Al-Haadi v09n02

Faqihul Ummah: Husband & Wife Problems

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Saturday, 10 November 2007 11:16

SUMMARY OF LETTER:
Bismihi Ta’ala
Respected Mufti Saheb

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh
I have a serious problem. I am often very harsh and severe upon my wife to the extent that I sometimes even assault her. Please help me to overcome this malady.

SUMMARY OF REPLY:
Bismihi Ta’ala
Respected Brother
As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

The cure for your malady is very clear and evident. Simply, do not treat your wife in a harsh manner. Rather adopt a soft and affectionate manner with her. Whenever you are angered, ponder for a moment that you have also defaulted greatly with regard to the commands of Allah Ta’ala. If Allah Ta’ala becomes angry with you over your faults, what will be your condition? If you forgive this weak servant of Allah Ta’ala (your wife), Allah Ta’ala will also insha-Allah forgive you. If you refuse to forgive her, on what basis can you hope for the forgiveness of Allah Ta’ala? Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Be merciful upon the people of the earth, the One above (Allah Ta’ala) will be merciful upon you” (Nasai).   (Tarbiyatut Taalibeen, pg.203)
 




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Reasons for Corruption

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Saturday, 10 November 2007 11:14

Once Hazrath Mufti Mahmoodul Hassan Gangohi (rahmatullah alaihi) was asked as to what is the reason for the corruption and anarchy that is prevalent throughout the world. Hazrath (rahmatullah alaihi) replied: “The type of food that is consumed, that is the type of effect that will become apparent. Generally the attention of people does not go towards the type of food that is being consumed, whether it is halaal or a mixture of halaal and haraam. If the food is from halaal sources, insha-Allah there will be no problems” (Malfoozaat - vol.3, pg.42).

   

Billions of Rewards

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Saturday, 10 November 2007 11:13

Ubada bin Thamit (R.A.) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The one who seeks forgiveness on behalf of the Believing men and women will be given rewards equivalent to the number of Believing men and women” (Tabrani).

Present estimates put the number of Muslims in the world at more than one billion. Thus the door to earning numerous rewards is open to us. We will only realise the true value of these rewards on the day of Qiyamah when people will be in great difficulty as a result of their evil deeds being heavier on the scales. It should also be remembered that fulfilment of all the fundamentals of Deen is vitally important. One cannot expect to gain salvation by merely reciting some wazifas, while at the same time the fardh actions are being omitted and major sins are being perpetrated.

   

Have a Heart

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Saturday, 10 November 2007 11:13

The heart is a most fascinating organ of the body. It is indeed the king of the body. The following excerpt gives us a brief idea of what a wonderful creation of Allah Ta’ala the heart is:

    “The heart is a small organ, about the size of the fist (4 inches long and 2½ inches broad), weighing not much more than eight ounces, yet this small pump works remarkably. It keeps on pumping day and night for a whole life-time without the least pause, rating some 100,000 strokes a day and sending about a gallon of blood circulating through the body once every 13 seconds. In a single day the heart pumps enough blood to fill a good-sized oil truck; in a single year it could fill a train of 65 large oil wagons” (Islam and Modern Challenges—pg. 73).



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Q&A: Zuhr Salah & Business

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Saturday, 10 November 2007 11:12

Question:
 
My business is within walking-distance from the Musjid. Among the staff there are several Muslims as well. While staff are given off for lunch in shifts, the business operates continuously for the entire day. It often happens that some Muslim staff cannot make it to the Musjid for Zuhr. Almost daily some management staff have to perform their Zuhr alone after the Jamaat Salaah is over in the Musjid. Is this procedure acceptable?

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Shia Beliefs

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Saturday, 10 November 2007 11:10

Allah Ta’ala has promised in the Qur’an that He will protect the Qur’an in its pristine purity till eternity. The Shia believe this has not happened. Rather, according to Shia belief, the Qur’an was changed by the Sahaaba (R.A.) (Allah Forbid!). This fundamental belief is, however, not openly expressed as part of the policy of taqiyya (holy hypocrisy). Taqiyya according to the Shia means to lie in order to hide one’s true beliefs.



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Western Culture

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Saturday, 10 November 2007 10:36

Allah Ta’ala declares in His Glorious Qur’an: “It is He (Allah) who reveals upon His slave (Rasulullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam) clear verses so that He may remove you from darkness to light” (Surah 57, Aayah 9). The clear message from this aayah is that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was sent with “Light.” Every aspect that he delivered to mankind pertaining to any aspect of life is “Light.” EVERYTHING ELSE IS “DARKNESS.” There is no “middle path.” It is either “Light” — otherwise “Darkness.”

The distinction of either “Darkness” or “Light” is not only restricted to acts of worship. Rather the manner of conducting our various day to day activities and all aspects of life fall in one of the two categories. “Light” is the way of Rasulullah(sallallahu alaihi wasallam). The ways of the Jews, Christians, the West and everybody else falls in the category of “Darkness.” More than anybody else, the ways of the West are most opposed to the “Light” that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) brought. It is, and especially in the present world scenario, the greatest darkness. It is godless culture, utterly immoral, callous and ruthless and in short — decayed to the core. If one sheds away the indoctrination of the media and considers the realities, one would regard the above judgement as mild. Let us take a few basic examples:

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 Contents:

  • Western Culture
  • Shia Beliefs
  • Q&A: Salaah & Business
  • Have a Heart
  • Faqihul Ummah : Husband & Wife Problems
  • Billions of Rewards
  • Reasons for Corruption

 

   
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