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

Kaffârah


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

1. The kaffârah for zihâr is the same as that which was mentioned for fasting. There is no difference between the two. We have mentioned these masâ’il in detail in Part Three of Bahishti Zewar. Please refer to them. A few necessary matters which were not mentioned previously will be mentioned here.

August 4, 2010

The Fast Of 15th Shaban


Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. I have read the Shabaan issue of your magazine Al-BALAGH certain questions are bothering me with regard to fasting on the 15 th of Shabaan.I would like to explain the reason for this question. Several months ago a friend explained to me that there is no special significance of the fast of the 15th of Shabaan. However, he says this Hadith is absolutely weak to such an extent that one of its narrators was a person who was regarded by some scholars of Hadith as a fabricator of Hadith and a liar. Hence, he says that, untill another reliable Hadith can be found the fast of the 15th of Shabaan has no special virtue. He also explained to me the following points :

May 17, 2010

The month of Rabi’ul-Awwal


Beliefs & Practices

From Superstitions into Light

Rabi’ul-Awwal is the most significant month in the Islamic history, because humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Before the birth of the Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, not only the Arabian peninsula, but also the so-called civilized nations of Rome and Persia were drowned in the darkness of ignorance, superstitions, oppression and unrest. The Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, came with the eternal truth of Tawhid (Oneness of Allah), the only faith which provides a firm basis for the real concepts of knowledge, equity and peace. It was this faith which delivered humanity from ignorance and superstitions and spread the light of true knowledge all over the world.

February 11, 2010

Fasting on the day of Ashura


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices

The fast of ‘Ashura was prescribed before the fasts of Ramadan. The Jews observed it and so did the people of Arabia before the dawn of Islam.

It is related by Imam Bukhari on the authority of Ibn-i-Abbas that when the Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam came to Madinah he found that the Jews observed the fast of ‘Ashura. He enquired about it from them and was told that it was the day on which God had delivered the Children of Israel from the enemy and Moses used to keep a fast on it as an expression of gratitude to the Almighty. The Prophet Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam thereupon, remarked that ‘Moses has a greater claim upon me than upon you,’ and he fasted on that day and instructed his followers to do the same.

January 19, 2010

Hadith Number One


Chapter 03 - Enduring the inconveniences of the Hajj journey, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Ibn Abbas R.A reports from Rasulullah Sal’am who said: “Whoever goes for Hajj to Mecca on foot, and return; for him is written the reward of seven hundred good deeds performed in the Holy Haram for every stride taken.” The companions asked: “And what is the meaning of good deeds of the Haram?”

November 16, 2009

Jinayat Pertaining To Rami


Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts

Rule Of Action
If Rami for one day in full is abandoned or most of the pebbles are abandoned, a Dam will be Wajib. For instance, a person abandoned eleven pebbles in the Rami of the first day and performed it with only ten pebbles, a Dam would be obligatory. If he abandoned the Rami of more than one day or full four days, in that case as well only one Dam would stand obligatory (Zubda).

Rule Of Action
The Rami of the 13th Zilhijja stands obligatory only when the dawn of the 13th appears in Mina. In this case as well, if a person abandoned the Rami of the 13th Zilhijja, a Dam would be obligatory (Zubda).

November 13, 2009

Sacrifice the 3rd Wajib of the 10th ZilHijja


Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts

It is Wajib for a Qarin and a Mutamatte’ that after being free from Rami they do not have their heads shaven or their hair cut until they discharge their Wajib of offering sacrifice ; otherwise they will fall under the obligation of Dam. Offering sacrifice is not Wajib, of course, for a Mufrid who has worn Ihram for Hajj only. For him, it is Mustahab only. It is lawful for him not to offer any sacrifice and to have his head shaven.

November 7, 2009

Before The Start Of Hajj Journey


Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts

Please be careful about certain things :-

1. Purify your intention (Niyyat) for Hajj only for the sake of Allah and exclusively keeping in view the heavenly reward. Do not allow any worldly honour and vanity or any financial advantages or any worldly selfish design to mix up with your intention for Hajj. There is of course no Harm if even then some worldly benefits are attained to by Allah’s grace (and according to Hadith wordly benefits will also be certainly available), but you should not impurify your intention for their sake.

November 1, 2009