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Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 15:36

Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was the sister of ‘Aaisha (radhiyallahu ‘anha). When she had reached old age and became blind, her son Munzir bin Zubair (rahimahullah) bought her a garment. When she felt the material, she immediately returned it to him saying: “Take it back, I don’t want this garment.” He tells her: “But what’s wrong with it? It’s a normal garment and it’s not see-through.” She replied: “O Munzir, although it is not transparent, (it is tight fitting and) it still describes the figure of a woman.” (Tabaqaat Ibni Sa’d vol. 8, pg. 199)

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Poverty of Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha)

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Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014 15:18

Once, Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) had taken ill and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) went to visit her together with ‘Imraan bin Husain (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made salaam, asked permission to enter and informed her that ‘Imraan bin Husain (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) was accompanying him. Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) said that she does not have an extra piece of cloth to veil and cover herself. So Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed her his shawl and asked her to use it to cover herself. Then Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) entered and enquired about her condition. Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) replied that her pain has been aggravated by the hunger that she was experiencing due to the lack of food. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to her: “O my daughter! Does it not please you that Allah Ta‘ala has made you the leader of all the women of the world.” (Ithaaful Khairatil Maharah #6743)

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A Deaf, Blind and Paralysed Mother

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 January 2014 09:10

Sayyid Abu Saalih (rahimahullah) was once engaged in the worship of Allah Ta‘ala on the bank of a river. Three days had passed and he had nothing to eat. He looked towards the river and noticed an apple floating on the water. Due to hunger, he immediately ate the apple without even thinking about investigating regarding the owner. After eating the apple, he realised that he has eaten something without the permission of its owner. This concern made him uneasy. Hence he began to walk alongside the river against the flow of the water. After some time he came across a huge and dense orchard which also had some apple trees. He realised that the apple was from this orchard. Upon inquiry he learnt that the owner of the orchard was a saint by the name of Sayyid Abdullah Sauma‘ee (rahimahullah). Sayyid Abu Saalih went to him seeking his forgiveness for having eaten the apple without permission.

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“Rather Safe than Sorry”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:03

It’s the first day in the life of baby Aamir and he is wheeled into the maternity ward to be met by his over joyous mum. It is her first child and she is bounding with delight. She holds him to her chest, cuddles and plays with him, admiring his petite figure, delicate fingers, cute little toes and reddish complexion. Suddenly there is a knock on the door and in comes the sister. She advises the first-time, nervous, yet excited mother regarding the need for immunising her bundle of joy … though debateable among medical researchers and conservatives. Although upset by the disturbance, with the future of her child’s health in mind, she consents and baby Aamir is immunised against polio, and in the weeks and months to come he is immunised for measles, mumps and rubella.

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Don’t Chase them, You Need them!

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Last Updated on Monday, 28 October 2013 06:00

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saw Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) for the very first time, he was terrified. Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) consoled him by confirming that he really met an angel and not any devil. She did this in a unique manner by requesting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to inform her the next time Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) comes to him. Hence when Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) came again, he informed her accordingly. She told him to sit very close to her and asked him if he was still able to see Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam), to which he replied in the affirmative. Finally she dropped her scarf and lowered the neck line of her garment and asked him if he could still see Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam), to which he replied: “No.” She said to him: “Glad tidings. He is definitely an angel and not a devil.” (Al-Istee‘aab vol. 4, pg. 381)

Lesson: Exposing the head (by not wearing a scarf) and the upper part of the chest, chases the angels of Allah Ta‘ala away and results in us being deprived of their assistance and protection which we are greatly in need of. They are there to help and inspire us, let us not chase them away!

 

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