Fifth Question & Answer (Part 05)


Dawah & Tabligh, Islamic Politics (Al-Eitidal fi Maratib ul Rijal), Uncategorized

If these people who are so ready to defame and accuse others would only reflect on the sayings of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in this regard, they will surely come to know that they only do great harm to themselves. Whatever they do to others will certainly be done to them. For Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

As you do to others so shall be done to you.”(Maqousid-e-Hasanah)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said: “Goodness never becomes old; sin is never forgotten, and Allah, the Compensator never dies. Do whatever you wish, for as you do to others, so shall be done to you.”

March 20, 2014

Women Of Wonder


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Women & Family

In Suraah Ahzaab, Allah Ta`ala has mentioned the following ten qualities which every Muslim should strive to inculcate in themselves. The woman of Jannah is one who has the following qualities:

1.           She is a Muslimah: She readily, willingly and cheerfully submits to Allah’s commands. She does not question the wisdom of the Shariah. “Men have charge over women” says Allah. The woman of wonder does not believe in “gender equality, etc.” and does not suffer from an inferior complex, as she is fully aware that in her role as a home executive she gains the Pleasure of Allah Ta`ala.

August 9, 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

Keeping company with pious men


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

Hadrat Abu Raza (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH said, “Should I not tell you some thing which is the pivot of faith and through which you can achieve goodness in this world and in the Hereafter. Firstly, hold fast the company of Ahl-e-Zikar (devout men). Secondly when you are alone, keep your tongue busy in remembering ALLAH, as far as possible. Thirdly, love for the sake of ALLAH only and (similarly) hate for the sake of ALLAH alone.” [Baihaqui]

Note: It is confirmed by experience that good company is the best means of realizing the gist of religion, relishing its taste and appreciating its strength. [Hayat-ul-Muslimin]

January 21, 2010

THE TREATMENT (Part 07)


Beliefs & Practices, Masturbation - A disastrous problem faced by the youth

14. SLEEPING ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. SLEEPING IN THE STATE OF TAHARAH (CLEANLINESS) AND READING THE APPROPRIATE DUAS

Many of those entrapped in this evil habit feel a strong urge to practice it when they retire and prepare to sleep, especially after having eaten excessively. Therefore, it is necessary that such youth should not retire to bed unless there is a real need to sleep. They should sleep in the state of tahârah on their right-hand sides. The du’as for sleeping which are reported from Nabi (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) should be read. Evilthoughts should be dispelled by reading Subhaanallah, La ilaha illallah, Lahawla walá quwata illa billah, the recitation of the Qurân or listening to it until sleep overpowers one.

December 27, 2009

64) Despairing of the Mercy of Allah and Losing of Hope


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{And never give up hope of Allah’s soothing mercy: truly no one despairs of Allah’s soothing mercy, except those who have no faith. } (Yusuf: 87)

{He is the one that sends down rain (even) after (men) have given up all hope.} (Ash-Shura: 28)

{Say, ‘O my servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the mercy of Allah).} (AzZummar: 53)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Let none of you die except thinking the best of Allah the Almighty.”( Muslim)

September 6, 2009

A SUGGESTED TIMETABLE FOR THE MONTH OF RAMADAN


Akhlaq & Spirituality

In order to maximise our time and perform our 'ibaadat with ease, we should try to follow a set routine or timetable.

1. We must wake up for suhoor as it is a Sunnah of our Rasool (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). He has informed us that the food of suhoor is full of Barakah: "Eat suhoor, because in it lie great blessings." (Bukhari,Muslim)

We should arrange our time for suhoor in such a way that we are also able to perform at least 4-8 rak'at of tahajjud together with du'a for about 15 minutes or more. Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said that the du'a in the darkness of the night (after tahajjud) is readily accepted by Allah. (Tirmizi)

August 23, 2009

1. GOOD INTENTION


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Easy Good Deeds

Intention is an alchemic prescription that can turn base dirt into noble gold. The hadith says “All actions depends upon intentions.” It is sometimes interpreted to mean that good intentions justify bad deeds too and turn sins meritorious. This is entirely wrong. Sin is always a sin no matter how noble the intention may be. For instance if someone breaks into a house to steal with the intention of giving away as alms whatever he would steal would be a thief deserving the prescribed punishment. His good intentions would not earn him any merit nor would his sin be pardoned.

June 1, 2009

SOME IMPORTANT POINTS


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Easy Good Deeds

Only those deeds have been discussed here that do not involve any significant labour or difficulty but earn much merit and reward. The purpose is to awaken in the hearts of the readers the urge to follow and observe them and increase their store of goodness for the Afterlife. However, it is necessary to remember the following points when reading this book:

May 31, 2009