Qs and As of Madani Muzakarah
1. A Cure in Rainwater?
Q: Is there a cure in rainwater?
A: Yes! Rainwater has remedial properties. It is stated in Maktabah-tul-Madinah’s book ‘Call to Righteousness,’ pages 278-279, that Sayyiduna ‘Ali رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ said: ‘When any of you seek cure, write any verse of the Holy Quran on a plate and wash it with rainwater. Then take a dirham from your wife’s Mahr, with her permission, buy some honey with it, and drink it, for verily it is a cure, (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 23, p. 155).
A doctor said that he has given rainwater and honey to many patients to treat various illnesses, finding it to be more effective than many other remedies, (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 AH).
2. How does rainwater acquire curative properties?
Q: It is said that there is a cure in rainwater. But rainwater is just evaporated water that condenses in the clouds before falling back to earth. Where did its remedial properties come from?
A: Herbs grow in dirty water, but when a medicine is made from them, they carry a cure. In reality, cure is granted by Allah Almighty; He cures whoever He wills. In the Quran, rainwater has been described as ‘blessed water,’ (Part 26, Surah Al-Qaaf, verse 9). So, when there are blessings in this water, there is also cure. We shouldn’t try to employ our intellect to understand this, (Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 AH).
Q: We see at night that a star falls [AR2] and then disappears. Tell us about this shooting star; what is it?
A: When Satan attempts to go up, he is attacked with stars, (Part 23, Surah Al-Saffaat, verse 10; Madani Muzakarah 7th Jumadal Ukhra 1441 AH).
4. If one feels anger when explaining things to parents, what should he do?
Q: Sometimes, parents become angry for no reason, even though we are not at fault, causing us to become angry too. What should one do in such cases?
A: You should keep a counter (digital Tasbih) with you and whenever something like that happens, start reciting prayers on the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه this will keep you calm and reposed. By venting at your parents, you will only exacerbate the situation, so be patient and adopt Qufl-e-Madinah while reciting prayers on the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Once your parents are calm, at an appropriate time, speak to them very gently and explain yourself. However, if you feel that they will start shouting again if you explain the matter, then remain silent. Parents should also refrain from scolding their children without any need as kids will grow rebellious like this, leading to a lot of hardship for parents in the future. Therefore, parents and children should refrain from being unfair to each other, (Madani Muzakarah 4th Sha’ban-ul-Mu’azzam 1441 AH).
5. Mole on the hands: a harbinger of affluence?
Q 5: If someone has a mole on his hand, does that mean he will become wealthy?
A: I see three moles on my hand, and I am not wealthy. وَاللهُ اَعْلَمُ وَرَسُوْلُهُ اَعْلَم! Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ knows best. The exegete and hadith scholar, Mufti Fayz Ahmad Owaisi رَحْمَةُ الـلّٰـهِ عَلَيْه has authored a book about moles called ‘Kala Til.’ I have read parts of it. Moles on the body can carry some meaning which will be understood after reading that booklet, (Madani Muzakarah 26th Rajab-ul-Murajjab 1441 AH).
6. What if someone forgot to read Salah?
Q 6: If someone forgot to pray Salah but remembered later, what should he do?
A: If someone totally forgot to pray Salah, then its expiation is to make wudu and offer the Salah immediately after remembering it if it’s not a prohibited time (Makruh) time. He will not be sinful, (Fatawa Hindiyyah, vol. 1, p. 121; Madani Muzakarah 5th Jumadal Oola 1441 AH).
7. On goats
Q 7: Is it Sunnah to keep goats?
A: Yes! Goats used to stay in the court of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, especially goats that produced milk, (‘Umda-tul-Qaari, vol. 15, p. 539, under the Hadith 6459). According to one narration, a goat in the house closes 70 doors of dependency, (Firdaus-ul-Akhbar, vol. 2, p. 12, Hadith 3471). Meaning, it is very beneficial to have a goat at home. Of course, ‘home’ does not refer to the bedroom; it means an appropriate dwelling that can adequately accommodate the animal, (Madani Muzakarah 9th Jumadal Oola 1441 AH).
8. If the entrusted person dies, what should be done with the entrustment?
Q 8: Someone kept an entrustment with another person. The entrusted person then died, what should now be done with that entrustment?
A: When the entrusted person dies, his heirs will hand over the entrustment to the family of the person that owned it. These heirs cannot take that entrustment for themselves. For example, the son cannot take the entrustment for himself thinking that this was entrusted to my father, not me, (Madani Muzakarah, 26th Rajab-ul-Murajjab 1441 AH).
9. Two funeral prayers in one day?
Q 9: Can we pray two funeral prayers in one day?
A: Yes! Of course, you can. You can even offer a hundred in one day, (Madani Muzakarah 5th Jumadal Oola 1441 AH).