Al-Haadi v10n02

Faqihul Ummah: Weak Spiritual Condition

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:26

SUMMARY OF LETTER:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

It is ten years since I have graduated and have become bay’at with you. However, my spiritual condition is as weak as it was in the initial stages.

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Faqihul Ummah: Sins after Tauba

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:25

SUMMARY OF LETTER:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

I performed Salaatut Tawba and sincerely repented from all my sins. Nevertheless, whenever I make sincere Tawba, I become conscious of Allah Ta’ala for a few days. Then suddenly I find myself inclined to sin even more than previous times. As a result my Tawba breaks (ie. I resort to the sin).

 

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Forsaking Disputes

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:23

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “The one who forsakes a dispute in which he was wrong (i.e. he accepts his fault and submits to the truth), he will be given a palace on the borders of Jannah. The one who forsakes a dispute despite being rightful in his claim (i.e. he backed off from the dispute and withdrew his claim which he was entitled to), he will be granted a palace in the middle of Jannah. And the one who adopts good character (so that he does not even get involved in a dispute at all), he will be granted a palace in the higher stages of Jannah.”

 

   

Divine Protection

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:22

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “Whoever recites Ayatul Kursi (S:2;V55) after the Fardh Salaah, he will be in the protection of Allah Ta’ala until the next Salaah” (Muntakhab Ahadith, Pg. 173).
       
 In another narration it is reported that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who recites Ayatul Kursi after every Fardh Salaah, there is no barrier preventing him from entering Jannah except that he is still alive” (i.e. as soon as death comes to him, he will enter Jannah) (Hisnul Haseen, pg. 145).

   

Q&A: Purchasing a New Vehicle

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:21

Question:
 
I wish to purchase a vehicle but do not have the cash. If I obtain finance from the bank, I will be involved in the sin of interest. A friend has informed me that if I do a “fixed rate deal” with the bank, it will be permissible since this will not tantamount to interest. Is this correct?

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Q&A: Calculating Zakaat

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:20

Question:
 
I calculate my zakaat on the last day of February each year. This year, in the first week of February I received a large sum of money from the sale of an asset. The money was still on hand on the last day of February. Must zakaat be paid on this amount as well?

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Marital Bliss

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:18

A man and a woman are strangers to one another. Yet within seconds, for the duration of time that it takes to utter a proposal and acceptance, they are tied together in a sacred bond — the bond of Nikah. It is a bond that is meant to last a lifetime. Nikah is an ibadah. It is an act of great virtue. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has highlighted the importance of Nikah by declaring: “Nikah is MY Sunnah.”



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Moderation in Luxuries

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:15

In every era and place there have always been the relatively rich people and also the poverty stricken. In the golden era of Islam there were Sahaaba (R.A.) like Hazrath Abu Hurairah (R.A.) who would faint due to hunger. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would also often pass many days when nothing was available to eat in any of his homes. At the same time there were Sahaaba (R.A.) who were relatively wealthy. However, those in need were taught not to beg. Let alone ask, they would even conceal their poverty to the extent that the neighbour would also not be able to guess that the family next door was passing the night in hunger. Nevertheless, when the Sahaaba (R.A.) detected the plight of the poor among them, they opened up their hearts, even if it meant sacrificing their own basic needs.

 

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