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Tuesday, 01 September 2020 05:29

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Seventeen

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21. One should not reply to the salaam of anyone while relieving himself. Similarly, one should not make salaam to anyone while relieving himself.

22. One should make salaam to his elders with humility in a low voice.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت: ما رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم منتصرا من مظلمة ظلمها قط ما لم ينتهك من محارم الله تعالى شيء فإذا انتهك من محارم الله تعالى شيء كان من أشدهم في ذلك غضبا وما خير بين أمرين إلا اختار أيسرهما ما لم يكن مأثما (الشمائل المحمدية للترمذي، الرقم: 332)

Hazrat Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports, “I never saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) ever (become angry and) take revenge for his personal self in regard to any injustice that was done to him, (and he never expressed anger) so long as the limits of Allah Ta‘ala were not broken. However, if any of the limits of Allah Ta‘ala were violated, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would become extremely angry on account of that. Whenever Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was given a choice between two options, he always chose the easier option, provided it (the option he chose) was not a sin.”

عن أنس بن مالك أن نبي الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لكل نبي دعوة دعاها لأمته وإني اختبأت دعوتي شفاعة لأمتي يوم القيامة (صحيح مسلم الرقم: 200)

Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Every Nabi was blessed by Allah Ta‘ala with a special du‘aa which was guaranteed acceptance. Every Nabi made his du‘aa in this world for his ummah, and I wish to reserve my special du‘aa for the Day of Qiyaamah so that I may intercede to Allah Ta‘ala on behalf of my entire ummah.”

Tuesday, 25 August 2020 18:14

The Arch Enemies of Islam – Abu Lahab (Part Five)

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Abu Lahab had three sons; ‘Utbah, Mu‘attib and ‘Utaibah. The first two embraced Islam at the conquest of Makkah Mukarramah.

As for ‘Utaibah, who had divorced the daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) at the command of his father and was also rude and disrespectful to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), he died on account of the curse of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Rabee’ (rahimahullah) mentioned the following, describing the profound generosity of Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah):

Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) was such that if any person asked him for anything, his complexion would change as he would feel overwhelmed by the need to assist the person, and he would thereafter hasten to give the person that which he sought.

Monday, 24 August 2020 05:47

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Sixteen

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19. If one enters a gathering wherein a talk or discussion of Deen is taking place, one should not make salaam as this disturbs the speaker as well as the gathering.

20. It is not permissible (makrooh-e-tahreemi) to bow and make salaam.

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت ما ضرب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بيده شيئا قط إلا أن يجاهد في سبيل الله ولا ضرب خادما ولا امرأة (الشمائل المحمدية للترمذي، الرقم: 331)

Hazrat Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentioned that apart from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) fighting in the path of Allah Ta‘ala, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) never ever hit anything with his blessed hand (whether human or animal, to cause it pain). And Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) never (ever) hit a servant (a slave serving him or a free person) nor a woman.

Commentary:

In this Hadith, Hazrat Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) explained the mubaarak and noble character of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when dealing with the entire creation, whether human beings or animals.

She mentioned that apart from jihaad, which was the right of Allah Ta‘ala, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) never caused pain to any creation for his personal self. Even if pain was caused to him, he forgave the person who caused him pain and overlooked his ill treatment. In fact, after forgiving those who inflicted pain upon him, he never ever reminded them of their ill treatment, but showed them greater love, compassion and kindness.

عن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم:رمن أنظر معسرا أو وضع له أظله الله يوم القيامة تحت ظل عرشه يوم لا ظل إلا ظله (سنن الترمذي الرقم: 1306)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whoever gives respite to a poor person or waives his debt, Allah Ta‘ala will grant him shade on the Day of Qiyaamah in the shade of His Arsh, on the day when there will be no shade besides His shade.”

Tuesday, 18 August 2020 15:19

The Arch Enemies of Islam – Abu Lahab (Part Four)

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Seven days after the Battle of Badr, a septic boil appeared on Abu Lahab’s body and began spreading, and this became the cause of his death.

Out of the fear that the infection should not spread to them, his family members refused to even touch his corpse. In this manner, his corpse remained where it was for three days decomposing.

Monday, 17 August 2020 07:31

Sunnats of Greeting - Part Fifteen

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17. t is better for one not to greet someone who is engrossed in a conversation or busy in some work.

18. It is makrooh to greet a person involved in any Deeni activity or while he is eating etc.