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  1. The Harms of Polemical Debating in Today’s Era By Mawlana Ashraf 'Ali Thanawi Translated by Javed Iqbal (Translator’s Note: The following translation is of an Arabic piece by Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi, may Allah have mercy on him, in which he has succinctly laid out the various objectives behind debating and pointed out the harms in each case. It provides a profound, insightful analysis of the debate culture which is in vogue more than ever before, concluding that such debates are of no benefit, rather they are harmful.) Debating, with respect to its objective, is of a few types. This is because the objective is either: (i) To make evident what is right, even if the opponent does not go quiet, in which case the debater will not concern himself with silencing him. In fact, when he sees stubbornness in him, he says: “For us are our deeds, and for you, your deeds. There is no argumentation between us and you. Allah will bring us together.”[1] The Qur’an is filled with this type of debate and also calls towards it. Allah Most High says: “And if they dispute with you, say (to them), ‘Allah is best aware of what you do.’”[2] I have named this beneficial point: Aversion to the Accustomed Manner of Debating (Al-Munafarah ‘an Muta’araf al-Munazarah). This type is definitely praiseworthy, but it is non-existent in this era, except in very rare circumstances, which is essentially the same as non-existent.[3] (ii) To silence the opponent, and this is also praiseworthy – provided the intention is good.[4]However, this is dependent on the opponent becoming silent; if he is stubborn or a troublemaker and does not have any shame, he will not be quiet. Thus, intending this objective is to intend something one has no power to achieve independently. One who has power through someone else’s power is not powerful [in reality]. Thus, this is something non-volitional, and to intend a non-volitional matter is futile and tiresome. Hence, this cannot be an objective. (iii) To silence the opponent and then this is actually achieved. However, because becoming silenced is not proof that this person who is totally silenced is wrong, this is also futile. In fact, it is harmful, because it suggests in the eyes of laymen that the one who has gone quiet is wrong. Hence, if such silence occurs at times from the people of truth, due to the opponent being more eloquent in expressing his evidence, laymen will take this as proof of their being wrong also. This is extremely harmful.[5] (iv) To inform the people of the arguments of the opponents, to establish the truth and falsify the false: This is a form of arbitration, so how can an ignorant person be an arbitrator? Therefore, this is also futile. In fact, it is harmful, as one is essentially saying through one’s action that ignorant people are capable of arbitrating. The harm of this is evident. If they seek a scholar as an arbitrator, the general habit, rather the definite habit, is that he will already believe in either side of the issue, in which case, how can one be sure that his fairness will supersede his own [preconceived] belief? Hence, this is also futile. Thus, it has become very clear that the accustomed manner of debating in our times is totally void of any benefit, even if nobody agrees with us in this regard.[6] But if someone asks: How will a seeker of the truth, in particular one who is confused, be guided? We say the path to this is that which is common throughout the Qur’an, namely that the truth is to be explained time and time again under different headings.[7] This is as Prophet Nuh (upon him be peace) said: “My Lord, I have called my people night and day…Then I called them loudly, and then I spoke to them in public and spoke to them in private.”[8] This is what Allah Most High indicated to, saying: “Surely, We have explained things in various ways in this Qur’an, so that they may pay heed to the advice.”[9] So, have conviction in this and know it well. 18 Rabi al-Thani 1351AH (Bawadir al-Nawadir, vol 2, pg 468) _____________________________ Qur’an, 42:15 Qur’an, 22:68 Hakim al-Ummah says, “The way debates are conducted today is not from the way of the predecessors (salaf). The Qur’an debates with the disbelievers in many places, but its style is amazing. It is nothing like the noisy quarrels of today.” (Al-Tabligh, vol 21 pg 123) Hakim al-Ummah says: “In today’s era, debating is extremely harmful, because it has no praiseworthy objective behind it. The objective is predominantly to disgrace the opponent and show one’s own point to be superior. The objective is not to establish the truth.” (Anfas-i-‘Isa, vol 2, pg 62). Hakim al-Ummah says: “On the day of the debate in Muradabad, there was so much noise about the debate that even the Hindus were saying, ‘Let’s go to the Shahi Mosque to see the molvis fighting.’ How shameful! La ilaha illa’Allah. There is such disgrace in these debates. Mawlana Muhammad Qasim (may Allah have mercy on him) also despised this greatly. He would never debate Muslims. Yes, he would debate non-Muslims.” (Husn al-Aziz, vol 1, pg 461). Hakim al-Ummah says: “With all these harms, even a praiseworthy act becomes prohibited, let alone when it is blameworthy in itself due to the conditions not being met.” (Huquq al-‘Ilm, pg 79). Hakim al-Ummah says: “Debates promote the people of falsehood even more and they have no positive result. However, to break the influence of the people of falsehood, explaining the truth and spreading it repeatedly and in different places is undoubtedly very beneficial. (Anfas-i-‘Isa, vol 2, pg 590). He also says, “What one should do is that when the people of falsehood prattle, one should make one’s point separately. This is a much better method. This is the way of the prophets. They would not be so concerned with answering the disbelievers. They would however repeat the truth constantly, and not bother too much with giving answers.” (Kalimat al-Haqq, pg 102). Elsewhere he said, “In today’s era, debating non-Muslims is generally harmful. The beneficial method is to deliver talks. I delivered a talk which is entitled ‘Mahasin al-Islam’. It has been published and is worth reading.” (Kalimat al-Haqq, pg 65) Qur’an, 71:5,8-9 Qur’an, 17:41 deoband.org
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    *تنبیہات سلسلہ نمبر 152* *حضرت ایوب علیہ السلام کی بیماری* *● سوال:* ایک واقعہ سنتے آرہے ہیں کہ حضرت ایوب علیہ السلام کے جسم میں بیماری اس قدر بڑھ گئی تھی کہ آپ کے جسم میں کیڑے پیدا ہوگئے... *کیا یہ بات درست ہے؟* ▪ *الجواب باسمه تعالی* حضرت ایوب علیہ السلام کی بیماری کی یہ تفصیل کہ ان کے جسم میں کیڑے پیدا ہوگئے تھے اسکو مختلف مفسرین نے نقل کیا ہے. *١. علامہ ابن کثیر فرماتے ہیں کہ ابن عساکر نے نقل کیا ہے کہ ان کے جسم میں مختلف بیماریاں لگ گئی تھیں یہانتک کہ صرف دل اور زبان بچ گئے تھے۔* □ قال ابن كثير: وحكى ابن عساكر: ابتلى في جسده بأنواع من البلاء، ولم يبقَ منه عضو سليم سوى قلبه ولسانه... *٢. سدی کہتے ہیں کہ جسم کا گوشت گل کر گر گیا تھا یہانتک کہ صرف ہڈیاں اور پٹھے رہ گئے تھے.* □ وقال السدى: تساقط لحمه حتى لم يبقَ إلاَّ العظم والعصب. *٣. ابن کثیر البدایة والنهایة میں لکھتے ہیں کہ ایوب علیہ السلام کے جسم پر جذام کی بیماری لگ گئی تھی جس سے دل اور زبان کے علاوہ سارا جسم متاثر ہوا تھا.* □ قال ابن كثير في كتابه البداية والنهاية (ج:1، ص:207) أنه أصيب بالجزام في سائر بدنه ولم يبقَ منه سليمًا سوى قلبه ولسانه يذكر بهما الله عزوجل. *٤. حسن بصری اور قتادہ کہتے ہیں کہ ایوب علیہ السلام پر سات سال ایسے گذرے کہ ان کے جسم میں کیڑے نظر آنے لگے تھے.* □ قال الحسن البصري وقتادة: ابتلى أيوب عليه السلام سبع سنين وأشهرًا يرعى في جسده الدود وتعبث به الدواب. *٥. علامہ بغوی کہتے ہیں کہ ان کے جسم پر پھوڑے نکلے جس سے ان کا جسم بدبودار ہوگیا اور بستی والوں نے ان کو بستی سے نکال دیا.* □ من قرنه إلى قدمه تآليل مثل أليات الغنم فوقعت فيه حكة فحك بأظفاره حتى سقطت كلها ثم حكها بالمسوح الخشنة حتى قطعها ثم حكها بالفخار والحجارة الخشنة فلم يزل يحكها حتى نغل لحمه وتقطع وتغير وأنتن وأخرجه أهل القرية فجعلوه على كناسة وجعلوا له عريشا فرفضه خلق. (بغوی) *٦. علامہ قرطبی لکھتے ہیں کہ جسم کا گوشت گل گیا اور جسم میں کیڑے پڑ گئے.* □ وبالضر في جسمه حتى تناثر لحمه وتدود جسمه، حتى أخرجه أهل قريته إلى خارج القرية. (قرطبی) *● ان اقوال کا مأخذ:* حضرت ایوب علیہ السلام کے جسم پر اس قدر قبیح بیماری لگی تھی اس بارے میں اسرائیلیات ہی اصل ہیں کہ وہاں اس بیماری کی اس طرح کی تفاصیل موجود ہیں، جیسا کہ کتاب السفر جو غالبا انجیل کا کوئی حصہ ہے اس کے عربی ترجمے میں ایسا منقول ہے کہ: *شیطان کو اللہ تعالی کی طرف سے اجازت ملی تو وہ آیا اور ایوب علیہ السلام کے سر سے پیر تک پھوڑے نکلے اور ایوب علیہ السلام نے سخت کپڑے سے اس کو کھجانا شروع کیا.* □ ففي هذا السفر ما نصه: فَخَرَجَ الشَّيْطَانُ مِنْ حَضْرَةِ الرَّبِّ، وَضَرَبَ أَيُّوبَ بِقُرْحٍ رَدِيءٍ مِنْ بَاطِنِ قَدَمِهِ إِلَى هَامَتِهِ. فَأَخَذَ لِنَفْسِهِ شَقْفَةً لِيَحْتَكَّ بِهَا وَهُوَ جَالِسٌ فِي وَسَطِ الرَّمَادِ. (أي 2: 7). *● کیا یہ اسرائیلیات مقبول ہیں؟* علمائےکرام نے ایسی اسرائیلی روایات کے تسلیم کرنے سے انکار کیا ہے جو کہ انبیائےکرام علیہم الصلاۃ والسلام کی شان کے منافی ہوں اور ایوب علیہ السلام کے بارے میں یہ تمام روایات شان نبوت کے خلاف ہیں، لہذا اس بارے میں جس قدر قرآن مجید اور احادیث مطہرہ میں آیا ہے اسی پر اکتفا کیا جائےگا. *١. قاضی ابوبکر ابن العربی کہتے ہیں کہ ایوب علیہ السلام کے بارے میں اتنی بات درست ہے جو قرآن نے بیان کی ہے کہ ان کو تکلیف پہنچی اور تکلیف کی نسبت قرآن مجید میں شیطان کی طرف کی گئی ہے.* □ قال ابن العربي القاضي أبوبكر رضي الله عنه: ولم يصح عن أيوب في أمره إلا ما أخبرنا الله عنه في كتابه في آيتين؛ الأولى قوله تعالى: ﴿وَأَيُّوبَ إِذْ نَادَىٰ رَبَّهُ أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الضُّرُّ﴾ [الأنبياء: 83] والثانية في «ص» ﴿أَنِّي مَسَّنِيَ الشَّيْطَانُ بِنُصْبٍ وَعَذَابٍ﴾. *٢. علامہ آلوسی روح البیان میں لکھتے ہیں کہ اس میں کسی کا اختلاف نہیں کہ ایوب علیہ السلام کی تکلیف اور امتحان بڑا تھا، البتہ یہ کہنا پڑےگا کہ ان کی بیماری اس قدر نہیں بڑھی تھی کہ وہ قابل نفرت ہوجائیں جیسا کہ قتادہ وغیرہ نے نقل کیا ہے اور قصہ گو لوگوں نے بیان کیا ہے۔* □ قال الألوسي (ت 1270هـ) في تفسيره روح المعاني: وَعظَمُ بَلائه أي أيوبَ عليه السلامُ ممّا شاعَ وذاعَ ولَم يختلف فيه اثنان… فلابد من القول بأن ما ابتُلِي به أيوب عليه السلام لم يَصِل إلى حَدِّ الاستقذار والنفْرَة كما يُشعِر به ما روي عن قتادةَ ونَقَلَهُ القُصّاصُ في كُتُبِهم. *٣. علامہ طبرسی کہتے ہیں کہ امتحان کی یہ صورت تو ممکن ہے کہ فقر آجائے یا آل اولاد ہلاک ہوجائیں لیکن اس طرح کی بیماری کہ لوگ ان سے نفرت کرنے لگیں، انبیائےکرام کی طرف ایسی بات کی نسبت کرنا درست نہیں.* □ قال الطَبرسي (ت 548هـ): قال أهل التحقيق إنه لا يجوز أن يكون بصفةٍ يَستقذرُه الناسُ عليها لأن فِي ذلك تَنْفيرًا، فأمّا الفقرُ والمرَضُ (الذي لا يُنفِّرُ) وذهابُ الأَهل فيجوز أن يَمتحِنَهُ اللهُ تعالَى بذلك. *● صحیح روایات میں حضرت ایوب علیہ السلام کا تذکرہ:* *١.* حضرت ایوب علیہ السلام نہا رہے تھے تو ان پر سونے کی ٹڈیاں گرنے لگی تو ایوب علیہ السلام ان کو جمع کرنے میں لگ گئے تو اللہ تعالی نے فرمایا کہ ایوب! کیا ہم نے تجھ کو اس سے مستغنی نہیں کیا؟ تو ایوب علیہ السلام نے عرض کیا کہ آپ کی برکت سے مستغنی نہیں. *□* وروى البخاري عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: بينما أيوب يغتسل عرياناً، خرَّ عليه جراد من ذهب، فجعل أيوب يحثو في ثوبه، فناداه ربه، ياأيوب! ألم أكن أغنيتك عما ترى؟ قال: بلى يا رب! ولكن لا غنى بي عن بركتك. *٢.* وقد روى البزار وغيره عن أنس بن مالك رضي الله عنه، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: "إن نبي الله أيوب عليه السلام لبث به بلاؤه ثماني عشرة سنة، فرفضه القريب والبعيد إلا رجلين، كانا من أخص إخوانه به، كانا يغدوان إليه ويروحان، فقال: أحدهما لصاحبه: تعلم والله لقد أذنب أيوب ذنباً ما أذنبه أحد من العالمين. قال له صاحبه: وما ذاك؟ قال: من ثماني عشرة سنة لم يرحمه الله، فيكشف ما به، فلما راحا إليه، لم يصبر الرجل حتى ذكر ذلك له. فقال أيوب: لا أدري ما تقول، غير أن الله يعلم أني كنت أمُرُّ على الرجلين يتنازعان، فيذكران الله عزوجل، فأرجع إلى بيتي فأكفر عنهما، كراهية أن يذكرا الله إلا في حق. قال: وكان يخرج إلى حاجته، فإذا قضاها أمسكت امرأته بيده حتى يبلغ، فلما كان ذات يوم أبطأ عليها، وأوحى الله تعالى إلى أيوب عليه السلام، أن {اركض برجلك هذا مغتسل بارد وشراب} فاستبطأته، فتلقته تنظر، فأقبل عليها، قد أذهب الله ما به من البلاء، وهو على أحسن ما كان. فلما رأته قالت: أي بارك الله فيك! هل رأيت نبي الله هذا المبتلى. فوالله على ذلك ما رأيت رجلاً أشبه به منك، إذ كان صحيحاً. قال: فإني أنا هو. قال: وكان له أندران: أندر للقمح، وأندر للشعير. (الأندر: البيدر) فبعث الله سحابتين، فلما كانت إحداهما على أندر القمح، أفرغت فيه الذهب حتى فاض، وأفرغت الأخرى في أندر الشعير حتى فاض. - قال الهيثمي في "مجمع الزوائد": رجال البزار رجال الصحيح. *٣. حسن اور قتادہ کہتے ہیں کہ ایوب علیہ السلام کی اولاد زندہ کردی گئی اور اتنی اولاد اور دی گئی.* □ قال الحسن وقتادة: أحياهم الله تعالى له بأعيانهم، وزادهم مثلهم معهم، ولهذا قال تعالى: {وَوَهَبْنَا لَه أهْلَه وَمِثْلَهُمْ مَعَهُمْ رَحْمَةً مِّنَّا وَذِكْرى لِأُولِي الْأَلْبَابِ}. *٤. ابوحیان کہتے ہیں کہ جمہور علمائےکرام کا قول یہ ہے کہ انکی تمام اولاد کو زندہ کر دیا گیا اور بیمار ٹھیک ہوگئے اور سب بکھرے کام درست ہوگئے.* □ قال أبوحيان: والجمهور على أنه تعالى أحيا له من مات من أهله، وعافى المرضى، وجمع عليه من شُتِّت منهم. ▪ *خلاصہ کلام* حضرت ایوب علیہ السلام ایک بڑے امتحان میں تقریبا اٹھارہ(١٨) سال مبتلا رہے اور یہ امتحان جان، مال، اولاد سب پر آیا تھا لیکن اس دوران ان کے جسم میں کیڑے پڑ گئے یا کچھ ایسا ہوا کہ لوگ ایوب علیہ السلام سے نفرت کرنے لگے یہ بات سند کے لحاظ سے بھی درست نہیں اور نہ ہی شان نبوت کی وجہ سے عقلا درست ہے، لہذا اس طرح کے واقعات بیان کرنے سے گریز کرنا چاہیئے. 《واللہ اعلم بالصواب》 《کتبه: عبدالباقی اخونزادہ》 ٢٩ نومبر ٢٠١٨ کراچی
  4. ALL IN THE NAME OF A NEW YEAR by Naadira Chhipa Ink of Inspiration: 🔹 Dressed in a black leather mini skirt, a shimmery silver top and Jimmy choo heels she is ready for the new years eve party at the hotest night club in town. How could she miss out on the most happening party of the year,on the most happening night of the year so she quickly covers herself up with an abaaya and hijaab before making salaam to her unsuspecting parents and rushes out the door as they think she is going for a sleepover at her cousin's apartment. She removes her abaaya and hijaab as well as her haayah as soon as she enters her friends car. The party was as awesome as she expected and after trying an attractive looking alcoholic drink or two she was ready to dance the year away. A few minutes later she passed out only to be woken up the next morning,in a strange car,next to a strange man, her clothes had been stripped off as well as her dignity. All in the name of celebrating the new year. 🔹 A loving father purchases the lastest bike for his son as he was so proud of his achievements at school. He picked out a helmet in his son's favourite colour and engraved daddy loves you on it. He wanted to suprise his only child and called his beautiful wife to let her know he will be coming home shortly. As he was making his way home he noticed a few guys in the parking area starting their new years eve celebrations early by drinking beers and dancing. He ignored them and drove past.He switched on his favourite Surah Yaseen and was reciting it when a van came crashing into his car alas he did not return home but returned to his creator. The police informed his wife and now orphan child that their loved one was killed by a drunk driver. All in the name of celebrating the new year. 🔹 A newly married couple are invited to attend a new years eve beach party with a group of friends and they decide to go. The cool colour co-ordinated couple sit together near a bonfire on the sea shore smoking weed with their friends and laughing the year away. At the stroke of 12 when everybody starts wishing each other a happy New year a friend who was high went too far by not only wishing the new bride but kissing her. This enraged her husband who was also intoxicated and a huge fight broke out,a trigger was pulled and she is now a new widow. All in the name of celebrating the new year. 🔹 He is a young hafiz of the Quraan hence he was hesitant on going to his friends house party on New years eve yet he reluctantly agreed. He was feeling awkward as there were girls dancing provocatively. He was not familiar with any of the girls and asked his friend as to why he invited girls. His friend laughed and hinted that these were no ordinary girls. After having a glass of coke he decided to leave but he could not as he was feeling light headed little did he know his coke was spiked. All he remembers is waking up at 3am with a strange older woman in his arms and a few months later he was diagnosed with HIV. All in the name of celebrating the new year. 📌 Fomo-fear of missing out. We all suffer from fomo at times especially when shaytaan makes all things and events harmful to us look so glittery and attractive. New years eve parties are packaged to attract millions of Muslims as we dance to the tunes of shaytaan there are people that are being robbed of their loved ones, their dignity, their identity, their haayah, their imaan and even their souls all in the name of celebrating a new year and yet what changes after the countdown? What changes after the clock strikes 12.01? Will it magically make you a better human? Does it promise you treasures or maybe a better life? Nothing and nobody miraculously ever changed at the stroke of midnight. Rather create Fomo(fear of missing out) in your heart, mind soul with regards to your Salaah, zikr, the recitation and understanding of the Quraan as only Allah has the power to make your hour, your day, your month, your year and your life beautiful in this world as well as the hereafter. Your ultimate Fear of missing out: Jannah May Allah safeguard us as well as our loved ones tonight and always. Ameen.
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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    "Verily the world is accursed and accursed is what it contains, except the remembrance of Allāh, that which Allāh loves, and someone with sacred knowledge or someone learning it." (Tirmidhī, Ibn Māja)
  6. Need of a Heart with Noor (light / radiance) Pathofehsaan Excerpts taken from Hazrat Shaykh Talha Qasmi Naqshbandi Damat Barkatuhum’s discourses If the heart is not purified and the Noor (light/radiance) is not attained and if the person is actually Munafiq and he does not believe in Allah by heart or he is Munafiq in his deeds and is living the life of negligence then his heart will be void of light, his heart will be dark. Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The heart which remembers Allah is alive, and the heart which does not remember Allah is dead”. And Allah Ta’ala said: Think about that person who was dead then we made him alive. Mufassireen comment that this verse is talking about the heart. First the heart was dead and then Allah made it alive. And Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم, who is the biggest Mufassir, the Imam and the seal of Mufassireen said: “The heart that is Zakir (that does Zikr constantly) is the heart that is alive and the heart that is Ghaafil (negligent) is the heart that is dead.” That means previously the heart was Ghaafil and we made it Zakir. And after becoming Zakir, what happens is وَجَعَلۡنَا لَهُ ۥ نُورً۬ا يَمۡشِى بِهِۦ فِى ٱلنَّاسِ We grant him Noor (light) and when he walks, he walks with that light. This Noor goes along with him to any locality he enters. When he talks to someone or sits with someone, his words leave an impact on their hearts. This is what is called as Tawajjuh. This is the benefit of company. When someone sits in the company of a person who has the light in his heart, then his own heart gets illuminated with this light. Is he like one who is in utter darkness and is not able to emerge therefrom? Do you know how the heart gets illuminated? Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has told us that when a person does good deeds and remembers Allah, then a small amount of light develops in his heart similar to the light of the firefly. When he increases in good deeds, protects himself from sinful ways and remembers Allah more, then this light increases as well. Slowly and gradually this light increases and consequently his whole heart becomes illuminated. This light not only stays in the heart, it moves further to the flesh, to other organs, to bones, to hair, to skin and the whole body of man becomes illuminated. Angels see him as a jewel of light. He seems like a walking light and the Sahib-e-kashf can see this. And when he further advances in dhikr, his light further expands; first of all, the diameter of 1 meter is formed around him, then it grows to 5 meters and so on and so forth. Sometimes this diameter expands to 100-200 meters around him and people become attentive towards him. If Allah SWT endows this light to all Muslims, then Insha’Allah kufr and shirk will be eliminated from this country. Do you think this is something new I’m talking about? In the famous book of hadith Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Imam Tirmidhi رحمة الله عليه has mentioned a narration from Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه. He says that in the last part of night, I saw Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم woke up and performed the Salah of Tahajjud and then he started making dua to Allah. The dua is very detailed and the words of this dua are very ajeeb (strange). Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has asked Allah for every good and sought refuge from every bad. Different words are mentioned in different narrations. Muhadditheen have collected it all and they have mentioned that Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has asked Allah Ta’ala for Noor in 17 different ways. In this way Muhammad Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم used to ask Allah for Noor (light) whom Allah has made entirely of light. [The argument of Noor and Bashar is not related to this]. Allah Ta’ala has granted this light to everyone and the greatest amount of light in this universe is granted to Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم. But then why would he ask Allah for this dua in Tahajjud? So that the listeners listen to him. And his pure wives listened to him, Hazrat Abdullah ibn Abbas RA listened to him and he conveyed it to us and it will reach all the Muslims until the day of judgment. May Allah reward him and other narrators and Imam Tirmidhi who recorded it so it reached us and we know what to ask from Allah SWT. Those who don’t care about light in this world will have no light in the hereafter. They will be standing in darkness, while this light is important to enter Jannah. It will be said to them go back to the dunya and seek some light. Is it possible to return back to dunya? No! These poor people will think that light is being distributed somewhere behind them. They will turn back and meanwhile the people of Iman will move forward and a wall will be placed between them. These Munafiqeen can be me and you if we are not concerned about ourselves. Allah has granted this life to take heed. The life of negligence and heedlessness is not good for us. It will become the reason of embarrassment on the day of Judgment. May Allah protect me, you and all Muslims from this embarrassment (Ameen). Do not think that someone else is being discussed here. Make it a habit of reading and listening to the Quran as if it is talking about you. They will ask why are you being selfish? Were we not with you in the dunya? We used to perform salah together in the masjid. We used to go together on Iftar parties and wedding functions. We were relatives to each other. You gave my son your daughter and I gave my daughter to your son. Yes, this verse is talking about Muslims who were negligent in this dunya. May Allah protect us all from this negligence. The people of Iman will answer yes you used to live with us but you didn’t understand what we said. You considered us foolish that we leave our businesses and visit the masjid five times daily. Once a person came to me and said: “You people are the biggest hindrance in the success of Muslims. They remain inside Masajid at the time of business. Isn’t it enough to just pray Fajr and Isha? Muslims are losing just because of you at the time of Dhuhr, Asr and Maghrib.” This is the condition of Muslims in this dunya. I don’t know what will happen in akhirah. May Allah protect us. It has been a long time since that person talked to me and I’ve no idea whether he is alive or not. May Allah keep him in His protection and if his mindset has not been changed then Allah ta’ala grant him forgiveness. So my friends, those who fear about their akhirah are being considered stupid. Once a person came to our Hazrat Peer Sahab and said: Don’t you have any other business that you just keep doing “Allah Allah”. Hazrat’s eyes got filled with tears and he joined his hands in front of him and said: “For the sake of Allah give this Shahadah in front of Allah on the day of judgment that this person had no other work except doing Allah Allah.” The people of Iman will say: Yes you were our relatives but you were deluded by the dunya and you awaited the afflictions to fall on us. And you had no belief for the hereafter in your hearts. You just called yourselves Muslims from your tongues whereas you doubted it in your hearts. And you had big desires and dreams in your hearts. You were deluded by these desires and the biggest deluder is Satan. https://youtu.be/2EeLtIz_ERI
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    قرآن کی تعریف کلام اللہ المعجز المنزل علی خاتم الانبیاء والمرسلین بواسطۃ الامین جبرئیل علیہ السلام المکتوب فی المصاحف المنقول الینا بالتواتر المتعبد بتلاوتہ المبدوء بسورۃ الفاتحۃا لمختم بسورہ الناس قرآن اللہ کا کلام ہے جو معجزہ ہے خاتم الانبیاء الرسل حضرت محمد ﷺ پر جبرئیل امین کے واسطے نازل ہوا ہے مصاحف میں اس کے حروف لکھے ہوئے ہیں ہم تک حد تواتر سے نقل چلا آیا ہے اس کی تلاوت عبادت ہے اور باعث ثواب ہے اس کی ابتداء سورۃ فاتحہ سےا ور اختتام سورہ ناس پر ہوتاہے. قرآن کی یہ تعریف علماء اور اصولیین کے درمیان متفقہ تعریف ہے ۔ طالب علوم قرآن کی کیا شان ہونی چاہیے ؟ طالب علوم قرآن کی یہ شان ہونی چاہیے کہ وہ خود کو قرآنی آداب سے وابستہ اور قرآنی اخلاق سے آراستہ کرے علم سے مقصد اللہ کی رضا اور دارآخرت ہو،نہ کہ دنیا اورا س کا مال اسباب ،ا سے قرآن پر عامل ہونا چاہیے تاکہ قرآن قیامت کےدن اس کے خلاف نہیں بلکہ اس کے حق میں حجت اور سفارشی بن سکے۔ا رشاد نبوی ﷺ ہے :”القرآن حجۃ لک او علیک “۔ ” قرآ ن یا تو آپ کے حق میں سفارشی ہے یا آپ کے خلاف حجت ہے “۔ (قرطبی) شیخ الاسلام حافظ ابن تیمیہ ؒفرماتے ہیں “جو قرآن کی تلاوت نہ کرے اس نے قرآن کو نظر انداز کیا جو قرآن کی تلاوت تو کرے لیکن اس کے معانی پرغوروتدبر نہ کرے اس نے بھی قرآن کو نظرانداز کیا۔اور جو قرآن کی تلاوت بھی کرے اس کے معانی میں غور وتدبر بھی کرے لیکن اس پر عمل نہ کیا توا س نے بھی قرآن کو نظر انداز کیا۔” ابن تیمیہ ؒ اس آیت کی طرف اشارہ کررہے ہیں کہ: وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يَا رَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِي اتَّخَذُوا هَـٰذَا الْقُرْآنَ مَهْجُورًا﴿٣٠﴾ ۔” اورا س د ن رسول کہیں گے اے میرے پروردگا ر میری قوم نے اس قرآن کو بالکل نظر انداز کر رکھاتھا۔ ( فرقان 30 قرطبی ) تحریر: مفتی انس عبد الرحيم http://www.suffahpk.com/quran-ki-taref/
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    Is It Permissible For Women To Cut Their Hair?

    Women cutting their Hair <QUESTION> What is the ruling regarding cutting the hair for women? If it is allowed, then how short can she cut it? <ANSWER> In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, In general, the major classical Hanafi Fiqh books prohibit the cutting of hair for women. This is also affirmed by many Indian Subcontinent scholars. However, some scholars of the Arab world have permitted it conditionally. In a Hadith, “the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) forbade women from shaving their hair.” (Sunan Tirmidhi, 2/246 & Sunan Nasa’i, 5/407) Imam al-Haskafi (Allah have mercy on him) mentions in his famous book in Hanafi Fiqh: “If a woman cuts her hair, she will be sinful and cursed. In al-Bazzaziyya it is added: “Even with the permission of the husband, as there is no obedience to the creation in disobeying the Creator.” (See: Radd al-Muhtar with the Durr of al-Haskafi, kitab al-hazr wal-ibaha, 5/261) The main two reasons given by scholars for the impermissibility of women cutting their hair are: a) Imitation of the Kuffar (non-Muslims), b) Imitation of men, Both of which have been clearly prohibited in Shariah. In the Hadith recorded by Imam Abu Dawud in his ‘Sunan’ and others, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said: “Whosoever imitates a group is amongst them.” (Sunan Abu Dawud, no. 4031) Regarding the imitation of men, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) cursed those men who imitate women and those women who imitate men.” (Sahih al-Bukhari, 7/205) For the above two reasons, the jurists (fuqaha) have generally prohibited the cutting of hair for women. It is for the reason of imitating men; they considered such women to be cursed, as in the Hadith women who imitate men are cursed by the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) In view of the above, it would generally not be permitted for women to cut their hair. To imitate the styles of the Kuffar and non-Muslim women is not permissible. The hair cuts prevalent among many modern women have a clear resemblance with the styles of non-Muslim women, thus it will be unlawful. Similarly, to shorten the hair in a way that it resembles the hair of men is also prohibited. If a woman does so, she will earn the curse of the blessed Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) However, if a woman trims her hair slightly in a way that she did not contravene any of the above two reasons, then this would be (and Allah knows best) permitted. In other words, there are two conditions for this permissibility, and they both should be understood properly, and not misused or taken out of context: 1) There should be no imitation of non-Muslim Women, The hairstyles adopted by kuffar and non-Muslim women, such as flicks, perms, fringes, etc… will not be allowed. Cutting the hair from the front will also be impermissible. 2) There should be no imitation of men Cutting the hair in any way that resembles the hair of men is unlawful (haram), as mentioned previously. Therefore, if a woman cuts her hair from the lower end slightly in order to equate the level of the hairs, then this will be permissible. It should be noted that, if the hair is cut, then it should be well below the shoulders, and this permissibility is only to cut it slightly. If the woman is married, then this should be done with the consent of her husband. Finally, it should be remembered that it is better for a woman to not cut her hair altogether, unless there is some genuine reason. In the early times, a woman’s beauty was considered in the length of her hair, and not in looking like a man. In conclusion, generally it is not permissible for a woman to cut her hair. However, if the hair is cut in the manner outlined above, it would be permissible, although better to avoid. And Allah knows best [Mufti] Muhammad ibn Adam Darul Iftaa Leicester , UK http://daruliftaa.com/node/4672
  9. Question Aoa I wanted to know about the permissibility of writing Fictional stories in Islam and whether earnings made from them are halal or not. I have conflicting fatwas, some saying it is permitted while the others are condemning it. Those who say it is permitted say it because: It is permissible to write fiction books if the following conditions are met: 1) Content of the stories should be within the boundaries of the Qur’an and Sunnah of the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasalam i.e. the storylines should not be about immodesty, immorality and violence. 2) If it is written for a purpose of deriving a moral or a lesson . Those who say it is forbidden do so because according to them: It is based on a lie. What i don’t understand is that every reader knows that the book is a Fictional work i.e. it is from author’s imagination and the events have no realexistence and is not based on a true story. How can this be classified as a lie? Answer Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakuhu, Since there is no clear verse in the Quran or any narration from the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) on the issue of writing fictional tales, there will be differences of opinion amongst scholars. According to our teachers, writing fictional tales is permissible if it is for eductional purposes or to drive home a moral and lesson. However, there are conditions, boundaries and guidelines which one should adhere to: 1) There should not be anything which contradicts the Shari‘ah and Islamic religion. 2) The content should not promote false ideologies, obscenity, immorality, violence or anything else prohibited in Islam. 3) There should be no pictures of animate objects included. 4) The reader should be made aware that he/she is reading something which is fictional. They should know that this is entirely from the authors imagination. 5) There should be no attempt to distort any real incident or historical event. 6) There should be no disrespect to any religion, race, gender etc. 7) The author should try his/her level best to give some benefit to the reader; whether it is through the moral of the story, educational content, or even by enhancing the readers linguistic skills. If the above is kept in mind at the time of writing, then there is no reason for it to be impermissible to write anything fictional, which is beneficial. The earnings derived from inventing and transcribing such material will be Halal and pure. And Allah Ta'ala knows best Wassalam Ismail Moosa (Mufti) https://www.fatwaa.com/permissibility-of-writing-fictional-stories/
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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    "When you enjoy your Ibadat (salaah, fasting, etc) in the same way we enjoy our food then you have Halawatul Imaan (sweetness of Imaan)."
  11. The Fallacy of Critiquing the Noble Companions (Radhiallahu Anhum) in the Name of Research An excerpt from Maqam-i-Sahaba of the Late Grand Mufti of Pakistan, Mufti Muhammad Shafi (rahimahullah): With regard to research and critique, one of the first Islamic principles to bear in mind is that one’s effort and time should not be expended on researching matters which contain no foreseeable benefit in this life or the next. In Islam, research for the sake of it is considered a futile and superfluous act, which Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) strongly discouraged. This is more so when the research or critique creates discord and strife. The likeness of such critique is that of a “good” son researching whether he is really the biological son of his father, and to this end, he goes to great lengths to investigate different aspects of his mother’s life. In the matter of critiquing others, Islam has laid down rules and parameters that are just and wise, and it does not allow for anyone to unreservedly say whatever they want about whomever they want. This is not the place to go into detailed discussion; books on the science of jarh and ta’deel cover this in detail. However, research and critique imported from Europe is unrestricted and without bounds, and there is no real place therein for respect and being mindful of limits. Sadly, many writers today have been influenced by this new style of critique. Without any worldly or religious need, making prominent individuals the target of unbounded criticism is considered a commendable academic service and the mark of being a researcher. The pious predecessors and great imams of this Ummah had been subject to iniquitous critiques for a long time; now we are seeing these critiques have slowly edged their way to the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum) too. Many writers who class themselves to be part of the Ahl al-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama’ah have started to practice their critique skills on the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), considering it an excellent research initiative and showcase for their academic prowess. Under the pretext of supporting and defending Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radhiallahu anhu) and his son Yazid, some went to the extreme of targeting not only Sayyiduna Ali (radhiallahu anhu) and his family, but rather all of the Banu Hashim. In doing so, they did not just violate the respect and sanctity of the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), but they also broke every rule of balanced and regulated critique. On the other hand, when others started to write, they criticised and disparaged Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radhiallahu anhu) and Sayyiduna Uthman (radhiallahu anhu) in the same way. The current generation of educated youths, unknowledgeable in religious knowledge and etiquette of Islam, but fascinated by the newly-imported culture of Europe, became influenced by both groups and started maligning the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum) in their circles. The noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), who are the intermediary link between Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) and the Ummah, are now viewed in the same light as other political leaders who fight for power, and who in the quest for securing power for themselves, misguide and destroy nations. A certain deviant group which abuses the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum) is understood to be a separate sect. Muslims in general do not become affected by their deviance; in fact, they despise them. However, this dilemma has now arisen in those who claim to be from the Ahl al-Sunnah wa ’l-Jama’ah. It is evident that if Muslims lose their trust, may Allah forbid, in the noble Companions (radhiallahu anhum), there can remain no trust in the Qur’an and Sunnah or any principle of Islam. What can be the consequence of this besides open irreligiousness? All of this has compelled me to put pen to paper on this topic. And Allah’s help is sought, and on Him is our reliance. (Maqam-i-Sahaba, pg 8-10)
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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    "The tongue is either a weapon of mass destruction or a tool of great construction." ~ Moulana Yunus Patel ~
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    Valuable Islamic Quotes

    . إذا تم العقل نقص الكلام “The smarter you are, the less you speak.”
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    Remember Death

  15. Translation: The causes of marriage of Muslim girls with non-Muslim boys and its prevention If you are present in a civil and gracious gathering and an old man arrives who is wearing a skullcap, the colour of which is just like that of red chilli. His shirt is dark green in colour and dhoti is yellow just like turmeric, then that man would probably be the centre of attention for everyone. And it is not far fetched that some people would start doubting his mental health. The reason is not that such three-coloured dresses are prohibited by law or religion but because all three components of dress do not match and complement each other in terms of colour. That's why upon seeing such a man, it will come to mind that this is an uncivilized man from some rural area or he is not mentally fit. Therefore good taste demands that a man wears clothes which compliment each other. Similarly there is another dress which a man selects for himself for his entire life. This dress refers to the lifetime companionship which he will acquire after nikah. The Qur'an has declared that husband and wife are dress for each other. هُنَّ لِبَاسٌ۬ لَّكُمۡ وَأَنتُمۡ لِبَاسٌ۬ لَّهُنَّ‌ۗ (al-Baqarah 187) because the dress is a secret keeper for the body of human and conceals its weaknesses. It is a companion of winter and summer. It protects him from hotness, cold and rain and it is also a cause of beauty for his body. The husband and wife should also treat each other in the same manner. They should also conceal each others flaws. They should comfort and remain with each other in good and bad times. They should serve as a means of dignity and honour for each other through their personality and character. Therefore just like it is important to look for matching and complimentary characteristics while selecting a dress, similarly while selecting the dress of your life i.e. your spouse, it is important to look for these matching features. Referring to the same thing, Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم said that a man sometimes marries a woman for her dignified lineage, sometimes he looks at her wealth and property amd sometimes he sees her beauty and charm. All these criterias do not ensure success. The fourth criteria is her religious commitment and Rasulullah صلى الله عليه وسلم has guaranteed success for those who use this yardstick. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadeeth number 4700) So the biggest yardstick for a Muslim is righteousness and character. A religiously committed husband cannot love and cannot attain contentment and satisfaction from a non-religious wife and vice versa. Therefore it is encouraged to look for righteousness when selecting a spouse. Though it has not been declared wajib, but it has been encouraged because it is possible that a strayed person can come back to the right path and a sinner Muslim can become righteous. However when the difference is not religiousness but religion in itself, meaning husband believes in one religion and the wife believes in another religion. One does not prostrate before anyone except God, and another prostrates and bow down before every creation then how can they develop understanding with each other? It is possible that in their emotions, two people belonging to different religions can marry each other. However when time will pass and their love will start diminishing, distance will increase, both will start thinking about going back to their real life. They will dispute about children and both will desire that their children start following the religion they believe in. Their children's marriage issues will also be very difficult, because no one from both societies will desire to accommodate them and they will get alienated by both paternal and maternal relatives. The fundamental wisdom behind this command is that it is important for the sustainability and stability of their marriage and for the pleasant relationship amongst the spouses that the husband and wife should have harmony in their thoughts, beliefs and practices. If this harmony does not exist, it will give rise to hatred and the purpose of nikah will not get achieved. Therefore Muslims have always adopted this attitude that they have always been on the forefront in their tolerance, brotherhood and love with non-Muslims. They have progressed in economy, trade and politics in each others companionship. However they have maintained their identity in the case of marriage and they have protected their family's internal environment from strange foreigners. Therefore the environment of their home remained Islamic. Just imagine that your whole family is taking benefit from the blessings of Ramadhan; everyone is fasting during the day and is busy in doing dhikr and reciting the Qur'an, nights are spent in taraweeh and tahajjud, sehri is being eaten before dawn, Allah is being invoked in du'as and on the other hand your daughter in law or your son in law is not familiar with prayer, they aquire the pleasure of food during the day and spend their nights singing bhajan (devotional songs and hymns) so how can they adjust themselves in this house? Alas! This awareness has been declining and the incidents of Muslim and non-Muslim marriage have been increasing. Previously the incidents of marriage of Muslim boys and non-Muslim girls were heard. Obviously this is also not allowed in the Islamic law, but the matter has now gone beyond that. The incidents of Muslim girls going out with non-Muslim boys are increasing. In the past such one or two cases would shake the whole society but when the people of a particular area become used to earthquakes, then these earthquakes stop elevating their heart beats. Similar situation is seen in the Muslim society, it seems like people have become used to hearing such cases. The reality is that it is a very important social issue. It is necessary to ponder over this matter seriously and to find solutions of this problem with wisdom and insight, otherwise it will become difficult to keep the religious identity of the next generation intact. After 1967 several Palestinians were given refuge in America and Britain, a significant number of Turks got residence in Germany. Through planning, the Islamic honour was removed from the hearts of these immigrants. They were got convinced regarding the inter-religion marriages and now the situation is that they have now lost their identity. It cannot even be imagined upon seeing those people that their ancestors were Muslims, Arabs or Turks. Do we also want to suffer from the same situation in this country? Apparently their are three main causes of marriage with non-Muslim girls: first extravagance in marriages, second: the academic incompetence of Muslim boys, third: coeducation. The extravagance in marriages has so much increased that now layperson's marriage is defeating the marriages of the past kings and nawabs. The rich people have made it a means of showing off their money. The middle class people sometimes get forced to sell off their properties due to this. And if the weak class is away from religion, then they start thinking of ways to get rid of their children, whether they enter a Muslim's house or a non-Muslim's. Until and unless the rich people of the society start adopting simplicity, there is no chance of seeing any sort of change in this condition. Therefore it is necessary that just like in instances of natural afflictions, the campaigns of help and rescue are launched, similarly for introducing simplicity in marriages, Ulama and Mashaikh, social and political leaders, journalists and intellectuals, religious organizations and parties should start a campaign and they should knock on people's doors and encourage them to conduct their marriages in a simple way. The academic situation is that girls are making progress in education and it seems like boys have commenced their journey towards decline. The result is that the educated girls do not find their equal match. In the present condition it is not possible to force the girls that they abandon education, especially in these circumstances when efforts are being made to give them 50% share in all fields of life. In this condition, if Muslim girls give up education then these 50% seats will automatically be acquired by others without any effort. And then the competition which is present in the acquisition of education, especially the facilities being offered to girls, after this your advices in this regard will not bear any fruitful results. Therefore it is important to develop this attitide in boys that they start progressing in the academic struggle. If this awareness is developed in all Muslim homes then it will not happen that equal match is not available for young educated girls. Secondly it is important to nurture the wisdom and insight of these educated girls that for a Muslim, the main cause of pride is his being a man of iman, not his being more educated or more wealthy, because education and wealth are not enough; Iman is extra precious jewel. For a Muslim girl nothing can be more disgusting from the state that she has made such a man her companion of life who lacks iman. The third cause of these incidents is "coeducation". The free mixing of girls and boys is destructive not only in terms of moral values, but it is also harmful on the basis of learning psychology. But alas! the educational institutions which are under the administration of Muslims, they too very proudly declare that they have "coeducation". This education system is not only harmful significantly for the Muslims but also for the whole Indian society. Therefore it is the responsibility of Muslims that they establish more and more separate institutions for girls and boys at least upto the level of junior college, and if it is not possible to establish separate professional colleges then atleast temporary partition (wall) should be kept in classrooms that separates the places of seats of girls and boys. Also in Muslim areas efforts should be made to convince the Government to establish girls schools and colleges. It is the blessing of Allah that currently in most small and big cities, Muslims are establishing educational institutions. If all Muslims decide that above the level of primary schools, they will make available separate institutions for girls and boys then it is an estimate that 50% Muslim girls and boys will inshaAllah be protected from the harms of coeducation. Though there are also other causes of these unpleasant incidents, but they become the cause of one or two incidents. These three causes are more important and it is necessary that Muslims ponder on this and the nurturers of Ummah should find out the solutions of this indescribable situation with complete seriousness, lest our today's negligence will become the cause of tomorrow's flood and then it will not be possible to hold back the water with dams.
  16. Never miss your breakfast Shaykhul Islam Mufti Taqi Usmani D.B states: I was once accompanying my Shaykh Dr Abdul Hay during his travels. After Fajr I went to sit in Shaykh's company. Shaykh enquired whether I had had my breakfast. I replied in the negative. Shaykh further enquired for the reason. I responded that the hosts had yet not offered it. Shaykh replied, "I am not enquiring about that breakfast. I am enquiring about the breakfast for your soul, which is in your control. Take out some time in the mornings for Zikrullah, remembering Allah. This is the breakfast for your soul." Shaykh continued, "When a person has something to eat in the morning, it serves as energy and a source of strength for his body. If a person leaves home without breakfast he ends up struggling at work. Similarly if you present yourself before Allah (in the masjid) and do Zikr of Allah swt, this will serve as a spiritual breakfast for you, and your soul will acquire energy and strength. After this when you go out you will confront your Nafs and Shaytan. If you have had your spiritual breakfast you will find within you the energy and strength to combat your Nafs and Shaytan. They will then not be able to defeat you." Darse: Sha'bul Imaan. Page 150.
  17. 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
  18. 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)
  19. 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
  20. 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.
  21. Bint e Aisha

    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.
  22. Bint e Aisha

    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."