Ta’leem and Tarbiyat Series #17

Ta’leem and Tarbiyat Series #17

Qur’aan and Tafseer

“If you then fail (to compose anything like the Qur’aan), and you will never ever  succeed (in it),

then beware of Hellfire whose fuel is humans and stones; prepared for the disbelievers.” (Surah Baqarah, Aayat 24)

What fury, frenzy and anxiety must have the declaration, “and you will never ever succeed,” ignited in them [the kuffaar]! And in spite of draining the last drop of sweat and blood in their endeavour to compose anything on par to the Qur’aan, their dismal failure is absolute proof that the Qur’aan Majeed is a living miracle.

And it is absurd to aver that someone must have authored something in challenge only for it to have been lost. The nonsense of this is on account of the fact that the defenders of the Qur’aan Majeed were in all ages less, yet it was preserved. On the other hand, adversaries of the Qur’aan were in all ages in larger numbers who would never have displaced or lost any such competing writing. The idea of such a composition is therefore baseless.

(Bayaanul Qur’aan)

Hadeeth and Sunnah

When the Haq was trampled upon then the anger of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was unstoppable until he restored the Haq to its position of dominance. He would, however, neither become angry out of self-interest and nor would he avenge on account of a personal matter. (Nashrut Teeb)

Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

“Three things follow the deceased. Then, two things return and one remains with him [the deceased]. He is followed by his family, his wealth and his deeds. His family and wealth return, whilst his deeds remain [with him].” (Bukhari and Muslim – Mishkaat)

Fiqh and Masaail

  • It is absolutely necessary to look for harmony and compatibility between a girl and boy when contemplating marriage. For this reason, apart from investigating the background, the is no harm in the boy taking a look at the girl when intending nikaah, for a lifetime association is to be borne. The Hadeeth has permitted this. However, this looking has to be for ascertaining [the other party’s looks] not for sensual pleasure.
  • A question was received regarding talaaq. A person issued talaaq to his wife who responded: “I’m not taking it.” The person wishes to know whether the talaaq came into effect in this case or not? The answer: Talaaq came into effect. Not “taking it” does not avail the woman in any way. She is compelled to “take it”. And even if she refuses to “take it”, then too the talaaq comes into effect.

(Ashraful Ahkaam)

Tasawwuf and Sulook

  • It comes in the Hadeeth that when Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) would become concerned then he would hasten to engage in Salaat to converse with Allah Ta’ala and derive pleasure, comfort and ease. Truly, experience and observation prove that when overcome with grief and concern, engaging in Salaat greatly reduces one’s grief.
  • The perfection desired is to remain resolute on the Shariah without transgressing and whilst fully retaining human feelings and desires.

(Kamaalaat-e-Ashrafiyyah)

What fury, frenzy and anxiety must have the declaration, “and you will never ever succeed,” ignited in them [the kuffaar]! And in spite of draining the last drop of sweat and blood in their endeavour to compose anything on par to the Qur’aan, their dismal failure is absolute proof that the Qur’aan Majeed is a living miracle.

And it is absurd to aver that someone must have authored something in challenge only for it to have been lost. The nonsense of this is on account of the fact that the defenders of the Qur’aan Majeed were in all ages less, yet it was preserved. On the other hand, adversaries of the Qur’aan were in all ages in larger numbers who would never have displaced or lost any such competing writing. The idea of such a composition is therefore baseless.

(Bayaanul Qur’aan)

Hadeeth and Sunnah

When the Haq was trampled upon then the anger of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was unstoppable until he restored the Haq to its position of dominance. He would, however, neither become angry out of self-interest and nor would he avenge on account of a personal matter. (Nashrut Teeb)

Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said:

“Three things follow the deceased. Then, two things return and one remains with him [the deceased]. He is followed by his family, his wealth and his deeds. His family and wealth return, whilst his deeds remain [with him].” (Bukhari and Muslim – Mishkaat)

Fiqh and Masaail

  • It is absolutely necessary to look for harmony and compatibility between a girl and boy when contemplating marriage. For this reason, apart from investigating the background, the is no harm in the boy taking a look at the girl when intending nikaah, for a lifetime association is to be borne. The Hadeeth has permitted this. However, this looking has to be for ascertaining [the other party’s looks] not for sensual pleasure.
  • A question was received regarding talaaq. A person issued talaaq to his wife who responded: “I’m not taking it.” The person wishes to know whether the talaaq came into effect in this case or not? The answer: Talaaq came into effect. Not “taking it” does not avail the woman in any way. She is compelled to “take it”. And even if she refuses to “take it”, then too the talaaq comes into effect.

(Ashraful Ahkaam)

Tasawwuf and Sulook

  • It comes in the Hadeeth that when Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) would become concerned then he would hasten to engage in Salaat to converse with Allah Ta’ala and derive pleasure, comfort and ease. Truly, experience and observation prove that when overcome with grief and concern, engaging in Salaat greatly reduces one’s grief.
  • The perfection desired is to remain resolute on the Shariah without transgressing and whilst fully retaining human feelings and desires.

(Kamaalaat-e-Ashrafiyyah)