Raising The Hands In Salah (Raf al-Yadayn)

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Raising The Hands In Salah (Raf al-Yadayn)   Alqamah رحمة اللہ علیه reports that Sayyiduna 'Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud رضي الله عنه said, 'Should I not lead you in salâh in the manner of Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم?' He then prayed and did not raise his hands except in the beginning. [91] The above hadeeth has also been reported by Imam Nasai رحمة اللہ علیه with the following wording: 'Should I not inform you of the salâh of Rasulullah صلى … [Read more...]

The Importance Of Following A Madhab, And Sticking To Only One

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The Importance Of Following A Madhab, And Sticking To Only One     Taqleed Some people say that taqleed [following the school of an Imam] is unlawful in Sharia. They insist that a true Muslim should only follow the Holy Qur'an and Sunna, and they say it is equivalent to shirk [polytheism] to follow an Imam in the matters of Sharia. They also claim that the Hanafi, Shafi'i, Maliki and Hanbali schools were formed some two hundred … [Read more...]

An Imam Who Trims Or Shaves His Beard

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{jb_greenbox}An Imam Who Trims Or Shaves His Beard{/jb_greenbox}   Q: Zaid leads the salaah but trims his beard to less than a fist length. What is the ruling with regards to appointing him as an Imam and performing salaah behind him? When this was brought to the attention of the Imam, he took no heed. What length should the beard be? Please explain.   Answer: It is waajib (compulsory) for men to have a beard. This is amongst the … [Read more...]

Status Of The Beard

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Status Of The Beard   All the great scholars of Islam unanimously agree on this issue that to grow a beard no less than the length of a fist is Wajib (compulsory) upon all Muslim men as it is a distinctive sign of Islam, and it is haram (forbidden) for a mature stable Muslim to shave his beard.This verdict was reached on the grounds that there are numerous ahaadith where the Holy Prophet sallallahu alaihe wasallam is explicitly commanding … [Read more...]

Wrongs Of Shaving The Beard

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{jb_greenbox}Wrongs Of Shaving The Beard{/jb_greenbox}   Shaving the beard results in a series of Islamic violations, among which are the following: 1. Disobedience to AllahShaving the beard is an act of disobedience to Allah, as is expressed in thewords of His Messenger (saw):Abu Hurayrah (ra), reported that the ruler of Yemen,appointed by the Persian emperor Kisra, sent two envoysto the Messenger (saw). When they came into the Prophets … [Read more...]

Following the Imams, The Importance of Taqleed and the Consensus of the Ummah upon the Compulsion of Following the Four Imams

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Following the Imams, The Importance of Taqleed and the Consensus of the Ummah upon the Compulsion of Following the Four Imams Question: 1) What do the ‘Ulema of Deen and the Muftis say about a man in our city of Baruch who has adopted the ways of the Ahl e Hadith. He raises his hands during every Raka’ah of Salah and says Ameen loudly. Our Hanafi brothers say that these are acts of Bid’ah. Is raising the hands and saying … [Read more...]