Fasting Two Days for Arafah

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Q: I just want to clear the confusion. Some say that if we keep fast, we should fast for two days instead of one day because its the Jews that keep fast for one day. I'm referring to the fasts for arafah. I kept only one fast yesterday. I didn't keep one today and eid is tomorrow.  My grandma said it's an act of the Jews.

A:
The two days fast applies to Muharram (Aashooraa) and not to this fast of Arafah. One fast can be kept for Arafah.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Following Saudi for Arafah

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Q: My question is are we to follow Saudis on Arafah or are we to do it according to sighting the moon locally? And if we are to follow Saudis then will fasting on the ninth day based on local sighting be haraam?

A:
You will follow your local moon.

That fast will not be Haraam.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Qurbani for the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam

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Q: Is it compulsory to make qurbani on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam?

A:
It is not compulsory, it is optional.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Qurbani Animal and Leg Problem

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Q: Our animal we bought for Qurbani has a problem in one leg. He can stand properly but he is not able to walk comfortably. Can we make Qurbani of such an animal?

A:
If it can use that leg slightly and the leg is not completely useless, then Qurbani will be valid. If that leg is completely useless then Qurbani will not be valid.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Qurbani and needing a Bath

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Q: Is Qurbani valid if I carry it out in the state of Janabat (needing to take a compulsory bath)?

A:
Yes it is ok. The animal is Halaal.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Urethral Discharge and Bath

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Q: I have a question about urethral discharge. Sometimes, especially when I'm constipated and strain, a very small amount of urethral discharge occurs resembling semen. It looks identical to the discharge that occurs during intercourse. Do I have to perform obligatory ghusl?

A:
The drops which come out at the time of urinating is Wadi and not sperm. Wadi breaks Wudhu and not Ghusl. Ghusl does not become compulsory after Wadi has been released. (Raddul Muhtaar V1 P471).

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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