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Monday, 23 August 2021 06:54

Consoling the Bereaved

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Islam is the most comprehensive and perfect way of life which has taken every need of man into consideration. It has not only shown the path of peace during a person’s life, but has also shown how to show love and peace after a person’s demise. Hence, Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had, through his sublime teachings and by way of his blessed example, showed the Ummah how to console and comfort the bereaved who are in distress.

Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who consoles a person in distress will receive a reward similar to that of the bereaved (i.e. the reward the bereaved receives for adopting sabr in his difficulty).” [1]

In another Hadith, Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “There is no believer who consoles his fellow Muslim brother at the time of some difficulty except that Allah Ta‘ala will clothe him in garments of honour on the Day of Qiyaamah.” [2]

Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) was extremely cautious in regard to gheebah (backbiting). Hence, Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “From the time I learnt that gheebah is haraam, I never made the gheebah of any person.”

It was on account of Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) exercising a very high level of caution in regard to gheebah that he once said, “I have hope that when I meet Allah Ta‘ala, He will not take me to task for making any person’s gheebah.”

عن ابن مسعود قال: لا يزال الناس صالحين متماسكين ما أتاهم العلم من أصحاب محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم ومن أكابرهم فإذا أتاهم من أصاغرهم هلكوا (مجمع الزوائد، الرقم: 569)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned, “People will remain upon righteousness, and will continue to be steadfast (on the straight path), so long as their knowledge of deen is acquired from the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and from their learned, pious Ulama (i.e. those who are rightly guided and possess sound understanding of deen). When their knowledge of deen is acquired from people who are not knowledgeable, then they will be destroyed.”

After the marriage of Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “O ‘Ali! The groom should host a waleemah.” Hearing this, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) immediately gave Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) a sheep to prepare for the waleemah, as Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) did not possess any wealth.

Other Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of the Ansaar also gathered some maize and gave it to Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to prepare for his waleemah.

According to the narration of Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) also ate dates and raisins at the waleemah of Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Majma‘uz Zawaa’id #15214 and 15215)

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had informed his uncle, Abu Taalib, that besides the name of Allah Ta‘ala, ants had eaten the entire document on which the oppressive resolution was written. Accordingly, Abu Taalib came to the Quraish and informed them of what Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had mentioned.

Abu Taalib then made a proposal saying that if the claim of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was proven to be true, then the disbelievers should cease their persecution. On the contrary, if his claim is proven to be false, then Abu Taalib and the Banu Haashim would hand Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) over to the disbelievers. The disbelievers agreed to this proposal and sent for the document to be brought.

Muhammed bin Mansoor (rahimahullah) narrates the following incident:

On one occasion, while we were in the musjid, seated in the gathering of Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah), a certain person in the musjid removed some dirt from his beard and threw it on the ground. I looked towards Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) to see whether he had noticed what the person had done. I observed that Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) looked at the dirt on the floor and thereafter shifted his gaze towards the students in the gathering.

Sunday, 15 August 2021 09:40

Duas when Visiting the Sick

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Dua One

لَا بَأْسَ طَهُوْرٌ إِنْ شَاءَ اللهُ

There is no need to worry, insha-Allah through this sickness, you will be cleansed and purified. (i.e. There is absolutely no need for you to worry or fear. You are merely undergoing a cleansing process. Spiritually, you are being cleansed from your sins, and physically, your body is being cleansed from toxins. Hence, when this sickness has come to you as a mercy in disguise from the side of Allah Ta‘ala, there is no need for you to worry and grieve). [1]

Saturday, 14 August 2021 10:43

The Incident of Hazrat Haatim Asamm (rahimahullah)

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Hazrat Haatim Asamm Balkhi (rahimahullah) was a pious saint who secluded himself in a room for thirty years (i.e he only left the room to perform salaah in the musjid and fulfil other deeni obligations). He did not speak to anyone except when it was absolutely necessary.

When he visited the holy grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in Madinah Munawwarah, he said, “O Allah! We have come to the grave of Your beloved (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! Do not send us away from here without being forgiven!”

Thursday, 12 August 2021 16:07

Securing the Special Moments of Acceptance

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عن محمد بن مسلمة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إن لربكم في أيام دهركم نفحات فتعرضوا لها لعل أحدكم أن يصيبه منها نفحة لا يشقى بعدها أبدا (مجمع الزوائد، الرقم: 17713)

Hazrat Muhammed bin Maslamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Indeed, throughout the days of your life, Allah Ta‘ala has certain special moments (of acceptance). You should try to find these special moments (by continuously exerting yourself in righteous actions and engaging in abundant du‘aa), for if one of you finds one of these special moments, then he will never become unfortunate thereafter.”

After Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) performed the nikaah of Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to Hazrat Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) told Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Faatimah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) to both wait for him at their home.