Concealing the Knowledge of Deen

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من سئل عن علم فكتمه ألجم يوم القيامة بلجام من نار  رواه أبو داود والترمذي وحسنه وابن ماجه وابن حبان في صحيحه والبيهقي ورواه الحاكم بنحوه وقال صحيح على شرط الشيخين ولم يخرجاه وفي رواية لابن ماجه قال ما من رجل يحفظ علما فيكتمه إلا أتى يوم القيامة ملجوما بلجام من نار  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/163)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever is questioned regarding the knowledge of Deen and he conceals it, he will be bridled with a bridle of fire on the day of Qiyaamah.”

 

Sunnats and Aadaab of Visiting the Bereaved – Part 1

1. Ta’ziat means sharing condolences with the bereaved and sympathizing with them over the loss of their near and dear one. This will be done by making dua for the deceased in the presence of the family. Similarly, this will be done by making dua for the family, that Allah Ta’ala bless them with patience during this test.

2. One may make dua in the following words, “May Allah Ta’ala grant the deceased (brother, father, etc.) the highest stages in Jannah and forgive his sins.” or, “May Allah Ta’ala grant the family sabr-e-jameel (a beautiful patience).”

Rekindling the Enthusiasm and Spirit of Deen

Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

A hundred years ago, people understood the true value of Deen and showed importance to Deeni knowledge. During that era, Deen was alive within the home and it was as though every home was a small madrasah (wherein the knowledge of Deen would be imparted to the children). As a result, when people came to learn of the madrasahs that were opening, they flocked towards them and were eager to benefit from them. A hundred years has now passed since that era, and during this time, the influence of the English in India has gradually caused people to lose interest in the madrasahs, maktabs and the khaanqhas. Hence, the need arose to go to the home of each muslim to once again rekindle the  enthusiasm and spirit of Deen. (Suhbat Baa Awliyaa pg. 211)

Zakaat Audio Q&A (Part 9)

Question: Continuation of maslah: Is it necessary upon a person to discharge the zakaat of those monies which are owed to him?

Speaker: Ml. Ebrahim Salajee

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Acknowledging the Favours of Allah Ta‘ala

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

It is the good fortune of man that he acknowledges the favours of Allah Ta‘ala. Whatever we have is from Allah Ta‘ala as He alone is the Controller and the Conferrer. But the moment a person begins to feel that he has acquired whatever he has on account of his own doing and attaches his absolute ownership to everything that he has, it is the stepping stone to his peril.

Imagine for a moment, a person lends his brand-new Porsche to his friend for a month or two. However, the friend connives and tries to forge the log book and transfer the car on to his name. How upset and distraught will he feel!

Similar is the case with the favours of Allah Ta‘ala. When man begins to claim complete ownership over them on account of his actions and forgets Allah Ta‘ala, then this is the worst of crimes he could ever commit.