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

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Ruling on Animals that Feed on Impurities [Jallaalah]

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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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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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Rulings Concerning Female Secretions 29 December 2010

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Rulings Concerning Female Secretions

Praise be to Allaah.

The water (secretions) of a woman fall into the same categories as water secreted by a man; so maniy [semen; fluid emitted at the point of climax], madhiy [a fluid which is usually secreted as a result of sexual excitement] and wadiy [a thick, white fluid which may come after urination or due to other reasons such as illness] are all secreted by her. If madhiy comes out of her, she has to wash her private parts, and if wadiy comes out of her, it is subject to the same rulings as urine and she has to wash it away. 

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah.

Fataawa al-‘Ulamaa’ fi ‘Ushrat al-Nisaa’, p. 37

Shaykh al-Fawzaan answered a question concerning the ruling on the secretions which come out of women and whether they are considered to be naajis. He said: the secretions which come out of a woman’s vagina are naajis (impure); they break her wudoo’, and whatever parts of the body or clothing they touch become naajis, so the woman has to do istinjaa’ and wash them away, then do wudoo’ if she wants to pray. She must also wash the places on her body or clothing that are touched by them. 

If any secretions come out of a woman because of her husband’s kisses or foreplay, she does not have to do ghusl unless that is maniy which flows at the time of climax. 

Fataawa al-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, 1/222 

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Removing Impurity by Means, Other Than Water 24 December 2010

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Removing Impurity by Means, Other Than Water

Praise be to Allaah.

Many scholars are of the view that purification of najaasah can only be done with water, just as purification from hadath [wudoo’ and ghusl] can only be done with water.

The view of Imam Abu Haneefah (may Allaah have mercy on him) is that it is acceptable to purify najaasah with any pure liquid that can remove it. This view was also favoured by Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on him). It says in al-Ikhtiyaaraat al-Fiqhiyyah (p. 23):

Najaasah may be purified with any pure liquid that will remove it, such as vinegar and the like. This was narrated in one report from Ahmad, and was favoured by Ibn ‘Aqeel, and it is the view of the Hanafis. End quote.

The second view is more likely to be correct.

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Using Purified Waste Water 23 December 2010

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Using Purified Waste Water

Praise be to Allaah.

With regard to reusing waste water after it has been purified, a statement has been issued by the Council of Senior Scholars, the text of which is as follows:

Praise be to Allah alone and may the blessings of Allah be upon the one after whom there is no Prophet, Muhammad, and upon his family and Companions.

During the thirteenth session of the Council of Senior Scholars, which was held in the latter half of the month of Shawwaal 1398 AH in the city of al-Taa’if, and based on a question from the editor of the Muslim News newspaper of Cape Town, which was submitted to the Muslim World League and passed on by them to the Council of Senior Scholars, to research the matter and issue the statement of the Council on it:

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