Wife doing Qurbani

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Q: I am a house wife. My husband gives me pocket money. I also have jewellery. I want to know whether I must do qurbani with my pocket money or my husband can do with his money?

A:
You can do it with your own money. If he does it then he first has to inform you that he will be doing it from his money and you will give your permission.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Number of Qurbani Shares in an Animal

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Q: I want to know how many people can share in a sheep and how many in a cow for Qurbani?

A:
One in a sheep and seven in a cow.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Cutting Nails before Ihram of Hajj

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Q: I am performing hajj tamattu this year. Can I cut my hair and nails before entering into ihram for Mina/Arafat, since I am not performing umrah before Arafat day as I have already performed it. Also is intercourse permissible during this time as there are only a few days left before Arafat day?

A:
You can cut your nails, etc. before entering Ihraam for Haj and intercourse is also permissible before Ihraam.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Organ Failure and Martyrdom

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Q: My father passed away recently after 15 days hanging in between life and death after a heart attack and lungs, kidney and liver failure. I read in a previous thread that a person who dies with a stomach ailment gets the death of a shaheed (martyr). My dad also died with total organ failure; will it be considered a shaheed's death?

A:
The Hadeeth mentions that the person who dies due to a stomach ailment receives the death of a Shaheed (martyr). (Kanzul Ummaal V4 P415).

Have hope in the Mercy of Allah that He grants your father the status of a Shaheed.

May Allah Ta'aala grant him Maghfirah and Jannatul Firdaus and may the family be granted the required Sabr, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Reusing Grave

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Q: Can a mahram be buried in the same grave according to Shafis? For example like mother and son, and how can it be done?

A:
A grave can be used again after the body has completely disintegrated. If there is a little left then it will be placed one said and then the new deceased will be buried.

Allah Ta'aala knows best.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

Day for Marriage

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Q: Is it valid and permitted to do nikaah (marriage) from the 1st of the Islamic month of Zul-Hajj?

A:
Any day is good for Nikah. To believe that certain days are not good for nikah, is merely superstition. Nikah is valid on any day.

Moulana Yusuf Laher

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