Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: "Allah's mercy descends on a woman who wakes up for tahajjud and awakens her husband as well."
Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: "The woman who passes away in her virginity, while delivering a child or while in her nifas shall receive the status of a martyr."
Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: "The woman who loses three of her children and exercises patience considering it to be an act of reward, will be entered into jannah." A woman asked: "What if she only loses two children in this way?" He replied: "The reward for two is the same." Another narration mentions that a Sahabi asked about one child and Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam also mentioned a great reward for such a mother.
9. If the imam's wudu breaks and he leaves the musjid without appointing anyone as his deputy, the salaat of all the muqtadis will become invalid. 10. The imam appointed such a person as his deputy who does not possess the requirements to be an imam. For example, he appointed a lunatic, an immature child or a woman. In this case, everyone'ssalaat will become invalid.
When you see a person living comfortably, eating and drinking well, living with honour and respect, and upon seeing all this you begin to "burn" within you, begin to have hatred for him or become happy when he experiences any lapse - then this is known as hasad (jealousy or envy). This is a very evil characteristic and is also sinful. Such a person passes his entire life in bitterness. In other words, his worldly life and his Deeni life are both abhorrent and unpleasant. Great efforts therefore have to be made in order to come out from this great calamity.
The first cure for this is that the person should think to himself that "by my envying him, I am causing harm to myself and no harm whatsoever is befalling him. The harm that it is causing me and my loss is that all my good deeds are being wiped out." This has been deduced from a Hadith in which it is mentioned that hasad devours good deeds just as fire devours dry wood. The reason for this is that this person is indirectly forwarding an objection to Allah by saying (indirectly): "so-and-so person does not deserve those bounties. Why did You give him these bounties?" If someone raises an objection to Allah in such a manner, how serious a sin it will be?
Imaam Shaafi’ (Rahmatullahi alaih) said: “Just as sight has a limit and it is ineffective beyond that point, similarly the aql [intelligence] also has a limit and further than that it is useless.” Issues such as Taqdeer and the Mutashaabihaat Aayaat [the allegorical verses of the Qur’aan] should not be probed. Mans’ intelligence is finite. It cannot comprehend infinite issues. We cannot encompass Allah Ta’ala in His Zaat and Sifaat –Being and Attributes. It is therefore moronic to delve into these issues. This is the import of Hazrat Imaam Shaafi’s statement. And, Allah Ta’ala knows best.
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15 Jamaadil Ula 1440 AH
21 January 2018
Zakaat Nisaab: R 4539,83 Mahr Fatimi: R 11348,57 Minimum Mahr: R 226,59
Competition for Worldy Wealth
Narrated by `Amr bin `Auf Radiallahu Anhu:
(An ally of the tribe of Bani 'Amir bin Lu'ai and one of those who had witnessed the battle of Badr with Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)) Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) sent Abu 'Ubaida bin Al-Jarrah Radiallahu Anhu to Bahrain to collect the Jizya tax. Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) had concluded a peace treaty with the people of Bahrain and appointed Al 'Ala bin Al-Hadrami as their chief; Abu Ubaida Radiallahu Anhu arrived from Bahrain with the money. The Ansar heard of Abu 'Ubaida's Radiallahu Anhu arrival which coincided with the Fajr (morning) prayer led by Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). When Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam finished the prayer, they came to him. Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) smiled when he saw them and said, "I think you have heard of the arrival of Abu 'Ubaida and that he has brought something." They replied, "Yes, O Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)! " He said, "Have the good news, and hope for what will please you. By Allah, I am not afraid that you will become poor, but I am afraid that worldly wealth will be given to you in abundance as it was given to those (nations) before you, and you will start competing each other for it as the previous nations competed for it, and then it will divert you (from good) as it diverted them." '