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Q- Is it Fardh (obligatory), according to the Shariah , to complete Forty Salaah in Masjidun-Nabawy, when one visits Madinah Munawwarah?

A- No, it is not obligatory. Even the visit to Madinah Munawwarah is not obligatory, nor is it a part of the Hajj. However, the visit to Madinah Munawwarah is very desirable. The person who can afford this visit should not deprive himself of the tremendous rewards.

Q- It is generally presumed that the Hajj performed on a Friday is called "Haj-e-Akbar" and that it is a more meritorious Hajj as compared to the Hajj performed on any other day of the week. What is the correct meaning of "Haj-e-Akbar" and it's status in terms of the Shariah?

A- The term used in the Glorious Quraan "Al Hajjul-Akbar" does not mean a Hajj performed on a Friday, as is generally alleged by the people. The Qur'aan has used this term for the Hajj performed by the Muslims under the supervision of Sayyidina Abu Bakr (radhiallaahu-anhu) in the year 9 A.H., one year prior to the last Hajj of Nabi (sallallaahu-alayhi-wasallam). This Hajjul-Akbar (in 9A.H.) was not even performed on a Friday, yet the Quraan refers to it as "Al Hajjul-Akbar". It is therefore evident from the above that this term has no relevance to the Hajj performed on a Friday.

The correct meaning of the term, as explained by a large number of the commentators of the Glorious Qur'aan is that, the UMRAH was generally called "Al Hajjul-Asghar" (the minor Hajj). In order to distinguish Umrah from Hajj, the latter (i.e. HAJJ) was named "Al Hajjul Akbar" (the greater Hajj). Therefore, every Hajj is a "Al Hajjul-Akbar" whether it is performed on a Friday or on other day.

Q- What us the Shariah point of view when it comes to “Egwarwee Shareef” and “Meelad un Nabi” . ?


A- There is no basis for this in Islam.The birth of the Prophet S.A.A only took place once.Our guage will be the sahaba,they never celebrated Egyarwee and Meelad.
May allah guide us to that which is correct and proven from sahaba.


Q - Is the Shahaadat finger is vein connected to your heart ?

A- In terms of shariah we have not come across any basis for your question.


Q- I am suffering from a disease in which blood often comes out of my throat. When I fast, does this bleeding or vomitting render my fast or wudu invalid?

A- No, if the blood has come out of your throat and you have not swallowed it again, your fast is still valid. However, your wudu is no longer valid. You will have to perform it again, if you wish to perform prayer after it.

 
Q- Is the fast effected if a woman were to have an internal examination whilst fasting?

A- If a dry object is inserted then the fast will not break. However if moisture is inserted or if some dry object was inserted, taken out with some moisture and then reinserted then the fast will break.
 
Q- Would taking a vitamin/calcium injection nullify the fast?

A- All types of intravenous injections do not break the fast, irrespective of their ingredients. However injections given directly into the stomach (abdominal region) will break the fast.

 
Q- If someone gives blood for a test while fasting, would this break the fast?

A- Giving blood does not invalidate the fast.
 
Q- Are we are allowed to use flavoured miswaaks in Ramadan as long as we don't swallow it?

A- The use of flavoured Miswaak is Makrooh, whether it is swallowed or not. If the flavour is swallowed the fast will be nullified.

 
Q- If one bites his or her nails whilst fasting, does it break it?

A- Biting the nails in itself does not break the fast, however swallowing them would break the fast
 
Q- What is the ruling regarding the fasting of such a person who is terminally ill, there is no hope of his recovery, Does such a person have the same ruling as a very elderly person who cannot fast? and would payment of Fidya suffice him?

A- Such a person should discharge the Fidya.

Q- A person experienced a wet dream whilst in the condition of fasting. During Ghusl, at the time of gargling the mouth, he did not  make water reach the extreme back portion of his mouth. Also when cleaning the nose, he did not cause the water to reach upto the end of the fleshy part of the nose. Is his Ghusl valid? Is the Salaah performed after this Ghusl valid?

A- Yes, his Ghusl is valid.The Salaah that he performed with this Ghusl is valid. A fasting person does not have to make the water reach the back portion of the mouth, nor does he have to make water reach upto the end of the fleshy part of the nose. Rinsing the mouth and the nose carefully without letting the water reach the throat or top portion of the nose is sufficient.

Q- During the condition of fasting, a woman experiences her menses. What should she do?

A- Her fast will become nullified. She does not have to refrain from eating and drinking anymore. However, considering the sanctity of the month of Ramadan, she should refrain from eating and drinking openly. If a woman becomes pure from her menses during a day of Ramadaan, then she should imitate a fasting person and not eat or drink for the remainder of that day.

Q- The Sunnah I'tikaaf of a person breaks for some reason or the other. Is it necessary for him to make Qadha? If Qadha is waajib, then how many days of Qadah are waajib?

A- The Sunnah I'tikaaf performed in the last ten days of Ramadaan has a condition of fasting. Without fasting this I'tikaaf is not valid. If for some reason, this I'tikaaf breaks, then only Qadha for one day should be made i.e. the day on which the I'tikaaf broke.