ALL-SEEING (Haazir-o-Naazir)


Prior to discussing this point, one needs to reflect upon the term „haazir-o-naazir‟. These are both Arabic words which translate as “one who is present and looking”. And if one combines these two word, they would imply “That being whose presence is not restricted to one specific place, in fact, his presence at one and the same time encompasses the entire universe and is aware and looks at every particle from the first to the last.”

January 4, 2011

Iddah after Death of the Husband

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

1. A woman’s husband passed away. She must now observe the ‘iddah for four months and ten days. She must live in the house in which she was staying at the time of her husband’s death. It is not permissible for her to go out of that house. However, if a woman is very poor and does not have the resources to lead a normal life, and she takes up a job of cooking for someone or takes up some other similar job, it will be permissible for her to leave her house. However, she will have to spend the night in her home.

September 14, 2010

The Wajib Acts of Salaat

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

The Wajib Acts of Salaat

The following things are wajib in salaat:

1. To recite Surah Faatihah.

2. To recite some other Surah with it.

3. To execute every fard act at its specific place.

4. To stand and recite Surah Faatihah and to recite some Surah with it.

5. To go into ruku.

6. To go into sajdah.

7. To sit down after two rakaats.

8. To recite at-tahiyyaat in both the sitting postures.

9. To recite dua-e-qunoot in witr salaat.

10. To complete the salaat by saying As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatullah.

August 31, 2008