Does touching wife nullifies Wudoo’ or not ?

Question 90A person can not avoid giving and taking things from his wife all day long; if the person touches the hand of his wife after Wudoo’ (ablution), is his Wudoo’ nullified?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

The scholars disputed the case of a man who touches his woman directly, whether his Wudoo’ is nullified or not… read more here.

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Touching baby’s private parts while changing its clothes

Question 89If I touch my baby’s private parts while changing his clothes, does this nullify my Wudoo’ (ablution)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

Touching the private parts directly without barrier nullifies Wudoo’, regardless of the age of the person touched, for it is authentically narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

Touching penis while drying himself after having Ghusl

Question 88What is the ruling if a person touches his penis while drying himself after taking a bath?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

The Wudoo’ (ablution) is invalidated, if the person touches his penis with no barrier, because of the general meaning of the Hadeeth of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “Whoever touches his penis, should perform Wudoo”. … read more here.

Slumber during which one does not lose consciousness

Question 87Some people may fall asleep while engaged in thikr (Remembrance of Allaah) in the Masjid (mosque) using Misbahah (counting beads). Do they have to perform Wudoo’ (ablution) before the next Salaah (Prayer)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

Deep sleep is a probable annulment of Wudoo’, so whoever falls into a deep sleep in a Masjid or elsewhere, has to repeat his Wudoo’, whether he slept while standing, sitting, or lying down… read more here.

Does deep sleep invalidates Wudoo’ ?

Question 86Some people may fall asleep while engaged in thikr (Remembrance of Allaah) in the Masjid (mosque) using Misbahah (counting beads). Do they have to perform Wudoo’ (ablution) before the next Salaah (Prayer)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

Deep sleep is a probable annulment of Wudoo’, so whoever falls into a deep sleep in a Masjid or elsewhere, has to repeat his Wudoo’, whether he slept while standing, sitting, or lying down… read more here.

The bitter liquid vomited after eating or drinking, does it nullify Wudoo’ ?

Question 85Concerning the bitter-tasting liquid that may regurgitate into the mouth after drinking or eating but is a little quantity that does not fill the mouth or may come up the throat then flows back, does it invalidate Wudoo’ (ablution)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

No, it neither breaks nor invalidates Wudoo’… read more here.

Coming out of blood from other than vagina, does it nullify Salaah?

Question 84Does bleeding invalidate the Salaah (Prayer)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

We do not know of any Islaamic legal evidence signifying that bleeding from any part of the body other than the vagina invalidates Wudoo’ (ablution). The basic ruling is that it does not invalidate Wudoo’… read more here.

Coming out of air from woman’s vagina, does it nullify Wudoo’ ?

Question 83: Q: Does emission of wind from a woman’s front passage invalidate Wudoo’?

Question 83: A woman passes wind from her front passage (vagina) when she bows and prostrates herself during Salaah (prayer). This happens especially when she prostrates, and when she assumes the sitting position between the two Sujood (prostrations) to recite Tashah-hud (a recitation in the sitting position in the second/last unit of Prayer) and all those surrounding her hear the sound. Does this invalidate the Salaah offered by that woman? Sometimes, the wind she passes is so faint and cannot be heard, does this invalidate both Wudoo’ and Salaah?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

Passing wind from the front passage (vagina) does not invalidate Wudoo’… read more here.

The sound of winds in one’s abdomen

Question 82: If a person performs Wudoo’ (ablution) and hears his stomach rumble, but does not pass wind from his back passage, what is the ruling on this? Does he still have Wudoo’ or does this nullify it?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

If a person has Wudoo’ and hears the sound of wind or gas inside his stomach, this does not nullify his Wudoo’ if he does not pass anything, because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:“If any one of you feels something in his stomach, and is not sure whether something came out of him or not, he should not leave the Masjid (mosque) unless he hears a sound or detects an odor.” (Related by Muslim in his Saheeh (authentic) Book of Hadeeth)… read more here.

Wiping over turban without excuse in Wudoo’

Question 81: Is it permissible for a person who has no legal excuse, i.e. injury, disease, and so on, and prefers to wipe over his turban to wipe over it?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

It is permissible for the person who performs Wudoo’ to wipe over the apparent parts of his head and hair, and then complete the wiping over his turban if he wore the turban while in a state of Tahaarah (ritual purity). A non-traveler may do this for one day and night while a traveler may do it for three days and nights, like the case of wiping over Khuffs (leather socks). This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) did this… read more here.

Can a wounded person perform Tayammum ?

Question 80:  There was a question presented to the program of “Noor ‘Alaa Al-Darb” about the legal ruling on a wounded person who fears that the wound might not be healed if washed. Should he wipe over the splint or perform Tayammum (dry ablution with clean earth)? The answer was that he should wipe over the splint and also perform Tayammum so as to avoid an area of scholarly difference. Are we obliged to follow these different opinions arising from the existence of multiple proofs on the same issue, or follow a different understanding that should have given instead an answer closer to the spirit of Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

It is permissible to wipe over them in Wudoo’ (ablution) instead of washing the feet if they are put on while in a state of Tahaarah (ritual purity), unless the holes are bigger than is ordinarily acceptable, or the socks are so transparent that the feet are almost bare and reveal the color of skin beneath them… read more here.

Wiping over socks that are transparent or have holes in them

Question 79:  What is the ruling on wiping over socks that are transparent or have holes in them?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

It is permissible to wipe over them in Wudoo’ (ablution) instead of washing the feet if they are put on while in a state of Tahaarah (ritual purity), unless the holes are bigger than is ordinarily acceptable, or the socks are so transparent that the feet are almost bare and reveal the color of skin beneath them… read more here.

Can one wipe over the socks due to cold for one day and a night without taking off the socks?

Question 78:  Is it permissible to wipe over the socks when it is too cold without taking them off for a day and a night?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

It is permissible to wipe over the socks if they are thick enough that they do not reveal the skin and cover the parts required to be washed during Wudoo’ (ablution). A resident is permitted to wipe over the socks for a night and day, while a traveler is permitted to do so for three days and nights. This time is calculated starting from wiping after the occurrence of ceremonial impurity… read more here.

Wiping the parts washed during Wudoo’ with a piece of cloth

Question 77: It is said that abstaining from drying or wiping off the water after finishing Wudoo’ (ablution) with a cloth, tissues, or the like, is a Sunnah (supererogatory act of worship following the example of the Prophet), as it is also after washing the hands before starting to eat with the hand. Is this so?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

Abstaining from drying the hands or wiping the water off them after Wudoo’ or before or after eating is not a Sunnah. In fact the matter here is open, and you may wipe or leave them wet as you please… read more here.

Performing Wudoo’ inside the bathroom, and Wiping over leather socks

Question 76: Please advise and give us a Fatwaa’ (legal opinion) concerning the following: 

First: is it permissible to perform Wudoo’ (ablution) and Ghusl (ritual bath) in the bathroom, given that there are faucets available outside the bathroom? 

Second: What is the ruling on wiping over leather socks? Can it be performed while a person is wearing shoes, or just over the socks? Please advise, and many thanks to you!

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions!

First, if one is able to perform Wudoo’ outside the bathroom, it is better, while taking care to pronounce Tasmiyah (saying, “Bismillaah [In the Name of Allaah]”) in the beginning. Otherwise, a person may perform Wudoo’ inside the bathroom while protecting themselves from being soiled with Najaasah (ritual impurity)… read more here.

Wiping the neck during Wudoo’ (ablution)

Question 75: Is it permissible to wipe the neck while performing Wudoo’ (ablution)? Is such a practice mentioned in the Qur’aan and the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet, peace be upon him)?

Answer: It was not mentioned in the Qur’aan or the Sunnah that wiping the neck is one of the obligatory or supererogatory acts of Wudoo’. Consequently, it is not permissible to wipe it… read more here.

Performing Wudoo’ while naked or wearing short underpants that do not cover the knees

Question 74: The `Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in public) of males is from the navel to the knees. Is it permissible to perform wudoo’ (ablution) while naked or wearing short underpants that do not cover the knees?

Answer: In the above-mentioned case Wudoo’ is valid, because uncovering the private parts or wearing short underpants does not invalidate it. However, it is Haraam (prohibited) for him to uncover his private parts in front of anyone except his wife… read more here.

Are Wudoo’ and Ghusl valid while there are some particles of food between teeth?

Question 73: Particles of food remain between the teeth after eating. If we perform Wudoo’ (ablution) or Ghusl (ritual bath) and we cannot remove them, is our Wudoo’ or Ghusl valid?

Answer: Your Wudoo’ or Ghusl is valid even if there are some food particles left between your teeth. However, it is better to remove them… read more here.

Anyone who doubts forgetting one of the pillars of Wudoo’

Question 72: What is the ruling on someone who remembers – or doubts – after performing Wudoo’ (ablution) that he has forgotten one of its obligatory acts?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Anyone who knows for certain that they have forgotten to wash one of the parts of the body necessarily washed in Wudoo’, which remained untouched by water, must perform Wudoo’ again; while if they doubt after finishing Wudoo’ whether or not they washed one of the required parts, their doubt does not count.

Question 72: What is the ruling on someone who performs Wudoo’ by washing each of the obligatory parts of the body only once so as to catch up with the congregational prayer?

If someone washes the obligatory parts of Wudoo’ only once, their Wudoo’ is valid. There are many authentic Hadeeth that support this… read more here.

Anyone who remembers after finishing Wudoo’ that he forgot one of its pillars

Question 71: What is the ruling on someone who remembers – or doubts – after performing Wudoo’ (ablution) that he has forgotten one of its obligatory acts?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Anyone who knows for certain that they have forgotten to wash one of the parts of the body necessarily washed in Wudoo’, which remained untouched by water, must perform Wudoo’ again; while if they doubt after finishing Wudoo’ whether or not they washed one of the required parts, their doubt does not count.

Question 71: What is the ruling on someone who performs Wudoo’ by washing each of the obligatory parts of the body only once so as to catch up with the congregational prayer?

If someone washes the obligatory parts of Wudoo’ only once, their Wudoo’ is valid. There are many authentic Hadeeth that support this...read more here.

The way of overcoming Waswasah (insinuating thoughts from Satan)

Question 70: What should a Muslim do if he suffers from Waswasah (insinuating or obsessive thoughts instigated by Satan) that almost led him to the verge of committing Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. This person must ward off these insinuating thoughts as much as lies in his power by busying himself with contemplating on the Qur’aan, thinking of Allaah’s Magnificence and so on. He should also recite the supplications (for refuge and protection) that are reported in authentic Hadeeth such as, “I believe in Allaah and His Messengers…” and he should also seek refuge with Allaah (Exalted be He) from the accursed Satan… read more here.

Waswasah (insinuating thoughts from Satan) during Salaah

Question 69: What is the preponderant opinion regarding the water that will be used for Wudoo’ (ablution) and what is the remedy for Waswasah (insinuating or obsessive thoughts instigated by Satan) about Tahaarah (ritual impurity)? A friend of mine is so anxious, to the point where he would take off clothes that had been splashed by drops of water in the bathroom during Wudoo’ and eventually he stopped performing Salaah (Prayer). I have advised him and he has started praying again, but he has asked me how he can overcome these doubts.

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Firstly: The basic ruling on water is that it is Taahir (ritually pure). If its color, taste, or odor changes, due to being mixed with a Najaasah (ritual impurity), it will be considered to be Najis (ritually impure), whether the amount is small or large. However, if the Najaasah does not alter it, it will be considered as Taahir, but if there is only very little water, it is preferable not to use it for purification, as a precaution and to escape the difference of opinion of the scholars over this… read more here.

Nothing should come in-between Wudoo’ organs and Wudoo’ water

Question 68: A man offered Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer, and then discovered after finishing praying that on his foot there was a fluid that prevents water from reaching the skin when performing Wudoo’ (ablution), such as wax. Is the Salaah (prayer) of that person valid, if he learned that there was something on his foot during Wudoo’ but he saw it only after Salaah?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. He should remove what prevents water from reaching the skin, and then repeat Wudoo and Salaah… read more here.

Does using henna in hands and feet invalidate Salaah?

Question 67: It is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that Wudoo’ (ablution) is not valid if there is paste, nail polish, or mud on the fingers. However, I saw some women putting henna on their hands and feet – and this is a paste – and they perform Salaah (Prayer) with it. Is this permissible, bearing in mind that when they are forbidden to do it they say that it is Taahir (ritually pure)?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. There is no Hadeeth reported that carries these words, as far as we know. What remains on the hand and feet from henna is just its color, and this does not have any effect on Wudoo’, as this has no thickness as paste, nail polish, or mud do… read more here.

Wiping over the head with water during Wudoo’

Question 66: Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allaah be merciful to him) said that there are no Hadeeth reported at all that the Prophet (peace be upon him) limited wiping to just part of his head (while performing Wudoo’ [ablution]). In fact, it is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) wiped the front of his head and part of his turban. It is also narrated that he (peace be upon him) used to wipe his head with his hands, moving them backwards and forwards.

My question is: Is it permissible for women to intentionally cover their hair at the time of Wudoo’ so that they can do as the Prophet (peace be upon him) did and wipe the front of their head and part of their veil, considering it to be like a turban, or would that be considered as Bidd‘ah (innovation in religion), because they intentionally cover their head to wipe over their veil? If this is not permissible, how can women wipe backwards and forwards over their long hair and should they wipe over it all or just a part of it? I said at the beginning of my question that this is the opinion of Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allaah be merciful to him). What is your response to this question? May Allaah grant you success!

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is authentically reported in many Hadeeth Saheeh (authentic Hadeeth) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) used to wipe over all his hair during Wudoo’ beginning from the front of the head to the back and then to the front again, and this is the basic ruling and is in fact the explanation of the Words of Allaah (Exalted be He)… read more here.

Washing the Wudoo’ organs in the right order and consecutively

Question 65: What is the ruling on someone who performs Wudoo’ (ablution), but does not mention the Name of Allaah? During Wudoo’ (ablution), should we start by washing the face then perform Madmadah (rinsing the mouth) and Istinshaaq (sniffing water) or the other way round? I am asking as I was told that there has been a discussion regarding this matter, with one saying that washing the face comes first while the other says Madmadah and Istinshaaq come first.

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is better, when performing Wudoo’, to start with Madmadah and Istinshaaq before washing the face, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) did so. There is also Ijmaa‘ (consensus) among the scholars that it is Mustahab (desirable) to delay washing the face, until after them; but if one washes the face before them, their Wudoo’ is valid…. read more here.

Saying ‘Bismillaah’ before Wudoo’

Question 64: What is the ruling on someone who performs Wudoo’ (ablution), but does not mention the Name of Allah?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is obligatory to utter Tasmiyah (saying, “Bismillaah [In the Name of Allaah]”) at the time of performing Wudoo’, but if anyone performs it without mentioning the Name of Allaah, through forgetfulness or ignorance of the legal ruling, their ablution is still valid. However, if anyone omits it deliberately, their Wudoo’ is invalid, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions, based on the Hadeeth of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “No Wudoo’ (is valid) for the one who has not mentioned the Name of Allaah upon it.” read more here.

Neglecting ‘Bismillaah’ intentionally upon performing Wudoo’

Question 63: What is the ruling on someone who performs Wudoo’ (ablution), but does not mention the Name of Allah?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is obligatory to utter Tasmiyah (saying, “Bismillaah [In the Name of Allaah]”) at the time of performing Wudoo’, but if anyone performs it without mentioning the Name of Allaah, through forgetfulness or ignorance of the legal ruling, their ablution is still valid. However, if anyone omits it deliberately, their Wudoo’ is invalid, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions, based on the Hadeeth of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “No Wudoo’ (is valid) for the one who has not mentioned the Name of Allaah upon it.” read more here.

Forgetting or ‘neglecting out of ignorance’ saying ‘Bismillaah’ before Wudoo’

Question 62: What is the ruling on someone who performs Wudoo’ (ablution), but does not mention the Name of Allah?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is obligatory to utter Tasmiyah (saying, “Bismillaah [In the Name of Allaah]”) at the time of performing Wudoo’, but if anyone performs it without mentioning the Name of Allaah, through forgetfulness or ignorance of the legal ruling, their ablution is still valid. However, if anyone omits it deliberately, their Wudoo’ is invalid, according to the more correct of the two scholarly opinions, based on the Hadeeth of the Prophet (peace be upon him): “No Wudoo’ (is valid) for the one who has not mentioned the Name of Allaah upon it.” read more here.

Reciting Soorah (Qur’aanic chapter) of Al-Qadr after performing Wudoo’

Question 61: Should we say anything before performing Wudoo’ (ablution) or is it enough to have the intention? Is it desirable to recite Soorah Al-Qadr: Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’aan) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree). After Wudoo’?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is prescribed to say Basmallah (saying, “Bismillah Al-Rahmaan, Al-Raheem [In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful]”) before performing Wudoo’. It is enough to have the intention in the heart; and it is impermissible to verbally utter your intention of performing Wudoo’ because this is a Bidd‘ah (innovation in religion)… read more here.

Should we say anything before performing Wudoo’ ?

Question 60: Should we say anything before performing Wudoo’ (ablution) or is it enough to have the intention? Is it desirable to recite Soorah Al-Qadr: Verily, We have sent it (this Qur’aan) down in the night of Al-Qadr (Decree). After Wudoo’?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is prescribed to say Basmallah (saying, “Bismillah Al-Rahmaan, Al-Raheem [In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful]”) before performing Wudoo’. It is enough to have the intention in the heart; and it is impermissible to verbally utter your intention of performing Wudoo’ because this is a Bidd‘ah (innovation in religion)… read more here.

Washing the legs up to the knees and the arms up to the armpits during Wudoo’.

Question 59: Is there any harm in washing the legs up to the knees and the arms up to the armpits [during Wudoo’ (ablution)]?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Washing arms up to the armpits during Wudoo’ is exceeding the proper limits of the Deen (religion), as is washing the legs up to the knees. What is prescribed by Islaam is to wash the arms up to the elbows and the feet up to the ankles… read more here.

Does having tattoos abrogate Hajj?

Question 58: What is the ruling on tattoos? Does having a tattoo represent an impediment to someone performing the obligatory Hajj?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Tattoos on the body are Haraam (prohibited), as it was authentically reported:“The Prophet (peace be upon him) cursed the woman who adds false hair and the woman who gets false hair added to her own; and the woman who tattoos and the woman who has herself tattooed.” Tattoo can be applied to cheeks, lips, or any other part of the body, and can be blue, green, or black. However, tattoos are not an impediment to performing Hajj… read more here.

What is the ruling on tattoos?

Question 57: What is the ruling on tattoos? Does having a tattoo represent an impediment to someone performing the obligatory Hajj?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Tattoos on the body are Haraam (prohibited), as it was authentically reported:“The Prophet (peace be upon him) cursed the woman who adds false hair and the woman who gets false hair added to her own; and the woman who tattoos and the woman who has herself tattooed.” Tattoo can be applied to cheeks, lips, or any other part of the body, and can be blue, green, or black. However, tattoos are not an impediment to performing Hajj… read more here.

Is it permissible to shave chest hair or not?

Question 56: Is it permissible to shave chest hair or not?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is permissible to remove it with whatever can remove it, as long as this does not cause harm to the body… read more here.

Plucking the hair between the two eyebrows

Question 55: What is the ruling on plucking hair from between the eyebrows?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is permissible to pluck this hair, because it is not part of the eyebrows… read more here.

Removing moustache hair if it appears clearly or not for women

Question 54: What is the ruling on removing facial hair? I particularly mean the mustache region, if there is long or somewhat short hair. Is it permissible to remove such hair or does it fall under the ruling of Nams (removing hair from the face/eyebrows)? What is the ruling on removing the hair of one’s legs and arms?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is permissible for women to remove the hair of the mustache, the thighs, legs and arms… read more here.

Removing body hair for women

Question 53: What is the ruling on women removing body hair and, if it is permissible, who is allowed to do this for them?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is permissible for women to remove all their body hair, except their eyebrows and the hair on their heads… read more here.

What is the ruling on adding false hair to woman’s hair?

Question 52: What is the ruling on adding false hair to woman’s hair?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. It is Haraam (prohibited) for a woman to add false hair to her own, or any other material that can be used in this respect, for there are proofs reported to this effect… read more here.

Wearing wigs for the sake of adornment and beautification

Question 51: What is the ruling on women who wear wigs to appear attractive to their husbands?

Answer: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. Both husband and wife should make themselves attractive to each other, in ways that endear them to each other, so as to strengthen their relationship, but this has to be within the bounds permitted by the Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law), and not by doing things that it has prohibited… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Learn Sihr (witchcraft), but do not practice it.”

Question 61: What is the degree of authenticity of the following Hadeeth: “Learn witchcraft but do not practice it?

Answer: This Hadeeth is not Saheeh (authentic)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Good will remain in me and my Ummah until the Day of Resurrection.”

Question 60: There is a statement that says: “Good will remain in me and my Ummah (nation based on one creed) until the Day of Resurrection.” Is this saying a Hadeeth?

Answer: We do not know of any Hadeeth with that wording, but the meaning conveyed is correct based on the Saying of Allaah (Exalted be He): You [true believers in Islaamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his Sunnah] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind Also, it was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A group of people from my Ummah will always remain triumphant on the right path. read more here.

Hadeeth: “Work for your worldly life as if you will live forever, and work for the Hereafter as if you will die tomorrow.”

Question 59: What is the degree of authenticity of the Hadeeth that says: “Work for your worldly life as if you will live forever, and for the hereafter as if you will die tomorrow.” Related by Ibn `Asaakir?

Answer: This is not a Hadeeth reported from the Messenger (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “The singer and the one listening to them are cursed.”

Question 58: Is the statement that says: “The singer and the one listening to them are cursed” a Hadeeth or an opinion of a scholar?

Answer: There are authentic proofs for the prohibition of listening to songs. However, the phrase which is quoted in the question is not a Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeth… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Soorah Yaa-Seeen is for whatever it is read for.”

Question 57: It is true that:  Zamzam water is for whatever (purpose) it is drunk for”  and “Soorah Yaa-Seeen is for whatever it is recited for”? Are these authentic Hadeeths?

Answer: First: The Hadeeth: Zamzam water is for whatever it is drunk for is Hadeeth Mash-hoor (well-known Hadeeth; a Hadeeth that is reported by three or more narrators in each chain of narration, but does not reach the level of Mutawaatir) related by Imaam Ahmad, Ibn Maajah, Al-Bayhaaqee, and others from the Hadeeth reported from Jaabir ibn `Abdullaah (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) as Hadeeth Marfoo` (a Hadeeth narrated from the Prophet with a connected or disconnected chain of narration)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “When My Servant becomes 40 years old, I will guard them against three afflictions…”

Question 55: A friend of mine told me a Hadeeth and I could not find its Takhreej (referencing), as we have a lack of references. The Hadeeth states:  When my servant becomes forty years old, I will guard them against three afflictions: madness, leprosy and vitiligo. When they become fifty years old, I will give them an easy reckoning. When they become sixty years old, I will make them love returning to Me. When they become seventy years old, angels will love them. When they become eighty years old, their good deeds will be written and their bad deeds will be abolished. When they become ninety years old, the angels will call them Allah’s prisoners on earth, so they are forgiven their past and future sins, and they intercede for their families. When they reach senility, the same good deeds they used to do when they were healthy will be written for them, and the evil deeds will not be written for them. Please advise concerning whether this Hadeeth is Saheeh (authentic) or not.

Answer: The mentioned Hadeeth is extremely Da`eef (weak). It is even ranked by some Haafid (memorizers of Hadeeths) as Mawdoo` (fabricated Hadeeth), such as in the book entitled “Al-La’ali’ Al-Masnoo`ah fee Al-Ahadeeth Al-Mawdoo`ah” by Al-Suyyootee (vol. 1, p. 138). Thus, it is not permissible to attribute it to the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “May Allaah be merciful to anyone who knows their own limits.”

Question 54: Are the following two statements Hadeeths or Athar (narrations from the Companions): “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” and “Much laughter kills the heart”? Who are their narrators and to what extent are they Saheeh (authentic)?

Answer: Research and verification show that the phrase that you have mentioned in the question reading: “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” has no origin in any of the variant narrations. As far as we know, such a phrase is not found in the authentic Books of Hadeeth scholars and it is not reported from any of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) or the Taabi`oon (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet). It is a commonly used phrase whose sayer is unknown… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Much laughter kills the heart.”

Question 53: Are the following two statements Hadeeths or Athar (narrations from the Companions): “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” and “Much laughter kills the heart”? Who are their narrators and to what extent are they Saheeh (authentic)?

Answer: Research and verification show that the phrase that you have mentioned in the question reading: “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” has no origin in any of the variant narrations. As far as we know, such a phrase is not found in the authentic Books of Hadeeth scholars and it is not reported from any of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) or the Taabi`oon (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet). It is a commonly used phrase whose sayer is unknown… read more here.

Hadeeth: “My servant, You want and I want, and only what I want shall be.”

Question 52: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says in a Hadeeth Qudsee (Revelation from Allaah in the Prophet’s words): “My servant! You want and I want, and only what I want shall be, if you submit to Me in what you want, I shall suffice you in what you want and if you do not submit to Me in what you want, I will bring distress upon you in what you want, and onlywhat I want shall be.” Is there any explanation for the meaning of this Hadeeth?

Answer: As for this wording, we do not know of any authentic basis ascribing this Hadeeth to the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “The best among you is the one whose first child is a girl.”

Question 51: Is the following a true Hadeeth: “The best among you is the one whose first child is a girl” ?

Answer: This saying is groundless and not attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him). There are similar wordings mentioned by Al-Haafid Al-Suyyootee in his book Al-Ahadeeth Al-Mawdoo`ah (Fabricated Hadeeths). read more here.