Questions and answers of Madani Muzakarah

Method of stopping a yawn

Question 1: Please mention the method of stopping a yawn.

Answer: One method is that whenever you feel like yawning, then think about the blessed Ambiya عَلَيْهِمُ الصَّلٰوةُ وَالسَّلَام that Ambiya عَلَيْهِمُ الصَّلٰوةُ وَالسَّلَام do not yawn. It will instantly stop.

Another method is that the bottom lip shall be pressed with the upper teeth. This would also stop the yawn. If you feel like yawning during Salah, then stop the yawn following the prescribed method while placing the back of your right hand on your mouth if you are in the state of Qiyam, otherwise, do so by placing the back of your left hand on your mouth. (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 538; Madani Muzakarah, 28 Zul-Qa’da-til-Haraam, 1436 Hijri)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

How is it for a wife to do Bay’at[1] without the permission of her husband?

Question 2: Can a wife do Bay’at of any Peer [i.e. spiritual guide] without the permission of her husband?

Answer: Yes. A wife can do Bay’at of any Jaami’ Shara`it[2] Peer without the permission of her husband.  However, there is Shar’i veil even between the non-Mahram Peer and the female disciple. Moreover, it is also Haraam for the female disciple to kiss the hands of her non-Mahram Peer.

(In order to acquire important information on this subject, read the book ‘Adaab-e-Murshid-e-Kamil’ published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah). (Madani Muzakarah, 3 Rabi-ul-Awwal, 1436 Hijri)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Ruling of beard getting covered with chador [shawl] during Salah

Question 3: While offering Salah with a chador, would Salah still be valid if it covers the beard?

Answer: It will still be valid. However, having chador during Salah in such a way that it covers the mouth and nose is Makruh Tahreemi. (Rad-dul-Muhtar, vol. 2, pp. 511; Madani Muzakarah, 2 Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1439 Hijri)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Bayt-ul-Ma’moor

Question 4: What is Bayt-ul-Ma’moor [بَیْتُ الْمَعْمُوْر] and where is it situated?

Answer: Bayt-ul-Ma’moor is the name of the Qiblah of angels, and it is situated right in line of the blessed Ka’bah on the seventh sky. Angels perform its Tawaf. (Tafseer Siraat-ul-Jinaan, vol. 9, pp. 517)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

How is it to offer Salah while wearing clothes inside out?

Question 5: If someone offered Salah while wearing the sweater inside out by mistake, then would his Salah be valid?

Answer: Yes. It would be valid. Offering Salah with clothes worn inside out, A’la Hadrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan رَحْمَةُ اللّٰەِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has considered it to be Makruh Tanzeehi. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 7, pp. 358-360)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Calling out Sada-e-Madinah after offering Sunnahs

Question 6: After offering Sunnahs of Fajr inside the Masjid, can we go out to call out “Sada-e-Madinah”?

Answer: No, you cannot. As performing something between Sunnahs and Fard that is contrary to Takbeer Tahrimah is forbidden. (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 666)

A better approach is to go for “Sada-e-Madinah” before offering the Sunnahs of Fajr Salah. One should return to the Masjid five minutes before the time of Fard and offer the Sunnahs so that one attains the privilege of offering Salah with Jama’at and Takbeer-e-Aula. Remember! It is superior to offer the Sunnahs of Fajr in the early time. (Malfuzaat A’la Hadrat, pp. 352)

(In order to learn about Sada-e-Madinah, read the booklet ‘Sada-e-Madinah’ of Maktaba-tul-Madinah).

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Are stars bigger than the earth or smaller?

Question 7: Are stars bigger than the earth or smaller?

Answer: They are bigger than the earth. To the extent that the smallest star is eight times bigger than the earth and the biggest star is 120 times bigger than the earth. (Ihya-ul-‘Uloom, vol. 5, pp. 188)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

How is it to cook food using the water of Zam Zam?

Question 8: While cooking food, can we put the water of Zam Zam in it?

Answer: Yes you can. (Madani Muzakarah, 2 Rabi’-ul-Aakhir, 1439 Hijri)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

The cloth that is used to keep the Holy Quran in, how is it to use it for other Madrasah activities?

Question 9: Sometimes, Holy Quran wrapped up in cloth is given to a Madrasah. Can we bring that cloth in use for any other activity of the Madrasah?

Answer: The cloth in which the Holy Quran was wrapped and given or is used to keep the Holy Quran in, if it is used for the cleaning purposes of the Madrasah, then it is against the norms of respect. As if someone finds out about this, he wouldn’t like it. Although it is not impermissible or a sin, however, it is against respect. Manners lie in the fact that it should be respected as it has been associated with the Glorious Quran.

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

Rights of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and the rights of people

Question 10: What is meant by the Huqooqullah [Rights of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ] and Huqooq-ul-‘Ibaad [the rights of people]?

Answer: Huqooqullah means the rights of Allah Almighty. For example, Salah, Sawm, Zakah, Hajj, etc. Those not fulfilling them violate the rights of Allah Almighty. Huqooq-ul-‘Ibaad refers to the rights of people. There are so many rights of people too. For example, providing for those who are under one's guardianship, returning the loan after taking it, protecting one’s dignity, etc.

Both of the rights have a lot of importance. Therefore, the rights of Allah Almighty shall not be violated and nor shall be the rights of people. (Madani Muzakarah, 3 Muharram-ul-Haraam, 1440 Hijri)

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

صَلُّوْا عَلَی الْحَبِیْب!                    صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلٰی مُحَمَّد

 



[1] Pledge allegiance to a spiritual guide

[2] The one who fulfils the conditions

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