An Evil Thought

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Sufyaan Thowri (Rahimahullah) was among the famous Imaams in the science of Hadeeth and Islamic law. He once mentioned that he was guilty of a sin due to which he was deprived of offering Tahajjud Salaah for five months. When someone asked him as to what it was, he replied that he had once seen a man crying and thought that the man was a hypocrite. Imagine the evil consequence of a sinful thought! Yet we say harsh things about people without … [Read more...]

The Danger of Pride and the Favour of the A’immah-e-Mujtahideen

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‘Abdullah bin Salaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was one of the most leading Jewish rabbis belonging to the clan of Banu Qaynuqaa’. He had clearly seen in Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) all the predictions that were prophesised in the Taurah regarding Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). There was no doubt in his mind and he had no reason not to accept; everything was clear. One of the main things that come as impediments in the path of the truth is … [Read more...]

The Sacred Month of Muharram

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    Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the day in which He created heavens and the earth. Among these (twelve months) there are four sanctified”. These four months, according to the authentic traditions are … [Read more...]

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As salaamu alaykum wa rahmatulaahi wa barakaatuh Respected Hadhrat Mufti Saahib May this mail find you and the family in the best of Imaan and health. I have a bit of a complicated wiraathat masalah which i would request you issue a fatwa on. The sister in question (Sarah) has no spouse and no children. Her parent have long since passed away. She had two haqiqi sisters - Zulaikha and Aisha. Zulaikha passed away last year - she also had … [Read more...]

Conditional refund query

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Question : I offered to purchase a vehicle (mini 1970’s model) and deposited the purchase amount into the sellers account. On collection of the vehicle, I realized the vehicle may not be appropriate as my wife would have difficulty driving it. I proposed to the seller that I’ll take the vehicle subject to my wife confirming she could drive the vehicle; and in the spirit of not compromising  the seller I offered he could keep my … [Read more...]

Is Social Media helping us?

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In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad. It's not that I don't enjoy interacting with online friends -- or that businesses haven't made a valiant effort to listen to their customers online. But here's the thing: Every morning, my eyes pop open with the thought, "I need to post." Not I need to eat, call home, pray -- but post. The experts … [Read more...]