Tuesday, 16 October 2012 00:00
Thousands of animals will once again be sacrificed worldwide on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) described this Qurbaani (sacrifice) as the “Sunnah of your Father Ebrahim (alaihis salaam)”. Hadhrat Ebrahim (alaihis salaam) was commanded to offer his little son Hadhrat Ismail (alaihis salaam) as a sacrifice. He submitted himself to the command of Allah Ta’ala and In compliance to the command he firmly passed the knife over the throat of his son. Allah Ta`ala prevented the knife from cutting and Hadhrat Ismail (alaihis salaam) was spared.
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 21:44
The abode of eternal bliss, where no pain or suffering will ever be experienced is Jannah (paradise). Jahannum (hell) is a place of non-stop punishment. This world is a mixture of pleasure and pain, happiness and grief, health and sickness and generally all types of “ups” and “downs”. Every person in this world experiences problems and difficulties. Some difficulties come as a test from Allah Ta’ala, such as the difficulties that come upon the pious. Other problems and hardships are the result of sins.
The solution to all problems is to turn sincerely to Allah Ta`ala. Irrespective of the nature of the problem, whether it be a financial crisis, a domestic dispute, illness, being afflicted by any jinn or whatever other problem there may be, the solution lies ONLY in drawing the help of Allah Ta’ala. Therefore, while adopting sabr (patience) do the following:
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 21:38
Question: Many Muslim staff at our manufacturing plant do not perform Zuhr Salaah. Their excuse is that the thirty minute lunch break is not enough for both lunch and Salaah. As the employer would I be responsible for their omission of Salaah? It should also be noted that many of these staff only perform Jumu’ah Salaah!
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 21:33
A mongst the highly emphasised teachings of Islam is to love every Muslim for the sake of Allah Ta`ala. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) emphatically stressed this lesson when he said: “None of you is a believer until he loves for his brother (his fellow Muslims) what he loves for himself.” (Sahih Muslim)
The message is clear: The person who does not love for his brother what he loves for himself is not worthy of the title of Mu’min (Believer), though his Imaan itself is not negated by this serious deficiency in his life.
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 21:27
Hadhrat Ali (R.A) described three aspects as the roots of humility:
- Making salaam first.
- Being happy with an indistinguished place in a gathering (i.e. he is happy to be seated in a common place, not on any special seating or stage, etc.)
- To despise riya (showing off) and sum’ah (wanting popularity).
Wednesday, 03 December 2008 21:24
Summary of Letter:
Respected Mufti Saheb
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته