Shuf’ah – The right of pre-emption

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 5-Principles of Business

1. The moment a shafî’ gets the news of a sale and he does not verbally state that he will pre-empt, his right of pre emption will be invalid. It will not be permissible for him to make any claims later. Making a verbal statement immediately is so important that if a shafî’ receives a letter wherein it is mentioned at the beginning that a certain house has been sold and he does not make a verbal statement that he will exercise his right of pre-emption until he completes reading the entire letter, then in such a case his right of pre-emption will become invalid.

November 25, 2010

General Aadaab Part 02

Chapter 05 - The manner of performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

18. When an animal has been hired car should be taken that only so much baggage should be loaded as the owner allows and no more. If the rental paid was for certain weight of baggage nothing more than that is permissible. The very same applies to a journey by rail, motor or plane. When a certain amount is allowed, it is not permissible without additional payments to take more than that, by concealing some items. Our elders used to be very careful of this. Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Mubaarak R.A., the famous Muhaddith and Imaam once proceeded on a journey on a rented animal. Someone requested him to take a letter along. He said: ‘I have already shown all my baggage to the owner of the camel. Now I shall have to inform him once more of this letter. If he would give permission I shall take the letter and deliver it.’ (Ithaaf)

November 18, 2009

General Aadaab Part 01

Chapter 05 - The manner of performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

1. When departing from home, the only intention in the heart should be the search for Allah’s pleasure. All other evil intentions; as for example; to show people or to wish to be called Haji, or the intention of having an enjoyable tour; should be completely removed from the mind. (See discussion in chapter one; hadith one.)

November 18, 2009

32) Bribery

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{And do not eat up your property among yourselves for vanities, nor use it as a bait for the judges, with intent that ye may eat up wrongfully and knowingly a little of (other) people’s property.} (Al-Baqarah: 188)

Muslims are prohibited to bribe a judge or a public officer to unfairly obtain a decision in favor of one’s self against a rival or to unlawfully consume the property of others while they are aware of the prohibition of this act.

On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said,

March 21, 2009