Questions and Answers with Shaykh Ubayd
Questions & Answers with Shaykh Ubayd
As Salaamu alaykum oh Shaykh (may Allah preserve you), we come to you today seeking advice regarding a new Da’wah Center/musallah that we opened with the intent to call and establish da’wah tus-Salafiyyah in our city? Hoping to get advice from Ahlul Ilm on how to proceed with this affair being that we are young in age and lack experience in this affair.
1. Shaykh we were hoping that you can advise us regarding the performance of the ruqya, and how this should be done and is it permissable to recite on someone in a group?
2. Also Shaykh can you give us some advise on how to teach the women the Qur’an if there are no sisters who have memorized all of the Qur’an to teach the sisters, or is this a condition to teach the sisters?
3. Also Shaykh what is the ruling concerning the rocking back and forth while reciting the Qur’an?
4. Also Shaykh what do you advise a man who excepted Islam and changed his name to an Islamic name leaving off the name of his father, but still claims to be his son, should he change his name back to Bledsoe (father last name) or to Ibn Melvin (father first name)?
5. Oh noble Shaikh, is it permissible for us to spend some of the Zakaah of our wealth on someone who ascribes himself to the family of the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) if they are people who are poor or needy, while there is no allotted portion for them in the Khumus (the fifth of the war booty allotted to the Prophet’s family)?
6. Noble Shaikh, this question relates to the woman whom her husband has sexual intercourse with her, then she performs Ghusl from the sexual defilement, and after some hours some remnants of the semen (from her husband) comes down out of her vagina, so what is its ruling? Should she perform Ghusl for sexual defilement (again) or is it sufficient for her to perform ablution, or what should she do?
7. Noble Shaikh, what is the position of the Islamic Law regarding what is transpiring inof events? This is while knowing that there are verdicts that have been issued by scholars of which declare the government to be disbelievers, along with whoever cooperates with them from the Somalians. Are these verdicts in agreement with the Islamic Law? Please benefit us, and may Allaah reward you with good.
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Merciful, the Giver of Mercy
‘alaykum us-salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh
So my advice to you is that you be in contact with (or call) the scholars of the Sunnah who have have been witnessed to be upright upon the Salafee methodology in their beliefs (‘Aqeedah), their worship (‘Ibaadah), and their dealings (Mu’aamalah). And I advise you all to take the knowledge from them and not from other than them. With that your situation will be rectified (or corrected), and your affair will be upright, and your word will be gathered together (i.e. unified). And here is the reply to your questions.
Answer 1: The Opening chapter of the Book (Al-Faatihah) should be recited over the person afflicted with madness (or whatever ailment), and also twenty verses from Al-Baqarah, and the verse of the Foot stool (Ayat ul-Kursee), and the last verses oful-Baqarah ( believes…) the last two verses, and the ten verses from the beginning of As-Saaffaat, and Say He is Allaah the One (Al-Ikhlaas), and the two surahs of seeking refuge (i.e. Al-Falaq and An-Naas). And the reciter should blow upon the ill person, saying “I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allaah from the evil of what He created.” And it is good if the recitation be done silently from a single person, and if two or more people recite upon him silently if there is a need for that (a need for more than one person), then there is no harm in that, if Allaah wills.
Answer 2: At-Tajweed is from the obligations that are community obligations (i.e. it is not incumbent upon everyone to know it, as long as someone in the community knows it) regarding the men. So if there is a woman present who can teach her sisters the Qur’aan with proper Tajweed rules, then that is good, if Allaah wills. If not, the women should learn from female teachers of the Qur’aan without Tajweed rules. It is sufficient that gross errors be avoided (i.e. mistakes that change meanings), and correctness of the pronunciation. And we do not advise that the women learn the Qur’aan with Tajweed from men who are not related to them, because this will lead them to At-Taghannee (singing), and this is from the blameworthy things due to what it contains of being soft in speech.
Answer 3: At-Taraajuh is to sway right and left, and it is also called Al-Ihtizaaz. All of that is from the customary way of the people of Sufism and superstitions, and it is not from the guidance of the Righteous Predecessors. And with this it is known that it is an evil innovation. The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Every newly introduced matter is an innovation, and every innovation is a misguidance.”
Answer 4: Your friend did well when he changed his European name to an Islamic name, and it is not obligatory upon him to change the name of his father. And there is no harm that the title family name that he is using remains how it is, while he acknowledges the man who he was born from as his true father, if the birth was from a marriage. However, if the birth was from an unlegislated manner (fornication, adultery, etc.), then that man is not his father and he is not to ascribe himself to him. Rather, he ascribes himself to his mother, and his ascription should be like this (Ibn ‘Abdillaah, or Ibn ‘Abdir-Rahmaan).
Answer 5: It is permissible to give the relatives of the Prophet’s family who are poor from the Zakaah of wealth because the Khumus (Fifth) is from the war booty, which is their right that is no longer present in these times.
Answer 6: Her first Ghusl is correct and with it her state of impurity is removed, and her prayer is correct if she prayed. And whatever came down from her of sexual fluid due to desire that comes with kissing or touching, it is obligatory with that to perform another Ghusl. And if the fluid came out without any sexual desire, then she is not required to perform Ghusl, and the man is like her in these rulings.
Answer 7: (A.) I advise you all and those similar to you to not delve into the likes of these affairs. (B.) My advice to the Somalians is that they gather together with whoever Allaah has placed as an authority over their affair (i.e. their government), and they should not join or side with any flag or group from the warring groups.
Saturday, Rabee’ Al-Aakhir 18, 1428 Hijri.
Translated by Aqeel Walker