Al-Haadi v20n01

Ringing Tills

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 06:11

It is that time of the year when generally tills will be ringing. May Allah Ta’ala keep every Muslims tills ringing. May he bless every Believer with immense Barakah in his sustenance.  Aameen

Earning the wealth of this world is not just permissible, it is compulsory to the extent of one’s basic needs and necessities. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “To earn a Halaal living is compulsory-after having fulfilled all the other obligations of Deen.” Thus one engaging in business, trade, a profession or any other occupation in order to earn a Halaal sustenance is engaged in Ibaadah. Subhanallah! What grace of Allah Ta’ala is showered upon his servants. Imagine . . . a Muslim street vendor, in order to earn halaal sustenance, is calling out “Potatoes, R5 a kg.” He is being rewarded each time he calls out in the same manner that a person engaged in reciting Tasbeeh is being rewarded. Subhanallah! The crucial factor, however, is that he restricts himself to EARNING wealth. He does not make it an object of his life or allows its love to dominate his heart.

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Caution

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 06:06

Once a sheep was stolen in Kufah in the time of Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.). When he heard about it, he enquired as to how long does a sheep live for. The people informed him that the maximum lifespan of a sheep is  seven years.  Hence Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.) gave up eating mutton for the next seven years. He feared that he may by chance end up purchasing the stolen sheep without realizing it or somebody else may do so and serve the meat to him. Therefore as an act of caution he gave up eating mutton for seven years.

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Q&A: Temptation

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:52

Question: I am in high school. Soon the exams will be over and the holidays will commence. Many boys and girls are planning various haraam activities to which I am also being invited. The temptations and the peer pressure is very strong. How do I save myself from falling prey to the temptations.? Please advise. (Question summarized)

Answer: You have mentioned something very interesting ...  that the exams will soon be over. Indeed the exams will very soon be over — precisely at the moment that this short life expires. When the angel of death will suddenly snatch one’s soul out of the body, the alarm would have been sounded that it is time to exit from the examination room. There will be no grace – not even for one second. One will be carried out of the “examination room” on the shoulders of men and buried under tons of sand, six feet deep. Then it will be time either for the most spectacular celebration . . . or it will be the beginning of the worst sorrow and grief over the greatest failure ever. Therefore, while it is true that the exam will be soon over, it is nevertheless ongoing until the last breath.

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Imagine

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Wednesday, 28 November 2012 05:46

Imaam Ghazaali (ramatullah alaihi) says:, “Death is a tremendous thing to fear, but most people are heedless of it. It is important that, from time to time, one should concentrate upon death, to the exclusion of all other things and imagine that death is staring one in the face. One should think of one’s friends and relatives and recall to one’s mind how they were placed on the bier, carried to the grave and buried under mounds of earth. One should imagine their faces and think of their high ambitions. Then think of the changes that dust might have wrought in their handsome faces,  how their bodies might have decayed, how their children were orphaned, their wives were widowed, how their relatives were left to weep over their losses.

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Faqihul Ummah: Meditation Upon Death

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012 14:49

what-happens-after-deathBismihi Ta’ala

Summary of Letter:

Respected Mufti Saheb
 

You had advised me to meditate upon death. I have not yet understood how to do this. Please explain it to me.

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012 06:23

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