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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:57

Reciting Durood One Hundred Times Daily

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عن جابر رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من صلى علي في كل يوم مئة مرة قضى الله له مئة حاجة سبعين منها لآخرته وثلاثين منها لدنياه أخرجه ابن منده وقال الحافظ أبو موسى المديني إنه حديث غريب حسن (القول البديع ص277)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever recites durood (sends salutations) upon me one hundred times daily, Allah Ta‘ala will fulfill one hundred of his needs; seventy of the hereafter and thirty of this world.”

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِمًا اَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Equipping the Expedition of Tabook (continued)

Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahmaan bin Samurah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was preparing for the expedition of Tabook, Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) brought one thousand gold coins to him in a cloth and placed them in his blessed lap. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) began to turn the coins with his blessed hand and continued to say, “Nothing will harm ibn ‘Affaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) after the action he has done today (i.e. nothing will harm him and prevent him from entering Jannah, as he has secured the divine acceptance of Allah Ta‘ala through this deed).”

(Musnad Ahmed #20630)

Tuesday, 17 July 2018 06:47

Date of Prophethood

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All the Muhadditheen and Historians are unanimous on the fact that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was bestowed with the mantle of prophethood on a Monday. However, there is a difference of opinion regarding the actual month in which he was blessed with nubuwwah.

Haafiz ibnu ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) says that he was blessed with prophethood on the eighth of Rabee’-ul’Awwal. Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was exactly forty years old when he became the Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala.

According to Muhammed bin Ishaaq (rahimahullah), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was blessed with prophethood on the 17th of Ramadhaan. According to this view, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was forty years and six months at the time of receiving prophethood.

Haafiz ibnul Hajar (rahimahullah) has mentioned in Fat-hul Baari that the latter view is the preferred view and correct view, as it was in Ramadhaan that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would remain in i’tikaaf in the cave of Hiraa’ (and it was during the i’tikaaf in Hiraa’ that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was blessed with prophethood).

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/145)

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 07:14

Forgiving those who Oppressed him

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Ja’far bin Sulaimaan, the ruler of Madinah Munawwarah, had mercilessly beaten Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) on account of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) passing the fatwa that the divorce of a compelled man is invalid (as is the mazhab of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah).

Later on, when the ruler, Mansoor, performed Haj (and came to Madinah Munawwarah), he offered to seek revenge for Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) from Ja’far bin Sulaimaan. However, Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) refused and said, “May Allah forbid! By Allah! Before the whip could lift from my body, I had already forgiven him, on account of him being related to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).”

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 05:01

Initiate Good, not Evil

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عن ابن جرير بن عبد الله عن أبيه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من سن سنة خير فاتبع عليها فله أجره ومثل أجور من اتبعه غير منقوص من أجورهم شيئا ومن سن سنة شر فاتبع عليها كان عليه وزره ومثل أوزار من اتبعه غير منقوص من أوزارهم شيئا (سنن الترمذي #2675)

Hazrat Jareer bin ‘Abdillah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever initiates a good practice and he is then followed by others in this practice, then he will receive his own reward (for practicing on this action) as well as the rewards of those who followed him, without their rewards being decreased in the least. And whoever initiates an evil practice and is then followed by others in this practice, then he will bear his own sin (for committing this evil) as well as the sin of those who followed him, without their burdens (of sin) being decreased in the least.”

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 04:56

Reciting Durood before Making Du‘aa

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عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال إذا أراد أحدكم أن يسأل فليبدأ بالمدحة والثناء على الله بما هو أهله ثم ليصل على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ثم ليسأل بعد فإنه أجدر أن ينجح (مجمع الزوائد #17255)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) has mentioned, “When any of you intends to make du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala, then he should commence his du‘aa by praising and glorifying Allah Ta‘ala with praises that are befitting His majesty and honour. He should then send durood (salutations) upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and he should thereafter make du‘aa, as (through following this method of making du‘aa,) it is more likely that he will be successful (in his du‘aa being answered).”

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِمًا اَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Equipping the Expedition of Tabook

Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahmaan bin Khabbaab (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates the following:

I was present when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was encouraging the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to equip the army and contribute towards the expedition of Tabook. On that occasion, Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) stood and said, “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! I undertake to contribute one hundred camels with their complete saddlery (saddle blankets and saddles) in the path of Allah.”

On one occasion, Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) requested Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying, “If possible, then definitely inform me when the angel comes to you again.” Hence, when Hazrat Jibreel (‘alaihis salaam) again arrived, then as promised, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) informed her of his arrival.

Thursday, 05 July 2018 06:49

The Outlook of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah)

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Bakr bin Ja’far (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

Sometimes, a person would enter into the presence of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) and would begin to speak about other people saying, “Such-and-such transpired to so-and-so.” When the man would wish to speak further about other people, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) would prevent him from doing so saying, “Leave the topic which you are in (i.e. leave discussing other people’s lives). What do you say about this deeni mas’alah?” In this manner, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) would prevent him from speaking further about people (and would divert his attention to another topic).

Thursday, 05 July 2018 06:44

The Two Destructive Intoxications

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عن معاذ بن جبل قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إنكم على بينة من ربكم ما لم تظهر فيكم سكرتان سكرة الجهل وسكرة حب العيش وأنتم تأمرون بالمعروف وتنهون عن المنكر وتجاهدون في سبيل الله فإذا ظهر فيكم حب الدنيا فلا تأمرون بالمعروف ولا تنهون عن المنكر ولا تجاهدون في سبيل الله القائلون يومئذ بالكتاب والسنة كالسابقين الأولين من المهاجرين والأنصار (مسند البزار #2631، مجمع الزوائد #12159)

Hazrat Mu‘aaz bin Jabal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed you will remain upon clear guidance from your Rabb, so long as the intoxication of two things does not overcome you, the intoxication of ignorance, and the intoxication of love for luxury (of the world). You are presently commanding people towards righteous actions, forbidding them from evil actions and striving (and waging jihad) for the cause of Deen. When the love of the world overcomes you, then you will no longer command people towards righteous actions, forbid them from evil actions and strive for the cause of Deen. The people who hold firmly to the Qur’aan Majeed and Hadith Shareef at that time will be like the Muhaajireen and Ansaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) in the beginning of Islam.”

Tuesday, 03 July 2018 04:35

The Harm of Neglecting to Recite Durood

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عن حسين بن علي رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من ذكرت عنده فخطىء الصلاة علي خطىء طريق الجنة (الترغيب والترهيب #2597)

Hazrat Husain bin ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one in whose presence my name is mentioned, and he does not send salutations upon me, he has left out an action which leads to Jannah.”

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِمًا اَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ