Is it permissible that I ask that the Book of Allah; the Noble Quran is my Mahr (dowry)? | Sh. bin Baz

The following question was put forward by a Muslim woman to al-‘Allaamah Ibn Baz –may Allaah have mercy on him-:

Q: Is it permissible that I ask that the Book of Allah; the Noble Quran is my Mahr (dowry)? My intent is to meet (the reward) of this in the Hereafter. Being that, the reciting of a (single) letter is worth ten rewards, (I mean) I desire to accumulate (the reward) for the Hereafter, not in this world, and also for the ease and simplicity in my Mahr (dowry)?

A: What is legislated is that the dowry is of wealth; as Allaah has said:

(Thus has Allâh ordained for you. All others are lawful, provided) that you seek (them in marriage) with Mahr (bridal money given by the husband to his wife at the time of marriage) from your property… (An-Nisa:24)

And the prophet – salallahu alahi wa salam – when there came to him the woman who gave herself to him, he did not accept and he desired to marry her to one of his companions. He (salallahu alahi wa salam) said (to him) “seek even a ring from iron”.

Therefore, what is legislated is that there is wealth, even if it is little. And if the husband is incapable and does not find any wealth (to give as a dowry), it is permissible in the correct view, to marry him (to her) for some verses (of the Quran) that he teaches the woman, or something from the Chapters (of the Quran), which he teaches the woman, and there is no harm in this.

And for this reason, the Prophet –salallahu alahi wa salam- married off the woman who gave herself to him, to a companion that he teaches her from the Quran such and such, and such and such.

However, if there is wealth which is available, then the wealth takes precedence even if it is little. And the teaching (of the Quran) afterwards, if she wishes that her husband teaches her, then let him teach her what he is able and this is from good companionship. That he (the husband) teaches her and cooperates with her upon goodness, this is something else.

Allaah says: And accompany them honorably… (An-Nisa: 19)

(And He says): And they (women) have rights (over their husbands as regards living expenses, etc.) similar (to those of their husbands) over them (as regards obedience and respect, etc.) to what is reasonable…
(Al-Baqarah:228)

Thus if he accompanies her in a companionship which comprises of teaching her the Quran, teaching her the Sunnah, teaching her the Rulings of Allaah, then this is much good.

However, this is not sufficient in the Mahr (dowry), except when there is a need and an inability to (give) money.

Source: http://www.binbaz.org.sa/node/12431

In summary, we benefit from this that what is legislated in the Mahr (dowry) is that it is of wealth. However, if the one seeking marriage is incapable of giving wealth and the woman is satisfied and content to make her Mahr (dowry) that she is taught some verses or chapters of the Quran, then there is no harm in this. As for him merely memorizing a portion of the Quran, then this alone is not sufficient in being a Mahr (dowry). Allaah is Most High and knows best.

Abu ‘Atiyah Mahmood al-Kanadi

Raising children upon knowledge.

Musa Millington

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah, 

Now I am not the greatest of parents and I do not claim to be such. However, as a parent I do have some suggestions regarding this issue of raising children Islamically in a western country where the pressures of life and the fitan (trials) far surpass that of any majority Muslim country (unless it is war torn.) What I am saying essentially is that if one can go to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Gambia, Somaliland or any other Muslim country (not ISIS as they are Khawarij) then do so as the chances of having a proper Islamic upbringing in these countries are far greater than in Western societies. If anyone can’t afford to do so then these are some suggestions:

Select a wife/ husband who loves knowledge and seeks it. Many times brothers and sisters select partners who do not match this criteria on the premise that…

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An Important Point About Raising Children

An Important Point About Raising Children

By al-`Allaamah Muhammad ibn Saalih al-`Uthaymeen (رحمه الله):

“Children should be taught rulings with their evidences. Eg: If you want to say to your child: ‘Mention the name of Allaah upon eating and praise Allaah when you’ve finished’, if you say that then you have achieved the objective.
However, if you say: ‘Mention the name of Allaah upon eating and praise Allaah when you’ve finished, because the Prophet ﷺ commanded us to mention Allaah upon eating – he said:
‘Indeed Allaah is pleased with the servant who eats food and praises Him over it, and who drinks and praises Him over it.’

If you say that, you will have achieved 2 benefits:

1 – You accustom your child to follow the evidences
2 – You nurture them upon love of the Prophet ﷺ and instill in them the belief that the Prophet ﷺ is the Imaam who is followed who’s directions we must take.

This is, in reality, something which many are heedless of; most people only teach their child the rulings but they don’t attach these instructions to their source, which is the Qur’an and Sunnah.”

• al-Qawl al-Mufeed `Alaa Kitaab al-Tawheed 2/423

Question: I spend some long hours cooking and that is to prepare the food for my husband. I am eager to benefit in this time, so I listen to the Noble Quran whether on the radio or tape. So is my action correct?

Shaikh Fawzan hafidhuhallah was asked:

Question: I spend some long hours cooking and that is to prepare the food for my husband. I am eager to benefit in this time, so I listen to the Noble Quran whether on the radio or tape. So is my action correct or is it not necessary for me to do this action because Allah the Exalted said:

وَإِذَا قُرِىءَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُواْ لَهُ وَأَنصِتُواْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ

So, when the Quran is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. [i.e. during the compulsory congregational prayers when the Imam (of a mosque) is leading the prayer (except Surat Al-Fatiha), and also when he is delivering the Friday-prayer Khutbah]. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol.9, Pages 162-4]

Answer: “All praise is due to Allah. There is no harm to listen to the Noble Quran through the radio or recording and a person is working. And that does not contradict the His statement:

وَإِذَا قُرِىءَ الْقُرْآنُ فَاسْتَمِعُواْ لَهُ وَأَنصِتُواْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ

So, when the Quran is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy. [i.e. during the compulsory congregational prayers when the Imam (of a mosque) is leading the prayer (except Surat Al-Fatiha), and also when he is delivering the Friday-prayer Khutbah]. [Tafsir At-Tabari, Vol.9, Pages 162-4]

because the silence that is desired is according to the ability and the one who is busy is silent for the Quran in accordance to his ability”.

[Mu’alifaat al-Fawzan (7/103)]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

RULING ON GIVING GIFTS TO THE GROOM OR BRIDE – SHAIKH IBN UL-UTHAYMEEN

RULING ON GIVING GIFTS TO THE GROOM OR BRIDE – SHAIKH IBN UL-UTHAYMEEN

Question: In regards to gifts which are given to the groom or the bride on the morning of the day of the wedding?

Answer: “Gifts are no doubt from the recommended affairs because gifts lead to love and affinity, especially if that is the custom. Verily, it removes the disgraceful misery from a person. This is in regards to the one giving. As for the one who is receiving the gift and it is the bride, then her accepting this gift is from the guidance of the Prophet sallahu alayhi wa salam. He sallahu alayhi wa salam used to accept the gifts and give gifts in return”.

[ Taken from :  https://darussaafi.wordpress.com/2014/07/18/ruling-on-giving-gifts-to-the-groom-or-bride-shaikh-ibn-ul-uthaymeen/ ]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

Shaykh bin Baz on delaying the marriage of a young woman until completion of high school or university education.

On delaying the marriage of a young woman until completion of high school or university education.

Question:

There is a widespread custom of a young woman or her father refusing those who propose to her until she has completed her high school or university education, or so that she may study for a number of years. What is the ruling on that? And what is your advice to those who do so, so that the young women might reach the age of thirty or more without marrying?Answer:

My advice to all young men and women is to marry without delay and to hasten to it, if conditions permit, as the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi was salaam said:

‘O you young men! Those among you who have the means and the ability should marry, because it restrains the eyes (from evil glances) and preserves the private parts (from immorality). And whoever is unable to do so, should fast because it is a protection for him.’ (Al-Bukhari no. 5066 and Muslim no. 1400)

And he sallallaahu alayhi was salaam said:

‘If one whose religion and character pleases you proposes to you, then marry (your daughter to) him. If you do not do so, it will be a cause of trial in the land and great corruption.’ (At-Tirmithi no. 1084)

Narrated by At-Tirmithi with a Hasan chain of narrators.

And he sallallaahu alayhi was salaam said:

‘Marry productive, loving women, because I will have the largest number of followers on the Day of Resurrection.’ (Abu Dawud no. 2050, An-Nasa’i no. 3229, Ahmad 3/158, 245 & Ibn Hibban no. 4028)

Narrated by Imaam Ahmad and authenticated by Ibn Hibban.

It is also necessary due to the many benefits indicated by the Prophet sallallaahu alayhi was salaam, such as averting one’s gaze, protecting the private parts (from sin), increasing the size of the Muslim community, and safety from great corruption and evil consequences. May Allaah grant all of the Muslims success in attaining that wherein lies righteousness in the matter of their religion and their earthly life. Verily, He is All-Hearing, Near.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz Fatawa Islamiyyah, Darussalam, volume 5, pages 174/175

Importance of Marrying a Righteous Person ~ Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-’Uthaymeen

This Knowledge Is a Matter of Deen الدعوة السلفية

Taken from: Majmoo’ah As’ilah Tuhim Al-Usrah Al-Muslimah” 95-96

English Translation taken from the book: The Structure of the Muslim Family (Appendix 6)

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-’Uthaymeen said:

“My counsel to the men who desire to get married is to select the type of woman that the Messenger advised to marry when he sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam said:

‘Marry the fertile, affectionate women.’ And he sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam said:

‘A woman is married for four reasons: for her wealth, for her lineage, for her beauty, and for her religion. So marry the one who is good in her religion.’

Also, the woman should choose to marry someone who is religious and has a good character due to the saying of the Prophet sallalahu ‘alayhe wasallam:

‘If someone comes to you seeking marriage and you are happy with their religion and character, then marry him.’

To avoid her regretting her impatience the…

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