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The bridal dowry (mahr) in Islam

By: Beautiful Islam Source: Beautiful Islam Allah Most High says: “Indeed, We know what We have enjoined upon them for their wives.” (Surah Ahzaab Aayat 50) This verse implies that Allah Most High in His infinite knowledge knows the rights of the wife that are due upon the husband. The Hanafi Scholars state that amongst the rights alluded to in the above verse is the right of mahr or mandatory dowry due to the bride also. There is a stipulated amount in Allah’s knowledge, which The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) highlighted in a Hadith reported by Jaabir (Allah be pleased with him) not to be less than ten dirhams. Minimum Mahr Therefore, according to the Hanafi...

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What’s the sense in disobedience?

By: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Source: Jamiatul Ulama Gauteng Sheikh Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi (Allah have mercy on him) has advised that it is imperative for those who want to be obedient to Allah Most High to not leave their homes unless they are heavily compelled to do so. If there is a need to go out, then the believer must lower his gaze and refrain from meeting with anyone beyond what is necessary (by way of decorum and fulfilling the rights of others). A man, particularly a scholar, must resort to solitude and study the lives of the pious predecessors (first generations of Muslims). He must visit the graves of the pious men. Moreover, no sincere believer should miss the Tahajjud Salaah...

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What is the Unseen worth?

By: Zainul Mussa Source: Collection of Treasures Once, whilst in the company of one of my respected teachers, he gave us some Naseehah (advice). He mentioned to us important points to remember as students of knowledge. I will mention one of these below. During the time of Harun Rashid there was a saintly man by the name of Behlul رحمه الله who was an ascetic. Sayyiduna Behlul رحمه الله would generally be found sitting at the beach side, building sand models then breaking them. On one occasion, whilst Harun Rashid and his wife, Zubaida Khatun, were travelling on elephants, they came past Sayyiduna Behlul رحمه الله who was, as usual, building houses from the sand. On seeing Sayyiduna Behlul...

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