Dua


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Duas, The way to a Happy Married Life, Women & Family

O Allah, let us treat our wives with good character and bless the wives with taufeeq to keep their husbands happy. O Allah, Ta’ala create love between all couples. Give them a life for fulfilling Your commands and acting upon the Sunnats of our beloved Rasul (salellaho alaihe wasallam), and let them have hatred for all customs and innovations, let us all have marriages according to the Sunnat method. Save us from our evil selves and shaytan. Let us pass every breath in Your command and save us from Your displeasure. O Allah Ta’ala, bless perfect matches to boys and girls who are not married. Give them love and common understanding amongst themselves. Remove all their misunderstandings, fights, quarrels and arguments, and make their homes places of peace and contentment. O Allah Ta’ala, put mercy in the hearts of those men who are oppressing their wives, and those women who are troubling their husbands, make them good and obedient to their husbands. O Allah Ta’ala, bless all with ease, peace and contentment in the whole universe. O Allah Ta’ala, save us from the conspiracy of the Jews and the Christians. O Allah Ta’ala, destroy all their plans, which they are making to destroy the Muslims. Allah Ta’ala, accept these dua’as of ours.

August 17, 2011

Fâtimah bint Khattâb radiyallâhu ‘anhâ


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

She is the sister of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. She had accepted Islam before her brother. Her husband, Sa’îd bin Zayd, had also become a Muslim. ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu had not become a Muslim as yet. Both of them were keeping their Islam a secret out of fear for him. Once, ‘Umar heard her reciting the Quran. Upon hearing this, he became very angry with both of them. Let alone his brother-in-law who was a man, even his sister informed him clearly and unhesitatingly that they had become Muslims and were indeed reciting the Quran. If he wished, he could hit them or leave them (it will not change their minds in any way). ‘Umar replied: “Let me see the Quran as well.” The moment he saw it and heard it, the light of îmân entered his heart, he went straight to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and became a Muslim.

July 27, 2011

Hawwâ ‘alayhas salâm


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

She is the wife of Âdam ‘alayhis salâm and the mother of all mankind. Allah, with His absolute power, created her from the left rib of Âdam. Thereafter, He got her married to him and made them stay in heaven. There was a tree in heaven from which they were prohibited to eat. Shaytân deluded her into eating it mistakenly. Upon this, Allah commanded them to leave heaven and go to the world. When she came to this world, she cried abundantly on account of her mistake. Allah forgave her and made her stay with Âdam, from whom she had separated prior to this. Thereafter, numerous children were born to them.

January 3, 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

Iddah after Death of the Husband


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

1. A woman’s husband passed away. She must now observe the ‘iddah for four months and ten days. She must live in the house in which she was staying at the time of her husband’s death. It is not permissible for her to go out of that house. However, if a woman is very poor and does not have the resources to lead a normal life, and she takes up a job of cooking for someone or takes up some other similar job, it will be permissible for her to leave her house. However, she will have to spend the night in her home.

September 14, 2010

Weakness of the Muslims


Beliefs & Practices, In the Name of Love

So my friends, Muslims have their own celebrations but because our education is not ours anymore, our media is not ours and as a result of the environments of which our children are now becoming a part, their thinking is not theirs any longer, and parents too do not give them that atmosphere at homes where their roots of Emaan would have strengthened, they would acquire a sense of religious honour and they would be able to discern as to what are our traditions, what really are our festivals, and what are our celebrations.

February 8, 2010

The Sign of Allah Being There In Our Lives


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Striding in Allah’s Shade - Enriching Lives

Moreover, the sign of Allah being there in our lives is that come what may, first and foremost the attention goes onto Him alone. Like a child who gets hurts while playing round the avenue and cries out for his mother (although his mother is nowhere near him at the spot). But this is because it is subscribed there in his heart that my safe haven is my mother. Likewise, a Momin too immediately calls out onto Allah, goes in Sajdah, rings the call and makes a connection. That is also what the customs of our predecessors portray that where they heard lightening and thunder strike, they used to assemble in the masjids. Where they foresaw a mishap, they went into prostration. Where they had a storm in their lives they started knocking at the door of their merciful Lord.

November 6, 2008

The benefactor of mankind’s excellent treatment of his wives


Hadith & Seerah, The Noble Traits of His Character, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

ALLAH (magnified be His Glory) had provided the Holy
Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) with special ways and means to enable him
to achieve the objectives of both his public and family life. Accordingly there
were two groups who served to transmit methodically and scrupulously the
details of every aspect of the Prophet’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) life for
the guidance and instruction of the mankind.

August 31, 2008

Aqeeqah


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.
  1. When a boy or girl is born to a person, it is
    preferable to name the child on the seventh day and to make aqeeqah. By making
    aqeeqah, the child is safeguarded from all types of dangers and
    calamities.

  2. The method of aqeeqah is that if a boy is born, two
    goats or two sheep should be slaughtered. If a girl is born, one goat or one
    sheep should be slaughtered. Alternatively, if one wishes to take a share in a
    bull that is being slaughtered for qurbâni, then two shares should be taken for
    a boy and one share for a girl. Furthermore, the child’s head should be shaved,
    the hair should be weighed, and gold or silver equal to the weight of the hair
    should be given in charity. If one wishes, saffron could be applied to the
    child’s head.

August 31, 2008