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January 2014

Leasing one’s premises to conventional banks and aiding in sin

Q: I recently purchased a property in partnership with two friends. Many prospective tenants have requested that the property be leased to them, including a bank. I refused to accept a bank as a tenant as I always understood it to be wrong. However, my partners have received a ruling that it is permissible to have […]

The Angel by the Grave of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

This entry is part 32 of 46 in the series Virtues of Durood and Salaam

عن عمار بن ياسر رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إن الله وكل بقبري ملكا أعطاه الله أسماء الخلائق فلا يصلي علي أحد إلى يوم القيامة إلا أبلغني باسمه واسم أبيه هذا فلان بن فلان قد صلى عليك رواه البزار (الترغيب و الترهيب رقم 2574) Hadhrat Ammaar bin Yaasir […]

Isolation and Good Company

In the hadeeth, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has explained that isolation is better than evil company and good company is better than isolation. Presently, going for nafl umrah and nafl hajj has become like a fashion. But what we need to see is whether we are investing in the right things. From the very beginning, […]

Glad tidings for the Mukhliseen

This entry is part 4 of 23 in the series Ikhlaas - Sincerity in all Actions

عن ثوبان رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول طوبى للمخلصين أولئك مصابيح الهدى تنجلي عنهم كل فتنة ظلماء رواه البيهقي (الترغيب و الترهيب 1/59) It is narrated from Hadhrat Thaubaan (Radhiyallahu Anhu) that he heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) saying: “Glad tidings of Paradise be for the Mukhliseen […]

Sunnats and Aadaab of Eating – Part 9

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Sunnats and Aadaab of Eating

1.  After eating, one should lick his fingers. عن ابن عباس أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال : إذا أكل أحدكم طعاما فلا يمسح يده حتى يلعقها أو يلعقها (ابن ماجة رقم  3269) Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When any of you eat any food, then […]