A slave-woman from the Banû Isrâ’îl


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

It is mentioned in a Hadîth that a woman from the Banû Isrâ’îl was breast-feeding her child when a richly adorned caravan passed by. This woman made a du‘â: “O Allah! Make my child (rich) just like this.” Upon hearing this, the child left her breast and said: “O Allah! Do not make me like this.” Thereafter the child continued drinking her milk. After a little while a group of people passed by taking a slave-woman with them in a disgraceful and oppressive manner. Upon seeing this spectacle, the mother made the following du‘â: “O Allah! Do not make my child like this.” Again the child left her breast and said: “O Allah! Make me just like this.” The mother asked: “What is this you are saying?” He replied: “The person who was at the head of the caravan was a tyrant. The slave-woman was being accused of being a thief and being immoral when in fact she is pure from all these accusations.”

March 2, 2011

Âsiyah


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is the wife of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt who had claimed to be god. Look at the power of Allah that the husband was a shaytân while the wife was so pious that the Quran praises her and our Rasûl sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam has spoken about her in the following terms: “There are many men who have reached stages of excellence. However, from among the women, no one reached a stage of excellence except Maryam and Âsiyah. It was Âsiyah who had saved the life of Mûsâ from the tyrant, Pharaoh.”

February 14, 2011

DUA TO HALT AN OPPRESSOR FROM OPPRESSING


Duas, Remedies from Holy Quran

A

فَسَتَذْكُرُونَ مَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ وَأُفَوِّضُ أَمْرِي إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ

Soon you will remember what I am saying to you. And I entrust my matter with Allah. Surely, Allah has all (His) servants in sight. (40: 44)

Significance: Anyone who recites the above mentioned verse in the presence of the oppressor, he will be safeguarded from his oppression.

B

Say Al- Jabbar (The Majestic) 216 times in the morning as well as in the evening. Refuge from the oppression of the oppressor is
certain.

C

August 27, 2010

26) Taking People’s Property Through Falsehood


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Injustice may be exercised by stealing people’s property, beating and insulting them, or by violating and overbearing the weak persons.

Allah, Almighty says,

“Think not that Allah doeth not heed the deeds of those who do wrong. He but giveth them respite against a day when the eyes will fixedly stare in horror, they running forward with necks out stretched, their heads uplifted, their gaze returning not towards them, and their hearts a (gaping) void! So, warn mankind of the day when the wrath will reach them: then will the wrong doers say, “O Lord! Respite us (if only) for a short time: we will answer Thy call, and follow the Messengers!” “What were ye not want to swear aforetime that ye should offer no decline? And ye dealt in the dwellings of men who wronged themselves, and you were clearly shown how we dealt with them, and we put forth (many) parables in your behoof” (Ibrahim:42-45)

February 21, 2009

17) Arrogance, Pride, Conceit, Vanity And Haughtiness


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High, says,

“Moses said, “I have indeed called upon my Lord and your Lord (for protection) from every arrogant one who believes not in the Day of Account.” (Ghafir: 27)

“Verily He loveth not the arrogant.” (An-Nahl: 23)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Once a man was walking along in a new set of clothes, with a swagger to his step, pleased with himself, Allah caused the earth to swallow him and he will keep sinking until the Last Day.” (Bukhari)

“Tyrants and the arrogant will be raised on the last Day as grain strewn under feet that the people will walk upon.” (Tirmidhi and Ahmad)

February 5, 2009

16) The Leader Who Misleads His Followers, The Tyrant and The Oppressor


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Almighty says,

“The blame is only against those who Oppress men with wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land defying right and justice: for such there will be a chastisement grievous.” (Al-Shura: 42)

The Qur’an also states,

“Think not that Allah doth heed the deeds of those who do wrong. He but giveth them respect against a Day when the eyes will fixedly stare in horror, they running forward with necks outstretched, their heads uplifted; their gaze returning not towards them, and their hearts a (gaping) void!” (Ibrahim: 42-43)

And,

February 4, 2009