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Issue 4 - Jumaadul Oola 1432 April 2011

In this issue: Q&A: Medicines from the Qur’aan Q&A: Women & graveyards History: Who was Malik Bin Dinar? Jannah The Pencil & Eraser & the standard extras


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04 Q&A - Supplication for illness Cooking in a bereaved family

05 Q&A - Women and Graveyards Query on this form of gaming

06 Maalik bin Dinaar An inspiring story

08 Poem Jannah

10 The Pencil and Eraser A Lesson to learn

11 The Light Side Fun Stuff

12 Challenges This issue was edited by muslimah101 of muftisays.com (Mu’allimah S.K.)

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Words of Wisdom Maulana Rumi’s wise words on searching

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Q&A Assalam Alai Kum, My 5 month old son has been diagnosed with Infantile Spasm-severe epilepsy of the infants.it has been over a month now but no medications have been able to stop his seizures.Could you please let me know a suitable dua for the same. Allah hafiz

From Ahmed

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Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance) Recite Surah Al Shams in the ears of your son, InshaAllah he will be cured. (Aamale Qurani) You may recite Surah Al Mu'awwazatain (Suratul Falaq and Naas) and blow over your child.(Aamale Qurani) Make Du'a to Allah Ta'ala and place trust in Him alone. "And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad ) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright." (2:186) "Then when you have taken a decision, put your trust in All창h, certainly, All창h loves those who put their trust (in Him)." (3:159) And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Section: Q&A Question ID: 3643 Answered by Maulana Qamruz Zaman

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Is it permissable for women to enter Grave yards? Either to give salaam to the grave or to bury someone. I have heard that they are not allowed as usually women can not control there emotions, is that the only reason? Some people say women are allowed. From Muslima5

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All scholars have no dispute about the point that it is prohibited for Muslim females to frequently visit the cemetery. This is due to the authentic Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam) who said : " May Allah curse the women who are frequently visiting the cemetery " (Authentic, Tirmithi). But if the visit is not frequent , most scholars say it is Makrouh (disliked). In the Hanafi School, it is permissible for old women to visit graves provided no act which is contrary to the Shariah, is practiced. If there is a fear of loud crying, wailing or the intermingling with men, then it will be impermissible. As far as the young women are concerned, if the above mentioned conditions are met with, then it is permissible, although disliked. If a female visits the grave to remember death and soften without crying there is nothing wrong if they are old. It is Makrooh (disliked) if they are young (Shaami vol. 1 p. 665 - Maajidiyya) It is stated in one of the foremost references for Fatawa in the Hanafi School Al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya: “The Scholars differed about women visiting graves. Imam al-Sarakhsi (Allah have mercy on him) said: The most correct opinion is that it is not wrong”. (al-Fatawa al-Hindiyya, V.5, p. 350). The great Hanafi jurist, Allama Ibn Abidin (Allah have mercy on him) states in his Radd al-Muhtar: “The soundest opinion in the School is that it is permissible for women to visit the graves. Al-Ramali said: “If they visit graves to renew their sorrows, or to cry and wail, as is the customary practice of many, then it is not permissible. This is how the Prophetic Hadith “Allah has cursed women who visit graves” is under stood. However, if they visit for contemplation, compassion and seeking Baraka, then it is not wrong if they are elderly. It is disliked if they are young” (V.2, P.242). Section: Q&A Question ID: 1059 And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best. Answered by Maulana Qamruz Zaman

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I was a policeman and would often drink alcohol. I bought a beautiful slave girl with whom I had a daughter. I loved my daughter greatly and doted on her and when she began to crawl on all fours I grew even more fond of her. Whenever I put an alcoholic drink in front of me, she would come to me and pull me away from it, or she would spill it from me. When she was two years old, she died. I became consumed with grief over her loss. It was the night before Jummah, I stayed home and drank and I did not pray the Isha prayer. Then I had a dream. I dreamt that the Day of Judgement had begun, the Trumpet was blown, the graves gave up their dead, mankind was gathered up and I was among them. I heard something behind me, I turned around and saw a huge snake of indescribable size, blue-black, rushing for me with wide-open jaws. I fled in terror. I passed by an old man dressed in spotless clothes, smelling beautiful. I greeted him and he greeted me back. I said to him, O old man ! Protect me from this snake, and may Allah protect you! The old man wept and said, I am weak and it is stronger than me, I cannot overcome it. Go quickly, perhaps Allah will grant you something that will save you from it. I climbed up on one of the highest points of the day of Resurrection overlooking the layers of Hell. But someone cried out to me, Go back! You are not one of the inmates of Hell. These words calmed by fears and I went back. But the snake pursued me. I went back to the old man and said, O old man! I begged you to protect me from this snake but you didn't protect me! Again, the old man wept, and said, I am weak, but go to that mountain. In it are kept the stores of Muslims. If there is something in store for you, then it will help you. When I saw the mountain I ran to it, with the snake in hot pursuit. As I approached the mountain one of the angels cried out, Raise up the veils, open the gates and look out! Perhaps this wretched one has something in store with you that will save him from his enemy. At this, the veils were lifted, the gates were opened and out of the palaces came children with faces like full moons. The snake was catching up to me and I was near despair!

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One of the children cried out, Woe to you! Come and see all of you! His enemy is very near him. At this, the children came, one wave after another, and among them was the dear daughter of mine that had died, two years before. When she saw me she wept and said, my father! By Allah! She leapt into a carriage of light and came near me with the speed of an arrow. She put her left hand in my right hand and I held on to her tight. Then she stretched her right hand in front of the snake, and it


When she saw me she wept and said, my father! By Allah! She leapt Into a carriage of light and came near me with the speed of an arrow. She put her left hand in my right hand and I held on to her tight. Then she stretched her right hand in front of the snake, and it turned around and fled. When she saw me she wept and said, my father! By Allah! She leapt into a carriage of light and came near me with the speed of an arrow. She put her left hand in my right hand and I held on to her tight. Then she stretched her right hand in front of the snake, and it turned around and fled. My daughter bade me sit, then she sat on my lap and began to stroke my beard and said, O my father! then quoted from the Quran (57:16), saying, Has not the time come for those who believe, that their hearts become humbled at the remembrance of Allah? I began to weep and said, O daughter, you children know Quran? She replied, My father! We know it better than you. I said to her, Tell me about the snake which wanted to destroy me. She replied, Those were your evil deeds that you built up and strengthened, and they wanted to take you to the Hellfire. I asked, What about the old man I passed by? She replied, O my father, those were your righteous deeds, you made them weak until they were no match for your evil deeds. I said, O my daughter! What are you all doing in this mountain? She said, we are the children of Muslims, we have been given this dwelling place until the Hour rises. We await whatever you send forth to us, and we intercede for you. Then I woke startled and saw that morning had come. I flung the alcohol from me and shattered the drinking cups, and I repented to Allah. This person who repented so sincerely was Sheikh Maalik Bin Dinaar (Rahmatullah alaiyhe), who later became one of the renowned Divines of his times. It is said that, in his early life, he was not a pious man and when someone asked him how he came to repent of his sins and abandon his evil ways, he related the above story Posted by muslimah_91 in the about himself. Articles category of the forums

Words of Wisdom Whether you are fast or slow, eventually you will find what you are seeking. Always devote yourself whole heartedly to your search. Even though you may limp or be bent double, do not abandon your search, but drag yourself towards it. Maulana Rumi. Taken from the Words of Wisdom thread on the forum. Muftisays.com/forums

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Ignorance and injustice, the world was blind Unable to perceive with their hearts and mind The right path to Allah, they could no longer find So Muhammed was sent as a guide to mankind

The Prophet prayed whilst others were asleep And for his Ummah many tears he would weep So that Islam in our hearts we could keep And the best in the hereafter we could reap

The Prophet was sent with teachings so pure Never to be corrupted, forever to endure Its truth and wisdom would mankind lure For the illness in the hearts it was a cure

Remember the sufferings of our beloved And in vain he didn’t shed his blood And in vain didn’t suffer from Uhud And in vain he never, for the truth, stood.

The Prophet was persecuted by the sword Bribery was offered but he did not hoard Compromising he rejected on his own accord Because one day we will have to face our Lord.

Brothers and sisters you must awake The promise the world offers is fake The first few steps of Islam we must take With conviction this decision we must make

He was persecuted, beaten and even bled What will we say when we face our Maker? During this persecution many ended up dead That Islam to us had become a stranger Or were beaten without mercy, bruised and red No longer emotions did the message stir Leaving everything behind, Makkah they fled Instead life passed us by- like a blur They were tortured with fire burning bright And for their very existence they had to fight They stood up for what is good and right So it could reach us this illuminating light The Prophet prayed much for you and me So that from the Fire we could be free For our well being, to Allah he did plea So much fear and worry for every Ummati

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Face the truth, there is no way out We weren’t sent here to mess about The life we are living is worth now The real life is the next- without doubt Make preparations, before we die Stand up for the truth and leave the lie The teachings of Islam you must apply To follow Allah’s command we must try


We have a sworn enemy called Shaytan From the days of Adam he hates man He has hid agenda and his own plan To distract you from the worship of the One

If the teachings of Islam we uphold In Heaven we go where we never grow old In this Jannah there are pleasures untold Which no mind or eye can ever behold You know all the facts, it is your call

Hold firmly to Islam- the Deen-ul-Haq Simply- take the shot you have the ball See your goal clearly and don’t turn back Your decision determines your rise or fall Definitely the Shaytan will retaliate and attack So determination to succeed you must not lack Death is in hot pursuit, so do not stall

With every ounce of energy you must strive And every teaching of Islam you must revive Only then on our lives Islam will thrive With Iman in our hearts we will be alive

Posted by talibah 4 life!

The prophet’s sacrifices we must respect On the hardships he suffered we must reflect The Prophets advise we must not neglect Let your heart guide you to what is correct

Make the decision and call the shot Time is a commodity you haven’t got Make the right decision- don’t get caught Seek the truth as it should be sought!

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PENCIL: I'm sorry ERASER For what? You didn't do anything wrong. PENCIL I'm sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you're always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time. ERASER That's true. But I don't really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I'll be gone and you'll replace me with a new one, I'm actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad. LESSON: Parents are like the eraser where as their children are the pencil. They're always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller/older, and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying, or sad…. However our parents are getting smaller and smaller each day…One day, all that we would be left with will be eraser shavings and memories of what we used to have. Allah, Most Wise admonishes us: "Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: My Lord! Bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood." (Quran-17:23)

Section: Blog > bint Mohammed ‘sblog

Author: Unknown Posted by: Member: bint Mohammed Source: http://www.muftisays.com/blog/ bint+Mohammed/1367_22-03-2011/thepencil-and-eraser.html

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The Light Side Fools & Foolish Stories Once Nasreddin was invited to deliver a sermon. When he got on the pulpit, he asked, Do you know what I am going to say? The audience replied "no", so he announced, I have no desire to speak to people who don't even know what I will be talking about! and left. The people felt embarrassed and called him back again the next day. This time, when he asked the same question, the people replied yes. So Nasreddin said, Well, since you already know what I am going to say, I won't waste any more of your time! and left. Now the people were really perplexed. They decided to try one more time and once again invited the Mullah to speak the following week. Once again he asked the same question - Do you know what I am going to say? Now the people were prepared and so half of them answered "yes" while the other half replied "no". So Nasreddin said Let the half who know what I am going to say, tell it to the half who don't, and left. Where can I find more like these? (Muftisays Forums Index » Sharing & Voicing » Sharing Portal » The Light Side Fools & Foolish Short Stories: Posted by Abu Mohammed)

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Who am I? I am Shaytan's best helper, I have one eye, I'm in the corner of the room of alomst every house. Who am I?

The angels glorify Allah because of me, The difference between male and female can easily be seen through me, I come in different colours, Who am I?

I am in 7 parts, 1 part is quadruple, 5 parts are double, 1 part is single, and once every day, I have one extra part which is double, Who am I?

Simple Medium Challenging

All the answers can be found on the forum Sharing Portal > The light side >

Fiqhuiz 1.Which tribe was the Prophet Muhammad ‫ صلى ﷲ عليه و سلم‬from? A) Quraysh B) Khazraj C) Banu-Ishaq D) Jurhum

2.Which wife of Rasulullah ‫ صلى ﷲ عليه و سلم‬saw in a dream that the moon had landed on her lap and when she related it to her husband, Kinaanah, he slapped her saying, "It seems like you wish to marry the king of Madinah"? A) B) C) D)

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