• Allahumma lakal hamdu kama kasauw- tanihi, as-aluka khayrahu wa-khayra ma-suni’a lahu waa’u- dhu bika min sharrihi wa-sharri ma-suni’a lahu.

“Oh Allah, all praise and thanks to You for clothing me with this (garment). I ask You for the good of it and the good of what it was made for, and I ask Your protection from the evil of it and the evil of what it was made for.”

(Abu Dawud Book 32, Number 4009: Tirmidhi (59) Hadith Number 7)

September 10, 2011

Customary Weddings & Walimah

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

The next Hadith is:

“The most blessed Nikah is the one in which least expenses are incurred, and is simple.”

Allah Ta’ala has put blessing in simplicity, but nowadays the weddings have to be in halls and thousands of people are invited for meals. Food is served in buffet style, free intermingling of sexes, various types of food is served, music is blaring loudly, photos are taken with the bride being displayed on the stage, if possible then the whole wedding is also put on video etc.

About buffet style eating, Allah Ta’ala states in the Holy Qur’aan,

August 16, 2011

The Rights of Husbands & Leniency towards Wives

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

She ponders as follows, “Had I been a man and he my wife I would have handled his case.” Together with this, let wives also realize the respect and honor due to their husbands as well. If at times they happen to over step the mark, bear in mind the honor due to them. Remember the position granted to them by Allah Ta’ala and in order to earn the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala forgive them. Consider service to them as one’s great good fortune. It appears in a Hadith, if a husband goes to sleep while displeased with his wife, none of her good actions will be accepted even though she spends the entire night knocking at Allah Ta’ala’s door with Tasbeehaat. Wives should also ponder and realize that the position granted to husbands is so high that, if permission was given for anyone to make sajdah or prostrate before a human, such permission would have been given to the wife in respect of her husband.

August 15, 2011

Laylatul Qadr (Hadith 03)

Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

Anas R.A. reports that Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “On the Night or Power Jibraeel A.S. descends to the earth with the group of angels, praying for blessings on every servant of Allah they see standing in worship or sitting and celebrating Allah’s praises. Then on the day of ‘Iyd. Allah boasts about them to the angels, “O angels, what is the reward of that employee who had fully completed his service?” they reply, ‘O our Sustainer, his reward should be given in full’. To this Allah replies; ‘O my angels, verily My servants, the ales among them as well as the females have performed the obligatory duty upon them, thereafter they set forth to the ‘Iydgaah raising their voices n prayer to Me. I swear by My honour, by My Grace, by My High Position of greatness, that I shall surely answer the prayer of those people”. Thereafter Allah says (addressing the people) “Return, certainly I have forgiven your sins and have exchanged your evil deeds withs righteous ones”. Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “Those people then return (from the ‘Iydgaah) in forgiven state.

August 15, 2011

Nikah is Sunnat

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

Rasulullah (salellaho alaihe wasallam) has said. “Nikah is my Sunnah.”

One who abstains from, who shuns my Sunnah is not of me. What is the commentary of this Hadith? If a person has some valid excuse, some plausible reason as for example, one is so overtaken with the love of Allah Ta’ala that he is unable to fulfill the rights of marriage, he is unable to fulfill the due rights of wife and children it will not be termed abstention or shunning. On the other hand, only if one has no such excuse, if one does not have a valid reason and shuns the Sunnah then he will be subject to the warning mentioned in this Hadith. Therefore, do not harbor evil thoughts regarding anyone. There were many great Ulema and Auliya who did not marry. Hazrat Bishr Haafi (rahmatullah alaihe) is one such person as is the writer of the commentary of Muslim Shareef. Allamah Muhyuddeen Abu Zakariyya Nawawi (rahmatullah alaihe), Allamah Taftazani (rahmatullah alaihe) among others.

August 14, 2011

Parents Rights & Rights of Teacher

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

Be very fearful concerning parents’ rights. Do not blabber to them out of anger because their curse affects a person to extent that one does not die without first suffering the punishment in this world. It is mentioned in a Hadith of Mishkaat Shareef that one who troubles his parents will never die without first being punished.(Mishkaat p.421)

August 13, 2011

Laylatul Qadr (Hadith 01)

Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

Abu Hurayrah reports Rasulullah S.W. said, “Whoever stands in prayer and ‘ibaadah on the night of Power with sincere faith and with sincere hope of gaining reward, his previous sins are gorgiven”

                                                                         Reported in Al Targheeb from Bukhari and Muslim

August 13, 2011

Laylatul Qadr

Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

Amongst the nights of Ramadhaan there is one called “Laylatul Qadr” a night that is noted for its great blessings. The Qur’aan Kareem describes it as being greater in blessedness and spiritual virtue than a thousand months which in turn means that it is greater than eighty three years and four months.

Fortunate indeed is that person who attains the full blessings of this night by spending it in ‘ibaadah of Allah, because he has then attained reward for ‘ibaadah of eighty three years and four months and even more. Indeed the granting of this night to the faithful Muslim is a great favour.

August 12, 2011