This answer was collected from HanbaliDisciples.com. The questions have been answered by Imam John Starling.

Travel with a Mahram (Hanbali Fiqh)

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Q: Are women permitted to travel alone? A: According to the authoritative view, based on various hadith, females ages 7 and up are not permitted, in general, to travel without a mahram. This prohibition includes travel for a voluntary hajj, visitation, business, and any other journey (as defined by custom and not by distance) requiring… read more »

Fasting in Muharram (Hanbali Fiqh)

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Q: What is the ruling on fasting in Muharram? Should I fast the 9th and the 10th? A: It is recommended to fast Allah’s month, al-Muharram due to the hadith, “The most virtuous prayer after the those obligated is prayer at night and the most virtous fast after Ramadan is Allah’s month al-Muharram”. [Muslim] It… read more »

Forming 3 Rows (Suffs) in Janaazah Salaah

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Q. At a recent funeral, approximately thirty people were in attendance. Just before the Jannazah salah was commenced, I asked the brothers to form a minimum of three lines (SUFFS ) to which an Arab brother said something and the presiding Imaam said it was permissible to have just one or two lines. Kindly confirm… read more »

What types of silk are prohibited for men to wear?

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Q. Are all types of silk prohibited for men? A. Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al-Ashari (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “Gold and silk have been permitted for the females of my Ummah, and forbidden to the males.” (Musnad Ahmad) In the above Hadith, the type of silk, which is not allowed for… read more »