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    Leaking bucket!

    Leaking bucket! By Abdurrahmaan Umar “I’m going to complete three Qurans”, said Omar, folding his mouth into a tight-lipped smile. “Insha Allah!” he added as an afterthought, “That’s my goal for this Ramadaan!” Shaheed rubbed his temples, contemplating his words carefully as if they would turn into a promise if they escaped his lips, “I think I am going to focus on Zikr. Sheikh is always talking about the value of zikr, so I decided…” he ruminated a little more, “I am going to praise Allah by reading at least 500 times ‘La illaha ilallah’ every day, and I will increase that, Allah willing.” “Guys, guys!” shouted Moosa as he clambered over the shoulders of those at the back struggling to get to the center of the discussion, “Ramadaan is a month of caring, a month when we supposed to feel empathy for our fellow Muslims,” pointing an accusing finger at Shaheed, he blurted out, “You can’t just worry about your own self and your Ibadat(worship). You have to worry about others…. that’s Ramadaan.” Omar leant forward, almost crouching, “Yeh, yeh, but what about earing rewards in this month. We all know the amount of extra reward we get in this month” “I can see the Shaytaan (devil) is still not tied up. Look at us! Having a squabble on the virtues of deeds right in front of Sheikh. Let’s ask Sheikh.” Cried Shaheed as he turned to Sheikh Hammad, lowered his voice and asked, “Sheikh, what would be the best action to do in the month of Ramadaan?” Some of the group floated away from the front, embarrassed that they had forgotten that Sheikh was still sitting in his regular place sipping his jasmine tea. Sheikh Hammad smiled broadly and continued quietly reciting on his Tasbih (Praising Allah). “How long does it take to fill a bucket with holes?” Sheikh asked softly, stroking his now almost white beard. His hands bore the hallmarks of his aging body, the skin soft and wrinkled, the veins that once stood taut, were now tortuous lines of blue. Farid shifted his thick spectacles as he pondered the question, he glanced around to see if anyone else was going to venture a reply. The rest of the group sat silent, trying to fathom the reasoning in the question. He adjusted his specs once more and ventured, “Sheikh, it depends on how big the holes are…big holes then it will never fill. Small holes…well maybe it will fill, but won’t stay filled. So, we have to see the holes, and, oh yes, the rate of flow of …” Omar rolled his eyes and nudged Farid into silence. They waited in anticipation for Sheikh to explain. “You see, Ramadaan is not only about filling our buckets of deeds with lots of Qur’an, zikr, extra Salaah, charity and all the other good things you mentioned. If we do these deeds, and they are all beneficial and valuable, but we often forget to plug the holes in the bucket.” Scratching his head, Farid began, “But... Sheikh…why….” Omar didn’t allow him to carry on before nudging him hard enough to understand that continuing may be harmful to his health. “Before you ask me what are the holes in the bucket,” Sheikh continued, taking a long sip of his tea, “Our sins are the holes! If we do all the good that we intend to do, but don’t make efforts to avoid sins then it’s like trying to fill a holey bucket,” Sheikh’s lips creased into a faint smile at his little pun. “Together with doing good, we have to,” Sheikh emphasised, “we have to…., have to, give up sin. Any sin, small sin, big sin, open sin, secret sin, Allah knows them all! This is a month of Taqwa – as Allah mentioned in Surah Baqarah in the Qur’an: “O You who have attained to faith! Fasting is ordained for you as it was ordained for those before you, so that you may become of those who have Taqwa.” Sheikh took another small sip of his tea, and continued, “Taqwa is many things, and the one definition that applies here is to get close to Allah. Ramadaan is a month of drawing close to Allah. And for that…Allah removed all the obstacles that obstruct us on this noble path – so the Shayateen, the rebellious devils, are locked up; and our base desires are suppressed through fasting. We just have to give up sinning, do good deeds and we will move closer to Allah.” Farid nodded his head energetically in support of what Sheikh was saying, almost dislodging his topee from his head until a sharp nudge from Omar steadied him. “It doesn’t help we read lots of Qur’an and then spend the rest of our time backbiting others or swearing or lying…then we lose out on the benefit of the Quran... it just leaks out of the holes and we don’t get the “Taqwa” that Allah Ta’ala wanted us to get in this blessed month.” “And… this is the what Rasulallah, Salallahu Alaihi wa salam meant when he said as recorded by Imam Bukhari (RA): "Whoever does not give up false statements (i.e. telling lies), and evil deeds, and speaking bad words to others, Allah is not in need of his (fasting) leaving his food and drink.” Shiekh a long sip of his tea, watching as the young men nodded to one another as the cloud of puzzlement lifted from their heads. Farid chirped, “Got it! Stop the sins, plug the holes… and we fill the bucket and get to Allah. Easy peasy!” He scurried out of the way before Omar’s nudge could reach him. “So now you understand why you have to plug the holes,” Sheikh emphasised, “Don’t just do good – avoiding sin as important, if not more important.” www.eislam.co.za
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    Did a jewish lady used to throw trash at the Prophet’s house? Status : NO SOURCE A Story that is Commonly Heard Today  It goes that a Jewish woman in Mecca who would throw garbage on the doorstep of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in defiance of his message, and one day she fell sick and could not throw the garbage, so the Prophet (peace be upon him) visited her. Then it is said that she was so amazed at his character that she realized his prophethood and accepted Islam. I have not found a basis for this specific incident in the books of hadeeth or reliable works of prophetic biography, and it seems as though this story has become popular on the tongues of people without any source to support it, and Allah knows best. However, there is no need to repeat this story because its moral lesson recurs time and time again throughout the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him). There are so many true accounts of abuses which were followed by displays of the Prophet’s clemency and noble character (peace be upon him) and indeed, people’s hearts would change and they would come to faith. The important thing is that we read those accounts in the works of Seerah, we should appreciate them, and then strive to emulate that forbearance, clemency and nobility in our own lives. Wasalam, Abdullah Anik Misra Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani Seekershub
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    Hadīth about performing Salāh with a turban Status: FABRICATED Question Assala mualaikum Is the hadeeth about a person gets 70 times more reward in wearing a turban while praying than if you were turban-less sahih or fabricated? Could you please provide reference.Jazakumullah u Khair Answered by Mufti Ismail Moosa HA Wa’alaykum as Salām wa raḥmatullāhi wa barakātuhu, The Ḥadīth is Mawdū’. Hence, it would be regarded as non-existent. The references are as follows: ومما لا يثبت ما أورده الديلمي في مسنده عن ابن عمر رفعه ( صلاة بعمامة تعدل بخمس وعشرين صلاة وجمعة بعمامة تعدل سبعين جمعة ) وفيه ( إن الملائكة يشهدون الجمعة معتمين ويصلون على أهل العمائم حتى تغيب الشمس ) وفي لفظ عنه أيضا {جمعة بعمامة أفضل من سبعين بلا عمامة} – المقاصد الحسنة للسخاوي – 1 / 466/> 818- حديث صلاة بخاتم تعدل سبعين بغير خاتم هو موضوع كما قاله ابن حجر وكذا ما رواه الديلمي صلاة بعمامة تعدل خمسا وعشرين وجمعة بعمامة تعدل سبعين جمعة وكذا الصلاة في العمامة بعشرة آلاف حسنة كل ذلك لم يصح أسنى المطالب في أحاديث مختلفة المراتب – 1 / 171 صلاة بعمامة تعدل خمسا وعشرين صلاة وجمعة بعماة تعدل سبعين جمعة والصلاة في العمامة بعشرة آلاف حسنة قال المنوفي فذلك كله باطل -الأسرار المرفوعة في الأخبار الموضوعة – 1 / 232 177 حديث صلاة بعمامة تعدل خمسا وعشرين صلاة بلا عمامة وجمعة بعمامة تعدل سبعين جمعة بلا عمامة والصلاة في العمامة بعشرة آلاف حسنة موضوع قال المنوفي فذلك كله باطل – ا لمصنوع في معرفة الحديث الموضوع – 1 / 118 Fatwaa.com
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    Fabricated narrations - Stop quoting them

    Hadith about Moosa AS on fasting Status: FABRICATED Question: Assalamu alaykum, The following narration is doing its rounds on social media. Please verify if it is authentic: Once Moosa (AS) asked Allah Ta’ala: O Allah! You have granted me the honor and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person? Allah Ta’ala replied, O!! Moosa during the last period I am going to send an ummat, who will be the Ummat of Mohammed (SAW) with dry lips, parched tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger- will call out to me (in dua) they will be much closer to me than you O Moosa! while you speak to me there are 70000 veils between you and me but at the time of iftaar there will not be a single veil between me and the fasting Ummati of Mohammed (SAW) O!! Moosa I have taken upon myself the responsibility that at the time of iftaar I will never refuse the dua of a fasting person! Sub’hanallah!! Humble Request: Please spread this Hadith as much as possible to your dear ones. Answered by Mufti Ismail Moosa Wassalam, This narration does not come in any of the books of Ahadith. Rather, it is narrated in Nuzhah al-Majalis (pg 182). It also appears in the Tafseer Rooh al-Bayan (8/112). In both these books there is no Sanad (chain of transmission). Furthermore, it is the ‘Aqeeda of Ahl as-Sunnah that the Prophets are the closest to Allah. No Ummati can be equal to a Prophet. And Moosa (alayhi as Salam) is from Ulul ‘Azm (5 greatest prophets). So there is Nakara (discrepancy) in the Matan (text) which clearly shows it is a fabrication. Thus, such messages should not be spread. Fatwaa.com بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم Answer We have been unable to locate this narration or its chain in any reliable ḥadīth collection. A similar narration has been mentioned by Shaykh ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Ṣafūrī (d. 894/1488-9) in Nuzhat al-Majālis and ʿAllāmah Ismāʿīl Ḥaqqī (d. 1127/1715 or 1137/1725) in Rūḥ al-Bayān (8:150). Both books contain many unsubstantiated narrations and therefore cannot be relied upon in matters of authentication. Moreover, both books do not mention the primary source or the chain of this story. The narration also contradicts our belief that Prophets are superior to all other human beings and that Prophet Musā (peace be upon him) is from among the senior Prophets regarding whom Allah Almighty mentions in the Qurʾān (19:52), “And we called him from the right side of Mount Sinai and we brought him close to confer with him.” A narration or story that contradicts clear Islamic teachings is from among the signs of fabrication. One should therefore exercise caution and avoid circulating such narrations. This notwithstanding the fact that there are authentic narrations which suggest that the supplication of a fasting person is accepted. Thus, a fasting person should supplicate to Allah in abundance. قال عبد الرحمن الصفوري في نزھة المجالس (۱: ۱٦٥): قال موسى عليه السلام يا رب أكرمتني بالتكليم فهل أعطيت أحدا مثل ذلك، فأوحى الله تعالى يا موسى إن لي عبادا أخرجهم في آخر الزمان وأكرمهم بشهر رمضان فأكون أقرب لأحدهم منك، لأنك كلمتني وبيني وبينك سبعون ألف حجاب، فإذا صامت أمة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم حتى ابيضت شفاههم واصفرت ألوانهم أرفع الحجب بيني وبينهم وقت إفطارهم، يا موسى طوبى لمن عطش كبده وأجاع بطنه في رمضان، وقال كعب الأحبار: أوحى الله إلى موسى أني كتبت على نفسي أن لا أرد دعوة صائم رمضان، انتھی۔ وقال إسماعیل حقي في روح البیان (۸: ۱٥۰): (روی) موسى عليه السلام قال: يا رب هل أكرمت أحد أمثل ما أكرمتني أسمعتني كلامك، فقال تعالى: إن لي عبادا أخرجهم في آخر الزمان وأكرمهم بشهر رمضان وانا أكون أقرب إليهم منك، فإني كلمتك بيني وبينك سبعون ألف حجاب، فإذا صامت أمة محمد وابيضت شفاههم واصفرت ألوانهم أرفع تلك الحجب وقت إفطارهم، يا موسى طوبى لمن عطش كبده وجاع بطنه في رمضان فإني لا أجازيهم دون لقائي، وخلوف فمهم عندي أطيب من ريح المسك، ومن صام يوما استوجب ما لا عين رأت ولا أذن سمعت ولا خطر على قلب بشر، قال موسى: أكرمني بشهر رمضان، قال تعالى: هذا لأمة محمد عليه السلام، انتھی۔ ولا یخفی أن هذه القصة بینة الوضع، قال الله تعالی: ونادیناه من جانب الطور الأیمن وقربناه نجیا، وقال تعالی: وكلم الله موسی تكلیما، وقال الحافظ ابن القیم في المنار المنیف (صـ ٥۰): والأحاديث الموضوعة عليها ظلمة وركاكة ومجازفات باردة تنادي على وضعها واختلاقها على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، وقال (صـ ۷٦): ومنها أن يكون الحديث مما تقوم الشواهد الصحيحة على بطلانه، وقال (صـ ۸۰): ومنها مخالفة الحديث صريح القرآن، انتهی۔ وفي الباب عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ثلاثة لا ترد دعوتهم ، الصائم حتى يفطر والإمام العادل ودعوة المظلوم يرفعها الله فوق الغمام ويفتح لها أبواب السماء ويقول الرب وعزتي: لأنصرنك ولو بعد حين ، أخرجه الترمذي (۳٥۹۸) وابن ماجه (۱۷٥۲) وابن خزیمة (۱۹۰۱) وغیرهم ، قال النووي في المجموع (٦: ۳۷٥): يستحب للصائم أن يدعو في حال صومه بمهمات الآخرة والدنيا له ولمن يحب وللمسلمين ، لحديث أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ثلاث لا ترد دعوتهم ، الصائم حتی یفطر والإمام العادل والمظلوم ، رواه الترمذي وابن ماجه ، قال الترمذي: حديث حسن ، وهكذا الرواية حتى بالتاء المثناة فوق ، فيقتضي استحباب دعاء الصائم من أول اليوم إلى آخره ، لأنه يسمى صائما في كل ذلك ، انتهی كلام النووي۔ Allah knows best Yusuf Shabbir 11 Dhū al-Qaʿdah 1438 / 3 August 2017 Approved by: Mufti Shabbir Ahmad and Mufti Muhammad Tahir Islamicportal
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    A Comprehensive Guide to a Woman's Nakedness (awra)

    جزاک اللہ خیرا for the answers!
  12. Covering Feet Hanafi Fiqh > Tafseer Raheemi Question: Salam mufti Saab, When women pray salah do they have to cover their feet. I.e. with socks Kind regards Jazakhalah Answer: No, they don’t have to wear socks. However, if the feet can be covered by wearing a long cloak, it would be better. This is due to showing respect to the opinion of the other madhaahib. The Madhahib (on this mas’alah) go as follows: 1) Imam Shafiee, Imam Malik and Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal (Rahimahumullah) class the feet (of women) as satr and according to their research, they have to be covered in Salah. 2) Imam Abu Hanifa’s Mufta bihi Qawl (the opinion upon which the ruling has been given) is that they don’t have to be covered. Al-Fiqh Alal Mazahib al-Arba’ah lil Jaziry p.167/1 It is also stated in Nurul-Idah (The Light of Clarification) p.159: ’Her feet are not awrah, according to the most correct of two narrations, whether the surface or the sole, because of the general nature of the necessity.’ Source
  13. Women: Covering Feet Hanafi Fiqh > Qibla.com Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani When do we have to cover feet? Answer: The fatwa position in the Hanafi school is that a woman’s feet are not `awra. As such, it is not legally obligatory to cover them in the prayer or outside the prayer. [As mentioned in Radd al-Muhtar and elsewhere.] However: 1. Caution and scrupulousness would entail covering the feet, because it is obligatory according to other sunni schools (such as the Shafi`is), and it is a strong position within the Hanafi school that they are `awra. This is especially true for prayer, but it is best even outside the prayer when in the presence of those one must cover in front of. 2. It is only allowed to uncover the feet up to the ankles. Anything above the ankles is from one’s `awra. Many women wear skirts or dresses (such as jilbabs) that normally cover the ankles, but reveal the leg area above this while walking (especially in the wind, etc). There is nothing like safety. In general, the scholars remind us that one should not apply the Shariah as a dry list of do’s and don’ts. Rather, we should have the intention that we are following Allah’s commands and the guidance of His Messenger (Allah bless him & give him peace), out of love and thanks. And Allah alone gives success. Wassalam, Faraz Rabbani Source
  14. I would not have a clue of the interpretations sis and as for the fatwa, I'm not at all sure how to react ) :
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    A Comprehensive Guide to a Woman's Nakedness (awra)

    Jazakillah for the reply. Aapa, what will be the interpretation of ahadith which categorically state "except face and hands"? Reason behind asking is this Fatwa.
  16. Wa'alaykumus salaam warhamtullaah the one saying feet (up to ankle) are not part of awrah in or out of salaah..
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    A Comprehensive Guide to a Woman's Nakedness (awra)

    Assalamu alaikum aapa, Which opinion do you follow with regards to covering of feet?
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    "The Companions of Muhammad ﷺ‎ used to be the quickest to break the fast and the slowest in taking the pre-dawn meal." Reported by ‘Amr b. Maymûn Al-Awdî, shared by ‘Abd Al-Razzâq Al-San’ânî in Al-Musannaf p.226.
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