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Ibaad ur Rahmaan ~ The True Slaves of Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala SB

August 28, 2016

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وَعِبَادُ الرَّحْمَٰنِ الَّذِينَ يَمْشُونَ عَلَى الْأَرْضِ هَوْنًا وَإِذَا خَاطَبَهُمُ الْجَاهِلُونَ قَالُوا سَلَامًا • وَالَّذِينَ يَبِيتُونَ لِرَبِّهِمْ سُجَّدًا وَقِيَامًا • وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا اصْرِفْ عَنَّا عَذَابَ جَهَنَّمَ ۖ إِنَّ عَذَابَهَا كَانَ غَرَامًا • إِنَّهَا سَاءَتْ مُسْتَقَرًّا وَمُقَامًا • وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا أَنفَقُوا لَمْ يُسْرِفُوا وَلَمْ يَقْتُرُوا وَكَانَ بَيْنَ ذَٰلِكَ قَوَامًا • وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَدْعُونَ مَعَ اللَّهِ إِلَٰهًا آخَرَ وَلَا يَقْتُلُونَ النَّفْسَ الَّتِي حَرَّمَ اللَّهُ إِلَّا بِالْحَقِّ وَلَا يَزْنُونَ ۚ وَمَن يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ يَلْقَ أَثَامًا • يُضَاعَفْ لَهُ الْعَذَابُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ وَيَخْلُدْ فِيهِ مُهَانًا • إِلَّا مَن تَابَ وَآمَنَ وَعَمِلَ عَمَلًا صَالِحًا فَأُولَٰئِكَ يُبَدِّلُ اللَّهُ سَيِّئَاتِهِمْ حَسَنَاتٍ ۗ وَكَانَ اللَّهُ غَفُورًا رَّحِيمًا • وَمَن تَابَ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَإِنَّهُ يَتُوبُ إِلَى اللَّهِ مَتَابًا • وَالَّذِينَ لَا يَشْهَدُونَ الزُّورَ وَإِذَا مَرُّوا بِاللَّغْوِ مَرُّوا كِرَامًا • وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِّرُوا بِآيَاتِ رَبِّهِمْ لَمْ يَخِرُّوا عَلَيْهَا صُمًّا وَعُمْيَانًا • وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا

And the slaves of the Rahman are those who walk on the earth humbly and when the ignorant people speak to them, they reply peacefully, [63] and those who pass the night prostrating and standing before their Lord, [64] and those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Jahannam; indeed, its punishment is a persisting affliction. [65] Indeed, evil it is as an abode and a place to dwell in [66] – and those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly, and it (i.e. their spending) is moderate in between (the two extremes) [67] – and those who do not invoke any other god along with Allah, and do not kill a person whom Allah has given sanctity, except rightfully, nor do they fornicate; and whoever does it, shall face the recompense of his sin, [68] the punishment will be doubled for him and he will remain there disdained, for ever, [69] except the one who repents and believes and does good deeds, then Allah will change the bad deeds of such people into good ones, and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. [70] And whoever repents and does righteous deeds turns to Allah truly [71] – and those who do not witness falsehood, and when they pass by the absurd things, Pass by with dignity [72] and those who, when they are reminded of the verses of their Lord, do not fall at them as deaf and blind ones [73] – and those who say, “Our Lord, Give us, from our spouses and our children, coolness of eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing. [74] ~ Surah Furqaan : Verses 63~74

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In these closing verses of Surah Furqaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned and awarded the title of ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ (True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants. 

In these ‘series’ of discussions and commentary, Moulana Naeem Motala SB, explains in depth and elaborates on the ’12 Qualities’ displayed by these bondsmen which will indeed gain them unique honour in the Court of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …

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The First Quality

Humility | Tawaadhu’

DOWNLOAD HERE (1) ~  ‘Who are ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’? / Humility / Pride

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The Second Quality

 Hilm ~ Tolerance ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ do not entangle themselves in arguments

The Third Quality

Tahajjud Salaah ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend their nights in Sajda and in Ruku

The Fourth Quality

Khauf ~ Fear 

DOWNLOAD HERE (2)Tahajjud Salaah / Virtues and Benefits / Ignorant People and How to respond? / Spending in moderation

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The Fifth Quality

Moderation ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend in moderation and are not miserly

DOWNLOAD HERE (3)Spending in moderation

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The Sixth Quality

Tauheed ~ Oneness of Allah ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

The Seventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not kill anyone unjustly  |  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (4)Do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Do not kill anyone unjustly / Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication)

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The Eighth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (5) ~ Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication) / Taubah (Repentance) / Repent and Return to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)

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The Ninth Quality  ~ Repentance (Taubah)

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ repent and turn to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)

The Tenth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not give false testimony

The Eleventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not engage themselves in any futile activities and they do not turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to Ayats of Qur’aan and Hadith

DOWNLOAD HERE (6)Taubah (Repentance)/ Righteous Deeds / Huqooq-ul-Ibad / Frivolous Pursuits

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The Twelfth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ make Du’aa on behalf of their progeny (wives and children)

DOWNLOAD HERE (7)Du’aa on behalf of offspring and oneself / Tarbiyat of Children / Rights of a Child / Effects and Harms of Incorrect Upbringing

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Summary of Qualities of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’

DOWNLOAD HERE (8) Description of Jannah prepared for the ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ / Steadfastness on the Ibaadat of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Three types of Sabr / Nafs and Shaytaan

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A Step Towards Performing Tahajjud Salaah

January 23, 2015

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A common problem that arises during the Summer months, is regarding ‘Tahajjud Salaah’. One has the intention to wake up for Tahajjud, but because Fajr is quite early and Esha is late,  many miss Tahajjud Salaah and then feel spiritually low …

1. A Step Towards Performing Tahajjud Salaah

Hazrat Dr Abdul Hay Rahmatullah Alayh (Khalifa of Hazrat Thanwi Rahmatullah Alayh) mentioned : The ‘ilaaj (remedy) for a person who is finding it difficult to wake up for Tahajjud Salaah is that when one does happen to awaken at night, but feels very tired and feels lazy to perform his Tahajjud, then at least he should sit up on his bed and make Istighfaar at least three times.

There is a Hadith of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam (narrated by Hazrat Abu Hurairah Radiallahu Anhu)  that mentions:
Our Lord who is blessed and exalted descends every night to the lowest heaven. When the last one-third of the night remains, He says: Who supplicated Me so that I may answer him? Who asks of Me so that I may give to him? Who asks My forgiveness so that I may forgive him? ~[Sunan Abi Dawud]

Hence, one needs to just say,

“Allah-hummagh-firli”- “Allah-hummagh-firli”- “Allah-hummagh-firli” …. Oh Allah, Forgive me! …. Oh Allah, Forgive me! …. Oh Allah, Forgive me!

The caller may proclaim, but if man is unconcerned and asks for nothing then what kind of attitude is this. So, at that time, at least one should say :

“Allah-hummagh-firli” …. Oh Allah, Forgive me!”

When a person does one good deed, then Allah Ta’ala will give him the Taufeeq of doing another good deed. Therefore, when a person makes Dua in this manner (“Allah-hummagh-firli”), then Allah Ta’ala will give him the Taufeeq of reading a few rakaats of Salaah. One should say to oneself, “I have at least awoken, now let me go and relieve myself”… After relieving yourself, tell yourself that you are awake now and let me make Whudu (ablution) … After that, you will Insha`Allah get the Taufeeq of reading at least 2 Rakaats of Tahajjud Salaah. So this is the benefit of at least saying : “Allah-hummagh-firli” …. Oh Allah, Forgive me! … It serves as an invitation to reading Tahajjud Salaah.

Even if you do not get the Taufeeq of reading the Tahajjud Salaah at that time, at least your Dua will be heard…..as it is a time of acceptance of Duas.

Besides Istighfaar, whatever other Dua you desire to make, should be made.

2 .Salah Offered after Esha (Salaah) Will be Counted as Tahajjud Salaah

Hazrat Thanwi Rahmatullah Alayh has advised, that a person could read his Tahajjud when performing the 2 Rakaats Nafl of Esha Salaah (before the Witr Salaah).  One could make the intention of Tahajjud Salaah then.  Insha Allah you will be recorded amongst those who have performed the Tahajjud Salaah, even though one does not wake up in the late part of the night. A misconception that we have, is that Tahajjud will only be accepted if you sleep and wake up …  Yes, the ‘ideal’ is when a person sleeps and then wakes up in the latter part of the night … BUT we are so weak, so instead of losing the whole Sawaab (reward) altogether, at least get the Sawaab of Tahajjud Salaah by reading your 2 Rakaats Tahajjud with your Esha Salaah. This much, you have secured, your Sawaab (reward) for Tahajjud Salaah by reading it after the Fard of Esha Salaah and before the Witr.

However one should not become altogether complacent and not make an effort to wake up for Tahajjud Salaah. If Allah grants a person Taufeeq to arise again, in the last part of the night, then one can perform a further Rakaats of Salaah.

This method is not baseless …

A Hadith of Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam mentions : Hazrat Iyas ibn Mu’awiya Al Muzani Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Be sure to offer Tahajjud Salah though it may be as short as a goats milking. Any Salah offered after ‘Isha will indeed be counted as Tahajjud. (Tabarani)

~ Therefore, even if it may be a few short minutes of prayer (likened to the short time taken to milk a goat), but do offer some Tahajjud Salaah, even if it may be during the Esha Salaah.

Insha`Allah, Allah Ta’ala will give you the full reward.

3. Virtuous Deeds that Take One to Jannah

Allah Ta’ala says :

تَتَجَافَىٰ جُنُوبُهُمْ عَنِ الْمَضَاجِعِ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُمْ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا

“[The believers are those] whose sides remain away from their beds, while they call on their Lord with fear and hope.” ~ Surah Sajda 32:16

Hadhrat Mu’az bin Jabal Radiallahu Anhu relates, “Once I was on a journey with Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. One morning, at the time of Fajr, I asked, ‘O Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam, Do show me such an action that will grant me admission into Jannah.’ Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam replied, ‘You have inquired about an extremely difficult affair, nevertheless it becomes easy for those whom Allah makes it easy. Worship Allah without ascribing any partners to Him, establish Salaah, observe the fast in the month of Ramadhaan, and perform Hajj of the Baitullah. Fasting is a shield, while charity extinguishes the fire of sin and so does a person’s Salaah in the darkness of the night.’ Thereafter Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam recited the above ayah.” ~ Ma’ariful Quraan vol.7

This Hadith highlights deeds that take one to Jannah. After enumerating all the deeds, Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said : ‘And a little part of the night spent in the Ibadah of Allah’ …. So, stand before Allah in the darkness of the night (in Tahajjud Salaah) and submit your petition. This is one of those deeds that takes a person to Jannah …

We do lots of A’maal (good deeds) in Shariah, without realising the virtues and blessings and benefits attached to these acts of worship. Example : We make Whudu, but how many of us know the Sawaab (reward) for making Whudu? What is the benefit when performing Nafl Salaah or reciting some Masnoon Surahs?

We need to have Istihzaar (consciousness) of Fadhaail (virtues) and the blessings of the A’maal (deeds) that we are do……Why? … It will create more Shawq (yearning) in us to continue performing those good deeds. When the blessings are not in front of us, then at times we find ourselves gradually discarding it. 

4. Tahajjud Salaah is the Habit/Practice of the Pious and Devout Servants of Allah ~ A Special Invite from Allah

Hazrat Abu Umamah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: Make it a point to observe Tahajjud prayer, for it was the practice of the pious before you (and it is the means whereby you can find) nearness to your Lord and (seek) expiation for the sins and (find) prevention from evil. (Tirmidhi)

This Hadith expounds the true quality of the sincere servants of Allah Ta’ala. They distance themselves from their beds in the darkness of night because of fear of attaining Allah’s displeasure and His chastisement while cherishing Hope of His Mercy and Rewards. 

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عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ قَالَ ‏:‏

عَلَيْكُمْ بِقِيَامِ اللَّيْلِ فَإِنَّهُ دَأْبُ الصَّالِحِينَ قَبْلَكُمْ وَهُوَ قُرْبَةٌ إِلَى رَبِّكُمْ وَمَكْفَرَةٌ لِلسَّيِّئَاتِ وَمَنْهَاةٌ لِلإِثْمِ 

Hazrat Abu Umamah Radiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasullulah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said :Hold onto Tahajjud, for (1) verily it is the practice of the pious ones before you, > (2) a means of gaining closeness to your Rabb, > (3) a means of expiation of sins, > (4) a deterrent from committing sins. ~ Tirmidhi

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Ibaad ur Rahmaan ~ The True Slaves of Allah ~ Moulana Naeem Motala SB

July 17, 2012

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And the slaves of the Rahman are those who walk on the earth humbly and when the ignorant people speak to them, they reply peacefully, [63] and those who pass the night prostrating and standing before their Lord, [64] and those who say, “Our Lord, avert from us the punishment of Jahannam; indeed, its punishment is a persisting affliction. [65] Indeed, evil it is as an abode and a place to dwell in [66] – and those who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor miserly, and it (i.e. their spending) is moderate in between (the two extremes) [67] – and those who do not invoke any other god along with Allah, and do not kill a person whom Allah has given sanctity, except rightfully, nor do they fornicate; and whoever does it, shall face the recompense of his sin, [68] the punishment will be doubled for him and he will remain there disdained, for ever, [69] except the one who repents and believes and does good deeds, then Allah will change the bad deeds of such people into good ones, and Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful. [70] And whoever repents and does righteous deeds turns to Allah truly [71] – and those who do not witness falsehood, and when they pass by the absurd things, Pass by with dignity [72] and those who, when they are reminded of the verses of their Lord, do not fall at them as deaf and blind ones [73] – and those who say, “Our Lord, Give us, from our spouses and our children, coolness of eyes and make us heads of the God-fearing. [74] ~ Surah Furqaan : Verses 63~74

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In these closing verses of Surah Furqaan, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned and awarded the title of ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ (True Slaves of Allah) to His honourable and favoured servants. 

In an excellent ‘series’ of discussions and commentary, Moulana Naeem Motala SB, explains in depth and elaborates on the ’12 Qualities’ displayed by these bondsmen which will indeed gain them unique honour in the Court of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala …


•••

The First Quality

Humility | Tawaadhu’

DOWNLOAD HERE (1) ~  ‘Who are ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’? / Humility / Pride

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The Second Quality

 Hilm ~ Tolerance ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ do not entangle themselves in arguments

The Third Quality

Tahajjud Salaah ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend their nights in Sajda and in Ruku

The Fourth Quality

Khauf ~ Fear 

DOWNLOAD HERE (2) ~ Tahajjud Salaah / Virtues and Benefits / Ignorant People and How to respond? / Spending in moderation

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The Fifth Quality

Moderation ~ ‘Ibaad ur Rahman’ spend in moderation and are not miserly

DOWNLOAD HERE (3) ~ Spending in moderation

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The Sixth Quality

Tauheed ~ Oneness of Allah ~Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

The Seventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not kill anyone unjustly  |  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (4) ~ Do not associate partners (shirk) with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Do not kill anyone unjustly / Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication)

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The Eighth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not commit Zinna (fornication)

DOWNLOAD HERE (5) ~ Effects and Harms of Zinna (Fornication) / Taubah (Repentance) / Repent and Return to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)

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The Ninth Quality  ~ Repentance (Taubah)

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ repent and turn to Allah (Rujoo’ilallah)

The Tenth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not give false testimony

The Eleventh Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ do not engage themselves in any futile activities and they do not turn a deaf ear or a blind eye to Ayats of Qur’aan and Hadith

DOWNLOAD HERE (6) ~ Taubah (Repentance)/ Righteous Deeds / Huqooq-ul-Ibad / Frivolous Pursuits

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The Twelfth Quality

‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ make Du’aa on behalf of their progeny (wives and children)

DOWNLOAD HERE (7) ~ Du’aa on behalf of offspring and oneself / Tarbiyat of Children / Rights of a Child / Effects and Harms of Incorrect Upbringing

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Summary of Qualities of  ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’

DOWNLOAD HERE (8) ~  Description of Jannah prepared for the ‘Ibaad ur Rahmaan’ / Steadfastness on the Ibaadat of Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala / Three types of Sabr / Nafs and Shaytaan

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The Hour of Tahajjud Salaah ~ A Time of Unique Peace! ~ Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB

June 14, 2012

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بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اَللّهُِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

Excerpts taken from Weekly Tafseer Discourses : Moulana Naeem Motala Saheb DB explains :

In Surah Muzammil, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala expatiates on aspects related to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and his devotion to Tahajjud Salaah.

In this highly stressed Sunnah, the true and genuine Muhabbat one will show to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala is when one stands up at night and performs a few Rakaats in communion with Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala.

It is such a serene time ….Everything is silent…Everything is still….It’s so peaceful…It’s a time exclusive for you and your Allah!

It is a time of unique peace!

For those that remain away from their beds at night and spread out their Mussallahs…It’s benefits are numerous. One becomes so consumed, so absorbed and engrossed in talking to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala in supplication, in Du’aa, in Tilawat of the Quraan, in Ruku and Sajda…the enjoyment surpasses the people of the world and whatever their amusement may be…you cannot compare the both….

A person who reads Tahajjud Salaah…his ‘Rooh’ (Soul) becomes ‘illuminated’…It is that time of the night when a person is helped by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala to suppress his evil desires and keep them under control…..It is that time of the night where it is most effective for the heart, the eye, the ear, the tongue to mutually correspond and conform with one another…

The tongue is reciting … The ear is listening …The heart is absorbing! 

SubhaanAllah!

May Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala give us Taufeeq of reading Tahajjud Salaah…

 

Benefits of Reading Tahajjud Salaah :

• It is a means of becoming “close” to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala

• It is a deterrent for you in committing sins

• It is a means of wiping out a persons sins

• It helps to remove the illnesses of the physical body

Reasons and causes for the deprivation Tahajjud Salaah :

• No ‘firm’ Niyyat to wake up

• Indulging in sins

• Haraam food entering our system

• Harbouring evil thoughts in one’s heart regarding a fellow muslim

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