Imaam Shaafi’ (Rahmatullahi alaih) said: “The primary basis [of the Ahkaam of the Shariah] is the Qur’aan and Sunnah. Yes, if these two are not found, [that is, the issue or mas-alah is not found explicity in the Qur’aan and Sunnah] then analogical deduction (qiyaas) from the Qur’aan and Sunnah is warranted.”
Q. What is the hukm (ruling) of wearing make-up for the husband? Will it be considered taghyir-e-khalqillah (changing the natural looks of creation)?
A. Make-up generally consists of harmful and haraam ingredients, hence its use is haraam. Furthermore, the cosmetic industry runs notorious and cruel experiments on the helpless dumb creatures of this world. Purchasing such cosmetics is aiding in the zulm perpetrated on these animals.
Beautifying oneself for the husband in lawful ways is meritorious and in fact necessary.
Besides Buzrugs of the same path Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi never held himself back from visiting and deriving the suhbat of Buzrugs of different Sufi Orders. [However, Hazrat Thanwi (Nawwarallahu Marqadahu) in later life warned against meeting all Buzrugs and sundry. “I pass on mashwarah to my friends that this is dangerous,” he said. Refer to Al-Ifaazaatul Yaumiyyah, V.6 p.238, Idaarah Taaleefaat-e-Ashrafiyyah print. And in his lecture, Taqleelul Ikhtilaat Ma’al Anaam Hazrat Thanwi thoroughly discouraged this practice. Refer to the lecture for all the details.] Hearing of a Saheb-e-Nazar [Buzrug with a strong spiritual state and powerful spiritual gaze] he would be restless to come to his service to gain spiritual grace. Towards this end he withstood the austerity of safar as well, on many occasions. This indicates his sincerity and impartiality. Hereunder we will reproduce details of meetings with some of these Buzrugs.
She used to cry profusely and say: "I want to cry to such an extent that I have no tears left. Thereafter, I must cry blood to such an extent that I have no blood left in my body." Her servant says: "Ever since I set eyes on her, I benefited to such an extent that I never had any desire for the world nor did I look down upon any Muslim." Fudayl bin ‘Iyad is a very great and well known saint. He used to go to her and ask her for du‘as. Lesson: Being able to cry out of Allah's love or His fear is a very valuable gift. If you are unable to cry, at least adopt the expression of a crying person and Allah will have mercy on such humbleness. Look at the great benefit in sitting in the company of the pious - as mentioned by her servant. You should also seek pious company and keep away from evil persons.
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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." '