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HALQIRRAS - a little help in understanding 2:196
By:Dr Shabbir
Date: Monday, 10 May 2010, 1:40 pm

Dear Rumi,

You can imagine how delighted I am. Every year one or two new Muslims think of leaving Islam because of this mistranslation (shaving of head). Fortunately, someone refers them to me and they feel at peace again. Our mindless Mullahs are devoid of reason and intoxicated by false Ahadith, and so they frequently utter and write nonsense.

Please convey my sincere thanks to the Sisters.

48:27 God has vindicated His Messenger’s vision of solidarity. You shall enter the Masjid-al-Haraam (the Sacred Masjid), God willing, perfectly secure, having unburdened your heads of all fear. And He knows what you do not know, and He has granted you a swift victory. [Halqirras = Relief of burden = Idiom for relief, - ‘Imams’ Jurjani, Hasan Basari, Shehristani. 2:196]

2:196 (Peace cannot defend itself. Mankind have to guard it.) Therefore, observe the Hajj and ‘Umrah Convention for God. If you are stranded, send in gifts that the congregation would utilize. Do not consider that by doing so you have relieved yourself of duty. Be with them at heart until the gifts have reached their destination. If someone is sick or has other compelling burdens preventing him from sending any contribution, then Abstinence for a few days at convenience, or an act of charity or fulfilling someone’s need shall be in order. If a person is present at the Convention but cannot afford to contribute, he should exercise Abstinence for a total number of ten days, three days there and seven days after coming home. This is for him whose people do not live in the vicinity of the Convention. Be mindful of God, remembering the noble objective. And know that God (His law) is Strict in grasping.

A lifelong student

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Need a little help in understanding 2:196
Rumi -- Sunday, 9 May 2010, 5:46 pm
Re: Need a little help in understanding 2:196
Dr Shabbir -- Sunday, 9 May 2010, 10:21 pm
Re: Need a little help in understanding 2:196
Rumi -- Monday, 10 May 2010, 1:38 am
Re: Need a little help in understanding 2:196
Rumi -- Monday, 10 May 2010, 8:42 am
HALQIRRAS - a little help in understanding 2:196
Dr Shabbir -- Monday, 10 May 2010, 1:40 pm
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Naushad P. -- Monday, 10 May 2010, 5:20 pm