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I have been reading your replies to various questions posed by our muslim brethen. This has surely benefitted me as i was ignorant of many things. I would like to read the authentic sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saws) and want to download quran with tafseer in hindi. Could you please guide me to the best sites available for them. I have been reading a lot from different sites so am confused which sunnah is authentic and every scholars have somewhat different translation of quran which is not helping me at all.

 

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1) If a husband does not pray reguarly or observe fast or perform qurbaani and his wife out of fear of him as well as medical problems cannot observe fast then is the wife gunahgaar. Also if she has not been able to pay zakaat on the gold owned and fidiya on the fasts missed by her because of lack of money what is the best solution for her?

 

2) If the husband does not perform Hajj and because of it his wife is also not able to perform Hajj then what can she do? Can her children perform Hajj on their behalf?

 

3) If a person attempts suicide but survives what can he/she do to ask for forgiveness?

 

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Impious husband

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.

 

Your Question: I would like to read the authentic sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (saws)

Respected sister in Islam, amongst all the collections of the Sunnah or hadiths of the Prophet (saws), the most authentic collections are the records of Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.

 

Your Question: ..and want to download quran with tafseer in hindi. Could you please guide me to the best sites available for them.

Amongst the various eminent scholars who have translated the Glorious Quran, in our humble opinion the best amongst them all are the translations by:

  1. Syed Abul Aala Maududi
  2. Abdullah Yusuf Ali

 

Both the above works have been translated in the Hindi and the Urdu languages and should be available at most good Islamic Book Stores.

 

Q-1A) If a husband does not pray reguarly or observe fast or perform qurbaani and his wife out of fear of him as well as medical problems cannot observe fast then is the wife gunahgaar.

Firstly sister, the time to satisfy oneself whether a man (or a woman) fears Allah and practices their deen sincerely is before one agrees to marry them..not after one has already married them!!!

 

It is the duty of every believer to observe the deeds of worship which their Lord Creator has made obligatory upon them (eg. prayer, fasting, payment of zakah, Hajj, etc.). If the wife misses her obligatory duties ordained upon her by her Lord Creator only because she fears her husband (or anyone else in creation), she will be held severely accountable for her negligence in the Presence of her Lord on that Inevitable and Tumultuous Day of Justice.

 

If a believing woman has made the severe error of marrying someone who does not approve or allow her even to fulfill her obligatory rites of worship unto her Lord Creator, it would only be piety and righteousness on the part of the believing woman in the Sight of her Lord to divorce such an impious husband.

 

For a believing woman to leave her obligatory rites of worship only because her husband (or anyone in creation) does not approve of her worship would be an absolutely unacceptable excuse in the Presence of her Lord Creator!!!


 

Q-1B) Also if she has not been able to pay zakaat on the gold owned and fidiya on the fasts missed by her because of lack of money what is the best solution for her?

If the gold (and wealth) owned by the believing woman is above the prescribed nisaab, she is under obligation to pay her annual zakah dues. If she does not have the money to pay her annual zakah on the wealth she owns, she must sell a part of her gold (or assets) and fulfill her obligation unto her Lord.

 

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 1558 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As

A woman came to the Messenger of Allah (saws) and she was accompanied by her daughter who wore two heavy gold bangles in her hands. He (saws) said to her: Do you pay zakat on them? She said: No. He (saws) then said: Are you pleased that Allah may put two bangles of fire on your hands? Thereupon she took them off and placed them before the Prophet (saws) saying: They are for Allah and His Messenger (saws) (to distribute to the poor as they will).

 

If the believing woman has missed her obligatory fasts of Ramadan, and Allah Subhanah has blessed her with health whereby she is able to make up those fasts on other days, she must make atonement for her missed obligatory fasts by fasting the number of missed fasts on other days of the year.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 185:

185 Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur'an as a guide to mankind also clear (Signs) for guidance and judgment (between right and wrong). So everyone of you who is present (or witnesses) the month should spend it in fasting but if anyone is ill or on a journey the prescribed period (should be made up) by days later. Allah intends every facility for you He does not want to put you to difficulties. (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period and to glorify Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful.

 

Q-2) If the husband does not perform Hajj and because of it his wife is also not able to perform Hajj then what can she do? Can her children perform Hajj on their behalf?

Allah Subhanah has made the pilgrimage of Hajj obligatory on every sane, adult believer (man and woman) who has the financial and physical means to reach the House at least once in their lifetime. This pilgrimage of the Hajj is so sanctified that it is listed as one of the five pillars upon which the deen of Islam stands!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verses 96-97:

Undoubtedly the first House of Worship ever to be built for mankind is the one which is at Makkah. It was blessed, and made the center of guidance for all the peoples. In it are clear Signs; there is a spot where Ibraheem used to worship; and it is the Sanctuary, and whoever enters it becomes safe and secure. Allah has, therefore, a right on the people that the one, who can afford to reach the House, should perform Hajj there. And the one who disobeys (this commandment should know that) Allah is Self-Sufficient, and does not stand in need of anyone.

 

The absolute majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that if a believing woman has the physical and financial means to perform the Hajj pilgrimage, but is unable to find a mehram relative to accompany her to the Hajj pilgrimage, she has a valid excuse, and she would not be accountable for not fulfilling her obligation of Hajj in the Presence of her Lord All-Knowing, Most Merciful.

 

Some scholars are of the opinion that it is permissible for a believing woman to perform the Hajj pilgrimage without a male mehram relative, provided she is accompanied by trustworthy and pious believers in the group.

 

Fiqh-us-Sunnah Fiqh 5.10

Topic: Hajj of a Woman without a mehram

Al-Hafiz says: "Among the Shafi'ite scholars the most commonly accepted opinion in this regard is that a woman may travel with her husband, or one of her mahram relatives, or a group of trustworthy women, or even one such (trusted) woman companion. According to one view, reported by Al-Karabisi and recorded as sound in Al-Muhadhib, a woman may travel by herself provided the way to Hajj is secure and safe. This applies to both Hajj and 'Umrah.

 

It is reported in Subul as-Salaam: "A group of scholars hold that an old woman may travel without being accompanied by any mahram relative."

This permission for a woman to travel without a mahram in the company of trusted companions or when the journey to Hajj is safe is supported by what is reported by Bukhari from 'Adi ibn Hatem, who says: "I was with the Prophet (saws) when a man came to him and complained of poverty. Another man complained about highway robbery. Thereupon the Prophet (saws) said: 'O 'Adi! Have you seen the city of Hira in Iraq?' I said: 'No, but I have heard about it.' The Prophet (saws) said: 'If you live long enough you will see that a woman will travel from Hira and will perform Tawaf round Ka'bah, and she will have no fear except that of Allah."

 

This opinion is also supported by the fact that Umar gave permission to the wives of the Prophet (saws) to perform Hajj while accompanied by 'Uthman and Abdur-Rahman ibn 'Awf. Uthman would announce them to people telling them to avoid looking at them or coming close to their camels.

 

If, however, a woman fails to abide by this provision and performs Hajj alone - without being accompanied by any mahram - her Hajj would still be valid.

The author of Subul as-Salaam says that Ibn Taimiyyah said: "Hajj of a woman without a mahram is valid.

 

In brief, those for whom Hajj is not compulsory due to sickness, poverty, fear of highway robbery, or in the case of a woman because no mahram is available to accompany her, if these people nonetheless perform Hajj, it will be credited to their account.

 

If Allah Subhanah has blessed the believing woman with abundant wealth whereby she can afford the Hajj journey and stay, it would be her duty to fulfill the Hajj obligation unto her Lord.

 

If after her very best efforts, the woman who is eligible but unable to perform the Hajj obligation herself, there is allowance in Shariah that she may appoint any other believer (including her off-spring) to perform the Hajj on her behalf.

 

Q-3) If a person attempts suicide but survives what can he/she do to ask for forgiveness?

Whatever deeds one might have done in ones past, if one turns to Allah Subhanah in sincere Taubah and seeks forgiveness, Allah Subhanah has promised in the Holy Quran that He will forgive all the sins of such a repentant believer, even if one has committed the gravest sin of all: Shirk!

 

The conditions or ways to seek sincere Taubah or Repentance from the Merciful Lord are:

                     One is aware that one has sinned, and feels sorry and ashamed at their sin.

                     Makes a solemn covenant and promise with Allah that one will not repeat their sin again.

                     Turns to Allah and seeks forgiveness, before one meets with their appointment of death.

                     Is a believer and does righteous good deeds thereafter.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:

(O Prophet) say: O My servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136:

Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54:

When those come to you who believe in Our Signs, say: "Peace be on you! Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct), Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2357 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin."

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2338 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Allah accepts a servant's repentance (taubah) till he gives up his spirit in death."

 

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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