Reward for devotion to Sayyidatuna Fatimah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا
Question 1: Why was Sayyidatuna Fatimah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا named Fatimah?
Answer: The Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has said: My daughter, Fatimah, has been named Fatimah because Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ has freed her and those having devotion to her from Hell. (Tareekh-e-Baghdad, vol. 12, pp. 327, Raqm 6772)
اَلْـحَمْـدُ لـِلّٰـه We also have devotion to Sayyidatuna Fatimah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا. May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ free us from Hell as well. اٰمِیْن بِجَاہِ النَّبِیِّ الْاَمِیْن صلَّی اللہ علیہ واٰلہٖ وسلَّم
(Madani Muzakarah 13 Rajab-ul-Murajjab, 1440 AH)
Read the book ‘Shan-e-Khatoon-e-Jannat’, published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah in order to know about the Seerah of Sayyidatuna Fatimah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهَا.
What do Islamic scholars state about offering Taraweeh Salah in sets of four Rak’aat?
Question 2: Can Taraweeh Salah be offered in sets of four Rak’aat?
Answer: Yes! It can be offered in sets of four Rak’aat with one Salaam, but it is Fard [obligatory] to perform Qa’dah, Wajib [compulsory] to recite اَلتَّحِیَّات and Sunnah to recite Durood Shareef after every set of two Rak’aat. When one stands up for the third Rak’at, it is also Sunnah to recite Sana i.e. سُبْحٰنَکَ اللّٰھُمَّ, اَعُوْذُ بِاللّٰه and بِسْمِ اللّٰه (complete). Now if one wants, he can perform Salaam after the fourth Rak’at or, following the same method, he can continue to increase it to six or eight Rak’aat. However, it is better to offer it in sets of two Rak’aat. (Derived from Rad-dul-Muhtar, vol. 2, pp. 552, 561, 599)
(Read the book ‘Faizan-e-Ramadan’, published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah in order to know about the virtues of Ramadan, the rulings on fast, Taraweeh, and I’tikaf, etc.)
Sayyiduna Ali’s understanding of Quran
Question 3: Please tell us something about Sayyiduna Ali’s understanding of the Holy Quran.
Answer: Ameer-ul-Mu`mineen Sayyiduna Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ وَجْـھَـهُ الْـکَـرِیْم has said ‘If I want, I can fill 70 camels with the commentary of Surah Al-Fatihah’. (Qoot-ul-Quloob, vol. 1, pp. 92) (i.e. while writing its commentary, so many registers can be prepared that 70 camels may be loaded to carry them.)
On one occasion, Sayyiduna Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ وَجْـھَـهُ الْـکَـرِیْم said: By Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! I know when and where each Surah of Quran was revealed. Indeed, my Lord has bestowed upon me the heart that understands and the tongue that asks questions. (Tabaqat Ibn-e-Sa’d, vol. 2, pp. 257, summarised)
‘Ilm ka mayn shehr hoon darwazah is ka hayn Ali
Hay yeh Qaul-e-Mustafa Maula Ali Mushkil Kusha
(Wasail-e-Bakhshish, pp. 521)
(Read the booklet ‘Karamat-e-Shayr-e-Khuda’, published by Maktaba-tul-Madinah in order to know about the blessed Seerah of Sayyiduna Ali کَـرَّمَ الـلّٰـهُ وَجْـھَـهُ الْـکَـرِیْم)
Imam Hasan bore resemblance to Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم
Question 4: Did Imam Hasan رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ resemble the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم?
Answer: Sayyiduna Anas Bin Malik رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ has narrated: No one resembled the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم more than Sayyiduna Hasan رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ did. (Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 547, Hadees 3752 – Madani Muzakarah, 13 Rajab-ul-Murajjab 1440 AH)
White Imamah of angels in Battle of Badr
Question 5: Which colour of Imamah were the angels wearing who came to help in the Battle of Badr?
Answer: White colour. (Seerat-e-Ibn-e-Hishaam, pp. 262) Following this act of theirs, it is a good act to wear a white Imamah. (Madani Muzakarah, 16 Ramadan-ul-Mubarak, 1440 AH)
What do Islamic scholars state about performing Wudu and Ghusl with Zamzam water?
Question 6: Can Wudu and Ghusl be performed with Zamzam water?
Answer: Yes, it can. It has been stated in Fatawa Razawiyyah: Wudu and Ghusl with Zamzam water is permissible without any Karahat [dislike] in the sight of our blessed Aimmah. (Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 2, pp. 452, summarised)
(Madani Muzakarah, 6 Jumadal Ola, 1440, 5 Muharram-ul-Haraam, 1441 AH)
Ruling pertaining to Zakah on lost possessions
Question 7: If someone finds the money that he lost four or five years ago, will he have to pay Zakah on it? Moreover, will he have to pay Zakah for this year or for all five years?
Answer: It has been stated in Bahar-e-Shari’at: There is a possession that has been lost or that has fallen into a river, or someone has snatched it and he does not have witnesses (who have seen the act of snatching) or he has buried in a jungle and forgot where he has buried it, or he has entrusted it with an unknown person and does not know about the person with whom he has entrusted it or the debtor has refused to pay the debt and he does not have the witness, but then, he finds the possession. So, the Zakah for the period during which he does not find the possession is not Wajib for him. (Bahar-e-Shari’at, vol. 1, pp. 876)
Anyhow, no matter how long the period is, Zakah is not Wajib for the period during which the lost possession is not found. (Madani Muzakarah, 10 Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 AH)
What do Islamic scholars state about drinking water using the left hand?
Question 8: Is drinking water using the left hand the same as drinking urine?
Answer: مَعَاذَاللّٰە! There is nothing like this. To say something like this is an act of audacity regarding Shari’ah because it is not allowed in Shari’ah to tell Shar’i rulings based on guesswork. If someone uses the left hand for eating, drinking, giving, and taking, he is not a sinner as per Shari’ah. However, it is the way of Satan to use the left hand for eating, drinking, giving, and taking, whereas; it is Sunnah to use the right hand for eating, drinking, giving and taking. Therefore, one should not miss this Sunnah, but rather acting upon this Sunnah, one should get into the habit of using the right hand for eating, drinking, giving, and taking. (Madani Muzakarah, 1st Rajab-ul-Murajjab 1440 AH)
What do Islamic scholars state about eating pigeon?
Question 9: Is it permissible to eat pigeon?
Answer: Yes! It is Halal to eat pigeon. (Fatawa Aalamgiri, vol. 5, pp. 289 – Madani Muzakarah, 10 Muharram-ul-Haraam 1441 AH)
 It has been narrated in Tirmizi Shareef: Imam Hasan رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ resembled strongly the Beloved Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم from head to chest. (Tirmizi, vol. 5, pp. 430, Hadees 3804)