• Response to Adhan

    In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

    May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers
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  • Adhan and Iqama when praying Alone

    It is sunna for men to give both the adhan and iqama (even if only quietly), even when praying alone. [ Shurunbulali, Maraqi al-Falah ]

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  • Are you still married by Islamic law if you divorce by English law?

    In the Name of Allah, Most Merciful and Compassionate

    May Allah’s peace and blessings be upon His Messenger Muhammad, his folk, companions, and followers

    Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

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  • Why is a verbal divorce given only by a man when marriage is proven on paper?

    In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

    First, let’s take a look at the letter of the law:

    Technically, a marriage can take effect without being written down on paper. While it is recommended that a marriage contract be drafted, a nikah is perfectly valid with a verbal statement of offer and acceptance, provided that it is witnessed by two men (or, alternatively, one man and two women according to the Hanafi maddhab).

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  • Some other references about Blessed Sunnah Foods

    Milk: The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, increases the brain, augments intelligence, renews vision & drives away forgetfulness.

    Barley:The Prophet Muhammed (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) recommended talbina (a meal made from powdered barley) for the sick and grieving.

    He is quoted as saying, “At-talbina gives rest to the heart of the patient and makes it active and relieves some of his sorrow and grief” “The Talbina”: is a meal made by mixing 2 spoons of barley and a cup of water, cooked for 5 min, after that a cup of yogurt and bee’s honey is added, it is called Talbina which comes from the Arabic Word Laban meaning yogurt because of its resemblances to the yogurt, as it is soft and white. And aicha said that the prophet peace be upon him has advised us to use it as a medicine, as he said. Its a cure for sadness:“At-talbina gives rest to the heart of the patient and makes it active and relieves some of his sorrow and grief” (Bukhari 7:71’593).

    It is narrated that the wife of the prophet peace be upon him “Aisha”, if one of her relatives die, and after the funerals, used to gather the women in the familly, and ask for a pot and cook the talbina, after that she would prepare some kind of a meal called: thrida”, which is mainly peaces of bread emerged in a sauce. And she would poor the talbina on it. And tell the women: eat from it, as I heard the prophet peace be upon him saying.

    Honey: Considered to be the best remedy for diarrhoea when mixed in hot water. It is the food of foods, drink of drinks & drug of drugs. It is used for creating appetite, strengthening the stomach, eliminating phlegm, as a meat preservative,hair conditioner, eye salve & mouthwash. It is extremely beneficial in the morning in warm water & is also a sunnah.

    Olive oil: Excellence treatment for skin and hair, delays old age, treats inflammation of the stomach

    Mushroom: The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes, it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.

    Grapes: The Prophet was very fond of grapes, it purifies the blood, provides vigour & and health, strengthens the kidneys & clears the bowels.

    Dates: The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) said that a house without dates has no food, also to be eaten at the time of childbirth.

    Figs: It is a fruit from paradise and a cure for piles.

    Melon: Melon contains 1000 blessings & 1000 mercies, the Prophet SAW said “None of your women who are pregnant & eat of water melon will fail to produce offspring who are good in countenance & good in character.

    Pomegranate: The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) said it cleanse you of Satan and evil aspirations for 40 days.

    Water: The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) said the best drink in this world & the next is Water. When you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps. Gulping produces sickness of the liver.

  • It is said that to eat Quince on an empty stomach is good for the soul. Cold and dry, Quince is astringent to the stomach, and it checks excessive menstrual flow. A few seeds placed in water will, after a few minutes, form amucilage which is an excellent remedy for cough and sore throat, especially in the young. Quince is also excellent for pregnant woman, gladdening their heart. The holy Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) said, “Eat Quince, for it sweetens the heart. For ALLAH has sent no Prophet as HIS messenger without feeding him on the Quince of Paradise. For Quince increases the strength up to that of forty men.”

  • In the time of the Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) , it was customary to fumigate houses by burning frankincense and thyme. Thyme is cold and dry in the third degree. An excellent digective aid to heavy foods, thyme beautifies the complexion, annuls intestinal gas, and benefits coldness of the stomach and liver. When drunk as an infusion, it is said to kill tapeworms

  • The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) was reported to have once remarked that vinegar was the seasoning of all the prophets who came before him. Vinegar is both cold and hot, nearly balancing between the two. Mixed it with rose water, it is an excellent remedy for toothache and headache. Vinegar dissolves phlegm. Another Hadith states that a house containing vinegar will never suffer from poverty.

  • Sweet pomegranate are preferred over the sour. The juice stems coughs. All kinds of pomegranate settle palpitations of the heart. Hazrat Ali (r.a.) said that the light of ALLAH is in the heart of whoever eats pomegranate. It is also reported that one who eats three pomegranate in the course of a year will be inoculated against ophthalmia for that year. Said the Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) : Pomegranate “cleanses you of Satan and from evil aspirations for forty days.”

  • The Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) is reported to have said, “The citron is like a true believer : good to taste and good to smell.” Citron strengthens the heart, dispels sadness, removes freckles, satisfies hunger, and slows the flow of bile. The wife of the Prophet (Salla’Allahu alaihi wa’sallam) used to treat blind persons with citron dipped in honey. Citron is best taken about ten minutes after conclusion of meals.

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