Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

Finally the time arrived for Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) to depart with his followers from the land of Egypt. With 670,000 of his Ummah – this constituted the entire Bani Israaeel — Hadhrat Musa (alayhis salaam) set off during the mid of night for the new promised land. However, Hadhrat Musa (alayhis salaam) together with this huge concourse of humanity lost the road out of Egypt. It was still dark, and they were unable to find the route which was a well-known established road.

November 8, 2010

Inheritance Of A Running Business

Contemporary Fatawa, Economics, Fiqh

Q. “Yousuf has a moderate sized business. Two of his sons assist him full time in the business. Two daughters are married. Yousuf passed away. The estate is not wound up immediately. Yousuf’s two sons continued with the business. Finally after ten years it is decided that the estate should be wound up and each person given his/her respective share. In the meantime, since Yousuf demise the business which was worth at Rs. 1,000,000/- is now worth two million.

June 22, 2010

Zakah On The Employees Provident Fund

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. “In Malaysia, 20% of monthly salary is paid to the Employees provident Fund which keeps and manages the funds for us until retirement age. we are not allowed to take the money before retirement except in the case of death of the employee where it is paid to the heirs. How do we treat this asset in the payment of zakat?”

May 3, 2010

67) Bringing Loss to the Bequest

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High, says,

{After payment of legacies and debts: so that no loss is caused (to any).} (An-Nisa’: 12)

This means that when someone brings loss to heirs by claiming that he is indebted to such and such.

Allah the Almighty says,

{Thus is it ordained by Allah, and Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing. Those are limits set by Allah: those who obey Allah and his Messenger will be admitted to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (forever) and that will be the supreme achievement. But those who disobey Allah and his Messenger and transgress his limits will be admitted to a fire, to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment.} (An-Nisa’: 12-14)

September 12, 2009


Beliefs & Practices, Live like brothers Deal like strangers

However, this distribution is an order of the Shariah. The necessity of having our matters absolutely clear also requires that the estate should be speedily distributed. Ignoring this basic order also becomes a means of serious conflict. As time passes, the other heirs constantly remember their right in the estate which they have not received as yet. They are grieved by this. Also as time passes the value of the estate differs greatly compared to the time of the death of the father. Hence, since nothing was clarified, the matter now becomes complicated. To amicably resolve the complications becomes a difficult matter. As a result the matter finally results in disputes, quarrels, and fights. (Often one particular member of the family takes it upon himself to handle the winding up process. He alone knows what he is doing. Sometimes months and years drag along and the other heirs are not even informed of what is happening. This creates much suspicion and ill-feeling which later explodes into severe conflicts and disputes. It is therefore necessary that all the heirs should sit down together as soon as possible and mutually decide as to how the winding-up process should be handled. All the heirs should then be regularly informed as to what progress has been made)

February 2, 2009


Fiqh, Kitaab us Saum

Besides the Saum of Ramadhan, there are other compulsory Saum as well. These are briefly discussed hereunder.

(1) Saum as Kaffarah for Qasam

When a Qasam (oath) has been violated, one of the options of expiation is to fast three consecutive days. On having fasted three days – one after the other – one is absolved of the sin of having violated the oath.

(2) Saum as Kaffarah for killing

September 11, 2008