In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
The negligence and carelessness regarding the Aqaa’id (beliefs), Ibaadaat (acts of worship) and Mu’aamalaat (business transactions) of Muslims has reached its peak. If Muslims were recopised strictly according to the proper Islaamic definition of a Muslim, then only a small number from among the 1.2 billion Muslims of the world would be regarded as true Muslims. This will be even more evident when it concerns business deals and financial transactions they would not be regarded as true Muslims since most of their dealings and transactions are, today, very far from the noble standards of Islaam.
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
- Subhanalla-thee sakh-khara-lana haatha wa-ma kun-na lahoo muqrineena wa inna ila Rabbina lamun- qali-boon.
“Glory be to Him (Allah) Who has brought this (vehicle) under our control though we were unable to control it. Sure, we are to return to our Lord”. (Qur’aan: 43:13)
- Waith qala ibraheemu rabbi ijAAal hatha baladan aminan waorzuq ahlahu mina alththamarati man amana minhum biAllahi waalyawmi alakhiri qala waman kafara faomattiAAuhu qaleelan thumma adtarruhu ila AAathabi alnnari wabisa almaseeru
Listen now to the third verse recited in the Nikah Khutbah: “believers! Fear Allah Ta’ala and Speak clearly and correctly Attain piety in every walk of life and choose the path of obedience. And when you speak Speak clearly and correctly Converse in such a manner in which love is maintained and all matters remain pleasant. Do not go over the limit, do not approach the boundaries of arguments and fights. Allah Ta’ala will accept your good deeds.
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”.
Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to go and visit her occasionally. Once he went to visit her and she offered him something to drink. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam refused either because he did not feel like drinking anything at that time or because he was fasting. Because of the fact that she had brought up Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam she insisted that he drinks it. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam used to say that after my real mother, she is my mother. After his demise, Abû Bakr and ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhumâ also used to visit her occasionally. Upon seeing them she used to think of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and begin to cry. They should also begin crying.
She is also the daughter of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam Her first marriage was with ‘Utbah, the son of the kâfir Abû Lahab. Abû Lahab has been mentioned in the Quran in Sûrah al-Masad (the 111th sûrah of the Quran). The father and son did not accept Islam and the former therefore ordered his son to leave her. Upon this, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam performed her nikâh with ‘Uthmân radiyallâhu ‘anhu. When Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam prepared to leave for the battle of Badr, she was sick at that time. Because of this, he asked ‘Uthmân radiyallâhu ‘anhu to remain behind and tend to her and informed him that he will receive the same reward as those engaged in jihâd and that he will also receive a share of the booty. She passed away on the very day the Muslims vanquished the disbelievers and returned to Madinah.
She is the daughter of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. He loved her very much. She was married to ’Abû al-‘Âs bin ar-Rabî’ radiyallâhu ‘anhu. When she accepted Islam and her husband refused to do so, she severed relations with him and migrated to Madinah. A few days later, her husband also followed her to Madinah and accepted Islam.
She is also the wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam. She was brought as a prisoner after a war with the kuffâr in a battle popularly know as Bani Mustaliq. She had fallen in the share of a Sahâbi by the name of Thâbit bin Qays or his cousin. She said to her master: “I will give you a certain amount of money and you must free me.” He agreed to this so she went to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and asked him to help her with some money. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam felt sorry for her after seeing her piety and poverty. He said to her: “If you agree, I will pay for your entire freedom and take you into my marriage.” She readily accepted this offer and the nikâh took place. When the people heard about this marriage, especially all the prisoners that belonged to her tribe who were under the Muslims, then most of these Muslims freed these slaves saying that now that they have a relationship with Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam because of this marriage, it is disrespectful to keep them as slaves. ‘Â’ishah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ is reported to have said: “We do not know of any woman who has been of so much benefit to her tribe (or family).” Her previous husband’s name was Musâfi’ bin Safwân.
She is the wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and the daughter of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. On one occasion, Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam had issued one divorce to her. Thereafter, upon the instruction of Jibra’îl he revoked this divorce. Jibra’îl had spoken in her favour in the following way: “You should revoke the divorce which you issued to her because she fasts abundantly, engages in a lot of ‘ibâdah at night, and she will be your wife in jannah.” She had made a bequest to her brother ‘Abdullâh bin ‘Umar to give a certain amount of her wealth in charity. She had also made a plot of land waqf for Allah Ta’âlâ. She had also made a bequest in this regard. Her first husband’s name was Khunays bin Hudhâfah.
The story of her birth has been mentioned above. After she was born, her mother took her to Baytul Maqdis in fulfilment of her vow. When she reached the musjid, she informed the pious servants over there to take her because she had vowed this child for the musjid. Because she was from a pious family, all the pious persons who were based in the musjid wanted to rear her and bring her up. Zakariyya was also amongst them. He was the uncle of Maryam. He therefore had a greater right of taking care of her. But because all the others were clamouring to take care of her, they all agreed upon a certain system to determine who will take care of her. Eventually, the lot fell in the name of Zakariyya ‘alayhis salâm. He took her and began looking after her. She began growing very quickly – much faster than other children of her age and very soon she appeared to be a grown up. From a young age she was very pious. Allah has referred to her as a walî in the Quran. It has also mentioned that she used to miraculously receive different types of fruit when it was not even the season to receive such fruit. Zakariyya ‘alayhis salâm used to ask her: “From where are you receiving all this fruit?” She used to reply: “From Allah.” In short, her entire life was something to marvel about. When she became mature, solely through the power of Allah, she fell pregnant without any man touching her. It was from this pregnancy that ‘Îsâ ‘alayhis salâm was born. On seeing that she gave birth without a man, the Jews began accusing her of adultery. In order to prove them wrong, Allah gave ‘Îsâ ‘alayhis salâm the power to speak while he was still a baby. He spoke of such great things that all those who possessed a just and open mind agreed that this is an example of Allah’s power; that he was in fact born without a father and that his mother was pure and innocent.