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Using Only Tissues After Relieving Oneself 22 March 2011

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Using Only Tissues After Relieving Oneself

Praise be to Allaah.

It is permissible to use tissue paper and the like for istijmaar (cleaning the private parts after passing urine or stools by using stones, paper, etc.), and that is good enough as long as they clean the area properly. It is preferable if what is used for this purpose is an odd number, such as three sheets of tissue paper, or three stones, and so on, and one should not wipe less than three times. After that it is not essential to use water, but it is sunnah to do so.

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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Lesson 008 [Answering the Call of Nature] 14 March 2011

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I begin with the Name of Allaah, the most Merciful, the One Who bestows Mercy

All praises and thanks be to Allaah. May Allaah mention His Messenger and grant him peace. To proceed:

Lesson 008

(Baabu Qadaa` al-Haajah)

[Answering the Call of Nature]

The scholars say that there are adaab (mannerisms) one has to observe before, during and after answering the call of nature.

يستحب لمن أراد دخول الخلاء أن يقول: بسم الله، أعوذ بالله من الخبث والخبائث، ومن الرجس النجس الشيطان الرجيم، 31

Imaam ibn Qudaamah, rahimahullaah, wrote, “It is recommended for one who enters the toilet/bathroom to say: (I enter) in the Name Allaah, I seek refuge with Allaah from al-Khubth (evil) and al-Khabaa`ith (the shayaateen), and from ar-Rijs (the foul one), an-Najis (the filthy one), the accursed Shaytaan”.

In another narration, the word al-Khubth is replaced with ‘al-Khubuthi’ (male jinn) in which case al-Khabaa`ith refers to the female jinn. This is also a valid supplication. The latter portion of the du’aa` mentioned by Imaam ibn Qudaamah, i.e. “from ar-Rijs, an-Najis, the accursed Shaytaan” is not authentic.

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Ruling on Animals that Feed on Impurities [Jallaalah] 19 February 2011

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Ruling on Animals that Feed on Impurities [Jallaalah]

Praise be to Allaah.

With regard to feeding chickens or other animals that may be eaten with impure substances (najasah) such as blood and the like, if it is a small amount, that does not matter and it does not make them haraam or make them jallaalah (animals that feed on filth and dung); rather the jallaalah should be detained until it becomes pure and clean, if most of its food is impure (najis).

But if only a small amount of the animal’s food is impure (najis), then it does not have any impact and it does not make the animal haraam, so long as the ratio is 20% or 30% and so on. This does not matter. Rather what makes it haraam is if the ratio is more than that – 60% or 70%. If this is the ration, then the animal is regarded as jallaalah, so it should be detained so that it can be given good and pure food and water. If it has been detained for a suitable number of days, then it becomes pure and is halaal. This applies if the impure material is the majority of what it eats. The time for detaining animals varies. Chickens should be detained for three days, and that is enough for them to be fed good food and good water. Other animals, such as sheep, cattle and the like should be detained for longer than that, such as seven days or more, so that they can be given good food and water, and their flesh becomes good (halaal) after that. We have asked many of those who have knowledge of this matter, and they said that what is fed to chickens of dried blood is a small amount in comparison to other, pure food. End quote.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him).

Fataawa Noor ‘ala al-Darb, 4/193

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Ruling on Organ Donation 17 February 2011

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Ruling on Organ Donation

Praise be to Allaah.

The (scholarly) view that it is permissible to donate organs is most likely to be the correct view, so long as the donation will not lead to the death of the donor.

Here we will quote resolutions of the Islamic Fiqh Council of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, which support the fatwa mentioned above. These resolutions were issued after lengthy discussions among a number of fuqaha’, doctors and specialists. We will quote them here in full because of the medical and shar’i information they contain.

In statement no. 26 concerning one person benefiting from the body parts of another, living or dead, it says:

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Wearing or Sitting on Skins of Wild Animals 16 February 2011

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Wearing or Sitting on Skins of Wild Animals

Praise be to Allaah.

al-Bukhaari (5175) narrated from al-Baraa’ ibn ‘Aazib (may Allaah be pleased with him) which says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade al-mayaathir.

Al-mayaathir was a kind of blanket that they used to put on the saddle of the horse, which was made of silk. And some of the scholars interpreted it as referring to the skins of wild animals. Al-Haafiz ibn Hajar (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Or it may be understood as referring to a stuffed cushion made of animal skin.

Fath al-Baari, 10/293

It was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade wearing the skins of wild animals or sitting on them.

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Lesson 007 [Animal Skin/Leather] 10 February 2011

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Alhamdulillaah, wa`s-salaatu wa`s-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah, wa ba’ad:

Lesson 007

(Baabu`l-Aaneeyah)

[Animal Skin/Leather]

[18/06/2008]

  • Utensils of Gold and Silver

The Dhaahireeyyah, Ibn ‘Abdu`l-Barr, an-Nawaawee, ibn Qudaamah, rahimahumAllaah, they all said that the opinion that the utensils of gold and silver may not be used for anything (including doing wudoo’ etc.) was the majority opinion, and some of them (such as Ibn ‘Abdu`l-Barr) said it is based on Ijmaa’ before another scholar came and differed with them (Dawood – ?).

Thus, perhaps it is safer to follow the opinion that it is not permissible to use utensils of gold and silver for anything. Allaah knows best.

If the utensils are plated with gold and silver, then they take the same ruling as that of utensils made of gold and silver, unless they are soldered due to a need.

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A New Chapter … 3 February 2011

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A New Chapter …

Alhamdulillaah. Upon the completion of Kitaabu`l-Hajj (Pilgrimage) on Wednesday 2nd of February, Ustaadh Fraz Farhat will now begin teaching Kitaabu`n-Nikaah (Marriage), inshaa`Allaah, commencing on the 9th of February at 8PM (next week).

Kitaabu`l-Buyoo’ (Business Transactions) will be postponed until (most likely) next year due to the vastness of the topic compared to Kitaabu`n-Nikaah.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the course. Ustaadh Fraz delivers the lessons in such a way that it is easy for anyone and everyone to understand, all the while maintaining the richness of the topic at hand.

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… Also there are opportunities for asking questions relating to the topic at the end of each session.

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wa`s-salaamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullaah

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Gold Teeth 25 January 2011

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Gold Teeth

Praise be to Allaah. Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: 

It is not permissible for men to have gold teeth fitted unless that is essential, because it is haraam for a man to wear gold or adorn himself with it. With regard to women, if it is customary for women to adorn themselves with gold teeth, then there is nothing wrong with them doing that; a woman may plate her teeth with gold if it is customary for women to adorn themselves in this manner, and it is not extravagance, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Gold and silk have been permitted for the females of my ummah.” 

If a woman dies in this state, or if a man dies who wore a gold tooth out of necessity, then it should be removed, unless there is the fear of mutilation of the corpse, i.e., there is the fear that the gum may be split, in which case it should be left alone. That is because gold is considered to be a kind of wealth, and wealth is to be inherited by the heirs of the deceased; leaving it with the deceased and burying it is a waste of money. 

From Majmoo’ al-Fataawa by Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen, 18/108.

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Eating the Food Cooked by a Disbeliever 24 January 2011

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Eating the Food Cooked by a Disbeliever

Al-hamdu lillah (praise be to Allah). There is no objection for a Muslim to eat from food that a kaafir (unbeliever), whether polytheist or otherwise, has cooked, as the issue of cooking does not involve slaughtering according to Islamic guidelines so that we would require the person to be from ahl il-kitaab (People of the Book) among the kuffar. In fact, it is only a matter of cooking, so the only issues that concern us are cleanliness and the avoidance of najasa (impurity), and likewise that nothing haram (forbidden) is mixed with the food such as khamr (wine or alcoholic beverages) or lard.

May Allah protect us from harm, evil and the things he has forbidden (al-muharramaat).

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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Lesson 006 [Utensils] 15 January 2011

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I begin with the Name of Allaah, the most Merciful, the One Who bestows Mercy

All praises and thanks belong to Allaah, and may the blessings and peace of Allaah be upon His Messenger. To proceed:

Lesson 006

(Baabu`l-Aaneeyah)

[Utensils]

[11.06.2008]

The majority of the scholars considered human blood to be Najas, and a minority amongst the scholars considered human blood to be taahir (with the exception of menstrual blood).

Say (O Muhammad): “I find not in that which has been inspired to me anything forbidden to be eaten by one who wishes to eat it, unless it be Maytatah (a dead animal) or blood poured forth (by slaughtering or the like), or the flesh of swine (pork, etc.) for that surely is impure, or impious (unlawful) meat (of an animal) which is slaughtered as a sacrifice for others than Allâh (or has been slaughtered for idols, etc., or on which Allâh’s Name has not been mentioned while slaughtering). But whosoever is forced by necessity without wilful disobedience, nor transgressing due limits, (for him) certainly, your Lord is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.”
[Soorat al-An’aam (006:145)]

Does this blood not tell us that flowing blood is haraam and impure?

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