Laylatul Qadr (Hadith 04)


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

Aa’ishah radhial-laahu an-haa reports that Rasulullah S.W. (S.A.W.) said, “Seek Laylatul Qadr among the odd numbered nights of the last ten days of the month of Ramadhaan”.

Reported in Miskaat.

COMMENTARY

We come to question: “When is Laylatul Qadr? The above Hadith commands us to seek it among the last ten nights of Ramadhaan. According to the vast majority of authorities, the last ten nights commence on 21st night. Such is the case that whether the month of Ramadhaan consists of 29 days or 30 days, one should seek Laylatul Qadr on the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th night. If the month is 29 days then too, these will be termed as the last ten (Akheer Asharah)

August 16, 2011

Women Shaking Hands With Male Strangers


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q 3. Muslim women living in Western countries have to shake hands with male strangers who sometimes visit their offices or schools. Similarly, there are occasions when Muslim men get into a no go situation when they have to shake hands with female strangers. In the event of a refusal to do so, the likelihood of harm coming from them is not that remote. Does the Shari‘ah of Islam permit a handshake in this situation?

A 3. Women shaking hands with male strangers and men shaking hands with female strangers is not permissible under any circumstances. This position is fully supported by clear statements in the noble Ahadith and all jurists concur on this being impermissible.

September 17, 2010

The Virtues and Rights of Marriage Part 02


Beliefs & Practices, Part 4-Nikah (Marriage) in Islam

11. It is mentioned in a Hadîth that you should not propose to a girl when your fellow Muslim brother has already proposed to her until he gets married or gives up this proposal. In other words, when a person has sent a proposal to a particular family and there is a likelihood of their replying in the affirmative, another person should not send a proposal to that same family. However, if they reject this first person, or he himself changes his mind, or they are not too happy with him and are still hesitant in giving a reply, it will be permissible for another person to send a proposal for the same girl.

April 18, 2010

The Aadaab of the Masjid


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Fiqh

1. Do not enter the Masjid without Wudhoo it is makrooh.

2. It is haraam to enter the masjid when you need a bath (ghusl).

3. Be dressed properly and respectfully when coming to the Masjid. (Some people enter the Masjid with T-shirts, denims or some other disrespectful and unlawful style of dress. This is highly disrespectful and is a violation of the sanctity of the Masjid.)

September 23, 2008

Other occupations


Hadith & Seerah, The Noble Traits of His Character, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to
sleep on a leather mattress stuffed with the bark of date-palm, or on ordinary
mat, or on a piece of canvas or leather or sometimes on a bedstead plaited with
rush strings. At home he sometimes sat resting on a pillow. [Zad-ul-Ma’ad]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) liked the
canvas on which he rested to be folded only once and during sleep, the sound of
his breathing was quite noticeable.

August 31, 2008