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  1. ‘’Knowledge revives the dead hearts and drives them out of darkness into light; and knowledge is the light of the inner eyes that cures one’s blindness and restores his inner sight.’’ http://efiqh.com/2012/quotation-of-a-pious-person/
  2. Question: When it comes to womens sajdah in the Hanafi madhab they are required to put their arms on the ground. It seems as this conflicts with the hadith of Bukhari where the Prophet [saw] forbade putting the hands on the ground like a dog. Please give proof as to why women should go against this hadith even if it be for the sake of modesty. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Women placing her forearms on the ground in sajda is understood from the following: Rasullullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) s
  3. If a womens menstruation cycle had begun whilst fasting Question If a womens menstruation cycle had begun whilst fasting, How should she conduct her self and what if she stops menstruating during her fast? Answer In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu If her menses commenced whilst fasting, She is permitted to eat (not in public). If her menses stopped in the day, she should abstain from eating, drinking, etc. in both instances she should make up for the Qada fast after the month of Ramadhan.[1] And Allah Ta’al
  4. What is the Sharia Ruling with regards to wearing colored contact lenses for females Question What is the Sharia ruling with regards to wearing colored contact lenses for females? Answer In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu It is permissible for a female to wear colored contact lenses for beautifying herself only for her husband. If there is any form of deception by wearing colored contact lenses, it will not be permissible. Nabi Salallāhu Alayhi Wasallam mentions, مَنْ غَشَّنَا فَلَيْسَ مِنَّا “Whoever
  5. Question: 1) Are women allowed to wear false lashes? 2) Are women allowed to wear colored contact lenses (a prescription contact)? 3) Are we allowed to get our hair cut/trim at a salon by a female? 4) Are we allowed to cut our hair in layers? (without imitating men or kafir women) Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. 1) It is not permissible for woman to wear false lashes. 2) It is permissible for a woman to wear colored contact lenses by prescription.However, the disguised colors of the eyes should n
  6. Question Are woman allowed to cut their hair and colour it black? Answer In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh 1) It is not permissible for women to cut their hair. The illustrious Fuqahaa have mentioned that if a woman cuts her hair she will be sinful and worthy of curse, even in the case where her husband desires for her to do so. وفيه : قطعت شعر رأسها أثمت ولعنت زاد في البزازية وإن بإذن الزوج لأنه لا طاعة لمخلوق في معصية الخالق ، ولذا يحرم على الرجل قطع لحيته ، والمعنى المؤثر التشبه بالرجال (Darrul Mukhtar, Vol. 6, P. 4
  7. 'AbAbu 'Ali, a man from Banu Kaalil, said, "Abu Moosa al-Ash'ari addressed us and said, "O people! Fear this shirk as it is more hidden than a crawling ant." 'Abdullah ibn Hazm and Qays bin al-Madaarib both stood and said, "By Allah! You should clarify what you have said, otherwise we shall bring 'Umar with authority on our behalf or without it". He then said, "Rather I will explain to you what I said. Allaah's Messenger (saw) addressed us one day and said, "O People! Fear this shirk as it is more hidden than a crawling ant." Then someone whom Allaah had willed to speak said:
  8. Riyaa' is when one intends to gain the people's pleasure when drawing close to Allah Tala. It is action of the heart and not the action of the tongue. For example: One can draw closer to Allah Tala in worships ('Ibadaat) or many other things. So the one who prolongs his prostration so that people can see him is showing off. The one who writes an article so that people say he is a scholar is showing off. The one who gives a lecture to impress the people is showing off. The one who gives a khutbah so people say he is a good khateeb is showing off. The one who wears rags so people say
  9. The works of Shah Waliullah Hazrat Shah Waliullah was born in Delhi on the 21 st of February 1703 A.D. His father, Shah Abdur Rahman was a great scholar and a mystic. He took special pain in the education and the training of his son. At the special age of 15, Hazrat Shah Waliullah had completed his education and then became a disciple (mureed) of his father who gave him spiritual training. When he was 17, his father died, for 12 years he taught in the fashion of his father. Twice he performed the Hajj pilgrimage. He attained a certificate of Proficiency in Hadit
  10. When you are hurt by the people who share blood relations with you, recall Yusuf [alayhis salaam] who was also betrayed by his brothers. When you find your parents opposing you (in deen) recall Ibraheem [alayhis salaam] who was made to jump into a blazing fire by his father. When you are mocked and abused by your own relatives just because you adopted deen over duniya, recall Rasul Allah [sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam] who faced the same. When you are stuck into some problem and find no way out recall Yunus [alayhis salaam] who was stuck inside the belly of a whale. When you fa
  11. A true friend is one who shares your joy And one who is with you in times of uncertainty. It is one who wipes your tears away in grief And who cares for you sincerely. It is one who never turns away from you, And bears all your faults patiently. It is one who reveals to others what is favourable to you, And conceals your bad side protectively. It is one who is extremely generous and kind, But will rebuke you gently when necessary. It is one who helps you up when you slip and fall, And holds on to you till you walk steadily. A friend you could rely on for everyt
  12. A brief guide (22 pages) provided by MBCOL (Leicester). This booklet is a guide on what to do when a Muslim dies. It has been compiled with the help of an 'Aalimah (a female scholar) who held practical demonstrations of the bathing and shrouding for sisters on several occassions due to demand. Introduction Grief is the most painful of all human experiences and can bring about stronger emotions than perhaps you have ever felt. It is the process, which allows people to grieve and come to terms with the loss and resulting change in their lives. Grief is a very personal and individual exp
  13. The Maktab The Lifeblood of the community It is an indisputable fact that the Ummah is currently passing through a phase of Jaahiliyyah (ignorance). The global onslaught upon the Ummah is on many fronts. However, the most dangerous and unfortunately the most effective is the silent battle that is waged on the hearts and minds of our innocent children. The battle is waged with smiling faces, alluring fashions, deceptive articles and even “exciting” toys which leave subtle messages in the hearts of children. Eventually, Muslim children with Muslim names but western hearts and mind
  14. By Khalid Baig "Say O People of the Book! Exceed not in your religion the bounds of (what is proper), trespassing beyond the truth. Nor follow the vein desires of people who went wrong in times gone by, --- who misled many, and strayed (themselves) from the even Way." [Al-Maidah, 5:77] Both Muslims and serious Christians can learn a lot from Christmas, the annual celebration of the victory of paganism over the religion of Prophet Isa (Jesus Christ), alayhi salam. No one disputes that the event and all its symbols came from pagan religions; it has nothing to do with the birth or
  15. Words of Worth Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat (Hafizahullah) 1. Any good that exists in the heart will make its effect apparent, just as a bottle of musk emits its fragrance. 2. Whenever doing anything - good or bad - think to yourself that it may be your last action. 3. It is not possible to aim without a target, so make Allāh your target and then aim. 4. Never delay in securing du‘ās from three people: your parents, your shaykh and your teachers. 5. Dīn is not about doing things to please yourself; Dīn is about pleasing Allah. Read more: http://www.at-t
  16. Q. At what age should infants be weaned off breastmilk? (Query published as received) A. Infants should be weaned off breast milk by the time they reach the age of two (lunar) years. And Allah Knows Best Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed Fatwa Department Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
  17. Question my question is weather pictures are haram in islam i know drawing eyes is haram but if i use a camera and took pictures with that be considered as haram please can you varifiy weather i am allowed to take pictures or not Answer In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh During the time of the Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم there existed various ways of producing a picture; e.g. carving, painting, tracing, drawing, etc. The Prophet صلى الله عليه و سلم prohibited all these different types of pictures. In other words, the Prophet
  18. According to Dr ‘Abdul Hayy ‘Aarifi, out of the many deeds to do with the inward state which should be acquired under the supervision of a qualified Shaykh, four of them form the basis of Tasawwuf and they are the very moving spirit and foundation of the Faith as a whole. They are easy to practice under all conditions whether on the go or in relaxation and very effective if one acquires constancy in them. Many evil characteristics will automatically become weakened and many good traits will be strengthened. الشُّكْر Gratitude From the moment you wake up look around and acknowledge every b
  19. Sheikh Saadi (Rahmatullah ‘alayh) mentions a beautiful story, in his Bustaan, of a raindrop which fell from a spring cloud. Seeing the magnitude and vast expanse of the ocean, it was ashamed. Reflecting and introspecting, it thought : “Where am I next to the sea ? Compared with it, I am extinct. I am nothing.” In its contemplative and pensive mood, it regarded itself with an eye of disdain. Whilst doing so, an oyster surfaced from the ocean and took the raindrop within the haven of its care. Destiny then shaped its course that eventually the raindrop became a renowned Royal pearl. For
  20. In Mathnawi Mawlana Jalal uddin Rumi (Allah have mercy on him) gives an excellent example to encourage us to give up all that is sinful right now. The sinful desires are like seeds of a humongous, foul smelling, full of thorns and fruitless tree. If one follows them and commits the sin it is like watering the seed. It germinates and grows in the middle of a path. If one continues to follow his desires the seedling gets nutrition. It becomes a sapling and eventually a tree. The leaves, branches and roots spread. And the tree is firmly ‘rooted’. Being in the middle of a pa
  21. Why a Shaykh? “Take the example of a person who wants to lose weight. In the initial weeks, with self motivation at its peak, he will exercise regularly, follow a special diet and do all the necessary things required to achieve his objective. However, after a few weeks once the initial motivation wanes, he will return to his old ways and will end up as he started, with no long term benefit whatsoever. In contrast, if this person had taken professional advice from the outset, he would have been able to set a timetable and develop a manageable action plan under expert guidance. This in c
  22. A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she t
  23. Once a boy went to a shop with his mother. The shop keeper looked at the small cute child and showed him a bottle with sweets and said ‘Dear Child, you can take some of these sweets. But the child didn’t take any of them. The shop keeper was surprised, such a small child he is and why is he not taking the sweets from the bottle. Again he said take the sweets. This time the mother also heard that and said… beta take the sweets. Yet he still didnt take any. The shopkeeper seeing the child not taking the sweets, himself took the sweets and gave to them to the child. The child was hap
  24. This is a beautiful du’a for those of us who get angry quickly: اللّهُمَ اغْفِرْ لِيْ ذَنْبِيْ ، وَأَذْهِبْ غَيْظَ قَلْبِيْ، وَأَجِرْنِيْ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ Allahummaghfirli dhanbi, wa adh-hib ghayza qalbi, wa ajirni min al-shaytan. O Allah, forgive my sins, remove the rage in my heart and protect me from the Shaytan. (Ibn al-Sunni, 622) http://www.zamzamacademy.com/2012/11/do-you-want-to-cure-your-anger-problem/
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