- 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) Read more... (285 words, estimated 1:08 mins reading time)
- Rabbi la tatharnee fardan waanta khayru alwaritheena
For a common person (one who is not involved in livestock or agriculture) all that needs to be taken into account for Zakah calculation is the following:
The amount of cash owned (be it on person, in the bank, or loaned out. This can be money earned or income from additional house, properties etc.) as well as the value of any gold or silver jewelry owned, (necklaces, watches, etc. but not the gems or stones within them), and also, if one is involved in trade, then the value of one’s stock/merchandise at that time constitutes one’s accountable total. Read more... (815 words, estimated 3:16 mins reading time)
Payer of Zakah
Zakah must be paid by the one who is:
2- Major (Baligh)
4- Sahib-un-nisaab (owner of wealth above the level of nisaab)
Above-mentioned four conditions are described respectively in the following lines: Read more... (366 words, estimated 1:28 mins reading time)
- Zakah is not obligatory on a non-Muslim as Zakah is an ibadah (an act of pure worship) and a non-Muslim is not obliged to carry out the ibadah of Islam.
Abu Hurairah (Radhiallaahu anhu) reports: Rasulullah (Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam) said: “There are three people whose “Du’aa” is not rejected; the fasting person until he breaks the fast, the just ruler, and the oppressed person, whose ‘Dua’ Allah lifts above the clouds and opens unto it the doors of heaven, and Allah says: “I swear by My honour, verily I shall assist you, even though it may be after some time.” Read more... (1112 words, estimated 4:27 mins reading time)
1. What is the Shar`i status of a beard — Is it Waajib or Sunnat? Is the shaving of a beard Makrooh or Haraam? Many people understand the keeping of a beard to be a Sunnat, which if kept is meritorious and if not kept then there is no sin. How correct are these views?
2. Is there a specified length in the Shariah for a beard? If there is then what is it? Read more... (3615 words, estimated 14:28 mins reading time)
In conclusion, I would like to list a few things which the Ulama of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat have branded as Bid`ah. All Muslims of the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat must necessarily abstain from such acts. Those who practice these acts are not from the Ahle Sunnat, rather they belong to the Ahle Bid`ah:
To have all sorts of functions and festivities at the gravesites.
To solidify the graves.
To construct domes at the graves.
To drape sheets (Chadars) over the graves.
To prostrate at the graves.
To make Tawaaf there. Read more... (404 words, estimated 1:37 mins reading time)
By depending on his personal knowledge and opinion Maududi‟s understanding of Deen has become completely different from that of the pious predecessors. According to him, Deen is a political movement established on earth to introduce the Law of Allaah. He writes: “In the Islaamic movement, Muhammad (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) is the one leader in whose life we find all the details of each stage, from the initial dawah till the establishment of an Islaamic state, and subsequently till the formation and charter of the state. During this period, the leader of this movement displayed its principles and requirements. But the leader which Allaah appointed for guidance paid no attention to any problems of the world, nor of his own country. However he invited towards the discarding of all deities and the worship of One.” [Islaami Hukumat kis Tarah Qaaim hoti he, page23/4] Read more... (1938 words, estimated 7:45 mins reading time)
After the Ambiyaa (alaihimus salaam), the most sacred group is that of the Sahaabah (radhiAllaahu anhum),especially the four rightly guided caliphs. They form the medium between the Ambiyaa and the Ummat like that of Barzakh. Whatever has emanated from Maududi‟s pen in his books “Tajdeed Wa Ahyaa-e-Deen”, “Khilaafat Wa Mulukiyat”, “Tafheemul Qur`aan” etc. regarding Sayyidina Uthmaan, Ali, Talha, Zubair, Aishah, Muawiyah, Abu Moosa Ash`ari, Amr bil Aas, Uqbah and other Sahaabah, I regard as pure Shiasm. After studying Moulana‟s writings I have come to the conclusion that just as he is unaware of the reverence of prophethood, similarly is he unaware of the ranks of the Sahaabah. I wish he could have at least remembered one statement of Mujaddid Alfe Thaani: Read more... (2273 words, estimated 9:06 mins reading time)
(9). Now I will outline a few principles, which will assist in easily differentiating between Sunnat and Bid`ah. The mother of all principles is the one I have mentioned above, that to understand anything to be part of the Deen which was not practiced by the Salf-e-Saaliheen, is a Bid`ah. Now, we will list some corollary principles: Read more... (3077 words, estimated 12:18 mins reading time)
Respected Janaab Moulana Saheb,
Assalaamualaikum, Read more... (689 words, estimated 2:45 mins reading time)