Qur’aan and Tafseer
“(O Allah) Show us the Straight Path.”
(Surah Faatihah, 5)
This refers to the Path of Deen. (Bayaanul Qur’aan)
“Not the path of those upon whom Your wrath settled…”
(Surah Faatihah, 7)
Those upon whom the wrath of Allah settled are the Yahood who were inflicted with Divine Wrath in the form of disfigurement into animals and other forms of chastisement.
They overwhelmingly suffered the fate of Divine Wrath for this reason that in spite of knowing the truth [delivered by the Ambiya] they were antagonistic purely out of villainy and enmity. Such people are more deserving of the wrath of Allah.
Hadeeth and Sunnah
Describing the hairstyle of Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), Hazrat Hind Bin Abu Haalah (Radhiyallahu anhu) said that initially Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would not part his hair. Later on he would intentionally part his hair in the middle.
The length of Rasoolullah’s hair according to Hazrat Hind would normally be below his earlobes.
Rasoolullah (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
“Wallah! This world in comparison to the Aakhirah is like any of you putting his finger in the sea.
See what does it [the finger] bring back!”
(Mishkaat, Kitaabur Riqaaq)
Comment: This world with its pleasures and time in comparison to the pleasures and time of the Aakhirah is like the moistness left on a finger after dipping it in the ocean. The moistness is utterly inferior and insignificant in relation to the countless of litres of water in the ocean. (Mirqaat)
Fiqh and Masaail
- Ta’weez basically is for such occurrences for which there is no medical remedy, such as epilepsy, sorcery, etc. Conditions which have medicinal remedies should be treated with medication.
- The Fuqaha state that as long as a person cannot take an oath that his wudhu has broken, he is in the state of wudhu. The same is applicable to clothes. As long as one is not certain of one’s garments being soiled by impurity, one should take the garments to be paak (clean).
Tasawwuf and Sulook
- A prime remedy for the habit of speaking lies is to belie oneself immediately upon speaking falsehood.
- When venting one’s anger at someone then send that person a gift even though it be something small. This is quite beneficial.