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Thursday, 20 June 2019 06:13

The Six Rights of a Believer

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عن علي قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: للمسلم على المسلم ست بالمعروف يسلم عليه إذا لقيه ويجيبه إذا دعاه ويشمته إذا عطس ويعوده إذا مرض ويتبع جنازته إذا مات ويحب له ما يحب لنفسه (سنن الترمذي رقم 2736)

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “A muslim has six rights over his fellow muslim. (They are that) he should make salaam to him when he meets him, he should accept his call (invitation) when he calls him (and the invitation does not include anything impermissible in Shari‘ah, or respond to his call at the time when he is in difficulty or need), when he sneezes (and says Alhamdulillah) then he should reply to his sneeze by saying ‘Yarhamukallah’, he should visit him when he is sick, he should attend his janaazah when he passes away, and he should love for him what he loves for himself.”

Thursday, 20 June 2019 06:04

Increasing the Recitation of Durood on a Jumu‘ah

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عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : أكثروا الصلاة علي في الليلة الزهراء واليوم الأغر فإن صلاتكم تعرض علي أخرجه الطبراني في الأوسط بسند ضعيف لكن يتقوى بشواهده (القول البديع ص325)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Increase the recitation of durood upon me on the night of jumu‘ah and the day of jumu‘ah, as your durood is presented to me.”

Wednesday, 19 June 2019 06:03

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fifty

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The Inscription on His Ring:

Hazrat ‘Amr bin ‘Uthmaan (rahimahullah) mentions that the ring of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had the following words inscribed on it, “I have brought Imaan in that Being who has created everything in its due proportion.” (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 2/156)


Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was approximately 82 years old when he was martyred. (Taareekh-ul-Islam 2/481)

He was martyred on Friday the twelfth of Zul-Hijjah in the year 35 AH (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 2/162)

Period of His Khilaafah

Hazrat Qataadah (rahimahullah) reports that the period of the khilaafah of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was twelve years. (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 2/161)

When the season of haj arrived and people from other areas and lands began coming to Makkah Mukarramah , the Quraish posted people onto the various roads and pathways to warn those who passed by of Rasululah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) by saying, “This man is a sorcerer, beware of him.” However, this strategy of the Quraish did not bring any harm to Islam. On the contrary, those coming into Makkah Mukarramah from far and wide became well acquainted with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

On one occasion, a person buried some wealth in a certain place for safekeeping, but subsequently forgot where he had buried it. He thus came to Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) and laid his complaint before him, asking if he could assist in any way.

Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) responded, “Your question is not related to fiqh. Hence, there is no mas’alah for me to work out. Nevertheless, you should go home and perform salaah the entire night until the morning, as you will then remember where you buried your wealth.”

Saturday, 15 June 2019 04:42

The Caution of a Believer

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عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال: لا يلدغ المؤمن من جحر واحد مرتين (صحيح البخاري رقم 6133)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “A believer is not bitten from the same hole twice.”

The meaning of this Hadith is that a believer is alert and exercises caution in his social and monetary dealings. If he is deceived by someone once on account of his misjudgement, then he will ensure that the mistake will not recur and he does not face the same consequence in the future.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال : ليس أحد من أمة محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم يصلي على محمد أو يسلم عليه إلا بُلِّغه : يصلي عليك فلان ويسلم عليك فلان رواه إسحاق بن راهويه في مسنده هكذا موقوفا (القول البديع ص324)

Hazrat Ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) once mentioned the following, “There is no person from the ummah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who recites salaat or salaam upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) except that it is conveyed to him and he is told, ‘So-and-so has recited salaat upon you, and so-and-so has recited salaam upon you.’”

Monday, 06 May 2019 06:54

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Twelve

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12. It is not permissible for women to leave their homes to go to beauty parlours or visit beauticians. Similarly, revealing their private areas before other women for waxing etc is not permissible.[1]

13. It is not permissible for women to cut or trim their hair.[2]

عن أبي أحوص عن عبد الله عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: المرأة عورة فإذا خرجت استشرفها الشيطان (سنن الترمذي رقم 1173)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “A woman should remain concealed (from the eyes of strange men). When she leaves her home, shaytaan stares at her.”

Monday, 06 May 2019 06:49

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Eleven

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11. It is permissible for men and women to dye the hair. However, it is impermissible to use black dye to dye the hair.

عن ابن عباس قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: يكون قوم يخضبون فى آخر الزمان بالسواد كحواصل الحمام لا يريحون رائحة الجنة (سنن أبي داود رقم 4214)

Hazrat ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “A group will appear close to Qiyaamah who will dye their hair with black like the bellies of pigeons. They will not be blessed with the fragrance of Jannah (i.e. for some period they will undergo punishment in Jahannum and be deprived of Jannah).”

Monday, 06 May 2019 06:47

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Ten

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10. It is impermissible for a male or female to shape their eyebrows.

عن عائشة قالت: نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن الواشمة والمستوشمة والواصلة والمستوصلة والنامصة والمتنمصة (سنن النسائي رقم 5116)

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) prohibited tattooing and being tattooed, joining human hair to people’s hair and having this done for oneself, plucking the eyebrows of others and having this done for oneself.