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Say astaghfirlah after burping,Intention,Conditions to leave to Mecca,Proof in Quran for women to wear Niqab and Marriage

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1)My father always taught me to say astaghfirlah after burping but I found out I'm the only person doing that can you find that out for me?

2)If we make an intention do we have to say it out loud or think about it in ourselves?

3)What are the conditions that we are ready to leave to Mecca?

4)Is there any proof in Qoran that Women should wear niqab?

5)If you want to marry a man what is important to know to judge if he is the right person?

 

 

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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Q-1) My father always taught me to say astaghfirlah after burping but I found out I'm the only person doing that can you find that out for me?

There is no evidence in the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) that he would say Astagfir-Allah after burping, or anything else for that matter. But there are several narrations that the Messenger of Allah (saws) would seek the forgiveness of Allah Subhanah by saying Astagfir-Allah several times a day (one hadith states at least 70, and another 100 times!)


 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.319 Narrated by Abu Huraira

I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) saying, "By Allah! I ask for forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance more than seventy times a day."

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 6522 Narrated by Al-Agharr al-Muzani

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: There is (at times) some sort of shade upon my heart, and I seek forgiveness from Allah a hundred times a day.

 

Although it is not necessary to say Astagfir-Allah after burping, if one does say it, there is absolutely no harm.

 

Q-2) If we make an intention do we have to say it out loud or think about it in ourselves?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 11 Surah Hud verse 5:

Behold! they fold up their hearts that they may lie hid from Him! Ah! Even when they cover themselves with their garments He knoweth what they conceal and what they reveal: for He knoweth well the (inmost secrets) of the hearts.

 

Intention is actually a solemn thought which one makes in his/her heart; and there is absolutely no need to say it aloud, for Allah Subhanah is well-aware of even the most secret thoughts of the hearts. Although it is not necessary, if one makes an intention verbally, there is no harm.

 

Q-3) What are the conditions that we are ready to leave to Mecca?

We assume that by ready to leave to Makkah means going for the obligatory pilgrimage of Hajj. Allah Subhanah has made the pilgrimage of Hajj obligatory on every believing male and female, who are:

  1. Adults
  2. Sane
  3. Financially able, and
  4. Physically able.

 

Q-4) Is there any proof in Qoran that Women should wear niqab?

Allah Subhanah has commanded the believing woman to cover themselves appropriately and cast their outer garments over their persons, in the following verses of the Holy Quran:

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 59:

O Prophet, enjoin your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their persons. It is expected that they will thus be recognized, and not molested. Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Nur verse 31:

(O Prophet) enjoin the believing woman to restrain their gaze and guard their modesty, and not to display their adornment except that which is displayed of itself, and to draw their veils over their bosoms, and not to display their adornments except before their husbands, their fathers, .and also forbid them to stamp their feet on the ground lest their hidden ornaments should be displayed.

 

Q-5) If you want to marry a man what is important to know to judge if he is the right person?

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3090 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, 'When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied asks your daughter in marriage, accede to his request. If you do not do so, there will be temptation on Earth and extensive corruption.'

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) advised the guardians to satisfy themselves with two prime things when seeking a man in marriage for their daughter:

  1. The religion, deen, or imaan (faith) of the man
  2. His Character

 

If a proposal is received from someone who is a good and practicing believer, and one is satisfied with his character and reputation; one should accede to his proposal.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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