Monday, 26 January 2015 15:20
Once a person via correspondence mentioned to me that, nowadays it has become a norm in society for people to illegally travel by train without purchasing a train ticket. Hence, there is a need that concession be granted by the 'Ulama for this situation.
I replied that through an impermissible practice becoming common among people, how can that be a reason to declare that practice as permissible? Hazrat Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaihi) then mentioned that unfortunately the opinion the public have of the 'Ulama is that whenever they are involved in any impermissible practice, then they expect the 'Ulama to find some loophole to legalize that practice and thereby remove it from the list of impermissible practices. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 1/43)
Monday, 26 January 2015 15:19
In the year 1338 A.H I performed my first hajj. From that time onwards, I made it a habit to remain awake in 'ibaadat throughout the nights during the month of Ramadhaan. However, since the last 5 to 6 years, due to illnesses I was forced to discontinue this practice of remaining awake throughout the night. Hazrat Shaikh then mentioned that I had learnt this from the Arabs. It used to be the way of the Arabs in those days that during the month of Ramadhaan they remained awake in 'ibaadat throughout the night. Hence during our stay in Makkah Mukarramah every night in the month of Ramadhaan after performing the taraweeh salaah we used to perform 'umrah and other 'ibaadat till the time of sehri. In the year 1344 A.H. when I was blessed with the opportunity to once again be present at the Haramain Shareefain, I found that things had changed and the shopping centres would remain open throughout the night, and during the day there would be complete silence.
Hazrat Shaikh then said: Last year when I was present in the Haramain Shareefain I had come to know that the television had entered many homes (in Makkah Mukarramah and Madeenah Tayyibah) and the night passes in this way that the sound of the television can be heard. However despite all the attractions of the television (and the other attractions of the world), those who are sincere in their search for Allah Ta'ala will continue striving, and all these attractions will not distract them from their goal. (Suhbate baa Awliyaa pg. 31)
Sunday, 11 January 2015 06:12
Alhamdulillah, only by the grace of Allah Ta’ala, and with the barakah of the duas and support of all our well-wishers, all the needs of the Madrasah have been full-filled as they arose.
May Allah Ta’ala accept the duas, efforts, contributions and support of each person and grant one and all the best of both worlds.
Presently, the Madrasah is embarking on a WATER PROJECT. This entails sinking several boreholes to serve the Madrasah Musjid, boarding and staff quarters. The costs will also include all the plumbing, electrical and other necessary work related to the supply of water to the students and staff of the Madrasah. Together with the above, the installation of a backup generator is also being considered.
Tuesday, 02 December 2014 15:31
The verses of the Quraan and the words of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are haq (the truth), whereas the amusements and the entertainment of the world are baatil (false). The power of haq is such that with the passage of time it has remained in its pure and pristine form. Those very verses of the Quraan and those very words of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) which moved the hearts and beautified the lives of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), continue to move and beautify us today. On the other hand, baatil (falsehood) is so weak that it had to keep on changing, improving and upgrading itself in order to be appealing to people; that too only for the weak hearted. The survival of the entertainment industry depends solely on change, whereas our Islam is independent and free of any such deficiency. Our dominant Islam has stood the test of time and place, whereas entertainment changes with time and varies with place. Let us hold onto the power of our Islam.