Live Fatwa (General Session)

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.

Wednesday, Jul. 05, 2017 | 20:00 - 22:00 Makkah | 17:00 - 19:00 GMT

Session is over.

Salaam. Some madhiy dripped out of me while I was at work and I quickly wiped it with a single tissue. Then I forgot that this happened, did wudu, and prayed, without making a proper istinja. Is my prayer valid? I know that forgotten najasat does not require repeating of the prayer, but what about forgotten istinja?

Question about forgetting istinja - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.


If you wiped the madhy clean, then your prayer is valid as long as you have performed wudhu before prayer.


Ideally, you should wash your private parts in case of emission of madhy before performing ablutions for prayer.


If you forgot to wash your genitals, then you are excused as long as you have wiped it dry by using tissues, etc. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Allah has forgiven my ummah of their unintentional mistakes or forgetfulness…”


Allah Almighty knows best.

As'salamu alaikum, I had some questions. 1- I am a person who emits a lot of madhi (pre-seminal fluid). I think I read that the most correct opinion (and please correct me if I am wrong) for someone who has madhi (pre-seminal fluid) is that he MUST wash his "penis and testicles" in order to become clean. This confused me because the testicles are an internal organ -- they are the "balls" that sit inside of the scrotum, or the "sack". Hence, I wanted clarification: do I need to wash my whole scrotum (the entire "sack") or just the bottom of it where the testicles sit? And if I have to wash the whole scrotum, do I need to make sure that water reaches every inch of it (as is necessary for example when washing parts in wudu/ghusl) or is it okay for water just to reach most of it? 2. In the case of someone who accidentally broke his fast, such as a person who knew he was fasting but accidentally swallowed some skin when he bit his lip, or accidentally swallowed some water when rinsing his mouth, should he continue his fast until the end of the day, or is there no point in doing that? Jazak'Allah khair!

Fatwa session questions - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.


1- I don’t know where you got this idea of washing testicles in the case of madhy. When someone asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about this, he replied, “It is enough for him to wash his genitals and make ablutions.”


Dhakar is the word used in the hadith; it refers to penis only. So, one is not required to wash the testicles unless there are traces of madhy on them. There is no need in indulging in hair-splitting. The prophet warned us against rigidity in matters of religion. He said, “Woe to those who practice rigidity!” And, “this religion of ours is simple and easy to follow; whoever makes it hard will only be destroying himself!”


2- If someone drank water or consumed something by mistake, it does not invalidate one’s fast. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Allah has excused my ummah of their mistakes due to forgetfulness or being coerced into.”


Allah Almighty knows best.

Assalamu'alaikum. Ustadh, once I committed zina in a prostitution which - unfortunately - located near a masjid. Am I no longer a Muslim because of this? Please answer. Do I have to recite shahada in front of Imams again?

Committed Zina Near Masjid: Am I no longer Muslim? - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.


You have been guilty of a most grievous sin and you ought to repent and take immediate steps to ask forgiveness of Allah and make amends. For details you may refer to the answer entitled, The Door of Repentance Is Wide Open, linked below:

Allah Almighty knows best.

Is it allowed to listen to Islamic naats while performing Itikaf.

Itikaf - About Islam

It is not recommended to distract ourselves in this way while in I`tikaf. I`tikaf requires devoting ourselves to worship and engage in self-scrutiny to develop mindfulness of Allah. Listening to nasheeds and naats may serve as distractions.


Allah Almighty knows best.

Can I read books other than quran or hadith during itikaf...there is an exam ahead right after eid..I am not prepare for..can prepare during itikaf for a little and certain time? kindly response quickly

precautions about itikaf - About Islam

If you have exams and you need to read books that are not of spiritual nature, then you need to cut down your I`tikaf to focus on your studies.


I`itiakf is only a highly recommended Sunnah; your study to seek a career to sustain yourself may be a greater priority for you if you are only starting out your life.


In such case, you need not do I`ikaf in full; you may sit as much as you can – a day or two or even a few hours a day, etc.


Islam teaches us to prioritize our life, and perform voluntary acts of virtue without neglecting our essential duties. So, we need to balance between our obligations to Allah as well as our obligations to His creation.


Allah Almighty knows best.

Assalamu'alaykum. Are we not allowed to show our talents to other people? Are we also not allowed to gain popularity? Sometimes compliment from others bring joy to heart and motivates me to do more. But I fear if this falls in arrogance. I understand that arrogance is looking down on others. But sometimes the thought that I am better at a certain thing crosses my mind, I try to deny it, but it feels like I am in denial of the truth. Although I acknowledged that everybody has their own talents. Must the intention of everything we do be sincere and done only for the sake of Allaah? Some things I did were for worldly purpose. Jazakallah.

Showing our talent - About Islam

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.


The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “People fall into two categories as they set out to do their daily activities:  1. There are those who sell themselves to free their necks from hell-fire; 2. There are others who are busy casting themselves into the fire-pit.”


And Allah says, “Whoever surrenders his or her purpose to Allah while doing good works they shall have no reason to fear or grieve.”


In light of these, you need to ask yourself: what is your primary focus in life? Are you doing what you do to please Allah? Or are you only working for fame and self-glorification?


Of course, humans can fall into temptations of ostentation and self-righteousness. That is why we are ordered to engage in introspection to correct ourselves. We are also ordered to ensure to purify our intentions before engaging in acts of worship and other good deeds.


Once we have done what we could, we are excused. Allah tells us in the Qur’an:


“Allah does not burden any human being with more than he is well able to bear: in his favor shall be whatever good he does, and against him whatever evil he does. O our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget or unwittingly do wrong! “O our Lord! Lay not upon us a burden such as You did lay upon those who lived before us!  O our Lord! Make us not bear burdens which we have no strength to bear! “And efface Thou our sins, and grant us forgiveness, and bestow Your mercy upon us! You are our Lord Supreme: help us, then, against people who reject the truth!.” (Al-Baqarah 2:286)


Allah Almighty knows best.