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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).

   

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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Profit or Interest

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:04

The Quran-al-Kareem clearly declares: “And Allah Ta’ala has made trade lawful and has forbidden interest.” The prohibition of interest is so severe that all the parties connected to the transaction are sinful. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “Allah Ta’ala has cursed the one who takes interest, the one who gives it, the witness to the transaction and the scribe (who recorded it). All are equal in the sin (Mishkaat). It is thus clear that one must totally shun interest in every form.

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Peace

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Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:01

Assalaamu Alaikum! Numerous times daily we greet one another with this wonderful greeting. Unlike the hollow or even meaningless greetings of “Hi,” “Hello,” etc., Assalaamu Alaikum is a profound dua of peace and safety for the person being greeted. When one exclaims “Assalaamu Alaikum” to someone, it is as if one has assured him thus: “You are in peace and safety from me in every way whatsoever — word, deed or even thought.” Hence we spread the message of peace numerous times daily to everyone we meet.

 

 

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