Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:50
A knife is an extremely useful tool. No home can do without one. Some knives are very much sharper and more delicate than others. They are used for much more intricate and sensitive tasks, such as slaughtering an ox. Despite a knife being such a useful item, a child is never allowed to handle it. Even adults handle a super-sharp slaughtering knife with extreme caution. Why? Simply because of the associated dangers. The more sophisticated the knife, the more dangerous it is. Yet, its benefits cannot be denied.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:47
For a minute, imagine that you have lost your tongue, Allah forbid. You no more have a tongue in your mouth. Now consider what a tremendous bounty you have been deprived of and what difficulties you will experience without this small organ.
The tongue has various functions. When one eats, it pushes the food between the teeth to enable one to chew the food. During swallowing, the back of the tongue pushes against the oesophagus (wind pipe) and blocks it, thereby preventing food from going into it. Thus had it not been for the tongue, one would have choked as soon as one swallowed anything!!!
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:46
I was informed that a fatwa has been issued recently which states that it is permissible to have a T.V. I want to purchase a set, but my wife is adamant that she will not allow it into the home. This is causing problems between us. Please advise.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:44
Often many people find themselves wrestling with their conscience. Should they embark on the very lucrative venture which has “just one little impermissible aspect” or should they forego it and lose out on the huge profits? Some people complain: “If I do not give the “see right” I will not get the order.” Hence they wish to know whether they can give the bribe which is termed a see right? Others exclaim: “If I cancel the overdraft, I would have to close down my business”. Many express the fear that “If I close my shop/office/practice, etc. for Zuhr and Asr, I will lose out big time. Can I perform my Salaah later?” Such sentiments and questions are often heard from people in various occupations.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:43
Earning a billion is a distant thing. Even for a meagre profit we will toil and sweat for long hours, though there is no guarantee that we will enjoy the fruits of our labour. Contrary to this, the investments of the Aakhirah (Hereafter) are easy and guaranteed. It is then only our foolishness that we deprive ourselves of great investments in the Hereafter.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:42
This is an often quoted saying which fits aptly to the tragic demise of one of South Africa’s senior most Ulama, Hazrath Moulana Qasim Sema Saheb (R.A.). His sterling work bears ample testimony to this.
Thursday, 29 November 2007 07:40
LETTER: [The writer apparently complained of differences between his parents and requested advice in this regard as well as with regard to giving up sin.]