Respected scholars of Islam, as-salamu `alaykum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh. I live in the West and want to know whether we Muslims should celebrate `Eid Al-Adha according to Saudi Arabia or according to our local sighting of the moon of Dhul-Hijjah?
Can a woman perform `Eid Prayer at home, or is it advisable that she go to the mosque to pray in a congregation?
Asalaamulaikum Because of the great Earthquake Trajedy in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India a lot of people are saying that this Eid should not be celebrated with too much joy and that we should not spend money on new clothes and instead give that money to the victims. What do you think about this?
I'm a teacher in a small school for children with many difficulties. All the children are either Christian or no religion, except one who is a practising Muslim. I have written christmas cards (mixture of spiritual/folk festival/winter solstice themes) to each child and don't want to leave him out - what is appropriate? Should I give a card with a winter/snowy scene and an appropriate message about 'Eid or other seasonal wishes, or is it best to stick to 'Enjoy the break from school' ? He is an intelligent boy and I don't want to patronise or single him out; neither do I want to make him uncomfortable or give offence.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can women perform `Eid prayer at home? Or is there no need for them to perform the `Eid prayer at all? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum. When should Muslims start takbir on the days of Dhul-Hijjah, and what is the exact wording transmitted from the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in this regard? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is it well known that Muslims are encouraged to perform the `Eid Prayers in open places such as parks. With such very cold weather in some parts of the world, is it still encouraged for Muslims there to perform `Eid Prayers in open places?
Dear Sheikh, as-salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh. Now, `Eid is approaching. So, could you please clarify the etiquette and rulings of `Eid? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I would like to know if it's OK to dress like a clown for an `Eid festival. Does the origin of the clown character go back to an evil character in history?
As the ten blessed days of Dhul-Hijjah are approaching, I know that these are virtuous days, in which good deeds are highly recommended by the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). But my question is: could you please shed light on the virtue and merits of these blessed days?
What is the difference between Hady for one performing Tamattu Hajj & Udhiyah
As-salamu `alaykum. If a Muslim travels during Ramadan to another country where people there started the fast later or earlier than his country, and he stays in that country until `Eid, with which of the two countries should he break the fast? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
This is a really stupid question, but I heard a 4-minute "Takbir" somewhere online. I read that Takbir was just the phrase "Allahu-Akbar", but am now a little confused. What, generally speaking, is Takbir?
Last Ramadan I paid zakat al-fitr on the first day of Ramadan, but a friend of mine told me that this is not lawful in Islam and that I have to pay it again. May you give me the viewpoint of Islam in this regard?
Respected scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. For a long time, I used to pay the value of zakat al-fitr, which is a saa` (about 2.176 kg) of the food mentioned in the Prophetic hadith for myself and my family in money. I usually send this money to the poor kindred, relatives and neighbors in the occupied territories inPalestine. I was quite sure that this act is permissible, relying on many fatwas I heard from you and from many other scholars such as Sheikh `Abdullah ibn Zayd Al-Mahmud, the chief of the Shari`ah Courts in Qatar.However, one day while I was listening to the radio, I heard one of the sheikhs state that paying the value of zakat al-fitr in cash is not permissible in any case; and if anyone does so, his zakat is invalid because it is contrary to the Sunnah. Moreover, the sheikh launched a severe attack on scholars who permitted paying it in money and accused them of being contradictory to the texts of Shari`ah.Frankly, I became confused after hearing this fatwa, especially after I heard a hadith that states "Fasting in the month of Ramadan lies suspended between the earth and heaven; it is only raised (to heaven) by zakat al-fitr." This means that the fasting of my family lies suspended all during these years and was not accepted! Then what is the value of our acts of worship if we perform them while they will be invalid or unaccepted, as the sheikh said? What should the layman Muslim do when the scholars differ over a certain fatwa?I hope you disburden my mind and the minds of millions who pay the value of zakat al-fitr in cash. Jazakum Allahu khayran.
HOW MUSLEM CALCULATE TIME BETWEEN EID ALFITR AND ALADHA, AND WHAT IS THE DATE OF THE COMING EID ALADHA IN NEXT JANUARY.
As-Salam Alaykum Waramatullah Wabarakatuh! Dear scholars, let me first greet you in advance for the joyous `eid, many happy returns in sha Allah! As we prepare ourselves for this feast, I wonder if many Muslims ever know the significance of this feast. Kindly enlighten us on the real meaning of `eid to Muslims. What does `eid mean for Muslims? Jazakum Allah Khayran!
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Can a woman perform `Eid Prayer at home, or is it advisable that she go to the mosque to pray in a congregation? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Asalaamualaikum. I have a question that I would like your esteemed thoughts and response on. On the night that the moon is sighted for Eid-ul-Fitr, many women get together and have a party for women and little girls, they cook special foods, get dressed –up, wear beautiful clothes, and jewelry. They get together and put on henna, and sing and dance in celebration. There are absolutely no men around. Many other women look very down upon this and say it is haraam. They say that we should all be doing ibadaat. Some say that Eid begins once the last fast has broken, others say that you should do even more ibadaat on that night., I always use to go before, but I want to know your opinion. Please answer, does Eid begin once the moon has been sighted and the last fast is broken? Should this night also be used for worship or cam we have parties like this on that night, or should we have it one some other night. Please answer, you are a great scholar and I value your opinion greatly. Jazakullahasalaam u alaikum Ramadan Mubarak