Lesson 31 | Fiqh | Duties of the Imam and the Prayer of the ILL Person

Saturday 1 July 2017

Chapter of Prayer: Duties of the Imam

The Imam has a great responsibility and this position has a great station in Islam.

  • It is permissible to seek to be imam Provided one is qualified
  • The Imam should take into account the situation of those who pray behind him and avoid making things difficult for them
  • When leading the prayer in congregation, the Imam should lighten it for the people [hadith] as some of those praying may be ill, or weak, or have needs to fullfil
    • This means making the prayer light whilst still perfecting its constituent parts (its rukoo’, sujood etc..)
    • The least perfection is to say subhaana rabiyal a’laa or subhaana rabiyal adheem 3 times
    • The Prophet used to prolong or lighten the prayer depending on the situation
  • The Imam should not shorten it so much that the people behind him can not do the Sunnah acts.
  • When praying individually he can make it as long as he wishes
  • It is Sunnah to recite the Qur’an in its proper manner.
  • He should prolong the first rak’ah so that it is longer than the second.

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Revising for Ramadhaan | Lesson 5

Saturday 3 June 2017

Chapter: Fasting

  • Summary of Lessons previously
  • Importance of Breaking the Fast as soon as the time comes in, and not to delay it
  • Having the Suhoor, for it has barakah in it (blessing)
  • The types of people who don’t have to fast
    • g. unable to fast due to old age, traveller, illness
  • What these types of people have to do to make those missed fasts up
    • g. difference between one with temporary illness vs long term illness
    • What defines if one is ill enough to miss fasting?
  • The one who engages in marital relations, what is the expiation?
    • Free slave, if cannot then feed 60 people, if cannot then fast 2 months
    • Hadith which proves that the expiation is to be done in this order of priority
    • What if it if a person does so (marital relations) 3 or 4 times, what is the ruling?
    • What if marital relations occur whilst being a traveller?
  • Question: If I am travelling at noon time, and it is Ramadhaan, can I eat in the morning?

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Revising for Ramadhaan | Lesson 4

Saturday 27 May 2017 – Lesson 4

  • Brief recap of previous Lessons
  • Who are the people who must fast? (see Lesson 1 for more detail)
  • Who is allowed to miss Fasting? (see Lesson 3 for more detail)
  • Traveller Recap
  • The one who has the ability vs the one who does not?
  • Making the choice whether or not to fast as a traveller if one is able
  • When does the traveller have to make up the fast (max one year)
  • What happens if you haven’t made it up even after one year (feed one poor person for every day missed and seek forgiveness)
  • Making up missed fasts first before doing the 6 days of Shawwaal
  • Hadith of Aisha (radiallaahu Anhaa) making up her fasts

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Revising for Ramadhaan | Lesson 3

Saturday 20 May 2017

Chapter: Things which Break your Fast

  • Brief recap of previous Lesson
  • Removal of blood from the body
    • Large vs small amount
    • Medical reason, e.g. blood sample or tooth removal
    • Accidents
  • Does vomiting break your fast?
    • It will break your vomit if it is intentional
    • Accidental vomiting does not break the fast
    • Hadeeth regarding this
  • What about eye/nose/ear drops? Are they allowed during fasting?
    • Eye and ear drops do not break fasts as they do not have a direct inlet to the stomach, however best to avoid them
    • Nose drops will break fast as the nose is a direct passage to the stomach
    • Similarly, when making wudhu water should not be drawn too far into the nose or gargled for the same reason – Hadith
  • What about the siwak?
    • It is mustahab (liked)
    • What about flavoured siwaks?
  • What about fragrances that are gaseous (e.g. oud, sticks)
    • Does not necessarily break your fast
    • However, if fragrance is gas with heavy particles then that can be a problem

Things which don’t break the fast but reduce the reward:

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