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Is Hajj compulsory or Fardh for a woman who has such an amount of gold that Zakaat becomes Fardh upon her and she can cover Hajj expenses? PDF Print E-mail

Q: 106 – Title: Is Hajj compulsory or Fardh for a woman who has such an amount of gold that Zakaat becomes Fardh upon her and she can cover Hajj expenses?

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Is Hajj compulsory or Fardh for a woman who has such an amount of gold that Zakaat becomes Fardh upon her and she can cover Hajj expenses?

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

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

You state that you do have sufficient wealth to cover your Hajj expenses; therefore Hajj is obligatory on you.

However, you would have to be accompanied by a Mahram when making the journey for Hajj.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Ismail Desai,
Durban, South Africa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 
Can I send my elderly, unemployed parents to Hajj? PDF Print E-mail

Q: 105 – Title: Can I send my elderly, unemployed parents to Hajj?

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My parents are old and not working can i pay for they hajj?

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

As-salamu `alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

It is permissible to pay for the Hajj of your parents. However, if you have sufficient funds and did not perform your Hajj, Hajj will become compulsory upon you.[i]

And Allah knows best.

Mawlana Saeed Ahmed Golaub
Westmoreland, Jamaica, West Indies
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
daruliftaa.net

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[i]   (هُوَ) بِفَتْحِ الْحَاءِ وَكَسْرُهَا لُغَةٌ: الْقَصْدُ إلَى مُعَظَّمٍ لَا مُطْلَقُ الْقَصْدِ كَمَا ظَنَّهُ بَعْضُهُمْ.
وَشَرْعًا (زِيَارَةُ) أَيْ طَوَافٌ وَوُقُوفٌ (مَكَان مَخْصُوصٍ) أَيْ الْكَعْبَةِ وَعَرَفَةَ (فِي زَمَنٍ مَخْصُوصٍ) فِي الطَّوَافِ مِنْ فَجْرِ النَّحْرِ إلَى آخِرِ الْعُمُرِ وَفِي الْوُقُوفِ مِنْ زَوَالِ شَمْسِ عَرَفَةَ لِفَجْرِ النَّحْرِ (بِفِعْلٍ مَخْصُوصٍ) بِأَنْ يَكُونَ مُحْرِمًا بِنِيَّةِ الْحَجِّ
َ   سَابِقًا كَمَا سَيَجِيءُ لَمْ يَقُلْ لِأَدَاءِ رُكْنٍ مِنْ أَرْكَانِ الدِّينِ لِيَعُمَّ حَجَّ النَّفْلِ.رد المحتار – ج2 ص454)

 
Can I cut my unwanted hairs and nails on 5th of Dhul Hajj before going for Hajj. PDF Print E-mail

Q: 103 – Title: Can I cut my unwanted hairs and nails on 5th of Dhul Hajj before going for Hajj.

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I am gong to haj from riyadh on 8th of zilhajj and i want to perform hajj e ifrad ,i want to know that can i cut my unwanted hairs and nails on 5th zilhajj before going for hajj

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

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

It is permissible for one to cut one’s unwanted hairs and nails before donning the Ihraam for Hajj.[1]

However, The Fuqahaa (Jurists) have mentioned that it is Mustahab for one doing Qurbani to abstain from cutting one’s nails and hair during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Ismail Desai,
Student Darul Iftaa
Durban, South Africa
Checked and Concurred by,
Moulana Abdul Azeem Bin Abdul Rahmaan
Student Darul Iftaa
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يجب أن يعلم بأن حلق الشعر و قلم الأظفار حرام علي المحرم (المحيط البرهاني، ج 3، ص 433، ادارة[1]

 
Is Mina part of Meccah? PDF Print E-mail

Q: 104 – Title: Is Mina part of Meccah?

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I reached Makkah on 5th Zil-hijjah and had intention to stay for 25 days after Haj. Please explain whether I would be considered as 'musafir' or 'muqeem' in Mina, Muzdalfa and Arafat during Haj and would I offer qasr prayers or in full? I affered zuhr and Asr prayers in Masjid Khaif (Mina) and the imam offered qasr prayers. Should

I have completed 4 rakats in this case? Please explain logic behind your answer (as per hanafi fiqh) since there was a lot of confusion on this issue.

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

As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh.

As a principle, it is important to understand that if an individual qualifies as Muqeem (temporary resident) in a particular city, then he must perform his Sal?h in full in his temporary residence and also in the surrounding cities that are situated within Masafah al-Safar (distance that qualifies an individual as a Musafir) of his temporary residence.[1]

Based on the aforementioned, if an individual stays in Makkah Mukarramah for 15 days or more prior to his departure to Mina, then he will be considered a Muqeem in Makkah. Therefore, he will perform his Salah in full in Mina, Arafah, and Muzdalifah since they are in close proximity to Makkah Mukarramah. However, if an individual stays in Makkah Mukarramah for less than 15 days prior to leaving to Mina, he will be considered a Musafir in Makkah Mukarramah. Hence, he will shorten his prayers (Qasr) in Mina, Arafah and Muzdalifah unless he performs Sal?h behind a local resident.[2] This ruling is based on the opinion that Mina, Arafah, and Muzdalifah are not part of Makkah Mukarramah.

If the Imam in Masjid al-Khaif or Masjid al-Namirah is a Muqim and he performs only two Rak’at for Dhuhr and two Rak’at for Asr (based on their Madhab of Qasr for Haj), then the obligation of Salah for the Hanafi followers is not fulfilled.[3]

In such a situation, one should investigate whether the Imam is a Musafir or a Muqim. In the case he is a Muqim or it is unknown[4], the Hanafi followers should not follow such an Imam. However, if a Hanafi follower did perform Salah behind the Imam, the Salah will be considered Nafl and he would have to perform the Fardh Salah afterwards.

Note: The Darul Iftaa’s view is that Mina is a separate place and is not part of Makkah Mukarramah. There is however a difference of opinion between competent Muftis in this regard. Our advice to you is that you choose a reliable Mufti and seek all Hajj related verdicts only from him. This will protect you from further confusion.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Abdul Azim bin Abdur Rahman,
Student Darul Iftaa
U.S.A.
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

 
Can my wife clean my son before going for Tawaaf and Sa’ee? PDF Print E-mail

Q: 102 – Title: Can my wife clean my son before going for Tawaaf and Sa’ee?

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Me my wife and 16 months son are Inshallah going on Umrah from Dubai to Makkah. We will be in state of Ihram from Dubai when we reach Mikat we make the niyat of Umrah. My son I am planning to put Ihram to him as well. My wife will be in state of Ihram I want to know can my wife clean my sons toilet etc before going for Tawaf and Saee. Is there any rule to a 16 months child in state of Ihram. Is Dam required under these circumstances. Please do let me know.

Answer

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

As-salamu `alaykumwa-rahmatullahi  wa-barakatuh.

We commend you on your intention to perform Umrah with your family.

Cleaning and washing one’s child during the state of Ihram is not considered as a Jinaayah (religious crime) for which Damm (penalty) is necessary.[1]

However, we advise one to expend some charity (Sadaqah) to cover up for any deficiency that might have occurred during the Umrah.

With regards to your second question pertaining to the rules of a 16 months child in the state of Ihram:

The wali (legal guardian) of a small child is advised to do the following:

1. To clean the child.

2. To wash him.

3. To clothe him with the two pieces of clothing;
i) Lower garment (Izaar)
ii) Upper garment ( Ridaa)

4. To caution him against perpetrating that which a Muhrim (person in the state of Ihraam) refrains from in the state of Ihraam.
If a small child does anything contrary to the rules of Ihraam, he will not be held responsible in any way nor will his Wali (legal guardian) be responsible. The reason being that a child is not Mukallaf (Legally obligated to follow the dictates of the Shariah).[2]

And Allah knows best.

Moulana Ismail Desai
Durban, South Africa
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Concurred
Moulana Faraz Ibn Adam
Leicester, UK
Student Darul Iftaa

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[1]  و قال في شرح المجمع: الجناية هي الفعل المحظور الذي يتضمن الضرر ( البحر العميق، ج 2، ص 789، الريان)
فالتي توجب دما هي ما لو طيب محرم بالغ عضوا، أو خضب رأسه بحناء أو ادهن بزيت و نحوه او لبس مخيطا او ستر راسه يوما كاملا او حلق راسه او محجمه او احد ابطيه او عانته او رقبته او قص اظفار يديه و رجليه بمجلس او يدا او رجلا او ترك واجبا مما تقدم بيانه و فب اخذ ساربه حكومة ( مراقي الفلاح، باب الجنايات، ص 427، دار الطباع)
[2]  و ينبغي لولي من احرم من الصبيان ان يجرده و يغسله و يلبسه ثوبين ازارا و رداء و يجنبه ما يجتنب المحرم في احرامه فان فعل شيئا من محظورات الاحرام فلا شيء عليه و لا علي وليه لاجله لان الصبي غير مخاطب ( جامع احكام الصغار، ج 1، ص 64، الفضيلة)

 
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