Tasbih on Hands

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Q: Should I count the tasbih on my right hand or left and should I go from top off thumb to bottom?

A:
Count on both hands. Start from the tip of the finger.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Eating Haraam Unintentionally

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Q: If somebody feeds you something haraam and you find out later that it was haraam will you get the punishment of your prayers not being accepted for 40 days?

A:
It was done unintentionally. Istighfaar (asking repentance) should still be done and it will not affect the prayers.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Avenue for Fitra

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Q: 1. What is the correct use of Fitra funds in Sharia? 2. Is it advisable to use Fitra funds for Jamat khana improvement, say, in a poor community that has contributed these funds?

A:
The use of Fitrah is the same as Zakaah; it has to be given to the needy.

It cannot be used for the Jamaat Khaana improvement.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Tafseer of Deoband Ulama

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Q: Our akaabireen (senior elders) Ulama e Deoband achieved a high rank in ilm (knowledge of Islam), amal (practicing on Islam) and taqwa. As far as ilm is concerned, our akaabireen of Deoband are famous for their excellence in Hadith and Fiqh. However,as far as tafseer of the Quran Majeed is concerned, not much is mentioned about it. Mufassireen among the ulama e Deoband are not mentioned. I only know of two ulama among our akaabireen who had very great knowledge of tafseer: Maulana Ahmed Ali Lahori and Maulana Shams ul Haq Afghani. I would be very grateful if you tell me names of some of our akaabir who had a very high rank in the ilm of Tafseer of the Quraan Majeed .i.e mufassireen among the Ulama e Deoband.

A:
Them not writing on the subject does not mean that they were not proficient in Tafseer. the Darul Ulooms in India and Pakistan, all had their Mufassireen, excelling in teaching Tafseer.

1. Anyway there is Bayaanul Qur'aan by Hadhrat Thanwi.
2. Ma'aariful Qur'aan by Hadhrat Mufti Mohammed Shafi saheb.
3. Translation by Hadhrat Shah Rafee'uddeen Saheb.
4. Translation by Allaamah Shabbir Ahmad Uthmaani Saheb.
5. Translation by Moulana Abdul Maajid Daryabadi Saheb.
6. Kamaalayn by Moulana Mohammed Na'eem Saheb deobandi.


Moulana Yusuf Laher

Divorce in Pregnancy

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Q: Through out the years of our marriage, my husband and I have had numerous arguments and there also has been physical abuse. I tried so hard to have patience. Now I am pregnant and we've had another massive argument and he also hit me a couple of times. I've had enough and I want a divorce.

What is the ruling for a pregnant woman wanting  a divorce?

A:
Divorce issued while the wife is pregnant is valid and binding. If the divorce is issued while she is pregnant then her Iddat period will terminate when she gives birth. So she will remain in Iddat till birth.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Work Pension Schemes

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Q: Are work related pension schemes allowed?

A:
If the pension scheme is arranged by the company that you work for and they make it binding upon you then the money from that scheme will be permissible for you.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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