Today’s narration is of much benefit, especially in our ‘desi’ society. If only we were to act upon it..
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 796:
I went to ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) and she was wearing a coarse dress costing five Dirhams. ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) said, “Look up and see my slave-girl who refuses to wear it in the house though during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) I had a similar dress which no woman desiring to appear elegant (before her husband) failed to borrow from me.”
To summarize, Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) is upset and sort of astonished at her slave girl’s behavior when she refuses to wear that ‘coarse’ dress. According to her, it was similar to another dress that she had which brides used to borrow from her to wear on their weddings during the time of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam). While it is understandable that times had changed and Muslims had access to more wealth now so obviously slaves had better standards too.. but the point I’d like to reiterate is that of borrowing the bridal dress.
Without going in to statistical details, we know how much an average bridal dress costs these days.. and the number of times it’s worn by the owner is less than two in most cases. They probably don’t give it away because of some ’emotional attachment’ to it, and those in need don’t borrow it from them for fear of ‘what will people say?’. The amount of money spent (read: wasted) on these dresses is just sad. Really. We need to bring about a change in our society.. for the better. It’ll start with us. It’ll start with me.
Having said that, if anyone wants to borrow my bridal dress (worn only once), they may feel free to contact me. :D
Spread the word, let’s inspire some positive change inshaAllah. :)
It was phenomenal, i am feeling a new spirit in me. – Sr. Aisha Zafar’s comments after Hamza T’s and Adnan R’s talks in QAU on Jan 4th, ’12.
Two words – ‘Imaan Boost’ !! :) masha’Allah – Sr. Shamyle Rizwan about WOC.
Due to the collaborative efforts of Youth Club and Shifa Student Society, and the blessings of Allah swt., we invite you to the first Islamic event of its kind in Pakistan.
Winds of Change is a series of talks taking place in some of the best educational institutions inIslamabad and Faisalabad before finally coming to its signature event in Lahore. These talks focus on broadening the horizons of the youth and feature interactive sessions with world renowned scholars and Da`ees (Hamza Andreas Tzortzis and Adnan Rashid) from iERA UK with students and intellectuals, thus bringing out intellectual and scientific foundations of Islam.
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How often do you get to attend conferences where you get proper prayer breaks? and everyone ACTUALLY goes to pray in those breaks? and you get to pray in Faisal Masjid in those breaks? Well, I just attended 5th ANNUAL ISLAMIC EVENT – with – Shifa Inter-Scholastic Tournament 2012!! DAY 1. And this wasn’t even the real awesome stuff, these were just breaks :p Come over to faisal masjid for day 2 tomorrow :) – everyone is invited, just COME !! :D – Br. Ansaar Moughis
What an awesome day it was…met so many wonderful people…Thank you Youth Club &Shifa Student Society for giving us a chance to listen Brother Hamza Andreas Tzortzis And Adnan Rashid…And Dr. Abud Samie…
Looking forward to day 2 tomorrow…
One word for 5th ANNUAL ISLAMIC EVENT – with – Shifa Inter-Scholastic Tournament 2012!! Brilliant …! – Br. Muneeb Ali
Shifa Inter-Scholastic Tournament is a series of Islamically-themed competitions such as debates, art & design competitions (calligraphy, photography, short film/documentaries, etc), nasheed (Naat) & recitation competitions, youth brain-storming of ideas /… research project presentations, and many more.
SIST 2012 also provides a platform to listen to inspiring speakers!
– MR. KHALIL UR REHMAN CHISHTI (Islamic Scholar and Teacher)
– DR. ABDUS SAMIE (Qur’aan Academy, Faisalabad)
– JUNAID JAMSHED (Nasheed reciter and Islamic educator)
– DR. YOUSUF RAZA (CEO – YOUTH CLUB)
Kitaab-ul-Haydh (Book of Menstrual Periods) starts today. It needs no introduction. Ahadith will be self-explanatory inshaAllah.
‘Aisha said, “We set out with the sole intention of performing Hajj and when we reached Sarif, (a place six miles from Mecca) I got my menses. Allah’s Apostle came to me while I was weeping. He said ‘What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is a thing which Allah has ordained for the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception of the Tawaf (Circumambulation) round the Ka’ba.” ‘Aisha added, “Allah’s Apostle sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives.”
So O daughters of Adam! Do not be ashamed of it. Don’t feel bad. Don’t curse it. It is by Allah. Islam doesn’t cast you out of the society like Judaism and some other religions do. Women having their menstrual periods are sent to special homes where they can’t mingle with the rest of the society. Weird, I know.
Islam doesn’t put any social restrictions on you. There are some liberations though. Like you get a break from the five daily prayers. And the fasts that you get to skip in Ramadan can be kept later. It’s ease I tell you! ;)
I thank Allah for this blessing. Do you? :)