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Silence is Better

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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 February 2016 14:42

Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah) once asked a student of his, “Why do you not ask questions whereas everybody else asks questions?” The student replied, “I will, as of now, ask questions insha-Allah.” Thereafter, Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah) was one day mentioning the ruling that one should break his fast immediately after sunset. On hearing this ruling, the same student asked, “What if the sun does not set?” Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah) replied, “You should continue to remain silent. There is no need for you to speak.”

The example is also given of a daughter in law who always remained silent. On noticing her perpetual silence, the mother in law became worried and tried to encourage her to speak by explaining to her that the other daughter in laws derive enjoyment from speaking and it makes them feel nice. One day, to the mother in law’s surprise, the daughter in law asked, “Tell me, if your son dies, will you get me married again or will I have to sit as a widow for the rest of my life?” The mother in law replied, “For you to remain silent is better.”

   

Stain Removal

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Last Updated on Thursday, 28 January 2016 14:28

The overalls of a mechanic can sometimes become so stained and blotted with grease and oil, that beneath the layers of filth the colour of the overall itself becomes lost and almost impossible to determine! Due to the overalls already being so filthy, it won’t bother the mechanic in the least if a few more drops of oil have to splash onto him.

On the contrary, a person immaculately dressed in pristine white clothing would probably be unable to tolerate even a single drop splashing onto and staining his clothing. If his clothing does become marred by a stain, he will immediately whip out the ‘Vanish’ and try to remove it.

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The Protective Peel

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Last Updated on Saturday, 09 January 2016 06:32

The peels of different fruit differ in thickness, colour, texture and even smell. They all, however, serve the same purpose – protecting the precious “treasure” contained within. Once a fruit is stripped of its peel and laid bare, its quality rapidly deteriorates until it is finally overcome by rot and mould and remains of no good or benefit to anyone.

In the very same way, modesty serves as a shield to protect our imaan. Stripping our priceless imaan of its shield of modesty leaves it exposed and vulnerable which leads to it eventually succumbing to the onslaught of evil and immorality. When the rot of evil and immorality set in, it is only a matter of time before a person’s imaan withers away and dies.

The need of the time is thus to safeguard our modesty to save our imaan. 

   

United in Purpose

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Last Updated on Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:53

A household is made up of not one but many members. In order for the household to progress and be productive, it is important for them to be united in purpose - all working towards and assisting each other to reach a common goal.

Thus if the husband is on deen but does not have the support of his wife and children as they are not on deen, he will definitely find it difficult and face challenges to remain firm on his deen. This naturally applies to every member of the household and not the husband alone.

It is thus important for every member of the home, the husband, wife and children, to all be firm on deen. Everyone will strive for one common goal - “The pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala”.

If they are not united in their goal and focus, everyone will be pulling in their own direction. This is the root of all tension and fights in our homes today.

We all simply need to work together to please one Allah Ta‘ala alone.

   

Allah Ta‘ala’s System for Musjidul Aqsa

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Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2015 16:07

Allah Ta‘ala has one system for the Ka’bah Musharrafah and another system for Musjidul Aqsa. The system for the Ka’bah is that He will always protect it. Therefore when Abrahah had come with his elephants to attack the Ka’bah, although the Quraish were ascribing partners with Allah Ta‘ala and were involved in all types of wrong, Allah Ta‘ala still destroyed Abrahah and his army.

However His system for Musjidul Aqsa is totally different. Allah Ta‘ala explains in the opening verses of Surah Bani Israaeel that as long as you are in My obedience, the control of the Musjid will be in your hands and when you leave My obedience then the control will also leave your hands.

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