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Saturday, 31 August 2019 05:46

Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seven

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Incident regarding his accepting Islam (continued)

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiallahu ‘anhu) then says:

I knocked on the door and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came out. I then asked, “O Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), I have learnt that you have forsaken the ways of your people, and abandoned the religion of your forefathers?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “O Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)! I am the messenger of Allah Ta‘ala to you and to humanity at large, so bring Imaan in Allah Ta‘ala.” I then asked, “What is your proof of your being appointed as the messenger of Allah Ta‘ala?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “The learned Sheikh whom you met in Yemen.”

Saturday, 31 August 2019 04:41

The Key to Spreading Love between People

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عن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لا تدخلون الجنة حتى تؤمنوا ولا تؤمنوا حتى تحابوا أولا أدلكم على شيء إذا فعلتموه تحاببتم أفشوا السلام بينكم (صحيح مسلم رقم 54)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “You will not enter Jannah until you bring Imaan, and you will not attain perfect Imaan until you have love for one another. Shall I not show you an action which is such that if you carry it out, you will develop love for one another? Make salaam a common practice among yourselves.”

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من صلى صلاة العصر من يوم الجمعة فقال قبل أن يقوم من مكانه اللهم صل على محمد النبي الأمي وعلى آله وسلم تسليما غفرت له ذنوب ثمانين عاما وكتبت له عبادة ثمانين سنة (القول البديع ص399) 

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who performs Asr Salaah on Friday and thereafter recites the following durood eighty times before standing up from his place, eighty years of sins are forgiven for him and eighty years of (nafl) ‘ibaadah are written for him:

اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الْأُمِّيِّ وَعَلٰى آلِهِ وَسَلِّمْ تَسْلِيْمًا

Monday, 26 August 2019 06:02

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Seven

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8. From an entire group of people, if one person among them makes salaam to someone they meet, his salaam will suffice on behalf of the entire group. Similarly, if a person meets a group of people and greets them with salaam, the reply of one person among them will suffice on behalf of the entire group.

عن علي بن أبي طالب رضي الله عنه (قال أبو داود رفعه الحسن بن علي) قال: يجزئ عن الجماعة إذا مروا أن يسلم أحدهم ويجزئ عن الجلوس أن يرد أحدهم (سنن أبي داود رقم 5212)

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “It suffices on behalf of an entire group of people when they pass by someone that one person among them makes salaam (to the person they meet), and it suffices on behalf of a group of people seated that one among them replies to the salaam (of the person who greets them with salaam).”

Sunday, 25 August 2019 06:48

Always Turning to Allah

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Ebrahim Al-Muzani mentions, “Once, I performed haj and came to the mubaarak city of Madinah Munawwarah. While I was there, Ismaa‘eel bin Ja’far Al-Khayyaat narrated the following incident to me. He said:

I was once in a situation and I needed to know the Islamic ruling in regard to that situation. I thus went to Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) and asked him the ruling. Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) responded, “Give me some time to think over the matter.” I thus departed from Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) in the condition that I felt that Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) did not have sufficient knowledge in regard to the mas’alah I had asked. I thought to myself, “This is the man to whom people travel from far and wide to seek shar’ee rulings, yet he is unable to give me an immediate answer to my mas’alah!”

Saturday, 24 August 2019 05:54

Virtuous Actions

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وعن معاذ أنه سأل النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عن أفضل الإيمان قال: أن تحب لله وتبغض لله وتعمل لسانك في ذكر الله قال: وماذا يا رسول الله قال: وأن تحب للناس ما تحب لنفسك وتكره لهم ما تكره لنفسك (مسند أحمد رقم 22130)

It has been reported from Hazrat Mu’aaz bin Jabal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that on one occasion, he asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) regarding the most virtuous actions of Imaan. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “(The most virtuous actions are) that you love (people) for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, you have hatred and enmity (for people) for the sake of Allah Ta‘ala, and you keep your tongue engaged in the remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala.” Hazrat Mu’aaz (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then asked, “And besides this, is there any other action, O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) answered, “And that you love for people what you love for yourself, and you dislike for them what you dislike for yourself.”

Thursday, 22 August 2019 18:28

Du‘aas are Suspended until Durood is Recited

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عن عمر بن الخطاب قال: إن الدعاء موقوف بين السماء والأرض لا يصعد منه شيء حتى تصلي على نبيك صلى الله عليه وسلم (سنن الترمذي رقم 486)

Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates, “Du‘aas remain suspended between the heavens and the Earth. They do not proceed towards the heavens as long as Durood on Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has not been recited (i.e. there is no guarantee for their acceptance).”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked ‘Utbah bin Rabee‘ah, “O Abul Waleed! Have you said what you wish to say?” When ‘Utbah replied in the affirmative, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Very well, now listen to what I wish to say. I neither crave for your riches and wealth nor do I have any inclination towards your leadership and rule. I am the Rasul of Allah Ta‘ala whom He has sent to you with His divine message. He has revealed a divine book unto me and has commanded me to give you glad tidings of His reward and warnings of His punishment. I have conveyed His message to you, and as a form of good counsel and wishing good for you, I have cautioned you. If you accept this message, it will be a source of success for you in both the worlds. However, if you fail to accept this message, I am willing to exercise patience until Allah Ta‘ala passes judgment between us.”

(To be continued)

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/186)

‘Utbah bin Rabee‘ah addressed Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and said, “O nephew! Why do you have to concern yourself with these issues? If it is wealth that you desire, we will amass so much of wealth for you that even the richest man will not be able to rival you. If you wish to get married, we will get you married to whichever woman you wish and to how many women you want. If honour and leadership is what you desire, we will elect you as our leader. If you aspire to take on the reigns of government and kingship, we will appoint you as our king. If an evil spirit possesses you, we will provide the treatment to remove it.”

(To be continued)

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/186)

Thursday, 08 August 2019 15:11

The Spread of Islam and the Quraish of Makkah Mukarramah

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When the Quraish saw that Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had also embraced Islam, and with every passing day, the number of the Muslims was increasing, Abu Jahal, ‘Utbah, Shaibah, Waleed bin Mugheerah, Umayyah bin Khalaf, Aswad bin Muttalib and other leaders of the Quraish held a meeting in which they appointed ‘Utbah bin Rabee‘ah as their spokesman to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He was a man unrivalled by any of his contemporaries in sorcery, soothsaying and poetry.