Friday, September 8, 2017

DISCLOSING ONE'S DEFECT BEFORE MARRIAGE

A defect is something either medical in nature , mental and/or physical defect which others may not like


(روى أبو عبيد بإسناده عن سليمان بن يسار أن ابن سند " كذا، وصوابه ابن سندر" تزوج امرأة وهو خصي، فقال له عمر: أعلمتها؟ قال: لا، قال: أعلمها، ثم خيرها)


Abu Ubayd narrated through his own chain from Sulaymaan bin Yasaar: “Ibn Sanad married a woman while he was castrated. Umar asked him, „Did you tell her?‟ He said, "No‟. He (Umar) said, "Tell her and then give her choice (to live with you or not).” 

[Ref: Ibn abi shaybah 2/70/7 . Shaykh saleh has brought the complete chain and pointed towards its correctness in at-takmeel] 

In another narration attributed to `Umar (r.a)., `uthman ibn affan (r.a) , Mugheera ibn Shu`bah (r.a) and Ibn Mas`ood (r.a) 

أن العنين يؤجل سنة ".

an impotent (who realised his impotency later on) will get one year for treatment (after which the woman is entitled to be divorced) 

Here in the GCC kingdoms, before marriage an entire medical and physiological exam is done of spouses and reports handed over the respective families by the govt administration. There is nothing to be ashamed of in this even if you happen to have one/more defects (big or small) as it is the right of either side to know beforehand. 

This is the beauty of Islam. It encourages justice and not modern day feminism/absolute equality. 

Friday, August 18, 2017

Accredit the Deen, not yourself




Table of Contents:


Situation #1: You came clean with a defect in one of your products for which your customers appreciated you a ton

Situation #2: You found a flaw in your colleague's work but informed him privately instead of humiliating him publicly

Situation #3: Someone did you a favour or helped you out, you gift him back

Situation #4: Someone knowingly harmed you but you respond back differently

Situation #5: You got angry at your subordinate for something petty or due to ego/office politics.

Situation #6: You saw him being cheated and came to his rescue 

Situation #7: You are on a hiking trip & end up sharing your meal with some lost trekkers 

Situation #8: You are overstaying at someone's house and ensure you clean your left-over's in every situation

Situation #9: A group of people mock a cyclist for failing miserably but you help him out

Situation #10: You console someone you came across to be upset/crying 

Situation #11: You cooked something special and shared it with your neighbour

Situation #12: You insist on the labourers taking their payment on the last day of work

Situation #13: You offer to reconcile/arbitrate between two strangers fighting

Situation #14: You participate in a campaign for improving the environment by cleaning the beach

Situation #15: Your friend asks you to hold on to his belonging and remembers it after 2 weeks

Situation #16: You overhear your neighbour hitting his wife so you come over to mediate 

Situation #17: Someone seeks your advise in career or other matter & you advise him far better than others did

Situation #18: You help someone who seemed confused at a government office regarding the Visa applying formalities

Situation #19: An Officer helps you repair your broken down car


VIEW THE ARTICLE HERE: https://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.com/2017/08/accredit-deen-not-yourself.html

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Immense reward for a woman bleeding or dying due to child birth

While reading Imam qurtubi's  التذكرة بأحوال الموتى وأمور الآخرةه i came across this narration: 

وخرج أبو داود الطيالسي في مسنده قال: «حدثنا هشام عن قتادة عن راشد عن عبادة بن الصامت: أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: والنفساء يجرها ولدها يوم القيامة بسرره إلى الجنة» .

The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) was reported to have said that " A woman who suffers from (continuous) postnatal or puerperal blood will have her child dragging her to paradise on the Day of Judgement "

[Ref: Imam Abu Dawood at-tayalisi (r,h) recorded this in Musnad , Imam tabrani in his Mu`jam al-Awsat (9/125) , Imam Mundhari in Targheeb wa tarheeb (2/291) grading it hasan whereas others such as Ibn katheer commented  إسناده لا بأس به ولكن اختلف في صحبة راشد بن حبيش هذا فإن كان تابعياً فلعله قد رواه عن عبادة بن الصامت فيصير متصلاً جيداً ] 

A similar hadeeth states that " woman dying during child birth receives (a form of) martydom " [Ref: Sunan an-Nasa'i 2054] and the above narration could very well be connected to this one as well. 

So many rights, leverages, rewards and exemptions in Islam dictated  by Lord of the planets, stars and all that exists in every milky way ever created ! yet some women under the guise of "feminism" think "freeing the nipple" or "shoving your husband down" is a way of redeeming freedom. 

Friday, July 14, 2017

Question : Why finite crimes deserve endless hell torture punishments?

Question : Why finite crimes deserve endless hell torture punishments?

Answer: If punishments were meted out based on equal time spans then a murderer who suffocated an infant to death in 120 seconds should deserve a jail time of 2 mins only. A rapist who took 4 minutes to vandalize the woman serves a 4 minute jail time or just a fine of few thousands of dollars (piece of cake for a rich guy), so on and so forth. Punishments are handed out based on their moral and consequential implication. This is where we claim that god is the best judge of what punishment his creations deserve.  

Whats his fault for being born into a Non Muslim family and rotting in hell due to that?

Question: A man born in a muslim family receives a muslim upbringing and eventually going to jannah becomes a cake. A christian born in  a non muslim family doesn't get the same jannah card privilege. Why is he more likely to rot in hell when god is the one who put him in that household?

Answer: 

No one is going to rot in hell forever merely because he was born in a Non Muslim family. It is a iron-clad rule in Islam that every individual is tested and only then punished upon failing the test. Irrespective of whichever family he is born into, until and unless he doesn't receive the message of Islam properly , is tested (such as by giving  time to research etc.) and fails  - only then he will be punished. If this could not be facilitated in this world, then God will personally facilitate this test for him in the hereafter. 



[Ref: See relevant prophetic traditions in al-Tabaraanee (2/79) with a “Saheeh” Sanad, Musnad Ahmad (16301), Ibn Hibbaan (1827) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh al-Albaanee in al-Saheehah (1434). It was also graded as “Saheeh” by Ibn al-Qayyim in Tareeq al-Hijratain (1/397) and graded as “Saheeh” by Shaikh Muqbil in Saheeh al-Musnad (19)] also the verse “… And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning).” [Qur`an al-Israa’ 17:15].]

Why prayer is enforced in the Arabic language only?

Street dawah Question : Why salah is to be prayed in arabic language and not in my Chinese language? Why should a Chinese be forced to worship and connect with his lord in Arabic only during prayer?


Answer: The islamic concept of "worshiping Allah (aka prayer/salah)" is performed by reciting divinely revealed verses that we term as the speech of God himself. If prayer were to be performed in accordance to a language then there are numerous synonyms in the arabic language corresponding every sentence in the qur'an that could be used to worship with during prayer, yet this is not allowed and emphatically forbidden. Because the notion is not to pray in the Arabic language per say but rather the notion revolves around reciting the divinely revealed verses without changing their structure, formation, pattern or pronunciation. And this rule applies to an Arab as well as a Non-Arab. 


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Is Islam unscientific? Analysis of 12 claims

Dr. Sultan b. Abdul Rahman al-Umayri has written a 1,200 page book titled (ظاهرة نقد الدين في الفكر الغربي الحديث) – ‘The phenomenon of criticism of religion in modern Western thought’. Below is a translation of 52 pages from the book pertaining to criticisms against Islam in terms of its alleged conflict with science. The translation is not entirely word by word and leave has been taken in many places in order to suit it to the English language.
Topic index

Friday, May 5, 2017

Umar r.a made his daughter the CEO of the endowment (waqf) properties after he dies


It is reported in Abu Dawud that ‘Umar رضي الله عنه wrote,


In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful. This is what Allah’s servant ‘Umar, Commander of Faithful, directed in case some incident happens to him (i.e. he dies), that Thamg, Sirmah bin al-Akwa’, the servant who is there, the hundred shares in (the land of) Khaibar, the servant who is there and the hundred shares which Muhammad (ﷺ) had donated to me in the valley (nearly) will remain in the custody of Hafsah during her life, then the men of (knowledge/good) opinion from her family will be in charge of these (endowments), that these will neither be sold nor purchased, spending (its produce) where they think (necessary on the beggar, deprived and relatives). There is no harm to the one in charge (of this endowment) if he eats himself, or feeds, or buys slaves with it. [Saheeh Abu Dawoud #2879]

What is Waqf? Its condition? Read here: https://enlightcenterq8.wordpress.com/2017/05/01/the-status-of-endowment-waqf-in-islam/

Friday, April 7, 2017

Islam punishes those who accuse women without solid proof

And those (esp. men) who accuse chaste women and then do not produce four witnesses – lash them with eighty lashes and do not accept from them testimony ever after. And those are the defiantly disobedient * Except for those who repent… [Qur'an 24:4-5]

Friday, September 23, 2016

E-BOOK: THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN TO INHERITANCE UNDER ISLAMIC LAW: A DETAILED ANALYSIS



The idea of succession is as old as the history of mankind as this paved the way for the continuity of property and civilization. Noteworthy is the fact that most societies have been essentially patriarchal; but in no area of political, social and religious life has the despicable plight of women been more conspicuously noticeable than in the aspect of inheritance. This work is therefore an analysis of the inheritance rights of women in the Islamic legal system which have evolved from a system whose primary purpose was the support and liberation of women to one in which women enjoy the same rights to inherit and own property as their male counterparts. This work gives an overview of the system of Islamic law and of course the place of women. It then provides a detailed description of the ways in which the law govern the rights of wives, mothers, daughters, and other female relatives to inherit property without living behind the examination of the historical, legal and philosophical foundations of the practices of women’s rights to property in this jurisdiction.


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Monday, June 6, 2016

Islam grants and encourages the right to marry handsome men

Imam `Abdur-rahman ibnul-Jawzi al-Hanbali (rahimahullah) writes in Ahkam un-Nisa page 103: 

It is recommended for the father who will marry away his daughter that he finds her a handsome and beautiful husband for her. A woman wants (the same) what men want . 

10089 حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ عُمَرَ الْقَاضِي ، ثنا جُبَيْرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الْوَاسِطِيُّ ، ثنا زَكَرِيَّا بْنُ يَحْيَى بْنِ مُوسَى الْأَكْفَانِيُّ ، ثنا قَبِيصَةُ ، ثنا سُفْيَانُ ، ثنا هِشَامُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ ، عَنِ الزُّبَيْرِ بْنِ الْعَوَّامِ ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : يَعْمِدُ أَحَدُكُمْ إِلَى ابْنَتِهِ فَيُزَوِّجُهَا الْقَبِيحَ الذَّمِيمَ إِنَّهُنَّ يُرِدْنَ مَا تُرِيدُونَ غَرِيبٌ مِنْ حَدِيثِ الثَّوْرِيِّ , لَمْ نَكْتُبْهُ إِلَّا مِنْ حَدِيثِ جُبَيْرٍ , أَفَادَنِيهِ عَنْهُ أَبُو الْحَسَنِ الدَّارَقُطْنِيُّ

The senior companion of the prophet muhammad sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam narrated that the Messenger of Allah sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam said: " (Some of) you marry your daughters away to ugly repugnant men . They certainly want (the blessings or desires) that which you want.

[Ref: Hilyatul awliya of imam abu nu`aym asbahani as-sufi rahimahullah under the chapter of sufyan ath-thawi number 10089. For grading read the arabic part appended to the above text. ]

the second caliph of Islam and senior most companion of the prophet - `Umar ibn khattab radhiallahu `anhu said: 

10339 - عَنِ الثَّوْرِيِّ، عَنْ هِشَامٍ، عَنْ عُرْوَةَ، أَنَّ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ قَالَ: «يَعْمَدُ أَحَدُكُمْ إِلَى بِنْتِهِ فَيُزَوِّجُهَا الْقَبِيحَ، إِنَّهُنَّ يُحْبِبْنَ مَا تُحِبُّونَ»، يَعْنِي: إِذَا زَوَّجَهَا الدَّمِيمَ كَرِهَتْ فِي ذَلِكَ مَا يَكْرَهُ، وَعَصَتِ اللَّهَ فِيهِ

Don't marry away the woman to the ugly repugnant man. They (too) wish for themselves what you wish for yourselves 

Imam `abdur-razzaq goes on to explain that if you compel your daughter to marry an ungly man then this is severely disliked and there is an element of disobedience to Allah in this action

[Ref:  `Abdur razzaq in his Musannaf 10339; shamela]

Our prophet, his companions and our scholars from the very beginning have given such attention towards even such needs of women in an era and time when such demands from women were rarely paid attention to by the society !  Which other scripture narrates such narrations from their primary sources of revelation? 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Why Women in Islam cannot marry 4 men












TABLE OF CONTENTS



Why Polyandry is not permitted in Islam 

1) Islamic reasons 

- 1.1) Inheritance issues 
- 1.2) Responsibilities of a Wife legislated in Islam
- To conclude: 

2) Imbalance in world Demographics 

3) THE DEATH RATE OF MALE IS MORE THAN FEMALE 

- 3.1) Alcohol consumption 

- 3.2) War, Genocide and ilk 

4) SOCIO-CULTURAL CHALLENGES 

5) ANSWERING SOME COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS & OBJECTIONS

- 5.1) ISLAM STARTED POLYGAMY 

- 5.2) It is Unfair to women 

- 5.3)  POLYGAMOUS MARRIAGES ARE A FAILURE

- 5.4) HOW DOES YOUR ISLAM GIVE WOMEN EQUAL RIGHTS WHILE IT PERMITS POLYGAMY BUT PROHIBITS POLYANDRY?! 

- 5.5) If Polygamy was to prevent men from cheating, why do they still cheat?

- 5.6) DNA is available today then why is polyandry still an issue? 

- 5.7) Why has your prophet then encouraged to have more children thereby encouraging polygamy ? Also one of his companions and some islamic scholars encourage the same

- 5.8) Polyandry has some economical benefits to the society. And sometimes even some social betterment chances. Then why not?

6) Conclusion


Saturday, March 5, 2016

A PROOF AMONG PROOFS THAT IN ISLAM THE RICH IS NOT NECCESSARILY THE WEALTHY

Narrated from Sahl ibn Sa’d As Saidi may Allah be pleased with him, he said:

A man passed by the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him, so he said to a man sitting with him: “What is your opinion of this man?” The man responded: “He is a man from the noblest of people. This man—by Allah—if he proposes his proposal should be accepted, and if he intercedes his intercession should be granted.” The Messenger of Allah peace be upon him remained silent.  Then another man passed by and the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said to the man sitting with him: “What is your opinion of this man?” The man replied: “This man is from the poor Muslims. If he proposes his proposal should not be accepted, if he intercedes his intercession should not be granted, and if he says something his statement should not be listened to.”

The Messenger of Allah be peace be upon him said: “This man (the poor man) is better than an earth filled with the likes of that man (the rich man).” (Al Bukhari 6447)

Shaykh Uthaymeen may Allah have mercy upon him said:

One of these men was from the notables of his people. He had influence among them. If he proposed to a woman for marriage she accepted, and the people listened when he spoke. The other man was the opposite; he was a weak man with no status. If he proposed to a woman it wasn’t accepted, if he interceded it was not granted, and when he spoke no one listened. The Prophet peace be upon him said: “This man (the poor man) is better than an earth filled with the likes of that man (the rich man).”

This means he is better in the sight of Allah the Exalted than an earth filled with the other man who had nobility, and status among his people. This is because Allah the Exalted does not look at nobility, status, lineage, wealth, appearance, clothes, vehicles, or homes. Rather He only looks at the heart and the actions. Thus if the person rectifies his heart with Allah the Exalted, constantly repents to Him, remembers Allah, fears Allah, is humble before Allah, and performs actions pleasing to Him; then this person is noble in the sight of Allah. This person is honorable with Him. If this person swears Allah will do something; Allah will surely make it so. A great benefit is taken from this. A person may have a lofty status in this world while having no value with Allah. And a person could have a lowly status in this world and no value in the eyes of the people while with Allah this person is better than many of the people deemed better than him.

From the Explanation of Riyadis Saliheen 3/52-53 by Shaykh Uthaymeen

Source: http://mtws.posthaven.com/this-man-is-better-than-an-earth-filled-with-that-man

THE STATUS OF A WIDOW WHO ENDURED HARDSHIP FOR HER CHILDREN

Sayyiduna ‘Awf ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“I and a woman whose face has darkened [due to the hardships she endured while taking care of her children alone and she found no need to adorn herself since she did not remarry] shall on the Day of Qiyamah [some narrations have the words in Jannah] be like these two [joining between the index and middle fingers]. A woman of rank and beauty who has been bereft of her husband and devotes herself to her fatherless children till they [grow up and are able to live on their own] or pass away”

[Ref: Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5106 and Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 29. Also see Ma’alimus Sunan and ‘Awnul Ma’bud; Also see : Musannaf ‘Abdur Razzaq, Hadith: 20591 for a similar report which has irsaal in it. Via hadithanswers website   ]

Friday, March 4, 2016

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

THE WESTERN WORLD A 100 YEARS AGO ARRESTED THIS SUPERSTAR FOR INDECENCY

Annette Kellerman - an Australian swimmer who promoted WOMEN'S RIGHT to wear a fitted one-piece bathing suit was arrested in 1907 Revere Beach, Massachusetts for wearing a ONE PIECE SUIT AT THE BEACH . . She was arrested for *indecency*

The Dawn Newspaper : [The Dawn, Issue 54. - http://web.archive.org/web/20051118190716/http://liveandlearn.com.au/Dawn/54/herstorykellerman54.htm] said : 

" In 1907, at the height of her popularity, Kellerman was arrested on a Boston beach for indecency - she was wearing one of her fitted one-piece costumes which, at the time, was considered simply scandalous!  The resulting newspaper headlines and outpouring of public indignation were a death-knell for Victorian attitudes towards women's swimwear." End Quote 

With secular laws, what was indecent yesterday became bravo today ! but with divine law, what was indecent yesterday, can never become bravo today !

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Examples of how Islamic courts punish oppressive husbands and sons

Husband who hit pregnant wife handed nine months


Jeddah: The Criminal Court in Jeddah has sentenced a man to nine months in jail for beating his wife and insulting her by calling her “stubborn and ignorant.” 
The man has also been required to make a written pledge not to go near his wife, while the victim has been entitled to receive her rights. 

A source revealed to Al-Watan newspaper that the woman filed a case in the court against her husband — who she had been separated from for seven months without divorce — detailing his constant violence and physical abuse. 
In the latest incident, he beat her to the ground in their home because she was heading to the store, and kicked her in stomach, despite her being five-months pregnant at the time. 

“The citizen also lodged a complaint with police, who transferred her to King Fahad Hospital in Jeddah for a checkup,” sources revealed. 

“The medical report showed clear signs of abuse, indicating the patient suffered from scars and bruises on her body due to the violent beatings. She needed 15 days to recover.”
Her medical report confirmed that she also suffers from psychological problems, depression and anxiety. 

She said her husband previously pulled her hair and hit her head against the wall, forcing her to leave with her seven-year-old son and live in a rented house until her divorce is finalized, sources said. “But her husband found her and beat her.”




A tooth for a tooth: Saudi who punched his mother in the jaw is ordered to have the same tooth broken in his own mouth that he damaged in hers



Saudi gets 5 years jail + 3000 Lashes for Hitting mother 





Monday, January 18, 2016

Meaning of The verse "And live with them (wives) honorably."


Meaning of "And live with them honourably." [an-Nisa’ 4:19].


A short explanation of this verse and what all it entails as the right of a woman as illustrated by the companions of the Prophet Muhammad and his inheritors (i.e. scholars of Islam) 

a) Shaykh al Qurtubi commented:

فأمر الله سبحانه بحسن صحبة النساء إذا عقدوا عليهنّ لتكون أْدْمَةُ ما بينهم وصحبتهم على الكمال، فإنه أهْدأُ للنفس وأَهْنَأ للعيش. وهذا واجب على الزوج ولا يلزمه في القَضَاء. وقال بعضهم: هو أن يتصَنّع لها كما تتصنَع له.
. قال يحيى بن عبدالرحمن الحنظلي: أتيت محمد بن الحنفية فخرج إلي في مِلْحَفَة حمراءَ ولِحيتُه تقطُر من الغَالِية، فقلت: ما هذا؟ قال: إن هذه المِلحفة ألقتها علي امرأتي ودهنْتني بالطِّيب، وإنهن يشتهين منا ما نشتهيه منهن، وقال ابن عباس رضي الله عنه: إني أحِب أن أتزينّ لامرأتي كما أحِب أن تتزينّ المرأة لي. وهذا داخل فيما ذكرناه.

Allah ordered to be good to women, when doing nikah with them so that the relation remains the best. This is relaxing for the Nafs (soul) and the life becomes happier. and this is obligatory upon the husband and there is no blame [on him] in [adopting a] concession [or mutual agreement of compromise from his wife]

Some (scholars) said: "A Man should beautify himself for his wife, like his wife beautify herself for her husband".

Yahya bin Abdul Rahman al Hanzala said: I went to Muhammad bin Hanafiya and he came out wearing a red shawl and his beard was full of fragrance, I asked him about it, he replied: this shawl is given to me by my wife and she wore me fragrance. They (the wives) desire same from us as we desire for them.

Ibn Abbas (r.a) said: "I love that I beautify myself for my wife just like I love that she beautifies herself for me."[The athar is in Sunan al Bayhaqi]. Whatever we have mentioned before is included in it. (end quote)

b) al Alusi commented

Friday, January 15, 2016

Islamic justice to the slave woman whose virginity was stolen


13672 - عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ قَالَ: أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ عَطَاءٍ، عَنْ عَلِيٍّ، أَنَّ رَجُلًا كَانَتْ عِنْدَهُ يَتِيمَةٌ فَغَارَتِ امْرَأَتُهُ عَلَيْهَا فَدَعَتْ نِسْوَةً، فَأَمْسَكْنَهَا، فَافْتَضَّتْهَا بِإِصْبَعِهَا، وَقَالَتْ لِزَوْجِهَا: زَنَتْ، فَحَلَفَ لَيَرْفَعَنَّ شَأْنَهَا فَقَالَتِ الْجَارِيَةُ: كَذَبَتْ، فَأخْبَرَتْهُ الْخَبَرَ، فَرُفِعَ شَأْنُهَا إِلَى عَلِيٍّ، فَقَالَ لِلْحَسَنِ: قُلِ: فِيهَا. فَقَالَ: بَلْ أَنْتَ يَا أَمِيرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ. قَالَ: لَتَقُولَنَّ. قَالَ: تُجْلَدُ أوَّلَ ذَلِكَ بِمَا اقْتَرَفَ عَلَيْهَا، وَعَلَى النِّسْوَةِ مِثْلُ صَدَاقِ إِحْدَى نِسَائِهَا، سِوَى الْعَقْلِ بَيْنَهُنَّ، فَقَالَ عَلِيٌّ: «لَوْ عَلِمَتِ الْإِبِلُ طَحِينًا لَطَحَنَتْ». قَالَ: وَمَا طَحَنَتِ الْإِبِلُ حِينَئِذٍ فَقَضَى بِذَلِكَ عَلِيٌّ

There was a man who owned a slave girl. His wife who was jealous over her  summoned some women to hold her down while she deflowered [the slavegirl] with her finger. Then she said to her husband “[Your slave girl] has committed zinah”. The man swore to take the case to court. Then the slave girl said to him “[your wife is] lying” and she informed him of what happened. 

The case was brought before the caliph of the believers [the companion of the prophet Muhammad] `Ali ibn Abi Talib (r.a) who said to (his elder son) al-Hasan “Speak in this matter”! [Hasan] responded (out of respect) “ Rather you (should pass the verdict) oh leader of the believers! “ `Ali [insisted] “ You will speak”. Thereupon Hasan (r.a) said: “The first of them will be flogged for her attack on the slavegirl. Then both the wife and the women (who assisted her will be assessed with) an amount equivalent to the dower (sadaaq) of one of them (i.e. high amount of a free woman)  to be collected as blood money (so as to be paid to the slave girl whose collection responsibility will be) divided evenly among them (i.e. wife + her assistants)…”

[Ref: Musannad `Abdur-Razzaq 7/411 (H: 13672) shamela]

Even scholars thereafter have issued similar verdicts regarding the slavewoman who was raped or her virginity stolen like this should recieve a huge dower . Such as Imam Zuhri, `Abdul-Malik ibn Marwan and others as recorded in the same Musannaf `Abdur razzaq, in Kitaab at-talaaq [chapter of divorce]

`Abdur-razzaq narrated from his teacher Ma`mar who from az-zuhri :

If a slavewoman deflowers another slavewoman with her finger (either voluntarily or on the commands of her master) she is fined in the amount of her dower similar to the dower of a woman of her status and this is also how `Abdul-Malik ibn Marwan judged. 

So much so that the very prophet may peace and blessings be upon him once recieved a case where a husband coerced the slavewoman of his wife into sex. So the prophet ruled that since he coerced/raped her therefore this will automatically set her free and he should also compensate his wife for the loss of a slavewoman 

[Ref: Abu Dawood Kitab al-Hudood 4460]



Some Lessons:

Islam abolished orgies and all form of dirty marriage contracts

Narrated 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair:  'Aishah, the wife of the Prophet (ﷺ) told him that there were four types of marriage during Pre-Islamic period of Ignorance. 

1) One type was similar to that of the present day i.e. a man used to ask somebody else for the hand of a girl under his guardianship or for his daughter's hand, and give her Mahr and then marry her. 

2) The second type was that a man would say to his wife after she had become clean from her period. "Send for so-and-so and have sexual intercourse with him." Her husband would then keep awy from her and would never sleep with her till she got pregnant from the other man with whom she was sleeping. When her pregnancy became evident, he husband would sleep with her if he wished. Her husband did so (i.e. let his wife sleep with some other man) so that he might have a child of noble breed. Such marriage was called as Al-Istibda'. 

Islam defending widows from being wrongly inherited and coerced

Narrated Ibn `Abbas:

regarding the Divine Verse: "O you who believe! You are forbidden to inherit women against their will, and you should not treat them with harshness that you may take back part of the (Mahr) dower you have given them." (4.19) (Before this revelation) if a man died, his relatives used to have the right to inherit his wife, and one of them could marry her if he wished, or they would give her (to someone else) in marriage if they wished, or, if they wished, they would not give her in marriage at all, and they would be more entitled to dispose her, than her own relatives. So the above Verse was revealed in this connection.

[Ref: Saheeh Bukhari Book 65, Hadith 4579]

Lessons

1. Allah abolished the ancient semitic (jewish) and pagan custom of inheriting the widow of your relative and using her as they wish. 

2. Allah also prohibited treating the widows with harshness and take back the dowry amount which they had once received 

3. Allah abolished the false notion that the relative of the women have less or no right over her than the relative of her dead husband. 



Thursday, January 14, 2016

Islam accepted excuses from women who got raped

Below are two incidents wherein the women excused themselves with a reason which in all honesty today would be mocked upon by the courts and no one would believe them, but when it comes to the honour of a Muslim woman, Islam and those who adhere to its law properly are very cautious. 


28501 - حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ إِدْرِيسَ، عَنْ شُعْبَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الْمَلِكِ بْنِ مَيْسَرَةَ، عَنِ النَّزَّالِ بْنِ سَبْرَةَ، قَالَ: بَيْنَمَا نَحْنُ بِمِنًى مَعَ عُمَرَ إِذَا امْرَأَةٌ ضَخْمَةٌ عَلَى حِمَارَةٍ تَبْكِي قَدْ كَادَ النَّاسُ أَنْ يَقْتُلُوهَا مِنَ الزِّحَامِ يَقُولُونَ: زَنَيَتْ. فَلَمَّا انْتَهَتْ إِلَى عُمَرَ، قَالَ: «مَا يُبْكِيكَ؟ إِنَّ امْرَأَةً رُبَّمَا اسْتُكْرِهَتْ»، فَقَالَتْ: كُنْتُ امْرَأَةً ثَقِيلَةَ الرَّأْسِ، وَكَانَ اللَّهُ يَرْزُقُنِي مِنْ صَلَاةِ اللَّيْلِ، فَصَلَّيْتُ لَيْلَةً ثُمَّ نِمْتُ، فَوَاللَّهِ مَا أَيْقَظَنِي إِلَّا الرَّجُلُ قَدْ رَكِبَنِي، فَرَأَيْتُ إِلَيْهِ مُقْفِيًا مَا أَدْرِي مَنْ هُوَ مِنْ خَلْقِ اللَّهِ، فَقَالَ عُمَرُ: «لَوْ قُتِلَتْ هَذِهِ خَشِيتُ عَلَى الْأَخْشَبَيْنِ النَّارَ» ثُمَّ كَتَبَ إِلَى الْأَمْصَارِ أَلَّا تُقْتَلَ نَفْسٌ دُونَهُ


Nazzal ibn Sabra said : While we were at Mina with `Umar (r.a) [there appeared] a large woman on a donkey, crying and nearly being crushed to death by the throng of people around her, who were saying: “ You have committed zinah “ When she came at last to `Umar , he asked “What makes you weep?, Has the woman, perhaps been coerced (astukrihat)? She said “I have always been a very deep sleeper and Allah has made it easy for me to pray at night. While I was praying one night, I fell asleep.  By Allah I did not awaken but that a man had mounted me!. I saw him from behind, but did not know who he was among the creation of Allah.

`Umar said : Had I executed her, I would have feared hell-fire breaking out upon the two sacred mountains of Makkah” 

[Ref: Musannaf ibn Abi Shaibah (5/512; 28501 shamela)]

28495 - حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو بَكْرٍ قَالَ: حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ مَهْدِيٍّ، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ، عَنْ قَيْسِ بْنِ مُسْلِمٍ، عَنْ طَارِقِ بْنِ شِهَابٍ: أَنَّ امْرَأَةً زَنَتْ، فَقَالَ عُمَرُ: «أَرَاهَا كَانَتْ تُصَلِّي مِنَ اللَّيْلِ فَخَشَعَتْ فَرَكَعَتْ فَسَجَدَتْ، فَأَتَاهَا غَاوٍ مِنَ الْغُوَاةِ فَتَحَتَّمَهَا»، فَأَرْسَلَ عُمَرُ إِلَيْهَا فَقَالَتْ كَمَا، قَالَ عُمَرُ: فَخَلَّى سَبِيلَهَا "


Tariq ibn Shihab said : A woman had committed zinah (and this news reached `Umar so) `Umar said : I think that she was praying in the (darkness of the) night and she overcame herself (i.e. humbled herself ) while she was in rukoo` and sujood so a trespasser fixed his intention (to rape) her so `Umar sent for her and she said likewise so `Umar let her go and didn’t inflict any hadd. 


[Ref: Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaibah 28495 shamela] 

There are more incidents where other senior scholars from the golden age of Islamic era have executed similar verdicts . This shows that on one hand where the punishment of Allah is very strict, on the other there are many rules, obstruction and caution to be taken into consideration before executing these punishment upon anyone. In All honesty, no one would have believed these excuses today but centuries ago, during the age of camels and donkeys, the companions of prophet Muhammad believed the women's testimony

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Quranic Revelations on Marine Knowledge



The Quranic Revelations on Marine Knowledge
by Agus S. Djamil [1] and Mifedwil Jandra [2]

Submitted for The 2nd World-ISLAM; World Congress on Islamic Systems 2012 (World-ISLAM2012). 
FTI, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Skudai 81310. Malaysia


[1] Agus S Djamil, PhD candidate, Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Master of Science in Exploration and Development Geophysics from Stanford University, USA (1996), Sarjana Physics from Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia (1988) Mobile: +673 888 4569; Email: agus.djamil@yahoo.com


[2] Mifedwil Jandra bin Moh Janan, PhD, Professor in Islamic Study, Islamic Civilization, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Total no of pages : 12 
excerpts from the E-Book 

The Fire within the Ocean: The Qur’an mention at verse Ath Thur 52:6 “And by the sea kept filled (or it will be fire)” . Or another translation that say “And the sea that contain fire within”. Without reading into another sign of Allah SWT in the real ocean, this verse would be quite puzzling. This verse indicates that there are source of heat within the ocean. This is the magnificence reason for discovering energy resources within the deep of ocean, the dynamism of ocean, the physical/biological/chemical condition of the ocean. The science has been able to probe deep ocean and beneath, to collect data and reported that there are fire, immense heat, high energy and energy potential within the ocean

The Layers of the Ocean and the Darkness of the Ocean: The Qur’an also reveals, long before mankind can goes into the deeper water with submarine, that deep ocean is totally dark. Perfect darkness with layers of waves, one after another. Verse AnNuur24:40 reveals: “Or is like the darkness in a vast deep sea, overwhelmed with waves topped by waves, layers up darkness upon darkness; if a man stretches out his hand, he can hardly see it! And he for whom Allah has not appointed light, for him there is no light”. Ocean has physical layer characteristics like pressure, salinity, temperature, density, light intensity, chemical composition, and biological distribution. Vast volume of ocean water never have homogeneous in term of physical, chemical and biological characteristic.


Sunday, January 3, 2016

The prophet said do not worship excessively as your wife has a right over you

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “O Abdullah, I am told you fast all day and pray all night.” I said, “Of course, O Messenger of Allah.” The Prophet said, “Do not do so. Fast and break your fast, pray in the night and sleep. Verily, your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you, and your wife has a right over you.”

Source: Sahih Bukhari 4903

The prophet of Islam; emphasized on the importance of family time and the time to be spent with one's wife to the extent that he said do not indulge in worshipping god excessively at the cost of violating their rights. He peace and blessings be upon him used the word " right" . Rights are something that are given in our times by constitution ; something which we exercise our right with and when violated can even go to the court. 
 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Muhammad said the best charity is to take care of your divorced daughter

The prophet sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam said : 

Shall I not inform you of the best charity? It is that which is spent on your daughter who is returned to you and she has no one to spend upon her except you. 

[Ref: Adabul Mufrad 80]


Monday, December 28, 2015

THE RIGHT OF A WOMAN AND MAN TO ANNUL THE MARRIAGE IF TERMS WERE NOT FULFILLED

Islam as usual thinks in favour of both sides. It does not go on the bandwagon of the absurd notion of feminism, nor absolute male rights. If during marriage , certain terms there were agreed upon were not fulfilled or either of the two sides found that they have been deceived or cheated then they have the right to annul the marriage: 

Imam ibn Taymiyyah (D. 728 A.H) said : 

قال شيخ الإسلام ابن تيمية رحمه الله :

لو شرط أحد الزوجين في الآخر صفةً مقصودة ، كالمال ، والجمال ، والبكارة ، ونحو ذلك : صح ذلك ، وملك المشترِط الفسخ عند فواته في أصح الروايتين عن أحمد ، وأصح وجهي الشافعي ، وظاهر مذهب مالك ، والرواية الأخرى : لا يملك الفسخ إلا في شرط الحرية والدِّين .

If among the husband or wife , either of them wishes to keep certain conditions before marrying that their partner should be/have such and such traits for example beauty, virgin (being young; being wealthy ) etc. then this is right . As per one authentic transmission from Imam Ahmad and from Imam Shaf`ee and also from the apparent Madhab of Imam Malik , the one who places the condition upon being deceived has the right to annul the marriage 



[Ref: Majmoo` al-Fatawa 29/175] 
The scholars have also said that : 
إذا اشترط الزوج أن تكون الزوجة بكراً وبانت بخلاف ذلك فله الحق في فسخ العقد ، فإن كان ذلك قبل الدخول فلا شيء لها من المهر ، وإن كان بعد الدخول ، فإن كانت هي التي خدعته ردَّت إليه المهر ، وإن كان الذي خدعه هو وليها أو غيره دفع المهر للزوج .
When the husband prior to marriage placed a condition that the woman (he is going to marry) be a virgin (i.e. not of bad character who indulges with multiple men before marriage as is the norm for the western women today)  but he finds out that she happens to be opposite of what he had requested then he has the right to annul the marriage contract . If (he finds out before) intercourse and rukhsati takes place then she will not receive any mehar (dowry amount paid by the husband) but if he finds out after consummating the marriage then if the wife was the one to deceive then she will return the mehar amount to her husband and if her guardians were the ones to deceive then they will return the mehar amount to the husband  
Also see the article : 

A WOMAN HAS THE RIGHT TO BE DIVORCED IF HER HUSBAND IS UNABLE TO SPEND ON HER

http://whytheshariah.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-woman-has-right-to-be-divorced-if-her.html

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

ISLAM EVEN ENCOURAGES TO INDULGE IN SMALL FORMS OF ASSISTANCE

Allah says " So woe to those ......And (those who) withhold [simple] assistance". [Ma`oon]  [Qur'an 107: verse 7] 

Al-Masudi narrated from Sulayman ibn Kuhayl  who reported from Abul-Ubaydin that he asked Ibn Mas`ood (r.a) about what al-Ma`oon is (means): He (r.a) said : It is what the people give to each other (as simple assistance such as) like an axe (to cut wood, etc.) [1] a pot (for water) [2] and similar items [3] 

[Ref: Tafseer ibn Katheer]

In modern day terms 

[1] a bike, or a car, or a phone call
[2] water bottle, 
[3] coffee, sugar, pulses to your neighbor etc. 

#Islam #Humanity

Friday, December 18, 2015

Allah's warning to the guardians of women to not forbid her from marrying unnecessarily as per her choice

And when you divorce women and they have fulfilled their term, do not prevent them from remarrying their [former] husbands if they agree among themselves on an acceptable basis. That is instructed to whoever of you believes in Allah and the Last Day. That is better for you and purer, and Allah knows and you know not. (Qur’an 2: 232)


The Reason behind revealing the Verse (2:232) 

It was reported that this Ayah was revealed about Ma`qil bin Yasar Al-Muzani and his sister. Al-Bukhari reported in his Sahih, when he mentioned the Tafsir of this Ayah (2:232), that the husband of the sister of Ma`qil bin Yasar divorced her. He waited until her `Iddah finished and then asked to remarry her, but Ma`qil refused. Then, this Ayah was sent down:

﴿فَلاَ تَعْضُلُوهُنَّ أَن يَنكِحْنَ أَزْوَجَهُنَّ﴾

(...do not prevent them from marrying their (former) husbands.)

Abu Dawud, At-Tirmidhi, Ibn Abu Hatim, Ibn Jarir and Ibn Marduwyah and Al-Bayhaqi reported this Hadith from Al-Hasan from Ma`qil bin Yasar. At-Tirmidhi rendered this Hadith authentic and in his narration, Ma`qil bin Yasar gave his sister in marriage for a Muslim man during the time of Allah's Messenger . She remained with him for a while and he divorced her once and did not take her back until her `Iddah finished. They then wanted to get back with each other and he came to ask her for marriage. Ma`qil said to him, "O ungrateful one! I honored you and married her to you but you divorced her. By Allah! She will never be returned to you.'' But Allah knew his need for his wife and her need for her husband and He revealed:

﴿وَإِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النِّسَآءَ فَبَلَغْنَ أَجَلَهُنَّ﴾

(And when you have divorced women and they have fulfilled the term of their prescribed period, ) until He said:

﴿وَأَنتُمْ لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ﴾

(...and you know not.)

When Ma`qil heard the Ayah, he said, "I hear and obey my Lord.'' He then summoned the man and said, "I will honor you and let you remarry (my sister).'' Ibn Marduwyah added (that Ma`qil said), "And will pay (the expiation) for breaking my vow.''
Allah said:

﴿ذلِكَ يُوعَظُ بِهِ مَن كَانَ مِنكُمْ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الاٌّخِرِ﴾

(This (instruction) is an admonition for him among you who believes in Allah and the Last Day.) meaning, prohibiting you from preventing the women from marrying their ex-husbands, if they both agree to it,

[Ref: Tafseer ibn Katheer] 

Some important Lessons: 

1. Every time the companion of the prophet discussed with his sister's x husband, he said " I honoured you" showing that giving his sister to this man made him honourable. i.e. his sister was his honour and pride and when he conducted their marriage , he honoured the man by giving something very precious and noble to him (i.e. his sister) 

2. Allah from above the seven heavens intervened in the case so as to issue a ruling that would protect women rights of marriage and re-marriage for eternity , by revealing this verse. 

3. The sahaabi (companion) and many of us in his place probably would have done the same, but as soon as his Lord revealed a command he said " I obey my lord" even if his intellect did not agree or may not have understood the wisdom behind such a verse there and then, nevertheless the very meaning of a Muslim is " one who submits his will to that of Allah". So the sahaabi went to the x husband and once again said I honour you by handing my honourable sister to you so take good care of her this time ! 

4. Had it not been for the divine verse revealed in the best interest of the couple who wanted to re-marry, the sahaabi Ma`qil (r.a) would probably have never permitted him to re-marry his sister . This shows the jealousy, care and respect he had for his sister that if a man hurt her in this way, he would never even let him come near her. 


Another true story: An interesting narration about a marriage where a girl was not willing to Marry Ibn Umar ra. - Taken from Asim ul-Haq's facebook post. 

The right of a woman to marry a rich suitor instead of a poor pious person

It is for those who say, we want good for our daughter who can not take decesion, that is why her consent is not that important.

Ibn Umar ra said:

توفي عثمان بن مظعون وترك ابنة له من خويلة بنت حكيم بن أمية بن حارثة بن الأوقص قال وأوصى إلى أخيه قدامة بن مظعون قال عبد الله وهما خالاي قال فمضيت إلى قدامة بن مظعون أخطب ابنة عثمان بن مظعون فزوجنيها ودخل المغيرة بن شعبة يعني إلى أمها فأرغبها في المال فحطت إليه وحطت الجارية إلى هوى أمها فأبيا حتى ارتفع أمرهما إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال قدامة بن مظعون يا رسول الله ابنة أخي أوصى بها إلي فزوجتها ابن عمتها عبد الله بن عمر فلم أقصر بها في الصلاح ولا في الكفاءة ولكنها امرأة وإنما حطت إلى هوى أمها قال فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم هي يتيمة ولا تنكح إلا بإذنها قال فانتزعت والله مني بعد أن ملكتها فزوجوها المغيرة بن شعبة

When Uthman bin Maz`oon ra died, he left a daughter from Khuwayla bint Hakeem. Uthman had a wasiyah that his brother Qudama bin Maz`oon will be wali of his daughter after his death.

Ibn Umar ra said: Uthman and Qudama are my maternal uncles, I asked from Qudama bin Maz`oon the hand of his niece, and Qudama did her nikah with me.

Her mother wanted to marry her daughter with Mugheera bin Sho`ba because he was rich, and her daughter was also in agreement with her mother.

When the matter came to the Prophet peace be upon him, Qudama bin Maz`oon said:

O Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) she is the daughter of my brother who advised that I am her guardian after him, so i did her nikah with the son of her paternal aunt, Ibn Umar. I have not left anything to find a good suitor for her. She is a girl and following her mother (who wanted to marry her with Mugheera bin Sho`ba).

The Prophet peace be upon him said: She is an orphan, do not marry her without her consent.

Ibn Umar ra said: She was taken from me even though we had a nikah, and then they did her nikah with Mugheera bin Sho`bah. [Musnad Ahmad 17/181, Shuaib al Arna`oot said: The chain is Hasan, Ahmad Shakir authenticated, al Haythamee said: Narrated by Ahmad and Its narrators are trustworthy"]

The narration of Ibn Maja which is short states

It was narrated from Ibn Umar that:

. أَنَّهُ حِينَ هَلَكَ عُثْمَانُ بْنُ مَظْعُونٍ تَرَكَ ابْنَةً لَهُ . قَالَ ابْنُ عُمَرَ فَزَوَّجَنِيهَا خَالِي قُدَامَةُ وَهُوَ عَمُّهَا وَلَمْ يُشَاوِرْهَا وَذَلِكَ بَعْدَ مَا هَلَكَ أَبُوهَا فَكَرِهَتْ نِكَاحَهُ وَأَحَبَّتِ الْجَارِيَةُ أَنْ يُزَوِّجَهَا الْمُغِيرَةَ بْنَ شُعْبَةَ فَزَوَّجَهَا إِيَّاهُ .

when Uthman bin Mazun died, he left behind a daughter. Ibn Umar said: “My maternal uncle Qudamah, who was her paternal uncle, married me to her, but he did not consult her. That was after her father had died. She did not like this marriage, and the girl wanted to marry Mughirah bin Shubah, so she married him.”[Ibn Maja Hadith 1878]

When the nikah was invalidated from one of the best man Ibn Umar ra because there was no consent of the girl. Then think about the nikah done with other people without the consent?