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Blind Faith in Allah Ta‘ala

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Last Updated on Monday, 06 November 2017 15:30

Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the Sahaabiyah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was a slave from Rome. She accepted imaan in the very early stages of Islam. On account of her Islam, Abu Jahal and the other disbelievers would torture and persecute her.

After accepting Islam, Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) lost her eyesight and became blind. As soon as this happened, the disbelievers began to mock and taunt her saying, “Laat and ‘Uzzaa (two idols that were worshipped by the disbelievers) have made you blind because you have rejected and disbelieved in them!”

In the face of their taunts, Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) remained resolute and declared, “Laat and ‘Uzzaa are not even aware of who their worshippers are (as they are lifeless idols, so how can they blind me?). Rather, my blindness is from Allah Ta‘ala, and He is capable of restoring my sight.”

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Overcoming Calamity

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Last Updated on Monday, 23 October 2017 09:40

(Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah] – Part Three)

Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) had a son named Huzail. He was very obedient to her and would serve her with great care and love. The extent to which he went in ensuring her comfort can be gauged from the fact that he would not bring ordinary firewood to her home. Instead, he would break cane during the summer and leave it to dry until winter. When winter set in, he would burn the dried cane in her home to warm her. The reason for burning dried cane is that it produced very little smoke. Huzail did not want the smoke of the fire to disturb his mother, and so he ‘went the extra mile’ to try and bring his mother comfort.

Additionally, he would not simply milk the camel and give her the milk to drink. Rather, he would leave the milk in the udders of the camel overnight, only milking it the following morning. After milking the camel, he would present the milk to his mother saying, “Drink, O mother of Huzail, as the best milk is that which remains in the udders overnight.”

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Raise not the Niqaab

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 October 2017 16:02

(Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah] – Part Two)

‘Aasim Al-Ahwal (rahimahullah), a renowned narrator of hadeeth, mentions the following:

We would go to Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) (to learn hadeeth). Whenever we would go to her, she would use her jilbaab to cover her face as a niqaab. We once said to her, “May Allah Ta‘ala have mercy on you! Allah Ta‘ala has mentioned in the Quraan Majeed:

وَالْقَوَاعِدُ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ اللَّاتِي لَا يَرْجُونَ نِكَاحًا فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَن يَضَعْنَ ثِيَابَهُنَّ غَيْرَ مُتَبَرِّجَاتٍ بِزِينَةٍ 

And the elderly women who are past the prospect of marriage, there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they do not make a display of their beauty. (Surah Noor v60)

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Engrossed in ‘Ibaadah

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 September 2017 06:14

(Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah] – Part One)

Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) was a Taabi‘iyyah (one who had seen the Sahaabah [radhiyallahu ‘anhum]). Her siblings were Muhammad bin Seereen (the renowned hadeeth scholar and interpreter of dreams), Yahya, Kareemah and Ummu Sulaim (rahimahumullah).

Hafsah (rahimahallah) had memorized the Quraan Majeed at the age of twelve. She would enter the musjid of her home (the portion of her home dedicated to salaah and ‘ibaadah) before the Zuhr Salaah. There she would remain, engaged in ‘ibaadah, until she had performed the ‘Asr Salaah, the Maghrib Salaah and even the ‘Esha Salaah. After performing the ‘Esha Salaah, she would further remain in her musjid, engaged in ‘ibaadah, until the Fajr Salaah. Even after she had performed the Fajr Salaah, she would not leave her musjid, but would remain engaged in ‘ibaadah until the time of the Dhuha Salaah (chaasht). It was only after she had performed the Dhuha Salaah that she would leave her musjid, in order to sleep, see to her needs and perform wudhu. At the time of Zuhr, she would once again enter her musjid for ‘ibaadah. This was her habit for approximately thirty years.

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Dedicated until Death

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 August 2017 15:07

(Respected Wife of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani [rahimahullah] - Part Four)

Dr. Kareemullah Makki, the son of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani (rahimahullah), mentioned the following regarding his respected mother:

Despite my respected mother personally carrying out all the chores of the home, she had fixed times for her nafl ‘ibaadah, such as zikr and reciting the Quraan Majeed, and was punctual in adhering to these times. She would also punctually perform the various nafl salaah such as Tahajjud, Ishraaq, Chaasht, the sunnats of ‘Asr and the Awwaabeen Salaah. She would perform all her salaah with great devotion and concentration.

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