From the Fatwa Department
Q: I need your help to resolve a personal problem that has made my life very difficult for many years. My problem is that when I intend to pray a lot of gas starts to build up in my bowels. I make Wudu with difficulty by stopping it and pray in the same way. This problem always occurs when ever I decide to pray.
Q: I read in an answer to a question titled "Method of Joining Prayers" by Mufti Taqi Usmani that a Masbuq should stand up right after the Imam's first Salam.
Q: I would like to know what is the minimum number of Muqtadis necessary for a Jamaat (apart from Jumaat which requires 3 Muqtadis apart from the Imam)? Kindly answer in light of Hanafi school of thought.
Q: We don't have our own house but we have a plot and some saved money for construction purposes. We understand that we don't have to pay Zakat on a piece of land, but we not sure about the money saved which is still not enough for construction purposes.
Q: I work as a flight attendant in the Middle East. Is it true that my salary is Haram mixed with Halal, since I serve passengers with alcoholic beverages during their flight? Should I resign and find a Halal job instead? Is it permissible for me and my family to eat from the money that I have earned as a flight attendant, or should I give a portion of my money to charity to make it Halal? I have also heard that if I pay the Zakat, it can change my Haram salary into Halal. Is this true? I'm confused as my main task is to take care of passenger's safety and serving alcoholic beverages is only a side task for me. Is there a way to make my salary Halal?