Surahs for Memory

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Q: Which are the four Surahs Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam told Hazrat Ali radhiallahu anhu to recite to improve his memory (especially in memorising the Quraan)? Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam told Hazrat Ali radhiallahu anhu to perform 4 rakaats of salaah and in each one he had to recite one of the surahs.

A:
Surah Yaseen
Surah Dukhaan
Surah Alif laam Tanzeel Sajdah
Surah Tabaarak

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Tubes Tied and Iddat

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Q: My cousin divorced his wife and she said she is in Iddah period but this is their final divorce. This will make the third time and her tubes are tied so can she really be in Iddah period?

A:
Iddah is compulsory so she has to be in Iddah, irrespective of whether the tubes are tied or not. One of the reasons of Iddah is to establish the state of the womb and it is not the only reason. the main thing is that it is a command from Allah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Ghusl and Migraine

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Q: I have a question regarding ghusl and fasting. As a newly married couple we engage in intercourse every night. To perform ghusl do I, as the woman, need to was my hair completely every day? Do I have to do it before fajr salaah in order to fast? I suffer with terrible migraines after I wash my hair as my house is very cold which also affects. Or can I wash it later in the day (before noon) and make Qaza of my fajr?

A:
When taking a Ghusl (bath), it will be compulsory to wet all the hair and to ensure that water has also reached the roots of the hair. If this is not done, the Ghusl will not be valid.

If the woman’s hair is tied into plaits then it is not compulsory upon her to open the plaits and wet the hair when bathing. She must just ensure that water reaches the roots of her hair. However, hair that is already loose at the time of Ghusl must be washed completely. Failing to do so will render the Ghusl invalid.

If one commences the fast in an impure state, the fast is valid. So you can start your fast before taking a bath.

This is not a valid enough reason to delay the Fajr and make it Qadhaa. The Salaah has to be made on time.

If this is the case then one will have to sacrifice the emotions and desires and ensure that Fajr is made on time. Allah is aware of your sacrifice and rewards accordingly.

May Allah Ta'aala grant you a blissful marriage and adherence to the Deen, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Tasbih on Hands

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Q: Should I count the tasbih on my right hand or left and should I go from top off thumb to bottom?

A:
Count on both hands. Start from the tip of the finger.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Eating Haraam Unintentionally

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Q: If somebody feeds you something haraam and you find out later that it was haraam will you get the punishment of your prayers not being accepted for 40 days?

A:
It was done unintentionally. Istighfaar (asking repentance) should still be done and it will not affect the prayers.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Avenue for Fitra

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Q: 1. What is the correct use of Fitra funds in Sharia? 2. Is it advisable to use Fitra funds for Jamat khana improvement, say, in a poor community that has contributed these funds?

A:
The use of Fitrah is the same as Zakaah; it has to be given to the needy.

It cannot be used for the Jamaat Khaana improvement.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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