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Monday, 30 November 2020 05:09

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Twenty One

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27. It is an adab (Islamic etiquette) that the one who is walking should greet the one who is sitting first. The one who is riding a conveyance should greet the one who is walking first. Similarly, the young should greet the elders first, and a small jamaat (those that are fewer in number) should greet the bigger jamaat (those who are many) first.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال يسلم الراكب على الماشي والماشي على القاعد والقليل على الكثير وزاد ابن المثنى في حديثه ويسلم الصغير على الكبير (صحيح مسلم الرقم: 2703)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who is riding a conveyance should greet the one who is walking first. The one who is walking should greet the one who is sitting first. Those that are few in number (a small group) should greet those that are many (a big group) first. The young should greet the elders first.”

Note: Though the Islamic etiquette is that these groups mentioned in the Hadith should greet first, however each one should endeavor to make salaam first, as it was the sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to greet first upon meeting.

Thursday, 26 November 2020 03:58

Hazrat Bilaal bin Rabaah (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part One

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Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was an Abyssinian by lineage, and was the slave of Umayyah bin Khalaf.

At midday, when the heat was at its fiercest and the boulders of the desert would become extremely hot, Umayyah would command his slaves to lay Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) down onto the burning stones of the desert. He would then place a heavy boulder onto his chest to prevent him from moving and would say, “You will die like this. If you wish to live, then reject Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and worship Laat and ‘Uzza.” However, nothing but the words ‘Ahad! Ahad!’ (Allah is One! Allah is One!) would emit from his mouth.

Saturday, 21 November 2020 07:09

Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twenty Five

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Silah bin Zufar (rahimahullah) reports:

When any person would make mention of Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) in the presence of Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), then Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would say, “He is the one who surpassed everyone. The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) all regarded him as the one who went ahead of everyone.”

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then explained, “I take an oath by that Being in whose hand lies my life! Whenever we (the Sahaabah) competed in any good work, we found that Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) preceded us and surpassed us in doing it.”

(Majma‘uz Zawaa’id #14332)

Saturday, 21 November 2020 07:02

Persecution of the Muslims

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The more Islam continued to spread and the more the number of the Muslims grew, the more the rage and hatred of the disbelievers of Makkah increased.

As far as those Muslims are concerned who had people to protect and assist them, then the disbelievers did not have much power and control over them. However, the pitiable Muslims who were helpless and had no one to protect them became the target of the oppression and persecution of the Quraish. They would beat some of these poor Muslims and confine others to dark and narrow cages.

We will next mention a few incidents highlighting the sheer brutality and ruthlessness of the kuffaar of Makkah and the patience and endurance of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum).

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/223-224)

Harmalah bin Yahya (rahimahullah) reports:

I once heard Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) mention the following in regard to purifying and illuminating the heart through which it will be easy for one to understand Deen:

“The one who wishes that Allah Ta‘ala should open and illuminate his heart (with deep understanding and profound knowledge), then he should hold firmly onto the following qualities; refraining from discussing that which does not concern him, leaving out all sins and abstaining from all forms of disobedience. Furthermore, he should carry out righteous actions which should be only between him and Allah Ta‘ala (i.e. with ikhlaas and without publicizing them before anyone). When one does this, then Allah Ta‘ala will bless him with such profound ‘ilm that he will remain immersed in it and it will safeguard him from becoming involved in other occupations of the world. Similarly, he will be concerned about his end which will keep him away from all other futile pursuits (i.e. the preparation for death and the Hereafter will safeguard him from getting involved in unbeneficial actions).”

(Manaaqib-ush-Shaafi‘ee li-lBayhaqi vol. 2 pg. 171)

Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:39

Maintaining Family Ties

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عن أنس بن مالك أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: من أحب أن يبسط له في رزقه وينسأ له في أثره فليصل رحمه (صحيح البخاري الرقم: 5986)

Hazrat Anas bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who wishes that his sustenance should be increased for him, and that his life should be lengthened for him, then he should maintain family ties.”

Note: The meaning of one’s life being lengthened is that Allah Ta‘ala will bless one with the tawfeeq of carrying out good actions in his lifetime which will continue to earn him great rewards for a long time after his demise.

Thursday, 12 November 2020 10:37

Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twenty Four

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Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “There is no person who we have not repaid for the wealth he has given us (for the cause of deen) besides Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), as his kindness upon us is so much that we cannot repay him. Instead, Allah Ta‘ala will repay him fully on the Day of Qiyaamah. No person’s wealth benefited me (in the cause of deen) as much as the wealth of Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had benefited me. If I had to take anyone as my khaleel (bosom friend), then I would have surely taken Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) as my bosom friend. Know well that your companion (i.e. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)) is the khaleel of Allah Ta‘ala (i.e. the close friend of Allah Ta‘ala).” (Sunan Tirmizi #3661)

Note: The word ‘khaleel’ refers to a friend whose love and friendship has permeated the recesses of the heart, in such a manner that the heart cannot contain such love for anyone else. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had reserved this special love in his heart for Allah Ta‘ala alone.

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 05:06

The Arch Enemies of Islam - Haarith bin Qais Sahmi - Part Two

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The people who were the most active in mocking and taunting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) were the following five; Aswad bin ‘Abd-e-Yaghooth, Waleed bin Mugheerah, Aswad bin ‘Abdil Muttalib, ‘Aas bin Waa’il and Haarith bin Qays.

On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was making tawaaf of the Baytullah when Hazrat Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) appeared before him. While Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was complaining to Hazrat Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) about the excessive mockery of these people, Waleed bin Mugheerah happened to pass by. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) informed Hazrat Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) that this was Waleed. Hazrat Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) indicated towards Waleed’s jugular vein. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked, “What have you done?” Hazrat Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) replied, “You have been sufficed against Waleed.”

Monday, 09 November 2020 10:38

The Muwatta of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) – Part Four

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When Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) completed writing his Muwatta, he was greatly concerned as to whether he had written the kitaab with ikhlaas (complete sincerity).

In order to gauge whether the kitaab was written with ikhlaas, he asked Allah Ta‘ala to show him a sign. The sign that he wished to see is that if he places the kitaab in water, and if the ink of the pages does not wash off, then this will prove as a sign that he wrote the kitaab with ikhlaas.

Sunday, 08 November 2020 05:41

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Twenty

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26. Upon meeting, one should commence the conversation with salaam.

عن جابر قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: السلام قبل الكلام (سنن الترمذي: رقم 2699)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Salaam should be made before the conversation.”