What to do if you know a married person is cheating?

(The following was part of an answer given to a question in the “Ask Alim” section on the website www.nanima.co.za)

It is always very difficult to decide if one should inform one spouse that the other is cheating, especially if you know one or both the spouses.

A key point to remember is that whatever the course of action, the intention should be to act in the best interests of both the innocent and guilty spouse rather then be driven by the desire to expose. Many a time people love to expose infidelity, simply because they would love to sit back and watch the drama unfold, take revenge against the guilty spouse or even take pleasure in the pain of the innocent spouse. 

 This is obviously incorrect! Rather the motivation should be to try your best to assist both spouses by considering the following: Continue reading

SHA`BAAN AND THE COMING OF RAMADAANBy Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (RA)

SHA`BAAN AND THE COMING OF RAMADAAN
By Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (RA)
 
The phrase, ‘It’s in the air’ alludes to the general feeling or expectation of something to happen in the near future or something which is already present or prevailing.

For the Muslim who reaches the months of Rajab and Sha`baan, the presence of Ramadaan is keenly sensed and felt. There is anticipation and expectation Continue reading

The Final TasteBy Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel (Rahmatullahi ‘alayh)

There is an incident related of a Sahabi (RA), who, on coming across the verse : 

كُلُّ نَفْسٍ ذَآئِقَةُ الْمَوْتِ قف

‘Every soul shall taste of death.’

…read it so many times that a voice was finally heard saying: ‘Your recitation has already caused the death of 4 Jinn.’

In Arabic, the word, ‘zaa`iqa’ means ‘to taste’.  Continue reading

The Position of the Jamiatul Ulama South Africa on the Issue ofUlama Appearing on Television 

PRESS STATEMENT
(For immediate release)
 
The Jamiatul Ulama South Africa is acutely aware of the impact of media on society. It is equally
conscious of the overwhelming harms of the different forms of electronic media in general,
and television in particular.
 
The pervasive impact of the media, has prompted some Ulama to appear on television with a view
to protect the imaan of the unwary masses. Continue reading

Radio Islam Press Statement

29 MARCH 2012 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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. Continue reading

The Challenges of Online Social Networking

 

Assalamu Alaikum
 
My Dear brothers & sisters in Islam
 
Let me first pray that Allah almighty guide me first & foremost, then the rest of the ummah; Insha Allah!
 
I have been quite fazed by the willingness our muslim society has taken towards online social networking. Before judging me, please read what I have to say and by all means thereafter, you may voice your thoughts.
In my line of work (Social worker), I have recently come across numerous cases where relationships have taken strain, ultimately reaching the extent of total disentigration i.e. couples divorcing. It is sad and a tremendous concern that both males and females (single adults / teenagers as well as married couples), approach social networking with such light heartedness. Continue reading