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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

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

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August 3, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 3~8~17

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

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August 3, 2017

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

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|   LESSON FIFTEEN   |


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 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

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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   |


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   |


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]

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

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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

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

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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.”
سورة فصلت
{41: 30/31/32}

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June 12, 2017

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Ramadaan 1438 ~ Programmes

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AFTER FAJR Lessons From Hadith Shareef  •  AFTER TARAWEEH ~ Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf
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• 21ST NIGHT _ Thursday 15 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf Part 1

 21ST NIGHT _ Thursday 15 June _ After Taraweeh 2 >  40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Friday_16 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Whudu Part 1

• Friday 16 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf Part 2

• Friday 16  June _ After Taraweeh 2 >  Surah Mulk | 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Saturday 17 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Whudu Part 2 | Tahiyatul-Whudu

• 23RD NIGHT _ Saturday 17 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf Part 3

• 23RD NIGHT _ Saturday 17 June _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Sunday 18 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson |Tahiyatul-Musjid

• Sunday 18 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf Part 4

• Sunday 18 June _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Monday 19 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Ishraaq Salaah

• 25TH NIGHT _ Monday 19 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf Part 5

• 25TH NIGHT _ Monday 19 June _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Tuesday 20 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Virtue of granting respite to a debtor or waiving of the debt

• Tuesday 20 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Valuable Lessons from Surah Yusuf Part 6

• Tuesday 20 June _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Wednesday 21 June _ After Fajr  Hadith Lesson | Sunnah of Licking the Fingers after Partaking of Meals

• 27TH NIGHT _ Wednesday 21 June _ After Taraweeh 1 >  Sincere Taubah (Taubatan Nasooha) | The Abounding Mercy of Allah Ta’ala

• 27TH NIGHT _ Wednesday 21 June _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Thursday 22 June _ After Fajr > Hadith Lesson | Be in this world like a stranger or traveller

• Thursday 22 June _ After Taraweeh 1 > Surah Mulk : Tafseer of Selected Ayah | 40 Durood and Salaam | Recitation of the 99 Names of Allah| Zikrullah | Dua

• Friday 23 June _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Who are the real bankrupt people [Muflis] in the Hereafter?

• 29TH NIGHT _ Friday 23 June _ After Taraweeh 1 > Qur’aan : The Majestic Book of Allah | Advices for After the Month of Ramadaan

• 29TH NIGHT _ Friday 23 June _ After Taraweeh 2 > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Saturday 24 June _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Controlling One’s Anger

• Saturday 24 June _ After Taraweeh > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

• Sunday 25 June _ After Fajr >  Hadith Lesson | Six Fasts of Shawaal

• Sunday 25 June _ After Esha [Laylatul Jaa’iza] > 40 Durood and Salaam | Zikrullah | Dua

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AFTER FAJR Lessons From Hadith Shareef  •  AFTER TARAWEEH ~ Tafseer Of Selected Ayaat Read In Taraweeh
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• Monday 12 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson |  Dua [Supplication]

• Monday 12 June _ After Taraweeh  > Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the Quraan Shareef | Qualities of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ 

• Tuesday 13 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | The Virtues of Spending in the Path of Allah (Charity/Sadaqah) 

• Tuesday 13 June _ After Taraweeh > Brief Explanation of Selected Verses of the Quraan Shareef

• Wednesday 14 June _ After Fajr  >  Hadith Lesson | Removing an Obstacle from the Path

• Wednesday 14 June _ After Taraweeh Layatul Qadr  | I’tikaaf  | Advices

• Thursday 15 June _ After Fajr   Hadith Lesson | Responding to the Adhaan

June 1, 2017

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Good Deeds of Ramadaan

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ Good Deeds of Ramadaan

 

 Fasting 

 Duas at the time of Sehri, whilst fasting and especially at Iftaar  

 Sunnah Dua Upon Opening One’s Fast 

 Increase in Tilaawat of Quraan (At least one complete Qur’aan Khatam during the month) 

 Taraweeh Salaah  

 Tahajjud Salaah 

 Being Generous ~ Feeding the Poor and Needy 

 Giving a fasting person something to make Iftaar ~ Even if it is one Kajoor (date) 

 Making I’tikaaf in the last 10 days of Ramadaan 

 Reciting the First Kalimah in Abundance 

 Seeking Sincere Forgiveness (Taubah) 

 Making Istighfaar excessively 

● Begging Allah Ta’ala for admission into Jannah ✓

 Seeking refuge from Jahannum 

● Searching for Laylatul Qadr in the Odd Nights of the Last 10 Nights / I’tikaf Advices 

 Abstaining from ALL SINS 

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Ramadaan Reminder ~ The Three ‘Ashra’s of Ramadaan
Ramadaan Reminder ~ A Fasting Person Should Constantly Be Aware of the Object of Fasting ~ Benefits of Taqwa*
Ramadaan Reminder ~ Deprivation of Allah’s Mercy in the Month of Ramadaan
Ramadaan Reminder ~ The Immense Reward for Fasting
Ramadaan Reminder ~ Rewards of Good Deeds Multiplied in Ramadaan
Ramadaan Reminder ~ Taming the Nafs

May 21, 2017

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Ramadan 1438 ~ Musjid e Noor ~ Asherville ~ Durban ~ South Africa

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Ramadan 1438 ~ Musjid e Noor ~ Asherville ~ Durban ~ South Africa

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May 11, 2017

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Laylatul Bara’ah ~ Night of Emancipation ~ 15th Sha’baan 1438

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Laylatul Bara’ah ~ Night of Emancipation ~ 15th Shabaan 1438

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أَعُوذُ بِعَفْوِكَ مِنْ عِقَابِكَ وَأَعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ لَا أُحْصِي ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ

(O’ Allah) I take refuge in your forgiveness from your punishment, and I take refuge in your pleasure from your anger and I take refuge in you from you. I cannot praise you as you ought to be praised. You are as you have praised yourself. (Shuabul Imaan)

May 11, 2017

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LESSON ELEVEN | 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 10  |

Acceptance of Good Deeds

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم : إنَّ اللَّهَ طَيِّبٌ لَا يَقْبَلُ إلَّا طَيِّبًا، وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ أَمَرَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ بِمَا أَمَرَ بِهِ الْمُرْسَلِينَ 

فَقَالَ تَعَالَى : يَا أَيُّهَا الرُّسُلُ كُلُوا مِنْ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَاعْمَلُوا صَالِحًا،

وَقَالَ تَعَالَى: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُلُوا مِنْ طَيِّبَاتِ مَا رَزَقْنَاكُمْ” ثُمَّ ذَكَرَ الرَّجُلَ يُطِيلُ السَّفَرَ أَشْعَثَ أَغْبَرَ يَمُدُّ يَدَيْهِ إلَى السَّمَاءِ: يَا رَبِّ! يَا رَبِّ! وَمَطْعَمُهُ حَرَامٌ، وَمَشْرَبُهُ حَرَامٌ، وَمَلْبَسُهُ حَرَامٌ، وَغُذِّيَ بِالْحَرَامِ، فَأَنَّى يُسْتَجَابُ لَهُ؟

  [رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ]

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

“Allah [the Almighty] is Good and accepts only that which is good. And verily Allah has commanded the believers to do that which He has commanded the Messengers.

So the Almighty has said: “O (you) Messengers! Eat of the Tayyibat [all kinds of Halaal (legal) foods], and perform righteous deeds.” [23:51] and the Almighty has said: “O you who believe! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you.” [2:172]” .

Then he (ﷺ) mentioned [the case] of a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky saying “O Lord! O Lord!,” while his food is haram (unlawful), his drink is haram, his clothing is haram, and he has been nourished with haram, so how can [his supplication] be answered?

 [Saheeh Muslim]


|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

In this Hadith we have been exhorted to consume pure and wholesome food. One of the most important things by which a Mu’min obtains pure actions and deeds, is pure food which is Halaal. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala is wholly Pure and free from all defects and deficiencies. He is At~Tayyib [pure] and He only accepts that which is pure.

So, in this Hadith there is an indication that action is only acceptable and it is only pure, through eating Halaal wholesome food. Haraam food corrupts actions and prevents the acceptance of Du’a.


• Hazrat Sa’ad Bin Abi Waqqas Radiallahu Anhu asked Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam : “Ya Rasullullah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam], ask Allah to make me, one who’s Dua’s are answered [Mustajaabad-Da’wah]. Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : Sa’ad, make your food pure [Halaal] and your supplications will be answered. By the one in whose hand is the life of Muhammed Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, the slave will cast a Haraam [impure] morsel in his belly and because of it, Allah will not accept his action for 40 days. And any slave whose flesh was rose upon Interest and Usury, then the fire is most appropriate for it”. [Ibn Kathir] 

• Someone asked Hazrat Sa’ad Bin Abi Waqqas Radiallahu Anhu  : “How is it that all your Dua’s [supplications] amongst all the Sahaabah Radiallahu Anhum are answered?”. Hazrat Sa’ad Bin Abi Waqqas Radiallahu Anhu said : “When I raise a morsel to my mouth, I know where it came from and what it came out of”. [Hilyatul Awliyaa] 

• Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : Whoever buys a garment for 10 Dirhams and 1 Dirham [of it] is Haraam, then Allah will not accept his prayer for as long as he wears that garment. Hazrat Abdullah ibn Umar Radiallahu Anhu narrated this Hadith and then he put his fingers in his ears and said : “May they become deaf if I did not hear it from Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam”. [Musnad Ahmed]

• Abu Dawood in his Marāsīl mentioned : Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : Whoever gains wealth from a criminal act and gives it as a gift to relatives, or pays Sadaqah [charity] from it, or spends it in the path of Allah, then Allah will gather all that and cast it with him into the fire of Jahannum”.

• Hazrat ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab Radiallahu Anhum mentioned : “By one’s scrupulous avoidance of that which Allah forbids, Allah accepts supplications and glorifications”.

• Sufyaan Thauri Rahmatullah Alayh mentioned : One who uses Haraam wealth in noble works, is like one who endeavours to purify his clothes in urine”.

May 5, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 4~5~17

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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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May 4, 2017

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LESSON TEN | 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 9  |

Submission to Revelation

 

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ صَخْرٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: سَمِعْت رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم يَقُولُ

مَا نَهَيْتُكُمْ عَنْهُ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ، وَمَا أَمَرْتُكُمْ بِهِ فَأْتُوا مِنْهُ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُمْ، فَإِنَّمَا أَهْلَكَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِكُمْ كَثْرَةُ مَسَائِلِهِمْ وَاخْتِلَافُهُمْ عَلَى أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ

 [رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ] ، [رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ]

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah Abdur`Rahman ibn Sakhr Radiallahu Anhu narrates that : Rasullullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :

“What I have forbidden for you, avoid. What I have ordered you [to do], do as much of it as you can. For verily, it was only the excessive questioning and their disagreeing with their Prophets that destroyed [the nations] who were before you”.

 [Saheeh Buhkaari] [Saheeh Muslim]

. . .

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

 This Hadith prohibits excessive questioning, because this practice destroyed previous nations. They had questioned their Ambiya Alayhimus~salaatu was~salaam and then still acted contrary to their teachings.

This Ummah has been warned by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam of adopting the same attitude. Therefore, we should refrain from asking unnecessary questions, or questions indulging in details and technicalities, or questions that will lead to confusion or doubt, or questions that will bring difficulty upon us if we are given the answer [ie: the action may be difficult to carry out if we are given the answer to that particular question].

 . . .

To understand this Hadith, we look into an incident which prompted Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to mention this particular Hadith :

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had addressed the Sahabah Radiallahu Anhum and said : “O people, Allah has made Hajj compulsory upon you, so perform the Hajj”. A man asked : “…Every year, O Messenger of Allah [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam]?Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam remained silent. The man asked the same question three times. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam then said : “If I said yes, it [Hajj] would become obligatory upon you [to perform it every year] and you would not be able to do it”. Then Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said : “Leave me, as I leave you … for all that destroyed those before you was their questioning and their disagreement with their Messengers. So when I tell you to do something, do of it that which you are able [to the best of your ability] and if I forbid you something, then leave it alone”. . [Sahih Muslim]

We are forbidden to ask about a great deal of those things [which are Halaal and Haraam], and which it is feared, the question would cause revelation of some hardship.

Hence, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam mentions in another Hadith :

إِنَّ أَعْظَمَ الْمُسْلِمِينَ فِي الْمُسْلِمِينَ جُرْمًا مَنْ سَأَلَ عَنْ أَمْرٍ لَمْ يُحَرَّمْ فَحُرِّمَ عَلَى النَّاسِ مِنْ أَجْلِ مَسْأَلَتِهِ

The greatest criminal of the Muslims against the Muslims is someone who asks about something [which has not been forbidden], but then it is declared forbidden because of his asking. [Sunan Abi Dawud]

. . . 

Imaam Awza’ee Rahmatullah Alayh mentions :When Allah wants to deprive His servant the blessing of knowledge, He puts questions on his tongue, which are designed to cause difficulty to the people of knowledge [the Ulema] … I think they are the people with the least knowledge … ”.

Imaam Maalik Rahmatullah Alayh use to say : Arguing [unnecessary disputing and wrangling] about knowledge, removes the Noor of knowledge from a man’s heart”.

So, in this Hadith, our attention has been drawn to the fact that we should be pre-occupied with putting into effect the command of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and we should be avoiding his prohibition. This will keep us busy so that we do not have to ask any other questions.

When we hear a command or prohibition, our concern should not be directed towards speculation about matters which might or might not happen.

 

April 26, 2017

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Greed for Fame and Wealth

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تِلْكَ الدَّارُ الْآخِرَةُ نَجْعَلُهَا لِلَّذِينَ لَا يُرِيدُونَ عُلُوًّا فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فَسَادًا ۚ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلْمُتَّقِينَ

That home of the Hereafter We assign to those who do not desire exaltedness upon the earth or corruption. And the [best] outcome is for the righteous. (Sarah Al-Qasas  28:83)

وعن كعب بن مالك، رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ ‏
‏عَنِ ابْنِ كَعْبِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏مَا ذِئْبَانِ جَائِعَانِ أُرْسِلاَ فِي غَنَمٍ بِأَفْسَدَ لَهَا مِنْ حِرْصِ الْمَرْءِ عَلَى الْمَالِ وَالشَّرَفِ لِدِينِهِ ‏‏‏
(‏رواه الترمذي وقال‏:‏ حديث حسن صحيح‏)‏‏
Hazrat K’ab bin Malik Radiallahu Anhu reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Two hungry wolves sent in the midst of a flock of sheep are no more destructive to them than a man’s greed for wealth and fame is to his Deen.” [Tirmidhi]

Jumuah Bayaan ~ Musjid e Noor 21~4~17

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April 20, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 20~4~17

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 20~4~17

Recitation of Surah Yaseen • 40 Durood and Salaam Upon Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam • Short Advices > A True Zaakir • Zikrullah • Dua

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April 20, 2017

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

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LESSON NINE • DOWNLOAD AUDIO > Hadith 8 | The Sanctity of a Muslim | DOWNLOAD NOTES > PDF 

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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 8  |

The Sanctity of a Muslim

عَنْ ابْنِ عُمَرَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه و سلم قَالَ : أُمِرْتُ أَنْ أُقَاتِلَ النَّاسَ حَتَّى يَشْهَدُوا أَنْ لَا إلَهَ إلَّا اللَّهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ، وَيُقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ، وَيُؤْتُوا الزَّكَاةَ؛ فَإِذَا فَعَلُوا ذَلِكَ عَصَمُوا مِنِّي دِمَاءَهُمْ وَأَمْوَالَهُمْ إلَّا بِحَقِّ الْإِسْلَامِ، وَحِسَابُهُمْ عَلَى اللَّهِ تَعَالَى

 [رَوَاهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ] ، [رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ] 

Hazrat Abdullah ibn Umar Radiallahu Anhuma narrates : Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,

I have been commanded to fight against the people [idolaters] until they testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad [Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] is the Messenger of Allah, and until they establish the Salaah and pay the Zakaah. And if they do that then they will have gained protection from me for their lives and property, unless [they commit acts that are punishable] in Islam, and their reckoning will be with Allah.

[Saheeh Buhkaari] [Saheeh Muslim]

|  BRIEF EXPLANTION  |

 

One needs to analyse the background of this Hadith and the context it was said, to understand this Hadith correctly.

As a result of the Arab polytheists breaking their treaty with the Muslims ; murdering many people of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam’s allies ; persecuting the Muslims for many years ; breaking their oaths and pacts ; causing bloodshed and showing open aggression and hostility against the Muslims … it was in this circumstance that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam mentioned this Hadith, saying : “I have been commanded to fight against the people [idolaters] until they say Laa ilaaha ilallah”, so that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam could save his community from further harm.

Fighting was a policy of last resort, when all other means had failed. The Muslims would first give Da`wah [invite] the non-muslims and polytheists towards Islam in an excellent manner. Endeavours were made to stop the hostilities, for the enemy to put down their weapons and live peacefully under the Muslim rule, either by embracing Islam voluntarily, or, if they wished to remain on their own creeds and religions, they would have to pay Jizyah [a small amount of tax] to the Muslims.

However, if all this failed and the polytheist resort to fighting, that is when Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would react to a combative aggression in the same way.

So, whilst inclining to absolute peace with the enemy, there were times when Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and the Sahabah Radiallahu Anhum had to combat the aggression of the enemy, when they insisted on fighting the Muslims.

The word أُقَاتِلَ mentioned in this Hadith means to “fight or oppose” and not the verb قَتَلَ [qatala] which means to “kill”. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was commanded to oppose and not kill. Also, this particular Arabic verb implies that it is not a one~sided action but a participation of both sides. In other words, when somebody attacks you first [with the intent to kill you], you oppose the person and defend yourself [fight back] in response to the opponents aggression.

Note : The word النَّاسَ in this Hadith, refers to only those [Mushrikeen of Makkah/Arab polytheists] who were waging war against the Muslims and not the Ahle~Kitaab [Jews and Christians].

Islam commanded the Muslims to be just to people of other faiths [eg: Jews Christians, pagans]. Islam calls us to treat them kindly and win their hearts as long as they do not take up arms against Muslims.

In fact, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions in the Noble Qur’aan :

لَا يَنْهَاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُم مِّن دِيَارِكُمْ أَن تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ

Allah forbids you from not dealing kindly and justly with those who neither fight against you or drive you out of your homes. For Allah loves those who are just. [Surah Al-Mumtahinah 60:8]

And, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam mentions in a Hadith :

مَنْ قَتَلَ مُعَاهِدًا لَمْ يَرَحْ رَائِحَةَ الْجَنَّةِ، وَإِنَّ رِيحَهَا تُوجَدُ مِنْ مَسِيرَةِ أَرْبَعِينَ عَامًا

Whoever kills any person [despite having a peace covenant with this person], then this person [the Muslim] will not smell the fragrance of Paradise, though its smell is perceived from a distance of forty years [Saheeh Bukhaari]

It should be understood that the Qur’aan rejects force conversion to Islam. It was not obligatory for the polytheists to accept Islam in order to make peace with the Muslims. If they stopped their hostilities against the Muslims and sought refuge, then the Muslims were commanded to grant them protection and safe passage even if they did not accept Islam.

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

لَّسْتَ عَلَيْهِم بِمُصَيْطِرٍ

You are not a dictator over them. [Surah Al-Ghaashiyah 88:22]

In other words, you cannot force someone to accept Islam.

There are several examples in the Seerah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, when Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam stopped the Muslims from killing any enemy, who on the battlefield recites the Shahadah [Kalimah] and accepts Islam. Hence, if any person embraces Islam, then the Muslims will have to treat him like any another Muslim [ie: this person’s life and property are protected and is sacred].

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam says : وَحِسَابُهُمْ عَلَى اللَّهِ Wa Hisaabuhum alallahand their reckoning will be with Allah. The meaning of Wa Hisaabuhum alallah  is : we are not responsible for their internal conditions, and we are only responsible for the external conditions of the person. Hence, if a person has affirmed his Shahadah [Kalimah] and shows himself as a Muslim [he observes his Salaah and discharges his Zakaah] then one has to regard him as a Muslim. It is left to the knowledge of Allah whether he is a Believer or disbeliever and whether he is sincere or not.

 

April 15, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 13~4~17

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 13~4~17

Short Advices > Purpose of life / A good death

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April 6, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 6~4~17

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 6~4~17

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April 1, 2017

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 30~3~17

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 30~3~17

Short Advices > Some signs of a Spiritually Dead Heart / Spiritually Alive Heart  [Part 1]

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