Question: At the recent Kathrada funeral, we had witnessed many things which appeared to be un-Islamic. Was the funeral conducted in an un-Islamic way? This question arises because we had seen a Moulana who had participated in the interfaith prayer session held before the funeral in West-Park cemetery. The participation of this Moulana confuses the masses into thinking that there was nothing un-Islamic at the funeral. Your answer will be much appreciated.
Answer: The whole funeral ceremony was a mock. It was totally un-Islamic for several reasons which will be discussed in this answer, Insha Allah.
We have been informed that the family wanted the funeral on the same day on which Ahmad Kathrada passed away. However, sadly, a Moulana suggested that it be held the next day. For what? So that the dignitaries and politicians attend the funeral? Or to please the government?
“Those who take disbelievers as allies instead of the believers. Do they (the believers) seek with them (the Kuffaar, politicians and religious leaders like in the interfaith prayer session) honour? Indeed, honour belongs to Allah Ta’ala entirely.”
“What! Are the people of the cities confident that Our Punishment will not overtake them during the night whilst they are sleeping?
What! Are the people of the cities confident that Our Punishment will not Overtake them during the day whilst they are indulging in amusement?
What! Are they negligent of the Scheme of Allah (that they are safe and sound and oblivious of His Athaab)? Only people who are losers will have (such) confidence.”(Qur’aan)
(On the 3rd April 2017)
In The Morning…
“An earth tremor was felt throughout parts of Johannesburg at about 5am this morning (3 April). Reports have surfaced that the tremor could be felt from as far as parts of Midrand, to Randburg and Northcliff.
According to Earthquake Track, an earthquake was registered with the magnitude 5.2 on the Richter Scale, in Stilfontein, North West.” (Randburg Sun)
Dear son, you will not attain good fortune in your home except by 10 characteristics which you show to your wife, so remember them and be enthusiastic in acting upon them.
As for the first two; women like attention and they like to be told clearly that they are loved. So don’t be stingy in expressing your love for your wife. If you become limited in expressing your love, you will create a barrier of harshness between you and her, and there will be a decrease in affection.
3, Ladies hate a strict, overcautious man, yet they seek to use the soft vulnerable one. So use each quality appropriately. This will be more appealing for love and it will bring you peace of mind.
4. Ladies like from their husbands what their husbands like from them, i.e. kind words, good looks, clean clothes and a pleasant odour. Therefore, always remain in that state.
The Dua of Rasullullah Sallallahu alayhi Wasallam inthemonth ofRajab
It is mentioned on the authority of Hadhrat Anas Bin Malik Radhiallahu Anhu that when the Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا في رَجَبَ وَ شَعْبَانَ وَ بَلِّغْنا رَمَضَانَ
“Allahumma Baariklanaa fi Rajaba wa Sha’bana wa ballighnaa Ramadhaan"
“O Allah bless us in Rajab and Sha`ban and enable us to reach Ramadan!”
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