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Saturday, 10 December 2022 04:13

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping Hair – Part Two

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4. The Hadith explains that the one who has hair should take care of it. Hence, if one is afraid that he will not be able to take care of his hair, then he may shave his head.

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who has hair should take care of it.” [1]

Thursday, 08 December 2022 14:31

The Nuqabaa of the Ansaar

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After the group of the Ansaar had pledged allegiance at the blessed hand of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to them, “Nabi Musa (‘alaihis salaam) had selected twelve Nuqabaa (leaders) from the Bani Israa’eel. In the same way, as per the counsel of Hazrat Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam), I am also going to select twelve leaders from among you.”

Monday, 05 December 2022 05:09

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping Hair – Part One

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1. Keep the hair of the entire head the same length. It is impermissible to trim the hair in different lengths. Similarly, it is impermissible to shave a portion of the head and leave a portion unshaved. [1]

Hazrat Ibnu Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saw a child whose head was partially shaved with a part left unshaved. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) prohibited them (the family) from doing this and said, “Either shave all of it (the hair) or leave all of it (as normal, with all the hair an even length).” [2]

Thursday, 01 December 2022 09:10

The Second Pledge of the Ansaar – Part Four

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Before taking the pledge at the blessed hand of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Hazrat Abul Haytham bin Tayhaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) anxiously asked, “O Prophet of Allah! There is something that I wish to ask. We have some ties with the Jews. After we establish our relationship with you, our ties with the Jews will be severed. Let it not be such that when Allah Ta‘ala makes you victorious and grants you assistance, then you will return to Makkah leaving us (floundering) here in Madinah Munawwarah.”

Hearing this, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) smiled and said, “Never! Your life is my life! You are mine and I am yours! Your enemies are my enemies and your allies are my allies.” Upon this, they all enthusiastically and joyfully extended their hands to pledge allegiance.

Monday, 28 November 2022 07:29

Keeping Hair

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A believer’s entire life is governed by the laws and injunctions of Shari’ah. In every aspect of one’s life, whether relating to one’s domestic, social and economic dealings, or one’s ibaadaat, deeni rituals and acts of worship, one is commanded to follow the mubaarak sunnah of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Similarly, in physical appearance, a believer is duty bound to emulate the way of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and refrain from adopting the culture and ways of the kuffaar. In essence, every aspect of Islam is perfect and totally distinguished from all other religions.

Thursday, 24 November 2022 09:59

The Second Pledge of the Ansaar – Part Three

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When the caravan of the Ansaar reached Makkah Mukarramah, they secretly sent a message to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) informing him that they wished to meet him. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) promised to meet them during the days of Tashreeq (Haj) in the same valley in Mina where the other fortunate pilgrims of Madinah Munawwarah had pledged their allegiance to him the previous year.

At the appointed hour, in the company of his uncle, Hazrat Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) met them in the valley of Mina. Although Hazrat Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had not yet embraced Islam at this time, he was nonetheless a devoted supporter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Monday, 21 November 2022 12:44

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part Twelve

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29. Men are only allowed to wear rings made from silver. They are not allowed to wear rings made of any substance besides silver. When wearing a silver ring, they should ensure that the amount of silver does not exceed one mithqaal (4.374 g). Men are only allowed to wear one ring. The ring should be worn on the small finger. If the ring has a stone on it, then the stone of the ring should face inwards (i.e. it should be towards the palm). Apart from a silver ring, men are not allowed to wear any other jewellery (e.g. bracelets, chains, earrings, etc.). [1]

Thursday, 17 November 2022 11:59

The Second Pledge of the Ansaar – Part Two

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Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates:

For ten long years, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would go to meet the people in their homes, in the market places and in their social functions. He would invite them towards Islam and say to them:

من يؤويني ومن ينصرني حتى أبلغ رسالة ربي وله الجنة

“Who will support me and who will assist me in conveying the message of my Rabb? For him (the one who assists me), I guarantee Jannah.

Monday, 14 November 2022 05:38

Sunnats and Aadaab of Clothing – Part Eleven

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27. Keep your clothing in a neat and tidy manner by folding it or hanging it in a cupboard. Do not keep your clothing lying around in an untidy condition. Place dirty clothing in the place that is designated for such clothing e.g. in the laundry basket, etc.

Hazrat Sa’eed bin Musayyib (rahimahullah) is reported to have said, “Certainly Allah Ta‘ala is pure and He loves purity. Allah Ta‘ala is clean and loves cleanliness. Allah Ta‘ala is kind and loves kindness. Allah Ta‘ala is generous and loves generosity. Hence, keep the courtyards of your homes clean and do not resemble the Jews (in their untidiness).” [1]

Thursday, 10 November 2022 09:09

The Second Pledge of the Ansaar – 13th Year of Prophethood

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The following year, which was the 13th year of prophethood, Hazrat Mus’ab bin Umair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), set out for Makkah Mukarramah with a group of Muslims in order to perform Haj.

Accompanying these Muslim pilgrims were a number of disbelievers from the Aws and Khazraj tribes who had not as yet embraced Islam. Most of the group, which numbered more than four hundred, comprised of these people.