Template for Divorce

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Q: I have been told that should a man wish to talaaq (divorce) his wife via text message, the wording has to follow a certain template or else it would not be seen as valid. Also i have heard that if the message says "you are divorced from me" it is not valid. Could you perhaps provide some clarification on this matter.

A:
A special or certain template is not required. If he texts her a divorce in any word form, it will be valid and binding.

'You are divorced from me' is also valid and binding.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Wife Masturbating Husband

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Q: Can a wife masturbate her husband until he ejaculates?

A
: It is permissible for the wife to masturbate the husband. It is not permissible for him to do it with his own hand. (Raddul Muhtaar V15 P75).

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Hand on Head after Salaah

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Q: Why after Fard salaah do we keep our right hand on our heads?

A:
It is not necessary to do so nor is it a part of the Salaah.

A Hadeeth mentions a Du'aa that can be recited after Namaaz. If the person recites this Du'aa then he will place or rub his right hand on the front of his head while reciting it.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Dua for Success

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Q: 4 months since my Nikkah (marriage) though in having ruksaty meaning farewell and now I will be living with my husband but ever since 2 weeks I've been having negative thoughts like things won't work out and supersticious too. What can I pray that my marriage should be filled with happiness and everything should go well?

A:
Recite this Du'aa after every Salaah:

 

اَللّٰهُمَّ أَلِّفْ بَيْنَ قُلُوْبِنَا وَأَصْلِحْ ذَاتَ بَيْنِنَا وَاهْدِنَا سُبُلَ السَّلاَمِ ، وَنَجِّنَا مِنَ الظُّلُمـَاتِ إِلَى النُّورِ ، وَجَنِّبْنَا الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ ، وَبَارِكْ لَنَا فِى أَسْمـَاعِنَا وَأَبْصَارِنَا وَقُلُوبِنَا وَأَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا ، وَتُبْ عَلَيْنَا إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ التَّوَّابُ الرَّحِيمُ ، وَاجْعَلْنَا شَاكِرِينَ لِنِعْمَتِكَ مُثْنِينَ بِهَـا قَابِلِيهَا وَأَتِـمَّهَا عَلَيْنَا ،

 

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Wudhu for Touching Islamic Books

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Q: Is wudhu required for touching hadith, fiqh and Islamic books?

A
: Wudhu is not necessary to touch these books but advisable for the sake of respect (adab).

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Compulsion of Beard Length

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Q: I know that keeping a beard is sunnah, however I still cannot get used to it or like it this long and untidy on my husband since he decided to grow one. Do I have a say in this or is it wrong to say anything at all?

A:
The compulsory length of a beard is a fist-length all round.

When the beard exceeds this length then the person is allowed to trim the excess and bring it to a fist-length.

Tell yourself that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam kept a beard and instructed others to do the same.

He is allowed to trim on the cheeks, neck and throat and to cut the excess after a fist-length. So although the beard may be of the required length, it can still be kept neat.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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