The wife of Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

Her name is Safûrâ. She is the eldest daughter of Shu‘ayb ‘alayhis salâm. When a kâfir was unintentionally killed by Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm in Egypt, Pharaoh learnt of this. He therefore informed his ministers that Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm should be killed. When Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm heard about this plan, he escaped secretly to Madyan. When he reached the boundary of this city, he noticed many shepherds drawing water from a well and giving it to their flock to drink. He also noticed two women sitting aloof from all the shepherds. (Later, the elder of the two was his wife and the other was his sister-in-law). Upon seeing this, he asked them the reason for their not being able to give water to their flock. They replied: “We have no male at home. We therefore have to fulfil this task on our own. Because we are women, we are waiting for all these men to go away. Once they all leave, we draw out the water for our flock.” He felt sorry for them, drew the water all by himself and gave it to the sheep. When they went home, they related the entire incident to their old father. He sent his elder daughter to go and call this noble person. She came to Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm with full modesty and shyness and informed him that her father is calling him. He accompanied her and went and met Shu‘ayb ‘alayhis salâm. The latter consoled him and informed him that he wished to give one of his daughters to him in marriage. However, the condition is that he will have to tend to his sheep for eight or ten years. Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm accepted the offer and married the elder sister. After the completion of ten years, he returned home (to Egypt) with her. Because of the cold during the course of their journey, they needed some fire. He spotted a fire on the Mt. Tur so he went towards it. When he reached there, he saw the nûr of Allah. It was at this place that he received prophethood.

February 10, 2011

NECESSARY QUALITIES FOR THE COMPLETION OF IMAAN


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 6-Etiquette and Manners, Reformation of the Heart, Deeds and their Retribution

Rasulullah ( sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: ” There are over 70 things which are connected with imaan, the highest of which is the Kalimah ” la ilaha illallahu muhammadur Rasulullah” and the lowest is the removal of a harmful object from the road. Modesty and hayaa is also a major part of imaan.” We will therefore mention these qualities.

30 QUALITIES ARE CONNECTED TO THE HEART

December 27, 2010

AHADITH concerning the rewards and the punishments for deeds Part 3


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 6-Etiquette and Manners, Reformation of the Heart, Deeds and their Retribution

Severing ties with one’s relatives

51. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “The actions and ‘ibâdât of all the people are presented to Allah every Friday night. The good deeds of a person who severs his ties with his relatives (or does not maintain good relations with them) are not accepted.”

The upbringing of orphans

December 23, 2010

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

FIR’OUN, HADHRAT MUSA AND THE TAQDEER OF ALLAH Part 6


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

On the instruction of Hadhrat Shuayb (alayhis salaam), his daughter went to call Hadhrat Musaa (alayhis salaam). When she reached the place where the well was, she found him sitting under the same tree where he had earlier rested. Describing the scene, the Qur’aan says: “Then one of the two daughters (of Shuayb- alayhis salaam) came walking bashfully. She said: ‘My father calls you so that he may remunerate you for having watered our goats.”

November 1, 2010

Thinking of ALLAH in the best terms and The sign of true faith


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said: thinking of ALLAH in the best of terms is one of the most meritorious devotion. [Musnad Ahmad, Abu Daud, Mishkat]

Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “No one of you can be a true believer until he loves me more than he loves his parents, children and all mankind.” [Ma’arif-ul-Hadis, Bukhari, Muslim]

January 19, 2010

The Salaat of Women


Fiqh, Women & Family

In the Shariat, although certain forms of Ibaadat (worship) are done both by men and women, yet the manner in which these forms of Ibaadat are fulfilled differ. This is especially apparent in Salaat. Many postures of the Salaat of women differ to that of men in order to maintain the very important principle of modesty and concealment. Many narrations substantiate this fact.

September 13, 2008

Virtues of Hijab


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Fiqh, Women & Family

1.An act of obedience.

The hijab is an act of obedience to Allah and to his prophet (pbuh), Allah says in the Qur’an: `It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allah and His messenger have decreed a matter that they should have an option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, has indeed strayed in a plain error.’ (S33:36).

Allah also said: ‘And tell the believing women to lower their gaze (from looking at forbidden things) and protect their private parts (from illegal sexual acts, etc) and not to show off their adornment except what must (ordinarily) appear thereof, that they should draw their veils over their Juyubihinna.'(S24:31).

September 7, 2008

Manner of conversation


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

[From the traditions
reported by Hasan Ibn Ali (Radi Allahu Ta’ala’anhu)]

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was all the
time anxious about the Hereafter. He never relaxed and never spoke unless
necessary. His silence used to be long. He used to speak distinctly from
beginning to end. His speech was comprehensive with few but meaningful words.
His discourses made a clear distinction between right and wrong without being
irrelevant or sketchy. His nature was congenial, free from harshness and he
never addressed anyone disparagingly. He esteemed every blessing even if it was
small and never spoke ill of any blessing. He esteemed every blessing even if
it was small and never spoke ill of any blessing. But he never praised or found
fault with any eatable. (He did not find fault with it because it was a
blessing and did not speak highly of it as this is more often due to greed and
pleasing taste).

August 31, 2008

DRESSING CHILDREN


Children, Women & Family

TASHABBUH BIL KUFFAAR (emulating and imitating the kuffaar) is haraam even for children. The motivation underlying such Tashabbuh is love and preference for kufr. It is a subtle love which lurks in the very inner recesses of the heart. Even the person in who lurks this malady of kufr fails to detect it. However, the sin of the Tashabbuh of children settles on the parents. Even seemingly pious and Deeni conscious people are extremely careless and even indifferent regarding the prohibition of Tashabbuh in relation to children. While the parents may not emulate the dress styles of the kuffaar, they unhesitatingly adopt all the latest, lewd and immoral dress styles for their children, especially for the girls.

August 17, 2008