The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) told us of signs that will take place before the Hour begins (qiyamah signs), which the scholars have categorized as “lesser signs” and “greater signs”. Some of them designated a third category, “intermediate signs”, namely the emergence of the Mahdi. This is one of the minor signs, but during his time some of the major signs will appear.
Allah (SWT) mentioned in surah AR-RUM that from amongst the signs of Allah (SWT) i.e. which indicates the greatness, grandeur, and majesty of Allah, signs which are indicative of the oneness of Allah (SWT). Amongst those signs is that he has created from you “mates” so that you may find rest in her and he has made between you love and mercy indeed this (marriage) is a sign for those who think.
The Messenger of Allah said: “There should be neither harming, nor reciprocating harm.” [An Authentic Hadeeth reported by Sheykh al-Albani in Saheeh al-Jaami # 7517]
Many people encounter breathing problems when they accidentally inhale smoke from someone’s pipe or cigarette, especially people suffering from bronchial asthma. It is also proved medically that non-smokers are harmed when in the company of smokers (i.e. passive smoking). The smoking of parents has been linked to respiratory problems in children and crib death. It is also the cause of many devastating fires.
The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The price of a dog, the fee of a fortuneteller and the wages of a prostitute are not permissible.” Al-Haafiz said: its isnaad is hasan. Al-Albaani classed it as saheeh in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran, Chapter 22 Verse 37: “Nor their flesh, nor their blood, reaches Allah, but to Him is acceptable observance of duty on your part”.
Zabiha is an Arabic word which means ‘slaughtered’. The ‘slaughtering’ is to be done by cutting the throat, windpipe and the blood vessels in the neck causing the animal’s death without cutting the spinal cord.