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By Faraz Omar | Saudi Life

“You cannot fight them even when they are busy in Salah. You cannot unless they are weakened in their faith. So display all your riches and temptations, and even your women. And when they indulge in the dunya, then fight them.”

The Romans felt humiliated when Jerusalem had to be surrendered to the Muslims during the caliphate of Umar (رضي الله عنه). They were plotting to take back their lost glory by any means they could.

The advice was taken. They publicized their luxuries and paid their women to appear semi nude, especially on the pathways of the Muslim soldiers. “Everything” to them after all “is fair in love and war.”

The Companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) were powerhouses of faith. They lowered their gaze and none of them fell for the sleazy ploy. They did not desire the worldly riches. “It is Allah’s provision, He gives it to whomever He wills,” was their response.*

If we look into our history, we find that the strength of Muslims was always in their Imaan. The more Imaan we had the more Haya (modesty) we had in our societies.

Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “Every religion has a distinct characteristic, and the distinct characteristic of Islam is modesty.” (al-Bayhaqi, Ibn Majah and Muwatta)

We not only personified Haya through exemplary examples – and the seerah is full of them –, but we also influenced this virtue – a natural disposition Allah created in humans – among people of different faiths.

For example, one of the famous fatwas Islamophobes like to quote is a scholar’s reply (some centuries back) to a letter complaining about how non-Muslim women in Egypt were imitating Muslim women by wearing the niqab and that it was becoming difficult to differentiate between the believer and the disbeliever.

Also, it is not strange to hear that when a non-Muslim family living in Saudi Arabia goes home on vacation, the father finds it difficult to freely interact with his female friends and the little son asks mom why she isn’t wearing an abaya anymore and then demands that she does.

And “even today,” my friend said in ~2007 while narrating about a small, backward Muslim town populated around a madrasah in south India, “a non-Muslim rickshaw driver will lower his gaze when burqa-clad customers approach him for a ride.”

It is quite sad therefore to note how Muslims today are losing this precious virtue of Haya and are becoming influenced by the promiscuity and shamelessness that has permeated our homes through satellite channels, Internet and the “global lifestyle”.

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Port Elizabeth:

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1. Eidgaah: Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8:00 am

2. Korsten Eidgah: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am

Grounds opposite BP on Durban Road. At Musjid Huda in event of rain.

3. Musjid Taqwa: Salaah: 7:00 am. Talk follows

4. Rudolph Street: Talk: 7:00 am. Salaah: 7:30 am

5. Booysens Park: Talk: 8:00 am. Salaah: 8:30 am

6. Overbaakens: Talk: 6:30 am. Salaah: 7:00 am

7. Bloemendaal: Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8:00 am

8. Saabireen: Salaah: 7:15 am. Talk follows

9. Pier Street: Salaah: 7:30 am. Talk follows

10. Salt Lake: Talk: 7:15 am. Salaah: 7:45 am

11. Awatif: Talk: 6:45 am. Salaah: 7:15 am

12. Grace Street: Salaah: 7:15 am. Talk follows

13. West End: Talk: 7:00 am. Salaah: 7:30 am

 

In the event of rain:

a. Darul Uloom: Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8:00 am

b. Mansoor: Talk: 7:45 am. Salaah: 8:15 am

c. Fuqara: Talk: 7:15 am. Salaah: 7:45 am



Uitenhage:

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1. Uitenhage Eidgaah: Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8.00 am

2. Qudama: Talk: 7:00 am. Salaah: 7:30 am


In the event of rain:

a. Mumineen: Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8:00 am

b. Ibadur Rahman: Talk: 7:30 am. Salaah: 8:00 am

 

 

Q: Sometimes I have doubts as to whether I passed wind or not; what is the ruling with regards to Wudhu?

A:
If you are sure of passing wind, then only does your Wudhu break. That is by hearing or smell. If you did not hear or smell the passing of wind, the Wudhu will be intact.

And Allah Knows Best

 

Q: If one is doubtful in Salaah - as to whether one is in the third or fourth Rakaat, what should one do?

A:
If doubt has occured for the first time ever in Salaah; then one should repeat the Salaah.

If doubt occurs often; one should apply prudent judgment and practise on that which one’s mind is inclined to. For examle, if you strongly feel that you in the fourth Rakaat - then practice on that.

Furthermore, after applying prudent judgment if doubt still remains, then practice on the lesser of the two amounts; in this case that will be three rakaats.

When acting on the lesser number, one should sit for Tashahhud after each Rakaat and make Sajdah Sahu at the end.

 

Q: What is the ruling about cutting the hair and trimming the nails in the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah?

A:
If a person is performing Udhiya (sacrificing an animal) then it is Mustahab (recommended) for him or her to refrain from cutting the hair and clipping the nails from the 1st of Dhul-Hijjah until when the person's animal is sacrificed.

 
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