The Harmful Effect of Reading Headstones

The Harmful Effect of Reading Headstones

Question 1: Does reading headstones weaken the memory?

Answer: Yes, reading headstones weakens the memory. (Ta’leem-ul-Muta’allim, p. 121, Madani Muzakarah, 10 Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

Can Zakah be Given to an ‘Alawi?

Question 2: Can Zakah be given to an ‘Alawi?

Answer: No, it cannot be given, because such an individual is a Haashimi, and Zakah cannot be given to a Haashimi. Sayyiduna Ali-ul-Murtada رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ is of Haashimi lineage, and all his descendants are Haashimi. Sayyiduna Ali-ul-Murtada’s رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ offspring that descended from the noble sons of Sayyidatuna Fatimah Zahra رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْها are called Sayyid: For example, Imam Hasan, Imam Husayn رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُما and their offspring.  Sayyiduna Ali-ul-Murtada رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ got married after the passing of Sayyidatuna Fatimah رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْها and the offspring he had from those marriages are known as ‘Alawi. (Madani Muzakarah, 26 Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

[Ruling on] An Officiant (who solemnises the Nikah) Receiving a Wage

Question 3: How is it to take a wage for solemnising a Nikah?

Answer: It is permissible. (Fatawa Amjadiyyah, juz 3, vol. 2, p. 279, summarised) (Madani Muzakarah, 10th Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

Walking in front of Someone offering Salah

Question 4: How is it to walk in front of someone offering Salah?

Answer: It is a sin. Admonishments have been mentioned in the Hadees regarding such a person, that had he known what (punishment) there is for such a person, he would have deemed waiting for 100 years better than walking in front [of the one who is offering Salah]. (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 1, p. 506, Hadees 946, summarised) In another narration, it states that he would have deemed it better to sink into the ground than to walk in front of someone offering Salah. (Muwatta Imam Malik, vol. 1, p. 154, Hadees 371) Nonetheless, nobody should walk in front of someone offering Salah, and if anyone has, then he should repent as Allah Almighty accepts repentance. (Madani Muzakarah, 8th Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

How is it to Make an Imprint of the Na’layn Shareef[1] from Gold or Silver?

Question 5: Is it permissible to make an imprint of the Na’layn Shareef that weighs more than 4 and a half Masha[2] and is made from silver?

Answer: Men cannot make a gold or silver imprint of the Na’layn Shareef and wear it on the front of a shirt, turban, etc. However, they may keep it inside their home and other places out of respect, and there are no restrictions regarding its weight limit. Some people make a silver ring weighing less than four and a half Masha that has a ruby and is in the shape of the Na’layn Shareef, whilst others have the frame of glasses made in such shape. This leads to issues in carrying the imprint of the Na’layn Shareef to the bathroom; therefore, it is something that should be avoided. (Madani Muzakarah, 10th Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

How is to Call a Husband by His Name?

Question 6: Can a wife call her husband by his name?

Answer: It is not a good thing. It has been deemed Makruh [disliked] in Bahar-e-Shari’at. (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 3, pp. 657-658) (Madani Muzakarah, 19th Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

Can a Pre-recorded Azaan be Played in the Ear of a New-born?

Question 7: There has been the arrival of a new-born baby in my family. We played a pre-recorded Azaan in its ear; will this suffice, or should we have the Azaan performed by someone?

Answer: It is Mustahab [preferable] to have the Azaan recited in a child’s ear. It will not suffice to play a pre-recorded Azaan as the Azaan is to be recited directly in the child’s ear. If Azaan was not recited at that point, then recite it now. Even if someone has not recited the Azaan at all, he will not be sinful. However, the Azaan should be offered in the child’s ear as soon as possible after birth so that the very first sound that enters the child’s ear is the pure name of Allah Almighty. (Madani Muzakarah, 26th Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

How is to have a Dental Filling?

Question 8: If someone has a cavity, can it be filled? Will [the requirement of] rinsing the mouth be valid?

Answer: Yes, a filling can be performed, and in such a case, rinsing the mouth will fulfil the Sunnah of Wudu and the obligation of Ghusl. (Madani Muzakarah, 19th Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)

What is Stealing?

Question 9: Is using someone’s belonging without their permission classed as stealing?

Answer: No, as the definition of stealing is to covertly and unjustly take the wealth that someone has protectively stored. (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 2, pp. 411-414, summarised) There is a permissible scenario in which someone’s belonging can be used without their permission. For example, there is a good and friendly relationship between two people, such that they use the belongings of one another and eat each other’s food without any disapproval; there is no harm in this. However, if someone finds this unacceptable, then it is not permissible to use their belongings. (Madani Muzakarah, 30 Rabi’-ul-Awwal 1441 AH)



[1] This term refers to the blessed sandals of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. People often replicate its design for blessings.

[2] 4.5 Masha is approximately 4.374 grams

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