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Monday, 29 July 2019 04:40

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Five

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6. The words of salaam end with “Wa barakaatuhu”. One should not add any other words after “Wa barakaatuhu”

. عن محمد بن عمرو بن عطاء قال: كنت جالسا عند عبد الله بن عباس فدخل عليه رجل يماني فقال: السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته ثم زاد شيئا مع ذلك أيضا قال ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما: من هذا وهو يومئذ قد ذهب بصره قالوا: هذا اليماني الذي يغشاك فعرفوه إياه حتى عرفه قال ابن عباس: إن السلام انتهى إلى البركة (المؤطا للامام محمد ص385)

Muhammad bin ‘Amr bin ‘Ataa’ (rahimahullah) reports, “On one occasion, I was seated with Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) when a person from Yemen entered the gathering and made salaam saying, ‘Assalaam ‘alaikum wa rahmatullahi wabaraakatuhu’ and he then added some words with the salaam. Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) asked, “Who is this person?” as at that time, he had lost his eyesight. His companions said, “This is the person from Yemen who comes to your gatherings regularly.” They described the person until Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) recognized him. Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) then said, “Salaam ends with barakah (i.e. by saying wabaraakatuhu).””

Khalaf (rahimahullah) mentions:

On one occasion, Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah) came to me in order to hear the Hadith of Abu ‘Awaanah (rahimahullah). When he came, I tried my best to make him sit on an elevated place. However, he refused and said, “I will only sit in front of you (like a student). We have been instructed to display humility before those from whom we acquire the knowledge of deen.”

(Manaaqib Imaam Ahmed libnil Jowzi pg. 71)

Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:42

The Punishment of those who Make Pictures

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عن عبد الله قال: سمعت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقول: إن أشد الناس عذابا عند الله يوم القيامة المصورون (صحيح البخاري رقم 5950)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, “I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mention, ‘Indeed the people who will suffer the worst punishment from Allah on the Day of Qiyaamah will be all those who were involved in (the sin of) picture making.’”

Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:37

Reciting Durood When Awakening for Tahajjud Salaah

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عن ابن مسعود رضي الله عنه قال: يضحك الله إلى رجلين رجل لقي العدو وهو على فرس من أمثل خيل أصحابه فانهزموا وثبت فإن قتل استشهد وإن بقي فذاك الذي يضحك الله إليه ورجل قام في جوف الليل لا يعلم به أحد فتوضأ فأسبغ الوضوء ثم حمد الله ومجده وصلى على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم واستفتح القرآن فذاك الذي يضحك الله إليه يقول: انظروا إلى عبدي قائما لا يراه أحد غيري أخرجه النسائي في عمل اليوم والليلة وعبد الرواق بسند صحيح (القول البديع ص376)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned, “Allah Ta‘ala becomes pleased with two people. The first is the person who encounters the enemy while mounted on the best of horses among his companions. His companions are then defeated while he remains firm and he perseveres. If he is killed then he attains martyrdom, and if he survives then he is the person with whom Allah Ta‘ala is pleased. The second is the person who stands during the night (before Allah Ta‘ala to perform tahajjud salaah) without anyone aware of him waking up to perform salaah. He performs a complete and perfect wudhu and thereafter praises Allah Ta‘ala and glorifies Him, and recites durood upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). He then commences the recitation of the Qur’aan Majeed. This is the person with whom Allah Ta‘ala becomes pleased. Allah Ta‘ala says regarding him, “Look at My servant who is standing (in salaah) while nobody is seeing him (perform salaah) besides Me.””

Wednesday, 24 July 2019 17:53

Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Five

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Incident regarding his accepting Islam

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) relates:

Prior to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) being blessed with prophethood, I set out on a journey to Yemen. On arriving in Yemen, I came across a learned sheikh from the tribe of Azd who possessed great knowledge regarding the previous scriptures, and was also knowledgeable in regard to the ways and mannerisms of the various tribes of people. Upon seeing me, the following dialogue ensued between us:

The learned sheikh: “It seems to me that you are from the residents of the Haram.”

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu): “Yes, I am from the people of the Haram.”

The learned sheikh: “It seems like you are from the Quraish tribe.”

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu): “Yes, I am from the Quraish.”

The learned sheikh: “It seems like you belong to the Banu Taim clan (i.e. from the descendants of Taim bin Murrah).”

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq rad: “Yes, I am from the progeny of Taim bin Murrah. I am ‘Abdullah bin ‘Uthmaan, from the progeny of Ka’b bin Sa’d bin Taim bin Murrah.”

According to the narration of Mustadrak Haakim, when Hazrat Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) appeared before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he declared:

أشهد أنك لصادق شهادة المصدق والعارف

I give the testimony of one who has belief and knows what he is testifying to that you are definitely the true Nabi.

He then said, “O my nephew! You may proclaim your deen in public. By Allah! Even if I am offered the whole world and whatever is contained in it, I will not renounce your religion and prefer the religion of my forefathers.”

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/183-184)

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 06:09

Sunnats of Greeting – Part Four

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4. If one is greeted with salaam, it is waajib for one to reply to the salaam.

5. When replying to the salaam, it is permissible for one to reply equally to the greeting received. However, if one increases the words in the greeting, it will be better and more rewarding e.g. if one was greeted with the words “Assalaamu ‘Alaikum”, then one may reply by saying “wa ‘alaikumus salaam”. However, it is better and more rewarding for one to say “wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullah” or “wa ‘alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu.”

Muhammed bin ‘Abdillah bin ‘Abdil Hakam (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

On one occasion, Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) came to our home. On arriving at our home, he presented his animal to me and said, “Ride this conveyance of mine.” I thus mounted the animal and rode it a little. He then said to me, “Ride it forwards and backwards (to see if you are comfortable riding it).” Accordingly, I rode it forwards and backwards, as he instructed.

Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) then said, “I feel that this animal is suitable for you. Take it, for it is a gift from me to you.”

Muhammed bin ‘Abdillah bin ‘Abdil Hakam (rahimahullah) thereafter remarked, “Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) was among the most generous of people.”

(Manaaqib-ush-Shaafi‘ee lil-Bayhaqi pg. 2/223)

Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:59

Concern for remaining Safe from the Nafs and Shaitaan

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عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من خاف أدلج ومن أدلج بلغ المنزل ألا إن سلعة الله غالية ألا إن سلعة الله الجنة (سنن الترمذي رقم 2450)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who fears (the attack of the enemy) will set out at the beginning of the night (and travel through the night), and the one who sets out at the beginning of the night (and travels through the night) will reach his destination safely (and gain protection from the enemy). Remember! The goods of Allah Ta‘ala are extremely valuable! Remember! The goods of Allah Ta‘ala are Jannah!”

Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:55

Reciting One Hundred Durood after Fajr and Maghrib

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عن جابر رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من صلى علي مئة صلاة حين يصلي الصبح قبل أن يتكلم قضى الله تعالى له مئة حاجة يعجل له منها ثلاثين ويدخر له سبعين وفي المغرب مثل ذلك قالوا: وكيف الصلاة عليك يا رسول الله قال: إن الله وملئٰكته يصلون على النبي يأيها الذين آمنوا صلوا عليه وسلموا تسليما اللهم صل على محمد حتى تعد مئة (القول البديع ص364)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who recites one hundred durood upon me immediately after performing the fajr salaah, before speaking, Allah Ta‘ala will fulfill one hundred of his needs. Allah Ta‘ala will hasten the fulfillment of thirty needs (in this world), Allah Ta‘ala will keep the fulfillment of seventy in store for the Hereafter, and similar will be the case if one recites the durood after the maghrib salaah (i.e. one will receive the same virtue).” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) enquired, “How should we recite durood upon you, O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to recite the following durood one hundred times:

إِنَّ الله وَمَلئِٰكَتَهُ يُصَلُّوْنَ عَلٰى النِّبِيِّ يٰأَيُّهَا الَّذِيْنَ آمَنُوْا صَلُّوْا عَلَيْهِ وَسَلِّمُوْا تَسْلِيْمًا اَللّٰهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰى مُحَمَّد