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The Morning Azkaar

So beneficial Alhamdulillah. Via Shaykh Abdul Raheem

The Morning Azkaar (Remembrance)

Recite:
1- Surah Ikhlas

2- Surah Falaq

3- Surah An-Naas

(Recite These Surahs Once Each)

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan Tirmizi and Sunan Nasa’i

أَصْبَحْنَا وَأَصْبَحَ الْمُلْكُ لِلَّهِ وَ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ، رَبِّ أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ مَا فِي هَذَا الْيَومِ وَخَيْرَ مَا بَعْدَهُ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا فِي هَذَا الْيَومِ وَشَرِّ مَا بَعْدَهُ، رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْكَسَلِ، وَسُوءِ الكِبَرِ، رَبِّ أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابٍ فِي النَّارِ وَعَذَابٍ فِي الْقَبْرِ

Recorded In Sahih Muslim

اَللَّهُمَّ فاطِـرَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأرْضِ عالِـمَ الغَـيْبِ وَالشّـهادَةِ رَبَّ كـلِّ شَـيءٍ وَمَليـكَه أَعـوذُ بِكَ مِن شَـرِّ نَفْسـي وَ شَـرِّ الشَّيْـطانِ – وَشِـرْكِه أَوْ أَقْتَـرِفَ عَلـى نَفْسـي ذَنْبًا أَوْ أَجُـرَّهُ إِلـى مُسْـلِم

Recorded in Musnad Ahmad and the addition at the end is found in Sunan Tirmizi and Musnad Ahmad

اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّي لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ، خَلَقْتَنِي وَأَنَا عَبْدُكَ، وَأَنَا عَلَى عَهْدِكَ وَوَعْدِكَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ، أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ، أَبُوءُ لَكَ بِنِعْمَتِكَ عَلَيَّ، وَأَبُوءُ بِذَنْبِي فَاغْفِرْ لِي فَإِنَّهُ لَا يَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ

Recorded In Sahih Bukhari 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ

(Recite This Once)

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad and Sunan Tirmizi

اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَافِيَةَ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالْآخِرَةِ، اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الْعَفْوَ وَالْعَافِيَةَ فِي دِينِي وَدُنْيَايَ وَأَهْلِي، وَمَالِي، اَللَّهُمَّ اسْتُرْ عَوْرَاتِي، اَللَّهُمَّ احْفَظْنِي مِنْ بَيْنِ يَدَيَّ، وَمِنْ خَلْفِي، وَعَنْ يَمِينِي، وَعَنْ شِمَالِي، وَمِنْ فَوْقِي، وَأَعُوذُ بِعَظَمَتِكَ أَنْ أُغْتَالَ مِنْ تَحْتِي

Recorded In Sunan Abu Dawud and Musnad Ahmad

رَضِيتُ بِاللهِ رَبًّا، وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِيناً، وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَبِيًّا

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad and Sunan Abu Dawud

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَيُّومُ بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ أَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ وَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ

Recorded In Sunan Nasa’i

اَللَّهُمَّ بِكَ أَصْبَحْنَا، وَبِكَ أَمْسَيْنَا، وَبِكَ نَحْيَا، وَبِكَ نَمُـوْتُ وَإِلَيْكَ النُّشُورُ

Recorded In Musnad Ahmed, Sunan Abu Dawud and Sunan Tirmizi 

أَصْبَحْنَا عَلَى فِطْرَةِ الْإِسْلَامِ وَعَلَى كَلِمَةِ الْإِخْلَاصِ، وَعَلَى دِينِ نَبِيِّنَا مُحَمَّدٍ، وَعَلَى مِلَّةِ أَبِينَا إِبْرَاهِيمَ، حَنِيفَا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ الْمُشْرِكِينَ

Recorded In Musnad Ahmad and Sunan Daarimi

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ: عَدَدَ خَلْقِهِ، وَرِضَا نَفْسِهِ، وَزِنَةَ عَرْشِهِ وَمِدَادَ كَلِمَاتِهِ

(Recite this Three Times)

Recorded In Sahih Muslim

لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

(Recite This Ten Times)

Recorded By Ibn Hibban In His Sahih

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ وَبِحَمْدِه

(Recite This One Hundred Times)

Recorded In Sahih Muslim

The Evil Eye 

New car? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Child’s birthday? Take a slefie. Put it on social media. 

New job? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Nice meal? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Got married? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

Performed Hajj/Umrah? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. 

New look? Take a selfie. Put it on social media. All done? 

Then we wonder why things go terribly wrong. 

Allah Almighty says ‘And from the evil of the envier when he envies’. (113:5)
The Messenger صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم said ‘the evil eye is real’. (Hadeeth)
A private life, is a safe life. But it’s difficult to kill the ego and desire, and not share half of our lives with half the world. 
May Allah Almighty protect us all from the evil eye
Ameen
Moulana Khalid Docrat

Performing Salah with new £5 inside the pocket

​Q: What is the fiqhi ruling with regards to performing Salah with the new £5 note inside the pocket? 

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Answer provided by mufti Ahmed Peerbhai of Leicester, UK.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

In relation to praying Ṣalāh whilst having polymer bank notes in one’s pocket, the following points are to be considered.

1) Polymer bank notes are widely used by many countries throughout the world due to their durability and strength. Polymer is a substance which has a molecular structure and it is made of many other molecules all strung together. So basically, a polymer is made up of a great variety of substances, not just one substance.

2) One of the many substances which are at some point used to produce a polymer bank note is tallow. Bank notes use stearic acid which is derived from tallow sourced from beef fat. Obviously the fat is not used in its raw form. Rather, it goes through various processes and chemical reactions which completely change its original molecular structure. In Fiqh terminology this is known as “Inqilāb al-ʿayn” or “Tabdīl al-māhiya”.

3) Therefore, if one was to offer Ṣalāh whilst having such notes in one’s pocket, the Ṣalāh will be valid as the notes are considered to be ritually pure based on the fact that “Inqilāb al-ʿayn” has occurred.

4) Even if the fat was to be used in its raw form and “Inqilāb al-ʿayn” is noteffectuated, Ṣalāh would still be valid. This is because:

a) The amount of beef tallow used in a single note is so miniscule and insignificant that the validity of the prayer is not compromised at all. For the beef tallow to invalidate the prayer, the amount must be that of a Dirham which is approximately 3g as calculated in Awzān al-Sharīʿah. The weight of a polymer five pound note is 0.7g.

The total weight of 0.7g is inclusive of all the substances and materials used in the production of the note. The actual amount of tallow is vanishingly small; almost non-existent.

b) The note is kept in the pocket and the pocket is considered to be an inner lining of the cloth. The ruling is that if the inner layer is impure but the outer layer is pure then Ṣalāh will still be valid[i].

c) One of the many processes in the production of a polymer banknote involves melting the polypropylene. The ruling in relation to this is that, if impurity is burned to a degree where the moisture no longer remains then that impurity will no longer contaminate anything[ii]. Hence, the note will not become contaminated.

d) Intestine, bladder and stomach lining from a sheep (for example) which has not been slaughtered in accordance with the rules of Sharīʿah, are impure. However, if they are cleansed and corrected then Ṣalāh is permissible with items which have been derived from them[iii]. As explained above, stearic acid is a derivative of beef tallow. Considering that such derivates do not invalidate the prayer, the polymer bank note will also not invalidate the prayer.

And Allāh Knows Best.

Checked by Sufi Tāhir Ṣahib (Blackburn)

[i] وَفِي الْفَتَاوَى إذَا ثَنَى ثَوْبَهُ وَالْأَعْلَى طَاهِرٌ دُونَ الْأَسْفَلِ يَجُوزُ (الفتاوي الهندية)

[ii] إذَا سَعَّرَتْ الْمَرْأَةُ التَّنُّورَ ثُمَّ مَسَحَتْهُ بِخِرْقَةٍ مُبْتَلَّةٍ نَجِسَةٍ ثُمَّ خَبَزَتْ فِيهِ فَإِنْ كَانَتْ حَرَارَةُ النَّارِ أَكَلَتْ بَلَّةَ الْمَاءِ قَبْلَ إلْصَاقِ الْخُبْزِ بِالتَّنُّورِ لَا يَتَنَجَّسُ الْخُبْزُ

[iii] إذَا أَصْلَحَ أَمْعَاءَ شَاةٍ مَيِّتَةٍ فَصَلَّى وَهِيَ معه جَازَتْ صَلَاتُهُ لِأَنَّهُ يُتَّخَذُ منها الْأَوْتَارُ وهو كَالدِّبَاغِ وَكَذَلِكَ الْعَقِبُ وَالْعَصَبُ كذا لو دَبَغَ الْمَثَانَةَ فَجُعِلَ فيها لَبَنٌ جَازَ وَلَا يَفْسُدُ اللَّبَنُ وَكَذَلِكَ الْكَرِشُ إنْ كان يَقْدِرُ على اصلاحه. (البحر الرائق)

Ruling on Binary Options Trading

Q: What is the ruing on Binary options trading?

 

الجواب حامدا ومصليا ومنه الصدق والصواب

A:  Please see the following link:

http://alqalam.org.uk/fatawa/investments-fatwa/is-it-permissible-to-purchase-stocks-using-call-and-put-options/

Binary options (all-or-nothing options) are simply another form of call or put options and are not sanctioned in Islam.

 

 

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Mohammed Zubair Butt

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