MALTREATING WIVES It is stated in the Hadith: “Treat well women (i.e. your wives) because they are (like) prisoners by you.” It is dishonourable (and cowardly) to maltreat a prisoner who is within one’s control. The term ‘awaan’ (in the Hadith translated as ‘prisoners’) also indicates the need for Purdah.Read More →

DEATH ON JUMUAH It comes in the Hadith that when a person dies on a Friday, he is absolved of questioning until the Day of Qiyaamah. This is the consequence of the auspiciousness of the Day of Jumuah. Burying before or after Jumuah Salaat is of no significance. It isRead More →

WHEN TO BEGIN PURDAH A girl should begin observing purdah for strangers even before she reaches seven years, and for relatives from the age of seven. I believe that as long as a girl has not adopted purdah, she should not be allowed to wear even a bangle. Her clothes too shouldRead More →

  WHEN ANGERED BY SOMEONE When angered by someone, leave his presence or have him removed from your presence and drink cold water. If the anger is overwhelming then reflect: ‘Allah Ta’ala too has rights over me and I frequently violate such rights. When He forgives us, we too shouldRead More →

People derive pleasure from seniority (leadership and high posts). In reality, pleasure is in remaining a junior. All responsibility devolves on seniors. However, if the seniority is divinely imposed, then it will be accompanied by Divine Aid. Allah Ta’ala aids such a person. But if the seniority has been pursuedRead More →

At all times, men should appreciate their wives. There are two primary reasons for this. (1) Her position as wife has placed her under the jurisdiction and control of her husband. It cowardly to cause grief to someone under your control. (2) Her Deeni position. She is a Muslim.You areRead More →

According to the Hadith, when Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was confronted by any issue of worry or fear, he would hasten to perform Salaat. Engrossment in Salaat would produce peace of mind. Experience has established that engrossment with Salaat reduces worry substantially. (Hakeemul Ummat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi Rahimahullah)Read More →

UNITY AND DISUNITY “Disunity is detestable because it is detrimental to Deen. However, if it is beneficial for the Deen, it will not be detestable even if it is detrimental to the dunya (worldly life). Thus, there is the disunity which Nabi Ibraaheem (alayhis salaam) had adopted, and which AllahRead More →