Saturday, 09 February 2008 16:33
On the the twenty seventh of Rajab the Musjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me’raj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me’raj and its message forgotten until the following year.
Unlike us, the Sahaaba (R.A.) and Tabi'een (those who came after the Sahaaba) never set aside any particular day for the discussion of the incident of Me’raj. Hence even the Fuqaha (jurists) of the first century differed with regard to the actual date when Me’raj occurred (see Fathul Bari-vol.7, pg.203 and Ruhul Ma’ani-vol.15, pg.6). The Sahaaba (R.A.) and the Tabi'een (R.A.) had no need to set aside any particular day for this discussion. They regularly and frequently discussed the Ahadith with regard to all aspects of the life of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). They lived the message of Me’raj every day of their lives.
Saturday, 09 February 2008 16:26
What would you do if you had 450-500 eggs that you had to keep outside? It would no doubt be wisest to take the necessary precautions that will prevent them from being scattered and strewn with the effects of natural causes like wind. Hence, the silkworm which is among the animals that lay the highest number of eggs (450-500) at once, apply very wise methods to preserve its eggs. The silkworm prevents its eggs from being scattered or strewed by attaching them to each other with an adhesive material (string) it secrets.
Saturday, 09 February 2008 16:20
Gambling is a social evil which the Qur’an has clearly forbidden. While for a Muslim this is sufficient, even the kuffaar have realised the harm of gambling. The suffering of the millions of losers is easily understood. However, even the winners suffer greatly. Western surveys have found that those who have won much money in national lotteries, their lives suddenly turned into turmoil for various reasons. It is for this very reason that the organisers of the South African lottery offer free “counselling” for the winners! The losers can cry alone.
Saturday, 09 February 2008 16:18
We have commenced with the selection process for Huffaaz to perform Taraweeh in our Musjid. Some differences have arisen in this regard with some people wanting to appoint a particular Hafiz since he recites the Qur’an Shareef beautifully while others are objecting to his appointment due to the fact that he trims his beard and allows his trousers to flow below his ankles. The issue has become quite contentious. Kindly guide us in this matter.
Saturday, 09 February 2008 16:12
Summary of Letter:
Respected Mufti Saheb
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
I am entrapped in the disease of casting lustful glances at women. Kindly give me some advice to remedy this situation.
Saturday, 09 February 2008 16:07
The following are some important points to keep in mind with regard to the performance of sajdah:
* Whilst going into sajdah from qaumah (the standing posture before sajdah), do not bend the chest forward. Keep it straight. Only the knees should be bent while going down. Some people bend the upper half of the body forward from the moment that they start going down for sajda. Due to this an extra ruku is created. This is forbidden. Until the knees have not been placed on the ground, avoid bending the top half of the body as far as possible .