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2. After the dua when saying AAMEEN, why people wipe their face with their palms. is it compulsory?

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1. when ladies go to mosque, when iman read sura fateha,after fnishing the surah all men say loudly AAMEEN, can a lady also say loudly enough to hear the next lady standing with her?

 

2. After the dua when saying AAMEEN, why people wipe their face with their palms. is it compulsory?

 

3. if a lady has planned to go for hajj /Umrah with her husband and nephew, (everything ready ) and her husband dies 2 days before leaving, what should a wife do? she should go with her mehram (nephew )or she should wait for her iddat period to go the following year for hajj?

 

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Wipe face after dua

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 none 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: when ladies go to mosque, when iman read sura fateha,after fnishing the surah all men say loudly AAMEEN, can a lady also say loudly enough to hear the next lady standing with her?

It is the preferred Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) to declare Ameen at the end of the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah in prayer; aloud in the rakahs when the recitation is recited aloud and silently in the rakahs when the recitation is recited silently.

 

There is absolutely no harm if a sister praying in congregation declares the ameen loud enough that the sisters standing next to her may hear it; but it would be best and closest to guidance that she does not declare it loud enough for the men to hear her.

 

Q-2: After the dua when saying AAMEEN, why people wipe their face with their palms. is it compulsory?

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.644 Narrated by Aisha

Whenever Allah's Messenger (saws) went to bed, he (saws) used to recite Surah-Al-Ikhlas, Surah-Al-Falaq and Surah-An-Naas and then blow on his palms, and pass them over his face and those parts of his body that his hands could reach. And when he (saws) fell ill, he (saws) used to order me to do like that for him.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.631 Narrated by Aisha

During the Prophet's (saws) fatal illness, he (saws) used to recite the Mu'auwidhat (Surat An-Nas and Surat Al-Falaq) and then blow his breath over his body. When his illness was aggravated, I used to recite those two Surahs and blow my breath over him and make him rub his body with his own hands." (Ma'mar asked Az-Zuhri: How did the Prophet use to blow? Az-Zuhri said: He (saws) used to blow on his hands and then passed them over his face.)

 

There is evidence in the Sunnah that the Messenger of Allah (saws), after the recitation of Muauwidaat when retiring for the night would blow into his palms and rub his hands over his face and his body. Since the last two Surahs of the Quran are basically supplications, the scholars are of the opinion that if one makes a supplication and wishes to blow over his hands and rubs their hands over their face and bodies, there is absolutely no harm.

 

Q-3: if a lady has planned to go for hajj /Umrah with her husband and nephew, (everything ready ) and her husband dies 2 days before leaving, what should a wife do? she should go with her mehram (nephew )or she should wait for her iddat period to go the following year for hajj?

If the believing sister has not adorned the ehraam for pilgrimage, nor has started the journey and her husband happens to die.it would be best if she would cancel her travel plans for pilgrimage and honor her duty of iddah.

 

But if the husband were to die after the sister has already started the journey and/or adorned the ehraam for pilgrimage, there is no harm if she finishes her pilgrimage if she wishes to do so.

 

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

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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