How should Siyam [fasts] of Shawwal be observed?

How should Siyam [fasts] of Shawwal be observed?

Question 1: What do respected scholars of Islam and Muftis of Shari’ah say about the following issue? Our friends were discussing how to observe the Siyam of Shawwal. Please guide us whether we should observe them consecutively or separately. What is better?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

It is preferable to observe the six Siyam of Shawwal separately. However, if you wish, you may also observe them consecutively but it is preferable to observe them separately. (Durr-e-Mukhtar, Rad-dul-Muhtar, vol. 3, pp. 485; summarized)

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

Answered by: Muhammad Hassaan Raza Attari Madani

Certified by: Fuzayl Raza Attari

How is it to talk during Tawaf and Sa’ee?

Question 2: What do respected scholars of Islam say about talking during Tawaf or Sa’ee? How is it to do that? Questioner: Azhar Basheer (Mustafabad, Lahore)

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

During Tawaf and Sa’ee, there is no harm in talking about something related to religion. Similarly, there is also no harm in talking about any necessary worldly matter only for as long as the necessity is fulfilled. However, it is Makruh Tanzeehi to talk unnecessarily about any worldly matter.

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

Answered by: Muhammad Sajid Attari

Certified by: Fuzayl Raza Attari

How is it to offer Salah with eyes closed?

Question 3: What do respected scholars of Islam say about offering Salah with eyes closed? Can we do that or not? Questioner: Bisharat Ali (Jawed Market, Ichhra Lahore)

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

To offer Salah with eyes closed is permissible but it is Makruh Tanzeehi. Although it is not a sin, it is better to avoid it. However, if anyone fails to maintain concentration and humility during Salah when his eyes are open and he maintains concentration and humility when eyes are closed, so there is absolutely no harm for him in keeping eyes closed. In fact, it is better for him.

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

Answered by: Fuzayl Raza Attari

Suckling period

Question 4: What do respected scholars of Islam say about the suckling period of babies? Up to which age should children be suckled? Is there any difference between the suckling periods of a baby boy and a baby girl?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Whether the suckling baby is a boy or a girl, they should be suckled up to the age of two years. If they are suckled over the age of two years, it will be impermissible and a sin. Some people are under the impression that a baby girl may be suckled for two years and a baby boy for two and a half year but this is unproven and is a fabrication. Remember! Although the permissible suckling period is two years, yet if any woman suckles a baby even after two years within the age of two and a half year, so Hurmat-e-Rada’ah will be proved.

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

Answered by: Fuzayl Raza Attari

Mahram for son-in-law?

Question 5: What do respected scholars of Islam and Muftis of Shari’ah say about the following issue? Whether observance of veil between a mother-in-law and a son-in-law is Wajib or not from Shar’i point of view? And is veil to be observed or not between a man and the paternal and maternal grandmothers of his wife? Please guide us.

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Observance of veil between a mother-in-law and a son-in-law is not Wajib because Nikah between them is Haraam [prohibited] forever due to Hurmat-e-Musaharat. And veil is not Wajib between the two persons whose Nikah with each other is Haraam forever. However, this prohibition is not based on lineage but rather it is based on Musaharat i.e. in-laws relationship, therefore, observance of veil is not also forbidden. If the woman wants to observe veil, she has the option of observing it. In fact, if the mother-in-law is young, it is better for her to observe veil with the son-in-law. And, Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ forbid, if there is a risk of mischief, so it will be Wajib to observe veil in this particular case.

The very same ruling on observing veil with one’s mother-in-law will also be applied to the paternal and maternal grandmothers of one’s wife. That is to say, since Nikah with the mother of one’s wife, i.e. with the mother-in-law is Haraam due to Hurmat-e-Musaharat; similarly, Nikah with the paternal and maternal grandmothers of one’s wife is also Haraam forever.

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

Answered by: Fuzayl Raza Attari

How is it to offer Salah bareheaded?

Question 6: What do respected scholars of Islam say about offering Salah without any Topi [cap] or turban on the head? What is the ruling on it?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

The head of the Salah-offering person should be covered with a turban or at least with a Topi [cap]. To offer Salah bareheaded out of laziness and sluggishness is Makruh Tanzeehi. However, if there is really someone who maintains concentration and humility when offering Salah bareheaded and who fails to maintain concentration and humility in case of offering Salah with his head covered with a turban or a Topi, so it is better for him to offer Salah bareheaded. However, it is not permissible for women to offer Salah bareheaded. In fact, if any woman offers Salah bareheaded, so the Salah will not be valid because it is one of the conditions of Salah for women to cover the hair of head in the state of Salah.

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

Answered by: Abul Hasan Jameel Ahmad Ghauri Attari

Certified by: Fuzayl Raza Attari

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