Fatwa: # 46517
Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aq...
Country: African Country
Date: 12th November 2020

Title

Making ta’līm seated on the table for a meal - Is this permissible?

Question

السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

Is it permissible to make home taleem sitting around a table as people would sit and eat a meal?

What is the proper ettiqute and Sunnah way of sitting for taleem.

Jazakallah.

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to sit around the table and make ta’līm. However, it is preferable and from the dictates of adab to sit down in a befitting manner and make ta’līm. Consider the following āyat;

وَإِذَا قُرِئَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُوا لَهُ وَأَنْصِتُوا لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ  (الأعراف:204)

Translation: So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy.

Therefore, one should sit and listen attentively when ta’līm is taking place as the verses of the noble Qur'an and Ahādīth are recited.

Some of the adab of taleem are:

  • Listen with concentration.
  • Sit in an appropriate manner.
  • Make intention of practicing upon and passing on to others whatever you hear.
  • Whenever the blessed name of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam is mentioned, recite a short Durood like Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ikraam Elias Gangat

Student Darul Iftaa
Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

DISCLAIMER - AskImam.org questions
AskImam.org answers issues pertaining to Shar'ah. Thereafter, these questions and answers are placed for public view on www.askimam.org for educational purposes. However, many of these answers are unique to a particular scenario and cannot be taken as a basis to establish a ruling in another situation or another environment. Askimam.org bears no responsibility with regards to these questions being used out of their intended context.
  • The Shar's ruling herein given is based specifically on the question posed and should be read in conjunction with the question.
  • AskImam.org bears no responsibility to any party who may or may not act on this answer and is being hereby exempted from loss or damage howsoever caused.
  • This answer may not be used as evidence in any Court of Law without prior written consent of AskImam.org.
  • Any or all links provided in our emails, answers and articles are restricted to the specific material being cited. Such referencing should not be taken as an endorsement of other contents of that website.
The Messenger of Allah said, "When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]