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Ruling on Organ Donation 17 February 2011

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

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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Lesson 007 [Animal Skin/Leather] 10 February 2011

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Bismillaahi`r-Rahmaani`r-Raheem

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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Gold Teeth 25 January 2011

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

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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Bismillaahi`r-Rahmaani`r-Raheem

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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Lesson 005 [Preseminal Fluid and Blood] 2 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 are due to Allaah, and may the blessings and peace of Allaah be upon His Messenger. To proceed:

Lesson 005

(Baabu `Ahkaamu`l-Mi`aah)

[Ruling on Madhee and Blood]

[04.06.2008]

  • A Detailed Analysis of Purification from a Dog’s Saliva

The Hanaabilah categorized impurities into three categories, from which one of them is:

1. Najaasah Mughalladah – Severe, because of the way in which you have to purify yourself from it. The saliva of the dog falls under this category.

The Hanaabilah then made Qiyaas on this issue and said that all of the dog is also impure. They further stated that the swine is also impure as it is worse than the dog and if the dog is considered by the Shar’eeyyah to have this kind of severe ruling than the swine should also have a ruling similar to it. Although this opinion is perhaps weaker and only restricted to the saliva of the dog because the saliva was specifically mentioned in the hadeeth and the Prophet sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam did not make a general statement.

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Using Purified Waste Water 23 December 2010

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Bismillaahi`r-Rahmaani`r-Raheem

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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Lesson 004 [Purifying from Impurities] 23 December 2010

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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, and may the Salaah and Salaam of Allaah be upon His Messenger. To proceed:

Lesson 004

(Baabu `Ahkaamu`l-Mi`aah)

Purifying from Various Najaasaat

[28.05.2008]

[Note: The online class tapes for this lesson are missing, so handwritten notes had to suffice… some explanatory points by Ustaadh Fraz may be missing. Translation of this lesson’s texts has been taken from books.]

Imaam ibn Qudaamah rahimahullaah called this chapter “How to Purify the Impurities of the Dog and the Swine.”

وتغسل نجاسة الكلب والخنزير سبعاً إحداهن بالتراب، .13

Imaam ibn Qudaamah wrote, “The filth of the dog and the swine should be cleaned seven times, six times with water and one time with dust.”

Narrated Aboo Hurayrah radiAllaahu ‘anhu: Allaah’s Messenger sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The purification of the utensil belonging to one of you, if it has been licked by a dog, is to wash it seven times, using surface soil for the first cleaning.”
[Muslim]

In another narration of Muslim, he has “He should pour out the contents”. At-Tirmidhee also has “…using surface soil for first or last (cleaning)”.

There is another Hadeeth concerning this matter, which states that it should be washed with soil the eighth time. Both of these Hadeeth are Saheeh (authentic), but they seem to contradict.

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Lesson 001 [Introduction] 5 December 2010

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

Verily, all praise and thanks are due to Allaah, and may the Salaah and Salaam of Allaah be upon His Messenger. To proceed:

Lesson 001

[Knowledge, Author’s Biography and Introduction]

[7 May 2008]
  • Prerequisites to Seeking Knowledge

If you travel from somewhere far, it feels as if you have lost that time. In reality, if a person is sincere, then even something mundane as coming to a talk, or driving a car can be a means of earning reward with Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala.

The Messenger of Allaah sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Whoever goes down a path searching for Knowledge, Allah (swt) will make it easy for him the road to Paradise”.
[Muslim]

So one has to check their intention; thus thinking that it is not a waste of time to travel to talks, but a means of earning reward with Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’ala with sincerity.

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