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Removing harmful things from the pathway, Surah al-Kahf, sins and wudhu

Fatwaa ID: 2107

As-salāmu ʿalaykum Waraḥmatullāhi Wabarakātuh,

  1. One of the branches of Imaan is to remove anything of harm from the pathway, someone asked if this includes sweeping at home (in the hallways etc) and removing the dirt, pieces of garbage etc within the home.
  2. ⁠A young child is trying to build habit of reading Sūrah Kahf every Friday, she’s asking if she reads a little bit one Friday, can she continue from that spot the next Friday or does she have to start from the beginning each week.
  3. ⁠When doing wudhu a persons minor sins are forgiven, if a person misses a step or has an incomplete wudhu, will they not get any sins forgiven or will they get some forgiven due to the steps that were fulfilled properly?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. The word in the hadith is general. Removing harmful or unwanted things from any pathway, public or private, will be included. Thus, removing dirt and pieces of garbage from the hallway in the home will be part of this as well.
  2. May Allaah Ta’aala bless her. Every Friday, she should try to recite the first ten and the last ten verses of Surah al-Kahf. Along with that, she may recite the surah gradually as suggested. This is simply to get her into the habit of it. This would not necessarily fulfill the sunnah of Friday. She will nonetheless be rewarded.
  3. Allaah Ta’aala knows best which sins and how many sins will be forgiven. A deficient wudhu, even when valid, would obviously be less in virtue than a complete one.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/27/1445 AH – 02/08/2024 CE | AML1-8788

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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