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Wednesday, 31 January 2018 06:17

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Four

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Islam:

‘Amr bin ‘Uthmaan (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had mentioned the following when explaining to them the manner in which he accepted Islam:

Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) had a doorkeeper who would announce when people would arrive and seek permission for them to enter. When people would gather at the door of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) (to learn the mubaarak Ahaadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)), Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) would instruct the doorkeeper to call them in. Permission would first be granted to certain special students of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) to enter. Thereafter, permission would be given for other people to enter.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018 06:04

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

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Physical Description:

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was neither too tall nor too short (i.e. he was of moderate height), and was blessed with a handsome face. His beard was large and he had a fair, wheat-colored complexion. He was large-jointed and broad-shouldered. He would dye his hair yellow.

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol. 2 pg. 567)

The Companion of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in Jannah:

Hazrat Talhah bin ‘Ubaidillah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Every Nabi will have a special friend (in Jannah), and my special friend (in Jannah) will be Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).”

(Sunan Tirmizi #3698)

From the beginning of the world until this present era, the Ka‘bah was reconstructed five times.

Initially, it was constructed by Hazrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam). Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Allah Ta‘ala sent Hazrat Jibraa’eel (‘alaihis salaam) to command Hazrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) to build the Ka‘bah. When Hazrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam) completed building the Ka‘bah, he was instructed to walk around it in tawaaf. He was also informed, ‘You are the first man and this is the first house erected for people to worship Allah Ta‘ala.’”

At the time of his blessed nikaah to Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was twenty-five years old whilst Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was forty. The mahr (dowry) was fixed at twenty camels. However, according to Seerat Ibn Hishaam and Hafiz Abu Bishr Dawlaami (rahimahullah), the stipulated mahr (dowry) was twelve and a half ooqiyah of silver. Each ooqiyah is equivalent to forty dirhams. Hence, the total dowry was five hundred dirhams. This was the first nikaah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) whilst it was Hazrat Khadijah’s (radhiyallahu ‘anha) third.

Insha Allah, we will discuss this in more detail in the chapter pertaining to the Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat (the blessed wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/112)

On the decided date of the nikaah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) proceeded to the home of Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) with his uncles, Abu Taalib and Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and a few other seniors of the family. The father of Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) had passed away before the battle of Fujjaar. Her uncle (father’s brother), ‘Amr bin Asad, was present at her nikaah.

Monday, 22 January 2018 04:16

Words of Wisdom

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Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) once mentioned the following:

True ‘Ilm creates steadfastness upon Deen, and the outcome of steadfastness upon Deen is that one will be safeguarded (from falling into sin and wrong). True abstinence of the world creates contentment, and the outcome of contentment is that one will enjoy peace and comfort. True sabr creates determination, and the outcome of determination is that one will eventually reach his goal. The ability to carry out righteous deeds is in actual fact the taufeeq of Allah Ta‘ala, and the outcome of taufeeq is that one will be successful (in acquiring the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala and Jannah), and every good by Allah Ta‘ala is based on truthfulness.

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol. 8 pg. 393)

Sunday, 21 January 2018 10:02

Wishing Well for Others

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A woman once came to Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), wishing to purchase a silken cloth. When Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) showed her a certain cloth, she said to him, “I am a weak woman, and it is an amaanah (with which I have been entrusted to purchase this cloth), so please sell me this cloth for the amount that it costed you.” Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) immediately said to her, “Take it for four dirhams.” The woman could not believe that Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) was prepared to sell her the silken cloth for such a low price, and thus exclaimed, “Do not joke with me, as I am an old woman!”

Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) explained to her, “I purchased two cloths. I sold one of the two cloths for a price which covered the entire capital with which I purchased both cloths besides four dirhams. Hence, this cloth now remains with only four dirhams of the capital amount outstanding. (Therefore, I have sold the second cloth to you for four dirhams.)”

(Akhbaar Abi Hanifah wa Saahibayhi lis-Saymari pg. 50-51)

Monday, 01 January 2018 04:03

Assisting People in Need

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A woman once came to Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) with a silken cloth and said to him, “Please sell it for me (as I am not experienced in trade. Hence, I wish you to assist me in correctly evaluating it and selling it to someone who wishes to purchase it from me).” Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) asked the woman, “How much were you advised to sell the cloth for?” The woman replied, “One hundred.” Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) remarked, “It is worth more than one hundred!”

Sunday, 31 December 2017 04:30

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) - Part Two

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The title of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was ‘Zun-Noorain’ (the possessor of the two lights). ‘Two lights’ referred to the two blessed daughters of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and Hazrat Ummu Kulthoom (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

Hazrat Hasan Basri (rahimahullah) has explained that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was given this title as he was the only person who had married two daughters of a Nabi (Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) married Hazrat Ummu Kulthoom (radhiyallahu ‘anha) after the demise of Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha)). (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 2/566/568)