Q: Is the vomit of a suckling child impure? What must be done to the soiled portion of the clothing for the Salaah to be valid?

A: The vomit of a suckling child is impure. The soiled portion of the clothes must be washed in order for the Salaah to be valid.


What is the correct procedure when one has arrived late for Eid salaah?

A: The correct procedure is as follows:

i) If a person has missed the first three extra waajib takbeers and joined the Imam in qiyaam whilst he is reciting the qiraat, then he should make intention and commence the salaah by reciting Takbeer-e-Tahreemah and after that recite the three extra takbeers.

ii) If a person arrives when the Imam is in ruku, then he should immediately commence salaah with Takbeer-e-Tahreemah. The person has to judge whether he has enough time to recite the 3 extra takbeers before the Imam completes his ruku. If not, instead of Tasbeeh recite the Takbeers in ruku. There is no need to raise the hands.

iii) If a person has missed one rak'at he is now considered a Masbooq. The method is as follows: Once the Imamsays salaam, the Masbooq stands up to complete his remaining rak'at. He will first recite the qiraat and afterthat complete the 3 extra remaining takbeers, even though Islamic Reminders on Twitter: "#Eid Salaah at Small Heath Park, Birmingham, England http://t.co/WEHoCtrDA9" he is making up his first rak'at and he should have recited the takbeers first then the qiraat. However, it is againstprinciple to have two sets of takbeers recited consecutively one after the other, in view of the fact thathe recited the qiraat then the 3 takbeers in the rak’at heperformed with the Imam. Therefore, he will be doing the same in the remaining rak'at i.e. the takbeers after the qiraat.

Food related

Q: What is the status of 'Khatam' in the Shari'ah, where food is also offered after three days, forty days, etc. upon the death of a relative?

A: When a person passes away, it is an act of worshipand great reward to attend his funeral. The moralobligation to attend to his funeral and console his/her family will be according to his relationship withThe miracle of numbers in the Quran - FUNCI - Fundacion de Cultura Islamica the deceased.

According to the Shariah, the period of mourning is only three days. It is not permissible to mourn for more than three days. One may console and express condolences to the bereaved family. The practice of mourning the death by reciting Quran as a custom on Thursdays or the third day, etc. has no basis in the Shariah. It is an act of Bidah. Rasoolullah (s.a.w.) condemned all acts of Bidah and stated that all acts of Bidah leads one to the fire of hell. It is advisable for people close to the deceased, friends and relatives, to read (on an individual basis not collectively) for the deceased and send the reward for him. There is more ikhlaas and sincerity in that.

It is permissible for friends to gather at the house of the person who lives abroad and whose close family members had passed away to console and comfort him. In this situation too, it is not permissible to practise any form of Bidah like gathering specifically for reciting the Quran, etc. One may offer duaas for the bereaved family and deceased, for example, "MayAllah (s.w.t.) grant you sabr, "May Allah (s.w.t.) forgive the deceased, "May Allah (s.w.t.) grant the deceased high status in Jannah, etc.Almighty Allah (s.w.t.) states in the Noble Quran, “O you who believe! Obey Allah and His Messenger" (Quran 8:20)

The life of the Prophet (s.a.w.) is indeed the best example for us to follow. During the time of theProphet (s.a.w.) many of his family members, his wives, daughters, uncles and his illustrious companions left the world. Despite the Prophets(s.a.w.) deep love for them, he did not (on any single occasion) commemorate the innovative custom of having a special function; 7 days, 40 days, 100 days, etc. after their death.

Hajj / Umrah

Q: Can I take tablets to stop my periods during hajj, or is this not allowed?

A: You should not interfere with your normal monthly cycle by taking tablets. However, if there is a need and there is no alternative, for example, you will be experiencing your monthly periods and you still have to perform your Tawaaf-e-Ziyaarah (Fardh Tawaaf) while you are also scheduled to return home immediately. If you fear such a predicament, then there is a leeway to control your monthly cycle during Hajj.

Cleanliness / Tahaarah

Q: Is it permissible to cut unwanted hair while in a state of impurity?

A: It is Makrooh to cut the hair in the state of impurity.

Halal & Haram

Q. What does the Shari'ah say with regard to dying hair? Is it permissible to dye one's hair?

To apply pure black dye is not permissible. Rasulullah (s.a.w.) said, "There will be people who will come later (in my Ummah) and apply black dye. They will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise." (Abu Dawood) However, it is permissible for a Mujaahid (warrior) to apply black dye in order to give the impression of being young. (Jawaahirul Fiqh Vol.2 Pg.421) It is also permissible for one to dye his/her hair Hair Color Palette-Sunkissed Brown :) | Brown hair color chart, Bronze hair color, Hair color chart black to beautify himself/herself for one's marriage partner if he/she is young, and the hair has turned grey due to some sickness, etc.To dye the hair any other colour besides blacke.g. Mehndi or Katm (type of grass) is permissible. This was the practice of Rasulullah (s.a.w.) and the Sahabah (r.a.). (Jawaahirul Fiqh Vol.2 Pg.421) (Al-Mahmood Vol.1). It would not be permissible to use a dye which consists of Haraam ingredients.


Q. A traveller missed his Zuhr salaah while on journey. After returning home, he makes qadhaa. Will he perform two raka'at or four raka'at?

He will perform two raka'at qadhaa. The one who missed his salaah as a shar'ee traveller will perform two raka'at qadhaa of Zuhr, Asr and Isha, even after returning home. The one who missed salaah at home and makes qadhaa of it while being a shar'ee traveller, will make qadhaa of four raka'at.


Q: A person did not make intention to fast before sleeping, nor did he make intention after waking up. However he woke up to consume Sehri. Will this be sufficient?

A: Yes, to wake up for Sehri will be sufficient for the Niyyah (intention) of fasting.