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Go Green


Sunday, 13 December 2015 10:06

“Go green” is the current buzz-word to encourage people to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. While the rest of the world woke up fairly recently to the reality that the natural resources that we have been blessed with should not be wasted, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) taught the Ummah more than 14 centuries ago the lesson of conservation and of totally avoiding israaf.


To use more than what is necessary is termed israaf. Regarding israaf, Allah Ta‘ala declares, “Verily Allah Ta‘ala does not love the wasters.” (Surah A‘araaf, v31) Among the very great gifts of Allah Ta‘ala is water. To waste water is to literally “flush” the gift of Allah Ta‘ala down the drain. On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked a person who was performing wudhu, “Why are you wasting water?” The person enquired, “Is there israaf even in wudhu?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Yes indeed, (do not waste) even if you are at the bank of a river” (Sunan ibni Maajah #425).

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The Power of Chastity


Sunday, 13 December 2015 10:03

Shaikh ‘Abdul Haqq Muhaddith Dehlawi (rahimahullah) narrates:

Delhi was once struck by a very severe drought. People were suffering to the point of not even having basic bread. The ‘Ulama eventually decided that all the people would gather in an open field on an appointed day so that salaatul istisqaa (salaah for rain) could be performed. After the salaah, everybody would repent from their sins and make du‘aa for rain.

On the appointed day all the people gathered outside the city, their faces burning from the heat of the sun. After the salaah, all exerted themselves in du‘aa, crying and begging for rain. To their dismay, however, there was no sign of rain.  This continued  until the time of ‘asr salaah arrived. As they were begging Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa, a young traveller  walked past the field, leading a camel on which a woman covered in a veil was seated. Seeing the people in distress, he asked them what was going on. He was informed of the severe drought and the people’s du‘aas for rain not being answered. Upon hearing this he went to his camel and lifted his hands in du‘aa. Before he could even lower his hands, the sky filled with clouds and rain began to fall in torrents!

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Why Calamities?


Sunday, 13 December 2015 09:53

Question: Why are the Muslims currently undergoing so much of difficulty? Drought and the impending danger of xenophobic attacks are only two of the many calamities Awe face. The future seems very bleak. Is  Allah Ta‘ala withholding His favours because we are not appreciating them? How should we express appreciation and gratitude?

Answer: Every condition of ease and prosperity is indeed an invaluable favor and bounty of Allah Ta‘ala. Appreciation and gratitude is the key to not  only securing the favours that we currently enjoy, but is also the key to attracting even more favours of Allah Ta‘ala. This is clearly explained in the verse of the Quraan al-Kareem wherein Allah Ta‘ala states, “If you are appreciative, we will most definitely increase you (in favours) and if you are unappreciative then verily my punishment is severe.” (Surah Ebrahim, v7) On the flip side of the coin, this verse explains that ingratitude and the lack of appreciation are the keys to drawing the wrath and punishment of Allah Ta‘ala on ourselves. It is thus imperative that we show gratitude and value every bounty of Allah Ta‘ala.

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Faqeehul Ummah: Cure for Calamities


Sunday, 13 December 2015 09:50

Summary of Letter:

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saaheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

I am continuously being afflicted by calamities and difficulties. I also have much debts to pay. Is there any cure for this? What should one recite when one is continuously afflicted with problems and difficulties? I have everything I could want. None of my du‘aas have been accepted and it seems as if none of my actions have been accepted. I am faced with problems upon problems.

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Tuesday, 15 September 2015 16:05





What Are You Slaughtering?


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:59

Qurbaani time is a very exciting time. As the big day draws closer, the entire community is abuzz with Qurbaani talk and activity. One of the common questions posed during this time is: “What are you slaughtering?”

Regardless of whether one is slaughtering a humble sheep or a raging bull, the important aspect is that if qurbaani is waajib upon any person, he is fulfilling his obligation. Together with fulfilling this duty he will also be performing an action that is unmatched in its reward and significance during the days of qurbaani. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) clearly declared: “There is no action performed on the Day of Sacrifice which is more beloved to Allah Ta‘ala than shedding the blood of the sacrificial animals” (Tirmizi #1493). The qurbaani performed becomes a means of the forgiveness of one’s sins and one is rewarded equivalent to the number of hair or strands of wool on the body of the animal.

Not a Mere Ritual

Subhanallah! Such a great action! But … is it just a ritual to be over and done with? Is it just a time for enjoyment and merry-making (within the limits of deen)? Or does qurbaani teach us any lessons which we should remember and uphold even after the animals have been slaughtered and the meat digested? Indeed qurbaani has many deep lessons. Unfortunately we generally fail to reflect upon and act upon the lessons we are taught by the shedding of the blood of the animals.

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Free Cows


Tuesday, 15 September 2015 15:54

FREE COWS AND SHEEP EVERY WEEK! HURRY … ONLY FOR THOSE WHO COME EARLY. Imagine if one live camel, cow and sheep were to be distributed at every musjid to the first three people who enter the musjid for jumu‘ah. The musjid car parks will be filled with people camping overnight in order to try and be among the first to enter the musjid the next day.

While live animals may not be distributed at any musjid, the reward of sacrificing a camel, cow or sheep can be attained every Friday for free, simply by going early to the musjid for jumu‘ah. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “On the day of jumu‘ah, the Angels stand at the door of the musjid, recording in sequence the names of those who come for the jumu‘ah salaah. The one who enters first is conferred with the reward of offering a camel in the path of Allah Ta‘ala, the one who comes second is given the reward of the one who offers a cow, the one who follows in thereafter is given the reward of sacrificing a sheep or goat, the one who reaches after him receives the reward of sacrificing a chicken and the one who comes subsequent to him is granted the reward of offering an egg in the path of Allah Ta‘ala. Once the imaam comes out to deliver the khutbah, the Angels close their books and listen to the khutbah” (Thus the names of the latecomers are not recorded in the list of those who attended jumu‘ah) (Saheeh Bukhaari).

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