Wednesday, 30 January 2013 08:00
The expedition of Tabook was looming ahead. Madinah Munawwarah was in the grip of famine. The Muslims had merely a few animals available for riding. Provisions were extremely low. Yet, an army of thirty thousand Sahaaba (R.A.) had to be equipped to undertake this expedition.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:02
The first ten days of Dhul Hijjah are very significant days in the life of a Mu’min. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said:
“On no other days are good actions more beloved to Allah Ta’ala than on these days (ie the first ten days of Zhul-Hijjah). Someone enquired: “Not even Jihad in the path of Allah?” “Not even Jihad in the Path of Allah Ta’ala” replied Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), “Except that person who goes out to fight with his life and wealth and does not return with anything (ie he becomes a martyr)”(Sahih Bukhari). Another narration declares: “The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year, and the Ibaadah (worship) of each of these nights is equal to the Ibadah of Lailatul Qadr” (Tirmizi; Ibn Majah).
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:01
I attend the local gym with some friends. Our purpose is purely to keep fit. We are purdah conscious and ensure that the rules of purdah are not compromised. An Aalim in our town has criticised the practice of Muslim women attending the gym. Please advise us whether what we are doing is wrong.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 06:58
“O Allah, please help me to get an ‘A’. “O Allah, at least let me get a good pass.” “O Allah, save me from failing.”
These are some of the fervent duas made in utmost humility at this time of the year. Many are aspiring for an ‘A’ while others are just praying that they do not fail. Together with fervently praying, thousands of learners burn the midnight oil, sacrifice many leisures and pleasures and toil hard to pass the exams or to excel. Let alone the learners, even their parents and other relatives are praying for their success.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 06:54
Summary of Letter:
Respected Mufti Saheb
I was very attached to someone. I am now shattered by his disloyalty. As a result I cannot even sleep at night. I continuously perform Salaat-ut-Taubah and make dua, yet my condition continues to deteriorate. Please help me to overcome this problem.