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

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Purity (tahaarah) is not an essential condition for standing in ‘Arafah

What should a pilgrim do if he passes wind when he is going to do tawaaf or is heading towards ‘Arafaat?.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly:

The majority of scholars are of the view that tawaaf is not valid unless one is in a state of purity. The differences of scholarly opinions have been discussed in the answer to question no. 34695. Therefore, whoever breaks his wudoo’ when he is going to do tawaaf should go and du wudoo’, and then start his tawaaf.  This is undoubtedly preferable and is more on the safe side.  Continue reading

Tahaarah (purity) for one suffering from incontinence

Assalamu’alaikum
I have an allergy which causes me to sneeze very violently very frequently. Since I became pregnant, I suffer from incontinence whenever I sneeze. As I go to work I cannot change my clothes everytime I need to pray. Can I do wudhu and still pray when I know my clothes have najis on them. Do I need to repeat my prayers on returning home?
Please reply soon.
Jazakallah khair.

Praise be to Allaah.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“… and [Allaah] has not laid upon you in religion any hardship…” [al-Hajj 22:78] and

“… Allaah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you…” [al-Baqarah 2:185].

It is sufficient, my sister, if you perform wudoo’ before every prayer after the time for it has begun, and do not worry about anything that comes out after that. You could also put a piece of cloth or something similar so that the najaasah (impure substance – in this case urine) does not spread, then throw it away and wash yourself before making wudoo’. We ask Allaah to heal you and give good health to you and to every sick Muslim. Continue reading

What is the ruling on neglecting the Sunan al-Fitrah, and does that have any effect on tahaarah (purity)?

I have noted that some worshippers let their nails grow long and they are filled with dirt. Is this befitting for a Muslim? Is their wudoo’ valid? Is there a specified time limit for cutting the nails, or for doing other things that are Sunan al-Fitrah (specific sunnahs connected to the natural disposition of man)?

Praise be to Allaah.

The nails must be cut within forty days (of the last cutting), because the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) specified a time limit within which people should cut their nails, shave their pubic hair, pluck their armpit hair and trim their moustaches, and not leave it for more than forty days. This was proven from the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him), who was the servant of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He set a time for us to trim our moustaches, cut our nails, pluck our armpit hair and shave our pubic hair; we were not to leave that for more than forty days.” Narrated by Imaam Muslim in al-Saheeh (258). It was also narrated by Imaam Ahmad (11823) and by al-Nasaa’i (14) and a group with the wording: “The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) set a time limit for us, we were not to neglect our nails and moustaches, and shaving the pubic hair and plucking the armpit hair beyond forty days.” Both men and women must pay attention to this matter and not leave the nails, moustache, pubic hair or armpit hair for more than forty days. Wudoo’ is valid and is not affected by whatever dirt is under the fingernails, because it is a small amount and may be forgiven. Continue reading

One who wipes his socks although he was not in a state of tahaarah (purity) when he put them on

For a while I was wiping my socks although I had not been in a state of tahaarah when I put them on, because I did not know about the ruling on this matter. What is the ruling concerning the prayers I offered during that time?

Praise be to Allaah.

You must repeat and make up those prayers which you did when you were wiping your socks although you had not been in a state of tahaarah when you put them on. Continue reading

A woman is affected by waswaas with regard to purity (tahaarah)

A woman is suffering from waswaas (insinuating whispers of the Shaytaan) concerning her tahaarah (purity) and feeling after she has done wudoo’ that she needs to relieve herself. On one occasion she felt that someone was telling her to insult the Qur’aan and insult Allaah, and all she could do was weep. How can she deal with this and get rid of these whispers?

Praise be to Allaah.

Many people suffer from these whispers – there is no power and no strength except with Allaah. The way to deal with waswaas is to seek refuge with Allaah a great deal from the accursed Shaytaan, and especially to recite al-Mi’wadhatayn (the last two soorahs of the Qur’aan), for there is nothing better with which a person may seek refuge with Allaah. So she should recite (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say: “I seek refuge with (Allaah), the Lord of the daybreak”

[al-Falaq 113:1] – to the end of the soorah, which includes seeking refuge from the evil of the Shaytaan, because he is one of the creations of Allaah. And she should recite Soorat al-Naas (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say: “I seek refuge with (Allaah), the Lord of the daybreak”

[al-Naas 114:1] – to the end.

The way to deal with that is to seek refuge a great deal in Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, to turn to Allaah, and to have sincere resolve, so that one will not pay any attention to whispers that may enter one’s mind. Continue reading

He divorced her through the courts but that was during the period of purity following menses in which he had had intercourse with her; does she have the right to marry another man?

I am a woman who asked for khula’ through the courts, and the matter dragged on for nearly 2 years. One day my husband and I met, and there happened between us what happens between a man and his wife. One week later he went to the court and divorced me (talaaq). I heard that one of the conditions of talaaq is that it should take place during the period of purity following menses and with no intercourse having taken place. Is my divorce valid and do I have the right to marry another man? May Allaah help you and reward you on our behalf with the best of rewards.

Praise be to Allaah.

Talaaq that takes place during the period of purity following menses in which the husband had intercourse with a wife is valid according to the majority of scholars, although some of them were of the view that it does not count. But as the divorce was done through the sharee’ah courts, it is a valid divorce and you have the right to remarry once the ‘iddah has ended. If you have any problems then refer to the sharee’ah court.

And Allaah knows best. Continue reading

He is affected by waswaas concerning purity

Many thanks to you for helping people to understand Islam as it was enjoined by Allaah. I am suffering with the problem of washing a great deal when I do wudoo’, such that I need more than two hours to relieve myself and do wudoo’, which is a waste of time and effort and is driving me crazy. I even went to a psychiatrist about this problem. If I sit in a place where someone else has been, I have to brush all my clothes until I feel pure and ready to pray. I am suffering a great deal with this problem. I hope that you can answer me and tell me the name of a book I can read or a du’aa’ I can recite to rid myself of this problem.

Praise be to Allaah.

We ask Almighty Allaah, by His beautiful names and sublime attributes, to heal you from this problem. It should be noted that this is a kind of psychological disease that is known as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which refers to thoughts that dominate a person in some ways and persist with him even though he knows that they are mistaken and are not correct. This may be dealt with in several ways:

1 – Thinking positively of Allaah, making a great deal of du’aa’, and beseeching Allaah to heal you from this waswaas.

2 – Getting used to ignoring these waswaas and not paying any attention to them. You can put a suitable amount of water in a vessel, and do not make wudoo’ directly from the tap any more; make yourself do wudoo’ from this vessel only. Tell yourself that there is no other water available except what is in this vessel, and make do with what it contains. Do not wash any part of the body more than three times. Even if the Shaytaan tells you that your wudoo’ is not valid, this is just a whisper from the Shaytaan and does not mean anything.

3 – The same applies to brushing your clothes after sitting in a place where someone else has sat. You should ignore this waswaas and force yourself not to brush your clothes. You should train yourself in this manner no matter what the waswaas is.

4 – You should remember the fiqhi principle which is that what is certain cannot be altered by something doubtful. If you are certain of something, you should not pay attention to any doubts after that. If you have done something then do not pay attention to any doubts that come along after doing it. If you have washed your hand, then do not pay any attention to doubts that come, even fleeting doubts, suggesting that you have not washed your hand, as Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

Doubts after doing something do not matter, otherwise doubts will increase.

You should not pay any attention to doubts that come after completing an act of worship, and even if a man has a lot of doubts he should not pay any attention to them.

5 – There is nothing wrong with consulting a trustworthy psychiatrist who can prescribe some useful treatment for you.

6 – Please see question no. 10160 and 11449.

For more information please read Ighaathat al-Lahfaan by Ibn al-Qayyim and Talbees Iblees by Ibn al-Jawzi, which both discuss how the Shaytaan toys with people by means of waswaas, and how one may remedy that.

We ask Allaah to set your affairs and those of all the Muslims straight. Continue reading

Is purity essential for reading Qur’aan from one’s mobile phone?

Some mobile phones have a Quraan programs which enable one to read the Quraan anytime on the mobile’s screen. Is Taharah a condition before one starts reciting?.

Praise be to Allaah.

These mobile phones in which Qur’aan is put in written or recorded form do not come under the same ruling as the Mus-haf, so it is permissible to touch them without having purified oneself and it is permissible to take them into the washroom with one, because writing Qur’aan on the mobile phone is not like writing it in a Mus-haf. It takes the form of waves that appear and disappear, and its letters are not fixed, and the mobile phone may contain Qur’aan and other things.

Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Naasir al-Barraak was asked; What is the ruling on reading Qur’aan from mobile phones without having purified oneself?

He replied (may Allaah preserve him): Answer: Praise be to Allaah and blessings and peace be upon the one after whom there is no Prophet. To proceed: It is well known that it is not essential to be free from minor impurity when reciting Qur’aan from memory, or even from major impurity, but purifying oneself before reciting Qur’aan, even from memory, is better, because it is the Word of Allaah and it is more respectful towards Him to only recite it when in a state of purity.

When reading from the Mus-haf it is essential to be in a state of purity in order to touch the Mus-haf, because of what it says in the famous hadeeth: “No one should touch the Qur’aan but one who is pure.” And because of what it says in many reports from the Sahaabah and Taabi’een. This is the view of the majority of scholars, which is that it is haraam for one who is in a state of impurity to touch the Mus-haf, whether that is for reading or otherwise.

Based on this, it seems that mobile phones and similar devices on which Qur’aan may be recorded do not come under the same rules as the Mus-haf, because the letters of the Qur’aan in these devices are different than the letters in the Mus-haf. They do not exist in the form in which they are read, rather they exist in the form of waves that form the letters when needed, so they appear in the screen then disappear when one moves to another verse. Based on this, it is permissible to touch the mobile phone or tape on which Qur’aan is recorded, and it is permissible to read from it, even if one is not in a state of purity. And Allaah knows best. End quote from the Noor al-Islam website.

Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (may Allaah preserve him) was asked: I am keen to read Qur’aan and I am usually in the mosque early and I have one of these modern mobile phones with me on which there is a program containing the entire Holy Qur’aan. Sometimes I am not in a state of purity but I read what I can and I read some juz’. Is purity essential when reading from a mobile phone?

He replied: This is a kind of luxury that has appeared among the people. Mus-hafs – praise be to Allaah – are readily available in the mosques and in fine printed editions, and there is no need to read it from mobile phones. But if that happens then we do not think that it comes under the same ruling as the Mus-haf.

The Mus-haf cannot be touched by anyone but one who is pure, as it says in the hadeeth, “No one should touch the Qur’aan but one who is pure.”  As for a mobile phone, it cannot be called a Mus-haf. End quote.

Reading Qur’aan on a mobile phone makes it easy for women who are menstruating and one who cannot easily carry a Mus-haf with him, or one who is in a place where it is difficult for him to do wudoo’, because it is not essential for the one who touches it to be in a state of purity, as mentioned above. Continue reading