On principle, an incident should be thought of as having happened at the closest time, and this applies to one who did ghusl, then noticed something on his body that prevented water from reaching the skinI want to ask about the principle which says that an incident should be thought of as having happened at the closest time; what does it mean? Are there conditions attached to it, such as thinking that it most likely happened before that, and so on? Because I have read about it but I did not understand. For example, if someone does ghusl or wudoo’, then finds something that prevented water from reaching his body, such as dough and the like, and he does not know when it got on his skin and whether that was before or after he did ghusl, does he have to repeat ghusl, and does that also apply to wudu’ and other acts of worship? What is meant by the closest time? My second question is: if a woman is uncertain as to whether what is coming out of her is ordinary discharge or madhiy or something else, is it permissible for her to choose between them and follow the ruling that applies to what she chose?
He has hyperhidrosis and feels that there are traces of shampoo and soap on the skin; are his wudoo’ and ghusl valid?I have a problem called hyperhydroisis where my hands can become very sweaty and I dont feel the tempature of the water on my skin and I also don't know if water is reaching the skin but I don't think so. and like right below my fingernails I dont think the water reaches there and after putting on shampoo or soap and washing I feel something on my palm like my skin feels very soft and I think the shampoo and soap might be putting a barrier but that might be due to the condition I have so what should I do? and can this not be put on your guys website?
Junob and cannot perform ghusl or tayammumWhat about the case of one who is traveling by plane on a long trip and encounters janaba, and is not able to perform ghusl, and there is nothing on the plane that allows him to perform tayammum. If one waits until reaching the final destination, the time for salaat would be over (i.e., salaat that is not combinable with another salaat like fajr, or the time for combining the two salaat like dhuhr and asr would be over), since one may start travel before fajr and not arrive until after sunrise, or start travel before dhuhr and not arrive until after maghrib. So what should one do ?
Doing Wudu and Ghusl While Wearing Fixed WigI am a twenty-seven-year-old woman. I am completely bald on my head as a result of sickness, may Allah grant us and you wellbeing. This causes me a great deal of embarrassment when I have to meet people, and in front of my colleagues at work. That has had a great impact on my psychology. It was suggested to me that I could replace my hair with a wig that is attached to the head and remains there, and can be taken off the head once a month. Is it permissible for me to wear this type of wig, and to do ghusl and wudu and pray whilst wearing it? This is the most appropriate for me, as the nature of my work and my life requires me to be with people all the time, and I find it very difficult and embarrassing to conceal this defect. Please advise me urgently, as I am in a great deal of emotional distress.
The one who is overwhelmed by uncertainty should not pay any attention to his uncertaintyI read the words of Shaykh Muhammad Ulays in Minah al-Jaleel, “It is not stipulated, in the case of one who is overwhelmed by uncertainty, that he should think that something is most likely to be the case, because he is unable to reach that level of certainty. In his case, it is sufficient for him to have some doubt.” Could you explain to me what this means? How valid is it to act upon this?
Ruling on keeping a seizure alert service dogI have epilepsy. Is it permissible for me to keep a dog that could help disperse electrical charge from the head and detect an imminent seizure. Please note that I sometimes get seizures in the bathroom.
He is paralyzed and suffers from involuntary urination; how can he purify himself and pray, and can he do tayammum in the event of janaabah?I am paralyzed, praise be to Allah, and I suffer from involuntary urination, hence I urinate a great deal, and I cannot always change my clothes. I want to know what my situation is with regard to prayer. Should I do wudoo’ or tayammum, noting that I am able to do wudoo’? I also want to know how I can deal with maniy (semen) if it is emitted, knowing that I can only do ghusl once or twice a week.
Ruling on praying behind one who has dirt in the cracks on his feetI read on your website about a large amount of dirt in the cracks, and you said that a lot must be removed whereas a little may be overlooked. But we have an imam in our mosque who has a lot of dirt in the cracks on his feet. Is it valid for me to pray behind him? If he is unaware of the ruling, what is the ruling on my praying behind him?
Ruling on bleeding caused by abortion pillsI took some abortion pills to open the cervix of the uterus in preparation for a surgery, but I was not pregnant; that was only for the surgical procedure. Some bleeding occurred; it was spotting in the beginning, then the amount increased. What should I do about my prayer until the time of the procedure? If bleeding occurs after the surgery, should I pray or not?
Junob and cannot perform ghusl or tayammumWhat about the case of one who is traveling by plane on a long trip and encounters janaba, and is not able to perform ghusl, and there is nothing on the plane that allows him to perform tayammum. If one waits until reaching the final destination, the time for salaat would be over (i.e., salaat that is not combinable with another salaat like fajr, or the time for combining the two salaat like dhuhr and asr would be over), since one may start travel before fajr and not arrive until after sunrise, or start travel before dhuhr and not arrive until after maghrib. So what should one do?
Types of make-up that affect wudoo and ghuslI have been told that a woman cannot put nailpolish because the wadoo is not done with it. How far is this true. Can she wear nailpolish (or any sort of makeup and perfo9rm her wadoo and salat.)
She is suffering from flatus incontinence and stopped praying for a while because of that; she is asking for a remedyI am suffering from flatus incontinence (continually passing wind), to the extent that there was a time when I did not pray because of that. How can I pray with this problem?
When is a substance applied to the body regarded as a barrier that prevents water from reaching the skin when doing Wudu’?I want to know how I can distinguish between makeup that prevents water from reaching the skin when doing Wudu and that which does not have that effect. I know that that which forms a layer, such as nail polish for example, prevents water from reaching the skin, but there are cosmetic preparations that do not form a layer; rather they are oily to a large extent, such as lipstick and foundation cream. Do these prevent water from reaching the skin? Does everything that is waterproof – and these types cannot be removed by water only except with difficulty – prevent water reaching the skin when doing Wudu, as I have read in some chat rooms? Do powders not prevent water from reaching the skin, such as powders used on the cheeks and eyeshadow? Is there a practical way to distinguish between the two types?
Some liquid came back up into his mouth when he burped as he was praying; what is the ruling?I ate some food and I drank some tea before praying ‘Asr. Whilst I was praying – more precisely, when I bowed – I burped and a small amount of liquid, like vomit, came out to the middle of my mouth, and I expelled it and wiped it with the edge of my shirt, and rubbed it. Is my prayer valid?
Ruling on doing wudoo’ and ghusl with water that has been changed by the addition of something taahir (pure)What is the ruling on water that has been mixed with some pure substance: is it permissible to do wudoo’ and ghusl with it?
It became clear to him after he prayed that some discharge had come out of him, and he does not know when it came out. What is the ruling on his prayer?I am a young man who suffers from the emission of discharge before urinating, especially when my bladder is full of urine, because sometimes I do wudu’ once for two prayers, then I check my underwear and I see some dried up white discharge, which tells me that it came out some time ago without me realising. Do I have to repeat that prayer which I offered, and also change my underwear?
Her period will end when she is on her way to Makkah but she cannot do ghuslIf I am going to go for ‘umrah in Ramadan by bus, with an organised group, and I am menstruating, and my period ends when I am on the road, is it permissible for me to do tayammum for prayer until I reach the miqaat? Because it is difficult to do ghusl in the washrooms on the road, because they are not sanitary and do not have any hot water, and I cannot hold up the group, because it is so crowded at the washrooms. If it is permissible to do tayammum, can I pray with tayammum or should I do wudoo’ too? Should I do tayammum for every prayer or in the case of minor impurity? When I reach Makkah, is it permissible for me to pray Taraweeh before doing ‘umrah, and to delay ‘umrah until there is less crowding?
She did not know the ruling on the discharges that women experience, and she offered several prayers with one wudoo’ – what should she do?I did not know the ruling on the discharges that women experience, and I used to offer more than one prayer with one wudoo’ before I got married. What should I do, knowing that this went on for several years? I do not remember whether that happened to me or not, but now I have discharges most of the time, and it is very difficult for me when I am travelling. If I am in the Haram and I do wudoo’ and do not feel anything, am I still in a state of purity? If I see anything after I come out, do I have to do anything?
Is it obligatory to repeat the prayer if one feels madhiy (urethral discharge) coming out whilst praying?does one have to repeat prayers if madhiy comes out in the middle of his prayer and he is fully aware of it?I have this problem of frequent urethral discharge.I came across a hadith in bukhari in which Ali(ra) is asked to perform wudu after washing his private parts when he questions about this.In your site,I came across a fatwa in which the person is compared to a woman who has menstrual bleeding and so the person can perform wudu at the starting of prayer times and continue to pray irrespective of the urethral discharge emitted.When the messenger asks Ali(ra) to do the wudu again,doesnt it mean that the wudu is invalidated.There is no prayer without wudu.So logically,even the prayer is invalidated.Please clarify what one must do in case urethral dischrge takes place when one is offering salah.should he perform wudu and offer salah again?
Can he do tayammum when he is wearing khufoof (leather socks)?There is someone who did tayammum then prayed wearing his shoes; is there anything wrong with that?