The Blessing Of An Educated Wife Mufti 'Abdul Qayyoom رحمه الله was the Mufti of his time when he resided in Bhopal, India. When dealing with social issues, he was often called upon to deliver a verdict. At times, he could not arrive at a clear answer based on the teachings of Islaam. Without any hesitation or fear of being labelled, he would casually say to the disputing parties, "Please bear with me a minute." Sometimes, he would … [Read more...]
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Parent's Legacies 'Umar Ibn 'Abdul 'Azeez رحمه الله passed away leaving behind eleven sons. His estate consisted of only seventeen dinars. From this, five dinars were used for his buriel shroud, and another two for his grave. The remaining ten dinarss were equally distributed amongst his sons. Each son received a small sum of nineteen dirhams. Hishaam Ibn 'Abdul Malik also passed away leaving behind eleven sons. From his estate, each … [Read more...]
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The Master Or His Riches Many poets and writes in the Urdu and Persian languages, such as Shaykh Sa'di رحمه الله and Maulana Rumi رحمه الله, have narrated incidents regarding Mahmud and Ayaz. Mahmud was a king who conquered Somnat. He had a favourite amongst his servants by the name of Ahmad Ayaz. Ayaz, as he was affectionately known, was a simple poor servant, but he possessed one outstanding quality: absolute obedience to his … [Read more...]
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Punishing Kids Bismihi Ta'aalaa, Something I came across today. It's been a while since I posted an entry here but this one really makes me laugh and feel annoyed at the same time. Naturally, the result of good behaviour is a gift or prize. Similarly, the result of a bad behaviour is a punishment of some sort. I learnt today that a boy I know due to bad behaviour was given punishment. You probably want to know what it was right? … [Read more...]
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Taqwa is for Everyone Assalaamu alyakum wa RahmatULLAHI wa Barakatahu, I pray you are all in the best of health and imaan Aameen I came across this article and just wanted to share it with you, as Taqwa does play a significant part in us gaining closeness to Our Creator Allah Subhana Wa Ta'ala "O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, so that you may develop taqwa." [Al-Baqarah, … [Read more...]
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Fulfillment Of Promises Allah, the Exalted, says: "And fulfill (every) covenant. Verily! The covenant will be questioned about." (17:34) "And fulfill the Covenant of Allah (Bai`ah: pledge for Islam) when you have covenanted.'' (16:91) "O you who believe! Fulfill (your) obligations.'' (5:1) "O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do? Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do.'' (61:2,3) Abu … [Read more...]