​ALLAHUAKBAR! A MUST READ! Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) Running a Business

A First Hand Experience in Running a Business[1]

It was around 1971, when my late father-in-law went for hajj. He was away for four months. In that time I managed his business. Although I had absolutely no experience about business, with the fadhl (grace) of Allah Ta‘ala, I ran the business, during those four months, in a manner that not only benefited my father-in-law, but which became an example for the people of the town also. Alhamdulillah.

The daily routine that was adopted, the set up in the business and the manner of interaction with customers is being outlined and shared, as a lesson. Insha-Allah, that experience will be a means of people, especially businessmen, channeling their efforts towards prioritising deen over dunya and giving preference to earning the Aakhirah (Hereafter) over the chase for money and material commodities. The love for dunya and attaching one’s heart to it inevitably brings destruction to a person’s deen. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Two hungry wolves let loose on a flock of sheep cannot cause as much destruction to the flock as the damage that one’s greed for wealth and fame can inflict upon one’s deen.”[2]

The timetable, whilst running the business, was as follows:

After the fajr salaah it was my practice to recite Yaseen Shareef and other azkaar. Thereafter I would proceed to the shop. I used to open the shop at around 8:30 a.m.

Business and Salaah

There is no doubt that during business hours, there is a demand for hard work. You have to buy, sell and keep up with everything else related to the business. You cannot just let things be and expect a business to prosper. For those few hours, you have to make the effort and work hard. However, if the zuhr azaan was at 1 p.m., then from 12:30 p.m. we started arranging for the customers to leave the shop, so that by 12:45 or 12:50 the last customers could leave and we could be in the musjid before the azaan. Alhamdulillah, the same procedure was adopted for ‘asr salaah.

After the zuhr salaah, I would go home for lunch, and then return to the shop to continue with business. On a Friday, I used to travel from Richmond to Pietermaritzburg or Ixopo for jumu‘ah. The shop remained closed until my return. Alhamdulillah, this is how we managed and operated the business in those months.

On Saturdays, it was extremely busy in that small town. All the buses and cars, transporting hundreds of people, would stop just outside the shops. The people would just go on buying and buying. Because of my routine with regard to closing for zuhr salaah, some of the town’s people commented: “Now we will see what happens. All the shops remain open during zuhr time on Saturdays – not one closes in this busy time.”

However, I kept up to my routine. I finished off between 12:30 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. and went to the musjid. Alhamdulillah, when I came back from salaah, the customers were there, waiting. Alhamdulillah, this set an example for others to also close for zuhr on a busy day as well.

I have mentioned previously that the non-Muslims also run businesses – and big businesses. They have clear notices at their entrances detailing their business hours and times for the entire week, such as Monday to Friday, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays, etc. Anyone who wants to purchase anything from these stores knows and understands that they will have to get there in those hours only. The customers work around their own activities and responsibilities, and they get there in time, to buy whatever they want to. So… why can we not have our salaah times also detailed on our notices? Why can we not close for salaah? Why do we distrust the promise of Allah Ta‘ala? If someone wants to purchase something, he will know the hours of business and will come in those hours. This personal experience that I am relating to you proves this.

Business and Customers

As for the items that were being sold; if there was something in the shop, which in my opinion was not proper to sell, I gave it away or sold it under the cost price. If it was more doubtful than halaal, then I just gave it away.

There were customers who would buy bread, milk, sugar, and other necessities. Some of them were extremely poor. They would tell me what they wanted. However, when they opened their purses, I could see that they did not have enough money. They used to count the coins they had and sometimes they would have to leave out some items due to insufficient money. It was obvious that the person was a very poor person. One could clearly see their poverty. Some would also mention their plight: they were struggling to make ends meet, they had no job and had three or four children to take care of, etc. Their destitution and need was evident. …In this way, I got to know about their lives and the hardships some of them faced.

So I would ask: “How much do you have?”

If the person had R10 – and in that time R10 was a lot of money – I would then look at the total cost for the groceries that had been taken. If it was, for example, R12, I would say: “Take the whole thing and keep your R10 too.”

Upon hearing this, often that old lady or old man would actually start jumping around to express their happiness and appreciation. They would then go and bring more customers and come again. Obviously the situation nowadays is different. I am not saying that you should just give away everything to everyone. What will be left of the business? However, there are still many genuinely poor people. As Muslims, we should show mercy, compassion and leniency towards them. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gave du‘aa to such a person: “May Allah have mercy on a man who is lenient when selling, buying, and seeking repayment.”

When my father-in-law returned, the neighbour said to him: “Your son-in-law must have run you bankrupt because the shop was more closed than opened!”

I told my father-in-law: “Don’t worry. Have a rest first, for two or three days.”

When I gave him the books and the money, there was a 25% to 30% increase in business. He even asked in surprise: “How did that happen?”

Alhamdulillah, at least I can say from the mimbar that it is not just something theoretical. It is something that was practical and it was experienced while being ‘hands-on’ in running a business. People say: “What do the ‘aalims know about business! They always talk theory. Do this, do that, don’t do this, don’t do that…” Here was a 30% increase in business, in lesser time, and with the salaah performed on time in the musjid. Alhamdulillah, there was no lying, no stealing, no cheating and no deceiving anybody. …The staff used to repeatedly say: “We wish you stay in this business full time.”

Alhamdulillah, I make shukr to Allah Ta‘ala for these are incidents – since it offered some inspiration and incentive to the businessmen there.

May Allah Ta‘ala grant us all the taufeeq of doing business in a manner which is most pleasing to Allah Ta‘ala, and which will be a means of great rewards and goodness, in both worlds.


[1] Taken from an informal majlis

[2] Tirmidhi #2482
Al Haadi South Africa 

Qadha of I’tikaaf

Q: If ones sunnat i’tikaaf broke, is it necessary to make qadha of the entire ten days I’tikaaf or just the day the i’tikaaf broke?

A: One will have to make Qadha of the day the I’tikaaf broke.

قوله ( أما النفل ) أي الشامل للسنة المؤكدة… لزوم الاعتكاف المسنون بالشروع وإن لزم قضاء جميعه أو باقيه مخرج على قول أبي يوسف أما على قول غيره فيقضي اليوم الذي أفسده لاستقلال كل يوم بنفسه (رد المحتار 2/444-445)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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Giving Zakaat to Beggars

Ramadaan, the month of fasting, is also the time when many Muslims calculate and discharge their Zakaat. One of the fundamentals of Zakaat is to discharge Zakaat to eligible recipients. Eligible recipients are Muslims who own less than the Zakaat Nisaab. (Current Zakaat Nisaab in South Africa is +/-R5500.00.)


The onus is on the individual to verify the Zakaat eligibility of the recipient.

It is very worrying that many individuals hand over their Zakaat to beggars standing at traffic lights. Many of these individuals are “professional” beggars who make so much money that it is compulsory on them to pay Zakaat, let alone receive it.


The general rule when discharging Zakaat is to first give it to needy family members and relatives, then one’s neighbours, then the needy of one’s suburb, city, province, country and so forth in an expanding circle. Zakaat discharged in this manner will have a greater effect in eradicating poverty and want.


Individuals experiencing difficulty in discharging their Zakaat may forward their Zakaat to the Jamiat and have their Zakaat discharged to eligible recipients verified by Ulama.


Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians
223 Alpine Road, Overport
Durban, South Africa

Attending a Janāzah

By Hadrat Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh 

The journey to the Hereafter is one which almost every person fears, yet we fail to show any concern for our dear and near ones from the time of their demise to after burial. Our condition at such a critical time is worthy of much lament and shame. Rather than our benefitting the deceased in anyway, we return from the funeral with no benefit to ourselves or to the family; in fact we return with increase in the hurt and grief of the family and maybe sin too. This is because we are neglectful and forget the severity of the stages which our beloved ones are soon to reach. Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said:

If you were to frequently remember the severer of desires, then I would not see you in this condition [of laughing], therefore excessively remember the severer of desires—death, because not a day passes upon the grave except that it says, ‘I am a place of loneliness, I am a place of solitude, I am a place of dust, I am a place of worms and insects.’ When a believing person is buried, the grave says to him/her, ‘Welcome! You were the most beloved of the people who used to walk over me. Since I have been given control over you and you have come to me, you shall see my treatment with you. The grave then opens up as far as one’s sight can see, and a door towards Jannah is opened for him. When a disbelieving person is buried, the grave says to him/her, ‘Most unwelcome! You were the most hated of the people who used to walk over me. Since I have been given control over you, you shall see how I deal with you.’ The grave then closes upon him until his ribs interlock into each other. Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallaminterlaced his fingers to express this.

‘Seventy serpents are set upon him; if only one was to spit in the world, nothing would grow till the world remains. They will bite him and torment him until he is reckoned.’ Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam also said, “The grave is either a garden from the gardens of Paradise, or a pit from the pits of Hell.” (At-Tirmidhī)

Being oblivious to the crucial phase our beloved is going to be facing, we stand around and dwell on worldly matters, eager for the ‘ordeal’ to end and rush back to business. The hope of remembering the deceased and praying for him in the days to come is farfetched. In fact we do not even take care to utilise the time between the point we leave for the janāzah till we return in reading something and sending its reward to the deceased. Moreover, even in the graveyard we can neither focus our minds towards the matter ahead, nor have the fervour to at the least utilise the time spent waiting to recite a few verses or adhkār and pray for the deceased.

The crux of the problem behind this sad culture of ours is that we are completely neglectful of what is to come after death and attend the funeral only to show our faces to the family or the associates of the deceased. The spirit behind attending a funeral has long vanished from our lives. It is time we set the tables straight, otherwise we will be in no better state when our time comes; we can only anticipate a further decline. Our current attitude to attending a funeral is in need of radical reform as we are in no way benefiting anyone.

When attending a janāzah, a person can benefit three parties; the deceased, the relatives and ourselves.

1. Deceased

The first person to benefit from the funeral is the deceased. Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said:

When a person passes away and forty people who do not ascribe partners with Allāh, perform his/her janāzah salāh, Allāh accepts their intercession on behalf of the deceased (and forgives him/her). (Muslim)  

Obviously, this will only happen if they are all sincere. It is for this reason a large crowd is encouraged and appreciated by the Sharī‘ah, as this gives the probability of forty sincere individuals being present a better chance. If we attend a janāzah and our intentions are only to show our faces, we are not in any way benefitting the deceased as in reality we have not attended. A deed done without sincerity is not accepted and it is as though it does not exist. It is possible that many people have attended a janāzah, yet the large crowd may not comprise of forty sincere people. May Allāh ta‘ālā save us all. Āmīn. In attending the janāzah, our attitude has become to attend merely to get ourselves ticked present. Large crowds of people with such intentions will not help the deceased in anyway. We need to assess our intentions and rectify them if needed. Our prime intention should only be the Pleasure of Allāh ta‘ālā and to seek forgiveness for the deceased; then only the deceased will benefit.

2. Relatives

Another primary objective of attending a funeral is to give moral support to the family and relatives of the deceased which is needed at such times by sharing the grief they are experiencing. Imagine no one turning up to the funeral from the community and associates; an avalanche of sorrow and grief would come hurtling down on the family. The more people that attend, the more comfort the aggrieved feel. It is for this reason special encouragement has been given in regards to attending funerals. Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said:

Whoever attends the janāzah and performs the salāh, he will get one qīrāt. And whoever attends the janāzah and remains there until the deceased is buried will get two qīrāt. It was asked; how much is two qīrāt? Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam said, ‘Like two great mountains.’ (Muslim) 

By engaging in meeting people and talking and laughing, do we bring comfort to the relatives of the deceased?

3. Ourselves

Attending a janāzah benefits us too. Firstly, we will gain the reward mentioned above. Secondly, a person will find it easy to contemplate over the life Hereafter, the grave, the reckoning and the shortness and uncertainty of this life. A person can take a lesson from the deceased that a little while ago he was amongst us, happy, enjoying himself, healthy, not a sign that the last seconds are ticking away. The same could be for us, and the next bier that is lifted could be ours. A poet says:

No man is aware of his death; provisions of hundred years have been accumulated but one does not know of the next second!

Looking at the deceased and the graves and contemplating upon the stages of the Hereafter will make us realise that we too need to prepare for this inevitable day.

Every person desires comfort in the eternal life. No matter what spiritual condition a person may find himself in, a believer will never say he does not desire the everlasting bliss and bounties Allāh ta‘ālāhas stored for His servants in Jannah. However, the opportunity to succeed in this desire is only until a person is alive; once death sets upon a person this opportunity has slipped from his hands. A dead person himself cannot earn a reward of even one subhānallāh. Therefore, each person should strive for the Hereafter and send forth whatever is possible and leave behind what will benefit him after his demise.

As-sadaqah al-jāriyah is an action from which a person continues to reap rewards even after his death, such as construction of a masjid. Similarly, a person continues to get reward from the knowledge he has left behind in the form of books and students, and also children he nurtured and brought up pious. Other than this a person will not be able to do anything for himself after death.

Rasūlullāh sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said:

When a person dies, his deeds cease [he does not attain any reward] except for three: as-sadaqah al-jāriyah, knowledge (he left behind) from which benefit is derived, and a pious child who prays for him. (Muslim)

So, earn for yourself as much as possible, as in this day and age we cannot rely on others to pray or send reward. One only has to contemplate and think how much he remembers his own near and dear ones and sends reward for them.  Let alone remembering our deceased after many days have passed, let us just take a glimpse at our condition when a loved one from our own house has departed. Seldom will you find a son who will immediately spend some form of charity within an hour of his father’s demise; the thought of making some provision for him before he reaches the grave does not even cross his mind. Relatives and friends will gather and talk of the deceased person’s merits and qualities, but they will not take the trouble of spending money or reciting some supplications or adhkār to send the reward to the deceased. A little assessment of our reaction and behaviour at someone’s funeral will be sufficient for us to make an analogy of what we can expect from people for ourselves.  Therefore, the most imperative point for every person is to make an earnest effort for his own Hereafter.

Let us correct our objectives and intentions of attending the janāzah. Inshā’allāh, the sad situation of seeing people wasting time, gossiping about worldly matters, laughing, and being insensitive of the phase the deceased is about to face will all change. Furthermore, if we make an effort from now and change this appalling current culture, then not only will we benefit others, but most importantly we will benefit ourselves, as when our time comes people will only act according to what has become the culture. May Allāh ta‘ālā grant us the tawfīq. Āmīn.

© Riyādul Jannah (Vol. 23 No. 2, Feb 2014)



Is this authentic?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘You must fast, for there is nothing equal to it in reward’


Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), ‘Inform me of some deed which I can do’. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Hold on to fasting, for there is nothing like it’

(Sunan Nasai, Al Mujtaba, Hadith: 2220)

Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has declared the chain of narrators of Imam Nasai authentic.

(Fathul Bari, under Hadith: 1894)

Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahumallah) have also declared a longer version of this Hadith authentic. This version goes on to mention that ‘[Since then] smoke would never be seen during the day at the home of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) except if he had guests [implying that he would never cook food during the day since he was fasting]’

(Sahih Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 3425. Also  see Footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah on Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 8988)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Hadith Answers South Africa

Do not be a Deprived One 

عن عبادة بن الصامت رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال يوما وحضر رمضان أتاكم رمضان شهر بركة يغشاكم الله فيه فينزل الرحمة ويحط الخطايا ويستجيب فيه الدعاء ينظر الله تعالى إلى تنافسكم فيه ويباهي بكم ملائكته فأروا الله من أنفسكم خيرا فإن الشقي من حرم فيه رحمة الله عز و جل رواه الطبراني ورواته ثقات إلا أن محمد بن قيس لا يحضرني فيه جرح ولا تعديل (الترغيب و الترهيب رقم 1490

Hadhrat ‘Ubaadah bin Saamit (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that on one occasion close to Ramadhaan, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) addressed the Sahaabah saying: “Ramadhaan, the month full of blessings is about to dawn upon you. It is in this month wherein Allah Ta’ala turns His special mercies towards you, forgives your sins, accepts your duaas and supplications, looks at your vying with each other in carrying out good deeds (to please Allah Ta’ala) and boasts to His angels about you. Hence, show Allah Ta’ala your works of piety and righteousness. For certainly the most unfortunate one is the one who is deprived of the mercy of Allah Ta’ala in this blessed month.”


Condition of I’tikaaf for One who Left the Masjid to Wash his Hands

Q: If a person sitting in sunnah i’tikaaf left the masjid to wash his hands at meal times, will his i’tikaaf break?

A: His i’tikaaf will break. Alternate arrangements should be made for washing the hands in the masjid.

( وحرم عليه ) أي على المعتكف اعتكافا واجبا أما النفل فله الخروج لأنه منه له لا مبطل كما مر ( الخروج إلا لحاجة الإنسان ) طبيعية كبول وغائط وغسل لو احتلم ولا يمكنه الاغتسال في المسجد كذا في النهر (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/444-445, الفتاوى الهندية 1/212)

( فلو خرج ) ولو ناسيا ( ساعة ) زمانية لا رملية كما مر ( بلا عذر فسد ) (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار 2/447,الفتاوى الهندية 1/212)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

Mufti Online South Africa

Madrasah in Just 5 Minutes

In the light of the Qur’aan and Ahadeeth

(1) Islaamic History

Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) invited people in secrecy for the first three years. When Allaah then granted permission to invite the people publicly, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) climbed up Mount Safa and called for all the leaders of the Quraysh. When they had all gathered, Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “O people! Will you believe me if I were to tell you that an army was approaching from behind Mount Safa to attack you?” “Why not?” they all said, “You are The Truthful and Trustworthy.” Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) then continued, “O people! Believe in the One Allaah and forsake worshipping your idols because I am warning you of a terrible punishment and have come to warn you of something that right before your eyes!” As soon as they heard this, the people were infuriated and before leaving, they hurled verbal abuse at Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)’s uncle Abu Lahab spoke most harshly to Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) saying, “May you be miserable for the rest of the day! Have you called us here for this?” It was after this that the people started to oppose Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).
(2) Allaah’s Power

Allaah has created countless animals on the earth and in the oceans. There are so many flying in the skies and many crawling underground as well. However, we do not see these creatures carrying their food about with them or gathering them all in one place. They all leave their homes with empty bellies and search for sustenance, which Allaah provides for them and they then return home well satiated. Who is it that provides so much food for so many creatures every day? Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “How many are the animals who do not (even) carry their own provision (as you do) ? (Despite this,) Allaah (still) sustains them and you (people) as well (you should therefore have no fear of sustenance when you make Hijrah, leaving your possessions behind). He is the All Hearing (hears all your du’aas), the All Knowing (knows your needs and will fulfil them)”.
[Surah Ankaboot, verse 60]
(3) A Fardh

A person once came to Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) and said, “O Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)! I am destroyed!” “What has happened?” Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) asked. “I have had relations with my wife while I was fasting,” he explained. Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) then instructed him to fulfil the Kaffaara.
[Tirmidhi 724, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah t]
When a person engages in sexual relations with his wife while he is fasting, it will be Waajib (compulsory) for him to fast for sixty consecutive days as Kaffaara (expiation). If he does not have the strength to do this, he will have to feed sixty poor people to their fill. 
(4) A Sunnah

Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) observed I’tikaaf for the last ten days of Ramadhaan every year.
[Bukhaari 2026, from Hadhrat Aa’isha رضي الله عنها]
(5) An Important Act and its Virtue

Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Giving to a poor person will earn the reward of Sadaqah, but giving to a poor relative will earn the double reward of Sadaqah as well as of maintaining good family ties.”
[Mustadrak of Haakim 1476, from Hadhrat Sulaymaan bin Aaamir t]  
(6) A Sin

Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)said, “When a person owns gold and silver and does not fulfil its right (does not pay the zakaah), then the gold and silver will be made into plates on the Day of Qiyaamah, heated in Jahannam and then used to brand his sides, forehead and his back. This branding will be repeated continuously throughout the Day of Qiyaamah, which will last for 50000 years. Then, when Allaah decides the fate of people, he will be sent either to Jannah or to Jahannam.”
[Muslim 2290, from Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah t]
(7) This World

Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “When the sun rises, two angels on either side of it make the announcement daily, ‘O people! Turn to your Rabb. The wealth that is little, but sufficient is better than the large quantity of wealth that distracts a person from Allaah.’”
[Ahmad 21214, from Hadhrat Abu Dardaa t]  
(8) The Aakhirah

Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “There shall be no good news (of Jannah) for the criminals (Kuffaar) on that day (of Qiyaamah) when they see the angels (of punishment), and they will shout, ‘Stay far away!’”.
[Surah Furqaan, verse 22]
(9) Cures from the Qur’aan and Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

Hadhrat Talha (RA) reports that he once met Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) as Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) held a pear in his hand. “Take this, O Talha,” Rasulullaah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Because it gives peace of heart.”
[Ibn Maajah 3369]
(10) Qur’aanic Advice

Allaah says in the Qur’aan, “91. Shaytaan wants only to cast (breed) enmity and hatred between you by means of liquor (intoxicants) and gambling and wants to prevent you from the remembrance of Allaah and salaah (by involving you in these evils). So will you not abstain (from these evil which cause disputes between you) ?”
[Surah Maa’idah, verse 91]
The ill effects of consuming liquor and gambling are so serious that they create enmity between people and prevent people from doing good deeds. They therefore need to be avoided.

Al Islam Hadhrat Mufti AH Elias Saheb DB South


A husband and wife should compete with each other in doing more good deeds in Ramadhaan. For example, each of them should attempt to recite more Quran than the other.

A husband and wife should encourage each other to do good deeds in Ramadhan. For example, each should encourage the other to spend on the poor.

A husband and wife should encourage each other to abstain from sin in Ramadhan. For example, if any of them starts a conversation about gossip, the other should politely tell them to stop.     


A Muslim is rewarded for every good intention he makes. Before commencing reciting of the Quran make the following intentions:

1. To seek the reward of Allah. (Each letter recited is rewarded)
2. To fulfil the command of Allah to recite the Quran.
3. To seek the closeness of Allah. (Quran is one of the easiest ways to draw close to Allah)
4. To seek hidaayah (guidance).
5. To seek Allah’s rahmah (mercy). 
6. To seek shifa (cure) from all physical and spiritual illnesses.
7. To gain nur (spiritual radiance).

By doing these simple intentions, a person greatly increases his rewards for reciting Quran.

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Beautiful Pearls Which Make A Wife Special


1) The Patient: The woman who remains patient in all circumstances, and never whines, moans and complains. When some trouble or affliction hits her, she turns to Allah for help.

2) The Protector: The woman who protects her husband’s wealth & her chastity when he is away from home. When he returns , she does not burden him with the day’s problems, but listens attentively to his needs and does her best to take his tiredness away.

3) The Lover: The women who adores her husband, beautifies herself for him & craves for his children to the extent that whenever her husband glances at her, duaa pours for her from the bottom of his heart.

4) The Good Do-er: The women who has an excellent reputation in society – for being kind, caring & courteous. She is good with her neighbours & relatives & never backbites or displays jealousy.

5) The Content: The women who never casts her eyes at material things and is content with whatever little her husband gives her. She is thankful to him for every morsel that he feeds her, every clothe that he gifts her, including the roof over her head. She makes her gratefulness known to him in words & action and thus, soothes her husband’s heart.

6) The Pious: The women who spends much of her day in dhikr, reading the Quran & Salaah and her nights in praying tahajjud & crying to Allah for forgiveness. She encourages her husband to give daw’ah in his spare time.

7) The Sweet Smiler: The woman who smiles excessively, especially when her husband is at home. She always talks gently that it seems that pearls are dripping from her mouth. She never raises her voice while talking to her husband. If her husband is angry with her for some reason & shouts at her, she does not answer him back but maintains a dignified silence. When he has calmed down , she offers him cool water & apologizes to him even if she wasn’t at fault.

May Allah bless the Muslim women with these characteristics. Aameen

Ideal Women