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It is time for me to read my magrib prayer. I am in my car and need to find a place to pray.

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I have 2 questions for you brother:-


1)Many times on a weekend or in an evening I am out of the house or away from the masjid and have to look for a place to pray. Lets just set up a scenario. It is time for me to read my magrib prayer. I am in my car and need to find a place to pray. Till now, when I am away from a house to go into to pray or a distance from a masjid, I have read in the car. As the situation is a bit difficult, I park up at a car park and I just read my fard prayer in the car in a seated position. By reading some older posts, I have read that it is ok to read the sunnah in this fashion. However, I wanted to know if what I was doing was ok, that is if I can read my fard prayer in the car while actually sitting in the car.


2)I read your post saying that it was ok for men to remove the hair in between their eyebrows if they connect. What I wanted to know was if it was allowed for men to remove the hair by laser treatment, by which the hair is permanently removed. I do not plan to remove all the hair, but only a few to lighten it up.


I would greatly appreciate if you could get back to me as soon as possible and I thank you for all the help you have given to me. Jazakalakhair

 

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Pray in vehicle car

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Your Question: ..I wanted to know if what I was doing was ok, that is if I can read my fard prayer in the car while actually sitting in the car.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.393 Narrated by Jabir

Allah's Messenger (saws) used to pray (optional, non-obligatory prayer) while riding on his mount (Rahila) wherever it turned, and whenever he wanted to pray the obligatory prayer, he (saws) dismounted and prayed facing the Qibla.

 

Dear and beloved brother, it is permissible in Shariah to offer ones voluntary (Sunnah or Nafl) prayers whilst moving on a mount or in a vehicle, but when one wishes to offer ones obligatory prayers and has the physical ability to do so, one must dismount from their vehicle and offer their prayers.

 

If one is traveling in a vehicle or car and one fears one would not reach their destination before the prayer time elapses, one should stop their vehicle, get down, and offer their prayers facing the Qibla.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 2.67

Allah the Exalted has conferred a special blessing upon this Muslim Ummah - that is, the whole earth has been declared a mosque for it. Therefore, when the time for prayer comes, a Muslim may pray wherever he may be. Abu Dharr al-Ghaffari reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Wherever you may be at the time of salah, you may pray for it [the earth] is all a mosque."

Related by Bukhari and Muslim.

 

One cannot say with absolute conviction that the fard or obligatory prayer one offers while sitting on a mount or being seated in a vehicle would be invalid or unacceptable to Allah Subhanah; but without an iota of a doubt, such a prayer would be against the practice, guidance, and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Your Question: .I read your post saying that it was ok for men to remove the hair in between their eyebrows if they connect. What I wanted to know was if it was allowed for men to remove the hair by laser treatment, by which the hair is permanently removed. I do not plan to remove all the hair, but only a few to lighten it up.

Sahih Al-Bukhari 7.815 Narrated by Abdullah

Allah has cursed those women who practice tattooing and those who get themselves tattooed, and those who remove their eye-brow hairs, and those who create a space between their teeth artificially to look beautiful, and such women as change the features created by Allah. Why then should I not curse those whom the Prophet (saws) has cursed?

 

In light of the above hadith, it is the unanimous decision of all the scholars and jurists in Islam that the plucking of eyebrows is strictly forbidden for the believing woman in Islam.

 

There is no specific restriction in the Sunnah for the believing men from removing unwanted and extra hair-growth from their eye-brows; thus it would be deemed permissible for the believing men to remove the extra or unwanted hair from their eye-brows, absolutely regardless of the method they choose (plucking, cutting, clipping, shaving, laser, etc.), if indeed they wish 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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