In the following report, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) has offered sterling guidelines on interaction with fellow humans. Lets read them carefully with the intention of implementing. The famous Tabi’i; Sayyiduna Sa’id ibn Musayyab (rahimahullah) reports that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) laid eighteen guidelines for the people, each one filled with wisdom: 1. When someone disobeys Allah in matters that impacts on you, you can retaliate in no better way than …
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Allah Ta’ala sent every living thing in this world to leave this world. Nothing and nobody came to remain. We are in this transitory abode. This is the system of Allah Ta’ala. Many people spent their time in this world pondering about the purpose of their existence. In the opening verses of Surah Mulk and in the verses of Surah Kahf, Allah Ta’ala explains that He created us to test …
Among the many Sunnats of our Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that pertain to our social life is the beautiful Sunnah of exchanging gifts. Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Offer gifts to each other, for this creates affection and removes the anger of the hearts.’ (Muwatta Imam Malik, see Al-Tamhid, vol. 15 pg. 85-91 and Takhrijul Ihya, Hadith: 1453) Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) states: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) use to accept gifts …
It has become a common trend nowadays for people to pass on information with the following disclaimer: ‘Retweets are not necessarily endorsements’ or: ‘The views expressed in this publication are not necessarily that of the editor.’ Whilst this may be a legal shield in this world, in no way does it absolve one in the court of Allah! We are indeed responsible for whatever we say, write, pass on …
As a rule, in every Muslim’s life, his religion must always be preferred over entertainment. Or else very little of Islam will remain. Adherence and reverence for one’s creed must reign supreme. This is not to say, Islam doesn’t allow recreation, or light heartedness. The sirah of our beloved Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) has many examples of his jovial side. These are well documented and are known to many. Crucial …
One of the great expositions of Almighty Allah’s divinity is the creation of the spouse. The system of procreation is in itself unique as well as divine. Mind boggling is the fact that the entire human race has been extracted from a single couple; Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) and Sayyidah Hawwa (radiyallahu ‘anha).
My beloved and respected teacher in Madinah Munawwarah, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him) once mentioned a story about his senior teacher, Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah). I wanted to share it for its profound message and immense inspiration:
Sustenance is fixed and will be given to us. The test is on how we attain this sustenance, which method we adopt to get our sustenance. Islam gives a complete guide to trade and commerce, what is approved and legalized according to the command of Allah. Here is a series of talks by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (may Allah protect him) giving details on the topic. Part one Part two Part …
Generally, no minority in any country feels assured of complete safety unless they enter into an accord with the locals. Accords of safety and peace treaties are generally agreed to verbally or in writing. Islam teaches us to also take this precaution, and to even win over the hearts of the indigenous through action. Before emigrating to Madinah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) first took assurances from the Ansar when they met …
‘Don’t believe everything you read’ – These were the words of wisdom of the great Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin (rahimahullah), the senior Teacher of my Honourable Shaykh, Al-Muhaddith Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him). He offered this advice to Shaykh ‘Awwamah in his early days of study, after he approached his Teacher to clarify a dodgy incident about Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) which he had just read the night before.