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Persevering for His Pleasure

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2018 12:19

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem 

As salaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh

I come from South Asia, from a country named Bangladesh. Alhamdulillah, I was born to a Muslim family who are Sayyids (from the blessed family of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam]) by blood. However, my family was not practicing Deen completely. They performed the five daily salaah and tried to earn a halaal income, but they never emphasized on the complete Islamic life since they didn’t know any better.

Since I was ten, I was very fond of complete purdah, but I didn’t know its significance in our Deen and how should I start. Six years later, during Ramadhaan, I felt as if my heart was broken and I was disconnected from Allah Ta‘ala. Therefore, I would perform a lot of salaah, recite Surah Yaseen every morning and cry to Allah Ta‘ala for help. Allah Ta‘ala accepted my pleading and He inculcated the desire in my heart to learn more about Deen.

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Children’s Pictures

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:58

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Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Alhamdulillah, Allah Ta‘ala has blessed me abundantly. My mother-in-law is a wonderful woman whom I love and respect as I would my own mother. My problem is that she has pictures of my children on her phone, and despite knowing that taking pictures is haraam, she refuses to delete them saying that only she’s going to see them, no one else.

How do I get her to understand the gravity of this sin? Also, how can I get her to delete the pictures from her phone in a manner that is not hurtful, as I would never hurt someone I love? Do we, as parents, get sin for this? Please advise.

Jazakallah 

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Purdah with the In-Laws

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 July 2018 15:47

Correspondence of  Hazrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (rahimahullah)

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On the occasion of my marriage, I wrote to you asking you how I should observe purdah at my in-laws’ house. You instructed me to wear a veil and to abstain from sitting at the same dining-table with non-mahrams. Initially, I tried to wear a veil, but my husband’s elder and younger brothers did not let me and would deliberately come in front of me so that I would have to look at them. Although my husband is an ‘Aalim, he told me that I should merely wear a scarf and observe purdah in this way. Despite the people of the home being religiously inclined, there is an environment of intermingling between mahrams and non-mahrams. Due to this, I have to eat at the same dining-table.

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From Idols to Islam

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2018 10:02

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

My intention is to share my journey from being a Hindu to accepting Islam. I hope that my story will be an inspiration to the Ummah.

I was born into a devout Hindu home, where the normal activities included attending the temple which was built by my late grandfather, and fasting, as instructed by my parents. My family held a high profile within the Hindu community.  I obeyed my parents in the best way that I could in every aspect of life.

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Qadhaa Salaah Rulings

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 May 2018 08:40

The following are a few important masaa-il (rulings) that pertain to people who have many qadhaa salaah to perform.

1. If a person is unable to determine the exact number of salaah that he has missed, he should estimate a number that he is confident will cover the salaah that he has missed.  

2. When performing qadhaa salaah, it is necessary for one to specify which qadhaa he is performing. If it is difficult for one to determine the date of the specific salaah (e.g. The Zuhr missed yesterday or the day before) then one may make the following intention, “I am performing qadhaa of the last Zuhr Salaah I missed,” or “I am performing qadhaa of the first Zuhr Salaah from all the Zuhr Salaahs that I have missed.”

However, if a person merely makes the intention, “I am performing qadhaa of Zuhr Salaah” without any further specification of which qadhaa of Zuhr he is performing, the intention will be insufficient and the qadhaa will not be fulfilled. Rather, the salaah will be performed as nafl.

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