Sunday, 04 November 2007 14:24
Allah Ta’ala has not created merely a physical body. With the body there is another aspect (the soul) that has been placed therein. The body is like the shirt one wears. A person eventually removes his shirt and discards it (when it is not worthy of being worn anymore). Similarly, the soul will someday discard it’s shirt (the body) and proceed elsewhere.
Sunday, 04 November 2007 14:23
An excerpt from a talk by Hazrath Moulana Yusuf Khandalwi (R.A.)
The foundations of the society that was established by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) were purity, simplicity and modesty. On the contrary, the foundations of the society hatched by the Jews and Christians are immodesty, israaf (extravagance, wastage and lavishness) and ta’ayyush (hedonism — living one’s life only for the sake of worldly pleasures).
Sunday, 04 November 2007 14:21
Currently there are many radio stations in the country that operate as Islamic stations. There is conflicting advice with regards to listening to these stations. Some Ulama have totally condemned them while others actively support them. Yet a third view advises that since there is a mixture of good and evil that emanates from all the radio stations, one should take the good and reject the evil. What is your advice in this regard?
The tenth of Muharram is known as the day of Aashura. This is a very auspicious day in the Islamic calendar. Prior to the fast of Ramadhaan becoming compulsory, fasting on the day of Aashura was fardh (obligatory). After the fast of Ramadhaan became compulsory, fasting on the day of Aashura was optional. Nevertheless, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) punctually kept the fast of Aashura and encouraged others to do the same. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “The fast of Aashura compensates for the (minor) sins of the past year” (Tirmizi).