The mother of Abû Dhar Ghifâri radiyallâhu ‘anhu


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

Abû Dhar Ghifâri is a Sahâbî. When the news of Rasûlullâh’s sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam prophethood spread, he left his hometown and came to Makkah in order to establish the truth. After observing the situation in Makkah, he became a Muslim. When he returned home, his mother heard his entire story. She replied: “I have no objection to your Dîn. I am also becoming a Muslim.”

Lesson: This is what is known as purity in nature and temperament. Once she heard the truth, she did not worry about the religion of her forefathers. O women! Even when you hear anything about the Sharî‘ah, do not try to contradict it by substantiating your family customs and rituals. You should readily accept the matter of Dîn and act accordingly.

July 19, 2011

PLACING FLOWERS ON THE GRAVES


DIFFERENCES IN THE UMMAT AND SIRAAT-E- MUSTAQEEM, Fiqh

Question:
You have stated in answer to a question which appeared in the daily Jang on the 12th of December that to place flowers on a grave is contrary to the Sunnat. In the 19th December issue a person by the name of Shah Turaabul Haq Qaadri has labelled you a Jaahil (ignoramus) and has stated that you are ignorant of Qur`aan Majeed and Sunnah and he has stated this act (placing flowers on the grave) as a Sunnah. This has placed many people in trepidation. You could kindly remove the doubt.

March 26, 2011

The daughter of Namrûd


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

Namrûd is the oppressive king who threw Ibrâhîm ‘alayhis salâm into the fire. His daughter, Ru‘dah, was watching the scene from above. She noticed that the fire was having no effect on Ibrâhîm ‘alayhis salâm. She shouted and asked him the reason for this. Ibrâhîm ‘alayhis salâm replied: “Allah has saved me from this calamity through the blessing of îmân.” She replied: “If you permit me, I will also come into the fire.” He replied: “Recite Lâ ilâha illallâhu Ibrâhîm khalîlullâh (translation: There is none worthy of worship except Allah and Ibrâhîm is the close friend of Allah). She recited this kalimah and immediately dived into the fire. The fire had no effect on her as well. She then came out of the fire and went and rebuked and censured her father. He subjected her to great difficulties but she remained steadfast on her îmân.

January 23, 2011

AHADITH concerning the rewards and the punishments for deeds Part 1


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 6-Etiquette and Manners, Reformation of the Heart, Deeds and their Retribution

Sincerity of Intention

1. A person asked: “O Rasûlullâh! What is îmân?” He replied: “To maintain a sincere intention.”
This means that whatever you do should be done solely for Allah.
2. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “Actions are judged by intentions.”
This means that if a person has a good intention, he will be rewarded for doing a good act. If not, he will not be rewarded.

Doing something for show

December 19, 2010

Visitors to the Holy Tomb (An Important Point)


Chapter 09 - The Aadaab for the Ziyaarat, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

In these stories just related we have come across many cases where Rasulullah Sal’am had been seen in a dream. Now it is my duty to bring to the notice of the readers, something important. It is that whenever Rasulullah Sal’am was seen in a dream, it must be believed that it was the Rasul Sal’am who was seen and no one else. For numerous are the authentic reports wherein is stated the Rasulullah Sal’am said: “Whoever sees me in a dream, has indeed seen none but me, for verily Shaytaan is not allowed to imitate me.”

November 10, 2010

The Rights of the Husband


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 4-Nikah (Marriage) in Islam

Allah Ta‘âlâ has given great rights to the husband and has attached a lot of virtue to him. Pleasing the husband and keeping him happy is a great act of ‘ibâdah and displeasing him or keeping him unhappy is a major sin.

1. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The woman who offers her five times salât, fasts in the month of Ramadân, protects her honour and respect, and obeys her husband has the choice of entering jannah from whichever door she wishes to enter from.” This means that from the eight doors of jannah she can enter through whichever door she wishes without even having to knock on that door.

September 26, 2010

On Recitation Of The Holy Quran And It’s Translation


Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh, Quran & Tafseer

Q. I asked a relative of mine to take to the recitation of the Qur’an, a part of it, everyday. Two weeks later when we met again, he said he had finished half of it. Later, when I found out that he had read a translation of the Qur’an and not the text, he told me that there was no use reading the text without understanding it, so he read the translation. Please guide us to the correct approach in this respect?

September 1, 2010

Why do we say Alhamdulillah after sneezing?


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices

The narrations of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) encourage us to say “Alhamdulillah” when we sneeze.

“Alhamdulillah” means “All praise is due to Allah”. A rightfully curious mind will wonder why are we supposed to express our gratitude to Allah for the insignificant act of sneezing. On the contrary, sneezing is no insignificant reaction of the body. Sneezing is a great blessing from Allah where various muscle groups come in to play. The muscles of the stomach, chest, neck and eyes are used for this seemingly insignificant reaction of the body.

Some of the reasons for saying “Alhamdulillah” are as follows:

August 4, 2010

BUYING AND SELLING


Economics, Part 5-Principles of Business

1. When a person says:    “I have sold this item for so much” and another person says:   “I have bought it”, that item will be sold and the person who purchased it will be its owner. If the seller decides not to sell or the purchaser decides not to buy it, they will not be able to do so. The former will have to hand it over and the latter will have to accept it. This act of selling an item is known as a sale.

May 3, 2010

Sajdah Of Sahw By An Individual Praying In Congregation


Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. “If one is offering prayers (salah) in congregation (Jama’ah) and he commits a mistake under which sajdah for repentence becomes mandatory, then, can he offer such a sajdah at the end of the prayers (salah)? If yes, please specify the correct procedure for the same and clarify the situations under which one must perform such a sajdah while in congregational prayers”. (Ibid)

March 19, 2010