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Sunday, 31 March 2019 06:41

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part Two

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2. When combing the hair, one should commence combing the hair from the right.

عن عائشة رضى الله عنها قالت: كان النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم ليعجبه التيمن فى تنعله وترجله وطهوره وفى شأنه كله (صحيح البخارى رقم 168)

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would like commencing from the right side when wearing his shoes, combing his hair, washing the limbs in wudhu and when carrying out all other works.

Mus‘ab bin ‘Abdillah Zubairi narrates that his father, ‘Abdullah Zubairi, mentioned the following:

On one occasion, I was seated with Imaam Maaik (rahimahullah) in the blessed musjid of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when a man arrived and asked, “Which one of you is Abu ‘Abdillah, Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah)?” The people gestured towards Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) and replied, “He is Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah).”

The man then addressed Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) and said:

By Allah! I had a dream last night in which I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) seated in this very place in the musjid. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Bring Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) to me.” The people thus brought you before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and your entire body was trembling out of the awe of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Muhammed bin ‘Ali (rahimahullah) narrates the following incident that transpired between his father and a person who bore enmity for Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). He says:

A person once came to my father, ‘Ali bin Husain (rahimahullah), who was famously known as Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah), and said, “Tell me about Abu Bakr.”

Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) replied, “Are you asking me regarding Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)?”When the man heard Zainul ‘Aabideen (rahimahullah) show respect and honor to Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) by referring to him with the title ‘Siddeeq’, the man asked, “Are you calling him ‘Siddeeq’? I don’t regard him to be Siddeeq.”

Saturday, 02 March 2019 04:15

The Time when a Woman is Closest to Allah

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عن عبد الله عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إن المرأة عورة فإذا خرجت استشرفها الشيطان وأقرب ما تكون من وجه ربها وهي في قعر بيتها (مسند البزار رقم 1820)

It is reported from Hazrat Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said that a woman should be concealed (from the eyes of strange men). When she exits from her home, Shaitaan stares at her. The time that she is closest to her Lord is when she is concealed within the recesses of her home.

عن قتادة مرسلا قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من الجفاء أن أذكر عند رجل فلا يصلي علي صلى الله علي وسلم أخرجه النميري هكذا من وجهين من طريق عبد الرزاق وهو في جامعه ورواته ثقات (القول البديع ص311)

Hazrat Qataadah (rahimahullah) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said “It is a sign of a person being ill-mannered (and ungrateful) that my name is mentioned in his presence, yet he neglects reciting durood upon me.”

‘Uthmaan bin Mawhab (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

On one occasion, a person from Egypt arrived in Makkah Mukarramah and performed haj. While in Makkah Mukaaramah, he saw a group of people seated and asked, “Who are these people?” They replied, “These are the Quraish.” He then asked, “Who is the most learned amongst them?” They replied, “The most learned among them is Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma).”

The Egyptian man thus addressed Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) saying, “O Ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma)! I wish to ask you regarding something, so please answer my questions.” The man thereafter commenced asking his questions. He asked, “Do you know that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) fled during the Battle of Uhud?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) replied, “Yes.”

The man next asked, “Do you know that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was absent during the Battle of Badr?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) replied, “Yes.”

Finally, the man asked, “Do you know that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was absent during the Bay‘ah of Ridwaan and did not participate in it?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) replied, “Yes.” As this Egyptian was biased against Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and had ill feelings for him, he exclaimed, “Allahu Akbar!” in happiness, thinking that Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) supported the stance that he held against Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) then said to him, “Come, let me explain to you the reality of what you are asking about.”

Tuesday, 26 February 2019 17:37

Invitation to Islam and Feeding the People - Part Seven

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Rabee‘ah bin ‘Ibaad (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

I once saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the markets of ‘Ukkaaz and Zul Majaaz inviting people towards Islam saying:

يا أيها الناس قولوا لا إله إلا الله تفلحوا

O people! Say “Laa Ilaaha Illallah” and you will be successful!

While he was inviting people towards Islam, I saw a squint-eyed man walking behind him and calling out to the people, “This man has renounced the religion of his forefathers and he is a liar!” When I asked the people who this man was, they informed me that he was the uncle of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Abu Lahab.

Monday, 25 February 2019 04:21

Sunnats of Keeping Hair – Part One

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1. One should keep the hair of the entire head the same length. It is impermissible to trim the hair in two different lengths.

عن ابن عمر قال: نهى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عن القزع والقزع أن يحلق رأس الصبى فيترك بعض شعره (سنن أبي داود رقم 4195)

Hazrat ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) prohibited qaza’. Qaza’ refers to where a part of the head of a child is shaved and a part is left unshaved.

عن ابن عمر أن النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم رأى صبيا قد حلق بعض شعره وترك بعضه فنهاهم عن ذلك وقال: احلقوه كله أو اتركوه كله (سنن أبي داود رقم 4197)

Hazrat ibnu ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saw a child who a part of his head was shaved and a part was left unshaved. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) prohibited them (the family) from doing this and said, “Either shave all of it (the hair) or leave all of it (as normal while all are even length).”

Sunday, 24 February 2019 06:27

The Night of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah)

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Abul Juwairiyah (rahimahullah) mentions the following:

I was blessed with the opportunity to spend time in the company of Hammaad bin Abi Sulaimaan (rahimahullah), ‘Alqamah bin Marthad (rahimahullah), Muhaarib bin Dithaar (rahimahullah) and ‘Awn bin ‘Abdillah (rahimahullah). I was also blessed with the opportunity to spend time in the company of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), and I did not find any person who spent his night more excellently than Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). I spent six months in his company, and during the entire period of six months, I never once saw him lie down and sleep at night (i.e. every night, he would spend the entire night performing salaah).

(Tabyeedh-us-Saheefah pg. 126)

The incident below highlights the highest level of respect which Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would show to the blessed family of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam):

During the period of his khilaafah, Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) made mashura with the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and consulted them, asking them how the wealth of the Bayt-ul-Maal should be distributed among the Muslims.

Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) suggested, “Every year, you should distribute all the money of the Bayt-ul-Maal to the Muslims and you should not retain any wealth in the Bayt-ul-Maal.”

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) suggested, “I see that there is abundant wealth in the Bayt-ul-Maal which is sufficient for all the people. However, if a record is not kept of those who have been given wealth and those who have not been given any wealth, I fear that there will be confusion and matters will get out of hand.”