Payer of Zakah
Zakah must be paid by the one who is:
2- Major (Baligh)
4- Sahib-un-nisaab (owner of wealth above the level of nisaab)
Above-mentioned four conditions are described respectively in the following lines: Read more... (366 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
- Zakah is not obligatory on a non-Muslim as Zakah is an ibadah (an act of pure worship) and a non-Muslim is not obliged to carry out the ibadah of Islam.
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. Read more... (4510 words, estimated 18:02 mins reading time)
We do not have permission to veer from or change the method which has been reported from Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam). I am certain that big, big Bid`ahs spring up from such sources. The root of all these sources is as I have mentioned earlier, i.e. it is a Bid`ah to introduce as part of the Deen something which was not reported from Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam), the Sahaabah (radhiAllaahu anhum) or the Taabieen (rahmatullahi alaihim). Sufficing upon this we will hereunder list a few important rules. Read more... (1319 words, estimated 5:17 mins reading time)
(9). Now I will outline a few principles, which will assist in easily differentiating between Sunnat and Bid`ah. The mother of all principles is the one I have mentioned above, that to understand anything to be part of the Deen which was not practiced by the Salf-e-Saaliheen, is a Bid`ah. Now, we will list some corollary principles: Read more... (3077 words, estimated 12:18 mins reading time)
Many people not only ask for their needs of the Auliyaa, they also take vows on their names, by saying that if a certain need of theirs is fulfilled, then they will place a new chadar on the grave of the Wali, or that they will give a certain amount of money. In this regard it is necessary to familiarise yourself with a few Masaa`il.
(1). To take a vow (minnat or nazar) is an Ibaadat, and to make Ibaadat of anyone else besides Allaah Ta`ala is not permissible. It is stated in our famous Hanafi Kitaab, Durrul Mukhtaar: Read more... (2051 words, estimated 8:12 mins reading time)
Recitation of the Quran
26. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The person who recites a single letter of the Quran will receive one reward. And the basic principle with regard to rewards is that they are multiplied ten fold. I do not say that Alif Lâm Mîm is one letter. Instead, Alif is one letter, Lâm is one letter, and Mîm is one letter. Based on this, one will receive 30 rewards.”
Cursing oneself or one’s children
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Hadith Eleven: It is mentioned in a Hadîth that a person who purchases a garment for 10 dirhams and one dirham from it was harâm, Allah will not accept his salât as long as he is wearing that garment.
Although the person will absolve himself of this duty, he will not receive the full reward for his salât. Other acts could also be based on this. We should fear Allah in this regard. First of all, our acts of ‘ibâdah are not offered in the proper manner. And those that are offered go to waste in this way (by harâm wealth). What answer will we give to Allah on the day of judgement and how will we bear the severe punishment? Read more... (1290 words, estimated 5:10 mins reading time)
Q. If one joins the congregationnal prayer late (i.e.in 3rd or 4th rakah) what is the proper way to complete the prayer? in Which rakah he has to recite a surah and in which rakah he has to sit after Sajdah?
(Abdul Sattar, Chicago)
A. A person who has not joined a prayer in the first rakah is called a ‘Masbuq’. He has to complete his prayer after the Imam has finished his prayer. A ‘Masbuq’ has to observe the following rules while completing his prayer :- Read more... (488 words, estimated 1:57 mins reading time)
Hadrat Abu Huraira (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said:
The beauty and perfection of a man’s Islam is that he should refrain from useless and purposeless acts.’
[Ma’arif-ul-Hadis, Ibn Majah: 2, Tirmizi]
In the same way that there are obligatory (fardh) salaats, which must be, said at specific times and some voluntary (nafl) salaats for the devoted to present himself in Allah’s presence when he so desires. There is a specific time when it is compulsory to present himself at the Home of Allah for Haj and also a time when in a voluntary manner he may perform some of the acts which are also performed in Haj by performing umrah. Apart form five days (when it is makrooh from the 9th to 13th Zil Haj) umrah may be performed at any time during the year. Read more... (414 words, estimated 1:39 mins reading time)