Sneezing in prayer.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
1. while performing salah when i get sneeze should i say alhumdulliah (in the process of salah) ?
2. as per sunnah can a person laugh heartily (loudly)?
3. our toilet area and bath area is in the same, so while doing wudu can i say bismillah inside the bathroom?
4. while reciting quran my husband talks to me and i answer him is it o.kay or do i say bismillah again and continue reading the quran?
5. during azan can i continue reading the quran or should i stop and listen azan and answer?
6. in islam why the eyebrow hair is not permitted to remove unwanter hair around the eyebrow area?
7. is it permitted for a man to shave his chest hair?
8. my aunt had a big surgery she has big stomach and cannot bend etc it is impossible and difficult for her to get clean in her private part to remove the hair. can she go to saloon and remove her pubic hair as there is no way she can do herself.
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Sneezing in prayer
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: while performing salah when i get sneeze should i say alhumdulliah (in the process of salah) ?
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 5013 Narrated by Salim ibn Ubayd
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: When one of you sneezes, he should praise Allah (Alhamdolillah).
Because the rite of prayer in itself is process of Remembering, Glorifying and Praising Allah Subhanah.if one perchance happens to sneeze in ones prayer, the declaring of the Praise of Allah (Alhamdolillah) in ones own heart during the salah would suffice to fulfill the Sunnah.
Q-2: as per sunnah can a person laugh heartily (loudly)?
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5796 Narrated by Jabir ibn Samurah
The laughter of the Messenger of Allah (saws) was no more than a smile.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4972 Narrated by Mu'awiyah ibn Jaydah al-Qushayri
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Woe to him who tells things, speaking falsely, to make people laugh thereby. Woe to him! Woe to him!
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5171 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "do not laugh immoderately, for immoderate laughter causes the heart to die."
Love-hate, like-dislike, joy-sorrow, smile-weep, laugh-cry, etc. are but natural emotions of mankind! There is no harm if one experiences an incident or saying which happens to make one laugh.but what is discouraged and prohibited is that one constantly engages in laughter or one constantly laughs immoderately or immodestly.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.632 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "By Him in Whose Hand Muhammad's (saws) soul is, if you know that which I know, you would weep much and laugh little."
Q-3: our toilet area and bath area is in the same, so while doing wudu can i say bismillah inside the bathroom?
What is discouraged is one take the Blessed Name of Allah Subhanah when one is in the actual act of relieving oneself or answering the call of nature..but if ones toilet and bath places happen to be in the same area and before performing ones wudu one declares Bismilllah as one should, there is absolutely no harm.
Q-4: while reciting quran my husband talks to me and i answer him is it o.kay or do i say bismillah again and continue reading the quran?
If one is reciting the Glorious Quran, and someone greets them or calls them.there is absolutely no harm if one pauses or stops the recitation of the Glorious Quran and responds to the call of their loved one.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 98:
98 When thou do recite the Quran seek Allah's refuge from the Shaytaan, the rejected one.
After one has responded to the call of their loved one and one wishes to continue their recitation, it would be best if to seek refuge in Allah Subhanah by declaring Aoodobillahe minas Shaytaan ar-rajeem and continue the recitation of the Glorious Quran.
When reciting the Glorious Quran one should recite the Bismillah only when it appears in the text of the recitation; ie. at the beginning of the Surahs.
Q-5: during azan can i continue reading the quran or should i stop and listen azan and answer?
Al-Muwatta Hadith 3.2
Yahya related from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Ata ibn Yazid al-Laythi from Abu Said al-Khudri that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said, "When you hear the adhaan, repeat what the muadhdhin says."
If one is reciting the Glorious Quran and one happens to hear the adhaan, it would be best that one temporarily pause their recitation until the muadhdhin has finished the adhaan, and repeat what is declared by the muadhdhin. After the muadhdhin has completed the adhaan one is at liberty to continue their recitation, if they wish to do so.
Q-6: in islam why the eyebrow hair is not permitted to remove unwanter hair around the eyebrow area?
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?
Why is not permitted:.because the Messenger of Allah (saws) has invoked the curse of Allah Subhanah on those women who do so!
The wisdom behind the prohibition seems to be the alternation of the nature in which the Lord Most High has created; and because the eyes/eye-brows are visible even when the woman adorns the hijaab or naqaab, it enhances the appearance or beauty of the woman. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
Q-7: is it permitted for a man to shave his chest hair?
To the best of our knowledge, there is no prohibition or restriction in Shariah regarding the removal of unwanted hair on ones chestif indeed one wishes to do such a thing.
Q-8:. my aunt had a big surgery she has big stomach and cannot bend etc it is impossible and difficult for her to get clean in her private part to remove the hair. can she go to saloon and remove her pubic hair as there is no way she can do herself.
It would not be lawful or permissible in Islam for a believing woman to expose or display her satr (ie. from the beginning of her breasts to the end of her knees inclusive) in front any other person, male or female, except her husband.for there is absolutely no satr between a husband and a wife united in the sacred bond of marriage in Shariah.
If a believing woman for any reason whatsoever is unable to or seeks help in cleansing her private parts, she is within her rights to seek the help of none except her husband.
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,