Praise be to Allaah.
is obligatory is to follow that which is indicated by the evidence
(daleel) of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, even if it differs from what the
madhhab says. But it is essential to understand the Qur’aan and Sunnah
as they were understood by the Salaf, and not only by our understanding of
them. What is meant by the Salaf is the Sahaabah and the Taabi’een.
the example which you gave, touching a woman does not break wudoo’ at
all, whether it is done with desire or not – because of the hadeeth that
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) kissed one of
his wives and then went out to pray, and he did not repeat his wudoo’.
But if a man emits something (madhiy) because of desire, then he has to do
wudoo’ – not because of the act of touching, but because something
came out from him.
regard to the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “…or
you have been in contact with [lit. touched] women…” [al-Maa’idah
5:6] – this is referring to sexual intercourse, according to the correct
There is no need to move from one madhhab to another. The obligatory
duties of hajj should be performed as the Prophet
blessings of Allaah be upon him) performed them, because he
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Take your rituals from
correct view concerning Qunoot in Fajr prayer is that it is Sunnah at
times of calamity only, i.e., if a disaster has befallen the Muslims or
some of them, then it is mustahabb to do Qunoot and to pray to Allaah to
grant them relief. But under normal circumstances, the correct view is
that this is not mustahabb, and this is what the daleel (evidence) refers
to. So whoever does not do Qunoot, his prayer is still valid, even
according to the Shaafa’is, may Allaah have mercy on them.
And Allaah knows best.
Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid