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Passive Participation

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Last Updated on Monday, 22 December 2014 17:42

The illustrious Sahaabi, ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was once invited to a waleemah function. When he was about to enter, he heard some impermissible activity taking place, hence he returned immediately. When he was questioned about the reason for his return, he explained: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying: ‘Whosoever adds to the numbers of a people, will be counted from among them, and the one who is pleased with the wrong of a people, will be a partner in their actions.’” (Ithaaful Khairatil Maharah vol. 4, pg. 135)      

It is indeed extremely sad to notice many Muslims joining the disbelievers in their activities and festivities. There are those who remain as spectators and others actively participate. This hadeeth sounds a very severe warning for the passive participants, let alone those who actively join in the wrong. 

   

Oppose Your Enemy!

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Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 14:53

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Observe the fast of ‘Aashura and oppose the Jews by fasting a day before it or after it (as well) i.e. the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram.” (Musnad Ahmad #2154)

While reaping the virtues of fasting on the day of ‘Aashura, an important lesson is emphasised by means of this fast; this is the lesson of firmly maintaining one’s Islamic identity at all times and totally refraining from imitating the disbelievers, even in an act of worship.

We should calmly consider the following: Does a Muslim woman clad in her tight-fitting tops and pants, revealing half her body, resemble the pure and chaste daughters and wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), or is she closer in resemblance to the shameless women of the West? Does such dressing identify one with Muslims or with the enemies of Islam and Muslims?

On the one hand, we swear the Zionist and those who are persecuting the Muslims, but on the other hand we follow their every style and trend! 

   

Ten Best Days

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Last Updated on Saturday, 03 September 2016 09:53

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “On no day is the worship of Allah Ta‘ala more beloved than in the first ten days of Zul-Hijjah. The fasts of each of these days are equal to the fast of an entire year, and the worship of each of these nights is equal to the worship of laylatul qadr (the night of power).” (Sunan Tirmizi #758)

Imagine being told that if you work on a particular day, you will receive an entire year’s salary! No one will let such an opportunity pass by. Instead he/she will “grab it with both hands”. Here we are afforded the good fortune of receiving an entire years fasting for each day that we will fast. To crown it all, we are guaranteed the worship of laylatul qadr by night, whereas in Ramadhaan we need to search for it. It is now for us to take advantage of this golden opportunity and earn the maximum benefit.

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Deprived of All Goodness

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:49

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “The one who is deprived of gentleness is deprived of all goodness.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4809)

Good qualities such as mercy, kindness, forgiveness, humility, patience, tolerance etc. have a direct link to gentleness. Without gentleness, a person is bound to be hard, harsh, revengeful, proud, hasty, and deprived of all goodness.

   

Eating while Fasting

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Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 18:47

A man came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) informing him of two women who were fasting and were about to die of thirst. Initially Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) ignored him but when he came for a second time Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) called for the women. When they came, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) ordered one of them to vomit in a bowl that was brought. She vomited flesh, blood and pus that filled half the bowl. Then he ordered the second one to vomit as well, and she vomited the same that had now filled the entire bowl. Thereafter Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “These two women observed fast from that which is normally permissible (i.e. food and drink) but have broken their fast on that which is always impermissible. They sat eating the flesh of people (i.e. backbiting).” (Musnad Ahmad #23653)

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