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The Two Most Beloved Things

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Saturday, 01 December 2012 15:20

Generally the two things that are most beloved to a person are his/her life and wealth. Hence the more we sacrifice our life and our wealth for Allah Ta’ala, the more we will become beloved to Allah Ta’ala. For example making wudhu on a cold winter morning, or waking up for fajr by breaking our sweet deep sleep in the short summer nights are actions of sacrifice which are greatly valued in the court of Allah Ta’ala. If our wealth is not spent in avenues pleasing to Allah Ta’ala, it will be wasted in channels that will please Shaytaan, the devil.

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The Road to a Happy Marriage (Part 4 – Don’ts)

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Thursday, 29 November 2012 08:40

1. Do not disclose your husband's secrets or faults to other family members or friends. Always conceal one another's faults. It is a major sin to discuss one’s intimate relationship with one’s spouse with others. Nabi (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “One of the worst people in the sight of Allah Ta’ala on the day of Qiyaamah is a man who was intimate with his wife and thereafter he publicizes it” (Muslim #3542).

2. Never compare nor mention the handsomeness, character, wealth or generosity of other men to your husband. This is extremely insensitive and may cause jealousy, suspicion and unnecessary doubts in his mind. Accept your husband for what he is and do not cast lustful glances at other men. By doing so, you will lose the love of your husband and by controlling your gaze, your love for your husband will increase and you will attain the sweetness of imaan.

3. Do not mingle with or speak to strange men. This will severely harm your marriage. Never allow any strange man to enter your house in the absence of your husband, no matter how well you or your husband know him. 

NB: Strange (ghayr-mahram) in the sharee’ah refers to all people with whom marriage is permissible in Islam. Included among them are cousins, brothers-in-laws, parent's sister's spouses, father and mother-in-law's brothers, etc. Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “The male relatives of the husband are death (in other words, just as one fears death, one should fear fitnah, mischief, and corruption from the husband’s male relatives)” (Bukhari #5232). There are many cases where an illicit relationship was established in family circles. The consequences of not upholding the laws of hijaab, especially between a woman and her husband’s male relatives, are disastrous. Never trust the carnal-self.

4. Do not keep in touch or communicate with any male acquaintances from the past, even if they are ‘just good friends’. This is forbidden and is also extremely detrimental to the marriage. 

5. Avoid raising your voice and NEVER yell at your husband, especially in public. You will hurt his ego. Do not become his mouthpiece. If he is asked a question, let him answer it himself. Do not make decisions for him, nor interrupt his discussions. 

6. Never demand back any gift given to your spouse, even if the marriage ends in divorce. It is totally forbidden to repossess gifts given at the time of marriage or at any other time.

 

The Classic Resemblance of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)

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Saturday, 24 November 2012 16:13

 A Detailed Discussion on the life of  Abdullah bin Mas'ood (radiyallahu anhu)

Early Life / 6th Person to accept Islam / Close Affinity with Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) / Ocean of Knowledge / Demise / Advices

By: Moulana Ahmad Paruk

Duration: 01:08:31 / Format: mp3 / Size: 26.2MB

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A Real Investment

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Tuesday, 27 November 2012 07:49

Encourage one’s children, grandchildren and other youngsters in the family to become a Hafiz of the Quraan Majeed. Imagine if through our encouragement someone becomes a Hafiz! We will continue to have a share in that person’s recitation of the Quraan. Furthermore, once they have completed Hifz, encourage them to become Ulama, and we will secure our share in the lessons they teach, the talks they deliver and the services they offer. Unfortunately almost everyone is chasing after the degrees of the world while very few are acquiring the knowledge of Deen. Perhaps less than one percent dedicate themselves to Deen. Therefore the virtue and the value of the knowledge of Deen must be impressed on the young impressionable minds. While acquiring some degree within the limits of Shariah is permissible, this is not something to be highly impressed with and to be thrilled over. The real investment is to make one’s child a Hafiz and Aalim. This will help us in this world, the grave and the Hereafter. 

 

Behind a Great Man is a Great Woman

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Monday, 26 November 2012 13:32

One night while Ameerul Mu’mineen Umar bin Khattab (radiyallahu anhu) was doing his rounds in Madinah Munawwarah, he leaned against a wall and overheard a unique conversation between a young girl and her mother. The mother instructed the girl to add water to the milk that was to be sold the next day. The girl replied: “O my mother! Aren’t you aware of the order that Ameerul Mu’mineen has passed today?” The mother inquired as to what was the order. The daughter replied: “He ordered someone to announce that water should not be added to milk (since this was deception).” The mother said to her: “O my daughter! Just add the water since you are in such a place where neither Umar can see you nor the one who has made the announcement on his behalf.” The daughter replied: “O my beloved mother! I cannot be so dishonest to obey him in open and disobey him in private.” 

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