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Dealing with Inlaws

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Wednesday, 16 May 2012 18:21

Faqihul Ummah, Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi (rahimahullah) was among the great luminaries of the recent past. He served as the Head Mufti of the world renowned Darul Uloom Deoband for many years, during which he also taught Saheeh Bukhari. Thousands of students had qualified under his hands in the science of Hadeeth and jurisprudence, including many Senior Ulama and most of the Senior Muftis of our country. Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahimahullah) was also the spiritual guide of thousands of people throughout the world. His sterling advice has helped thousands of people to overcome many problems and difficulties.Hereunder is an answer to a question posed to him.

Respected Mufti Saheb

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

I am now living with my in-laws and life has become very difficult. My husband is very unfair to me. He cares more for his mother and sisters while I get the ‘back seat’ for everything. I am treated like dirt while he thinks the world of them. My husband has now decided to go for Umrah and intends to take his mother and sisters along but does not intend taking me with him....

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The Concealment of Women

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012 18:52

Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb 

(rahmatullahi alaih) 

Throughout the Quraan Majeed, besides the name of Maryam (alaihas salaam) there is no name mentioned of any other woman, and yet there are so many verses relating to women; in fact an entire Surah has been named ‘An-Nisaa’ (The Women). When the Beloved wife of Rasulullah (sallallaahu alayihi wa sallam), Aaisha (radiyallahu anha) was slandered, Allah Ta’ala revealed 10 verses in Surah Noor (Verses 11 – 20), proving her innocence. However, her name is not mentioned.  Allah Ta’ala mentions the wife of Nuh (alaihis salaam) and the wife of Lut (alaihis salaam) as Disbelievers.  “Allah sets for an example to the Unbelievers, the wife of Nuh and the wife of Lut, They were (respectively) under two of Our righteous servants but they betrayed their husbands (i.e. in regard to matters of Truth) and they profited nothing before Allah on their account, but were told: ‘Enter the Fire along with (others) that enter!’” [Surah Tahreem 66: 10] The mother of Maryam (alaihas salaam) is mentioned as ‘Imraan’s wife’. The vow she took, when she had conceived, has been mentioned in the Quraan Majeed as follows:  “When Imraan’s wife said: ‘O my Lord, I have vowed what is in my stomach to be exclusively for you. So accept (it) from me. You are certainly the All Hearing, the All Knowing.’”[Surah Aal-Imraan 3: 35] Aasiya (radiyallahu anha) is mentioned as ‘the wife of Fir’aun’.  “And Allah sets forth as an example to those who believe the wife of Fir’aun: When she said: ‘O my Lord! Build for me, in nearness to You, a house in Paradise, and save me from Fir’aun and his doings and save me from those who do wrong.’” [Surah Tahreem 66: 11]  Allah Ta’ala mentions only Maryam (alaihas salaam) by name.  “And Maryam, the daughter of Imraan, who guarded her chastity…” [Surah Tahreem 66: 12]

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Are we Chasing away the Angels

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Tuesday, 15 May 2012 19:10

Angels of mercy do not enter a house that contains pictures of animate objects. Nowadays, children’s bedding, clothing, curtaining, stationery and toys are all covered with animals, actors, cartoons and characters. The human mind is such that by us continuously gazing at these pictures, an impression is left in our minds. These impressions over a period of time become our thoughts, words and actions. At times we are shocked at our child’s behavior, not realizing that our child is simply imitating a cartoon character who we have introduced the child to. Hours in front of the forbidden television screen adds fuel to the child’s love for cartoon characters and inculcates shameless and disrespectful behaviour in him/her. We teach our children not to speak to strangers, but we allow a host of strangers to keep our children entertained for hours on end in the form of the forbidden television screen. Thus they learn what the strangers tell them and act accordingly.

 

Health tips during pregnancy

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Sunday, 13 May 2012 08:49

Remember that now a child is being nourished within your own body. Every moment should be passed with caution and concern over the wellbeing of yourself and as well as your child.

 

Eat fresh green vegetables in abundance

Avoid over eating and abstain from food that causes constipation

Drink lots of milk

Abstain from tea, coffee, hot (spicy) and oily foods

In the first three months and from the seventh month onward, avoid conjugal relations with your husband

Try to get at least 8 hours of peaceful sleep

Avoid hard work and picking up very heavy objects

Remain happy and cheerful at all times

 

Birthdays

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Thursday, 10 May 2012 12:37

Question:

What is the ruling regarding birthdays? Our muslims greet one another on this day and feel insulted if one does not greet them. Another issue is regarding birthday cakes, gifts and parties. Please advise.

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