Vol 24 – No 06 | The Majlis – Muharram 1439 / October 2017
SADQAH AND WEALTH
“Shaitaan promises (i.e. scares) you with poverty, and he instructs you with immorality. (On the other hand) Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and favour. Allah is All-Embracing, All-Knowing.” (Al-Baqarah, Aayat 268)
Shaitaan deters people from spending freely in Allah’s Path by whispering in them depletion of their wealth. Sadqah does not deplete wealth. On the contrary, it increases wealth both in quantity and in barkat. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said;
“I take an oath regarding three things. Sadqah does not deplete a person’s wealth.
Allah will most assuredly grant honour to the one who is patient when oppressed. The door of poverty will open for the one who opens the door of begging.”
Q & A
Q. When should the niyyat for fasting to be made? Is there a cut-off time?
A. A Nafl fast will be valid as long as the niyyat has been made by nisfunnahaar, i.e. about an hour before Zawwaal. A Fardh fast will be valid only if the niyyat is made before Subah Saadiq, i.e. before Fajr time commences.
Q. Are Ishraaq and Dhuha the same Salaat?
A. Ishraaq and Dhuha (Chaasht) are two different Salaats. Ishraaq time begins about 15 minutes after sunrise. Thereafter begins Dhuha Salaat. Its time lasts until about an hour before Zawwaal.
Q. Is Qasar Namaaz obligatory or optional?
A. Qasar Namaaz for a musaafir is obligatory. For followers of the Shaafi Math-hab it is optional, but not for Hanafis.