Day Questions

If I have £100 on which khums is due on, and I put aside £20 from it as khums to pay it at the end of the year, am I not allowed to spend the remaining £80 before the £20 is paid?

When it is possible to pay the khums to whoever deserves it or to the agent, one should hasten to do so. One can use the rest of the money whether he paid the khums or not.

Why do we pray on stones (turbah) and Sunnis do not? How can it be possible that they do not even have one document or narration on this issue? How is that when Muslims at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) prayed in congregation and did not know that praying on sand/stone is obligatory?

It was narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him and his progeny) has said: “Indeed, Earth is made for me (by Almighty Allah) a place of prostration and a mean of purification (in tayammum).” This narration and the like clearly indicate that it is obligatory to prostrate on natural earth like soil, stones and the like, instead of carpets and rugs. Sunnis do not act upon these narrations either because of misinterpretation or they do not rely on them.

Is my prayer valid if the perfume that includes alcohol just touches my clothes?

Alcohol is Najis if it causes intoxication and the prayers is void when the clothes become Najis with alcohol or any other kind of Najasah. Yes, if the person does not know that alcohol is Najis, then the prayer is valid.

I was told that one must remove the najis part from an impure object in order to make it tahir again. Is this true?

In order to restore the taharah of a najis object with water, the actual najasah, e.g. semen, has to be removed.