Archive for May 20th, 2011
I wasn’t sure if I already said this so:
Some people may wonder why everything under the section MSA advice has to do with those who are running the MSA and not with the “average” member. It’s simple, if the one’s who are running the MSA have ‘issues’ so to speak, then what makes you think that that won’t have some sort of effect on the way the MSA is run, and thus, on the “average” member?
Imagine having an MSA run by very strong-willed, mu’minoon (ppl of imaan) and muttaqoon (ppl of taqwa) and muhsinoon (ppl of ihsaan), musalleen (ppl who guard their salah), with excellent manners, who lower their gaze and fear Allah in all that they do. Now imagine having an MSA where, may Allah forbid this, those who run it are those of weak will, weak imaan, little knowledge, and are easily swayed…two different’ MSAs.
Allah swt says in Surah Tahrim : O you who believe! Save yourselves and your families from a fire whose fuel is men and stones…
Notice the order: yourselves, and your families.
Why should we save ourselves first?
Because if you can’t swim, how do you expect to save those who are drowning?
So in short, let us work on ourselves first, so that there can be greater benefit and ease in helping the masses, bi’ithnillah.
Shaykh Al-Albaani mentioned in Silsilah Al-Ahaadeeth As-Saheehah commenting on the Hadeeth of Waa-ilah (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa salam) said: “It is not for the woman to spend anything from her wealth, except with the permission of her husband.” (Silsilah al-Ahaadeeth as-Saheehah 2/338 #775)
Shaykh Al-Albaani (may Allaah have mercy upon him) said: “It is not befitting for the husband, if he is a true Muslim, to take advantage of/misuse this ruling therefore transgressing against his wife, preventing her from spending her wealth in that which there’s no good upon her from him. Therefore, if her husband transgressed against her and prevented her from spending her money in a manner that is legislated, then the judge is to straighten out the affair and give her justice.” Source: Risaalah Ilaa al-‘Aroosiyeen – Compiled by Abu Abdir Rahman Sayyid bin Abdir Rahmaan, Reviewed by Shaykh Muhammad Jameel Zeeno (may Allaah have mercy upon him) pgs. 155-156