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I read somewhere on a website that you cannot do du'ua in any other language but Arabic while in sajdah,

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I read somewhere on a website that you cannot do du'ua in any other language but Arabic while in sajdah, which I found shocking. As we know, we are most closest to our Lord when in Sajdah and I'm sure I've heard and would certainly like to think that we could communicate with our Lord in what ever way we can, so if that means the language you are most comfortable with, surely this would be fine? Please clarify and provide evidence for your opinion. I also read on a site that you cannot use Alcohol based deodorant, from grapes and dates. Firstly, how can we know if it is made from grapes as usually the deodorants just say Alcohol. Secondly I have had Fatwas that you can use Alcohol based deodorants. Please give your opinion and from what madhab it is from or evidence

 

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Dua in what language

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.

 

Your Question: I read somewhere on a website that you cannot do du'ua in any other language but Arabic while in sajdah, which I found shocking. As we know, we are most closest to our Lord when in Sajdah and I'm sure I've heard and would certainly like to think that we could communicate with our Lord in what ever way we can, so if that means the language you are most comfortable with, surely this would be fine? Please clarify and provide evidence for your opinion.

The deen of Islam is a way of life and belief in the One Lord, that binds all the believers of different nationalities, different languages, different regions, different colors, different walks of life into the One Ummah and Brotherhood of Islam! Just imagine the chaos and confusion it would create if everyone prayed their prescribed salaah in his own language! A believer from Malaysia would never be able to pray in congregation in Japan, etc.! The unity of the muslims would be in absolute shambles and disarray! But by choosing one language, a believer is at home in any mosque in the world and this salaah in one language unifies and sanctifies the unity of the believers into One Brotherhood and One Ummah; all of them united in the worship of their One and Only Lord Creator.

 

The Prophet (saws) said, 'The closest one of you comes to his Lord is while he is prostrating, (therefore) make many supplications therein.' And he also said, 'I have prohibited you from reciting (the Glorious Quran) while bowing (ruku) or prostrating (sajdah). During the bowing, glorify the Lord. During the prostrations, strive your hardest in making supplications. Most likely, you will be listened to.

Related by Ahmad and Muslim.

 


The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that when one is in the actual rite of salah, it is best and preferred that the person offer his full prayer in the Arabic language, including his supplications to the Lord Most High.

 

But at all other times other than the prescribed rite of prayer, if one is not comfortable or does not understand the Arabic language, there is absolutely no harm in making supplications to their Lord Most Gracious in any language of their choice.for without an iota of a doubt, our Lord Most High hears and responds to every supplication of His believing and repentant slaves.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 186:

And if My servants ask you, O Prophet, concerning Me, tell them that I am quite near to them. I hear and answer the prayer of the suppliant, when he calls on Me. So let them respond to My call and believe in Me. (Convey this to them), perhaps they may be guided aright!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chater 40 Surah Mumin verse 60:

And Your Lord says, Call upon Me. I will answer your prayers. Those who disdain My worship on account of arrogance, shall certainly enter Hell in disgrace!

 

Nu'man b. Bashir reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Verily! Supplication is worship!"

Narrated by Ahmad and Sunan.

 

Abu Hurairah reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, "Nothing is more dear to Allah than one's supplication to Him.''

Narrated by Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.

 

Salman reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "Your Lord, the Blessed and the Exalted One, is Modest and Generous, and He loathes to turn away His servant empty-handed when he raises his hands to Him in supplication."

Narrated by Ahmad and Ibn Hibban.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 4.112

Ahmad records that Abu Sa'id reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Any Muslim who makes a supplication containing nothing that is sinful and nothing that involves breaking ties of blood relationships, will be given for it by Allah one of these three things: He may accept his request, or assign its reward for him in the next world, or turn away from him an equivalent amount of evil." Those who heard it said, "We would, then, make many supplications." The Prophet (saws) replied, "Allah is more than ready to answer what you ask!"

 

Abdallah b. 'Umar reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Hearts are like vessels, some more attentive and capacious than others. When you supplicate Allah you should be certain of being answered, and know that Allah does not answer a supplication that comes from a careless and inattentive heart."

Narrated by Ahmad

 

Beloved Brother in Islam, our Lord Most High is All-Knowing and All-Hearing, and He is not limited at all by language or any other barrier; He is the One Who Knows the exact condition of each in His creation, and He is well aware of even the deepest secrets of our hearts!

 

Your Question: I also read on a site that you cannot use Alcohol based
deodorant, from grapes and dates. Firstly, how can we know if it is made from grapes as usually the deodorants just say Alcohol. Secondly I have had Fatwas that you can use Alcohol based deodorants. Please give your opinion and from what madhab it is from or evidence.

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 90:

O you who have believed! Khamr (all types of intoxicants), gambling, (ungodly) shrines, and divining devices are all abominable works of Shaitaan; therefore, refrain from these so that you may attain true success!

 

Without an iota of a doubt, the Lord Most High and His Messenger (saws) have absolutely forbidden and prohibited the consumption of all types of intoxicants for the believers, men and women.

 

But the thing that invalidates prayer is the presence of impurities on ones body or clothes. But not all haraam things in Islam are impure for example: gold and silk are declared haraam for the believing men, but gold and silk in their essence are not impure substances. Similarly, most of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion that although the consumption of alcohol is haraam and absolutely forbidden for the believers to consume, alcohol by itself is not an impure substance. Thus there is no harm if one uses perfumes and the alcohol used in making the perfume touches the clothes or some parts of the body; as long as it is not consumed and entered into the body. The prayer of such a person, if Allah Wills and Pleases, would be acceptable to Him.

 

The absolute safest and purest and closest to piety would be if the believers change their alcohol based perfumes with the many available ittr or perfumes which do not contain any alcohol; and thus remove absolutely any doubts which may exist.

 

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 and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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