It is generally found that people celebrate on the birth of a boy and show dissatisfaction when a girl is born. Islam disapproves of this kind of behavior. Children are great gift from Almighty Allah and we should be thankful and rejoice irrespective of the gender of the new-born child. The birth of a daughter is a blessing and the Prophet of Islam (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said that they would be a shield for the parents from Hell.

It is stated in the Quran Shareef, Surah an-Nahl, Verse 58: “… when news is brought to one of them of the birth of a female child his face darkens, and he is filled with inward grief”. This was the belief of the Kufaar prior to Islam.

The woman that gives birth to a girl as her first child is indeed fortunate as the first born of the Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was a girl.

On the birth of a child, gifts or alms should be distributed among the poor. Nafils should be read instead of having parties, playing music and distributing sweetmeats, which is totally unnecessary.

When a child is born, he or she should be given Ghusal as soon as possible and the Azaan must be read in the right ear and the Takbeer recited in the left ear. The after-birth (placenta, etc.) of the child should be buried.

It is also Sunnat that some pious person chews something sweet like dates (Khajoor) and place in the baby’s palate (Thaneek). It is established from the Ahadith that the Sahabas took new-borns to the Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) for Thaneek .

It is preferable to have a Meelad Shareef or Fateha on the birth of a baby. All other unnecessary customs, which has no basis in Islam, should be completely stopped.


It is Sunnat to make Aqeeqa on the 7th day after the birth of a child, but if this is not possible, it should be done on the 15th or 21st day.

It is required to make Aqeeqa of two sheep for a boy and one sheep for a girl. The Aqeeqa meat should be divided into three parts: one part is to be given to the poor, one to friends and family and one part to be used in the house.

It is preferable that the bones should not be broken but be separated by the joints and buried after eating.

It is also better that the child be named by the 7th day from the time of birth. A good name, preferably one of the names of the Ambiya or of a Sahabi would be of Barakat. “Mohammed” is the best name and names such as this should never be mispronounced.

During Aqeeqa (7th day) the child’s hair can also be removed and the equivalent weight in Silver should be given in Sadaqah. Soaked Saffron can be rubbed on the child’s head after the hair is removed.

It is also permissible to make Aqeeqa of one cow for a few children, meaning 2/7 part of a cow for a boy and one part for a girl.

One should not borrow money to make Aqeeqa as it is not compulsory on a person that cannot afford it. Aqeeqa is not Fardh or Waajib but it is a Sunnat.

Circumcision is Sunnat for males between the ages of 7 to12 years. To circumcise after the age of 12 is prohibited. It is best to circumcise at an early age, even during Aqeeqa (7th day) as the child heals very quickly and does not suffer much. There is no need to have functions to celebrate the process of circumcision.


A child should be weaned off breast milk at the age of two.

When the child is learning to speak, first teach him or her to say the name of Allah and teach the child Kalima Tayyibah at a later stage.

When making a child sleep, mothers should read Naaths or Qasida instead of singing songs or playing the radio.

Try to set a good example and practice what you preach as children have a habit of imitating what they see.

Read your Namaaz in their presence, recite Quran Shareef and take them to the Masjid with you.

Read stories of good pious people as children love listening to stories and can learn valuable lessons and form good habits from Hadith and such stories.

When children reach the age of 7 years, they should be ordered to perform Namaaz, learn the five Kalimas, Imaan-e-Mujmal and Imaan-e-Mufassil.

Send children to Madressa to learn Dua’s, to read the Quran Shareef and other Islamic Books and magazines.

Children should be taught to keep their body, clothes and surroundings pure and clean.

They should be given responsibilities as well as certain duties or tasks to perform in the house.

They must be taught to do their own work and should also be taught to make Salaams when entering the house or when meeting people. They should be taught the importance of respecting their elders.

Encourage a life of simplicity including simple dressing and eating habits.

It is advisable that at least one of the children should become Hafiz or an Aalim as it has been stated in a Hadith that three generations of one Hafiz and seven generations of one Aalim will be pardoned.

Instill good constructive hobbies in them, those that can be means for them to earn a Halaal Rozi (sustenance) at a later stage in their lives.

According to Islam, children must be educated in religious and worldly affairs. In this connection, there is also a famous Hadith of the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) which says: “The acquisition of knowledge is incumbent on every Muslim man and woman.” But the education of the females should be in accordance with her temperament and the immediate needs of society. She should be educated in such a manner as could make her a good Muslim, wife, mother, educator and an ideal citizen. Girls should be taught handicrafts, cooking, sewing, etc. It is very important that with any career one should gain Islamic knowledge and practice good Islamic way of life and values.

If a child is not given proper Islamic training and as a result adopts evil habits and commits sins, the sins thereof will be upon the parents.


The qualities that one should look for in a marriage partner are piety and God-fearing.

Neither the boy nor the girl should be forced into a marriage.

The bride’s mother’s consent is just as important.

According to the Shari’ah it is necessary that when permission is being sought from the bride for marriage that the name of the bridegroom, his father’s name and the amount of Maher (dowry) be mentioned. Nikah only takes place when the bride accepts this.

Some excuse should be made for the boy to see the girl without the girl’s knowledge.

The Quran Shareef states: “The affairs according to the consultation amongst them.” The elders of both parties should have a discussion concerning the forthcoming union so that in the event of a misunderstanding between the couple after marriage, their elders can help in resolving the matter.

An engagement is not necessary. The purpose of an engagement is to confirm or promise a Nikah, so if in some cases it has to take place, it should be done without extravagance.

When setting the date for a wedding it is better that it is set on a Monday or Friday since these days are of Barakat.

The tradition of Haldi (putting Tumeric powder) and of Mehendi (putting Henna powder) is also unnecessary and should be stopped, as this has no basis in our religion. Everything besides the performing of the Nikah itself has no validity in Islam.

The wedding of Bibi Fathima Zahra (radi Allahu anha) should be used as a guideline. The Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) could have had an elaborate wedding for his dearest daughter but he made it a simple affair. He knew that the Ummah would use this wedding as an example. Therefore, the custom of songs, dancing, mixing of sexes and many other western practices should be stopped as these are all against the teachings of Islam.

Unnecessary financial expenses should be avoided so that the rich and the poor may have similar weddings.

It is not necessary to provide a meal during the wedding as this was not done during the wedding of Bibi Fathima Zahra (radi Allahu anha). Yes, it is Sunnat to distribute dates.

It is preferable to have the Nikah at the Masjid as this is Mustahab. The bride’s residence as a venue for the Nikah is also acceptable.

A man once came to Hadrat Imaam Mohammed (radi Allahu anhu) and related that he had promised to give his daughter everything in this world as dowry and now he finds this task impossible, as even a king cannot accomplish this. Hadrat Imaam Mohammed (radi Allahu anhu) advised him to give the Quran Shareef in dowry as everything is contained in the Holy Quran.

It is Sunnat for the bridegroom to have a Walima the day after the wedding. This should be done in accordance with his means. A loan should not be taken to have a Walima. The poor and the needy should be invited to the Walima. It is stated in a Hadith that the most blessed Nikah is the one in which the least expenses are involved and is simple.

After the marriage has taken place, the couple should give time to adjust and be polite, kind and understanding to each other. A husband should provide as best maintenance as he can and also show love, affection, protection, comfort and happiness. He should encourage his wife to follow the Islamic way of life. He should not speak ill of her parents or relatives and should allow her to visit families occasionally.

In the same token a wife should also be kind to his relatives especially his parents and treat them with respect. A wife should manage the household affairs wisely.

The wife is given the right of Maher, which can be claimed from her husband at the time of marriage. The Maher should be set with the consideration of the husband’s financial status and the wife’s living standards, her qualities and her family background. The Maher is a personal property of the wife and nobody can claim a share in it without her consent. Greed for excessive dowry should be avoided.

In case of any disagreements, a husband should not be hasty in giving Talaaq as in most cases the act is immensely regretted bringing about a lot of pain and misery. In most cases of differences or problems, it is the man that walks out, gets married again and lives a happy life and it is the wife who is left helpless, as the man refuses to give Talaaq.

Therefore, during Nikah an affidavit should be drawn up by the bridegroom saying that if he goes missing or remarries while still married to his wife, or is cruel, or unfair towards her, or even does not perform his rightful duties towards his wife, etc. then the wife has the right to take Talaaq. This should be done after making necessary affirmation of Nikah. The Qazi (Muslim Judge) should make negotiations from the man’s side and the women must accept by laying her conditions, that in case of so and so, etc. she should have the right to take Talaaq and be free of her husband. Insha-Allah, the husband will not ill-treat his wife and he will be just and fair to her safeguarding her from misery. According to Shari’ah there is no objection to this kind of solution.

A wife should not be forced to live or to perform any services for her in-laws as Islam offers her the right to choose. If she chooses to do so as a favour to her husband, she will be rewarded.

It has been stated by the Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) that if it was allowed to make Sajdah (prostration) to anyone after Almighty Allah, he would order the women to make Sajdah to their husbands, and on the husbands, remember that you have four fathers in this world: one is your biological father, second is your father-in-law, third is your Ustaad (teacher) and fourth is your Peer (spiritual guide). If you speak ill of your father-in- law, know that you have spoken against your father as well.

A successful man is one whose wife and children are happy and content with him. The Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has declared: “Fear Allah regarding women. Verily, you have married them with the trust of Allah, they have rights over you in respect of their food, clothing and lodging.” (Bukhari)

The Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has also said: “The most perfect of the believers is he who is the best of them in conduct, and the best of you are those who are the best to their wives.” (Tirmidhi)

Women enjoy a very high status of respect and honor in an Islamic Society. As a wife she is the queen and mistress of the house. She manages the house and brings up and trains the children. She enjoys full and complete social, religious, cultural, legal and economic rights. She has the rights in her father’s and husband’s properties.


In many professions, it is required that a person dresses in a certain manner or has to wear a uniform to identify his profession. If these rules are not followed, then one is dismissed. Similarly, in Islam, different codes of dressing have been set aside for Muslims so that they can be recognized among the Kufaars. If this dress code is not followed, then we deserve to be punished as well.

As Muslims everything about us from our character to the dressing should serve as an example to people. We should be proud of showing that we are Muslims by adhering to the Islamic way of dressing and not following the west blindly and trying to look like them.

It is Fardh on a male to keep the area between his navel and knees covered at all times. It is Sunnat for a male to wear a full-sleeved Kurta. A Muslim male is recognized by a Topi (hat).

If one is wearing a Turban, a Topi should be worn under it as well.

The keeping of a beard is Waajib. The moustache should no be completely shaved off but kept well trimmed so that it does not come on the upper lip.

It is also Sunnat to shave underarms and the area below the navel.

The nails should be neatly trimmed as well. This should be done at least once a week but never left for longer then 40 days.

Men have been commanded to restrain their gaze and avoid looking at women intentionally.

Women should wear clothing that provide comfort and not restrict movements, such as tight- fitting clothes, see through clothes and clothing that attract attention should be avoided completely. Women should also not reveal their adornment in public or in front of any Non-Mahram (one whom Shari’ah allows them to marry).

A women’s clothing must be such that it covers her from head to toes (with exception of her face and palms in Namaaz).

Shari’ah also commands that women should not leave their homes without necessity. When traveling, it is very important that a woman be accompanied by a Mahram (one whom Shari’ah does not allow them to marry.

To preserve her modesty and honour it is necessary that she adopt the Islamic way of dressing.

For a Muslim it is Haraam to wear anything that represents the Kufaars.

Females should not cut the hair to resemble males.


Death can come to anyone at anytime and at any place. Therefore, it is very important for every Muslim to know the rules and procedures regarding Ghusal, Kaffan and the burial.

To talk of worldly matters in the funeral house is wrong and people should rather engage themselves in Tilaawat (recitation) of the Holy Quran, Zikr and the recitation of Yaseen Shareef.

Loud crying, beating of the chest or pulling of hair, etc. is prohibited in Islam. Mourning in silence and crying softly is acceptable.

Unnecessary delaying of the Mayyit to its final destination by waiting for people to arrive from afar is not permissible. The dead should be buried as soon as possible.

When the funeral procession is on it’s way to the Masjid, Durood and Kalima Tayyibah should be recited instead of indulging in worldly talks.

After the Janaza Namaaz it is Sunnat to read Fateha and send the Sawaab (reward) to the Marhoom (deceased) and make Du’a in abundance for the Marhoom.

After the burial, it is also good to give Azaan at the head-side as this lessens the Azaab (punishment) of the Qabar (grave) and makes it easy to answer the questions asked by Munkar and Nakeer.

It is also Sunnat to cook food and take the food to the bereaved family and feed them, instead of expecting them to feed everybody. This food should only be used to feed the bereaved family members and their relatives who have come from afar and not feed everybody present at the funeral house. If the family does wish to cook food, it should be for the poor and needy.



The month of Muharram is a very auspicious month especially the Day of Ashura, which is on the 10th of Muharram (on a Friday). On this day:

Hadrat Nooh (alaihis salaam) alighted from his Ark.

Hadrat Moosa (alaihis salaam) was victorious over Firaun

The Martyrdom of Imaam Husain (radi Allahu anhu) occurred on this day in Karbala, and

Qiyaamat will also occur on this day.

Just as the reward for good deeds are awarded abundantly on this day, the Azaab (punishment) for your sins committed on this day will be greater.

The practices of the procession of Tazia, Matam, following of Jaloos, fire tramping, etc. are not allowed as these are the acts of the followers of Yazid. These acts were not done by the Ahle Bait and are against the teachings of Islam. However, it is acceptable if one makes a real copy of the dome of Karbala as remembrance of Hadrat Imam Husain (radi Allahu anhu), to make Ziarat, to pay their respects and show love and devotion. It is also of great Sawaab to have Majlis, Quran Khwaani and Fateha in remembrance of the Ahle Bait.

It is very rewarding to fast on the 9th and 10th of Muharram. It is of Barakat to spend on your family and cook nice food on the 10th. The Barakat remains for the whole year on the crops that have been cooked on this day, therefore it is good to cook Kichra or Haleem as it contains many ingredients, grains and crops. Fateha should be made on these and the Sawaab sent to Imam Husain (radi Allahu anhu) and the rest of the Shuhada-e-Karbala.


This month is most joyous and contains lots of Barakat. It is a month of celebration as our Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was born on the 12th of this month. It is of great Sawaab to fast and to celebrate the birth-day of our Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). The hosting of Meelad or Moulood functions or partaking in it brings about peace and lots of Barakat in the house for the whole year. It is recommended to have Ghusal, wear new clothes, apply attar and celebrate this night by staying up and reciting Naaths and reading Duroods in abundance.


The Fateha of Sheikh Abdul Qaadir, Hadrat Ghaus Paak Sarkaare Baghdad (radi Allahu anhu) is made on the 11th of this month. It is very rewarding to have Majlis, gives talks on Ghaus Paak, make Fateha and feed everybody including the poor and needy as the Barakat of this stays for the whole year.


On the 22nd of this month, Fateha should be made for Hadrat Imaam Jafar (radi Allahu anhu). To have this Fateha is very good as it brings about lots of Barakat and many problems are solved with the Barakat of this Fateha. Generally sweet Puris are cooked to make Fateha on this day and like any other Fateha these can be distributed out of the house as well.

To fast on the 13th, 14th and 15th of this month is very rewarding as the Sawaab of these Rozas are equivalent to the Sawaab of one thousand Rozas.

The 27th of Rajab is the celebration of Me’raj-un-Nabi or the Ascension of our Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). On this night, the Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was called by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala to journey to the Heavens. On this night, one should celebrate by having Jalsa, reciting Naaths in the praise of our Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and reading Nafils.


The 15th night of Shabaan is known as Shabbe Baraat. This night, the night of forgiveness and blessings is the most auspicious night. On this night the Amaal Nama (Book of Deeds) of a person containing all his deeds of the past year are closed and new ones are started. The doors of mercy and forgiveness are opened, and those who sincerely grieve and repent for their past sins and seek forgiveness from Almighty Allah, they are pardoned and many needs are granted as well.

One who fasts on the 13th, 14th and 15th of this month, then one’s all past sins are forgiven. One should also pay off loans on this night, visit the cemetery and read Fateha. It is also Sunnat to make Fateha on something sweet and distribute it to the poor. One should engage themselves in Zikr, Istighfaar, Tilaawat, Wazaa’if and Nafils till the next morning.


Every moment of this auspicious month is full of Barakat. In this month, Ibaadat is made excessively at all times. To keep Fasts, make Tilaawat of the Holy Quran, perform Taraweeh, and partake in Sehri are the daily practices of this month. The last Friday (Juma-tul-Wida) is also a very auspicious day. The giving of Sadaqah and Fitra is also very important. The needs of the poor should be considered and taken care of.

The 27th of Ramadaan is the night of Shabbe Qadr (Night of Power). One should stay up the whole night reciting Quran Shareef and completing it, offering special prayers and reading Nafils. One is rewarded seventy times more for Ibaadat made on this night. The reading of Salaatul Tasbih on this night is also very rewarding. One should take advantage of this night and make lots of Du’as.

On the day of Eid it is Sunnat to make Ghusal, wear new clothes and use fragrance. To wish each other on this day is also very good. One should eat dates before going to Eid Gaah and read Takbeer softly on the way. It is better to use different ways for going to and returning from Eid-Gah.


The only reason that we are saved from the Azaab (punishment) of Almighty Allah and are still alive today is because we are from the Ummat of Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu laihi wasallam).

We are committing more sins than the previously dead tribes. The tribe of Nabi Shuaib (alaihis salaam) was guilty of cheating by weighing less during business. The tribe of Loot (alaihis salaam) was guilty of forbidden acts, particularly adultery and fornication. But we are the worst tribe of all as we left our ancestors far behind and crossed all the limits in bad behavior and living a life of deceit. It is about time that we as Muslims consider this matter seriously and think of the consequences.

Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu laihi wasallam) has stated that the best food is that which comes from one’s hard earned money. It is stated in Bukhari that Nabi Dawood (alaihis salaam) also ate from his hard earned money.

Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu laihi wasallam) has stated that the most scented thing comes from your earnings and your children are your earnings, therefore parents can live on their children’s earning.

Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu laihi wasallam) said that there will come a time when nothing else besides your money will be of help.

Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu laihi wasallam) has said that Halaal earning is Fardh after Fardh, meaning after Namaaz and Roza a Halaal profession is Fardh.

Just as Almighty Allah commanded His Messengers, he has ordered the same for the Muslims. He had ordered the Messengers: “O Paigambars, eat from your Halaal earnings and perform good, pious deeds.”

And he ordered the Muslims: “O Muslims, eat Halaal things that is given by us.”

Many people make Du’as and ask Almighty Allah to grant their wishes. But, how can their Du’as be fulfilled if the clothes that they wear and the food that they eat comes from Haraam earnings.

It is stated by Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu laihi wasallam) that besides three people, it is not Ja’iz for anyone to ask for anything – Firstly, one who has to pay his debts, second are those whose goods are destroyed by natural causes, and thirdly, those that have been starving.


It is Sunnat-e-Paigambar (Sunnat of the Prophets) to earn a Halaal living.

By you earning a living, there is an increase in wealth, which can be used for Sadaqah, Khairat, Haj, Zakaat, and the building of mosques and Islamic Institutes. Hadrat Uthman (radi Allahu anhu) bought Jannat with the aid of his wealth. When one is occupied with work, he is saved from many disasters and sins such as stealing, gossiping, getting into fights and unnecessary arguments and other mischief which happens when one is idle.

When working, one gets accustomed to hard work and does not have pride.

When earning, one lives a life of peace unlike in poverty which brings about lots of pain and misery.

Whosoever leaves home in order to earn money, the Angels that write his deeds make Du’a, asking Almighty Allah to make Barakat in his earnings, and all the Angels say Aameen to this Du’a.


All the Prophets that came, engaged themselves in some kind of work. Hadrat Adam (alaihis salaam) weaved clothes and later started farming, Hadrat Nooh (alahis salaam) occupied himself with carpentry, Hadrat Idrees (alaihis salaam) did tailoring, Hadrat Hud (alaihis salaam) and Hadrat Saleh (alaihis salaam) were traders, Hadrat Ibrahim (alaihis salaam) did farming as a hobby, Hadrat Shuaib (alaihis salaam) ran a dairy farm, Hadrat Loot (alaihis salaam) was also a farmer, Hadrat Moosa (alaihis salaam) took goats for grazing for years. Although Hadrat Sulaiman (alaihis salaam) was a king he made made fans out of leaves with his hands. As a little boy Prophet Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu laihi wasallam) was a shepherd (took the goats for grazing) and later was a trader for Hadrat Khatija (radi Allahu anha). Therefore, any form of Halaal earning is Sunnat-e-Ambiya and to degrade it is foolish.


The best occupation is Jihad, then trading and then farming. Any occupation that is beneficial for this world and the Hereafter is recommended. Weaving of clothes and tailoring is good as it is used to cover one’s body. Making things that gives light is also good as it’s a necessity. An occupation of building and construction is just as important as it gives people a roof over their head. Making of things that are not necessary in life has not much value in Islam. Almighty Allah has provided us with hands and feet for a purpose and we should be thankful and use it for constructive work. To sit idle is a crime and do to sinful work or Haraam occupation is even worst. In any occupation one should not go against the principles or teachings of Islam.


The occupations of singing, dancing, music, photography, selling of liquor, gambling, taking of interest and being a false witness are all Haraam. Previously, it was even Makrooh to accept salary for Imaamat or for any work done for the Mosque , but when the Ulema of the earlier times realised that the Mosques will then be deserted if it was allowed. Another reason for it not being allowed was to attract Muslims to the Mosque and increase the spread of knowledge of our Deen.

Any occupation that requires a person to have no conscience, be insensitive and ruthless, a person that washes dead bodies before burial (as this requires a totally honest person, one who does not disclose or mocks and secrets or defects found during the Ghusal of the dead body because it is completely private matter which he or she should keep to themselves), being an attorney or a broker is Makrooh, but in time of need the latter two is acceptable on the condition that he is honest and truthful at all times.


Trading is the occupation of our Ambiya and has many advantages. It is mentioned in a Hadith Shareef that a trader is Marzooq (one who has been given sustenance by Almighty Allah) and one who stores goods and does not sell it in time of need but waits for the prices to rise and then sells it is Mal’oon (cursed). It is also mentioned that on the Day of Qiyamat a truthful and honest trader will be among the Martyrs.

The world depends on commerce and trading. The towns, markets, etc. are livened because of trading. The materials required for construction of a Mosque, Musallas, Kaffan, papers needed for publishing of Islamic books, etc. are all bought from a trader. Thus, trading is a very important aspect of our lives.

When one is in the business of trading, one should be friendly, honest and truthful at all times.

Customers should be able to trust him. He should know ways of attracting customers. Nothing in this world is achieved easily. One has to make every effort and work hard. Trading requires one to be very hardworking, efficient consistent and clever. One cannot achieve success through laziness or from being idle. To mislead or cause confusion in order to attract customers is not the Islamic way of trading.


Muslims should keep studying the Islamic History, Seerat and Biography of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), his Sahaba, the Awliya and the pious servants of Almighty Allah. By doing so one will be granted with the spiritual link with all the pious successors.

Muslims should also keep away from bad company and try to keep others away from bad company and from an environment that will deter them from progress. A daily time schedule should be established in such a manner that fulfils your own rights, the rights of your family, your neighbours and your friends rights, and not forgetting the rights of Almighty Allah as well.

If one earns wealth to such an extent that it becomes unnecessary and that which makes you busy all the time in business will deprive you from the real test of family life and will make you selfish. To adopt simplicity, prudence and honesty in all your dealings will grant you Barakat, peace and satisfaction. There should be a balance between the love for material possessions and for the Hereafter.

Maulana Jalaaluddeen Rumi (radi Allahu anhu) has furnished a beautiful example in his famous “Masnavi”. He says: “Human life is similar to a boat which needs sufficient water to keep afloat and water is similar to human necessities. This water should always be under the boat in a limited quantity to help keep it afloat. If the water increases, floods and enters inside the boat, then the boat and all the passengers will be in risk.” The tragedy of this modern age is that this Dunya and all its materials trappings have become the main object of our lives. It has blindfolded the hearts of the people and made them oblivious to death and of the Hereafter. For a Muslim, to believe in the Hereafter and to think about death is part of our fundamental beliefs. Muslims will find in this book written by Hakeem-ul Ummat, Hazrat Mufti Ahmed Yaar Khan Naeemi (rdai Allahu anhu).