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  1. ❁❁ تصوف کیا بلا ہے؟ ❁❁ ╮•┅═══ـ❁🏕❁ـ═══┅•╭ ایک دلچسپ مکالمہ ”ایک مرتبہ ۱۰ بجے صبح کو میں اوپر اپنے کمرہ میں نہایت مشغول تھا، مولوی نصیر نے اوپر جا کر کہا کہ ”رئیس الاحرار (حضرت مولانا حبیب الرحمٰن لدھیانوی رحمۃ اللہ علیہ جن سے حضرت شیخ رحمۃ اللہ علیہ کی بے تکلفی تھی) آئے ہیں، رائے پور جا رہے ہیں، صرف مصافحہ کرنا ہے-“ میں نے کہا ”جلدی بلاؤ” مرحوم اوپر چڑھے اور زینے پر چڑھتے ہی سلام کے بعد مصافحہ کے لیے ہاتھ بڑھا کر کہا کہ رائے پور جا رہا ہوں اور ایک سوال آپ سے کر کے جا رہا ہوں، اور پرسوں صبح واپسی ہے، اس کا جواب آپ سوچ رکھیں، واپسی میں جواب لے لوں گا- یہ تصوف کیا بلا ہے؟ اس کی کیا حقیقت ہے؟“ میں نے مصافحہ کرتے کرتے یہ جواب دیا کہ صرف ”تصحیح نیت-“ اس کے سوا کچھ نہیں- جس کی ابتداء ”اِنَّمَا الْاَعْمَالُ بِالنِّیَّاتِ“ سے ہوتی ہے اور انتہا ”اَنْ تَعْبُدَ اللہَ کَاَنَّکَ تَرَاہُ“ ہے- میرے اس جواب پر سکتہ میں طاری ہوگئے اور کہنے لگے، دلّی سے یہ سوچتا آرہا ہوں کہ تُو یہ جواب دے گا تو یہ اعتراض کروں گا، اور یہ جواب دے گا تو یہ اعتراض، اس کو تو میں نے سوچا ہی نہیں، ”میں نے کہا جاؤ تانگے والے کو بھی تقاضا ہوگا، میرا بھی حرج ہو رہا ہے، پرسوں تک اس پر اعتراض سوچتے رہنا- اس کا خیال رہے کہ دن میں لمبی بات کا وقت نہیں ملنے کا، دو چار منٹ کو تو دن میں بھی کر لوں گا، لمبی بات چاہو گے تو مغرب کے بعد ہو سکے گی-“ ”مرحوم دوسرے ہی دن شام کو مغرب کے قریب آگئے اور کہا کہ کل رات کو تو ٹہرنا مشکل تھا، اس لئے کہ مجھے فلاں جلسہ میں جانا ہے، اور رات کو تمہارے پاس ٹہرنا ضروری ہوگیا، اس لئے ایک دن پہلے ہی چلا آیا-“ اور یہ بھی کہا کہ ”تمہیں معلوم ہے، مجھے تم سے کبھی نہ عقیدت ہوئی نہ محبت-“ میں نے کہا علٰی ھٰذا القیاس۔“ مرحوم نے کہا ”مگر تمہارے کل کے جواب نے مجھ پر تو بہت اثر کیا، اور میں کل سے اب تک سوچتا رہا- تمہارے جواب پر کوئی اعتراض سمجھ میں نہیں آیا-“ میں نے کہا ”ان شاء اللہ مولانا اعتراض ملنے کا بھی نہیں۔“ ”اِنَّمَا الْاَعْمَالُ بِالنِّیَّاتِ“ سارے تصوف کی ابتداء ہے اور ”اَنْ تَعْبُدَ اللہَ کَاَنَّکَ تَرَاہُ“ سارے تصوف کا منتہا ہے، اسی کو نسبت کہتے ہیں، اسی کو یاد داشت کہتے ہیں، اسی کو حضوری کہتے ہیں۔ ؎ حضوری گر ہمی خواہی، ازو غافل مشو حافظ متی ما تلق من تہوی دع الدنیا وامہلہا میں نے کہا: ”مولوی صاحب سارے پاپڑ اسی لئے بیلے جاتے ہیں- ذکر بالجہر بھی اسی واسطے ہے، مجاہدہ اور مراقبہ بھی اسی واسطے ہے اور جس کو اللہ جل شانہ اپنے لطف وکرم سے کسی بھی طرح یہ دولت عطاء کر دے، اس کو کہیں کی بھی ضرورت نہیں۔ صحابہ کرام رضی اللہ عنہم اجمعین تو نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کے نظر کیمیاء اثر سے ایک ہی نظر میں سب کچھ ہو جاتے تھے اور ان کو کسی چیز کی بھی ضرورت نہ تھی، اس کے بعد اکابر اور حکماء امت نے قلبی امراض کی کثرت کی بناء پر مختلف علاج جیسا کہ اطباء بدنی امراض کے لئے تجویز کرتے ہیں، روحانی اطباء روحانی امراض کے لیے ہر زمانے کے مناسب اپنے تجربات جو اسلاف کے تجربات سے مستنبط تھے، نسخے تجویز فرمائے ہیں جو بعضوں کو بہت جلد نفع پہنچاتے ہیں، بعضوں کو بہت دیر لگتی ہے-“ پھر میں نے مرحوم کو متعدد قصے سنائے۔ 📚اپ بیتی نمبر۲ یادِ ایام نمبر۱ ص۵۸-۵۹📚 ✍شیخ الحدیث حضرت مولانا محمد زکریا کاندھلوی مہاجر مدنی رحمۃ اللہ علیہ
  2. الْوَكِيلُ Translation الْوَكِيلُ is translated as The Trustee and The Advocator. It comes from وكل - to entrust. Definition All matters are under the trust of Allah ta’ala. When one knows that all of creation is under the command of Allah ta’ala and no one else owns anything and that all of creation belongs to Him then one’s trust is also there. One realises He is the only One Who has the right to be entrusted. “Wakeel” in Arabic and Urdu can mean “Lawyer”, someone who advocates for you and whose opinion and judgment you trust. Linguistically it means you entrust someone and make them responsible on your behalf. Allah ta’ala tells us in the Qur’an to entrust all our affairs to Him, رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَاتَّخِذْهُ وَكِيلًا He is the Rabb of the east and the west: there is no god but Him, therefore, take Him as your Protector. [Surah Muzzammil: 9] In the Qur’an It is mentioned 14 times in the Qur’an. What is Tawakkul? We should use the necessary means, make effort and leave the outcome to Allah ta’ala and this is what Tawakkul means. Extremes in Tawakkul Some people go to extremes one of them being when people are over confident. They will use the necessary means and then trust their own effort instead trusting in Allah ta’ala. They will have a little bit of arrogance i.e. “I planned for every possible problem.” This is not entrusting your affairs to Allah ta’ala. It is trusting in your own efforts more than in Allah ta’ala. Then when something goes wrong the person ends up blaming themselves saying they had put in so much effort and it has gone wrong. Obviously we make mistakes and cannot foretell every possible problem that can arise. Another extreme is when people use Tawakkul as an excuse for being lazy and at the same time being pseudo-spiritual. They say, “I am going to trust in Allah ta’ala and I’m not going to do anything.” The middle path is true Tawakkul which is to use the means, try your best and do what is in your power and then entrust your affairs to Allah ta’ala. So if you missed your flight despite planning then not to blame others or get angry but believe that there is Kahyr in it. Make Allah ta’ala your Wakeel & do not make anyone else your Wakeel. In another place Allah ta’ala says, وَآتَيْنَا مُوسَى الْكِتَابَ وَجَعَلْنَاهُ هُدًى لِبَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ أَلَّا تَتَّخِذُوا مِنْ دُونِي وَكِيلًا We gave Musa (Moses) the Book and made it a guide for the Children of Israel, saying: "Do not take any other protector besides Me. [Surah Al-Israa: 2] Looking at these verses two things are apparent. One is where Allah ta’ala tells us to make Him our Wakeel and the other is Allah ta’ala saying not to take anyone other than Him as a Wakeel. Therefore we should make Allah ta’ala our Wakeel and not take anyone else as our Wakeel. Result of Tawakkul Allah ta’ala says in Surah Ahzaab (Verse 3), وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلًا - And put thy trust in Allah, for Allah is sufficient as Trustee. This verse was revealed after the Battle of Badr. The Muslims were facing a very strong army but they did their best and trusted in Allah ta’ala and that is a high level when one’s resources are limited and the challenge in front is greater and then to trust in Allah ta’ala. This is when Tawakkul shines through. Trusting in the Asbaab Trusting in the Asbaab is a mistake many people make. For instance if a child was diagnosed with some disease and was given a 50% chance of recovery if certain things were done, then to use those means but if the child did not recover as expected then to say, “I did what I was supposed to do , so why isn’t the child recovering?” Tawakkul is to do what one can and then trust Allah ta’ala to put an effect in it as He is the One Who grants Shifaa. Tawakkul is a full hearted thing. The more your heart is into it the more you will find that He is the Wakeel for you. Spiritual Stages of Surah Muzzammil رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَاتَّخِذْهُ وَكِيلًا He is the Rabb of the east and the west: there is no god but Him, therefore, take Him as your Protector. [Surah Muzzammil: 9] Regarding this verse Scholars have said that this Surah has spiritual stages. The first stage is to stand in prayer at night - قُمِ اللَّيْلَ إِلَّا قَلِيلًا Then to read the Qur’an “Tarteelaa” - وَرَتِّلِ الْقُرْآنَ تَرْتِيلًا Another verse says to turn away from Ghayrullaah – وَاذْكُرِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ وَتَبَتَّلْ إِلَيْهِ تَبْتِيلًا Remember the name of your Rabb and devote yourself to Him exclusively. Thereafter to have Tawakkul in Allah ta’ala – رَبُّ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالْمَغْرِبِ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ فَاتَّخِذْهُ وَكِيلًا Therefore on a spiritual level to do ‘Ibaadah, use the Asbaab and then rely on Allah ta’ala. For example, in the middle of Ramadhaan when feeling low spiritually, the important thing is doing what we are supposed to do i.e. Salaah, Tilaawat, Du’a etc. then see what you should not be doing i.e. wasting time online, on social media etc. and refraining from it. This is trying from your side and then trusting in Allah ta’ala. It is not the Asbaab which are going to make you a spiritual person. It is when Allah ta’ala wants you to be spiritually progressing that it will happen. Our job is to do what is required in terms of our Deen and make Du’a for spiritual progress. Therefore Tawakkul is not just for financial or other materialistic, mundane worldly matters but it is also for our spiritual life. However we put emphasis on ourselves saying, “My ‘Ibaadah does not have enough Khushu’.” We should try to attain it and trust in Allah ta’ala and not in our ‘Ibaadah. There is an embedded arrogance in us that we think our ‘Ibaadah is good enough however the reality is that no ‘Ibaadah is going to be good enough and this gives some consolation as nothing is going to be good enough to reach Allah ta’ala. We can use the Asbaab and try and say, “O Allah! I trust in You to grant me Your Qurb.” Sometimes we see that we do things half-heartedly or we put a lot of effort in and still don’t feel anything and we stress about it then suddenly out of nowhere, a small thing like a beautiful quote or a verse of the Qur’an etc. triggers a flood of tears and spiritual feelings. Therefore do what is required in all aspects of life and trust the outcome to Allah ta’ala. Another verse in the Qur’an says, وَمَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ - for Allah is all sufficient for the person who puts his trust in Him. [Surah Talaaq: 3] The better the quality of our Tawakkul the more Allah ta’ala will suffice. It is like a circle. It is not lack of deeds but lack of Tawakkul which is preventing spiritual progress. We are lacking in Tawakkul due to general disloyalty and being let down by people so we stop trusting in Allah ta’ala but trusting in Allah ta’ala and trusting in people are two different things. People are also Asbaab i.e. our teachers are a means to Allah ta’ala so we trust in our teachers as a means but trust is in Allah ta’ala. حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ – A Powerful Du’a in Difficulty This is a very powerful Du’a to recite. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam and the Sahaba RA recited it. Ibraheem AS recited it when he was thrown in the fire. Scholars say we should recite it during difficulties. Since Tawakkul is not leaving aside the Asbaab (it is using the means and then trusting in Allah ta’ala) if something did not happen the way we wanted or it takes a long time, then we should do Sabr, and if it does happen the way we wanted then we should do Shukr. The stronger the Tawakkul, the less likelihood of depression, anxiety and tension, and the more Tawakkul, the more peace of mind there is. Trust Allah ta’ala to put the effect in the Asbaab and do not trust in the Asbaab. Two people came to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam with a legal dispute and he (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) decided in favour of one of them so the other person was quiet and said the above Du’a. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam called him and said that Allah ta’ala does not like him to accept loss and give up but to use the means and then if in a helpless situation, then say حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيل. The point is that Allah ta’ala does not want us to just be helpless and weak. The person should make effort in the right way and then when there is nothing he can do, then say حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيل. A person asked the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam “Should I tie my camel and have Tawakkul (trust in Allah for her protection) or should I leave her untied and have Tawakkul.” He (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “Tie her and have Tawakkul.” [Tirmidhi] A Scholar says that Maryam AS was told to shake the branch of a date tree while she was delivering. She did so and the dates fell. The Scholar is saying that Allah ta’ala could have let the dates drop on her but He wanted her to use the means and trust in Allah ta’ala to drop the dates. Therein is a lesson for us. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “O people, fear Allah and be moderate in seeking a living, for no soul will die until it has received all its provision, even if it is slow in coming. So fear Allah and be moderate in seeking provision; take that which is permissible and leave that which is forbidden.” [Ibn Majah] How to do Tawakkul? فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ and when you make a decision to do something, then put your trust in Allah (hold fast to your decision). Allah loves those who put their trust in Him. [Surah Aali ‘Imraan:159] Allah ta’ala is teaching us how to do Tawakkul. When a person has looked at all the options regarding something and then decides, now do Tawakkul. Therefore do not be wishy-washy and say, “What if” but do Tawakkul. If something happens which is not what you wanted, then do not cry over spilt milk and do not go back and say “If”. Ibn Qayyim (Rahimahullah) said “Tawakkul is half of Deen.” The reason is just as all of the Qur’an is in Surah Faatihah and all of Surah Faatihah is in “Iyyakana’budu wa iyyaa kanasta’een”, so Deen is in two parts. One is ‘Ibaadah and the other is to seek Allah ta’ala’s help and ‘Ibaadah is turning to Allah ta’ala and seeking Allah ta’ala’s help is Tawakkul. Therefore doing what we can and then trusting in Allah ta’ala is actually asking Allah ta’ala’s help and it keeps us protected from Shirk. It is mentioned in a Hadith in ibn Majah “The heart of man lingers after everything. Allah does not care for a man who puts his heart at the disposal of everything; he may be destroyed in any place (and way – Allah cares not for him). Whoever has trust on Allah, Allah suffices for him in all affairs.” We are scattered in so many directions with different ideas in the heart and we are left nowhere. That person who tries to stick to one thing and trusts in Allah ta’ala then He will make that enough for him. Benefits of Tawakkul One of the benefits of Tawakkul is that one’s doubts and “ifs” and “buts” will be alleviated. Life becomes easier with less stress, anxiety etc. A famous Scholar of the past, Fakhruddeen Razi (Rahimahullah) said in his Tafseer of Surah Yusuf relating his own experience that when a person really trusts someone other than Allah ta’ala then He will put the person through a lot of difficulty and effort and if a person trusts in Allah ta’ala then he will find everything working out beautifully. He stresses that we should trust only in Allah ta’ala and not in people. It is not that we do not trust people, we do. For example we trust a doctor but the doctor is the means for cure or we trust our teacher being the means of us becoming better people. Sometimes we trust people too much/wholeheartedly, more than Allah ta’ala and he will use that as a trial for us. Sometimes we trust abstract things i.e. our efforts, abilities, intelligence etc. and Allah ta’ala will use that as a trial for us. Sometimes a person trusts in his health saying how healthy he is and then he gets sick. Therefore saying or feeling something which Allah ta’ala dislikes or wholeheartedly putting trust in something instead of in Allah ta’ala, it becomes a trial. These trials bring a person back to trusting in Allah ta’ala. We also trust in our own good deeds i.e. when we think it is our deeds which will take us to Jannah. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said to the Sahaba RA that none of them will enter Jannah because of their deeds. They asked if they should stop doing deeds and Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam replied that they should continue doing deeds and they will bring the mercy of Allah ta’ala. No One Will Enter Paradise By Virtue Of His Deeds The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam said, “Observe moderation (in doing deeds), and if you fail to observe it perfectly, try to do as much as you can do (to live up to this ideal of moderation) and be happy for none would be able to get into Paradise because of his deeds alone. They (the Companions of the Holy Prophet) said: Allah’s Messenger, not even you? Thereupon he said: Not even I, but that Allah wraps me in His Mercy, and bear this in mind that the deed loved most by Allah is one which is done constantly even though it is small.” [Muslim] Therefore we should continue doing good deeds as they will bring the mercy of Allah ta’ala. We should think it is not our deeds themselves which will gain entry into Jannah but they are a means to Allah ta’ala and to trust in Allah ta’ala that He will accept them and become the means of His mercy with which we will attain Jannah. Three types of Tawakkul Mufti Shafi’ (Rahimahullah) said there are three types of Tawakkul people can have: • Lowest level: in terms of belief a person says he has Tawakkul on Allah ta’ala however in practical life the focus is on the means. The example he gives is that of a person who has a lawyer who he trusts to take care of his affairs however he is constantly checking up on him. • The Middle level: is the person who takes care of the Asbaab (means) and puts trust in Allah ta’ala and their focus is on making Du’a. The person will find energy and inspiration to praise Allah ta’ala and make Du’a while the person with lack of Tawakkul will be so focused on the means that he will not even think of making Du’a. • The highest level: is that of the Ambiyaa and Saaliheen. They have so much Tawakkul on Allah ta’ala that they do take care of the means however they are so content and at peace that they do not make Du’a regarding that matter. Du’a in Hadith A Du’a narrated by ibn Katheer (Rahimahullah) in times of sickness or lack of provision: تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى الْحَيِّ الَّذِي لا يَمُوتُ ، وَالْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي لَمْ يَتَّخِذْ وَلَدًا ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ شَرِيكٌ فِي الْمُلْكِ ، وَلَمْ يَكُنْ لَهُ وَلِيُّ مِنَ الذُّلِّ ، وَكَبِّرْهُ تَكْبِيرًا Second line is verse 111 of Surah 17 – Al Israa Counsel To know that Allah ta’ala is our absolute Wakeel in all things and at all times. Whoever has Ma’rifah of this name of Allah ta’ala, will find peace and will be free from depression, anxiety etc. *~~*~~*
  3. الْحَقُّ Translation الْحَقُّ is translated as The Truth and The Only Reality. Definition It is defined in different ways and one of them is The True Presence Who exists. Another definition is The True existence whose presence and divinity is evident by proofs i.e. there are proofs that He exists (You have to look for them but they exist). Another way it is defined is, that Being Whose existence cannot be denied and to acknowledge it is necessary i.e. the existence of Allah ta’ala is such an ultimate truth and reality that it cannot be denied and the point that is made here is that there is no clear proof that He does not exist. This is actually the basic level of Deen or any religion and especially in the Abrahamic religions that God exists. Atheists have no Proof God does not exist Therefore the truth of Allah ta’ala is so strong and so evident that His nonexistence cannot be proven. In debates with atheists when they say, “How do you know God exists?” the answer is, “How do you know God does not exist?” Story of Person in search of truth Ibn Katheer relates that a Muslim was not sure of his beliefs. He was a calligrapher and so he wrote manuscripts of the Tawrah, the Bible and the Qur’an but with some changes in each. He then went to see the scholars of each religion and presented it to them. The Jewish and Christian scholars were happy to see the beautiful manuscripts and rewarded him however the Muslim scholars found the mistakes and had him arrested for tampering with the Qur’an. He admitted making the changes and explained his reason which was to see which religion was true and protected by Allah ta’ala. Story of Salman Farsi RA There are many stories of people in search of the truth and one of the more famous ones is the search for truth of Salman Farsi RA. He grew up in Persia where his father kept him imprisoned for fear of losing him. He was devoted to the Magian religion however he came across Christianity and inclined towards it. He left home and travelled to Syria where he came into the service of a Bishop however he found the Bishop was corrupt. When the Bishop died he was replaced by a new Bishop who was an ascetic who longed forthe Hereafter and engaged in worship day and night. Salman RA was devoted to him and spent time in his company. On the death of this Bishop he travelled to another place where the Bishop was also an ascetic and he spent time in his service however as death neared him, Salman RA asked him where he should go after his death. The Bishop replied, “There is nobody following our ways of life I can send you to. Nevertheless, your life seems to coincide with the era of the predestined Prophet who will arise from the Haram. His migration will be to a city full of date trees. Moreover, he will certainly have some distinct features: Between his shoulder blades, there will be the Seal of the Prophethood. He will eat food, provided it is a gift and not a donation. If you can reach that city, then do so, because you are very close to his era.” Eventually Salman RA reached Madeenah and awaited the arrival of the final Prophet he was told about and when the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam reached Madeenah after Hijrah Salman RA accepted him. Allah ta’ala is called الْحَقُّ and it means Allah ta’ala is The Truth and when a person tries to find the truth, it will lead to Him. ‘Ibaadah is only for Allah ta’ala Only Allah ta’ala is الْحَقُّ and ‘Ibaadah is showing or manifesting the feeling of humility and this is only for Allah ta’ala and not for any Makhlooq and this is strongly mentioned in the Qur’an, اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَٰهًا وَاحِدًا ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ They have taken as lords beside Allah their rabbis and their monks and the Messiah son of Mary, when they were bidden to worship only One God. There is no god save Him. Be He glorified from all that they ascribe as partner (unto Him)! [Surah Tawbah: 31] ‘Adi bin Hatim narrated, “I came to the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam while I had a cross of gold around my neck. He said: ‘O ‘Adi! Remove this idol from yourself!’ And I heard him reciting from Surah Bara’ah: They took their rabbis and monks as lords besides Allah (9:31). He said: ‘As for them, they did not worship them, but when they made something lawful for them, they considered it lawful, and when they made something unlawful for them, they considered it unlawful.’” So it does not mean just worship people but also to follow them and let them determine what is Halaal and Haraam and Muslims do this too. They do not study the Qur’an and Hadith and sometimes blindly follow other people and Scholars who are not on the truth and this is a type of Shirk as well. In the Qur’an It is mentioned 10 times in the Qur’an. ثُمَّ رُدُّوا إِلَى اللَّهِ مَوْلَاهُمُ الْحَقِّ - Then those souls are brought back to Allah, their real Master. [SurahAn’aam: 62] ذَٰلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الْحَقُّ وَأَنَّهُ يُحْيِي الْمَوْتَىٰ وَأَنَّهُ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ That is because Allah, He is the Truth. Lo! He quickeneth the dead, and lo! He is Able to do all things; [Surah Hajj: 6] Allah ta’ala is the True Lord and we do not worship Prophets like the Christians did or angels like the Mushrikeen did and nowadays scientists often worship science i.e. science has truth in it however it is only Allah ta’ala Who is The True Creator and Lord and when we know this then we know that it is only Him we should ask help from. In Surah Faatihah we say, إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ - Thee (alone) we worship; Thee alone we ask for help. Going through the names of Allah ta’ala we realise that Allah ta’ala holds the ultimate and absolute level in all His attributes and we know not to turn to anyone else and this is the running theme in the Asmaa ul Husnaa. Prayer of the Night It is narrated that when the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam got up at night to offer the Tahajjud prayer, he used to say these words of praise, اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ قَيِّمُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ، لَكَ مُلْكُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَمَنْ فِيهِنَّ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ نُورُ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ، وَلَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ الْحَقُّ، وَوَعْدُكَ الْحَقُّ، وَلِقَاؤُكَ حَقٌّ، وَقَوْلُكَ حَقٌّ، وَالْجَنَّةُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّارُ حَقٌّ، وَالنَّبِيُّونَ حَقٌّ، وَمُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم حَقٌّ، وَالسَّاعَةُ حَقٌّ، اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ أَسْلَمْتُ، وَبِكَ آمَنْتُ وَعَلَيْكَ تَوَكَّلْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ أَنَبْتُ، وَبِكَ خَاصَمْتُ، وَإِلَيْكَ حَاكَمْتُ، فَاغْفِرْ لِي مَا قَدَّمْتُ وَمَا أَخَّرْتُ، وَمَا أَسْرَرْتُ وَمَا أَعْلَنْتُ، أَنْتَ الْمُقَدِّمُ وَأَنْتَ الْمُؤَخِّرُ، لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ O Allah! All the praises are for you, You are the Holder of the Heavens and the Earth, And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You have the possession of the Heavens and the Earth And whatever is in them. All the praises are for You; You are the Light of the Heavens and the Earth And all the praises are for You; You are the King of the Heavens and the Earth; And all the praises are for You; You are the Truth and Your Promise is the truth, And to meet You is true, Your Word is the truth And Paradise is true And Hell is true And all the Prophets (Peace be upon them) are true; And Muhammad is true, And the Day of Resurrection is true. O Allah ! I surrender (my will) to You; I believe in You and depend on You. And repent to You, And with Your help I argue (with my opponents, the non-believers) And I take You as a judge (to judge between us). Please forgive me my previous And future sins; And whatever I concealed or revealed And You are the One who make (some people) forward And (some) backward. There is none to be worshipped but you [Bukhari] Being Truthful We should make Du’a to be on the true path and to be with the truthful people. To be truthful to Allah ta’ala we need to be true servants and to be true to ourselves and to other people. There are many Hadith about being truthful. الْحَقُّ has a higher level meaning. It is not about speaking the truth. In regards to Allah ta’ala, He is the ultimate Truth. It comes that everything in the world is Baatil and this is the opposite of Haqq. In Surah Rahmaan (verses 26-27) Allah ta’ala says, كُلُّ مَنْ عَلَيْهَا فَانٍ - All that exists on the earth will perish. وَيَبْقَىٰ وَجْهُ رَبِّكَ ذُو الْجَلَالِ وَالْإِكْرَامِ - But the Face of your Rabb will remain full of Majesty and Glory. A verse in the Qur’an says this Dunya is Daarul Ghuroor, a place of deception/delusion and we live lives of delusion thinking we are something we are not. Allah ta’ala is The Truth and the force that will break us out of our falsehood. We should acknowledge our wrongdoing to Allah ta’ala and ask to be saved from all falsehood and to be guided towards Him as He is الْحَقُّ. The more a person tries to be truthful to themselves and to others and live truthful lives, the more Allah ta’ala will bring them to Himself. Haqq can also mean rights of Allah ta’ala i.e. Huqooqullah and Huqooqul ‘Ibaad, rights of Allah ta’ala and rights of the slaves of Allah ta’ala. Counsel Allah ta’ala has the right to be obeyed, loved and worshipped and therefore not to give these rights to any human be it a Prophet or a scholar. We see this in the Asmaa ul Husnaa again and again. We are often confused regarding what is right and wrong and what is true or false. If we say, “O Allah, I worship only You” then He will protect us from false people and paths. To remember that the Qur’an is the Kitaab of Haqq and the words of الْحَقُّ and if we hold fast to it then we will be guided on the path of guidance and truth. The truth touches people and the Quran touches even disbelievers to some extent. Allah ta’ala gives opportunities to everyone to glimpse the truth. Sometimes we see it and turn the other way as it is too hard to digest but may Allah ta’ala give us more opportunities and to take them up these opprotunities. People do not want to hear the truth or accept it and Allah ta’ala says in the Qur’an that people are in delusion even though they know the truth. People do not want to be reminded of death and the Aakhirah. They want to remain happy in their delusion. If people deny the commands of Allah ta’ala they deny the truth. People’s acceptance or non-acceptance does not change the truth. It still remains the truth. *~~*~~*
  4. Spiritual Advices | Time – A Most Valuable Commodity of a Believer During ‘Lockdown’ Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions in the Quraan-e-Kareem : وَعَسَىٰ أَن تَكْرَهُوا شَيْئًا وَهُوَ خَيْرٌ لَّكُمْ But perhaps you hate a thing and it is good for you [Surah Baqarah 2:216] From this Ayaah we understand that when we experience adverse conditions in life, there may be some favourable conditions hidden in it. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala knows best. We also understand, that we should always be positive and search for positive components within a negative situation. During this ‘lockdown period‘, whilst we are restricted in worldly interactions, we are not locked down in terms of our Deeni duties. In fact, we have been unchained from worldly interactions and should take the opportunity of the free time to fulfil some of our religious duties. Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala mentions in the Quraan-e-Kareem : وَالْعَصْرِ • إِنَّ الْإِنسَانَ لَفِي خُسْرٍ • إِلَّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ By time, Indeed, mankind is in loss, except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds [Surah Al Asr 103:1/2/3] Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala has mentioned time as a most valuable commodity of a Believer and has given us this ‘free time as a test’. Use this time correctly. Indeed man is at a loss and does not use his time correctly. Everyone is at a loss with the exception of those people who bring Imaan or they practice on the dictates of their Imaan and do righteous deeds. One poet explains the reality of life by explaining, “Your life is but a few breaths. Every breath we take is one part of our life, and with every one of those breaths one part of our life is decreasing“. Similarly, the 21 days of the lockdown period is like a block of ice. Just like ice melts away quickly, so too will these 21 days pass by very soon. After 21 days we should analyse our actions and deeds and not have any regrets of wasting our time. Use this time wisely and attain closeness to Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala. Increase your Tilawah (recitation) of the Quraan-e-Kareem ; Perform your Salaah on time ; Make the Zikr of Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala ; Perform Ishraaq and Chast Salaah ; Spend quality time with your family. May Allah Subhaanahu Wa Ta’ala grant us Taufeeq and Hidaayah, to value our time and to use it to make RujooillAllah and Inaabat illallah (turning to Allah Ta’ala in repentance, obedience and supplication) and not be regretful and waste our time in a state of Ghaflah (heedlessness). DOWNLOAD AUDIO EXPLANATION Spiritual Advices of Mufti Ebrahim Desai Darul Mahmood | darulmahmood.net
  5. Reward of performing Ṣalāh in the Masjid It is hoped from the mercy of Allah Almighty that a person performing Ṣalāh at home in these circumstances will attain the reward of performing Ṣalāh in the Masjid. This can be inferred from the following ḥadīth: Congregational Ṣalāh at home Anyone who is self-isolating in a room within a house should perform Ṣalāh individually as mentioned above. All other members of the family should perform congregational Ṣalāh in the home, with an bālig (mature) male as the Imam. In relation to the standing position, the following principles should be noted: Females will always stand behind male(s) in a separate row whether one female or more. Males will always stand behind the male Imam, unless there is only one male in which case he will stand to the right of the Imam, one step behind. The following table illustrates this with some examples: Family Standing position Father and one female Female will stand in a new row behind Father and one male Son will stand next to the father one step behind Father and more than one son Sons will make a row behind the father (similar to the Masjid) Father, mother and daughter Mother and daughter will make a row behind the father (similar to the Masjid) Father, mother and 1 son Son will stand to the right of the father one step behind Mother will stand alone in a row behind Father, 2 sons, 2 daughters Sons will make a row behind the father Daughters will make another row behind the sons If the room is small, the males can stand to the right and left of the Imam one step behind. If the Adhān has been performed in a Masjid in the local area, there is no need to perform Adhān at home. If it is performed, care should be taken not to disturb neighbours. Either way, before starting congregational Ṣalāh, the Iqāmah should be given by the Imam or any of the family members. Perhaps ask the children to take turns. The Ṣalāh must be led by a bālig (mature) male. It is likely that the current situation continues through to the month of Ramaḍān. In this scenario, if the only ḥāfiẓ in the household is a young boy, there is no harm in acting upon the view of some ḥanafī jurists who permit a non-bālig to lead Tarāwīḥ Ṣalāh. However, in this scenario, an adult must lead ʿIshāʾ and Witr Ṣalāh (refer to our earlier answer for further details).
  6. Mufti Shabbir Ahmad said, “All those who are at home due to the Coronavirus should spend their time wisely and start memorising the Quran. Some of our scholars memorised the entire Quran in jail.”
  7. Spiritual Advices | The Blessings of Good Health and Free Time Ibn ‘Abbas RadiyAllahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: نِعْمَتَانِ مَغْبُونٌ فِيهِمَا كَثِيرٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ الصِّحَّةُ وَالْفَرَاغُ “Two favours that many of the people squander are health and free time.” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6412] Dua for Good Health and Good Character [Physical and Spiritual Goodness] ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam used to supplicate : اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ الصِّحَّةَ، وَالْعِفَّةَ، وَالأَمَانَةَ، وَحُسْنَ الْخُلُقِ، وَالرِّضَا بِالْقَدَرِ‏‏ “Oh Allah, I ask You for health, restraint, trustworthiness, good character and contentment with the decree.” [Al-Adab Al-Mufrad 307] DOWNLOAD EXPLANATION Spiritual Advices of Mufti Ebrahim Desai Darul Mahmood | darulmahmood.net
  8. COMMONLY ASKED MASA'IL ON COVID-19 Covid QA.pdf
  9. How can Coronavirus be stopped? In the name of Allah, The Almighty, The All Powerful Across the world, people are worried about the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Experts are working tirelessly to develop a vaccine and limit its spread. The breadth of this epidemic appears to be unprecedented. Precautionary measures are being adopted across the world as the death toll increases and the number of infected people spiral. From an Islamic perspective, it is recommended to adopt precautions as long as they are proportionate and do not contravene Islamic teachings. There is, however, an important dimension to this epidemic which has not been given the due attention it deserves. As people of faith, it is our unshakable belief that such calamities and diseases are from Allah Almighty, who uses a variety of methods to remind, test and at times also punish the creation for their flagrant violations. Allah Almighty mentions in the Quran (42:30): In another verse (30:41), Allah Almighty mentions: It is therefore imperative for us to reflect and try to understand the possible underlying reasons for this crisis. In the specific context of this virus, the following portion from a lengthy statement of our beloved Prophet ﷺ comes to mind: Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Qayyim (d. 751/1350) writes in al-Ṭuruq al-Ḥukmiyyah (p.239), Historians like Ḥāfiẓ Ibn al-Jawzī (d. 597/1201) and Ḥāfiẓ Ibn Kathīr (d. 774/1373) have mentioned various examples of how Muslims reacted to such outbreaks in the past. In 449 (1057-8 CE), there was major epidemic in the Middle East and Asia which resulted in the death of at least 1.65 million people just in the region of Bukhara alone. Large graves were dug and 20-30 people were buried in one grave. The residents of homes that had alcohol would all die within the same night. In one residence, 18 corpses were found, and upon searching the house, alcohol was found therein. Another example of an ill person is cited who was in the agony of death, but his soul would not leave his body. His suffering continued until he pointed to the alcohol in his home. It was only after it was removed that his soul left his body and he passed away. When this epidemic broke out, people responded by pouring away the alcohol, breaking the instruments of music and entertainment, attaching themselves to the Masjids, reciting the Quran and worshipping Allah (al-Bidāyah wa al-Nihāyah, 13:130; al-Muntaẓam, 16:17; Badhl al-Māʿūn fī Faḍl al-Ṭāʿūn, p.365). These texts and narratives illustrate the importance of reflecting on our actions, when such epidemics occur. Today, it has become unfashionable to discuss some of the sins that have become prevalent across the world. Reflecting on the state of Muslims and non-Muslims, who have all been enveloped in this epidemic, we find that there are some major sins that have increased substantially and openly over the past few decades. They include: ‪Homosexuality and transgenderism ‪Nudity, free-mixing, immodesty and pornography ‪Adultery and fornication ‪‪Defaming Prophets and the companions (Ṣaḥabah) Massacres and killings ‪Oppression, incarceration and torture ‪Drugs, alcohol and other intoxicants ‪Riba (usury) ‪Cheating ‪Extravagance It is therefore imperative that along with adopting the precautions advised by the health experts, we reflect on these sins and recognise that such flagrant and blatant violations of the divine laws attract the anger and wrath of Allah Almighty, whether perpetrated by Muslims or non-Muslims. We must turn to Allah Almighty, repent for our sins and inaction and commit to His obedience. This epidemic should also strengthen our belief in Allah Almighty and serve us a reminder that Allah is The Almighty and Powerful, He created us and to Him we shall return, and the entire universe is powerless in front of him. In addition to adopting precautions and abandoning sins, the following are some actions that can help bring this epidemic to an end: Perform the five obligatory Ṣalāh Regularly do Istigfār and Tawbah (repentance). Engage in the dhikr of Allah Almighty especially Tasbīḥ & Takbīr Regularly read durūd Give as much optional charity Perform two Rakʿat Nafl Ṣalāh individually Supplicate to Allah with masnūn supplications for well-being and protection (see this link for some examples) Do not panic-buy or hoard goods Exercise Ṣabr (patience), Shukr (gratitude) and Tawakkul (reliance) Contemplate death and the power of Allah Almighty Finally, it is a matter of great regret that some Muslim businessmen are hiking up prices for certain goods that are in heavy demand. This is despicable and illustrates that such people are not taking heed from this epidemic. It is also against Islamic teachings to hoard wealth unnecessarily and to the detriment of others. There is no need to panic, we must remain calm and avoid over reacting or behaving in a disproportionate manner. May Allah protect and guide us all. Yusuf Shabbir 21 Rajab 1441 / 16 March 2020 www.islamicportal.co.uk
  10. Temporary PleasuresRemember the pleasures of committing sins are temporary whilst the punishment of sin is permanent. One involved in sin may read a hundred thousand Tahajjuds (supererogatory prayers late at night), perform Haj and Ummra year after year and yet such a person's despicable humiliating actions will never be forgotten by one whom the sin was committed with. Both will be seen as absolutely mean and hateful in each others sight. Is this a small punishment?Hakeem ul Ummah (r.a.) says that both parties that participated in sin appear degraded in each other's sight. He also mentioned that love for anyone besides Allah is in fact the punishment of Allah. One experiences the punishment of Jahannam (hell) while still in this world.Shaykh Haji Imdadullah (r.a.) says that the end result of colour, shape and all outward beauty is eventual hatred and dislike. When time or ailment claims beauty, the old admirer does not even greet the other. In their prime they promised kingdoms to each other. However, with the passage of time and the appearance of wrinkles on the smooth skin one addresses the other:"You were always prepared to sacrifice a kingdom or two to prove your love. What are you prepared to do for me now?" The reply is invariably, "By merely looking at you, I develop a fever, let alone sacrificing anything. I dread the very nightmare of looking at you."Shaykh Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb(Tajalliat-E-Jazb)
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  12. Shaykhul Islam Mufti Taqi Usmani HA is narrating someone's dream. AUD-20200316-WA0020.m4a
  13. THE EXTINCTION OF THE UMMAH THROUGH PLAGUE AND BLOODSHED Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Narrated from Abu Burdah ibn Qays, the brother of Abu Musa Al ‘Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu), that Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “O Allah, make the end of my ummah through being killed in your cause, by piercing (bloodshed) and plague.” Answer Imams Ahmad and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 3 pg. 437, vol. 4 pg. 238, Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 2 pg. 93) Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic and ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) concurs. ‘Allamah Mundhiri and ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahumallah) have declared the narrators of Musnad Ahmad credible. (Targhib, vol. 2 pg. 337, Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 2 pg. 312. Also see: Faydul Qadir, Hadith: 5901) And Allah Ta’ala Knows best. Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar, Note: Both the forms of death mentioned in the Hadith are a blessing for a believer. Just as being killed in the path of Allah is termed as martyrdom, so too is death by plague. Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar https://hadithanswers.com/the-extinction-of-the-ummah-through-plague-and-bloodshed/
  14. Coronavirus - Congregational Salaah .pdf
  15. Reference to Coronavirus in the Hadith.pdf.pdf
  16. Du'as for Protection from Coronavirus أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ “I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created.” (Recite thrice in the morning and evening) بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ “In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.” (Recite thrice in the morning and evening) اَللّٰھُمَّ عَافِنِیْ فِیْ بَدَنِیْ اَللّٰھُمَّ عَافِنِیْ فِیْ سَمْعِیْ اَللّٰھُمَ عَافِنِیْ فِیْ بَصَرِیْ لَآ اِلَہَ اِلَّااَنْتَ “O Allah! Grant well-being (health), to my body, O Allah! Grant well-being to my hearing, O Allah, grant well-being to my sight. There is no God but You.” (Recite thrice in the morning and evening) اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ البَرَصِ وَالْجُنُونِ وَالْجُذَامِ وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الْأَسْقَامِ “O Allah! I seek refuge in You from leucoderma, insanity, leprosy and evil diseases.” (Recite thrice in the morning and evening) Recite Istighfar and the following verse abundantly: لَا اِلٰہَ اِلَّا اَنْتَ سُبْحَانَکَ اِنِّیْ کُنْتُ مِنَ الظَّالِمِیْنَ “There is no deity except You; exalted are You. Indeed I have been of the wrongdoers.” Recite Ayatul Kursi after every Salah and blow on yourself and your family. Dua upon seeing someone afflicted by an illness الحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي عَافَانِي مِمَّا ابْتَلَاكَ بِهِ، وَفَضَّلَنِي عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقَ تَفْضِيلًا “Praise be to Allah who had saved me from what He had afflicted you with, and for honouring me over many of his creations.” https://ilmseeker98.wordpress.com/2020/03/14/duas-for-protection-from-coronavirus/
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