Channel: Yaser Birjas
Fiqh Q and A
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Los Altos Ramallah Rasul Allah, Madiba sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala keep you and your loved ones and your family safe in this difficult time. I asked Allah azza wa jal to
to give you protection from any illness or any harm. I asked Allah subhana wa tada to show us with His mercy with his Rama, we are coming to a large gel with our with our poverty and need of him and his protection. We seek and shelter with him We seek refuge with him from the evil of this disease and this virus. We ask Allah subhana wa tada with full humility and humbleness that allows us to remove this illness from above us and from around us, and that we he leaves absolutely no trace of this illness for us in this denier of blood. I mean, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala for those who are ill, that are larger, give them Shiva and give them quick healing and recovery. And I asked
Allah subhanho wa Taala for those of us that are less of Have mercy.
Ask azzawajal Tex from us mercy Nene and forgiving the scene and ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept the word and the act of doing well. And forgive those who are their shortcomings or ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us the ability to worship Him in a way that is most pleasing, memorable and so my dear brothers and sisters were here as we go through this difficult time obviously,
one of the things people they
they keep, you know, wondering about is finding answers for a lot of questions why because this is a time of uncertainty that a lot of uncertainty is going on. And with the absence of proper Of course certainty people started getting anxious, having a lot of anxiety, a lot of fears and we can't really distinguish between right and wrong and what is appropriate and what is not and what is false and what is true with that a lot of people get really stressed out and it
some people to the level before they become almost you know mentally and spiritually paralyzed. So this is a time for us in Charlotte to connect back to the origin and to do Todaro and make lots of data lots of content etc myself anatomy and we're here in Sharla for you, we are going to be here for you shall on regular basis coming out with
with whatever Allah Subhana blessing that we share with you share our time share the knowledge inshallah xojo here at least to provide as much peace and tranquility for you shall so this is a session that is designed for answer your questions and inshallah Allah we're going to start with an answer john, was the question that already been sent earlier. And then we take questions from our live audience inshallah tada I see Mashallah, there are a lot of people a lot of families are attending here, together, the zachman law firm, the Sharif family from Portland, Oregon, they just joined and everyone else bought a Columbia con Bismillah.
So the first question, am I allowed to reject social invitations that are highly recommended or obligatory like the walima because of fear of the virus?
Well, these actually matters right now they're considered the public's a public matter. So it's not a private matter anymore. And in the shower, usually the public welfare takes the precedence and priority over the private benefit. So people, they have already made some order ordering food, inviting people, they spend so much money and certain invitation that that they've already pre planned before this whole lockdown taking place. And now because they don't want to lose the money that they spend and the energy that they put into it, they still insist on having people over and kind of like, hey, we'll take the precautions as much as we can and so on. Now, if this happened
maybe a week or 10 days ago when the CDC instruction that the guidelines was about 50 or more or 200 250 or more or less for sale in the Dallas Texas area many I was to accept that invitation will take you no extra precaution shallow Tanna, but now that the guidelines are saying that you know what, nope, you can't even have that. You can't they don't even recommend to have gatherings of 10 or more. So to that extent, so it's becoming very, very serious. And again, the public benefit takes precedence over the private benefits. So therefore, it is okay for you not to accept the invitation even if it was a will. Not because you're rejecting the individuals invitation as much as you know
now right now they have a priority and I hope inshallah people can understand that at the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
According to Heidi Jabba the alarm on the left and the delegation of the people when they came to give their pledge to the Prophet sallallahu sallam,
one of the members of that delegation was, was sick and he seems to have a contagious disease. So as he was coming close to the Prophet, Salah Salem from distance, he told him Carla or Jeff have a bionic stare wherever you are. I took a blood loss. I took it, stay where you are, and also
There's another story of Mr. Lau, I thought he mentioned about zuri a story about the low annual bar in which he received MIT when I see one of the companions who attended better. So you can imagine the status of the Sahaba.
And, obviously, a high status
in the community, but still, he was also was carrying a contagious disease. So when he was coming, I'm a certain color ageless. And in Colorado, you stay away from me and say, the distance of autumn Ron has a spirit spirit about maybe you could say six to eight or even 1010 feet. Or there are as a matter of fact, nowadays, if you look at this is exactly what the mandate is keeping a six feet distance between you and people from around you. So if this is something that was known also to the seller for him on Milan tala, it can also be applied even today. Not that we need any historical precedents to prove that the health guidelines are important to that level. But some people
sometimes they don't feel comfortable until you let them know, Hey, there is something that happened in the past, and we should follow the same guidelines today inshallah, with the barcode data, my luck if you also got a blood. I mean, so next question is, is it allowed to replace shaking hands with an elbow or foot shake?
I've seen all these actually means and all these videos that are circling around, it seems that it's not a matter of right now. Is it permissible or not? It's simply it's happening at least the elbow, the elbow shake, it's happening a lot. I don't know about the foot shake, that's something maybe it's not gonna fly anywhere. But the elbow thing? Is it permissible? Can you do that? I mean, if they want to do it, that's okay. But still, if the person is you know, is suspected to be in an area where they could be infected or in a circumstance like for example, something or someone who works in the hospital for instance, or didn't close with the with sick people and so on. Even even that
you should avoid it and just make the salon from distance and should be fine inshallah. Okay.
And what is the ruling on wearing masks during the Salah, or while in the state of it, Heron
I don't know about sort of a haram right now. But
we're talking about the Salah, specifically wearing masks when when people are doing their Salah.
At the time of the Prophet salallahu Salam or Sahaba de la, they used to do that during extreme weather conditions, especially once was when it was cold. So they would be putting their arms into their sleeves, they pull their arms into their sleeve, the hands covered completely with their sleeves. And also they used to, they used to rub their faces, whether whether I mama or the head cover, so to cover their faces to protect themselves from the element of the weather, and they would prey in that condition. So if that was during a weather condition, and they were able to do so then the same thing would come to Salah it is permissible for them to do that. Now for the Haram.
Obviously, if it was a matter of health issue, no doubt.
Now not not saying that anyone should go around or hedge right now under the kind of circumstances. But definitely, if required by the local authorities and health care givers in this case, we're going to have to abide by these rules of Charlotte.
And now this next question, I think is basically on everyone's mind.
Is it allowed for Hajj to be cancelled?
Is it allowed for has to be cancelled? Once again, we're talking about the benefit the public benefit over the private benefits? Has this ever happened at a time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that Hadji was completely suspended? And so and the answer is, I don't know that the time of the Prophet said about the law of Samadhi but later on in the history of the Muslim ummah.
There have been some some times especially when a kilometer, one of those botany groups that took the area took the hedges at some point and they stole the huddle. So the Blackstone and the hedge top anomala tatara, which means Hajj and Umrah were kind of suspended because people were not feeling secure and safe. And that was for political and sectarian division at the time. Today the the situation with of course with the health issue is the pandemic situation right now. It knows no borders, no political borders, no sectarian borders, North nickel borders, nothing is anyone can get sick and one person can affect the entire world, not just the entire nation or area. So therefore,
it's very important that people do understand that we reduce the number of a judge and Maximilian however the decision to cancel Hajj is not for me to make really. That is a decision that should be made by the authorities of the hijas area. They know the circumstances they know
how many the capacity of Mecca and Medina to understand
And again it's not for us to make that decision. What is for us is really a decision made that we just listen and obey because they should know better when it comes to making the decision shall out Allah.
And the next question is Can people combine praise in the mustards to accommodate worshippers in such time where health professionals recommend reducing exposure and interactions, I mean, gone to the masjid to do salah and Gemma would defeat the purpose anyway.
Regardless whether we're making Gemma or not, the instruction today is to reduce the number of gatherings to less than 10 people. So if the people will say hey, let's just for the sake of having Gemma in the masjid, we bring in Charlotte, Amanda and we'll add in a couple of people worked in the message and spread them
around in the masala area to max out to Gemma it becomes symbolic issue. And our robot is not some wallet or another it has its own true significance. The purpose of the Jamaat is to strengthen the community, not just to make them as always active. And and this time when when we say let's come you know and combined or an answer another one and Sha just for the sake of keeping shala the messages running and the community active in the message and so on. That will defeat the purpose of quarantine. And if we've been asked to shelter and and stay away from public gatherings and so on, so we're going to have to listen and obey and stay away from them aside for that for that time and I
hope Allah subhana wa tada will accept from us the reward for the Juma even though that we're praying at home. Why because the prophets Allah sent me mentioned in the Hadith that no matter if someone was to hire someone during his health time is healthy time, maintained a specific regard a specific
line of worship, and then it was interrupted because of travel or sickness and illness. Allah subhanho wa Taala were right for them the reward for all what they've been doing before that interruption happened to them, as if they're still doing it. So if someone handled I was always active in the masjid for subtle Juma, I asked Allah Subhana to write for them. That award for Gemma even though they're praying from home. Also, we can shout out I think that's an opportunity for starting Gemma with our families. Making sure that the time is hamdulillah regular so that people your family would know Hey, no matter what do you do at home, at this time, when you hear that and
five minutes after that, we're going to do the combo damage after that we do the comma. So you teach your family shall have to be consistent when it comes to performing a vida and the Salah. But the point from the question to get together for to combine those and also motivate a shot that is not required is not supposed to happen under the under this current circumstances.
Clara and just a follow on from that question. Because obviously where a lot of massages are are some are closed and some aren't. Can you prevent people from coming to the masjid?
If it's required by law, then absolutely.
If it's a matter of recommendation, frankly, we cannot put any enforcement to forbid people from coming to the method. But if it's becoming right now, a health hazard situation. And the authorities are demanding that this guy that is not what not to happen, then yeah, of course we need to put security out there. And let the security take care of the situation there malice of how to keep them all safe. Once again, this is another time for people to start competing and bargaining with each other who has more tawakkol more dependence on Allah subhanho wa Taala more strength of a man I trust a lot of judgment. And this is not the time to do that. And that doesn't come in a show like
this in public show in front of everybody. You can be in your own private space at home, and you will be the happy you're not happy, nothing the most righteous, the very subtle person the most pure. You don't have to go out there to make a show out of it. So therefore, I will say yes, indeed, if it was required by the law to stay away from this gathering, then yeah, we enforce that with our security. Okay, so this is kind of like a follow up question. But taking away from the jamas bit of other people, the masjid itself, can it can it be completely closed? Or does it still have to be established by some even if it is one person?
Again, what's the purpose? I know it's a sentimental issue right now a lot of people and this is the thing about fifth and also it's not dependent is not dependent on emotions. This is dependent on evidences, it depends on pure masala hand facet which means benefits and harm that could affect the community. If we're going to base our focus on rules based on our personal emotions and communities emotions, there will be no consistency in these rules because emotions fluctuate. So a lot of people they have this sense of emotional attachment to the massages, which is of course something I'll handle I was so happy and proud to have in our community like the Prophet salla ceremony talk about
the seven categories of people with intelligence.
And we'll be under the shade of a rock man. One of them, he sets a lot of them, what I call boom, Allah Campbell massage at someone's heart is attached to the massage, like they always want to go back to the massage. So therefore, it's a normal thing, it's a beautiful thing, it's an honorable thing really to have your heart attached to the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But during a time of crisis like this, no doubt, if the requirement by law is to shut down the facility completely, then yes.
The idea of having someone just to go there and pray, it becomes just sentimental. And if that's something is okay and permissible, allowed by the law enforcement and the guidelines of your community in your area, then it's okay, as long as it handler we're protected, protected from harm. But my concern, and this is the thing, my concern is that if we allow this to happen, a lot of people will fight and start, you know,
competing to who the person should be.
I want to do then I want to do this and then eventually have multiple people coming, and the whole quarantine will be broken. And the whole idea of having the people stay away from the messy will also be broken. So that's our concern. So to keep consistency. We just keep the facility close to Charlottetown all on
my hair. And the next question is, is it allowed to do keynote and asila in these circumstances, and in what prayer? No, absolutely. Kanata naza. For people who don't know what Palutena Zilla is
connote means to make a special and nasbla unprecedented events like if there's a calamity, there's a catastrophe that's happening in the community. And indeed, the Coronavirus or the COVID-19
situation right now in crisis is indeed and as you know, it's something that brought the whole worlds parallel to almost stop and halt. So therefore, it does deserve from us a special glad to make for it, the profit center last time used
to nasbla in different Salawat some reports were inserted federal other reports was insalata lazur, and other follow up as well. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would make that and how does he do it? He would pray the salah and towards the end of the Salah, towards the end of the Salah like the last Raka after he come back from the ruku salado so that when it comes back from the ruku he would raise his hand and he would make that job and he would make it in JAMA outlawed for people to to heat it so he makes it sort of like sell them and then he goes to the studio and finish the Salah. Is it the time for us to do the naza? Absolutely.
Can we do a German yes we can. Like at home for example, gather the family raise your hand and make go out together. If you have a gathering online at the end you can make that drive together as well to ensure low tide and make that keynote inshallah on regular basis can you do it individually? The answer is yes you can. Similarly if you are just praying your own salasar the ledger and after the second record when you come back from the record, you can raise your hand and make that drought in shallow Thailand asking Allah subhanaw taala to remove that illness and to help people recover to protect us and keep us you know all safe that God to be exclusive and special for this for this man
Allah and I could you recite the outside of the salon, or does it have to be in the salon? Well, if you do it after salon it just revert on
when we talk about cornuta nazara. That's an expression exclusively used for the salon.
So if you do it after the salon, it's okay. I mean, there's no doubt it's a vida and the essence of the Rebbe is to do drama and supplication. It is highly recommended that we do that as well as shallow talent that form to Allah. Okay. So next question are gelatine based vitamins and supplements in the market allowed in this time?
A lot a lot to be heard moderate, when there is an assisity. Again, when there is a necessity, then it It allows us from
for taking some concessions on some of us and data, which means that if we always meant and handle a specific diet, if now we're we're out of this option right now, and is it okay for us to take take that. However,
before we get to this point, we need to try to exhaust all other options that we have. So we look into alternatives, whether they're online or other stores, and hamdulillah we have nearby and around our house, a store that sells a lot of alternatives. We could just go and as an asset said hey, listen, this is what we're looking for when it's something that doesn't have that gelatin face. You know, I think and hamdulillah we always find a way to do that. Also, there's the online option if you can go online, there are a lot of halal products out there and handler to provide that for us. But if we get to the point where all these options are no longer available for us, are we allowed to
use that again, if
If it becomes a necessity then yes we should. But if it becomes a harder, harder means and need there's difference between necessity and need when it's necessity it means a life threatening situation and need it's causing discomfort it causing inconvenience. Now that inconvenience obviously toccata Ravi Kataria each harder we should look into each need to be looked into it you know separately some people will say well I'm just freaking out so I need to take all the supplements and so on so no no that's too much but if someone is required to take these supplements because of health condition that was prior to the situation that we're in right now and the only
alternative right now to have is these supplements then we tell them yeah your need is justified go ahead and go for it. But if it just because I'm freaking out I need to take extra vitamins and this and that no if this was prescribed to you by a doctor or professional in the field, then I would say yes you can do so inshallah Allah because Allah mother said alhaja, tourism Angela Tata Laura. Sometimes a need can tantamount to the level of necessity. So depends on the circumstances well on again, my last hope you are protected. The next question is we are organizing a food drive for the vulnerable in our community. What should we do with food that is given to us to deliver that as pork
or nones to Bihar, whether it's for Muslims or non Muslims, I mean to deliver the product to Muslims or to deliver to non Muslims and delivering to both not Muslims and not ISIS as well.
It's a tricky question right now, especially if people are because you work right now. And if you work in the delivery of food, restaurants are not allowed to allow people to dine in. So there's a much option and also the brothers and sisters whose livelihood depends really on delivery, because this is where they get their money from. And if they're gonna say I cannot do this, I cannot deliver that I can't do that. That means they're losing right now. A lot of their income. So honestly, it depends on the unique circumstances. If someone believes that this is my only job by now that's the only option I have is to provide you know income for my family so Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive
them an exit from the metal but I mean as they go around delivering this stuff, and that should be okay inshallah. Tada. But if, if they have the luxury of saying, You know what?
limit then this could talk to the people that you you work with, that they have an alternative for you and Charlotte, the water kotero contingency plan in regard to this issue. But once again, if a person's livelihood is dependent on that, in this situation we're in right now. You should be okay in sha Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah forgive them and accept them. And
next question, so many organizations have Zakat funds or charity funds for certain projects, can this money be used now to help the people in crisis?
Okay, so the the money that was donated to the masjid, for example, for construction, for instance, or even for constructing an Islamic school or any other project,
or it was given to organizations to help, let's say, the orphans or help the poor in general, can we use this fund right now and funnel this fund to help and support our local communities? I highly recommend, before we make that decision to again, assess the situation objectively. Just because everybody's panicking and freaking out, it doesn't mean you know what, yeah, I should take all the money and put it there. That's not that's not right, either. But if the situation becomes so dire, and so severe, to the level that people are losing their lives, while we're still holding money to build a Masjid, or build a school or something like that, and that's not right. So in this case,
again, the human life takes precedence and priority over any other project.
However, I recommend if that organization, how's that money in a specific account before they make that decision, to spend it otherwise, they need to send
a disclaimer to send actually a note to the public, who, whom
they serve, or at least they receive the money from and let them know, hey, under the circumstances we're in right now, this is what happened and this what the situation is, so we are going to be shallow to Allah, given this money this this way or that way. So once again, generally speaking, no, you should not be doing that. But if the time
becomes so severe that we need that money to save people's lives takes priority and takes precedence over long
cycle of hair. And the next question is, is it allowed for me to defer my credit card payments due to financial insecurity?
Is it allowed for me to defer my credit card payment due to financial insecurity okay.
That goes back again to the same situation, a lot of people today are panicking. They're just getting scared. And now no one knows exactly what the future looks like for us from a financial perspective. So everybody's kind of freaking out. So in this case, those will take us a credit card. They say if I, if I, you know, delay my payments, because I don't know, if I'm going to discuss anytime soon. So what's going to happen? And can I delay it for the purpose of you know, saving the money in my hand, which means going to a river?
I cannot give a blanket answer to everybody, it would be actually a case by case scenario. Because some people are using the credit card as a luxury, just to just to take points and get the perks that they have credit cards providing for them, for example, versus some people they do it because they don't have cash. So they have to use they have to use that money. So it's a case by case scenario, I cannot give a blanket answer to everybody on the smile on. Okay. So this is the last question from the pre submitted questions that we had is price gauging or past price gouging allowed? islamically? Absolutely not.
Absolutely not specifically attempt to scarcity, terms of scarcity, it is not allowed, like if you have something that is normally sold for $5. And now in terms of scarcity, you start selling it for $50 or $20. That is not acceptable. I mean, having arise in a price that is considered reasonable. It is okay. Like if so, for example, $5, you sell it for seven $8 $9 $10? You know, that's kind of like reasonable, a little bit. But if someone sells something that usually for $5, to go to $50, that is unacceptable and is not allowed
the argument and I wonder, is it permissible for the state to do tests a cache, which means to set the prices basically and control the market in that regard? That's of course, an argument, you know, even until today in our time, should they should the government has an extended arm into the market with controls prices and so or otherwise, but islamically the same thing to somebody comes to scarcity start, you know, try to control the prices and and push the prices too high to get that benefit. That's not acceptable. And in this case, the state has the right to get involved and
and control actually the the prices and even confiscate the product if this person is not being reasonable, Milan.
Okay, so we're done with the pre submitted questions and shall move to the q&a box. So the questions from people who are online right now. So first question is a slide I can share. I just wanted to ask about the Hadeeth that says there won't be any plague in Makkah, is it true and if so, why did mocha close or, or they found the Coronavirus there. Well, I don't know what they're referring to. But the prophet SAW Selim, he said that there will be won't be a plague that will destroy the people altogether and almost negatively destroyed by a plague. All the people together there and Mecca. But doesn't mean people are not going to get sick or ill. Besides, Mecca is right now as more and more
of an international town is not just a local town, like back in the day, the time of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the movement was kind of local into the area, but with our our time, Mashallah The movement is international. So people come in and out from all over the world. And as a result, they can be carrying the disease with them and go back with it or maybe take it from somebody who came to America with a different place and carry it back to their to their hometown. So the purpose of this is actually not necessarily protect and just the people of Mecca is people, the people who come to Mecca, because they come in, they're going to go out and they're going to go somewhere else.
And the field is Mecca, because this hub where we circulate the disease among the attendees, it becomes very, very dangerous internationally, Allah Allah now.
So the next question is, as the situation continues to go downhill, what is our responsibility and accountability in terms of loans, not being able to pay them because of losing a job and potentially passing away from the virus? These times are unprecedented? Will we be held accountable on the day of judgment? Now, that's something I will not be able to answer to a loss of Hannah without on the Day of Judgment. But in terms of the fifth matter, and this dunya if someone was unable to pay, due due to the absence of the money under payments, that's called Asr, which means someone is now going through the rest and unable to pay for the loan. And it happens. It happens usually, at the time of
the Prophet Salah Salem some of the Sahaba they were not able to pay for
The money, they owe other people and so on. So it did happen. So what we'll do in this case, in this case,
if the if you can request a grace period, which is something, I think the government is already actually issuing Relief Fund and helping people and assessing, you know, situation circumstances, bailing out some of these small businesses and so on. So Hamdulillah, we do have a lot of opportunities in Sharlto Baraka with Allah. But in this time, if somebody is worried about their might, just being worried about is not sufficient reason not to give the people that are hooked, because the money that you hold hold in your hand right now, that is a hub that you've taken from somebody else, and that's the lender. So therefore, don't violate the hook of others, just for the
sake of keeping yourself feeling safe in that regard, voila.
Just getting extra groceries during this time count as hoarding in Islam.
Again, if a person is violating the scarcity rule, which means if you go under, let's say 20.
Potato bags, for example, on the shelf, and you're going to take them on, there's no doubt that that's too much, but taken to when usually you buy only one, that's okay, taken three, when you usually buy one, that is fine as well, too. But if someone you know, taking too much next to the extent that they are now causing inconvenience to other people, that is not acceptable. And I guess right now, if you go to the marketplace is a lot of people they see in grocery stores, that even the shop shops actually and grocery stores are already regulating that the crowd and the purchasing power as well by saying limit one limit two, for example. So they know because they need to make
sure that everybody benefits from from the product and also everybody has equal opportunity towards it's a shallow dollar. So yeah, buying you know, something that is available, and big amounts, that's okay. But buying something that is that we know it's going to be scarce, and just hoarding it that that's not acceptable, especially if the product is going to go bad anyway. Like if you if you if you buy produce and big amounts, because you're afraid you're gonna run out of tomatoes or this and that, and then it goes bad in your fridge. That's not acceptable at all. Allah.
What should our Ramadan 2020 plan be in a state like this, assuming Ramadan will also have to be in quarantine?
Honestly, it's early to answer this question because we don't know for how long this quarantine is going to continue and exist. Although I can predict based on the numbers of
cases that we're getting, at least here in the us realize this is a very very possible scenario, that we will not be allowed to be in the method for Chara. So I hope we shall up and ask them to give us the ability to pray Our awakened Ramadan in the masjid because frankly without the masjid Ramadan is not going to be the same should panela
So what's our plan and this case, I suggest for people to make their plan private plans and make them in their own homes. And I hope that our brothers and sisters don't make an alternative to the method in their own homes. What does that mean? Like I have my son Mashallah, you know, half a lot. For example, she leaves the girls, or I have my son, we invite the neighbors in the community to pray in our house. So you have about 50 people, 20 people 30 people living in a small space in the house to pray that we, because we can't go to them as it does is unacceptable. Because it's not really about making the Torah. It's about keeping you safe by them. Besides, that is an ethical
Salah, which means it's preferably to be done in the house, and preferably to be done actually individually. However, there isn't why we pray in the masjid because Allah subhana wa Tada. I mean, the prophets Allah said of himself, he did that three times, you know, the Muslim, then he became optional. It wasn't until more he saw that the people are not being organized about it. So he organized the people in the message to be behind one email. So if you are unable to do tarawih, send a message during this Ramadan, please make sure that you pray with your family at home if not then just play by yourself. And the last panel that I set for you make a lot of arrangement and more
about the subject is going to come soon in the future but not now because we don't know if this is going to be the case or otherwise a lot
of next question can you emphasize the head defect play can be a punishment for some a mercy for others. I'm not talking about assuming this is a punishment for non Muslims only. But in order to reflect on all that's going on, how can we reflect ourselves on this particular habit?
Teach. Well Allah subhana wa tada says with double
be aware of a fitna a trial a test that will not afflict only those who are not on doors amongst you, which means it's a possibility for everybody to be affected by the situation. It's not going to be just the bad people the bad apples. So whether they're Muslim or non Muslim, it doesn't really matter. When the fitna comes, it just sweeps everybody. We just asked Allah Subhana Allah to protect us and Goddess from the center of that island. Is that considered a punishment or Is that considered mercy work for the believer, whatever happens is mercy. Whatever have is a mercy as a professor of law, Sam says, The for the believer or Jubilee woman and Umbra, hula, hula, for the believer,
everything is quite, you know, sabato surah shaker of Akana, Kerala, when a lot less than when something good they will be grateful and that's good for him. And in our sabato Dora, if he was afflicted with the heart would with a harm or calamity, they will show patience, and that's good for the believer. What is the delicate moment, only the believers see these things to be?
Any benefits of mercy from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So as a believer, I always look at it from that perspective. But at the same time, I need to take into consideration that the act of man and the act, what happens on the hands of people on this earth is what causes damage to happen as Allah subhanaw taala says the hard on facade the word for the variable Barbie Mikasa. But I didn't ask you the phone by the lady Amira, la la mujer on the facade whose corruption is happening and on Earth, it's happening on in the land and in the sea. Because of what the hands of men earn. We do combat Allah the amulet so they can take some of what their hand has caused for themselves. La la mujer
jurriaan so that meryton back to Allah subhana wa tells us with humbleness and humility and seeking His forgiveness. So yes, this is the time right now to look at it for to be assessed from Allah subhanho wa Taala no punishment or Mercy is irrelevant to Allah.
This question is coming in from the UK. And in the UK, they're looking to bring a bill to cremate the bodies instead of burying irrespective of deceased being Muslim due to the pandemic. How do we deal with this? Well, that's something I leave it for the scholars of UK to answer honestly, I'm not I'm not in a position to answer this question. We're in the US we do not have this situation yet. And we hope we will never get to that point in shallow data but I would refer the person to go and ask the scholars in the UK because they know the situation they're better than anybody else in Sharma now let's give them also got a banana. I mean, just like the hair Okay, so we have a couple
of these questions about doing a virtual corral we or following it near mom virtually especially if we end up not being able to go to the massages What is your thoughts on this?
Again, everybody's being very sentimental and very emotional about it. People have to understand when it comes to spirituality is individual experience. This is something that is very private between you and Allah subhana wa tada we got used to being all out there in JAMA whether it's fasting and breaking old fast together praying geomar together praying Tara we have together and doing many many better together that it seems that when we are alone we don't know even know how to do it. This is how sad it is that we don't even know how to do our recorder on our own because we probably have never done that we never exercised that because we always did it in the messy with
people around us. So that's a time for us to start really connecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala on an individual level on a community level with your family there and in your household but to follow any ma'am online that's not acceptable our automatic certain shoe route and there are certain rules when it comes to following the salon some people might say what about you know the the speakers and the camera and that and the video that transmits to the women's section or the extended you know masala area and
and in the gym and the method This is different why because they have a specific distance that the lions should be attacking each other at specific length a specific distance. So if someone is in a faraway from the masala area and follow from the measured by miles and 1000s of miles or maybe another country or another town that is not acceptable at all. So I would say just pray your Salah with your family in shallow should be fine Hold on.
And I keep hearing from people who say that if anyone dies due to the plague it's considered as Shaheed we have a duty to prove the statement is true. Now the profits or loss elements are one not only shade, in someone who's playing his concerts too hard. However, the shadow is not equivalent to the Shahada.
On the battlefield, there are two different levels and different categories but different it Shahada, which is why
they might take this this as justification for not even washing the body of the disease of the diet was such a plague, and in this case will be like the shade they should be actually better than their own clothes without having to do anything.
Washing for them alone and the last panel Deluxe of those who passed away to be shut out of
the hair. Okay, this question is interesting actually this question because I've always wondered This is when we watch a lecture and a talk online and the man makes a DA and then he says, I mean and then we say I mean virtually does it still count? I hope so. Of course it does. And it should be fine. So this is what we shall okay with the nozzle besides I mean, saying i mean it's it's just a photograph. And even if you have to go out to a third party it should be okay in Charlottetown
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Canada's occur be given to this cause.
Again, if this situation is becoming an extremely, extremely public issue that will require every dollar and every penny to go to the safety and the protection of everybody else, then definitely it should be that's in this case will be from
from a masala has
the benefit. And as a company can be very challenging, but of course, after exhausting all other options, like charities, government funds, and other other ways of dealing with it. So if this is the case, and now we're still short, then in this case, we can give our car to these causes and Charlottetown.
Next question. So this brothers saying as a health care provider, I'm in need to use an N 95 masks because I will be in contact with the COVID patient. My question is that the only way to fit to fit this mask is to shape or minimize the size of the bed, I have a beard length which is hand full length but I have a difficult time justifying cutting it. Now lots of hands on that accept from your your good intention for keeping a son of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. But in time like this, there is no doubt you should actually take the precaution and save yourself and save other people in Charlottetown I mean a lot of water for your intentions besides if even if it requires from you to
shave it and I would say go ahead and shave it. And that's not just applicable to brothers and sisters or brothers actually this case for the beard, who actually who work under under health care and facility, but also those who work in any any kind of job that requires them to keep a mask on their face to protect them from any gases or anything that could harm them so in this case should be okay for them to take that Roxanne shallow to water Katana Milan.
I mean, just to give an example, which is maybe not not exactly the same example, when one of the Sahaba of the Alon came to the prophet SAW him complaining about he has a skin rash or allergies. And he has a sensitive skin and he asked the professor Sen was allowed for him to use silk which is not allowed for men to wear if he was allowed for him to use silk and his clothes meaning around the collar around the sleeves to the weather. it directly touches the skin.
The prophet SAW something about them he said yes of course you do that. So and again that is something related to clothes so the same thing when it comes to the building shout out should be okay.
Okay, we're going to take the last two questions inshallah. So the first of the last is, what is the ruling on life insurance in a time of crisis like today? Would it be permissible to take life insurance to provide a financial buffer or act of fight for financial safety for my family? I do not believe that life insurance is permissible, unless it is provided for you for free by your employer at the time of the contract, without any contribution from you. If they offer this as part of the package. That's that's fine. But to go and buy it separately, individually, life is not a commodity you can trade I'm Allah subhanho wa Taala keeping your family safe around me. Allah.
Okay, the last question, if we have not memorized the Quran, can we read from the Quran during the Torah we pray at home or should we just recite the sewers that we know the best Allah is the one that comes from the heart really, I mean, when you recite the Quran from your heart, even if it was short Sutras, there is much much better if you focus on what you recite and kind of like intern internalize that citation, with understanding and so on. But if you don't have enough of long sutras that will make you make yourself longer and longer, you can still repeat the surah in the same record multiple times. And even if that is not sufficient for you, it is permissible to hold on must
have and recite from the must have provided that it's when you do so make sure they don't get distracted
while you're doing so. So if someone is holding a digital must have like on your phone, make sure it's on flight mode. That means they will receive no messages, nothing to distract you to keep in Charlottetown or Salah was the least distraction when the last and the last exit from all of you
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a lot more felina than one hour so often a few emelina Allah home with a carbon monoxide Hi, Marina Zhao was unnecessary attina a lot more than what he wanted, you know, but I mean, a lot of Mohammed Rafi, Allah minister, Luca and the culinary law minister, local law for dealing with dunya la familia, we have the fear of manual, we asked you a lot in this difficult time that a lot that you remove this plate from around us and from above us or behind me, we ask Allah to keep us safe and give us safety manual, we ask, we are allowed to seek refuge in You and seek protection with the rubble. And I mean, from the harm of this disease or of anatomy, we ask Allah to give us you fat for
all those that are affected. But I mean with this with this sickness, we ask God to give them quick shift and recovery of manual him. We ask you a lot to give us to give us protection from this era. But I mean ourselves, our families, our loved ones, or brothers or sisters, we ask Allah to protect the whole world from this.
Allah will show or poverty to you, to show our need to show our weakness that Allah will come to you with humbleness and humility of admitting our faults, our shortcomings your anatomy, we asked him to look upon us, with your retina and with your mercy. And except for myself, and I mean, forgive our shortcomings and those made shortcoming to forgive them out of alignment and accept the intercession of those of them good. Yeah. But I mean for them, yeah.
We ask Allah to remove that illness and that disease and that plague and that trial from above from above our cell below me and keep it away from him. Y'all are making swift and quickly out of the anime, have Rockman mercy on those who pass Allah, we ask Allah to keep us in our house for protecting your banana. I mean, give us the ability to go back again to our massage to worship you in the way that is most pleasing to Allah. You ask Allah to remove it quickly before Ramadan begins so we can enjoy data, and we're fasting our Salah, in your house out of bed. I mean, we asked him to clean our homes, our guides, our doctors, our brothers, our sisters, those who work on the front
line you allow we asked you for their safety and for the protection out of that. I mean, we asked you a lot you make us among those who listen to the speech and follow the rest of ajala give us the ability to have this rhythm and the satisfaction and this acceptance in our hearts. Give us the ability to understand this and accept that you're a banana mean, give us the ability to do that which is right and that which is most pleasing to you and stay away from that which is wrong. And what's displeasing to our blind I mean your allow we asked you in this moment the way we got us in this moment you're open and I mean that we gather together in general for those that Allah with the
Prophet Mohammed Salah has a masala who will handle a lot of banana You are so Allah Allah and Amina Mohammed in line early was
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