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  1. Quick question: I’ve always heard that we should smile and greet people. Should we do the same for people of the opposite gender?? Jazakallah Khairan

  2. Salam,

    I read many articles where we are advised to visit the sick. So my question is, how do we do that? I mean what’s the process. I don’t think we can just go to the hospital and ask to visit them. Jazakum Allah Khairan

    • @Abdu – JazakAllah Khair for your excellent question.

      The definition of sick doesn’t have to be someone hospitalized, it could be a close friend/or family who has a fever or a bad flu and you visit them in their homes. I’m sure you know a person or two who’s not feeling well, and your visit to them will be rewarded.

      If you cannot find someone within your circle of friends and family, then as you suggested, go visit the sick in the hospital. You can arrange a trip with your mosque, along with the Imam to go visit your Muslim brothers in hospital, make dua for them, give them gifts, especially those who have no family or relatives, they’d really appreciate your visit and it’ll boost your morale.

      The important thing is to do this act with love and care, and sincere duas for any person you visit and not to make the sick person feel that you’re doing them a favour.

      Hope this helps.
      Abu Productive

  3. AsSalamu aleykum wa rahmatullah
    to JumboMan:
    As u know,women are the greatest fitna on this earth.That’s why some scholars prohibit even to give a salam to a non-mahram woman. As for a smile,its also prohibited,because with a smile Shaytan makes you more attractive for a woman,and vice versa.Of cause,it causes a big fitna in human’s hearts,that’s why it would be better to avoid contacts with women. Wa Allahu Alyam

    • Assalamualaikum Brother,

      Women are not the greatest fitna on earth. Which part of the Quran says so anyways? If women were the greatest fitna, then what would your respect be for your mother, Nabi (saw)’s wives and daughter Fatima (RA) ?

      Women too have an important role in the upbringing of righteous generations… May Allah bless you with the correct knowledge and understanding. Please dont go around saying this and breking many sisters’ hearts…

      • Assalamu alaykum dear sis,

        Actually there is a hadees on this, but that hadees just means that women are the greatest trial/temptation for men. It does not mean any insult or disgrace to women.

        Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “I am not leaving behind any fitnah (trial, temptation) more harmful to men than women.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 4706).

        He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also said: “This world is sweet and dazzling, and Allah has you put in charge of it to see how you will do and what you will do, so beware of this world and beware of women, for the first fitnah (temptation, trial) that befell the Children of Israel was concerning women.” (Reported by Muslim, 4925).

        I hope that clarifies insha’Allah.

  4. Assalamu alaikum!!! This article is very beautiful and it really touches our important role as a Muslim in this society. Alhamdulillaah this is a reminder for me. In sha Allaah will try to follow it. Jazak Allaahu khayran!!!! :)