I read a book which says Jesus Christ (saws) was married
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As Salaam Aleikum Brother,
I have several questions to ask.
1. What are the times during the day where one should not pray Namaz. I mean even the Kaza prayers.
2.Further I want to know about the unintentional sins, for example when a person is reciting Holy Quran on the floor and other person is sitting on the chair, or when the food is placed on the floor and person is sitting on the chair, or sometimes the foot gets pointed towards the food, etc.
3.I read a book which says Jesus Christ (saws) was married, what does Islam states about that and what does Islam says about his comeback.
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Q-1: What are the times during the day where one should not pray Namaz. I mean even the Kaza prayers.
Abu Sa'eed reported that the Prophet (saws), said, "There is no prayer after the morning (fajr) prayer until the sun rises."
(Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)
Amr ibn Abbas related that he said, "O Prophet of Allah (saws), inform me about the prayers." He said, "Pray the morning (fajr) prayer, and then abstain from prayer until sunrise and the sun has completely risen, for it rises between the horns of Shaitaan. That is when the unbelievers prostrate to it. Then pray, as your prayer will be witnessed and attended to until the shadow of a spear becomes less than its length. At that time (zawaal) stop praying, for at that time the hell-fire is fed with fuel. When the shade comes, you may pray (dhuhr), for your prayer will be witnessed and attended (to by Angels) until you pray the afternoon (asr) prayer. Then abstain from praying until the sun sets, for its sets between the horns of Shaitaan, and that is when the unbelievers make prostrations to it."
(Related by Ahmad and Muslim.)
In light of the above guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the three times when it is absolutely forbidden for a believer to offer any prayer or prostrations are:
- When the sun starts rising until it has completely risen.
- When the sun approaches its exact meridian at midday until it moves slightly west.
- When the sun starts to set until it has completely set.
Q-2: Further I want to know about the unintentional sins, for example when a person is reciting Holy Quran on the floor and other person is sitting on the chair, or when the food is placed on the floor and person is sitting on the chair, or sometimes the foot gets pointed towards the food, etc.
Firstly, there is nothing in Shariah Law which dictates or declares it forbidden that one cannot keep or recite the Glorious Quran when another is sitting on a chair; or that one cannot place food on the floor when another is sitting on a chair above it; or one cannot point ones foot towards food; etc.
But without an iota of a doubt the Glorious Quran is the very Words of the Lord Most High and thus the Book must be held in extreme respect by the believers; or that food is but a blessing from their Lord, and one must not do anything which manifests disrespect towards any blessing of Allah Subhanah.
If one intentionally strives and always tries to place the Glorious Quran below himself or others with the intent to disrespect or dishonor it, or one intentionally points his foot towards the Quran or towards food with the intent to dishonor or disrespect it; etc., then indeed such acts done intentionally would indeed constitute a sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.1 Narrated by Umar bin Al Khattab
I heard Allah's Messenger (saws) saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended.
But if one goes to a masjid or at home, and chooses to sit on the floor and recite the Quran, and his believing brother/sister for any reason chooses to sit on a chair or above him; without absolutely any intention whatsoever of disrespecting or dishonoring the Book of Allah.there is absolutely no harm and no sin.
Similarly if one chooses to eat ones food on the floor and his brethren are sitting on chairs above him, there is absolutely no harm; provided ones intention is not to disrespect or be ungrateful for the blessings of their Lord Most Gracious.
Q-3: I read a book which says Jesus Christ (saws) was married, what does Islam states about that and what does Islam says about his comeback.
Although the Quran itself is silent about the issue of the second coming of Prophet Isa (a.s.), there are several authentic narrations from the Messenger of Allah (saws) which prophesize its happening. In light of the various narrations of the Prophet Mohamed (saws), it is absolutely clear that Prophet Isa (a.s.) will come to earth again before the end of time, follow the Shariah of the Quran, and will annihilate the evil liar and disbeliever, Ad-Dajjal.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.658 Narrated by Abu Huraira
Allah's Messenger (saws) said "How will you be when the son of Maryam (i.e. Prophet Isa (a.s.)) descends amongst you, and he will judge people by the Law of the Qur'an and not by the law of Gospel!
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4310 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
The Prophet (saws) said: There is no prophet between me and him, that is, Isa (a.s.). He (Isa (a.s.)) will descend (to the earth). When you see him, recognise him: a man of medium height, reddish fair, wearing two light yellow garments, looking as if drops were falling down from his head though it will not be wet. He will fight the people for the Cause of Islam. He will break the cross, kill swine, and abolish jizyah. Allah will perish all religions except Islam. He will destroy the Antichrist and will live on the earth for forty years and then he will die. The Muslims will pray over him.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 293 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: Isa (a.s.), the son of Maryam, would then descend and their (Muslims') commander would invite him to come and lead them in prayer, but he would say: No, some amongst you are commanders over some (amongst you). This is the honour from Allah for this (Muslim) Ummah.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 2877 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
Hanzalah al-Aslami reported: I heard Abu Hurayrah as narrating from Allah's Messenger (saws) who said: By Him in Whose Hand is my life, Ibn Maryam (Isa (a.s.)) would certainly pronounce Talbiyah for Hajj or for Umrah or for both in the valley of Rawha.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 7023 (part) Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
..He then reported that Allah's Messenger (saws) said: The Dajjal will appear in my Ummah and he will stay (in the world) for forty(I cannot say whether he meant forty days, forty months or forty years.) Allah will then send Isa (a.s.), son of Maryam, who will chase the Dajjal and kill him.
The Quran and the Sunnah are both silent regarding the marriage, if any, of Jesus Christ (a.s.), son of Mary.
If the book that you have read refers to The Da Vinci Code, then know with absolute conviction that the book is but a work of fiction and the authors imagination, with extremely scant relation to the reality or truth.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,