Day Questions

Some foods are greasy and such greasiness blocks water from reaching the skin in wudhu, so is it necessary for me to wash around my mouth to remove the grease every time before I do wudhu because of the food that I have eaten throughout the day?

<p style="text-align: left;">If the amount of grease is considerably much in such a way that it prevents the water from reaching the skin, then it is obligatory to wash it in order to perform wudhu; otherwise, it is not obligatory.</p>

In what situations can khulaʾ divorce take place and how?

The khulaʾ divorce is not valid unless the woman hates her tie of marriage with her husband in such a way that her hatred leads her to not fulfilling her conjugal duties. Simply not liking him without reaching such a level of resentment does not suffice for bringing about the divorce by khulaʾ. When all conditions are met, the woman can start the divorce formula by saying "khālaʾtuka ʿalā..." (I form a khulaʾ divorce for the amount of...), and she states the amount of money that she is willing to give him. The husband says afterwards with his intention of accepting the khulaʾ divorce, "Radhītu bi-dhālik" (I accept that). If she does not hate him to the level of refusing his marital rights, the khulaʾ divorce cannot be established, and the normal revocable divorce can take place then, which does not become irrevocable unless the waiting period is completed.

Would you be so kind to inform me what the situation of transexuals in Islam is?

Transforming to a female can be of two forms: 1. If the person is really a female with feminine specifications like a womb and female reproduction organs but with some male characters and the transformation process is merely to strengthen her feminism and show its clear characters then the said person is actually a female and all applicable laws apply to her. 2. If the said person is actually a male with some feminine characters like fineness in voice or similar characters then it is not allowed to consider that person a female.