Sunday, June 18, 2017

Traders, Give Sadaqah

Qais bin Abi Gharazah (radi Allahu anhu) said: “At the time of the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) we used to be called Samaasir (brokers). The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) came to us when we were selling and called us by a name that was better than that. He said, ‘O Tujjar (merchants), this selling involves lies and (false) oaths, so mix some charity with it.” [Sunan an-Nasai]

The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) is telling us in this hadith to offset bad deeds with good deeds. When people sell things, they often resort to lying about their merchandise in order to make a sale. To counteract the consequences of these Haraam deeds, the Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) told traders in particular to give much Sadaqah (charity). As an eraser rubs out stray pencil marks, good deeds erase bad deeds.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Miskeen


The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The Miskeen (poor person) is not the one for whom a date-fruit or two, or a morsel or two (of food) is sufficient, but the Miskeen is he who does not (beg or) ask the people (for anything) or show his poverty at all. Recite if you wish, (Allah’s statement), ‘…They do not beg of people at all…’ (Quran 2:273).” [Sahih Bukhari]

One of the categories of people entitled to receive Zakat is “the Miskeen.” This hadith defines who a Miskeen is. It is not someone who is obviously poor, or who begs of people, but someone who is ashamed to let people know of his need and poverty. Such people can be recognized by their faces and by our sensitivity. Out of self-respect they do not ask others to help them but suffer in silence. They are especially deserving of our help.



This hadith has been sent to me by dailyhadith.adaptivesolutionsinc.com

Thursday, June 8, 2017

How in the world do they get these amazing photos!

How in the world do they get these amazing photos!

Their patience must be incredible.

The last one is truly "one of a kind".







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