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Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:09

Reciting a Fixed Amount of Durood Daily

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Muhammed bin Sa‘eed bin Mutarrif (rahimahullah) was a righteous and pious person. He narrated the following incident:

I had made it my ma’mool (fixed daily ‘ibaadah) to recite a certain amount of durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) every night on retiring to bed. One night, when I was in my room, I completed reciting the durood and fell asleep. As I fell asleep, I had a dream in which I saw that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) entered my room through the door. As he entered, the entire room was illuminated with his mubaarak noor. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then turned towards me and said, “Present to me this mouth with which you recite abundant durood upon me so that I can kiss it.” I felt shy to present my mouth to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), so I presented my cheek to him. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then placed his mubaarak mouth on my cheek and kissed it.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:07

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Forty Five

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then called Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) in private and gave him certain advices. Thereafter, when Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) left the room, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) raised his hands high and made the following du‘aa:

O Allah! I only intended the good and benefit of the ummah in appointing Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). I fear that if I do not appoint the correct person, the people will fall into fitnah after my demise, and hence I have decided that which I felt was most appropriate, but You know best. After pondering deeply over the matter, I have appointed over them the one whom I felt was the best among them, the most capable of leading the people, and the most desirous for that which will ensure their guidance and goodness. I am now beset by Your command of death which has come to me, so You see to their affairs after me, as they are Your slaves and their forelocks are in Your control. I beseech You to decide that which is the best for them in appointing their Khalifah after me. Make Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) be among the Khulafaa-e-Raashideen (rightly guided Khalifas) who will follow the blessed way and example of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the Nabi of mercy, and the way of all the righteous servants whose positions come after the position of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) (from the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam)) after him, and make his subjects righteous and obedient to him.

(Hayaatus Sahaabah 2/ 31-33)

Wednesday, 13 February 2019 04:06

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People - Part Five

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When the Quraish noticed that Abu Taalib was determined to assist and protect Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), they consulted each other for a third time. They then came to Abu Taalib and said, “‘Umaarah bin Waheed is an extremely handsome, intelligent and understanding youngster of the Quraish. Take him and hand your nephew to us who is responsible for causing disunity among the people. We intend to kill him and save the people from this calamity.”

Abu Taalib replied, “What! How can it ever be possible for me to give you that child which I raised myself and allow you to kill him while I take your child in his place to raise and care for? By Allah! This can never happen!”

Mut‘im bin ‘Adiyy remarked, “O Abu Taalib! Your people have presented you with a fair and just suggestion and an excellent solution to rid themselves of this calamity. However, you did not accept their offer.” Abu Taalib retorted, “By Allah! My people have not been fair to me! You can do whatever you want!”

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/178)

Monday, 11 February 2019 04:16

Sunnats of Sitting in a Deeni Discourse – Part Eleven

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18. It is waajib (compulsory) for one to remain silent while the khutbah is being delivered e.g. Jumu‘ah, nikaah, eid, etc. If one speaks during the khutbah, one will be sinful.[1]

عن ابن عباس قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من تكلم يوم الجمعة والإمام يخطب فهو كمثل الحمار يحمل أسفارا والذي يقول له: أنصت ليس له جمعة رواه أحمد والبزار والطبراني في الكبير وفيه مجالد بن سعيد وقد ضعفه الناس ووثقه النسائي في رواية (مجمع الزوائد رقم 3123)

Hazrat ibnu ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The example of the one who speaks on the day of Jum‘uah while the Imaam delivers the khutbah is like that of a donkey which carries a load of books on its back (i.e. just as a donkey carrying a load of Deeni books on its back does not benefit from the Deeni books, similarly the one who speaks while the khutbah is in progress will not receive any benefit). And the one who asks another to remain silent (while the khutbah is being delivered), there is no Jumu‘ah for him (i.e. even though he is advising another to remain silent during the khutbah, he himself has committed a sin due to speaking while the khutbah is in progress).”

Sunday, 10 February 2019 06:18

Following a Person who Holds Deviated Beliefs in Deen

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Yunus bin ‘Abdil A’laa (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

I once said to Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah), “Our companion, Imaam Laith bin Sa’d (rahimahullah), has mentioned in regard to people who hold deviated beliefs, ‘Even if I see a person who holds deviated beliefs in deen walking on water, I will not accept him and follow him.’”

Hearing this, Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) remarked, “Imaam Laith (rahimahullah) has said well, but has not expressed the matter to the point I would have expressed it. I would say that let alone such a person walking on water, even if I see him flying in the air, I would not accept him and follow him.”

(Manaaqib-ush-Shaafi‘ee lilBayhaqi pg. 1/453)

Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:22

The Reward of Forgiving People

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عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إذا وقف العباد للحساب جاء قوم واضعي سيوفهم على رقابهم تقطر دما فازدحموا على باب الجنة فقيل: من هؤلاء قيل الشهداء كانوا أحياء مرزوقين ثم نادى مناد: ليقم من أجره على الله فليدخل الجنة ثم نادى الثانية: ليقم من أجره على الله فليدخل الجنة قال: ومن ذا الذي أجره على الله قال العافون عن الناس ثم نادى الثالثة ليقم من أجره على الله فليدخل الجنة فقام كذا وكذا ألفا فدخلوها بغير حساب رواه الطبراني بإسناد حسن (الترغيب والترهيب رقم 3724)

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “On the Day of Qiyaamah, when the servants of Allah Ta‘ala will be standing and waiting for their reckoning to be taken, a group of people will come with their swords placed and hanging on their necks, dripping with blood. This group will crowd around the door of Jannah before entering. A person will ask, “Who are these people?” Someone will answer, “These are the martyrs. They remained alive (after gaining martyrdom, as martyrs never die) and were blessed with sustenance from Allah Ta‘ala.” Thereafter, someone will announce, “Those people who Allah has taken responsibility for granting them the reward from His side should stand and enter Jannah.” The announcement will then be made for a second time, “Those people who Allah has taken responsibility for granting them the reward from His side should stand and enter Jannah.” Someone will then ask, “Who are the people who Allah has taken responsibility for granting them the reward from His side?” The answer will be given, “They are those people who had the habit of forgiving people in the world.” The announcement will then be made for the third time, “Those people who Allah has taken responsibility for granting them the reward from His side should stand and enter Jannah.”A few thousand people will then stand and enter Jannah without any reckoning.”

روى أبو القاسم التيمي في ترغيبه قال: أنبأنا أبو المحاسن الروياني قال: أنبأنا أبو محمد الخبازي سمعت أبا أحمد عبد الله بن بكر بن محمد العالم الزاهد بالشام في جبل لبنان يقول: أبرك العلوم وأفضلها وأكثرها نفعا في الدين والدنيا بعد كتاب الله عز وجل أحاديث رسول الله صلى الله عيه وسلم لما فيها من كثرة الصلاة عليه وأنها كالرياض والبساتين تجد فيها كل خير وبر وفضل وذكر (القول البديع ص287-288)

Abu Ahmed, ‘Abdullah bin Bakr bin Muhammed (rahimahullah), once mentioned, “The knowledge which has the most blessing, which is the greatest knowledge, and is most beneficial in this world and the next, after the knowledge of the kitaab of Allah Ta‘ala, is the knowledge of the Mubaarak Ahaadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). One will acquire the most blessings through the Mubaarak Ahaadith on account of the abundant durood that he will recite on Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when reading the Mubaarak Ahaadith. The Mubaarak Ahaadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are like orchards and gardens in which you will find every form of goodness, righteousness, virtue and zikr.”

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِمًا اَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Thursday, 07 February 2019 04:09

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Forty Four

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When Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) commenced dictating the letter and he reached the point where the name of Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was going to be written, he fell unconscious before he could mention the name of Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) immediately continued the letter for Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) by writing, “I have appointed ‘Umar, the son of Khattaab, as the Khalifah over you.

Tuesday, 05 February 2019 06:14

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People – Part Four

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Abu Taalib was greatly affected by the opposition and enmity of his family and people. When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to him, Abu Taalib said, “My beloved nephew! The people of your tribe came to me and this is what they had to say.” Abu Taalib then mentioned what had transpired between him and the delegation of the Quraish. Abu Taalib thereafter said, “I thus urge you to take pity on me and take pity on yourself as well, and do not make me carry a burden that I cannot bear.”

Monday, 04 February 2019 04:42

Sunnats of Sitting in a Deeni Discourse – Part Nine

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16. Upon the completion of the gathering, one should recite:

سُبْحَانَكَ اللّٰهُمَّ وَبِحَمْدِكَ أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَّا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ أَسْتَغْفِرُكَ وَأَتُوْبُ إِلَيْكَ

Glory be to You, O Allah, with all Praise; I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except You, I seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.