Imaan / 'Aqaaid

Imaan / 'Aqaaid
15th May 2012

Ladies Classes

Assalaamu alaikum Respected Ulamaa
Are the teachings of Dr Farhat Hasmi correct? I know many ladies who seem to be benefitting deenwise from her online lessons. Please advise.

H T
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
15th May 2012

List of Aqaid

Can you please provide a detailed and complete list of Aqaid of Ahle Sunnah wal Jamaat. I believe aqaid is what makes us muslims and people who do not have these aqaid will not be muslims. Is this true? Also is the belief, that the Prophets are alive, have the status of aqeedah? Jazakallah.
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
15th May 2012

73 Sects - One in Jannah

Assalamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,

We all know of the famous hadeeth of Nabi (SAW) in which he told the Ashaab (RA) that his ummah will divide into 73 groups and only one will enter Jannah. Today, there are so many sects, so much fitnah and no unity.

My question is, how do we know that we are on haq? If a person of no knowledge were to take a close look at all the different sects and their aqeedah, what will persuade him that insha'Allah we are on haq? This question has been asked many times latly and I wish that everyone recieves an answer from the Ulamaa.

Please remember me in your duas.

Wassalamu Alaykum
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
6th March 2012

Intention

Aslaam Alaikum

1) If a person with no intention, in the mind(not verbally) says: ' I am not muslim, I denounce islam'
or 'If I touch the book or write then I am non muslim', and ends up touching the book or writing.
Does that make him a non-muslim?
This statement was in the mind and not verbally said and with no intention.

forgive me for asking a weird question.

jazakalla
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
22nd December 2011

Qadr

Salaam

Please can you give the explanation of predestination (qadr) and quotes from Quran and Hadith. Jazakallah
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
22nd December 2011

Mid-life cris

Please could you advice me. i am trying to rebuild my life after an episode of
chronic depression and mental stress. I have been in a very bad state over the
last few weeks suffering from anxiety and sleeplessness. This was caused by
thoughts that were very disturbing. I am slowly recovering now Alhanmdulillah
> I am ignoring such thoughts even when they come whilst I am praying Salaat,
Quraan e.t.c. However, I am frequently haunted by flashbacks of scenarios and
incidents that occurred whilst I was very low. Please understand that I was in
a condition of mental distress so this would cause me not to think or concentrate properly.
At times I try to say the kalimah, do zikr but at the same time my mind says shirk.
Sometimes the thoughts just come naturally as if I am saying them. Sometimes I don't even know have I uttered shirk or not. Wallahi I am certain if I did then I didn't mean it because I have felt very guilty afterwards. I am very paranoid.
One such incident was when reciting Quran when I read
the word 'rabbanaa' the image of someone else came to mind okay this was just a
thought but then i carried on praying and when the word rabbanaa came agin I
thought of that person , Now I am confused on purpose did I bring that thought
into my mind or not? I do remember that a few seconds later I felt really
guilty and said to myself how can you do that only Allah is rabb that person is
not your rabb. I do
know that I have felt guilt afterwards. Only a believer feels this guilt isn't
it not a kaafir or mushrik.. Episodes such as these just drag me back to square
one again and hamper my rehabilitation. Allah is merciful he will pardon me won't he as it is definitely a mental imbalance I am experiencing. Does my condition still fall into the category of waswasas? I don't need to re new my nikah do I? As it is impossible to keep renewing the nikah each time it happens.
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
29th November 2011

Kufr or Not?

Assalamu Alaykum

For over 10 years I have encountered compulsive thoughts. Initially this manifested itself in pre-occupation with cleanliness, and now the obsession has taken on a further dimension in that every statement or action is analysed for kufr or divorce.

Below is a detailed description of the cleanliness issues I have encountered.

1. Initially I would not touch door handles without some form of barrier between my hand and the door handle; the reason being I feared contamination by germs. I have now overcome this compulsion.
2. There is a room at my parentsí house designated for Salah. If anyone walked in the room with shoes or walked with bare feet from an area requiring shoes I would not read Salah in that room. I would regularly wash the carpet and this practice has followed me to my own house.
3. If clothes have been hanging up for sometime and I canít recall whether they are clean or not, I put them in the wash.
4. I despise any person that walks bare footed in an area where shoes are normally worn.
5. When performing wudhu I make a firm resolution not to wash my hands more than three times. Islamically and logically I know this is correct. However an overwhelming compulsion forces me to wash more than thrice. If I donít, the mental repercussions are grave, i.e. I will feel that everything I touch thereafter has become unclean and will end up washing those items too. In addition, I will not end up praying Salah because I would find it uncomfortable.
6. When performing istinja, I will wipe the toilet seat with a wet tissue. Again, logically I know my wife is not unclean but I feel compelled to wipe the toilet seat with a wet tissue. I then wash the toilet cup. The reason for this is that many a time my wife just runs her hand for literally a second under the tap. I feel as if though the toilet cup is unclean and hence I wash the outside and the inside 14 times.
7. If I go to the gym and touch the equipment or the mat and then drive home I feel compelled to wash my hands and dry them. If I donít dry them and touch the steering wheel I feel my hands may have become unclean as the steering wheel may be made from pigskin. There is no definitive way of determining whether or not my car steering wheel is made from pigskin. Further, if I touch the car steering wheel without washing my hands, then I feel as if though the germs from the gym equipment or the mat have transferred to my car steering wheel. I will therefore wash my hands and then wipe the steering wheel with a wet tissue and wait for it to dry. This will often make me late for Salah. If I donít perform these Ďritualsí the mental torture is unbearable and often does lead to further cleaning Ďritualsí which results in physical and mental exhaustion.
8. When performing istinja I rub my private part 101 times to remove all trace of urine. After doing so I still feel as though a drop has come out. After having spent at least 5 minutes performing wudhu, I often find that a drop has come out. This makes me frustrated and angry and leads to questioning of Islam in my heart. Since I know that verbally uttering such sentiments can lead to kufr I walk around frustrated and angry as I have no avenue to channel my frustration.
9. If anyone performs wudhu at my house and walks with wet feet across a floor where shoes are normally worn and then enters the room for Salah, I will end up washing the carpet when they leave.
10. If any part of my body is wet and I touch a painted wall or door then I feel my body would have become unclean as the paint on the wall may have been administered by a paintbrush made from pig bristles.
11. After passing stool I am incapable of performing istinja on the toilet as the sound of water splashing in the pan makes me feel that water has bounced off the surface of the toilet pan on to my body. I therefore wash thrice on the toilet and then go in the shower.
12. If I have to use the toilet at the Masjid and the slippers are wet I begin to wonder whether it is water or urine. Therefore I carefully remove my trousers so that my feet donít touch my trousers. If they do, then I wash the affected area of my trousers in the wudhu khana, hence I miss Salah.
13. If a tap has been touched by someone else, who has not washed their hands properly; I will wash my hands, close the tap and stimulate the tap for remaining water in the system to wash the germs off.
14. Recently I have been carrying out a thorough investigation of my shoes and that of my wifeís so that I can ascertain whether they are made from pigskin. This can be a painstaking task and has led me to question, in my heart, the onerous duties of Islam.
15. When performing ghusl I wash a maximum 7 times but then feel compelled to wash more when I see water from my body rebounding of the shower curtain or the bathroom tiles on to me.
16. At Fajr time, it takes me 15 minutes to perform wudhu because I feel compelled to pass water all over my head because I am not unsure where my hands have been at night.
17. I use a separate towel to my wife. If I have any inkling that she may have used my towel, I put it in the wash.
18. If someone walks bare feet in an area where shoes are normally worn and then reads Salah on a prayer mat I use, I will wash that prayer mat as I will feel uncomfortable reading Salah on that mat.
19. If my hand sweats whilst driving I feel that my hand has become unclean because of sweat transfer to a steering wheel containing pigskin.

The kufr thoughts began in 2004 after Hajj when I started reading articles published by Majlisul Ulama (South Africa). I began to recall statements I made in Hajj whilst encountering some of the aforementioned issues. I stated that ĎI donít want to be here, I want to go home, I canít take this anymore and I donít feel like praying.í

My intention was not to reject Hajj but the Majlisul Ulama concluded that this constituted kufr. All other scholars that were consulted concluded that this did not constitute kufr.

Part of my compulsion, especially in matters of kufr, is to consult other scholars. Without this consultation I always feel there is some doubt. At times this leads to confusion because of differing answers, but no matter how determined I am I keep failing and end up consulting more than one scholar.

In the last few years I have asked over 500 questions regarding whether a particular thought, utterance or action constitutes kufr.

It is rich of people to say I have not tried. This judgement cannot be made until they have met with me or lived with me. Everyday I wake up with a firm resolution/intention not to entertain thoughts and to perform wudhu, ghusl and istinja in accordance with the Sunnah. The thoughts are so overpowering that I inevitably fail. I have even set myself time limits and made timetables, which have all proved futile. Some people think harshness is the answer to the issue. I say, continue being harsh. It has not helped to date, but for some people it is their default position on every issue.

The breaking point came on Saturday when I was reading Salah with full concentration and devotion and a genuine doubt occurred as to whether I had performed masah. I told myself, Ďitís done.í The over powering thought then came to my mind that: Ďif you continue to perform Salah when there is a strong doubt regarding the legitimacy of your wudhu, is this not tantamount to kufr?í I gave up performing the Salah and did not perform witr either.

Saturday was the breaking point. I have since been in bed virtually all day and have given up reading Salah or performing any deeni actions as I find it too burdensome. Even though I have felt positive over the last 24 hours and could perform Salah, I have convinced myself, donít bother, there is no point, i.e. I have fought hard and tried to be positive but the reality is that I will start reading Salah and after a few days I will be back to square 1. I therefore may as well give up and continue sitting in bed all day as this way I have less thoughts and donít have to undergo the burden of performing wudhu, istinja or ghusl. In addition, I will continue with a life of disobedience.

In addition, there is a misguided notion that I function normally when it comes to worldly matters. Well think again, I have not worked now for at least a month and prior to that I have worked unproductively.

Herein lies the conundrum. At this point, I have an overwhelming urge to say explicitly that I give up Islam as this sentiment is now strongly etched in to my heart. Secondly, I have condemned the Ulama in my heart. However I do not have the courage to verbally utter such a thing although I am not far off from doing so.

What is preventing me from getting out of bed is the thought that, in my heart I have rejected Islam so what is the point? I feel that I should re-enter Islam and re-perform nikah but this is not feasible as my wife will not accede to such a request as she has been through so much turmoil as it is. She will refuse on the basis that I have an issue and that if she accedes to my request of re-performing nikah, how many more times will it happen in the future?

For me, if she does not re-perform nikah I will feel as if I am committing adultery and whatís the point of an adulterer performing any good deeds as none of them will be accepted?

The only way out seems to be suicide and I donít have the courage for that either.

These issues are constant and have shaped my personality, who I am and how I think. I walk around with a burden on my shoulders at all times.

Anyway the question remains (as is always the case), based on what I have said above

HAVE I COMMITTED KUFR ALREADY AND, IF SO, WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

Imaan / 'Aqaaid
1st September 2011

Muslim or no longer muslim

If there is a Muslim whose parents or friends are non Muslims .If parents or friends die he feels grief and prays for them that may God send them in heaven will this act will make him kafir(non Muslim) or he has committed a sin but sill but still is a Muslim.
I have posted different question but the main question behind the all is that what are acts that make a Muslim a non Muslim .Is it only when a person deliberately leaves Islam and become Non Muslim or certain unislamic acts can make him non Muslim while he has no intention of leaving his religion

Imaan / 'Aqaaid
14th July 2010

Question about "hisaab kitaab".

Assalam-o-alaikum,


Respested Mufti Sahab !


i want to ask a question about "hisaab kitaab" on the day of qayamah. there are some Ahadees which says that some people will go to Jannah without "hisaab kitaab". at the same time there are ayaat in Quran which says that there must be "hisaab kitaab" of everyone. i am in discussion with one of my friend who said that Ahadees on this issue are not true as Allah clearly said in Quran that there must be hisaab kitaab of everyone, and he said that Ahadees which seems to be in conflict with Qurani ayaat should be rejected. please guide me on this issue.


wassalaam,
farooqi.

Imaan / 'Aqaaid
3rd January 2010

NUMBER OF SHAYATEEN

Respected Mufti Sahab

Assalam o Alaikum

Quran speeks of one Shaitan i-e Iblees? Then how come Shaitan effects billions of people at the same time? We believe only Allah SWT is omini-present, right. Then Shaitan doesnt have the power to be present at more than one place at one time. Then how come he misguides billions at the same time?
If Shaitan is one, and rest are his disciples-- then how many does he have? how did he make them believe in him and not in Allah.. As far as my knowledge, Quran mentions that Allah only gave Iblees the permission to try to misguide humans.. not to his disciplines.

Please clarify this confusion.

Jazaak Allah
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
31st December 2009

Hope in Allah(swt)

Assalaamualakum Warahmatullhi Wabarakatuh
How do I increase my hope in Allah(swt)? I have negative feelings so many times, I am always scared, even after I repent. I try to ponder on His mercy, for verily, His mery oevrpowers his anger, and that staisfies me for a while, then I feel scared again and like crying and as if I'll never be a good muslim and that im a failure. please help me, and tell me a way to gain a closer relationship with Allah Talaa.
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
29th October 2009

How does one know he has Imaan?

Asalamu Alaykum,

Say a muslim commited major shirk, felt all his iman and amal go from him, and then after that became terrified and repented, would Allah accept his repentance?
Is the person able to have imaan (proper imaan again?) if so can he earn good deeds again? And what happens if he was very worried about what happened to him that he tried to exactly explain what happened to him to a brother, but in the process he falls into Major shirk again?, but if someone was to ask him who is your God he would say Allah because he knows Allah is God.

Salam
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
18th September 2009

Naming a Child after the sifaat of Allah

Is it permisable to name a child Wajid as this is one of the sifaat of Allah. In Question 591 Mufti sb. talks about Rehman and Raheem does the hurmat apply to all the sifaat. If it does what about Ali (ra) as this is also from the sifaat of Allah. Please clarify.
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
22nd July 2009

Sect

R the muftis on this site the followers of deoband school or imam ahmed raza's school
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
7th June 2009

Calling to the humans on the day of judgment

Dear Sir,My question is regarding Calling of humans on the day of judgment(Qiaamat), either they will be called by their mother's name or father's name.Regards
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
20th April 2009

Knowledge of the prphets family and companions

is it necessary for a muslim to know about the prophets family and companions, and why?

will this be helpful on the day of judgement?
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
20th April 2009

The definition of Haram

Dear brother,
I need the definition of Haram (forbidden). Whether only a clear verse in Quran can make something Haram? If there is no such a verse in Quran, then, whether Ahadeeth, can also make things Haram? If there is no Ayah in Quran but there are pro and con Ahadeeth and thus Fuqaha are also divided on a matter; in this case whether one should take safe side to announce it is Haram? Or it is Mabah as Ebaha is the principle? Thanks and regards, Hajir
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
24th January 2009

What is shafi and hanafi?

Assalam alaikum!

My question is,
1)why do many people say that im shafi n im hanafi. why their way of praying vitr is differnt. should'nt we pray like Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) or should we follow them?

2) The way men pray namaz is differnt then women? if yes, but heard i heard that Hazrat Muhammad (saw) said pray namz as you see me prayin. but the only differnce is , women should cover their whole body.what abt Sajda?

I hope im clear.
Fe Aman Allah
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
22nd January 2009

Eternity of Hereafter

Respected Mufti Sahab

Assalam-o-Alai-kum
Allah SWT Says that only He is eternal and La-fani, rest is all Fani. But it is also mentioned that Jannat, Jahannum and life in the hereafter will be forever i-e Lafani.

Plz clear this confusion

Jazaak Allah

Fahad
Imaan / 'Aqaaid
2nd December 2008

Zaicha

AS-SALAAM-O-ALAIKUM!
what is the difference between zaicha and istikhaara?zaicha is that it is taken by the calculation of your name and mother name,and the person name(from whom you want to be married) and his/her mother name.my question is that if we done istikhaara and the answer is come that the person is better for you.and on other hand if we done zaicha then the answer is come" your stars are not meet with each other.then what will do?we go with istikhaara or zaicha? is there any quote of zaicha in quran?please explain me! i am very oblige to you!