Hadith on Charity

The first time I heard of this hadith, I teared up. It has such a profound effect on the reader, even though it is such a short and simple hadith.

Narrated Aisha:

A lady along with her two daughters came to me asking (for some alms), but she found nothing with me except one date which I gave to her and she divided it between her two daughters, and did not eat anything herself, and then she got up and went away. (…) (Sahih Bukhari)

Look at the generosity of the believers at the time of the Prophet ﷺ . First, that of Saidatina Aisha who gave the last remaining date in the house to the woman. She could have saved it for herself and her beloved husband ﷺ. But when the opportunity arose to help another in greater need, she took it, fully believing that the pleasure of Allah would suffice.

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Henna for Weddings – an Islamic Perspective

This short post will in’shaa Allah be part of a series of blog posts where I cover common cultural practices for weddings (in Singapore and Malaysia) through an Islamic lens, detailing the majority opinions regarding the permissibility of each practice.

A/N: All the content is based on my own research throughout my own wedding preparation. I am by no means an expert on Islamic rulings. Any corrections will be greatly appreciated.

Upholding our culture is important. However, we must be careful of certain practices that are contradictory with our Islamic beliefs. Applying henna for weddings has been commonly seen as mustahabb (encouraged) in our religion, but this is not always the case. In fact, there are some cases whereby applying and displaying the henna is haram (prohibited).

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