- Rabbana ighfir lee waliwalidayya walilmumineena yawma yaqoomu alhisabu
“O our Lord! Forgive me and my parents, and (all) Believers, on the Day that the Reckoning will be established!” (Qur’aan: 14:41)
This is a dua made by Prophet Ibrahim (pbuh). He had offered this dua for protection from Hellfire. This is an extraordinary dua where Ibrahim (pbuh) is not only asking for him and his parents, but for all the believers. This should be an example for us to include other believers in our duas so that Allah (SWT) grants His mercy to all Muslims. Read more... (250 words, estimated 1:00 mins reading time)
- Rabbi irhamhuma kama rabbayanee sagheeran
Today the Muslims are being dispersed and destroyed. What should they do?
This is indeed true that Muslims are troubled and worried on all sides. Not only are the individuals among them caught up in problems. They are also tremendously worried by collective problems. Now comes the question: What should they do? Such a question from the pen of an ordinary Muslim of understanding surprises me. But even more so when coming from the pen of a scholar of learning. Read more... (3638 words, estimated 14:33 mins reading time)
Payer of Zakah
Zakah must be paid by the one who is:
2- Major (Baligh)
4- Sahib-un-nisaab (owner of wealth above the level of nisaab)
Above-mentioned four conditions are described respectively in the following lines: Read more... (366 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
- Zakah is not obligatory on a non-Muslim as Zakah is an ibadah (an act of pure worship) and a non-Muslim is not obliged to carry out the ibadah of Islam.
Allah Ta’ala states,
“O believers! Fear Allah as He has to be feared.”
From this, one learns that to fear Allah a little is not sufficient, so fear Allah by attaining perfect piety. The question arises what is perfect piety. For this, we have to refer to the commentaries of the great commentators and not just understand it through our intellect. Hazrat Hakeem ul Ummat has mentioned the commentary of this verse in Bayan ul Quran as:
“O believers! Just as you have repented from Kufr and shirk, so must you stay away from all sins”. Read more... (207 words, estimated 50 secs reading time)
Abu Ubaidah (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) reports: “I have heard RasuluLlah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) saying: “Fasting is a protective Shield for Man, as long as he does not tear up that protection’
“Protective shield” here means just as a man protects himself with a shield, similarly fasting protects him from his well-known enemy – ‘Shataan’. In other Ahaadith, we are told that fasting saves one from Allah’s punishment and Hellfire in the Hereafter. Once somebody inquired from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), “What causes the fast to be rent?” He replied: ‘Telling lies and backbiting.’ Read more... (2589 words, estimated 10:21 mins reading time)
She is the sister of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. She had accepted Islam before her brother. Her husband, Sa’îd bin Zayd, had also become a Muslim. ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu had not become a Muslim as yet. Both of them were keeping their Islam a secret out of fear for him. Once, ‘Umar heard her reciting the Quran. Upon hearing this, he became very angry with both of them. Let alone his brother-in-law who was a man, even his sister informed him clearly and unhesitatingly that they had become Muslims and were indeed reciting the Quran. If he wished, he could hit them or leave them (it will not change their minds in any way). ‘Umar replied: “Let me see the Quran as well.” The moment he saw it and heard it, the light of îmân entered his heart, he went straight to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and became a Muslim. Read more... (206 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Abû Hurayrah is a Sahâbi. He used to explain the Dîn to his mother so that she may accept Islam. One day, she uttered something against the Dîn which disturbed him greatly. He went crying to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and said to him: “O Rasûlullâh! Make du‘â on behalf of my mother that Allah blesses her with îmân.” He therefore made the following du‘â: “O Allah! Guide the mother of Abû Hurayrah.” He returned home happily but found the door to the house locked. He heard the dripping of water as if someone was having a bath. When his mother heard the sound of his approach, she asked him to wait. After completing her bath, she opened the door and recited the kalimah. Read more... (228 words, estimated 55 secs reading time)
What is Jihad?
At this stage it is necessry for me to stress something else. Note that Jihad is not only that in which battle is waged and fighting takes place, even if that is the highest rank of Jihad. Every effort which is made for Allah‟s Word and Will to be dominant and for the supremacy of Islam and truth is included in Jihad.
Hence Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once said, that the best form of Jihad is to speak the truth in the presence of a tyrant king. For this reason every effort in political fields (for the welfare of Islam and the Muslims) is also considered Jihad. Read more... (1769 words, estimated 7:05 mins reading time)
To strive for the welfare of the Muslims is a form of Jihad
Jihad is most important part of the deen. For this reason anything which serves to raise the Word of Allah is beneficial and necessary.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “To guard the borders of Islam for even a single day is better and more virtuous than the whole world and everything that lies therein. And to proceed in the way of Allah for a short while in the morning or in the evening is better than the whole world and everything therein.” Read more... (2556 words, estimated 10:13 mins reading time)
Whose view in your opinion is correct and what is your opinion in these matters?
The second question of yours is so meaningless in my opinion, that it does not deserve an answer. Did you ever ponder over the great knowledge of these two great saints, their virtue, righteousness and fear for Allah, their honesty and abstinence, their nearness to Allah, their yeomen service in the cause of Islam? What is there in this humble person of mine that will ever allow me to place myself in their category? What right have I that I may judge between them as to who is right and who is wrong? Read more... (3536 words, estimated 14:09 mins reading time)