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OBITUARY: Moulana Ilyaas Ahmad Bayat Shaheed Rahimahullaah

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is reported to have said: “To Allah belongs what He has given, and to Him belongs what He has taken. Everything has an appointed time by Him. Therefore adopt patience and hope for reward”. In the infinite wisdom of Allah Ta’ala, the appointed time of departure …

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JAMIAT takes part in SAFM Debate

(Continued from the last issue) Below is the last part of the transcript of the debate that took place between SAFM host, Jeremy Maggs on the 4th of December 2007 and a panel of guests amongst whom was Mufti Ebrahim Desai of Jamiatul Ulama (KZN). The topic was ’Blasphemy’ and …

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Does the intention of marriage justify zina?

DOES THE INTENTION OF NIKAH JUSTIFY ZINA? I am a young teenage girl just out of High school. I was going steady with a Muslim boy for 2 years. I relaxed myself with him as he pledged to marry me. However, now that I am pregnant he says that he …

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Friendship and Islam

(Continued from the last issue …..) Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam has said, “A man is on the lifestyle of his friend so one should be wary of whom he befriends.” (Abu-Dawood) ETIQUETTE FOUR To make the friend a partner in one’s assets. Our beloved Nabi Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam has likened …

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The Knife

THE KNIFE A knife in any kitchen is very important and necessary item. In a nutshell a kitchen without a knife cannot operate. However the hand that operates and uses this very beneficial item can reverse the benefits of a knife to complete abuse and harm to both, the user …

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“By Allah! He is not a believer!”

Islam recognises the fact that man is a social being whose interaction with those around him is inevitable since human beings live in communities. Allah Ta’ala has placed certain rights and responsibilities over us to enable us to live in peace and harmony. Some people enjoy certain rights by virtue …

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Exclusively for this Ummah

Hadrat Abu Hurayra Radiyallaahu anhu narrates that Rasulullaah Sallallaahu Alaihi wasallam has said, “ My Ummah was given five things for Ramadaan which were not given to anyone except them. (They are): 1.     The smell emanating from the mouth of a fasting person is  sweeter to Allah    Ta’ala than …

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Regrets of a Lifetime

Nabi Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam has said, “The one who seeks mutual counsel (Mashwara) will not regret and the one who seeks divine guidance (Istikhaarah) will not be at a loss.” How often have we made rash and hasty decisions and thereafter when the outcomes are manifested, we are deeply regretful …

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The Middle Path

THE MIDDLE PATH Allah Ta’ala mentions in His beautiful Kitaab, The Quraan Shareef: “And Like that We have made you a moderate nation so that you be witnesses over mankind and the Messenger (i.e. Muhammad Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasallam) be a witness over you”. (Surah Al-Baqarah, verse: 143)     Furthermore, …

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Tafseer of Surah Takaathur

URATUT – TAKAATHUR (MUTUAL AMASSING OF WEALTH) Surah : 102 THEME :Amassing of Worldly benefits In the name of Allah, The Most Beneficial, The Most Merciful 1.    You are distracted by mutual competition in amassing (worldly benefits). 2.    Until you reach your graves. 3.    No! (This is not the correct …

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