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Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh
Thank you for your question.
Reciting any verse of the Qur’ān is permissible without the need for wudū. This means one can recite from memory or looking at the Qur’ān without touching the muṣḥaf (physical copy of the Qur’ān) , as long as one is not in the state of major impurity (janābah).
‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Omar (may Allāh be pleased with him) reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “A menstruating woman or a seminally defiled person should not recite any part of the Qur’ān”. (Tirmidhī and Bayhaqī)
And Allah knows best.
Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Badat
Hadith of the Day Imam
Imam of the Islamic Foundation of Toronto and Director of Mathabah Institute
The oppression in Syria continues.
Men, women and children continue to be murdered. Homes, clinics, hospitals and schools continue to be bombed. The sanctity and honour of Muslims continue to be violated.
Families continue to be butchered by militia, illegally detained and tortured. Their wounded continue to die slow deaths and their dead continue to remain unburied.
Over 100,000 have been martyred. Hundreds every day, murdered in cold blood, continue to add to this tally.
Whatever one can say to describe the suffering that has taken place, it has been more than this.
Ummah Welfare Trust has been appealing for funds to help our brothers and sisters for many months now. Alhamdulillah through your generosity, much relief has been administered.
Aiding the Displaced in Syria (chronologically since early 2012):
- 8,000 food packs distributed to families across Homs, Damascus and Aleppo
- 200 wounded victims in Homs received emergency medical treatment
- For the 2012 Qurbani programme, 108 sheep and 50 cows were sacrficed. Meat was distributed in Homs, Idlib and Aleppo.
- 1,200 medical kits (550 at one time and then 650 later) provided to medical centres across northern Syria
- 50 tonnes of flour distributed across rural areas
- Winter aid kits provided to hundreds families in Aleppo
- In April 2013, 7,000 newly-affected families across the Idlib, Aleppo, Damascus, Hama, Homs, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor and the coastal areas received food supplies.
- Through May and June 2013, over 8,500 families from Daraya, Shab’a, Aqraba, Nashabiya, and Marj as-Sultan received food supplies.
- Cooked food was provided to thousands of newly arrived refugees in Bab al-Salamah.
- 4,000 women and girls in Bab al-Salamah all received new abayas.
- For Ramadhan 2013, nearly 16,000 families received food provisions. Families in Idlib, Aleppo, Homs Raqqa, Hama, Lazkiye and Tal Abyad all benefited alhamdulillah.
- For the Qurbani programme in 2013, 100 cows and 200 sheep were sacrificed. Meat was distributed to families in Damascus, Aleppo, Raqqa, Deir Ezzor, Idlib, Hama and Homs. Approximately 10,000 families received Udhiyyah meat.
- Since June 2013, widowed and orphaned families have been living in Ummah Welfare Trust’s Ummah Camp in Samarda. Alhamdulillah this camp caters for all the families’ needs. More information can be found here.
- For Eid ul Adha, gifts were distributed to children in Daraya.
- In Mouadamiah, where ‘ulema has passed a fatwa that families are allowed to eat cats, food baskets were distributed to nearly 400 families.
- New clothing and medical supplies have been distributed to families in Ghouta.
- Through September 2013, a total of 2,500 families from Khaydariya, Batan al Qas or Al Jallom (Aleppol) received food packs.
- Through the same month, 350 families (of martyrs) from the Idlib areas of Marafat Numaan and Jesr Shugur received food packs.
Aiding newly-arrived Refugees in Jordan and Turkey (through 2012 and start of 2013):
- 24,000 families provided with emergency food provisions
- 4,000 families received kitchen and wash utensils
- 4,000 families received hygiene kits
- Winter aid kits provided to wounded refugees
Allah is our witness; we must continue to help. Ummah Welfare Trust needs your donations in order to continue supporting families affected by the violence.