Obituary: Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
It is with great sadness and sorrow we received the news of the demise of our teacher and the teacher of our teachers, Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī (d. 1438/2017) this morning at approximately 5am British Summer Time. When I retired to sleep just after 2am, I had received the news of the demise of Ḥaḍrat Mawlānā Ismāʿīl Badāt a resident of the blessed city of Madīnah, who like Shaykh Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī was a disciple of Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Zakariyyā Kāndhelwī (d. 1402/1982).
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Photographs and Images
Is it permissible to take digital photographs of people without their permission? What is the ruling regarding keeping and circulating the images of pious people who have passed away? What about selfies in front of the Kaʿbah and in Masjid Nabawī in front of the grave of the Prophet ﷺ?
Baqīʿ Graveyard Queries
Has the blessed graveyard of Madīnah been called Jannat al-Baqīʿ in the aḥādīth? Are there any non-Muslims buried there? Who was the first companion to be buried there?
Click on the following link for the answer: http://islamicportal.co.uk/baqi-graveyard-queries/
RAMADAN – USEFUL INFORMATION AND LINKS
(1) How to make the most out of Ramadan (also useful for non-Muslims) http://wp.me/p5TmNO-1Y
Query regarding menstruating woman unable to perform ʿUmrah due to limited stay in Saudi Arabia
I have read on your website on the following link https://nawadir.org/2016/05/30/menstruating-woman-unable-to-perform-umrah-due-to-limited-stay-in-saudi-arabia/ in which you state that a menstruating woman cannot exit her Iḥrām until she performs her ʿUmrah. My question is when ʿĀʾishah (may Allah be pleased with her) was unable to perform ʿUmrah due to menstruation, the Prophet ﷺ instructed her to leave her ʿUmrah and exit Iḥrām. This suggests that it is possible to exit the state of Iḥrām without performing ʿUmrah.
Intention for Witr Ṣalāh in Ḥaramayn
I have read your in-depth article regarding Witr Ṣalāh in Ḥaramayn and found it useful. I am travelling for ʿUmrah and have a quick question. What intention should I make for the first two Rakʿah of the Witr Ṣalāh considering that Witr Ṣalah is odd and considering that Witr Ṣalāh is Wājib according to us and Sunnah according to the Imam leading it? If you can provide an answer as soon as possible.
Menstruating woman unable to perform ʿUmrah due to limited stay in Saudi Arabia
I have read on the following link https://nawadir.org/2016/03/30/travelling-for-umrah-whilst-menstruating/ that a menstruating woman should enter into Iḥrām at Mīqāt and proceed to Makkah and perform her ʿUmrah after her menstruation finishes. However, I have a specific scenario which is quite common. If a woman plans to stay in Makkah for five days but her period will start two days before she arrives and her normal cycle is ten days, what should she do? Should she take the pill bearing in mind that the bleeding may not stop fully? What if she has no choice but to return from Makkah before her menstruation finishes?