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Absolute Last Option

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Tuesday, 28 November 2017 09:19

Sayyiduna Thowbaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whichever woman asks for a divorce without a genuine need, the fragrance of Jannah will be haraam upon her.” (Sunan Tirmizi #1187)

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has explained that the facility of talaaq is the most abhorred of permissible actions in the sight of Allah Ta‘ala (Sunan Abi Dawood #2178). Hence, this facility is meant to only be utilized as an absolute last resort, when all sincere attempts to reconcile have failed. It is for this reason that such a severe warning has been sounded in the above hadeeth for the woman who seeks a divorce without a genuine need.

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True to His Word

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Monday, 27 November 2017 15:07

‘Abdullah bin Abil Hamsaa (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentions, “I once conducted a business transaction with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the era before he was blessed with nubuwwah (prophethood) by Allah Ta‘ala. After the transaction was concluded, there was still an outstanding amount that I owed Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). I thus promised him that I would fetch the money and immediately return with it to that very place.

After leaving, I completely forgot about the money, and only remembered three days later that I had asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to wait for me to return with the money. On remembering, I returned to the place at which I had left him, and found that he was still waiting for me! Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “O youngster! You have put me through difficulty. I have been here for three days, awaiting your return.” (Sunan Abi Dawood #4996)

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Honey and Garlic Chicken

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Saturday, 25 November 2017 15:57

Season one chicken cut into pieces with:

½ tsp salt

1 ½ tsp crushed green chillies

¼ tsp turmeric

½ tsp dhana jeeru

½ tsp lemon pepper

Roast 3 tsp crushed garlic in 2 Tbsp olive oil.

Add chicken and braise.

Add

4 Tbsp lemon juice

2-3 Tbsp runny honey

5 Tbsp mayonnaise

1 tsp mixed herbs

¼ tsp rosemary

Cook till almost done. Add 2 Tbsp of Steers garlic sauce. Simmer for a few minutes. Taste and adjust chillies.

   

Etiquettes of Serving and Assisting Others

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Thursday, 23 November 2017 15:03

1. As far as possible, assist people in need. If you cannot personally assist the person, try to arrange for others to help him.

2. If a person is uncomfortable with accepting one’s service and assistance, then one should not force his service and assistance onto this person.

3. By assisting orphans, one will be blessed with the companionship of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in Jannah.

4. Those who assist widows and needy relatives obtain the reward of jihaad.

5. If one is able to assist a person who is oppressed, it will be necessary to do so.

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Striking the Balance in Upbringing

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 09:28

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Our question is regarding how we should go about raising our child. My baby is small and I try to save him from environments and people that could have a negative effect on him. Some family members have a television or their mindset is different. Therefore, in a subtle way, we stop them from taking our baby to their home.

Recently, someone who has already raised children said to me, “You cannot police your child forever. You will learn a lesson the hard way. I did not do this and my kids are good, and so-and-so did what you're doing, and see how their kids are.”

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