Thursday, 27 June 2013 19:02
“O you who believe, FEAR ALLAH, and let every soul see what he has sent ahead for tomorrow. And keep fearing Allah. Verily Allah is aware of what you do.” (s39 : v18)
Every word and deed of the one who has Taqwa will be guided by “tomorrow” – the Hereafter. Tomorrow, on the Day of Judgement, the first question one will be asked about is salaah. Taqwa will therefore wake one up for Fajr salaah, it will tug one out of the business and into the musjid for Zuhr and Asr and it will ensure that one’s Maghrib and Esha is also performed with jama’ah. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) is reported to have said: “Salaah is a pillar of deen. The one who upholds it has established His deen. The one who destroys it has destroyed Deen.” Together with regular performance of all salaah (with jama’ah for males), upholding salaah also includes performing it correctly with complete humility and devotion. Thus the most fundamental element of the solution to one’s problems is salaah. To the extent salaah will be neglected – problems are bound to follow.
Thursday, 27 June 2013 18:23
“I have a problem!” This is arguably among the most common complaint in any day. From stress and anxiety to chronic illnesses, from cash-flow problems to abject poverty, from petty domestic disputes to family feuds and worst of all minor sins to blatantly trampling the laws of Allah Ta’ala – almost everyone has some problem. Is there any solution – a solution that can make one feel content even in poverty and grateful even in sickness. Is there a solution to the raging infernos in many homes and to the blazing fires in many hearts?.......Yes. The solution is called Taqwa.
Monday, 24 June 2013 10:32
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:17
A tsunami is a large tidal wave which reaches heights of approximately 30 meters and travels at a speed of up to 805 km an hour. They often come in a series of waves called a “wave train”.
Hence the destructive force is greatly increased as every successive wave crashes on the shore.
Tsunamis cause widespread destruction and havoc and seriously affect the lives of thousands of people.
While the tsunamis that come from the ocean cause disaster on earth, there are tsunamis of a different form that crash on the hearts of people. In the terminology of the Qur’an and Sunnah, these tsunamis are called “fitna”. These fitna tsunamis overturn hearts and cause havoc and destruction to people’s Deen and Imaan.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:16
Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Every ummah was afflicted with a fitna (trial), and the fitna of my ummah is wealth” (Tirmizi).
Abdah bin Abi Lubabah (R.A.) once said: “Shaitaan has declared that no matter how much the son of Adam (A.S.) overpowers me in other aspects, he will not overpower me with regard to his wealth — as to how he will earn it and where he will spend it (i.e. Shaitaan will destroy a person by engaging him in impermissible dealings, despite his apparent piety in other aspects of life).” The greatest test will come in matters of wealth.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:08
Question: My husband has many female contacts on Facebook, BBM, and Twitter. He is often on the phone till past mid-night. Once I happened to see the content on his phone, including some smses to women he was flirting with. Ever since, he has locked his phone with a password. I am extremely hurt and becoming despondent. Please advise what I should do? (Question summarized)
Answer: Your situation is indeed tragic and heartbreaking. Chatting with non-mahram females is also a form of zina. Every form of zina is a serious and major sin. Allah Ta’ala declares “And do not go close to zina, verily it is immoral and a path of deviation.” May Allah Ta’ala grant your husband hidayat and enable him to totally refrain from these haraam acts.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 07:02
Once upon a time …. there existed a society that possessed true values. Among them lived the Queen of Jannah, the most beloved daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam), Sayyidah Fatima (radiyallahu anha). Like the rest of the society of that era, she too possessed all the great qualities of taqwa, humility, generosity, forgiveness, sabr, tolerance and all the jewels and adornments of the heart. Among these spectacular qualities was the priceless pearl of hayaa (modesty/shame). Sayiddah Fatima (radiyallahu anha) was an embodiment of hayaa. The following incident highlights the level of hayaa that she possessed.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 06:57
Summary of Letter:
Respected Mufti Saheb
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu
From the time I have taken bay'at on your hands until the present time, I do not yet find any significant change in my condition. I make all attempts to refrain from the forbidden things but due to my human weakness I still commit such actions.
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