Al-Haadi v28n03

Exciting Time

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:32

Often people cannot contain their excitement as some eagerly anticipated event draws closer. Imagine a most dear child or beloved spouse returning home after a year abroad! As the day of arrival draws closer, the happiness and excitement would be sensed all around. Let alone any significant occasion such as a nikaah, graduation, etc., people often cannot even contain their excitement as a planned holiday or fishing trip draws closer! More than a thousand times greater excitement is experienced by the true lovers of Allah Ta‘ala as they eagerly anticipate the arrival of the most noble guest – the most blessed month of Ramadhaan.

SIGN OF IMAAN

Excitedly awaiting Ramadhaan is a sign of imaan. Upon sighting the moon of Rajab – two months prior to Ramadhaan – Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would express his zeal for Ramadhaan by making du‘aa, “O Allah, enable us to reach (be alive in) Ramadhaan.” Subhanallah! This du‘aa is infused with excitement and eager anticipation for the blessed month.

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Comfort Zone

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:31

Ramadhaan 1441 (2020) was indeed very unusual. It was a Ramadhaan in lockdown – something never experienced before in South Africa and many other parts of the world.

Due to lockdown regulations most people were generally confined to their homes. Businesses could not be opened nor could workers go to their jobs. Many were in dire circumstances since they could not earn their livelihoods.

A much greater tragedy was that most people had no access to the masjid. Some made Jumu‘ah Salaah in small groups here and there while most tragically, thousands missed their Jumu‘ah Slaah altogether.

Innaa lillahi wa innaa ilaihi raaji‘oon!

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Priceless Ramadhaan

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:29

Two men, from a certain tribe came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and accepted Islam. After some time, one of them went out in jihaad and was blessed with martyrdom, while the other lived on and passed away a normal death one year later. Sayyiduna Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter saw a dream in which he was shown that the Sahaabi who had passed away a natural death had surpassed the one who had been martyred!

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Third Wave

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:25

Q: The second wave of the Corona virus is still around and we are told that a third wave is coming. This is very stressful and is making me feel very down. When will these waves stop?

A: AIf there is no ocean or huge mass of water, there will be no waves. Likewise, if the ocean of sins is evaporated through sincere repentance and spiritual reformation, the waves of pandemics and calamities will stop.

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Don’t Lie

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:14

Letter: 

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakaatuhu

In today’s times it is not possible to run a business without some degree of lies and forgery. How are we then to earn lawful sustenance?

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Download Al-Haadi Volume 28 Number 3

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Tuesday, 06 April 2021 08:12

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