Al-Haadi v24n03

Time is Money

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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:48

We live in a world of import and export, a world in which most goods and commodities are available in most countries for most of the year. However, despite the year-round availability, there are many goods that enjoy a ‘peak season’. Astute businessmen are those who identify this period and utilize it to their advantage.

Dynamic Effect

The season presents a golden opportunity for one to secure tremendous profits in a minimal period of time. Hence, during the month of December, even if the rest of the world is on vacation, it is practically unimaginable for one to find the serious businessman on holiday. He understands the pivotal role that the season plays in his success; if he remains focused and committed, he will reap the profits, and if he allows himself to become distracted or while away his time, he alone will suffer the consequences. 

The dynamic effect of the season is such that if the  shop owner, who struggles to make ends meet for the entire year, exerts himself and exhausts his efforts in this crucial period, he will not only recover his losses, but will even manage to turn a handsome profit .

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Special Offer

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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:42

Special offers make most people very excited. If the saving on an item will be somewhat significant, people queue up for hours, or even camp overnight outside the store to grab the offer. Whether the saving is a few hundred rands or a few thousand dollars, it is not even dust when compared to the special offers that Allah Ta‘ala offers His servants in the last portion of the night — at the time of Tahajjud. Especially in the month of Ramadhaan, these special offers become super special.

Abu Umaamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Hold fast to salaah during the night (Tahajjud Salaah), for indeed it is the habit of the pious people before you, it is a means of gaining the proximity of your Lord, it expiates sins and prevents one from falling into wrongs.” (Sunan Tirmizi #3549)

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Bodybuilding

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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:39

Question: I have been going to the gym regularly in order to keep fit and healthy. Over time, due to the company, I have started competing in bodybuilding and weightlifting. Currently, the discussion among our group is about taking steroids to enhance the performance. Is it permissible to take steroids for this purpose?  

Answer: Health is a bounty from the side of Allah Ta‘ala and it is thus necessary for one to look after his body and health. That said, it is not permissible for us to break the laws of Allah Ta‘ala in order to become fit, nor is bodybuilding and exercising the purpose for which we have been created. In essence, there are two problems that need to be addressed.

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Faqeehul Ummah: Recitation of Quraan Majeed and Du‘aa

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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:32

Summary of Letter

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

…Please advise me with regards to the following. Firstly, I do not have the true enthusiasm for the recitation of the Quraan Majeed. Secondly, I am not much inclined towards du‘aa.

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Respect for Ramadhaan

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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:29

There was once a fire worshipper who saw his son eating in the presence of Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan. As soon as he saw his son eating before the Muslims, he hit him and reprimanded him saying, “Why do you not show regard for the sanctity and respect of the Muslims during the month of Ramadhaan?”  It so happened that the fire worshipper passed away that very week. Soon after he passed away, the ‘Aalim of that locality had a dream in which he saw the fire worshipper in Jannah! In the dream, he asked him, “Were you not a fire worshipper?” The man replied, “I was a fire worshipper. However, shortly before I passed away, Allah Ta‘ala honoured me, by inspiring me to accept Islam, due to the respect that I had shown for the month of Ramadhaan.” (Nuzhatul Majaalis)

   

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Monday, 17 July 2017 09:25

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