The accompanying jinn (qarīn) of the beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم became Muslim
Q: I have heard that the accompanying jinn of the beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم became Muslim. Since accompanying jinn are usually satanic and encourage us to commit evil, how can such a creature become a Muslim?
A: The hadith describe how the beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم made his accompanying jinn become a Muslim. The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم said, “He mentions only good advice to me.” When such a matter is mentioned in the hadith, we must accept it without question.
The grave of the Prophet’s father Sayyidunā ʿAbdullah
Q: Where is the blessed grave of the Prophet’s father?
A: The blessed grave of Sayyidunā ʿAbdullah رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ is now in the Baqīʿ cemetery. During an expansion of the Prophet’s masjid, his رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ blessed grave was excavated, and his blessed body was found intact. It was then transferred to al-Baqīʿ. Someone showed me the place where his رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ grave was originally; it is now part of the masjid.
Placing the blessed hair of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the grave after someone’s death
Q: Can the noble hair of the Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم be buried with the body as a source of blessings?
A: Sayyidunā Amīr Muʿāwiya رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ left the legacy of placing sacred relics in his رَضِىَ الـلّٰـهُ عَـنْهُ grave, in which he also stated, “Place the blessed hair of the beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم on my eyes and turn me over to the Most Merciful One.”
Entering the washroom wearing a hat bearing the image of the Kaʿba or the Green Dome.
Q: Many hats feature images of the blessed sandal, the Kaʿba, or the Green Dome. What is the ruling of entering the toilet area while wearing such hats?
A: There is no impediment in wearing such hats. However, when entering the washroom, these hats should be removed and left respectfully outside. If you fold the hat and place it inside your pocket so that the image is concealed, there is no issue in that either. Nonetheless, it is better to leave it outside. It is also permissible to pray in such hats. However, when you offer prayer in congregation, at the time of prostration, the soles of a person in the row in front may be in the direction of the image. Yes, if a person is praying in the first row and he is not directly behind the imam, then nothing of this sort will happen.
The blessings of kissing the Black Stone
Q: You have performed tawaf of the Kaʿba many times. Did you ever have the honour of kissing the Black Stone?
A: I have kissed the Black Stone, possibly in 1980.
Drinking Zamzam water in 3 breaths
Q: Should the sacred water of Zamzam be drunk in 3 breaths?
A: Yes, the blessed water of Zamzam should also be drunk in 3 breaths.
O Messenger of Allah! I want to pass away in the shade of the Green Dome
Q: You penned a couplet:
Mujhe marna hai Aaqa Gumbad e Khazra ke saaye men
Watan me mar gaya to kiya karon ga Ya RasulAllah
I desire that I pass away in the shadow of your Green Dome
Dear Messenger of Allah! What will I do if I die in the land of my home?
Please can you mention if the Green Dome casts a shadow?
A: Yes, the Green Dome does have a shadow. However, our beloved Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم did not cast a shadow. The Prophet صَلَّى الـلّٰـهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم did not have an apparent shadow. However, as he is the cool shade for all creatures, he “shades” all beings.
Hum on ke zere saayah rehte hen jinka saayah nazar nahin aata
Jholiyan sab ki bharti jaati hen, Dene Wala nazar nahin aata
We reside beneath the protective ‘shadow’ of he whose shadow is not seen
The needs of those who beseech are fulfilled, though the bestower is not seen
Leaving congregational prayer due to a rush of customers
Q: If at the time of congregational prayer there are customers in the shop, which results in the shopkeeper missing the prayer in congregation, will he be sinful?
A: Yes! This is not a valid excuse to miss prayer in congregation. If the customer leaves, let him go. The prayer in congregation should not be lost. Allah Almighty will grant His blessings. If you lose one customer, Allah Almighty will bring ten more to you.
Water that flows from the eyes due to welding light
Q: During welding work, the eyes are exposed to welding light because of which the eyes begin to water. Is this water pure or impure?
A: If the eye begins to suffer from disease due to welding and then secretes water as a result of the illness, such water or fluid is impure and invalidates wudu. If the eyes simply tear up or secrete water due to being exposed to the extreme light, like they do due to smoke, cutting onions, a piece of a chilli, dust going into the eye, or due to tear gas, then such tears are not impure and do not invalidate wudu.
 Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim, p. 1158, Hadith 7108
 Madani Muzakarah, 15 Muharram ul Haraam, 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 6 Muharram ul Haraam, 1441 AH
 Tareekh ul Khulafa, p. 158, Madani Muzakarah, 15 Muharram ul Haraam, 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 17 Rabiul Aakhir, 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 5 Muharram ul Haraam, 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 8 Muharram ul Haraam, 1441 AH
 Wassail-e-Bakhshish, p. 322
 Fatāwā Razawiyyah, vol. 30, p. 716
 Madani Muzakarah, 5 Jumadal Oola, 1441 AH
 Remember! The meaning of ‘shadow’ is shade, shelter etc., yet it also refers to support, help, protection etc. ‘Zer e Saayah’ means attainment of someone’s help, support or protection.
 Madani Muzakarah, 10 Muharram ul Haraam, 1441 AH
 Madani Muzakarah, 7 Muharram ul Haraam, 1441 AH