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The Importance of the Two Rakaats Sunnah of Fajr Salaah

March 25, 2013

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وَمِنَ ٱلَّيْلِ فَسَبِّحْهُ وَإِدْبَٰرَ ٱلنُّجُومِ
And for part of the night also praise thou Him, – and at the retreat of the stars! ~ Surah At-Tur 52:49
 

2 Sunnat-e-Mua’kaddah Of Fajr Salaah 

• It is extremely virtuous to pray the two rakaats Sunnah- e-Mua’kaddah ie. before the two Fard rakaats of Fajr Salaah

 Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam would pray them lightly (meaning he would not lengthen them)

• It is Sunnah to recite Surah al-Kafiroon in the first rakaah and Surah al-Ikhlaas in the second rakaah of the Fajr Sunnah prayers
 

 

Ahadeeth Pertaining To The Sunnah Of Fajr Salaah 

 
Hazrat A’isha RA relates that the  Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “The two Rakaats of (the Sunnah of) Fajr are better than the world and all it contains.” [Muslim]

Hazrat  Abu Hurairah RA reported: Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam recited in the two Sunnah Rakaah of the Fajr prayer, Surah Al-Kafirun (in the first Rakaah), and Surah Al-Ikhlas (in the second Rakaah) ~Muslim

Hazrat Abu Hurayra RA narrates that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Do not abandon the sunnah rakaats of Fajr, even if horses trample over you.” (Sunan Abu Dawud 1:186, Athar al-Sunan 1:224)

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Naath ~ Tamanna-e-Haram ~ Desire to be in Madinah

March 12, 2013

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`Tamanna-e Haram  ~ Desire to be in Madinah

Poetry of Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Shafee’ SB (RA)

 

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Hazrat (RA)  says :  

`This desire and longing to be in Madinah …

`How I wish that I could be a dweller (a citizen) of Madinah Munawwarah …

`All the time, day and night, on my lips, is the Durood and Salaam upon Nabi Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam …

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`The Kalimah ‘La ilaaha illallah’ is a shield (protection) of my life and when the time comes for me to leave this world, this Kalimah must be (the words) on my tongue …

`What a great fortune it is to make Sajdah (Salaat) in the Mehraab of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam …

`Suddenly I see the Raudha Mubaarak in front of me and then proceed to stand before the Muwaajah-e-Shareef (The Raudha Mubaarak/Blessed Grave of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam) …

`And with feeling, with enjoyment, I am saying the Durood and Salaam … engrossed and consumed …

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`The scene and sight of every other person standing there …

Saying “As salaatu Wassalaamu alaika Ya Rasulallaah”

`What a beautiful scene!

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`I wish to be living in the city of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam …

`In Madinah, which is a Riyaadul Jannah (Garden from Jannah), should be my place of residence …

`That person that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam says “He is my Ghulaam (my Ummati, my true follower)”, then the fire of Jahannam most certainly becomes Haraam for that person. …

 

True `Ushaaq (True Lovers) of Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam

When a person has true `Ishq (love) for someone, then that love pulls him towards the house of the lover. Anything about the beloved, any sound, any news, will catch his eye and he will immediately want to listen to it.

When one has the desire to be close to Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam, then a yearning to be standing at the Raudah Mubaruk, sending Durood and Salaam upon Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam and a longing to be a dweller of Madinah Munawwarah resides in one’s heart. One’s heart will be attached to Madinah, even though one is situated far away from Madinah.

May Allah Ta’ala make us True `Ushaaq (True Lovers) of Himself and Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam

 

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The Road of Sabr and Shukr

March 11, 2013

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 إِنَّ فِى ذَٰلِكَ لَءَايَٰتٍۢ لِّكُلِّ صَبَّارٍۢ شَكُورٍۢ

Verily in this are Signs for every (soul that is) patiently constant and grateful ~ Surah Saba 34:19

There are two roads for a believer to reach Allah, ie : Sabr and Shukr >

The road of Sabr is quite difficult and challenging, and although we all have to experience some Sabr in our life, we should desire that Allah Ta’ala make us reach Him through the road of Shukr (by being blessed with the countless favours of Allah Ta’ala and then truly appreciating these bounties and being loyal, sincere, obedient servants of Allah Ta’ala).

We will be tested on the road of Sabr,  and due to our weak Imaan, we may not be able to exercise Sabr over the tests and trials that we will be faced with … Hence, the journey through that road becomes daunting. 

However, both roads of Sabr and Shukr bring about great blessings and reward for the believer.

Both these roads lead to Allah Ta’ala …

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Our Beloved Rasulullaah Sallallaahu alyhi Wasallam said:

“How wonderful is the affair of the believer, for his affairs are all good, and this applies to no one else but the believer. If some good happens to him, he is thankful for it and that is good for him. If some harm afflicts him, he bears it with patience and that is good for him.”  (Muslim Shareef)

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Cleanse, Purify and Fill Your Heart with the Love of Allah

March 8, 2013

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أَلَا بِذِكْرِ ٱللَّهِ تَطْمَئِنُّ ٱلْقُلُوبُ

Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest ~ Surah Ar-Ra’d 13:28

 

When we take the name Allah …

then picture and imagine that

Everything‘ is saying Allah,

The skies are saying Allah

The sun is saying Allah

The moon is saying Allah

The stars are saying Allah

The ground is saying Allah

The trees are saying Allah

The plants are saying Allah

The flowers are saying Allah

The rivers are saying Allah

The oceans are saying Allah

The mountains are saying Allah

The birds are saying Allah

The insects are saying Allah

The animals are saying Allah

The angels are saying Allah

The jinn are saying Allah

Mankind is saying Allah

‘Everything’ is saying Allah

… even the hair on the body of a Mu’min is saying Allah

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When we make the Zikr of Allah, we remove from our hearts the filth that has accumulated and infested our hearts … (pride, jealousy, anger, the love for dunya, greed, etc) 

We should say “Laa (No)” to all those things that corrode and clog our hearts and take us away from Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

With the Zikr of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, we are taking a scrubbing brush and scrubbing our hearts and we should feel all the filth coming out and being washed away 

Cleanse, purify and fill your heart with the Love of Allah …

 

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40 Salaat and Salaam Upon Nabi Sallalhu Alayhi Wa Sallam

March 8, 2013

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The Holy Prophet  صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم  said:

He who invokes blessings upon me once, Allah showers ten blessings upon him and obliterates (his) ten sins and elevates him by ten ranks

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Respecting and Honouring One’s Parents

March 5, 2013

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وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوٓا۟ إِلَّآ إِيَّاهُ وَبِٱلْوَٰلِدَيْنِ إِحْسَٰنًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ ٱلْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَآ أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَآ  أُفٍّۢ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًۭا كَرِيمًۭا

Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. ~ Surah Al-Isra 17:23

وَٱخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ ٱلذُّلِّ مِنَ ٱلرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ٱرْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِى صَغِيرًۭا

And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: “My Lord! bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” ~Surah Al-Isra 17:24

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “The pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of the parents and the anger of Allah lies in the anger of the parents.” ~Tirmizi

 

 

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Expressing Gratitude to the Favours and Bounties of Allah

March 3, 2013

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  ۖ وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ
And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, ‘If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor] ~ Surah Ibrahim 14:7

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Every single bounty has been bestowed upon us by Allah Subhaanahu wa Ta’ala, although we are underserving of it. 

 Making Shukr to Allah with this realization and conviction, together with expressing gratitude by means of your tongue and actions (carry out your life in accordance to the will of Allah) … that is ‘real shukr‘ …

 

اَللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ كُلُّهُ وَلَكَ الشُّكْرُ كُلُّهُ
Allahumma Lakal Hamdu Kulluhu _ Wa Laka-sh Shukru Kulluhu
O Allah, for You Alone is all Praise. For You Alone is all Gratitude. 

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The Importance and Virtues of Spreading Salaam

March 3, 2013

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فَإِذَا دَخَلْتُم بُيُوتًۭا فَسَلِّمُوا۟ عَلَىٰٓ أَنفُسِكُمْ تَحِيَّةًۭ مِّنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ مُبَٰرَكَةًۭ طَيِّبَةًۭ

 But, when you enter houses, give greetings of peace upon each other – a greeting from Allah , blessed and good ~ Surah An Nur 24:61

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu Anhu said : that a man passed by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam whilst he was sitting with some others, and said “As-salamu ‘alaykum (peace be upon you).” Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “[He will have] ten hasanaat (10 rewards).”

Another man passed by and said “As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullah (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah).” Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “[He will have] twenty hasanaat (20 rewards).”

Another man passed by and said “As-salamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakatuh (peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings).” Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “[He will have] thirty hasanaat (30 rewards).”

~ Sahih Bukhari No. 986

 

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Naath ~ Mubarak Tujhe Ho Ay Arze Madinah

March 2, 2013

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Naath Shareef  ~ Khanqah Imdadia Ashrafia ~ Karachi

Mubarak Tujhe Ho Ay Arze Madinah

مبارک تجھے ہو اے ارض مدینہ 

نبی کا شہر ہے یہ شہر مدینہ 

 تیرے پاس جب سید دو جہاں ہیں 

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Mubarak tujhay ho aye arz-e-madina Nabi ka shaher hai yeh shaher-e-madina

Teray paas jab sayyed-e-do jahan hai Na kiyon rashk-e-akhlaq ho phir madina

 

Teray sabz gumbad pai alam fida hai Falk jaisai choomai zameen-e- madina

Tera zarra zarra nishaan-e- nabi hai Fida tujh pai may khak-e-shaher-e-madina

 

Mubarak tujhay ho aye arz-e-madina Nabi ka shaher hai yeh shaher-e-madina

Teray paas jab sayyed-e-do jahan hai Na kiyon rashk-e-akhlaq ho phir madina

 

Uhad kai yeh daman main khoon-e-shaheedaan Sabaq dai raha hai wafa-e- madina

Mubarak tujhay ho aye arz-e-madina Nabi ka shaher hai yeh shaher-e-madina

 

Teray paas jab sayyed-e-do jahan hai Na kiyon rashk-e-akhlaq ho phir madina

 

Nishani hai islam ki azmaton ki Sahaba kai qadmon sai khak-e-madina

 

Wafa dariyon par sahaba ke akhtar Hai taareekh roshan yeh shaher-e madina

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Naath ~ Yeh Subh-e-Madinah Yeh Shaam-e-Madinah

March 2, 2013

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Naath Shareef  ~ Khanqah Imdadia Ashrafia ~ Karachi

Yeh Subh-e-Madinah Yeh Shaam-e-Madinah

یہ صبح مدینہ، یہ شام مدین

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