Category Archives: Daily Hadith

Book of Fate


1030297931.jpgRasul Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Bear in mind that if all the people combined together to grant you some benefit, they would not be able to do it unless Allah has determined it for you. And that if all of them combined together to do you harm, they would not be able to do it unless Allah has determined it for you. The pens have been set aside and writings of the Book of Fate have become dry.” [Tirmidhi]

The important lesson to understand from this hadith is that we must not fear death, loss or reproach in obeying the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala), for only that harm will come to us which is already destined to. A believer should not be frightened by the number or resources of the enemies of Allah. This should never determine whether they should obey Allah or not, as this hadith tells us that they can not do any harm unless Allah has destined it for them. And if that is the case that harm will come anyway, but the believer will be rewarded for obeying the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

Unfortunately, we find Muslims helping to hurt and kill other Muslims today, using as an excuse that harm would come to them otherwise. We need to develop our understanding of qada wal qadar to become righteous.

 

Thinking About Another Woman


108630The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “A man who thinks about the body of a woman under her clothes until he can visualize her shape, will not even smell the fragrance of Paradise.” [Albahr-ul Raaiq, vol. 8, p. 218]

 

A woman who keeps herself hidden and covered would hate to be the object of a strange man’s fantasies. There is no police in the world that can know or prevent a man from thinking about another woman. The only person who can stop him is himself. The only police that he can be scared of, are Allah’s angels who will carry out His orders of punishment, since nothing remains hidden from Him.

 

You are your own police. Let your conscience police you before Allah’s angels have to do the job! Thinking about and imagining the looks of a non-Mahram is forbidden in the Shariah. So save yourself from unworthy thoughts – thoughts that will keep you out of Paradise!

Keep Eyes Off Awrah


islamic-wallpaper-allah-quran-green-690x517.jpgThe Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “No man should look at the Awrah of another man and no woman should look at the Awrah of another woman. Also, no man should be with another man under one piece of cloth and no woman should be with another woman under one piece of cloth.” [Muslim]

 

The Awrah for a man is from his navel to just below his knees. The entire body of a woman with the exception of her face, palms and feet are included in her Awrah in front of a man. In front of another woman, her Awrah is from her navel to just below her knees; though keeping her body well covered and not looking at others’ bodies is more modest and thus more beloved to Allah (subhana wa ta’ala).

 

Criteria for Hiring and Firing


Once the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) passed by the grazing place of camels which were given as Sadaqah. He saw the shepherd lying naked in the sun. The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) immediately dismissed him and said, “No shameless person should work for us.” [Mabsut Sarkhasi]

What are my standards for hiring and firing people?

Is money my God, or do I have a Higher Deity whom I worship, obey and seek to please?

Bashful with Allah


Bahz bin Hakim (radi Allahu anhu) narrated that his grandfather once asked the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam), “O Prophet of Allah! With whom should we observe the Awrah?” He replied, “Protect your Awrah from everyone except your wife and your slave-women.” I asked, “O Prophet of Allah! Sometimes a person is alone?” He (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) replied, “Allah is more deserving of bashfulness from you.” [Tirmidhi]

 

Once the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) was going somewhere when he saw a servant publicly taking a bath in the nude. He said to him, “I don’t find you bashful with Allah. Consider yourself dismissed. We don’t need your service.” [Az-Zawajir]

Line Thin Cloth


Usamah bin Zaid (radi Allahu anhu) narrated: “The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) gave me a relatively thick piece of material known as Qibtiyah which was presented to him by Dahyah al-Kalbi. I gave that material to my wife. The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) asked me, ‘How come you did not wear the Qibtiyah?’ I replied, ‘O Messenger of Allah! I gave it to my wife for her dress.’ He said, ‘Ask her to make a lining for it; I am afraid (because of its being quite thin) it may outline the frame of her body.’” [Musnad Ahmad]

On another occasion, some women from the tribe of Banu Tameem came to visit Aisha (radi Allahu anha). They were wearing dresses made of very thin material. When Aisha (radi Allahu anha) saw them she said, “If you are Mumin, this is not a type of dress suitable for Mumin women. But if you are not Mumin, then do as you please.” [Tafseer Qurtubi, vol. 14, p. 244]

Am I a Mumin?

Servants of Another Ummah


1030297931.jpgThe Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “In the last days of my Ummah, there will be women who will be naked despite wearing clothes; their heads (due to their hairstyles) will look like the humps of slim fast camels. If you see them, curse them, because they will be deprived of the Mercy of Allah. If there were to be another Ummah after you, these women of yours would be their servants in the same way as the women of the previous Ummah serve you.”

[Musnad Ahmad]

Are my clothes adequately covering my body or am I naked despite wearing clothes?

Do I have hair piled up on my head looking like a hump?

What should I do?

Ayaat 166-167 of Surah Baqarah tell us that on the Day of Judgement those people who disregarded the commands of Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and disobeyed Him to follow and please others, will be enemies to each other and all relations between them will be severed.

On that Day, the young will blame their elders for not letting them obey Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) and observe Hijab, while the elders will say that they had no control over them, they only asked them to disobey, but did not force them. Then how frustrated and helpless will those people feel who had disobeyed Allah to please others around them? How sorry and miserable will they feel when they realize that the people they had tried to please and on whose account they are to endure such grave punishment, are denying all responsibility for their wrong-doing and are accusing them of being guilty instead!