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Two years ago, my wife is diagnosed that her two fallopian tubes are blocked & that fibroids have started growing in her uterus. Our fertility experts & gyneacologists all say... PDF Print E-mail

Q: 23 – Title: Two years ago, my wife is diagnosed that her two fallopian tubes are blocked & that fibroids have started growing in her uterus. Our fertility experts & gyneacologists all say...

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Two years ago, my wife is diagnosed that her two fallopian tubes are blocked & that fibroids have started growing in her uterus. Our fertility experts & gyneacologists all say 'the only option for conception' is IVF even though my fertility is OK [i.e. positive semem analysis result]. We tried IVF once last year, but it failed [by Allah's Will]. Due to the high cost of IVF in our middle east city [UAE], my question is, should I spend whatever I'm able to save from my salary on hajj, umrah-in-ramadan, or more IVF trials in order to have pious children inshaAllah? I can only afford one of the three desires except as Allah wills or miraculously provides. Which should I make a priority & which option[s] is more virtuous according to sharia [as we desire pious children & hajj/umrah]? shukria.

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

1) IVF, or In Vitro Fertilization, is permissible according to Shari'ah when a woman experiences great difficulty in conceiving a child. However, the following conditions must be observed:

a) Only the sperm of the husband may be used

b) A surrogate mother may not be used (The sperm of the husband must be inseminated into his wife only and no other woman)
(Jami'ul Fatawa, 1/469, Rabbani Book Depot)

2) The performance of Umrah in Ramadan is extremely virtuous, but is not necessary. Hajj is one of the fundamental pillars of Islam and is fardh for those who can afford to perform Hajj. Having children is not a necessity in Shari'ah. Therefore, you should perform your Hajj if you have the means to do so.

It must be remembered that everything is subject to the will of Allah Ta'ala. As Muslims, we should appreciate and accept that granting of children is the sole prerogative of Allah Ta'ala. At times, Allah may not grant a couple children, whilst this is also a blessing unto them. One should be patient and constantly make dua to Allah Ta'ala.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Asif Umar,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 
I am living in Jeddah which is inside the Miqat. I am staying here from last 2 year. I performed Hajj e Ifrad in last session Alhumdulillah. I have some doubts... PDF Print E-mail

Q: 22 – Title: I am living in Jeddah which is inside the Miqat. I am staying here from last 2 year. I performed Hajj e Ifrad in last session Alhumdulillah. I have some doubts...

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I am living in Jeddah which is inside the Miqat. I am staying here from last 2 year. I performed Hajj e Ifrad in last session Alhumdulillah. I have some doubt for your clarification that which I performed with my Hajj Group as below: 1)  We went directly to Mina from Jeddah without performing Tawaf-e-Qodum in Makkah. 2) And returned directly to Jeddah from Mina without performing Tawaf-e-Wida in Makkah. 3)

At Arafah we performed prayers 4(Dhuhr) 4(Asr) rekah as usual neither combine Dhuhr and Asr nor follow Qasr. 4) At Muzdalifah we performed prayers 3(Maghrib) 4(Isha) rekah as usual neither combined Maghrib and Isha nor followed Qasr.

Please suggest in light of Islam that this action is valid or I need to perform Hajj again. Jazakum Allah Khayran

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

1. Tawaf Al-Qudum (the welcoming tawaf) is also known as Tawaf At-Tahiyat (the tawaf of greeting and salutation to the house of Allah Ta’ala). Upon entering the blessed land of Makka one should first go to the haram and perform this Tawaf. However if a resident of Jeddah does not perform Tawaf Al-Qudum he will be excused.
(Mu’allam Al-Hujajj, Idarat Al-Quran)
Tawaf Al-Wida [farewell tawaf] is not Wajib on a resident of Jeddah. However, it is meritorious as that is on expression of respect to the Bayt-Allah.
(Ahsan Al-Fatawa Vol.5, Pg.539, H.M Saeed)

2. On the day of Arafat one will make jamah of Dhur and Asr salat if he is praying behind the imam [of Arafat] in Masjid Namirah. If one is not praying Dhur and Asr [of the first jamat] behind the imam in Masjid Namirah or is praying individually, he is not allowed to make jamah of Dhur and Asr. Only a musafir will make Qasr in Arafat, a muqem should complete his salat and not observe Qasr. 
(Aap Ka Masail Vol.4, Pg.126, Maktaba Bayanat)
(Mu’allam Al-Hujajj Pg.181, Idarat Al-Quran)

3. It is necessary to make jamah of magrib and e’sha in Muzdalifa and only a musafir will make Qasr in Muzadalifa.
(Aap Ka Masail Vol.4, Pg.126&127, Maktaba Bayanat) 
In the case mentioned in your e-mail if the people were Musafirs and did not make Qasr salat, their salat will be valid. However if they did not perform Tawaf Al-Ziyarah, the Hajj will have to be repeated.
(Fatawa Mahmodiya Vol.7, Pg.507, Darul uloom Karachi)

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Safraz Mohammed,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 
Myself and my wife planned to go for UMRAH .. One day before my wife not feeling well and I cancelled the UMRAH..Likethis it was happend for three times.... PDF Print E-mail

Q: 20 – Title: Myself and my wife planned to go for UMRAH .. One day before my wife not feeling well and I cancelled the UMRAH..Likethis it was happend for three times....

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Myself and my wife planned to go for UMRAH .. One day before my wife not feeling well and I cancelled the UMRAH..Likethis it was happend for three times.. My wife is suffering with some Dizziness and weekness.. My wife gets dream as. Someone are feeding her blood rice ..
Please let me know why we are not able  to go to UMRAH..

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu 'alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

If your wife has a physical ailment, then you should consult with a medical doctor and take his/her opinion on her sickness. It is unfortunate that whenever you intend to go for Umrah this sickness overtakes your wife. It is the quality of a believer that he/she attributes every decision or occurrence to the will of Allah. Allah in His infinite knowledge and wisdom knows why this happens to you. You should not allow Shaytaan to deceive you by attributing your condition to other factors and loose focus of Allah. Turn your attention to Allah and beg of Him to make your journey for Umrah possible.
And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Muhammed Zakariyya Desai,
Assistant Mufti
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 
My question is in regards to the money that should be used towards performing the Hajj. I am under the impression (please correct me if I am wrong) that Hajj should be made by money that one has earned,. PDF Print E-mail

Q: 21 – Title: My question is in regards to the money that should be used towards performing the Hajj. I am under the impression (please correct me if I am wrong) that Hajj should be made by money that one has earned,...

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My question is in regards to the money that should be used towards performing the Hajj.  I am under the impression (please correct me if I am wrong) that Hajj should be made by money that one has earned, as opposed to inherited or by acquired by some other means.  I would like to ask if the following scheme is acceptable for how to use money towards the Hajj:

I am a young man, who is not yet supporting himself, but Alhamdulillah, my family is well enough off that I am not a burden on them.  As part of my training and education I'm getting a job this summer that will, Insha Allah pay enough money for me to go to Hajj.  Because I earned a sufficiently small amount of money, under the laws here (in U.S.) that money can be placed in a special investment (which from the scholars i have asked, is allowed, not interest etc.) that i can withdraw after retirement with minimal tax penalty.  My father cannot put money on my behalf in such an account, it has to be earned by me.  He has offered that I should give him the money I earn, and he can put that money in the account, for my use in the future insha allah, and he will in place give me a gift of the same amount that I earned for my own use. 

My question is, the money that my father gives me in exchange for my earnings which he will put in the investment, is that allowed to put towards a Hajj?  My hesitation is that the money I am earning is going to an investment for my own future.  My father argues that, as far as I am concerned, I am giving him the rights over my earned money to use as he sees fit (which is, to put it in that special investment) and equally i am exchanged the same sum in liquid funds.  His argument is that, If i had given him a certain amount of money to use as he wants, its up to him whether to spend it on himself or if he wants to put it in an investment towards me.  The fact that that money will ultimately return to me is immaterial, that i can think of it as an inheritance.

Is such money that my father gives me in exchange valid to fulfill the requirements for Hajj?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

It is not a prerequisite of Hajj to earn the money through one's own effort. If a person was gifted or inherited an amount of money which he then used to perform Hajj, his Hajj will be valid.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Ml. Yusuf bin Yaqub,
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 
My Wife's mother has suggested that she would like to make Hajj next year, and she would like me to accompany her. Is it permissible for me to make Hajj with my mother-in-law? PDF Print E-mail

Q: 19 – Title: My Wife's mother has suggested that she would like to make Hajj next year, and she would like me to accompany her. Is it permissible for me to make Hajj with my mother-in-law?

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My wife and I have been married for 3 years. Her mother has not been married since before our wedding. Her mother has suggested that she would like to make Hajj next year, and she would like me to accompany her. Is it permissible for me to make Hajj with my mother-in-law?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

A mother-in-law is a mahram (prohibited in marriage). It is permissible for the son-in-law to serve as a mahram for the mother-in-law on condition there is not fear of fitnah between them two.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa, Madrassah In'aamiyyah

 
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