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Aug 17, 2017

Q: Are the deceased aware of those who send Isaal-e-thawaab to them?

A: Yes, the deceased are aware of all good carried out, with the intention of Isaal-e-thawaab to them. In a hadith it is stated that, the good deeds are presented to them, as gifts. [Aap Ke Masa'il Vol 3]

P.S. Isaal-e-thawaab means to perform a virtuous act and grant the reward to any person, alive or deceased.


Q: Is it permissible to read WhatsApp messages in the toilet?

A: One should abstain from using the mobile phone in the toilet, as reading and talking in the toilet are against the Islamic ettiquettes of using the toilet. [ Hashiyatut Thahtaw 54]

Furthermore, these days, Islamic content is also circulated on WhatsApp and social media. By reading messages in the the toilet, there is a possibility that the name of Allah, verses of the Quraan, Ahadith, etc may be exposed in the toilet, which is prohibited.


Q: Is it permissible to recite Qiraat loudly in Nafl and Sunnah Salaah?

A: With regards to the Sunnan and Nawafil of the night, one has a choice between reading loudly or softly. As for the Sunnan and Nawafil that are performed during the day, one should recite softly. {Aap Ke Masa'il 3: 71}


Q: Is it permissible for an employee to read personal WhatsApp and social media messages during work hours?

A: If an employee has completed his tasks and is sitting idle, then it will be permissible to read personal messages. However, if an employee has not fulfilled his allocated tasks or reading messages disturbs his work, then it will not be permissible to read personal messages.

The employer is paying the employee for his time, hence, the employee is obliged to dedicate his time, entirely, to his employer. (Aap Ke Masa'il)


Q: When making Wudhu, should one wash the beard or make Masah of the beard?

A: If one has a sparse beard i.e. the skin below the beard is visible, it will be necessary for water to reach the facial skin. So the beard together with facial hair will be washed.

On the other hand, if one has a dense beard, then one will make Khilaal of the beard. [Radul Muhthaar Vol 1 Page 117]

The correct method of making Khilaal of the beard is: the fingers of the right hand (with the back of the palm touching the neck) should be entered into the beard below the chin. Khilaal will start from the roots of the beard hairs, moving towards its tips.

Thereafter, Khilaal will be done of the right side of the beard, followed by the left side. [Fatawaa Mahmoodiya V5/P50]


Q: In Sajdah, should a male’s heels be kept together or apart?

A: To join the heels in Sajdah is Sunnah. [Raddul-Muhtâr Vol, 1 Pg, 493]


Q: Is it permissible for a person to make Masah on cotton socks?

A: Masah is permissible on Khuffain ( leather socks) or socks that are Thakheen (thick/durable). Thakheen are such thick socks which have all the attributes of leather.

The validity of Masah on Thakheen socks is dependent on the following conditions:
1. It is possible to walk with such socks for three Shar’ee miles or more without the socks tearing. (N.B. The walking is without shoes.)
2. The socks must be of a non-porous nature.
3. The socks must remain firm on the foreleg without being tired with laces, elastic etc.

Only, if all the above conditions are met, will it be permissible to make Masah on socks (Badaa’i V1/P82:Hidiyyah V1/P31)

It will NOT be permissible to make Masah on cotton and nylon socks - that are worn daily by people - as they do not fulfil the above criteria.

P.S. Senior Ulama in South Africa have granted permission to make Masah on the original SealSkinz socks, as the SealSkinz socks meet the above stated conditions.

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