Discourse 17 – The Importance of Tableegh

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Discourse 17 - The Importance of Tableegh نحمده و نصلي على رسوله الكريم Duty of preaching Allah Ta‘ala says: يَا أَيُّهَا الرَّسُولُ بَلِّغْ مَا أُنزِلَ إِلَيْكَ مِن رَّبِّكَ وَإِن لَّمْ تَفْعَلْ فَمَا بَلَّغْتَ رِسَالَتَهُ وَاللَّـهُ يَعْصِمُكَ مِنَ النَّاسِ إِنَّ اللَّـهَ لَا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْكَافِرِينَ “O messenger! Convey whatever has been revealed to you from your Sustainer. If you do not do so then you have not conveyed the … [Read more...]

Verification of Ahaadith on fasting in the month of Muharram

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  Verification of Ahaadith on fasting in the month of Muharram   Q:Why mostly hanafi people, mostly their scholars spread moudoo hadith? Like fast in month of Muharam which is equal to a month? They quote this hadith: وعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من صام يوم عرفة كان له كفارة سنتين ومن صام يوما من المحرم فله بكل يوم ثلاثون يوما (مجمع الزوائد رقم 5244). Which is moudoo and they also tell to … [Read more...]

Fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram

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Fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram     Q: I was recently informed by a friend that there is no need to fast on the 9th or 11th of Muharram together with the 10th in this era, as the element of tashabbuh (emulation) of the jews is no longer found. Is this correct? A: Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) commanded the ummah to fast on either the 9th and 10th or the 10th and 11th of Muharram, in order … [Read more...]

Aashura and Yazid

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Aashura and Yazid     Q: What is the Sunni view on Aashura, the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu, and the status of Yazid from a Sunni Muslims point of view? I have noticed Shia Muslims placing a large emphasis on the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu. Also was the leadership of Yazid just? Was Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu the rightful leader of the ummah at that time? A: The Sunni view of … [Read more...]

Buying House in Muharram

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Q: I started the procedure for buying a house in October but we are now in the Islamic month of Muharram. Is there anything in Islam about not engaging in activities of this sort in Muharram? A: There are many superstitions regarding the months of Muharram and Safar. These are merely superstitions and should not be followed. You may buy and sell in any month. Shari'ah does not prohibit one from this in any … [Read more...]

Additional Spending on ‘Aashura Day

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Additional Spending on ‘Aashura Day   There are several legitimate practices in Islam that have been wrongfully deemed as incorrect. In an era of religious melt-down, we cannot afford such incorrect assertions One such practice is: Spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Aashura (The 10th of Muharram) Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said: “Whoever expands his expenditure on his family on the day of … [Read more...]