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Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “May Allah Ta’ala show mercy to the one who is kind when he sells, kind when he buys, and kind when he demands payment.

From: Ihyaauddeen

 

There was a man whose neighbour had a rooster that never stopped crowing. This annoyed him, so one day he sent his servant to purchase the rooster, slaughter it and prepare it for lunch. In the meantime he invited his friends to join him for the meal. As they sat and waited for the meals to be served, the man mentioned to his friends the disturbance the rooster had caused him and now how much of peace he was enjoying. Just then the servant came in with the food. He explained to the master that the neighbor refused to sell the rooster, so he bought one from the market. It was only at this point that the man realized, the rooster was still crowing in the background.

In this example it is evident that the rooster was not the actual cause of his annoyance. There was some inner turmoil and the mind chose to blame the innocent rooster. We too in daily choose soft targets to vent our anger on. This does not solve any of our problems. Rather it only increases our grief and agony.

From: Al Haadi

 

ANISUL MUSAFIR

By Moulana Faheem Hoosen

Foreword:
As the world rapidly turns into a global village, the bewildering modes of transport and the number of people who travel is increasing on a scale never witnessed before.

Nowadays many Muslims are travelling all over the world for various reasons. Out of His infinite mercy, Allah Ta`ala has granted certain concessions to those who are Musafir (travellers) and He desires that those concessions must be appreciated - Hadith. As such, it is very important for Muslims to know the basic rules of Safar (travel) in order to appreciate these concessions and to comply with the Islamic laws of travel - Ahkam al-Safar.
Nowadays many Muslims are travelling all over the world for various reasons. Out of His infinite mercy, Allah Ta`ala has granted certain concessions to those who are Musafir (travellers) and He desires that those concessions must be appreciated - Hadith. As such, it is very important for Muslims to know the basic rules of Safar (travel) in order to appreciate these concessions and to comply with the Islamic laws of travel - Ahkam al-Safar.

In order to fulfil this vital need of providing basic knowledge on this subject, my dear friend, Mawlana Hafiz Fahim Husain has compiled this booklet, which I have studied carefully and found to be very beneficial. The masa'il are authentic and fairly comprehensive and the size of the booklet makes it a very useful 'companion' to have handy on journeys. The book has appropriately been named 'Anisul-Musafir'. It will make an appropriate gift for family or friends who intend to travel. May Allah accept his effort and reward him befittingly and make this first publication a launching pad on a long journey of authorship that will produce many useful works for the 'Ummah. Amin. Wa al-Salam

Mufti Zubair Bayat,
Stanger,
South Africa

The Laws and Method of Tayammum:
In the absence of water, for wudu or ghusl, or in the case where its use is injurious to one's health the Shari`ah has ordained Tayammum as the alternative. The following masa'il apply to Tayammum in the absence of water – a situation that may be encountered by the musafir.

1. When water for wudu or ghusl is not available within a radius of 1.9 km then Tayammum can be made.

2. If there is strong indication that water is available within this distance then it has to be searched for.

3. Similarly if there is so little water that it is insufficient for the four fara'id of wudu (viz. washing the face, hands and feet once and wiping a quarter of the head then Tayammum will be permissible.

4. If the water available is required for drinking, due to there being a fear of thirst that may result in illness or death, then Tayammum can be made.

5. If water is available for sale and the price is reasonable then it will be necessary to purchase that water and make wudu. If the price is unreasonably high or the person does not have sufficient money to purchase that water then he can make Tayammum.

6. If there is hope of obtaining water then it is recommended (mustah¥ab) to delay the Salah till the end of the recommended (mustah¥ab) time. i.e. before the makruh time.

7. If Salah is offered with Tayammum and thereafter water is found then there is no need to repeat the Salah.

Tayammum can be made on all substances that are of the earth even if they have no sand or dust on them. This includes sand, stone, clay, bricks and all substances that do not melt nor burn and turn to ash.

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When Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) became the khalifa, a small amount of wealth was fixed as his daily allowance from the Baytul Maal (with the maswarah (consultation) of the Sahaabah). After some time, some Sahaabah including Hadhrat Ali, Hadhrat Uthmaan, Hadhrat Zubair and Hadhrat Talhah (Radhiallahu Anhum) proposed that the allowance of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) should be increased, as it was barely sufficient for his needs. However, each person felt reluctant to present the suggestion to Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu).

The Sahaabah thus approached Ummul Mu’mineen Hadhrat Hafsah (Radhiallahu Anha), the daughter of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu), and requested her to put forward the suggestion to Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu) without mentioning their names to him.

When Hadhrat Hafsah (Radhiallahu Anha) mentioned the suggested proposal to Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu), he became upset and asked: “Who are those that are making this suggestion?”

Hadhrat Hafsah (Radhiallahu Anha): Let me first know your opinion on this matter.

Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu): If I knew who these people were, I would smite them on their faces. O Hafsah! Tell me what was the best clothing of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in your house?

Hadhrat Hafsah (Radhiallahu Anha): It was a pair of reddish brown clothes, which Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) wore on Friday or while receiving an envoy.

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On one occassion Ibn Simaak (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) paid a visit to the king of the time. It so happened that when the sheikh (ibn Simaak (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)) greeted him, the king was holding a tumbler of water in his hand. The king said to the sheikh: “Give me a word of advice.” The sheikh said: “Suppose this tumbler of water could only be obtained at the cost of your entire kingdom and you had to choose between dying of t hirst and giving your kingdom away, which one would you prefer?” The king replied: “I would naturally prefer a tumbler of water and part with my entire kingdom.” The sheikh then said: “Then I do not understand why anyone should take joy in a kingdom which is worth only a tumbler of water!” (Fazaail Sadaqaat pg.552)

From: Ihyaaud Deen

 

Majed Al-Sugairi, Okaz/Saudi Gazette

MADINAH – Former Dutch Islamophobe and a former leading member of far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders’ party Arnoud Van Doorn visited the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam’s Mosque in Madinah to pray and say sorry for becoming part of a blasphemous film. Doorn was among the Freedom Party leaders who produced the blasphemous film, Fitna. Last month he reverted to Islam after an extensive study about the religion and the Prophet (peace be upon him). He said that the worldwide outrage against the film made him study about the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) and that eventually led to his conversion.

He headed for Makkah to perform Umrah after meeting the two imams of the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam’s Mosque, Sheikh Ali Al-Hudaifi and Sheikh Salah Al-Badar, who enlightened him on how to lead the life of a good Muslim and confront challenges facing Islam in the West. A member of the Dutch parliament and The Hague City Council, Doorn announced his decision to accept Islam on his Twitter profile. He also posted a tweet in Arabic declaring that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his Prophet.”

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Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The sins committed between two Jumuahs, provided it is not major sins, will be forgiven by Allah Ta’ala (upon the performance of the both Jumuahs).

From: Ihyaaud Deen

 
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