Tuesday, 18 March 2008 19:00
The construction of a perfect building depends primarily on two aspects: Having an expert to draw an excellent master plan and then constructing the building according to that plan. If either of the above two aspects are not found the building will be defective. A defective building could lead to much misery and may even cause the death of the one who occupies it.
Likewise is the building of our life. One needs to have a perfect plan to guide one. The plan must then be followed very strictly to build the perfect life which brings success in this world and the Hereafter.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:54
Imagine the following: You are mentioned daily in the presence of the president of the country. He is informed that you have sent a gift for him. How happy will he get? How honoured will you feel, that you are mentioned daily in the gathering of the president!
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:51
I am in university due to the insistence of my parents. The serious problem which my parents do not seem to understand, or turn a blind eye towards, is the environment on campus. The temptation to get involved in a host of evils is almost overwhelming. Everything around one incites one’s passions. One is repeatedly confronted with the scene of young people becoming highly intimate in public. A large number of Muslim girls and boys, perhaps the majority of Muslims on campus, also become entrapped in illicit activities. To top it all, one has to often contend with the blatant flirting and advances of Muslim and non-Muslim girls. Some apparently pious boys (and girls) eventually succumb to the temptations around them. How then can I be regarded as immune? But my parents are not prepared to hear any of my protestations. Please guide me in this matter. (The above is a summary of numerous questions received on this issue)
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:43
Wahb bin Munabbah was among the great mufassireen. He has narrated an incident about a woman of the Bani Israeel. She was washing clothes at a riverside while her little child played on the bank of the river. A beggar passed by and asked for something to eat. The woman only had some bread. She broke off a piece and gave it to the beggar. A short while later a wolf suddenly appeared, snatched the child in its mouth and bounded off. The woman ran behind the wolf crying: “My child, my child.” Allah Ta`ala sent an angel who rescued the child from the mouth of the wolf. As the angel returned the child to the mother he said: “This morsel (of the wolf) is given to you in return for the morsel that you gave the beggar.” (Hayaatul Hayawaan)
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:39
Hazrath Abdullah bin Umar (R.A) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “When a person lies,the angels (who are appointed to protect him) flee away from him to the extent of one mile due to the terrible stench of the lie that he has spoken.” (Tirmizi)
We experience fragrant smells and bad odours all the time in the things around us. In a similar manner, the angels experience beautiful fragrances in the good words spoken by a person while they are put into great discomfort due to the stench of lying and other evil talk. If the angels flee away due to the stench, the shaitaans are bound to take their place. Thus the person is further incited towards committing evil. One should therefore be careful about what he speaks.
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:36
Hazrath Abu Hurairah (R.A) is reported to have said, “ If anyone wishes that Allah Ta’ala should answer his duas in times of difficulty and anxiety, he must supplicate much in times of ease.”
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:34
It is reported by Hazrath Ibn Abbas (R.A) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “ Five supplications are (readily) answered: The dua of the one who is oppressed until he is helped (or he takes revenge), the dua of the pilgrim of Hajj till he returns home, the of one engaged in Jihad till he is martyred, the dua of a sick person till he regains health and the dua of someone for his (Muslim) brother in his absence.” Thereafter Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The supplication that is answered the quickest is the dua for a brother in his absence.”
Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:29
Summary of Letter:
Respected Mufti Saheb
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
I hope you are well. My father has joined a ‘mentor’ who has corrupted beliefs, does not perform salaah, watches T.V. and is involved in other evils. As a result of associating with this person my father is also adopting the same evil ways. In the hope of trying to convince him of the severity of his error, I took my father to Moulana *** so that he may speak to him and remove his misconceptions. Instead of understanding and accepting what was told to him, my father was very enraged upon having being taken to Moulana. He has now even threatened to throw me out of the house. Please make dua for him that Allah Ta`ala should guide him to the correct path. Kindly also advise me as to what should be done to bring him back.
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