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The Most Unqualified Occupation

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Monday, 29 October 2012 00:00

Every effort of deen has a code of conduct with established rules and principles. In order to be part of any effort of deen, together with the necessary abilities and capabilities, the basic requirement is complete submission to the code and conduct. Those who submit in this way, progress tremendously. On the other hand there are those who do not wish to submit and take part in any effort of deen. They simply object and criticise the sincere efforts of others without any valid reason. This is the easiest thing to do, as it requires absolutely no qualification. Thus, a person who has no ability or capability to do something constructive for the deen of Allah Ta’ala, now becomes destructive by engaging himself/herself in objecting and criticising the effort of others. Since he/she lacks the ability to do anything, he/she will now try to undo the good work of others. This happens due to the absence of submission in a person’s life. Submission paves the path towards progress. However, if making baseless objections becomes one’s habit, one’s life will be spent objecting against others, eventually leading to one’s own destruction.

   

Divorce Settlement

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Friday, 19 October 2012 15:13

Question:

Asalaamu Alaykum

Please could you assist me with advice? 

My ex-husband is not sticking to any settlement agreement and has been bad mouthing me to my children for the years that we have been divorced. He pays small amounts and at such irregular intervals that there is no way that I can even rely on him assisting with any of the needs of my children. These two things have really got my defences up and more seriously, is spoiling my Imaan.

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Medical Issues

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Friday, 19 October 2012 15:24

Quest​ion:

Assalamu alaykum

Please could the following questions be answered:

1. Is termination of pregnancy permissible? If yes, in what circumstances is it allowed and not allowed?

As a medical practitioner, one is allowed to refuse to perform an abortion. However, one is required to refer the patient to where it could be performed. Is this allowed?

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Deen vs Desire

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Friday, 19 October 2012 06:43

Thousands of animals will once again be sacrificed worldwide on the occasion of Eidul-Adha. This qurbani (sacrifice) has been described as the “Sunnah of your Father Ebrahim (alaihis salaam)”. Sayyiduna Ebrahim (alaihis salaam) was commanded to offer his little son Sayyiduna Ismail (alaihis salaam) as a sacrifice. He submitted himself to the command of Allah Ta’ala and in compliance to the command he firmly passed the knife over the throat of his son. Allah Ta’ala prevented the knife from cutting and Sayyiduna Ismail (alaihis salaam) was spared.

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Whisperings against Allah Ta’ala

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Monday, 15 October 2012 06:38

Condition:

Two years ago, my condition was such that I used to cry the entire day. The reason for this was (Allah forbid) I suffered from whisperings with regard to Allah Ta’ala. This condition would remain for up to three months. I then consulted some ulama and psychologists, and some of my teachers consoled me. Consequently, these whisperings disappeared. These whisperings have now returned since two months. My house-folk used to get distressed by this. I therefore do not cry. However, these thoughts are not leaving me. How can I get rid of these thoughts? Kindly provide me with a treatment. Make special dua for me so that these whisperings do not come to me as long as I am alive.

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Artificial Honour

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Thursday, 11 October 2012 14:39

Abdur Rahman bin Mahdi (rahimahullah) narrates an incident regarding his tutor and mentor Ubaidullah bin Hasan Al-Anbari (rahimahullah), who was among the leading scholars of Basrah. He says: “Once we attended a janaazah at which I asked him a question. He answered the question but he erred in his response. Hence I politely submitted: ‘May Allah shower his mercy onto you and always keep you guided. The ruling here is something else.’” He lowered his head in thought for a moment and then said: “I retract immediately from what I told you initially, even though this retraction may seem outwardly disgraceful. To be apparently disgraced but be on the truth is far more beloved to me than being outwardly honoured but being on falsehood.” (Tahzeebut Tahzeeb vol. 7 pg. 7)

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