From the first verse, we learn that these people had themselves admitted that the family of Loot alayhis salaam who had Imaan (belief in Allah) was decent, chaste and morally pure. They also acknowledged that the family of Loot alayhis salaam refrained from this filthy practice. They realised this since it is natural for every person to immediately recognise the pure way of life inspired by Allah ta’aalaa when they see it and also to make out any type of unnatural and perverted behaviour.
In the Tafseer (commentary) of these verses it is mentioned that the people of Loot ulayhis salaam were practising both homosexuality and lesbianism. Read more... (691 words, estimated 2:46 mins reading time)
Today our ‘deen’ has become the search for sustenance. Our ‘religion’ now is to accumulate wealth. The total sum of our aspirations is the acquisition of rank and status in the world. In order to acquire position and to uphold our so- called dignity, or for some desirable worldly gain, we do not care whether we attack someone‟s honour. For that we do not hesitate to utter lies or to take false oaths. Read more... (467 words, estimated 1:52 mins reading time)
Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said one day when Ramadan had drawn near; “The month of Ramadhan, the month of blessings has come to you, wherein Allah turns towards you and sends down to you His special Mercy, forgives your faults, accepts prayers, appreciates your competition for the greatest, good and boasts to the angels about you. So, show to Allah your righteousness; for verily, the most pitiable and unfortunate one is he who is deprived of Allah’s Mercy in this month. Read more... (200 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)
When Allah sent the angels to Lût ‘alayhis salâm informing him that He is going to send a punishment to those who did not accept him (i.e. Lût ‘alayhis salâm), He also ordered Lût to leave that place on that very night together with all those who were Muslims. His daughters were also Muslims. They were also saved from that punishment.
Lesson: Look at the blessing of îmân that when Allah’s punishment descends at a place, îmân saves one from that punishment. O women! Strengthen your îmân by following all His commands and abstaining from all sins.
Amongst this is the one pertinent question as to whether it is permissible to say “Yaa Rasulullaah!” or not? My opinion on the matter is that there are numerous occasions and manners in which one says “Yaa Rasulullaah”, and the ruling for each one differs. For example, one way is when a poet who in his poetical imagination addresses perhaps the mountains, a jungle, or some animal, etc. In this way he is not really talking to the thing he is addressing, his speech to and he does not have this belief that the addressee is listening to him or will answer, this is merely a way of expressing his emotions. If in such circumstances the poet remembers the name of Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) and addresses him, then my opinion is that it will be permissible and correct. Read more... (1122 words, estimated 4:29 mins reading time)
She is the wife of Ibrâhîm ‘alayhis salâm and the mother of Is’hâq ‘alayhis salâm. Her speaking to the angels and the angels informing her that she is a source of Allah’s mercy and blessings on all families is mentioned in the Quran. Read more... (450 words, estimated 1:48 mins reading time)
Story No. 66: (Episode)
Hazrat Zun Noon Misri R.A says: “I was traveling in the desert towards Mecca when I suffered great thirst and went to the tribe of Makhzoon. There I chance to see a very beautiful young girl singing by herself in pleasure. Hearing her and the words she sang filled me with surprise and I said to her: “Are you not ashamed to sing like this?”
She replied: “O Zun Noon, be quiet. Last night I drank a glass full of the wine of divine love in such extreme pleasure, that even now I am drunk with the love of my Lord.”
I said to her: “You seem to be a very wise maiden. Give me some advice.”
She answered: “O Zun Noon, be silent in this world and take from it for your sustenance only so much as would suffice to keep you alive. In paradise you will have the chance to see that being who never dies.”
I asked her: “Is there any water here to drink?”
She answered: “Shall I show you the way to water?”
I thought she was going to direct me to a fountain or a well and
I said: “yes, do show me!”
She replied: “There shall be four kinds of drinkers of water. The first group will be those who shall be given to drink by the Angels as Allah calls it;
Crystal-white, of a delicious taste to those who drink. (Surah Saffaat-46)
The second group is those whom Radhwaan, the keeper of paradise shall give to drink, as Allah calls it Tasneem:
With it will be a mixture of Tasneem. (Surah Al Mutaffifeen)
And the third group are those whom Allah Himself shall give to drink as he says:
“And their Lord will give to them to drink of a wine pure and holy. (Surah Dahr-21)
She continued: “O Zun Noon, do not ever tell your secrets to anyone in this world save Allah. In the Hereafter Allah Himself shall give you to drink.”
Note: although four kinds of drinkers were to be mentioned; only three kinds were discussed. Perhaps the fourth group, to whom reference is made, are those who shall be given water by young boys as the Qur’aan says:
“Round about them will (serve) youths of perpetual (freshness) with goblets, beakers and cups filled out of clear flowing fountains. (Surah Waaqiya-17/19) (Rowdh) Read more... (2510 words, estimated 10:02 mins reading time)
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. Read more... (581 words, estimated 2:19 mins reading time)
Hadrat Kharija bin Huzafa told of Allah’s Messenger coming out to them and saying, ALLAH has given you an extra Salaah which is better for you than the high bred camels, the Witar which ALLAH has appointed for you between the evening Salaah and the daybreak. [Tirmiz Abu, Dawud]
Hadrat Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) reported ALLAH’s Messenger as saying, if anyone is afraid that he may not get up in the latter part of the night, he should observe a Witr in the first part of it, if anyone is eager to get up in the last part of it he should observe Witar at the end of the night, for Salaah at the end of night is attended by angels and that time is most excellent”. [Muslim] Read more... (720 words, estimated 2:53 mins reading time)
Ibn Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated the Holy Messenger of ALLAH said, Religion is the sum total of five things (all of them are fundamental) none of them is tenable without the other in the sense that it may completely relieve one from the Hell: testifying that there is no deity but ALLAH, belief in His angels, His Messenger, Paradise and Hell and that the dead will be raised to render their accounts. This is one of the things. Then there are five Salaah (daily) which constitute one of the pillars of Islam. Without Salaah ALLAH will not accept even Eeman (faith). Zakat is atonement for sins. Without Zakat ALLAH, will not accept Eeman and Salaah. Read more... (233 words, estimated 56 secs reading time)