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Raise not the Niqaab

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Last Updated on Monday, 09 October 2017 16:02

(Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah] – Part Two)

‘Aasim Al-Ahwal (rahimahullah), a renowned narrator of hadeeth, mentions the following:

We would go to Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) (to learn hadeeth). Whenever we would go to her, she would use her jilbaab to cover her face as a niqaab. We once said to her, “May Allah Ta‘ala have mercy on you! Allah Ta‘ala has mentioned in the Quraan Majeed:

وَالْقَوَاعِدُ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ اللَّاتِي لَا يَرْجُونَ نِكَاحًا فَلَيْسَ عَلَيْهِنَّ جُنَاحٌ أَن يَضَعْنَ ثِيَابَهُنَّ غَيْرَ مُتَبَرِّجَاتٍ بِزِينَةٍ 

And the elderly women who are past the prospect of marriage, there is no blame on them if they lay aside their (outer) garments, provided they do not make a display of their beauty. (Surah Noor v60)

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Engrossed in ‘Ibaadah

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Last Updated on Saturday, 23 September 2017 06:14

(Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah] – Part One)

Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) was a Taabi‘iyyah (one who had seen the Sahaabah [radhiyallahu ‘anhum]). Her siblings were Muhammad bin Seereen (the renowned hadeeth scholar and interpreter of dreams), Yahya, Kareemah and Ummu Sulaim (rahimahumullah).

Hafsah (rahimahallah) had memorized the Quraan Majeed at the age of twelve. She would enter the musjid of her home (the portion of her home dedicated to salaah and ‘ibaadah) before the Zuhr Salaah. There she would remain, engaged in ‘ibaadah, until she had performed the ‘Asr Salaah, the Maghrib Salaah and even the ‘Esha Salaah. After performing the ‘Esha Salaah, she would further remain in her musjid, engaged in ‘ibaadah, until the Fajr Salaah. Even after she had performed the Fajr Salaah, she would not leave her musjid, but would remain engaged in ‘ibaadah until the time of the Dhuha Salaah (chaasht). It was only after she had performed the Dhuha Salaah that she would leave her musjid, in order to sleep, see to her needs and perform wudhu. At the time of Zuhr, she would once again enter her musjid for ‘ibaadah. This was her habit for approximately thirty years.

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Dedicated until Death

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Last Updated on Saturday, 26 August 2017 15:07

(Respected Wife of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani [rahimahullah] - Part Four)

Dr. Kareemullah Makki, the son of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani (rahimahullah), mentioned the following regarding his respected mother:

Despite my respected mother personally carrying out all the chores of the home, she had fixed times for her nafl ‘ibaadah, such as zikr and reciting the Quraan Majeed, and was punctual in adhering to these times. She would also punctually perform the various nafl salaah such as Tahajjud, Ishraaq, Chaasht, the sunnats of ‘Asr and the Awwaabeen Salaah. She would perform all her salaah with great devotion and concentration.

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A Wonderful Wife

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Last Updated on Monday, 28 August 2017 09:34

(Respected Wife of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani [rahimahullah] - Part Three)

Dr. Kareemullah Makki, the son of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani (rahimahullah), mentioned the following regarding his respected mother:

My respected mother, until her demise, never once opposed the instruction of my father, even though fulfilling his instruction may have been awkward or caused her inconvenience.

Regarding my mother’s caution in spending wealth, I heard my respected father mention, “She never spent even one rupee without my permission.” In fact, she would not even spend her personal wealth or go to meet any person without first securing my father’s permission. Her obedience to my father and ensuring that she asked him before doing anything was to such an extent that she would not even acquire her basic necessities such as clothing, etc. without first consulting him.

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A Marvellous Mother

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Last Updated on Monday, 14 August 2017 16:26

(Respected Wife of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani [rahimahullah] - Part Two)

Dr. Kareemullah Makki, the son of Dr. Hafeezullah Madani (rahimahullah), mentioned the following regarding his respected mother:

‘A child’s first classroom is the mother’s lap’ is a well known adage. Alhamdulillah, we were blessed to be raised in the ‘classroom’ of my mother, who was extremely pious and blessed in all aspects of Deen. On account of her piety, she strove to instil within us (her children) piety and the values and mindset of Islam, and was thus very particular regarding our behaviour and actions. In fact, she would continuously monitor every action of ours and correct us where necessary.

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