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Honesty in Business Dealings is the Hallmark of a Believer

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Tuesday, 19 October 2021 07:30

Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

The Mubaarak Hadith mentions that on the Day of Qiyaamah, the honest businessman will be resurrected with the martyrs, while the dishonest businessman will be resurrected with the evil and sinful people. It is obvious that adopting honesty in business dealings will benefit one in his deen. However, we should understand that it will also benefit one in his dunya.

In the beginning, one may experience some difficulty in business, but through maintaining honesty, one will find that Allah Ta‘ala will grant one immense barakah and blessing.

In the city of Kanpur, there was a certain person who would sell bamboo. Whenever a customer would come to him, he would clearly inform the customer saying, “This bamboo will only last you for so many days.” Hearing this, the customers would turn away and leave without buying the bamboo.

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Exciting Time

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:32

Often people cannot contain their excitement as some eagerly anticipated event draws closer. Imagine a most dear child or beloved spouse returning home after a year abroad! As the day of arrival draws closer, the happiness and excitement would be sensed all around. Let alone any significant occasion such as a nikaah, graduation, etc., people often cannot even contain their excitement as a planned holiday or fishing trip draws closer! More than a thousand times greater excitement is experienced by the true lovers of Allah Ta‘ala as they eagerly anticipate the arrival of the most noble guest – the most blessed month of Ramadhaan.

SIGN OF IMAAN

Excitedly awaiting Ramadhaan is a sign of imaan. Upon sighting the moon of Rajab – two months prior to Ramadhaan – Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would express his zeal for Ramadhaan by making du‘aa, “O Allah, enable us to reach (be alive in) Ramadhaan.” Subhanallah! This du‘aa is infused with excitement and eager anticipation for the blessed month.

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Comfort Zone

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:31

Ramadhaan 1441 (2020) was indeed very unusual. It was a Ramadhaan in lockdown – something never experienced before in South Africa and many other parts of the world.

Due to lockdown regulations most people were generally confined to their homes. Businesses could not be opened nor could workers go to their jobs. Many were in dire circumstances since they could not earn their livelihoods.

A much greater tragedy was that most people had no access to the masjid. Some made Jumu‘ah Salaah in small groups here and there while most tragically, thousands missed their Jumu‘ah Slaah altogether.

Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji‘oon!

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Priceless Ramadhaan

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:29

Two men, from a certain tribe came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and accepted Islam. After some time, one of them went out in jihaad and was blessed with martyrdom, while the other lived on and passed away a normal death one year later. Sayyiduna Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter saw a dream in which he was shown that the Sahaabi who had passed away a natural death had surpassed the one who had been martyred!

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Third Wave

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:25

Q: The second wave of the Corona virus is still around and we are told that a third wave is coming. This is very stressful and is making me feel very down. When will these waves stop?

A: If there is no ocean or huge mass of water, there will be no waves. Likewise, if the ocean of sins is evaporated through sincere repentance and spiritual reformation, the waves of pandemics and calamities will stop.

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Don’t Lie

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:14

Letter: 

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

In today’s times it is not possible to run a business without some degree of lies and forgery. How are we then to earn lawful sustenance?

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Inspirational Advice

Concrete Conviction

The famous Seljuk ruler, Sultaan Noorud Deen Zangi (rahimahullah), had a son named Ismaa‘eel. Ismaa‘eel was a pious and intelligent youngster who was greatly loved by the people of Halab (Aleppo). During the month of Rajab in the year 577 A.H., Ismaa‘eel fell ill with colitis. This illness led to his demise that very year, and he passed away at the tender age of nineteen.

It is mentioned that when he was suffering from his illness, the physicians who were treating him prescribed a small amount of wine as his medication. However, he refused to take the wine saying, “I cannot take it until I first consult the Fuqahaa (jurists).”

He thus referred the mas-alah to certain ‘Ulama who told him that it was permissible (as there was no halaal alternative, and the condition was life-threatening). However, he was still reluctant.

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