Fourth Question & Answer (Part 04)

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

Why this oppression?
At this moment we are protesting against the persecution and oppression of the British colonial power in
At the same time we fear even more the future government that will take over (from them.) Did not
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) warn us about this? Did he not in very clear terms explain to us the
causes of such goverments and actions? Is there any fault in the affectionate love, teachings and warnings of
Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
May my soul, my father and my mother he sacrificed for him!! Never is it possible that there can be any flaw
in his teachings!
He said:
“As you are (as far as your actions are) so will be the rulers that will soon be set over you.” (Mishkat)

October 3, 2011

Hajj of the Saintly Elders Part 5

Chapter 10 - The Farewell Hajj of Rasulullah, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Story No. 17: (Episode)
It is related that Hishaam bin Abdul Malik, before he became the Khalifa once performed tawaaf. Numerous times did he try to kiss the Hajarul Aswad, but because of the vast crowd he could not do so. Then Hazrat Sayidina Aabideen R.A. the son of Hazrat Ali R.A. who was the son of Hazrat Imam Husain R.A came along to kiss the Black Stone and all at once everyone moved away so that he could do so in peace and comfort. Someone asked him: “Who is this person, (that is so honored)?”
Hishaam knew who it was but would not say because of the ill feeling borne by Banu Umayya towards the family of Rasulullah Sal’am household. Thus he said: “I do not know.”
The famous Arabic poet Farazdaq who was present then stepped forward and said: “I know who he is.” Then he read the following poetic verse:
He is the son of the most virtuous of men,
This is he, who is God-fearing, holy and a leader,
This is he whose footsteps all Mecca knows,
Whom the Ka’bah knows, the Hill and the Haram.
This is he that when he moves to kiss the Hajar, indeed does the Hajar almost move to receive his hand.
Never said he Laa ( no) to anyone save in the Kalima,
Had it not been for that, never would he say it?
When noble Quraish sees his like they exclaim; this is the holder of true nobility.
When the saintly assemble, he is their imaam.
And when asked the best of them, to him they point.
This O Hishaam, is the son of Fatima if you know not.
Through his grand father was prophethood sealed.
And never be thy denial of him a fault with him,
Him who is known amongst Arab and Ajam.
In modesty does he cast down his eyes; and in awe of him do men look down before him.
And then they speak not save when he smiles.

November 13, 2010

The Entry Of Non-Muslims In Makkah And Madinah

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. “Non-Muslims are not allowed to enter the city limits of Makkah Mukarramah and Madinah Munawwarah. The entry of non-Muslims in the Haram limits of Makkah was banned in 9th Hijrah by a Quranic order contained in the Surah al-Bar’ah, verse 27.

Did this order apply to the Haram of Makkah only or also to the Haram of Madinah? The Qur’an does not say so.

Imam Malik and Umar bin Abdul-Aziz etc. Interpreted the verse to apply to all the masjids.

August 15, 2010

Working In Hotels Serving Liquor And Pork

Contemporary Fatawa, Economics, Fiqh

Q. 1. Muslim students who go to non-Muslim countries for higher education generally find out that the money sent to them by their parents is insufficient for their many needs. Thus, they take up jobs to stay even. Some times they find jobs in hotels which sell liquor and pork. Is it permissible for a Muslim student to be employed in such hotels?

Q. 2. Running a distillery or merchandizing liquor or pork in non-Muslim countries are open businesses. Can Muslims also do so.

June 26, 2010

40 Prayers In Madinah

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. “Is it mandatory, according to Shariah, to complete 40 prayers in Masjid-i-Nabawi when one visit Madinah Munawwarah?”

A. No, it is not mandatory. Even the visit of Madinah Munawwarah is not mandatory, nor is it a part of Hajj.

However, the visit of Madinah is very desirable, its visitor deserves much reward in the Hereafter and the person who can
afford this visit should not make himself devoide of this reward, yet it is not as obligatory as the Hajj itself.

When the visit of Madinah itself is not mandatory how can it be said that performing 40 prayers is mandatory?

March 28, 2010

His noble habits about combing and oiling the hair

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

While going to sleep the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) would brush his teeth with miswak, perform wudu and comb the hair of his head and beard. Whether he was at home or on a journey, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) always kept seven things at the head of the bed, an oil container, comb, collyrium container, a pair of scissors, a miswak, a looking glass and small wooden spit to serve as a scratcher. [Zadul Ma’ad]

October 9, 2009

Few noble habits about eating

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Asma (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated that whenever hot food was brought to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) he would keep it covered until the force of its steam had gone and used to say that there is great blessing in cold food. [Darim, Madarij-un-Nabuwah]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “When food is set down, take off your sandals, for it gives more rest to your feet. [Ibn-e-Majah, Mishkat]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) did not drink water after taking meals as it affects digestion adversely. One should not drink water until the food is nearly digested. [Madarij-un-Nabuwah]

October 3, 2009

51) Overburdening and Arrogance against others

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

This includes overbearing the weak, the male slave, the female slave, the wife and the beast. Allah, the Almighty ordered us to deal in kindness towards these varieties. He said,

{Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are of kin, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-fairer( ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious} (An-Nisa’: 36)

Concerning Allah’s saying,

{Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him}

May 29, 2009


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

Similarly, when the Holy Prophet (SAWS) appointed some of his companions as governors of different provinces he used to dictate to them similar documents as his directives which they could follow in performing their duties as rulers or as judges. When he appointed Abu Huraira and Ala’ibn al Hazrami as his envoy to the Zoroastrians of Hajar, he dictated to them a directive containing certain rules of Shari’ah about Zakah and Ushr (Ibn Saad).

Likewise, when he sent Mu’az ibn Jabal and Malik ibn Murarah to Yemen, he gave them a document dictated by him which contained certain rules of Shari’ah (Ibn Saad).

August 27, 2008