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Friday, 05 July 2019 14:43

The Best of People

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عن ابن عباس عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: خيركم خيركم لأهله وأنا خيركم لأهلي (سنن ابن ماجة رقم 1977)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The best of you is the one who is best to his family, and I am the best to my family from all of you.”

Thursday, 04 July 2019 16:01

The Virtue of Jumu‘ah

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عن أوس بن أوس رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أفضل أيامكم يوم الجمعة فيه خلق آدم وفيه قبض وفيه النفخة وفيه الصعقة فأكثروا علي من الصلاة فيه فإن صلاتكم معروضة علي قالوا : يا رسول الله وكيف تعرض صلاتنا عليك وقد أرمت يعني بليت قال : إن الله تعالى حرم على الأرض أن تأكل أجساد الأنبياء (سنن أبي داود رقم 1047)

Hazrat Aws bin Aws (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Among the best of your days is the day of Friday. On Friday, Hazrat Aadam (‘alaihis salaam), was created, on Friday he passed away, on Friday the trumpet will be blown, and on Friday the creation will fall unconscious, so increase your durood upon me on the day of Friday as your durood is presented to me.” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) enquired, “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! How will our durood be presented to you, whereas your body will have decomposed in the grave?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Indeed Allah Ta‘ala has prohibited the earth from consuming the bodies of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam).”

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 12:27

Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

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The Reason for being given the Title As-Siddeeq:

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports that on the occasion of Mi’raaj, when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was taken by night from Musjid Haraam to Musjid Aqsa (and thereafter to the seven heavens), then upon his return, he informed the people of Makkah regarding the miraculous journey that transpired during the night.

The people of Makkah doubted the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and thus began to ridicule him. Some people even reneged from Islam who had previously believed in Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Nevertheless, when Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was informed by certain people (who were trying to provoke him) regarding what had transpired, he responded by saying, “Indeed I fully testify to what Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has said. I have believed him in that which is even more difficult to believe, I believe him when he says that revelation comes to him from the heavens to the earth in a single moment during the night or day (so why should I then doubt him in this matter?).”

It was after this incident that he received the title As-Siddeeq (the most truthful).

(Usdul Ghaabah 3/21 and Seerat-ul-Halabiyyah1/379)

Sunday, 30 June 2019 14:41

Respect of Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) for Hadith

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Qutaibah bin Sa‘eed (rahimahullah) reports the following:

I once came to the city of Baghdad with the sole intention of meeting Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah). It then so happened that Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) came to me with Yahya bin Ma‘een (rahimahullah).

On meeting, we sat together and engaged in different ‘ilmi discussions. After some time, Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) awoke from his place and came to sit in front of me with respect. He then requested, “Please dictate such-and-such Hadith to me.” After I dictated the Hadith to Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah), he awoke and returned to his place where he again sat as normal. We then resumed our discussions.

Thursday, 27 June 2019 07:36

Concern for Halaal Income

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عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال يأتي على الناس زمان لا يبالي المرء ما أخذ منه أمن الحلال أم من الحرام (صحيح البخاري رقم 2059)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “A time will dawn upon the people (before Qiyaamah) when a man will have no worry or concern as to whether his income is from halaal sources or haraam sources.”

Thursday, 27 June 2019 07:30

Needs of the Dunya and Aakhirah Fulfilled

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عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : إن أقربكم مني يوم القيامة في كل موطن أكثركم علي صلاة في الدنيا من صلى علي في يوم الجمعة وليلة الجمعة قضى الله له مئة حاجة سبعين من حوائج الآخرة وثلاثين من حوائج الدنيا ثم يوكل الله بذلك ملكا يدخله في قبري كما تدخل عليكم الهدايا يخبرني من صلى علي باسمه ونسبه إلى عشيرته فأثبته عندي في صحيفة بيضاء رواه البيهقي في حياة الأنبياء في قبورهم (القول البديع ص329)

Hazrat Anas bin Maalik (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Those of you who recite the most durood upon me in the dunya will be closest to me on the Day of Qiyaamah, at every juncture. The one who recites durood upon me during the night of jumu‘ah and the day of jumu‘ah, Allah Ta‘ala will fulfill one hundred of his needs; seventy needs of the Aakhirah and thirty needs of the dunya. After the durood is recited, Allah Ta‘ala will entrust it to an angel who will bring it to me in my qabr, just as your gifts are brought to you. The angel informs me of the person who recited the durood by telling me his name and his family lineage. I then keep the durood by me on a white scroll.”

Imaam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) has reported this Hadith under the chapter of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) being alive in their graves.

Thursday, 27 June 2019 07:26

Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

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Name: ‘Abdullah bin ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Aamir

Kunyah (filial title): Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

Father’s name: ‘Uthmaan, Abu Quhaafah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

Mother’s name: Salmaa bint Sakhr, Ummul Khair (radhiyallahu ‘anha)

Titles: Al-‘Ateeq and As-Siddeeq

Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had two famous titles. One was Al-‘Ateeq (the one who gained emancipation from the fire) and the other was As-Siddeeeq (the most truthful). (Usdul Ghaabah 3/20)

Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:44

The Islam of Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

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One day, while Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was passing by Mt Safaa, he happened to encounter Abu Jahal who was also passing that way. The moment his eyes fell on Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he began to revile him and curse him in the harshest of words. However, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) did not respond to Abu Jahal’s harsh words and calmly departed from the scene (as silence is the best response to a fool).

Tuesday, 25 June 2019 05:48

Sunnats of Greeting – Part One

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1. When one meets his Muslim brother, he should greet him with salaam.

عن علي رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : للمسلم على المسلم ست بالمعروف يسلم عليه إذا لقيه ويجيبه إذا دعاه ويشمته إذا عطس ويعوده إذا مرض ويتبع جنازته إذا مات ويحب له ما يحب لنفسه (سنن الترمذي رقم 2736)

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “A Muslim has six rights over his Muslim brother. When he meets him he should greet him (with salaam); if he invites him he should accept his invitation; when he sneezes (and says Alhamdulillah) he should reply to his sneeze by saying ‘Yarhamukallah’; when he falls ill he should visit him; when he passes away he should attend his Janaazah; and he should love for him what he loves for himself.”

Monday, 24 June 2019 16:29

The Muwatta of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah)

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Allah Ta‘ala had blessed Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) to compile a kitaab of Hadith known as the Muwatta. This kitaab gained great acceptance and has been held in high esteem by the ‘Ulamaa throughout the centuries. In fact, the greatness of this kitaab can be gauged by the statement of Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) who said, “After the Qur’aan Majeed, there is no kitaab on the surface of the earth that is more saheeh than the kitaab of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah).” (Tazyeen-ul-Mamaalik pg. 90)

Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) had mentioned this before the compilation of Saheeh Bukhaari and Saheeh Muslim. However, after the compilation of these two kitaabs, the ‘Ulamaa are unanimous that these two kitaabs are the most saheeh after the Qur’aan Majeed.