Questions and Answers of Madani Muzakarah
Calling out Azan by young children
Question 1: Can young children call out Azan?
Answer: If young children are sensible and they know how to perform Azan correctly, they can call out Azan.
The length of ‘Imamah [Islamic turban]
Question 2: What should be the minimum and the maximum length of ‘Imamah’?
Answer: Answering a question, A’la Hadrat, Imam Ahmad Raza Khan رَحْمَۃُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ has stated: As per Sunnah, Imamah should not be shorter than 2.5 yards and nor should it be longer than 6 yards.
(To learn more about the ‘Imamah read the book entitled ‘Imamay kay Fazaail’, publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah)
Performing Wudu with the water in which a fly dies
Question 3: Is it allowed to use the water for Wudu in which a fly or a mosquito dies?
Answer: If a fly or mosquito or cockroach or any other similar insects that does not have such quantity of blood that flows out [in some amount] when dying in water, the water will not become impure. If someone performs Wudu using this water, his Wudu will be considered to have been made, even though, one will find it unpleasant and he will be reluctant to perform Wudu with this water yet it will not be considered impure. However, if any animal such as a lizard or
mouse etc., that has such quantity of blood that flows out [in some amount] when dies in a container, cooler or tank then water will become impure.
(To learn more about purity and impurity, read the book entitled ‘Kapray Pak Karnay ka Tareeqah’, publication of Maktaba-tul-Madinah)
Ruling regarding the Khutbah of Nikah
Question 4: What will be the Shar’iah based ruling if the Khutbah of Nikah is not recited?
Answer: Reciting the Khutbah of Nikah is a Sunnah act. If it is not recited, yet Nikah will be valid; however, the Sunnah act of reciting Khutbah will be missed.
What do Islamic scholars say about asking someone to make Du’a?
Question 5: It is common practice among people that they ask each other for Du’as. Some people prove it from a blessed Hadees that once the Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ said to Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ, ‘O ‘Umar! Remember me too in your Du’a’. Is this Hadees true?
Answer: Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ has stated: I requested permission from the Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ to go for [performing] ‘Umrah. The Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ granted me permission and said, ‘O my brother! Remember us too in your Du’a and do not forget us’. Sayyiduna ‘Umar
رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ said: The Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ said the thing due to which I experienced the greatest joy in the world.
Anyhow, we request Du’a from those people who are known to be pious. There is no harm in it. However, we should request Du’a from common people as well, as Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُ would say to the children of Madinah Munawwarah: O children! Make Du’a for ‘Umar that he be forgiven.
Kartay raho yeh Haq say Du’a meray bhaiyon!
Attar ko day maut Nabi kay diyar mayn
(Wasail-e-Bakhshish, p. 275)
What do Islamic scholars say about cutting a fish that is alive?
Question 6: Can a fish be cut if it is caught alive?
Answer: It can be cut, but there is an appeal for mercy. When you catch it and it dies because of being out of water, it should be skinned and cut into pieces. Sometimes, it is observed that fish is mercilessly being skinned and cut into pieces while it is still writhing alive. It should not be done.
Are the deeds of children presented to their parents in the grave?
Question 7: Are the parents aware of their children’s life in the grave?
Answer: Good and bad deeds of children are presented to their deceased parents every Friday. On seeing good deeds, they become happy and their faces
light up (i.e. there are signs of joy on their faces), but on seeing sins, they become grieved.
What to do if someone forgets [to recite] Du’a-e-Qunoot?
Question 8: If someone forgets [to recite] Du’a-e-Qunoot in the Witr Salah, can he recite something else?
Answer: In the third Rak’at of the Witr Salah, after reciting Surah Al-Fatihah and any other Surah, prior to performing Ruku’ raise your hands as it is done in Takbeer-e-Tahreem a hand say اللہُ اَکْبَر–and then fold your hands below the navel. This Takbeer is called Takbeer-e-Qunoot and it is Wajib. It is Wajib to recite Du’a-e-Qunootin it. If someone forgets to recite Du’a-e-Qunoot, he can recite the Du’a ‘رَبَّنَـآ اٰتِنَا فِی الدُّنْیَا حَسَنَةً وَّ فِی الْاٰخِرَۃِ حَسَنَةً وَّقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّار’ or he can recite ‘اَللّٰھُمَّ اغْفِرْلِی’ three times. Even if he forgets this, he can recite
یَارَبِّ، یَارَبِّ، یَارَبِّ
three times, Wajib will be considered to be fulfilled.
 Derived from Durr-e-Mukhtar, vol. 2, p.73; Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1441 AH
 Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 22, p.186; Madani Muzakarah, 7 Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 5th Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1441 AH
 It is the great favour of the Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ that he صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ called Sayyiduna ‘Umar his brother. It is like a king saying to his subject, ‘I am your servant’, but no Muslim can call the Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ brother. Allah Almighty has stated:
لَا تَجْعَلُوْا دُعَآءَ الرَّسُوْلِ بَیْنَكُمْ كَدُعَآءِ بَعْضِكُمْ بَعْضًاؕ-
(O people!) Do not make the calling of the Messenger amongst yourselves just like one calls the other amongst yourselves.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (translation of Quran)] (Part 18, Surah Al-Noor, Verse 63)
For this reason, blessed companions never called the Beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ brother. In the narrations of Hadees, all companions would say: قَالَ النَّبِی صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ [The Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ has said.](Mirat-ul-Manajih, vol. 3, pp. 299, 300)
 Mishkat-ul-Masabih, vol. 1, p. 421, Hadith 2248
 Fazaail-e-Du’a, p. 112, summarised; Madani Muzakarah, 30thRabi-ul-Awwal 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 2nd Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1441 AH
 Derived from Fatawa Razawiyyah, vol. 24, pp. 392, 401; Madani Muzakarah, 7th Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1441 AH
 (Derived from Durr-e-Mukhtar, vol. 2, pp. 533-535) (Madani Muzakarah, 7th Rabi-ul-Aakhir 1441 AH)