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Thursday, 20 April 2017 04:50

Hazrat Sa'd (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Two

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Dream Before Accepting Islam

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates:

Prior to accepting Islam, I had a dream in which I saw that I was in absolute darkness and was unable to see anything. Suddenly, a moon illuminated the night and I began to follow it. In the dream, I saw those who had preceded me to this moon. I could see Hazrat Zaid bin Haarithah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Ali bin Abi Taalib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). I asked them, “When did you arrive here?” They replied, “Just this moment.” I later on learnt that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was secretly inviting to Islam. I thus met him in the valleys of the mountains of Makkah Mukarramah. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had just performed Salaah. I then accepted Islam, and none besides these Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) had preceded me in accepting Islam (Note: This Sahaabi mentioned this according to his knowledge. Otherwise, it is proven in other narrations that there were a few other Sahaabah who accepted Islam before him).”

(Usdul Ghaabah vol. 2 pg. 309)

Thursday, 20 April 2017 04:48

The Splitting of the Chest - Part One

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Once, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was out grazing goats in the jungle with his milk-brothers when one of his milk-brothers came running. He said, “Two men dressed in white clothing laid our Qurayshi brother on the ground and slit open his blessed chest. They are now stitching him.” On hearing this, Hazrat Halimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and her husband were shocked and began to run frantically. When they came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), they saw him standing on one side with his face pale. Hazrat Halimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) says, “I immediately clasped him to my chest, and his foster-father also hugged him and asked him what happened. He then gave an account of what transpired.” Hazrat Halimah radhiyallahu ‘anha) then returned home with him.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/73)

Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:58

Caution in Fatwa

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Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) was extremely cautious in passing Fatwa. He was once asked forty questions. Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) answered four of the questions and remarked regarding the remaining thirty six questions, “I do not know.” (Mirqaat vol. 1 pg. 528)

Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “I did not commence passing Fatwa until seventy ulamaa testified that I was capable of passing Fatwa.” (Hilyatul Awliyaa vol. 6 pg. 345)

Thursday, 13 April 2017 05:49

Hazrat Sa'd (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part One

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Name: Hazrat Sa’d bin abi Waqqaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

Kunyah (agnomen): Abu Ishaaq (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol 3 pg. 58)

Father’s Name: Maalik bin Wuhaib bin ‘Abd Manaaf (Tabaqaat ibn Sa’d vol 3 pg. 101)

Mother’s Name: Hamnah bint Sufyaan bin Umayyah bin ‘Abd Shams (Tabaqaat ibn Sa’d vol 3 pg. 101)

Title: Faaris-ul-Islam (the Horseman of Islam) (Tahzeeb-ul-Kamaal vol. 10 pg. 310)


Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam at the age of nineteen. (Istee‘aab vol. 2 pg. 171, Tahzeeb-ul-Kamaal vol. 10 pg. 311)

According to some narrations, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam at the age of seventeen. (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol. 3 pg. 61)

It was now time for the caravan to depart. All the travelers of the caravan mounted their conveyances and set out. Hazrat Halimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) also mounted her conveyance with this blessed infant. Her thin camel, which would previously be whipped to spur it forward, was now moving with extreme speed and was not slowing or delaying. At that moment in time, it was the conveyance of the blessed Nabi of Allah Ta‘ala. The other women of the caravan asked, “O Halimah! Is this the same camel you came with? By Allah! Its condition is now completely different.” In this manner, we arrived in Banu Sa’d.

Saturday, 08 April 2017 13:25

Compassion for the Student of Deen

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Ya’qoob bin Ebrahim, also known as Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah), was the renowned student of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). He narrates the following:

I would study the knowledge of Hadith and Fiqh whereas I was in a state of poverty and straitened conditions. My father thus came to me one day while I was seated with Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). When I left the gathering of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) with my father, he said to me, “O my son! Do not stretch your legs with Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), for his bread is roasted whereas you need to earn a livelihood (i.e. do not spend your time acquiring the knowledge of Deen from Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) for he has sufficient wealth that allows him to free himself for Deen whereas you do not have wealth).”

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:43

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Seventeen

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Barakah in his Wealth Even after his Demise (continued)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continues:

In this manner, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) sold some of their wealth (comprising of some portions of Ghaabah as well a few other properties) and completely settled the debts. (After settling the debts) four and a half shares of Ghaabah still remained. Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus went to Hazrat Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) while ‘Amr bin ‘Uthmaan, Munzir bin Zubair and ibn Zam‘ah were with Hazrat Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Hazrat Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “How much has Ghaabah been valued at?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) answered, “Every share is worth one hundred thousand.” Hazrat Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) next asked, “How many shares remain?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “Four and a half.” Hearing this, Munzir bin Zubair said, “I take one share for one hundred thousand”, ‘Amr bin ‘Uthmaan said, “I take one share for one hundred thousand”, and ibn Zam‘ah said, “I take one share for one hundred thousand.” After they had each purchased their shares, Hazrat Mu‘aawiyah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked, “How many shares remain?” When Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) informed him that one and a half shares remained, he said, “I take it for one hundred and fifty thousand.”

Wednesday, 05 April 2017 14:39

Hazrat Halimah Sa'diyyah (radhiyallahu 'anha) - Part Two

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Every single one of us women was offered to take Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) with her, but the moment she discovered that he was an orphan, she would refuse, as she would think to herself, “What remuneration can one expect for raising and caring for a child who does not have a father?” However, nobody knew that this child was not a Yateem (orphan), but was a Durre-Yateem (a rare pearl). Who knew that the keys to the treasures of Chosroes and Caesar would be placed in the hands of this child? Who knew that although the child had no apparent guardian and mentor who would pay remuneration, Allah Ta‘ala, in whose hands lies the incalculable treasures of the earth and skies, was the guardian of this child? He would remunerate those who nurtured and raised this child far more than they had ever imagined possible.”

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:18

The Status of Dreams

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Marroozi (rahimahullah) narrates the following incident:

I once ushered Ebrahim Al-Husri (rahimahullah), who was a pious man, into the presence of Abu ‘Abdillah, Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah). When he met Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah), Ebrahim Al-Husri (rahimahullah) mentioned, “My mother saw a dream relating to you. She saw such-and-such in her dream, and she also mentioned seeing you in Jannah.” When Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah) heard this, he replied, “O my nephew! People would narrate similar dreams to Sahl bin Salaamah, whereas he was a person who was involved in murder and bloodshed.” Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullah) then explained, “A good dream should please one, but should not deceive one (through causing him to feel complacent of his piety and righteousness).”

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol. 11 pg. 227)

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 12:13

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Sixteen

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Barakah in his Wealth Even after his Demise (continued)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continues:

Sometime thereafter, Hazrat Hakeem bin Hizaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) met Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and asked him, “O my nephew! How much is the debt that my brother owes?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) did not disclose the entire amount (as he did not want Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to think that he was needy or for him to have an ill opinion of Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) for leaving his son with such a large debt to settle) and thus he merely replied, “One hundred thousand.” Hearing this, Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) exclaimed, “By Allah! I do not think that your wealth will be able to bear this debt!” (When Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saw that Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) considered the amount of one hundred thousand to be too great for him to pay, he felt it necessary to now disclose the entire amount and also assure him that he would manage paying it. Hence,) Hazrat ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Tell me, what if it was 2.2 million?” Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) responded, “I do not think that you will manage this. If you are unable to pay any portion of the debt, come to me for assistance.”