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The Mother Of Aboo ‘Aasim (122-212H) Was Just 12yrs Old!

Aboo ‘Aasim was born in 122H – and his mother was twelve years old at the time!

Those who he narrated from include: Imaam Maalik, Sufyaan amongst others.

Those who narrate from him include: Imaam Bukhaaree (And Aboo ‘Aasim was the most senior and most excellent of his shaykhs), Ishaaq Ibn raahawaih, ‘Alee Ibn Al-Madeenee, Imam Ahmad, Adh-Dhuhlee, amongst others.

Imaam Bukhaaree said:

“I heard Aboo ‘Aasim say, ‘Since I have known backbiting to be forbidden, I have never backbitten anyone.’ “

Aboo ‘Aasim said:

“Whoever seeks hadeeth has sought the highest of affairs, so he must be the best of the people.

He never narrated except from memory, he died on the 14th of Dhul Hijjah 212H

[Siyaar A’laamun Nubulaa, Vol. 9, Pp. 480-485]

Hisham Ibn ‘Abdul Malik (133-227) Narrated From 70 Women

Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik was born in 133H.

Those He Narrates From, And Those Who Narrate From Him:

Those he narrated from include: Imaam Maalik, Imam Layth, amongst others.

Those who narrate from him include: Imaam Bukhaaree, Aboo Daawood, Ishaaq Ibn Raahawaih, Adh-Dhuhlee, Aboo Haatim, amongst others.

What The Scholars Have Said About Him:

Imaam Ahmad said:

“Abdul Waleed (Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik) is precise.”

He also said about him:

“Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik is the shaykh of Islaam today. Today I do not give precedence to any of the narrators of hadeeth over him.”

Aboo Zur’ah said about him:

“He reached half of Islaam, and he was an Imaam in his time, having great standing with the people.”

He Narrated From Seventy Women!

Ahmad Ibn ‘Abdullaah Al-’Ijlee said:

“Abdul Waleed (Hishaam Ibn ‘Abdul Maalik) was a reliable and sound narrator of hadeeth in Basrah. He narrated from seventy women, and students used to travel to him after (the death of) Aboo Daawood At-Tayaaleesee.”

He died in 227H, may Allaah have mercy upon him.

[Siyaar A’laamun Nubulaa, vol. 10, Pp. 341-347]

Al-Hoor Al-’Ayn, Guarded In Pavilions, Away From The Eyes Of Other Men

Al-Hoor Al-’Ayn are described as being guarded in pavilions, away from the eyes of men.

Allaah says:

Hoor (beautiful, fair females) guarded in pavilions.” [55:72]

According to Mujaahid, what this means is that the Al-Hoor Al-’Ayn will not go out of their pavilions. He goes on to say that they will not be like the women of this world who roam about the streets and market places. They (Al-Hor Al-’Ayn) will honorably stay with their husbands. (1)

Though they are primarily restrained in the pavilions, they will, however, accompany their husbands to the gardens and parks for amusement.(2)

A Quick Note To Sisters:

Some sisters complain that their husbands daydream about Al-Hoor Al-’Ayn, yet fail to question and/or investigate why. Allaah has mentioned many qualities of Al-Hoor Al-’Ayn which just blow a mans mind away.

For example, they restrain their glances, they passionately love their husbands, they care for them, and as mentioned by Mujaahid (above), they don’t go out, honorably staying at home, without any fuss. Restraining their eyesightes from seeing other men, as well as keeping far away from being seen by other men.

Not knowing any other man, not even seeing other men! Loving their husbands, and loving their husbands only. Living with them in peace, love and compassion, fulfilling his needs, showing no disappointment at his wishes. Allaahu Akbar!

Footnotes:

(1) Jaami’ Al-Bayaan, 13/27/160.

(2) Hadi Al-Arwah, p. 263

Feed The Fasting In Madeenah!

Feed the Fasting inside al-Masjid an-Nabawee / The Prophet’s Mosque for as little as £2 per fasting person:

http://www.ummahservices.com/feedthefasting_madeenah.htm

Feed the fasting inside Al-Masjid An-Nabawee (Al-Madeenah An-Nabawiyyah)

The Messenger of Allaah (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said:

He who gives food for a fasting person to break his fast, he will receive the same reward as him, except that nothing will be reduced from the fasting persons reward.“, [Ahmad, at-tirmidhee (who declared it saheeh), ibn maajah and ibn hibbaan]

Reserve a serving spread for a minimum of 12 fasting people inside al-masjid an-nabawee (al-madeenah an-nabawiyyah) as follows:

i) during the blessed month of ramadhaan;
ii) on a monday;
iii) on a thursday;
iv) on the 13th, 14th and 15th of any islamic calendar month.

…for as low as £2.00(*) per person, per day!

The iftaar (breaking the fast) meal comprises:
– yoghurt tub;
– duqqah – mixture of ground spices;
– freshly baked bread – shurayk;
– fresh dates;
– fresh arabic coffee.

Note: The prices listed include a full layout and disposal service within al-masjid an-nabawee comprising:

i) plastic serving spread;
ii) serving trays;
iii) spoons;
iv) napkins;
v) coffee flask.

…the service shall begin daily right after the ‘asr prayer until after the maghrib prayer, inshaa.-Allaah.

The Supplication For When Things Become Difficult For A Person

From Anas that The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

O Allaah there is nothing that is easy except that You made it easy, and You can make this difficulty easy if You so wish to

(Allaahumma la sahala illa ma ja’alta sahlan wa anta taj’all al-huzna itha shitta sahlan)

اللهم لا سهلَ إلا ما جعلتَه سهلاً وأنتَ تجعلُ الحزنَ إذا شئتَ سهلاً

Collected by Ibn Hibban in ‘Saheeh’, Ibn Sunni, and ad-Deeya in ‘al-Mukhtar’ and shaykh Albani declared it Saheeh upon the conditions of Muslim.

[Taken from ‘Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah’ vol.6 hadeeth nos. 2886 p.902]

The Superiority Of ‘Aaa’ishah

‘Urwah ibn az-Zubayr said: “I was acquainted with ‘A’ishah, and I have never seen anyone at all who was more knowledgeable of any verse that was revealed, any obligatory duty, any sunnah, anyone who was more well-versed in poetry or narrated more poetry; anyone who was more knowledgeable of Arabic history and lineage and so forth; or anyone who had more knowledge of judiciary matters or medicine than her.” [Siyar A’laam An-Nubula’, 2/193]

Ash-Sha’bi used to mention her and express his admiration for her understanding and knowledge, then he would say: ”No wonder, when she learned from the Prophet (saw)!

‘Ata’ used to say: “ ‘Aa’ishah was the most knowledgeable of people and the most wise.” [Siyar A’laam An-Nubula’, 2/185]

Al-Ahnaaf Ibn Qays, the chief of Banu Tameem and one of the most eloquent of the Arabs, used to say: “I heard the speeches of Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, ‘Uthmaan, ‘Ali and the caliphs who came after them, and I never heard words from the mouth of any person that were more powerful and more beautiful than those of ‘A’ishah (ra).” Mu’aawiyah used to say something similar. [Siyar A’laam An-Nubula’, 2/183]

Advice Of Ibn Taymiyyah To Muslim Women

Ibn Taymiyyah said:

“The way in which to tell what is for men (i.e, their dress code) and what is for women is by the custom and what is suitable and what befits the two sexes and that which the religion has stipulated for them both with regards to their dress code.

Women’s beauty should be concealed from men at all times and they should not expose themselves to strange men. They are forbidden from wearing trousers, hooded cloaks, short dresses and so forth.

Women are also ordered to not raise their voices due to the fact that their voices affect other male’s hearts in public and this is one of the reasons why women are not allowed to raise their voices in the call to prayer. They should not make du’aa (supplications) or thikr (words of remembrance prescribed in the sunnah) out loud in the presence of non mahrams, nor do they climb Safa or Marwa (two smal mountains in Makkah). So the women are advised to cover their faces and hands from non-mahrams.

It is related in An’ni’hiya that men should have certain clothes which distinguish them from women and vice-versa: women should have clothes that distinguish them as women.”

[Majmoo’ Al-fataawaa, 22/148]

How Can She Make Use Of Her Time When She Is Cooking In Ramadhaan?

Question:

I would like to know what actions are recommended during this blessed month in order to increase one’s reward, such as dhikrs, acts of worship, and mustahabb actions. I know about Taraweeh prayer, reciting Qur’aan a great deal, seeking forgiveness a great deal and praying at night. But I want to know some words I can repeat during my daily duties such as when I am cooking or doing housework, because I do not want to miss out on the reward.

Answer:

Praise be to Allaah.

May Allaah reward you with good for this concern and eagerness to do good and righteous deeds during this blessed month.

To the good deeds that you have mentioned may be added charity, feeding the poor, going for ‘Umrah and observing i’tikaaf for those who are able to do so.

As for the words that you can repeat whilst you are working, these include tasbeeh (saying Subhaan Allaah (Glory be to Allaah)), tahleel (saying Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah (There is no god but Allaah)), takbeer (saying Allaahu akbar (Allaah is most Great)), praying for forgiveness, making du’aa’ and responding to the muezzin. Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allaah and seek a great reward with a few words which you can utter. For every tasbeehah you will have (the reward of) one charity, for every tahmeedah (saying Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allaah)) you will have (the reward of) one charity, for every takbeerah you will have (the reward of) one charity, and for every tahleelah you will have (the reward of) one charity.

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Allaah’s Shade For Women

QUESTION: 

The Hadith regarding the seven to whom Allah gives shade to, on the day when there will be no shade except His — is it specific to men, or will women receive the reward mentioned if they do exactly the same deeds?

ANSWER:

The reward mentioned in this Hadith is not specific to men, but rather, it includes both men and women. The Hadith applies to a young girl, for instance, who grows up worshipping Allah Almighty. Similarly, it applies to women who love one another for the sake of Allah, or to a woman who, when she is seduced by a handsome man of good position, says, “Indeed, I fear Allah.

It also applies to a woman who gives charity from good and honestly earned wealth, yet her left hand doesn’t know what her right hand has spent, and to the woman who remembers Allah when she is alone.

As for the quality of being a just Imam (ruler), or congregational prayer in the Masjid, these two are specific to men, for the prayer of a woman in her home is better for her, a fact that is related in authentic narrations from Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him).

– Sheikh Abdul Aziz bin Baaz;
Fatawa Islamiyah, vol. 7, pg. 185

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