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Faqihul Ummah: Remembering Past Sins

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Sunday, 21 October 2007 12:48

SUMMARY OF LETTER

Bismihi Ta'ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Letter: I often remember my past sins and try to cry but my heart is so hard that I cannot ever cry. Please help me to remedy the situation.

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Helping the Destitute

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Sunday, 21 October 2007 12:47

Abdullah bin Mubaarak (R.A), the Ustaad of Imaam Bukhari (R.A), used to perform haj one year and go for jihad the other year. He relates: Once when it was my year for haj, I took five hundred dinars and left for Makkah. At Kufa I stopped and went to the camel market with the intention of buying a camel. On the other side I saw a dead duck. A woman was sitting there. She picked up the duck and started cleaning it by plucking its feathers. Seeing this I approached her and asked her: "What are you doing dear woman?"

 

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Signs of Qiyaamah

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Sunday, 21 October 2007 12:46

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has prophecised many major and minor signs of Qiyamah. Among the minor signs of Qiyamah mentioned by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in various ahadith are the following:

 

  • People will greet only those whom they know.
  • Businesses will expand to such an extent that womenfolk will also be introduced into the business.
  • The fitna of the pen will emerge (referring to the evil and deviating literature so common nowadays).
  • People will sever ties with relatives.
  • False evidence will become a common practice.
  • True evidence will be falsified.
  • Interest will be labelled  as "sale" or "profit."
  • Bribes will be labelled as "gifts" (names of these haraam practices will be changed in an attempt to legalise them).
  • The Musjids will be decorated but the hearts of  people will be devoid of guidance.
  • Hypocrites will be in control of the affairs of the community.
  • There will be an abundance of divorce.
  • There will be an abundance of illegitimate children.
  • People will  indulge in sodomy and lesbianism.
  • There will be an abundance of critics, tale-carriers, back-biters and taunters in society.

  (Extracted from Signs of Qiyamah)

   

Q&A: Working with Female Staff

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Sunday, 21 October 2007 12:45

Question: I have been promoted to a senior position and have to personally supervise thirty female workers. More then half are female. As is the trend nowadays, most dress in a very immodest and provocative manner. They also often conduct them selves flirtatiously. I totally fear for myself. What advice do you have for me in this situation.

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Pop Star Plays in Masjid

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Sunday, 21 October 2007 12:43

An international pop star was allowed to play his music in a musjid. Though he was only given approximately a minute, the pop star got immediately on the act and used his minute to the full. His complete band played along while he sang some lines from his latest release. There was a mixed response from those present. While most of the congregation were enraged, some did not seem too bothered. After all, they also had pop bands playing …on their CELLPHONES.

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Crime Wave

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Sunday, 21 October 2007 12:42

Murder, looting, plundering, fraud, corruption … and the seemingly never ending list of misery and torment that has become the order of the day. The prevalence of such conditions have become a way of life. Unless the victims were near and dear, sensational headlines depicting murder and mayhem also do not evoke shock and disbelief. While the crime rate continues to spiral out of control, debates, discussions and conferences abound as to what are the factors leading to this deplorable condition. The debates and discussions will continue but unless the only real solution is not adopted, no difference will occur in the prevailing situation. The question is who has the solution and what is it?

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