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  1. On a sweltering hot day your throat has become parched. You are in the privacy of your home and the refreshingly cool water is within hand's reach. You desire to drink it, but you do not. Why? Simply because you are fasting and while fasting you cannot eat and drink. If somebody prompts you to nevertheless drink it and says: "Nobody is watching," you will immediately rebuke him with the words: "But Allāh is watching!" Allāh Ta'ala is Watching! SubhanAllāh! Allāh Ta'ala is watching. Allāhu Akbar! Allāh Ta'ala is All Hearing, All Knowing, He is Omnipresent. He sees and knows when we cheat while fasting, thus we resist all temptations of food, drink and lawful conjugal relations from dawn to dusk. We have learnt the lesson of taqwa. We have learnt that lesson which the fasting was meant to teach us. Allāh Ta'ala is watching! Yes, Allāh Ta'ala is watching! Every time there is an urge to eat or drink while fasting, the voice from within cries out: "Allāh Ta'ala is watching!" Dozens of times daily for an entire month this reality is reaffirmed. Allāh Ta'ala is watching. So deeply is it embedded in the heart that by the time Ramadhān is over, a person becomes conscious of Allāh Ta'ala to such an extent that he is now guided by an inner force that propels him in the direction of righteousness and turns him away from sin. Taqwa The fasts of Ramadhān were prescribed for the purpose and object of attaining taqwa. This is clearly declared in the Qur'ān. Taqwa simply is to obey the commands of Allāh Ta'ala and refrain from all sin, The increased rewards for 'ibādah (worship) in Ramadhān and all the blessings of this great month should be considered as the bonus. The object is taqwa. If one performs an abundance of salāh, completes the recitation of the Qur'ān thirty times and engages in many other acts of 'ibādah, but fails to give up sins - one has failed to achieve the object and purpose of Ramadhān. One has failed to firmly embed the reality of taqwa in the heart, the taqwa that cries out "Allāh Is watching" whenever one contemplates committing any transgression. Temptation The dictates of taqwa are not restricted to abstaining from drinking, gambling, adultery, transacting in interest and other such vices. Indeed taqwa demands that while abstaining from all the above vices one also observes taqwa in one's business. When the temptation to cheat the customer beckons, or when one is tempted to buy stolen goods, or to indulge in fraud, at that time also the heart should cry out "Allāh is watching" and it should restrain one from the sin. Rights Similarly, taqwa demands the fulfillment of the rights of the husband/wife, It also demands the joining of family ties. It demands respect for the elders and kindness for the young. Taqwa entails, among other aspects, being honest and clear in all monetary dealings and social interactions. Hence when there is a wedding or funeral, or at the time of distributing the inheritance of the deceased, the same level of Allāh consciousness must be displayed as was apparent when refraining from drinking the cold water while fasting. Purdah Likewise, when the laws of purdah are violated, does the heart cry out "Allāh is watching"? Or when one intends to watch something on TV., which will most definitely involve one in zinā of the eyes and ears, does one hear the voice from within: "Allāh is watching," as a result of which one refrains from that sin? The same pertains to the shar'ī aspects of appearance and clothing. How often have we done things to appease and please even the enemies of Allāh Ta'ala and Rasūlullāh (sallallāhu 'alaihī wasallam)? How often have we abandoned the dictates of taqwa in order to earn a few coppers? Now is the time to sincerely repent. It is the time to say "Allāh is watching" and to do everything to please Him. It is a time to acquire taqwa. Abstain from Sin This then is the object of Ramadhān. This will only be achieved if we conduct ourselves in this great month with taqwa. Or else the object of Ramadhān will be defeated. Hence Rasūlullāh (sallallāhu 'alaihī wasallam) is reported to have said: "He who does not forsake lying and other futile actions, Allāh Ta'ala has no need for him to give up his food and drink." Thus together with fasting, performing salaah, reading the Qur'ān, serving the cause of deen, etc,, one must totally abstain from every sin in the month of Ramadhān and adorn oneself with taqwa. Insha'Allāh this will then carry one along for the rest of the eleven months to abstain from all sins. May Allāh Ta'ala enable us to make this Ramadhān a month where we will truly attain taqwa. Āmeen. NASEEHA CHANNEL
  2. Al Salamu 'Alaykum. A Q&A from the Maktubat of Faqih al-Ummah: Summary of Letter: Bismihi Ta'ala Respected Mufti Saheb, Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh I was very attached to someone. I am now shattered by his disloyalty. As a result I cannot even sleep at night. I continuously perform Salaat-ut-Taubah and make dua, yet my condition continues to deteriorate. Please help me to overcome this problem. Summary of Reply: Bismihi Ta'ala Respected Brother / Sister Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh This world is a temporary place. It is also very disloyal. It keeps a person for a few days until he lives and then pushes him away (to the next world). All the things that one regarded as his own is also snatched away by the world. Similar is the condition of worldly people. They have no concept of loyalty. Only those who regard this world merely as a guest house (which one will shortly leave and continue upon one’s journey), or those who regard it as a jail, neither get deceived by it, nor do they deceive others. When making dhikr of Laa Ilaaha illallaah, imagine that you have removed all other love from your heart and thrown it behind you. Then meditate that only the love of Allah Ta`ala has been firmly embedded in your heart. In this world He is with us. In the Hereafter also, He alone will be with us. He will never separate from us. Try to embed this thought in your heart as much as possible (insha Allah your distress will be removed). (Maktoobaat of Faqih al-Umma, Mawlana Mahmud Hasan Gangohi(rah); vol 5; pg 43) Taken from al-Haadi. Wa'laykum Salam. Abu Tamim's Blog May Allah have mercy on him.
  3. Imām al-Ṭabarānī (260 – 360 H) narrates in his al-Mu‘jam al-Awsaṭ: حدثنا محمد بن الفضل السقطي، قال: نا مهدي بن حفص، قال: نا إسحاق الأزرق عن أبي حنيفة عن محارب بن دثار عن ابن عمر قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من صلى العشاء في جماعة، وصلى أربع ركعات قبل أن يخرج من المسجد كان كعدل ليلة القدر Muḥammad ibn al-Faḍl al-Saqaṭī narrated to us: He said: Mahdī ibn Ḥafṣ narrated to us: He said: Isḥāq al-Azraq narrated to us from Abū Ḥanīfah from Muḥārib ibn Dithār from Ibn ‘Umar: He said: The Messenger of Allāh (Allāh bless him and grant him peace) said: “Whoever prays ‘Ishā’ in congregation, and prays four rak‘āt before leaving the masjid*, it will be equal to [praying them on] Laylat al-Qadr.” (al-Mu‘jam al-Awsaṭ, 5:254) * Note: The condition “before leaving the masjid” is not a precluding condition. It is mentioned only to describe one common way these rak‘āt may be performed. The same reward will therefore be received for praying them at home. This is an authentic chain and ḥadīth. All of the narrators in this chain are trustworthy and reliable. Abū Nu‘aym al-Aṣfahānī mentions that a group of the companions of Imām Abū Ḥanīfah narrated this ḥadīth from him, including al-Ḥasan ibn al-Furāt, Abū Yūsuf, ‘Abd al-Ḥamīd al-Ḥimmānī and Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Shaybānī (Musnad Abī Ḥanīfah, p. 224). The ḥadīth is also found in Kitāb al-Āthār (Dār al-Nawādir, 1:133) of Muḥammad ibn al-Ḥasan al-Shaybānī and Kitāb al-Āthār of Abū Yūsuf, both of them directly from Imām Abū Hanīfah with the above chain. However, in both their narrations, the chain stops at Ibn ‘Umar (raḍiyAllāhu ‘anhumā) and is not reported as the words of the Prophet (ṣallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). In other words, Imām Abū Ḥanīfah narrated it as both a mawqūf and a marfū‘ narration. It is supported by other narrations. ‘Abdullāh ibn ‘Amr (raḍiyAllāhu ‘anhumā) said: من صلى أربعا بعد العشاء كن كقدرهن من ليلة القدر “Whoever prays four [rak‘āt] after ‘Ishā’, they will be like the equivalent of them on Laylat al-Qadr.” (Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah, 5:100) ‘Ā’ishah (raḍiyAllāhu ‘anhā) said: أربعة بعد العشاء يعدلن بمثلهن من ليلة القدر “Four [rak‘āt] after ‘Ishā’ equate to the like of them on Laylat al-Qadr.” (Musannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah, 5:100) ‘Abdullāh ibn Mas‘ūd (raḍiyAllāhu ‘anhū) said: من صلى أربعا بعد العشاء لم يفصل بينهن بتسليم عدلن بمثلهن من ليلة القدر “Whoever prays four [rak‘āt] after ‘Ishā’, not separating them by salām, they will equate to the like of them on Laylat al-Qadr.” (Muṣannaf Ibn Abī Shaybah, 5:100) Such a thing cannot be said based on mere opinion or analogy, and thus must have been received from the Prophet (ṣallAllāhu ‘alayhi wasallam). Hence, these reports carry the ruling of a marfū‘ ḥadīth. [1] The Ḥanafī fuqahā’ recommend four rak‘āt after the farḍ of ‘Ishā’ based on this ḥadīth, as Imām Muḥammad records in al-Aṣl. [2] Note 1: These 4 rak‘āt are performed with one salām, as mentioned in the narration of ‘Abdullāh ibn Mas‘ūd (raḍiyAllāhu ‘anhū), and as stated explicitly by the Ḥanafī fuqahā’. Note 2: The sunnah mu’akkada ṣalāh after ‘Ishā’ consists of two rak‘ahs. The four rak‘āt described above are mustaḥabb or sunnah ghayr mu’akkada. However, according to the stronger opinion in the Ḥanafī madhhab, if only these four rak‘āt are prayed, two rak‘ahs from them will count in place of the sunnah mu’akkada ṣalāh, and one will have performed both the sunnah mu’akkada and mustaḥabb ṣalāh. Hence, it is not necessary to pray the 4 mustaḥabb rak‘āt separately from the 2 rak‘ahs of sunnah mu’akkada. [3] However, since there is a difference of opinion, it would be better to offer them separately. [1] الموقوف في هذا كالمرفوع لأنه من قبيل تقدير الأثوبة وهي لا يدرك إلا سماعا (غنية المتملي، ص٣٨٥ [2] قلت: فهل بعد العشاء تطوع؟ قال: إن تطوعت فحسن، بلغنا عن عبد الله بن عمر أنه قال: من صلى أربع ركعات بعد العشاء قبل أن يخرج من المسجد كن مثلهن من ليلة القدر (الأصل، دار ابن حزم، ج١ ص١٣٢ [3] الأربع بعد العشاء مستحبة والمؤكدة منها ركعتان (غنية المتملي، ص٣٨٧ وأربعا بعدها بتسليمة أيضا، وهما [أي: أربع قبل العشاء وأربع بعدها] مستحبتان أيضا، فإن أراد الأكمل فعلهما، وإن شاء اقتصر على صلاة ركعتين المؤكدتين بعدها (اللباب في شرح الكتاب، دار البشائر الإسلامية، ج٢ ص٢٠٤ (فأما التطوع بعد العشاء فركعتان فيما روينا من الآثار وإن صلى أربعا فهو أفضل) لحديث ابن عمر – رضي الله عنه – موقوفا عليه ومرفوعا «من صلى بعد العشاء أربع ركعات كن له كمثلهن من ليلة القدر» (المبسوط، دار المعرفة، ج١ ص١٥٧ قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من ثابر على ثنتي عشرة ركعة فى اليوم والليلة بنى الله له بيتا فى الجنة: ركعتين قبل الفجر، وأربع قبل الظهر، وركعتين بعدها، وركعتين بعد المغرب، وركعتين بعد العشاء، فهذه مؤكدات لا ينبغي تركها (الاختيار لتعليل المختار، دار الرسالة العالمية، ج١ ص٢٢٤ – ٢٢٥ والمستحب بعد العشاء أن يصلي أربع ركعات لحديث ابن عمر موقوفا عليه ومرفوعا إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من صلى أربع ركعات بعد صلاة العشاء كن كمثلهن من ليلة القدر (التجنيس والمزيد، إدارة القرآن، ج٢ ص١٠٤ وحكى في فتح القدير اختلافا بين أهل عصره في مسألتين: الأولى هل السنة المؤكدة محسوبة من المستحب في الأربع بعد الظهر وبعد العشاء…؟ الثانية: على تقدير الأول هل يؤدي الكل بتسليمة واحدة أو بتسليمتين؟ واختار الأول فيهما وأطال الكلام فيه (البحر الرائق، دار الكتب العلمية، ج٢ ص٨٩ وكذا في غنية المتملي ص٣٨٧، ونقل عن ابن الهمام قوله: ثم رأينا في لفظ الهداية ما يدل على ما قلنا قال الشيخ محمد حسن السنبهلي (م: ١٣٠٥ ه): الأربع ليست من الرواتبة المؤكدة، بل من السنن الزوائد النافلة، ويجزئ هذه الأربع عن الشفع المؤكدة…على ما اختاره ابن الهمام، وإن كان مختلفا فيه (تنسيق النظام في مسند الإمام، مكتبة البشرى، ص٢٩٢ darulmaarif
  4. It was early in the morning at four, When death knocked upon a bedroom door. Who is there? The sleeping one cried. I'm Malkul Maut (Angel Of Death), let me inside. At once, the man began to shiver, As one sweating in deadly fever, He shouted to his sleeping wife, Don't let him take away my life. O Angel of Death!Please go away Leave me alone; I'm not ready today. My parents and family on me depends, Give me a chance to make amends! The angel knocked again and again, Friend! I'll take your life without a pain, Its your soul Allah requires, I come not with my own desires.. Bewildered, the man began to cry, O Angel I'm so afraid to die, I'll give you gold and be your slave, Don't send me to the unlit grave. Let me in, O Friend! The Angel said, Open the door; get up from your bed, If you do not allow me in, I will walk through it, like a Jinn. The man held a gun in his hand, Ready to defy the Angel's stand.. I'll point my gun, towards your head, You dare come in; I'll shoot you dead. By now the Angel was in the room, Saying, O Friend! Prepare for you doom. Foolish man, Angels never die,(except when Allah will give death to everyone on day of kayamat) Put down your gun and do not sigh. Why are you afraid! Tell me O man, To die according to Allah's plan? Do not grim,Come smile at me, To return to Him, be happy O Angel! I bow my head in shame; I had no time to take Allah's Name. From morning till dusk, I made my wealth, Not even caring for my own health. Allah's command I never obeyed, Nor five times a day I ever prayed. Ramadaan came and a Ramadaan went, But I had no time to repent. The Hajj was already FARD on me, But I would not part with my money. All charities I did ignore, Taking usury more and more. Sometimes I sipped my favorite wine, With flirting women I sat to dine... O Angel! I appeal to you, Spare my life for a year or two. The Laws of Quran I will obey, I'll begin my SALAT this very day. My Fast and Hajj, I will complete, And keep away from self-conceit. I will refrain from usury, And give all my wealth to charity, Wine and wenches I will detest, Allah's oneness I will attest. We Angels do what Allah demands, We cannot go against His commands.. Death is ordained for everyone, Father, mother, daughter or son. I’m afraid this moment is your last, Now be reminded, of your past, do understand your dreadful fears, But it is now too late for your tears. You lived in this world, two score and more, Never did to you, your people adore. Your parents, you did not obey, Hungry beggars, you turned away. Your two ill-gotten, female offspring, In nightclubs, for livelihood they sing. Instead of making many more Muslims, You made your children non-Muslims? You did ignore the Mua'dhin Adhaan, Nor did you read the Holy Quran. Breaking promises all your life, Backbiting friends, and causing strife From hoarded goods, great profits you made, And for your poor workers, you underpaid. Horses and fancy cars were your leisure, Moneymaking was your pleasure. You ate vitamins and grew more fat, With the very sick, you never sat. A pint of blood you never gave, Which could a little baby save? O Human, you have done enough wrong, You bought good properties for a song. When the farmers appealed to you, You did not have mercy, that's true. Paradise for you? I cannot tell, Undoubtedly you will dwell in hell. There is no time for you to repent, I'll take your soul for which I am sent. The ending however, is very sad, Eventually the man became mad With a cry, he jumped out of bed, And suddenly, he fell down dead. O Reader! Take moral from here, You never know, your end may be near Change your living and make amends For heaven, on your deeds depends. if this poem inspires you, It can help someone too. At least take some time, and do not ban Send it to as many people as you can. This poem may change many, Reward for u, till eternity. Anonymous
  5. By Abrar Mirza Tasbīh al-Tarāwīh Traditionally, in each tarwīhah, the mustahabb break between each set of four rak’ahs of the Tarāwīh prayer, the Muslims of different regions, especially in Makkah and Madīnah, observed different acts of worship. The Muslims in Makkah used to make tawāf of the Ka’bah during each tarwīhah, whereas those in Madīnah, unable to make tawāf, would pray an additional four rak’ahs instead. However, during the tarwīhah, a person may recite the Qur’ān, tasbīh (Subhān Allāh), tahmīd (Alhamdulillāh), tahlīl (Lā ilāha illallāh), pray nawāfil individually, send durūd (blessings) on the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, or simply remain silent. This is mentioned by the fuqahā’ and ‘ulamā’ in their books, including al-Mabsūt,[1] al-Muhīt al-Burhānī,[2] Badā’i’ al-Ṣanā’i’,[3] Mukhtārāt al-Nawāzil,[4] al-Fatāwā al-Tātārkhāniyyah,[5] Ghunyat al-Mutamallī,[6] Nihāyat al-Murād,[7] Fath Bāb al-‘Ināyah,[8] Majma’ al-Anhur,[9] Imdād al-Ahkām,[10] and Fatāwā Rahīmiyyah.[11] Surprisingly, none of the abovementioned books mention any masnūn or mustahabb du‘ā’ for the tarwīhah, including the du‘ā’ commonly read by Muslims in several Masjids, many of which advertise the du‘ā’ on large printed banners. This du‘ā’, commonly known as the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’,” is as follows: سُبْحانَ ذِي الْمُلْكِ وَالْمَلَكُوتِ سُبْحانَ ذِي الْعِزَّةِ وَالْعَظمَةِ وَالْهَيْبَةِ وَالْقُدْرَةِ وَالْكِبْرِياءِ وَالْجَبَرُوْتِ سُبْحانَ الْمَلِكِ الْحَيِّ الَّذِيْ لا يَنامُ وَلا يَمُوتُ سُبُّوْحٌ قُدُّوْسٌ رَبُّنا وَرَبُّ المْلائِكَةِ وَالرُّوْحِ اللَّهُمَّ أَجِرْنا مِنَ النّارِ يا مُجيرُ يا مُجيرُ يا مُجيرُ Exalted is the Possessor of the hidden and the manifest dominion. Exalted is the Possessor of Might, Greatness, Reverence, Power, Pride, and Majesty. Exalted is the Master, the Living, the one who neither sleeps nor dies. All-perfect, All-holy, Our Lord, and the Lord of the angels and the souls. O Allāh, grant us refuge from the Hellfire. O Granter of refuge, O Granter of refuge, O Granter of refuge. Unfortunately, a thorough search of the books of ahādīth, tafāsīr, fiqh, etc. did not reveal a single mention of this du‘ā’ anywhere. However, some parts of the above du‘ā’ are mentioned in several books of tafsīr as the tasbīh of the angels.[12] Yet, none of the books, whether of tafāsīr or any other Islāmic science, have narrated this exact du‘ā’ in any context, let alone as the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’.” Apparently, the basis for any specific du‘ā’ for the tarwīhah stems from Imām Ibn ‘Ābidīn mentioning in Radd al-Muhtār[13] that one should recite the following du‘ā’ three times: سُبْحانَ ذِي الْمُلْكِ وَالْمَلَكُوْتِ سُبْحانَ ذِي الْعِزَّةِ وَالْعَظمَةِ وَالْقُدْرَةِ وَالْكِبْرِياءِ وَالْجَبَرُوْتِ سُبْحانَ الْمَلِكِ الحَيِّ الَّذِي لا يَمُوْتُ سُبُّوْحٌ قُدُّوْسٌ رَبُّ الْمَلائِكَةِ وَالرُّوْحِ لا إلَهَ إلاَّ اللهُ نَسْتَغْفِرُ اللهَ نَسْأَلُكَ الْجَنَّةَ وَنَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنَ النّارِ Exalted is the Possessor of the hidden and the manifest dominion. Exalted is the Possessor of Might, Greatness, Power, Pride, and Majesty. Exalted is the Master, the Living, the one who does not die. All-perfect, All-holy, Our Lord, and the Lord of the angels and the souls. There is no god except Allāh. We ask Him for forgiveness, we ask Him for Paradise, and we seek refuge in Him from the fire. Surprisingly, even Imām Ibn ‘Ābidīn did not quote the words of the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’.” In Ṭawāli’ al-Anwār,[14]Imām ‘Ābid al-Sindhī has also narrated the same words as Imām Ibn ‘Ābidīn. Although neither have claimed the the du‘ā’ they quote as sunnah or mustahabb, Khayr al-Fatāwā[15] mentions reading the above-mentioned du‘ā’ as mustahabb based on the text in the Radd al-Muhtār. Furthermore, both Imām Ibn ‘Ābidīn and Imām ‘Ābid al-Sindhī quote the du‘ā’ from Imām Quhustānī. Imām Ibn ‘Ābidīn, when quoting Imām Quhustānī, states that the du‘ā’ is mentioned in Manhaj al-‘Ibād. On the other hand, Imām ‘Ābid al-Sindhī quotes Imām Quhustānī mentioning Mafātīh al-‘Ibād as the source of the du‘ā’. In Jāmi’ al-Rumūz,[16] Imām Quhustānī mentions the source of the du‘ā’ as Manāhij al-’Ībād. Regardless of whether the correct name of the book is Manhaj al-‘Ibād, Manāhij al-‘Ibād, or Mafātīh al-‘Ibād, it is not a reliable book in establishing any preference for the recitation of this du‘ā’, let alone in each tarwīhah, nor does Imām Quhustānī, from whom others narrate, attach any special reward to it. Therefore, it is incorrect to regard the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’” as sunnah or mustahabb. Although the actual words of the du‘ā’ are not problematic, one should realize that it is simply mubāh (permissible),nothing more. In addition, if one wishes to act according to the recommendations or practices of our pious predecessors, then one may recite the du‘ā’ mentioned by Imām Quhustānī, also quoted from him by Imām Ibn ‘Ābidīn and Imām ‘Ābid al-Sindhī, the wordings of which are different from the words of the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’.” Furthermore, Imām Gangohī’s[17] practice was to recite: سُبْحانَ اللهِ وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ ولا إلَهَ إلاَّ اللهُ واللهُ أَكْبَرُ Exalted is Allāh and all-praises be to Allāh. There is no god besides Allāh, and Allāh is the Greatest. Nonetheless, one should be fully aware that there is no sunnah or mustahabb du‘ā’ for each tarwīhah. Rather, one should engage tasbīh, tahmīd, nawāfil, durūd, etc. or simply remain silent, as quoted earlier from several books of fiqh. However, if he/she wishes to recite the du‘ā’ quoted from Imām Quhustānī or even the “Tarāwīh Du‘ā’,” then it is permissible as long as he/she accepts that it is simply mubāh, realizes that it does not hold any special merit, does not look down on the one who does not recite it, and does not give the impression to others as if it is sunnah or mustahabb through, for example, hanging posters of the du‘ā’ in the Masjid. And Allah knows best. [1] [الانتظار بين كل ترويحتين] وهو مستحب هكذا روي عن أبي حنيفة رحمه الله تعالى لأنها إنما سميت بهذا الاسم لمعنى الاستراحة وأنها مأخوذة عن السلف وأهل الحرمين فإن أهل مكة يطوفون سبعا بين كل ترويحتين كما حكينا عن مالك رحمه الله تعالى (البسوط للسرخسي، كتاب الصلاة، باب التراويح، الفصل الرابع: 2/132؛ الفكر) [2] وكلما يصلي ترويحة ينتظر بين الترويحتين قدر ترويحة… فالانتظار بين كل ترويحتين مستحب بمقدار ترويحة واحدة عند أبي حنيفة رحمه الله تعالى وعليه عمل أهل الحرمين غير أن أهل مكة يطوفون بين كل ترويحتين سبعا وأهل المدينة يصلون بدل ذلك أربع ركعات وأهل كل بلدة بالخيار يسبحون أو يهللون أو يكبرون أو ينتظرون سكوتا (المحيط البرهاني، كتاب الصلاة، الفصل الثالث عشر: 2/250؛ إدارة) [3] ومنها أن الإمام كلما صلى ترويحتة قعد بين الترويحتين قدر ترويحة يسبح ويهلل ويكبر ويصلي على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ويدعو (بدائع الصنائع، كتاب الصلاة، صلاة التراويح: 1/648؛ إحياء التراث) [4] ويقعد بين كل ترويحتين مقدار ترويحه الخامس في الوتر ثم هو مخير فيه إن شاء سبح وإن شاء هلل وإن شاء صلى (على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم) وإن شاء سكت وأهل مكة يطوفون بين ترويحتين أسبوعا (مختارات النوازل، كتاب الصلاة، فصل في التراويح: ص 95؛ العلمية) [5] فالانتظار بين كل ترويحتين مستحب بمقدار ترويحة واحدة عند أبي حنيفة وعليه عمل أهل الحرمين غير أن أهل مكة يطوفون بين كل ترويحتين أسبوعا وأهل المدينة يصلون بدل ذلك أربع ركعات وأهل كل بلدة بالخيار يسبحون أو يهللون أو ينتظرون سكوتا (الفتاوى التاتارخانية، كتاب الصلاة، الفصل الثالث عشر: 1/654؛ إدارة القرآن) [6] (فيجلس بين كل ترويحتين مقدار ترويحة) أي بين كل أربع ركعات وأربع ركعات مقدار أربع ركعات وكذا بين الآخرة والوتر وليس المراد حقيقة الجلوس بل المراد الانتظار وهو مخير فيه إن شاء جلس ساكتا وإن شاء هلل أو سبح أو قرأ أو صلى نافلة منفردا وهذا الانتظار مستحب لعادة أهل الحرمين فإن عادة أهل مكة أن يطوفوا بعد كل أربع أسبوعا ويصلوا ركعتي الطواف وعادة أهل المدينة أن يصلوا أربع ركعات… فثبت من عادة أهل الحرمين الفصل بين كل ترويحتين ومقدار ذلك الفصل وهو مقدار ترويحة فكان مستحبا لأن ما رآه المؤمنون حسنا فهو عند الله حسن (غنية المتملي، فصل في النوافل، تراويح: ص 404؛ سهيل) [7] قال في فتح القدير قيل ينبغي أن يقول والمستحب الانتظار بين الترويحتين وأهل المدينة كانوا يصلون بذلك أربع ركعات فرادى وأهل مكة يطوفون بينهما أسبوعا ويصلون ركعتي الطواف إلا أنه روى البيهقي بإسناد صحيح أنهم كانوا يقومون على عهد عمر رضي الله عنه… وأهل كل بلدة يسبحون أو يهللون أو ينتظرون سكوتا أو يصلون أربعا فرادى وإنما المستحب الانتظار لأن التراويح مأخوذة من الراحة فيفعل ذلك تحقيقا لمعنى الاسم وكذا هو متوارث انتهى (نهاية المراد، التراويح: ص 649؛ البيروتي) [8] (على كل ترويحة) أي أربع ركعات وقيل خمس تسليمات (جلسة بقدرها) لتوارث ذلك من السلف وكذا قبل الوتر هكذا روي عن أبي حنيفة لأنها إنما سميت بالترويحة للاستراحة فيفعل ذلك تحقيقا لمعنى الاسم ثم إن أهل مكة تطوف سبعا بين كل ترويحتين كما حكي عن مالك وأهل المدينة يصلون فرادى أربعا بدل ذلك وأهل كل بلدة بالخيار يسبحون أو يهللون أو ينتظرون سكوتا أو يصلون فرادى (فتح باب العناية، كتاب الصلاة، فصل في صلاة التراويح: 1/342؛ الأرقم) [9] (وجلسة بعد كل أربع بقدرها) أي بقدر أربعة من ركعاتها ولو قال وانتظار بقدرها لكان أولى فإن بعض أهل مكة يطوفون بين كل ترويحتين وأهل المدينة يصلون بدل ذلك أربع ركعات وأهل كل بلدة بالخيار يسبحون أو يهللون أو ينتظرون سكوتا (مجمع الأنهر، كتاب الصلاة، باب الوتر والنوافل، فصل: 1/136؛ إحياء التراث) [10] (إمداد الأحكام، كتاب الصلاة، فصل في التراويح: 1/624؛ كراتشي) [11] (فتاوى رحيمية، كتاب الصلاة، مسائل تراويح: 6/245؛ الإشاعت) [12] وأخرج ابن جرير وأبو نعيم في الحلية عن سعيد بن جبير أن عمر بن الخطاب سأل النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم عن صلاة الملائكة فلم يرد عليه شيئا فأتاه جبريل فقال إن أهل السماء الدنيا سجود إلى يوم القيامة يقولون : سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت وأهل السماء الثانية ركوع إلى يوم القيامة يقولون سبحان ذي العزة والجبروت وأهل السماء الثالثة قيام إلى يوم القيامة يقولون : سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت (الدر المنثور، سورة البقرة، الآية 30: 1/113-114؛ الفكر) ثم ينزل الجبار في ظلل من الغمام (البقرة 210) والملائكة يحمل عرشه يومئذ ثمانية وهم اليوم أربعة أقدامهم على تخوم الأرض السفلى والأرضون والسموات إلى حجزهم والعرش على مناكبهم لهم زجل بالتسبيح فيقولون : سبحان ذي العزة والجبروت سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت سبحان الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت سبوح قدوس رب الملائكة والروح سبحان ربنا الأعلى الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت فيضع عرشه حيث يشاء من الأرض (المرجع السابق، سورة الزمر، الآية 10: 7/258) قال: وينزل الجبار، عز وجل، في ظُلَل من الغمام والملائكةُ، ولهم زَجَل مِنْ تسبيحهم يقولون سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت، سبحان رب العرش ذي الجبروت سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت، سبحان الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت سُبّوح قدوس، رب الملائكة والروح، قدوس قدوس، سبحان ربنا الأعلى، سبحان ذي السلطان والعظمة، سبحانه أبدًا أبدًا (تفسير ابن كثير، سورة البقرة، الآية 210: 1/567؛ الطيبة) ثم ينزلون على قدر ذلك من التضعيف، حتى ينزل الجبار، عَزَّ وجل، في ظُلل من الغمام والملائكة، فيحمل عرشه يومئذ ثمانية -وهم اليوم أربعة -أقدامهم في تخوم الأرض السفلى والأرض والسموات إلى حُجْزَتَهم والعرش على مناكبهم، لهم زجل في تسبيحهم، يقولون: سبحان ذي العرش والجبروت، سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت، سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت، سبحان الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت، سُبُّوح قدوس قدوس قدوس، سبحان ربنا الأعلى، رب الملائكة والروح، سبحان ربنا الأعلى، الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت، فيضع الله كرسيه حيث يشاء من أرضه (المرجع السابق، سورة الأنعام، الآيات 70-73: 3/284-285) قال ابن عباس: حملة العرش ما بين كعب أحدهم إلى أسفل قدميه مسيرة خمسمائة عام، ويروى أن أقدامهم في تخوم الأرضين، والأرضون والسموات إلى حجزهم، وهم يقولون سبحان ذي العزة والجبروت، سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت، سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت، سبوح قدوس رب الملائكة والروح (تفسير البغوي، سورة الغافر، الآيات 5-7: 7/139-140؛ الطيبة) حدثنا ابن حميد، قال: حدثنا يعقوب القمي، عن جعفر بن أبي المغيرة، عن سعيد بن جبير… فأتاه جبريل فقال: يا نبي الله، سألك عُمر عن صلاة أهل السماء؟ قال: نعم. فقال: اقرأ على عمر السلام، وأخبره أن أهل السماء الدنيا سجودٌ إلى يوم القيامة يقولون:”سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت”، وأهل السماء الثانية ركوعٌ إلى يوم القيامة يقولون:”سبحان ذي العزة والجبروت”، وأهل السماء الثالثة قيامٌ إلى يوم القيامة يقولون”سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت (تفسير الطبري، سورة البقرة، الآية 30: 1/472-473؛ الرسالة) ثم نزل أهلُ السموات على عدد ذلك من التضعيف، حتى نزل الجبار في ظُلل من الغمام والملائكة، ولهم زجَلٌ من تسبيحهم يقولون:” سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت! سبحان ربّ العرش ذي الجبروت! سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت! سبحان الذي يُميت الخلائق ولا يموت! سبوح قدوس، رب الملائكة والروح! قدّوس قدّوس! سبحان ربنا الأعلى! سبحان ذي السلطان والعظمة! سبحانه أبدًا أبدًا (المرجع السابق، سورة البقرة، الآية 210: 4/267) ثم نزل أهل السموات على قدر ذلك من الضعف حتى نزل الجبار في ظلل من الغمام والملائكة، ولهم زجل من تسبيحهم، يقولون: سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت، سبحان رب العرش ذي الجبروت، سبحان الحي الذي لا يموت سبحان الذي يميت الخلائق ولا يموت، سبوح قدوس رب الملائكة والروح، قدوس قدوس، سبحان ربنا الأعلى سبحان ذي الجبروت والملكوت والكبرياء والسلطان والعظمة سبحانه أبدا أبدا (المرجع السابق، سورة الفجر، الآيات 20-23: 24/419) [13] قوله ( بين تسبيح ) قال القهستاني فيقال ثلاث مرات سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت سبحان ذي العزة والعظمة والقدرة والكبرياء والجبروت سبحان الملك الحي الذي لا يموت سبوح قدوس رب الملائكة والروح لا إله إلا الله نستغفر الله نسألك الجنة ونعوذ بك من النار كما في منهج العباد ا هـ (رد المحتار، كتاب الصلاة، باب الوتر والنوافل: 2/46؛ الفكر) [14] (ويخيرون) في هذا الانتظار (بين تسبيح) في القهستاني يقول سبحان ذي الملك والمكوت سبحان ذي العزة والعظمة والقدرة والكبرياء والجبروت سبحان الملك الحي الذي لا يموت سبوح قدوس رب الملائكة والروح لا إله إلا الله نستغفر الله نسألك الجنة ونعوذ بك من النار كما في مفاتيح العباد انتهى وقال الحلبي وإن شاء هلل أو سبح انتهى فأفاد به أن كل ذكر من تسبيح أو تحميد أو تكبير أو حوقلة أو مذاكرة علم يقوم مقام ذلك والله أعلم (طوالع الأنوار، كتاب الصلاة، باب الوتر والنوافل: 2/299-300/ب-أ؛ مخطوط) [15] (خير الفتاوى، كتاب الصلاة، فصل في التراويح: 2/521؛ إمدادية) [16] فإن لكل بلدة أن يسبح أو يهلل كما له أن يسكت كما في المحيط (بقدرها) أي الترويحة فقال ثلاث مرات سبحان ذي الملك والملكوت سبحان ذي العزة والعظمة والقدرة والكبرياء والجبروت سبحان الملك الحي الذي لا يموت سبوح قدوس رب الملائكة والروح لا إله إلا الله نستغفر الله نسألك الجنة ونعوذ بك من النار كما في مناهج العباد (جامع الرموز، كتاب الصلاة، فصل في الوتر والنوافل: 1/215؛ سعيد) [17] (فتاوى دارة العلوم ديوبند، كتاب الصلاة، الباب الثامن، الفصل الرابع: 4/246، 248؛ الإشاعت) 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  6. Ostentation OR Not A senior advanced disciple wrote, 1. I was ill and not praying tahajjud. During that period two guests came to stay. They got up for tahajjud. 2. I thought to get up and pray, however another thought came not to do so as it will be ostentatious. Eventually I didn’t pray. 3. I thought of letting them know later that there was a reason for not offering tahajjud. Hakim al Ummah Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Allah have mercy on him) replied, ‘1. This was the most appropriate ruling (in those circumstances) 2. This would had been the most appropriate action (i.e. to pray) 3. This was pure ostentation (riya) Imperfect individuals (like us) are instructed to act and correct the intention. Otherwise, they will find an excuse of possibility of riya in all matters (and abandon them). ‘ Al Qawl al Jaleel, page 55 Ashrafiya.com
  7. This is also my "khush-fehmi" or you can call it "khush-gumani"
  8. I think I'm from the second one Insha'Allah
  9. _*رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨*_ قسط 10 *28: اس رمضان کو گذشتہ رمضانوں سے ممتاز کریں:* کسی ایسی عبادت کی ترتیب بنائیں جو آپ کے نامہ اعمال میں اس رمضان کو گزشتہ رمضانوں سے ممتاز کردے۔۔ مثلاً: _" تیسواں پارہ زبانی یاد کرلیں۔۔ یا سورہ رحمن, سورہ یٰس, سورہ ملک, سورہ الم سجدہ وغیرہ سورتیں زبانی اچھی تجوید کے ساتھ یاد کرلیں۔۔ یا کسی یتیم کو ڈھونڈ کر اس کی کفالت کا بندوبست کرلیں"_ _کسی جگہ پانی کی اشد ضرورت ہو تو ٹیوب ویل, کنواں یا ٹھنڈے پانی کا پلانٹ لگوادیں۔۔ یا مسجد و مدارس کے ساتھ پر خلوص تعاون کریں یا مستحق طلبہ کے لیے فیسوں اور یونیفارم وغیرہ کا بندوبست کرلیں وغیرہ وغیرہ۔۔"_ *29:ماہ شعبان کی تاریخیں یاد رکھیں:* رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم شعبان کی تاریخیں یاد۔رکھنے کا بعت زیادہ اہتمام فرماتے۔۔ ایک موقع پر آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا: *"رمضان کے لیے شعبان کے چاند (کی تاریخیں) گنتے رہو"* (سنن ترمزی) *30:دعاؤں کا اہتمام کریں:* رمضان المبارک کی تیاری کے حوالے سے درج بالا ہدایات و تجاویز پر عمل اور دوسروں تک پھنچانے کے ساتھ ساتھ اللہ تعالی سے رمضان المبارک کی روحانیت و برکات کے حصول کے لیے خصوصی دعائیں مانگیں, بالخصوص اس دعا کا اہتمام فرمائیں: *اَللّٰھُمَّ بَارِکْ لَنَا فِیْ رَجَبَ وَشَعْبَانَ وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ۔* _" اے اللہ !ہمارے لیے رجب اورشعبان کے مہینوں میں برکت عطا فرمائیے اور ہمیں رمضان کے مہینے تک پہنچا دیجیے۔_ آمین *_30 Valuable Guidelines for Welcoming the Blessed Month of Ramadhan✨_* Part *☘28: Make this Ramadhan as Outstanding from the Previous Ones :* Set up such a schedule of ibaadah which makes this Ramadhan as an exceptional one than the previous ones, in your record of deeds. For eg: _Memorize the 30th juz by heart, or memorize surahs like surah rahman, surah yaseen, surah mulk, surah alif laam meem sajda etc with proper and good tajweed; or look for an orphan and make arrangements to financially support him._ _If there is a desperate need for water at any place, then implant tube wells, well or water coolers, or sincerely give in to help for the masjid and madrasaas or make arrangements for the fees and uniforms for the needy students there, etc._ *☘30: Keep Track of the Dates of Sha'baan :* Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam would very carefully keep track of the dates of Sha'baan. At one point, He stated: *Count the days of Sha'baan for the sake of Ramadhan* (Sunan-e-Tirmizi) *☘30: Make Efforts for Duaas :* Along with acting upon the above guidelines of preparation for Ramadhan, and informing others about it too, make special duas for achieving the barakah and spirituality of Ramadhan, and specifically recite this dua: *اَللّٰھُمَّ بَارِکْ لَنَا فِیْ رَجَبَ وَشَعْبَانَ وَبَلِّغْنَا رَمَضَانَ۔​* _"Oh Allah, bless us in the month of Rajab and Sha’baan. And enable us to reach Ramadhan."_ {{..End..}}
  10. _* رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨*_ قسط 9 *25: مالی حقوق سے متعلق مسائل سکھیں:* عام طور پر رمضان میں مالی حقوق جیسے زکوہ, نذر, صدقتہ الفطر وغیرہ کی ادائیگی کی جاتی ہے۔۔ لہذا ضروری ہے کہ ان سے متعلق تفصیلی احکامات پہلے سے معلوم کرلیے جائیں۔۔ اسی طرح جو مالی حقوق ذمہ میں ہوں۔۔ *(جیسے بیوی کا مہر یا کس کا قرض وغیرہ)* اور ادا کرنے کی صلاحیت بھی ہو تو رمضان سے پہلے اداء کرلیں۔۔ *رسول صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے فرمایا: "مالدار آدمی کا قرض کی ادائیگی میں تاخیر کرنا ظلم ہے"* (صحیح بخاری) *26: رات کو جلدی سونے کی عادت ڈالیں:* دوستوں کی فضول مجالس, گپ شب کی محافل اور رات گئے تک سر انجام دی جانے والی سر گرمیوں سے آہستہ آہستہ کنارہ کشی اختیار کریں تاکہ رمضان میں تراویح کے فوراً بعد بلا تاخیر سو سکیں۔۔ یاد رکھیں تہجد اور سحری میں ہشاش بشاش اٹھنے کا دارومدار بر وقت سونے پر ہے۔۔ *27: بچوں کو روزے کی عادت ڈالیں:* سات سال یا اس سے بڑے بچوں کو روزے کے حوالے سے خصوصی ترغیب دیں اور ان کی ذہن سازی کریں تاکہ رمضان میں انہیں روزے رکھنے کی عادت پڑ جائے اور بچوں کے روزے آپ کے لیے صدقہ جاریہ ہوں۔۔ {{…جاری…}} *_30 Valuable Guidelines for Welcoming the Blessed Month of Ramadhan✨_* Part 9 *☘25: Learn About the Issues Relating to Financial Rights :* Usually the offering of wealth in terms of zakaat, devotion, sadqatul fitr etc is given during Ramadhan, hence it is important to know in advance about the detailed commands pertaining these issues. Similarly, those financial rights that are pending, *(Eg. Meher of the wife, or someone's debt etc)* And you can pay it with ease, so give it away before Ramadhan. *Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wasallam said: "Delay in repaying debts by a wealthy person is an oppression."* (Sahih Bukhari) *☘26: Accustom Yourself to Sleeping Early at Night :* Start to slowly discontinue meaningless gatherings with friends, chit chatting groups, and all late night activities; so that during Ramadhan you can sleep without any delay right after taraweeh, and remember that, to actively get up for sehri and tahajjud, it depends on sleeping early. *☘27: Accustom the Children to Fasting :* Specifically encourage children of 7 years and above about fasting, and persuade them so that they attain the habit of fasting during Ramadhan, and that the fasts of your children become a source of charity (sadqa jaariya) for you. {{...To be continued...}}
  11. _* رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨*_ *قسط 8 *22: ملاقاتوں کا سلسلہ محدود کریں:* رمضان میں تقاریب, ملاقاتوں اور دعوتوں کا سلسلہ بالکل محدود کردیں تاکہ زیادہ سے زیادہ وقت عبادت میں صرف ہوسکے۔۔ البتہ بیمار کی عیادت اور تیمارداری, اسی طرح میت کی تجہیز و تکفین اور نماز جنازہ میں شرکت کے مواقع جتنے مل سکیں غنیمت جانیں۔۔۔ *23: چھوٹی چھوٹی سورتیں زبانی یاد کریں:* قرآن پاک کی چھوٹی چھوٹی سورتیں ابھی سے یاد کرنا شروع کریں تاکہ نوافل تہجد تراویح میں یہ سورتیں پڑھی جاسکیں۔۔ عام طور پر صرف 2 یا 3 سورتیں یاد ہوتی ہیں انہی کو بار بار دہرایا جاتا ہے, جو مثالی طرز عمل نہیں ہے۔۔ اس لیے رمضان آنے سے پہلے کچھ چھوٹی سورتیں اچھی تجوید اور مخارج کے ساتھ یاد کرلیں۔۔۔ *24: کم کھانے کی عادت ڈالیں:* شعبان میں کھانے کی مقدار خاص تناسب سے کم کریں, غذا میں سبزی, دودھ, پھل اور کھجور کا استعمال زیادہ رکھیں تاکہ صحت و توانائی برقرار رہے اور رمضان تک آپ کم کھانے کے عادی بن جائیں۔۔ نیز زیادہ کھانے کا بوجھ, بد ہضمی اور سستی عبادات میں رکاوٹ نہ بنے۔۔ {{…جاری…}} *_30 Valuable Guidelines for Welcoming the Blessed Month of Ramadhan✨_* Part 8 *☘22-Limit the Series of Meetings :* Restrict yourself completely from meet ups, functions and parties during Ramadhan, so that most of the time can be spent worshipping. However, if you get chances to visit and look after the sick, similarly funeral and burial and participating in salaatul janaazah, grab those opportunities and make the most of it. *☘23-Memorize the Short Surahs by Heart :* Start to memorize the small surahs of the Qur'an from now, so that they can be recited in the nafl, tahajjud and taraweeh prayers. Usually only 2 or 3 surahs are memorized and they are often repeated, which is not the ideal example. So memorize some short surahs of the Qur'an with the correct pronunciation and tajweed. *☘24-Form the Habit of Eating Less :* Relatively reduce the intake of food during Shabaan, increase the intake of vegetables, milk, dates and fruits in your diet more often, so as to improvise your health and strength, so that you adapt to the habit of eating less until Ramadhan starts. Moreover, so that excessive eating, indigestion, and laziness does not become a hindrance to worshipping. {{...To be continued...}}
  12. _* رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨*_ *قسط 7 *19:نیند کم کرنے کی عادت ڈالیں:*اگر آپ 7 گھنٹے سونے کے عادی ہیں تو 5 گھنٹے سونے کی عادت ڈالیں تاکہ رمضان میں مشکل کا سامنا نہ کرنا پڑے۔۔ البتہ تھکاوٹ سے بچنے کے لیے دن میں تھوڑی دیر قیلولہ کرلینا مسنون بھی ہے اور تہجد پڑھنے میں معین و مدگار بھی ہے۔۔ *20: چالیس دن تکبیر اولٰی (یعنی مسجد میں جماعت) کے ساتھ نمازیں پڑھیں:*اس کی بڑی فضیلت وارد ہوئی ہے نیز ماہ شعبان کے آخری دس دن اور رمضان کے تیس دنوں میں اس کا اہتمام نسبتاً زیادہ آسان ہے۔۔ لہذا مرد تکبیر اولی کے ساتھ پنج وقتہ نمازیں با جماعت پڑھنے کی ترتیب بنائیں اور خواتین گھر میں اول وقت ساری نمازیں پڑھیں۔۔ *21:سگریٹ پان گوٹکا اور نسوار سے جان چھڑائیں:*سگریٹ پان نسوار اور دیگر نشہ آور چیزوں کا استعمال ابھی سے محدود کریں اور کوشش کریں کے ان سے جان چھڑالی جائے تاکہ روزے کی حالت میں کسی پریشانی کا سامنہ نہ کرنا پڑے. *رمضان المبارک نشہ آور چیزوں سے جان چھڑانے کا بہترین موقعہ ہے اور اس میں ہمت حوصلہ اور اللہ کی مدد مانگتے ہوئے ان آفات سے بآسانی جان چھڑائی جاسکتی ہے۔۔* {{…جاری…}} *_30 Valuable Guidelines for Welcoming the Blessed Month of Ramadhan✨_* *Part 7 *☘19- Accustom Yourself to Less Sleep :* If you have a habit of sleeping 7 hours, then reduce it to 5 hours, so that you won't have to face difficulty during Ramadhan. However, to prevent yourself from weariness, it is a sunnah to perform qailulah (nap) in the afternoon, which is also helpful in praying tahajjud. *☘20- Pray in the Masjid for 40 Consecutive Days along with the First Takbeer(i.e in congregation):* Many virtues have been mentioned about it. Moreover, it becomes relatively easier to act upon it in the last 10 days of Shabaan, and the 30 days of Ramadhan. Hence, men should make arrangements to offer their daily five obligatory prayers in the masjid joining in from the first takbeer, and women should offer all their prayers on time, at home. *☘21-Detach Yourself from the Use of Cigarettes, Paan, Gutka and Snuffing :* Limit the use of cigarettes, paan, snuffing and other intoxicating stuff from now itself, and try to leave the habit completely, so that you won't have to face trouble while fasting. *Ramadhan is the best opportunity to leave aside all the intoxicating stuff, and one can easily cut off from these disastrous items through efforts and seeking Allah's help.* {{...To be continued...}}
  13. Unfortunately many of us don't follow this:( There is also a poem in urdu on this: Mujh se mat kar yaar kuch guftaar main roze se hoon Ho na jaye tujh se bhi takraar main roze se hoon :-)
  14. The month of Ramadan holds a greater virtue than other months. Allah’s Messenger ﷺ explained this in the following Hadith: “O people, there comes upon you a great month, a most blessed month, in which lies a night greater in worth than one thousand months. Allah has made compulsory fasting in this month and has decreed wakefulness at night a sunnah. Whosoever draws nearer to Allah by performing any optional deed in this month, for him shall be such reward as if he had performed a compulsory deed in any other time of the year. And whoever performs a compulsory deed, for him shall be the reward of seventy compulsory deeds in any other time of the year. This indeed is the month of patience, and the reward of true patience is Jannah; it is the month of sympathy with one’s fellow men; it is the month wherein a true believer’s provision is increased.” (Ibn Khuzaymah) A successful person realises the importance of preparing in advance for any event or performance. The more you prepare, the better your outcome and reward will be. Take the example of a farmer who knows that healthy soil is the basis of healthy plants. The farmer will work on tilling his field to perfection in order to yield a healthy crop. He realizes that plants will not grow if the soil is lousy and thin. Similarly, if we want a successful harvest in the month of Ramadan we will have to prepare adequately beforehand, as a wise man said, spectacular achievement is always preceded by spectacular preparation. Here are 10 ways for every Muslim to prepare for Ramadan 1. Repent Sincerely Repentance is necessary at all times, but more so when a month of such high calibre is approaching, a time when a person must be at peace with his Lord and at peace with his fellow men. Almighty Allah says: “O you who believe, turn to Allah with sincere repentance, in the hope that your Lord will expiate from you your sins” (Quran 66:8). By repenting sincerely one will enter the month ready for obedience and worship with peace of mind and contentment of heart. One of the best times to cry before Allah and repent is at Tahajjud (pre-dawn prayer). Allah’s special mercy descends at this time. 2. Rejoice Show happiness and fervour at the approach of this great month as it is a season of goodness for a believer in which the doors of Paradise are opened and the doors of hellfire are shut. Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahuanhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “When Ramadan approaches, the doors of Jannah are opened, the doors of hellfire are locked and the devils are chained” (Bukhari, Muslim). Almighty Allah instructs us: “Say, in the bounty of Allah and in his mercy; therein let them rejoice” (Quran 10:58). Ubadah ibn Samit (radiyallahuanhu) reports that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ used to teach the Companions the following dua at the approach of the month of Ramadan: O Allah! Safeguard me for Ramadan and safeguard Ramadan for me and accept it from me. (Kitabud-dua of Imam Tabarani, Hayatus Sahabah Vol. 3) 3. Race towards good We know that in the blessed month of Ramadan, angels of mercy descend and the devils who lead towards sin are chained. Mercy, forgiveness and rewards rain down in abundance. We need to attract this mercy by making good intentions and acting upon them. Prepare a list of intentions comprising of deeds and goals you wish to accomplish in the month. Note it down and pin it up as a checklist and reminder. Share your ideas with family and friends and let everyone partner in the goodness. 4. Reflect Many who were here last Ramadan were not blessed with the good fortune of living to see another Ramadan. Ponder over how many Ramadan’s have passed and how many you may or may not have left. Let this pondering lead you to firmly resolve to take advantage of the upcoming days and nights of Ramadan. 5. Refresh Take some time off from your busy schedule to relax and replenish in order to renew your strength and energize for the hours of fasting, supplication and worship that the month of Ramadan requires. 6. Recite and learn Ramadan is the month of the Quran. The Quran was revealed from the protected tablet to the lowest heaven in Ramadan. Frequent recitation of Quran draws blessings to oneself and encourages towards virtuous actions. Those who are well-versed in recitation are advised to increase recitation in the days leading up to Ramadan and those who are not familiar and struggling with recitation are required to put in all the effort that is needed to recite well. It is also important to familiarize oneself with the rules and etiquette of recitation as well as laws pertaining to the prescribed act of fasting. 7. Reach Out Charity in Ramadan is better than charity at other times. The Prophet ﷺ was the most generous of people and he was most generous in Ramadan (Muslim). Use the time before Ramadan to enquire about individuals or families who require any assistance for iftar or suhur. Put some money aside for charity. Zayd ibn Khalid al-Juhani (radiyallahuanhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “One who feeds a fasting person at iftar receives a reward similar to his without the reward of the fasting person decreasing in any way” (Ibn Majah). Take out time to teach children about the beauty of Ramadan. Reach out to new Muslims in your community who will be fasting for the first time. Give them the encouragement, support and guidance they need. 8. Reduce and Rearrange Cut down on things which steal valuable time. Fasting is not merely to abstain from food and drink, rather fasting demands that a person abstains from all evil deeds, speech, and obscenity. Prepare yourself for this spiritual fasting by eliminating bad habits. Rearrange your schedule to centre around Salah and other acts of worship. Consider Ramadan as a training ground to inculcate good habits which one can continue after the month has passed. If you desire a life of piety even after Ramadan, then build up your stamina and save yourself from sin now and for the duration of Ramadan. 9. Adopt righteous company A man is known by the company he keeps. The easiest way to nurture a good habit is by spending time with one who practises it and the easiest way to increase an evil habit is by spending time with a person who practises it. Nurture righteousness in your soul before Ramadan. Spend more time in the Masjid. Spent time in the gatherings of pious scholars. Accompanying the righteous servants of Allah allows your heart to free itself from worldly thoughts and turns its focus towards Allah. 10. Clean the slate If one has missed fasts from the previous Ramadan due to illness, travelling, menstruation, pregnancy or breastfeeding, the wisest thing to do is to pay back these obligatory fasts before Ramadan comes. Abu Salma (radiyallahuanhu) narrates that he heard Aaisha (radiyallahuanha) saying: “I had (missed) fasts from Ramadan and I could not fast in lieu of them except in the month of Shaban” (Bukhari, Muslim). Together with the abovementioned preparations, a person must also take advantage of the night of Bara’ah. This is the fifteenth night of Shaban when Allah’s special mercy and forgiveness descends upon His fortunate servants. It is a night wherein freedom is granted to souls from the fire, forgiveness is guaranteed and requests are fulfilled. We must value these moments and use them to bring about a spiritual and moral transformation in our lives. Source
  15. _* رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨*_ *قسط 5 *13:رمضان سے پہلے خریداری کرلیں:* رمضان المبارک عبادات کا مہینہ ہے۔ شاپنگ و خریداری کا نہیں۔۔ نیز رمضان میں رش اور مہنگائی کی وجہ سے وقت اور پیسے ضائع ہوتے ہیں۔۔ لہذا رمضان کی آمد سے قبل شعبان میں ہی عید کی شاپنگ مکمل کرلیں اور اہل خانہ کو بھی یہ بات سمجھائیں۔۔ *14:رمضان کیلیے کاموں کا بوجھ ہلکا رکھیں:* گھر میں کوئی تعمیراتی یا رنگ و روغن کا کام کروانا ہو یا مشین وغیرہ کی مرمت ہو یا گاڑی سواری کا کوئی لمبا اور پیچیدہ کام ہو, اسی طرح دفتر و کارخانوں کے محنت طلب پروجیکٹ ہوں تو انہیں رمضان المبارک سے پہلے پہلے نمٹانے کی کوشش کریں۔۔۔ *15:نظام الاوقات ترتیب دیں:* رمضان سے قبل اپنا نظام الاوقات مرتب کریں, *"جس میں صبح اٹھ کر تہجد, ذکر و ازکار دعائیں سحری نمازیں نفلیں اور تلاوت سے لیکر افطاری تراویح و دیگر معمولات"* تک کے لیے مناسب وقت متعین ہو اور نیند آرام اور گھر اور دفتر وغیرہ کے کاموں کی بھی رعایت رکھی جائے۔۔ {{…جاری…}} *_30 Valuable Guidelines for Welcoming the Blessed Month of Ramadhan✨_* *Part 5 *☘13- Make all the Purchases Before Ramadhan :* Ramadhan is the blessed month meant for worship, and not for shopping and purchasing. Moreover during Ramdhan, due to rush and high prices, time and money is wasted. Therefore, before Ramadhan arrives complete your shopping for eid in Sha'aban itself, and explain about this to the family members as well. *☘14- Lighten the Burden of Work During Ramadhan :* If any painting, coloring or construction work needs to be done in the house, or any repairing of machines etc, or any complex work of vehicles and cars etc, similarly any office or factory project that demands hard work and labour, so try to wind up such works before Ramadhan arrives. *☘15- Set up a Time Table :* Set up your own time table before Ramadhan arrives, *"from offering tahajjud in the early hours, Zikr, Duaas, Sehri, Prayers, Nafl prayers and reciting the Qur'an, then going on to iftaar, taraweeh and other routines"*, set a suitable time for each of them, and also consider the time for sleep, rest, office work etc. {{...To be continued...}}
  16. _* رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨*_ *قسط 4 *10- شب بیداری کی عادت :* رمضان المبارک میں راتوں کی عبادت (تراویح تہجد وغیرہ) کا دورانیہ بڑھ جاتا ہے۔ ان عبادات کو اچھے انداز میں بلا تھکاوٹ سر انجام دینے کیلیے ضروری ہے کہ ابھی سے شب بیداری اور نفلی عبادات کا اہتمام کریں اور اپنے بدن کو عبادات کی کثرت کا عاری بنائیں تاکہ رمضان کی راتوں میں مشکل پیش نہ آئے- *11- انٹرنیٹ و سوشل میڈیا سے احتراز :* رمضان میں اوقات کی قدر دانی بڑی اہم ہے- آج کل انٹرنیٹ و سوشل میڈیا وقت کے ضیاع کا بڑا سبب بن رہے ہیں۔ لہذا رمضان سے قبل ان کے استعمال کو ختم یا محدود کرنے کی کوشش کریں- *12- ٹی وی سے احتراز :* ٹی وی خرافات کا مجموعہ ہے، لہذا رمضان کی آمد سے قبل اس سے جان چھڑانے کی کوشش کریں۔ ٹی وی پر *"رمضان نشریات"* کے نام پر اکثر پروگرام غیر شرعی اور مخلوط ہیں۔ _ایک آدھ دینی پروگرام درست بھی ہو تو اسے بنیاد بنا کر ٹی وی کے سامنے وقت ضائع کرنا ہوش مندی نہیں کیونکہ دینی پروگرامز میں اور ان کے دوران اشتہارات میں موسیقی اور نامحرم مرد اور نامحرم عورتیں رمضان کی روحانیت ختم کرکے گناہ بڑھانے کے لیے کافی ہیں_ ♨اور ٹی وی میں تصویریں آتی ہیں اور حدیث میں ہے کے جس گھر میں کتا یا تصویر ہو اس گھر میں رحمت کے فرشتے نہیں آتے اور پھر اس گھر میں لڑائی جگھڑے بے برکتی رہتی ہے۔ {{…جاری…}} _*30 Valuable Guidelines For Welcoming The Blessed Month Of Ramzaan✨*_ Part 4 *10- To Inculcate The Habit Of Being Awake In The Night :* During the month of Ramadhan, the worshipping at night (taraweeh, tahajjud) increases. To attain this goal of staying awake and carrying out acts of worship without being exhausted, one needs to start practicing the same from now itself and make our bodies habituated to more acts of worship so that it does not become difficult during the nights of Ramadhan. *11- Refraining From Internet And Social Media :* In Ramadhan, valuing ones time is very important. The biggest source of wasting time nowadays are the Internet and the social media. Therefore try to either reduce the timing for these or better off to eliminate it before Ramadan. *12- Avoid Watching T.V :* T.V is the compilation of all evils. Therefore try to get rid of it before the arrival of Ramzaan. Most of the Ramdan programmes on T.V are against the shariah and intermingling of men and women too is a part of them. _Watching T.V on the basis of a programme or two that has religious substance in it and wasting so much time in front of the T.V makes no sense because in between the religious programmes, the ads that are shown contain photos of non mehram men and women that is more than sufficient to eradicate the spirituality of Ramadan and to pileup sins._ ♨Pictures are shown as well over the T.V and it is mentioned in one of the hadeeth that a house that has a dog or pictures the angels of mercy do not enter them. And then numerous fights and a lack of barakah remains in that house. {{...To Be Continued...}}
  17. By Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullāh Islam has never been opposed to advancement. However, certain advancements are such that together with their benefits come much harm. Whilst mobile technology and the mobile phone in particular has revolutionised the way we live, it is important that we utilise such technology appropriately. Crude Manners: It is important to realise that there are certain etiquettes of speaking on the phone. For example when calling someone, many people do not first ask the person they are calling whether it is convenient for them to speak at that very moment. They simply begin a long conversation without any regard for the inconvenience they cause the person they have called. There are yet others who, whilst in the company of others, answer phone calls and begin to casually converse with whoever has called them. Doing this is akin to turning your face away from those in your company whilst in the middle of a conversation and engaging in conversation with someone else without any explanation or apology to the first. Such behaviour is indeed inappropriate and a reflection of crude manners. Robber of Time: The mobile phone, whilst being a very useful item, can prove to be a robber of time too. People feel obliged to utilise the free minutes and texts they have within their contract. If one has an allowance of 500 minutes or 500 texts within his talk plan, it is not necessary to utilise all these minutes or texts. By calling people or texting them only to use up the allowance, we are wasting valuable time which could have been utilised in productive activities. Text Messages: Nowadays, many people send ‘Jumu‘ah Mubarak’ text every week to friends and associates. The contents of many of these texts are not authentic and sometimes not in line with Islamic teachings. One needs to be cautious before forwarding any message of this nature. Many people forward these messages just because they apparently sound good irrespective of the message being incorrect. Do not forward any message until you are sure of its authenticity. If you are keen to propagate the beau­tiful teachings of Islam by using the text facility then make sure it is something beneficial, correct and authentic. Moreover, the day of Jumu‘ah should not be fixed for this; any day and every day should be made mubarak by conveying a piece from the teachings of our beautiful dīn. Name at the End of Text Whenever you send a text message, it is important to write your name at the end of the text, because it is possible that the person you are texting has not saved your number on his mobile. As a result, he will be confused and inconvenienced when he receives the text due to not knowing who the sender is. In The Masjid When attending the masjid one should switch off his mobile. Failure to do so will result in one being disrespectful to the house of Allāh as well as being a means of disturbance to others if the phone were to ring. It is prudent not to even leave the phone in vibration mode. In this situation if the phone were to receive a call during salāh, not only will it divert the phone owner’s attention it will also disturb the person next to him. Many people immediately after the completion of salāh check their phones for possible missed calls or messages. This shows that although one was physically standing in the court of Allāh, mentally he was elsewhere. Thus we should switch our phones off before entering the masjid and not pay attention towards them until we leave. Haram Sharīf Many people would not even dream of answering a phone call whilst in the masjid when they are in their localities. However we observe the very same people freely using the mobile phone in the Haram Sharīf in Makkah and Madīnah. One should make a firm resolution and refrain from this for this leads to neglect and many other wrongs whilst in blessed places. Musical Ring Tones We should make sure that we have an appropriate simple ring tone on our mobile phone. To keep a musical ring tone is harām as the playing of music, or being a means of it being played is a sin. It is quite unfortunate that even when in Haramayn Sharīfayn whilst performing tawāf or presenting salām to the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam, the musical tones of mobile phones are heard. This is harām and a major sin. Safeguard yourself from such things that distance you from the Creator. ‘Islamic’ Ring Tones The adhān, salām, tilāwah of the Glorious Qur’ān, nāt and nashīd are used as ring tones by many on mobile phones. The adhān has a set time and a purpose and should only be announced at the time for the stipulated purpose. Salām also has a specific purpose which is to greet one another. The Glorious Qur’ ān is the word of Allāh and has been sent for guidance of mankind. The Shari’ah has stipulated many rulings in regard to this great book. Nāt and nashīd are recited to inculcate and increase the love for our beloved Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam in our hearts. None of these should be used to inform us that someone is calling us. This is disrespectful. One should merely keep a simple ring tone for this purpose. How Many Rings? If when ringing someone one finds that the phone cuts off after a few rings or diverts to an answering machine, then the caller may try again. One should retry a maximum of three times for it may be that the person was busy and as he approached the phone it stopped ringing and thus he was unable to answer. However, there are some phones that do not divert or cut-off and keep ringing. In such cases the caller should let it continue ringing for that duration which would be considered normal, approximately ten rings. If the call is not answered then put the phone down because not answering indicates that the person is either occupied or does not wish to speak. Do not cause inconvenience by compelling. Mobile and Teachers: It is not permissible for teachers at madrasah or school to use the mobile during their working hours for the madrasah and the school has purchased that time from them. This time does not belong to them; it has become the property of the employing establishment. Source
  18. *رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨* *قسط 3 *7- دعاؤں کا معمول :* رمضان المبارک دعاؤں کی قبولیت کا مہینہ ہے، لہذا ابھی سے اپنے آپ کو لمبی دعاؤں کا عادی بنائیں۔۔ نیز یہ بھی ضروری ہے کے رمضان سے قبل نبی اکرم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سے منقول دعاؤں کے الفاظ زبانی یاد کیے جائیں۔ مسنون الفاظ پر مشتمل دعاؤں میں تاثیر بھی زیادہ ہوتی ہے اور قبولیت کا امکان بھی زیادہ ہوتا ہے- *8: صدقہ کرنے کی عادت :* ویسے تو روزانہ ہی صدقہ کرتے رہنا چاہیے لیکن رمضان کے لیے شعبان کے مہینے سے ہی روزانہ کچھ نہ کچھ صدقہ کرنے کی کی عادت ڈالیں تاکہ رمضان میں سخاوت کرنا آسان ہو جائے۔ حضرت ابن عباس رضی اللہ عنہما کے ارشاد کا مفہوم ہے کہ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم سب لوگوں میں زیادہ سخی تھے اور رمضان میں تو آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی سخاوت تیز چلتی خوشگوار ہوا سے بھی زیادہ ہو جاتی۔ (صحیح بخاری) *9- کثرت تلاوت کا معمول :* رمضان المبارک نزول قرآن کا مہینہ ہے، خوش نصیب لوگ اس ماہ میں تلاوت کی کثرت کا معمول بناتے ہیں۔ لہذا ابھی سے تلاوت قرآن کو زیادہ وقت دینا شروع کردیں۔ قرآن پاک صحیح مخارج کے ساتھ آرام آرام سے غنہ مد وغیرہ کو اچھی طرح ادا کر کے پڑھیں، تاکہ رمضان کی آمد تک آپ کثرت سے اور اچھی طرح تلاوت کرنے کی عادی بن جائیں۔ نیز اگر آپ حافظ قرآن ہیں تو ابھی سے قرآن پاک دہرانا شروع کردیں- {{...جاری...}} *_30 Valuable Guidelines for Welcoming the Blessed Month of Ramadhan✨_* *Part 3 *☘7- Frequent Supplications :* Ramadhan is the month of acceptance of duaas, hence make yourself used to prolonged duaas from now itself. Moreover, this too is necessary that we memorize the words of supplications narrated by our Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam by heart, before Ramadhan. These masnoon words of supplications hold more effectiveness in them, and are more likely to be accepted as well. *☘8- Habit of Giving Sadaqah :* Even though charity should be given on a daily basis, but for the preparation of Ramadhan, make it a habit to offer something in charity day by day, so that generosity becomes easier in Ramadhan. Hazrat Abdullah ibne Abbas r.a narrated that Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihi wassalam was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan, even more generous than the fair winds.” (Saheeh Bukhari) *☘9- Frequently Reciting the Qur'an :* Ramadhan is the month of revelation of the Qur'an. The fortunate people make it a habit to excessively recite the Qur'an. Therefore, give ample time for the recitation of the Qur'an from now onwards. Recite the Qur'an peacefully along with the correct pronunciations and gunna, madd etc. So that you become habitual to excessively reciting the Qur'an in a good manner. Moreover if you are a haafiz of the Qur'an then begin to revise it from now. {{...To be continued...}}
  19. By: Mawlana Muhammad Ai'zaz 'Ali First: Know, my dear son (Allah give you knowledge and enable you to please Him), that religious knowledge depends on two things: First: earnestness in acquiring it and severing thought about all that is besides it, since ‘ilm (knowledge) will not give you a part of it until you give to it all of yourself. Make the identifier of the goodness of a thing and its despicability your hindrance to ‘ilm, since your hindrance to a part of ‘ilm or your aversion to it, is despicable whatever it may be, and otherwise it is not [despicable]. Allah’s obligations (fards), His necessities (wajibs), and their supplements from the emphasised practices (mu’akkadat) are exceptions. Hereof, you will see they (the ‘ulama) have agreed that studying books, repeating and revising the lessons, are more virtuous for students than supererogatory acts (nawafil) – what then is your opinion of [acts] besides them? Second: consciousness and fear (taqwa) of God, imitation of the Sunnah of His Messenger and devotion of all works to Allah. You are more needy of this second [quality] than you are of the first, since you will find many of those who do not fear any besides Allah, given drink upon drink (‘alalan wa nahalan) of the oceans of the sciences and religious knowledge, although they have some deficiency in their earnestness and in staying awake at nights. But you will not find any of the iniquitous (fussaq), those fearless of Allah, even if he tires himself, the proper amount of tiring, and exerts himself to complete exertion, succeed at all thereby. If you find any that contradicts what I said, and you hold a good opinion of him, then that is in accordance to what the enchanting poet said: The (true) horse is not, but like the (true) friend, rare Even if they are many in the sight of those who do not participate in war When you see not but beauty in their blemishes And their appendages, then beauty from you is hidden Second: You must respect the books and teachers, rather all who are superior in knowledge and intelligence even if they are students, because this has a significant impact in adorning the soul with the ornament of knowledge. We have seen many of those acquiring [‘ilm] of whom a good opinion was held at the start of their acquisition [of ‘ilm] and it was sworn that they will be from the ‘ulama and the protectors of the din (religion), but when they exhibited bad behaviour with the books and teachers, they were deprived of ‘ilm and its blessings. You are aware that a small quantity with blessing (barakah) is better than a large quantity without it. Do you believe Qarun is better than one who spends all his wealth for the pleasure of Allah? No, of course not. Burhan al-Islam al-Zarnuji, in the chapter Ri’ayat al-Ustadh of his book Ta’lim al-Muta’allim, said, Shams al-A’immah al-Halwani left Bukhara and stayed in one of the villages for some days and his students visited him except Qadi Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Zarnajri, so he asked him when he met him, “Why did you not visit me?” He replied, “I was occupied in the service of my mother.” He said, “You will be granted long life but you will not be granted the splendour of lessons.” And it was so, because he (i.e. al-Halwani) would spend most of his time in the villages and did not arrange lessons for him (i.e. al-Zarnajri). Thus, whoever’s teacher is hurt by him, he will be deprived of the blessing of ‘ilm and will not benefit from it but little. Third: Beware, and again beware, of desiring by means of religious knowledge the dunya (the material world), its prestige and its wealth, because the acrobat who plays above the mountains is better than the ‘ulama who incline towards wealth, since the former consumes the dunya by means of the dunya and the latter consumes the dunya by means of the din. One of the ‘ulama said, Purchasing a corpse with musical instruments is lighter [in sin] than purchasing it with mushafs. He (High is His Eminence) said, Nor sell My ayahs (verses) for a small price; and fear Me, and Me alone. (Qur’an 2:41) It is incumbent that the goal of your ambitions and the site or your visions is not but to [what is mentioned in] these verses: Every son of the dunya has a purpose and an aim And verily my purpose is good health and free time In order to reach in the science of Shari’ah a degree By which there is for me in the Gardens a station So in the like of this, possessors of intelligence should compete Sufficiency is enough for me in the deceptive dunya Al-Shafi’i (Allah be pleased with him) sung to al-Rabi’: My ‘ilm is with me wherever I turn, it benefits me My heart is its vessel, not the inside of my box (carrying books) If I am in the house, ‘ilm is in there with me Or (if) I am in the market, ‘ilm is in the market Fourth: Beware of vanity, arrogance and shyness in knowledge because it was said to one of the great ‘ulama, One of your students served you for years and none strives as much as him in acquiring ‘ilm, yet he did not succeed thereby, and he replied, “Vanity hindered him from ascending to the paths of perfection.” Hereof, I say that service alone is not sufficient to acquire the objective so long as impediments are not removed. We have seen many of them (students of knowledge) serve the teachers and suffice with that, so they fell into what they brought on themselves, since ‘ilm is loftier than that it should turn to one who does not turn to it. One of the great scholars was asked, “How did you succeed in the sciences?” and he said “I was not embarrassed to ask of that which I did not know, whether the one asked was young or old.” Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad said, Ignorance (jahl) grazes between shyness and arrogance in ‘ilm. Fifth: You must be generous and spend of what Allah has given you of the treasures of knowledge, little or much, because generosity and expenditure is praiseworthy in all matters particularly ‘ilm. We do not know of any possession in this world that is not depleted by spending and is not extinguished by overspending and wasting, besides ‘ilm, because it is like the water of the ocean which does not dry up by one or two gulps, rather its expenditure does not yield but its growth, and overspending and wasting do not occur in ‘ilm. However, Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated from Allah’s Messenger (Allah bless him and grant him peace) that he said, Conveying of knowledge to the non-deserving is like putting necklaces of jewels, pearls and gold around the neck of swine. (Sunan Ibn Majah) ‘Isa ibn Maryam (upon our Prophet and him be blessings and peace) said, Convey not jewels to swine, for ‘ilm is better than pearls, and one who is not deserving of it is worse than swine. It was related that a student asked an ‘alim (scholar) about some knowledge and he did not benefit him [with that knowledge], so he was asked “Why did you withhold from him?” He said “Every soil has a seedling and every structure has a foundation.” One of the eloquent ones said, Every clothing has a wearer and every knowledge has an acquirer. Abu Hanifa (may Allah be pleased with him) was asked, “How did you reach what you reached?” He replied, “I was not stingy in benefiting others and I did not shrink from acquiring benefit from others.” Sixth: I did not dot (anqut) the book in my first footnote (ta’liq) in Persian relying on the intelligence of the acquirers [of ‘ilm] and the strength of their preparation, and as an exercise for them. Then I found that the matter was difficult for them so I diacritically marked it (a’rabtuhu), but you, Oh piece of my heart and fragrance of my soul, must not rely on what is therein of vowels (harakat) and non-vowelised letters (sakinat) with total reliance, till the nominal subject (mubtada’) is not distinguished from the predicate (khabar) and the verbal subject (fa’il) from the object (maf’ul), and you thus become like those who said, We found our forefathers worshipping them. (Qur’an 21:53) Rather, you must rely on what you know from the rules of Nahw and the principles of Sarf because error is possible from many avenues, including the copyist or from the printers, and I do not declare myself innocent either. Nur al-Idah bi ‘l-Isbah, pp. 5-6 Source
  20. By: MUFTI HUZAIFA PALANPURI DB _*رمضان المبارک کے استقبال کے لیے 30 اہم ہدایات✨*_ *قسط 1 _علماء کرام نے رمضان المبارک کے استقبال اور تیاری کے لیے بہت سی اہم ہدایات اور تجاویز بیان فرمائی ہیں جن کا خلاصہ 30 اہم ہدایات کی شکل میں ہے- سمجھنے عمل کرنے میں آسانی کی غرض سے ان 30 میں سے روزانہ 3 ہدایات قسط وار آپ کی خدمت میں پیش کی جاری ہیں_ *1- فرائض و واجبات کی ادائیگی اور توبہ و استغفار :* آمد رمضان سے قبل فرائض و واجبات کی ادائیگی کا اہتمام کریں، اگر آپ کے ذمے قضاء نمازیں یا روزے ہوں تو ادائیگی کی ترتیب بنائیں۔ سابقہ زندگی کی تمام لغزشوں پر سچی توبہ کریں، دل کو گناہوں اور برے خیالات سے پاک کریں۔ آنکھ، کان، زبان، ہاتھ، پاؤں اور دل و دماغ، غرض جسم کے کسی بھی حصے سے صادر ہونے والے گناہوں پر پکی توبہ کریں تاکہ آپ گناہوں سے پاک ہو کر رمضان المبارک کا استقبال کریں۔ *2- رمضان المبارک کے مسائل سیکھیں اور سکھائیں :* نماز، روزہ، تراویح، صدقتہ الفطر، زکوۃ، اعتکاف اور دیگر احکامات ابھی سے سکھیں اور سکھائیں۔ *3- اپنے نفس کو تقویٰ کا پابند بنائیں :* اللہ پاک سے ڈرنے اور گناہوں سے خود بھی بچنے اور دوسروں کو بھی بچانے کو تقویٰ کہتے ہیں، اپنے نفس کو ابھی سے تقویٰ کا پابند بنائیں، کیونکے رمضان تقویٰ کی عملی تربیت گاہ ہے اور اللہ تعالی نے رمضان میں روزوں کی فرضیت کا اہم مقصد "تقویٰ اور پرہیزگاری کا حصول" بتایا ہے- (سورہ البقرہ ) {{...جاری...}} *_30 Valuable Guidelines for Welcoming the Blessed Month of Ramadhan✨_* *Part 1 _The esteemed scholars have taught about numerous guidelines and tips to welcome the blessed month of Ramadhan, the synopsis of which is given in the form of 30 important guidelines. In order to easily understand and act accordingly, from the total 30, daily 3 guidelines part by part are being presented before you._ *☘1- Offering of Faraaiz and Waajibaat, Repentance and Seeking Forgiveness:* Before the onset of Ramadhan, make efforts to rightly offer the obligatory and waajib acts. If you have got missed out prayers and fasts in your account, then set up a sequence so as to complete them. Repent wholeheartedly for the mistakes of the past, and clean up your mind from sins and filthy thoughts. Rightfully repent for all the sins committed by any part of the body, the eyes, nose, ears, tongue, hands, legs, heart and mind, so that you can welcome Ramadhan in a state being clean of sins. *☘2- Learn and teach about the Issues of Ramadhan :* Learn and understand about the commands relating to prayer, fasting, taraweeh, sadqa-tul-fitr, zakaat, aetekaaf and other topics, and teach others as well. *☘3- Put Your Nafs in Adherence to Taqwa :* To fear Allah and save oneself from sins, and save others as well is called Taqwa. Confine your nafs to taqwa from now itself, as Ramadhan is the practical nourishing place for taqwa, and Allah ta'ala has stated the purpose of the fasts in Ramadhan as "gaining of taqwa and righteousness." (Surah Baqarah) {{...To be continued...}}
  21. Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) writes: There are many men and women who suffer from the bad habit of sometimes cursing their children, etc, out of anger and grief. Remember that in the court of Allah Ta‘ala there are certain moments of acceptance during which all du‘aas are answered. Hence, at times due to foolishness and stupidity, the children are cursed out of anger, and when the effect of that curse comes upon the children and lands them into a calamity, the parents go around crying, not even realizing that they themselves had asked for this calamity through their curse. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has prohibited us from cursing ourselves, our children, wealth, servants, etc, as it is possible that this curse will coincide with a moment of acceptance. One should exercise even more care in the month of Ramadhaan as the entire month is a period in which du‘aas are accepted. It is thus extremely important to avoid cursing in this month. (Fazaail-e-A’amaal [urdu], Fazaail-e-Ramadhaan pg. 22) Source: Ihyaauddeen.co.za
  22. Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned: A person who does not possess a sound temperament and whose understanding is deficient finds irrelevant facts appealing to his logic, but is unable to grasp and comprehend the correct arguments. I was once explaining, to an educated person the reason for rearing dogs being impermissible. I said to him, “The greatest reason is that Allah Ta‘ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) have prohibited it.” However, he was unhappy with this explanation. I thus gave him a second explanation saying, “A dog has one quality which is so bad that it wipes out all its good qualities. This quality is that it will never assist its own kind. Do you not see how enraged it becomes on seeing another dog?” When he heard this explanation, he became very happy, whereas this is merely a logical explanation and is not the actual reason for the prohibition. The actual reason for the prohibition is that shariee‘ah has prohibited keeping dogs. However, this reason did not appeal to him as much as the second point did. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg. 208) Source: http://ihyaauddeen.co.za/?p=9554
  23. The Ramadan Of Shaykh ul Hadeeth Muhammad Zakariyah And Our Elders Author: SHAYKH DR MUHAMMAD ISMAIL MEMON MADANI Pages: 198 Read HERE
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