Reviews from the blessed scholars and other dignitaries (excerpts)

Ruling on ‘Umrah of a non-pubescent child

Question: What do Islamic scholars say about the following issue: If a non-pubescent[1] child goes to perform an ‘Umrah, how should he make the intention of Ihram? Can he wear stitched clothes in the state of Ihram?

Questioner: Daughter of Afzal from Mirpur Khas

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

There are two types of non-pubescent children:

1 A mature and sensible child who can distinguish between purity and impurity and knows about Islam.

2 An immature and insensible child who cannot understand the aforementioned things.

If the child is mature and sensible, he will himself recite Talbiyah (i.e. ‘لَبَّیْکَ اَللّٰہُمَّ لَبَّیْکَ’) along with the intention of Ihram. His guardian cannot make the intention of Ihram on his behalf. Moreover, he will himself perform all rites of Hajj and ‘Umrah. In case of missing Ramee (i.e. throwing stones) etc., he will not be required to pay expiation. Even if such a mature child makes Hajj invalid, it is not Wajib for him to perform it again as Qada.

If the child is immature, he cannot make the intention of those actions in which intention is necessary. So, on his behalf, his guardian or father or brother, etc., will make the intention of Ihram and recite Talbiyah. Intention will be made like this: ‘اَحۡرَمۡتُ عَنۡ فُلَانٍ’ i.e. I put on Ihram on behalf of so-and-so (mention the child’s name instead of saying so-and-so). Similarly, recite Talbiyah on behalf of the child in the following way: ‘لَبَّيۡكَ عَنۡ فُلَانٍ’ (mention his name instead of saying ‘فُلَانٍ’ and complete the Talbiyah).

Keep it in mind that it is a condition to make the intention in the heart, whereas reciting it verbally is Mustahab. Therefore, if one does not recite intention verbally, there is no problem. However, it is necessary to recite the Talbiyah verbally. It should also be recited to such an audible voice that the reciter can hear it if there is no difficulty in hearing.

A non-pubescent child, whether mature or immature, should not be made to wear stitched clothes in the state of Ihram. He should also be made to wear a shawl and a Tahband [i.e. unstitched lower garment] and should also be prevented from all those things which are not permissible for a Muhrim. However, wearing stitched clothes will not make Dam obligatory for the non-pubescent child.

Note: In order to get further information about the rulings of the Hajj, ‘Umrah and Ihram of a non-pubescent child, read marvellous books on Hajj and ‘Umrah “Rafiq-ul-Haramayn” and “Rafiq-ul-Mu’tamireen” authored by Shaykh-e-Tareeqat, Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat Allamah Maulana Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Razavi دَامَـتْ بَـرَكَـاتُـهُـمُ الْـعَـالِـيَـه.

وَاللہُ اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Answered by: Abul Hasan Jameel Ahmad Attari

Certified by: Abul Hasan Fuzayl Raza Al-Attari



[1] The one who has not reached the age of puberty.

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Reviews from the blessed scholars and other dignitaries (excerpts)

Reviews from the blessed scholars and other dignitaries (excerpts)

1. Maulana Muhammad Asmatullah Siyalvi

(President Jama’at-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, Jhelum)

اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ! It is a great privilege for me that I have been reading monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’ continuously. مَـا شَــآءَ الـلّٰـه! This is incredibly productive for the Muslims from all walks of life, helpful in making their beliefs firmer, improving their practical life and absolutely unique in persuading them to act upon Sunnah. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ grant enormous success in every field to the great movement ‘Dawat-e-Islami’, Aameen.

2. Qaari Muhammad Ijaz

(Naazim-e-A’la Jami’ah Nooriyah ‘Azmat-ul-Quran, Mandi Bahauddin)

I received monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’. Its beautiful articles are the source of peace of mind. I congratulate Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat, Abu Bilal Muhammad Ilyas Attar Qaadiri Sahib and his movement ‘Dawat-e-Islami’ upon publication of this great magazine.

3. Qazi Sayyid A’zam Ali Qaadiri Nisari

(Surjani Town, Karachi)

Monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’ of Dawat-e-Islami was received; first I had a quick glance then read it with keen interest and deep eagerness. I became so pleased to read article published on the first page with the title ‘Faryad’.

 

Reviews from Islamic brothers (excerpts)

1. مَا شَآءَاللہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ! The monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’ represents Ahl-us-Sunnah through propagating the teachings of the school of thought of A’la Hadrat رَحْمَةُ اللهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه and preaching of Islam as well as it plays an important role in conveying the Sunnah of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم to the Muslim Ummah. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ bless this magazine with progress by leaps and bounds. (An Islamic brother)

2. The issue of February 2018 of monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’, had its own uniqueness, especially the article ‘Why is reading important?’ and ‘12 Madani activities’ were matchless. (Irshad Attari, Karachi)

3. اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ! Through monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’, we get an opportunity to learn a lot of Islamic teachings especially the answers of Shar’i rulings in connection with each month and information regarding the blessed days associated with the pious people. May Dawat-e-Islami progress further! (Ali Akbar Attari, Sindh)

Reviews from Islamic sisters (excerpts)

4. مَـا شَــآءَ الـلّٰـه! The monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’ is so sweet and lovely that I love reading it and I feel like keeping on reading it. (Bint Abdul Ghafoor, Mangowal, Gujrat Pakistan)

5. مَـا شَــآءَ الـلّٰـه! The monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’ has its own uniqueness; it gives a spiritual bliss when I read it. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ shower His blessings on Ameer-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat and Markazi Majlis-e-Shura. Aameen (Bint Imran Attariyyah, Karachi)

6. I liked monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’ too much and I was extremely pleased and excited to read it. I make Du’a in the blessed court of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, ‘May this monthly magazine keep on getting published until the Day of Judgement.’ Aameen (An Islamic sister)

Reviews from Madani children (excerpts)

7. After reading the answers from monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’, given in Madani Muzakarah, I have made intention that I will also watch Madani Muzakarah. (Aaminah Bint Amanat Ali, Faisalabad)

8. I read monthly magazine ‘Faizan-e-Madinah’. اَلْحَمْدُلِلّٰہ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ, by its blessings, I have made up my mind to perform Salah, avoid telling a lie and obey my mother. (Bint Yunus, Madrasa-tul-Madinah Taybah Colony, Lahore)

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