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Q&A: The Principle: The Forbidden is Permitted Due to Necessity

Question : Dear Sheikh, Asalaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatu Allah Wa Barakatuhu I wanted to ask you about the Shariah Principle that states: “the forbidden is permitted due to necessities.” What is the Shariah meaning of the word necessities? I will mention two cases to explain what I mean: The first : is a fatwa of Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi allowing removing the headscarf (Khimar) in Western schools for education purposes, and he considered it as a necessity. Second case : Women’s childbirth delivery by male doctors. But if we consider that the “necessities” only mean death and that which causing death, why then do male doctors attend to pregnant women and carry out child birth deliveries sometimes, which is a requirement of the “necessity” for example, for the absence of a female doctor… If “necessities” means death, we find that this result is not seen in both cases i.e. in education and childbirth. May Allah bless you and grant you paradise. From Abu al-Qasim Na

Ameer's Q&A: Exchange and Conversion of Currency

Question: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakaatuhu, I hope from Allah سبحانه وتعالى that you are in good health, wellness, and doing well, and I hope that the glad tidings of the Mustafa ﷺ have finally come. My question is: Is it allowed to exchange a currency with another without cashing in anything from it, and it transfers to another place? For example: I want to buy 1000 Dinars from the Exchanger having agreed on everything, and I have paid him as agreed on the spot and informed him to send the money to a specific location without cashing in the 1000 Dinars. Is this allowed or should the cashing in happen? May Allah bless you, aid you, keep you steadfast, and support you with victory. From Mohammad Az-Zaru Answer: Wa Alaikum us Salaam Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuhu This transaction doesn’t stop at the exchange only,   but it also includes an exchange transaction , since you are buying Dinars with another currency, so for example you give him 3000 Riyals for

Does the Hadith about the 5 periods of Rulership in Musnad Ahmad and that the last of times will be a righteous Caliphate (Khilafah Ar-Rashidah), apply to Modern times or not ?

Does the Hadith about the 5 periods of Rulership in Musnad Ahmad (مسند احمد)and that the last of times will be a righteous Caliphate ( Khilafah Arrashida),   apply to Modern times or not ? فقد روى الإمام أحمد عن النعمان بن بشير رضي الله عنه الله، قال: كنا جلوساً في المسجدفجاء أبو ثعلبة الخشني فقال: يا بشير بن سعد أتحفظ حديث رسول الله صلى الله عليهوسلم في الأمراء، فقال حذيفة: أنا أحفظ خطبته. فجلس أبو ثعلبة. فقال حذيفة: قال رسول الله صلى اللهعليه وسلم: تكون النبوة فيكم ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعها الله إذا شاء أنيرفعها، ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون، ثم يرفعهاالله إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون ملكًا عاضًا فيكون ما شاء الله أن يكون، ثميرفعها إذا شاء الله أن يرفعها، ثم تكون ملكًا جبرية فتكون ما شاء الله أن تكون،ثم يرفعها الله إذا شاء أن يرفعها، ثم تكون خلافة على منهاج النبوة، ثم سكت. قالحبيب: فلما قام عمربن عبد العزيز، وكان يزيد بن النعمان بن بشير في صحابته، فكتبت إليهبهذا الحديث أذكره إياه. فقلت له: إني أرجو أن يكون أمير المؤمنين — يعني عمر — ب