The issue of Tamlik (Transfer of Ownership) The majority of Muslim jurists agrees that, even in the fixed eight categories of recipients, the condition for a valid payment of Zakah is that someone deserving should be given possession of Zakah property as its owner
If money was spent for the benefit of these very people - without having made them possess it as its owner - Zakah will remain unpaid.
In recent years, music has become an extremely important issue for Muslims across the entire world, to such an extent that it is affecting every Muslim in today’s modern day society, the so called modern era.
Today, individuals are being confronted by a situation where one is forced to listen to music whether by choice or without.
Music is played in nearly all department stores, super markets, streets, technologies, all kinds of transportation, sadly enough, I can’t even believe I’m writing this, even Muslim households. Some even try to justify music as being halal, Allah save us, Aameen.
I just want to say a big 'Eid Mubarak!' Lets take a moment to remember our blessed brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers in Syria, Palestine, across the whole Muslim Ummah who are not as fortunate as us.
May Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) individually and collectively fulfill all their needs, Aameen.
Some companions asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) about the rule governing hunting with the help of a trained dog and falcon.
The answer was given in the following verse,
"They ask you as to what has been made lawful for them. Say, 'Made lawful for you are good things, and (hunting through) birds and beasts of prey that you train teaching them out of what Allah has taught you. So, eat of what they hold for you, and recite the name of Allah upon it.' And fear Allah. Surely, Allah is swift at reckoning. (Surah Al-Aa'idah: 5:4)
The profile of a good wife can be adapted to the rule - that man is charged with a duty-bound authority over women. Women are described as good ones and bad ones in the Qur'an.
This means that women who are righteous accept this rule of the precedence of men and obey them, and when they are not with them, they stand guard on their own selves, as well as on what the husband has earned for the family.
Obviously, goes without saying that the protection of the personal honour and modesty of a women, and that of everything else in the house are under her charge are basic to the happiness that lies behind a successful home management.
Effect of Alcohol on the Liver Wine and alcohol cause swelling and weakening of liver and slow down its function. The swelling increases and this gives rise to acute pain of the liver.
The part of the liver that is nearer to the stomach is first affected. The kidneys become yellow and the effect becomes apparent in the eyes of that person. Alcohol prohibited in Islam
Alcohol is the mother of all evils; whoever falls into this sin, it
will lead him into other evil actions. We ask Allah (subhana wa ta'ala) to keep us safe and sound. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
The rights of the husband over his wife are among the greatest rights; indeed his rights over her are greater than her rights over him, because Allah says,
"And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect) to what is reasonable, but men have a degree (of responsibility) over them" (al-Baqarah 2:228)
"Allah tells us in this aayah that each of the spouses has rights over the other, and that the husband has one particular right over his wife which she does not have over him."
I want to wish you all a wonderful Ramadhan Mubarak!
I'm really sad about what's happening in Egypt & Syria and we are all too, I'm sure.
Our hearts are with them, may Allah help the Muslim Ummah & grant the whole of mankind guidance upon the straight path. I pray that Allah grants the ones suffering patience and victory, Ameen. Remember to make lots of supplication in Ramadhan. Wishing you all a great day & a happy Ramadhan insha'Allah!
It was a usual meeting. The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was in his place and his companions gathered around him to hear the words of wisdom and guidance.
Suddenly a poor man in rags appeared, saluted the assembly,
"Assalamu Alaikum" and finding a vacant place, comfortably sat down. The Prophet (peace be upon him) had taught them that all Muslims were brothers and in an assembly one should sit wherever one finds a place, regardless of any status.
Free mixing in Islam is the intermingling of the opposite sexes namely men and women.
1. Mixing of women with men who are their Mahram (husband and men whom she
may never marry, e.g. father, brother, son etc). There is no doubt that
this is permissible in Islam. 2. Mixing of women with non-Mahram men for evil and depraved purposes.
There is no doubt that this type is not allowed (haram) in Islam.
It all started when the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Muslim knights from the Arabian peninsula spread the Words of Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) and His beloved messenger through the region.
Defeating the enemies, their empires and strongholds, thus making the horses one of the weapons of Islam, and the Muslims as their masters.
A human has two aspects to his life, physical and spiritual. The physical aspect is related to the body and the spiritual aspect is related to the soul.
Both aspects are vulnerable to illnesses. Just as the body can suffer from physical ailments such as cancer, TB, fever, headache, etc.. The soul can also suffer from spiritual illnesses, such as riya (ostentation), takabbur (pride and arrogance), hasad (jealousy), lack of sabr (patience), lack of shukr (gratitude), love for fame and wealth, etc.
The Prophet's (peace be upon him) guidance on curing fear and insomnia is the best guidance in my opinion.
At-Tirmidhi narrated in his Sunan that Khalid once complained to the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he does not sleep well at night.Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "When you go to bed say, 'O Allah! The Lord of the seven heavens and what is under them, the Lord of the earths and what they carry, and the Lord of the devils and whoever they misguide!
The Prophet (peace be upon him) narrated that his Lord said,
“My love is guaranteed for two who love one another for My sake; My love is guaranteed for two who visit one another for My sake; My love is guaranteed for two who help one another (financially) for My sake; My love is guaranteed to two who uphold ties with one another for My sake." (Ahmad)
I know a man who lost his parents but refused to be called an orphan. He was man enough to love a strong woman years older than him, worked for her and made her stronger, opened his heart to her, shared his fears to no one but her.
Did you know it is narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:
"The example of the believer who prays the Qur'an is the example of the Utrujj: its taste is delicious and its scent is pleasent." (Sahih)
The Utrujj consists of four elements, namely the peel, heart (or pulp), the pith, and the seed. The peels are hot and dry, while the pulp is hot and wet. The Utrujj pith is cold and dry, while its seed is hot and dry.
Firstly, the sincerity of intention should remain even after the performance of Hajj. There should be no pomp or show. One should not wished to be called or recognized as a Haajji.
Many people adopt the habit of talking frequently about their journey in order that people may come to know of their Hajj. This is a deceit from Shaytaan who ruins the ibaadah of the person who is unaware ot it.
It is therefore, of great importance that the pilgrim does not talk about his Hajj without necessity, as it may lead to riyaa (show, insincerity).
However, if necessity arises and one must talk about his Hajj, then he is at liberty to do so.
"I am but a man. I make mistakes sometimes and I am correct sometimes, so examine my opinions and accept anything that agrees with the Book and Sunnah; and leave anything that does not agree with the Book and Sunnah." (Imam Malik)
"The best properties are; a tongue which remembers Allah, a thankful heart and a believing wife who helps [to strengthen] one's faith." (Tirmidhi)
"Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a
joined entity, and We separated them and made from water every living thing?
Then will they not believe?" (Qur'an 21:30)
This may sound a little strange but I couldn't help myself from writing this, since I have today, I just want to say a big 'I Love U' to all my friends and followers. I want you to know how grateful I am to have you in my life. I do love you all and your blogs. I appreciate your kind comments on
my posts.. they keep me going.. so keep them coming!
Why shouldn't I be grateful to have such blogger friends like
you? "The life of this world is of three days: As for yesterday it has vanished, along with all that was in it; tomorrow, you may never see; As for today, it is yours, so work in it." (Al-Hasan Al-Basri)
1. Now shave or trim your hair. Sit facing the qiblah and start from the right hand side.
Women will trim slightly more than an inch from the end of their plaits. It is haraam for them to shave their heads.
Mas'alah: Shaving is more virtuous than trimming. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is reported to have made du'aa thrice for those who shaved and only once for those who trimmed their hair.
Mas'alah: It is waajib to shave or trim a quarter of your head to come out of ihraam and to shave or trim the whole head is Sunnah. However, to shave or trim only a quarter of the head is makroohe tahreemee (prohibited).
1. After completing the ramee, sacrifice an animal. Mas'alah:The sacrifice is known as dame shukr and is waajib upon those performing Hajj Qiran and Hajj Tamattu' and mustahab for those performing Hajj Ifraad. Read IMPORTANT NOTE under TO MINAA.
NOTE: Do not confuse yourself between dame shukr and annual qurbaani of 'Eedul Adh'haa. Dame shukr is only waajib upon those performing Hajj Qiraan or Hajj Tammatu', whereas qurbaani is waajib annually upon every Muslim who is sane, baaligh and upon whom Zakaat is binding and who is not a musaafir (Shar'ee traveller).
NOTE: To find out whether the annual quarbaani of 'Eedul Adh'haa is waajib upon you or not, read the last mas'alah under FIRST DAY.
Mas'alah: Those performing Hajj Qiraan and Hajj Tamattu' must form niyyah (intention) that the sacrifice is for Hajj Qiraan or Hajj Tamattu'; otherwise the sacrifice will not be valid.
Today (i.e. 10th Zul Hijjah) you will throw seven pebbles at only the jamarahknown as the Jamaratul Uqbaa or large Shaytaan.
NOTE: There are three pillars near the main Masjid of Minaa - Masjide Khayf - which are commonly known to people as Shaytaans or jamaraat. The one nearest to Masjide Khayf is the small one and the one furthest is the largest.
Mas'alah: Ramee is waajib. Failure will result in dam.
Mas'alah: It is bid'ah (innovation) to pelt the other two jamarah viz. middle Shaytaan and the small Shaytaan on 10th Zul Hijjah.
1. Proceed to Minaa after sunrise with talbiyah flowing from your lips.
2. Remain in Minaa and perform Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib, 'Eeshaa and Fajr of the following day. Also spend the night in Minaa.
Mas'alah: It is mustahab to perform these five Salaat in Minaa.
Mas'alah: There are no prescribed devotions on this day. Recite talbiyah excessively. Spend every moment in ibaadah, zikr, istighfaar, tilaawat, durood shareef and learning and teaching.
Mas'alah: If, when you arrive in Makkah for Hajj, the total number of days you intended to stay continuously in Makkah before 8th Zul Hijjah were 15 days or more, then you are a muqeem, i.e you will perform all the Salaat during the five days of Hajj complete.
1. You will enter the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Hajj on or before reaching Meekaat. However, make sure you make intention to perform Hajj and not Umrah. 2. On reaching Makkah, make necessary arrangements and go to Al Masjidul Haraam and perform tawaafe qudoom which is Sunnah.
Mas'alah: If you are going to perform sa'ee of Hajj after tawaafe qudoom, then peform the tawaaf with idhtibaa in all seven rounds and ramal in the first three rounds.
Mas'alah: Sa'ee of Hajj is best after tawaafe ziyaarat for those performing Hajj Ifraad. 3. If you intend to perform sa'ee now, then proceed to Safaa. 4. Now you will remain in Makkah Mukarramah in the state of ihraam. You will not adopt another ihraam for Hajj. 5. Follow 'The Five Days Of Hajj'.
1.You will enter the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Umrah only on or before reaching Meeqaat. 2.On reaching Makkah, make necessary arrangements and go to Al Masjidul Haraam and perform Umrah (i.e tawaaf, sa'ee and halaq/qasr). 3.After halaq (shaving), all restrictions of ihraam will end. You will remain in Makkah Mukarramah without ihraam. 4. Follow 'The Five Days Of Hajj'.
Qiraan - The pilgrim enters the state of ihraam with the intention of performing both Umrah and Hajj. A single ihraam is adopted for both.
On reaching Makkah, the pilgrim first performs Umrah and thereafter he performs Hajj in the same ihraam; hence he will remain in the same ihraam till the end of Hajj.
Tamattu' - The pilgrim enters the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Umrah only.
After the completion of Umrah, this ihraam is removed and another ihraam is adopted before 8th Zul Hijjah with the intention of performing Hajj. Ifraad- The pilgrim enters the state of ihraam with the intention of performing Hajj only. He does not combine it with Umrah. After entering the ihraam, the pilgrim will remain under the restrictions until the end of Hajj.
It has been written that a wolf also spoke to one of the companions of the Prophet (peace be upon him) near Al-Madina, as narrated in Musnad of Ahmad, Vol.3, Page 83, Musnad Abi Saeed Al-Khudri. Narrated Abi Saeed Al-Khudri, While a shepherd was amongst his sheep suddenly a wolf attacked a sheep and took it away.
The shepherd chased the wolf and back the sheep. The wolf sat on its tail and addressed the shepherd saying,
"Be afraid of Allah, you have taken the provision from me which Allah gave me."
The shepherd said, "What an amazing thing! A wolf sitting on its tail speaks to me in the language of a human being."
Wedding of Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her)
Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) is the youngest daughter of our beloved Prophet (peace be upon him). Out of all the children, she was the most beloved to him.
He said, "The queen of the ladies in Jannah is Fatimah."
He also said, "Fatimah is part of my body. Whoever grieves her, grieves me."
When Fatimah (may Allah be pleased with her) reached the age of fifteen, proposals for her marriage began to come from high and responsible families. But the Prophet (peace be upon him) remained irresponsive.
‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), who was 21 at the time, says:
"It occurred to me that I should go and make a formal proposal, but then I thought, "how could this be accomplished, for I possess nothing."
"If Abu Bukair Al-Huthali, the poet, saw you, he would know that his poem in which he talks about the moon was written for you...Abu Bukair said that if you looked to the majesty of the moon, it twinkles and lights up the world for everybody to see."
So the Prophet (peace be upon him) got up, walked to Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her), kissed her between the eyes, and said,
"Wallahi ya Aisha, you are like that to me and more." (Dala el Al Nubuwa)
"And amongst His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put Love and mercy between your (hearts), verily in that are signs for those who reflect." (Qur'an 30:21)