October 15, 2017

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Death Is Inevitable

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  ۗ أَيْنَمَا تَكُونُوا يُدْرِككُّمُ الْمَوْتُ وَلَوْ كُنتُمْ فِي بُرُوجٍ مُّشَيَّدَةٍ

“Wheresoever you may be, death will overtake you even if you are in fortresses built up strong and high!” ~ Surah An Nisaa 4:78

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October 12, 2017

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LESSON TWENTY-TWO | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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|   LESSON TWENTY-TWO   |

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  Hadith 21  |

Steadfastness (Istiqamah)

 

عَنْ أَبِي عَمْرٍو وَقِيلَ: أَبِي عَمْرَةَ سُفْيَانَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قُلْت: يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ! 

قُلْ لِي فِي الْإِسْلَامِ قَوْلًا لَا أَسْأَلُ عَنْهُ أَحَدًا غَيْرَك؛ قَالَ: قُلْ: أمَنْت بِاَللَّهِ ثُمَّ اسْتَقِمْ

[رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ]

Hazrat Abi Amr Radiallahu Anhu and it also said Hazrat Abi Amrah Sufyaan bin Abdullah Radiallahu Anhu who said: “I said, “O Rasullullah! (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) … tell me a statement about Islam such that I will not have to ask anyone other than you”. He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) answered, “Say, I believe in Allah and then stand firm and steadfast (on that)”.

[Muslim]

 

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

In this Hadith, we understand that Sufyaan bin Abdullah Radiallahu Anhu makes a request to Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam to teach him some comprehensive words concerning the matter of Islam, which would be sufficient that he would not need anything else after that.

Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said to him, Say, I have Imaan in Allah and then go straight ahead and then be steadfast on it”.

This all embracing advice covers all aspects of our Deen, more especially, our beliefs (Aqeedah) and our actions (A’maal).

: أمَنْت بِاَللَّهِ ‘I have brought Imaan in Allah’, affirming thereby, one has become a true believer, one has accepted all the fundamental beliefs of Deen, one will fulfil the demands of Deen by adopting the qualities of a believer and one will become steadfast on every condition and every occasion. One will unswervingly continue to discharge the obligations of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Hazrat ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab Radiallahu Anhu would recite the following verse :

إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ

Verily, those who say: “Our Lord is Allah (Alone), and then remained on a right course (steadfast) the angels will descend upon them, [saying], “Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised. [Surah Fussilat 41:30]

and thereafter say, that this refers to the fact that they do not turn deceitfully, this way and that way, like the fox does. One remains conscious of Allah Ta’ala’s orders and avoids Allah Ta’ala’s disobedience and maintains firmness in executing the demands of Imaan and Islam, without dodging any command of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala or being deceitful in any way.

When the verse :

فَاسْتَقِمْ كَمَا أُمِرْتَ وَمَن تَابَ مَعَكَ وَلَا تَطْغَوْا ۚ إِنَّهُ بِمَا تَعْمَلُونَ بَصِيرٌ

Therefore stand firm (steadfast on the straight Path) as you have been commanded, and those who have turned back with you [in repentance to Allah ] and transgress not. Verily, He is All-Seer of what you do. [Surah Hud 11:112]

was revealed … Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam was never seen to be laughing again. He would hasten to exert himself energetically in fulfilling the commands of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala as he had been commanded.

Isitiqaamah is travelling the straight path without turning away from it, to the right or to the left. It comprises doing all acts of obedience (outward and inward).

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October 12, 2017

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LESSON TWENTY-ONE | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

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|  Hadith 20  |

Modesty (Hayaa) is from Faith (Imaan)

 

عَنْ أَبِي مَسْعُودٍ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَمْرٍو الْأَنْصَارِيِّ الْبَدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم  

إنَّ مِمَّا أَدْرَكَ النَّاسُ مِنْ كَلَامِ النُّبُوَّةِ الْأُولَى: إذَا لَمْ تَسْتَحِ فَاصْنَعْ مَا شِئْت

[رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ]

Hazrat Abi Mas’ood Uqbah ibn Amr al-Ansaari al-Badri Radiallahu Anhum narrated that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : 

Verily, among the words that have reached people from the early prophetic teachings is : “If you feel no shame, then do as you wish.”

 [Saheeh Bukhaari]

 

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|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

This Hadith discusses modesty (shamefulness). Modesty is a most beautiful quality placed in mankind, and it is also part of Imaan. It restrains a person from committing ugly acts and from showing mean and evil qualities of character. It orders the use of noble and exalted qualities of character. Hence, it is one of the qualities of Imaan.

For this reason, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam mentioned in the Ahadeeth :

الْحَيَاءُ لاَ يَأْتِي إِلاَّ بِخَيْرٍ Modesty, only produces good … [Bukhaari]

الْحَيَاءُ خَيْرٌ كُلُّهُ ‏  “Modesty, all of it is good” … [Sunan Abi Dawood]

There are two interpretations of the Hadith being discussed : 

• Firstly, the command,  فَاصْنَعْ ‘do what you wish’ does not imply a command ‘to do as one pleases’ … but rather it is meant in the sense of ‘prohibition’. The word فَاصْنَعْ which is in the imperative sense is actually a warning (threat) from Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. In other words, if you have no shame, then do as you want (wish), for Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will pay you back (punish) for it.

• The second interpretation is that it is not a command, but informing us that someone who is not ashamed will do whatever he wants. Because, the thing that prevents the perpetration of ugly acts is a sense of shame or modesty. Someone who does not have a sense of modesty will involve himself in every indecent and repugnant behaviour.

Hazrat Salmaan Farsi Radiallahu Anhu had mentioned : “When Allah intends the destruction of a slave, he strips him of shame and when he has no shame, he will only receive him as someone who is hateful, and when he is someone who is hateful then he is stripped of trust … He will be a mistrusted and treacherous person. He will be deprived of mercy and become a harsh and coarse person. This will result in Imaan being taken off from his neck …” [Abu Nu’aym, Al-Hilyah, 1:204]

Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : ‏ الْحَيَاءُ مِنَ الإِيمَانِ “Modesty is part of Imaan” [Tirmidi]

Hazrat Abdullah bin Masood Radiallahu Anhu said: “Modesty before Allah is that you guard the head and what it contains … and guard the belly and what it encloses … and that you remember death and decomposition”

One develops modesty in himself from becoming acquainted with Allah’s blessings and seeing that one falls short in gratitude to these blessings.

So, this Hadith, in which Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has mentioned : that amongst the words that people obtain from the first prophecies (sayings of the earliest Prophets), indicates that this statement was a common statement of the Ambiya Alayhimus Salaam.

This in itself, shows us the importance of Hayaa (modesty).

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October 11, 2017

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Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf

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October 5, 2017

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​Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 5~10~17

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Recitation of Surah Mulk • 40 Durood and Salaam Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam  • Short Advices •  Zikrullah • Dua

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September 14, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 14~9~17

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September 14, 2017

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LESSON TWENTY | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  HADITH 19  |

Be mindful of Allah and Allah will protect you

 

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ: “كُنْت خَلْفَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم يَوْمًا، فَقَالَ: يَا غُلَامِ! إنِّي أُعَلِّمُك كَلِمَاتٍ: احْفَظْ اللَّهَ يَحْفَظْك، احْفَظْ اللَّهَ تَجِدْهُ تُجَاهَك، إذَا سَأَلْت فَاسْأَلْ اللَّهَ، وَإِذَا اسْتَعَنْت فَاسْتَعِنْ بِاَللَّهِ، وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ الْأُمَّةَ لَوْ اجْتَمَعَتْ عَلَى أَنْ يَنْفَعُوك بِشَيْءٍ لَمْ يَنْفَعُوك إلَّا بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ كَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ لَك، وَإِنْ اجْتَمَعُوا عَلَى أَنْ يَضُرُّوك بِشَيْءٍ لَمْ يَضُرُّوك إلَّا بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ كَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْك؛ رُفِعَتْ الْأَقْلَامُ، وَجَفَّتْ الصُّحُفُ”

رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ رقم:2516

وَقَالَ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ

وَفِي رِوَايَةِ غَيْرِ التِّرْمِذِيِّ: “احْفَظْ اللَّهَ تَجِدْهُ أمامك، تَعَرَّفْ إلَى اللَّهِ فِي الرَّخَاءِ يَعْرِفُك فِي الشِّدَّةِ، وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ مَا أَخْطَأَك لَمْ يَكُنْ لِيُصِيبَك، وَمَا أَصَابَك لَمْ يَكُنْ لِيُخْطِئَك، وَاعْلَمْ أَنَّ النَّصْرَ مَعَ الصَّبْرِ، وَأَنْ الْفَرَجَ مَعَ الْكَرْبِ، وَأَنَّ مَعَ الْعُسْرِ يُسْرًا”.

 

Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbaas Radiallahu Anhuma narrated that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : One day I was behind Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam [riding on the same mount] and he [Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam] said :

“O young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice] : Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you (have need to) ask, ask of Allah; and if you seek help, seek help from Allah. Know that even if the Nation (or the whole community) were to gather together to benefit you with something, they would not benefit you with anything except that which Allah has already recorded for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with something, they would not be able to harm you with anything except that which Allah has already recorded against you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.[Tirmidhi]

In a version other than that of Tirmidhi it reads:

..Be mindful of Allah, you will find Him before you. Get to know Allah in prosperity and He will know you in adversity. Know that what has passed you by was not going to befall you; and that what has befallen you was not going to pass you by. And know that victory comes with patience, relief with affliction, and ease with hardship.” [Tirmidhi]

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|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

This Hadith comprises of wonderful pieces of advice, which are important aspects of Deen. So much so, that one scholar mentioned, “What a pity is it for the one who is ignorant of this Hadith and has poor understanding of it’s meaning …”. Basically we have been advised to be mindful of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala by observing and fulfilling His obligations and His rights and adhering to His commandments and avoiding all His prohibitions.

By doing so, one’s life, property, wealth, health, Dunya and Deen and Imaan will be protected by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Secondly, we have been advised to ask and beg only of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala for all our needs and problems. Thirdly, that none can benefit or cause harm to us, except that amount which has been decreed by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, for or against us. And, fourthly, believing in divine will and decree (Taqdeer) that has been decided by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala for us.

A brief discussion on the Hadith is as follows  >

“Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you.”

Be mindful of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, means being mindful of His limits, His rights, His commands and prohibitions. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala  mentions in the Qur’aan :

هَٰذَا مَا تُوعَدُونَ لِكُلِّ أَوَّابٍ حَفِيظٍ

(And it is said) : This is what you were promised. (It is) for every careful and penitent one … [Surah Qaf 50:32]

 مَّنْ خَشِيَ الرَّحْمَٰنَ بِالْغَيْبِ وَجَاءَ بِقَلْبٍ مُّنِيبٍ

Who feared the All~Merciful (Allah) in the Ghaib (unseen) and come with a contrite heart  [Surah Qaf 50:33]

The word حَفِيظ mentioned in the Ayah above, refers to that person who is mindful of the commands of Allah and of his wrongful actions, so that he may be penitent and repent (make Taubah) to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

• And Allah mentions :

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ
And those who guard their Salaah (prayers) well. [Surah Al-Ma`aarij 70:34]

ie: One who is mindful to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala with regards to his prayers (Salaah)

• And Allah mentions :

وَاحْفَظُوا أَيْمَانَكُمْ ۚ
And keep your oaths [Surah Al-Maa’idah 5:89]

ie: One who is mindful of his oath and promises to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala

  • And Allah mentions :

فَاذْكُرُونِي أَذْكُرْكُمْ
Therefore remember Me (by praying, glorifying, etc.). I will remember you, [Surah Al~Baqarah 2:152]

• One who has modesty before Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala safeguards his head and his body from Haraam. He is mindful of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and he remembers Allah. And the result of this is, that Allah will protect you, regarding your worldly matters, your health, your senses, your sight, your faculty of hearing, your speech, the security and safety of your family and belongings.

• When one is mindful of before Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala during his youth, then Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will protect him during his adulthood. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will grant him the continued use of his sight, power, strength and intellect.

• An Aalim, lived to be over 100 years old and still remained blessed with strength and intellect. When he was asked regarding this, he said, that he safeguarded his limbs from the disobedience of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala when he was young, and so Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has preserved them (limbs) for us in our old age.

• Protection from Allah, also means that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will protect the descendants (children) and progeny of this person. Ibnu Munkadir Rahmatullahi Alayh used to say : “For the sake of a righteous man, Allah will definitely be mindful of his children, his children’s children and the dwellings that are around himso that they continue in protection from Allah and being veiled from harm”.

• Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will also protect him from dangerous animals. We understand this from the incident of the Sahaabi, Safinah Radiallahu Anhu, who was confronted by a group of lions when he lost his army. Safinah Radiallahu Anhu called out to the lion saying: “O Lion! I am the companion of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam!”. When the lion heard this, it started to shake its head and came closer to him and made a gesture with its shoulders for Safinah Radiallahu Anhu to follow him. The lion led the way and Safinah Radiallahu Anhu was escorted by the lion out of the jungle. [Tabarani]

• Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala will safeguard this person and protect his Imaan, especially at the time of death, from the onslaughts of the Shayateen.

If you (have need to) ask, ask of Allah; and if you seek help, seek help from Allah

 

• Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions in the Qur’aan :

إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ

You (Alone) we worship, and you (Alone) we ask for help. [Surah Faatihah 1:5]

• When Ebrahim Alayhis Salaam was cast into the blazing fire by the Mushrikeen [idol~worshippers], and he was offered assistance by the Angels, he placed his full reliance only upon Allah Ta’ala and responded :

حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

“Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”  [Surah Al~Imraan 3:173]

 ie: He sought the protection of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and only begged of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala

• Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala becomes happy with the one who begs from Him. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala becomes displeased with the one who does not ask from him.

 

None can benefit or cause harm to a person, except through the will and permission of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala or the decree of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

 

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions in the Qur’aan :

مَا أَصَابَ مِن مُّصِيبَةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي أَنفُسِكُمْ إِلَّا فِي كِتَابٍ مِّن قَبْلِ أَن نَّبْرَأَهَا ۚ

No calamity befalls on the earth and neither yourselves but that it is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz), before We bring it into existence. [Surah Al-Hadid 57:22]

In all conditions, we ask only from Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and we believe in Taqdeer of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. The profits/benefits one will attain in this life is that which has been decreed for the person. And what is not meant for him, is also decreed by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

We have also been exhorted to exercise patience (Sabr) and the recompense for patience is extremely great. This gives a lot of solace and comfort to a person who is going through difficulty and hardship. With every difficulty comes ease.

Hence this Hadith teaches us how we can live a peaceful happy life by being mindful of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, by totally trusting and worshipping him and by understanding Taqdeer positively. Doing so, will engender a happy stress free life filled with hope and trust in Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala…

 

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September 5, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 31~8~17

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August 25, 2017

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Lessons derived from Haj and Qurbaani

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August 24, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 24~8~17

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40 Durood and Salaam Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam  • Short Advices •  Zikrullah • Dua

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August 24, 2017

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LESSON NINETEEN | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  Hadith 18  |

 Follow Up a Bad Deed with a Good Deed

 

عَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ جُنْدَبِ بْنِ جُنَادَةَ، وَأَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا،

عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ

اتَّقِ اللَّهَ حَيْثُمَا كُنْت، وَأَتْبِعْ السَّيِّئَةَ الْحَسَنَةَ تَمْحُهَا، وَخَالِقْ النَّاسَ بِخُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ :

 [رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ]

رقم:1987 وَقَالَ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ، وَفِي بَعْضِ النُّسَخِ: حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ

 

Hazrat Abu Dharr Jundub ibn Junadah, and Hazrat Abu Abdir Rahman Muadh bin Jabal Radiallahu Anhuma narrated that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

“Fear Allah (have Taqwa) wherever you may be, and follow up a bad deed with a good deed which will wipe (the former) out, and behave well (with beautiful character) towards the people.”

[Tirmidhi]

 

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

This Hadith contains three important advices, which embrace all the good of this world and the hereafter, namely :

[1] Taqwa :

Fearing Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, ie: fulfilling all the commandments of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala and refraining from all the prohibitions of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

Some scholars have mentioned the meaning of Taqwa as : Allah must not see you in those places that Allah has prohibited you from, nor should Allah miss you in those places where Allah has commanded you to be in …

Amongst the many benefits of Taqwa : Allah will wipe out one’s sins • One becomes honourable and beloved in the sight of Allah • At the time of death, a person will get glad tidings of Jannah • Allah will grant one abundant reward [increase in Sawaab] • Allah will make an opening for him from all difficulties • Allah will grant one sustenance [Rozi] from unseen sources • Allah will give one the the criteria to discern between right and wrong [Furqaan] • Whoever fears Allah, Allah will grant them success in both worlds and saves them from the fire of Jahannum and remains perpetually in Jannah.

 

[2] Follow up a bad deed with a good deed :

Follow up a bad deed with a good deed. The good deed will wipe out the bad deed. After slipping into sin, a person should perform any good action [deed] which will efface the effects of the sin.

Hazrat Ibn Mas’ud Radiallahu Anhu narrated : A man kissed a strange [Non-Mahram]woman. Realizing the gravity of his sin, he came to Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, informed him about his transgression and desired that the Shar’ee punishment be implemented upon him so that he may be saved from the fire of Jahannum in the hereafter. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam had still not responded to him, when a verse was revealed :

وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ طَرَفَيِ النَّهَارِ وَزُلَفًا مِّنَ اللَّيْلِ ۚ إِنَّ الْحَسَنَاتِ يُذْهِبْنَ السَّيِّئَاتِ

And establish prayer [Salaah] at the two ends of the day and a portion of the night. Verily, virtues [good deeds] repel vices [misdeeds] ~ Surah Hud 11:114

After Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam recited this verse to the man, the man asked Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam whether this applies to him only. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “It applies to all of my Ummah.” [Bukhaari and Muslim]

What is meant [in this Hadith], is that a good deed becomes an atonement for an evil deed. For major sins to be obliterated, one has to make Taubah [sincere repentance]. However, minor sins are obliterated [forgiven] when a person follows up with performing a good deed after a bad deed.

There are numerous acts of Ibaadah that eliminate and wash away the minor sins of a person. An example [of minor sins being forgiven] is when a person performs Whudu [ablution], then this virtuous act of worship washes out all minor sins. Or, when a person keeps a Nafl fast on the 9th of Zul-Hijjah, then this wipes out the minor sins of the past and coming year.

 

[3] Behave well [with beautiful character] towards the people :

In a Hadith, Hazrat Abu Darda Radiallahu Anhu narrates : Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has mentioned :

مَا مِنْ شَيْءٍ أَثْقَلُ فِي مِيزَانِ الْمُؤْمِنِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ مِنْ خُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ لَيُبْغِضُ الْفَاحِشَ الْبَذِيءَ

Nothing is heavier on the believer’s Scale on the Day of Judgment than good character. For indeed Allah, Most High, is angered by the shameless obscene person[Tirmidhi]

A Believer is expected to maintain good conduct and character and speak well [kindly] to his fellow men ; fulfil their needs ; not backbite/slander ; abstain from jealousy/hatred ; forgive the fault of someone who has done him wrong ; meet people with a smile ; fulfil the rights of those who do not fulfil his rights ; maintain relations with those who break ties with him ; be compassionate, kind, loving, caring ; share his food and belongings with others and those who are in need … etc.

Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has mentioned : “The best of people are those with the most excellent character.” [Tabarani]

August 24, 2017

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LESSON EIGHTEEN | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

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|  HADITH 17 |

Striving For Excellence

 

عَنْ أَبِي يَعْلَى شَدَّادِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ

إنَّ اللَّهَ كَتَبَ الْإِحْسَانَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ،

 فَإِذَا قَتَلْتُمْ فَأَحْسِنُوا الْقِتْلَةَ،

وَإِذَا ذَبَحْتُمْ فَأَحْسِنُوا الذِّبْحَةَ،

 وَلْيُحِدَّ أَحَدُكُمْ شَفْرَتَهُ، وَلْيُرِحْ ذَبِيحَتَهُ

 [رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ] 

Hazrat Abu Ya’la Shaddaad ibn Aws Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

“Verily Allah has ordained (enjoined) Ihsaan (excellence) in all things.

Thus, if you kill, kill in a good manner. If you slaughter, slaughter in a good manner.

Let each one of you sharpen his blade and let him spare suffering to the animal he slaughters.”

 [Saheeh Muslim]

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

In this Hadith we have been advised to be kind, compassionate and pleasant to every creature of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Be it a human or an animal, we should deal in an excellent manner towards every creation of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

The word Ihsaan إحسان‎‎ is derived from the word Husn حسن which means to treat someone in a kind, good manner. The word Ihsaan appears in several places in the Holy Qur’aan.

In Hadith-u-Jibra’eel, the concept of Ihsaan إحسان‎‎ in relation to worshipping Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, was discussed in detail.

قَالَ: فَأَخْبِرْنِي عَنْ الْإِحْسَانِ قَالَ: أَنْ تَعْبُدَ اللَّهَ كَأَنَّك تَرَاهُ، فَإِنْ لَمْ تَكُنْ تَرَاهُ فَإِنَّهُ يَرَاك *

Then he (the man) said, “Inform me about Ihsaan“. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam answered : “It is that you should worship Allah as though you could see Him, for though you cannot see Him yet He sees you“. [Saheeh Muslim] *[ Refer to Hadith-u-Jibra’eel / Hadith 2 of Imaam Nawawi Rahmatullah Alayh]

In Hadith 17, two important instances are mentioned by Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, of whom we should be showing Ihsaan [courtesy, kindness and goodness] towards ie: the animal which is to be slaughtered/sacrificed and a person who’s life is to be taken, especially in Qisaas [retaliation].

As for Ihsaan, in the act of killing or slaughtering animals, then it means that one releases the soul in the fastest, easiest and shortest possible manner, without any increase to the torment and pain to the animal, for which there is no need.

The animal should be lead in a very gentle manner towards the place of slaughter and the knife should be concealed from it. We have been taught in the Hadith of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam that to minimize pain, the knife should be thoroughly sharpened before slaughtering an animal.

Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam passed by a man who had his foot on the neck of a sheep. Whilst he was sharpening his blade, the sheep was looking towards it. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : “Why did you not sharpen your knife before you laid it on the ground? “Do you intend to give it two deaths?” [Tabarani]

The animal should not be slaughtered in the presence of another animal. Nor, should it be dragged by it’s ear, but rather by it’s neck.

Hazrat Umar Radiallahu Anhu, once hit a man with a stick because he sharpened his blade in front of a sheep [Bayhaqi]. Another time, Hazrat Umar Radiallahu Anhu saw a man dragging a sheep to slaughter it. Hazrat Umar Radiallahu Anhu hit him with a stick and said: “Woe to you! Lead it to it’s death with grace.” [Bayhaqi]

Regarding Qurbaani, even after slaughtering swiftly, skinning of the animal should only commence after the carcass has cooled down completely.

As far as kindness to other animals are concerned Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said that a person should not burden an animal with heavy weight placed on it’s back, nor should a mounted person stop his mount to involve himself in conversation, lest he burdens the animal. Also, an animal should be given sufficient food, fodder, water throughout it’s journey.

Ihsaan upon a person whom has to be killed, due to the laws of Shariah that were contravened, necessitates that their life should be terminated swiftly with minimal pain and suffering.

August 17, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 17~8~17

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August 17, 2017

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LESSON SIXTEEN | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  HADITH 15  |

ISLAMIC MANNERS

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ:

مَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاَللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيَقُلْ خَيْرًا أَوْ لِيَصْمُتْ، وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاَللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيُكْرِمْ جَارَهُ، وَمَنْ كَانَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاَللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ فَلْيُكْرِمْ ضَيْفَهُ

[رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ] ، [وَمُسْلِمٌ]

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that : Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

“Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day either speak good or be silent. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last Day honour [be generous to] his neighbour. Let whosoever believes in Allah and in the Last day honour [be generous to] his guest.”

[Saheeh Buhkaari] [Saheeh Muslim]

 

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

In this Hadith, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, has commanded a Believer with three things, namely : [1] Speaking good or remaining silent, [2] honouring one’s neighbour, and [3] being generous towards one’s guest.

These are special qualities of a Believer [ie: one who believes in Allah and in the Last Day].

[1] Guarding the Tongue

A Mu’min (believer) has been exhorted to use his tongue in virtuous deeds and acts, viz. : Tilaawat (recitation) of the Qur’aan, Zikrullah, Salawaat (salutations) upon Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, speaking kindly to people, etc…. If he is unable to do so, then at least let him maintain silence and avoid futile talk.

In a Hadith, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has mentioned :‏مَنْ صَمَتَ نَجَا ‏ “Whoever is silent is saved.[Tirmidhi]

In another Hadith, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam mentioned: “Verily the extent a person slips with his feet is much more, than, when he slips with his tongue.” [Baihaqi].

Many people regard the tongue to be insignificant. The tongue is small in size, but it’s crime is great. A person should be careful of abusing his tongue by giving false evidence, backbiting, lying, slandering, swearing, using indecent language etc…

Once, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam mentioned to Muadh bin Jabal Radiallahu Anhu : “The tongue will be the cause of people being cast headlong into Jahannum”. [Tirmidhi]

Hazrat Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri Radiallahu Anhu narrated : Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : “When the son of Adam wakes up in the morning, all of his limbs humbly beseech [plead to] the tongue and say: “Fear Allah regarding us, because both we and our well-being are aligned with you … If you are upright, we will be on the right … and if you are crooked then we will all be misled.” [Tirmidhi]

 

[2] Honouring one’s Neighbour

The second command concerns being generous [honouring] and fulfilling the rights, of one’s neighbour.

In a Hadith, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam has mentioned :‏

مَا زَالَ يُوصِينِي جِبْرِيلُ بِالْجَارِ حَتَّى ظَنَنْتُ أَنَّهُ سَيُوَرِّثُهُ … “Jibra’eel Alayhis Salaam has continuously emphasized to me, the right of neighbours [so much] that I began to feel that soon Jibra’eel Alayhis Salaam would instruct that the neighbour also becomes an inheritor of one’s wealth.” [Saheeh Buhkaari]

Hazrat Abu Shuraih Radiallahu Anhu narrated : Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said three times : قَالَ وَاللَّهِ لَا يُؤْمِنُ وَاللَّهِ لَا يُؤْمِنُ وَاللَّهِ لَا يُؤْمِنُ  “By Allah, he is not a Mu’min, By Allah, he is not a Mu’min, By Allah, he is not a Mu’min (ie : he does not have faith).” It was said, “Who is it, O Rasullullah?”. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : الَّذِي لاَ يَأْمَنُ جَارُهُ بَوَايِقَهُ   “He, through who’s mischief, his neighbour is insecure ...”  [Saheeh Buhkaari]

Hence, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam  has mentioned in another Hadith :

 وَخَيْر الْجِيرَانِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ خَيْرُهُمْ لِجَارِهِ “And the best neighbour to Allah is the best to his neighbours.[Tirmidhi]

Hazrat Ibn Abbas Radiallahu Anhu reported: Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, لَيْسَ الْمُؤْمِنُ الَّذِي يَشْبَعُ وَجَارُهُ جَائِعٌ إِلَى جَنْبِهِ  “He is not a believer whose stomach is filled while the neighbour to his side goes hungry.” [Baihaqi].

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu Anhu narrated : A man said, “ O Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, a woman prays in the night, fasts in the day, does many deeds and gives charity, yet she harms her neighbours with her tongue.” Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, لاَ خَيْرَ فِيهَا، هِيَ مِنْ أَهْلِ النَّارِ  “There is no good in her. She is among the people of Hellfire.” The man said, “O Messenger of Allah, another woman prays the obligatory prayers and gives bits of food in charity, yet she does not harm anyone.” The Prophet said, “She is among the people of Paradise.” [Saheeh Buhkaari]

 

[3] Being Generous to one’s Guest

The third command concerns being generous [honouring] and showing hospitality to one’s guest. Apart from seeing to the food and drink of one’s guest, the host should also attend to him politely and ensure that nothing occurs contrary to the guests temperament.

Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : “A guest should be fed well for one day and one night, and hospitality is for three days, and anything after that is Sadaqah [charity bestowed upon him]. [Saheeh Buhkaari]

August 17, 2017

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LESSON SEVENTEEN | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ 

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  HADITH 16  |

THE FORBIDDANCE OF ANGER

 

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ رَجُلًا قَالَ لِلنَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه و سلم أَوْصِنِي

قَالَ : لَا تَغْضَبْ، فَرَدَّدَ مِرَارًا، قَالَ: لَا تَغْضَبْ

[رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ]

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu Anhu narrates : a man said to Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam “Advise me …”

Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : “Do not become angry”

The man repeated [his request for counsel] several times, and [each time] Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “Do not become angry.”

[Saheeh Buhkaari]

. . .

 

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

In this Hadith  Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam  emphasized abstention from anger. It is essential to keep anger under control. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has endowed man with the ability to control his anger. One should ensure that it is not misappropriated or unjustly employed.

Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam  has mentioned in a Hadith :

لَيْسَ الشَّدِيدُ بِالصُّرَعَةِ، إِنَّمَا الشَّدِيدُ الَّذِي يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الْغَضَبِ

“A powerful man is not one who defeats another in physical contact. Verily, a powerful man is he who controls his Nafs (ego) at the time of anger”. [Saheeh Buhkaari]

There are Qur’aanic verses that emphasize the need to avoid getting angry and many Ahadeeth are replete with remedies for controlling one’s anger.

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned in the Noble Qur’aan :

وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ

 … And those who swallow (restrain) their anger (rage) and pardon people – and Allah loves the doers of good;

 

. . . 

Anger Management ~ Some Solutions and Remedies

 

1. Seeking refuge in Allah from the Shaytaan. One should read: A’oozu Billaahi Minashaytaanir Rajeem. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said :

إِنِّي لأَعْلَمُ كَلِمَةً لَوْ قَالَهَا لَذَهَبَ غَضَبُهُ أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ Verily, I know a statement, that if he were to say it, his anger would leave: “I seek refuge in Allah from Shaitan, the rejected” [Tirmidhi]

 

2. Remain Silent. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said :

وَإِذَا غَضِبَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَسْكُتْ‏.‏ … “When one of you is angry, he should be silent.” [Al-Adab Al-Mufrad]

 

3.Make Whudu. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said :

إِنَّ الْغَضَبَ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ وَإِنَّ الشَّيْطَانَ خُلِقَ مِنَ النَّارِ وَإِنَّمَا تُطْفَأُ النَّارُ بِالْمَاءِ فَإِذَا غَضِبَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَتَوَضَّأْ ‏‏ ‏… “Anger comes from the devil, the devil was created of fire, and fire is extinguished only with water; so when one of you becomes angry, he should perform ablution.” [Sunan Abi Dawood]

 

4. Sit or Lie Down. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said :

إِذَا غَضِبَ أَحَدُكُمْ وَهُوَ قَائِمٌ فَلْيَجْلِسْ فَإِنْ ذَهَبَ عَنْهُ الْغَضَبُ وَإِلاَّ فَلْيَضْطَجِعْ ‏… “When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down”. [Sunan Abi Dawood]

 

In another Hadith, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has mentioned the effects of anger with a simple analogy. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said : “Anger spoils a persons Imaan (faith), just like how the aloe plant destroys the sweetness of honey” [Bayhaqi]. The extreme bitterness of the aloe plant (when dipped into honey) removes all traces of sweetness.

Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has mentioned : مَا مِنْ جُرْعَةٍ أَعْظَمُ أَجْرًا عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ جُرْعَةِ غَيْظٍ كَظَمَهَا عَبْدٌ ابْتِغَاءَ وَجْهِ اللَّهِ ‏…. “There is no drinking more excellent to Allah, than the drinking (the withholding) of one’s anger, for Allah’s pleasure[Sunan Ibn Majah].

When a person becomes angry, he should remember that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has more greater power and authority over him. He should ponder over the fact that he himself has many times been in the disobedience of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Should Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala also adopt the attitude of wrath and rage with him, then what will his condition be? He should remember that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is the defender of the honour and right of those who have no defender. Hence, when he becomes angry, perhaps he may be becoming angry upon an innocent person. Allah Ta’ala will take revenge on behalf of that innocent person.

Even a judge has been warned in the Hadith, not to rule against two parties whilst in the state of anger.

August 10, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 10~8~17

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 3~8~17

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LESSON FIFTEEN | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  HADITH 14  |

Honouring a Muslim

: عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم

لَا يَحِلُّ دَمُ امْرِئٍ مُسْلِمٍ [يشهد أن لا إله إلا الله، وأني رسول الله] إلَّا بِإِحْدَى ثَلَاثٍ: الثَّيِّبُ الزَّانِي، وَالنَّفْسُ بِالنَّفْسِ، وَالتَّارِكُ لِدِينِهِ الْمُفَارِقُ لِلْجَمَاعَةِ

[رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ] ، [وَمُسْلِمٌ]

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

“It is not permissible [legal] to spill the blood of a Muslim [who bears testimony to the fact that there is no god but Allah, and I am the Messenger of Allah] except in three [instances] : the married person who commits adultery ; a life for a life [ie: for murder] ; and one who forsakes his religion and separates from the community.”

[Saheeh Buhkaari] [Saheeh Muslim]

. . . 

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

Human life is most valuable. Islam stresses on the value and importance of human life, especially that of a Muslim. A Muslim’s life must not be threatened unless it is under lawful circumstances, ie: when a serious violation of the Shari’ah has occurred.

  • In a Hadith, Hazrat Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri Radiallahu Anhu and Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu narrated that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

لَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ السَّمَاءِ وَأَهْلَ الأَرْضِ اشْتَرَكُوا فِي دَمِ مُؤْمِنٍ لأَكَبَّهُمُ اللَّهُ فِي النَّارِ

 “If all the inhabitants of the heavens and the inhabitants of the the earth participate in shedding the blood of believer [murdering a Muslim], Allah will cast them all [face-down] into Jahannum.[Tirmidhi]

 

  • In another Hadith, Hazrat Abdullah bin ‘Amr Radiallahu Anhu narrated that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

لَزَوَالُ الدُّنْيَا أَهْوَنُ عَلَى اللَّهِ مِنْ قَتْلِ رَجُلٍ مُسْلِمٍ

 “The destruction of the entire Universe is lighter and insignificant on Allah, in comparison to the destruction of a single Muslim.[Tirmidhi]

Before the arrival of Islam, human life had no value. A person was easily killed for various reasons eg: revenge; tribal warfare; newborn females were killed and even buried alive [because she was considered to be a shame upon her father].

Islam is a peaceful religion that has established rules, to safeguard and respect the life of every person, to live peacefully together without any lives being threatened. Measures have been set up in Islam to minimize occurrences wherein a person’s life is wrongfully taken away, except in exceptional cases [where the taking of a human life is allowed].

It is not legal [permissible] to kill a Muslim except in one of these three [exceptional] instances, to show that the blood of a Muslim is valued and treasured by Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. This Hadith was also mentioned by Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam in the farewell Hajj, to re-emphasize that a Muslims blood is most sacred in the eyes of Allah.

Islam wishes to avoid any kind of violence, blood-shed, injustice. The punishments that Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has set-out [through various laws in Islam] are measures to protect society and community. These are precautionary measures to ensure that evil acts are minimized.

Islam promotes good values and encourages chastity via legal relationships [marriage] between men and women, and discourages Zinna [adultery] or any acts that lead to violence and evil. Therefore, one of the exceptional cases mentioned in this Hadith of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, [where a life can be taken], is when a person commits Zinna [adultery], with the punishment being that the person is stoned to death.

The second instance being, when a person unjustly kills someone else, then the family [of the person killed] has the right to take revenge upon the person who committed the murder.

The third instance being, when a person becomes an apostate [renounces the religion of Islam].

A persons life can be taken in these three instances. However, for someone’s blood and life to be taken, is an important issue and not something one can take upon one’s own hands, nor something that is decided by mere opinion. These are established through textual sources through Qur’aan and Hadeeth and given as a ruling by a Muslim judge, in an Islamic country.

August 3, 2017

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LESSON FOURTEEN | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  HADITH 13  |

Love for your brother that which you love for yourself

 

عَنْ أَبِي حَمْزَةَ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ خَادِمِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه و سلم

قَالَ: “لَا يُؤْمِنُ أَحَدُكُمْ حَتَّى يُحِبَّ لِأَخِيهِ مَا يُحِبُّ لِنَفْسِهِ”

[رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ] ، [وَمُسْلِمٌ]

Hazrat Abi Hamzah Anas bin Maalik Radiallahu Anhu, the attendant [khaadim] of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam narrates that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

“None of you [truly] believes until he loves for his brother that which he loves for himself.”

[Saheeh Buhkaari] [Saheeh Muslim]

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

In this Hadith we have been taught that loving good for our Muslim brothers and sisters is an essential part of our Imaan.

A persons Imaan is deficient if he does not have the quality of compassion and love for his Muslim brother, ie: he does not love for his Muslim brother what he loves for himself.

A Muslim community is built upon love and compassion for its members. Each and every person should care for and help one another and treat others in the same way that they would want to be treated.

For this to be possible, one has to have a clean and sound heart. A heart that is filled with humility, mercy, empathy and compassion, and not one that is filled with jealousy, selfishness and envy.

One should treat others how one desires to be treated, kindly from others. One should look for excuses to forgive his Muslim brother. He should not belittle his Muslim brother. If he makes a mistake, then he should overlook that mistake. Treat him in the best of manners, with kind words, compassion and love. Just as he loves good for himself, he loves good for his Muslim brother. In a similar vein, whatever he dislikes for himself he should dislike for his Muslim brother. Hence, he should enjoin good and forbid evil. If he see’s some defect in his Muslim brother, he should exert himself in a very diplomatic way, to put that right.

Hence, one has to have a vey sincere heart, that is free from malice and envy. An envious person would not like his Muslim brother to excel him in good fortune.

The Salaf-e-Sauliheen and Sahaabah Radiallahu Anhum would give preference over themselves to their Muslim brothers.

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Amr bin al-As Radiallahu Anhuma reported that Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

مَنْ أَحَبَّ أَنْ يُزَحْزَحَ عَنْ النَّارِ وَيَدْخُلَ الْجَنَّةَ فَلْتُدْرِكْهُ مَنِيَّتُهُ وَهُوَ يُؤْمِنُ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَيَأْتِي إِلَى النَّاسِ مَا يُحِبُّ أَنْ يُؤْتَى إِلَيْهِ

 “Whoever loves that he should be removed from the fire of Jahannum and should enter Paradise, then let his death overtake him, while he has Imaan in Allah and the Last Day, and whilst he does to people that which he likes to be done to himself.” [Saheeh Muslim]

July 27, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 27~7~17

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 27~7~17

Short Talk : The Illustrious Sahaabi, Hazrat Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu Anhu

 40 Durood and Salaam Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam  • Zikrullah • Dua

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July 27, 2017

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LESSON THIRTEEN | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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 • LESSON THIRTEEN •

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|   LESSON THIRTEEN   |


اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  HADITH 12  |

Leaving that which does not Concern One

 

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم

مِنْ حُسْنِ إسْلَامِ الْمَرْءِ تَرْكُهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ :

[حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ، رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ [رقم: 2318] ، ابن ماجه [رقم:3976

 

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that : Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

“Part of the perfection [excellence] of a person’s Islam is that he leaves what does not concern him.”

 [At-Tirmidhi]

. . .

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

This Hadith highlights the importance of refraining from all those words or deeds that do not concern oneself. A person should refrain from vain talk and futile actions. He should avoid irrelevant questions, unimportant discussions, and refrain from expressing his own opinions regarding any matters of Deen. Instead, he should make use of his time correctly and spend his efforts and energy in those matters which are beneficial to him.

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu Anhu mentioned in a narration : “The people with the most wrong actions are those who speak most about what does not concern them.” 

Hazrat Luqmaan Alayhis Salaam was asked, how did he achieve a high rank … He mentioned : “Speaking the truth, fulfilling a trust and abandoning all those things that did not concern him.”

A person should hence ponder over the fact that death awaits him, and he will be questioned for every word that he spoke and for every action that he did. Perhaps he will be asked : “Why did you utter that statement?”… “Was it necessary or futile?” … “Did it benefit you in anyway?” … “Would it have harmed you if you did not speak or utter those words?” … “Had you remained silent, would you not have been kept safe from any effects or consequences of that statement?” … “Why did you not in place of that statement, recite Zikrullah [SubhaanAllah, Alhumdulilah, La ilaaha ilAllah] in that time that you wasted?” …

Hence, the Salaf-e-Sauliheen, like Hasan Basri Rahmatullah Alayh used to say : “We met such pious people who were more concerned about valuing their time, just like how you are concerned about gathering your Dinars and Dirhams …”

We have learnt in this Hadith, that, the perfection [kamaal] of the Islam of any person, lies in the retainment of all types of futility.

 

July 27, 2017

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LESSON TWELVE | 40 Ahâdeeth | Arba’een | of Imaam Nawawi رحمة الله عليه

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 • LESSON TWELVE •

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اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ وَنَسْتَغْفِرُهُ وَنُؤمِنُ بِهِ وَ نَتَوَ كَّلُ عَلَيهِ ، وَنَعُوْذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شُرُوْرِ أَنْفُسِنَا وَمِنْ سَيِّئَاتِ أَعْمَالِنَا، مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلاَ مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلاَ هَادِيَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، وَنَشْهَدُ أَنَّ سَيِّدَناَ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

Verily all praise is for Allah, we praise Him and seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we believe in Him and we place our trust upon Him, and we seek refuge with Allah from the evils of ourselves and our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides there is none who can misguide him, and whomsoever Allah misguides there is none who can guide him, and we bear witness that none has the right to be worshiped except Allah alone, having no partner, and we bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and His Messenger

اَللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ ، وَعَلَى آلِ سَيِّدِناَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَبَارِكْ وَسَلِّمْ

Allahumma Salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammad Wa’ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Baarik Wa Sallim | Oh Allah shower blessings and peace upon our Master Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and upon the family of Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam


|  HADITH 11  | 

Being Cautious of the Doubtful

 

عَنْ أَبِي مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنِ بْنِ عَلِيِّ بْنِ أَبِي طَالِبٍ سِبْطِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم وَرَيْحَانَتِهِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا،

قَالَ: حَفِظْت مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم “دَعْ مَا يُرِيبُك إلَى مَا لَا يُرِيبُك

[وَالنَّسَائِيّ] ،[رقم:2520 رَوَاهُ التِّرْمِذِيُّ]

وَقَالَ التِّرْمِذِيُّ: حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ

 

Hazrat Abu Muhammad Al-Hassan ibn Ali ibn Abi Taalib, the grandson of Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, and the one who is dearest to him, Radiallahu Anhuma said : I committed to memory from Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam (the following words):

“Leave that which makes you doubt, for that which does not make you doubt.”

[Al-Tirmidhi and al-Nasaíi related it, and al-Tirmidhi said: It is a good and sound Hadith]

. . .

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

This Hadith highlights the importance of refraining from anything that is ambiguous and doubtful. Doubtful things cause unrest and agitation in the heart. A person then becomes hesitant and restless. He is unsure whether he could engage in that particular action or consume that particular food or not, hence, Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, very simply has mentioned to us a principle that we should leave out anything that is doubtful for that which is not doubtful. We have been exhorted to become scrupulous. There have been many incidents of the Salaf-e-Sauliheen where because of some doubt that occurred, they would leave out thousands of Dinars that they would have received as inheritance.

So, we have been shown a method that will leave us with peace and tranquillity in our hearts by adopting this clear principle.

When a person is scrupulous then :

  • it will lead him to enjoy a tranquil heart and a peaceful mind ;
  • it will distance him from anything that is reprehensible or Haraam ;
  • he will become more cautious in following Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala’s command ;
  • it will assist him in his dua’s being answered because Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala answers a person’s dua when his income is Halaal and he consumes Halaal ;
  • and, it will save a person from the punishment of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

There is an incident behind this Hadith, wherein Sayiddina Hassan, the son of Hazrat Ali Radiallahu Anhuma, was asked : “What do you remember from  Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam ?” He said : “ I remember that I had taken a date from the dates of Sadaqah and I put it in my mouth. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam quickly removed it from my mouth and cast it aside.” A person then asked : “What was the problem in you eating the date?”. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam explained to me that …“We [Ahle Bayt] do not eat Sadaqah”. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam  further explained : “دَعْ مَا يُرِيبُك إلَى مَا لَا يُرِيبُك “Leave that which makes you doubt, for that which does not make you doubt.”

 

 

July 24, 2017

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Dua for the Alleviation of Debts and Grief

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  عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، قَالَ دَخَلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ الْمَسْجِدَ فَإِذَا هُوَ بِرَجُلٍ مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ يُقَالُ لَهُ أَبُو أُمَامَةَ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ يَا أَبَا أُمَامَةَ مَا لِي أَرَاكَ جَالِسًا فِي الْمَسْجِدِ فِي غَيْرِ وَقْتِ الصَّلاَةِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ هُمُومٌ لَزِمَتْنِي وَدُيُونٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ أَفَلاَ أُعَلِّمُكَ كَلاَمًا إِذَا أَنْتَ قُلْتَهُ أَذْهَبَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ هَمَّكَ وَقَضَى عَنْكَ دَيْنَكَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ قُلْتُ بَلَى يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ قُلْ إِذَا أَصْبَحْتَ وَإِذَا أَمْسَيْتَ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَفَعَلْتُ ذَلِكَ فَأَذْهَبَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ هَمِّي وَقَضَى عَنِّي دَيْنِي ‏.‏   

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri Radiyallahu Anhu reports that once Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam entered the masjid and found an Ansari Sahaabi by the name of Abu Umamah Radiyallahu Anhu seated therein. Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam enquired of him: “Why is it that I see you in the masjid at a time when there is no Salah? He replied, O Messenger of Allah! I have a lot of debts and many worries.’ Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam replied : “Should I not teach you something which if you recite, Allah will remove your worries and pay off your debts? Say every morning and evening :

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْهَمِّ وَالْحَزَنِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْعَجْزِ وَالْكَسَلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْجُبْنِ وَالْبُخْلِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ غَلَبَةِ الدَّيْنِ وَقَهْرِ الرِّجَالِ ‏

Allahumma Inni a’udhubika minal hammi wal huzni wa a’udhubika minal ‘Ajzi wal kasali wa a’udhubika minal bukhli wal jubni wa a’udhubika min ghalabatid dayni wa qahrir rijal

“O Allah! I seek refuge in you from anxiety and grief and I seek refuge in you from inability and laziness, and I seek refuge in you from cowardice and miserliness and I seek refuge in you from overpowering debts and from the subjection of man.” [Sunan Abu Dawud]

That Sahabi Radiyallahu Anhu says, ‘I did so and Allah Ta’ala removed my worries and repaid my debts.’ [Sunan Abu Dawud, Hadith: 1550 vol. 2 pg. 308 – 309]  

July 24, 2017

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Nikah Advices

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Jummuah ~ Musjid e Noor 21~7~17 : Nikah Advices

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July 24, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 20~7~17

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July 24, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 13~7~17

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June 29, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 29~6~17

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 29~6~17

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June 29, 2017

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Eid Ul Fitr 1438 ~ Lecture

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إِنَّ الَّذِينَ قَالُوا رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ ثُمَّ اسْتَقَامُوا تَتَنَزَّلُ عَلَيْهِمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ أَلَّا تَخَافُوا وَلَا تَحْزَنُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا بِالْجَنَّةِ الَّتِي كُنتُمْ تُوعَدُونَ
Indeed, those who have said, “Our Lord is Allah ” and then remained on a right course – the angels will descend upon them, [saying], “Do not fear and do not grieve but receive good tidings of Paradise, which you were promised.
حْنُ أَوْلِيَاؤُكُمْ فِي الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا وَفِي الْآخِرَةِ ۖ وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَشْتَهِي أَنفُسُكُمْ وَلَكُمْ فِيهَا مَا تَدَّعُونَ
We were your allies in the worldly life and in the Hereafter. And you will have therein whatever your souls desire, and you will have therein whatever you request
نُزُلًا مِّنْ غَفُورٍ رَّحِيمٍ
A provision from a [Lord who is] Forgiving and Merciful.”
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