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According to some narrations, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gave Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) a detailed account of what had transpired. She responded, “By Allah! Accept glad tidings! Allah Ta‘ala will never deal with you with anything but goodness. Accept the position which Allah Ta‘ala has conferred upon you for it is undoubtedly the haq. Glad tidings to you as you are truly the messenger of Allah.”

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) returned home, he informed Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) of what transpired. He also mentioned that he feared losing his life. Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) consoled him saying, “Glad tidings to you! Do not fear! By Allah! He will never disgrace you. You maintain family ties, and your efforts maintain family ties are absolutely definite. You always speak the truth. You bear the burdens of others (you shoulder the debts of others). You look after those who are poor. You are trustworthy and always return whatever has been entrusted to you. You always fulfill the rights of the guests. You can be trusted and always assist in good works.”

If Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) received divine revelation whilst mounted upon a camel, the camel would be forced to sit due to the weight of the wahi. Hazrat Zaid bin Thaabit (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates, “On one occasion, the blessed thigh of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was on my thigh when he started receiving divine revelation. His thigh became so heavy that I was afraid of my thigh being crushed.”

Thereafter, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) returned home trembling in anxiety. The moment he entered, he requested Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) to cover him in a blanket. When his anxiety and agitation subsided, he related the entire incident to Hazrat Khadijah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) saying, “I feared that I would lose my life.”

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) reached forty and entered the cave of Hira, as per his blessed habit, an angel suddenly entered the cave and greeted him with salaam. The angel then said, “Read!” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “I am unable to read.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) recounts, “Upon this, the angel embraced me so forcefully that there was no limit to my difficulty. He then released me saying, “Read!” Yet again, I responded:

ما أنا بقارئ

“I am unable to read.”

Monday, 07 May 2018 11:03

Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Seven

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Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) further relates:

ثم حبب إليه الخلا وكان يخلو بغار حراء

“Thereafter, solitude was made dear to him. He would often go into seclusion in the cave of Hira.”

When Allah Ta‘ala intends to shower His special mercy upon a person, He instills the yearning for solitude and seclusion within this person’s heart.

Friday, 04 May 2018 19:47

Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Six

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Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) and Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) narrate that Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) said:

أول ما بدئ به رسول اللّٰه صلى اللّٰه عليه وسلم من الوحي الرؤيا الصالحة في النوم فكان لا يرى رؤيا إلا جاءت مثل فلق الصبح

“The commencement of divine revelation upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was with pious dreams. He would not see any dream except that it would come to pass as true as clearly as the crack of dawn.”

Monday, 23 April 2018 14:15

The Intelligence of Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah)

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Imaam Muzani (rahimahullah) reports:

On one occasion, we were present by Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) when an old man wearing woolen clothing appeared. The old man then asked Imaam Shaafi‘ee, “May I ask a question?” Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) gave him permission. He then asked, “What are the Shar’ee proofs in the Deen of Allah Ta‘ala?” Imaam Shaafi’ee (rahimahullah) replied, “The Kitaab of Allah Ta‘ala.” He then asked, “And what else?” Imaam Shaafi’ee (rahimahullah) replied, “The Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He then asked, “And what else?” Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) replied, “The consensus of the Ummah.” He then asked, “What is your proof for this?” Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) thought for a while. The old man then said, “I give you respite for three days, either you bring me proof from the Qur’aan, or seek forgiveness and repent to Allah Ta‘ala.”

Saturday, 21 April 2018 04:43

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Nine

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15. One should not make du‘aa for anything that is impermissible.

عن أبي سعيد الخدري أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال ما من مسلم يدعو بدعوة ليس فيها إثم ولا قطيعة رحم إلا أعطاه الله بها إحدى ثلاث إما أن يعجل له دعوته وإما أن يدخرها له في الآخرة وإما أن يصرف عنه من السوء مثلها قالوا إذن نكثر قال الله أكثر رواه أحمد وأبو يعلى بنحوه والبزار والطبراني في الأوسط ورجال أحمد وأبي يعلى وأحد إسنادي البزار رجاله رجال الصحيح غير علي بن علي الرفاعي وهو ثقة (مجمع الزوائد #17210)

Hazrat Abu Sa‘eed Khudri (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whichever Muslim makes du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala and supplicates to Him, and his du‘aa does not contain any sin (i.e. asking for anything which is impermissible) or the severance of family ties, Allah Ta‘ala will grant him one of three things. Either He will grant him what he had asked for (in this world), or He will keep the reward of the du‘aa for him in the Aakhirah, or He will avert a calamity from him.” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “In that case, we will engage in abundant du‘aa.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Allah Ta‘ala is the more than everything (i.e. His power and treasures are more than what you ask for).”

Saturday, 21 April 2018 04:37

The Reward of Reciting the Du‘aa before Wudhu

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عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يا أبا هريرة إذا توضأت فقل بسم الله والحمد لله فإن حفظتك لا تبرح تكتب لك الحسنات حتى تحدث من ذلك الوضوء (مجمع الزوائد #1112)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “O Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)! When you perform wudhu, then (first) recite Bismillah Walhamdulillah, for indeed the angels which protect you continue recording good deeds for you until you break that wudhu.”

عن أنس بن مالك قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من صلى علي صلاة واحدة بلغتني صلاته وصليت عليه وكتب له سوى ذلك عشر حسنات (مجمع الزوائد #17297، القول البديع ص239)

Hazrat Anas bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever sends salutations upon me once, his salutations reach me (via the angels) and I make du‘aa for him. Over and above that, ten virtues are recorded for him.”

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِمًا اَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ