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Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to do Sajdat al-Tilaawah and Sajdat al-Shukr?

Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to do Sajdat al-Tilaawah and Sajdat al-Shukr?


In the cases where she is permitted to recite Qur’aan, she is also permitted to do Sajdat al-Tilaawah, if she happens to recite or hear a verse where the sajdah is prescribed.

The correct view is that it is permissible for her to recite from memory, not from the Mus-haf, so on this basis the sajdah is prescribed for her, because it is not salaah (prayer), rather it is an act of submission to Allaah and worship, like other kinds of dhikr.


The correct view is that it is not a condition for sajdat al-shukr and sajdat al-tilaawah on the part of one who is reciting or listening, that the person should be in a state of tahaarah (ritual purity), because they do not come under the rulings of salaah.

And Allaah is the source of strength. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions.

Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah Li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’, 7/262

What a person should do if he has been afflicted with Qadr which he dislikes

What a person should do if he has been afflicted with Qadr which he dislikes

Shamsuddeen Muhammad bin Abee Bakr Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawzeeyah (d.751 A.H.) -Rahimullaah- said:

‘If a disliked Qadr crosses a person, then he has six considerations:

The first- consideration is of Tawheed, and that Allaah is the One who destined it for him, willed it for him, created him. Whatever Allaah wants occurs and whatever Allaah does not want does not occur.

The second- consideration is of justice, and that it will occur with Allaah’s command. It is just in fulfilling Allaah’s justice.

The third- consideration is of mercy, and that Allah’s mercy in what has been destined is generally from Allaah’s Anger and recompense, His mercy is present but hidden and not apparent.

The fourth- the consideration of wisdom, that the Allaah’s Wisdom -Subhanahu- necessitated this destiny. Allaah did not destine this in vain or command it for no reason.

The fifth- consideration is of Praise, that all complete praise is for Allaah -Subhanahu- for this destined Qadr from whichever way you look at it.

The sixth- the consideration of servitude of worship, and that a person is purely a slave of Allaah from every point of view. The regulations of his Master apply to him and are carried out due to him being his master’s possession and His slave.

So Allaah disposes him under His destined rulings just as Allaah disposes him under rulings of the Deen, therefore, the slave of Allaah has to conform and proceed with these rulings.
[From: al-Fawaid p.93-94]

Signs of Allah’s Love

Signs of Allah’s Love
من علامات محبة الرب لعبده أن يشعره بالحاجة إليه، وأن يقطع عنه الأمل فيما سواه.. وأن يلفته إلى رحمته فيدعوه فيستجيب، فتتم له الحظوة وتنمو في قلبه تلك الصلة الحميمة التي تبدأ في الدنيا فلا تنتهي إلا في الجنة – د. مصطفى محمود
“Of the signs of the Lord’s love for His servant is for Him:
– to make him feel a strong need for Him, and
– to make him despair of everything besides Him, and
– to turn him toward His mercy
so that he calls to Him and He answers him,
so that he attains a favored position and in his heart grows that intimate relationship that starts in the worldly life and doesn’t lead to anything but Paradise.”
~ Dr. Mustafa Mahmud

And indeed the servant has no power of his own.


Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (rahimahullaah) said:

If the servant of Allah knows that he cannot escape nor change the plan of Allah, he will commit all his affairs to Allah and throw himself between His hands as a humble servant throws himself between the hands of a mighty king who has authority over him – and indeed the servant has no power of his own.

When the servant knows all that, he will be relieved from all distress and sadness, and will pass the burden to Allah who does not get tired. Allah will carry them, and show him kindness and mercy without any tiredness.

The servant has paid attention to Allah alone; and Allah paid attention to the needs and benefits of his life and emptied his heart from them; and as a result, his life will be good and his heart will be happy.

[‘al – Fawaa’id’]
This is just beyond beautiful

Is to remember Allāh in all situations

Remembrance of Allāh by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Sa’īd Raslān حفظه الله

And the most important thing that the student of knowledge should be particular about is to remember Allāh in all situations, as remembrance of Him is the greatest door and best path to what one seeks.

Whoever turns from it has indeed been prevented from all good, and has deviated from the correct path. Whoever is guided to it has been truly been guided, and has been led by the best leader and guide.

Ibn al-Qayyim said:“Rushing towards Allāh and depending on Him, being pleased with Him, filling the heart with love of Him, constantly remembering Him, feeling happiness and joy with knowing Him – all of these are instantaneous rewards, a paradise of this world, and a life that the livesof kings cannot even compare to.

I heard Shaykh al-Islām  Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allāh have Mercy on him) say: “Indeed, there is a paradise in this world. Whoever doesn’t enter it willnot enter the Paradise of the Hereafter.” And he once said to me: “What can my enemies doto me? My paradise and garden are in my chest, and they are with me wherever I go. My imprisonment is my privacy with Allāh, my killing is martyrdom, and my expulsion from my homeland is tourism.” 

And Allāh Knows that I never saw anyone with a purer life than him despite what he was experiencing of hardship and lack of relaxation and rest, and despite his imprisonment and fear of being killed. With all of this, he lived the purest life, had the strongest and most open heart, was happiest in spirit, and had a face that emanated the brightness of delight.

When we were frightened, had desperate thoughts, and felt as if the world was choking us, we would rush to him. Simply by seeing him and hearing his words, this would all turn into relaxation, certainty, and assurance. So, glory to the One who allowed His slaves to witness His Paradise before meeting Him and opened for them its doors in this life, giving them from its taste and sweet breeze that they have been dedicating their strength to seeking and competing for.

And some of the people of knowledge would say: “If the kings and their sons knew what we were experiencing, they would have fought us with swords over it.” Another said: “The people of this world are deprived. They left this world without tasting the sweetest thing init!” It was asked of him: “And what is that?” He said: “Love of Allāh, knowing Him, and remembering Him.” So, love, knowledge, and constant remembrance (dhikr) of Allah,leaning to Him, feeling tranquil with Him, singling Him out for love, fear, hope, dependence,and attention – such that He alone is the main concern and preoccupation of the slave and his goals – is the paradise and delight of this world that no other delight can compare to, and it is the coolness of the eyes of those who love Allāh, and true life for those who know Him.”

Ibn al-Qayyim continued:“And I was with Shaykh al-Islām Ibn Taymiyyah once when he prayed Fajr. He sat afterwards remembering Allāh until midday, and turned to me, saying: “This is my nourishment. If I do not receive this nourishment, I will have no energy,”or something to this effect. And he said to me once: “I never leave off making dhikr except with the intention of saving up my energy to rest myself in order to prepare for more dhikr,” or something close to this in meaning.” 

“And there is no doubt that the heart becomes rusted just like copper, silver, etc. do, and it is polished with dhikr as dhikr will clean it until it is left as shiny as a mirror. If it is left, it once again becomes rusty, and if you remember Allāh, it is once again polished.

And the heart becomes rusted because of two things: heedlessness and sin, and it becomes polished with two things: repentance and dhikr.

So, whoever is heedless more often will have more rust on his heart, and the amount of rust will be in accordance with how heedless he is.If the heart becomes rusted, its owner will not be able to see things for what they are.

So, he will see falsehood as truth and truth as falsehood, because when the rust builds up, it causes a fog that prevents him from seeing things as they are. So, if the rust builds up and blackens the heart, his understanding and comprehension become ruined, he will not accept the truth as truth, and will not reject falsehood as falsehood.

This is the greatest form of punishment that can afflict the heart. This all stems from heedlessness and the following of one’s desires, as they put out the light of the heart and blind it:

وَلَا تَعْدُ عَيْنَاكَ عَنْهُمْ تُرِيدُ زِينَةَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَلَا تُطِعْ مَنْ أَغْفَلْنَا قَلْبَهُ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ وَكَانَ أَمْرُهُ فُرُطًا

{“…and do not obey he whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his own lusts, and whose affair has been lost.” } (18:28)

So, if the servant of Allāh wants to imitate someone, let him see: is he from those who remember Allāh, or is he from the heedless? Is he led by his desires, or by the Revelation? So, if he is led by his desires and is from the heedless, his affair is lost.

The word has been explained to mean lost, in that what he should be doing, and what will lead to his guidance and success, is lost.

It has also been explained to mean wasted, in that he has wasted what he has. It has also been explained to mean destruction, and has been explained to mean opposition to the truth.

All of these are similar in meaning, and the point is that Allāh forbade us from obeying those who have these traits.

So, a man should look to his teacher and example and leader – if he finds these traits in him, he should avoid him. If he finds one who is usually remembering Allāh, following the Sunnah, and his affair is not lost – rather, he is doing his job – he should hold tightly to that person. The only difference between the living and the dead is in regards to the remembrance of Allāh, because the difference between the one who remembers his Lord and the one who doesn’t is like the difference between the living and the dead.”

SourceThe Manners of the Student of Knowledge by Shaykh Dr. Muhammad Sa’īd Raslān حفظه الله  pages 27-29

كتاب آداب طالب العلم للشيخ محمد سعيد رسلان حفظه الله

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