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Hadith & Sunnah / Re: Today's Hadith
« Last post by Muslim Woman on March 21, 2019, 03:10:37 AM »

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah

Narrated Kab (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, "The example of a believer
is that of a fresh tender plant, which the wind bends sometimes and makes
it straight other times. And the example of a hypocrite is that of a pine
tree which keeps straight till once it is uprooted suddenly."

Bukhari Vol. 7 : No. 546



Fatwas & Rulings / Taking pictures of grave
« Last post by Muslim Woman on March 18, 2019, 04:41:07 PM »

Taking a photo of a grave with the intention of showing the close family

Q: Am I allowed to take a picture of my father's grave on my phone to show my mother and sister? After showing it to them, I will delete the picture.

A: We are encouraged in the Hadith to visit the graveyard in order to take a lesson from the graves of those who left the world. The graveyard is meant to serve as a reminder for one to realize that just as others have passed on, similarly he will also have to leave this world one day. Hence, one should prepare in advance for the life of the hereafter as death is inevitable. The graveyard is not a place of amusement and entertainment. Hence it is not in keeping with the spirit with which we are commanded to visit the graveyard that one takes photos of the graves to show others.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

باب استحباب زيارة القبور للرجال وما يقوله الزائر - عن بريدة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كنت نهيتكم عن زيارة القبور فزوروها رواه مسلم. وفي رواية فمن أراد أن يزور القبور فليزر فإنها تذكرنا الآخرة (رياض الصالحين)

وعن عثمان رضي الله عنه أنه إذا وقف على قبر بكى حتى يبل لحيته فقيل له تذكر الجنة والنار فلا تبكي وتبكي من هذا فقال إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال إن القبر أول منزل من منازل الآخرة فإن نجا منه فما بعده أيسر منه وإن لم ينج منه فما بعده أشد منه قال وقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما رأيت منظرا قط إلا القبر أفظع منه. رواه الترمذي وابن ماجه (مشكاة رقم 132)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)








YouTube / Brave egg boy
« Last post by Muslim Woman on March 17, 2019, 05:52:56 AM »
General Islamic Discussions / Shun Doubtful and Unlawful Earnings.
« Last post by Abu Hafsat on March 14, 2019, 12:39:25 AM »

 In one of his illustrious works, Sayyadi Harith Ibn Asad al-Anazi al-Muhasibi, may Allah be Merciful to him, condemned excessive rigorism in the matter of what is dubious, while advocating the need for abstinence and asceticism in life. The basic principle in these matters of personal devotion and interpersonal transaction, among others, we must rely upon Allah (tawakkul).

 Allah Ta'ala can be trusted to provide for His creatures, and therefore we have no excuse for recourse to what is unlawful or doubtful in origin. In this regard, Sayyadi al-Muhasibi sets forth a fine conception of Allah as Creator, with discerning knowledge of, and care for His creatures.

 Faith in Allah and the remembrance with the lips as with the heart, that He is the Sole Provider, the Lord of Life and Death, and Sovereign over all things, will lead men to this complete trust in Him, and to the observance of His sanctions. But all this does not mean that a man should refrain from taking lawful means to earn a livelihood, or live in idleness at the expense of others. The right type of abstinence (wara') is to abstain from what Allah Ta'ala has prohibited and what is abhorrent to Him of action, be it in word, deed, thought or motive.
Just as when a piece of iron when exposed and immersed in tremendous heat of fire annihilates its own identity and become lost in the color and quality of fire, similarly the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, lost his self-hood in the fire of Divine Love, and attained to his highest degree of KHILAFAT and through him the Attributes of Allah Ta'ala were made manifest. Thus his seeing, hearing, doing and speaking are/is that of the Divine's. That is why Allah says about the Prophet:--



Through the Prophet, alaihi salaat was salaam, Allah's Beautiful Names and Attributes are manifested fully, that is why following the Prophet is made equivalent of following Allah, where the Qur'an declares:--


And, also, by the bestowal of Allah Allah Ta'ala, the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, had within himself manifest the Divine Attributes which are supernatural from ordinary human standard... for example, he said:--

  "Allah has folded the entire earth in front of me. So I can simultaneously observe
   everthing from its east to its west." (Sahih Muslim) and

  "Allah has placed this worldly manifestation in such a mysterious way in front
  of my eyes that whatever will be created until the Day of Judgement, I can see
  them as if they are right on top of my palm." (Tabrani)

 From this, we can deduce that from the subtlety of his haqiqat, space and time boundaries are made null and void... everything is made present simultaneously. Allah's mystical manifestation (Tajalli) to His Prophet was in his power of hearing and seeing. That is why he said: "I CAN SEE WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE, I CAN HEAR WHAT YOU CANNOT HEAR." (Ahmad and Tirmidhi).
Hadith & Sunnah / Most Beloved Words To Allah.
« Last post by Abu Hafsat on March 12, 2019, 04:49:47 PM »

 The Noble Prophet Muhammad, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, mentioned that ''the most beloved words to Allah are four: SUBHANALLAH'  ALHAMDULILLAH,  LA-ILAHA ILLALLAH and ALLAHU AKBAR. It makes no difference with which one you begin [reciting]." (Sahih Muslim)

 And very much related to this is the Prophet's saying: "To say SUBHANALLAH and ALHAMDULILLAH and LA-ILAHA ILLALLAH and ALLAHU AKBAR is more beloved to me than that from which the sun rises." (Muslim)

 In otherwords, reciting these phrases/words is more valuable than all this dunya and this universe. Indeed, this dunya does NOT weigh more than a wing of a mosquito in Allagh's eyes as we learnt in the Hadith where the Prophet, alaihi salaat was-salaam, said:--

      "If the value of this dunya weighed the wing of a mosquito, Allah would
       never give a cup of water for the unbeliever to drink." (Tirmidhi).

 So, let us be constantly  reciting these Noble Words as part of our daily Zikr when we sit to remember Allah Ta'ala in the mornings and evenings.
Hadith & Sunnah / Re: Today's Hadith
« Last post by Muslim Woman on March 12, 2019, 04:07:47 PM »

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah

Narrated Anas (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

I heard from Allah's Apostle (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) a narration
which none other than I will narrate to you. The Prophet (Sallallahu
'Alaihi Wa Sallam), said, "From among the portents of the Hour are the
following: General ignorance (in religious affairs) will prevail,
(religious) knowledge will decrease, illegal sexual intercourse will
prevail, alcoholic drinks will be drunk (in abundance), men will decrease
and women will increase so much so that for every fifty women there will be
one man to look after them."

Bukhari Vol. 7 : No. 483



Hadith & Sunnah / Re: Today's Hadith
« Last post by Muslim Woman on March 11, 2019, 03:28:46 AM »

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi-Allahu 'anhu):

On the night Allah's Apostle (Sallallahu 'Alaihi Wa Sallam) was taken on a
night journey (Miraj) two cups, one containing wine and the other milk,
were presented to him at Jerusalem. He looked at it and took the cup of
milk. Gabriel said, "Praise be to Allah Who guided you to Al-Fitra (the
right path); if you had taken (the cup of) wine, your nation would have
gone astray."

Bukhari Vol. 7 : No. 482



Hadith & Sunnah / Re: Today's Hadith
« Last post by Muslim Woman on March 09, 2019, 05:01:09 PM »

Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah

Narrated Maimuna (Radi-Allahu 'anha):

A mouse fell into the butter-fat and died. The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi
Wa Sallam) was asked about that. He said, "Throw away the mouse and the
butter-fat that surrounded it, and eat the rest of the butter-fat

Bukhari Vol. 7 : No. 446



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