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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 13:54

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

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Archery:

Hazrat Sa‘eed bin Musayyib (rahimahullah) has mentioned, “Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was an excellent archer.” (Taareekh-ul-Islam 4/216)

Imaam Zuhri (rahimahullah) has mentioned, “During the Battle of Uhud, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) killed three disbelievers with the same arrow that was fired at him three times. The disbelievers had initially fired the arrow. Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) took the arrow and fired it back at the disbelievers, killing one of them. The disbelievers then fired the same arrow back, after which Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) took it and fired it back at them, killing another disbeliever. The disbelievers then fired the same arrow back for a third time. Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) took the arrow and fired it back at them, killing a third disbeliever. Seeing that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had killed three disbelievers with the same arrow, the people were amazed.

(Taareekh-ul-Islam 4/215, Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/63)

Monday, 11 September 2017 12:59

In the Care of ‘Abdul Muttalib – Part Two

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The father of Kindeer bin Sa‘eed says:

During the era of ignorance, before the advent of Islam, I once came to Makkah to perform Haj. I saw a person making Tawaaf of the Ka’bah whilst uttering the following couplet:

رُدَّ إِلَيَّ رَاكِبِيْ مُحَمَّدًا       يَا رَبِّ رُدَّهُ وَاصْطَنِعْ عِنْدِيْ يَدًا

“O Allah! Return to me my mounted one (i.e. the one mounted on a conveyance), Muhammad! O Lord! Return him to me and show me great favour (through returning him to me).”

Thursday, 24 August 2017 04:34

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

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Jihaad:

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had mentioned, “I participated in the Battle of Badr at a time when I had only one strand of hair on my face. Later on, Allah Ta‘ala blessed me with a beard.

(ibn Sa’d 3/105, Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/62)

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud, and he was among the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) who remained firm with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) during the Battle of Uhud when (the enemy attacked from the rear and killed many Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), due to which there was much confusion and) many Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) turned away from the battlefield.

Sunday, 20 August 2017 06:50

The Mujaddid of the Second Century

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Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said:

إن الله يبعث لهذه الأمة على رأس كل مائة سنة من يجدد لها دينها (سنن أبي داود #4291)

Indeed Allah Ta‘ala sends for this Ummah, on the expiry of every one hundred years, a person who will revive their Deen for them.

Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah) has mentioned the following:

Indeed Allah Ta‘ala sends for the Ummah, at the termination of every century, a personality who will teach them (and revive) the Sunnah, and purify the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) from fabrications and unfounded practices. When we reflected (over personalities who fitted this description), we had found that Hazrat ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul ‘Azeez (rahimahullah) was the personality who was blessed to revive Deen at the termination of the first century, and Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) was the personality who was blessed to revive Deen at the termination of the second century.”

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 10/46)

Thursday, 17 August 2017 06:09

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

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The Special Du‘aa of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam):

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah bint Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the daughter of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), narrates the following from Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu):

During the Battle of Uhud, (when the enemy had attacked from the rear and many Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were killed on the battlefield,) the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) could not find Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and were moving about in confusion. At that time, I moved aside and said to myself, “I will continue to fight the kuffaar and defend my life. In the process of fighting, I will either gain martyrdom or Allah Ta‘ala will allow me to remain. If I survive this battle then surely I will get to meet Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).”

Sunday, 13 August 2017 06:43

The Importance of all Departments of Deen

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Haafiz ibn ‘Abdil Barr (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

‘Abdullah Al-‘Umuri (rahimahullah), who was renowned for exerting himself in ‘ibaadah, once wrote a letter to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) in which he exhorted Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) to go into seclusion and exert himself in ‘ibaadah. Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) wrote the following reply:

Allah has indeed divided and distributed A’maal (righteous deeds and actions of worship) just as He has divided and distributed sustenance. Hence, how many a person is blessed to perform abundant Salaah, yet is not blessed to fast abundantly? Another person may be blessed to give abundant charity, yet is not blessed to fast abundantly, and there may be another person who is blessed to strive in Jihaad. The propagation of ‘Ilm (Deeni knowledge) is among the most virtuous of righteous actions, and I am happy and content that Allah has chosen this ‘ibaadah for me. Furthermore, I do not regard the ‘ibaadah that I am involved in to be any less virtuous or important than the ‘ibaadah that you are involved in. Rather, I hope that we are both on the path of righteousness and piety.

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa’ 8/114)

Thursday, 10 August 2017 04:30

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

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The First Arrow Fired for Islam

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was part of the army that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had sent under Hazrat ‘Ubaidah bin Haarith (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to Raabigh in order to intercept the caravan of the Quraish. During this expedition, the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and the Quraish fired arrows at one another, and the first Muslim to fire an arrow in the path of Allah was Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

Monday, 07 August 2017 13:29

The Character of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah)

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Ismaa‘eel bin Mujaalid (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

I was once with Haroon Rasheed, the Muslim Khalifah, when Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah), the student of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), entered. Seeing him, Haroon Rasheed requested, “Describe the character of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) to me.” Imaam Abu Yusuf (rahimahullah) replied:

Tuesday, 01 August 2017 13:05

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

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The First Blood Shed for the Cause of Islam

Muhammed bin Ishaaq (rahimahullah) narrates:

The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would (in the early days of Islam) go into the valleys when performing Salaah so that they would be able to keep their Salaah hidden from the disbelievers (and thus avoid persecution). Once, while Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was with a group of Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) in one of the valleys of Makkah Mukarramah, a group of disbelievers discovered them and began to condemn the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and criticize their Deen. This led to a fight breaking out between these Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and the disbelievers, during which Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) inflicted a head wound to one of the disbelievers by striking his skull with the jaw bone of a camel. This was the first fight (from the beginning of Islam wherein the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) wounded the kuffaar and) in which blood was shed for the cause of Islam. (Usdul Ghaabah 2/308)

Sunday, 30 July 2017 05:14

Fearful Until the End

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‘Abdullah (rahimahullah), the son of Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah), narrates the following:

I was seated beside my father when he was about to pass away. He would lose consciousness until we would think that he had passed away, then he would regain consciousness and exclaim by gesturing with his hand, “Not Yet! Not yet!” When He repeated this for the third time, I asked him, “O my father! What is this that you are repeatedly doing at this critical moment?” In reply, he asked, “My son! Do you not know?” When I replied in the negative, he said, “Iblees – may the curse of Allah befall him! – was standing beside me, biting his fingertips and exclaiming, ‘O Ahmed! You have escaped me!’ and so I was replying, ‘Not yet, until I have left this world! (i.e. I have only escaped you after I pass away with Imaan).’”

(Hilyatul Awliyaa 9/194)