Ruling on eating from the university canteen if the plates are not washed seven times after having been licked by dogs

In our university we have a canteen..very often its seen that the plates left over after having food are licked by dogs..the canteen staff wash the plates..but not 7 times they wash as they routinely do..what is the ruling to have food there in those plates when u know that the [;ate may have been licked by dog and the washing not followed as prescribed in sharriah?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly:

Muslims narrated in his Saheeh (279) that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sa) said: “The purification of the vessel of one of you, if a dog licks it, is to wash it seven times, the first time with dust.”

An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: This clearly supports the view of ash-Shaafa‘i (may Allah be pleased with him) and others who say that dogs are najis (impure), because purification is only needed in the case of impurity. Continue reading

The reason for doing wudoo’ after eating camel meat

What is the reason for doing wudoo’ after eating camel meat?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly:

It is proven that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) enjoined doing wudoo’ after eating camel meat, but he did not explain the reason why. We know that Allah, may He be glorified, is Most Wise and All Knowing, and He does not prescribe anything for His slaves except that which is good and is in their best interests in this world and the Hereafter, and He does not forbid to them anything but that which is harmful for them in this world and the Hereafter.

What the Muslim should do is accept the commands of Allah, may He be glorified, and His Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and act upon them, even if he does not know the exact reason behind them. Similarly, he has to refrain from that which Allah and His Messenger have forbidden, even if he does not know the exact reason behind it, because he is a slave who is commanded to obey Allah and His Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him). He was created to do that, so he has to obey and submit, whilst believing that Allah is Most Wise and All-Knowing. If he finds out the reason behind it, then that is good upon good.

End quote from Majmoo‘ Fataawa ash-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (10/157) Continue reading

It is permissible to wipe over the khuffayn with a cloth or for someone else to wipe them

My question is regarding the use of medical compression stockings and is similar to fatwa number 114192 but with additional information.
Can you please advise on the ruling for a person who wears medical compression stockings almost permanently (24 hours a day) and has an additional disability [severe arthritis] preventing them from reaching their feet, and also is unable to put the stockings back on without the aid of another person….
 Under the ruling of a plaster cast: Is it permissible for another person to help a disabled person do wudu, because in fatwa number 114192 it says with regards to plaster casts it is not permissible to limit washing to the upper surface only as with the case of socks, therefore a physically disabled person would need someone else to assist by wiping the underside of their feet etc on their behalf?
 Is it permissible to assume the ruling of a plaster cast if there are relatives or other people present to help remove / apply stockings or is it an obligation upon them every 24 hours so that the disabled person can take the ruling of socks instead? (on some occasions it is difficult or strenuous for some people to assist by applying the stockings properly due to the strong elastic material the stockings are made from).
 Do we have to choose between one or the other (sock ruling of plaster cast ruling) or can we change from a day-to-day basis depending on what is easiest or do we have to be consistent with whatever ruling we decide to take?
 If a physically disabled person has nobody present to help them on some occasions will their wudu be valid if they are unable to reach water to all parts of their feet (and legs in the case of the plaster ruling) due to no choice?
 Is it permissible for a physically disabled person to use something other than the hands (for example a long handled sponge) in order to reach parts of the feet and legs when making wudu?.

Praise be to Allaah.

It is permissible to wipe over the khuffayn (leather slippers) or socks for a reason or otherwise. The one who is not travelling may wipe over his socks for one day and one night, and the traveller may do so for three days and nights.

If a person needs to wear socks and has someone who can put them on for him, even if that is in return for payment, then he must wipe over them and it is not permissible for him to move to the option of tayammum or to regard the socks as being like a plaster cast; rather they are socks that he puts on after purifying himself completely.

It is permissible for someone else to wipe over the socks for him, as it is also permissible for someone else to help him to do wudoo’.

Ibn ‘Aabideen (may Allah have mercy on him) said in his commentary on al-Bahr ar-Raa’iq (1/182): If he tells someone to wipe over his khuffayn and he does so, that is valid as it says in al-Khulaasah.

It is not stipulated that the wiping be done directly with the hand; if he wiped with a piece of cloth or a sponge dampened with water and attached to a stick (a long-handled sponge, as you mention), that is permissible.

An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said in al-Majmoo‘ (1/549): Our companions said: It is acceptable to wipe (over the khuffayn) with the hand, a finger, a stick, a cloth or something else.

This is also the view of the Hanbalis. See al-Insaaf, 1/160, 185. Continue reading

She experiences spotting and strongly hates menstruation

I am a 14 year old girl and latley i have been having problems with my period. I keep spotting small amounts of blood on my underwear even though it was over 1 or more weeks ago. I am getting really mad and frustrated, how am i supposed to pray when every couple days i see small amounts? When i searched up on the internet it said that was a sign of pregenacy and I am freaking out. I go to school to learn, never in my life have i been alone with a boy. And i dont wanna go to hell for not praying properly.
1. Is it normal that this is happening to me
2. Am i pregnant?
3.How do i become clean when i see small amounts of blood
4. Is it okay if i stop praying to see if it continues
5. Do i go to hell for hating my period so much
6. How do i clean that white stuff after the period from my system without having to insert my finger because it really hurts
Please replie as fast as you can, and i dont understand arabic so can you make some of the words clear.

Praise be to Allaah.

First:

These spots are not counted as menstrual blood and may be the result of physical exertion, sports activities or other than that for which you should consult your doctor. They do not indicate pregnancy as far as we know.

What you need to do is wash away the blood from your body and clothing and pray.

For further benefit, see the answer to question 38624. Continue reading

Ruling on rubbing thick hair when doing ghusl for janaabah

If a man has thick hair, does he have to rub it when doing ghusl for janaabah?.

Praise be to Allaah.

What is required when doing ghusl is to make the water reach every part of the body. If it is possible to make the water reach the scalp and go through the hair and so on, then he does not have to rub it, but if it is not possible to do that without rubbing it, then he has to rub it.

What is required of the one who is doing ghusl is to pour water over all of his hair and make it reach the roots of his hair, whether his hair is thick or thin. If he does that then his ghusl is complete.

It was narrated from ‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that she said: When the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) did ghusl for janaabah, he washed his hands and did wudoo’ as for prayer, then he washed his body, then he ran his hands through his hair, until he was sure the water had reached the scalp. Then he poured water over his head three times. Then he washed the rest of his body.

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 264 Continue reading

Ruling on touching the penis with the right hand

What is the ruling on touching the penis with the right hand in general?
What is the ruling on touching it in the washroom? 
What is the ruling on touching it during intercourse?.

Praise be to Allaah.

It is makrooh to touch the penis with the right hand when urinating, because of the hadeeth of Abu Qataadah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “When one of you drinks, he should not breathe into the vessel, and when he relieves himself, he should not touch his penis with his right hand or wipe himself with his right hand.”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 194; Muslim, 393.

According to another report narrated by Muslim (392): “No one among you should touch his penis with his right hand when urinating.”  Continue reading

Wiping the head when there is henna on the hair or a bag over the henna

If a man or woman put henna on their head and put a wrapper of paper or plastic over it, is it acceptable to wipe over that wrapper that has been placed over the henna? Is wiping over part of it acceptable or is it essential to wipe over all of that wrapper? Can that be compared with wiping over the head cover, because it is difficult to remove it? If a person prays after wiping over that wrapper, is his prayer valid or not, and does he have to repeat it?.

Praise be to Allaah.

If a man or woman needs to apply henna to the head, then the time for prayer comes and he or she wants to pray without removing the henna, it is permissible to wipe over the henna in wudoo’ but not in ghusl, because wiping over the head is not a strict issue, and the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) wiped over his head cover and over his head when he had applied gum or honey to hold his hair together (mulabbad).

The same applies if they have put a wrapper of paper and the like over it; they may wipe over it and it is sufficient to wipe over most of the wrapper; it is not essential to wipe over the entire head.

But it is not appropriate to put the wrapper on so as to be able to wipe over it.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy on him) said: The scholars differed as to whether it is permissible for a woman to wipe over her head cover.

Some of them said that it is not acceptable because Allah, may He be exalted, enjoined wiping the head when He said (interpretation of the meaning): “rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads” [al-Maa’idah 5:6]. If the woman wipes over the head cover, then she has not wiped over her head; rather she has wiped over a barrier, namely the head cover, so it is not permissible.  Continue reading

Ruling on wearing one pair of socks over another when one did wudoo’ wiping over the first pair

A man wiped over his socks, then put another pair over them before he broke his wudoo’, then he broke his wudoo’ so he did wudoo’ for prayer. Can he wipe over the second pair of socks or not ?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Yes, it is permissible to wipe over the second pair of socks if he put them on over socks that he had wiped over, because he put them on when he was in a state of purity. So that comes under the general meaning of the words of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) in the hadeeth narrated by ‘Urwah ibn al-Mugheerah from his father who said: I was travelling with the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and I reached out to take his khufoof (off his feet) and he said: “Let them be, for I put my feet in them when they (my feet) were pure (after doing wudoo’).” And he wiped over them”

Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 199

An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: If he put on the khufoof (leather slippers) when he was in a state of purity, then he broke his wudoo’ and wiped over them, then he put on the jarmooq (a kind of large khuff that is worn over the regular khuff) when he was in a state of purity in which he had wiped over the khuff when he did wudoo’, then there are two well-known opinions as to whether it is permissible to wipe over them (the jarmooq). The first opinion is that it is permissible to wipe over them because he put them on when he was in a state of purity. And the second opinion is that it is not permissible, because that was an incomplete purification. That is how many of the scholars look at it.

Ar-Rawiyaati said: The more correct view is that it is not permissible to wipe over them. Others said that the more correct opinion is that it is permissible to wipe over them. This is the opinion of Shaykh Abu Haamid. It may be understood from the words of ar-Raafi‘i and others that this (the second view) is more correct and it is the view that is to be favoured, because he put them on in a state of purity. Their saying that it is an incomplete purification is not acceptable.  Continue reading

If a menstruating woman puts her hand in water, does that make it najis?

My wife had her period and a piece of soap fell in a bucket of water, so she put her hand in the water to take out the piece of soap and she forgot to tell me about that until after I had done ghusl. Is this water regarded as najis or nor, and should I repeat my ghusl or not?.

Praise be to Allaah.

The basic principle concerning water is that it is pure and a means of purification, and this description is not cancelled out unless some impurity falls into it that changes its colour, taste or smell; in that case the water is deemed to be najis (impure).

The fact that a woman who was menstruating put her hand in the water does not affect the water or make it impure, because the body of a Muslim is pure (taahir) whether he is junub or whether a woman is menstruating, because of the report narrated by al-Bukhaari (276) and Muslim (556) from Abu Hurayrah, according to which he was seen by the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) on one of the streets of Madinah when he was junub. He slipped away and did ghusl, and the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) noticed that he was not there. When he came to him he said: Where did you go, O Abu Hurayrah? He said: O Messenger of Allah, you saw me when I was junub and I did not want to sit with you until I did ghusl. The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Subhaan Allah! The believer does not become najis.”

An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: This hadeeth sets out a great principle, which is that the Muslim is pure in life and in death. In life he is pure (taahir) according to scholarly consensus… Continue reading

Ruling on blood that gets on the butcher at the time of slaughter

The butcher who slaughters the animals gets blood on his clothes when he slaughters them; is it permissible for him to pray in those clothes on which there are spots of blood?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly:

“Blood poured forth” (6:145) is najis (impure) according to scholarly opinion. This has been discussed previously in the answer to question no. 114018. “Blood poured forth” is that which comes out of the animal at the time of slaughter.

As for the blood that is mixed with the meat or that remains in the veins, it is not called “blood poured forth”.  Continue reading