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Question: Noble Shaykh, I notice some people, whilst in the sujood (position) they lift one of their feet, or (even) both. So what is the ruling regarding this action?

Response: It is not permissible for the one in sujood to lift any of the (required) seven (body) parts (from the ground), because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said:

((I have been commanded to make sujood upon seven parts (of the body): upon the length of the nose to the forehead, and he pointed with his hand to his nose, upon the palms of the hand, upon the knees and upon the tips of the toes)).

So if anyone lifts one foot or both of them, or (lifts) his hand or both of them, or (lifts) his nose or his forehead of both of them, then certainly his sujood is nullified and not counted, and if his sujood is nullified, then indeed his (entire) salaah is nullified.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen
Liqaa. al-Baab al-Maftooh, Volume 25, Page 22

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Shaykh al Allamah Muhammad ibn Uthaymeen rahimahullah:

At-Tasmeeya (Saying Bismillah) in the Shar’iah can be a condition for the correctness of the action, and it could be obligatory, and it could be a Sunnah, and it could be a Bid’ah (Innovation):

It would be a condition for the correctness of an action: Like in slaughtering and hunting, so it is not dropped – upon what is correct – not intentionally nor ignorantly, and not out of forgetfulness.

It would be obligatory: Like in the Wudu

It would be Mustahab (Recommended): Like the Tas’miya (Saying Bismillah) when eating – upon the view of the majority (of the scholars) – and some of the scholars have said that it is obligatory, and that is what is correct.

It would be a Bid’ah (Innovation): Like if he says the Tas’miya before the Athan, example, if he wants to make Athan he says “Bismillah al Rahmaan al Raheem”!, and likewise with the Salah.

And as for the recitation of the Quran: Then it (the Basmala) is said at the beginning of the Surah.

As for in the course of the Surah (anywhere in the Surah other than the beginning): Then some of the scholars have said that it is recommended to say “Bismillah”, and other scholars have refuted this -and it is correct – and said: “Allah has not ordered us before reciting Quran except with ” Authu Billahi min ash Shaytaan ar Rajeem”, so if you intend on reciting from in the course of the Surah then do not do Tas’miya.

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Sharh Mumti , (1/161، 162-163)

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Question: If after repeated attempts, a person is not able to apply something that he exhorts others to do, is it still permissible for him to call others to do that action? what if he does so supposing that the person he is calling will be able to apply what he failed to apply himself?

Answer: When one is inviting others to do a good thing that he himself is not capable of doing, then yes, he should call others to do it. An example of this is if someone calls others to pray late at night while he himself is not able to do so. If someone calls others to give charity, but he himself has no sufficient resources to give charity, then we tell him to go ahead and invite others to give charity. But as for him calling to something that he is capable of applying but doesn’t then this is foolish in intellect and astray in religion.

[Shaykh Muhammad bin Saalih al-`Uthaymeen|Fatawa Islamiyah vol.8, p.56, Darussalam]

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Shaykh Al-Albâni رحمه الله :

“And the purpose of the commandment for wearing the Jilbâb is to cover the beauty of a woman. So it is not sensible that the Jilbâb itself should be attractive! And this is as you see very clear and self-evident.” 

[Taken from the book entitled: جلباب المراة المسلمة في الكتاب والسنة – The Jilbâb of the Muslim woman as in the Qur’ân and Sunnah, pg.74. Authored by Al Imâm, Al Mujaddid, Al Muhaddith, ash-Shaykh Al-Albâni]

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Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (rahimahullaah) said:

“How can the believer be content to live in the land of the kuffaar where the rituals of kufr are proclaimed openly and rule belongs to someone other than Allaah and His Messenger, seeing that with his own eyes, hearing that with his own ears and approving of it, and even starting to feel that he belongs there and living there with his wife and children, and feeling as comfortable there as he does in the Muslim lands, even though he and his wife and children are in such great danger and their religious commitment and morals are in such peril?”

Majmoo’ Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthyameen, Fatwa no. 388.

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