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  1. From Behind The Curtain

    Al Salamu 'Alaykum. Maryam Bint Jahsh, a scholar of classical Arabic helped her husband, the Yemeni scholar Jamal Al-Deen ‘Ali Bin Abi'l-Fawaris Al-Hamdani resolve a debate with members of the Murji’ sect; while Al-Mutahhar ibn Muhammad who was married to the famous Mujtahidah Fatimah Bint Yahya used to consult her on juristic matters while she sat behind a curtain, such that when he came up with the answer, his students would say: ‘This is not from you. This is from behind the curtain!’ Taken from "Muslim Women Who Taught Their Husbands".
  2. Trainings Kids For Islam

    Salamu alaikum wr wb Al-Rubay’ bint Mu’awwidh – Allah be pleased with her – said while describing how the Prophet – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – told them to fast ‘Âshûrâ: We used to make toys out of dyed wool for the children and keep them with us so if the children asked us for food we would give them the toys to distract them until they completed their fast. Sahîh Muslim. A similar narration is also in Sahîh Al-Bukhârî. Al-Nawawî states in his commentary on Sahîh Muslim: In this narration we are shown that children should be trained to do acts of obedience and made used to doing worship; although they are not legally bound. Taken from Sayings of the Salaf.
  3. Salamu alaikum wr wb. A Manipuri boy Mohammad Ismat scored the highest marks in the All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination ( AISSCE) conducted by the CBSE, whose results were declared nationwide on Monday. Ishmat, a student of Imphal's Zenith Academy, scored 495 out of 500 marks. Though there is no concept of toppers in the CBSE class XII examinations, KK Choudhury regional officer CBSE (northeast region) confirmed that this is the first time a student from the northeast has scored highest in all India level. "It is indeed great. We hope this is the beginning and we get more such brilliant students from the region every year," he said. Ismat has got 100 marks each in mathematics, chemistry and fine arts while he scored 98 in English and 97 in physics. In his additional subject home sciences he scored 100 marks. A student of Zenith Academy, Imphal, Ishmat has always been a brilliant student. As the news of Ishmat scoring the highest, the school went into a celebration mode. His success came despite academic calendar every year is disrupted due to bandhs and blockades. Hailing from a poor Manipuri Muslim family in Lilong Haoreibi village in Manipur's Thoubal district, Ismat's father Md Bashirur Rahman, a government primary school teacher, had struggled to ensure Ismat a good education. Ismat began his primary education at a local school in Lilong before switching over toKendriya Vidyalaya, Imphal up to class VIII. He then joined Sainik School Imphal from where he scored 94.2 percent in class X CBSE examination. But, he could not continue in Sainik School as his parent could afford the fees. "After passing class X with high marks I thought of studying in the best school in Imphal. But I could not due to the acute financial difficulties faced by my family. All is not lost when S M Singh, the management secretary of Zenith Academy accepted my request to study in the school without charging much fees. With his guidance, I have come out with flying colours," Ismat said. "Impossible is not in my mind and I have the strong conviction that everything is possible when a man determined to do what mankind can do. And this is the only tool for me to top in this national level examination," a jubilant Ismat told TOI minutes after the results were declared.
  4. Salamu alaykum London: A 19-year-old Egyptian university student has invented a futuristic propulsion system for spacecraft. The invention "leapfrogs" NASA research, and uses a hi-tech quantum effect to drive satellites through space, rather than ordinary rocket engines.Aisha Mustafa's invention generates energy using the Casimir-Polder force, an obscure quantum effect using two surfaces and objects in a vacuum, Daily Mail reported Wednesday. The force is described as an "invisible rubber band" between bulky objects and atoms that arises from the ever-present random fluctuation of microscopic electric fields in empty space. The fluctuations get stronger near a surface, and an isolated neutral atom nearby feels the force as a "pull". Instead of using nuclear reactors or jets, Mustafa's satellites could generate drive using the panels, the Mail added. NASA had researched a similar idea using the Casimir-Polder force.
  5. Salamu alaikum Sincere Muslims who may possess good intent, but are insufficiently educated in their Deen, are misled into accepting a myth of a so-called “fifth Madhhab” referred to as the “Ja’fari Madhhab,” supposedly named after Imam Sayyid Ja’far as-Sadiq, radiyallahu ‘anh. The above-mentioned are unaware of the fact that no such Madhhab exists, is not accepted by Muslims as a “fifth Madhhab,” and is a continuous attempt by Shiites[1] to gain acceptance from Muslims under the guise of a school of Islamic Law (Shari’ah). Examination of this “Madhhab” by one who does not have a firm foundation in Shari’ah or a sound grasp on the existence and history of Islamic Law will lead one to unknowingly think: “This is very similar to the Maliki and Hanafi Madhhab.” A brief glance at the history of this hoax, who it is named after, and where its name really originates is necessary in order to understand its inception. Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (radiyallahu ‘anh) was a blessed Wali of Allah who revived al-Islam in Madinah, upholding the letter and spirit of al-Islam. By lineage, he is Sayyid Abu Abdullah Ja’far ibn Muhammad ibn Ali ibn al-Husain ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib al-Hashimi; son of Imam Abu Ja’far Muhammad al-Baqir and father of Imam Musa al-Kazim (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). As it is well known, the Four Imams of Fiqh[2] wrote many books pertaining to Islamic Jurisprudence, Doctrine, and Worship. Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (radiyallahu ‘anh) did not write any books on such matters, but as related in Asmaa’ul-Mu’allifeen, three books were written by Imam Ja’far as-Sadiq: 1.) Taqseem-i-Ru’ya, 2.) Jami’atu fil-Jafr, and 3.) Kitab-ul-Jafr. The word Jafr means a four month-old lamb. When referenced in scientific terminology, the word “Jafr” relates to a branch of predicting future events beforehand. In the narrative of Sayyid Abdul-Wahhab and Kamus-ul-A’lam, it is related that the first book written in this science was by Hazrat Babul-‘Ilm Ali ibn Abu Talib (karramallah wajhah). Two of the three books written by Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq were written on sheets of sheepskin, and because of this, the science dealt with in these two books was named ‘Ilm-i-Jafr. A book titled Imam-i Ja’far Buyrugu, in the possession of Shiites today, was written by a clergyman named Ja’far bin Husain al-Qummi (d. AD 951), who was the first to write on religious practice in the Shi’ah religion. Abu Ja’far Muhammad al-Tusi (d. AD 1068) wrote another book, titled Risala-i Ja’fariyyah, a commentary consisting of twenty volumes. Putting forward the books written by the two Ja’fars (al-Qummi and al-Tusi), Shiites name themselves “Ja’fari,” thus attempting to project that they are directly following Hazrat Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, the way that Muslims who are Hanafi or Hanbali actually follow Imam Abu Hanifah or Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal, respectively. Exploiting the similarity between the words “Ja’far” and “Jafr,” Shiites assert that these two books, authored by Abu Ja’far al-Tusi and Ja’far al-Qummi, were written by Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (radiyallahu ‘anh). Clearly, the “Ja’fari Madhhab” is a case of word games being played. Some even have the cheeks to say that it is the “Madhhab of Ahlul-Bayt.” The Four Madhhabs of al-Islam (Hanafi, Maliki, Shafi’i, and Hambali) were either founded by the Imams themselves or by their students who expounded upon the decisions of the Imams. The ‘Ilm of Hazrat Ja’far al-Sadiq can only find it in the Madhhabs of Imam al-A’zam Abu Hanifah and Imam Malik ibn Anas (rahmatullahi alaihima), both of whom were the only students of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq to have a Madhhab founded. The direct connection with the Ahlul-Bayt is prevalent in Madhhab of both. The Maliki Madhhab connects with Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq. The Hanafi Madhhab connects to a total of five members from amongst the Ahli-Bait, four of which being Imams. In addition to the gaining of ‘Ilm from Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq, Imam Abu Hanifah gained ‘Ilm from Imam Muhammad al-Baqir, Imam Zaid ibn Ali, and Abdullah ibn Hasan ibn Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma). The Sahibain (Imam Muhammad al-Shaibani and Imam Abu Yusuf al-Ansari) gained ‘Ilm from Imam Musa ibn Ja’far al-Kazim (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). Thus, the true Madhhab of Ahlul-Bayt resides within the Hanafi and Maliki Madhhabs. From the facts presented, it is evident that the “Ja’fari Madhhab” is not only a non-existent (and illegitimate) school of Islamic Law, but it is merely a cloak utilized by Shiites, with their clergymen plagiarizing many of the works of Islamic Jurists and placing the name Ja’fari (or Imami) upon them. Muslims should not allow themselves or their family members to get tricked, swayed, or softened by Shi’ah propaganda. If one wishes to gain the Fiqh of Imam Ja’far al-Sadiq (radiyallahu ‘anh), then one does not have to look any further than the Hanafi or Maliki Madhhab. Taken from the Central Masjid website.
  6. Salamu alaikum wr wb Is zamaane mein Waliullah banne ke 3 aasaan raaste: 1. Faraidh ki pabandi. 2. Haraam rizq se bachhna. 3. Aankhon ki hifazat. Translation: Three easy ways of becoming a Friend of Allah in these times: 1. Punctuality and persistence in the essentials of Islam. 2. Saving one's self from illicit earnings. 3. Lowering the gaze. Hakim Akhtar(db) Wa'laykum al-Salam.
  7. Gems From Tablighi Elders.

    Al Salamu 'Alaykum. Hadrat Mawlana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhalwi once said: “In Muslims the custom and shape of deen is present. The aim of this Tableeghi struggle is that the spirit and reality of deen may come in them. Scattered parts of the deen are present in them. Our objective is that complete deen may come in them in its proper form and totality…” Words and Reflections (Malfuzat Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas) by ‘Allama Muhammad Manzoor Nu’mani, translated into English by Hafiz Safwan Muhammad, Pg 28, footnote 1. Mawlana Abu’l Kalam Azad (rah) said, “Everyone knows flaring up and bursting (into flames) like a bonfire but burning (incessantly) internally like an oven is something which very few know – and this was the quality of the Prophets (as). Ibid, pg. 48, footnote 2. “The veils of light are much thicker than the veils of darkness.” Ibid, pg. 53. An old saying of the Ahl al-‘Ilm quoted by Hadratji Ilyas. “Anyone who is bent on disgracing anyone other than himself, Allah wills to disgrace him.” Hadrat Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas Kandhalwi (rah). Ibid pg. 100. Once Hadrat (Mawlana Muhammad Ilyas) said, “…..Until your nights are not colored by the color of the nights of the Companions (Sahaba) the efforts you make in the day will not bring forth any color…..” Ibid pg.118, footnote 1.
  8. Destruction Of The Ussr

    Salamu alaikum wr wb On December 10 1979 – less than a week after Juhayman* was captured in Makka- Ustinov** summoned the Soviet Chief of Staff and ordered him to begin assembling a force of 75,000 to 80,000 soldiers along the Afghan-Soviet frontier. Two days later, the most senior members of the Soviet Politburo gathered in the Kremlin. The meeting’s top-secret, handwritten resolution was entitled simply “On Situation in A”. It formally authorized a war that would transform the world of Islam and eventually cause the Soviet Unionitself to disintegrate. *Juhayman ibn Saif al-Utaybi, the leader of the rebels who besieged the House of Allah in Makka in the name of the fake Mahdi. **Defense Minister Dmitri Ustinov of the USSR. Taken from “The Siege of Mecca” by Yaroslav Trofimov.
  9. The Little Shaykh Is Here.

    The Little Shaykh Is Here. Nadr al-Hilali said that when he was in the class of Sufyan ibn 'Uyayna, a child entered at whom the students glanced in disgust. Ibn ‘Uyayna said to them, “You were like this too. Allah has favored you.” To Nadr he said, “You should have seen me when I was ten years old. I was just a hand span then, my face was like a dinar and I was like a spark of fire. I attended the gatherings of the scholars of different towns like Ibn Shihab al-Zuhri and ‘Amr ibn Dinar……People would comment, ‘The little Shaykh is here.’” Al Kifayah pg. 60-61. Imam Ibn ‘Uyayna also used to say to his students, “When I went to the classes of Ibn Shihab Zuhri, I had earrings in my ears and a ponytail on my head. He saw me and said, ‘Sit down here. Here! I have never seen a younger scholar.’” Taken from “Achievements of Muslim Women in the Religious and Scholarly Fields” by Qadi Athar Mubarakpuri.
  10. Taqlid And Its Rejecters.

    Salamun 'alaykum. Taqlid during the Prophet’s (saw) era: Narrated Al-Aswad bin Yazid: Mu'adh bin Jabal came to us in Yemen as a teacher and a governor, and we (the people of Yemen) asked him about (the distribution of the property of ) a man who had died leaving a daughter and a sister. Mu'adh gave the daughter one-half of the property and gave the sister the other half. Bukhari, Kitab al-Fara'id, Volume 8, Book 80, Number 726. The version in Abu Dawood adds, "This was in the Prophet's (saw) lifetime." We learn from this hadith that taqleed was in vogue during the blessed era of the Prophet (saw). The questioner did not ask for proof. He accepted the fatwa of Hadrat Mu’adh purely on the basis of the latter’s integrity. This is taqleed. Then there is no evidence of the Prophet (saw) disagreeing with the fatwa or its implementation. Nor for that matter is any difference or rejection recorded. Thus, permissibility of taqleed and its freely open practice during the Messenger’s (saw) lifetime is established. Yahya related to me from Malik that Yahya ibn Sa'eed said that Sulayman ibn Yasar told him that Abu Ayyub al-Ansari once set off to do hajj and then, when he reached an-Naziya, on the road to Makka, his riding beasts strayed. He reached Umar ibn al-Khattab on the day of sacrifice and told him what had happened and Umar said, "Do what someone doing Umra would do, and then you can leave ihram, and then when the hajj next comes upon you, do it and sacrifice whatever animal is easy for you." Muwatta’ Malik, Hajj, chapter 20, hadith 162. From this hadith we learn that those Companions who could not make Ijtihad would make taqleed of the Mujtahideen Sahaba. Hadrat Abu Ayyub was also a Companion and he did not ask Hadrat ‘Umar for evidence of his fatwa. Incidents of this nature among the Companions and even during the blessed era of Allah’s Messenger (saw) and fataawa without references and proofs among the Sahaba or among the Tabi’un and Companions have been documented with such abundance that it is a difficult task to compile them all. Those who are versed in hadith literature are well aware of this. Following a particular Imam or School: Hadrat Hudhayfa (ra) narrated that the Prophet (saw) said: “ I don’t know how long I will be with you people. Therefore, follow these two after me.” The Messenger (saw) indicated Abu Bakr (ra) and ‘Umar (ra). Jame’ Tirmidhi, Musnad Ahmad(5/399), “Fadha’il al-Sahaba” (479), Tahawi in “Sharh Al-Mushkil” (1233), Ibn Hibban (6902), Ibn Sa’d (2/334). Also Imam Tirmidhi narrated, "Hudhaifa (ra) said: The Prophet (saw) said, “Follow those after me: Abu Bakr and Umar.” Jame' Tirmidhi, Al Manaaqib, hadith 3662. The meaning of “after me” is; during their Caliphate. So, the order is to follow them during their respective terms of Caliphate. Obviously, the Caliph is a single person. The conclusion is to follow Hadrat Abu Bakr (ra) and Hadrat ‘Umar (ra) during their Caliphates. So, the Prophet (saw) instructed that one particular person be followed for a specific time. Nowhere did he say that proof for Ahkaam should also be enquired. Nor was it a standard practice for ascertaining the proof for every mas’ala. This is nothing but following an Imam or Madhhab.
  11. Lower Your Gaze.

    Right, the hijab of the man is to lower his eyes.
  12. Safety In Religion.

    Salamu alaikum wr wb Qadi Bishr ibn Walid said, "We would be with Sufyan ibn 'Uyayna when a problematic juristic question would be raised. He (Imam Sufyan) would ask, 'Is there someone from the Companions (Ashab) of Imam Abu Hanifa here?' My name would be taken. He would say to me, 'Answer!' I would then answer. He would then remark, 'Safety in religion is to refer to the jurists (Fuqaha').'" Yazid ibn Harun* said, “I met a thousand men (scholars) and I wrote traditions from most of them. I found five of them to be greater than the rest in jurisprudence (fiqh), God wariness (taqwa) and knowledge (‘ilm). The foremost among them was Abu Hanifa.” *In the words of Hafiz Ibn Hajar in Tahdhib al-Tahdhib he was, “One of the eminent and well-known huffaz. Ahmad ibn Hanbal, ‘Ali ibn al-Madini and a host of others have reported from him.” Qawa'id fi 'Ulum al-Hadith by Mawlana Zafar Ahmad 'Uthmani.
  13. Lower Your Gaze.

    Salamu alaikum wr wb 1. It is reported that Hassân b. Abî Sinân (rah) went out one 'Eid and when he returned home his wife said, “How many beautiful women have you looked at today?” After she kept asking him, he said, “Woe to you! I have looked at nothing but my toe from when I went out to when I returned to you.” 2. It is reported on the authority of Al-Wakî’ b. Al-Jarrâh (rah): We went out one 'Eid with Sufyân Al-Thawrî and he said, “The first thing we will do on this day of ours is to lower our gaze.” Ibn Abi al-Dunya, Kitab al-Wara'. Taken from Sayings of the Salaf. Wa Salam.
  14. Al Salamu 'Alaykum. Shaykh al-Hind: Hadrat Mawlana Mahmud Hasan Deobandi (rah)(teacher) Shaykh al-Islam: Hadrat Mawlana Sayyid Husayn Ahmad Madani (rah)(student) When Hadrat Shaykh al-Hind was arrested by the Firangis and sent to jail in Malta in 1335, Shaykh al- Islam could not stand it and handed himself over to the British in order to serve his Ustad. Being old and sickly at that time, Shaykh al-Hind could not tolerate cold water for wudu' (minor ritual ablution). Shaykh al- Islam would hold a pot of water to his belly throughout the night to warm it and would offer it for wudu' with great respect at the time of tahajjud, there being no hot water in prison. Subhanallah. Eyes cannot remain dry and hearts cannot remain in a single piece after reading the lives of our elders and their sacrifices for their teachers and this beautiful Deen. May Allah accept those who come after and give them a share in the dua's of our elders. Peace and Blessings upon Al-Mustafa, his Family and his Sahaba. Taken from the biography of Shaykh al-Hind with minor modifications. Wa salamu 'alaykum.
  15. Salamu 'Alaykum. Sayyida ‘Ayesha(ra) says, “Once the Messenger of Allah(saws) came to me and I asked him, ‘Where were you the whole day?’ He said, “I was with Umm Salamah(ra) (one of his other wives).” I said to him, “You don’t seem to get enough of Umm Salamah.” Upon this the Prophet(saws) smiled. Tabaqat ibn Sa’ad.
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