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Life Lessons : The Impact of Meeting Shaykh Ibn Baz

Source: Saudilife | By: Waleed Basyouni I traveled to Riyadh to meet Shaykh Ibn Baz [the late Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia] carrying with me a copy of an invitation to a concert in our city Dammam in Saudi Arabia. To tell you the truth I was not sure if my visit would make any difference; these types of concerts were supported by some powerful people in that region, I had only met Shaykh Ibn Baz up until that point a few times and I didn’t even think he knew me as I was only a freshman in college. So here I was, an unknown freshman entering the office of the Mufti of Saudi Arabia. His office was large, it could host up to seventy people in Read more ...
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The Grief of a Mother, and the Love of a Son

Ibn Hubayrah, the governor of Iraq tried to force Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) to accept the role of Qadi (Judge). When the Imam refused, he was struck with a hundred and ten lashes. He was beaten so severely that his head was swollen and breathing became difficult for him. He remained strong throughout his torture but when he found out that, his mother was grieved by what had happened to him, his eyes overflowed with tears. When he was freed, he said: ‘The grief of my mother was more difficult on me than the beating.’ [Fada'il Abu Hanifah] Read more ...

Muslim Fathers Have to Man Up

Source : http://muslimmatters.org/  |  By Yahya Whitmer As-Salamu Alaykum, There is an old saying that goes “It takes a village to raise a child”. To me, that statement emphasizes the tremendous impact that a child's environment and peers has on his or her development. In a hadith narrated by Imam Muslim, the Prophet  mentioned that sheep shepherds are meek and humble, whereas the caretakers of camels are proud and arrogant, indicating that these human beings are influenced by the innate character of the animals that they take care of. In commenting on this hadeeth, the Ulema have long mentioned that if people are susceptible to being Read more ...

The Quran and Sunnah on Parents

What the Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) teaches and says about Parents and Kinship? KIND TREATMENT TOWARDS PARENTS AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE TIES OF BLOOD RELATIONSHIP Allah, the Exalted, says in the Quran: "Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him; and do good- to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the wayfarer (ye meet), and (those slaves) what your right hands possess: For Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious;-" (Surah Al Nisa' 4:36) "...Fear Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the Read more ...

“When they place me into the grave raise your hands to Allah, and invoke Him to forgive me…”

One day, Ibban bin Saleh left the company of Anas bin Malik (radhiAllahu anhu) and began to walk in the marketplace, when suddenly, 4 men carrying a bier with a corpse on it passed by. Ibban then exclaimed, “Strange indeed! The marketplaces of Basrah are filled with people, yet only 4 people are following this funeral procession; verily, I will make it 5.” Before they reached the graveyard, and when it was time to pray over the deceased, Ibban asked others, “Who among you is the guardian (or relative) of the deceased, so that he can lead the funeral prayer?” The others answered in unison, “In terms of closeness to the deceased, we are all equal. Read more ...

Motherhood

It is the right of your mother that you should appreciate that she carried you [in her womb] the way nobody carries anybody, She fed you the fruits of her heart which nobody feeds anybody. She protected you [during pregnancy] with her ears, eyes, hands, legs, hair, limbs, [in short] with her whole being, gladly, cheerfully, and carefully; suffering patiently all the worries, pains, difficulties, and sorrows. Till Allah removed you from her and brought you into this world. Then she was most happy, feeding you forgetting her own hunger, clothing you even if she herself had no clothes, giving you milk and water not caring for her own thirst, keeping you in Read more ...

Love my mother, love my mother, love my mother, love my father…

Narrated by Abu Huraira: A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is more entitled to be treated with the best companionship by me?" The Prophet said, "your mother." The man said. "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "your mother." The man further said, "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "your mother." The man asked for the fourth time, "Who is next?" The Prophet said, "your father. " (Sahih Bukhari, Book #73, Hadith #2) I never truly grasped the meaning of this hadith until I attained parenthood. The position that Allah has given to a mother and a father is immence. Kindness to one’s mother is three times more important than to one’s Read more ...

The Story of a Man and His Damp Bed

The Story of a Man and His Damp Bed by: Sis Zabrina I was with my group of friends at a coffee place, happily chatting, when suddenly one of them developed an excruciating pain in her tummy. The pain was so intense for my friend that we had to bring her to the nearest clinic immediately. She was limping, her hands pressed against her abdomen and she was shedding some tears. We tried to hold her steady while she made her way to the doctor’s office. It turns out that she had not been taking care of her food intake and had developed gastritis. Alhamdulillaah, after a few spoons of medication, she got better and we sent her home. As I drove back, I Read more ...

The Question : To Housewife or Not To Housewife

I came across this article at SunniPath. It is an example about how west can influence the entire world, without us realising it and affect our thought process.   To Housewife or Not To Housewife, that is the Question Author : Khadija Kandil, Sunnipath As-salam walaikum wa-rahmatullah wa-barakatu! Bismillah! There is unrest in the SunniPath office. Or rather, there was when I promised to write this entry a while back. Right now there is work, tea, meetings, a hidden coffee jar, and a looming table tennis (ping pong for the Americans) tournament. The issue at hand: We received a complaint to our Helpdesk by a concerned member of the SunniPath student Read more ...