Q: “Is it best for a woman to perform the night prayer in Ramadhaan (taraaweeh) in her house or at the mosque?”
Shaikh al-Albaani: “Particularly for the night prayer in Ramadhaan, the best thing is what the righteous believing women of the Righteous Predecessors (Salaf as-Saalih) used to do, which is performing it with the congregation of Muslims in the mosques, as opposed to the rest of the months in which case ‘Their houses are better for them’ as the Prophet ﷺ said.”
Q: “So it is recommended (mustahabb) for a woman, as you said, to go out to pray taraaweeh?”
Shaikh al-Albaani: “Didn’t you get the answer to this question already?
Q: “Yes but just to confirm.”
Shaikh al-Albaani: “Yes it is as you said. And it is even more recommended for the 27th night.”
[al-fataawaa al-muhimmah 431 / alalbaany.com]
Q: “Some people claim that Salafis weaken ahaadeeth that are authentic according to the Four Imaams or some of them, and authenticate whatever suits their manhaj that opposes madhhabism. What is your opinion?”
“I say: This is a false claim; and like it’s said: ‘If you do not have any clear proofs for claims, the claimers are people who ascribe to false lineages’ (i.e. these claims are false/rejected). The difference between Salafis and Madhhabis is that Salafis don’t show bigotry towards a particular Imaam of the Muslims – not in fiqh or hadeeth or anything else – but rather they follow the advice of the Imaams themselves who forbid blind-following them and said to their followers: take from where we took. So we try to take from where they took. For example, they took from the Companions, and the Companions took from Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ, but they did not restrict themselves to a specific Companion. Sometimes they took from Abu Bakr, sometimes from `Umar, and so on.
So as they followed this way with the best of the people (i.e. the Companions) after Allaah’s Messenger ﷺ , we also do as they did. We take from their madhhabs the things that agree with the Book and the authentic Sunnah, and we don’t show bigotry towards any of them. So sometimes we agree with all of them, sometimes we oppose all of them, because in this second situation we follow what other Imaams were upon, and so on.
So the claim that we oppose the Imaams or some of them in order to support our own madhhab is false. We do not have a particular madhhab; our madhhab is to go with the truth wherever it is, and this is what they commanded us to do.”
[su.aalaat 186-7 / alalbaany.com]
Q: “If a pregnant woman dies before giving birth, and the baby has fully formed and is alive, is it allowed to cut into her abdomen to take out the baby?”
“It is obligatory, as long as it’s alive. If it isn’t, this is not permissible.”
[su.aalaat 398 / alalbaany.com]
Q: “What is the ruling on taking a compass on journeys in order to determine the qiblah for one who doesn’t know the directions?”
“It is obligatory.”
[su.aalaat 332 / alalbaany.com]
Q: “What should a woman do if she has to make up fasts from many years, she only makes up a few fasts before the next Ramadhaan comes in and so on?”
“She has to continue making up the fasts and hasten to do so lest death should come to her (before she is able to make them up).”
[silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor 694/5 / alalbaany.com]