The causes of our misery
Not only do they make this claim and not only do they utter mere words. No, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) personally set for all a practical example and made others act accordingly. Through the life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and in the general character of the Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum) this is clearly seen. There are numerous illustrations in the chapters – Kitabul-Zuhd viz, the chapter on Abstinence and Kitabul-Riqaq in Hadeeth literature. If you wish to see sonie chosen examples you may see the few examples which I have noted down in my book – “Stories of the Sahabah.” Read more... (1744 words, estimated 6:59 mins reading time)
1. If any intoxicant is thin and flows, whether it be alcohol, toddy (an intoxicating drink made from palm juice) or anything else, and by drinking a considerable amount of it one becomes intoxicated, then even a single drop of such an intoxicant will be harâm even if one does not become intoxicated with such a meagre amount.
Similarly, it is also not permissible to use it in any medicine irrespective of whether the medicine is in the form of a syrup or in the form of an ointment. And irrespective of whether the intoxicant remains in its original form or whether its form changes due to certain chemical reactions. From this we can gauge the impermissibility of modern medicines in which alcohol is found in most of them. Read more... (206 words, estimated 49 secs reading time)
Finally, my honoured brother! It should be clear that the matter demands an effort and sacrifice. Do not think that the treatment will be accomplished by taking a mere tablet or by thinking a mixture of medicine. Mujáhadah (sacrifice and striving) coupled with tazkiyah-e-nafs (cleansing of the inner self) is necessary. This can be achieved by worship and obedience, abstaining from evil and vice, from the company of the ‘Ulema and participating in the work of Tabligh and Da’wah.
All praise belongs to Allah Ta’ala, the Almighty, the Great and may Allah Ta’ala’s Choicest Blessing and Peace be upon our Nabi (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), His Family and His companions.
Breaking Saum becomes permissible only in case of a real need, emergency or danger. When a fast is broken on account of a valid reason qadha of the fast is obligatory. In such cases only qadha is necessary, not Kaffarah.
The following are valid reasons which make permissible the breaking of Saum:
(1) Sudden sickness which endangers one’s life, or which will cause great deterioration of health if the fast is not broken.
(2) When it becomes necessary to take medicine due to having been bitten by a poisonous animal. Read more... (183 words, estimated 44 secs reading time)