Is corona virus a valid reason not to pray in congregation? – Sh. Abu Bilaal al-Hadramy

بســـم اللــه الرحــمــن الـرحـــيــم

◾Is corona virus a valid reason not to pray in congregation?◾

Our Shaykh Abu Bilaal Al-Hadhramy- may Allah preserve him- was asked the following question on 17th Rajab1441( 12th March 2020):


The Questioner says: Is it permissible not to attend the obligatory congregational prayers due to fear of the corona virus?


Yes, it is OK not to attend if this virus has spread genuinely and on a large scale whereby leaving the home is dangerous.

It is unacceptable for a person to place himself in harms way and expose himself to the virus. Rather, he prays in his home and remains therein. He must not leave if he is likely to get infected.

For indeed, Islamic Law has authorised absence from the obligatory congregational prayers for reasons that are less than what has been mentioned.

This is permitted either:

  1. If he is going to harm someone else
  2. If he himself is going to be harmed.

(For example) If he eats garlic or an onion he will harm someone else; therefore he cannot attend. [1]

(Similarly) if he fears for his life due to an attacker that has threatened to kill him and is lying in wait, it is OK not to attend the obligatory congregational prayers. This is also the case for this aggressive virus.

[1 ]رواه مسلم ٥٦٤ عن عَنْ  جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ  رضي الله عنه[” مَنْ أَكَلَ الْبَصَلَ وَالثُّومَ وَالْكُرَّاثَ فَلَا يَقْرَبَنَّ مَسْجِدَنَا، فَإِنَّ الْمَلَائِكَةَ تَتَأَذَّى مِمَّا يَتَأَذَّى مِنْهُ بَنُو آدَمَ “]

Whoever eats onion and garlic and leek, cannot come near our masjid. For indeed, the angels are harmed by the same things as the children of Adam.

Translated by: Abu Sufyaan
Saami ibn Daniel Al-Ghaani

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If the Government bans big gatherings should the Friday prayers be canceled? – Sh. Ar-Ruhayli

Shaykh Sulaiman ar-Ruhayli hafidahullah, said:

إذا وجد فيروس الكورونا في المنطقة أو منعت الدولة من التجمعات جاز تعطيل الجمعة والجماعة ويرخص للناس في الصلاة في بيوتهم ويصلون جماعة بأهل بيوتهم فإن هذا أشد من الوحل والمطر الذي يرخص به في ترك الجمعة والجماعة ،ومن كان مصابا أو يشتبه أنه مصاب يحرم عليه حضور الجمعة والجماعة حمى الله الجميع.

“If the coronavirus (COVID-19) is found in a specific district or the government bans [mass] gatherings, there then it becomes permitted to cancel the Friday prayers and congregational prayers. It becomes a concession for the people to pray in their homes and they should pray in congregation with their households. For verily this (trial) is more severe than mud and rain that which is a [legitimate] excuse to leave off attending the Friday prayers and the congregation prayers for. Whoever is infected or has similar symptoms of being infected is prohibited from attending the Friday prayers and congregational prayers, may Allah protect you all.”

Translated by AbuFajr AbdulFattaah Bin Uthman

Shaykh Muhammad Hizaam حفظه الله | Making du’aa within sujood in a language other than Arabic

Ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin Hizaam was asked the following question,

‎سؤال: هل يجوز الدعاء في السجود بغير اللغة العربية كالصومالية لمن لم يحسن اللغة العربية؟

Question: Is the du’aa in prostration permissible in other than the Arabic Language, like Somali for the one who isn’t proficient in the Arabic Language?

‎الجواب: نعم. يجوز الدعاء بذلك ولكن التسبيح

‎ يسبح باللغة العربية سبحان ربي الأعلى فهو سهل وليس فيه مشقة يسبح باللغة العربية ثم إذا أراد أن يدعوا دعا بلغته التي يستطيع أن يدعوا بها, فلا بأس عليه في ذلك .

Answer: Yes, the du’aa (of another language within prostration) is permissible, however the tasbeeh is made in the Arabic Language (i.e “Subhana Rabiyal’Alaa”), for this is easy and isn’t difficult – He makes Tasbih in the Arabic Language. Then if he wants to make du’aa in his language which he is able to -he makes du’aa in it. So, there is nothing wrong upon him in that.

Translated by Abu Eesa Yunus

The Ruling Bitcoin- Shaikh Muhammad bin Hizaam (may Allah preserve him)

*The Ruling Bitcoin- Shaikh Muhammad bin Hizaam (may Allah preserve him)*

*Question*: Is it allowed to deal with a currency called Bitcoin currency? It is a cryptocurrency and global payment system except that this currency is completely electronic. It is traded on the internet only, without a real or tangible presence. It is a digital decentralized currency. It is operates without a centralized depository?

*Answer*: “It is not allowed to deal with that company. It is a bubble company whose origin is not known. They do not gurantee you the money [you invest]. In it is obscurity and a lot of gharar [uncertainty]. For verily, a person pays his money and then it goes away. [It is reported that]:

نهى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الغرر

The Prophet forbade gharar (uncertain transactions)

Reported by Muslim on the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him)

It is consuming the wealth [of others] in falsehood. So perhaps a person will pay some money, then it will leave and he will not know who demands it [from him]. He pays money via the internet or computers and there is no real angle which it is possible to rule if they [the company] take money from him or dispose it in impermissible means, or whether they deal with usury. Rather he himself does not know the dealings which they deal with. So it is an unlawful dealing from many angles: from the angle of gharar [uncertainty], the angle of obscurity, the angle of paying his wealth to an unknown party and it is not secure from being used in unlawful things. So the affairs connected to the prohibition of this dealing are many. So it is not permissible to deal with it. Thus, it is obligatory to hold back [from it] because its obscurity is from the most severe types of obscurity in financial transactions”.

Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan

Abu Sulaymaan

Shaykh Ibn Baz | Life Insurance

Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) was asked about life insurance, and he said: 

Insurance of one’s life or possessions is haraam and is not permitted, because it involves gharar (buying/selling something where it is not known whether what is being bought/sold will actually be achieved/delivered, or in what specific quantity, thus putting one’s money at undue risk to being lost) and riba (usury, interest). Allaah has forbidden all transactions that are based on riba, and all transactions which involve deceit, as a mercy to this ummah, and to protect them from that which may harm them. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“whereas Allaah has permitted trading and forbidden Ribaa”[al-Baqarah 2:275] 

And it was narrated in a saheeh report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade deceit. And Allaah is the source of strength.

The Ruling on Using the Name al-Haadi (الهادي) – Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم 
⏩ The Ruling on Using the Name al-Haadi (الهادي) – Shaikh Salih al-Fawzaan
Question : Is it permissible to name using the name al-Haadi (الهادي )?
Answer : “Abdul-Haadi, this is well known. Abdul-Haadi. The name (الهادي ) alone is Allah. Yes”.
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Translated by
Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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Fasting while not praying | Sh. Uthaymeen 


Shaykh Uthaymeen rahimahullah said:

تارك الصلاة صومه ليس بصحيح ولا مقبول منه 

(The individual) leaving off the prayer –  his fasting isn’t correct and it (his fast) isn’t accepted from him. 

 (فتاوى الصيام)

ص 87

منهجنا الكتاب والسُنة بفهم سلف الأمة 

ننشر في القناة ماتيسر من هذا المنهج الرباني 

 موُقعنا في الإنترنت تجد ما يُفيدك بإذن الله

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Can zakat be giving to a Talibul Ilm? | Sh. Ibn Baz

The permanent committee in Saudi Arabia when Imam Ibn Baz was the head of it was asked:
هل يجوز صرف الزكاة لطلبة العلم 

الذين هم في حاجة ماسة
Is it permissible to give the Zakat to the students of knowledge whom are in dire need? 
فأجابت :
نعم يجوز إعطاؤهم منها لحاجتهم إليها .
The permanent committee answered:
Yes it is permissible to give them from it (the Zakat) due to their need for it.
فتاوى اللجنة الدائمة (10/17)
Majid Jawed Al Afghanee

Combining the salawat as a resident prior his commute | Sh. Muhammad Hizaam 


If a man wants to travel and he isn’t able to stop in the path for the prayer, is it permissible for him to combine between Thuhr and Asr before he travels? 



There is no problem that he does that in the situation of necessity and in times of needs, relying upon the narration of Ibn Abbas that the prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم combined between Thuhr and Asr, and Between Maghrib and Isha without (due to) any fear, nor travelling. It was said to Ibn Abbas what did he (صلى الله عليه و سلم) intend with that? He said he intended not to over burden his nation.
Thus if you find a need then there is no problem to combine between Thuhr and Asr whilst being a resident, during rare situations at times of needs. 
*Answered by:*
_Ash Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam حفظه الله_
Translated by Majid Jawed Al Afghanee عفا الله عنه

What is the ruling on honour gatherings for tulaab of Quran infront of the people | Sh. Muhammad Hizaam 

What is the ruling in regards to the one that organizes a competition to teach the people the memorization of the quran for two months, and when it cumulates he holds an honour gathering (to honour the students) in front of the people between Maghrib and Isha. Then, after Isha, they have a large feast and spend money. Is this action legislated? 

No proof has come in the Sunnah of our prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم for this action.  How many from the companions and those who followed them used to memorize the Qur’an and they did not do that

Gathering those who have finished memorizing the Quran and making them appear in front of the people is in opposition to the Sunnah and it is advised to leave it off. The prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم did not do it nor his companions. Adding to that, it is a means of cultivating the people upon the Dunyaa, and loving to be seen (by others). 
*Answered by:*
_Ash Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hizaam حفظه الله_
Translated by: Majid Jawed Al Afghanee عفا الله عنه