Fiqh

Arabic books on importance of following a madhab

Question

I have a concern regarding teaching someone to follow a madhhab. The person is from a background where the family does not adhere to following one specific madhhab. The person’s knowledge is limited, as the person is young, and grew up in an environment where deen is hard to practice and knowledge is difficult to seek, because the government suppresses any kind of religious teachings.

Do you have any suggestion on how to teach someone with that background about madhhab. Also do you know any good hanafi books for beginners, such as “Heavenly Ornaments” but they all have to be in Arabic?

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Hadith on wigs

Question

Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “May the curse of Allah be on the women who joins (another person’s) hair (to her own) and the one who asks for tattoos. (Sahih Bukhari)

Some Muslims consider it permissible to buy false or animal hair and braid it into their own. Does the above Hadith apply in the stated case?

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Tattooing

Question

Is it permissible to get a tattoo? If not, is there any Hadith which clearly states that tattooing is haram?

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Wiping the hands on the face after du’a

Question

I heard that it is Sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. A salafi scholar says that it is bida’h (an innovation) to do so. What is the proof that it is Sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. Please list the Hadiths which support your answer.

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To use the right hand when counting Dhikr

Question

I recently read an email which stated that our Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) prohibited the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) from using their left hands to count when doing dhikr. Unfortunately I cannot find this email, and was hoping that you could find something in this regard and forward it to me. Jazakallah

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Proofs for cutting the hand of a thief from the wrist

Question:

I wanted to ask a quick question about the verse in the Quran 5:38 that talks about cutting the hand of the thief. The sunnah says to cut at the wrist but I haven’t been able to locate any Hadith from Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) that describe that he instructed that the hand should be cut at the wrist and not elsewhere. Are there any Hadith to support our Sunni view? I am aware of the scholars’ opinions on this issue, but just needed some Hadith.

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