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IS FASTING A RITUAL OR A MEANS TO AN END?

Pakistani truck drivers chant a prayer before breaking their fast on the third day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Lahore, Pakistan on July 23. (K.M. Chaudary/Associated Press) #Courtesy: http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/07/ramadan_2012_begins.html?camp=obinsite

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In Ramadan: Fasting Recompensed Without Measure

ROZAY KA KIYA AJAR MILAY GA RABB SAY?
The reward for fasting in ramadan is extremely special, hidden by him and unlimited without measure:
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said:
“Every good deed of the son of Adam will be multiplied between ten and seven hundred times, but Allah says, ‘Except for fasting, because it is for Me and I will give the reward for it.’” [Bukhaari]Among the actions which will be multiplied beyond measure, to an extent known only to the One Who gives the reward, is fasting.The reason that the one who fasts will be given reward without measure is that fasting requires Sabr (patience), and those who are patient will be given reward without measure. Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) says:

“Only those who are patient shall receive their reward in full, without measure.” [Surah Az-Zumar: Ayat 10]

WHEN TO BREAK THE FAST IN RAMADAN?

The last few moments before Maghrib at lake Michigan

Sahih Muslim Book 006, Number 2421:

‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying:

When the night approaches and the day retreates and the sun sinks down, then the observer of the fast should break it. Ibn Numair made no mention of the word” then”.

The sun sets on Lake Michigan

SHOULD YOU ACCEPT A GIFT OF FLOWERS?

A gift of fragrant roses…..

Book 027, Number 5600:

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: He who is presented with a flower should not reject it, for it is light to carry and pleasant in odor (fragrance).

From:
Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 27:

The Book Concerning the Use of Correct Words (Kitab Al-Alfaz min Al-Adab wa Ghairiha)


DID THE PROPHET (PBUH) FORBID HAIRDRESSERS?

Umm Ri’la al-Qurayshiyya

A woman of eloquence who met the Prophet pbuh.

She was a hairdresser before Islam and asked the Prophet pbuh if it was proper to continue to do so and he pbuh said that she could.

It is reported that the Prophet pbuh thought well of her. It is reported that she came to the Prophet pbuh greeted him and said that she was one of the people who lived In tents and had no position in the army. She asked:

“ Teach us something by which we can draw near to “Allah the Almighty “ He pbuh told her :

““You must invoke Allah at the end of the night and at the end of the day. -Lower the eye and lower the voice”

She visited Madinah again after the war of Ridda (11/632) and learned that the Prophet pbuh had died. She was deeply grieved. She took Al Hasan and Husayn, the grandsons of the Prophet pbuh and walked with them in the alleys of Madina weeping and elegizing him pbuh in verse. The people in every house of the Ansar started to weep.

Excerpt from Muslim Women a Biographical Dictionary by Aisha Bewley.

WHAT DOES THE HADITH TELL US ABOUT SLAVERY?

The Hadith tells us that SLAVERY was commonplace in Arabia,  Persia and Rome.

It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, condemned slavery outright and carried out various reforms to put an end to it.

In finality, Hadith in Bukhari’s Sahih tell us that Allah does not accept the prayers of a slaver. It also tells us that the Prophet, pbuh, did not have a slave.

Again, the Prophet’s, pbuh, example is final in all matters.

In war, Christians, Jews and pagans enslaved women captives. The Muslims too did this for quite a while. The Prophet, pbuh, gave a superb example in this matter, when he MARRIED a captive women, Safiiyah, may Allah be pleased with her, and honored her, and she became a Mother of the Believers.

Guess which of these Hadith, the opponents of Islam list? They will always select Hadith about the transitional stage. One will NEVER find a FINAL Hadith on these matters in the collections of the rejectors of Hadith. These people are dishonest and thus it behooves each muslim to read and memorize the complete hadith on a subject, not leave it half way without finding out the final decision regarding that particular subject.

EXCERPT  from a presentation by the author at:

Women’s History Conference in Atlanta

Muslim Women’s Leadership Summit: Sis. Hadayai Majeed Presiding 

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