How does a Menstruating Woman Worship During the Night of Decree?

Sukainah the daughter of Shaikh al-Albaani said, “I asked my father, may Allaah have mercy on him, ‘How does the female who has the excuse accorded to her by the Sharee’ah [i.e., menses] perform worship on the Night of Decree?’

So he answered me, saying, ‘By supplicating, remembering Allaah [dhikr] and reciting the Quraan, and there is no problem in her doing that. And I think that you are sure about the fact that it is not disliked for the menstruating woman to recite the Quraan. So this is the way out from one angle.

And from another, it is fitting for the Muslim in such circumstances, whether he is male or female, to emulate the Prophet عليه السلام who said, ‘Seize the benefit of five before five: your youth before you become old, and your health before you become ill …’ [Saheeh at-Targheed wat-Tarheeb, no. 3355]. For what reason [did he say this?] Because in Sahih al-Bukhari it has been reported that, ‘When a slave [a believer] falls ill or travels, then he will get written to his accounts [the reward] similar to that which he used to get for his good deeds practised at home and in good health [as if he is doing them on his journey and in illness].’ [Bukhaari 2996]

So it is upon such a woman to seize the opportunity of benefitting from her time when she is clean and is able to stand during the last ten nights, or at least the odd nights, or at the very least the day or night of the twenty-seventh.

For indeed when Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic, knows that His female servant used to do that when she was able to stand in prayer then suddenly comes into a state where she is excused, He records for her what used to be written for her when she was in a state of purity.

This is a very important point. Its fruits are that the Muslim should strive as was just explained: that he should always spend his time in obedience as much as he is able to. Such that when his obedience increases and the worship then passes him by [due to him becoming ill or travelling, the reward] is still written for him even if he is not able to actually perform it.’”

Taken from her blog.

http://shaikhalbaani.wordpress.com/2011/07/08/shaikh-al-albaanis-daughter-asking-her-father-about-devoting-oneself-to-reciting-the-quraan-to-the-exclusion-of-other-acts-of-worship-in-ramadaan/

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Aspiring to marry a student of knowledge | Shaikh al-Albaani

source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor, tape no. 345/7
asaheeha translations

Question: “Is it allowed for a woman to make a condition that the one proposing to her must be a student of knowledge?”

Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers:

“Meaning, she wants the one proposing to be from the students of knowledge, so what’s the problem? So she wants him to be a righteous man, but she also keenly desires (both) righteous and a student of knowledge. Of course, when she is making this requirement for him to be a student of knowledge, she does not mean someone who is not righteous. Thus, she means one who is (both) righteous and a student of knowledge. What is the problem with this? If only all young women were of this kind.”

http://alalbaany.com/2011/10/30/aspiring-to-marry-a-student-of-knowledge/

The Women who Attained Perfection

Abu Musa al Ash’aree narrated that the Messenger of Allaah - صلى الله عليه وسلم- said:

“A lot of men have reached a stage of perfection, but none amongst the women reached a stage of perfection except:

Maryam bint ‘Imraan and

Aasiyah the wife of Fir’aun,

and the virtue of ‘Aa-ishah when compared to other women is as the virtue of meat when compared to stew.” [Collected by Bukharee and Muslim]

The Hadeeth established perfection for Aasiyah just as it established it for Maryam, …the meaning of ‘virtue’ in this Hadeeth has been explained clearly in what was narrated by al Bazzaar and at Tabaraanee on the authority of ‘Ammaar ibn Yaasir that the messenger of Allaah - صلى الله عليه وسلم - said:

“Khadeejah has been preferred over the women of this Ummah, just as Maryam has been preferred over all the women of the world.”

A Hadeeth with a sound chain of narration which was used as evidence that Khadeejah is more virtuous than ‘Aa-ishah. [1]

Ibn at Teen stated: “It could be that ‘Aa-ishah was not included here because she was only three years old when Khadeejah passed away, so it could be that what is intended by the Hadeeth are the women who reached puberty.”

However this viewpoint is weak, because the word ‘women’ in the Hadeeth is general and encompasses all women. [2]

An Nawawee states the summary of which is:

This Hadeeth has been used as evidence by those who claim that Maryam and Aasiyah were prophets, the majority of scholars however, are of the opinion that they are not. Rather they are Siddeeqataan, Waliyataan from the Awliyaa of Allaah the Elevated, and a number of scholars have stated there is a consensus concerning this and Allaah knows best.

The term ‘perfection’ is used when something reaches its fullest and most complete state when compared to others like it, and what is meant by it here, is the most complete state in all virtues and all forms of goodness and piety.

The statement of the Messenger of Allaah- صلى الله عليه وسلم- :

“…and the virtue of ‘Aa-ishah when compared to other women is as the virtue of meat when compared to stew.”

The scholars explained; meaning the meat in any dish is more virtuous than its stew…and what is meant by its virtue is its benefit, being satisfied by it, the ease of digesting it, its delicious taste, and the ease a person finds in eating what he needs of it quickly and so on, so it is better than all the stew, and all other types of food. ‘Aa-isha has excess virtue when compared to other women just as meat has excess virtue when compared to stew.

There is no evidence in this Hadeeth that ‘Aa-ishah is more virtuous than Maryam and Aasiyah, because of the possibility that what is meant is her virtue over the women of the Ummah. [3]

[1] The scholars have differed as to which of the two is more virtuous, the preponderant stance being that each one (including Faatimah) has virtues over the other from different angles, and concerning the mention of other women in different time periods, then each one was the most virtuous during her time period and one should not delve into which one is better than the other. A more in depth look a the most virtuous women can be found here.

[2] Fat-h al Baaree: Vol. 11 P. 130

[3] Sharh Saheeh MuslimL Vol. 8 P. 180

http://www.subulassalaam.com/articles/article.cfm?article_id=17#.UWdFACtp5vg

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What is allowed with your future spouse before you get married- Shaikh ‘Ubayd Al-Jaabiree
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Marriage -Shaykh Albanee

Is it permissible to talk to my fiancé over the phone? 
Is it permissible for me to visit her and sit with her if the Mahram is present? 
Is it possible for her to uncover her face? 
What is permissible for me to talk to her about?
If she asks me for my picture, is it okay to give it to her or not? 

Source:Silsilah Al-Huda wa An-Noor, #269 at 10:03
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MARRIAGE AND QADAR
source: silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor, tape no. 134
asaheeha translations

Question #5: “Is marriage fate or is it a choice?”

Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) answers:

“What is the difference between this question and the question: (is it fate or a choice that) one is rich and another is poor, and one is beautiful and one is ugly, and so on. No doubt, what is decreed for a person is an affair that will happen and none can repel it. However, he is required tostrive; then, he is not asked about the outcome of the matter if whatever happened was contrary to what he chose.

So (let’s say) this person was engaged to a woman and was eager for her to be righteous. Then with time, it was revealed that she was bad. Of course, this was fate. But everything is decreed, as (the Prophet) (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Everything is decreed, even laziness and being active.’[1] However, this does not mean that a person, within his capabilities, is not required to strive to choose that which is good. No, this is something else. A person must strive, then the rest is up to Allaah, tabaarak wa ta’aala.

So the answer is: of course it is fate, but we don’t wantto understand ‘fate’ as some people say, that a person puts his trust in Allaah, and that’s it. No, (rather) he takes the means, then he puts his trust in the Lord of all lords.”[2]

[1] Saheeh aj-Jaami’ #4531
[2] ‘lords’ meaning masters, owners and the like

http://alalbaany.com/2011/10/25/marriage-and-qadar/

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