Friday, 5 July 2013

Titles of Muslim Female Scholars.

Salaam 'alaykum.
Like men, women in the past were showered with titles testifying to their scholarly and religious standing. Some such examples are:
1. Sitt al-Ajnas: Mawfiqiya bint 'Abdul Wahhaab ibn 'Ateeq.
2. Sitt al-Ahl: Umm Ahmed bint Ulwan ibn Sa'eed.
3. Sitt al-Shaam: Khatoon Ukht al-Malik al-Aadil.
4. Sitt al-Arab: Umm al-Khayr bint Yahya ibn Qa'imaz.
5. Sitt al-Fuqaha: Sharifa bint Khatib Sharfuddin Ahmad ibn Muhammad.
6. Sitt al-Fuqaha: Amat al-Rahman bint Taqiuddin Ibrahim ibn 'Ali.
7. Sitt al-Kul: 'Ayesha bint Muhammad ibn Ahmed ibn 'Ali.
8. Sitt al-Kul: Bint Imam Radiuddin ibn Muhammad.
9. Sitt al-Kul: Bint Ahmed ibn Muhammad Makkiya.
10. Sitt al-Mulk: Fatima bint 'Ali ibn 'Ali ibn Abu Badr.
11. Sitt al-Nas: Kamaliya bint Ahmed ibn 'Abdul Qadir.
12. Tajunnissa: Bint Rustam ibn Abu Rija' ibn Muhammad
13. Sharfunnissa: Amatullah bint Ahmed ibn 'Abdullah.
14. Fakhrunnissa: Shahdah bint Ahmed ibn 'Umar.
15. Zayn al-Dar: Wajiha bint 'Ali ibn Yahya.
16. Shajarah al-Dur: Umm Khalil.
17. Hurrah: Umm Muwayd Zaynab bint Abu'l Qasim 'Abd al-Rehman
18. Jaleelah: Umm 'Umar Khadija bint 'Umar ibn Ahmed.
19. Mu'allima: Ghalima bint Muhammad Andalusiya
20. Shaykha: Umm 'Abdullah Habiba bint Khatib 'Izzuddin, Umm Zaynab Fatima bint 'Abbas, Umm al-Fadl Safiyya bint Ibrahim ibn Ahmed, Umm Ahmed Zaynab bint Makki ibn 'Ali.
21. Musnadat al-Shaam: Umm 'Abdullah Zaynab bint Kamaaluddin Maqdisiyya

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Heart Poisons.

The four poisons of the heart:

1. Excessive speech.

2. Unrestrained glances.

3. Too much food.

4. Keeping bad company.

Monday, 18 June 2012

Mujhe Insaan Kar De.

Mujhe insaan tu kar de
Ke yeh ehsaan tu kar de
Hidayat de mujhe Allah
Dua' din raat karta hoon.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

From Behind The Curtain.

Al Salamu 'Alaykum.
Maryam Bint Jahsh, a scholar of classical Arabic helped her husband, the Yemeni scholar Jamal Al-Deen ‘Ali Bin Abi'l-Fawaris Al-Hamdani resolve a debate with members of the Murji’ sect; while Al-Mutahhar ibn Muhammad who was married to the famous Mujtahidah Fatimah Bint Yahya used to consult her on juristic matters while she sat behind a curtain, such that when he came up with the answer, his students would say:
This is not from you. This is from behind the curtain!’
Taken from Muslim Women Who Taught Their Husbands.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Training Children

Al Salamu 'Alaykum.

Al-Rubay’ bint Mu’awwidh – Allah be pleased with her – said while describing how the Prophet – Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – told them to fast ‘Âshûrâ:
We used to make toys out of dyed wool for the children and keep them with us so if the children asked us for food we would give them the toys to distract them until they completed their fast.
Sahîh Muslim. A similar narration is also in Sahîh Al-Bukhârî.
Al-Nawawî states in his commentary on Sahîh Muslim:
In this narration we are shown that children should be trained to do acts of obedience and made used to doing worship; although they are not legally bound.
Taken from Sayings of the Salaf.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Speak The Truth, O Muslim!

Once during the days of the British occupation of India, a dispute arose between the Hindus and Muslims in Muzaffarnagar District, Kandhla, over a piece of land which both of them claimed as their place of worship. They referred the matter to the English ruler of the district. He heard the case and evidence presented by both parties, but could not reach a verdict. He asked the Hindus, “Is there a Muslim in the area whose word you trust.” The Hindus replied, “Yes, we do,” and they mentioned the name of a Muslim scholar. The ruler, thereupon, summoned the Muslim scholar to his court. The scholar agreed and came to the court. He stood with his back turned towards the ruler and declared, “The Hindus are right. The land in dispute belongs to them.” The ruler decided accordingly. The Muslims lost the case, but truth scored a magnificient victory.
The Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) has encouraged speaking the truth no matter how unpalatable it might be to others.


On the authority of Anas, who said: I heard the messenger of Allah say:
Allah the Almighty has said: "O son of Adam, so long as you call upon Me and ask of Me, I shall forgive you for what you have done, and I shall not mind. O son of Adam, were your sins to reach the clouds of the sky and were you then to ask forgiveness of Me, I would forgive you. O son of Adam, were you to come to Me with sins nearly as great as the earth and were you then to face Me, ascribing no partner to Me, I would bring you forgiveness nearly as great as it."
Sunan Tirmidhi.