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Overstaying Our Welcome​

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Saturday, 23 February 2019 09:07

Visiting the sick is an act that is greatly rewarding. However, it is vitally important that we show consideration to the one who is sick as well as the other members of his household. In this regard, we should visit at their ease (a time that is suitable for them), should inform them of our visit beforehand and should keep our visit short and sweet.

Once, a person went to visit someone who was sick. However, the visitor did not show any consideration and overstayed his welcome, becoming a means of discomfort for the sick person who was very tired and wished to rest. The sick person thus said to him, “So many visitors are entering my room that they are causing me discomfort and inconvenience.”

Sadly, the visitor failed to realise that the sick person was actually indirectly asking him to leave so that he may rest. Hence, he ignorantly suggested to the sick person, “Why don’t I close the door?” The sick person responded, “Yes! Please do so – but ensure that you close it from the outside!”

(Mirqaat vol. 4, pg. 60)

 

Kamaal and the Cockroach​

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Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:00

Ask our children:

1. Should we sit in one place and eat or should we walk around and eat?

2. Should we eat using a plate or bowl or should we let our crumbs fall onto the table or floor?

3. What should we do with the crumbs in our plate or bowl after we have eaten?

Now tell them the story:

Kamaal was a little boy who could NEVER sit in one place. He was always running here and there, jumping from place to place and playing all over the house.

Read more: Kamaal and the Cockroach​

 

The Barakah of Surah Baqarah​

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Tuesday, 19 February 2019 16:52

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Do not make your homes into graveyards – indeed Shaitaan flees from the home in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” (Saheeh Muslim #1824)

In the above hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has encouraged us to not make our homes into graveyards. A graveyard is a place that is inhabited by dead people. Similarly, when a person does not have the ‘ibaadah of Allah Ta‘ala in his life, such as zikr, salaah, reciting the Quraan Majeed, making ta’leem, etc., then he is like a dead person, and his home will similarly be like a graveyard – devoid of joy and happiness and inhabited by Shaitaan.

Read more: The Barakah of Surah Baqarah​

 

Blessed with Barakah​

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Monday, 18 February 2019 15:51

‘Umaarah bin Hazm (rahimahullah) narrates the following incident from Sayyiduna Ubayy bin Ka’b (radhiyallahu ‘anhu):

On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) sent me to collect the zakaat that was due on the people’s wealth. While collecting zakaat from the people, I passed by a Sahaabi who also needed to discharge his zakaat. Accordingly, this Sahaabi gathered all his camels and presented them to me so that I could calculate the zakaat due on the camels. After examining the camels, I determined that his zakaat on the camels amounted to a single one-year old she-camel.

I thus said to him, “You need to discharge a single one-year old she-camel as this is the zakaat due on your camels.” Hearing this, the man replied, “A one-year old she camel neither gives milk, nor can it be used as a conveyance (hence, there is very little benefit in it). Instead of a one-year old she camel, here is a young, strong, large and fat she camel. Take this camel.” I replied, “I cannot take that which I was not instructed to take. However, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is nearby. If you wish to go to him and present to him what you presented to me, you may do so. If Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) accepts your offer (to give a better camel in zakaat), I will take the camel from you, but if he does not accept your offer, I will not take the camel.”

Read more: Blessed with Barakah​

 

Planning Children

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Saturday, 16 February 2019 10:20

Audio clip of Ml. Ismail Husain (rahimahullah)

Duration: 00:01:21

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