The first ten days of Zul Hijjah


Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:38

The first ten days of Zul Hijjah have been accorded great virtue in Islam. Thus one should exert oneself in Ibadah in these days.

      Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “On no day is the worship of Allah more desirable and pleasing to Him than in the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. The fast of each of these days is equal to the fast of a whole year and the Ibadah of each of these nights is equal to the Ibadah of Laylatul Qadr” (Tirmizi). Similarly it is related from Hazrath Ibn Abbas (R.A.) that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “No days are so weighty by Allah and so much liked by Him in terms of good deeds than the first ten days of Zul Hijjah. So in these days increasingly read: Tasbeeh (Subhanallah), Tahleel (La-Ilaaha-Illalla), Tahmeed (Alhamdulillah) and Takbeer (Allahu Akbar)” (Tabrani).



Qurbani - Some Masaa'il


Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:37

1. Qurbani is waajib on all Muslims (male and female) who are sane, baaligh (reached the age of puberty), and are possessors of nisaab (minimum zakatable wealth). It is not necessary that the ownership of such wealth be for a full year.

2. Qurbani is waajib on a man for himself only, not for his wife and children. However, it is his duty to ensure that the Qurbani of his wife and baaligh children is performed if they own nisaab. This Qurbani will be waajib from their personal wealth. However, if he performs their Qurbani from his own wealth with their permission, it will be valid.

3. The animal should either be held by the horns and brought along to the place of slaughter or driven from the back. It is cruel to grab the hind legs of the animal and drag it along.

4. The slaughtering should not take place in front of another animal.

5. It is Sunnat-e-Muak’kadah (highly stressed sunnat) to slaughter the animal while facing the Qiblah. The slaughterer himself should face Qiblah. To omit this without a valid excuse is makrooh (Imdadul Fatawa—Vol. 3, Pg. 559).

6. Skinning the animal should not commence until the carcass has become cold.

7. The skin or any part of the animal cannot be given as payment to one who has been employed to assist in the skinning, cleaning, etc.


Hazrath Moulana Omarjee Saheb (R.A.)


Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:37

The demise of a senior Aalim and selfless, dedicated son of Islam in the calibre of Hazrath Moulana Abdul Haq Omarjee Saheb (R.A.) is an immeasurable loss to all. May Allah Ta’ala grant Moulana high stages in Jannah and make his great sacrifices for Deen a means of perpetual rewards for him. Aameen.

   Hazrath Moulana Omarjee Saheb was closely attached to Madrasah Taleemuddeen. Despite his ill health he always graced the Jalsas and other functions of the institution. He also assisted the Madrasah in various ways and would always enquire about the affairs of the Madrasah. May Allah Ta’ala shower His rahmah and barakah upon him and grant his family and associates sabr-e-jameel. Aameen




Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:36

The great Khalifah of his time, Hazrath Umar bin Abdul Aziz (R.A.), had dispatched Mansoor bin Ghalib to fight the armies of the enemy. Umar bin Abdul Aziz (R.A.) on that occasion wrote the following advice to him:

“Adopt Taqwa (fear of Allah) in every condition since Taqwa is the best provision, the most effective strategy and true power. Amirul Mu’mineen commands you that you and your companions must fear the disobedience of Allah Ta’ala more than you fear the enemy. Sins are more dangerous for a person than his enemy. The enemy overcomes one due to one’s sins. If we are sinners like our enemy, the enemy will prove to be superior in strength and numbers. Do not guard yourself against any enemy more than you guard yourself against sins. Do not be concerned about anything more than your sins”

(Ta’meere Hayaat).






Do I want barakah?


Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:34

Do I want barakah in my life and wealth? Yes indeed, I will love that. Do I want a double reward for the sadaqah (charity) that I give? A double reward? Most certainly. Do I want the support of Allah Ta’ala? I definitely need His support. Do I want high stages and lofty ranks on the Day of Judgment? Absolutely.

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