hope in something/someone other than Allah?

3) Can I intent for doing multiple deeds (for example, I intent to a bad deed first, then I will do a good deed. In this case, I intent to do 2 deeds, first doing the bad deed then doing the good deed). Or Is it something like, for example: I can intent for only one deed at a time in islam (regardless of good or bad)? is there a maximum number of deeds that I can intent for at once?

4) If someone says the shahada in order to enter islam, does it count as a good deed?( I am talking about a scenario, where someone is committing major kufr/major shirk (intentionally or unintentionally or both), then he enters islam by saying the shahada). So, each time he enters islam by saying the shahada, in this each time it will be counted as a good deed?

5) If I interpret and follow the Quran and hadith based on my own opinion and disregard the scholars of islam, do I go outside of islam?

6) What if someone rejects a sahih or hasan or weak hadith saying if prophet Muhammad said in front of him, he would accept it. Does this person goes outside of islam? (This person also believes that prophet Muhammad is a messenger of God).

7) What if someone rejects a sahih or hasan or weak hadith of prophet Muhammad that explains the Quran (I mean the hadiths that is doing the tafsir of the verses of the Quran) saying if prophet Muhammad said in front of him, he would accept it. Does this person goes outside of islam? (This person also believes that prophet Muhammad is a messenger of God).

8) By rejecting ijma, opinions of scholars, opinion of companion of prophet Muhammad, opinion of sahaba, tabeyin, tabe-tabeyin; you don’t go outside of islam, right? All you have to do is just obey the Quran and prophet Muhammad? Other than prophet Muhammad, anybody’s opinion can be rejected, right? As we know every human makes mistake.

9) I have heard a hadith which says: prophet Muhammad advised to follow the truth. If this is not possible, then follow what is closer to the truth. If this is not possible, then fear Allah as much as you can. Can you please correct me in wording of this hadith and let me know which book of hadith contains this hadith with the hadith number. Also, let me know if its hasan or weak.

10) We don’t have to follow weak hadiths, right? It is not fard, but if we follow, we get reward?

Hanafi Fiqh

Combining prayers during twilight

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Pray and Hope you are in the best of health.

Will it be Makrooh to pray Salaah-tul-Esha on its own for a day after praying Salaah-tul-Maghrib and Salaah-tul-Esha together consecutively for many days (due to no valid Esha Shari’ time in the summer)?

جزاك الله خيرا

Hanafi Fiqh

Helping mother in-law in old age overcome her problems

Question:

Asalamalaikum

My mother in law is a 70 years old lady, she has no medical problems, all her children are wealthy, educated and married, she currently lives with one of her sons and literally travels the world every three to four times a year. She does a lot around the house and is very active, but over the past 6 to 7 years she has been gossiping, and very negative about everything around her. She changes every positive into a negative. It has come to the point that it is causing stress in our relationship as everything we do seems we haven’t done anything. At her age it is hard to explain to her how to be more appreciatve and thankful to the blessings she has. Is there any hadith or duas to help her understand the positives in her life?