Is The One Who Died In a Car Accident Due To Speeding Guilty of Committing Suicide?

Question to Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah):

A person died in a car accident due to excessive speeding; is it said that this is tantamount to suicide?

 

Answer

No, this is not suicide; rather he killed himself by mistake. If speeding was the cause of the accident, then indeed he killed himself by mistake. That is because if he were asked (i.e. whilst he is alive): ‘’Were you speeding in order to be killed?’’ He will say ‘’No’’.  So this (i.e. the death of this individual) is not considered to be suicide, rather it should be said that he killed himself by mistake.

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[Source: Liqaa Al-Baab Al-Maftooh 19/73…slightly paraphrased]

 

 

Imaam Abdul Azeez Bin Baaz Rebutted the Innovator Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq, For Slandering and Belittling the Saudi Ulama

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

The Mubtadi Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul khaaliq (may Allaah guide him) stated:

Indeed the group of scholars in Saudi are in a (state) of complete blindness and ignorance regarding the new problems and their Salafiyyah is Taqleediyyah (i.e. Salafiyyah based on blind following) and it is not worthy of anything.

Imaam Abdul-Azeez Bin Baaz (rahimahullaah) responded:

This speech is false, for indeed the scholars of Saudi are acquainted with the problems of the era and indeed they have written a lot about it, and I am from them- Bi hamdil laah! Indeed they have written in that regard that which cannot be counted (i.e. numerous) and they- Bi Hamdil laah- are among those who are the most knowledgeable of the Madhab of Ahlus Sunnah Wal-Jamaa’ah and they follow that which the Salafus Saaleh followed in the subject matter of Tawheed, Asmaa Was-Sifaat, the subject matter of warning against bidah and in all the abwaab (areas of knowledge. Read -if you are ignorant- the Majmoo’ah of Ibn Qaasim (Ad-Durar As-Saniyyah) and the Fataawaa of our Shaikh Muhammad Bin Ibraaheem (rahimahullaah). Read what we have written in that regard (i.e. the affairs of the era) in our Fataawaa and our books are widespread among the people.

There is no doubt that what he (i.e. Abdur-Rahmaan Abdul Khaaliq) said about the scholars of Saudi is not correct- it is a mistake and a munkar (evil affair). It is obligatory upon you (i.e. Abdul Khaaliq) to recant from that and announce that in the newspapers in Kuwait and Saudi. We ask Allaah for guidance- for ourselves and you- and a return to the truth and steadfastness upon it. Indeed He (Allaah) is the best of those who are asked. [Source: Al-Majoo 8/242]

Shared by Abu Haleemah Naeem Bashir [Masjid al-Furqan (stoke)]

Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullah Al-Gambi)

Reading the Qur’aan and suddenly getting preoccupied with something else

Question:

The questioner asks: If a person holds the Mushaf to read but then he gets preoccupied with another affair; so he returns after a while to (continue) reading. Is there anything (wrong) with that?

 

Answer:

There is nothing (wrong) with that because this (deed) is a supererogation act of worship.  The performer of a supererogation act of worship is rewarded, but he (or she) is sinful if he (or she) abandons it. Hopefully, the one who has asked this question will be rewarded (in-shaa-Allaah) because he was determined to carry out an act of worship with this intention (i.e. to recite the Qur’aan). Abu Hurairah (radiyallaahu-anhu) reported that the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said:

Whoever thinks of doing a good deed then does not do it, Allah will write it down as one complete good deed. If he thinks of doing a good deed and then does it, Allah [may He be glorified and exalted] will write it down between ten and seven hundred fold, or many more. If he thinks of doing a bad deed then he does not do it, Allah will write it down as one complete good deed, and if he thinks of it then does it, Allah will write it down as one bad deed.[Saheeh Muslim 131]

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[Source: Fadaa’il Al A’maal’ page 10 by Shaikh Muhammad Bin Abdillaah As-Subayyil (rahimahullaah)]

Few office Etiquettes for the Muslim Employee

Question:

What is the ruling with regards to taking out time at work whether that is little or a lot, and also the ruling with regards to using the work telephone (for personal use)?

Answer:
You are entrusted with the work you do and Allaah (Glorified Be He and free is He from all imperfections) stated:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَخُونُوا اللَّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ وَتَخُونُوا أَمَانَاتِكُمْ وَأَنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ

O you who believe! Betray not Allah and His Messenger, nor betray knowingly your Amanat (things entrusted to you, and all the duties which Allah has ordained for you). [8:27]

It is betrayal to take from that which you are entrusted (without permission), even if your boss excuses you. That is because maybe he is not the one in charge of this (i.e. he is not the one with the authority to excuse you). But if he is the one in charge and gives you permission (to take time out), there is no harm in taking it.

As for the work telephone or other things, it is better to refrain from using them out fear of falling into some unlawful. However, if (using the office phone for personal use) is something known amongst everyone in the office (i.e. known to both employer and employees) and no one says anything about it (i.e. objects), there is no harm using it InshaaAllaah.

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[Source: Fadaa’il al Amaal’ pages 7-8, by Shaikh Muhammad Bin Abdullaah As-Subayyil (rahimahullaah)]

Shaikh Fawzaan says: They want differing in Aqeedah through this statement

Question:

May Allah be good to you, this questioner says: Assalaamu akaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, some callers put forward a principle, they say that indeed it (brings about) unity: “We unite upon that which we agree and pardon each other in that which we disagree in.”

Answer:

If this agreement is (already) in Aqeedah, then yes (we can excuse each other in other issues besides Aqeedah) as differing may occur in the subsidiary issues. The Mujtahid’s (ijtihaad) is taken when he’s correct and (the ijtihad) is abandoned if he opposes what is correct. So if there is agreement on the Aqeedah and the differing is only in Fiqh and subsidiary issues then (this affair is looked at from another) an angle. [1]

However if this differing is in Aqeedah, then upon what can we agree?! We cannot agree on anything. This is what they want apparently (i.e. excuse one another in Aqeedah issues) and this is not permissible. [2]

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[1]http://salaficentre.com/2015/05/a-misunderstanding-regarding-the-statement-laa-inkaar-fee-masaail-al-khilaaf-there-should-be-no-repudiation-in-the-affairs-of-khilaaf-i-e-differing/

[2] http://www.alfawzan.af.org.sa/node/14191

[3] [Issues Related to Correcting the Imaam When He Makes a Mistake in His Recitation]: If the Imaam makes a mistake and no one corrects him

If the Imam makes a Mistake in Recitation and no One corrects Him
Question:

If the Imam recites what is easy for him in the prayer and then he forgot the words of a Verse… and no one among the worshippers was able to correct him, should he make the Takbir and end the Rakah, or should he recite another Surah?

Answer:

He is free to choose, if he wishes, he may make the Takbir and end the Rakah, or, if he prefers, he may recite a Verse or Verses from another Surah according to what the pure Sunnah requires of him in the prayer in which he is reciting – if it (i.e. the mistake) is in other than Surah Al-Fatihah. As for Al-Fatihah, he must recite all of it, because its recitation is one of the pillars of the prayer. And Allaah is the Granter of success.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 2 Page 420

http://www.fatwaislam.com/fis/index.cfm?scn=fd&ID=1194

[1] Issues Related to Correcting the Imaam When He Makes a Mistake in His Recitation

Question to Imaam Muhammad Ibn Saaleh Al-Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah):

Is it obligated on the Ma’moon (i.e. those being led in prayer by the Imaam) to rectify the Imaam if he makes a mistake in his recitation?

Answer:

If the Imaam makes a mistake in the ‘Obligatory Recitation’ such as the recitation of (Surah) Faatihah, it obligated on the  Ma’moon (i.e. those praying behind him) to disclose that to him (i.e. by rectifying him). If the recitation is Mustahab (i.e. recommended), we contemplate (on the following): If he changed the meaning, it is then obligated on him to repeat it [i.e. rectifies the mistake when prompted by the Ma’moon or if he (himself) realizes that he made a mistake that changes the meaning]. And if he has not changed the meaning, it is not obligatory (i.e. to rectify him).

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[Source: http://www.ajurry.com/vb/showthread.php?t=39055]

Breaking the fast in the Masjid; is it more virtuous?

Question to Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Humaid (rahimahullaah):

Is attendance at the Haram (in Makkah) to break the fast over there something desired in the Sunnah or not, for some people obligate that on themselves?

Answer:

It is not Sunnah; rather some people break their fast at the Haram in order to be present for Maghrib Salaah. That is because they will miss the Maghrib Salaah if they were to break their fast at home. And it is not the case that breaking the fast at a Masjid has a distinguished virtue; rather it is for the purpose of attending the congregational prayer.  So they (i.e. the people) break their fast over there in order to attend the congregational prayer and not miss it. As for merely breaking the fast, it contains the same reward whether the person does so in his house or at another place. They (i.e. the people) only choose it (i.e. the Masjid) because the Salaah is established over there, so that they can perform it at the Kabah and together with the Muslims as a group. This is the aim.

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[Source: Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjidil Haraam…pages: 528-529 Slightly paraphrased and abridged]

Muslims Living In Hot Countries During Ramadhaan

Question to Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Humaid (rahimahullaah):

Will the Muslims living in hot countries or in hot houses be rewarded for their fasting more than those living in cold countries?

Answer:

Reward is received in accordance with the level of difficulty (i.e. the difficulty that is faced whilst carrying out legislated duties and obligations. As for innovations they are rejected). The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: “Perhaps a fasting person will gain nothing but hunger and thirst from his fast (i.e. little reward).’’ [1]

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said: Whoever does not give up lying speech, (false statements) and acting on them (i.e., telling lies), and evil deeds, and behaving in an ignorant evil way, and speaking bad words to others, then Allah is not in need of his (fasting) leaving his food and drink.” [2]

But if he (or she) intends to please Allaah through his (or her) fast; safeguards it from what will corrupt and nullify it, and distances him (or herself) from backbiting the people, then indeed the reward will be greater whenever difficulty, thirst and hunger increases. So this person (i.e. the fasting person who is living in a hot country) has more reward than others. It is well known that reward is given in accordance with the level of difficulty and that has to be carried out with a sincere intention. [Source: Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjidil Haraam…pages: 497. Slightly paraphrased]

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[1] Reported by Ahmad 8856

[2] Reported by Bukhaari 6057

Can you eat in the presence of the people during Ramadhaan because you have (a legislated) Excuse to break your fast?

Question to Shaikh Abdullaah Bin Humaid (rahimahullaah)

Some of the people come for Umrah and eat in the Haram because they are travellers; but they eat in the presence of the people. Is it permissible for them to do so?

Answer:

It is permissible for a traveller to eat, but the scholars have stated that he (or she) should not eat in the presence of the people. He (or she) should eat in private lest the people disapproved of him (or her) and say that this person is thoughtless or lest the sinful people blindly follow him (or her).

You have a (legislated) excuse because you are a traveller. But it is not befitting that you eat in the presence of the people because they will accuse you and a person is commanded to safeguard his (or her) honour. Also the sinful people will follow you when they see you eating, saying: ‘’Such and such a person eats so we will also eat like him.’’

And indeed the scholars from the Hanaabilah (i.e. the scholars of the Madhab of Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) and other than them have stated that it is permissible for the traveller to eat during the day in Ramadhaan and there is no harm in doing so, except that it is not befitting for him (or her) to eat in the presence of the people, rather of he (or she) should eat in private.

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[Source: Al-Fataawaa Wad-Duroos Fil Masjidil Haraam…pages: 493-494]