Q1: How does Janabah take place? Kindly explain.
A1: A person enters the state of Janabat in two ways:
Intercourse; discharge of semen, while sleeping or when awake, little or more, with lust or otherwise, voluntarily or involuntarily.
Q2: How I should go about the fluid I am not sure whether it is semen, urine or something else?
A2: When one cannot ascertain the type of fluid emitted from his body, it will be treated as semen if it is thrown out with lust and if the body is slackened. If all or some of these signs are not present, the fluid will not be treated as semen. In the case of illness, the fluid may not come out with sudden swiftness and the body may not slacken; but if the emission takes place with lust, it will be treated as semen.
Q1: What is Jabira?
A1: The splint with which a wound or a fractured bone is bandaged or held tight and the medication applied to a wound etc. is called Jabira.
Q2: Where is Jabira applicable? I mean how can one make sure that he must perform Jabira instead of washing a sore or a fractured bone?
A2: Generally speaking, if there is an unbandaged wound, sore, or broken bone in one’s face or hands, and if the use of water is harmful for it, one should wash the parts adjoining the wound. And it is better to pass wet hand on it , if it is not harmful to do so. Therefore, he should place a clean piece of cloth on it, and pass a wet hand over that cloth. But in case this action is also harmful, or the wound is Najis and it cannot be washed, the parts adjoining the wound should be washed from above downwards, and as an obligatory precaution, Tayammum should be done.
Q1: There are two mosques "A" and "B" whose distance from each other is more then 5.5km. They have both held Friday prayers (jumah) for more than 45 years. Recently a mosque “C” has opened, whose distance from mosque "A" is 5.3 km and from mosque "B" is 4.6 km. Mosque “C” also holds the Friday prayer, but they hold it earlier than that held at the other two mosques. Is the prayer of mosque “C” correct, or the prayers of mosques “A” and “B”? All three mosques belong to fiqa-e-Jafriya.
A1: The distance between two mosques must be at least one Farsakh (around 5.5 km.). If the distance is less than that, then the prayer of the new mosque is not valid. Muslims must act in a way that leads to no discord; therefore, it is advisable to establish the prayers in one place.
Q2: When the Imam for the Friday (Jummah) prayer has completed the sermon (khutba), and thereafter an English translation ensues, is such a translation considered to be a part of the sermon? Also, is it permissible to perform any recommended (mustahhab) or outstanding (qadha) prayers whilst the translation is being read?
A2: A translation is not considered to be a part of the sermon. It is permissible to perform the recommended or outstanding prayers during this time.
Q3: Can you please elucidate upon your rulings for Salatul Jumu’ah?
A3: In the era of occultation of the Holy Imam Zaman (may Allah hasten his Holy appearance), Friday prayer is a Takhyiri obligation (it means that the obliged person can offer Friday prayer on Fridays instead of Zuhr prayer) but Friday prayer is more important and significant.
Q4: During the occultation, does it take the place of Salatul Zuhr?
A4: Yes, Friday prayer is sufficient. for Zuhr prayer.
Q5: What is your opinion on women performing Salatul Jumu'ah in this day and age (of the occultation)?
A5: There is no objection to it but it is not obligatory.