THE STORY OF SULTAN

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One of the thieves said: “Friends, I have a special gift in my ears, that whenever a dog barks, I fully understand what he says.” The second one said: “I have a special gift in my eyes, that whatever I see in the darkness of night, I am able to recognise it in the light of day”. The third one said: “I have this specialty in my arms that through the strength that lies in my arms, I can make a hole in the strongest wall, to enter a … [Read more...]

Reading from the transliteration

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  Question       Reading from the transliteration of the Qur'ân, is it as if one has read from the Arabic text ?   If the words are pronounced correctly, but is read from the transliteration (for example using the below Turkish transliteration table, and learning first the correct pronunciation of each transliteration letter) will be the same as if he read them from the Arabic … [Read more...]

test her to read Quran

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Question   When a girl is in haiz are you allowed to test her to read Quran for exam purposes?   Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.   It is not permissible for women to read the Quran majeed even though it may be for “exam purposes”. If a women is experiencing her haidh then she should consult with her mu’allima(female educator) … [Read more...]

Please can you explain the verse where Allah says: “I am as my slave thinks I am”

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Question Please can you explain the verse where Allah says: “I am as my slave thinks I am” Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. The statement “I am as my slave thinks I am” is not a verse of the Holy Qurān. This is termed as a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi. In brief, a Hadeeth-e-Qudsi is that Hadeeth in which Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) … [Read more...]

How To Repel Poverty

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Mufti Muhammad Shafi Saheb [ra] Introduction An easy prescription for the problems and poverty of the Muslims.     Today the problems which Muslims are facing are not concealed from a person with insight. It is as if poverty, bankruptcy, despicability and anxiety have become a distinguishing characteristic of the Muslims. The wise men of this Ummah are planning all kinds of cures for this devastating illness. However, sometimes the … [Read more...]

Smoking – Let’s Clear the Air

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Cigarette smoking is the single largest preventable cause of death and disease The cigarette represents a uniquely dangerous drug. Just like other drugs it is unsafe at any level. Smoking is also addictive and causes harm to everyone; smokers and non smokers - passive smoking.   What’s in a cigarette Tobacco smoke contains thousands of poisonous chemicals. Nicotine An addictive drug found in tobacco smoke. Nicotine increases blood … [Read more...]