The Value Of Time

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The Value Of Time Yahya Ibn Ma'een رحمه الله is recognised as a great scholar of the science of hadeeth. His knowledge of hadeeth was extensive. Experts, such as Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal رحمه الله, would say, "If Yahya doubts the authenticity of a particular hadeeth, then regard his opinion as authoritative." An interesting incident is quoted which displays his quest for knowledge and the importance he placed upon time. One day, he set out to … [Read more...]

Words of Wisdom – Councel In Five’s

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Words of Wisdom - Councel In Five's   “Wisdom is the lost property of the believer. If he finds it then he is most deserving of it.” [1] The Prophet (salAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was reported to have said, “The one who mocks five will loose five – the one who mocks scholars will lose his Religion (din); the one who mocks rulers will lose this life (dunya); the one who mocks his neighbours will loose their compassion; and the one who … [Read more...]

Haj without a Visa!

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Deeds that equal the reward of Haj Haj without a Visa! Since Haj is among the most virtuous deeds in Islam, and not everyone can afford it (especially on a continuous basis) Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has attached the reward of optional Haj to certain other deeds for the benefit of all. Now that the Hujjaj have begun to depart, those who have been left behind can take consolation from the following narrations which promise of various other … [Read more...]

Good and Bad Actions

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Good and Bad Actions عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما ، عن رسول الله صلى الله علية وسلم فيما يرويه عن ربه تبارك وتعالى ، قال : ( إن الله تعالى كتب الحسنات والسيئات ، ثم بين ذلك ، فمن هم بحسنة فلم يعملها كتبها الله عنده حسنة كاملة ، وإن هم بها فعملها كتبها الله تعالى عنده عشر حسنات إلى سبعمائة ضعف إلى أضعاف كثيرة ، وإن هم بسيئة فلم يعملها كتبها الله عنده حسنة كاملة ، وإن هم بها فعملها كتبها الله عنده سيئة واحدة ). رواه البخاري [ رقم : 6491 ] ومسلم [ … [Read more...]

The Concept of Taqleed in the Qur’an

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The Concept of Taqleed in the Qur'an Verse Number 1: "O you who believe! Follow Allah; follow the Messenger and those of authority (Amr) amongst you." (Surah Al-Nisaa: 59) That of authority (Amr) has been explained by some as Muslim rulers while others have viewed them as jurists. The latter view was the opinion of Abdullah ibn Abbas [6], Mujahid, `Ataa ibn Abi Rabah, `Ataa ibn Saib, Hasan of Basra, Abu 'Aliyah and many others (raa). … [Read more...]

Excellence of Leading an Ascetic Life

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Excellence of Leading an Ascetic Life, and Virtues of Simple Life   Allah, the Exalted, says: "Verily, the likeness of (this) worldly life is as the water (rain) which We send down from the sky; so by it arises the intermingled produce of the earth of which men and cattle eat: until when the earth is clad in its adornments and is beautified, and its people think that they have all the powers of disposal over it, Our Command reaches it … [Read more...]