Fiqh

The Imamat of a Radhakhani and a Maudoodi

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Thursday, 08 November 2007 17:21

Moulana Ahrarul Haq Sahib asked, “If the imam of a musjid is a Radhakhani and the imam of the next musjid is a Maudoodi, which imam must one follow in salah?”  

Hadhrat replied, “Moulana Thanwi was asked whether the jamaat salah of those following the Congress is more virtuous or the jamaat salah of those following the Muslim League. Hadhrat Thanwi replied that one is cholera and the other is chronic fever. These people should be viewed in the like manner.”

(This means that if they do not adhere to any fundamentals of disbelief then appointing them as imams will be makrooh-e-tahreemi though one's salah will be valid.) (Kabeeri, pg 479/480) 

   

Raising the feet off the ground in sajdah

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Thursday, 08 November 2007 17:20

Mufti Muhammad Yahya Sahib the mufti of Madrasah Mazahirul Uloom had enquired, “Mufti Nizamuddeen Sahib the mufti of Darul Uloom Deoband has written that if one places his feet on the ground for the duration of three tasbeehs and then raises them off the ground for any duration, his salah will be valid. On the hand, Mufti Saeed Ahmad Palanpuri has written in his footnotes of Imdad-ul-Fatawaa that if the feet are raised off the ground for more than the duration of three tasbeehs the salah will be nullified. Which of the two views are correct?”

Hadhrat replied that I differ with Mufti Nizamuddeen Sahib in this mas`ala as well. I am also of the view that if the feet are raised off the ground for more than the duration of three tasbeehs the salah will be nullified.

Mufti Yahya Sahib then asked for proof.

Hadhrat replied that there is no explicit quotation. It is based on masaail that are similar to it in nature. For example, if there is impurity near a person performing salah and it gets on to the musalli for more than the duration of three tasbeehs, his salah will be nullified. If one makes a serious mistake after reciting three aayaat (verses) his salah will be nullified. Reciting three aayaat does not secure the salah from being nullified through a serious mistake. Similarly, if any limb of a woman is exposed in any posture for more than the duration of three tasbeehs her salah will be nullified. There is no mas`ala that says that if the limbs have already been covered for more than the duration of three tasbeehs it may be exposed thereafter. All these masaail support our view but Mufti Nizamuddeen does not accept it. After all, he is a mufti and he specialises in fiqh. 
   

Salah between Pillars

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Thursday, 08 November 2007 17:20

QUESTION:
 
Why is it makrooh to perform salah between pillars? 

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ANSWER:

It is mentioned in al-Mabsoot of Allamah Sarakhsi رحمة الله عليه that it is not makrooh to perform salah between pillars because this is similar to the case where a trunk or a cabinet is placed between two musallis. The greatest harm it can do is that the jamat will be smaller due to the pillars being in between and this does not render the salah makrooh.

In al-`Arfush-Shazi with Tirmizi, vol 1, pg 60 Allamah Anwar Shah Kashmiri is reported to have said that he was unable to find any hanafi view showing `adm-e-karahiyat (not being makrooh). However, this is explicitly mentioned in Mabsoot.

   

Difference between fardh and wajib

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Thursday, 08 November 2007 17:19

QUESTION:
 
In `Inayah, vol 1, pg 204 it is stated that according to Hadhrat `Ataa رحمة الله عليه it is fardh to recite t`awwuz in salah. However, it is stated in Fathul-Qadeer, vol 1, pg 203 that t`awwuz is wajib in salah according to Hadhrat `Ataa. Why is there this difference?  

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Read more: Difference between fardh and wajib

   

How many rakaats of sunnat salah are there after the Jumua salah?

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Thursday, 08 November 2007 17:18

The fuqaha have written that according to Imam Abu Hanifa four rakaats are sunnat-e-muakkada after the Jumua salah and according to the students of Imam Abu Hanifa six rakaats are sunnat-e-muakkada.

When reading six rakaats it is best to follow the following sequence i.e. one will first read the four rakaats followed by the two rakaats.

This is due to the fact that one will be abstaining from performing two similar salahs in succession. In performing the two rakaats immediately after the Jumua salah one will be apparently(1) contradicting the Hadith that says:
لا يصلى بعد صلاة مثلها
After one salah another similar salah must not be offered

However, today (5th Jamad-ul-Ula 1406 A.H.) I had done the opposite. I had first performed the two rakaats sunnat followed by the four rakaats since this is also allowed. 
   

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