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Fridays Freaky Fatwa--Muslim men on Jobs, alcohol and prayer

A Muslim asks a scholar

There are poor families who have grown-up children who are able to earn money, but they do not work on the grounds that this work is not befitting for them. Should they be given charity (zakaah)?
And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allah.

Firstly: that always means they’re going to make up an answer.

It is not permissible to give charity to a poor person who is able to earn a living, because he is not regarded as poor so long as he is able to earn a living by working.
Narrated by Abu Dawood; It was narrated from ‘Abd-Allah ibn ‘Adiyy ibn al-Khayyaar from two men who were Companions of the Prophet (so it must be true…right?) and asked him for charity. He looked at them and saw that they were strong and said: “If you wish, I will give to you but there is no share in it for one who is independent of means or one who is strong and able to earn a living.”
Based on that story (Hadith) the scholars came up with the following rulings.

In Fiqh al-‘Ibaadaat  (a Maaliki scholar book): The one who is independent of means is the one who has what is sufficient for one year, or he is able to earn a living, or he has a salary that suffices him. End quote.
And this guy says...
In al-Minhaaj ma‘a Mughni al-Muhtaaj says: The poor man is the one who has no wealth and no means of earning a living and meeting his needs. End quote.
And this guys says…
Ibn Qudaamah said: Whoever has a means of earning a living that will make him and his dependents, if he has dependents, independent of means and he has enough to suffice him every day, is “rich” and has no right to charity.
But at the end they decided….
But it is stipulated that the work by which he earns a living should be befitting for him; if it is not befitting for him, such as if he is one of the prominent people then he becomes poor, he is not obliged to do work that is not befitting for him, so he should not be obliged to work in a shop and the like. It is permissible to give charity to one who is like this.
Perhaps the scholars were afraid they’d get fired because they continue with…
Al-Ghazaali was asked about a strong man from a prominent family who usually do not earn a living through physical work; can he take charity from the share of the poor and needy?

He said: Yes, this is in accordance with what is mentioned above, that what matters is a profession that is befitting for him.
So these scholars decided that Bukhari’s stories (Hadith) of the prophet really weren’t that important as they continue…
In al-Minhaaj it says: The poor person is the one who has no wealth and cannot earn enough to meet his needs. And he is still regarded as poor even if he can earn a living in something that is not befitting for him. End quote.
The commentator al-Sharahbeeni said in Mughni al-Muhtaaj it is not befitting for him with regard to his status and dignity, because it undermines his dignity, so it is as if that job does not exist. The word ‘earning” in the hadith is to be interpreted as referring to permissible and suitable means of earning.
What a load of camel crap.  And they end with…
To sum up: with regard to people who do not work on the grounds that the work is not befitting for them, if the work is indeed not befitting to them, they may take charity. But if the work is befitting and others like them do this kind of work without any reluctance, it is not permissible to give them charity; rather they should be advised to work.
Pretty stupid, huh?
And Allah knows best.
So does Judge Judy.  She would tell him, “Go pick up tin cans”.
A Muslim asks a scholar
I have dishes made from clay. If someone has used the dish and their alcohol has fallen into my dish then do I have to throw the dish away, or can I just wash it normally. I really like the clay dishes and I came across the hadith that utensils which have been in contact with swine or alcohol should be washed. Please advice according to Quran and Sunnah.
And the scholar replies
Praise be to Allah.

Firstly: yeah we all know about firstly…maybe they should start using the word ‘clueless’
The scholars differed as to whether alcohol is impure.  The view of most of the scholars is that it is impure and they quoted as evidence the verse in which Allah says:
5:90 “O you who believe! Intoxicants, and gambling, and stone altars for sacrifices to idols, and arrows for seeking luck or decision are an abomination…“
well it’s not like a clay plate can get drunk!
He ended with; abomination is impurity.
From wiki; Alcohols can be used as a beverage (ethanol only), as fuel and for many scientific, medical, and industrial utilities as well as antifreeze.   Maybe they should stop using anything that uses any form of alcohol

Some scholars favoured the view that alcohol is pure.
They were probably educated in the west.
Secondly:  was anyone impressed with firstly?
If any impurity falls into a vessel, it should be washed with water so as to remove the impurity. Thus the vessel will become pure and it is permissible for the Muslim to use it and put food and drink in it.

This is indicated by the following:
Bukhari; The Prophet forbade the meat of domesticated donkeys when the Sahaabah had been cooking it in pots, so the Messenger ordered them to empty out the pots and break them. A man said: O Messenger of Allah, or can we empty them out and wash them? The Messenger said: “Or that.”
Now that’s funny!
And Allah knows best
A Muslim ask a scholar
I have internal bleeding, i.e., blood comes out with the feces or sometimes it comes out spontaneously on my underwear. I may spend more than 12 hours at work. Can I pray when there is this blood on my underwear or not? Please note that I am at work and cannot change my underwear.
And the scholar replies
Praise be to Allah.
What everyone who wants to pray must do is to purify his clothes of any impurity that is on them, because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): 74:4 “And purify your garments
Bukhari said; oh who cares what Bukhari said.  Here is what the Quran says;
22:78 “…and Allah has not laid upon you in religion any hardship”
2:185 “Allah intends for you ease, and He does not want to make things difficult for you”

And Allah knows best

Memorize both of those verses…

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