Vol 25 – No 04 | The Majlis – Ramadhaan 1440 / June 2019
BECOME THE MOST PIOUS
Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu anhu) said: “Be contented with whatever Allah has apportioned for you, then you will be the wealthiest of people. Abstain from the prohibitions (haraam acts), then you will become the most pious of people. Fulfill whatever has been imposed on you (by the Shariah), then you will become the greatest worshipper among people.
AN UNLAWFUL CUSTOM
Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (rahmatullah alayh) said: “Some Madaaris have the custom of issuing the Sanad-e-Fadhielat (Certificate of Qualification) and awarding the Dastaarbandi (the ceremony of tying the Turban of qualification) to just any student whether he possesses ability or not and whether he practices according to his Ilm or not.” (Islaahur Rusoom)
ALLAH IS AWARE AND IN CONTROL
After the demise of Hadhrat Junaid Baghdaadi (Rahmatullah alayh), a Buzrug saw him in a dream and queried: “What did Allah do with you?” Hadhrat Junaid said: “Allah forgave me and did not reprimand me on anything which I had committed except for a statement which I had made once. Once I had said (when there was no rain): ‘Verily, the earth is in need of rain.’ Reprimanding me, Allah Ta’ala said: “O Junaid!You inform me whilst I am Aleem (The One of Inherent Knowledge) and Khabeer (The One Who is perpetually aware).” Thus I understood (my error).”
Whatever happens is by Allah’s Decree. Not an atom moves, and not a leaf drops from a tree, and not an ant is born or dies, but it is with the direct intervention and command of Allah Azza Wa Jal. While we should make dua because dua is Masnoon, never should we complain, be frustrated and despondent. Such attitudes will not alleviate the issues. It will only aggravate the problems and deprive us of thawaab and Allah’s Pleasure.
In this regard, Allaamah Abdul Wahhaab Sha’raani (Rahmatullah alayh) said:
“We should not be oblivious of the reality that Allah Ta’ala has greater knowledge of our needs and benefits than us. This attitude (of not being oblivious of this reality) will obviate our objections with baatil (baseless argumentation) against the decrees of our Rabb on us and on His servants. Objecting (to Allah’s Decree) is a necessary consequence of such obliviousness.”
Q. Is it permissible to give Zakaat to one’s father-in-law who is in need and heavily in debt?
A. It is permissible to give one’s Zakaat to one’s father-in-law if he qualifies as a Zakaat recipient.
Q. Is it permissible to recite Surah Faatihah in Janaazah Salaat?
A. It is not permissible to recite Surah Faatihah in Janaazah Salaat. It will be bid’ah to do so, just as it will be bid’ah to recite Surah Faatihah in Salaat instead of At-Tahiyaat.
Q. Are witnesses necessary for a Talaaq to be valid?
A. Witnesses are not a condition for the validity of Talaaq.
Q. What relationship should the children have with their stepmother who has been divorced by their father?
A. The children should be respectful and helpful to their stepmother even after their father has divorced her. The sons should not be in privacy with her. A degree of purdah should be maintained.