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May19

On killing animals

By: Mufti Musa Furber Source: MusaFurber.com An excerpt from my Rights and Duties Pertaining to Kept Animals, soon to be published by Tabah Foundation. In addition to forbidding animal abuse in general, the Prophet ﷺ also forbade taking their young, burning them, damaging their habitats, and exterminating species. Ibn Masʿūd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: We were with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ on a journey when he drew apart to relieve himself. We saw a red bird that had two young ones with it. We caught them and the red mother bird came, beating the earth with its wings. The Prophet ﷺ then returned and said, “Who has distressed this bird on account of its young? Return them to...

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May14

His wife and her shaykh: how no one is above the Sharia

By: Mufti Ebrahim Desai Source: www.daruliftaa.net A questioner asked about some trouble he has been having in his marriage since his wife became a student (mureeda/ male mureed) of a Sufi shaykh. He complained that his wife had become neglectful of her “duties at home” and that he found himself having “to eat cold food” while when the shaykh visits their town his prepares amazing food that she doesn’t prepare for him. He also asked about the wife spending time with the shaykh and discussing various seemingly casual matters with him. Here is the response of Mufti Desai: It should also be understood that every man has a nafs with him irrespective of his apparent...

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May10

The spirit of marriage in Islam

  By: Irshaad Hussain Source: IslamiCity The Prophet  was once asked, “What is more important than prayer?” He replied, “The spirit of prayer” – the spirit that animates the prayer. He was asked what is more important than fasting – he replied, the spirit of fasting. For each question concerning an Islamic practice the answer was the same – because the spirit brings the action to life and unfolds its potentials. Without this animating spirit, the prayer is only movement, and the fasting only hunger. But when spirit enters, when a pure and concentrated intention enters, the action is transformed – the prayer gains the potential to become...

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