The Test of Wealth


Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:31

Among the fundamental beliefs of a Muslim is the belief in the reality of life after death. A Mu’min believes that the grave is either a garden of Jannah, which the inmate of the grave enjoys or it is a part of hell wherein the inmate suffers. He also firmly believes that the Day of Judgment will come and every person will have to give an account of his life in this world. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: “On the Day of Judgment no person will move from the spot he is standing on until he is asked four questions: How did he spend his life? How did he spend his youth? How did he earn his money and where did he spend it? How much did he practice upon the knowledge of Deen he possessed? (Mishkaat).

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Forsaking Disputes


Sunday, 04 November 2007 16:23

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: “The one who forsakes a dispute in which he was wrong (i.e. he accepts his fault and submits to the truth), he will be given a palace on the borders of Jannah. The one who forsakes a dispute despite being rightful in his claim (i.e. he backed off from the dispute and withdrew his claim which he was entitled to), he will be granted a palace in the middle of Jannah. And the one who adopts good character (so that he does not even get involved in a dispute at all), he will be granted a palace in the higher stages of Jannah.”



Divine Protection


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


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


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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