The Sealed Nectar: Life of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) (PAPERBACK)
by Saifiur-Rahman Al-Mubarakpuri
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Watch “Prophetic Medicines – Diseases of the Heart and its Cures – Part 4 – Dr Jamil al-Qudsi” on YouTube
The west has long acknowledged the Islamic world’s contribution to the field of medicine but very few people recognise the sources and foundations which led to such great advances and findings. These foundations are in fact the guidelines set by Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, which are preserved in the Noble Qur’an and the authentic Sunnah.
We are living in a time where health problems have reached epidemic proportions and people are suffering great spiritual and physical diseases. Such problems cannot however, be brought to an end by adopting the many hundreds of new gimics and treatment plans, but will require Divine aid: Prophetic Medicine.
Part 4 of ‘Diseases of the Heart and its Cures’ – Prophetic Medicines
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Dr Jamil al-Qudsi is a medical Doctor and a world renowned Prophetic Medicine specialist. He is known for his varied works and discoveries of numerous health secrets from the Qur’an and Sunnah. Dr Jamil regularly appears on national and international TV channels and has produced hundreds of TV episodes. He further contributed in many conferences around the world as well as authored more than 30 books in this field. Dr Jamil is currently a consultant for the Hijama Health Clinic (London) on Islamic Nutrition.
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A sister asked Sheikh Yawar Baig a question regarding marriage; This was his response.
I want to get married to this man in my university who says that the best thing for him is to get married to get out of the temptations that surround him. He is still a student on scholarship and has no income or career. What is your advice?
جزاك اللهُ خيراً for your question. My advice is that you learn to eat grass. If you marry someone without an income, that is what you will need to be able to do at some point. Sorry to be rude – but as George Bernard Shaw said, ‘You must never be afraid to offend people because that is the only time that they listen.’ So I hope you are offended and can wake up from the hormone induced dream that you are in before it turns into a nightmare.
For a man to be suitable to marry, you must look for three things:
1. How is his Deen?
-Is he on the Shari’ah and Sunnah?
-Is he particular to avoid the doubtful things? (Does he eat doubtful chickens and drink Coke/Pepsi?)
-How are his manners? Not to you – but to all around him.
-Is he argumentative and combative about everything? Is he an auto-refuter?
-Is he kind and considerate to those weaker than him? Does he thank the waiter and the doorman?
-Is there a smile on his face or a frown? Does he have a sense of humor?
-Is he smart? Does he read more than comics? Can you have a serious, sensible conversation with him?
-Is his brain bigger than his biceps? (If he proposed to you without an income, I seriously doubt that it is)
-Is his language that of inclusion or exclusion – looking down on others who he considers as not so good Muslims as himself?
-Does he praise more or criticize more? Is he forgiving of others or eager to expose their faults?
-How particular is he about avoiding Haraam (Sorry to point out, but if he was having conversations with you without a Mahram, he and you were already indulging in Haraam)?
2. Can he support himself?
-How? Not dreams and smooth talk – but actual nuts and bolts. Here and now?
-Has he completed his education? How much longer will that take?
-Will his family support this marriage of yours until he can get a job (lousy situation to be in but better than eating grass)?
-What is his profession and how soon can he get a job?
-What kind of income does he have today and what can he look forward to?
-Is that enough to support you and your family?
-Believe me, today you may think that you can live on love and sunshine but I doubt that you can pay your rent with sunshine. Neither will sunshine buy you bread – that’s why I said that you may like to start eating grass because that is free and maybe you can even hire your services out as a walking lawn mower and make some money as well.
3. How compatible are you with each other and each other’s families?
-That means that you wake up and ask some basic questions like what do they eat?
-Where do they come from? Country and culture. Not race. I have seen marriages between Africans and African Americans break up in six months because Africans and African Americans are two different cultures, even though racially they are the same. Race doesn’t matter. Culture does. Difference is not bad. Incompatibility is. And many a time, difference translates as incompatibility.
-What is the relationship and expectation from the parents in law?
-How do they live? Are they from a multi-marriage culture where your husband-to-be who can’t resist temptations today will once again not be able to resist temptations and will take unto himself another wife; and perhaps another. So how will you take to that?
-What kind of financial background do your husband’s family come from? Is there too much of a disparity?
My mother used to say, ‘To patch a tear in a muslin garment you don’t use gold brocade.’
Finally of all the dumb reasons to marry is to ‘stay out of temptation’. I know I have just put myself in line for the Fatawa of all my ‘strong’ brothers who will strike me down with this and that Hadith. But before I go down, let me say to you, my dear sister, in plain words; What he is saying in effect is that he needs a legal means for sex.
So what happens when the hormones are not boiling any longer? He’s not marrying you for yourself. He is marrying you for himself. That is the worst reason to get married to anyone for. Believe me and wake up. Or keep sleeping and find out for yourself when the dream turns into a nightmare. After all nightmares are also dreams.
I will tell you what happens in 9 cases out of 10. When things get too tough and you demand time, attention and money, he will walk away and you will be left holding the baby – quite literally. Then what are you going to do?
So wake up and answer this questionnaire and if he comes out on top, by all means marry him. If not suggest to him to take cold showers – maybe he should put his bed in the shower – and you focus on your education. You came to the university to study. Not to look at boys. He came to study. Not to look at girls. Concentrate on your education. Get distinction. And go home. And then see what Allah has in store for you in terms of your Rizq – a husband you can look up to and be proud of. A husband who will be proud of you and treat you like a princess – not only during your honeymoon but for all your life.
I wish you all the best in this world and the next.
IslamQA: We pray the two fard rak‘ahs of Jumu‘ah, then after that the imam turns around and we all offer du‘aa’ together. Is what we do correct?
We pray the two fard rak‘ahs of Jumu‘ah, then after that the imam turns around and we all offer du‘aa’ together. Is what we do correct?
What the believers should do is follow the example of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) with regard to what he did and did not do. He should do what the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) did and refrain from that from which the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) refrained. Allah, may He be exalted, said (interpretation of the meaning):
“Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow for him who hopes in (the Meeting with) Allah and the Last Day …”
Du‘aa’ by the imam after an obligatory prayer – Jumu‘ah or otherwise – with the congregation saying Ameen is something that was not done by the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) or by any of his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them). If it was good, they would have done it before us.
Based on that, this action comes under the heading of reprehensible innovation. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever among you lives after I am gone will see great disputes; you must adhere to my Sunnah and the way of the Rightly Guided Caliphs. Hold on to it and cling fast to it. And beware of newly-invented matters, for every newly-invented matter is an innovation and every innovation is a going astray.”
Narrated by Abu Dawood, 4607; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
And the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever introduces something into this matter of ours that is not part of it will have it rejected.”
Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 2697; Muslim, 1718.
Ash-Shaatibi (may Allah have mercy on him) mentioned congregational du‘aa’ after the obligatory prayer in his book al-I‘tisaam (1/349-355), and explained that this is an innovation, because that was not done by the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) or by any of his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) or any of the imams (leading scholars) after them.
What you must do is refrain from this innovation and strive to recite the adhkaar and du‘aa’s that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) used to say after the prayer. And whoever wants to offer du‘aa’ may do so quietly.
And Allah knows best.
9th Dhu al-Hijjah, 10 AH (632 CE)
While standing at `Arafah during the Farewell Hajj, and after praising and glorifying God, the Messenger of God (SAW) said:
“O people, listen attentively to me for I do not know if I will ever meet you again after this year and in this place.”
A tall man stood and asked, “So what do you advise us to do?” He replied, “Worship your Lord, pray your five daily prayers, fast the month of Ramadan, perform Hajj to the House of God, give your zakat willingly, obey those placed in charge over you – and you shall enter the Paradise of your Lord.”
“All interest from the pre-Islamic period of ignorance is to be abolished; the first that I shall abolish is that of al-`Abbas. Your capital is your own; “do not do wrong and you will not be wronged.”
“O people, the months and days have once again been set to the way they were on the day that God created the heavens and the earth. The number of months with God is twelve, four of which are sacred, protected from violations being committed therein, these are Rajab that comes between Jumada and Sha”ban, and three which are consecutive: Dhul-Qa”dah, Dhul-Hijjah and Muharram. “That is the true and upright religion; do not wrong yourselves in them.”
“O people, those having deposits should award them to those who entrusted them with them.”
“Woe to you! Be careful! You will meet your Lord and He will ask you about your deeds so do not apostate after me by striking the necks of one another. Satan has given up hope of being worshipped by those who pray, but not so in sowing dissension amongst you.”
“O people, Satan has despaired of being worshipped in your land till the end of time but he has hope in your doing (wrong) acts that you think insignificant.
Beware of (harming) your religion through such acts because he shall be obeyed in these and shall be pleased. Beware of him (lest he harm) your religion.”
“O people, fear God with regards to women and treat them well for they are as captives with you. You took them as a trust from God and you are permitted marital relations with them in accordance to God’s law. You have rights over them and they have rights over you. One of the rights you have over them is that they not allow others besides yourselves to set foot on your furnishings, and that they do not give permission to anyone you dislike entering your homes. They should not disobey you in that which is good. If they do this, you have no right to (chastise them). They are due their food and their clothing in kindness. Admonish those women you fear are rebellious and high-handed, refuse to sleep with them in bed, and if you strike (them), do so without viciousness.”
“Listen well to me and live! Do not do wrong! Do not do wrong! Do not do wrong! The (retaliation) of a transgression should not be meted to any save the transgressor.
The father should not transgress against his son and the son should not transgress against his father. Know that every Muslim is a brother to another Muslim and that the Muslims are brothers, therefore no man should have access to his brother’s wealth, unless with his goodwill.”
“O people, I have left you the Book of God and the Tradition of his Prophet, you will not go astray if you adopt them, so live by them.”
“O people, your Lord is one and your father is one. The Arab is not superior to a non-Arab, nor a non-Arab to an Arab, nor a red-skinned person to a black-skinned person, and nor a black-skinned person to a red-skinned person, except through God-consciousness.”
“O people, what day is this?” They replied, ‘A sacred day.’ He asked, “What land is this?” They replied, ‘A sacred land.’ He asked, “What month is this?” They replied, ‘A sacred month.’ He said, “God has made your blood, your possessions and your honour sacred, just as this day in this month and in this land is sacred, this until you meet your Lord.” And he repeated this over and over.”
“Let those of you who are present inform those who are absent, perhaps the absent would retain more than some of those present. There will be no prophet after me and no nation after you.”
Then he raised his head and said, “Have I not conveyed (the message)? Have I not conveyed (the message)? Have I not conveyed (the message)?” They said, ‘Yes!’ He then raised his hands and said three times, “O God! Bear witness that I have conveyed (the message)!”
Below is a thematic overview of the Last Sermon.
“All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over a black nor a black has any superiority over a white except by piety and good action.”
“Regard the life and property of every Muslim as a sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Hurt no one so that no one may hurt you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.”
“O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regard to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under God’s trust and with His permission… Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers.”
“God has forbidden you to take usury (interest), therefore all interest obligation shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer any inequity. God has judged that there shall be no interest.”