All posts by Abdul Azeem Khan

Giving Zakah to a Syed

 

Question:

Assalamualaikum Mufti Sahab,

I would like to know if one can give zakah money to Syed people.

Jazakallah

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The payment of Zakah purifies one’s wealth. Zakah is the filth that has come out of the wealth of the person who has given Zakah. Therefore, it is not permissible to give Zakah to a Syed, as it is against the honor of a Syed to give him such money. Those who are wealthy should assist the Syeds through optional Sadaqah.[1]

However, if the Syed is genuinely in need and no one is available to assist with optional Sadaqah, then in such a situation to give him Zakah money is permissible as this is the lesser of the two evils. It is better that the Syed should receive Zakah money rather than having to beg others for assistance. [2]

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

[1] Fatawa Mahmudiyyah, Vol. 9, page 552, Faruqiyyah

 

[2] Fatawa Mahmudiyyah, Vol. 9, page 560, Faruqiyyah

Fatawa Darul Uloom Zakariyya, page 221-227, Zamzam

Covering face during Salah

 

Question:

Are we allowed to cover our face during salah? Cause I heard that your face should be open during salah, especially for woman?

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to cover one’s face during Salah. This ruling is applicable for men and women.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

Zakah on loan from 401K account

 

Question:

Assalam o Alaikum, I want to take loan out of my 401K and pay it back to my lender as soon as i get, so my question do i have to pay zakat on the loan taken from the 401K?
Jazak-Allah khairuk

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, when one takes a loan from his 401K account, he is borrowing from himself.

Therefore, any money that one has in his ownership on his annual Zakah day is liable for Zakah, whether that money is physically with him as a result of taking the loan and he has not spent it yet, or that money is in his 401K account (either he never took a loan or returned the money back into his 401K account after taking a loan).

That money which one has already spent prior to his annual Zakah day and has not returned it back into his 401K account prior to the Zakah day, is not liable for Zakah.

For more details on Zakah and the annual Zakah day, please listen to the following lecture:

http://masjidyaseen.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Fiqh-of-Zakah-and-Taraweeh.mp3

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

 

 

 

Fasing and sickness

 

Question:

ASSALAM U ALAIKUM
Is it permissible to continue to keep fasting with high fever which causes difficulty in not taking timely medicines?
When is it permissible to break ones fard fast in sickness and how can one derive the tipping point of when to do break it?
Jazakallah

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, if a person has such a sickness that fasting will either increase the sickness, delay the cure of the sickness, or cause death, then such an individual is excused from fasting. However, this information must be attained by consulting a practicing Muslim doctor.

If one is fasting and during the course of fasting he/she experiences such a sickness that continuing the fast will either cause death or cause the sickness to increase, then one may break the fast. [1]

In both cases, one must do Qadha (make up) of the missed and broken fasts.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

[1] Beheshti Zewar (Urdu), page 233, Altaf and Sons

Eye drops while fasting

 

Question:

assalam walaikum warahmatullah mufti shahb can someone suffering from severe allergies use eye drops during fasting . jazakallah hu khai

 

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to apply eye drops while fasting. Eye drops do not break the fast.[1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

[1] Ahsanul Fatawa, Vol. 4, page 439, Saeed

Investing in the stock market

 

Question:

As Salam-O-Alaikum Mufti Sahab,

I had a question if investing in Stock Market is halal or not?
According to some only investing in non halal companies (Alcohol etc) is haram.

Wanted to get some answers from a reliable source.

Looking forward to you reply. May Allah keep you safe during this Pandemic.

Jazakallah.

 

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

The following is a standard answer on investing in the stock market:

http://www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/43778

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

Deducting loans for Zakah

 

Question:

I recently bought a house and renovating it.in order to spread costs I took a few interest free loans for windows (3 yr interest free) and appliances (1 yr interest free) which I intend to pay off within 12 months InshaAllah.

do I pay zakat on these amounts included or deduct them from my net liquid assets?

example:zakatable – liquid assets: $10,000 windows loan  = $2000appliance lan  = $1000
do I pay 2.5% on $10,000 or on $7,000

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

In principle, debts that are to be repaid within the next 12 months are deductible. Debts which do not have to be paid within the next 12 months are not deductible. If debts are paid by installments, then 12 months installments are deductible.

Therefore, the debt for appliances will be deducted since it is to be repaid in full within the next 1 year.

However, with regards to the debt for windows, if it is to be repaid in installments, then the installments due for the next 12 months will be deductible. And if it is not repaid in installments, rather the total amount is due anytime within the next 3 years, then none of the debt amount will be deducted, since no amount is technically due with the next 12 months. This ruling is applicable whether your intention is to repay the debt for windows within the next 1 year or not. This is because the amount deducted is not based on your intention, rather it is based upon the actual amount due within the next one year.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

 

Selling brushes made of pig hair

 

Question:

I have a company which i sell hair brushes and these hair brushes their bristles are made out of boar and im not sure if its 10 % made from boar or 50 or etc but im just curious to know if i can still sell them and currently i have 300 brushes left jazakallah

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Hair brushes that are made from pig’s hair are not permissible to sell.[1] This ruling is applicable whether the pig’s hair consists of 10% or 50% of the brush.

The brushes that you have may be returned to the seller for a refund. If this is not possible, then the brushes must be disposed of.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

[1] Raddul Muhtar, Vol. 5, page 71-72, Saeed

Taraweeh Salah through live feed

 

Question:

Assalamualaikum,

Due to the current situation, the masjid I go to does a live feed of the tharawi prayers. Is it possible for me to follow them and pray at my house?

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is a requirement for the validity of congregational Salah that the location of the Imam and followers must be the same. [1][2]

Hence, it is not permissible for you to follow the Imam while you are at your house as explained in the query.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

[1] فقد تحرر بما تقرر أن اختلاف المكان مانع من صحة الاقتداء ولو بلا اشتباه، وأنه عند الاشتباه لا يصح الاقتداء وإن اتحد المكان. ثم رأيت الرحمتي قرر كذلك، فاغتنم ذلك (رد المحتار، ج ١، ص ٥٨٨، سعيد)

 

 

[2] Khairul Fatawa, Vol. 2, page 391-392, Maktabah Imdadiyah