Hair Extensions

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Q: Is adding temporary hair extensions to make a hair style, not permanent and the extensions are not real hair, permissible?

A:
It appears in one Hadeeth of Bukhaari that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) cursed the female who adds human hair to her natural hair for purposes of beauty and make-up. Among the various reasons for prohibition is that human hair is sacred and cannot be used for any purpose once it has been severed from the body.

Thus it will not be permissible to sell and use human hair.

Using artificial hair (synthetic) and hair/wool from animals is permissible. (Raddul Muhtaar V19 P238). To sell it will also be permissible.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Closing a Musjid Permanently

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Q: Can a Masjid be closed permanently? The only reason is that the local Muslims are not praying their 5 salaah in the Masjid except Jummah salaat.

A:
This is indeed a sad situation. A few concerned brothers should regularly visit the Muslim homes in the area and encourage the people to perform the five daily Salaah in the Masjid.

Or request the Tableegh Jamaat to regularly visit the area and encourage the people.

If the Masjid is not being used at all during the week, then maybe it will be better to keep it locked, for security reasons, because no one is coming there.

The only way to keep it open is to ensure that people come five times daily for Salaah.

May Allah Ta'aala grant guidance, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Kinayah Words of Divorce

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Q: I have recently learned that certain phrases uttered constitute talaaq (divorce) in Islam. I want to clarify one such utterance i made during the early years of my marriage. I once had an argument with my wife over her wanting to visit her uncle. I did not want her to go and I said something like "well if you go then don't come back." I am not sure if these are the exact words I used as this was over 10 years ago. After this I left the house and I do not know if my wife went or not. Does this statement constitute divorce in Islam?

A:
Such words are called 'Kinaayah' and will only constitute Talaaq if there was an intention of Talaaq when saying those words.

You had no intention of Talaaq when saying the words, so divorce did not take place.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Additional Wife and Informing

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Q: When a husband marries an additional wife is it compulsory for him to inform the wives of each other?

A:
If he does not inform them it does not affect the validity of either marriage, but it is his moral obligation to inform them. If he does not, it can lead to complications later, e.g. if he dies then there can be a dispute with regard to the inheritance, etc.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Surahs for Memory

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Q: Which are the four Surahs Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam told Hazrat Ali radhiallahu anhu to recite to improve his memory (especially in memorising the Quraan)? Nabi Sallallahu alaihi wasallam told Hazrat Ali radhiallahu anhu to perform 4 rakaats of salaah and in each one he had to recite one of the surahs.

A:
Surah Yaseen
Surah Dukhaan
Surah Alif laam Tanzeel Sajdah
Surah Tabaarak

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Tubes Tied and Iddat

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Q: My cousin divorced his wife and she said she is in Iddah period but this is their final divorce. This will make the third time and her tubes are tied so can she really be in Iddah period?

A:
Iddah is compulsory so she has to be in Iddah, irrespective of whether the tubes are tied or not. One of the reasons of Iddah is to establish the state of the womb and it is not the only reason. the main thing is that it is a command from Allah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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