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    Sayyidina Uthmaan (RA)

    Part Twenty Three The Hayaa of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – continued Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports the following: On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was lying down in my home and his kurta was slightly moved from the area of his blessed thighs or his blessed shin, though his blessed thighs and shins were covered by his lungi. During that time, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) requested permission to enter. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) permitted Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to enter, while he was lying down in that condition, and spoke to him. After some time, Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) requested permission to enter. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) permitted Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to enter and spoke to him while he remained in the same condition. Thereafter, Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) requested permission to enter. When Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) sought permission to enter, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) immediately sat up and straightened his clothing, placing his kurta over his lungi. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then permitted him to enter, after which they spoke for some time. Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) then mentioned: When Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) left, I asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), “I noticed that when Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) entered, you remained lying down. Thereafter, when Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) entered, you also continued to lie down. However, when Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) entered, you sat up and straightened your clothing.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “How can I not display extra hayaa before a man who is such that even the angels display hayaa before him?” (Saheeh Muslim #2401) In another similar narration, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is a man who possesses an exceptionally high level of hayaa. I feared that if I had to permit him to enter while I was in that condition, (then due to his exceptionally high level of hayaa,) he would feel reserved in expressing his need to me.” (Saheeh Muslim #2402)
  3. 28 ways for Youth to Spend Everyday of their Lives! By Hamza AsadullahWe all know how uncertain life is and most of us may directly or indirectly know of young people who have passed away. Knowing this fact then what is it that is fooling us into thinking that we may not be next? What is stopping us from thinking that the next grave to be filled is not ours? Our youth will come and go very quickly and if we waste it then we will regret it forever in the Hereafter without a doubt. Therefore the best time in a persons life to do good deeds is whilst in our youth. This is the time to gain good habits that we can adopt and practice for the rest of our lives inshaAllah. So rather than spending endless hours on video games, movies etc then we should be spending our time wisely by doing good deeds that will benefit us and our communities. This is the best time in our lives to get closer to Allah! There is no time like the present and there may not be a tomorrow! So now is the time to make the changes is now before it is too late! Remember that we are on a journey in this life to the Hereafter which will last forever. This short temporary life can end any second for us. We are being tested like we are in an examination room and Allah is the examiner. However in this exam we know not at which moment it will end. Therefore we must be prepared just like we prepare for a journey or an exam. If we are unprepared and have nothing to show when we face Allah then we would have failed this exam and missed out on the one opportunity we have in this life to be the best we can possibly be in order to please Allah and achieve the highest Jannah possible! Here are some tips on how the youth should spend everyday of their lives in pleasing Allah and getting closer to him before death overtakes us: 1. Having a good sleeping patternWe need to structure our day and also get ourselves into a proper sleeping pattern where we sleep and wake up around the same times so our body gets used to it. The best time to sleep would be around half 10 no later than half 11 and this ensures that we can easily wake up for Fajr Salah and even wake up for Tahajjud which is one of the best prayers after Fard Salah and the best way to get closer to Allah and achieve high ranks in Paradise! We should try to sleep and wake up around the same time so our body would then adjust to this pattern and we would even end up waking up naturally around the same time. Sleep is meant to be for nights and the day is meant to be for activity so make sure you don't spend the nights awake if there is no valid reason for it or if it is not necessary to be awake after 11.2. Exercise We should try and exercise at least 30-45 minutes a day. The best exercise is in the morning where one can go for a jog or swift walk or a gym which may be better motivation for most. It is best to do some resistance training as well which also aides in weight loss and keeping body in good shape for Ibadah (worship). If you exercise then you will be able to get good sleep and also get up in the mornings easier especially for Fajr. So make a routine of going to the gym at least 3 to 4 times a week or doing 45 minutes swift walking a day or a jog in the morning or any part of the day. Cycling is also good as it takes the pressure of the knees. 3. Limit time watching TV, playing video games and on the computerWe should try to Limit our time watching TV and spent playing games and on the computer otherwise one can easily get carried away and spend hours on end watching TV, playing games and on the computer and waste significant amounts of time which we can NEVER get back!. 4. Watch what you eatIt is very important one eats right as what we eat will effect us day to day and many foods will make us feel lazy and lethargic which will effect our Ibadah (Worship). Therefore what we out into our stomachs everyday is extremely important.5. BreakfastWe should always eat a good breakfast because it would give us the best start to the day. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to have honey in some warm water when he woke up. This cleanses the stomach. A while later a good breakfast to have would be oats and porridge as they slowly release energy and most other cereals have way too much sugar in them. Of one can have some yogurt with honey and fruit. One can sweeten ones porridge with a little honey. One can also have brown wholegrain toast with boiled egg. 6. Lunch Have a light but filling lunch because if our lunch is too heavy then we will certainly begin to feel lethargic later on in the afternoon so make sure you don't have a heavy lunch. It is best to avoid fried foods and too much carbohydrates at lunch as in too much rice, pasta or potato as these can make you very lethargic later on in the afternoon. Stick to eating a healthy wholegrain bread sandwich with salmon, tuna, chicken with salad or soup with some brown bread. Whatever you eat make sure its not too heavy as this will make one very tired towards the middle to end of the afternoon and make one groggy after coming home from work especially after a long day.7. Snacking Avoid snacking on too many crisps, chocolates and biscuits. Rather replace with fruit with yoghurt or healthy snacks. Avoid too much coffee and tea throughout the day because ones body can get used to it and one would end up getting headaches and groggy if one doesn’t have tea or coffee. Stick to a cup or two of green tea as this is a very good source of antioxidants.8. Evening meal The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) recommended eating evening meal so one should have a good meal in the evenings but again not too heavy because the heavier the meal the more harder it will be too get up in the morning for Fajr and work. Have a high protein meal with more fish and chicken and meat about twice a week. If one does not eat meat then replace with tofu, Soya products and paneer (indian cheese) in a healthy stir fry with vegetables. Try not to have too much rice or too many chapatti’s. Always have as much fresh vegetables and salad as you can with your meals.Best to eat between 6 to 7 and no later because one should eat no later than 4 hours before sleep.9. Balanced diet Have a good and balanced diet not eating too much of any particular thing. Have plenty of fruit and vegetables of different varieties as our body needs a variety of vitamins, minerals and nutrients. Don't rely on supplements rather take your vitamins and minerals naturally from healthy and fresh food.10. Brain food Almonds are a very good brain food as are oily fish which contain a lot of Omega 3 oils like Mackerel, sardines and salmon. Also opt for a lot more wholegrain in your diet like whole grain bread, rice and pasta. Seeds are also brilliant so get some mix seeds and put some in your porridge or on some yogurt with honey every morning or as a desert or snack with honey. Have a lot of tomatoes as well which contain a lot of lycopene which is really good for your brain and for your skin.11. Structure day Structure your day properly and try to make a timetable or plan for yourself. You have to be determined and think to yourself "I cannot waste anymore time like this for death can come at any second and I need to make the best of my time". Making the best use of time in our lives is crucial. The time we have now has to be spent as much as possible worshipping Allah or no doubt it will become a source of regret for us in the hereafter. Here is what you can do to make the best use of your free time:12. Salah (prayers)We should all be praying our Fard Salah everyday 5 times without fail. If there is a discrepancy in our Fard Salah then we should really sort our act out because this is very serious. Watch this short clip on the importance of Salah:Why do you not pray? https://youtu.be/Nby1TfsVIYE On top of praying our Fard Salah we should also pray our Sunnah Mu’kkadah which is the Sunnah that we should read unless we have a valid excuse includes 2 Sunnah Mu’kkadah before Fard of Fajr, 4 Sunnah Mu’kkadah before Fard of Dhuhr and 2 after Fard of Dhuhr 2 after Fard of Maghrib, 2 Sunnah Mu’kkadah after Fard of Isha. The Ghair Mu’kkadah is the Sunnah is not emphasised but we should still read it as it is a lot of reward and a means of getting closer to Allah. These include the 4 Sunnah before 4 Fard of Asr and 4 Sunnah before 4 Fard of Isha. As much as possible we should try to pray our Nafil Salah as this is one of the best ways to get closer to Allah and it also makes up for any deficiencies in our Fard salaah. Here are the nafil prayers we can pray everyday in addition to Fard and Sunnah:VERY Rewarding Nafl Salaah’s we can Pray Everyday!http://www.islamicboard.com/worship-...-everyday.htmlWe should try our best to do all of our Fard, Sunnah and nafil everyday as we need as many good deeds as we can whilst we are alive and will regret the good deeds we missed out on. 13. Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah)The easiest thing to do each day is the Dhikr and glorification of Allah. Rasulallah (Pbuh) advised us to always keep our lips moist with Dhikr. This is also one of the best deeds and once we get into the habit of it, it is the easiest and feels the sweetest in ones heart. The more Dhikr we do the more good acts like will gravitate towards. If we remember Allah all the time then we will remember the world less. When we remember Allah then Allah remembers us. If we forget Allah then Allah forgets us. Dhikr is so east that we can do it anytime and anywhere especially in our free time, when were at school, college, university, work, or even out shopping or in paying a bill. Whatever were doing we should remember Allah and keep our lips moist with glorifying him. It is best to use our fingers or a rosary (Tasbih) or even a metal Dhikr counter which is available in any Islamic shop. The reason why it is best to use a rosary and a counter is because they are the best reminders for one to do Dhikr in the first place. When you have it in your hands then you get reminded to do Dhikr but if you don't then most often you would forget or not do as much as you could do if you had a counter. I would recommend all to get a metal counter which I find most practical as one can use it where ever one maybe. You click the metal counter every time you repeat a glorification of Allah or a durood and you can count your Dhikr so as to quantify it so you can do different types of glorifications. One should never let Shaythaan put one off doing Dhikr and one should note down how much Dhikr or glorifications one I going to do everyday so as to remind one self what one has to do. It is always best to keep targets so as to reach them otherwise one will not have any goals or motivation to do it in the first place. Here are some glorifications we can all do everyday and it is best to make a minimum target how much of each we are going to do:Easy Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah) light on the tongue but heavy on the scales! http://www.islamicboard.com/manners-...vy-scales.html14. Reciting the Qur’an One of the greatest worship is reciting the Qur'an. We actually get rewarded for every letter that we read and we will be raised in Jannah depending on how much we recited and memorised so we should try our best to recite as much Qur'an as possible and also memorise as much as we can. We should set ourselves a target of memorising at least an Ayat a day and make effort to memorise Sura’s like Surah Yaasin and Surah Mulk which a believer should have in their hearts. You could consider buying a smaller copy of the Qur'an which you can carry around with you and read whenever you have free time or on your breaks. We should set ourselves a target of reading at least 1 juz (chapter) a day. If not then at least half a chapter a day or as much as one can read but it is best to set a target so one will do their best to reach it. Reciting the Qur'an which is the sacred words of Allah and the most beautiful and best words in the universe is one of the best ways to spend our time. On top of reciting the Qur'an in Arabic those of us that are non Arabs should also read its translation and tafseer so as to understand what we are reading and understand what Allah is telling us in the Qur'an and ponder and contemplate over it. One of the greatest deeds we can do is to read what Allah has written in the Qur'an and implement it into our daily lives. Once you have read the meaning of the Qur'an and ponder over what Allah is saying then you will feel the most amazing feelings you have ever felt it is truly beyond words! Here is a brilliant translation of the Qur'an for you to download as a PDF file for free:http://islamicbulletin.org/free_down...mufti_taqi.pdfSo set yourself a target of how much one will recite and how much of its meanings will one read. A good way of doing it is read a chapter or half a chapter and then read its meanings. Or whatever one finds easiest.15. Acquiring Islamic knowledge There is so much to learn in Islam so get some good and reliable books on Islam that you would enjoy reading and learning about. It is always best to start from the basics and then build your way up. So get advice from those who are learned as to which books you should read and where you should start from.Here is one of the best books for learning about the basics of Islam including Tawheed, how to pray do Wudhu, Ghusl. It also contains stories of the Prophets and much more. It is written in a very easy to read language style and is a very enjoyable read where one will be better acquainted with the basics. It is available to download for free as an E book in a PDF file along with many other free E books to download on the basics of Islam and much more:Islam Beliefs and Teachings:http://islamicbulletin.org/free_down...m_children.pdf16. Building a close relationship with the Masjid If you are a brother then know that all Muslim males should read their Fard prayers at the Masjid and one should not be praying Fard salaah at home without a valid excuse. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said that a person who prays at home without a valid excuse then he would get the youth to gather together wood to burn those houses. He is saying this as a metaphor but we should take it as a warning. Salah in the Masjid is rewarded up to 27 times or more than a prayer at home. That is a lot of reward. So if there is no valid excuse then you should be praying all of your Fard Salah at the Masjid and one can and should pray their Sunnah and nafil at home. If you’re a female then you should pray at home and you will get the same reward as a person who reads at the Masjid.If your a male and have a Masjid within 20 minute walk then you should try and walk there for all of your Salah or as many as you can go to. This would be reward for you as well as exercise.Build a close relationship with the house of Allah because it is the most favourite place of Allah and the worst places in the sight of Allah are the market places or in modern day times the high street and shopping malls where one will find a lot of fitna (trials and tribulations) and evil.17. Repentance and Dua We should realise that Allah is most merciful and he loves it when his slaves ask of him in Dua and repent to him for our shortcomings, mistakes and minor and major sins. Dua is the weapon of the believer therefore we should use it as much as we can in our daily lives and ask of Allah to help us in EVERY aspect of our lives. We should try to share everything with him no matter how big or small it is and we will find much peace and solace in making Dua to Allah!We should not keep dwelling over the sins we committed in the past. What’s done is done now we have to look to the future and not keeping looking at our past. We should take lessons from our past and do things better now and the future.We should be remorseful over our past and present sins and have the intention of NEVER committing them again and make sincere repentance feeling bad about the sins we have committed.We should constantly ask for forgiveness always and have hope in Allah that he will accept our repentance. We should also realise that Allah hears every dua and if you think he is not accepting your dua then it is because he has something better for you because as humans we tend to think we know what is best for us but we clearly don't as ONLY our creator knows what is best for his creations.So never stop asking of Allah for Allah gets angry with those who don't ask of him:"Whosoever does not make dua to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]18. Choose your friends wisely Once you have built a close relationship with the Masjid you then you will have built a closer relationship with Allah. If you’re a brother then one will find good and pious brothers at the Masjid where one has the opportunity in meeting good and pious brothers who will benefit and help us towards the right path.If your a sister then join a sisters circle, halaqas and sisters programmes as these are beneficial gatherings where you can learn knowledge and mix with and find good and pious sisters who you can befriend and a good friend will help you towards Jannah and encourage you in doing good deeds which will please Allah and the bad friend will have the opposite effect. We should try to spend as much time as possible with pious, righteous and learned people and keep away from keeping bad friends and those who are loose in their talk and have a bad influence towards you. These people are not your real friends trust me. The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said,“The case of the good companion and the bad companion is like that of the seller of musk and the blower of the bellows (iron-smith). As for the seller of musk, he will either give you some of the musk, or you will purchase some from him, or at least you will come away having experienced its good smell. Whereas the blower of the bellows will either burn your clothing, or at least you will come away having experienced its repugnant smell.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]Remember: “All friends will be enemies of one another on that Day (Day of Judgment) except those of the virtuous.” (Al-Qur’an 43:67)One of the most important things we must do, which sadly many people neglect, is that we should avoid bad company. People we should avoid taking as friends those who speak too freely, who miss Salah, who do not dress modestly, who backbite, slander etc. The company of such people is poison; just even sitting and talking with them will lead one to commit sins. Just as a person who sits for a long time with a perfume seller begins to smell nice, and a person who sits by a gutter cleaner begins to smell awful, similarly a person who spends time in the company of the wicked eventually gets affected badly by them. Rather, we should seek out pious friends who fear Almighty Allah and who have the qualities of humility, charity, compassion, modesty and knowledge. If we sit with them we will always benefit and they will be a means for us to get closer to Allah the most compassionate most merciful and kind!19. Being the best towards others in character and manners Many of us think that “a perfect Muslim” is simply one who is correct in the observance of the salaah (ritual Prayer), the fasting, the Zakaah (payment of a certain portion of one’s wealth to the poor), and the Hajj (pilgrimage to Makkah). This indeed is not the case.If the ritual observances do not help the person to be humble, virtuous and truly God-fearing, then he or she is not a real Muslim. A Muslim should be good and just in dealing with others, no matter their religion, and take special care to keep away from all the shameful and sinful things Allah has forbidden.One can never get close to Allah by being arrogant, full of pride and having a bad character and manners. Those who have humility and are humble and have good character and manners are the closest to Allah and Allah raises their ranks in the hereafter. The best person is the one who is best towards others.20. Spend time with family and maintain ties between family and close relatives who are mahram Don't forget to spend time with your family and close relatives as Islam emphasises a lot about maintaining ties of kinship. If there is a dispute then be the first to try and resolve it or get an elder of the community or family involved to mediate matters and get advice from a learned scholar. The disputes should not be allowed to continue because of petty worldly matters and should be resolved straight away. 21. Keep away from non mahram and be-friending members of opposite sex One should not be mixing with or spending time with any family or relatives that are non mahram and one should certainly not be alone with any of them as Shaythaan is always third party when a mahram and non mahram are together. One should also not be mixing with those of the opposite sex because Allah tells us to keep away from anything that leads to adultery and be-friending a member of the opposite sex always starts off with something innocent and leads to haraam and major sin so totally avoid contact with the opposite gender for it is only for your own good. It is Shaythaan that deceives one into thinking that it is ok to befriend the opposite sex but the main aim of Shaythaan is to take us towards destruction and HELL! So let us not listen to our enemy but abide by the commandments of Allah and know that he sees all that we do!22. Keep away from sin by fearing Allah and remembering death can come ANY second!We constantly get distracted in our daily lives as to our purpose in this life and why we are here. That is why we should constantly remember death as death is the destroyer of all pleasures and brings us back to reality that we are mortals and that our time here is only very temporary and can end at ANY second. Read more here about death the destroyer of pleasures:https://youtu.be/BldeU7hwakM25. Having the right intentions Everything can become a reward for us with the right intention. That includes education, work, eating, drinking, sleeping, exercise etc All with the right intention that we are doing it only for the pleasure of Allah. If we worship Allah as much as we can then Allah will help us in all other aspects of our lives including at school, college, university, work and also getting work and with whatever we need in regards to worldly matters.With the right intention then all of our good deeds can be multiplied in reward but any good deed we do for the pleasure of others or to show off then those deeds will be replaced with major sin and we will be punished for it unless we change our ways and repent sincerely making sure we do ALL good deeds for the pleasure of Allah ONLY! So we should always check our intentions before doing any act!26. Overcoming laziness and procrastination!Shaythaan will always try his best to slow down our progress that is why we must change our mindset and attitude and constantly remind ourselves of our purpose in life and that we can be overcome by death at ANY second! Shaythaan can only whisper but we have the power over our body’s and lives so let us take our body towards goodness and away from sin and evil! Feeling this lazy cannot be good for your worship as it would make you lazy in your ship to. Procrastination and laziness are two of Shaytaan’s strongest strategies to stop us from performing good deeds. It is necessary for the wise person to take matters into his/her own hand and harness his/her energy in a positive way everyday. The person who breaks the back of Shaytaan in the start of the day will not just pass his time day dreaming and in mindless pursuits, he will make sure that every second of his time is spent fruitfully. In winter, Fajr Salaah is much later. So let us break the back of Shaytaan and kick-start our day with Salaat!Shaytaan causes people to forget the truth and the Commands of Allah. ‘Shaytaan has overtaken them. So he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah. They are the party of Shaytaan…’ [Surah al-Mujaddilah (58): 19] But as soon as we remember, we should strive to leave that which distracted us from the remembrance of Allah and His Commands as the Qur’an commands us, ‘If Shaytaan causes you to forget, then do not sit after the remembrance in the company of the wrong-doers.’ [Surah al-An’aam (6): 68]The one who wants to do some good deed should carry out his action with determination and resolve. Resolve means not wasting time and not delaying things. He should forget about the idea of having plenty of time because the one who has been warned (of the punishment of Allah) should not be assured. What you miss, you cannot make up for it. The reason for every shortcoming or inclination of evil is the belief that there is plenty of time and a lot of hope, because man keeps thinking of giving up evil and turning towards good, but delays. No doubt, whoever thinks that he has the whole day ahead of him will take his time, and whoever has the hope that he will still be there in the morning will do very little during the night, but the one who thinks of death as imminent will strive harder.You need to discipline yourself otherwise you will waste huge amounts of time which you will never get back and who knows when death will come for life is so uncertain and we need to prepare before preparations are made for our funerals!The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) used to make a du’a:اللّهُمَّ إنِّي أعُوذُبِكَ مِن العَجزِ وَ الكَسلٍTransliteration: Allahumma inniy a’oothubika min al-ajzi wal-kasliTranslation: O Allah, I seek refuge in you from incapability and laziness.27. Make good use of your youth before it’s over!Make the best use of your youth until it is over because you will never be able to get it back. The youth is the best time for worship and getting closer to Allah so let us make the best of this time that we have and not waste it otherwise we will regret it FOREVER! We will also be asked by Allah on the day of judgement how we spent our youth. There is no guarantee that we will make it another day so we should make the best of now and the present for tomorrow may never come! Narrated by Ibn Abbas: Allah's Apostle said, "Take advantage of five matters before five other matters: your youth before you become old; and your health before you fall sick; and your richness before you become poor; and your free time before you become busy; and your life before your death."[Musnad Imam Ahmad]28. Self evaluation on a daily basisSelf-evaluation means to assess where you are in life, set goals for the future, and think of what you can do to get there. The process of self-evaluation makes one pro-active in directing one's life in order to achieve the goals one sets for themselves. Unless we take the initiative our lives will be shaped by circumstances.This is a brilliant tool for us to self evaluate ourselves just like people keep logs or diaries to remind them of things so that we can evaluate and improve ourselves on a daily basis. This "Daily Ibadah(worship) check" chart is perfect for you to evaluate worship on a daily basis so as to make improvements from there. You can download it and make print outs. Each chart represents one week: My Daily Ibadah(worship) checkMy Daily Ibadah (worship) check!Implement this new routine into our lives NOW for tomorrow may never come!So let us put all of this into our daily routine so that everyday can be a rewarding day for us. Let us spend our youth pleasing Allah and being close to him and not waste our youth for we will never get it back and if we waste it then surely we will regret it FOREVER and by then it would have been too late! May Allah guide us towards the straight path and make us the best of the good doers and the biggest benefactors of Islam! AmeenHere are some more articles which will benefit you inshallah: I hope the following articles will be of benefit:3 Ways of attaining focus in our Salah3 ways of attaining focus in our Salaah (prayer) - You will be amazed! 10 Steps to Increase our Iman(Faith) 10 Steps to Increase our Iman (Faith) - Updated versionUtterly regretful in the Hereafter:Utterly regretful in the HereafterThe Angel of Death is coming for us!The Angel of Death is coming for us!Forty Very Easy, Quick & Rewarding Good Deeds for all of us to do Everyday! http://www.islamicboard.com/worship-...-everyday.html10 steps to drawing closer to Allah http://www.islamicboard.com/manners-...ser-allah.html
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  5. The Bani Isra’il and the Muslim Ummah [Lecture on the Occasion of Eid at Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulama rendered by Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nu’mani (rahimahullah)] Translated by Maulana Zaheer Ishaq My respected brothers and elders, on this occasion I want to make mention of something which I feel is of utmost importance. Therefore, listen attentively. Those of you who are briefly acquainted with the subject matter of Qur’an either by studying the translation or by participating in the gatherings of tafsir of the Qur’an will know that from time to time, mention is made of the Bani Israil. The Qur’an Majeed is not a book of history, neither is it a story book, but rather it is a book of guidance. Making mention of the incident of the Bani Israil so often is also for this very purpose. Who were the Bani Israil? Understand it in this manner that they were the Muslims of that era, who not only believed in the Ambiya (alayhimus salaam), but were of their progeny as well. Hadhrat Ibrahim (alayhis salaam) had a son, Hadhrat Ishaq (alayhis salaam), and Hadhrat Ishaq (alayhis salaam) had a son, Hadhrat Yaqub (alayhis salaam) whose title was Isra’il. Yaqub (alayhis salaam)’s progeny are therefore called the Bani Isra’il (Children of Isra’il). There were a people who believed in the Ambiya (alayhimus salaam). They believed in Ibrahim (alayhis salaam), Ishaq (alayhis salaam), Yaqub (alayhis salaam). During the time of Nabi ﷺ the Bani Isra’il were divided into two groups, those who did not believe in ‘Isa (alayhis salaam), but opposed him although they believed in the Prophets before him. The second group were those who believed in ‘Isa (alayhis salaam). When the Qur’an speaks of Bani Isra’il, reference is made to both these groups. In reality there were of one lineage. Understand their condition that they were like today’s Muslims. We know today’s Muslims accept the Qur’an as Allah’s book and Nabi ﷺ as the final Prophet. Similarly the Bani Isra’il used to believe in the divine book of their time, and in the Prophets of their time. However their condition deteriorated more or less like how we Muslims have deteriorated today. This was their general condition – as is our general condition. It was not such that during the time of Nabi ﷺ, not even one person amongst them was not on the straight path. In many places in the Qur’an it has been mentioned clearly that amongst the People of the book – the Bani Israil also there were many pious and upright individuals also, as it appears in the Qur’an: That is because amongst them are priests and monks, and they are not proud. And when they listen to what has been revealed to the Messenger (Nabi ﷺ) you see their eyes overflowing with tears because of the truth they have recognised. They say, “Our Lord! We believe, so write us down among the witnesses”. [Surah Maidah: 82-83] In this ayah, mention has been made regarding the Christians of Ethiopia that amongst them there were such upright scholars and pious people in whom there was no pride. Furthermore, Allah Ta’ala mentions their condition that when they listen to the ayat of the Qur’an, they immediately recognize the truth and tears flow from their eyes and they supplicate to Allah Ta’ala saying: “O our Lord! We bring Iman, therefore count us amongst those who testify to the truth.” Nevertheless, from amongst the People of the book – Bani Israil there were also such individuals who were pious, sincere and brought true Iman but as far as the general masses are concerned, there condition was just as I have mentioned. In a Hadith, Nabi ﷺ mentioned: The gist of this hadith is that before the advent of Nabi ﷺ, Allah Ta’ala looked at the entire creation from east to west, north to south, Arab to Non-Arab. Everyone’s lives were totally disliked by Allah Ta’ala, hence making them deserving of Allah’s anger except for the few individuals from the people of the book – Bani Isra’il who were good, upright people, whom Allah Ta’ala was pleased with. At another juncture in the Qur’an, Allah Ta’ala says: And (remember) when we took a covenant from the Bani Israil, (saying): Worship none but Allah (alone) and be dutiful and good to parents, and to relatives, and ro orphans and the poor, and speak good to people, and perform Salah and give Zakah. Then you turned away, except a few of you, while you showing aversion. [Surah Baqarah: 83] In this ayah, Allah Ta’ala makes mention of those major commands which He commanded the Bani Israil with, such as Tawhid (the belief in the Oneness of Allah Ta’ala), to be kind to parents, relatives, orphans, to fulfil the rights of the needy. He also told them to talk kindly to all human kind without exception, to establish Salah (prayer) and to give Zakah. As you may have already realized, these are the fundamental principles and teachings on which emphasis was placed in the teachings of every Nabi and divine book of Allah Ta’ala. The fundamental teachimgs of the Qur’an and the Shari’ah which Nabi ﷺ brought are the very same. The Bani Israil also received these basic teachings, but what happened thereafter?? Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says: Thereafter (after a few days) you turned away from these fundamental teachings except for a few individuals from amongst you. [Surah Baqarah: 83] The Qur’an did not say that you, in general rejected and became renegades (to leave your religion and opt for another), but the Qur’an mentions that your general condition became such that you had no connection left with these teachings whilst you did not verbally falsify or reject. This was the condition of your general masses, though amongst you there were few individuals who were not involved in this general deterioration. The Qur’an has also emphasised, along with these fundamental principles, that the Bani Israil should not kill one another unjustly, nor should they exile one another from their homes without a good reason. Thereafter the Qur’an clearly mentions that just as they turned away from the fundamental principles, they in exactly the same manner turned away from the other special commands from Allah Ta’ala. However, they practiced on a small portion of the special commands of Allah Ta’ala, in which they saw some personal or national benefit and overlooked the vast majority of Allah’s commands. The Qur’an has drawn a picture of this misconduct of theirs in the following words: Has your condition become such that you obey some of Allah’s commands and reject others. [Surah Baqarah: 85] In other words, you treat some commands of Allah Ta’ala as a Mu’min (believer) would treat them and with others you treat the commands as a Kafir (disbeliever) would treat them. You and I should ponder deeply. Allah Ta’ala regards those commands which are practiced upon as ‘Iman’ (belief) and those commands which are not practiced as Kufr (disbelief). In other words, not practicing upon Allah’s commands is tantamount to Kufr (disbelief) even though a person verbally says he believes. From this we understand what the real Iman is upon in which Allah Ta’ala’s promises are based and what is that actually Kufr upon which Allah Ta’ala severe punishment are based in this world and the hereafter. The Qur’an informs the Bani Israil of the severe punishment of this behaviour of theirs. Allah Azza Wa Jal says: Then what is the recompense of those who do among you, except disgrace in the life of this world and on the day of resurrection they shall be condemned to the most grievous torment. And Allah Ta’ala is not unaware of what you do. [Surah Baqarah:85] That nation whose condition is such that majority of its followers practice on some commands of Allah Ta’ala and breaks most commands, what can its end result be except that in this world it will be afflicted with perpetual disgrace. Thereafter, their matter will not be completed but rather on the Day of Resurrection they will face an extremely severe punishment. Now I wish to tell you that after mentioning the condition of Bani Israil and being informed of their history, in reality a mirror has been placed in front of us and as if we have been told that keep on assessing your condition in this mirror and understand well that before you there was a nation who like you were the Muslims of their era and believed in the Ambiya (alayhimus salaam). For a few days they thread on the correct path and Allah’s mercies and blessings enshrouded them. However, gradually their condition became such that the majority practically turned away from most of the commands of Allah Ta’ala. As a result according to the law of Allah Ta’ala all mercies and blessings were snatched away and disgrace and humiliation took their place. Therefore understand this well that the day your general condition becomes like the Bani Israil, your end result will be exactly the same as theirs. What was the Bani Israil’s end result? At other junctures in the Qur’an much more details are mentioned. At one place Allah Ta’ala says: So, when the promise came of the first of the two, we sent against you slaves of Ours given to terrible warfare. They entered the very innermost part of your homes. And it was a promise fulfilled. In this Ayah, Allah Ta’ala clearly states that when the Bani Israil violated the commandments of Allah Ta’ala and chose the path of evil and corruption, we placed over them some of our powerful slaves. Who were these powerful slaves? They were not some pious, Allah fearing people but rather the worst of the disbelievers and arrogant people. However sometimes when a person wants to punish and diagrace someone, then the bhangis (scavengers) are called to beat him up, in order to disgrace him. The Qur’an tells us that when the Bani Israil, who were the children of the Ambiya (alayhimus salaam) broke the commands of Allah Ta’ala and started living according to their desires and passions, Allah placed such disbelievers over them, who were oppressive, unjust, hard hearted and merciless. What did these unjust disbelievers do to the Bani Israil? The Qur’an tells us that city after city, village after village and town after town was completely and totally destroyed. They looted houses, set fire to them, killed, murdered and butchered people. Not only that but it is also recorded in the history of the Bani Israil that the oppressors took the copies of the book of Allah (Taurat) and burnt it in front of their eyes. So besides losing wealth and property, their Deen and spirituality was also destroyed. My respected elders and brothers! Just as was mentioned, you and I need to assess ourselves in front of this mirror of the Bani Israil and take stock of our lives. By means of the final book, the Qur’an and the final Prophet, Nabi ﷺ, those guidlines and commands which we have been given are the very same guidline and commands which the previous nations used to receive by means of every Nabi, among which the very first is Tauhid. What is Tauhid? Tauhid is not only reciting the kalimah with our tongues. Tauhid is actually a reality; a condition and conviction of the heart. Conviction that Allah Ta’ala, who is alone and has no partners, is the only deity and owner of everything and to worship him alone, to have hope only in Him and to fear only Him. To have firm belief that in this entire system of the universe, only Allah’s commands makes everything happen and nothing happens without His command. Death is only in his hands. Life is only in His hands. Sickness is only in His hands. Honour and disgrace is also only in His hands. Hence worship and submission is only for Him and Du’a is to be made only unto him. To submit only to Him and to love only Him. This is Tauhid. To deviate even a little from this cannot be rolerated by Allah Ta’ala. In fact, to turn our attention even for one moment away from Allah to some other being will never be tolerated by Allah. Let alone thinking that some pious living saint or some saint who has left this world can help in any way, whether it will be in that barakah (blessings) will be received through him in my business, or a court case would be won, or I will receive children. So I swear by Allah Azza Wa Jal, this is clear and open shirk (ascribing partners) with Allah Ta’ala. After Tauhid the most emphasised commands of Allah are Salah and Zakah. Those people who know and understand the tone and language of the Qur’an and know the status these actions hold which Rasulullah explained to the Sahabah (radhiyallahu anhum) and which they understood, they will know that without Salah and Zakah a person cannot be a true believer. With whatever amount of sincerity and importance a Muslim will practice on these two commands, accordingly the light of Iman will enter his hearts and effect of Islam will enter his actions. Regarding Salah, understand this also that just to perform Salah and only read it is insufficient. Rather it is also necessary that the effort should be made to perform the best Salah. The inner and outer aspects of our Salah should gain some similarity with the Salah of Nabi. We should find out from the Ulama in our towns how Nabi ﷺ performed Salah, how his ruku, sajdah, qirat was etc. What was the condition of his heart, on what should we contemplate whilst recting Surah Fatihah or whilst reciting tasbeeh in ruku’ or sajdah? My dear brothers and elders! To make this effort concerning Salah is Fard (compulsory) upon us. If whilst endeavouring to perform Salah correctly and perfectly we pass away then whatever deficiency remains in our Salah, Allah Ta’ala will forgive us. If there is no effort at all to correct and perfect our Salah then we will have to suffer a great loss. Concerning Zakah, Nabi ﷺ took an oath and said that Zakah will never ever decrease a person’s wealth. Now, on the one hand is the word of Rasulullah ﷺ and on the other hand is Shaytan’s evil whispering to us that if you give Zakah you will be losing so much wealth. Now let us think for ourselves; do we have more conviction in the words of Rasulullah ﷺ or in our greatest enemy Shaytan’s lies and deception. Therefore respected friends, inform those ulama’ who are close to you regarding your financial condition and ask them whether Zakah is fard (obligatory) on you or not. Besides Tauhid, Salah and Zakah, there are many other actions which Allah Ta’ala has commanded us to fulfil such as fasting, pilgrimage etc and there are many qualities which Allah Ta’ala has made incumbent upon us to inculcate into our lives such as honesty, self-sacrifice, kindness, advising politely etc. Similarly, there are many evil actions and qualities which we have been commanded to refrain from. To have concern and to make effort to save oneself from these evil actions and qualities is also necessary. In fact at times these become priority. Due to these evil actions and evil qualities, such rust and dirt become comes on the heart of a person that due to it whatever a good actions a person does, it does not have an effect on his heart and soul. When one does plating of an old utensil, firstly one cleans off the dirt and rust, otherwise the plating will not remain intact. That is why I mentioned that to make an effort to abstain from those actions due to which rust comes on the heart is sometimes even more important. Before me there are thousands of youth sitting. I appeal to you, O Youth! O reciters of the kalimah of Muhammad ﷺ! The root of all evils in today’s times is the cinema, T.V and V.C.R. Every form of sin is promoted on it and every evil stems from it. For Allah’s sake, make a resolution to specially shun these evils. I say again, O my beloved youth! I appeal to you, take pity on yourselves, today is a blessed day (day of ‘Id). Today, in fact now, make a pact with yourself that you will not even go near these most terrible forms of evil and filth which not only destroys our wealth but also destroys our health and worse than that destroys our spirituality and our Deen. Believe me, I take an oath and say that when you go towards the T.V., V.C.R or cinema, Allah Ta’ala becomes angry with you, Angels curse you, Nabi’s ﷺ pure soul becomes restless when he receives news about it, that my ummati (my follower) who takes my name, where is he going to!? Listen to this also my beloved youth! Whatever sins you have committed, have total regret and ask Allah Ta’ala sincerily to forgive you but do not lose hope. Allah Ta’ala is most Merciful, Most Forgiving. Allah Ta’ala’s Mercy overpowers His anger. Never mind forgiving years of sin, a person may be an idolator and disbeliever all his life, yet Allah Ta’ala forgives him also if he sincerily repents. When a servant of Allah Ta’ala commits a sin and asks Allah Ta’ala to forgive him, Allah Ta’ala forgives him. If he repeatedly commits sins and repeatedly asks Allah Ta’ala sincerely to forgive him, Allah Ta’ala forgives him. Allah doesn’t say: “O my slave! You have disobeyed me for too long, now I will not forgive you”. Allah continues forgiving as long as we continue asking sincerely for forgiveness, and not only does Allah forgive but He loves the one who seeks repentance. Allamah Ibnul Qayyim has given a beautiful example to illustrate this. After explaining Allah Azza Wa Jal’s quality of Mercy and His Compassion and His Kindness with his slaves, he mentioned an incident of a person who was totally deviated, doing all sorts of evil. He once passed a street where a mother had opened the door and kicked her child out of the house. When the child was out of the house, the mother closed the door from inside. The child, crying and sobbing, carried on walking quite far. Then after reaching a certain point, stopped and thought to himself, where do I go from here, who will care for me, who will look after me lile my mother? With these thoughts in mind, with a broken heart, he returned to his own house. The door was closed. He placed his head on the doorstep and laid down till he fell asleep. The mother came, opened the door, and seeing her beloved child asleep in this condition, took pity on him. Her motherly love overpowered her and she started crying. She picked him up and hugged him, carressed him, kissed him and told him: “O son! You have seen now, who is there for you besides me? You hurt me when you chose to lead a life of evil and disobedience. You angered me against my nature. Now listen! You are mine and I am yours. Whatever I have in my possession is only for you.” My brothers! This eye opening incident which Allamah Ibnul Qayyim has mentioned is not only a lesson for that one person but it is a great lesson for me, you and all the sinners living in the world. The amount of love and compassion a mother has in her bosom for her children, I swear by Allah Ta’ala, Allah has more love and mercy for His bondsmen than that mother. Therefore I say, don’t become despondent of Allah’s Mercy. Repent to Allah for all the sins we have committed, show regret, but don’t lose hope of receiving Allah’s mercy. Return towards Allah, lower your head at His doorstep and cry over your sins like how a baby cries. Then see how Allah’s doors of mercy open upon us, then see how Allah enshrouds us in His compassion, how He gives us courage and expands our hearts, how He guides us, how He shows us the correct path, in fact He holds our hands and takes us, how Allah delivers us from a life of total disobedience and negligence to salvation. My respected elders and friends! We should learn a lesson from from the incidents of the Bani Israil which Allah Ta’ala has mentioned to us in the Qur’an Majeed. As long as the Bani Israil fulfilled the commandments of Allah, He kept them with prosperity, peace, tranquility, happiness and honour and he made them examples for others, but when the majority started breaking most of the divine commands, Allah put a merciless and oppressive enemy to rule over them who appallingly disgraced them. Now, we should reflect upon our condition in this mirror. Is our condition not exactly the same!? Isn’t there corruption? Isn’t our wealth being usurped and looted? Aren’t our homes, shops, Masajids being set alight? This is all a punishment from Allah Ta’ala, because our majority and in general the Ummah is violating most of the commands of Allah Ta’ala. Allah did not have any relationship with the Bani Israil who were the progeny of the Ambiya (alayhimus salaam) nor has Allah Ta’ala any relationship with us – the Ummah of the seal of all Prophets, Nabi ﷺ. What really matters to Allah Ta’ala is our actions and ways and that obedience and worship of ours which is in accordance to the way shown to us by Nabi ﷺ. Is it not true that most of our brothers have violated and disobeyed most of the commands of Allah Ta’ala. If it is true and definitely it is true, then ponder, what should we do to rectify our present condition? Whatever happens in the world, ponder, can it happen without the command of Allah? Can anything happen in this world because of somebody’s control, somebody’s power or someone’s intention besides Allah’s? Thereafter ponder over the fact that if Allah Ta’ala decides something, is there anyone who can change that decision? No! Never! Nobody can change the decision made by Allah Ta’ala, nor can anyone even challenge it. May Allah bestow us with true Iman upon this reality that whatever happens to individuals or nations only happens by the decision of Allah, Allah’s treatment neither with individuals nor with nations is without a system. Any nation who obeys the commands of Allah Ta’ala and follows the way of life which is beloved to Allah Ta’ala will be deserving of Allah’s excellent treatment in this world and in the hereafter. Therefore friends! Today, during this blessed day, make this decision, make this promise to Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala, that Insha Allah, I will inculcate every command of Allah in my life and I will make a concerted effort to revive and establish every command of Allah in the entire Ummah. I do not want to go into intricacies. The basic commands which were given to the Bani Israil are the foundation of that way of life which is pleasing to Allah. Tauhid, Salah, Zakah, kindness to parents, relatives, orphans and the needy and speaking kindly and being kind to all humankind, these are the basic commands which, if practised upon, the temperment of practicing on the whole of Deen will be inculcated. Therefore make a firm intention to fulfill these commands and make an effort and give sacrifice to establish the entire Deen in the entire ummah using this umumi (general) effort. Alhamdulillah, we are in a time when this umumi (general) effort is taking place in the entire world. If it is done in the correct way, according to the proper principles, keeping in mind the importance of Du’a, then Insha Allah, by means of this effort once again, the direction of the minds, hearts and temperament of this Ummah will be rectified and the inclination to discard Allah’s commands will be terminated. Then Allah Ta’ala will make the decisions of good conditions prevailing and then whatever effort will be made, its results will turn out positive and effective. My brothers! What I intended to say, Allah Ta’ala made me say. May Allah make me, you and all the Muslims to practice, so that on the day of Qiyamah, I am not taken to task due to the sin of not practicing on what I preach and so that you do not become from amongst those who who will be taken to task for listening to the talks of Deen, yet not changing our lives. Now, let us from our hearts, turn our attention to Allah Ta’ala, and make Du’a with this firm conviction that Allah is All-Seeing and Omnipresent. Allah Ta’ala countless angels are present. The Masjid’s atmosphere is filled with these angels. We would be able to see them if we possessed ‘real eyes’. Now in the presence of these angels, make them bear witness that we are making a pact we Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. O Allah! We are Your slaves, present in front of You. We bear witness with our hearts and tongues that there is none worthy of worship besides You, everything is only in Your hands and we bear witness that Muhammad ﷺ is your true Nabi. We have accepted his Deen. We believe in You and in Your Nabi. O Allah! Enlighten our hearts with the Nur (light) of Iman. Do not deprieve anyone of us. O Allah! Grant all those present here the reality of Imaan, these elders, these youth, these beloved ones, these brothers. Bless each one of us with perfect Imaan. O Allah! We confess that our lives until now, most of it has passed in disobeying your commandments. From head to toe, outwardly and inwardly, our entire bodies were used in disobeying your commands. O Allah! We are seeking forgiveness, forgive us, we are repenting, accept our repentance. On this auspicious day, in this auspicious gathering we all make a firm intention to shun sin and not to disobey You anymore. O Allah! Accept our intentions, and make it firm and sincere. Shaytan and our carnal desires and the ones who drive us to sin. Help us against these two enemies. Without Your help we cannot overpower the. O Allah! Make Deen prevalent. Whoever is involved in the efforts of Deen in whichever way, they are concerned about Deen, O Allah!, accept their efforts and concern. O Allah! Help them and enable them to work in the correct way, protect them from all types of trails, and protect them from Shaytan and their carnal desires. O Allah! Take pity on us, make a decision of mercy to descend upon us, nobody can alter Your decision. Save us from the Firs of Jahannum and merely out of Your kindness grant us Jannah (Paradise). O Allah! Protect us from negligence. Make us not unmindful of our Aakhirah, Jannah, Jahannam (hell), the grave, the day of resurrection. Have mercy upon us during every stage of the Hereafter. O Allah! Do not deal with us according to what we deserve according to our evil actions. O Allah! Deal with us according to Your kindness and Mercy. Source
  6. اہل بیت عظام …ہمارے سروں کے تاج کلمۂ حق ۔ مولانا محمد منصور احمد (شمارہ 660) کبھی آپ نے سوچا کہ اللہ تعالیٰ نے ہمیں کتنا خوش قسمت بنایا ہے ۔ ہم ایک طرف شمع ِ رسالت کے ان پروانوں کو اپنا مقتداء اور راہنما مانتے ہیں جنہیں صحابہ کرام ؓ کہا جاتا ہے تو دوسری طرف ہم آسمانِ ہدایت کے اُن تاروں سے بھی ظلمت کدئہ دہر میں روشنی پاتے ہیں ‘ جنہیں اہلِ بیت کرام ؓ کہا جاتا ہے ۔ اگر ایک طرف ہمیں سیدنا صدیق اکبر ، سیدنا فاروق اعظم ، سیدنا عثمان ذوالنورین رضی اللہ عنہم اور دیگر اصحابِ پیغمبر کی نسبت کا شرف حاصل ہے اور ہم اُنہیں اپنے سروں کا تاج سمجھتے ہیں تو دوسری طرف ہم سیدنا حضرت علی المرتضیٰ ، سیدنا حضرت حسن، سیدنا حضرت حسین ، سیدہ فاطمۃ الزہراء رضی اللہ عنہم،دیگر بناتِ اطہار اور ازواج مطہرات کی برکات بھی سمیٹتے ہیں اور انہیں اپنی آنکھوں کا نور اور دلوں کا سرور جانتے ہیں۔ پھر ایسا کیوں نہ ہو کہ ان دونوں طبقات ‘ خواہ وہ حضرات صحابہ کرام ہوں یا اہل بیت اطہار ‘ ان کا تعلق ہی سرور کائنات ‘ فخرِ موجودات حضرت محمد مصطفی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سے ایسا ہے کہ جس کو بھی آفتاب نبوت سے پیار و محبت کا کچھ حصہ نصیب ہو گا ‘ وہ کبھی ان مقدس ہستیوں سے بغض و عداوت کا تعلق رکھ ہی نہیں سکتا ۔ بھلا جن لوگوں سے آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے رشتے ناطے کیے ‘ جن کو دنیا و آخرت میں اپنا رفیق و زیر بنایا ‘ جن کو بار ہا مختلف اعزازات ‘ القابات اور عنایات سے نوازا ‘ کیسے ممکن ہے کہ کسی کے دل میں آنحضرت صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی محبت اور ان کی دشمنی جمع ہو جائے ۔ دنیا میں تو ہم نے یہی دیکھا اور یہی سنا ہے کہ جس سے انسان کو سچی محبت ہو جائے تو اُس کے محبوبوں سے بھی محبت ہو جاتی ہے ۔ محبوب تو بڑی بات ‘ اُس کے گلی کوچوں اور درو دیوار سے بھی محبت ہو جاتی ہے ۔ عربی کا ایک شاعر کہتا ہے : امر علی الدیار دیار لیلی اقبل ذاالجدار و ذاالجدار وما حب الدار شغفن قلبی و لکن حب من سکن الدیار ( میں جب اپنی محبوبہ کے علاقے سے گزرتا ہوں تو کبھی ایک دیوار کو چومتا ہوں اور کبھی دوسری دیوار کو بوسہ دیتا ہوں ۔ میری اس وارفتگی کی وجہ یہ نہیں کہ ان درودیوار کی محبت میرے دل میں موجزن ہے بلکہ اصل بات یہ ہے کہ یہاں بسنے والوں کی محبت نے میرے دل میں بسیرا کر لیا ہے ) میں حیران ہوتا ہوں اُن لوگوں پر جو ایک طرف تو حضور اقدس صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سے محبت کا دعویٰ بھی کرتے ہیں لیکن دوسری طرف اُن فرامین نبوت کو بھی نظر انداز کر دیتے ہیں ‘ جو حضرات ِ صحابہؓ اور اہلِ بیت ؓ اطہار کے بارے میں کتب حدیث میں بڑی تفصیل سے آئے ہیں ۔ موقع کی مناسبت سے خاندانِ نبوت کی عظمت اور محبت کے بارے میں چند باتیں عرض کی جاتی ہیںتاکہ ہم لوگ حدود سے تجاوز کر کے گمراہیوں کا شکار ہونے کے بجائے صراطِ مستقیم کو پہچان کر اُس پر چل سکیں۔ آپ نے یہ مقولہ تو سن رکھا ہو گا : ’’ ایں خانہ ہمہ آفتاب است ‘‘ یہ اس وقت بولتے ہیں جب کسی خاندان میں سب بڑے چھوٹے قابل تعریف ہوں اور سب ہی دادو تحسین کے لائق ہوں ۔ یہ جملہ ہزاروں نہیں لاکھوں مرتبہ بولا اور لکھا گیا ہو گا لیکن سچی بات یہ ہے کہ خاندانِ نبوت سے بڑھ کر اس جملہ کا مصداق اور کوئی ممکن ہی نہیں ۔ یہ چار احادیث مبارکہ ایک دوسرے سے ملا کر پڑھیں: (۱)…عن ابی ہریرۃ قال قال رسول اللّٰہﷺ:انا سید ولد آدم یوم القیامۃ (حضرت ابو ہریرہ رضی اللہ عنہ کہتے ہیں کہ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے ارشاد فرمایا: میں قیامت کے دن تمام انسانوں کا سردار ہوں گا ۔ (صحیح مسلم ، کتاب الفضائل ، باب تفضیل نبیناﷺ علی جمیع الخلائق ، رقم الحدیث :2278، طبع دارالکتب العلمیۃ بیروت) (۲)…عن الحسن بن علی رضی اللّٰہ عنہ قال قال رسول اللہ ﷺ:انا سید ولد آدم و علی سید العرب ( حضرت حسن بن علی رضی اللہ عنہما کہتے ہیں کہ رسول اللہﷺنے ارشاد فرمایا : میں تمام انسانوں کا سردار ہوں اور علی سارے عرب کے سردار ہیں ) (المعجم الکبیر ، الطبرانی ، عن الحسن بن علی رضی اللہ عنہ ، رقم الحدیث :2749) (۳)… عن مسروق قال اخبرتنی عائشۃ قالت …ثم قال لی یا فاطمۃ الا ترضین انک سیدۃ نساء ھذہ الامۃ او سیدۃ نساء العالمین فضحکت ( حضرت مسروق رحمۃ اللہ علیہ کہتے ہیں کہ مجھے ام المومنین حضرت عائشہ رضی اللہ عنہا نے بتایا (آگے طویل حدیث ہے ، جس کے آخری جملے یہ ہیں) حضرت فاطمہ رضی اللہ عنہا کہتی ہیں کہ پھر مجھے حضور صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا کہ اے فاطمہ ! تم اس بات پر خوش نہیں ہو کہ تم اس امت کی عورتوں کی سردار ہو گی یا یوں فرمایا کہ تمام جہانوں کی عورتوں کی سردار ہو گی ۔ یہ سن کر میں ہنس پڑی)( سنن النسائی الکبری ، رقم الحدیث : 7041) (۴)… عن ابی سعید الخدری رضی اللّٰہ عنہ قال : قال رسول اللّٰہ ﷺ:الحسن و الحسین سیدا شباب اھل الجنۃ (حضرت ابو سعید خدری رضی اللہ عنہ کہتے ہیں کہ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے ارشاد فرمایا : حسن اور حسین جنتی نوجوانوں کے سردار ہیں ) (سنن الترمذی ، ابواب المناقب عن رسول اللہﷺ، باب مناقب الحسن والحسین علیہما السلام ، رقم الحدیث :3775طبع دارالکتب العلمیۃ بیروت) ان فرامین رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کو پڑھ لینے کے بعد کون ہو گا جس کو اہل بیت عظام کی عظمت اور فضیلت میں ذرا بھی شک و شبہ باقی رہ جائے۔بے شک خاندانِ نبوت کے وہ افراد جو آسمانِ ہدایت کے آفتاب و مہتاب بن کر چمکے ، ان کی محبت اور عقیدت ہمارے ایمان کا حصہ ہے ۔ امام اہلسنت حضرت امام محمد بن ادریس شافعی رحمۃ اللہ علیہ اپنے ایمان افروز اشعار میں حضرات خلفاء ثلاثہ ابو بکر و عمراور عثمان رضی اللہ عنہم کی ثناء خوانی اور مدح اہل بیت کرنے کے بعد فرماتے ہیں: ان کان رفضا حب آل محمد فلیشھد الثقلان انی رافضی (اگر آل محمد ﷺسے محبت کرنا رفض ہے تو جن و انس گواہ رہیں کہ میں رافضی ہوں) مزید فرماتے ہیں : اذا فی مجلس نذکرعلیا وبسطیہ وفاطمۃ الزکیہ (جب ہم کسی مجلس میں حضرت علیؓ کا ذکر کرتے ہیں اور حسنین ؓ اور فاطمہ زکیہ کی یاد تازہ کرتے ہیں ) یقال تجاوز وایا قوم ھذا فھذا من حدیث الرفضیہ (تو کہا جاتا ہے کہ اے لوگو اس کو چھوڑدو کیونکہ یہ روافض والی باتیں کر رہا ہے ) برئت الیٰ المھین من اناس یرون الرفض حب الفاطمیۃ میں اللہ تعالیٰ کے سامنے ایسے لوگوں سے برأت کرتا ہوں جو اولاد فاطمہ سے محبت کو رفض سمجھتے ہیں۔ (دیوان امام شافعی ؒ ) خاندانِ نبوت کے عظیم فرد سیدنا حضرت حسین رضی اللہ عنہ بھی میدان کربلا میںجب دشمن کی فوج کو مخاطب کرکے متوجہ کر چکے اور عورتوں کو خاموش کرادیا۔ توآپ نے ایک درد انگیز و نصیحت آمیز، بلیغ و بے نظیر خطبہ دیا، جس میں اپنے فضائل کا برملا اظہار کیا ۔حمد و ثنا اور درود وسلام کے بعد فرمایا: ’’اے لوگو! تم میرا نسب دیکھو میں کون ہوں؟ پھر اپنے دلوں میں غور کرو، کیا تمہارے لئے جائز ہے کہ تم مجھے قتل کرو، اور میری عزت پر ہاتھ ڈالو؟ کیا میںتمہارے نبی صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی صاحبزادی کا بیٹا نہیں ہوں؟ کیا میں اس باپ کا بیٹا نہیں ہوں جو رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے چچا زاد بھائی تھے؟ کیا سید الشہداء حمزہ میرے باپ کے چچا نہیں تھے؟ کیا جعفر طیار میرے چچا نہیں تھے؟ کیا تمہیں یہ مشہور حدیث نہیں پہنچی کہ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے مجھے اور میرے بھائی حسن رضی اللہ عنہ کو سیدا شباب اہل الجنۃ اور قرۃ عین اہل السنۃ فرمایا ہے؟ اگر تم میری بات کی تصدیق کرتے ہو اور واللہ میری بات بالکل حق ہے، میں نے عمر بھر کبھی جھوٹ نہیں بولا جب سے مجھے یہ معلوم ہوا ہے کہ اس سے اللہ تعالیٰ ناراض ہوتا ہے، اور اگر تمہیں میری بات کا یقین نہیں تو آج بھی ایسے لوگ موجود ہیں جن سے اس کی تصدیق ہوسکتی ہے۔ پوچھو جابر بن عبداللہ سے! دریافت کرو ابوسعید یا سہل بن سعد سے! معلوم کرو زید بن ارقم یا انس سے! وہ تمہیں بتلائیں گے کہ بیشک یہ بات انہوںنے رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سے سنی ہے۔ کیا یہ چیزیں تمہارے لئے میرا خون بہانے سے روکنے کو کافی نہیں۔ مجھے بتلائو کہ میںنے کسی کو قتل کیا ہے جس کے قصاص میں مجھے قتل کررہے ہو؟ یا میں نے کسی کا مال لوٹا ہے یا کسی کو زخم لگایا ہے؟‘‘(الکامل ، ابن اثیر جزری ) بلاشبہ خاندانِ نبوت کا وہ مشک بار تذکرہ ، جو مستند روایات پر مشتمل ہو اور اُس کا مقصد اُن کے نقوش قدم پر چلنے کی دعوت دینا ہو ، بلاشبہ بہت بڑی سعادت ہے ۔ ہمیں چاہیے کہ من گھڑت رسوم اور بے حقیقت رواج کو چھوڑ کر اصل تعلیمات خاندانِ نبوت سیکھیں اور اُن پر عمل پیرا ہوں ۔ اللہ تعالیٰ حضرات ِ صحابہ کرام، اہل بیت عظام اور ازواجِ مطہرات سب کو ہماری طرف سے بہترین جزائے خیر عطا فرمائے اور ہمارے دلوں کو ان سب کی محبت سے مالا مال فرمائے ۔(آمین ثم آمین)
  7. بیماری اور مصروفیت کے وقت معمولاتِ کافیہ عید سے پہلے وعدہ کیا تھا کہ… ’’اعمال کفایت ‘‘ عرض کئے جائیں گے… یعنی وہ ’’معمولات‘‘ جو اگر صبح و شام کر لئے جائیں تو وہ … بندے کی دنیا و آخرت کی حاجات کے لئے کافی ہو جاتے ہیں… ارادہ تھا کہ آج وہ سارے اعمال باحوالہ اور باتفصیل عرض کر دوں… مگر حالت کچھ ایسی ہے کہ تفصیل سے نہیں لکھ سکتا… اسی لئے بس وہی ’’اعمال ‘‘ مختصراً عرض کر دیتا ہوں …آپ میں سے جو صاحب مطالعہ ہیں… ان کو تو تفصیل خود معلوم ہو گی… اور جن کو معلوم نہیں ہے ان کے لئے ان شاء اللہ کسی اور وقت میں تفصیل بیان کر دی جائے گی… مگر ان ’’ معمولات ‘‘سے پہلے دو باتیں اچھی طرح سمجھ لیں (۱)ذکر اللہ اور دعاؤں والے معمولات ہمیشہ پوری کرنے چاہئیں…اعمال اور معمولات میں سستی اچھی بات اور اچھی عادت نہیں ہے… یہ ذکر اللہ اور دعائیں ہمارے وقت کا بہترین مصرف ہیں… اور ان سے ہماری آخرت آباد اور دنیا آسان ہوتی ہے… آپ تجربہ کر کے دیکھ لیں… مثلاً آپ کے صبح کے معمولات اگر دو گھنٹے کے ہیں تو لوگ سوچیں گے یہ آدمی اور کیا کام کر سکے گا؟… دو گھنٹے صبح کے معمولات، دو گھنٹے شام اور رات کے معمولات… پانچ فرض نمازیں … تہجد، اشراق اور چاشت بھی… دو یا تین وقت کا کھانا… چھ یا سات گھنٹے آرام… پھر زندگی کے کاموں کے لئے کیا وقت بچا؟… مگر حیرت کی بات یہ ہے کہ… جو شخص اتنے یا اس سے بھی زیادہ… معمولات کرتا ہو… اس کے وقت میں اتنی برکت ہوتی ہے کہ… وہ فارغ لوگوں سے زیادہ کام کر لیتا ہے… اور اللہ تعالیٰ اس کو ایسا وزن، ایسا مقام اور ایسی قدر و قیمت عطاء فرما دیتے ہیں کہ… اس کے لئے مختصر وقت میں بڑے بڑے کام کرنا آسان ہو جاتا ہے … اس کی مثال یوں سمجھ لیں کہ ایک کلرک اور ایک وزیر اعظم کے دستخط میں کتنا فرق ہوتا ہے… وزیراعظم کے دستخط سے بڑے بڑے کام ہو جاتے ہیں حالانکہ دستخط کرنے میں اس کا بھی کلرک جتنا وقت ہی صرف ہوتا ہے… اس لئے اگر اللہ تعالیٰ نے آپ کو اپنے ذکر کی توفیق دے رکھی ہے… دعاء کا ذوق دے رکھا ہے… درود شریف کی توفیق دے رکھی ہے تو…اپنے ان معمولات کی حفاظت کریں…اور سخت عذر کے علاوہ کبھی اپنے معمولات نہ چھوڑیں … گذشتہ کالم میں حضرت شیخ العالم بابا فرید الدین مسعود گنج شکر نور اللہ مرقدہ کی کتاب ’’راحت القلوب‘‘ کا تذکرہ آیا تھا… حضرت شیخ نے اپنی اس کتاب میں دو تین مقامات پر… معمولات اور اعمال مکمل کرنے کی تاکید فرمائی ہے… ان میں سے بس ایک اقتباس ملاحظہ فرمائیں… حضرت بابا جی ارشاد فرماتے ہیں : اگر اہل سلوک کبھی اللہ تعالیٰ کی یاد سے غافل ہوتے ہیں تو کہتے ہیں کہ ہم اس وقت مردہ ہیں، اگر زندہ ہوتے تو مولیٰ کا ذکر ہم سے الگ نہ ہوتا… بغداد میں ایک بزرگ تھے ہزار بار ذکر اللہ ان کا روزانہ وظیفہ تھا… ایک دن وہ ناغہ ہو گیا… غیب سے آواز آئی کہ فلاں ابن فلاں نہ رہا… لوگ اس آواز کو سن کر جمع ہوئے اور ان بزرگ کے دروازے پر پہنچے مگر وہ زندہ تھے سب حیرت میں پڑ گئے اور بزرگ سے معذرت کرنے لگے کہ غلطی یاغلط فہمی ہوئی… انہوں نے تبسم فرمایا اور کہا آپ صاحبان ٹھیک آئے… جیسا کہ آواز میں سنا ویسا ہی جانو، میرا وظیفہ ناغہ ہو گیا تھا…وہاں اعلان ہو گیا کہ میں مر گیا ہوں… ( راحت القلوب) (۲) انسان کبھی بیمار ہو جاتا ہے… ایسا بیمار کہ اپنے وظیفے اور معمولات کو پورا نہیں کر سکتا… یا بعض اوقات انسان ایسا مصروف ہو جاتا ہے کہ …زندگی تنگ دائرے میں گھومنے لگتی ہے اور معمولات کا موقع نہیں ملتا… تب انسان کو چاہیے کہ…ہاتھ بالکل خالی نہ کرے بلکہ… ان اعمال و معمولات کو اپنا لے جن کے بارے میں …ہمارے آقاﷺ نے سکھایا ہے کہ… یہ اعمال انسان کے لئے… کافی ہو جاتے ہیں… یعنی انسان ان کی برکت سے… اللہ تعالیٰ کی رحمت، حفاظت اور عنایت میں رہتا ہے…اور وہ غفلت اور بڑے حوادث سے محفوظ رہتا ہے… بیماری اور مصروفیت کے دنوں میں اگر ہم ان معمولات کی پابندی کریں جو کہ چند منٹ کے ہیں تو… بہت جلد حالات کھل جاتے ہیں … اور پھر گھنٹوں کے حساب سے پہلے کی طرح… ذکر اللہ اور دیگر معمولات کی توفیق مل جاتی ہے… ان شاء اللہ اعمالِ کفایت صبح کب شروع ہوتی ہے… اور شام کب ؟ … اہل علم اور اہل دل کے کئی اقوال ہیں… مضبوط اور اطمینان والی بات یہ ہے کہ… صبح صادق سے صبح شروع ہو جاتی ہے… یعنی جن اعمال اور دعاؤں کے بارے میں آقا مدنیﷺ نے صبح پڑھنے کا حکم فرمایا ہے… وہ صبح صادق یعنی فجر کی نماز کا وقت داخل ہوتے ہی پڑھے جا سکتے ہیں… اور شام غروب آفتاب سے شروع ہوتی ہے … یعنی جب سورج غروب ہو جائے افطار اور نماز مغرب کا وقت داخل ہو جائے تو یہ شام ہو گئی… اب وہ اعمال اور دعائیں ادا کی جا سکتی ہیں جن کو حضرت آقا مدنیﷺ نے شام کے وقت ادا کرنے کا حکم فرمایا ہے… فرض نمازیں تو بہرحال ضرور ادا کرنی ہیں … البتہ خواتین کے لئے عذر کے ایام میں نمازیں معاف ہیں…نمازوں کے بعد صبح شام کے اعمال کفایت یہ ہیں : (۱) صبح و شام تین تین بار سورہ اخلاص، سورۃ الفلق، سورۃ الناس (۲) سید الاستغفار اَللّٰہُمَّ أَنْتَ رَبِّی لَا إِلٰہَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ خَلَقْتَنِیْ وَأَنَا عَبْدُکَ وَأَنَا عَلٰی عَہْدِکَ وَوَعْدِکَ مَا اسْتَطَعْتُ أَعُوْذُ بِکَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا صَنَعْتُ أَبُوْئُ لَکَ بِنِعْمَتِکَ عَلَیَّ وَأَبُوْئُُ لَکَ بِذَنْبِیْ فَاغْفِرْ لِیْ فَإِنَّہُ لَا یَغْفِرُ الذُّنُوْبَ إِلَّا أَنْتَ (۳) یہ دو دعائیں تین تین بار أَعُوْذُ بِکَلِمَاتِ اللّٰہِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الَّذِی لَا یَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِہٖ شَیْئٌ فِی الْاَرْضِ وَلَا فِی السَّمَائِ وَہُوَ السَّمِیْعُ الْعَلِیْمُ (۴) سات بار یہ دعاء ( آیت) حَسْبِیَ اﷲُ لَا اِلٰہَ الَّا ھُوَ عَلَیہِ تَوَکَّلْتُ وَھُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِیْمِ (۵) ایک بار یہ دعاء جو حضرت ابودرداء رضی اللہ عنہ نے حضور اقدس ﷺ سے روایت فرمائی ہے: اَللّٰہُمَّ اَنْتَ رَبِّیْ لَآ اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ عَلَیْکَ تَوَکَّلْتُ وَاَنْتَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْکَرِیْمِ مَا شَآئَ اللّٰہُ کَانَ وَمَا لَمْ یَشَأْ لَمْ یَکُنْ وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّۃَ اِلَّا بِاللّٰہِ الْعَلِیِّ الْعَظِیْمِ اَعْلَمُ اَنَّ اللّٰہَ عَلٰی کُلِّ شَیْئٍ قَدِیْرٌ وَّاَنَّ اللّٰہَ قَدْ اَحَاطَ بِکُلِّ شَیْئٍ عِلْمًا۔اَللّٰہُمَّ اِنِّیْ اَعُوْذُبِکَ مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِیْ وَمِنْ شَرِّ کُلِّ دَآبَّۃٍ اَنْتَ اٰخِذٌم بِنَاصِیَتِہَا اِنَّ رَبِّیْ عَلٰی صِرَاطٍ مُّسْتَقِیْمٍ (۶)سورۂ فاتحہ پھر سورۂ بقرہ کی پہلی آیات ’’المفلحون‘‘ تک… آیۃ الکرسی اور اس کے بعد کی آیات ’’خالدون‘‘ تک… اور سورہ ٔبقرہ کی آخری آیات اٰمن الرسول سے آخر تک آخری گذارش بندہ بے علم اور ناچیز طویل عرصہ سے… مسنون دعاؤں اور معمولات کے مطالعے سے شغف رکھتا ہے…جب کوئی کتاب پڑھی اس میں دعاؤں کی طرف ہمیشہ خاص توجہ رہی… ابھی ’’راحت القلوب‘‘ پڑھی تو اس میں بھی دعاؤں اور وظائف پر نشانات لگا لئے ہیں اور ایک وظیفہ اپنے معمولات میں بھی شامل کر لیا ہے… حتی کہ بخاری شریف پڑھتے پڑھاتے وقت بھی… یہی ذوق رہا… جہاد اور دعاء… اس لئے اپنی اس طویل مگر محدود تجربے کی بنیاد پر… یہ چھ اعمال کفایت منتخب کئے ہیں… یقیناً اہل علم کے پاس اس بارے میں زیادہ علم ہو گا ان میں سے کئی مشورہ بھی دینا چاہتے ہوں گے… ان سے گذارش ہے کہ… وہ اپنے علم کے مطابق عمل فرمائیں… بندہ نے تو اپنے جیسے افراد کے لئے یہ نصاب منتخب کیا ہے… اور بندہ کا وجدان بھی یہی ہے کہ جب صبح اور شام یہ چھ اعمال ہو جائیں تو دل میں ایک اطمینان سا محسوس ہونے لگتا ہے… اور ویسے بھی پہلے عرض کر دیا ہے کہ … یہ چھ اعمال اس صورت میں ہیں جب بیماری نے زیادہ اعمال سے عاجز کر دیا ہو… یا مصروفیات نے مکمل گھیراؤ کر لیا ہو… عام حالات میں تو جی بھر کر ذکر، دعاء اور معمولات کرنا ہی… اہل ایمان کا طریقہ ہے… لا الہ الا اللّٰہ،لا الہ الا اللّٰہ،لا الہ الا اللّٰہ محمد رسول اللّٰہ اللہم صل علی سیدنا محمد والہ وصحبہ وبارک وسلم تسلیما کثیرا کثیرا لا الہ الا اللّٰہ محمد رسول اللّٰہ مولانا مسعود ازہر حفظہ اللہ
  8. Bint e Aisha

    Doubts in Purity & Key Principles in Fiqh (Jurispridence)

    Walaikumus Salam The floor will be considered pure unless you've seen some impurity and you are certain that it is impure. There is a maxim in jurisprudence: اليقين لا يزول بالشك "Certainty is not dispelled by doubt." Also a similar question was asked in this thread to which Mufti Abuhajira answered: Allah ta'ala knows best.
  9. Asalam Aleykum. If a floor (not sure if it is pure) had a few water drops and dry cloth came into contact. Does the cloth become impure.?
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  11. ummitaalib

    Muharram & Aashura

    Fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram (As the element of tashabbuh (emulation) of the Jews is no longer found) Q: I was recently informed by a friend that there is no need to fast on the 9th or 11th of Muharram together with the 10th in this era, as the element of tashabbuh (emulation) of the jews is no longer found. Is this correct? A: Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) commanded the ummah to fast on either the 9th and 10th or the 10th and 11th of Muharram, in order to oppose the Jews who only fasted on the 10th. Though opposing the Jews was the initial reason for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) commanding the ummah to fast an extra day, once this practice has become a sunnah, it will not change, even if the Jews of today do not fast on the day of Aashura. There are certain sunnah practices which the Sahaabah were commanded to carry out for certain reasons. However, despite those reasons no longer remaining in today’s times, since these practices have become practices of Deen, they will remain Sunnah for the rest of time. One such example is that of ramal in the tawaaf of Hajj and Umrah. In the Mubaarak era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), when Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the Sahaabah came to Makkah Mukarramah to perform umrah, the Sahaabah were commanded by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) to make ramal during tawaaf to show the mushrikeen of Makkah their bodily strength and might. The mushrikeen were under the impression that the Sahaabah had become very weak through staying in Madinah Munawwarah (as the climatic conditions of Madinah Munawwarah prior to the hijrat of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) were not conducive to good health and people would fall ill and succumb to sicknesses very easily). Despite this reason no longer remaining after the demise of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), ramal is still carried out as a sunnah practice in the tawaafs. عن زيد بن أسلم عن أبيه قال : سمعت عمر يقول : فيم الرملان الآن وقد أطأ الله الإسلام ونفى الكفر وأهله وأيم الله ما ندع شيئا كنا نفعله على عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ( سنن ابن ماجه ص211) Hazrat Zaid bin Aslam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports from his father who mentioned: I once heard Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saying, “Why do we need to make ramal presently, whereas Allah Ta‘ala has strengthened Islam and banished disbelief and the people of disbelief? (Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter explained the reason for the practice of ramal remaining) By the oath of Allah! We will not abandon a practice which we would carry out during the blessed era of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).” It should be borne in mind that at times the Sunnah will be established through the Mubaarak words or actions of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and at times it will be established through the tawaaruth and taaamul of the ummah (i.e. a practice existing in the Mubaarak era of Sahaaba and continuing in the ummah throughout the centuries of Islam till this day). When we view the issue of fasting for two days in the Mubaarak month of Muharram, we realize that it conforms to the taamul of the the ummah throughout the centuries of Islam and will therefore continue to be practiced in this manner. Hence, even if the Jews of today do not fast on the day of Aashura, the sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) regarding fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th will not change. It is for this reason that the Fuqahaa have declared that fasting only on the day of Aashura is makrooh. (For further details on this issue, refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/21912). And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
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    Fiqh & Virtues of Wudhu (Ablution)

    SOME VIRTUES OF WUDHU. ‘Uqbah bin “Aamir (RA) said that I heard Nabi (SAW) saying, “There are two men from amongst my followers, one of them gets up during the night and forces himself into cleanliness, showing complexes of discouragement and evil counsels of Satan. He performs ablution, but he has knots tied upon him. When he washes his hands, a knot is opened up and when he washes his face, another knot is opened and when he wipes his head, another knot is opened and when he washes his feet, another knot is opened. Allah then addresses the angels behind the veil saying, “look at this devotee of mine who is forcing himself in order to ask of My Favours. Whatever this devotee of mine desires, I will grant it to him.” (Ahmad, Ibne Hibbaan, Tabraani) In the above Hadith, the Nabi (SAW) informs us of two kinds of believers. One kind fights himself, his passions and his pleasure and gets up during the night to cleanse himself in order to worship Allah and ask of His favours. When this devotee gets up, he gets rid of the ropes of Satan as well as of his complexes and evil counsels; he also escapes from the illusions of the soul which orders wrongdoing, pushing its holder into sleep instead of awakening. Satan makes this person lazy instead if him standing before Allah. When this devotee gets up, performs ablution and then asks Allah, his request is responded to and he is relieved from sadness. In the same meaning, Nabi (SAW) says, “When one of you sleeps, the Satan ties three ties at the back of his head and says for each tie: have a long night, so slumber. When he wakes up and mentions Allah, one of these ties is unravelled. When he performs ablution, another tie is unravelled and when he establishes prayer, all of the ties are unravelled and he becomes alert and pleasant, otherwise, he becomes wicked hearted and lazy. (Maalik, Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawood, Nasaai) Abu Hurairah (RA) relates that Nabi (SAW) said, “When a Mu’min or Muslim servant of Allah performs ablution and he washes his face, the sins which the eye committed by looking are washed off with the water or with the last drop of water. When he washes his hands, the sins which were committed because of the touch of the hands are washed away with the water or with the last drop of water. When he washes his feet, the sins which were committed by the walking of the feet are washed off with the water or with the last drop of water until he comes out from that ablution cleansed from every sin (minor). (Muslim) Abdullah As-Sanaabihi narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, “When a servant makes Wudhu and washes his mouth, the sins committed by his mouth are washed out. When he cleans his nose, the sins are cleansed from his nose. When he washed his hands, the sins of his face are washed off, even from under the eyelids. When he washes his hands, the sins of his hands are washed off, even from beneath the nails of his hands. When he wipes his head, the sins from his head come off, even from his ears. When he washes his feet, the sins of his feet are washed off, even from under his toe nails. Then his walking to the Masjid and prayers are rewarded separately. (Nasaai, Ibn Majah, Haakim and he says that it is correct according to the conditions of Bukhari and Muslim) Othman bin ‘Affan (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, “Whoever performs a perfect Wudhu, the sins are washed off from his body to such an extent they even come out from beneath his nails. In another narration, Uthmaan (RA) made Wudhu and said, ‘I saw Nabi (SAW) made Wudhu the way I made Wudhu and then He (SAW) said, ‘Whoever makes Wudhu like this, his previous sins (minor) will be forgiven and his Salaah and walking to the Masjid will be rewarded separately. (Muslim, Nasaai) Ibn Umar (RA) narrates in the episode when Jibreel (AS) came to Nabi (SAW) to ask him Some Questions regarding Islam. Nabi (SAW) answered, ‘Islam is to testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah and to establish Salaah and to discharge Zakaah and to perform the Hajj and Umrah and to take a complete bath from Major impurities and to complete the Wudhu and to fast in the month of Ramadhaan.’ He (AS) then asked, ‘if I do these acts, am I then a Muslim?’ He (SAW) replied, ‘Yes’. (Ibne Khuzaimah) Abu Hurairah (RA) relates that Nabi (SAW) went to the graveyard and greeted, ‘Peace be upon you O abode of the believers and surely if Allah wills, we will join you. I wished if we could see our brothers.’ When Nabi (SAW) said these words, his companions asked, ‘Are we not your brothers O Nabi of Allah?’ Nabi (SAW) replied, ‘You are My companions and our brothers are those who did not come as yet.’ The companions asked, ‘How will you recognize those who did not come as yet from your Ummat O Nabi of Allah?’ Nabi (SAW) replied, ‘Do you not see that a person who has a horse with some white on its forehead and hooves, will he not recognize his horse if it is standing next to a pitch black horse?’ They replied, “Yes O Nabi of Allah’. Nabi (SAW) then said, ‘certainly they will come with their limbs shining because of Wudhu and I will be receiving them by the Hawz-e-Kawthar. (Muslim) Abu Hurairah (RA) says, ‘I heard Nabi (SAW) saying, ‘the ornaments of Jannah will worn on the places of Wudhu. (Ibne Khuzaimah) Abu Hurairah (RA) says, ‘I heard Nabi (SAW) saying, ‘the believer will wear the ornaments of Jannah on the limbs of Wudhu.’ (Muslim) Abu Hurairah (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) asked, ‘should I not inform you of such an action which if done, Allah will wipe out the sins and will elevate the person in stages? The companions replied, ‘Certainly O Nabi of Allah.’ Nabi (SAW) said, ‘Performing an excellent Wudhu despite of difficulties, excessive footsteps to the Masjid and waiting for the Salaah after Salaah. That is guarding the boundaries! That is guarding the boundaries!’ (Muslim) (These actions are referred to as guarding the boundaries, because it will guard its companion from disobeying Allah) Ali (RA) says that Nabi (SAW) said, “whoever makes complete Wudhu in spite of it being extremely cold, he will receive two rewards.’ (Tabraani) Ibn Umar (RA) says that Nabi (SAW) used to say, ‘Whoever performs Wudhu upon Wudhu, he will receive ten rewards.’ (Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi, Ibne Majah) Abdullah bin Buraidah narrates from his father (RA) who said, ‘One day Nabi (SAW) awoke and he called Bilal (RA) and asked him, ‘O Bilal why have you succeeded me in Jannah? Certainly I entered Jannah last night and heard your footsteps in front of Me.’ Bilal (RA) said, ‘O Nabi of Allah, whenever I called the Azaan, I performed two Rak’aats of Salaah after it (the Azaan) and whenever I broke my Wudhu, I immediately made a new Wudhu.’ Nabi (SAW) then said, ‘it is because of this.’ (Ibne Khuzaimah) Umar bin Khattab (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘There is no one of you who performs a perfect Wudhu, then he says Ash Hadu an laa Ilaaha Illal lahu Wahdahu laa Shareeka lahu wa Ash Hadu anna Muhammadan ‘Abduhu wa Rasooluhu except that the eight doors of Jannah are opened up for him and he may enter through any door he desires. (Muslim) Abu Sa’eed Al Khudri (RA) says that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘Whoever reads Surah Kahaf, on the day of Reckoning, he will have Noor from his place until Makkah and whoever reads the last ten verses of Surah Kahaf and Dajjal comes out, Dajjal will not harm him and whoever makes Wudhu then says, ‘Subhanakal laa humma wa bi Hamdika, Ashhadu an laa Ilaaha illa anta, Astaghfiruka wa Atubu ilaik, these words will be written on a piece of paper and thereafter sealed up and this seal will not be broken until the day of reckoning.’ (Tabraani, Nasaai) ‘Uqbah bin ‘Aamir (RA) said that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘there is no person who makes a perfect Wudhu, then he performs two Rak’aats of Salaah with complete devotion and humility except that Paradise becomes Waajib for him.’ (Muslim) Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani (RA) narrates that Nabi (SAW) said, ‘whoever performs a complete Wudhu then thereafter prays two Rak’aats of Salaah without any negligence, all of his previous sins (minor) will be forgiven. (Abu-Dawood) And Allah Ta’ala knows best Nezaam bin Yahya Ali Attested to as correct by: Mufti Muhammad Ashraf Darul Iftaa Jameah Mahmoodiyah Springs www.mahmoodiyah.org.za [email protected]
  13. The Cause for Insecurity Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: The amount of comforts and luxuries we see around us today was probably never experienced before. But strangely the more the items of luxury, the more the discomfort and depression. The same applies to medicine. Doctors have progressed to this level that a man’s heart can be removed from his body, get treated and then replaced. But here also every coming day there are more and more complications. Similar is the case with security. We enjoy so many levels of security yet we still feel so insecure. The reason for all of this is that we have removed Allah Ta‘ala from the equation. We need to firmly believe that Allah Ta‘ala does. The controls are solely in His hands. The stronger this conviction becomes the more comfort, mental ease, guidance and direction we will find. On the contrary the more godlessness comes into a person, the more he will find himself falling into depression and despondency.
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    Surah Taubah: Why No Bismillah?

    Why is there no Bismillah before Surah Tawbah? In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful. Answer The Holy Quran was revealed bit by bit during the period of twenty three years. The verses of a surah were revealed at different times. When Saaiduna Jibraeel Alayhis Salam would come with a revelation, he would also point out to the intended arrangement of each revealed verse explaining that it should be placed in such and such surah after such and such Ayah (verse). And when at the end of one surah the next was to begin, Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim would be revealed before the next actually did. However, with Surah Tawbah, Bismillah was not revealed nor did the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam instruct the scribe of the revelation to so. When Saaiduna Usman Radiallahu Anhu arranged the Holy Quran in the form of a book during the period of his Khilafah, Bismillah was not there at the beginning of Surah Tawbah. Therefore a doubt arose that perhaps this is not an independent Surah but was part of another surah, in which case what would this other surah be? In terms of its subjects, Surah Al-Anfal seemed to fit the slot. Also it is narrated by Saaiduna Usman Radiallahu Anhu that during the blessed period of the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam, both these surah’s were called “Qarinatayn” (the connected ones). From the above we learn that the reason for not writing ‘Bismillah’ at the beginning of Surah Tawbah lies in the probability that Surah Tawbah may not be an independent surah but being part of Surah Anfal. On this basis Muslim jurists have said that a person who was already been reciting Surah Anfal from above and is going to begin Surah Tawbah then he or she should not recite Bismillah. But a person who is starting his or her recitation of the Holy Quran or from somewhere in the middle of Surah Tawbah should say ‘Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim”. (Maariful Quran p.300-p.302 v.4) Only Allah Knows Best Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham Source
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    Eid Message for the Ummah

    informative thread
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    Tips to wake up for Fajr Salah

    great thread
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    Muharram & Aashura

    Du’a for a New Year At the approach of a New Year or month, the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would recite the following du’a. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would learn the following du’a for when the new month or New Year would begin: اللّٰهُمَّ أَدْخِلْهُ عَلَيْنا بِالأَمْنِ وَالإِيمان وَالسَّلامَةِ وَالإسْلام وَرِضْوَانٍ مِّنَ الرَّحْمٰن وِجوارٍ مِّنَ الشَّيْطان Allahumma adkhilhu ‘alayna bil amni wal iman, was salamati wal islam, wa ridwanim minar Rahman, wa jiwarim minash Shaytan Translation: O Allah, bring this [month or year] upon us with security, iman, safety, Islam, your pleasure and protection from Shaytan. (Al-Mu’jamul Awsat of Tabarani, Hadith: 6237) ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has ruled the chain as sound (hasan). (Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 139-140) Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has graded the chain that was quoted by ‘Allamah Baghawi for this narration as authentic (sahih). (Al-Isabah, no. 5007) Lets learn this du’a and teach it to others. The Ummah is in dire need for every part of this du’a. Download the PDF here al-miftah
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    Sayyidina Uthmaan (RA)

    Part Twenty Two The Hayaa of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Hazrat Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “The most merciful of my ummah towards my ummah is Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and the most staunch in (upholding) the command of Allah Ta‘ala is Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and the most true in hayaa is Hazrat ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and the most knowledgeable regarding halaal and haraam is Hazrat Mu‘aaz bin Jabal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and the most knowledgeable regarding the masaa’il of inheritance is Hazrat Zaid bin Thaabit (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and the most knowledgeable regarding the recitation of the Qur’aan Majeed is Hazrat Ubayy bin Ka‘b (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and every Ummah has a trustee, and the trustee of this ummah is Hazrat Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Jarraah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).” (Sunan Tirmizi #3790)
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    Protecting Oneself in the Time of Fitnah

    وأما الحديث المروي عن عبد الله بن عمرو بن العاص أنه قال:بينما نحن حول رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذ ذكر الفتنة فقال: إذا رأيتم الناس قد مرجت عهودهم، وخفت أماناتهم، وكانوا هكذا وشبك بين أصابعه قال فقمت إليه فقلت: كيف أفعل عند ذلك جعلني الله فداك؟ قال: الزم بيتك، واملك عليك لسانك، وخذ بما تعرف، ودع ما تنكر، وعليك بأمر خاصة نفسك، ودع عنك أمر العامة. رواه أحمد وأبوداود والحاكم وصححه ووافقه الذهبي. Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: When we were around the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), he mentioned the period of commotion (fitnah) saying: When you see the people that their covenants have been impaired, (the fulfilling of) the guarantees becomes rare, and they become thus (interwining his fingers). I then got up and said: What should I do at that time, may Allah make me ransom for you? He replied: Keep to your house, control your tongue, accept what you approve, abandon what you disapprove, attend to your own affairs, and leave alone the affairs of the generality.
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    Protecting Oneself in the Time of Fitnah

    Adopting good company is vital in protecting oneself from fitna. Allah says in Surah Kahf: وَاصْبِرْ نَفْسَكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ رَبَّهُم بِالْغَدَاةِ وَالْعَشِيِّ يُرِيدُونَ وَجْهَهُ ۖ وَلَا تَعْدُ عَيْنَاكَ عَنْهُمْ تُرِيدُ زِينَةَ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَلَا تُطِعْ مَنْ أَغْفَلْنَا قَلْبَهُ عَن ذِكْرِنَا وَاتَّبَعَ هَوَاهُ وَكَانَ أَمْرُهُ فُرُطًا "And keep yourself patient [by being] with those who call upon their Lord in the morning and the evening, seeking His countenance. And let not your eyes pass beyond them, desiring adornments of the worldly life, and do not obey one whose heart We have made heedless of Our remembrance and who follows his desire and whose affair is ever [in] neglect."
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    Nikaah Q & A

    Nikaah Q&A Part 1) Questions: 1. What status does Nikaah hold in Islam? 2. Is it advisable for one who has the need to get married to delay his marriage on account of studying further? Speaker: Ml. Ebrahim Salajee Duration: 00:02:42 Format: mp3 Size: 784 KB Download If you did not understand the maslah or any aspect of the maslah, then refer your question to Muftionline.co.za
  22. Protecting Oneself in the Time of Fitnah Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned: In this time of fitnah (trial), there seems to be evil prevailing everywhere. Hence, how will one protect himself from the fitnah? One will be able to protect himself from the fitnah by creating a safe-haven for himself. This will be possible by doing three things as explained in the hadeeth: 1. Control the tongue at all times. Controlling the tongue is not confined to speech, but also includes writing which is also a form of communication. 2. Do not leave the home unnecessarily. Though it is not haraam, but if one knows that a certain place is infested with malaria, will he go there unnecessarily? 3. Focus towards your weaknesses and cry over your sins.
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    The Effective Cure for Depression and Worry

    wa'alaykumus salaaam warahmatullah...yes you are right but I'm not sure so will have to ask someone
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    The Effective Cure for Depression and Worry

    Assalamu alaikum Wording should be a bit different for women, right?
  25. 3 Inspirational Short Stories The Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam) sometimes narrated stories of previous people to the companions. Of course, all these stories were facts and not made up, and the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam didn’t narrate them for entertainment but rather to learn lessons from them that we can apply to our own lives. Here are three stories narrated by the Prophet Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam that have come to us through authentically reported hadiths. Story 1 A man bought a piece of land from another man, and the buyer found a jar filled with gold in the land. The buyer said to the seller: ‘Take your gold, as I bought only the land from you and not the gold.’ The owner of the land said: ‘I sold you the land with everything in it.’ So both of them took their case before a third man who asked: ‘Have you any children?’ One of them said, ‘I have a boy.’ The other said, ‘I have a girl.’ The man said, ‘Marry the girl to the boy and spend the money on them; and whatever remains give it in charity.’ (Bukhari and Muslim) Look at the goodness of both these men. It’s usually the opposite – people quarrelling in order to take possession of wealth. Here the two men are arguing to give the other the unexpectedly found treasure-jar. Story 2 There were two women, each had her child with her. A wolf came and took away the child of one of them. One woman said to her companion: ‘The wolf has taken your son.’ The other said, ‘It has taken your son.’ So both of them took the dispute to Prophet Dawud Alayhi Salam who judged that the boy should be given to the older lady. Then they went to Prophet Sulaiman Alayhi Salam and put the case before him. Sulaiman Alayhi Salam said: ‘Give me a knife so that I may cut the child into two and give one half to each of you.’ The younger woman said, ‘Do not do so; may Allah bless you! He is her child.’ On that Prophet Sulaiman decided the case in favour of the younger woman.’ (Bukhari and Muslim) Allah had blessed Sulaiman Alayhi Salam with great wisdom. He found a way of finding out who the real mother of the child is. The real mother was the one who was the most upset by the thought of cutting the child in half. Story 3 A man (from amongst the people before you) said, ‘Indeed! I will give charity.’ So he took his charity out and placed it in a thief’s hand. In the morning the people were talking (about this incident) and saying: ‘Charity was given to a thief last night.’ The man said: ‘O Allah! Praise be to You. I have given charity to a thief. Indeed, I will give charity again!’ So he took his charity out and he placed it in a prostitute’s hand. In the morning the people were talking (about this incident) and saying: ‘Charity was given to a prostitute last night.’ On hearing this, the man said: ‘Praise be to You, O Allah! I gave Sadaqah to a prostitute. Indeed, I will give charity again!’ So he took his charity out and placed it in a rich man’s hand. In the morning the people were talking (about this incident) and saying: ‘Charity was given to a rich man last night.’ The man said, ‘O Allah! Praise be to You (for helping me) give charity to a thief, a prostitute and a rich man.’ Then he had a dream in which he was told that his charity to the thief might result in his refraining from his theft, his charity to the prostitute might help her abstain from her immorality, and his charity to the rich man might help him pay heed and spend from what Allah had bestowed upon him. (Bukhari) Sometimes the results of our good actions end up not quite like we expected. In such circumstances we mustn’t conclude that our deeds have gone to waste, because we can never fully fathom the intricacies of Allah’s plans. Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) Council of Muslim Theologians
  26. The Effective Cure for Depression and Worry عن عبد الله قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : ما قال عبد قط إذا أصابه هم وحزن : اللهم إني عبدك وابن عبدك ابن أمتك ناصيتي بيدك ماض في حكمك عدل في قضاؤك أسألك بكل اسم هو لك سميت به نفسك أو أنزلته في كتابك أو علمته أحدا من خلقك أو استأثرت به في علم الغيب عندك أن تجعل القرآن ربيع قلبي ونور صدري وجلاء حزني وذهاب همي إلا أذهب الله عز وجل همه وأبدله مكان حزنه فرحا قالوا : يا رسول الله ينبغي لنا أن نتعلم هؤلاء الكلمات قال : أجل ينبغي لمن سمعهن أن يتعلمهن (مسند أحمد رقم 4318) Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “If any servant of Allah Ta‘ala is afflicted by worry and grief and recites the following du‘aa, Allah Ta‘ala will remove his worry and replace his grief with happiness: اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّيْ عَبْدُكَ وَابْنُ عَبْدِكَ ابْنُ أَمَتِكَ نَاصِيَتِيْ بِيَدِكَ مَاضٍ فِيَّ حُكْمُكَ عَدْلٌ فِيَّ قَضَاؤُكَ أَسْأَلُكَ بِكُلِّ اسْمٍ هُوَ لَكَ سَمَّيْتَ بِهِ نَفْسَكَ أَوْ أَنْزَلْتَهُ فِيْ كِتَابِكَ أَوْ عَلَّمْتَهُ أَحَدًا مِنْ خَلْقِكَ أَوِ اسْتَأْثَرْتَ بِهِ فِيْ عِلْمِ الْغَيْبِ عِنْدَكَ أَنْ تَجْعَلَ الْقُرْآنَ رَبِيْعَ قَلْبِيْ وَنُوْرَ صَدْرِيْ وَجِلَاءَ حُزْنِيْ وَذَهَابَ هَمِّيْ “O Allah, I am Your slave, the son of Your slave, the son of Your slave woman. My forelock is in Your hand and control, Your decree will surely prevail over me, Your judgment in dealing with me is full of justice. I beg of You through the medium of every name of Yours with which You have named Yourself or You have revealed in Your Book or which You taught to any one of Your creation (e.g. any of the Ambiyaa (‘alaihis salaam)) or which You have kept hidden within Your knowledge, that You make the Holy Qur’aan the source of comfort (and happiness) for my heart, and the light of my chest, and the means of removing my grief and sorrow, and the means of removing my worry.” The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) then asked, “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! Should we learn these words of du‘aa?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “Yes! The one who hears these words of du‘aa should learn them.” Source: Whatisislam
  27. قرآن مجید میں ذکر کردہ آرزوئیں کیا آپکو معلوم ہے کہ قرآن مجید میں وہ کون سی آرزوئیں ہیں جن کا تذکرہ ہوا ہے ۔ “ياليتني – كنت ترابا” اے کاش ! میں مٹی ہوتا (سورۃ نبإِ 30) “ياليتني – قدمت لحياتي” اے کاش ! میں نے اپنی (اخروی) زندگی کے لیے کچھ کیا ہوتا (سورة الفجر 24) “ياليتني – *لم أوت كتابيه” اے کاش ! مجھے میرا نامہ اعمال نہ دیا جاتا (سورة الحاقة 25) “ياليتني – لم أتخذ فلاناً خليلا” اے کاش! میں فلاں کو دوست نہ بناتا (سورة الفرقان# 28) “ياليتنا – أطعنا الله وأطعنا” الرسولا ً اے کاش ! ہم نے اللہ اور اسکے رسول کی فرمانبرداری کی ہوتی (سورة الأحزاب 66) “ياليتني – اتخذت مع الرسول سبيلاًً” اے کاش ! میں رسول کا راستہ اپنا لیتا (سورة الفرقان 27) “ياليتني* – كنت معهم فأفوز فوزاً عظيما” اے کاش ! میں بھی انکے ساتھ ہوتا تو بہت بڑی کامیابی حاصل کر لیتا (سورة النساء 73) “يا ليتني – لم أشرك بربي احداً” اے کاش ! میں نے اپنے رب کے ساتھ کسی کو شریک نہ ٹھیرایا ہوتا (سورة الكهف 42) “يا ليتنا – *نرد ولا نكذب بايات ربنا ونكون من المومنين” اے کاش ! کوئی صورت ایسی ہو کہ ہم دنیا میں پھر واپس بھیجے جائیں اور اپنے رب کی نشانیوں کو نہ جھٹلائیں اور ایمان لانے والوں میں شامل ہوں۔ (سورة الأنعام 27) یہ ہیں وہ آرزوئیں جو موت کے بعد حاصل ہونا ناممکن ہے اسلئےزندگیمیں ہی اصلاح بہت ضروری ہے.
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