When a boy or girl is born to a person, it is preferable to name the child on the seventh day and to make aqeeqah. By making aqeeqah, the child is safeguarded from all types of dangers and calamities.
The method of aqeeqah is that if a boy is born, two goats or two sheep should be slaughtered. If a girl is born, one goat or one sheep should be slaughtered. Alternatively, if one wishes to take a share in a bull that is being slaughtered for qurbâni, then two shares should be taken for a boy and one share for a girl. Furthermore, the child's head should be shaved, the hair should be weighed, and gold or silver equal to the weight of the hair should be given in charity. If one wishes, saffron could be applied to the child's head.
If one does not make the aqeeqah on the seventh day, one should bear in mind the seventh day (when making the aqeeqah in the future). The method of calculating the seventh day is that the day that the child is born, aqeeqah should be made the following week but one day before that. For example, if the child is born on a Friday, aqeeqah should be made on the following Thursday. If the child was born on a Thursday, aqeeqah should be made on the following Wednesday.
Hadhrat Abu Sulaimaan Daaraaee (rahmatullah alayh) said:
Everything has its corrosion. Eating to the degree of satiation is the corrosion of the heart's purity. Ihtilaam (nocturnal discharge of semen) is a punishment for filling the stomach.
A man who eats his stomach full suffers six calamities: 1) He does not experience pleasure in Ibaadat. 2) His memory in remembering wisdom decreases. 3) He is unable to be affectionate to people. 4) Ibaadat is onerous on him. 5) His lust increases. 6) He is preoccupied with the toilet.
He said:A man in whose heart is noor (spiritual light) is angered by nafsaani desires. That noor separates him from the world and inclines him to the Aakhirah.
Abandonment of ego is called Tawaadhu' (humility). (As long as one thinks of oneself as being something, one lacks humility.) He who does not recognize his nafs does not understand the meaning of Tawaadhu'.
One who speaks without thinking always regrets.
Eating less, sleeping less and speaking less are the signs of a sincere taubah.
The Thikr of Allah effaces sins and His Ridhaa (being pleased with Him) severs vain hopes.
Extracted from: Scattered Pearls - Majlisul Ulama of South Africa
Hakeemul Ummah Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thaanwi Sahib رحمه الله has advised that 'do not consider the world your home' is that in reality, do not regard your home to be your home; do not consider your wealth to be your wealth; do not consider your honour to be your honour; do not consider your children to be your children; and do not consider your wife as your wife. If we carefully examine the underlying message, every conceivable thing where the heart develops an inclination and attachment to are included. Hazrat Thaanwi رحمه الله says that it is as if the meaning of the admonition of Sayyidina Rasoolullah صلى الله عليه وسلم is, "To what extent do I go on enumerating all such entities."
Very simply is that we never consider anything as belonging to us. Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib رحمه الله mentions a Hadith:
من احب دنياه أضر باخرته ومن احب أخرته أضر بدنياه فأثروا ما يبقى على يفنى
'He who loves this world, does harm to his Aakhirah; and he who loves his Aakhirah does (seem to) harm his worldly interests. So give preference to what is everlasting over that which is short-lived.' (Mishkāt)
Hazrat Sheikh رحمه الله comments that irrespective of how long a man may live, his life must inevitably end and however massive a person's fortune may be, he will have to lose it one day. It will either be spent and wasted during his life or he will die leaving it behind. The Aakhirah is everlasting and the bounties are eternal. Therefore, if man has a little sense, he should prefer the eternal to that which is short-lived.
Hadhrat Mufti Rashid Ahmad Ludhyaanwi (Rahmatullahi Alayh)
Once, a person from northern Nazimabad (Karachi) came to Hadhrat Mufti Rashid Sahib. The man had a white beard, was old and apparently pious and Shar’i conscious. He was very affluent as well. He also said that Hadhrat Mufti Sahib was a distant relative of his. He requested Hadhrat to perform the nikaah of his son and join the groom’s party for the nikaah.
“The curse of photography in nikaah gatherings is widespread. Therefore, I do not go (to nikaahs).”
The man gave assurance that there will be no photography.
“If whilst performing the nikaah photographs are taken then I will immediately get up and walk away. Think carefully now, lest you become perturbed at your honour being wrecked.”
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17 January 2018
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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "O Mu`adh! Do you know what Allah's Right upon His slaves is?" I said, "Allah and His Apostle know best." Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know best." Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "Not to punish them (if they do so).