How am I Travelling?


Monday, 27 August 2012 11:06

Abu Sa’eed Khudri (radiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah Ta’ala and the last day that she travels for three days or more (the shar’ee safr distance which is equal to 77km nowadays) except with her father, son, husband, brother or any other mahram” (Saheeh Muslim #1340). 

Like many other commands of shari’ah, unfortunately the injunction of not travelling long distances (more than 77km), by road or air, without a mahram is also being boldly violated by many women. A mahram refers to that male relative with whom nikah is never permissible under any circumstances, such as one’s father, brother, son, etc. The laws of deen are for our own protection. The greatest benefit of obeying these laws is that we will please Allah Ta’ala, our Creator and Sustainer. However, there are innumerable worldly benefits that come with obedience to the commands of Allah Ta’ala as well. 


No Children as Yet


Thursday, 23 August 2012 07:53

To get married is in one’s control but having children is not in one’s control. While adopting the means is within our control, seeing the fruits of the means is out of our control. Allah Ta’ala alone controls everything. A person of Imaan will never get angry nor blame someone for something which is not in that person’s control. The doctor can only explain to the couple the possible reasons for them not having children. Thereafter he may prescribe various medical treatments. His expertise ends at this point. He cannot guarantee the couple that they will have a child. At times we get so engrossed in adopting the various means, that we unconsciously completely forget our Allah Ta’ala, the sole creator and controller of everything.


Treating Infertility


Wednesday, 04 July 2012 14:58


Is it wrong to rectify infertility?


Infertility is a type of physical weakness. To treat a physical weakness (or sickness) is permissible, provided it is done through permissible means and without exposing one’s satr.

Read more: Treating Infertility


Time of Intention for Various fasts


Saturday, 25 August 2012 06:07


What is the last time one can make intention for fasting, because for a woman this is important to know especially if she thinks that ghusal would be fard in the next few hours. I would like to know when can we make our intention for qadha fasting, waajib fasting and nafl fasting.


The intention for nafl fast can be made till nisf-un-nahaar (the halfway point between subh saadiq and sunset).

The intention for qadha has to be made at least any time before sehri ends.

The ramadaan fasts can be intended during the day.

Read more: Time of Intention for Various fasts


Keeping the Six Fast of Shawaal with the Intention of Qadha


Saturday, 25 August 2012 06:09


Can I keep the six rozas of shawaal with the niyyat of qadha rozas as well? Is it true that, beside ramadaan rozas niyyat has to be made before subah saadiq?


1) Both have to be done separately. By keeping the qadha you will not get the thawaab of the six nafl fasts.

2) The niyyat for nafl fasts can be made after subuh saadiq as well, as long as one has not eaten after subah saadiq.

Read more: Keeping the Six Fast of Shawaal with the Intention of Qadha


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