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The importance of respect

  By: Al Haadi Source: Al-Haadi There is an Arabic saying which very concisely describes the importance of respect in a person: “An Orphan is not one who has no parents; Verily he is an orphan who is deprived of knowledge and adab (respect/etiquette).” Indeed, when one is deprived of respect and etiquette, one can stoop to a level that any normal human being would consider unthinkable, let alone any person with Faith/iman. The Qur’an-al-Kareem and Ahadith strongly emphasize the lesson of respect. Respect for the distinguishing signs of Allah Most High – aspects that are clear symbols of Deen such as the Qur’an, the Masjid, the month of Ramadan, etc. – is in...

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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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