• Question: If someone has given Qurbani in their name  to Pakistan or Saudi are they now not allowed to cut their nails , head hair……

    Or is this just for the person on hajj or is this for just the person actually doing the slaughter?


    Answer: This is for everyone. It is recommended and rewarding if you don’t cut hair or nails or remove any hair from the body until the sacrifice has been done. However if an individual does cut/remove hair or cut nails then it is not a sin.


    Answered by Shaykh Abu Yusha Yasin

  • Question : Can I go on Hajj if my wife is financing it?

    Answer : If your wife is willingly financing the trip, then:(1) It would fulfill your obligation to perform Hajj–as having the means to pay for the trip is a condition for Hajj being obligatory upon one, not a condition of validity; and
    (2) Your wife would have the reward of both her Hajj and of facilitating your Hajj.
    [ref: Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

    And Allah alone gives success.

  • Wearing Sandals on Hajj

    The upper part of the foot (around the cuneiform bones of the foot,
    see: http://encarta.msn.com/media_461566263/Bones_of_the_Foot.html
    must be uncovered during ihram. The sandals that you wore have a strap
    on top of this very part of the foot, and therefore, yes, there was a
    violation in your ihram. Hence, you need to determine what type of
    expiation you owe.
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  • In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. May his abundant blessings be showered on his beloved prophet, the best of creation.

    The Hajj offered on behalf of another may be Nafl or it may be Fard. The rulings regarding both are mentioned below:

    In the case of a Nafl Hajj offered on behalf of others who are alive or deceased, it is valid and the reward will reach them even in the case of their being unaware of the hajj being offered on their behalf, such as in the case of deceased loved ones.

    As for the Fard Hajj which becomes obligatory on an individual, then due to illness or any other reason that individual is unable to fulfill it, an essential condition for the discharge of this obligation on behalf of that person is he/she must expressly command another to carry out the Hajj on their behalf, or at least the hajj should be performed with their permission.

    Given this, if a person upon whom Hajj was an obligation and he did not fulfill it, nor did he expressly request a relative etc. to perform it from his estate after his death, upon this person’s death if a relative chooses to offer the Hajj on behalf of him from his personal wealth (not the estate of the deceased), the obligation should not be discharged, due to absence of express request.

    However it is reported from Imam Abu Hanifah that he held the Hajj discharged based an a certain Hadith he interpreted to mean as such, emphasizing that this is more close to Allah’s mercy and compassion with his slaves. [Mufti Mohammed Shafi’: Jawaahirul Fiqh vol. 1 page 501]

    And Allah knows best.

  • In the name of Allah, the Inspirer of truth

    Haj is necessary for a woman if she has a mahram [unmarriageable kin] or husband to accompany her on the journey. This means that she has to have a mahram or husband who is willing to go along. If a mahram is willing to go along but does not have sufficient funds for himself to make the trip; or has sufficient funds but does want to spend of it, then she is obliged to pay his expenses too if she has the means to. If she does not possess the means of paying his expenses, then haj will not be necessary on her (Radd al-Muhtar 2:145, Muallim al-Hujjaj 84).

    In your case, haj would be obligatory on you if you brother is mature [or close to maturity but is sensible and understanding] and is willing to accompany you, and you have the means to pay for his expenses as well.

    Regarding the sin in delaying it, it is stated in the al-Durra al-Mukhtar that it is prohibitively disliked to delay it once it becomes necessary upon a person. However, according to the stronger position if the person performs the haj prior to dying the sin is lifted (Radd al-Muhtar2:140)

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