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‘Total Submission’ to the Will of Allah

September 3, 2016

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The first ten days of Zul Hijjah are among the most auspicious days in the Islamic calendar. Good deeds (Amal-e-Sawleh) that are performed during these ten days are more beloved to Allah than any other time of the year.

The story of Ibraheem AS is greatly associated with Hajj because the origin of Hajj is old as the Kaa’ba (which was built by Ibraheem AS and his son Isma’eel AS). Every act of Hajj reminds us of the noble family of Ibraheem AS and refers back to the righteous actions and struggle of either Ibraheem AS, his wife Hajrah AS or his son Isma’eel AS.

 

The sacrifices they made portrayed great spiritual lessons of ‘complete devotion‘ and ‘total submission‘ to Allah Subhanahu~Wa~Ta’ala …

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•  The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.”(Bukhari)

• The Messenger of Allah, Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, has said, “One fast during these days is equal to the fasting of one complete year, and the worship of one night during this period is equal to the worship of “Lailatul-Qadr”. (Tirmizi)

• It is also narrated from Ibn Abbaas RA that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: ” No days are as weighty with Allah and so liked by Him for good deeds than the first ten days of Zul-Hijjah “. Therefore in these days increasingly recite: “La ilaha illallah, Allahu Akbar, Al-Hamdu-lillah, Sub-hanallah.” (Tabraani)

• It is reported from Ibn Abbaas RA that Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: ” There is no day wherein any good action is more beloved to Allah Ta’ala than these ten days (the first ten days of Zul Hijjah)”. The Sahaabah RA enquired: ” Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah ? “(i.e. are actions performed in these days more beloved than even the act of Jihaad)”. ” Not even Jihaad in the path of Allah,” replied Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, ”’with the exception of that person who left with his life and wealth (in the path of Allah) and did not return with any of it (i.e. he is martyred)”. (Bukhari, Tabraani)

  Taken from a Majlis of Moulana Naeem Motala …
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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 25~08~16

August 26, 2016

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Zikr Majlis ~ Musjid e Noor 25~08~16

• Recitation of 40 Durood and Salaam Upon Nabi صلى الله عليه وسلم

• Short Advices

 • Zikrullah •  Dua

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ The Virtues and Benefits of Using the Miswaak

February 27, 2016

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: وَعَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
قَالَ :  السِّوَاكُ مطْهَرَةٌ لِلْفَمِ مَرْضَاةٌ لِلرَّبِّ ‏‏

Hazrat Aishah Radiallahu Anha reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said, “The Miswaak (tooth-stick) cleanses and purifies the mouth and pleases the Rabb.” ~
( An-Nasa’i and Ibn Khuzaimah)

The implementation of the Miswaak (a natural toothbrush prepared from the roots of the Arak tree), is a means of purifying the mouth and has many physical and spiritual benefits. Most importantly it is a means of pleasing Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala.

It is a very highly emphasised Sunnah of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. The way of life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, is Akmal (most perfect), Ajmal (most beautiful) and As-hal (most easy). It is the pathway that leads a person to Jannah.

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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam has mentioned in a Hadith :

  ‏ ‏ لَوْلاَ أَنْ أَشُقَّ عَلَى أُمَّتِي لأَمَرْتُهُمْ بِالسِّوَاكِ عِنْدَ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ

“Were it not for the fear of over-burdening my Ummah, I would have ordered them to make Miswaak at (the time of) every Salaah.” ~ Sahih Muslim

From this Hadith we can gage, that although making Miswaak is not a compulsory act of Ibaadah, but Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had strongly stressed on observing this Sunnah practice. It was his compassion for the Ummah and fear of them being rendered sinful (if left out), that he did not command it at every Whudu and Salaah. The reward of Salaah (Prayers) is multiplied 70 times if Miswaak was used before it.

The Ulama have mentioned as many as seventy virtues of utilizing the Miswaak, some of which are:

1. It strengthens the gums and prevents tooth decay.
2. It creates a fragrance in the mouth ;
3. It is a cure for illness ;
4. It eliminates bad odours and improves the sense of taste ;
5. It sharpens the memory ;
6. It is a cure for headaches ;
7. It creates lustre (noor) on the face of the one who continually uses it ;
8. It causes the teeth to glow;
9. It strengthens the eyesight ;
10. It assists in digestion
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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Keep your Tongue Moist with the Remembrance of Allah

January 27, 2015

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وقد أخرج الطبراني وغيره من حديث معاذ بن جبل قال آخر كلام فارقت عليه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

 أن قلت له: أي الأعمال أحب إلى الله، قال: “أن تموت ولسانك رطب من ذكر الله” 

Hazrat Mu’adh bin Jabal (RA) said that the last words I heard from the Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) were, when I asked him: Which deeds are most favoured by Allah, He said: “To die and your tongue is moist with remembrance of Allah.” [Tabarani]

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This Hadith highlights the importance of engaging in Zikrullah at all times. 

Instead of futile and indecent talks one should engage in Zikrullah.

When a person is going to making the Zikr of Allah, in abundance, with dedication and Yaqeen (conviction) in Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala … then the Noor of that Zikr is going to settle into his heart and move into every part of his body …

And then ….

When he will “see”, he will refrain from Haraam and look at “Halaal” only …

When he will “touch”, he will refrain from Haraam and he will touch Halaal only …

He will “walk” towards Halaal only and not towards Haraam …

His “thoughts” will be of that which is permissible and Halaal …

All this is because of the effect of Zikrullah!

So, the more Zikr a person makes, the more Noor permeates into his body, and this will enable him to do righteous and good actions throughout his life . . . till his Maut (death).

May Allah Ta’ala give us Taufeeq and Hidayat to make Amal.

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Preserving One’s Modesty and Chastity in Islam

November 28, 2014

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Hadith

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ بَشَّارٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ الْقَطَّانُ، عَنْ ثَابِتِ بْنِ عِمَارَةَ الْحَنَفِيِّ، عَنْ غُنَيْمِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ، عَنْ أَبِي مُوسَى، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ كُلُّ عَيْنٍ زَانِيَةٌ وَالْمَرْأَةُ إِذَا اسْتَعْطَرَتْ فَمَرَّتْ بِالْمَجْلِسِ فَهِيَ كَذَا وَكَذَا يَعْنِي زَانِيَةً ‏“‏ ‏.‏ وَفِي الْبَابِ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ صَحِيحٌ ‏

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Narrated by Hazrat Abu Musa Radiyallaahu Anhu : Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, “Every eye can commit adultery, and the woman who adorns herself with fragrances and passes by an assembly of men is such-and-such,” (meaning an adulteress) … ~ Tirmidhi

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Some Important Sunnats of Sleeping and Awakening

November 20, 2014

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by : Shaikh ul Arab wal Ajam Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb RA

Basic Sunnats Before Sleeping

 

1. ‪It is substantiated from hadith that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam rested at sometime or the other on the following : A mat made from palm leaves ~ A chatai (straw mat) ~ A mat made from cloth‬~ ‪On the ground ~ On a wooden bed‬ ~ ‪On a bed ~ ‬ ‪On skin and hide‬ (Zaadul Ma’ad)

2. ‪It is Sunnat to sleep in the state of wudhu (Abu Dawood)‬

3. ‪Before climbing into bed, dust the bed thrice with the corner of your clothes. (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Ibne Majah)‬

4. Before sleeping say‬ :

بِسْمِ ٱللّٰهِ:‬

‪and do the following :‬

‬> ‪Close the door‬

> ‪Put out the lamp

> ‪Fasten the mouth of the leather water bag.‬

> ‪Cover the utensils :‬ It is mentioned in Muslim Sharief that there is one night in the year wherein plague descends. If this plague has to pass over any open utensil, then a portion of that plague definitely falls into it. (Muslim-Vol.2 Pg 171)

5. ‪If one cannot find any thing with which to cover the utensil then one should place a stick across the top of the utensil. (Muslim-Vol.2 Pg 170)

6. ‪It is forbidden to engage in story-telling after Esha. It is better to sleep immediately after salaah. It is permissible to remain awake for listening to lectures and advices and to earn one’s livelihood.‬

7. ‪When going to sleep it is Sunnat to apply Surmah thrice in each eye for both males and females. (Shamaa’ile Tirmidhi)

8. ‪Before sleeping recite some verses and some surahs of Qura’an Sharief, eg. Surah Faatiha, Aayatul Kursi, Surah Mulk, the four Quls and Durood Shareef. If one is unable to recite so much then at least recite a few surahs as this is the foundation for salvation in this world and hereafter.‬

9. ‪Before sleeping, recite Tasbeeh Faatimah punctually i.e. SubhaanAllah 33-times Alhumdulilah 33-times and Allah hu Akbar 34-times

سُبْحَانَ اللهِ، والْحَمْدُ للهِ، وَاللهُ أَكْبَرُ

Subhaanallaahi, – Walhamdu lillaahi, -Allahu ‘Akbar.

Glory is to Allah (thirty-three times in Arabic) , praise is to Allah (thirty-three times) , Allah is the Most Great (thirty-four times) ‪
(Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi)‬

10. ‪Sleeping on the right hand side and facing Qiblah is Sunnat. (Shamaa’ile Tirmidhi, Abu Dawood-Vol.2, pg.332). To sleep with one’s chest facing the floor and back facing the sky is forbidden. (Tirmidhi-Vol.2, pg.105 – Abu Dawood-Vol.2, pg.331)‬

11. ‪After lying down recite this dua:‬

بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ

Bismika Rabbee wadha’tu janbee , wa bika ‘arfa’uhu, fa’in ‘amsakta nafsee farhamhaa, wa ‘in ‘arsaltahaa fahfadhhaa, bimaa tahfadhu bihi ‘ibaadakas-saaliheen.

With Your Name1 my Lord, I lay myself down ; and with Your Name I rise . And if my soul You take , have mercy on it , and if You send it back then protect it as You protect Your righteous slaves.2

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(Bukhari-Vol.2, pg.935, Muslim-Vol.2, pg.349,Tirmidhi-Vol.2, pg.177)‬

12. ‪Thereafter recite this dua:‬

اللَّهُمَّ بِاسْمِكَ أَمُوتُ وَأَحْيَا

Allahumma Bismika amutu wa Ahya

O Allah , In Your Name, I die and I live. 
(Bukhari, Muslim)

13. ‪Before sleeping recite this Istighfaar thrice:‬

أَسْتَغْفِرُ اللَّهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ ، وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ‬

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(Tirmidhi-Vol.2, pg.177)‬

14. ‪If one sees a frightening dream and one’s eyes open, sputter(to make a spitting sound) to the left thrice and recite thrice :

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

A`ūdhu billāhi min ash-shaitāni r-rajīm

Also change one’s position to the other side and sleep. (Muslim-Vol.2, chapter of dreams)‬

Basic Sunnats Upon Awakening

 

1.Immediately upon awakening rub the face and the eyes with both the palms in order to remove the effects of sleep. ( Shamaaile Tirmidhi )‬

2. ‪When the eyes open in the morning recite this dua:‬

الْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِي أَحْيَانَا بَعْدَ مَا أَمَاتَنَا وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ

Alhamdu lillahil-ladhi ‘ahyana ba’da ma ‘amatana wa’ilayhin-nushur

All praise is due to Allah who brought us to life after having granted us death and to Him will we be resurrected. (Bukhari, Abu Dawood, Muslim)‬

3. ‪When awakening from sleep cleanse the mouth with a Miswaak. (Musnad Ahmad, Abu Dawood- pg.8)‬

4. The use of the Miswaak should be repeated when making Wudhu. Using the Miswaak upon awakening is a separate Sunnat. (Bazlul Majhood,“Commentary of Abu Dawood” Vol.1 pg.35)‬

5. When wearing one’s trousers, first put on the right leg, then the left one. When putting on a kurta or shirt, first put on the right sleeve and then the left one. The same procedure should be followed when wearing a vest. When wearing a shoe, first put on the right shoe. When removing any garment or shoe, first remove the left, then the right.This is the Sunnat method when removing any garment from the body (Bukhari, Tirmidhi “ the chapter on clothing” and Shamaaile Tirmidhi )‬

6. Before immersing the hands into any utensils, wash them thrice thoroughly. (Tirmidhi – Vol. 1, pg. 13)

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ 5 Rights of a Muslim over another Muslim

November 12, 2014

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Hadith

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال‏:‏ ‏”‏حق المسلم علي المسلم خمس‏:‏ رد السلام، وعيادة المريض، واتباع الجنائز، وإجابة الدعوة، وتشميت العاطس” ‏(‏‏(‏متفق عليه‏)‏‏)‏ ‏.‏

Hazrat Abu Hurairah RadhiAllahu Anhu reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: 

“Every Muslim has five rights over another Muslim

(i.e., he has to perform five duties for another Muslim):

 
1. To return the Salaam
2. To visit the sick
3. To attend the Janaazah (funeral)
4. To accept an invitation
5. To respond to the sneezer
[i.e., to say: `Yarhamuk-Allah (may Allah bestow His Mercy on you),’ when the sneezer praises Allah].”
 
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
 
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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Earning a Halaal Livelihood and Refraining from Being Nourished with Haraam

November 5, 2014

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Ahadeeth

Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: He who seeks the Dunya in a lawful way, refraining from begging, striving for his family and being kind towards his neighbours, will meet Allah Ta’ala on the Day of Resurrection with his face shining like the full moon. And he who seeks worldly things, in a lawful way, boasting,  seeking abundance, showing off, will meet Allah such that Allah will be very angry with him. (Baihaqi)

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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: “An honest and sincere trader will be raised with the Messengers, the Siddiqeen and the Shuhada.” (Tirmidhi)

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Hazrat Abu Huraira Radiyallahu Anhu said that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam once came upon a heap of grain, and when he put his hand into it, his fingers felt some dampness, so he asked the owner of the grain how that came about. On being told that rain had fallen on it he said, “Why did you not put the damp part on the top of the grain so that people might see it? He who deceives has nothing to do with me.” (Muslim)

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Narrated by Hazrat Hakim bin Hizam Radiyallahu Anhu : Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said; “The seller and the buyer have the right to keep or return the goods so long as they have not parted or till they part; and if both the parties spoke the truth and described the defects and qualities (of the goods), then they would be blessed in their transaction; and if they told lies or hid something, then the blessings of their transaction would be lost.” (Bukhari)

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Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam also cautioned the dishonest merchants when he said: “The merchants will be raised on the day of Resurrection as “Fujjaar” sinful, except the merchant who fears Allah and is pious and truthful.” (Tirmidhi)

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ The Harms of Ostentation and Harming the Friend of Allah

November 1, 2014

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Hadith

، عَنْ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ، أَنَّهُ خَرَجَ يَوْمًا إِلَى مَسْجِدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ فَوَجَدَ مُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ قَاعِدًا عِنْدَ قَبْرِ النَّبِيِّ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَبْكِي فَقَالَ مَا يُبْكِيكَ قَالَ يُبْكِينِي شَىْءٌ سَمِعْتُهُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ ‏ “‏ إِنَّ يَسِيرَ الرِّيَاءِ شِرْكٌ وَإِنَّ مَنْ عَادَى لِلَّهِ وَلِيًّا فَقَدْ بَارَزَ اللَّهَ بِالْمُحَارَبَةِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الأَبْرَارَ الأَتْقِيَاءَ الأَخْفِيَاءَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا غَابُوا لَمْ يُفْتَقَدُوا وَإِنْ حَضَرُوا لَمْ يُدْعَوْا وَلَمْ يُعْرَفُوا قُلُوبُهُمْ مَصَابِيحُ الْهُدَى يَخْرُجُونَ مِنْ كُلِّ غَبْرَاءَ مُظْلِمَةٍ ‏“‏ ‏.‏ 

Sunan Ibn Majah ~ 3989

It was narrated from Hazrat Umar bin Khattab (RA) that he went out one day to the mosque of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, and he found Hazrat Mu’adh bin Jabal (RA) sitting by the grave of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, weeping.

Hazrat Umar bin Khattab Radiyallahu Anhu asked: “Why are you weeping?”

Hazrat Mu’adh bin Jabal Radiyallahu Anhu said: “I am weeping because of something that I heard from Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam.

I heard Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam say: *(1) A little showing off (Riya) is polytheism (Shirk) and *(2) whoever shows enmity towards a friend of Allah has declared war on Allah. *(3) Allah loves those who are pious, righteous, and keep a low profile (unostentatious);  those who, if they are absent, are not missed, and if they are present, they are not invited or acknowledged. Their hearts are lamps of guidance and they emerge from every dark and remote place’”

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*(1) Riya ~ Ostentation

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam mentioned :Verily, a little bit of RIya (show/ostentation) tantamounts to Shirk (polytheism). When ever we do any actions (Salaah, Zakaat, Hajj, fasting, or any good deed) it should be done ‘solely for the pleasure of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. It should not be done to show people, that we get some praises from them.

In a Hadith of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, Riya has been termed as ‘Ash Shirk-ul-Khafi’.

• Ash Shirk-ul -Jali (Major Shirk) ~ When a person knowingly, deliberately associates partners with Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala … He believes in Allah and believes that Allah has got partners … He does not believe in the “oneness” of Allah.

• Ash Shirk-ul-Khafi (Minor Shirk) : Although not minor in the true sense, it is a very serious offence. It is minor as compared to Ash Shirk Ul Jali.

When a person does believe only in Allah and he is praying to Allah, but he also does these good actions so that others may observe him and think him to be pious and praise him. He is ostentatious.

It is mentioned in a Hadith :

Hazrat Abu Huraira RA reported: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: Allah Almighty said:

أَنَا أَغْنَى الشُّرَكَاءِ عَنْ الشِّرْكِ مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلًا أَشْرَكَ فِيهِ مَعِي غَيْرِي تَرَكْتُهُ وَشِرْكَهُ

Allah the Exalted said: Verily, I am most independent of any partner. Whoever performs a deed in which he associates someone with me, I will leave it to his partner (I will not accept the deed as done solely for me) ~ Sahih Muslim 2985

Allah Ta’ala says : I am the most independent from any type of partnership. i do not require any partners. If anyone did any action for me and partnered me with somebody else (in any action), (whereas i did not require any partner), then on the day of Qiyamah, Allah will tell the person that in reality he did those actions for others … now he should go and collect his rewards from them … and not from Allah Ta’ala.

In another Hadith it is mentioned :

Hazrat Abu Sa’eed RA reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam came to us while we were discussing about Dajjaal and said: “Should I inform you of that which I fear for you even more than the dangers of  Dajjaal? It is “hidden Shirk”: A person stands to pray, and he beautifies his prayer because he sees the people looking at him.” ~( Sunan ibn Maajah)

Some times people go for Umrah and Hajj and want people to know how long they spent in the Haram Shareef, how many Tawaafs they made, and how much of Ibadat they made, and how much of Tilawat they made … all for people to praise them. This tantamounts to Shirk Al Khafi.

A person who fasts for people to praise him … then he too has committed shirk.

These are important things that we should refrain from. We should rather develop in ourselves Ikhlaas (sincerity) … ie : doing something only for the pleasure of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala

Ikhaas : Sincerity

Ikhlaas is the root of all our deeds and actions (A’maal). Ulema give the analogy of the roots of a tree : The roots of a tree are hidden beneath the soil. If the roots are good and they are cared for, then the tree will also grow well and bear good fruit. If the roots are destroyed, the entire tree will decay and become decomposed and will not flourish. Similarly, the roots of the tree represent Ikhlaas … One must conceal one’s deeds (like the roots of a tree) to develop Ikhlaas …

In Deen we require this “Ikhfaa” (concealment) and should hide our deeds, and not do things for show and ostentation. Deeds performed privately and in public done solely for the pleasure of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala ie Ikhlaas (the concealed ‘roots’) brings about the beauty of Islam.

No matter what achievements we may achieve in this world, always think and reflect that whatever achievements we have, whatever bounties we possess, (eg: intelligence or a certain skill) all this is only from Allah.

Ibn Al-Qayyim (Rahimahullaah) said, “Deeds without sincerity are like a traveler who carries ‘sand’ in his leather bag instead of provisions (food and drink). The carrying of it only burdens him and it brings him no benefit whatsoever. ”

Like that, a person may do actions in this world and get praises of people in this world but in the Aakhirah he only gets Azhaab (punishment) for this because he did not do it for the sake of Allah.

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*(2) Declaration of War

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam then mentioned : That person who becomes an enemy of any friend of Allah…ie : He opposes a Wali (friend) of Allah, then in reality he is challenging Allah with war. He is waging war against Allah! Can anybody wage war against Allah? Therefore, we should be extremely cautious when dealing with the friends of Allah … We should not harbour malice against them … nor make any blasphemous statements against them,  nor oppose them in any way …because Allah Ta’ala will take revenge on their behalf…and we will be destroyed …

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*(3) Allah Loves those who are Righteous and Pious

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam then mentioned : Allah loves the pious and those who are ‘hidden’ and have a low profile. They are not prominent people in society. They are inconspicuous, low profile people. Such people, when they are not present, they are not even asked about, i.e. : No one checks or enquires about this person and his whereabouts. Even if they are in the town, they are not invited for any function or meal. If they are present in any gathering, then they are not called closer or given any special treatment. They are quiet, modest, unnoticeable,  low profile people.

But, their condition is such that Allah loves them! Why? They are pious … They may not be well known and famous in society but, they are ‘well known’ in the eyes of Allah. Their hearts are lanterns and lamps of guidance. They are the true Guides that emerge from every dark place (dwelling). Their homes are dark but their hearts are illuminated … and such people are close to Allah.

Mullah Ali Qari RA has given another explanation (in which he explains) : These people emerge (come out) of every difficulty no matter what they are burdened with or entrusted with. They are able to fulfil all those tasks because they have illuminated hearts …

Others have explained : Even though they are born in an evil environment, they are not affected by that environment because their hearts are full of light and noor and they move out and guide the rest of mankind.

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Reciting Durood Shareef in Abundance on a Friday

September 23, 2014

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عَنْ أَوْسِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ مِنْ أَفْضَلِ أَيَّامِكُمْ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ فِيهِ خُلِقَ آدَمُ وَفِيهِ قُبِضَ وَفِيهِ النَّفْخَةُ وَفِيهِ الصَّعْقَةُ فَأَكْثِرُوا عَلَيَّ مِنْ الصَّلَاةِ فِيهِ فَإِنَّ صَلَاتَكُمْ مَعْرُوضَةٌ عَلَيَّ قَالَ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَكَيْفَ تُعْرَضُ صَلَاتُنَا عَلَيْكَ وَقَدْ أَرِمْتَ يَقُولُونَ بَلِيتَ فَقَالَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ حَرَّمَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ أَجْسَادَ الْأَنْبِيَاءِ

Hazrat Aws ibn Aws Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that

Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:

Among the most excellent of your days is Friday; on it Adam (AS) was created, on it (Friday) he (AS) passed away, on it the last trumpet will be blown, and on it will be the deafening sound. So invoke more Salutations on me on a Friday, for your salutations will be submitted to me.

The people asked: Apostle of Allah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), how can it be that our blessings will be submitted to you while your body is decayed? He (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) replied: Allah, the Exalted, has prohibited the earth from consuming the bodies of Prophets.

~ Abu Dawud ~

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The Virtues and Blessings of Reciting Durood Upon Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam :

 

• Allah will send ten mercies upon the one who recites Durood just once upon Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

• Allah will forgive ten of his sins

• Allah will raise his rank ten times higher in Paradise

• Allah will grant him ten rewards

• The recitation of Durood before Du‘aa brings hope of its acceptance

• It will be a means of gaining the intercession of Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam on the Day of Qiyaamah

• It is a cause of forgiveness

• It draws the Pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. 

• It will bring the reciter close to Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam on the Day of Qiyaamah

 

Some Virtues and Rewards that are mentioned in the Ahâdith pertaining to Reciting Durood Shareef upon our Beloved Rasullullah Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam :

Hazrat Ubay bin Ka`b Radiyallaahu Anhu relates: 
I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I send much blessings on you. What proportion of my dua should I devote to sending Salutations upon you?” Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alaihi wa Sallam said, “As much as you like.” I said, “A quarter?” He said, “As much as you like, and if you increased it would only be better for you.” I said, “Then a half?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased then it would only be better for you.” I said, “Then two thirds?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased it would only be better for you.” I said, “I’ll devote all of my Dua to sending blessings on you.” Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said, “In that case it will suffice you from your worries and your sins will be forgiven.” ~ Tirmidhi

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Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma’sud Radiyallaahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “On the day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood” ~ Tirmidhi

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Hazrat Anas Radiyallaahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times, ten of his sins are forgiven, and he is increased ten times in rank.” ~ Mishkaat

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Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood Radiyallaahu Anhu said : that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “Allah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the salaam of my Ummah.”  ~ Sunan An Nasaa’i

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: ”On Fridays, send Durood abundantly on me, as it is presented before me. ” ~ Abu Dawud

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “Whosoever recites Durood on me 10 times in the morning and evening, I will intercede for him on the day of Qiyamah.” ~ Tabrani

 

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Characteristics of the Successful Believers ~ Surah Al-Mu’minoon

August 24, 2014

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Characteristics of the Successful Believers ~ Surah Al-Mu’minoon

EXTRACTED from a Tafseer Lesson of Moulana Naeem Motala SB

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ
“Successful indeed are the believers”

الَّذِينَ هُمْ فِي صَلَاتِهِمْ خَاشِعُونَ
“Those who offer their Salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness.”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَنِ اللَّغْوِ مُعْرِضُونَ
“And those who turn away from false, futile, vain talk, evil”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِلزَّكَاةِ فَاعِلُونَ
“And those who pay the Zakaat.”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِفُرُوجِهِمْ حَافِظُونَ
“And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts)”

إِلَّا عَلَىٰ أَزْوَاجِهِمْ أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُهُمْ فَإِنَّهُمْ غَيْرُ مَلُومِينَ
“Except from their wives or what their right hands possess (their slaves), for then, they are free from blame”

فَمَنِ ابْتَغَىٰ وَرَاءَ ذَٰلِكَ فَأُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْعَادُونَ
“But whoever seeks beyond that, then those are the transgressors”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ لِأَمَانَاتِهِمْ وَعَهْدِهِمْ رَاعُونَ
“Those who are faithfully true to their Amaanat ( trusts etc.) and to their covenants”

وَالَّذِينَ هُمْ عَلَىٰ صَلَوَاتِهِمْ يُحَافِظُونَ
“And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory) Salaat”

أُولَٰئِكَ هُمُ الْوَارِثُونَ
“These are indeed the inheritors”.
الَّذِينَ يَرِثُونَ الْفِرْدَوْسَ هُمْ فِيهَا خَالِدُونَ
“Who shall inherit the Firdaus (Paradise). They shall dwell therein forever.”

[Surah Al Muminoon]

A Brief Explanation of the Verses 

The word أَفْلَحَ ‘Aflaha’ means successful.

Mufassireen (commentators) have explained that the true meaning of ‘Falaah’ is when a person reaches the epitome of success, ie in every facet of his life, every action of his life, every movement of his life, he is absolutely successful and he encounters no hardship or loss whatsoever. This true and complete Success, can ONLY be achieved in Jannah where a person has no pain, no suffering, no fatigue, no hunger, ie in “Darus Salaam” (The House of Peace). However, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala does give the Believers some solace, comfort and some type of victory and success in this world as well…..

The Sahaba RadhiyAllahu Anhum report, that when sitting around Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, at certain times Jibraeel (AS) would come down with Wahi. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would remain silent for some time. A very beautiful sound could be heard, which was similar to the ‘buzzing or humming of bees’. So, on one occasion when this happened, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam then turned towards the Qibla and made a Dua :

اللَّهُمَّ زِدْنَا وَلَا تَنْقُصْنَا، وَأَكْرِمْنَا وَلَا تُهِنَّا، وَأَعْطِنَا وَلَا تَحْرِمْنَا، وَآثِرْنَا وَلَا تُؤْثِرْ عَلَيْنَا، وَأرْضِنَا وَارْضَ عَنَّا
Allahumma zidna wa la tanqusna, wa akrimna wa la tuhinna, wa a’atina wa la tahrimna wa athirna wa la tu’thir ‘alayna, wa ardhina wardha ‘anna

“O Allah! Increase us (in Your Blessings) and do not decrease us, honour us and do not disgrace us, bestow upon us [from Your Bounties] and do not deprive us, give us preference over others and not others over us, and make us satisfied and be pleased with us.” ~ (Tirmidhi)

and then Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “Ten verses (of Surah Al Mu’minoon) were revealed to me now, via Jibraeel AS, from Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala, and whoever abides by these verses, he shall enter Jannah … These are: ‘Successful indeed are the believers…….‘{until the completion of these Ayaat (23:1-10).}

Sayyida A’isha RadhiyAllahu Anha was once asked: “ What was the character of the Prophet Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam? She replied: His character was the Quraan”~ (Sahih Muslim) … and then she recited these first ten verses of Surah Al Mu’minoon.

In some Riwayaat (narrations of Hadith), it is mentioned that when Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala created Jannatul Adan (Garden of Eternity), then HE told Jannah, : “Speak!”. Jannah then mentioned : 

 “قَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ” 
Successful indeed are the Believers

Who are the True and Successful Believers?

The Noble traits of the Mu’minoon mentioned are :

1. Those who are Khashi’oon (those who possess Khushoo) with their Salaat (prayers)

Most of the Mufassireen have explained, the word Khashi’oon as : those who are ‘still’ in their Salaah; they do not shake around in Salaah; they have full concentration in Salaah; they are devoted and dedicated in their Salaah; their eyes are fixed on the place of Sajdah.
It is mentioned that in the beginning some of the Sahaba RadhiyAllahu Anhum, as they were reading Salaah, they would look towards the sky but when these verses were revealed they immediately began keeping their gaze fixed on the place of Sajdah. 

Ulema explain that if a person’s heart has devotion and concentration in Allah, and is able to ponder over the meanings of the verses as he is reciting, then the rest of his limbs will also develop this concentration and this type of Khushoo will come easily into a person.

How do we develop this Khushoo? 

We should read alot of Nafl Salaah, and try our level best to concentrate on what we are reciting when standing before Allah Ta’ala. In the beginning of our Salaah we have some concentration, but towards the end, our minds wander. Maintaining this concentration throughout is difficult, but we should make a concerted effort to atleast concentrate on the “meanings of the verses” that are being recited, or at least have this feeling that we are standing before our Allah Ta’ala in Ibaadah. We should endeavour to perfect this Salaah and develop this quality of Khushoo.

Salaah is not a ritual or some ordinary practice, rather it is something that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala himself has ordained for us. It is a time when we ‘connect’ to Allah. Just as we display good manners and etiquettes infront of our boss or during a job interview and we ensure that everything is 110% in order, similarly in Salaah we should realise that we are standing before Allah Ta’ala. …The King of Kings!

If our minds wander aimlessly during Salaat or to our businesses and other  activities in our lives, then we will not be able to develop this type of Khashiyat in our Salaah.

2. Those who turn away from ‘Laghw’

These are those people who move away from all futile things.
Unlike the Believers, the disbelievers are heedless of the day of Qiyamah, because they are involved in frivolous pursuits and futile activities. A Believer is not such, but moves away from futile activities and places of Haraam useless entertainment.

3. And those who discharge their Zakaat

Some Ulema say that this verse was revealed in a Makki Surah, whereas Zakaat became compulsory in Madinah. The essence of what they explain is that the Sahaba (RA) were already ordained to discharge Zakaat in Makkah, but a fixed amount was not incumbent then. It was only ordained later in Madina.  

Others have taken the explanation to be, not “Zakaat of Maal” (purification of wealth), but the purification of the heart and soul. 
As Allah Taala states in another verse:

قَدْ أَفْلَحَ مَن تَزَكَّىٰ
Indeed whosoever purifies himself shall achieve success 87:14 ~ Surah Al ‘Ala

In this verse, Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala talks about the purity of our wealth as well as the purity of our hearts

4. And those who protect their Private Parts

These people protect their chastity and do not commit Zinna (fornication). One should control his desires. We are human beings and are created with desires. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has given us permission and has commanded us to satisfy our desires with our pure spouses and our legal slaves (in previous times permission was granted to a master and his slave girl to have intercourse). But, beyond your halaal wife and legal slave, those who seek to gratify their sexual desires or have relationships with somebody else, that is not legal for them.

Also, there are occasions when your legal wife cannot fulfil your desires, eg: Haidh (Menses), Nifaas (Post Partum period) … Intercourse during these occasions will not be permissible.

Similarly, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has made homosexuality Haraam (prohibited) and it is against the natural inclination (fitrah) which Allah has placed in man. Imaam Shafee’e RA has mentioned that the prohibition of masturbation is deduced from this verse as well.

A person should at all times, save himself from Zinna.

5. And those who are faithfully true to their Amanaah (trusts) and to their covenants

These people are those who when entrusted with something, they do not breach that trust. If someone has entrusted them with anything, they are mindful about it.  They safeguard and protect those trusts. And, when they make a promise or take a pledge, they are true to their word. Whatever Amaanat (trust) has been given to them, they are not carefree and do not abuse the usage of those things. Many times we make a promise to some person and we do not meet those promises. This is not the true ettiquette of a Believer.

6. And those who strictly guard their (five compulsory Salaat ) at their fixed stated hours

For a person who is a true believer, Salaah is fundamental. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions Salaah in the beginning of these ten verses and again at the end. Those who are protective over their Salaah; are mindful about the times of their Salaah……. they do not delay their Salaah. They continously have the concern … “What time is Azaan?” “What time is Jamaat?” “I must not miss my Salaah”. Their minds are continuously concerned about their Salaah. Amongst the A’amaal (deeds) of a person, the very first thing one will be questioned on the day of Qiyamah (Judgement) will be Salaah.

May Allah help us establish Salaah in our lives.

7. These are indeed the inheritors who shall inherit the Firdaus, they shall dwell therein forever.”

These believers, whose qualities have been mentioned, are the inheritors of the perpetual and eternal Jannatul Firdaus. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said that when you make Dua for Jannah, ask for Jannatul Firdaus (the highest level of Jannah whose roof is the Arsh of Allah).

These qualities are of a true Mu’min.

May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq and Hidayah of trying to bring these beautiful qualities into our lives and may HE make us the Heirs of Jannatul Firdaus.


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Explanation of the Masnoon Dua ~ For Protection from the Abuse of Ones Limbs

August 22, 2014

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وعن شكل بن حميد، رضي الله عنه قال‏:‏ قلت يا رسول الله‏:‏ علمني دعاء‏.‏ قال‏:‏ ‏ “‏قل‏:‏ 
  اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ سَمْعِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ بَصَرِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ لِسَانِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ قَلْبِي، وَمِنْ شَرِّ مَنِيِّي
‏ رواه أبو داود والترمذي وقال حديث حسن‏.‏

Hazrat Shakal bin Humaid RA reported: I asked: “O Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) , teach me a prayer.” He (ﷺ) said, “Say:

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min sharri sam’i, wa min sharri basari, wa min sharri lisani, wa min sharri qalbi, wa min sharri maniyyi

O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the evils of my hearing, the evils of my seeing, the evils of my tongue; the evils of my heart and the evils of my private parts.” [Abu Dawud and At- Tirmidhi].

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef ~ Being ‘Sadooqul Lisaan’ (Truthful of Tongue) and ‘Makhmumul Qalb’ (Pure of Heart)

August 21, 2014

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 عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو، قَالَ قِيلَ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ أَىُّ النَّاسِ أَفْضَلُ قَالَ ‏”‏ كُلُّ مَخْمُومِ الْقَلْبِ صَدُوقِ اللِّسَانِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا صَدُوقُ اللِّسَانِ نَعْرِفُهُ فَمَا مَخْمُومُ الْقَلْبِ ?  قَالَ ‏”‏ هُوَ التَّقِيُّ النَّقِيُّ لاَ إِثْمَ فِيهِ وَلاَ بَغْىَ وَلاَ غِلَّ وَلاَ حَسَدَ‏”‏ ‏

Hazrat Abdullah bin Amr RA says that Rasulullah ﷺ was asked: “Who among men is the best?” He (ﷺ) replied: “Everyone who is pure of heart (**Makhmumul Qalb) and truthful of tongue (*Sadooqul Lisaan).” They enquired: “Truthful of Tongue“—we know what this is. But what is “Makhmumul Qalb”? He (ﷺ) said : “It is (the heart) that is pure and pious upon which there is no sin, transgression, deceit, malice or envy in it.”

~ Sunan Ibn Majah

We find in the Ahadeeth of Rasulullah  ﷺ, there is great emphasis on speaking the truth and having a Qalbe-Saleem (pure clean heart).

These two Arabic words in this Hadith : Sadooqul Lisaan and Makhmumul Qalb, highlight the importance of these characteristics.

 *Sadooqul Lisaan : A person who is truthful and who’s tongue always utters that which is correct (not false).

When a person speaks lies, then those angels that are around him, move far away from him, because of the odour and the stench that emanates from the persons mouth.

**Makhmumul Qalb : Literally, the word means, ‘the heart must be swept’ (cleansed). That heart which is pure, clean, pious, righteous. It has no sin on it. There are no black spots on this heart. There are no traces of malice in it.

• Rasulullah ﷺ said, “Whosoever gives me a guarantee that he will safeguard what is between his jaws (the tongue) and what is between his legs (the private parts), I shall guarantee him Jannah.” (Bukhari)

Concerning malice and jealousy, our good A’amaal are destroyed because of these traits.

• Rasulullah ﷺ said, “Beware of jealousy, for indeed jealousy consumes one’s good deeds like fire consumes wood.” (Sunan Abi Dawud)

• Hazrat Anas bin Malik reported: Rasulullah ﷺ said to me, “O boy, if you are able every morning and evening to remove any rancor from your heart towards anyone, then do so.” Then Rasulullah  ﷺ  said to me, “O boy, that is my tradition (sunnah) and whoever revives my tradition has loved me, and whoever loves me will be with me in Paradise.”(Tirmidhi)

Let us talk less…  Control our tongues …  Speak the truth … Be honest … and reach our Allah with a Qalbe-Saleem (pure clean heart)

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Lessons from Hadith Shareef  ~  3 Things Regarding which Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam took an Oath Upon and the Hadith on the 4 Types of People in this World

August 20, 2014

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Hadith

وعن أبي كبشة الأنماري أنه سمع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول : ” ثلاث أقسم عليهن وأحدثكم حديثا فاحفظوه فأما الذي أقسم عليهن فإنه ما نقص مال عبد من صدقة ولا ظلم عبد مظلمة صبر عليها إلا زاده الله بها عزا ولا فتح عبد باب مسألة إلا فتح الله عليه باب فقر وأما الذي أحدثكم فاحفظوه ” فقال : ” إنما الدنيا لأربعة نفر : عبد رزقه الله مالا وعلما فهو يتقي فيه ربه ويصل رحمه ويعمل لله فيه بحقه فهذا بأفضل المنازل . وعبد رزقه الله علما ولم يرزقه مالا فهو صادق النية ويقول : لو أن لي مالا لعملت بعمل فلان فأجرهما سواء . وعبد رزقه الله مالا ولم يرزقه علما فهو يتخبط في ماله بغير علم لا يتقي فيه ربه ولا يصل فيه رحمه ولا يعمل فيه بحق فهذا بأخبث المنازل وعبد لم يرزقه الله مالا ولا علما فهو يقول : لو أن لي مالا لعملت فيه بعمل فلان فهو نيته ووزرهما سواء “. ~ رواه الترمذي وقال : هذا حديث صحيح

 صلى الله عليه وسلم Hazrat Abu Kabshah al-Anmari RA narrates that Rasulullah

said, “There are three things which I swear to be true, and I shall tell you a Hadith, so keep it in mind

The Three things which I swear to be true are ;

(1) Giving Sadaqah (charity) does not reduce one’s wealth ;

(2) If anyone is oppressed and he faces it with patience, Allah Ta’ala will increase his honour ;

(3) If anyone begins to beg (from people), Allah Ta’ala opens up the doors of poverty on him…

And the Hadith that I am going to tell you to keep in mind, is that the World has only Four types of people:

1) A man whom Allah provides with wealth and knowledge, in which he fears his Lord and joins ties of relationship, acting in it as is due to Him for the sake of Allah,  is in the most excellent position.

2) A man whom Allah provides with knowledge but not with wealth, who says with a sincere intention that if, he had wealth he would act as so and so does, their reward will be equal.

3) A man whom Allah provides with wealth but not with knowledge, in which he acts in a random manner ignorantly, not fearing his Lord regarding it, or using it to join ties of relationship, or dealing with it in a right way, this man is in the worst condition.

4) A man whom Allah provides with neither wealth nor knowledge, who says that if he had wealth he would deal with it as so and so does and has the above mentioned evil intention, the sin they have to bear being equal.”

(Tirmidhi)

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The Excellence of Reciting Durood Shareef Upon Rasullullah Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam and its Importance

January 22, 2014

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

إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّوْنَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آَمَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِيمًا

Verily, Allah sends Salaat (graces, honours, blessings, mercy) on His Nabi and also His Angels too (ask Allah to confer His blessings upon him.

O you who believe!  Send Salutations (Ask Allah to bless him), and (you should) greet him with a goodly salutation ~ Surah Al Ahzaab 33:56

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Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala commands all believers to send Salaat and Salaam upon Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam. This is an obligation. This is one Ibaadah (act of worship) which Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala commanded us to do and He and His Angels do the same.

Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions that : Upon conferring salutations on Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam, HE honours Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam, elevates his stages and ranks in the hereafter and sends His Rahmah (His Mercy) unto him.

How much more important does it become for us then, who are the Ummati’s of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam to regularly send Salaat and Salaam upon Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam?

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May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala give us the Taufeeq to increase our Durood and Salaam upon Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam every single day.

We claim to be Aashiq’s (lovers) of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam, yet we fail to even move our tongues in praise of Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam?

Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam mentioned : “The one in whose presence I am mentioned and does not send blessings on me, is a miser.” ~ Tirmidhi

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A Poet says :

“I find it so strange that a person says, “I remembered my Beloved”

Is your Beloved such a person, that you ‘forget’ and you have to ‘remember’?

A persons Beloved is in his thoughts and mind all the time … If you love Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam and have a Kaamil Imaan then you will remember Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam all the time … You would not need to be reminded of him …

It is his right over us that we should send abundant Durood Shareef upon him regularly. …

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Some Virtues and Rewards Mentioned in Hadeeth Pertaining to Reciting Durood Shareef Upon our Beloved Rasullullah Salallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

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Hazrat Abdullah ibn Ma’sud narrates that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “On the day of Qiyamah, the closest to me from among the people will be those who have read the most amount of Durood Shareef” ~ Tirmidhi

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Hazrat Anas Radiyallaahu Anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “He who reads a single Durood upon me, Almighty Allah blesses him ten times, ten of his sins are forgiven, and he is increased ten times in rank.” ~ Mishkaat

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said : that when we hear the voice of the Mu’azzin, we should repeat whatever he has said and then send Durood Shareef upon him ~ Sahih Muslim

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Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood Radiyallaahu Anhu said : that Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “Allah has angels who go around on earth, conveying to me the salaam of my Ummah.”  ~ Sunan An Nasaa’i

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Hazrat Ubayy ibn Ka`b Radiyallaahu Anhu relates: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I send much blessings on you. What proportion of my dua should I devote to you?” He said, “As much as you like.” I said, “A quarter?” He said, “As much as you like, and if you increased it would only be better for you.” I said, “Then a half?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased then it would only be better for you.” I said, “Then two thirds?” He said, “As much as you like and if you increased it would only be better for you.” I said, “I’ll devote all of my Dua to sending blessings on you.” Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said, “In that case it will suffice you from your worries and your sins will be forgiven.” ~ Tirmidhi

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: ”On Fridays, send Durood abundantly on me, as it is presented before me. ” ~ Abu Dawud

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Rasulullah Sallallaahu alayhi Wasallam said: “Whosoever recites Durood on me 10 times in the morning and evening, I will intercede for him on the day of Qiyamah.” ~ Tabrani

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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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