Daily Archives: October 10, 2013
Question: This questioner has three questions.
The first question: Is covering the vessels during the night obligatory or not? Based upon his صَلَّىٰ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ statement:
Cover your vessels.
Shaykh Ubaid: You are alluding to the hadith of Hudaifah, that which has been agreed upon from him: Read the rest of this entry
Umar ibn al-Khattaab said: One day, while we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) a man came before us whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black.
There were no signs of travel seen on him and none of us knew him. He approached and sat down by the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) resting his knees to his and placing the palms of his hands on his thighs, then he said,
“O Muhammad, inform me about Islam.” So the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Islam is to testify that none has the right to be worshipped in truth except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, to establish the prayer, to pay the Zakat, to fast Ramadan, and to make the pilgrimage (Hajj) to the House (i.e. the Kabah in Makkah) if you are able to do so.” He said, “You have spoken the truth,” and we were amazed that he was asking him and telling him that he had spoken the truth. He said, “So inform me about Emaan (Faith)? He said, “It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in the Divine Decree (Qadr), both the good and the evil thereof.” Read the rest of this entry
The Qur’an is the final revealed Book that contains the message of guidance from Allah for all humankind. Accordingly, the salvation as well as worldly welfare of the entire humanity depends upon following the guidance ordained in this Divine Book
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More Americans are eating lunch at their desks or even forgoing it altogether. Is passing up a proper midday break bad for one’s health? Chris Cunningham, professor of Industrial-Organizational and Occupational Health Psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, offers one view.
The attention it takes people to focus at work drains them of psychological, social and material reserves, says Dr. Cunningham, leading to stress and lower productivity. “Taking a lunch break away from the desk lets people separate themselves from the source of that drain,” he says. “And that offers the opportunity to build back some of those resources in the middle of the day—rather than just at the end when work is over.”
“There is not a moving (living) creature on earth, nor a bird that flies with its two wings, but are communities like you. We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered”[al-An’aam 6:38]
Ibn ‘Abbaas said: “Everything will be gathered, even the flies.” Read the rest of this entry