The first week of a new academic year, is always the best! Lecturers & students are still getting used to each other, there's loads of free time (since the 1st session is usually the shortest), theres not even a scent of a test nearby - can it get any better? Awesome.
I guess all this free time will in soon be over - but then as is mentioned in a hadith (something to the effect of), one should value free time before one becomes occupied...
Zaahid Asmall from CII was pretty angry this morning (he was standing in on the Sabahal Khair programme) when he spoke about the behavior of muslims when visiting the sick. One thing he mentioned about reading a book in which it states that a muslim should visit the sick for the same duration as an Imaam would pause in between two (Jumu'ah) Khutbas! I'v yet to meet some1 who can do that! The purpose of the visit is to make Du'a for sick,offer assistance to the family, comfort them (only if you have ability to do so, otherwise shooosh!) & then u ought to leave. DO NOT enquire extensive details about the nature of the illness ( HOW are u going to help or HOW is it going to help u???) I think CII ought to introduce a social etiquette program to educate the Ummah on how to behave! esp, @ social gatherings - I don't mind hosting the one on
"How to behave at a funeral" or "How to visit a woman during her 'Iddah"