[11] Fataawaa Regarding Women: Can a menstruating woman wash and shroud a deceased person?

Question:

Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to wash and shroud a deceased person?

Answer:

It is permissible for a woman, whilst she is on her menses, to wash (deceased) women and shroud them. And from the men, she is only allowed to wash and shroud her deceased husband. Menstruation is not considered something that can prevent (a woman) from washing a deceased person.

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Fataawaa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah 8/369]

[10] Fataawaa Regarding Women: What is incumbent on a woman if she has a dream in her sleep that she’s having sexual intercourse with a man?

Question

What is incumbent on a woman to do if she has a dream in her sleep that she’s having sexual intercourse with a man?

 

Answer:

If a man dreams in his sleep that he is having sexual intercourse with a woman, or if a woman dreams in her sleep that a man is having sexual intercourse with her, then there is no blame (i.e. sin) on them. That is because accountability is removed from them in a state of sleep and due to their inability to prevent that.  That because Allaah (The Most High) does not burden a soul beyond what it can bear. And also due to what has been narrated from the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam ) that he said: “The pen (i.e. accountability) is lifted from three (people): The sleeping person until he (or she) wakes up; the insane person until he (or she) returns to sanity and the child until he (or she) reaches the age of puberty. (1) The one who sees such a dream should make Ghusl if he (or she) saw a discharge (i.e. sexual discharge). (2)

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[1] Hadeeth reported by Imaam Ahmad; Imaam Abu Dawood; Imaam Nasaa’ee and Al-Haakim. It is an authentic hadeeth; see Irwaa al-Ghaleel of Shaikh Albaani..Number: 271]

[2] Fataawa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah 5/311]

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[9] Fataawa Regarding Muslim Women: Any difference between men and women with regards to wiping over the socks (or leather socks)?

Question

Is there a difference between a man and a woman with regards to wiping over the socks?

Answer

There is no difference between men and women in this (affair). It is incumbent to known a principle and it is: The initial ruling is that what is affirmed for men (in acts of worship) is affirmed for women, unless evidence is established to differentiate them.

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[Source: Majmoo Fataawaa 11/181. Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]

Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

[8] Fataawaa Regarding Women: Is a woman required to perform Wudhoo after giving her son or daughter a wash? Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

If a woman gives her little son or daughter a wash and touches the private part of (the child), it is not obligated on her to perform Wudhoo; rather she only washes her hands. That is because touching the private part without sexual desire does not make Wudhoo obligatory. And it is well known that sexual desire does not come into the thoughts of a woman who gives her children a wash; so after she gives a little girl or boy a wash, she only washes off the impurity on her hands, but Wudhoo is not obligated on her.

[Source: Majmoo Fataawaa 11/203. Slightly paraphrased]

 

[7] Fataawaa Regarding Women: Does this break the Wudhoo of a woman?

Question:

There is a woman, who when she performs Ruku and Sujood-especially at the end of the Sujood, the sitting between the two Sujoods and the sitting for the Tashahhud- air is released from her private part (i.e. the vagina) to the extent that those close to her do hear it; so is her prayer nullified? And sometimes little air is released and no one hears it, so is her Salaah and Wudhoo nullified?

Answer:

The release of air from the front private part (i.e. the vagina) does not nullify Wudhoo. [Fataawaa lajnah Ad-Daa’imah 5/259]

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[6] Fataawaa Regarding Women: Allocating time for seeking knowledge and household chores

Question:

Which of the two is more virtuous for a Muslim woman; should she fulfill the household duties and the rights of her husband, or should she allocate time for seeking knowledge (of the religion) and employ a foreign servant to fulfill the household duties?

Answer: Yes, it is obligated on a female Muslim to seek understanding of her religion as much as she is able. But the obligation to serve her husband, obey her husband (i.e. in that which is lawful) and nurture her children is a great obligation.  She should allocate time to study everyday even if that is little, or sits for a short while, or she allocates some time to read every day and utilises the remaining time to fulfill her daily chores.

So, she neither abandons seeking understanding of her religion nor does she abandon her chores and children to the servant. She should be moderate in this affair- allocates time for seeking understanding even if that is little and allocates enough time to fulfill the household chores. [Source: Al-Muntaqaa’ of Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan 4/179]

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Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

[5] Fataawaa Regarding Women: Is it forbidden for a female student to free mix with males in the schools, colleges etc

Answer:

The reason behind the prohibition against free mixing between men and women is due to fear of falling into fitnah, lest it becomes a means to committing lewd acts; (a means) to violating the honour of women and corrupting the society. And indeed these affairs can become a greater reality through free mixing in education. Therefore, it (i.e. free mixing in education) is forbidden. [Fataawaa Al-Lajnah Ad-Daa’imah 12/169]

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[4] Fataawaa Regarding Women: The situation of an unmarried woman who enters paradise, or a married woman whose husband did not enter paradise- By Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)

Question:

If a woman is from the people of paradise but she was not married in the worldly life, or she was married but her husband did not enter paradise, then what will be her situation?

Answer:

The answer to this is taken from the general statement of Allaah (The Most High):

وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِي أَنفُسُكُمْ وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَدَّعُونَ

نُزُلًا مِّنْ غَفُورٍ رَّحِيمٍ

Therein you shall have (all) that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask for. An entertainment from (Allah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [41:31-32]

And from the statement of Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَفِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِيهِ الْأَنفُسُ وَتَلَذُّ الْأَعْيُنُ ۖ وَأَنتُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

”(There will be) therein all that the one’s inner-selves could desire, all that the eyes could delight in, and you will abide therein forever.” [43:71]

If a woman is from the people of paradise but she was not married (in the worldly life) or her husband is not from the people of paradise, then when she enters paradise there will be men from the people of paradise who were not married (in the worldly wife). They (i.e. those men of paradise who were not married in the worldly life) will have wives from the ‘Hoorul Ain’ and wives from the people of the worldly life if they wish.

Likewise if a woman did not have a husband in the worldly life, or she had a husband but he did not enter paradise, then what she desires has to be available if she wishes to marry due to the general statement of Allaah [i.e. in soorah 41, aayaat 31-32].

However, I do not have a specific text with me at present in this affair and with Allaah is knowledge of the affair. [Majmoo Fataawaa 2/52]

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Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

[3] Fataawaa Regarding Women: The men will have the Hoorul Ain in Jannah; but what will the women have? [By Shaikh Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah)]

Question: It is stated (in the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah) that the men will have the Hoorul Ain in Jannah, so what will the women have?

Answer:

Allaah (The Blessed and Most High) stated concerning the enjoyment the people of Paradise will (receive):

وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِي أَنفُسُكُمْ وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَدَّعُونَ

نُزُلًا مِّنْ غَفُورٍ رَّحِيمٍ

Therein you shall have (all) that your inner-selves desire, and therein you shall have (all) for which you ask for. An entertainment from (Allah), the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [41:31-32]

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَفِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِيهِ الْأَنفُسُ وَتَلَذُّ الْأَعْيُنُ ۖ وَأَنتُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ

(There will be) therein all that the one’s inner-selves could desire, all that the eyes could delight in, and you will abide therein forever. [43:71]

It is well known that marriage is the greatest thing that the souls desire and it will be present in Jannah for the people of Jannah-men and women. In Jannah, Allaah (The Blessed and Most High) will give a woman in marriage to the husband who was her husband in the worldly life, as Allaah (The Blessed and Most High) said:

رَبَّنَا وَأَدْخِلْهُمْ جَنَّاتِ عَدْنٍ الَّتِي وَعَدتَّهُمْ وَمَن صَلَحَ مِنْ آبَائِهِمْ وَأَزْوَاجِهِمْ وَذُرِّيَّاتِهِمْ ۚ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

“Our Lord! And make them enter the ‘Adn (Eden) Paradise (everlasting Gardens) which you have promised them, and to the righteous among their fathers, their wives, and their offspring! Verily, You are the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. [40:8]

[Source:Majmoo Fataawaa 2/51]

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Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)

[2] Fatawaa Regarding Women: The Ruling on the statement of woman who says, whilst sitting or standing, Yaa Rasoolal-laah! Or Yaa Abdal Qaadir!

The ruling on the statement of a woman who, whilst standing up, says: Yaa Rasoolal-laah (O Messenger of Allaah!) or a similar (statement)

Question:

A Muslim testifies that none has the right to be worshipped except Allaah and that Muhammad (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) is the Messenger of Allaah; but when standing up or sitting down, he/she says, ‘’Yaa Rasoolal-laah (O Messenger of Allaah!) or Yaa Abal Qaasim (O Abu Qaasim!), or Yaa Abdal Qaadir (O Abdul Qaadir!), or what similar to these statements of Al-Isti’aanah (i.e. seeking aid and assistance). What is the ruling on this?

Answer:

A person calling (i.e. invoking) the Messenger of Allaah (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) or other than him, such as Abdul Qaadir Al-Jaylaani or Ahmad At-Tijaani, when standing up or sitting down, and seeking assistance in that (action), or what is similar to this, in order to receive a benefit or repel harm, is a type of Shirk Akbar that was widespread during the Pre-Islamic era of ignorance. So Allaah (The Most High) sent His Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) to put an end to it; save the people from it; guide the people to single out Allaah in worship and in supplication. That is because Al-Isti’aanah (seeking aid and assistance) is an act of worship and whoever performs it for other than Allaah is a Mushrik. [1]

Allaah (The Most High) has directed and taught His slaves to say:

[إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ -You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything)] [1:5]

 

Allaah (The Most High) said: وَأَنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ لِلَّهِ فَلَا تَدْعُوا مَعَ اللَّهِ أَحَدًا

And the mosques are for Allah (Alone), so invoke not anyone along with Allah. [72:18]

 

Allaah (The Most High) has clarified that He (alone) controls harm and benefit; He alone removes harm and bestows blessings; He alone is the one who bestows good upon His slaves and preserves it for them. None can deny that which Allaah gives and none can bestow that which Allaah withholds. None can prevent what He has decreed and He is able to do all things. Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَلَا تَدْعُ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَنفَعُكَ وَلَا يَضُرُّكَ ۖ فَإِن فَعَلْتَ فَإِنَّكَ إِذًا مِّنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

وَإِن يَمْسَسْكَ اللَّهُ بِضُرٍّ فَلَا كَاشِفَ لَهُ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ وَإِن يُرِدْكَ بِخَيْرٍ فَلَا رَادَّ لِفَضْلِهِ ۚ يُصِيبُ بِهِ مَن يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ ۚ وَهُوَ الْغَفُورُ الرَّحِيمُ

“And invoke not besides Allah, any that will neither profit you, nor hurt you, but if (in case) you did so, you shall certainly be one of the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers). ” And if Allah touches you with hurt, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour which He causes it to reach whomsoever of His slaves He will. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [10:106-107]

 

Allaah (The Most High) said:

يُولِجُ اللَّيْلَ فِي النَّهَارِ وَيُولِجُ النَّهَارَ فِي اللَّيْلِ وَسَخَّرَ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ كُلٌّ يَجْرِي لِأَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى ۚ ذَٰلِكُمُ اللَّهُ رَبُّكُمْ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ ۚ وَالَّذِينَ تَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ مَا يَمْلِكُونَ مِن قِطْمِيرٍ

إِن تَدْعُوهُمْ لَا يَسْمَعُوا دُعَاءَكُمْ وَلَوْ سَمِعُوا مَا اسْتَجَابُوا لَكُمْ ۖ وَيَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ يَكْفُرُونَ بِشِرْكِكُمْ ۚ وَلَا يُنَبِّئُكَ مِثْلُ خَبِيرٍ

He merges the night into the day (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the night are added to the hours of the day), and He merges the day into the night (i.e. the decrease in the hours of the day are added to the hours of the night). And He has subjected the sun and the moon, each runs its course for a term appointed. Such is Allah your Lord; His is the kingdom. And those, whom you invoke or call upon instead of Him, own not even a Qitmir (the thin membrane over the date-stone). If you invoke (or call upon) them, they hear not your call, and if (in case) they were to hear, they could not grant it (your request) to you. And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your worshipping them.  And none can inform you (O Muhammad) like Him Who is the All-Knower (of each and everything). [35:13-14]

 

Allaah (The Most high) said:

وَمَنْ أَضَلُّ مِمَّن يَدْعُو مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ مَن لَّا يَسْتَجِيبُ لَهُ إِلَىٰ يَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ وَهُمْ عَن دُعَائِهِمْ غَافِلُونَ

وَإِذَا حُشِرَ النَّاسُ كَانُوا لَهُمْ أَعْدَاءً وَكَانُوا بِعِبَادَتِهِمْ كَافِرِينَ

And who is more astray than one who calls (invokes) besides Allah, such as will not answer him till the Day of Resurrection, and who are (even) unaware of their calls (invocations) to them? And when mankind are gathered (on the Day of Resurrection), they (false deities) will become enemies for them and will deny their worshipping. [46:5-6]

 

Allaah (The Most High) said:

وَمَن يَدْعُ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ لَا بُرْهَانَ لَهُ بِهِ فَإِنَّمَا حِسَابُهُ عِندَ رَبِّهِ ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُفْلِحُ الْكَافِرُونَ

And whoever invokes (or worships), besides Allah, any other ilah (god), of whom he has no proof, then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely! Al-Kafirun (the disbelievers in Allah and in the Oneness of Allah, polytheists, pagans, idolaters, etc.) will not be successful. [23:117]

In these verses Allaah (The Most High) says that it is disbelief and polytheism to invoke others besides Him. He informed (us) that there is none more astray than the one who invokes others besides Him.

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) said to Ibn Abbaas (radiyallaahu-anhuma): [إذا سألت فاسأل الله واذا استعنت فاستعن بالله– If you ask (i.e. supplicate), then ask Allaah. And if you seek help, then seek help from Allaah] [Saheeh Al-Jaami 7957]

The Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) also said: [الدعاء هو العبادة] [Supplication is an (act) of worship] [Saheeh Al-Jaami 3407]

[Source: Fataawa Al-Najnah Ad-Daa-imah 1/163. Abridged]

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[1] See link below: The Principles of Takfir – Salafi Publications

http://www.spubs.com/sps/sp.cfm?secID=MNJ&subsecID=MNJ09&loadpage=displaysubsection.cfm

 

Abu Mu’aawiyah (Abdullaah Al-Gambi)