Al-Haadi v07n02

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Saturday, 09 February 2008 12:46

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Contents:

  • Akhlaaq
  • Before it Rings Again...
  • Q&A: Discussion at the Time of Proposal
  • Faqihul Ummah: True Love for Rasulullah (S.A.W.)
  • Qaumah & Jalsa
   

Akhlaaq

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Saturday, 09 February 2008 12:35

Much effort was made over the centuries to mislead people into believing the misconception that Islam was spread with the sword. However any student of history knows very well that the "sword" that spread Islam was a "sword" that did not pierce skin, slice through flesh or sever any limbs. Rather it was the "sword" that struck the hearts and souls. It was the "sword" of akhlaaq (good character). Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was blessed with the most excellent character. This powerful magnet drew the people to him and even his enemies fell meekly at his feet.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) himself practically displayed the best character in every aspect of life. Likewise he exhorted the Ummah to also adopt good akhlaaq. Hence he would repeatedly say: "The best amongst you is the one who has the best character (Sahih Bukhari)." In another Hadith Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: "There will be nothing more weightier in the scales of a Believer on the day of Judgement than good character, and verily Allah Ta'ala detests a vulgar and foul-mouthed person (Tirmizi)."

In a similar narration Hazrath Abu Hurairah (R.A.) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was once asked as to what will enter people most in Jannah? Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied: "The fear of Allah and good character." He was also asked about what will enter people most into Jahannum. He replied: "The mouth and the private parts (i.e. the misuse of these organs) (Tirmizi)."

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Before it Rings Again...

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Saturday, 09 February 2008 12:28

This is a true incident witnessed first hand.

The city it occurred in: Madinatul Munawwara
The place: Musjidun Nabawi (may countless blessings and salutations be showered upon the blessed personality that rests therein).
The exact location:
A few metres away from the Rowdah Mubarak (the blessed resting place of Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
The incident: ... A cellphone rang ... (Allah Ta'ala save us) ... and music was being played where salaams should be offered!!! Some may wonder: Is this so serious? Is it really something to report? Something to make an issue about? Does it even warrant a mention?

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Q&A: Discussion at the Time of Proposal

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Saturday, 09 February 2008 12:21

Question:

My parents have taken me to see several girls (all on the same day) so that I may propose to one of them. Each time I went to see a girl I was made to sit separately with her (in some instances alone in a room although the door was open) and we asked each other many things which we felt were important to know. These conversations varied from between five minutes in some cases and upto half an hour in one instance. I have been told by a friend that such discussions are not permissible. Please advise.

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Faqihul Ummah: True Love for Rasulullah (S.A.W.)

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Saturday, 09 February 2008 12:06

Summary of Letter:

باسمه تعالى
Respected Mufti Saheb
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته

How can one generate the true natural love for Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) within oneself?

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Qaumah & Jalsa

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Saturday, 09 February 2008 11:55

The standing posture after ruku before going into sajdah is termed as Qaumah whilst the sitting posture between the two sajdahs is termed as Jalsah.

It is waajib (compulsory) to perform the ruku, qaumah, sajdah and jalsah calmly. To perform these postures of Salaat calmly means that after performing the ruku for instance, one should not hasten towards the sajdah until the entire body is at ease.
 

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