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Religious clarification regarding the burial of those deceased and the legal aspects in Islam

18-01-2021 92

Accordingly, all four of the Islamic authoritative sources: Al Quran, Al Hadith, Al Ijmaa', and Al Qiyaas clearly imply that the body of a dead person needs to be buried into the earth. Verses in the Quran that prescribe burial: 1. مِنْهَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ وَفِيهَا نُعِيدُكُمْ وَمِنْهَا نُخْرِجُكُمْ تَارَةً أُخْرَىٰ ( سورة طه : 55) “From the earth We created you, and into it We will return you, and from it We will extract you another time.” (20:55) In the above verse, by stating that, after you are dead “We will return you” to the earth, Allah emphasizes the fact that, those who are deceased should be placed in the Earth. The following verse clarifies the same: 2. قَالَ فِيْهَا تَحْيَوْنَ وَفِيْهَا تَمُوْتُوْنَ وَمِنْهَا تُخْرَجُوْن (سورة الأعراف : 25) “He added, “There you will live, there you will die, and from there you will be resurrected.” (Quran, Al Ar’af: 25)

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Guidelines regarding Jumu'ah prayers in an extraordinary situation

20-11-2020 295

There have been many requests from different parts of the country seeking guidance in regards to performing Jumu'ah in this critical situation, in a restricted environment. Jumu'ah prayers has its own salient features, and is more rewarding, has stricter regulations and the warnings for missing it are more severe in comparison to other obligatory prayers. The guidance of the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam in regards to jumma prayers is that all the people should gather in one place and offer prayers collectively, unlike other obligatory prayers. From amongst the many regulations and conditions for the validity of Jumu'ah, one is the requirement of a minimum number of permanent residents from the locality. The scholars have differed in regards to this minimum number, based on the evidence that they have come across. The scholars of the Shafi'i and the Hanbali schools of thought, as well as some other scholars, are of the opinion that the minimum requirement is 40 persons. Whereas the scholars from the Hanafi and Maliki schools of thought permit the conducting of Jumu'ah with less than 40 persons.

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Religious clarification with regard to cremating the body of a Muslim Covid-19 victim

09-06-2020 614

If a Muslim passes away it is Fardh Kifaayah upon the Muslims to bathe the body, enshroud (kafn) it, conduct the prayers, and bury it in a dignified manner at a cemetery of the Muslims. If any of these rites are not performed, all of the Muslims are bounded guilty in the court of Allah for not fulfilling the religious obligations.

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Islamic Ruling on conducting two Jumu'ah in one Masjid

08-11-2019 1085

The likes of Imam Subuki, the most prominent scholar of the Shafi'i school of thought, have mentioned that there is a consensus (Ijma’) of Scholars that conducting two Jumu'ahs in one Masjid is not permissible. According to verse 09:62 of the Holy Qur’an, engaging in business activities at the time of Jumu'ah is prohibited. If two Jumu'ahs are conducted in one mosque, the public would be led to a confusion as to when they should abstain from engaging in business activities.

Salaah

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Conducting of Two Jumu’ah Prayers in one Masjid

11-06-2019 1166

The conducting of two Jumu’ah prayers in one Masjid is not permissible according to the Sharee’ah and we are unaware of any basis for it in Islam. In actual fact, only one Jumu’ah should be conducted in a vicinity, and more than one Jumu’ah should not be conducted except under religious concessions; such as the Jumu’ah Masjid being too far for some of the attendees, constraint of space, or other reasons that serve as a justification for the establishment of the second Jumu’ah; in such circumstance a Jumu'ah could be conducted in another place that fulfils the conditions of establishing Jumu’ah.”

Salaah

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Clarification on fasting on the day of Arafah in Sri Lanka

19-08-2018 2271

It is also known to everyone that there exists the possibility of sighting the crescent in other regions, a day prior or a day after the sighting of the crescent in Makkah. Hence, the ninth day of Dhul Hijjah in Makkah could correspond with either the eighth or tenth day of Dhul Hijjah in other regions. Accordingly, if fasting was to be observed based on the observance of the day of Arafah in Makkah, that could be for those who sighted the crescent the previous day, the tenth day of Dhul Hijjah, which is the day of Eid, on which fasting is Haram.

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Praying Witr Salah in three Raka'aths together in one Salah

08-08-2016 3488

In this manner, the followers of the Hanafi Mathhab will not have to leave the congregation, and will be able to pray behind the same Imam. Hence, the unity and harmony amongst the Muslims of London can be maintained.

Salaah

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Religious clarification with regard to cremating the body of a Muslim Covid-19 victim

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It is not permissible to prostrate to anyone other than Allah, even if it is only by way of veneration and showing respect

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Giving Away of Zakaat to purchase Land to Construct School Building

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Religious clarification regarding the burial of those deceased and the legal aspects in Islam

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Conducting of Two Jumu’ah Prayers in one Masjid

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