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Expenses during Haj

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 January 2013 11:02

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:  “The expenses incurred during haj is like that incurred in jihad, rewarded seven hundred times.” (Musnad Ahmad #23000) 

It is not possible for the material world to offer us an opportunity where we can invest our money and secure for ourselves a return which is seven hundred times over. Here on the occasion of haj we are rewarded seven hundred times for the money we spend during haj with rewards that are stored for us in the eternal vaults of the hereafter, where there is no fear of any deficiency, loss, or theft.

   

A Haji Never Tastes Poverty

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:05

Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “A Haji never becomes poor and destitute.” (Majma’uz Zawaaid #5272) 

Despite the rising costs of performing haj, this hadith is sufficient to remove all fears of becoming poor due to performing haj. A true Believer places his trust on Allah Ta’ala and is convinced with the words of Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

   

How am I Travelling?

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:00

Abu Sa’eed Khudri (radiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “It is not permissible for a woman who believes in Allah Ta’ala and the last day that she travels for three days or more (the shar’ee safr distance which is equal to 77km nowadays) except with her father, son, husband, brother or any other mahram” (Saheeh Muslim #1340). 

Like many other commands of shari’ah, unfortunately the injunction of not travelling long distances (more than 77km), by road or air, without a mahram is also being boldly violated by many women. A mahram refers to that male relative with whom nikah is never permissible under any circumstances, such as one’s father, brother, son, etc. The laws of deen are for our own protection. The greatest benefit of obeying these laws is that we will please Allah Ta’ala, our Creator and Sustainer. However, there are innumerable worldly benefits that come with obedience to the commands of Allah Ta’ala as well. 

   

Five Gifts of Ramadaan

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:01

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “My Ummah has been granted five things during Ramadaan which were not given to any nation before them. The smell of the mouth of a fasting person is more pleasant to Allah Ta’ala than the fragrance of musk, the angels seek forgiveness for him until he breaks his fast, Allah Ta’ala beautifies his Jannah everyday and then says to it that the time is near when my pious servants will throw over the difficulties (of the world) and will come to you, the rebellious shayateen are locked up so as not to cause those evils which they normally do out of Ramadaan, and those who fasted are forgiven on the last night of Ramadaan.” (Musnad Ahmad)

 
   

Holdback and be Deprived

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Last Updated on Friday, 08 February 2013 08:01

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) addressed Asmaa (radiyallahu anha) and said, “Continue spending (in the path of Allah Ta’ala) and do not count and hoard, or else Allah Ta’ala will count and give you.” (Saheeh Bukhari #2591)

If we will hold onto our wealth, we will deprive ourselves from receiving wealth from the unseen unlimited treasures of Allah Ta’ala. It is indeed sad that some women hold onto the money of their husbands. They wish to take full control of all the wealth that comes into the home and leaves the home. The tragedy is when the wife stops the husband from spending on the poor, or on his family members that are in dire poverty. This is definitely not the approach of a Muslim woman. She should help in good causes and encourage others as well.

   

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