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Monday, 23 October 2017 06:48

Studying Under Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) – Part Two

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(Continued)

The governor of Madinah Munawwarah said to the slave girl, “Tell him that I have a letter from the governor of Makkah Mukarramah regarding an urgent affair.” The slave girl entered the home, and after some time, returned with a chair which she placed on the ground. We then met Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah), a man who was advanced in age and tall in stature. When Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) exited his home to meet us, he exuded awe and dignity, and was wearing a taylasaan (a shawl worn over the head and shoulders).

The governor of Madinah Munawwarah handed the letter of the governor of Makkah Mukarramah to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) who commenced reading it. When he reached the part of the letter in which the governor had written, “This (i.e. Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah)) is a man who is noble in his affairs and condition. You should teach him Hadith.” Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) threw the letter down and exclaimed, “Subhaanallah! Has the knowledge of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) become so cheap that it can now be acquired through a mere casual request?”

Saturday, 21 October 2017 14:04

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Thirteen

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Du‘aa before the Battle of Uhud

Ishaaq bin Sa’d (rahimahullah), the son of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), narrates the following from his father:

On the day of Uhud, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said to Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “Why don’t you come so that we may make du‘aa together?” They thus secluded themselves in a corner and Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) began to make du‘aa. He said, “O Rabb! When the enemy meet us later, make me encounter one of the enemy who is extremely mighty and very determined, I will fight him and he will fight me. Then bless me to overpower him so that I may kill him and take his equipment as spoils of war.”

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said Ameen to this du‘aa.

Saturday, 21 October 2017 13:55

Two Benefits of Charity

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عن أنس بن مالك قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إن الصدقة لتطفئ غضب الرب وتدفع عن ميتة السوء (سنن الترمذي #664)

Hazrat Anas bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed charity extinguishes the anger of Allah Ta‘ala and repels an evil death.”

Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:34

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Five

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6. One’s garments should not flow beneath the ankles. Grave warnings have been sounded in the mubaarak Ahaadith for the one who allows his garment to flow beneath his ankles.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ما أسفل من الكعبين من الإزار ففي النار (صحيح البخاري #5450)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “That portion of the lower garment that flows beneath the ankles will be in the fire of Jahannum.”

Thursday, 19 October 2017 04:21

Seerah Jalsahs

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The View of our Elders regarding Seerah Jalsahs on the 12th Rabee‘ul Awwal

1. The View of Hazrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (rahimahullah), one of the greatest Mujaahids of the 14th century of Islam

Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah) writes:

Hazrat Moulana Husain Ahmad Madani (rahimahullah) once came to Sahaaranpur on the 12th of Rabee‘ul Awwal when the people had decided to hold a Seerah Jalsah and insisted that Hazrat Moulana Madani (rahimahullah) attend and deliver a bayaan. I said that Mowlood is now being held in the name of Seerah. When people came to call Hazrat Madani (rahimahullah) for the bayaan, he sternly refused to come and began reprimanding them saying, “It seems like all the love and mahabbat you show for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is only on the 12th of Rabee‘ul Awwal. Why are you not having this program at any other time in the year and are confining it to the 12th of Rabee‘ul Awwal?” The people replied, “Hazrat! We are desirous of listening to bayaans on the seerah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) at any time of the year. However, there is nobody willing to address us and deliver bayaans on the seerah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) at other times.” Hazrat Madani (rahimahullah) said, “If the people are prepared, I am willing to give the bayaan at other times.” The people, without thinking, accepted this offer. Hazrat Madani (rahimahullah) promised to come and give a bayaan on the topic of seerah weekly on a Thursday night since his jumu‘ah programs were already arranged for a few months in advance. Apart from the occasions when he was out travelling, Hazrat (rahimahullah) came to Sahaaranpur every Thursday night for approximately four months for this program. Hazrat (rahimahullah) would reach Sahaaranpur at 8:30 and proceed directly to the Jaami‘ Musjid where he would perform salaah and thereafter commence the lecture. After the lecture, between 12:30 and 1:00 in the morning, Hazrat (rahimahullah) would come to my home.

(Aap Beeti 4/72)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 05:48

The First Journey to Syria – Part Two

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Hazrat Abu Musa Ash‘ari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Abu Taalib once travelled with some seniors of the Quraish to Syria. A Christian monk was living in the area where they had halted. They had passed this monk on numerous occasions previously, but he never showed any interest in them. On this occasion, however, when the trade caravan of the Quraish halted, the monk unexpectedly emerged from his monastery, came to the caravan and began to examine each one of the travelers. When he came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he grasped him by the hand and exclaimed:

هذا سيّد العالمين هذا رسول رب العالمين يبعثه اللّٰه رحمة للعالمين

“This is the leader of the worlds. This is the messenger of the Rabb of the worlds. Allah Ta‘ala will send him as a mercy for the people of the worlds.” 

Monday, 16 October 2017 06:33

Studying Under Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) – Part One

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Rabee’ bin Sulaimaan (rahimahullah) narrates that he heard Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) mention the following:

I departed from Makkah Mukarramah and joined the tribe of Huzail, travelling with them in the desert. I learned their manner of speaking and the Arabic that they spoke, as they were among the most eloquent of Arabs. I stayed with them for some time, walking with them whenever they departed, and halting with them whenever they stopped.

Thereafter, I returned to Makkah Mukarramah and began to engage in reciting poetry and recounting the history of different people and tribes. One day, a certain man from the tribe of Zuhra passed by and said to me, “O Abu ‘Abdillah! It pains me to see that you are not engaged in acquiring the knowledge of Deen and Fiqh (the understanding of Deen). That which you are currently engaged in is merely the art of eloquence and speaking fluently.” I immediately asked the man, “Who still remains from the ‘Ulamaa who are frequented for their knowledge of Deen?” The man replied, “Imaam Maalik bin Anas (rahimahullah), the leader of the Muslims.”

Thursday, 12 October 2017 06:13

The Closer Neighbour has more Right

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عن عائشة قالت قلت يا رسول الله إن لي جارين فإلى أيهما أهدي قال إلى أقربهما منك بابا (صحيح البخاري #6020)

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentions, “I asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), ‘I have two neighbors. To which of them should I send a gift (which of them is more deserving of the gift I wish to give)?’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, ‘(Gift it) to the neighbor whose door is closer to you.’”

Thursday, 12 October 2017 05:40

Sunnats of Clothing – Part Three

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4. The kurta and topi is among the sunnah attire for men. It is reported in the Ahaadith that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) used to wear kurtas and topis.

عن أم سلمة رضي الله عنها قالت كان أحب الثياب إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم القميص (سنن الترمذي #1762)

Hazrat Umme Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the most beloved garment to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the qamees (kurta).

عن أبي المتوكل أنه رأى ابن عمر وإزاره إلى نصف ساقه وقميصه فوق ذلك ورداؤه فوق القميص (إتحاف الخيرة المهرة #405)

Hazrat Abul Mutawakkil reports that he had seen Hazrat ibn ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma), his lungi reached half his shin and his kurta reached above that (i.e. it was higher than the lungi) and the shawl he was wearing was higher than the kurta.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 06:44

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twelve

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Hazrat Humaid bin ‘Abdir Rahmaan Al-Himyari (rahimahullah) narrates the following from three children of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), all of whom narrate it from their father, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu):

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to visit Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was sick in Makkah Mukarramah (on the occasion of Hajjatul Wadaa’). After Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had entered, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) began to cry. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked him, “Why are you crying?” Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “I fear that I will pass away in the land from which I had performed Hijrah, as Hazrat Sa’d bin Khawlah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had passed away.”