Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) not only forbade the lighting of lamps and lanterns at the gravesides, in fact, he (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) cursed the perpetrators of such actions. Hadhrat Abdullaah Bin Abbaas (radhiAllaahu anhuma) states:

“Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) has cursed those women who go the graveyard, and those people who make the graves a place of worship and those who light lamps there.” [Mishkaat, page 71]

Allaamah Hadhrat Ali (radhiAllaahu anhu) Qaari (rahmatullahi alaih) mentions in the commentary of this narration:

January 28, 2011


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

Hadrat Samura bin – Jundab (Radi Aflaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said “The most excellent words are four:
1. Glory be to ALLAH,

2. Praise be to ALLAH,

3. There is no god but ALLAH,

4. ALLAH is most great. [Muslim]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “Two expressions which are light on the tongue but heavy in the scale are dear to the Compassionate One:

“Glory be to ALLAH and I begin with praise of Him,”

June 19, 2010

The Woman who only spoke Quran

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Women & Family

An elderly Arab lady was sitting alone at the trunk of a tree and Abdullah bin Mubarak also happened to pass that way. Seeing this lady in distress, he spoke to her. The discussion is recorded as follows:

Abdullah bin Mubarak: Asalamu alaykum wa Rahmatullah.

The lady: The word from a merciful Lord is peace [Ya Sin 36/58]. She meant that the reply of salaam is from Allah, Most High, Himself. She said further: Those whom Allah sendeth astray, there is no guide for them. [Araaf 7/186]. She meant that she had lost her way.

November 4, 2009


Beliefs & Practices, Fiqh

The earth as a mosque

Allah the Exalted has conferred a special blessing upon this ummah – that is, the whole earth has been declared a mosque for it. Therefore, when the time for prayer comes, a Muslim may pray wherever he may be. Abu Dharr asked the Prophet, “What was the first mosque on the earth?” He said: “The Masjid al-Haram [in Makkah].” Abu Dharr asked: “which is the next oldest mosque?” The Prophet sallallahu alehi wassalam said: “The al-Aqsa Mosque.” Abu Dharr asked: “How much time was there between [the building of the two].” The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam replied: “Forty years.” Then, he said: “Wherever you may be, at the time of salah, you may pray for it [the earth] is all a mosque.”

September 3, 2008

Is Your Home an Islamic Home?

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Children, Women & Family

“And Allah has made for you in your homes a place of rest…”[An-Nahl:80]

This may seem like an unusual question and your automatic response may be “Why, of course my home is an Islamic Home!! My family is Muslim and that makes our home a Muslim one!!”

Go through this short checklist to determine if your response should really be in the affirmative.

I Have Chosen a Good Spouse

August 24, 2008