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  1. I think I'm from the second one Insha'Allah
  2. _*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..}}
  3. _* 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...}}
  4. _* 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...}}
  5. _* 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...}}
  6. 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 :-)
  7. 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
  8. _* 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...}}
  9. _* 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...}}
  10. 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
  11. *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...}}
  12. 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
  13. 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...}}
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. The Ramadan Of Shaykh ul Hadeeth Muhammad Zakariyah And Our Elders Author: SHAYKH DR MUHAMMAD ISMAIL MEMON MADANI Pages: 198 Read HERE
  17. *شعبان کی فضیلت* قسط 3 *شبِ برات میں قبرستان جانا:* اس رات میں ایک اور عمل ہے جو ایک روایت سے ثابت ہے وہ یہ ہے کہ حضور نبی کریم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وسلم جنت البقیع میں تشریف لے گئے، اب چونکہ حضور صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وسلم اس رات میں جنت البقیع میں تشریف لے گئے اس لئے مسلمان اس بات کا اہتمام کرنے لگے کہ شبِ برات میں قبرستان جائیں ، لیکن میرے والد ماجد حضرت مفتی محمد شفیع صاحب قدس اللہ سرہ ایک بڑی کام کی بات بیان فرمایا کرتے تھے، جو ہمیشہ یاد رکھنی چاہئے، فرماتے تھے کہ جو چیز رسول کریم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وسلم سے جس درجہ میں ثابت ہو اسی درجے میں اسے رکھنا چاہئے، اس سے آگے نہیں بڑھنا چاہئے، لہٰذا ساری حیاتِ طیبہ میں رسول کریم سے ایک مرتبہ جانا مروی ہے، کہ آپ شبِ برات میں جنت البقیع تشریف لے گئے ، چونکہ ایک مرتبہ جانا مروی ہے اس لئے تم بھی اگر زندگی میں ایک مرتبہ چلے جاؤ تو ٹھیک ہے ، لیکن ہر شب برات میں جانے کا اہتمام کرنا،التزام کرنا، اور اسکو ضروری سمجھنا اور اسکو شب برات کے ارکان میں داخل کرنا اور اسکو شب برات کا لازمی حصہ سمجھنا اور اسکے بغیر یہ سمجھنا کہ شب برات نہیں ہوئی ، یہ اسکو اسکے درجے سے آگے بڑھانے والی بات ہے۔ *15 شعبان کا روزہ:* ایک مسئلہ شب برات کے بعد والے دن یعنی پندرہ شعبان کے روزے کا ہے، اسکو بھی سمجھ لینا چاہئے، وہ یہ کہ سارے ذخیرہ حدیث میں اس روزہ کے بارے میں صرف ایک روایت میں ہے کہ شب برات کے بعد والے دن روزہ رکھو لیکن یہ روایت ضعیف ہے لہٰذا اس روایت کی وجہ سے خاص پندرہ شعبان کے روزے کو سنت یا مستحب قرار دینا بعض علماءکے نزدیک درست نہیں البتہ پورے شعبان کے مہینے میں روزہ رکھنے کی فضیلت ثابت ہے لیکن 28 اور 29 شعبان کو حضور صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وسلم نے روزہ رکھنے سے منع فرمایا ہے، کہ رمضان سے ایک دو روز پہلے روزہ مت رکھو، تاکہ رمضان کے روزوں کے لئے انسان نشاط کے ساتھ تیار رہے۔ ((ختم شد…)) *​Virtues Of Sha'aban​* Part 3 *To visit the graveyard on the night of 15th shabaan:* Another act of this night that is also proven by a narration is that Nabi kareem sallalahu alaihi wassalam visited jannatul baqi on this night, now since the Prophet visited Jannatul baqee the Muslims too started making it a practice to visit the graveyard on the night of 15th shabaan. However, my noble father would always talk about an important point, which should always be remembered. He would say that the extent to which a particular act is performed by Rasoole kareem sallalahu alaihi wassalam should be limited to that extent and that limit should be maintained. Therefore since during the whole lifetime of Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi wassalam, he visited jannatul baqi only once on the night of 15 shabaan. So if you also visit the graveyard on the night of 15th shabaan once in a life time, it is acceptable. But to make it a practice and to consider it incumbent and include it among the deeds of the night of 15th shabaan and to consider it an indispensable part of shabe barat and to think that without performing this act the worship of shabe barat will be incomplete, would be exceeding the level of its actual rank. *The fast of 15 Shabaan:* There is an issue concerning the fast on the day of 15 shabaan, wich needs to be understood carefully, that among the numerous ahaadith, only one narration is present which states to observe a fast on the day of 15 shabaan, however this narration is weak. Therefore, on the basis of this narration, according to many scholars it is incorrect to consider the fast on the day of 15 shaban as sunnah or mustahab. However the virtues of fasting during the entire month of shaban is proven, but Rasulullah sallalahu alaihi forbidded from fasting on the 28th and 29th of shaban, that do not fast one or two days prior to Ramadhan so that one may be prepared for the fasts of Ramadhan in good spirit. ((The end...))
  18. *_The Magnetism of the Holy Quran_* _“The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, they feel a fear in their hearts and when its verses are recited unto them, they increase their faith; and they put their trust in their Lord (Alone)”_ [surah Anfal: 3] Every single word in the Quran Majeed was divinely revealed from Allah Ta’ala to our beloved Nabi Sallallāhu Alayhi Wasallam. It has been preserved intact throughout many generations and remains unchanged. Alhamdulillah! The Quran contains the numerous attributes and qualities of Allah Ta’ala. The Holy Quran relates, historical events, warnings, punishments, Jannah, Jahannum, creation, Prophets, reminders, promises etc. It is in the Holy Quran that Allah Ta’ala states His reason for creating us: _“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship me”_ (51:56) Thus is it possible that we may dwell in such ignorance and carelessness despite being reminded? The ayat is directly from Allah Ta’ala and leaves no room for dispute. And so we are warned: _“And whosoever turns away (blinds) himself from the remembrance of the Most Gracious (Allah) ie: (the Quran and the worship of Allah), we appoint for him Shaytaan to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him.”_ (43:36) My sisters, there is such delight and sweetness in reading the Holy Quran, It cleanses the heart of bad akhlaq, hypocrisy, jealousy, malice, and enmity, Insha Allah. Through reading and understanding the Quran, the heart is softened and adorned with honour, truthfulness and sincerity. Allah Ta’ala says: _“Those who strive for me, I will definitely show them the straight path”_ (29:69) We must remember to ask Allah Ta’ala to increase our knowledge. There is great reward in memorising the Quran, however we need to make an effort to read up on the tafseer of the Holy Quran, “The best of you is the one who learns Quran and teaches it.” (Bukhari) Many muslims desire to learn the Holy Quran, either through studying the tafseer or by its memorisation. Allah Ta’ala will Insha Allah aid the one who wishes to learn the Quran, Ameen. Allah Ta’ala says: _“And, We have indeed made the Quran easy to understand and remember, but is there any that will remember?”_ (54:17) However, we are afraid to challenge ourselves! We often set ourselves up for failure even before we have begun, by allowing doubt to overcome us. Shaytaan creates doubt in us. He whispers to us that we will not succeed. We begin to question our own abilities based on his whispers, Astagfirullah. ~I don’t have the time. ~What if I forget work that. ~I have already learnt, when I learn new work? ~I don’t understand its meanings. ~How do I know if I am reciting correctly? If there is a strong desire in our hearts to learn the Quran, yet we find that we struggle with the above mentioned points, then here are just a few possible solutions to our concerns. ✨We need to be positive and make dua to Allah Ta’ala to make this journey easy for us. It is important to turn to Allah Ta’ala for guidance and help. We need to realise that we will be undertaking this great ibaadat for the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. It may be helpful to keep a notebook throughout this journey, documenting important milestones, such as making the niyyah. It is a reality that students may need to adopt a healthier lifestyle, than that which we may be currently living. It is necessary to pay more attention to our bodies nutritional needs, exercise frequently, eat food that is not doubtful and avoid stimulants.As students of the Holy Quran, Tajweed is essential. Pay attention to the pronounciation of the Arabic letters. Remember that audio assistance, eg: CDs are widely available; however this does not take preference over the supervision of a teacher. Perhaps get a hifz buddy, who attends classes with you or who has completed hifz. Memorising the Quran is made easier if the student uses 1 particular type of print of Quran, as the mind takes “shots” of the pages and ayat as you learn. It is important that we remember that our time is valuable and limited. We must be cautious against wasting our time in unnecessary activities.Memorise the Quran at a suitable pace and avoid rushing. Recite the Quran melodiously; however be careful not to disregard tajweed in doing so. Recite the Quran audibly. Keep a timetable for new sabaq and dohr (revision). Consistency is compulsory. Taste the words, feel the words flow on your tongue and reside in your heart and soul. Regarding the language barrier, students may choose to study “Quran Arabic” before commencing Hifz, whilst others prefer to read the tafseer simulateoulsy. Upon memorising the surahs, it is essential that we use these surahs, when performing salaah. Share the knowledge gained with other fellow muslims. _The Quran, Insha Allah becomes a “Constant Companion” for the Hafidh, and he in turn, becomes a “Protector of the Holy Quran”_ Ameen Source
  19. *شعبان کی فضیلت* قسط 2 *شب برات میں عبادت:* امت مسلمہ کے جو خیرالقرون ہیں یعنی صحابہ کرام کا دور ، تابعین کا دور، تبع تابعین کادور، اس میں بھی اس رات کی فضیلت سے فائدہ اٹھانے کا اہتمام کیا جاتا رہا ہے،لوگ اس رات میں عبادت کا خصوصی اہتمام کرتے رہے ہیں، لہٰذا اس کو بدعت کہنا، یا بے بنیاد اور بے اصل کہنا درست نہیں ، صحیح بات یہی ہے کہ یہ فضیلت والی رات ہے، اس رات میں عبادت کرنا باعث ِ اجر و ثواب ہے اور اسکی خصوصی اہمیت ہے۔ *♦عبادت کا کوئی خاص طریقہ مقرر نہیں♦:* البتہ یہ بات درست ہے کہ اس رات میں عبادت کا کوئی خاص طریقہ مقرر نہیں کہ فلاں طریقے سے عبادت کی جائے ، جیسے بعض لوگوں نے اپنی طرف سے ایک طریقہ گھڑ کر یہ کہہ دیا کہ شب ِ برات میں اس خاص طریقے سے نماز پڑھی جاتی ہے ، مثلاََ پہلی رکعت میں فلاں سورت اتنی مرتبہ پڑھی جائے، دوسری رکعت میں فلاں سورت اتنی مرتبہ پڑھی جائے وغیرہ وغیرہ، اسکا کوئی ثبوت نہیں، یہ بالکل بے بنیاد بات ہے، بلکہ نفلی عبادت جس قدر ہوسکے وہ اس رات میں انجام دی جائے، نفل نماز پڑھیں ، قرآن کریم کی تلاوت کریں ، ذکرکریں ، تسبیح پڑھیں ، دعائیں کریں ، یہ ساری عبادتیں اس رات میں کی جاسکتی ہے لیکن خاص طریقہ ثابت نہیں۔ ((جاری...)) *Virtues Of Sha'aban* Part 2 *Worshipping during Shab-e-Baraat:* People had tried to exceptionally benefit from the virtues of this night even in the best periods of ummat-e-muslimah, i.e the period of sahaba, taba'een, tabe taba'een. People have been regularly worshipping in this night. Therefore, regarding the worship of this night as innovative, unreal and baseless is extremely wrong. The fact is that shab-e-baraat is a night of virtues, worshipping in this night is a cause of gratuity and reward and it has a special significance. *♦There is no specific way of worshipping in this night♦:* However, this is true that there is no specific way of ibadah in this night. Some people have devised some specific forms of worship or offering salah and say that salah is offered in such a manner in the night of 15th Sha'aban. For eg : Reciting a particular surah for specific number of times in the first rakaat and some other particular suraah in the second rakaat etc etc, there is no such evidence for this, it is absolutely baseless. However, it is permissible to perform nafl ibadah (voluntary acts) such as voluntary prayers, tasbeeh, duas, etc. All these forms of worship can be adopted in this night, but no specific way is proved through authentic sources. ((To be continued..))
  20. YEARNING FOR BARAKAH Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was fortunate to have none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) frequently visit her home (as was mentioned and explained previously). She would utilize this unique opportunity to gain and secure as much blessing as she could from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentions, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would enter the home of Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and would rest on her bed without her being in the bed. One day, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) came to her home and slept on her bed. When she was informed that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had come to her home and was sleeping on her bed, she came and saw that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had perspired. His blessed perspiration had gathered on a piece of leather on the bed (on which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was sleeping). Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) thus opened a small case (in which she stored her valuables, extracted a few glass bottles,) and began to dry the leather piece by squeezing the blessed perspiration of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) into her bottles. At that moment, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) awoke and asked her, “What are you doing? O Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha)!” Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) replied, “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! We want our children to benefit from its barakah (blessings).” Hearing this, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) responded, “You are correct (in doing this).” (Saheeh Muslim #6056) According to another narration, Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) replied, “This is your blessed perspiration. We put it into our perfume, as your blessed perspiration is the most fragrant of all perfumes.” (Saheeh Muslim #6055) When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) shaved his blessed head, in order to come out of the state of ihraam, then Abu Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the husband of Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha), took some of the blessed hair of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and gave it to Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha). She would then place this hair in her perfume. (Musnad Ahmad #12483) On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) entered the home of Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) and found a water skin that was hanging. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then took the water skin and drank directly from the mouth of the water skin. After Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had drunk, Ummu Sulaim (radhiyallahu ‘anha) cut off the mouth of the water skin (as the blessed mouth of Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam] had touched it. Hence, she wished to preserve and safeguard it so that they would be able to derive barakah [blessings] from it). (Shamaa-il Tirmizi #21 LESSON: Every Ummati of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) yearns for the opportunity to derive blessing from the blessed hair or any other blessed item that enjoyed a proximity or link with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). However, it is obvious that very few people are afforded this opportunity as Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is not in our midst. Hence, when we do not have these blessed items with us, then we should hold fast to that which we do have with us – the blessed sunnah and teachings of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Just as our love for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) makes us yearn to visit Madeenah Munawwarah so that we may present our unworthy salaam at the Rawdhah Mubaarak, that very same love should drive us to revive every single sunnah in our lives, as it is this that will please Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and become a source of immense barakah. http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za/articles/pious-women/1634-yearning-for-barakah.html
  21. _Bismillāh_ *Day 7*: 1. *Sunnah du'ā for today*: اللَّهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ Mu’ādh ibn Jabal reports that Nabī ﷺ caught his hand and said, ‘By Allah, I love you, yā Mu’ādh.' Then he said, 'I advise you to never leave [the recitation of this du’ā] after every salāh: O' Allāh, help me in remembering You, in giving You thanks, and in worshipping You well.' 2. *Sunnah ‘amal of the day*: Enter the bathroom with your left foot. 3. *Serve water to someone today* Nabī ﷺ has said, 'Whoever gives a Muslim water to drink when water is available, it is as if he has freed a slave; and whoever gives a Muslim water to drink when there is no water available, it is as if he brought him back to life.’ [ibn Mājah] 4. *Muhāsabah*: Are we gentle with others? Nabī ﷺ is reported to have said, ‘Show gentleness, for gentleness is not found in anything, except that it beautifies it, and it is not taken out from anything, except that it damages it’ [Abū Dāwud Sharīf] 5. *Bonus* Recite the last two verses of Sūrah Baqarah (2) before sleeping.
  22. قسط 9 * ​غصہ کا ایک اور علاج​* حضرت تھانوی رحمتہ اللہ علیہ فرماتے ہیں کہ غصہ کے علاج کے لئے اس بات کا کثرت سے استحضار کرنا بھی مفید ہوتا ہے، وہ بات یہ ہے کہ : "تجربہ کرکے دیکھا گیا ہے کہ غصہ روکنا ہمیشہ اچھا ہوا اور جب اس کو جاری کیا گیا تو اس کا انجام ہمیشہ برا ہوا اور دل کو قلق بھی ہمیشہ ہوا-" (انفاس عیسی، ص : 172) یعنی زمانہ ماضی کو یاد کرو کہ جتنی مرتبہ غصے کو روکا تو اس کا انجام اچھا ہی ہوا، غصہ روکنے سے نقصان نہ ہوا، اور جب کبھی غصہ کیا اور اس کے تقاضے پر عمل کیا تو بکثرت ایسا ہوا کہ بعد میں ندامت اور شرمندگی ہوئی، اگر آدمی کے اندر ذرا بھی سلامتی طبع ہو تو غصہ کرنے کے بعد قلب میں ظلمت محسوس ہوتی ہے اور کدورت اور ندامت محسوس ہوتی ہے- حضور اقدس صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم نے حضرت عائشہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنھا سے کیا خوبصورت بات ارشاد فرمائی کہ : *​"ما دخل الرفق فی شئی الا زانه​* *​و ما نزع من شئی الا شانه"​* یعنی نرمی جس چیز میں بھی داخل ہوجائے، اسے زینت بخشے گی اور جس چیز سے نکل جائے تو اسے عیب دار بنا دے گی- لہذا نرمی جہاں بھی ہوگی، زینت کا سبب ہوگی، اس لئے جب غصہ کرنے سے بکثرت نقصان ہوتا ہے اور ندامت ہوتی ہے اور غصہ نہ کرنے سے نہ نقصان ہوتا ہے اور نہ ہی ندامت ہوتی ہے، تو پھر آدمی کو وہی کرنا چاہئے جس سے آدمی کو ندامت نہیں ہوتی-
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