The pursuit of halâl wealth Part 2

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 5-Principles of Business

Hadith Eleven: It is mentioned in a Hadîth that a person who purchases a garment for 10 dirhams and one dirham from it was harâm, Allah will not accept his salât as long as he is wearing that garment.

Although the person will absolve himself of this duty, he will not receive the full reward for his salât. Other acts could also be based on this. We should fear Allah in this regard. First of all, our acts of ‘ibâdah are not offered in the proper manner. And those that are offered go to waste in this way (by harâm wealth). What answer will we give to Allah on the day of judgement and how will we bear the severe punishment?

November 30, 2010


Hazrat Sulaiman (A.S), History & Biography

“And (when) he (Nabi Sulaimaan) inspected the birds, he exclaimed: ‘Why do I not see Hud-Hud or is he among the absentees? Either he brings to me a valid proof (explanation) or I shall most certainly give him a severe punishment or slaughter him. The Hud-Hud stayed away for just a short time. (Upon his return) he said: ‘I have discovered what you have not discovered, and I come to you from (the land of) Saba with reliable information. Verily, I found a woman ruling over people. She has been given everything (of worldly wealth) and she has a wonderful throne. I have found her and her people prostrating to the sun besides Allah. Shaitaan has adorned for them their deeds and has prevented them from the Path of Allah, hence they do not derive guidance.”

November 26, 2010

The Virtues and Importance of Jama’at

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 2-Salat and its virtues

So many Sahih Ahadith have been narrated with regards
to the virtues and importance of jama’at that if all of them had to be collected
at one place, a large voluminous book would get filled. After examining all
these Ahadith, one aspect is very apparent, i.e. jama’at is a very important
prerequisite for the perfection of salaat. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam never ever discarded jama’at. So much so that when he fell ill and did
not have the strength to walk on his own, he came to the musjid with the
assistance of two people and offered his salaat with jama’at. He used to become
extremely angry on the person who did not offer his salaat with jama’at and
desired to mete out severe punishment on the abandoning of jama’at. Without
doubt, very great importance has been attached to offering salaat with jama’at
in the Shariah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And it ought to
have been like this. The high status of salaat demanded that whatever was going
to complement it should also be given full importance.

August 31, 2008