Rasulullah (salellaho alaihe wasallam) says, “Although they are weak, yet great people lose all sense of intelligence because of them.” Therefore, save yourselves from looking at strange women, this is compulsory for you. Even though one be professor possessing a PhD, a highly qualified graduate or even an eminent Aalim, without protecting the gazes, without taking due precaution one will lose ones senses when looking at them.
The Shariat has given them some rights of coquetry and playfulness. Rasulullah (salellaho alaihe wasallam) told Hazrat Aayesh (radhiallaho anha),
“I know when you are angry with me.” Read more... (482 words, estimated 1:56 mins reading time)
1. A person gave an empty piece of land to another person telling him: “You cultivate this land. Whatever you harvest will be divided between us according to a certain percentage.” This is known as muzâra’ah and is permissible.
2. A person cultivated a piece of land and said to another person: “You irrigate this land, tend to it and do whatever else is necessary. Whatever fruit is produced, irrespective of whether it is up to one-two years or 10-12 years, we will share it between ourselves either equally (i.e. 50% each) or by dividing it in thirds (or whatever the percentage may be).” This is known as musâqât and is also permissible. Read more... (1133 words, estimated 4:32 mins reading time)
Due to my own weakness I could not fully write the proper aadaab of the presence at Madina. However these points should serve as guide and I appeal to readers to overlook shortcomings. In my humble manner have I tried to stress two things while remaining inside the circle of the Shari’ah.
Firstly, honor and respect and secondly keenness and enthusiasm. It is now my intention to end this chapter with some incidents and stories about visitors to the Holy Tomb of Rasulullah Sal’am so that these may serve as examples to intending visitors. The famous story of Hazrat Utbah Rah, and some others have already been mentioned. Read more... (1856 words, estimated 7:25 mins reading time)
1. If a husband who is mature, not a lunatic nor a mad person divorces his wife, the divorce will come into effect. As for the husband who is not mature, who is not in his senses, or is mad, by his divorcing his wife, the divorce will not come into effect.
2. A sleeping person uttered the following words: “You are divorced” or he said: “I divorce my wife.” On uttering these words, divorce does not come into effect. Read more... (201 words, estimated 48 secs reading time)
Hazrat Ibn Abbas R.A. reports: ‘On the day of Arafaat a young man; Fadhl; was Rasulullah’s sal’am companion, sharing his camel; when the young man cast his eyes, staring at the women. Whereupon Rasulullah sal’am said: ‘O so of my brother, this is such a day when whoever controls his hearing, his sight and the tongue; he shall certainly be forgiven by Allah’. The young man here referred to was Fadl Ibn Abbaas. Read more... (606 words, estimated 2:25 mins reading time)
But surely, if my assets were taken to Quetta by a person whom I do not even know, do not know his influences and am unaware of his might; then, no doubt there will be disgruntlement inside me ready to tear me apart. Therefore when we are unaware of Allah’s might and are negligent of Him then there explode sparks of awful agitation within us. And then, if Allah takes away something; the heart will definitely ache in disapproval, echoing blows of who took it… Read more... (142 words, estimated 34 secs reading time)
1. Islam – the jama’at of a kaafir is not valid.
2. To be in one’s senses – the jama’at of an intoxicated, unconscious or lunatic
person is not valid.
3. In addition to making the intention of salaat, the muqtadi must also make the
intention of following the imam. In other words, he must have this intention in
his heart that he is offering a particular salaat behind this imam. The masaa’il
related to intention have already been mentioned. Read more... (3410 words, estimated 13:38 mins reading time)
1. To be a male – jama’at is not wajib on women.
2. To be mature – jama’at is not wajib on children who have not reached the age
3. To be a free person – jama’at is not wajib on a slave.
4. One must be in one’s senses – jama’at is not wajib on a person who is
intoxicated, unconscious, or a lunatic.
5. To be free from all excuses – in the presence of these excuses, jama’at is
not wajib. However, it will be better if he offers his salaat with jama’at
despite having an excuse. If he does not offer with jama’at, he will be deprived
of the reward. The excuses for leaving out jama’at are fourteen: Read more... (634 words, estimated 2:32 mins reading time)
The life around us is full of all kinds of wonders. Scattered in the world are different creatures with distinct qualities and characteristics. A close look at Allah’s creation shows that from inanimate things to the human beings there has been a gradual progress of sense, perception and will. The basic forms of inorganic matter show a complete lack of sense and perception. Some other kinds of material show a faint trace of some kind of life. In growing plants involuntary presence of senses can be felt. In the animal world along with the senses there is some kind of will. In human beings, the power to control their thoughts, actions and desires makes them the most responsible of all created beings. The degree of responsibility in other creatures is proportional to the degree of free will given to them. The inorganic things are entirely free from all responsibility. Plants are subject to the laws of life and death. In the animal world, the responsibilities are increased further but it is mankind that is bound by obligations all over. Within their own kind, the mentally ill, the idiots and children on the one side and the adults, the learned, and the intellectuals on the other have to bear the burden of responsibility according to the power of perception and will present in them. Read more... (4856 words, estimated 19:25 mins reading time)