She is the mother of a very illustrious Sahâbi by the name of ‘Abdullâh bin Mas‘ûd radiyallâhu ‘anhu. She had such a great influence in the domestic affairs of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam that outsiders used to think that she was part of his household.
Lesson: This great contact that she had with the household of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam was only on account of Dîn. O women! If you safeguard your Dîn, you will also gain proximity to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam.
This matter remains as to why Bid`ah is such a detestable deed. The seniors of the Deen have made many lengthy discussions on this subject. I will briefly state a few reasons, hereunder: Read more... (1358 words, estimated 5:26 mins reading time)
The two highly qualified expert magicians consulted with their aged mother who was also an expert magician. The two sorcerers requested their mother to accompany them to the grave of their father. When the three reached the grave, the mother, employing her magic, addressed her dead husband. When the inmate of the grave spoke, one of the sons explained the purpose of their mission. The father’s voice from the grave informed them that all the magicians of the world would be defeated by Hadhrat Musa (alayhis salaam). His Staff changing into a deadly serpent was not an act of magic. Read more... (1227 words, estimated 4:54 mins reading time)
1. It is mentioned in a Hadîth that this world has been created to be utilised and that of all the things that are utilised in this world, there is nothing better than a pious woman. In other words, if a person is fortunate enough to get a pious wife, it will be a great blessing. It is also a mercy from Allah Ta’âlâ that she is actually a comfort for the husband and a means for his success in this world and in the hereafter. A person enjoys comfort from such a woman for his worldly needs and she also assists him in fulfilling his religious duties. Read more... (1377 words, estimated 5:30 mins reading time)
(1) I’tikaf means to stay in the Musjid with the niyyat of I’tikaf for the sake of Allah Ta’ala. The purpose of such stay in the Musjid is ibadat and to gain proximity to Allah Ta’ala.
THE TYPES OF I’TIKAF
There are three types of I’tikaf: Wajib, Sunnatul Muakkadah and Nafl.
An I’tikaf of Nathr and a Qadha I’tikaf are Wajib (compulsory) I’ltikaf.