• Rabbi hab lee mina alssaliheena

“O my Lord! Grant me (offspring) from the righteous” (Qur’aan: 37:100)

  • Rabbana waijAAalna (Muslimayni laka wamin thurriyyatina ommatan (Muslimatan laka waarina manasikana watub AAalayna innaka anta alttawwabu alrraheemu

“Our Lord! Make of us (Muslims, bowing to Your (Will), and of our offspring a nation submissive unto You, and show us our Manasik (all the ceremonies of pilgrimage – Hajj and Umrah) and accept our repentance. Truly You are the One Who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful”. (Qur’aan: 2:128)

  • Rabbi la tatharnee fardan waanta khayru alwaritheena
September 13, 2011

The mother of Abû Dhar Ghifâri radiyallâhu ‘anhu

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

Abû Dhar Ghifâri is a Sahâbî. When the news of Rasûlullâh’s sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam prophethood spread, he left his hometown and came to Makkah in order to establish the truth. After observing the situation in Makkah, he became a Muslim. When he returned home, his mother heard his entire story. She replied: “I have no objection to your Dîn. I am also becoming a Muslim.”

Lesson: This is what is known as purity in nature and temperament. Once she heard the truth, she did not worry about the religion of her forefathers. O women! Even when you hear anything about the Sharî‘ah, do not try to contradict it by substantiating your family customs and rituals. You should readily accept the matter of Dîn and act accordingly.

July 19, 2011

A slave-woman from the Banû Isrâ’îl

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

It is mentioned in a Hadîth that a woman from the Banû Isrâ’îl was breast-feeding her child when a richly adorned caravan passed by. This woman made a du‘â: “O Allah! Make my child (rich) just like this.” Upon hearing this, the child left her breast and said: “O Allah! Do not make me like this.” Thereafter the child continued drinking her milk. After a little while a group of people passed by taking a slave-woman with them in a disgraceful and oppressive manner. Upon seeing this spectacle, the mother made the following du‘â: “O Allah! Do not make my child like this.” Again the child left her breast and said: “O Allah! Make me just like this.” The mother asked: “What is this you are saying?” He replied: “The person who was at the head of the caravan was a tyrant. The slave-woman was being accused of being a thief and being immoral when in fact she is pure from all these accusations.”

March 2, 2011

Etiquette in Ibadat Part 1

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

Wudû and Purity
1. Perform your wudû in a proper manner even if you do not feel like doing so.
2. There is greater reward in performing a fresh wudû.
3. When relieving yourself, do not face the qiblah nor turn your back towards the qiblah.
4. You must be cautious with regard to urine splashing on you. By being unmindful in this regard, one is punished in the grave.
5. Do not urinate in a hole as there is the possibility of a snake, scorpion or any other dangerous animal emerging from it.
6. Do not urinate in the place where you have a bath.
7. Do not engage in any conversation when relieving yourself.
8. When you wake up, do not insert your hand in a utensil containing water until you have thoroughly washed your hands.
9. Do not use water that has been warmed in the sun as there is the possibility of being infected with white liver whereby the body is tainted with white marks.

December 3, 2010

A Few Masâ’il related to Divorce

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 4-Nikah (Marriage) in Islam

1. When it becomes necessary to issue a divorce, there are three ways in doing so: (a) the most preferable method, (b) a good method, (c) a bid’ah and harâm method.

The most preferable method: is that the husband issues one divorce to his wife while she is pure, i.e. not experiencing hayd or nifâs. A further condition is that he must not have engaged in sexual intercourse with her in this entire period of her purity. He must not issue any other divorce till the end of the expiry of her ‘iddah. The moment her ‘iddah expires, the nikâh will come to an end and there is no need to issue any further divorce. This is because divorce has only been permitted at the time of extreme need. Accordingly, there is no need to issue several divorces.

October 10, 2010

The Detestation of Divorce

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 4-Nikah (Marriage) in Islam

1. It is mentioned in a Hadîth that of all the permissible actions, divorce is the most detestable in the sight of Allah Ta’âlâ. The meaning of this is that divorce has been permitted at times of necessity. However, when there is no need, it is extremely detestable. The reason for this is that the purpose of marriage is to foster mutual understanding, mutual love, and comfort for the husband and wife. Divorce wipes out all these factors, shows ingratitude to the favours of Allah Ta’âlâ, the husband and wife become distressed, and it results in mutual enmity. Based on this, it also results in enmity towards the wife, her family and her relatives. As far as possible, one should never ever intend to divorce one’s wife. In all their dealings, the husband and wife should try and accommodate each other and live with love for each other. However, if there is no way that they can live together, there will be no harm in divorce. Understand this well.

October 8, 2010

lstakharah Salaah (Salaah for seeking guidance)

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

1. Mas’la: Whenever one intends to do something, one should take guidance from ALLAH. Seeking guidance from ALLAH is called istikharah. This has been exhorted in a number of traditions the Prophet has said that not seeking guidance from ALLAH through lstikhara is nothing but ill luck and wretchedness. So before taking a decision on a proposal for marriage or before setting out on a journey or undertaking any other important assignment, one should seek guidance from ALLAH through lstikharah Salaah. [Raddul Mukhtar]

June 11, 2010


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

(Hadrat) ‘Abdullah lbn ‘Umer (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “He who performs Wudu inspite of being in a state of purity will have ten blessing recorded for him.” [Tirmizi]

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) often performed ablution afresh and sometimes perform a number of Salaah’s in continuity with the same ablution. [Zad -ul- Ma’ad]

March 2, 2010

080 He Frowned (Rukuh 01, Ayats 01-42)

Quran & Tafseer, The Noble Quran

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.

عَبَسَ وَتَوَلَّى (1)

[80:1] He (the Prophet) frowned and turned his face,

أَنْ جَاءَهُ الأَعْمَى (2)

[80:2] because the blind man came to him!

وَمَا يُدْرِيكَ لَعَلَّهُ يَزَّكَّى (3)

[80:3] What could tell you (O prophet about the prospects of the blind man?) May be, (if you had attended him properly,) he would have attained purity,

أَوْ يَذَّكَّرُ فَتَنْفَعَهُ الذِّكْرَى (4)

March 1, 2010


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

Hadrat Abu Haurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said: O Abu Hurairah! When you perform ablution, say Bismillah -Wal- Hamdo Lillah (The result would be that) so long as this ablution would continue (i.e. one would remain in a state of purity), the Kiramun Katibeen (recording angles) would continue to write good deeds in his name. [Mu’jim Sagir – Tabarani, Ma’rif -ul- Hadis]

February 23, 2010