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Sa’y Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali Performing the sa’y is a mandatory (wājib) rite of the umrah. If the sa’y is omitted, the umrah will be valid but one will owe a penalty of slaughtering a sheep. If it is omitted without an excuse, one is also sinful....

Ihram Violations & Penalties

Bismi Llahir Rahmanir Rahim by Naielah Ackbarali It is a condition to enter into a state of iḥrām (pilgrim sanctity) in order for the other main umrah rites to count. In other words, it is obligatory to enter into a state of iḥrām and the umrah will be invalid without...

Confused about fasting Ramadan

A few years ago I may reached the age of it being obligatory to fast Ramadan but I didn’t know at the time, the problem is I am not sure when exactly it happened so I am unsure how many Ramadan’s I have missed so I don’t know how much I have to fast, and I am not even...

In the shade of the throne of Allah

i am 20yrs old…from 13yrs i think i reached puberty so…from 13 to 19yrs i was not practising islam..if i in’sha’Allah practice from now to the end of my young age…will i be in the shade of the arsh of Allah?becz in the hadith it is mentioned about a young boy who is...

Child performing Hajj on behalf of someone else

My 9 year old daughter wants to perform hajj this year (2019) for herself Insha allah and next year (2020) for her deceased grandfather. Is she allowed to perform hajj on behalf of someone else if she has not reached puberty yet? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa...

Working for Fostering Agency

Asalamualaikum I was wondering if it was halal to work in a fostering agency doing admin work. I could work to promote the agency and help recruit new foster carers. I’m worried about possibly having to recruit carers with kids who have reached puberty. This is an...

Touching an elderly woman

Question السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته Mufti saab, 1) Is it permissible to touch a non-mahram person of the opposite gender who is very old?  2) Is it permissible to touch a non-mahram person of the opposite gender who is still very young and below the age of...

How to make intention for Qadha Salaah

Question Assalamualaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraakatuhu, How do I perform 6 years of missed salaat (qadhaa, all which were after puberty) and how do I make intention when praying them? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu...

Female ‘Awrah in Prayer (Hanbali Fiqh)

Q: What is the 'awrah of a female in prayer?A: The 'awrah is considered that which must be covered of the body. The minimum that must be covered for girls ages 7 to puberty for prayer to be valid, is everything between the navel and the knees.Women, the age of puberty...