Timing of Tahajjud Salah

Reason for adding ‘کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ وَجْـھَـهُ الْـکَـرِیْم’ with the name of Sayyiduna Ali

Question 1: Why ‘کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ وَجْـھَـهُ الْـکَـرِیْم is written with the name of Sayyiduna Ali رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ?

Answer: Since his childhood, Sayyiduna Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ وَجْـھَـهُ الْـکَـرِیْم believed in the oneness of Allah Almighty and never prostrated before idols even during his childhood period. It is for the reason, Sayyiduna Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ وَجْـھَـهُ الْـکَـرِیْم was blessed with this eminent title. Meaning of this blessed title: Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has granted his face honour and glory. (Derived from Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 28, pp. 436) (Madani Muzakarah, 13th Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1440 AH)

Timing of Tahajjud Salah

Question 2: Until what time one can perform Tahajjud Salah?

Answer: One should perform Tahajjud Salah before Subh-e-Sadiq i.e., before the end time of Sahari because the time of Fajr Salah starts when the Sahari time ends.[1] (Madani Muzakarah, 7th Rabi-ul-Aakhir, 1440 AH)

Reason for the title of Katib-e-Wahi (scribe of Divine revelation) for Sayyiduna Ameer Mu’awiyah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ

Question 3: Why was Sayyiduna Ameer Mu’awiyah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ given the title of ‘scribe of Divine revelation‘?

Answer: Katib refers to a scribe whereas the ‘Divine Kalaam’ (the word of Allah) revealed to the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَ اٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is called ‘Wahi’ (the revelation). (Umdat-ul-Qari, vol. 1, pp. 37)

Whenever revelation would be sent down to the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would get it written by the blessed companions رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُم. Many blessed companions رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُم were appointed for this noble task. Sayyiduna Ameer Mu’awiyah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ was also amongst them. It is for the reason, he رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ was given the title of scribe of Divine revelation. (Seerat-ul-Halbiyah, vol. 3, pp. 458, Imtaa’-ul-Asma, vol. 9, pp. 329, 334) (Madani Muzakarah, 22nd Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1440 AH)

Conveying reward

Question 4: To say Fatihah for Isal-e-Sawab [conveying reward to the deceased], is it necessary to especially prepare Kheer Puri [a sweet dish] or any other food item can also be prepared?

Answer: It is not necessary to especially prepare any [sweet dish] for conveying reward. Fatihah for conveying reward can be said with the arrangement of any food item such as ‘Roti and curry’, etc. If somebody does not convey reward and does not consider it to be impermissible either, he will not be a sinner; however if someone will consider it to be impermissible, he will be a sinner because anything that has not been declared impermissible by Shari’ah and on the other hand if the same thing is being considered impermissible by anybody then it will be a fabrication against Shari’ah; so the one fabricating will be a sinner. (Madani Muzakarah, 15th Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1440 AH)

Blessed age of Sayyiduna Nuh عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام

Question 5: Did Sayyiduna Nuh عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام live 1000 years in the world?

Answer: Sayyiduna Nuh عَـلَيْـهِ الـسَّـلَام preached for 950 years in the world whereas his blessed age was about 1600 years. (Tafseer-e-Qurtubi, part 20, Surah Al-‘Ankaboot, Taht-al-Ayah 7, 14, pp. 250) (Madani Muzakarah, 3th Muharram-ul-Haraam, 1441 AH)

Nikah of a woman during Iddat

Question 6: Can a woman enter into Nikah during her Iddat period?

Answer: No! She cannot, in fact sending a marriage proposal is also Haraam during the Iddat period. (Fatawa Hindiyyah, vol. 1, pp. 534, Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 11, pp. 440) (Madani Muzakarah, 3th Muharram-ul-Haraam, 1441 AH)

Avoiding Salah led by an Imam without any reason

Question 7: If one does not like to perform Salah without any reason led by any Imam Sahib then will his Salah become valid?

Answer: Despite an Imam Sahib fulfils all the conditions of Imamat but someone does not like to perform Salah led by him [the Imam Sahib] however the person performs behind him, Salah will become valid; nevertheless, it is Wajib to perform Salah with Jama’at and missing Jama’at without any Shar’i reason is a sinful act. (Derived from Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 568, 582) (Madani Muzakarah, 3rd Rabi-ul-Aakhir, 1440 AH)

Replying to ‘Salaam sent via text message’

Question 8: If someone sends Salaam via text message, then will it be necessary to reply to it by tongue or respond it back via text message?

Answer: Replying to Salaam by tongue will fulfil its Wajib (obligation). It is also preferable to respond to it by tongue, for it is Wajib to reply Salaam then and there, whereas it is possible that writing or typing a message takes some time or it reaches late. So, reply it by tongue immediately or send it in writing without any delay. (Derived from Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 3, pp. 463) (Madani Muzakarah, 12th Rabi-ul-Aakhir, 1439 AH)

Performing funeral Salah of a male and female deceased together

Question 9: Is it permissible to offer funeral Salah of a man and a woman together?

Answer: Performing funeral Salah of a deceased Muslim male and female together is permissible. (Madani Muzakarah, 3rd Rabi-ul-Aakhir, 1440 AH)

Good news

Live Madani Muzakarah will be broadcast on Madani Channel from 1st to 6th Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1441 AH, after Isha Salah daily اِنْ شَــآءَالـلّٰـه.

Devotees of the Holy Prophet living in Karachi are requested to attend the Madani Muzakarah visiting global Madani Markaz, Faizan-e-Madinah.


1 It is stated in Mirat-ul-Manajih, the timing of Tahajjud Salah starts when one wakes up from sleep during the night and it ends at the crack of dawn. However it is better to perform Tahajjud during the last third of the night. Before Tahajjud, it is necessary to sleep after Isha Salah. Sleeping or lying down for a while after Tahajjud is a Sunnah act. (Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 2, pp. 233; summarised)

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