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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.

Sunday, 03 February 2019 06:30

What is True Knowledge?

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Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “The knowledge of deen is a divine light which Allah Ta‘ala places in the hearts of His selected servants (through which they are able to understand deen correctly). Knowledge of deen is not acquired by merely narrating Ahaadith (without understanding the correct meaning of the Ahaadith).

(Tazyeen-ul-Mamaalik pg. 38)

Saturday, 02 February 2019 04:14

The Concern and Love of the Sahaabah for the Ahl-e-Bayt

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The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were an embodiment of love and they displayed the highest degree of love for each other at every opportunity. This conduct of deep concern and love for each other was natural within them, as they regarded themselves to belong to one brotherhood of Islam. When they had fallen ill, they visited each other and saw to the welfare of one another.

Below is an incident that highlights the noble quality of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) in upholding the mubaarak sunnah of visiting the sick, and in specific, showing love to the Ahl-e-Bayt.

Thursday, 31 January 2019 06:45

The Curse of Interest

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عن جابر رضي الله عنه قال: لعن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم آكل الربا ومؤكله وكاتبه وشاهديه وقال: هم سواء (صحيح مسلم رقم 1598)

Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) cursed the one who consumes interest, the one who feeds it to others, the one who records the interest transaction and the two witnesses of the transaction, and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned that they are all equal (in committing sin).