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Man Models Himseld after His Companion
Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari Radiyallahu anhu reported that Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam has said: "The example of a good companion and a bad one is the bearer of musk and the worker on the bellows. A bearer of musk would give you some, you might buy some from him, or you might enjoy the fragrance of his musk. The worker on the bellows, on the other hand, might spoil your clothes with sparks from his bellows, or you get a bad smell from him." (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
Nabi Sallallahu alaihi Wa Sallam uses an effective example to bring to the hearer's conception the impact of good company and bad company.
A good companion is compared to a musk seller or a perfume seller.
A perfume seller might give you some of his fragrance, and a good companion might give you some good advice or a useful tip. A perfume seller can be useful by selling you some of his musk, and a good friend can be useful by responding readily to your demand for help in any matter, mundane or religious. At the very least, a musk seller is nice to have around, even without being beneficial in any practical way, as the pleasant smell emanating from his direction is a pleasure in itself. Similarly, a good companion is at least useful to you for your good name and the pleasure of good company. Just to feel his presence improves your spirits.
In contrast, a bad companion is comparable to a worker on the bellows. If you come close to the bellows, sparks might hit your clothing and make holes in them. Even at some distance, you will feel the stench of burning. Your only hope is in keeping away from the horrid smell. And it is the same way with a bad companion; if you are close to him and identify with him, you will take over some of his perversity, and your character will be harmed, just as your clothes will be spoiled if you come too close to a worker on the bellows. Even if you remain safe from the influence of a bad companion, you cannot escape people talking about you for consorting with bad company. You cannot even be sure that such a person will not adversely affect you in the end.
The following verses from the Qur'an are self explanatory:
"And incline not to those who do wrong, or the fire will seize you" [Hud 11:113)
"Therefore, shun those who turn away from Our remembrance and desire nothing but the life of this world." [An-Najm 53:30]
In another place, the Qur'an directs a believer to seek the company of the well guided.
"Restrain thyself along with those who call on their Lord morning and evening seeking His face." [Al-Kahf 18:28]
On the authority of Abu Hurairah, also corroborates the same concept:
"Man models himself after his companion; so let each one of you see who he chooses for companion"
Q. Explain Salaatut Tahajjud?
A. Salaatut Tahajjud is an optional (Nafl) Salaah that is performed late at night. It is a very powerful method of attaining blessings and forgivness from Allah Ta'aala. The time for this Salaah starts after one has performed his/her Esha Salaah and terminates with the termination of Sehri. Usage of the word 'Sehri' in the previous sentence does not mean that this Salaah is only performed during Ramaadaan. The time of Sehri continues throughout the year and when Sehri terminates the time of Fajr sets in.
Q. Explain the method of performing Salaatut Tahajjud?
A. Salaatut Tahajjud is performed like all the other Salaat. The minimum number of Rakaats is 2 and the maximum is 12. It can be performed in units of 2 or 4 Rakaats. Duaa after this Salaah is readily accepted.
Q. What are the virtues of this Salaah?
A. It is not possible to mention all the virtues however we will mention just a few…
Nabi Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam has said: "2 Rakaats in the late hours of the night are more valuable than the riches of the world...if it were not for fear of hardship upon my followers I would have made it Fardh (obligatory)."
Nabi Sallallahu alaihi Wa Sallam has said: "When the last of the night remains, our Rabb, the glorious one, descends towards the heavens of the world (His special mercy) and proclaims: Who is there to supplicate to me, so that I can grant his supplication? Who is there who begs of me so I may grant it to him? Who is there who seeks my forgiveness so that I can forgive him?" (Bukhari, Muslim)
Q. Is it necessary to sleep to sleep before performing Salaatut Tahajjud?
A. No, it is not necessary to sleep. If a person knows that he will not wake up late at night he can perform Tahajjud before he retires to bed. However the reward will be much greater and the true benefit will be attained if a person wakes up late at night and performs this Salaah.
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Friday 20120413 – Mufti Yusuf hosted Ml Muhammad Ali in this remarkable series about the latter’s book entitled, The Smiles and Tears of Muhammad SAW. In his book, Ml Muhammad renders approximately a hundred and thirty five accounts when our master and leader, Muhammad SAW smiled; a demonstration of what a humane, compassionate, soft-hearted, tender human being he was and the beautiful smile he possessed; and when he, SAW, was hurt , how painfully he cried. Moulana also reminded us of the Hadith of Nabi SAW to the effect that, `do not regard any action as insignificant, even if it means you must meet your Muslim brother with a smiling face’. Prophet Muhammad SAW gave much emphasis on having a pleasant disposition and a happy face. In this part, part 2, Moulana reminded us that Rasulullah SAW encouraged light-hearted moments, this would relax the soul and lift the spirits… Listen
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MTN RADIO AWARDS 2012
All Praise to the Almighty, Radio Islam has received 24 Nominations for the MTN Radio Awards 2012. We were nominated in 16 Categories, receiving multiple nominations in some categories. This has seen a huge increase from MTN Radio Awards 2011, where Radio Islam received 5 Nominations and took home 4 awards. Radio Islam received the second most overall nomination count from all radio stations in the country this year with Talk radio 702 the only station having garnered more nominations.
The MTN first MTN Radio Awards took place in April 2010. Radio Islam’s “Women of Wonder” Tribute won the best Promotion / Stunt / Event Prize and Radio Islam was announced in the Radio Industry as a serious player after receiving the “Adjudicators Special Commandment” award in 2010. The MTN Radio Awards 2011 saw Radio Islam coming home with 4 awards including the big one, Community Radio Station of the Year.
Expectations increase with every year, so too does competition. This year the MTN Radio Awards has received double the number of entries from last year, submitted from all over SA, in the different divides of Commercial, Community, Campus and Public Broadcasters.
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Drive Through ATM Procedures
Please note that Banks are installing new "Drive-through" teller machines. Customers will be able to withdraw cash without leaving their vehicles. To enable customers to use this new facility the following procedures have been drawn up.
1 Drive up to the cash machine. 2 Put down your car window. 3 Insert card into machine and enter PIN. 4 Enter amount of cash required and withdraw. 5 Retrieve card, cash and receipt. 6 Put window up. 7 Drive off.
1 Drive up to cash machine. 2 Reverse back the required amount to align car window to machine. 3 Set parking Brake, Put the window down. 4 Find handbag, remove all contents onto passenger seat to locate card. 5 Turn the radio down. 6 Attempt to insert card into machine. 7 Again, Attempt to insert card into machine. 8 Open car door to allow easier access to machine due to its excessive distance from the car. 9 Insert card. 10 Re-insert card the right side up 11 Dig through handbag to find diary with your PIN written on the inside back page. 12 Enter PIN. 13 Press cancel and re-enter correct PIN. 14 Enter amount of cash required. 15 Check make up in rear view mirror. 16 Retrieve cash and receipt. 17 Empty handbag again to locate wallet and place cash inside. 18 Place receipt in back of checkbook. 19 Re-check make-up again. 20 Drive forwards 2 feet. 21 Reverse back to cash machine. 22 Retrieve card. 23 Re-empty hand bag, locate card holder, and place card into the slot provided. 24 Give stern look to irate drivers queuing behind. 25 Restart stalled engine and pull off. 26 Drive for 2 to 3 miles. 27 Release Hand Brake.
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