Friday, December 3, 2010
SELECTIONS FROM "AL-MALFOOZAAT" SHAREEF OF A'LA HAZRAT (RADI ALLAHU ANHU) PART-4
Q.26: How is it to push your beard inwards under your chin?
Ans: It is recorded in Nisai' Shareef: "One who pushes up his beard, inform him that Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is disgusted with him."
Q.27: Some people have a habit to lift their pants after Ruku and then go for Sajdah. What is the law of Shari'ah concerning such a practice?
Ans: It is Makrooh. According to some Jurists, one's Salaah breaks if it is done with both hands.
Q.28: Some table-cloths have Urdu or Arabic poetry written on them. Is it permissable to eat food on such a table cloth?
Ans: No. It is not permissable!
Q.29: Was Hajj Fard on all the Prophets?
Ans: As far as Hajj being Fard on them, this Allah knows best, but various Prophets did perform Hajj. Once the noble Prophet, Sayyiduna Sulaiman (alaihis salaam) was sitting on his throne and his throne flew over the Holy Kaaba. The Holy Kaaba cried to Allah and said: "O Allah! A Prophet from Your Prophets and an army of Your armies flew over me, but did not descend on me nor did they perform Salaah in me." Almighty Allah replied: "Do not cry, I will make Hajj Fard on My servants who will hasten towards you as the bird rushes towards it's nest, and they will hasten and cry bitterly as a camel cries ardently in search of it's lost baby. I will send to you the Seal of Prophets who will be the most Beloved of all Prophets."
Q.30: Is it permissable to drink out of a container that has Quranic verses engraved on it?
Ans: Yes, it is permissable for the purposes of cure (Shifa) from sickness. Here too, one must be in Wudhu.
Q.31: Is the hair of a dog clean?
Ans: It is correct that only the saliva of a dog is unclean (na-Paak). One should not keep a dog without having a valid reason for doing so because the Angels of Mercy do not visit that house. It is recorded in an authentic Hadith Shareef that one day the Angel Jibra'il (alaihis salaam) promised the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to visit him the next day on a specific time. The Nabi of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) waited on that day but he did not arrive on the promised time. Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) left his room and went outside to investigate. He found the Angel standing outside the door and hence asked him the reason for doing so. The Angel Jibra'il (alaihis salaam) replied: "The Angel of Mercy does not enter that home which has a dog or photographs." The Prophet of Allah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) went inside and searched all the rooms and did not find anything. A puppy then emerged from under the bed. It was removed and then the Angel entered.
Q.32: While making Qiraah in Salaah, you get confused in an Ayah. You repeat it three times, but fail to get the following Ayah. Do you have to make Sajdah-e-Sahw?
Ans: If there is a pause for more than the period of saying Subhan-Allah three times, then you must make Sajdah-e-Sahw, but not for the repetition of the Ayah three times. Not even if you repeat it a thousand times.
Q.33: Respected Sir! Is it true that to visit or see an Aalim of Deen earns you Thawaab?
Ans: Yes, the Sahih Hadith Shareef reports: "To see the face of an Aalim is Ibaadah, to see the Kaaba-tullah is Ibaadah and to look at the Holy Quran is Ibaadah."
Q.34: If a married woman is a Kaafirah (non-believer) and embraces Islam, what is she to do about her husband who is still a Kaafir?
Ans: She has to have no contact with him and wait for three monthly cycles. If her husband embraces Islam in this period (time) then she will remain in his marriage. If he does not become a Muslim, then she is free to marry another Muslim male.
Q.35: Does one get Thawaab if he feeds animals?
Ans: Yes. It is stated in the Hadith Shareef: "There is benefit in every living creature," which means that you will get blessings (Thawaab) if you comfort, feed or care for any living creature.
Q.36: Was Nabi Adam (alaihis salaam) also a Rasool?
Ans: Yes, he was.
Q.38: Then why is Nabi Noah (alaihis salaam) called the "First Rasool"?
Ans: Nabi Noah (alaihis salaam) was the first Rasool to be sent to the Kuffar (non-believers) and the Prophets that came before him were sent to the Muslims (Believers).