Author: Abu Zeenat Afdal

Question # 282: Maniy (semen), Madhiy (prostatic fluid), and Wadiy (white penile secretion)

Question # 282: If you get the discharge like the slimy fluid not sperm on your pants can you pray if it’s dry after few hours in same pants and also if some goes on your thighs etc. do you need take shower or can you pray if it’s dry after few hours like happened when you going to sleep and it’s dry when you wake up. Also, if you have problem it happens during day time and you’re heading for salah what can you do. JazakAllah khair Bismi-llahi r-raḥmani r-raḥīm, Assalamu ‘laikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, All praise and thanks are due to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى), and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Dear questioner, First of all, we implore Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) to help us serve His cause and render our work for His sake. Shorter Answer: It is important to know the difference between Maniy (semen/sperm), Madhiy (prostatic, pre-seminal, pre-ejaculation fluid) and Wadiy (white penile secretion), the emission of these are both common in men and women. Maniy is the fluid secreted at the time of orgasm. In case of men, it is a thick, white liquid, and in case of women, it is thin and yellow. The presence of any of these three features is classified as semen: a) its emission is accompanied by feelings of pleasure and is...

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Question # 281: Helping Wife in Household Chores

Question # 281: Assalamu’alaykum my question is: can’t a husband help his wife in housechores?? Bismi-llahi r-raḥmani r-raḥīm, Assalamu ‘laikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, All praise and thanks are due to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى), and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Dear questioner, First of all, we implore Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) to help us serve His cause and render our work for His sake. Shorter Answer: The basis of conjugal life is mutual understanding and co-operation with each other. All men should follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) who used to serve his wives, patch his sandals, sew his garment, milk his goat, among other chores. Helping one’s wife in the housework is considered among the noble manners and high moral standards. Long Answer: The basic Islamic principle with regard to the relationship between the spouses is that it should be based on each treating the other with kindness, because Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) says in the Qur’an: “Live with them in accordance with what is fair and kind” (Soorah an-Nisa’a, 4:19) Hence, the basis of conjugal life is mutual understanding and co-operation with each other. All men should follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم) the leader and the head of all human beings who used to patch his sandals, sew...

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Question # 280: Zakat on Production of Goods, Farm Products and Salary

Question # 280: Zakat is considered as 2.5% of Net Worth or 2.5% of annual savings. What is the zakat rate on production of goods, farm products, salary income etc. Can I have reference from authentic Hadith on 2.5% rate on annual savings or net worth? Thanks Bismi-llahi r-raḥmani r-raḥīm, Assalamu ‘laikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, All praise and thanks are due to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى), and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Dear questioner, First of all, we implore Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) to help us serve His cause and render our work for His sake. Shorter Answer: In order for zakah to be due on wealth, it should have reached the nisaab (minimum threshold) and that one lunar year (hawl) must has passed since it reached the nisaab. The nisaab is the equivalent of 85 grams of gold or 595 grams of silver and zakah is payable at 2.5%, so when the wealth reaches the threshold according to either of these two, then Zakah becomes an obligation. The scholars are unanimously agreed that zakah is obligatory on camels, cattle, sheep, gold, silver, cash (paper currency), trade goods, wheat, barley, dates and raisins; they differed with regard to other types of wealth.  Next, goods that are for trade/sale are subject to zakah, whereas machinery used for producing goods or fixtures and fittings that...

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Question # 279: Repurchase Agreement and Sell/Buy-back Arrangement

Question # 279: I had purchased a property, 5 years back for Rs. 1.3 lacs from an xyz company. The company had given me a buy back offer for the said purchase saying that they will buy back the property after the period of 5 years and pay me double the amount for the said property. I had not purchased the property with an intention of accepting their buy back offer or selling the property after 5 years but my intention was to build a bunglow on the said property. But now I am in need of money and I want to sell off the property, so can I accept the buyback offer from the company? Is it allowed according to the Shariah law? The market rate of the property is 3 lacs to 3.5 lacs and the company is giving me 2.6 lacs, I have the option to sell the property in the open market but that will take time and I’m in need of money right now. Bismi-llahi r-raḥmani r-raḥīm, Assalamu ‘laikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, All praise and thanks are due to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى), and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Dear questioner, First of all, we implore Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) to help us serve His cause and render our work for His sake. Shorter Answer: Although the transaction...

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Question # 278: Tafseer of ayah 52 of Soorah Yaseen and Punishment in Grave

Question # 278: One of the scholar has brought this Ayah: Sura YASIN ayah no 52, in contradiction with azhab in grave i.e., there is no azhab in qabr, what’s your opinion? Bismi-llahi r-raḥmani r-raḥīm, Assalamu ‘laikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, All praise and thanks are due to Allah (سبحانه و تعالى), and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Dear questioner, First of all, we implore Allah (سبحانه و تعالى) to help us serve His cause and render our work for His sake. Shorter Answer: On the Day of Resurrection, when the trumpet blasts, people will come forth from their graves and say: “Woe to us! Who has raised us up from our place of sleep”. In fact, there is no contradiction between this ayah 52 of Soorah Yaseen and the ahadith about the grave torment. The ayah does not mean that the graves of disbelievers are places of mercy or that they have not seen punishment in their graves. On the contrary, as explained by the mufassireen, although the disbelievers already had their share of punishment in their graves with no sign of any relief, yet this torment of grave will appear insignificant (or like bed/mattress) in the face of the horror on the Day of Judgement and the magnitude of the penalty to follow; therefore, they will cry out as to why they...

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