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Tuesday, 02 July 2019 14:48

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

How should a Muslim cope with depression? Can a Muslim take medication for depression?

Jazakallah

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Leaving a Legacy

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Monday, 01 July 2019 15:04

(Zubaidah – The Wife of Haaroon Rasheed – Part One)

With every passing day, there are people who enter this world, taking their first breath and commencing the journey of life, and there are people who take their last breath and depart, never to return. However, from the billions of souls who came and went, only a select few left such a legacy that they earned themselves an entry in the pages of history.

One such person was a woman who was named Amatul ‘Azeez, but was more commonly known as Zubaidah. It is reported that her grandfather, the famous Abbasid ruler, Abu Ja’far Mansoor, had given her the nickname Zubaidah on account of her radiant and beautiful complexion. 

She was the wife of the renowned Khaleefah, Haaroon Rasheed whom she had married in 165 A.H. Apart from her husband being a powerful ruler and Khaleefah, her son, known as Al-Ameen, and many of her close family members were also rulers of the Muslims. She thus enjoyed a position of distinction in the ruling family.

Insha-Allah, in the parts to come, we will discuss her qualities, outstanding generosity and the long-standing legacy which she left for the Ummah.

(Wafayaatul A’yaan vol. 2, pg. 314, Al-Muntazam vol. 8, pg. 278 and Taareekhul Islam vol. 15, pg. 156)

 

The “Well” Informed Witness​

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Saturday, 29 June 2019 10:29

A man was once brought before the qaadhi (judge) where an accusation was made against him. To substantiate the claim, the plaintiff (person laying the charge) produced a witness.

On seeing the witness, the defendant (accused) immediately objected saying, “O qaadhi! You cannot accept the testimony of this man!” When the judge enquired the reason, he said, “Despite having twenty thousand dirhams, he has not fulfilled the obligation of hajj. Hence, he is not a person whose testimony can be relied upon.”

The witness immediately responded, “You are lying! I have indeed performed hajj!” The defendant turned to the qaadhi and suggested, “To determine whether he really has performed hajj or not, ask him to describe the well of zam-zam.”

Faced with this question, the witness hastily replied, “I went for hajj a long time ago, before they dug the well of zam-zam!”

(Akhbaarul Hamqaa wal Mughaffaleen pg. 154)

 

Humble Haleemah​

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Thursday, 27 June 2019 15:06

Ask our children:

1. Who made us beautiful, strong and intelligent?

2. Should we be proud and boastful, or should we be humble?

3. Should we think that we are better than other people, or they are better than us?

Now tell them the story:

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Swift Entry into Jannah​

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:22

Sayyiduna Abu Umaamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who recites Aayatul Kursi after every fardh salaah, nothing will prevent him from entering Jannah besides passing away.” (As Sunanul Kubra - Nasai #9848)

The recitation of Aayatul Kursi is extremely easy as it will take perhaps only half a minute and can thus be recited comfortably after every salaah. The benefit of reciting Aayatul Kursi after every salaah is that after passing away, the reciter will be admitted into Jannah extremely swiftly.

It should be understood that the benefit of reciting Aayatul Kursi after every salaah and other actions of this nature, which promise to bring a person certain benefits, will only be enjoyed if there are no ‘obstacles’ in a person’s life. Hence, if a person carries out this action, but also continues to commit sins and does not repent, then these sins can be an obstacle that will delay his admittance into Jannah.

Since the one who recites Aayatul Kursi gains the protection of Allah Ta‘ala, reciting it after every salaah will prove very beneficial for those who suffer from sihr (black magic) and will also provide protection from robberies and other dangers. However, when reciting Aayatul Kursi, we should not do so in parrot fashion with a negligent heart. Rather, we should turn our hearts to Allah Ta‘ala with the conviction that we are begging Allah Ta‘ala to protect us and grant us speedy entrance into Jannah.

May Allah Ta‘ala assist us all to recite Aayatul Kursi after every fardh salaah, aameen.

 

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