Leaving Home in Iddat to Visit Kids

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Q: If a lady is 62 years old and her husband dies and she stays at home for 2 months of iddah. Thereafter she says that she wants to move out to see her children (who are married and their houses are nearby), would it be  permissible for her to move out for this reason?

A:
It is not permissible for her to move out, irrespective of her age. She has to compulsorily complete the Iddat without moving. Seeing her children is not a valid reason for her to leave the Iddat house. The children can visit her.

If a woman observing iddat is in real danger of losing life or limb, or she suffers from acute fear when alone, then she may leave her home and stay in a safer place. (Fataawa Hindiyyah V1 P535, Aljauharatun Nayyirah V4 P310).

She cannot leave for any other reason.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Carrying Quran in a Bag

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Q: If some one sets off on a journey and wants to take the Qur'an-e-Kareem with her/him in a bag that she/he is carrying on the shoulder; can one carry the Qur'an in such a way? Would it make some disrespect to the holy book?

A:
It can be carried in that manner. The bag portion must not be too low and it must not be kept behind the back.

Listening to Quraan while Exercising

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Q: Is it permissible to listen to Quraan recitation with headphones whilst running and also whilst exercising in the gym?

A:
It is against the etiquette Of Qur'aan to listen to it in those conditions. Concentration will not be full. Qur'aan should be listened to with serenity and concentration.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Uncle Hugging Wife

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Q: Is it permissible for my wife's uncle to hug my wife? Her uncle is her mother's sister's husband and has no other connection to the family.

A:
They are not Mahram to each other so it is not permissible for them to touch each other. Hijaab between them is compulsory. Advise them with kindness.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Meaning of Maariyah

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Q:  Please advise of the correct spelling of the name Maaria (as in Maaria Qibthiyah) for a baby's name and advise of the meaning and if suitable?

A:
Maariyah means a lady with a fair complexion. Maariyah was the  slave-girl of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi wa Sallam.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Inheritance for Wife, 2 Sons, 3 Daughters

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Q: How do I distribute my father's property after his death among his one wife, two sons and 3 daughters?

A: The wife will receive 12.5%
2 sons will share 50%
3 daughters will share 37.5%

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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