Day Questions

Is it allowed to prostrate on rough sand or it must be rigid?

It is permissible to prostrate during prayers on sand whether it is rough or rigid.

Is the wolf saliva najis? What about dog types that are closely related to wolves and are very similar to them, are their saliva najis?

The wolf is not najis. If the animal is a dog, its saliva is najis. If it is not a dog then the saliva is not najis.

What is Usool Al-Fiqh?

The religious Jurisprudence (Fiqh) is the religious rulings that are derived from the religious sources of proof: the Holy Book and the Sunnah of the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them). These ruling were known during the beginning of Islam by direct referral as the Prophet and the Imams (peace be upon them) used to explain them to people in simple and understandable ways. As time passed, and people became farther away from the era of the legislation, views differed in understanding the religious texts and the conclusions they derived from them. Fiqh changed from being simple and understandable by the lay people to a specific field of knowledge that required experience to determine the religious rulings. From such a development, the Principles of Fiqh were developed and become a separate field. It discusses the general principles that the jurist requires in the process of derivation. In short, Usool Al-Fiqh is the study of the general rules that the process of derivation depends upon.