Vol 25 – No 05 | The Majlis – Zul-Qa’dh 1440 / July 2019
“Verily the noblest of you by Allah are those of the most taqwa among you.” (Qur’aan)
On the Day of Qiyaamah, Allah Ta’ala will announce: “Call the people of Taqwa!” The Muttaqeen will be called and assembled by the Malaaikah. Angels leading with flags will be followed by multitudes of the Muttaqeen who will be led into Jannat without Hisaab. Without any reckoning, they will enter Jannat. (May Allah Ta’ala include us among that most fortunate and most successful group of His devotees, Aameen).
Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Rahmatullah alayh) said:
“Collecting money (for Deeni projects) is not the function of the Ulama. Their function is to repose tawakkul on Allah Ta’ala, and for His Sake render service to the Deen.
They should only publicly inform the people of their projects. Then whoever wishes to contribute will do so. Collecting funds is the work of the wealthy people.”
“Yaqeen is that you do not please people by courting the Wrath of Allah, and that you do not praise anyone for the Rizq Allah provides, and that you do not criticize anyone because of what Allah has not given you. Verily Rizq is not acquired by the greed of an avaricious one nor is it driven off by the dislike of anyone.”
Q. If I recite Surah Waaqiah in the Sunnat Salaat of Maghrib, will I receive the virtues mentioned about this Surah?
A. Reciting Surah Waaqiah out of Salaat during Maghrib time is a separate amal. Its virtues are restricted for reciting it separately out of Salaat.
Q. Is Zakaat payable on the money in a provident fund?
A. Zakaat is not payable on money in the provident fund. Zakaat will be payable only when one takes possession of the money.
Q. What is the Sunnah number of Taraaweeh raka’ts? Some say that it is preferable to perform Taraaweeh of 8 raka’ts at home.
A. 20 Raka’ts Taraaweeh Salaat are Sunnatul Muakkadah, not 8 raka’ts. It is best to perform it in the Musjid. One should not unnecessarily perform Taraweeh at home. The practice of the Ummah since the age of the Sahaabah was to perform Taraaweeh in Jamaat in the Musjid.
Q. What will happen to the universe on the Day of Qiyaamah? Will it be destroyed with the earth?
A. The earth will be destroyed completely. It is not known what will happen to our entire universe and the many other universes. Only Allah Ta’ala knows.
Q. It is said that duas are not accepted for 40 days when committing certain sins, e.g. drinking wine. Please explain.
A. If the person does not repent, then his dua will not be accepted for 40 days. If he repents, it will be accepted even before 40 days.