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Hanafi Fiqh

Can a father do intimate care on his disabled daughter, especially when she is a teenager and unable to speak. Has never had spoke language cannot say no, mamma or papa.

Salaam,
I am a practising Muslim, who has recently separated from her husband. The father sees his daughter, she is severely disabled and cannot speak. Has no awareness of danger, needs to be cared for 24/7. Goes to a specialist school where they are supervised to look after children like my daughter, with special needs and special care.

She is going through puberty and is fully developed. Her father wants to do intimate care, changing her underwear, clothes, showering and changing her nappy. He also wants to have her at night time, which will mean he has to sleep with her as she self harms in the genital area.

My Islamic belief and view is that, the same sex should do this and not the opposite sex. The Social Worker and carers are available to do this. I would appreciate if you could provide written evidence or resources to show that this is forbidden in Islam.

So my question is can a father do the following for his disabled daughter. Can he sleep with her on a night? Can he bath her? Can he shower her? Can he take her nappy off and change her?

Hanafi Fiqh

Financial obligation towards relatives

Assalamu alaikum.
I have been and currently am giving my father a monthly financial allowance to support my family living abroad. My brother in question is earning an average income but does not pay towards any family expenses nor is he demanded to do so. My father is now wanting to get him married but my brother is saying he has no money to offer towards the financial costs. What Obligatory rights does my father/ brother have on me in terms giving them financial costs towards this?

Hanafi Fiqh

Return money to game-developers

Assalamu alaikum,

When I was a small kid, maybe 9 years old, an older person offered me to install a software on my phone. With this software, I could do free in-games purchases, things which otherwise cost money. Do I need to return any money to the developers of these games, or is that the responsibility of the person who installed the software? Please take into consideration that these games maybe were haram themselves.

Hanafi Fiqh

Zakat: Clarifications & Answers

a) If someone is talib al ilm in the shari’ah sciences are they liable to pay zakat if they have savings over the nisaab aount if they intened to use that money on their studying?

b) If money has been loaned to people does this become included in the zakatable amount or is it outside of it?

c) According to the fuqahaa amongst the categories of zakat-eligible is there any order of merit as to prioritizing whom to give to?

d) How does shari’ah define al yatiim (the orphan) – is it one whose parents have died or can it be just one?

Answered by: Mufti Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf