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?

Hanafi Fiqh

Wudu with injury

Wearing a splint or braces and wudu. Area is of injury is the right Hand wrist and forearm. It hurts and when I leave it without the splint I start using it and it start to hurt.

Please advise of what to do?

Jazakum Allah Khair

Hanafi Fiqh

Washing Bathroom floor OCD

Since you’ve always answered my previous questions good and reliable, I will ask another one about a topic thats bothering me. I feel like I go way iver the top with this but it seems that this is the ruling. My Question is about washing the bathroom floor when there is najasa on it. My Mother always did it like this: She took a bucket, filled it with water and cleaning product, dipped a rag in it rinsed it a little bit and then mopped the floor with it. Then she washed the rag in the same bucket with the same water and mopped the floor a seccond time and then she did the same a 3. Time. There was never a problem with this as our floor was always clean afterwards. But now I live alone and after some research it seems as if this is wrong. Hanafi scholars say that you have to wash and rinse the rag and the bucket and use new water after mopping the floor once so you can then mop the second time and then wash and rinse the rag and the bucket again and use new water again for the third time. Isn’t this a little over the top as it is way more work and you have to use much more water which costs money? Also I did all this but now I realized that my floor will still be regarded najis because scholars say you can only mop smooth surfaces but the floor in my bath is not completly smooth as it is a tiled floor which has cement grooves in between the smooth tiles which are a little bit deeper then the tiles. So how should I wash such a floor? Is it Still regarded najis now after I mopped 3× over it because of the deeper cement grooves? If yes, how should I wash such a floor? I can’t just flood my whole floor with water to clean it. That will make a mess. Isn’t this all too much?

I also have a second question. Is ear wax on the part of the ear which needs to be washed in Ghusl a barrier to water? I did Ghusl and after that I prayed. Then it came to my mind that I couldn’t remember having washed my ears in Ghusl. I wasn’t entirely sure but I also found some ear wax on my ear so either I didn’t wash them or I did but there remained ear wax. So was this ear wax a barrier to the water? Do I need to repeat that salah after having washed my ears?

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD and waswasa

Selamun aleykum,

I have Problems with waswasa in many regards, I would be ver thankful if you could tackle 3 scenarios which happen to me daily:

1. Washing Hands after washing body in Ghusl:

In Ghusl we should wash our body 3 times (sunnah). Before that we shall remove any najasa. I do that, but when washing off the najasa, water splashes back on my body. I normaly wash my hands after every of the 3 body washings thereafter. But When washing my hands water splashes back on my body. When washibg the seccond time I will again touch this water which splashed back and even if I then wash my hands again, water will splash again which I will then touch again and after the 3 washings I therfore always doubt the purity of my hands and body. So my question is, are my hands concidered clean after washing my body once even when touching splashes of impure water, or am I right with suspecting them to be dirty thereafter? Then how to ebd this endless cicle of water splashing?

2. Istinja is very difficult for me because I can’t do it on my toilet because the toilet water will always spash up on me. So I do Istinja in the shower. But now, after washing any filth from the 2 parts away, the water whish washes away the najasa rubs down my legs and splashes on me and I have to then also wash my legs and feet. When doing this at the end, I have to step on the water again which collects on the floor because the drain is at the end of the Bathtub and the water doesn’t flow away directly but needs some time. This leads to my feet getting dirty again. I don’t see traces of najasa but K know that this water on the floor is from washkbg away filth so there has to be najasa in it. Also when washing my legs and feet, again water spladhes from the leg I wash to the other abd when I then wash this leg water splashes to the other again. This seems like an endless cicle. Please help me with this

3. Opening Takbir:

When saying my opening takbir I often mispronounce and have to try many times until I can start Salah. I know one should ignore such waswasa, but when I try to convince myself after saying it, that it was correct, I still mostly have some doubt wether to break or keep on. Now the problem: Doubting wether to keep on Salah or break it, breaks Salah in on itself. So even If I convince myself that It was pronunced alright after mentally arguing with myself, I will still have to start anew because I was not firm in my intention to end Salah and had doubt wether I will keep on or break and start anew. But Sheytan will always try to give me these doubts. How should I tackle this, if this on itself breaks the Salah. Also even worse: This has led to me never vekng sure, when saying my Opebing Takbir, If I will be able to pronounce it correctly and start my prayer which means my intention is not firm and even if then I pronounce it correctly, it will be like a suprise for me that I got it on the first try which means I was never firm in my intention to start Salah when saying it.

Please give me some advise in these matters. I know this can’t be right and you have helped me in the past so I hope you can now too.

Jazkallahlu Khairan

Hanafi Fiqh

Difference in sunrise times

Today i required a ghusl before fajr. By time i did one and prayed i finished fajr at 6:11 and 02 seconds.
I checked my mosque app for my local masjids and there were a few different sunrise times i also searched my address on google again with varying times.
For example Upton Lane 6:13
Azhar academy 6:13
Plahset grove 6:11
I’m not sure which one is correct and if i need to repeat fajr or not. Also I’ve heard some ulama say if start before sunrise then your namaz is done .
Please advise my postcode is e7 9qe.
Jazakallah khair

Hanafi Fiqh

Mani or Madhi doubts

Salaam moulana,
When I go sleep I wrap a tissue around my private part to avoid underwear becoming napaak due to situation below
Majority of days upon awakening when i check the tissue i find wetness on the tissue that seems like it must have come out very recently to the size of less than a 1p coin. This wetness on the tissue absorbs and is no longer visible after a few minutes. I assume this is madhi and do not perform ghusl is this the correct thing to do?

I know when i have a wet dream then the wetness on the tissue is the size of 5-10cm’s like a circle and the tissue is heavy whereas the situation described above is around a circle of 1cm or less. Due to the quantity difference is it correct to assume this is only madhi that is seen nearly daily as no dream is seen and no signs of heavy gushing etc and therefore no ghusl required.

Situation B:
Some days there is no wetness but couple of minutes later clear liquid oozes out. I assume this is madhi too. Is this correct?


Hanafi Fiqh

Doubts about purity after periods

I have doubts about the purity after periods, on 1st of May I had my periods at day time around 11 am or 12 pm. Then on 10th of may after Maghrib azan I took ghusl performed isha and even had intercourse with my husband. Then at suhur I woke up and took ghusland kept my fast. On 11th may At day time while i was fasting i came to know that maximum limit of periods as per hanafi fiqh is 240 hrs. And now i am doubtfull that if my fast is valid, should i break it or not. And if i am sinfull that i had intimacy with husbnd if i was not pure at that time. Plz help me with answer as i searched alot but i didnt find any answer. Plz keep in mind that i dont see signs of purity usually even after 10 days. usually i take bath on 11th day after fajar azan and perfrom prayer etc. This time i was concerned about My fast so i searched on the net and found that islamic new day starts after maghrib so i took ghusal etc

Hanafi Fiqh

OCD in wudu and ghusl

I have a problem of waswas in gusl and wadu for many years now. It takes me too long.

1. In farz gusl I dont understand how to to wash the inner part of the ear. Do we have to put some water inside or just passing wet fingers(massah) like we do in wadu enough.

2. While washing the back it takes too long before I am satisfied that no spot is left dry because the hand can’t reach the entire back so I can’t rub the entire back. What is the solution to this?

3. How much time does it normally take to do wadu and gusl so I can time myself to complete it quickly. Please give some advice on how to do quick wadu and gusl without wasting water.

Hanafi Fiqh

Breaking fast after cervical sweep

I had a baby in Ramadhaan. The doctors were concerned about baby’s growth so decided to induce me at 38 weeks. I only required a cervical sweep. I assumed that this procedure necessitated ghusl and that my fast was broken.
I broke my fast before sunset and simply kept qadhaa fast later.
Is this sufficient or do I have to do 60 continuous fasts as kaffarah?
Please note, this took place when Ramadhaan was in autumn and the fast was just over 12 hours.