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  2. On one occasion, Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) was walking with Ja’far bin Sulaimaan (rahimahullah) in Basrah when they came across a palace being built. The person coordinating the project was a very handsome youngster. Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) turned to Ja’far (rahimahullah) and exclaimed “Do you not see this youngster, his beauty and his ambition for this construction?” (i.e. look at how his ambition is being wasted on the temporary things of this world.) He further exclaimed, “I really have to ask my Rabb to free him (from the clutches of this material world) and (by means of which) perhaps He (i.e. Allah Ta‘ala) will make him from among the youngsters of Jannah.” Thereafter, Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) requested Ja’far (rahimahullah) to accompany him to meet this youngster. They thus entered the site and made salaam to the youngster. The young man casually replied to the salaam without realizing that the man standing before him was the great scholar, Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah). When those around him informed him that the man before him was Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah), he stood up and asked Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) how he could be of assistance to him. Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) asked him “How much do you intend to spend on this palace?” He replied, “One hundred thousand dirhams (silver coins).” Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) then asked the youngster, “Why don’t you hand this money over to me and I will put it in its rightful place (i.e. I will spend it in the path of Allah Ta‘ala), and (in exchange of that money) I will guarantee for you from the side of Allah Ta‘ala a palace better than this palace, along with its servants and caretakers, domes and pavilions, made from rubies and studded with precious gems. The sand (of the palace) will be saffron, and its cement will be musk. It will be far more spacious than this palace of yours and it will never dilapidate. No hands have touched it and no builder has built it. The Most High (i.e. Allah Ta‘ala) instructed it, ‘Come into existence!’ and it came into existence.” The youngster asked Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) to give him till the next morning to decide. Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) spent the entire night concerned about this youngster. When the last portion of the night came, he engaged himself in excessive du‘aa. The next morning when Maalik bin Dinaar and Ja’far (rahimahumallah) set out, they saw the youngster sitting (and waiting for them). When he saw them, he rushed towards them and asked Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) if the offer of the previous day was still available. Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) asked him if he was willing to give him 100,000 dirhams as per their agreement. He replied in the affirmative and presented the entire amount to Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah). Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) then asked for an inkpot and paper to be brought and thereafter began writing, “In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. This is the pledge of Maalik bin Dinaar to so and so person (the youngsters name); Indeed I (Maalik bin Dinaar) promise you from the side of Allah Ta‘ala a palace in exchange of your palace with the description I had given (yesterday) and more (than what was mentioned) is Allah’s prerogative. I have purchased for you in exchange of this wealth a palace in Jannah which is far more spacious than an extensive shade, close to (the ‘arsh of) The Highest, The Mighty.” Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) then folded the letter and handed it over to the youngster. They then took the wealth and began distributing it. By the evening all the wealth was spent in the path of Allah Ta‘ala and only a night’s ration remained. Barely forty days later, Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) completed his salaah one morning when he saw a letter placed in the mihraab. When Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) picked up the letter and opened it, he found the following written on it without any ink: “This is an absolvent from Allah Ta‘ala for Maalik bin Dinaar; indeed We have granted the youngster the palace which you had promised him and (We have given him) seventy folds more.” Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) was astonished by this. Taking the letter with him, he and his companions set out to the house of the youngster. When they reached the house, they saw that the atmosphere of the house was one of grief and sorrow. When they enquired about the youngster, they were informed that he had passed away the previous night. They then called for the person who had made the ghusl and asked him. “Are you the one who performed the ghusl (of so and so youngster?) He replied in the affirmative. Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) then requested him to inform them about what had happened. The person explained that before the youngster passed away, he gave him a letter and requested that when he passes away, this letter should be placed in between his body and his shroud. Therefore, he abided by his request and buried him with this letter. Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) took out the letter which he had found earlier that day and showed it to the person who had done the ghusl for the youngster. Upon seeing this letter, he exclaimed, “By the one who took his soul, this is the very same letter! I had placed it with my own hands between his shroud and his body.” Hearing this, everyone began weeping profusely. Another youngster who was also present stood up and requested Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah), “Take from me two hundred thousand dirhams and promise me the same thing.” Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) exclaimed, “It is not possible! Whatever happened, has happened and whatever has passed is over. Allah commands whatever He wishes.” Whenever Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) would remember the youngster he would weep and make du‘aa for him. (Kitaabut Tawwaabeen – Ibnu Qudaamah pg. 173) Lessons: 1. The luxuries of this material world are such that they very easily distract a person and make him forget his true purpose in life – worshipping Allah Ta‘ala and building his Aakhirah (Hereafter). Hence, it is extremely necessary for us, especially in our era of materialism and secularism, to keep the Aakhirah before us at all times. When the nature of this temporary world and the reality of the everlasting Aakhirah settles in our hearts, it will become easy for us to worship Allah Ta‘ala and pass our lives in His obedience. 2. Concern for the Deen of fellow Muslims is our duty and responsibility. We should thus endeavour to create an environment of reminding one another of Allah Ta‘ala, the shortness of this life and the eternity of the Aakhirah. We should also encourage one another to carry out good deeds and abstain from evil. Furthermore, we must dedicate time to make du‘aa for those Muslims who have lost the path and are involved in actions which are displeasing to Allah Ta‘ala. Hence, together with advising the person, Maalik bin Dinaar (rahimahullah) exerted himself in du‘aa on his behalf at the blessed time of tahajjud. UswatulMuslimah
  3. Q. I came across an article claiming: “Hence the basic purpose of iddah is to determine whether a lady is pregnant or not. This is necessary to protect the lineage of the child. Hence in all cases where one is absolutely sure that the divorcee/widow is not pregnant there shall be no iddah. Obviously in such a case there shall be no other restrictions of the iddah as well.” Is this true? A. The article you came across contains a misunderstanding of the principles and objectives of iddah (waiting period). According to Islamic jurisprudence, the purpose of iddah extends beyond just determining whether a woman is pregnant. The iddah serves multiple purposes in Islamic jurisprudence: 1. Ta'abbud (عبادة): It is an act of worship and obedience to Allah's command. 2. Hifz al-ansab (حفظ الأنساب): Protecting lineage, which includes but is not limited to determining pregnancy. 3. Ihtiyat (احتياط): Precaution, as pregnancy may not be immediately apparent. 4. Hidad (حداد): Mourning period for widows. 5. Opportunity for reconciliation in cases of revocable divorce. 6. Psychological and emotional adjustment for the woman. The claim that "in all cases where one is absolutely sure that the divorcee/widow is not pregnant there shall be no iddah" contradicts the consensus (ijma') of Islamic scholars and the clear textual evidence from the Quran and Sunnah. Allah Ta’ala states in the Quran: "And those who are taken in death among you and leave wives behind - they, [the wives, shall] wait four months and ten [days]." (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:234) "Divorced women remain in waiting (Iddah) for three periods …" (Surah Al-Baqarah, 2:228) These verses do not make an exception for women who are not pregnant. Therefore, it is obligatory to observe the iddah period as prescribed by Islamic law, regardless of the certainty of pregnancy. The iddah period remains obligatory even when pregnancy is ruled out, as it serves multiple purposes beyond determining pregnancy. And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best Mufti Moosa Salie Mufti Taahir Hansa (The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) Fatwa Department Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
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  7. By Mohammad Rafique Etesame The holy Quran makes mention,” Behold, then, [O man,] these signs of God’s grace - how He gives life to the earth after it had been lifeless! Verily, this Selfsame [God] is indeed the One that can bring the dead back to life: for He has the power to will anything! Ar-Rum (The Romans) 30:50 Also, “(SAY: “[Thus speaks God:] ‘O you servants of Mine who have transgressed against your own selves! Despair not of God’s mercy: behold, God forgives all sins - for, verily, He alone is much-forgiving, a dis-penser of grace!’ ” Az-Zumar (The Groups) 39:53And,” But is it they who distribute thy Sustainer’s grace? [Nay, as] it is We who distribute their means of livelihood among them in the life of this world, and raise some of them by degrees above others, to the end that they might avail themselves of one another’s help - [so, too, it is We who bestow gifts of the spirit upon whomever We will]: and this thy Sustainer’s grace is better than all [the worldly wealth] that they may amass. ( z-Zukhruf (The Gold Adornments) 43:32). And,” [Hence,] O my sons, go forth and try to obtain some tidings of Joseph and his brother; and do not lose hope of God's life-giving mercy: verily, none but people who deny the truth can ever lose hope of God's life-giving mercy. Yusuf (Joseph) 12:87 These verses reveal Allah’s unlimited and vast mercy. According to the mufassireen (the commentators), the earth was dry and dust full and was unable to give any agricultural production, and suddenly cloud come and it was rain and this dead earth become again alive and produces greenery that is waving. Same as, when it rains of Allah’s mercy on the dead hearts, that have been dead due to committing sins, again, are living and powerful. Because Allais mercy gives glad tidings to the sinners that they should not worry about their sins because Allah forges all of them and enters His bondsmen to the Paradise, Because according to the Islamic scholars, do not lose hope of God’s life-giving mercy, but infidels not the Muslims . But, notably, Allah mercy is not for those who are mushriks it means they ascribes partners to Allah Almighty and He will not forgive them at all until they offer , tauba , (repentance) and intend not to do them again. The holy Quran reveals,” VERILY, God does not forgive the ascribing of divinity to aught beside Him, although He forgives any lesser sin unto whomever He wills: for he who ascribes divinity to aught beside God has indeed contrived an awesome sin. An-Nisa (The Women) 4:48. Major sins ( gunahe kabeera) are also not forgiven but by tauba. Infect, faith is between the fear of Allah and hope of His mercy. By this way, he is really is entitled to God’s life-living mercy. Las
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  10. Introduction Living in the West, we are all familiar with the Gregorian calendar, the years, the months, even the dates which are significant to people of other faiths. The real question is, how many of us are familiar with the Islamic Calendar? Can we say that we know the significant dates in Islam or the names of the months? In fact, how many of us know which Islamic month or year we are currently in? We all know when it is Ramadaan and maybe Dhul Hijjah, but what about the other months? Consider the following: A child reaches adulthood in Islam on their 15th Islamic birthday if they haven’t experienced any of the natural signs Our Zakaat is payable once every Islamic Year Our obligatory fasting begins on the 1st of Ramadaan and ends on the 1st of Shawwaal Our obligatory pilgrimage (Hajj) takes places between the 8th and 12th of Dhul Hijjah Bearing the above in mind, as Muslims, it is imperative for us to familiarize ourselves with our Islamic Calendar. The Origin of the Islamic Calendar On one occasion, Abu Musa al-Ashari radiyallahu anhu wrote a letter to Umar radiyallahu anhu, when he was the Ameer ul-Mu’mineen. In the letter, he mentioned that the letters of Umar radiyallahu anhu reach him, but the letters were not dated. Hence, in the 17th year of Hijrah, Umar radiyallahu anhu gathered the Sahabah radiyallahu anhum to discuss how to set a date, in other words, how to fix the Islamic calendar. The first point of discussion was when should the Islamic calendar start, i.e., what should be the first year. Some of the opinions were as follows: From the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam From the time Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam received Prophethood From the time of the Hijrah - Migration to Madinah Munawwarah From the demise of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Regarding setting the date from the birth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Umar radiyallahu anhu didn’t like this opinion as this would resemble the Christians. Regarding setting the date from the demise of Raslullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Umar radiyallahu anhu didn’t prefer this either, as the passing away of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a blow to the Ummah. After the discussion, Umar radiyallahu anhu came to the decision that the Islamic calendar should commence from the Hijrah. The reason being that the Hijrah marked the beginning of the rise and honour of Islam. The Sahabah radiyallahu anhum unanimously agreed with his opinion. The First month Now that the first year had been determined i.e. After the Hijrah, which month should be the first in the Islamic calendar? If analogical reasoning was used, the first month should be Rabi ul Awwal as this was the month in which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam migrated to Madinah Munawwarah. However, the actual intention for migration was made by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the month of Muharram. In the 13th year of Prophethood, the Ansar (from Madinah) had taken the pledge of allegiance with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah. At the end of Dhul Hijjah, the Ansar returned to Madinah Munawwarah after completing Hajj. A few days later, in the month of Muharram, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made the intention to migrate to Madinah Munawwarah and granted permission to the Sahabah t to also migrate. Therefore, it was decided that the first month of the Islamic calendar should be Muharram. This was the opinion of both Uthman radiyallahu anhu and Ali radiyallahu anhu. Other Sahabah radiyallahu anhum suggested that the year should start with the month of Ramadan, however Umar radiyallahu anhu said it should be the month of Muharram, as this is the month in which the pilgrims return from Hajj. The Sahabah radiyallahu anhu unanimously agreed with his opinion. (Source: The Islamic Calendar) Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
  11. Robbers of Time By Shaykhul-Hadith, Hadrat Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat damat barakatuhum The gift of time is a very precious favour of Allah ta‘ala. It is a favour we can neither store nor stop from passing. This is why we say, ‘Time waits for no one.’ A similitude for time and life is a block of ice melting away, slowly, minute by minute, second by second, breath by breath. Yet one stark difference between the two is that it is possible to put ice back in the freezer, but nothing can freeze our lives. Thus, life is an asset that needs to be utilised now. Upon close observation of our own lives, we will find that there are many activities which rob us of our time. Let us take football as an example; just ponder for a minute, how many people in the world today spend hour after hour of their precious time watching football games? What tangible benefit do we get from just watching football? Seldom do we have a conversation that is void of this topic. Just imagine, during only one season or during a single World Cup campaign, how much of our lives are wasted behind football? How much time do we waste in talking about football, watching football, listening to football commentaries and thinking about football? How much time do we devote to these activities and how much time do we devote to Allah ta‘ala? How much time do we spend pursuing religious or secular knowledge that will benefit us, in helping those who are less fortunate and less privileged than us, in helping the needy and the disabled, or in other ways of making a positive contribution to the communities in which we live? Football is just one example; there are many other robbers of time: engaging in futile conversations and gossip, spending hours on shisha, discussing politics without any practical outcome, etc. Let us all value time and utilise it in something fruitful, for a day is coming when we will be made to stand in the Court of Allah ta‘ala and be questioned about how we spent each and every moment of our lives. Taken from 'Inspirations' (Volume 1) published by Islamic Da'wah Academy © Islamic Da'wah Academy
  12. ...Muhammad Rasulullah, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam.... ''Muhammad Basharun, Wa laysa Ka'l-Bashari, Bal Huwa Yaaqootatun Wa Naasu Ka'l-hajari''... meaning ''Muhammad is a man, but not like other men! He is a gem, and human beings are stones'' (Imam al-Busayri in his Burdat ash-Shareefah) ALLAHUMMA SALLI ALA SAYYADINA MUHAMMAD AN-NABIY UMMIY, WA ALA AHLIHI, WA ASHABIHI AJMAEEN.
  13. As-Salaam alaikum, "Maraja'l-Bahrayn yaltaqiyan, baynahuma barzakh-ul la yabghiyaan.. He has let free the two bodies of flowing water, meeting together: Between them is a barrier which they do not transgress''. (Rahman, 55: 19-20) Here, Allah Ta'ala sends 2 seas/bodies of water to crash together [ one salty and the other wholesome and sweet ], but between them is a barzakh they do not breach. This is one of the many favours of Allah...sea water is a sanitating agent, while fresh water is sweet and palatable to drink. And allegorically, the 2 seas here are traditionally understood to be this world ( dunya) and the other world (akhirah). We enter into the other world through the barzakh at death and during the dream. We might try to be conscious and aware during the dream, or as we approach sleep, until we are actually dreaming, or we wake up hours later back into consciousness. The idea of ''the limit''....''barzakh'' in the ayat takes us into the question of consciousness, and the fact that the other world is not far away. The 2 worlds are separated by the thinnest of membranes, a bounded null surface.
  14. By Mohammad Rafique Etesame.This is a unique question raises in the minds and people become confuse over it due to not having A satisfactory answer about it, but the Holy Quran makes it clear saying.” And [tell them that] I have not created the invisible beings and men to any end other than that they may [know and] worship Me but withal,] no sustenance do I ever demand of them, nor do I demand that they feed Me, verily, God Himself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Lord of all might, the Eternal! ( Az-Zariyat (The Winds that Scatter) 51:57. Now the question is: how can one do worship of Allah because He is invisible and one cannot know the proper and authentic method of worship? So, for it, Allah Almighty sent His holy Messengers PBU them and they guided their ummah, by setting up a good example practically. The holy Quran reveals,” VERILY, in the Apostle of God you have a good example for everyone who looks forward [with hope and awe] to God and the Last Day, and remembers God unceasingly” Al-Ahzab (The Confederates) 33:21 The holy Prophet PBUH passed 23 years of his life in his people and practically presented a good example acting upon Allah’s commands and not mere oral preaching and guided his Ummah in every walk of life. For example, he was an I mam of the , Masjade Nabvi, and led five daily prayers to the companions may God be pleased with them, he was a Supreme Commander of Is,lamic Army, a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, (that was in ,Nabvi Mosque, at that time) and he was a business man, a good father, And a lovely husband etc. So, anyone who follows his “ uswa-e- hasana,” will be the successful one forever. But usually, the man passes his life in a, triangle, as”(1) first he wakes up early in the morning from his bed and after fulfilling his necessary needs, he goes to his daily work or business. (2) then he returns back to his home at evening. (3) takes his dinner, and gets busy in his pass-time if any, and goes to bed to meet his spouse for sexual deeds and then goes to sleep, and then, again it is morning! During this procedure, he does not think about his real purpose of life or why he was created and gives full attention to make better his worldly life and so on. While, according to Islamic point of view, after passing this short and temporary life, there is another long and everlasting life having no end in the Hereafter. And the one whoever is successful in that life, is the really successful, and who is a fail or one, is the really fail or in that life. The holy Quran reveals about it,” Every human being is bound to taste death: but only on the Day of Resurrection will you be requited in full [for whatever you have done] - whereupon he that shall be drawn away from the fire and brought into paradise will indeed have gained a triumph: for the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment of self-delusion.( (The Family of Imran) 3:185 ) ” And, “for, [if they did, they would know that] the life of this world is nothing but a passing delight and a play - whereas, behold, the life in the hereafter is indeed the only [true] life: if they but knew this! ”( (The Spider) 29:64 ) So, the real Wiseman is that who fear Allah and prepare himself for the lie after death, may Allah give us ,taufeeq to do so, Amin
  15. (3) takes his dinner, and gets busy in his pass-time if any, and goes to bed to meet his spouse for sexual deeds and then goes to sleep, and then, again it is morning! (2) then he returns back to his home at evening. By Mohammad Rafique Etesame. This is a unique question raises in the minds and people become confuse over it due to not having A satisfactory answer about it, but the Holy Quran makes it clear saying.” And [tell them that] I have not created the invisible beings and men to any end other than that they may [know and] worship Me but withal,] no sustenance do I ever demand of them, nor do I demand that they feed Me, verily, God Himself is the Provider of all sustenance, the Lord of all might, the Eternal! ( Az-Zariyat (The Winds that Scatter) 51:57. Now the question is: how can one do worship of Allah because He is invisible and one cannot know the proper and authentic method of worship? So, for it, Allah Almighty sent His holy Messengers PBU them and they guided their ummah, by setting up a good example practically. The holy Quran reveals,” VERILY, in the Apostle of God you have a good example for everyone who looks forward [with hope and awe] to God and the Last Day, and remembers God unceasingly” Al-Ahzab (The Confederates) 33:21 The holy Prophet PBUH passed 23 years of his life in his people and practically presented a good example acting upon Allah’s commands and not mere oral preaching and guided his Ummah in every walk of life. For example, he was an I mam of the , Masjade Nabvi, and led five daily prayers to the companions may God be pleased with them, he was a Supreme Commander of Is,lamic Army, a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, (that was in ,Nabvi Mosque, at that time) and he was a business man, a good father, And a lovely husband etc. So, anyone who follows his “ uswa-e- hasana,” will be the successful one forever. But usually, the man passes his life in a, triangle, as” (1) first he wakes up early in the morning from his bed and after fulfilling his necessary needs, he goes to his daily work or business. uring this procedure, he does not think about his real purpose of life or why he was created and gives full attention to make better his worldly life and so on. While, according to Islamic point of view, after passing this short and temporary life, there is another long and everlasting life having no end in the Hereafter. And the one whoever is successful in that life, is the really successful, and who is a fail or one, is the really fail or in that life. The holy Quran reveals about it,” Every human being is bound to taste death: but only on the Day of Resurrection will you be requited in full [for whatever you have done] - whereupon he that shall be drawn away from the fire and brought into paradise will indeed have gained a triumph: for the life of this world is nothing but an enjoyment of self-delusion.( (The Family of Imran) 3:185 ) ” And, “for, [if they did, they would know that] the life of this world is nothing but a passing delight and a play - whereas, behold, the life in the hereafter is indeed the only [true] life: if they but knew this! ”( (The Spider) 29:64 )So, the real Wiseman is that who fear Allah and prepare himself for the lie after death, may Allah give us ,taufeeq to do so, Amin.
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  18. The enthusiasm to share whatever beneficial knowledge we come across sometimes results in the oversight of flooding peoples timelines, inboxes, or ears. This leads to “information indigestion.” Do not be too frequent to the extent that the audience or recipients are burdened. This is an established principle of knowledge. Despite the high level of the eagerness that the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) had to learn from Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), he too would consider this principle. The Method of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would carefully consider the times in which he would advise us, for fear of us tiring.” (Bukhari) The Practice of the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) The narrator of this Hadith; Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) himself had one set day in the week (a Thursday) in which he would address the public. When he was approached about this he replied: “I do not want to bore you.” [he then cited the Hadith mentioned above]. (Bukhari) Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhuma) says, “Advise the people once a week. If you are requested, then agree for up to three times a week. Do not bore the audience… You should only lecture them when they are eager to listen to you.” (Adabul Imla wal Istimla) Note: It should be noted that this applies to when sharing knowledge with general people. As far as dedicated students that are in institutions of learning, they will obviously be lectured with much more frequency. A Repulsive Trend Some people have the habit of forwarding whatever piece of information they come across. This results in a flood of posts crowding people’s inboxes and timelines! One should rather choose that which is most beneficial. Not everyone has the same amount of time to spare! One who occasionally shares such information is actually following the sunnah. If we are doing so with more frequency, then ideally, it should be with the request or permission of the recipients. Further, we should rather allow the recipients to willingly subscribe to our frequent messages/broadcasts/emails etc, instead of forcing it upon them. Another form of Tiring the Audience The above principle applies to lectures as well. Many of our senior ‘Ulama have discouraged lengthy lectures which tire out the audience. Yes, occasionally, when needed, the lecture can be lengthy, but not on a frequent basis. My Beloved Father; Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (Rahimahullah) passionately discouraged the habit of lectures at Walimah functions etc. wherein the actual purpose for gathering is to have a meal. To lecture people on such occasions has several harms, one such being the issue of boring the audience. This is not in keeping with the spirit of the sunnah in sharing knowledge. Al Miftah
  19. حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ صَالِحٍ قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنِي اللَّيْثُ قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنِي عَقِيلٌ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ قَالَ‏:‏ أَخْبَرَنِي أَنَسُ بْنُ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ‏:‏ مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُبْسَطَ لَهُ فِي رِزْقِهِ، وَأَنْ يُنْسَأَ لَهُ فِي أَثَرِهِ، فَلْيَصِلْ رَحِمَهُ‏.‏ Grade: Sahih (Al-Albani) Anas ibn Malik reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Anyone who wants to have his provision expanded and his term of life prolonged should maintain ties of kinship." This hadith reveals that if anyone wants to have his provision expanded, it means his provision may be open up, unfold and increased, and he may be a rich one and along with it, his peered of life may be prolonged, and he may be an Elderly man with safe and sound, then he should maintain ties to his relatives. Maintaining the ties to any on’s relatives is very important issue, but most people neglect it and do not care for it, while Islam Emphasis on this on it. So the wholly Quran reveals” …and fear Allah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship)…” [al-Nisa’ 4:1] Allah has warned us against cutting the ties of kinship (interpretation of the meaning): “Any one who wants that his (provision) to be increased and his life to be extended, should uphold the ties of kinship.” Also,” And those who break the Covenant of Allah, after its ratification, and sever that which Allah has commanded to be joined (i.e., they sever the bond of kinship and are not good to their relatives), and work mischief in the land, on them is the curse (i.e., they will be far away from Allah’s mercy and for them is the unhappy (evil) home (i.e., Hell).” [al-Ra’d 13:25] Also,” And give to the kindred his due and to the miskeen (poor)… “And give to the kindred his due and to the miskeen (poor)…” [al-Isra’ 17:26] According to the hadth, “Whoever would like his rizq (provision) to be increased and his life to be extended, should uphold the ties of kinship.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, may Allah give us taufeek to act upon this hadith , Amin. Last edited by MohammadRafique; 2 Days Ago at 10:25 AM. edit_note Edit post_add Reply chat Quote add_comment star report https://www.islamicboard.com/images/technidev/modern/misc/arrow.pngHide Similar Threads Opened/Expanded Heart. By Abu Fauzi in forum Qur'an Replies: 0 Last Post: 02-09-2020, 01:31 AM Death Anniversaries and Prolonged Mourning By azc in forum Hadith
  20. Brother CH Is there any chance the other 3 madhaahib rulings can be checked by someone? If they are all correct then we can double check and edit the hanafi ruling and still keep the topic. I like the way its doen with the diffenrences all in one place
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