He divorced her a third time during a period of purity in which he had had intercourse with her

I divorced my wife for the 3rd time during an extreme anger outburst today. I have never been so angry and lost control of my normal thinking due to the anger.
The divorce also took place during a period of purity wherein I have had intercourse with my wife.
I regretted what I said very soon after I pronounced the divorce.
Can you please tell me whether the marriage is still valid, or is it finished now?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly:

Divorce (talaaq) as prescribed in Islam is that in which a man divorces his wife during a period of purity in which he has not had intercourse with her. If he divorces her when she is menstruating or bleeding following childbirth (nifaas), or during a period of purity in which he has had intercourse with her, then this is an innovated divorce (talaaq bid‘i)

The fuqaha’ differed as to whether it counts as such. The majority are of the view that it does count as such, but some are of the view that it does not, because it is a haraam, innovated divorce, and Allah, may He be exalted, says (interpretation of the meaning): “O Prophet (SAW)! When you divorce women, divorce them at their Iddah (prescribed periods)” [at-Talaaq 65:1]. What is meant is: when they are pure (not menstruating) and their husbands have not had intercourse with them. Among those who were of this opinion was Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allah have mercy on him), who was followed by a number of scholars.

It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa’imah (20/58): There are several types of innovated divorce (talaaq bid‘i), such as when a man divorces his wife when she is menstruating or bleeding following childbirth (nifaas), or during a period of purity in which he has had intercourse with her. The correct view is that this does not count as such. End quote.

Based on that, if you divorce your wife during a period of purity in which you have had intercourse with her, then it does not count as such according to the more correct view. Continue reading

“Spotting” after the period ends is not regarded as menses

I fasted four days in Ramadan, then my period came. After my period ended, I purified myself (did ghusl) and started fasting, but some drops of blood came out (“spotting”), then they stopped. Then when I purified myself and started fasting again, the spotting started again, and this lasted for the rest of the month of Ramadan. What is the answer concerning this?.

Praise be to Allaah.

If the situation is as you describe, the drops of blood that appear after becoming pure from menses are not regarded as menses, because it is not ongoing bleeding. So it does not come under the ruling of menstruation, and you have to fast and pray, and do wudoo’ for each prayer when the time for the prayer begins, like women who suffer istihaadah (non-menstrual vaginal bleeding) and those affected by ongoing urinary incontinence. And your fasting during those days is valid.

And Allah is the source of strength. May Allah sent blessings and peace upon our Prophet Muhammad and his family and Companions. End quote. Continue reading

He rented an apartment and left it before the end of the rental period; does he have to pay the outstanding rent?

Is it allowed to sign a lese on rental apartments and if one has no choice but to break the lease due to unable to pay the monthly rent will they become in debt and responsible for the remainder of the lease contract of 1 year.

Praise be to Allaah.

Renting is a binding contract and it is not permissible for either of the two parties to cancel it by himself. But if both parties agree to cancel it, there is nothing wrong with that.

It says in al-Mawsoo‘ah al-Fiqhiyyah (1/253):

The basic principle with regard to rental contracts, according to the majority, is that they are binding and neither party has the right to cancel the contract by himself except in the case of something that renders the binding contract null and void, such as discovery of a fault, or loss of the benefit for which rent is paid. And they quoted as evidence for that the words of Allah (interpretation of the meaning): “Fulfil (your) obligations” [al-Maa’idah 5:1].

End quote.  Continue reading

Is it required to specify the length of the rental period, and what is the ruling on paying per click for advertisements?

A place on a webpage is specified for advertising for other websites. Is it a must or not to specify the period of time for renting this place, by saying: “I will put the advertisement on my website for one year”? Is it permissible to take the fees according to how many persons click on the advertisement, for example 1 SR per click?.

Praise be to Allaah.

There is nothing wrong with renting a space on a website for advertisements for other sites, so long as those sites do not contain anything haraam, such as websites for men and women to get to know one another, or websites for haraam music and movies and plays, or immoral audio and video links, or sites for followers of innovation, and so on. It is not permissible to advertise for these, because that is taking part with them in the haraam things that they are promoting.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Help you one another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment”

[al-Maa’idah 5:2]

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever calls others to guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow it, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest. And whoever calls others to misguidance will have a burden of sin like that of those who follow it, without it detracting from their burden in the slightest.” Narrated by Muslim (2674).

Seeking reward from Allaah for refraining from that which is haraam, dubious or confused is something that points to strength and certainty of faith, which bring glad tidings of a halaal provision, blessing and great reward.  Continue reading

Women dyeing their hands with henna during their menstrual period

Is it permissble for women to put henna on their hands/nails during menstrual period? My wife has heard that women should not do this, can you please advise.

Praise be to Allaah.

It is permissible for a woman to put henna on her hands and nails during her menstrual period and at other times. Indeed, a number of the fuqaha’ regarded it as mustahabb for a woman to dye her hands with henna at the time of her menses, because then she does not need to remove the paste for the purpose of doing wudoo’.

It was narrated from ‘Alqamah that he used to tell his womenfolk to put on henna during their menstrual period.

And it was narrated that ‘Ata’ said: It is mustahabb for a woman to dye her hands with henna when she is menstruating.  Continue reading

Dyeing one’s hair during one’s period

What is the ruling about dyeing one’s hair with henna or anything else during one’s period?

Praise be to Allaah.

There is no difference between dyeing one’s hair during one’s period or at any other time. Continue reading

Ruling on woman wearing black during her monthly period

I heard that it is not permissible for a woman to wear black during her period, because the Ka‘bah is black, and this signals a lack of respect for it. Is this true? Even my husband said to me recently that it is also not permissible to wear black underwear, out of respect for the colour of the Ka‘bah. What is your opinion on this?.

Praise be to Allaah.

There is nothing wrong with a woman wearing black during her monthly period. This is for two reasons:

1.

The basic principle is that things are permissible and there is nothing in sharee‘ah to say that a woman cannot wear any particular colour during her period, whether that is black or any other colour. So it is essential to adhere to the basic principle. Continue reading

Making food during the mourning period

What is the ruling on making food during the period of mourning? What is the ruling on guests of the household eating the food that has been brought to them?

Praise be to Allaah.

It is better for neighbours and relatives to make food in their own houses then bring it to the household (of the deceased), because it was narrated that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) heard that his cousin Ja’far ibn Abi Taalib (may Allaah be pleased with him) had died in the Battle of Mu’tah, he told his family to make food for the family of Ja’far, and said, “Because there has come to them that which will preoccupy them.”

 But it is not permitted for the family to make food for people because for the sake of the deceased. This is one of the actions of the Jaahiliyyah, whether it is done on the day of the death, or on the fourth or tenth day after the death, or at the new year. All of that is not permitted, because it was narrated that Jareer ibn ‘Abd-Allaah al-Bajali (may Allaah be pleased with him) – one of the companions of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) – said, “We used to count gathering with the family of the deceased and making food for them after the burial to be a kind of wailing (niyaahah).”

But if guests come to the family of the deceased during the mourning period, there is nothing wrong with them making food for them for the sake of hospitality, and there is nothing wrong with the household inviting whoever they want of their neighbours and relatives to eat with them from the food that has been given to them. And Allaah is the Source of strength.  Continue reading

She got her period during Hajj and she cannot stay

A woman came for Hajj and got her period after she entered ihaam. Her mahram had to leave straightaway and she has no one else in Makkah. What is the ruling?.

Praise be to Allaah.

She should travel with him and remain in ihraam, then she should come back when she has become pure. This applies if she lives in the land of the Two Holy Places, because it is easy to come back and does not involve a great deal of trouble or need a passport etc. But if she is a foreigner and it is difficult for her to come back, then she should tie a piece of cloth over her private part (so that no blood will leak and contaminate the Mosque), and do tawaaf and saa’i, and cut her hair, and end her ‘Umrah on the same journey, because in this case her tawaaf has become necessary, and in cases of necessity things that are ordinarily forbidden are allowed.  Continue reading

If a woman who is doing ‘Umrah gets her period, she should wait until she becomes pure

I went for ‘Umrah with my family, and when we reached Jeddah my wife got her period. I completed ‘Umrah on my own, without my wife. What is the ruling with regard to my wife?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on her) said:

The ruling with regard to your wife is that she should stay until she becomes pure (i.e., her period ends and she does ghusl), then she should make up her ‘Umrah, because when Safiyyah got her period, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Is she keeping us (from leaving)?” They said: “She has already done tawaaf al-ifaadah.” He said: “Then let her set out.”   Continue reading