Itikaf, Zakat al-Fitr and Other Issues

Dear Brothers/Sisters,

 

Thank you very much for joining us in this Live Fatwa session. We would like also to thank our guest, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, for answering the questions directed to him. You will find the answers of your questions below.

Monday, Jun. 11, 2018 | 21:30 - 23:30 Makkah | 18:30 - 20:30 GMT

Session is over.

AssalamuAlaikum waramatullahi WaBarakatuhu Bismillahi r rahmaani r raheem I am a 16 year old girl and i live in my Maternal grand Parents home........My Grandfather had worked in haraam way .....Now....as he also build his home of haraam money....And we earn the rent of these houses..... will this rent be haraam too........????...But How ....if it is Not the Actual House price..!!? Please help me... MAY ALLAH GRANT YOU WITH HIS BLESSINGS.....IN HEREAFTER...AND SHADE YOU



haram income - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

If you are sure that your grandparents earned their income in a purely haram way, then you should not use the rent from home she bought with such income. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “A body nurtured or nourished by haram is a worthy fuel for the hell-fire.” (Ibn Hajar)

 

Once Sa`d ibn Abi Waqas asked the Prophet (peace be upon him): How can I ensure that Allah answers my prayers”, he said, “Make sure your earnings are from pure sources, then Allah will answer your prayers.” (At-Tabarani)

 

Therefore, a penny one earns ethically is more blessed than a million dollar you earn through unlawful ways.

 

If, however, only part of her income was earned through haram way, then you may use the rent as long as you cleanse it by optional charities and Istighfaar and staying away from such practices on your part.

 

Allah Almighty knows best. 


My husband donated sperm to another women without my knowledge. The reason he tellls me that he wanted to help the girl, because she had to have a child to cure her sickness. However, i found out that they were dating and they had nikkah. When i spoke to that lady, she doesn’t accept it. My husband wants to support the child. Please help me, is it permissible to donate the sperm and is he responsible for the child although the girl is not accepting? She says they did this based on the contract , they did not have any relationship. I am agree if he supports financially but I don’t want the child call my husband father. And have see each other often. Is that ok for me to ask it.



Donating sperm - About Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

Sperm donation is not allowed in Islam as ruled by eminent jurists, including the World Council of Jurists. So, if your husband says he simply donated his sperm to help the girl cure a disease, it is not different than someone saying that he committed adultery with a woman to cure her of a certain disease.

 

However, he seems to contradict himself when he also says he married her. This does not help to render his action as valid as she denies it.

 

Therefore, there is no justification for sanctioning his action.

 

Allah Almighty knows best. 


Assalamualaykum. I am married for about 19 years with 2 sons aged 14 and 6 years. 3 years ago, I found my wife cheating. She had physical relations with a non-Muslim. She had just stopped her affair due to her problems with the guy when I found out all. I asked her to change her lifestyle completely and follow Islamic ways. She refuses to stop wearing western clothes and also refuses to stop talking to male friends. She is quite irregular in her prayers. I gave her Islamic literature to understand, also asked her to join Islamic classes, but she refuses. She clearly states that she cannot change herself and I can divorce her if I want to. If I continue to stay with her for the sake of children, and since I am unable to make her follow our Islamic ways, then would I be considered a "Dayooth" and become a sinner? If she continues to stay like this, then would it be better to part ways, rather than take the wrath of Allah-Taala. Please guide me as I've read that Dayooth would never enter Jannah. Awaiting your kind advice. May Allah-Taala guide us best.



Dayooth - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

If you have reasonable grounds to believe that your wife is persisting in her extra marital affairs and has no remorse, then as a conscientious Muslim you cannot tolerate it. If you do so, it is definitely the case of a dayooth.

 

Allah Almighty knows best. 

 


What criterias should be followed with the spouse if any of the two convert to Islam? Shall their marriage be considered as illegal?



Relationship - About Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

My advice is that in case of one of the spouses converting to Islam, they should wait. If the person is not interfering with one’s duties as a Muslim, then the marriage can continue, according to rulings of some eminent scholars.

 

If, however, that is not the case, then one should wait for a while hoping for change, and if there is not softening of attitude, then one should go for a legal divorce. In such a case, they are not allowed to remain in marriage.

 

Allah Almighty knows best. 


Assalamu alaikum Shaikh I'm female & my mother is sick & taken to ICU. She is in critical condition. I am crying & praying but also I'm trying to be mentally strong & continue to my academic study. . Am I doing the wrong thing? If women want to lead a normal life, want to do her religious duties, study, job(career), house works, & she wants to fresh her mind by doing halal hobbies, gaining knowledge in different worldly subjects, all other constructive/productive works & wants to stay happy, normal & mentally strong, despite of her tough time like sickness & death of her near & dear one, even her own sickness & sufferings, misbehaviour, torture, injustice, from others etc., is it wrong? Is she allowed to do that? Can she supplicate to Allaah, to make it easy for her to do above mentioned things, whenever she faces difficulty & whatever negative things in her life until her death?



Nor life and suffer - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.

 

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

If your mother is in ICU, you ought to spend as much time as you can to care for her – even if it has adverse effect on your studies.

 

Taking care of your mother is a greater priority in this case; the academic study can be put off or compromised and can be resumed later.

It is a priority for you if you are the only person closest to her who can do it.

 

Otherwise, you can divide your time and plan it in such a way that you don’t need to suspend or postpone your studies altogether. If you do it seeking the pleasure of Allah and the blessings of your mother, Allah will open doors for you in such a way that you will be able to complete your studies later. Allah promises us that if you forego something solely for the pleasure of Allah, He will never disappoint you; instead He will give you better substitute.

 

If on the other hand you are not the only person who can do it, and you have other closest relatives such as sister or aunts who can care for her, then you need to divide your time. If you have the best of intentions to balance your duties to your mother with your study and pray to Allah, he will make it easy for you. Thus, once again, you will not be compelled to sacrifice your studies altogether.

 

If however you were to ignore your mother altogether and focus solely on your studies you will be depriving the blessings of Allah and your mother, thus ending up as a loser in both worlds. I will never advise you to end up in this category

 

Allah Almighty knows best. 


When I grow up I want to be a psychiatrist, it’s been my dream for ages. My mum wants me to become a phsyciatrist too. But I don’t know whether it is allowed in Islam for a Muslim Girl To Become A Phsyciatrist. Can someone please help me?? Oh and also is it haram or not permissible to go to University??



Phsyciatrist - About Islam

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

 

Psychiatry is a profession like any other branch of medicine or health sciences. So, there is nothing wrong for you in pursuing it as long as you abide by the Islamic ethics of the profession and interactions with patients, both male and female.

 

Allah Almighty knows best.