Gambling and its various forms


Beliefs & Practices, Gambling, Uncategorized

In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
The negligence and carelessness regarding the Aqaa’id (beliefs), Ibaadaat (acts of worship) and Mu’aamalaat (business transactions) of Muslims has reached its peak. If Muslims were recopised strictly according to the proper Islaamic definition of a Muslim, then only a small number from among the 1.2 billion Muslims of the world would be regarded as true Muslims. This will be even more evident when it concerns business deals and financial transactions they would not be regarded as true Muslims since most of their dealings and transactions are, today, very far from the noble standards of Islaam.

April 25, 2014

Âsiyah


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

She is the wife of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt who had claimed to be god. Look at the power of Allah that the husband was a shaytân while the wife was so pious that the Quran praises her and our Rasûl sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam has spoken about her in the following terms: “There are many men who have reached stages of excellence. However, from among the women, no one reached a stage of excellence except Maryam and Âsiyah. It was Âsiyah who had saved the life of Mûsâ from the tyrant, Pharaoh.”

February 14, 2011

Hajah Salaah (Salaah in times of necessity/need)


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

Hadrat Abdullah bin Abu Aufa (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated ALLAH’S Messenger as saying, If any one wants something from ALLAH or from a human being (i.e. irrespective of the need being directly from ALLAH without having any connection with man or apparently relating to a human being), he should perform ablution and do it well, then perform two rak’ahs, then extol ALLAH most high and invoke blessings on the Prophets, then say,

June 13, 2010

Evil Disguised in Goodness


Beliefs & Practices, In the Name of Love

Evil is being presented before us as a thing of marvel and delight. Indecency is presented in a striking manner and we are told that it is freedom, it is entertainment, it is happiness. Love flourishes due to this and comfort is found in it.

Alas! Nothing of this is true! In fact it is due to this only that homes are broken, children get ruined, Haya goes away, youth gets strained by fulfilment of the lustful desires, chastity of daughters gets lost, sons cuts off relations from the fathers, and daughters do not remain loyal to their own mothers. The family system gets broken into pieces.

February 11, 2010

OATHS


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. It is an evil habit to take an oath over trivial
matters unnecessarily. In doing this, great disrespect is shown to the name of
Allah Ta’ala. As far as possible, an oath should not even be taken on things
that are true.

2. If a person takes an oath in the name of Allah by
saying: “I swear by Allah”, “I swear by God”, “I swear by the power of Allah”,
or “I swear by the greatness of Allah”, the oath will be considered. It will not
be permissible to go contrary to the oath. If the name of Allah Ta’ala is not
taken, and one merely says: “I take an oath that I will not do such and such
work”, the oath will still be considered.

August 31, 2008

002 The Cow (Rukuh 03) (Ayats 021-029)


Quran & Tafseer, The Noble Quran

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اعْبُدُوا رَبَّكُمْ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُمْ وَالَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ (21)

[2:21] O people, worship your Lord who created you and those before you, so that you may become God-fearing.

الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمْ الأَرْضَ فِرَاشاً وَالسَّمَاءَ بِنَاءً وَأَنْزَلَ مِنْ السَّمَاءِ مَاءً فَأَخْرَجَ بِهِ مِنْ الثَّمَرَاتِ رِزْقاً لَكُمْ فَلا تَجْعَلُوا لِلَّهِ أَندَاداً وَأَنْتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ (22)

[2:22] He is the One who made the earth a bed for you, and the sky a roof, and sent down water from the sky, then brought forth with it fruits, as a provision for you. So, do not set up parallels to Allah when you know.

August 19, 2008

114 Mankind (Rukuh 01) (Ayats 01-06)


Quran & Tafseer, The Noble Quran

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ النَّاسِ (1)

[114:1] Say, “I seek refuge with the Lord of mankind,

مَلِكِ النَّاسِ (2)

[114:2] the King of mankind,

إِلَهِ النَّاسِ (3)

[114:3] the God of mankind,

مِنْ شَرِّ الْوَسْوَاسِ الْخَنَّاسِ (4)

[114:4] from the evil of the whisperer who withdraws (when Allah‘s name is pronounced),

الَّذِي يُوَسْوِسُ فِي صُدُورِ النَّاسِ (5)

[114:5] the one who whispers in the hearts of people,

August 18, 2008

002 The Cow (Rukuh 01) (Ayats 001-007)


Quran & Tafseer, The Noble Quran

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

الم (1)

[2:1] Alif. Lām. Mīm .

ذَلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لا رَيْبَ فِيهِ هُدًى لِلْمُتَّقِينَ (2)

[2:2] This Book has no doubt in it – a guidance for the God-fearing,

الَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَيُقِيمُونَ الصَّلاة وَمِمَّا رَزَقْنَاهُمْ يُنفِقُونَ (3)

[2:3] who believe in the Unseen, and are steadfast in Salāh (prayer), and spend out of what We have provided them;

وَالَّذِينَ يُؤْمِنُونَ بِمَا أُنْزِلَ إِلَيْكَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ مِنْ قَبْلِكَ وَبِالآخرَةِ هُمْ يُوقِنُونَ (4)

August 18, 2008

Tips for improving your relationship with the Quran


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Quran & Tafseer

Are you one of those people who rarely touch the Quran? Or do you read daily, but don’t find it is having the impact on you that it should? Whatever the case may be, these are some simple tips that can help you connect with the Quran.

1. Before you touch it, check your heart

The key to really benefiting from the Quran is to check your heart first, before you even touch Allah’s book. Ask yourself, honestly, why you are reading it. Is it to just get some information and to let it drift away from you later? Remember that the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was described by his wife as a “walking Quran”: in other words, he didn’t just read and recite the Quran, he lived it.

August 17, 2008