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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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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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