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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:11

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Four

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6. When making du‘aa, one should beg Allah Ta‘ala for his needs with complete hope that Allah Ta‘ala will answer his du‘aa. One should not adopt an approach of uncertainty. One should not say, “O Allah, if you wish to fulfill my need, then You may fulfill it.”[1]

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لا يقل أحدكم اللهم اغفر لي إن شئت ارحمني إن شئت ارزقني إن شئت وليعزم مسألته إنه يفعل ما يشاء لا مكره له (صحيح البخاري #7477)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “(When making du‘aa) one should not say, ‘O Allah, forgive me if You wish, have mercy on me if You wish, provide me with sustenance if You wish.’ Rather, he should beg of Allah Ta‘ala’s mercy with confidence (that Allah Ta‘ala will fulfill his needs), (one should not ask Allah Ta‘ala to grant one His favor if He pleases) because Allah Ta‘ala does as He pleases, none can force and compel Him (over anything).” 

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 05:08

The Piety of Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah)

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Hazrat Abu Ja’far Balkhi (rahimahullah) mentioned the following:

I heard that if Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) encountered difficulty in understanding any mas’alah and found the mas’alah to be complex and confusing, then he would address his students and say, “This difficulty can only be on account of a sin that I must have committed.” Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) would thus engage in istighfaar (repenting to Allah Ta‘ala). Sometimes, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) would stand, make wudhu, perform two rakaats of salaah and thereafter repent to Allah Ta‘ala.

عن بريدة عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال بشر المشائين في الظلم إلى المساجد بالنور التام يوم القيامة (سنن أبي داود #561)

Hazrat Buraidah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Give glad tidings to those who often walk in darkness to the Musjids (of their faces being illuminated with) complete noor on the Day of Qiyaamah.”

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 04:59

Ten Virtues for a Single Durood

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عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من صلى علي مرة واحدة كتب الله عز وجل له بها عشر حسنات (مسند أحمد #7561)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever sends salutations upon me once, Allah Ta‘ala will write for him ten virtues (in his book of deeds).”

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ دَائِمًا اَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيْبِكَ خَيْرِ الْخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Tuesday, 06 March 2018 04:56

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Ten

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The First Muslim to Perform Hijrah with his Family:

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had left for Abyssinia, performing Hijrah with his respected wife, Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the blessed daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). News of their condition was delayed, and hence Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) became concerned and would come out of Makkah Mukarramah, seeking information in their regard. Eventually, a woman came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and gave him information regarding them. On this occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) remarked, “Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is the first person to perform Hijrah in the path of Allah Ta‘ala with his family after Nabi Lut (‘alaihis salaam).”

(Majma’uz Zawaa’id #14498)

Following the allocation that had been made previously, each tribe individually gathered stones and began to build their section of the Ka‘bah. When the reconstruction was complete and it was time to insert the Hajr-e-Aswad (black stone) into its place, then a great dispute arose. Swords were unsheathed and people were prepared to fight and kill one another to acquire the honor of raising the stone to its place.

After four or five days passed in this state with no decision being made, Abu Umayyah bin Mugheerah Makhzoomi, one of the eldest members of the Quraish, suggested that the decision be made by the first person to enter the doors of the Haram the next morning. Everybody was pleased with this suggestion.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/115)

Monday, 05 March 2018 13:01

Fear of the Hereafter

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Marroozi (rahimahullah) mentions:

When Abu ‘Abdillah (Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah)) would remember death, he would cry so excessively that he would be choked by tears. Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) would say, “At times, fear of the Hereafter prevents me from eating and drinking. When I think of death, every affair and difficulty of this world becomes easy for me to endure. The life of this world is nothing more than passing phases, wherein a person consumes one meal after the next and wears one set of clothing after the next. The life of this world only remains for a few days. I do not regard anything as virtuous (in assisting one to the Hereafter) as possessing less of the world. If I was able to, I would have not associated with people so that nobody would speak about me.”

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol. 9 pg. 459)

Friday, 02 March 2018 06:29

Five Golden Actions

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عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من يأخذ عني هؤلاء الكلمات فيعمل بهن أو يعلم من يعمل بهن فقال أبو هريرة فقلت أنا يا رسول الله فأخذ بيدي فعد خمسا وقال اتق المحارم تكن أعبد الناس وارض بما قسم الله لك تكن أغنى الناس وأحسن إلى جارك تكن مؤمنا وأحب للناس ما تحب لنفسك تكن مسلما ولا تكثر الضحك فإن كثرة الضحك تميت القلب (سنن الترمذي #2305)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once asked the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), ‘Who will take these words from me and practice on them, as well as teach them to one who will then practice on them?’ I replied, ‘I will, O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)!’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) thus held my hand and counted five (advices). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, ‘Fear (falling into) that which is prohibited, and you will be among the greatest of worshippers (as abstaining from haraam is a fardh act and a means of acquiring the pleasure of Allah Ta‘ala). Be pleased with that which Allah Ta‘ala has allotted for you (as your sustenance), and you will be the wealthiest of people. Show your neighbor excellent conduct, and you will be a true believer. Love for others what you love for yourself, and you will be a true muslim. Do not laugh excessively, as excessive laughter kills (the noor of) the heart.”

Friday, 02 March 2018 06:25

The Reward of a Single Durood

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عن أبي هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من صلى علي واحدة صلى الله عليه عشرا (صحيح مسلم #408)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever send salutations upon me once, Allah Ta‘ala will send salutations (i.e. reward him and shower His mercy) upon him ten times.”

Thursday, 01 March 2018 06:11

Sunnats of Du‘aa – Part Three

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4. One should keep a slight gap between both the palms.[1]

5. When making du‘aa, one should express his total inability and weakness and beg Allah Ta‘ala in a soft tone with complete humility.

اُدۡعُوۡا رَبَّکُمۡ تَضَرُّعًا وَّ خُفۡیَۃً ؕ اِنَّہٗ لَا یُحِبُّ الۡمُعۡتَدِیۡنَ ﴿ۚ۵۵﴾

Call on your Lord with humility and softly: for Allah does not love those who trespass beyond bounds.

وَ اذۡکُرۡ رَّبَّکَ فِیۡ نَفۡسِکَ تَضَرُّعًا وَّ خِیۡفَۃً وَّ دُوۡنَ الۡجَہۡرِ مِنَ الۡقَوۡلِ بِالۡغُدُوِّ وَ الۡاٰصَالِ وَ لَا تَکُنۡ مِّنَ الۡغٰفِلِیۡنَ ﴿۲۰۵﴾

And call upon your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without raising one’s voice in the mornings and the evenings. And do not be among the heedless.

[1]والأفضل في الدعاء أن يبسط كفيه ويكون بينهما فرجة (الفتاوى الهندية 5/318)

Wednesday, 28 February 2018 09:08

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Nine

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Hijrah to Abyssinia:

After Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam, his uncle, Hakam bin Abil ‘Aas bin Umayyah, caught him and shackled him. He said to Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “Have you turned away from the religion of your forefathers, accepting a new religion? By Allah! I will never release you until you forsake this new religion that you are following!” Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “By Allah! I will never leave this religion nor will I part from it!” Eventually, when Hakam saw the firmness and determination with which Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) adhered to Islam, he relented and released him.

Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had performed both migrations to Abyssinia with his respected wife, Hazrat Ruqayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

(Tabaqaat ibn Sa’d 3/40)