Riba (Interest), Its Meaning And Application

Contemporary Fatawa, Economics, Fiqh

Q. Respectable Mufti Saheb : Kindly forgive me for intruding on your precious time and specially during the Holy Month of Ramadan when you will be too busy. Also please forgive me in addressing this letter in English as perhaps I may not be able to express myself more clearly in Urdu.

You have been making research on various Islamic laws and principles which remain not clear in minds of people like me who have no knowledge or study of matters. As a learned scholars and having vast experience and knowledge of both Islamic Laws and practices of modern period, I hope to get a rely of my query from you. Matter is the same old one- what is the position of bank interest or profit – by whatever name it is called according to Shariah. To express whatever I understand I give below my feelings:-

June 18, 2010

Remembrance of death

Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

In a lengthy tradition, Hadrat Abu Sa’d al-Kudri narrated that one day, the Messenger of ALLAH came to the mosque from his home for performing Salaah and he saw people looking as if they were bursting into laughter (in the mosque) (and this was the sign of excessive carelessness). So the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said (for their guidance), “If you were to keep much in remembrance death which is the cutter-off of pleasures it would distract you from what I see. So keep death much in remembrance. [Jam-e-Tirmiz, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

January 28, 2010

Hadith Number Eight

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

Hazrat Aa’isha R.A. says: ‘I very much wanted to enter the Ka’ba to perform salaat inside it. Rasulullah Sal’am then took me by the hand and said: ‘Perform the salaat you desire in this hateem for verily your people, the Quraish left this section of the Ka’ba outside it when they rebuilt the Ka’ba.’

November 20, 2009

Entrance In To The Precincts Of Haram

Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts

Entrance in to the precincts of Haram is, in fact, the rarely allowed admission into the magnificent sanctuary of the Lord of Glory, the Sublime. One should enter these precincts with careful vital feelings of His megnificence and dignity. The preceding Prophets (peace be on them) and virtuous eminent people in the past have accustomed to walk from here onward bare-footed. If it was not from ‘Zee-Tuwa’, a place outside the city of Mecca, or at the most on entering the Holy city of Mecca (Hayatul Qulob of Makhdom Hashim Sindi). But nowadays, we generally travel by motor vehicles and a dropping of our own choice is not possible. Moreover, our luggage in the bus certainly keeps our mind attached to it. Hence we enter the Haram while travelling in a motor vehicle but at the time of entrance one should be particular about repeating Talbiya again and again and about craving mercy of Allah with utmost expression of humiliation.

November 3, 2009

The Holy Prophet’s habits in eating and drinking

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) never ate reclining. He used to say: I am a servant of ALLAH and sit like that and eat like that. (He used to sit in such a manner as it appeared that he was just going to get up with the support of his knees). This otherwise means that he sat with his knees upwards and the bottom of this feet touching the ground. [Zad-ul-Ma’ad]

By sitting firmly and squatting cross legged while taking meals is like sitting on support placed beneath. [Qadi ‘Ayad]

September 28, 2009