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Rules of a Muslim Home (#2) - Neatness

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2013 09:59 Tuesday, 12 June 2012 08:05

Al-hamdulillah in the last issue, the importance of cleanliness in our homes was discussed. Just as it is important to keep our homes clean and tidy, it is also important to keep it orderly and well organized. The Hadith very emphatically teaches us to be neat and organized in whatever we do.

On one occasion Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said to the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum): “You will soon be meeting some of your brothers, so straighten your saddles, and neaten your clothing until you become like a shining star in the sight of the people” (Abu Dawood #4091).

In this Hadith, Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) explicitly commands the Sahaabah (radiyallahu anhum) to straighten their saddles and neaten their clothes so as to look presentable in the sight of people. 

The following are some points that should be considered:

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White Calico Cloth

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Last Updated on Saturday, 19 January 2013 09:02 Monday, 11 June 2012 10:07

Consider the following parable which is often a reality. A woman walks into a material store one morning to buy material for a wedding outfit. She does not realise that a few hours later her white calico kafan cloth will be purchased from the same store to shroud her dead body.  While choosing her wedding material, her eyes may have even fallen on that calico cloth, or her hands may have even touched it. Little did she know that in a few hours time she will be covered in that very cloth.

Often some material is given to the dress-maker to sew an outfit.  However before the outfit is complete, the life of the person to wear it has been completed. How many of us may be living the last month of our lives or even the last day? Death is staring us in the face and we are still chasing after the material world!!!

May Allah Ta’ala enable us to always be prepared for the inevitable death.

   

Message from a Christian Woman

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Last Updated on Saturday, 19 January 2013 09:03 Friday, 08 June 2012 07:35

A woman's sexuality should be guarded from unworthy eyes, since it should be your gift to the man who will marry you. Your most valuable assets are your inner beauty, your innocence, and everything that makes you who you are. But I notice that some Muslim women push the limit and try to be as Western as possible, even while wearing a veil (with some of their hair showing). Why imitate women who already regret, or will soon regret, their lost virtue? There is no compensation for that loss.You are flawless diamonds. We Western women have been brainwashed into thinking that you Muslim women are oppressed. But truly, we are the ones who are oppressed; slaves to fashions that degrade us, obsessed with our weight, begging for love from men who do not want to grow up. Deep down inside, we know that we have been cheated. We secretly admire and envy you, although some of us will not admit it. Please do not look down on us or think that we like things the way they are. It's not our fault. Most of us did not have fathers to protect us when we were young because our families have been destroyed. You know who is behind this plot. Don't be fooled, my sisters. Don't let them get you too. Stay innocent and pure. We Christian women need to see what life is really supposed to be like for women. We need you to set the example for us, because we are lost. Hold onto your purity. Remember: you can't put the toothpaste back in the tube. So guard your "toothpaste" carefully! I hope you receive this advice in the spirit in which it is intended: the spirit of friendship, respect, and admiration.

From your Christian sister with love.

   

What to do in Pregnancy?

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Last Updated on Sunday, 01 July 2012 09:05 Thursday, 07 June 2012 15:26

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Respected Ulama, trough the grace of Allah all mighty, my wife has found out that she is pregnant. We are most grateful to Allah, and at the same time we do not want to displease Allah by doing things the wrong way. My question firstly is: Is there any law about a time period were one should not tell others about the pregnancy? Secondly if you can please give some targheeb on what sunnah practices should be carried out during the pregnancy and at the time of birth and the first few weeks? May Allah reward you plenty fold and make your task an easy one.

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Speak sweetly to three people

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 June 2012 12:16 Friday, 01 June 2012 23:25

One’s character is put to the greatest test when one interacts with three categories of people: 

1. One’s spouse.

2. Children: Either one’s own children or children in one’s care, such as one’s pupils etc.

3. Employees: Domestic servants etc.

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