Is it permissible for a father to prevent his daughter from marriage for the purpose of completing her studies?

Question: Is it permissible for a father to prevent his daughter from marriage for the purpose of completing her studies?

Answer: The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:” If a person approaches you who is upright in his religion and possess good character, then marry him(to your daughter or the likes). If you don’t, there will be much corruption and evil throughout the Earth. Therefore, if a man approaches, and he has good religion and good character, if he is trustworthy etc, it is not permissible for the father to prevent the marriage from taking place. It is possible that the father makes an agreement with the man who is marrying his daughter, that she completes her studies. This is because there is no doubt that in completing her studies is a benefit for the husband, the children, whether they are males or females, in the future, as well as benefit for the female and the Muslims as a whole. If this female completes her studies, she can teach and benefit the Muslims in the future. I don’t think if the man has good character and religion, that he would want to prevent his wife from completing her studies.

Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan (Rahimaa’Allah)

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Is it allowed to work with groups such as ikhwaanul muslimeen or the tableeghee jamaa’ah in matters of da’wah in the west where the….

Q.​The question is; is it allowed to work with groups such as ikhwaanul muslimeen or the tableeghee jamaa’ah in matters of da’wah in the west where the muslims are few?

A.​The shaykh (hafidhahullaah) said that we should be adamant about making our da’wah sincere and pure for the sake of Allaah azza wa jall and in making sure that nothing enters into the deen which is not originally part of the deen. If one were to co-operate with other groups it is as if he is saying that the course they are following is a correct course.
​However, if one were to participate in some activities in order to call to islaam without actually joining that group and without being a member of that group, then there is no problem and the examples which have been mentioned are ikhwaanul muslimeen and the tableeghi jamaa’ah.
​There is a new group which has risen and some people are calling to it, it is a so called liberal islaam group and people should be afraid when joining these types of groups and participating with them. Remember the ayah in which Allaah azza wa jall says;
​‘You will not find a people who believe in Allaah and the last day, loving others even if they be their fathers and brothers and the likes, if they differ with what Allaah and His messenger teach with’.
​So people should be afraid when they are joining deviant groups that they are obeying those that make a part of the religion which is actually not something which is part of the religion. They should be fearful and mindful of the hadeeth of the messenger (sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) when he said that any deed which is performed and it is not in accordance with this affairs of ours, he is not from amongst us.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

The person is says that if they enter the salaah and the imam is in the rukhoo position and he joins the salaah in the rukhu…

Q.​The person is saying that if they enter the salaah and the imam is in the rukhoo position and he joins the salaah in the rukhoo position but he is not sure if he recited ‘sub’hana-rabee-al-adheem’ once before the imam rose from the rukhoo position, what should he do in this situation?

A.​The shaykh (hafidhahullaah) said that if a person enters into the masjid when the imam has already begun the prayer and the imam is already in the rukhoo position, the person should not run in order to join the salaah, he should walk slowly and gently and if he reaches the imam whilst he is still in rukhoo then he has made that rak’aah and he should not make up the ra’kaah afterwards. The proof for this; the Prophet (sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) when this happened to a sahaabi named aboo Baqraa. This sahaabi aboo Baqaraa performed the rukhoo even before entering the row of the prayer and he joined the salaah whilst the imam was in rukhoo. The Prophet (sallaahu alayhi wa salam) did not tell him to repeat this ra’kah, rather he (alayhi salaatu wassalaam) told him, may Allaah (azza wa jall) increase you in your eagerness but do not do this again. Meaning, do not enter the rukhoo position before joining the salaah but the Prophet (sallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not order him to repeat the rak’aah.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

What is the meaning of the hadeeth that no angels come into the house with pictures and dogs?

Q.​ What is the meaning of the hadeeth that no angels come into the house with pictures and dogs?

A.​The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said that this is an authentic narration and what is meant by pictures is that anything that a human being draws or sculpts with their hands. This should not be done. The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said that it is different when it comes to picture taking with a device. However, anything that a person draws with their hands or sculpts should not be done, it is a sin and the angels will not enter a house where those things are present. Also, when it comes to dogs there are only three situations where it is permissible to have a dog. One is if the dog is being used for farming. The second situation where it’s permissible to keep a dog is if it’s being used to herd livestock. The third situation is if the dog is being used for hunting. The hadeeth states that if anyone acquires a dog for other than one of these three reasons, then each day he will have a great amount of his rewards taken away. The shaykh mentioned the hadeeth states each day the reward the size of a qiraat will be taken away. Qiraat meaning the size of a mountain, so each day the reward the size of a mountain will be taken away from him. The shaykh (hafidahullaah) mentioned when it comes to livestock he said the same might be permissible, if a family for example were camping outside of the city and they were afraid thieves or someone might attack them. They could have dogs in this case to bark and let them know if anyone was trying to attack them.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

Is it permissible to pray in a house or a room with pictures upon the wall. Is the salaah accepted?

Q.​ Is it permissible to pray in a house or a room with pictures upon the wall. Is the salaah accepted?

A.​The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said that this salaah is correct, but is it better in this situation to remove the pictures or to pray in a different place. If one needed to pray and that was the only place they had to pray in then that salaah woud be valid and acceptable.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

when can you raise your hands during du’aa? I heard that it is restricted to certain times.

Q.​The question is; when can you raise your hands during du’aa? I heard that it is restricted to certain times.

A.​The shaykh (hafidahullaah) said; that the most correct opinion is that one can raise their hands whilst making du’aa at any and every time, except during the Friday prayers while the imam is giving the khutbah. There is a second opinion, that it is only permissible while making istigaathaa. The shaykh (hafidhahulaah) said; that there is no evidence for this. As-suyooti has a small treatise talking about all the different hadeeth and narrations of when the hands are raised in du’aa. Also sheikhul islaam ibn Taymiyyah says that the hands should be raised in du’aa every time except, during the khutbah on Friday and the evidence for this is that there are two hadeeth.
One is saying that Allaah azza wa jall is shy when His servant raises his hands to ask for something that He would let those hands fall down with nothing being in them, meaning without the supplication being answered.
The second is the hadeeth talking about the traveller, the wayfarer who was dirty and dusty and he was raising his hands to the heavens to pray but he was not answered because of him not eating and drinking what was halaal.
The shaykh (hafidhahullaah) said that these two hadeeths show us that raising the hands during du’aa are part of the etiquettes’ of supplicating and that they are part of the etiquettes of one’s prayers and supplication being answered.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)

If I have an accident in my car, is it permissible for me to take money from the insurance company?

Q.​ If I have an accident in my car, is it permissible for me to take money from the insurance company?

A.​The shaykh (hafidhahullaah) said that if a person was not at fault and they need money in order to fix their car, they are allowed to receive the money. Whether this money comes from the person who wrecked them or whether that person who wrecked them takes it from the insurance company, that is not his fault or his sin; it is the person who pays who is responsible to look who they are taking the money from.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 08-08-2012, Riyadh)