Every centre for Islamic knowledge (madrasah) shouldn’t focus on teaching Qur’an and lugha (i.e Arabic literature) only…In spite the fact that we need them, emphasis ought to be given especially in the field of proper knowledge of Aqeedah (Fundamentals of belief), Tarbiyyah (proper training and upbringing) and Adab (good morals) to our sisters……
Going around blabbing or babbling in the midst of brothers reluctantly both online and offline, is among the unwanted part because they can easily lose their dignity both online and offline. And seeing a sister cursing and using abusive words online or offline is lamentable because, this contradict the teachings of Islam….. SubhanAllah where is the haya’a (bashfulness & modesty) for Allah’s sake?

Every madrasah need to create an avenue for special female training on khulq (character and code of conduct) at least once a month or at least a week based on the convenience…..Wallahi we, the sisters need it. Often times you feel sad inside of yourself seeing what some sisters are doing…..
If you want to know more about sisters/ummus (mothers), just live with them either in school hostels or madrasah hostels or move along with them for an appreciable length of time and you shall be surprised with their nonchalant and adamancy towards their solaat (prayers). It’s no surprising hearing some married Muslim sisters speaking out of no shame how they spend their time watching improper and unnecessary movies at home!….. What action is the husband taking on this?

Dear husband be very much concerned about your wife’s movements and her use of phone….. If you as a husband keep mute with the way your wife keep molesting herself on social media, definitely you still have a big problem to deal with, because she will end up raising your children as such…

Majority of the WhatsApp groups confer not positive impacts but rather an ill-mindset and and a mischievous inclination.
In turn, this negative mindset of some sisters has affected many homes…. The group admin(s) pioneering or navigating Islamic groups most often times lack proper Islamic knowledge and the Shari’ah (Islamic jurisprudence)….. Judging by this, the problem is not going to be solved easily because those navigating social groups lack proper knowledge of the Deen (religion).

With the internet making the world a global village, online interactions are now on to the furthest extremes. Both brothers and sisters need to realize that sharing the same group chat (chat room) does not negate the rules of modesty and khalwa (seclusion) while interacting with the opposite gender…… So, gender sensitiveness ought to be considered in situations like such. The Sisters claim they are indoors but their phones are creating more harm than good for them…..
Our teachers and husbands (may Allah preserve them upon goodness) need to help us (i.e we the sisters) by putting more efforts in orientating us more and more and also giving us Nasiha (sincere admonishment and conformance), for indeed Nasiha form a core part of the our Deen (religion) …. Females are not what you just train and leave. There’s need for continual orientation and Nasiha. And forget not to be concerned knowing who your wife mingle and walks with. For Ad-dayyut (The unjealous and uncaring of their wife’s matter) shall not enter paradise, as said by our noble Prophet Muhammad PBUH…..
If you as the husband want a good training and proper upbringing (tarbiyah) for your children, then you need to start from their mother (your wife). For the mother, is the first university……
Try accessing their activities on social media platforms if that won’t create problems. Because those are part of your responsibility as the head of the home….

Sisters, don’t be deceived by motivational speakers or those defending your misguidance.
All the social media uploads, posts and comments of yours, is none but but your own responsibility, and you shall be held accountable for them. Don’t be surprised seeing some of those posts after many years. So, be careful of what you post and upload.

If you can’t use social media without causing fitnah or indulging in ill talks, then it’s high time you quit and save yourself. For indeed you shall be held accountable for everything you post and upload.

As a mother, don’t just hold the belief of becoming a good mother to your children, you start from now through your actions and commitments…. A good Lady becomes a good wife and a good wife becomes a good mother and vice versa…..

Let your focus in life be how to please your Lord.
How to preserve your dignity at home and outside.
And how to benefit your female folk through knowledge and Nasiha (sincere admonishment and conformance). For indeed striving and investing in knowledge pays the best interest.

Lastly, understand those from whom you take knowledge from….. Put emotions and western ideology/culture at bay and learn more about Islam in line with the way of the salafs as-saliheen (righteous predecessors)

May Allah increase us in understanding, preserve our teachers upon goodness and rectify the affairs of this Ummah (Islamic nation)


Written by: Bint Abdulgoniyy Ummu Sumayyah

Lessons from Tafseer class of Dr Faadil Al Imam حفظه الله ورعاه (Ramadan 8th)


Today’s Tafseer will start from Aayah : 6. It is preamble to the fiqh of dreams.

  1. After Yuusuuf’s father interpreted the meaning of the dream to his child, he educated him and returned and directed all favors that Allâh would bestow on him to Allâh and also attached Yuusuf to Allâh by ربك, يعلمك، عليك. And this is character of the pious people, they direct people to Allâh not to themselves.
  2. Allâh bestowed 3 big favours to Yuusuuf as elaborated by his father. He enlighten him about the favors Allâh would bestow on him, not only him, his brothers who he had mentioned earlier to him that they would envy him would equally share from the favors. And this favors didn’t start from him rather his forefathers also had similar favors from Allâh.
  3. There are six points in this Aayah as mentioned by his father :
    • Yuusuuf was chosen and made extraordinary person by Allah
    • He would be among scholars well grounded in the knowledge of dream interpretation
    • Real bestower of knowledge is Allaah not the teachers as they are just means
    • He would have special favors
    • Reminding him of Allaah’s favor on his forefathers
    • Tied him with his kinship
  4. May Allâh choose us for good things and those that have been chosen for good may Allâh make them firm on that. As for those chosen for bad things may Allâh rectify their affairs. The word كذالك means again أيضا
  5. The word اجتباك as used in the verse means that Allâh has chosen him as Prophet, blessed him with good character and blessed him with wealth. The origin of اجتبى and اصطفى in both Qur’an and Sunnah when used are solely for religiosity 90%. The word اصطفى is more used in Qur’an than اجتبى they both mean اختر. The word اصطفى was used like 15 places in Qur’an while اجتبى was used in 10 places
  6. Knowledge of dream interpretation is it acquired knowledge or gifted knowledge? This will be discussed consequently.
  7. These words have same meaning رؤيا, أحاديث and أحلام. In Shari’ah the first terminology is common. As for the others terminologies were common to the past nation to mean رؤيا. As for أحلام in most cases in our Shari’ah it used for bad dreams that why the Prophets didn’t use to have أحلام.
  8. Different between إكمال and إتمام when they are used together as in Suratul Maaidah : 3 the former will mean something that comes gradually until it is complete while the latter means something that when it starts it will be sequential.
  9. To explain this more Allâh used تكمل when discussing about paying back missed Ramadan to indicate that it not a must one pay it at once unlike يتم used when talking about the period to fast from down to sunset. It was also used in the case of Hajj. It could be inferred from this that ويتم نعمته عليك as used by Ya’quub means that the blessing of Allâh on Yuusuf will continue flowing without stop once it started.
  10. Secret of using present tenses and future tenses; يجتبيك ،يعلمك، ويتم are two: this dream was the beginning of Allaah’s blessings on Yuusuf as a new life and secondly the blessings will be continuous and renewal for him.
  11. It is allowed and sign of respect to address one’s grandfather as father. The evidence for this is in this Aayah at hand and as used in Suratul Baqarah :133
  12. The Suratul Baqarah further established that it is allowed as sign of respect to address one’s uncle as father.
  13. Some of the Du’a made by Prophet Ibrahim and he was known as one of the Prophet that made Du’a mostly for his offsprings no wonder the Prophet Muhammad referred to himself as answered Du’a of Prophet Ibrahim . Suratul Baqarah : 124, Suratul Ibrahim : 37, 40,
  14. Parents should endeavour to intensify efforts to make Du’a for their children and offsprings. The benefits of this is that they be coolness of their eyes both in this world and hereafter
  15. Allâh ends this verse with two of his beautiful names عليم وحكيم.
  16. Allâh is most knowledgeable and most Wise
  17. Whenever an Aayah ended with names of Allâh it has relationship with the beginning of the Aayah.
  18. The chosen can’t occur without knowledge and it can’t be appropriate without wisdom. This showcased the relationship between the beginning and end of the Aayah.
  19. The authentic aqeedah towards names of Allâh as mentioned in Qur’an and Sunnah is to believe in them and that they have appropriate attributes derived from them. Allah is عليم that knowledge is one of His attributes as derived from this name of His.
  20. وصلى الله وسلم على نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين