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Faqihul Ummah: Da`wah despite Faults

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 13:35

SUMMARY OF LETTER:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

As Salaamu Alaikum

Due to my own weakness and faults, I feel ashamed to talk to others about Deen and to engage in Da’wah (inviting towards Deen). I therefore opt to remain silent and regard this as better for me due to my condition. Please guide me in this regard.

 


 

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Discharging Rights without Taqwa

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 13:27

The relationship created by the institution of  Nikah is so unique and delicately sensitive in its nature that its rights cannot be discharged nor its blessings attained, unless the couple have Allah’s fear. We learn from experience that it is not possible for people, husband and wife in particular, to discharge their mutual rights and fulfil their commitments, unless they have in their hearts Allah’s fear — fear of being called to account by Allah for each and every act and movement of theirs in the most august presence of Allah. It is not possible to have mutual rights and liabilities settled among persons, through the legal process, by which one may manage to escape from one’s responsibilities. However this will not be possible before the presence of the All-Knowing, All-Powerful Allah on the Day of Resurrection when all good and bad deeds will be laid open to be evaluated and rewarded or punished, as the case may be. These important injunctions are, therefore, brought to the newly wedded couple that they may each become aware of the great responsibilities and liabilities that have been placed on their shoulders by this new union.
 
(From the discourses of Hazrath Mufti Taqi Uthmani Saheb)
 
   

Ten days of Zul Hijjah

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 13:25

The first ten days of Zul Hijjah have been accorded  great virtue in Islam. Thus one should exert oneself in Ibadah in these days.
      Hazrath Ibn Abbas (R.A.) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “On no other days are good deeds more liked by Allah than on these days (first ten days of Zul Hijjah).” The Sahaaba (R.A.) asked: “ O Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) not even Jihad in the way of Allah?” Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied: “Not even Jihad in the way of Allah, except for that person who goes out to fight with his life and wealth and does not return with anything.”  (Bukhari).

 


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Q&A: Multi-faith Education

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 13:24

Question:
 
Multi-faith education in schools will be made compulsory soon. Many Muslims are also supporting the move since they feel that children should know what others believe. Is this correct?
 

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Q&A: Evolution

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 13:22

Question:
 
My son is in a Muslim school in grade seven. Part of the History syllabus deals with the theory of evolution, in such a manner as if the said theory was a fact. The History teacher, a Muslim , taught the aspects of evolution as discussed in the text book. This discussion left some degree of confusion in my son. When I discussed the matter with the teacher, his only comment was that since it is a compulsory part of the syllabus, he has to teach it. What advice can you give in this regard.  

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Thread of the Spider

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 11:28

The Dinopis spider has a great skill for hunting. Rather than weaving a static web and waiting for its prey, it weaves a small yet highly unusual web that it throws on its prey. Afterwards, it tightly wraps up its prey with this web. The entrapped insect can do nothing to extricate itself. The web is so perfectly constructed that the insect gets even more entangled as it gets more alarmed. In order to store its food, the spider wraps the prey with extra strands, almost as if it were packaging it.

 


 

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Stock Taking

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 11:26

It is once again stock-taking time. The question that flashes in the mind throughout this exercise is: “How much profit did I make?” There could also be the nagging fear: “Will the balance sheet reflect a loss?” With modern day technology the answers come quickly. The news of massive profits is greeted with jubilation. The message of  having just broken even may bring mixed feelings - relief at not having run at a loss and sadness considering that no profit was made. A loss may lead to depression and dejection.

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Social Problems

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Saturday, 24 November 2007 11:25

Ageing parents abandoned by their own children, infant children abused by parents, spouse abuse, infidelity, drug abuse, ….. the list seems endless. Our society is riddled with these social problems. Conferences and seminars have taken place to address these critical issues. Resolutions have been adopted. The problems, however, continue to escalate. The main reason is that most of the solutions offered are merely “symptomatic relief.” Until the root of the problem is not treated, there can be very little hope of purging our communities of the plague of social maladies that are increasing by the day.   

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