What is Al-Masjid-Al-Aqsa?


Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. “I am told that ‘al-Masjid-al-Aqsa mentioned in Surah Bani Isra’il of the Holy Qur’an refers to a plot of land only, and there was no built mosque on that plot in the days of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam). Is this correct? Is the present Masjid built on the same plot? And who had built it first?
(A.S. Naviwala Karachi)

A. This is not correct. What we call it al-Masjid al-Aqsa today was originally built by Sayyidna Dawood by Sayyidna Sulaiman . It was in the form of a mosque even in the days of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam). Imam Baghawri reports that when the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam) informed the infidels of Makkah that he has been taken by Allah to al-Masjid-al-Aqsa, they did not believe it and started asking him about the details of the building of the mosque, and the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam) gave then full account of the building. They asked him about the minute details of the structure of the mosque and the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam)gave all their answers correctly. (See al-Tafsir al-Mazhari v.5 p.402)

October 5, 2010

The Aadaab of the Masjid


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Fiqh

1. Do not enter the Masjid without Wudhoo it is makrooh.

2. It is haraam to enter the masjid when you need a bath (ghusl).

3. Be dressed properly and respectfully when coming to the Masjid. (Some people enter the Masjid with T-shirts, denims or some other disrespectful and unlawful style of dress. This is highly disrespectful and is a violation of the sanctity of the Masjid.)

September 23, 2008

HAJJ


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

If a person has wealth which is over and above his
basic necessities and which will be sufficient for him to make the onward and
return journey for hajj, then hajj becomes fard upon him. There are great
virtues in performing hajj. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: “There
is nothing in return for a hajj that is free of sins and evils except paradise.”
Similarly, great rewards have been mentioned for performing umrah.
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said: “Hajj and umrah wipe out
sins just as a furnace removes the rust that has settled on
steel.”

August 31, 2008

Acts which Break or do not Break the Fast


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.
  1. If a fasting person forgetfully eats, drinks or has sexual intercourse, the fast will not break. If he eats and drinks a full-stomach, even then the fast will not break. If he forgetfully eats or drinks several times in the day, the fast will still not break.

  2. A person saw a fasting person eating or drinking something. If this fasting person is quite strong and is not greatly affected by fasting, it will be wâjib to remind him that he is fasting. But if he is a weak person and is greatly affected by fasting, he should not be reminded that he is fasting. Instead, he should be allowed to continue eating.

August 31, 2008

The Noble Characteristics And Habits Of Rasûlullâh (Part 1)


The Life of Rasulallah

1. Barrâ bin ‘Âzib narrates that Rasûlullâh Sallallâho ‘Alaihi Wassallam was the most handsome person and had the most pleasant manners. He was neither too tall nor too short.

2. ’Ismâîl bin ‘Ayyâsh narrates that Rasûlullâh Sallallâho ‘Alaihi Wassallam was the most patient over the harms by others that were inflicted on him.

August 31, 2008