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At the Forefront of Relief Efforts

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Saturday, 17 August 2019 10:00

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

As mentioned previously, Zubaidah had spearheaded and financed the unprecedented project of digging a water canal in Makkah Mukarramah. Nevertheless, although this was perhaps her most well-known charitable contribution, there were numerous other projects which Zubaidah undertook in an effort to spend her wealth in avenues of virtue and righteousness.

One such example is that of a traveller’s inn which she constructed in the mountainous region of Baghraas (south eastern Turkey). Any traveller that came to the city of Baghraas was welcome to reside in this inn, and she had dedicated the income of many waqf properties to the upkeep and maintenance of this inn.

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Mothers of the Nations

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Friday, 09 August 2019 14:22

During the days of hajj and qurbaani, the amazing incidents of Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) are discussed.

However, this great Nabi was supported by two great women, his noble wives.

This e-book is a transcript of a programme that was conducted on the pure lives of Sayyidah Saarah and Sayyidah Haajar (‘alaihimas salaam).

 

 

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Concerned for the Outcome of His Mother

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Monday, 19 August 2019 10:45

Abu Katheer, Yazeed bin ‘Abdir Rahmaan (rahimahullah) mentions:

On one occasion, Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said to me, “Allah Ta‘ala has not created any believer who will hear of me or see me except that he will have love for me.” I asked him, “How do you know this, O Abu Hurairah?” In reply, Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) related the following incident:

My mother was a disbeliever, and I would continue to invite her towards Islam. However, despite my efforts, she would not accept my invitation and refused to bring imaan.

One day, when I invited my mother to accept Islam, she began to speak against Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), uttering such words that I detested hearing. I thus presented myself before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) with tears flowing from my eyes.

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Saving a Sinking Ship​

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Saturday, 17 August 2019 10:06

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

It is only Allah Ta‘ala who has made it possible for me to relate to you a story that may inspire you to become closer to Him. 

My life, from the day I was conceived, has been a series of both blessings and trials. My mother was from a small, poor community that was strict when it came to Islam. When she started university, her father, who was the closest person to her, passed away. She then disconnected from Deen and lost her way.

She fell pregnant at the age of 18 and had no means to look after a baby. At that time, her mother, who was diagnosed with cancer, took her to see a medical practitioner. Nevertheless, one thing led to the next and after some time, Allah Ta‘ala made it such that the doctor agreed to adopt the baby once born! This was a blessing from a trial as Allah Ta‘ala gave a barren woman (the doctor) a baby, and also helped a lost woman with no means to look after a baby by giving her a good home. 

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Birthday Parties and Family Ties

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Thursday, 15 August 2019 10:00

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

My family feels that I am breaking family ties by not attending birthday parties that are hosted by them and our friends.

They feel that I need to be present, even if I don’t participate in the rituals. They say that I should have lunch and leave. They even tell us that when we have a TV in our home, then what’s wrong with us attending the party?

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