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Stay Away


Wednesday, 01 April 2020 08:44

Imagine… that a deadly plague or epidemic has broken out in a certain area. Every person infected by this epidemic dies a painful death within hours. However, the area of the epidemic is one of extreme natural beauty, causing it to be a popular tourism destination.

If any sane, sensible person hears of the epidemic in this region, will he take a chance and visit the area anyway, risking his life for a few moments of fun and entertainment? Obviously not!

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Q&A: “Please Leave me at Home”


Wednesday, 01 April 2020 08:41

Q: Every year, my parents take us overseas for the holidays. I know they wish well and want us to have a nice time. The problem is that the resorts and places that we visit are full of sin. Whether it’s the beach, malls or any other place, it becomes extremely difficult for me to avoid the music, control my gaze, etc. My uncle’s family also comes with us. His daughters don’t observe purdah and expect me to speak to them. During these holidays, my Imaan becomes very weak and I become prone to many major sins. My parents are insisting that I have to go along. What should I do?

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Faqeehul Ummah: Protection from Sins


Tuesday, 31 March 2020 10:10


Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

As salaamu ‘alaikum

Each day Shaitaan seems to be overpowering me even more. I have been troubled for one entire year. When I sit to recite the Quraan Majeed or when I commence my salaah, then too Shaitaan overpowers me. If a beautiful woman has to pass, then I cannot help but look at her. I am helpless when it comes to falling into arguments, lies, backbiting and enmity. Due to all these issues, I do not get a peaceful sleep and I am always distressed and troubled. Please show me a remedy through which Allah Ta‘ala will relieve me of my troubles.

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Amazing Wealth


Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:10

Do you wish to have such wealth which can never be stolen by thugs and thieves, guarantees peace, secures happiness, protects from misery and mental turmoil… and even saves one from many serious sins? Yes indeed, every sane person wants such wealth, and to acquire it is very simple — BE CONTENT. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has clearly declared, “Verily true wealth is the wealth of the heart (contentment).” (Saheeh Bukhaari #6446)

The greatness, excellence, brilliance and magnitude of the noble attribute of contentment can be clearly understood from the practice of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma). On the advice of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), during the great ‘ibaadat of tawaaf of the Ka’bah Shareef, he would make the following du‘aa between the Rukn-e-Yamaani and Hajr Aswad: “O Allah! Bless me with contentment in that which you have given me!”. (Mustadrak Haakim #1674) Subhaanallah! The greatest Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advising that in the greatest of places one should keep begging Allah Ta‘ala for such an immensely great wealth… the lesson is for his Ummah to acquire this true wealth and enjoy its benefit.

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Special Gift


Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:07

Gifting is not only an expression of love – it is a means of creating and enhancing love. When a person gives a gift, his simple gesture conveys the sentiments of appreciating and honouring the one who is receiving the gift. Hence, when one receives a gift, the love for the one giving the gift is automatically enhanced as one values the sentiment and effort behind the gift.

Just as people give gifts to one another during their lifetime, it is possible to give a ‘gift’ to a person after his demise as well – through conveying the reward of a good deed to the person.

Since the occasion of qurbaani has once again arrived, it is the ideal opportunity, for those who have the means, to carry out nafl qurbaani and convey the reward to their deceased parents, spouse, siblings, asaatizah, etc.

It has been narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that he would slaughter two rams (on the occasion of qurbaani); one for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the other for himself. When he was asked the reason for doing this, he replied, “He (i.e. Nabi [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]) instructed me to do this, so I will never leave it.” (Sunan Tirmizi #1495)

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Q&A: Instagram Influencer


Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:03

Q: I am a Muslimah who has a large circle of friends. Since I am a quite popular and sociable person, I have been considering joining Instagram. Through daily posts about the things that I do or by sharing my daily experiences with people, I will get many followers and will become an ‘Influencer’ . This has the potential to become a profitable business venture through adverts which I will post to my followers. Your Islamic advice and guidance on this proposal is most appreciated (question summarized).

A: You have asked for Islamic guidance and advice on the matter. We commend you upon this. A Muslim’s primary and greatest concern is that Allah Ta‘ala must be pleased with him. In order to ensure that one is on the path of earning Allah Ta‘ala’s pleasure, and not incurring His displeasure, one should always first seek Islamic guidance from authentic and experienced ‘Ulama who will guide one in light of the Quraan and sunnah. Doing “one’s own thing” without taking Islamic guidance could lead to major problems – in this world and especially on the Day of Judgement.

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Faqeehul Ummah: “What Wrong have I Done?”


Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:00

Summary of Letter:

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

As salaamu ‘alaikum

I am in severe problems and difficulties. I cannot even think why these difficulties have come upon me. What wrong have I done that I have been taken to task in this manner? Kindly make du‘aa for me.

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam

I wholeheartedly make du‘aa for you that Allah Ta‘ala must remove your difficulties. May you be exonerated and freed from your difficulties in a most respectable manner.

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