Showing posts with label Prophet Muhammad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prophet Muhammad. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Thank Allah for 5 Things: Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihay Wasallam

Thank Allah for 5 Things: Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihay Wasallam

Thank Allah for 5 Things: Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihay Wasallam


Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihay Wasallam) said to be thankful to 5 things before those 5 things go away

1) Young age before Old Age
2) Health before sickness
3) Wealth before poverty
4) Time before it goes away
5) Life before Death

- Tirmizi Shareef

Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihay Wasallam) ne ek Sahabi Ko Naseehat Karte Huve Farmaya –
“Paanch (5) Cheezon Ko Paanch (5) Cheezon Se Pahele Ghaneemat Samjo”,
∗1. Apni Jawaani Ko Budhaape Se Pehele.
∗2. Apni Sehat Ko Bimaari Se Pehele.
∗3. Apni Maaldaari Ko Gurbat(Gareebi) Se Pehele.
∗4. Apni Faraagat Ko Masrufiyat Se Pehele.
∗5. Apni Zindagi Ko Mout Se Pehele.
– (Tirimizi Sharif)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Woman Rights in Islam : Status of Woman In Islam

Woman Rights in Islam : Status of Woman In Islam


The Holy Qur’an and the Traditions of the Prophet (Hadith or Sunnah) are the sources from which every Muslim woman derives her rights and duties.

Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women’s liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women’s liberation movement was not begun by women, but was revealed by Almighty God in the 7th century to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Islam, fourteen centuries ago, made women equally accountable to God in glorifying and worshiping Him - setting no limits on her moral progress. Also, Islam established a woman’s equality in her humanity with men. Since men and women both came from the same essence, they are equal in their humanity. Neither gender can be superior because it would be a contradiction of equality.

The Muslim woman was given a role, duties and rights 1400 years ago that most women do not enjoy today, even in the West. These are from God and are designed to keep balance in society. What may seem unjust or missing in one place is compensated for or explained in another place. Islam is a complete way of life.



Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

"The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manners and kindest to his wife." [Abu Dawud]

With regard to education, both women and men have the same rights and obligations.
This implies men and women. This is clear in Prophet Muhammad's saying:

"Seeking knowledge is mandatory for every believer." [Ibn Majah]

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported, “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “A believer must not hate (his wife) believing woman; if he dislikes one of her characteristics he will be pleased with another.” (Muslim)

Few Hadiths on Woman as Mother in Islam

1) A man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man asked again, ‘Then who?' The Prophet said: Then your father. (Bukhari, Muslim).

2) Abu Usaid Saidi said: We were once sitting with Rasulullah when a man from the tribe of Salmah came and said to him: O Messenger of Allah! do my parents have rights over me even after they have died? And Rasulullah said: Yes. You must pray to Allah to bless them with His Forgiveness and Mercy, fulfill the promises they made to anyone, and respect their relations and their friends (Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah).

3) It is narrated by Asma bint Abu Bakr that during the treaty of Hudaibiyah, her mother, who was then pagan, came to see her from Makkah. Asma informed the Messenger of Allah of her arrival and also that she needed help. He said: Be good to your mother (Bukhari, Muslim).

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Prophet ( Peace be upon him)  loved the short but comprehensive, meaningful supplications

Prophet ( Peace be upon him) loved the short but comprehensive, meaningful supplications

Aishah (R) says that the Prophet ( Peace be upon him)  loved the short but comprehensive, meaningful supplications more than others. Following are some of these supplications, which are a must for every believer.

اللهم آتنا في الدنيا حسنه وفي الاخرة حسنه وقنا عذاب النار

'Allahumma Rabbana Atina fid-dunya hasanatan wafil- Akhirati hasanatan waqina athaban nar.'

(O Allah, our Lord, give us all the good of this world, and the good of the life hereafter, and save us from the punishment of the hell-fire.) (Muslim)

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Prophet ( Peace be upon him)  said:

اللهم اعيني على ذكرك وشكرك وحسن عبادتك

'Alahumma a'innee ala thikrika wa shukrika wa hus nee ibadatika.'

(O Allah, assist me in remembering You and being grateful to You and performing Your worship in an excellent manner.) (Muslim)

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Abu Bakr (R) said: "I once asked the Prophet ( Peace be upon him)  to teach me a supplication which I should recite in my Prayer. Thereupon the Prophet ( Peace be upon him)  said to recite:

اللهم اني ظلمت نفسي ظلما كثيرا ولا يغفر الذنوب الا انت فاغفرلي مغفرة من عندك, وارحمني انك انت الغفور الرحيم

'Alla-humma innee thalamtu nafsee thulman kathee-ra wala yaghfiru thunouba ila anta, faghfirlee maghfiratan min 'indika, warr hamnee innaka antal Ghafoor-ur Raheem.'

(O Allah! I have wronged myself very much, and none can forgive sins, except You only. Grant me forgiveness, and have mercy upon me; indeed You are the Most Forgiving, Ever Merciful.)" (Bukhari & Muslim)

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The Prophet ( Peace be upon him)  used to supplicate:

اللهم اصلح لي ديني الذي هو عصمة امري, واصلح لي دنياي التي فيها معاشي, واصلح لي اخرتي التي فيها معادي, واجعل الحياة زيادة لي في كل خير, واجعل الموت راحة لي من كل شر

'Allahumma ashlehlee deeni al lathee huwa 'ismato amree wa asleh lee dunya ya allati feeha ma'ashi wa asleh lee aakhiratee allati feeha ma'adi waj al hayata zeeya-datal-li fee kullee khairan Waj-al mawta ra hatan lee min kullee sharree.'

(O Allah! Correct for me my faith, which is the guard of my affairs, make better my world where I have my livelihood, set right my hereafter where I have to return ultimately, make my life long, in every type of virtue, and make my death a comfort against all evils.) (Muslim)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Charity in Islam - Hadees on Islamic Charity

Charity in Islam - Hadees on Islamic Charity

Hadith 1: Tirmizi declared this Hadith correct. Ibn Hibban in ‘Sahiha’ reports from Anas bin Malik (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Charity puts out the fire of the Anger of Allah and takes away a bad death.”

Hadith 2: Abu Yala and Bazzaz narrate from Siddique Akbar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Save yourself from Hell if only by giving half of a date in charity because it helps to put mistakes right and takes away a bad death.”

Hadith 3: Tabrani and Abu Bakar bin Muqeem report in ‘Jurze’ from Amro bin Auf (Radi Aliahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Undoubtedly the Charity of a Muslim causes him to live long and prevents a bad death.”

Hadith 4, 5: Tabrani narrates in ‘Kabeer’ from Rafai bin Mukkessur Ridwani (Radi Allahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Charity wipes out sin and protects from a bad death.”Then another Hadith is as Ahmad narrates from Rafai bin Mukkessur Ridwani and Qazay from Abi Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Charity prevents a bad death.”

Hadith 6: Imam Abdullah bin Mubarak in ‘Kitabal Bir’ narrates from Anas bin Malik (Radi Allahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says:
“Undoubtedly Allah locks up the seventy doors of a bad death.”

Hadith 7: Tabrani narrates in ‘Kabeer’ from Rafai bin Khudaij (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Charity shuts seventy doors of evil.”

Hadith 8: Khateeb narrates from Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Charity prevents seventy calamities amongst which leprosy and white spots are the least.”

Hadith 9, 10: Tabrani narrates from Amirul Momineen Ali and Baihaqi from Anas (Radi Ailahu Ta’ala Anhuma) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Give Charity early in the morning because the calamity does not come together with Charity.”

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A brief sensible story - Islamic Information

A brief sensible story - Islamic Information

A brief sensible story to share with u all....

Once, a group of people were traveling on rocks at night. Someone said whosoever picks up the rocks will regret and whosoever doesn't pick up the rocks will regret. Now, the people were confused.

How can this be? Whether you pick up the rocks or not, you will regret!

Anyway, some people picked up the rocks and some didn't. In the morning when they reached their homes, they saw that the rocks turned into diamonds.

Now, those people who didn't pick up the rocks started regretting saying "If only we had picked up some rocks."

Those people who did pick some rocks also started regretting saying "Why didn't we pick up more rocks?"

Both sides eventually ended up regretting.

Dear Muslims, this same incident will take place with us on the Day of Judgment. Those people who spent their time in useless things will start regretting by looking at those who achieved a great position in Paradise by spending their time in the way of Allah. Now, those who did achieve a position in Paradise will start regretting by looking at those who did more than them and are higher in status.

"Alas! If we had only done more to please Allah."
In a hadith the Prophet sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam said to a man while he was advising him:
Take advantage of five matters before five other matters:
your youth, before you become old; and
your health, before you fall sick; and
your richness, before you become poor; and
your free time before you become busy; and
your life, before your death.
Narrated by ibn abbas

The Prophet of Allah (sallallaahu 'alaihi salam) said;
"Whoever guides or directs to good, then he gets the same amount of blessing (reward) as the one who does it"
[Saheeh Muslim]

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Six Blessings For A Shaheed

Six Blessings For A Shaheed

Hazrat Miqdam ibn Ma’di Kurb Radi Allahu Anhu reported that Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam  said, ‘A Shaheed will be blessed with six blessings from Allah:
a. He is pardoned from the moment the first drop of blood is shed and he sees his place in Jannat.
b. He is protected from the torment of the grave.
c. He is spared from Faz’e Akbar (Grief on the Day of Qiyaamat).
d. The Crown of prestige is placed on his head. A single Ruby on this crown is better than the entire world and all that is within the world 
e. He will marry 72 Maidens of Jannat.
f. His intercession on behalf of seventy (70) relatives will be accepted.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ALLAH GIVES THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNSEEN TO HIS PROPHETS ALAIHIMUSSALAM

ALLAH GIVES THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNSEEN TO HIS PROPHETS ALAIHIMUSSALAM

ALLAH GIVES THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNSEEN TO HIS PROPHETS ALAIHIMUSSALAM

[A/I`mran 3:179] Allah will not leave you, O People Who Believe (the Muslims) in your present state, till He separates the evil from the good; and it does not befit Allah’s Majesty to give you, the common men, knowledge of the hidden, but Allahdoes chose from His Noble Messengers whomever He wills; so believe in Allahand His Noble Messengers; and if you believe and practice piety, for you is agreat reward. (Allah gave the knowledge of the hidden to the Holy Prophet –peace and blessings be upon him.)

Allah does not give a common man the knowledge of faith anddisbelief or an insight into the hearts of men. Allah chooses persons to be HisApostles and through Revelation gives them the knowledge of some of the Unseenor creates certain signs to lead the Prophet to that knowledge. (Baidawi)

Tafseer-e-Roohul Bayan says that the Knowledge of Unseenthings cannot be attained without the medium of Sayyiduna Muhammad (sallallaahu alaihi wasallam).

[Jinn 72:26, 27] The All Knowing of all the hidden does not give anyone the control over His secrets. Except to His chosen Noble Messengers – so He appoints guards infront and behind him. (Allah gave the knowledge of the hidden to the Holy Prophet – peace and blessings be upon him.)

About Syyiduna Adam Alaihissalam

[Baqarah 2:31, 32, 33] And Allah the Supreme taught Adam all the names (of things), then presented them to the angels, saying, "Tell Me the names of these, if you are truthful." They said, "Purity is to You! We do not have any knowledge except what You have taught us! Indeed You only are the All Knowing, theWise." He said "O Adam! Inform them the names"; and when Adam had informed them their names, He said, "Did I not tell you that I know all the secrets of the heavens and the earth? And I know all what you disclose and all what youhide?"

Tafsir-e-Madarik observes that teaching Adam (alaihis salaam) the names of all the things means that Allah showed him all His creatures in person and made him learn the things by their names. Sayyiduna Ibn-e-Abbas (radi Allahu anhu) says Allah taught Adam (alaihis salaam) the names of all the things - even the cup and spoon. According to Tafseer-e-Khazin, Allah taught him the names of those that would be in his generation and also taught him all the languages.

Tafseer-e-Khabir says Allah taught Adam (alaihis salaam) the attributes and characteristics of all created things.

Tafseer-e-Roohul Bayan says Allah taught Adam (alaihis salaam) the attributes of all the things particularly their usefulness and their evils. Allah also taught him the Names of Angels and all human beings who would belong to his generation, and the names of animals and vegetation, and taught him to manufacture things, and taught him the names of the cities and towns, and trees, and the names of those whom He will create until Doomsday, and taught him the names of all the giftsin Paradise.

A Hadith says Allah taught Adam (alaihis salaam) seven lakh languages.

About Syyiduna Ibrahim Alaihissalam

[Ana`am 6:75] And likewise We showed Ibrahim the entire kingdom of the heavens and the earth and so that he be of those who believe as eyewitnesses.

About Syyiduna dawood Alaihissalam

[Baqarah 2:251] So they routed them by the command of Allah; and Dawud (David) slew Jalut, and Allah gave him the kingdom and wisdom, and taught him all whatever He willed; and if Allah does not ward off some men by others, the earth will be destroyed, but Allah is Most Munificent towards the entire creation.some menby others, the earth will be destroyed, but Allah is Most Munificent towards the entire creation.

About Syyiduna Sulaiman Alaihissalam

[Naml 27:16] And Sulaiman became Dawud’s heir;and he said, “O people, we have indeed been taught the language of birds, and have been given from all things; this surely is a manifest favour.”

About Syyiduna Lut Alaihissalam

[Ambiya 21:74] And We gave Lut the kingdom and knowledge, and We rescued him from the township that committed vile deeds; indeed those evil people were disobedient.

About Syyiduna Yusuf Alaihissalam

[Yusuf 12:22] And when he matured to his fullstrength, We bestowed him wisdom and knowledge; and this is how We reward the virtuous.

About Syyiduna Musa Alaihissalam

[Qasas 28:14] And when he reached his maturity andfull strength, We gave him wisdom and knowledge; and this is how We reward the virtuous

Thursday, May 19, 2011

HOW TO BECOME A MUSLIM

HOW TO BECOME A MUSLIM

All praises be to Allah, the Lord of the Universe. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad His last messenger.
The objective of this handout is to correct a false idea spread among those willing to adopt Islam as their faith. Some people are facing difficulties on the basis of their mistaken belief that entering into the Islamic fold requires an announcement from the concerned person in the presence of high ranking scholars or sheikhs or reporting this act to courts of justice or other authorities. It is also thought that the act of accepting Islam, should, as a condition have a certificate issued by the authorities as an evidence to that effect.
We wish to clarify that the whole matter is very easy and that none of the above mentioned conditions or obligations are required. For Allah; the Almighty, is above all comprehension and knows well the secrets of all hearts. Nevertheless, those who are going to adopt Islam as their religion are Muslims with the concerned governmental agency, as this procedure may facilitate for them many matters including the possibility of performing Hajj and Umrah.
If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion ordained by Allah (SWT) for all human beings, then, one should pronounce that "Shahada" (The testimony of faith) without further delay. The Holy Qur'an is explicit in this regard as Allah (SWT) has stated.
"Truly, the Religion on the sight of Allah is Islam." (3:19)
In another verse of the Holy Qur'an, Allah (SWT) has stated:
"And whosoever desires a religion other that Islam, never will it accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who are lost." (3:85)
In addition, Islam is the only Religion prevailing over all other religions. Allah (SWT) has stated in the Holy Qur'an;
"And to thee. We have sent the Book in truth, (This Qur'an) confirming the scripture that came before it, and a witness over it…" (5:48)
Muhammad, the Prophet of Allah (Peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), said:
"Islam is based on five pillars: testifying that there is no God worthy to be worshipped but Allah, and that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah and His servant; performing the prayer; paying the Zakat (obligatory charity); fasting the month of Ramadan; and perfuming Hajj."
The Shahada can be declared as follows:
''ASH-HADU ANLAA ILAHA ILLA ALLAH WA ASH HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN ABDUHU WA RASUULUH."
The English translation is:
"I bear witness that there is no deity worthy to be worshipped but Allah, and I bear witness the Muhammad is His servant and messenger.''
However, it would not be sufficient for anyone to utter only this testimony orally either in private or in public, but rather, one should believe in it by heart with a firm conviction with the teachings of Islam in all his life he will find himself a new born person, (or new man).
This will move him to strive more and more to improve his character and draw nearer to perfection. The light of the living faith will fill his heart until be becomes the embodiment of that faith.
What would be next after declaring the testimony of faith (Shahada) and then becoming a Muslim? He should know the real concept underlying this testimony which means the Oneness of Allah and accept Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), as the last of the Prophet, and meet its requirements. He must behave accordingly applying this true faith to every thing he speaks or does. What do the words of "Shahada" signify.
The significant point which every Muslim must know very well is the truth that there is no God (ditty) to be worshipped other than Allah, (Glory be Him). He is the only true God, Who Alone deserves to be worshipped, since He is the Giver of life and Sustainer and Nourisher of mankind and all creation with His unlimited bounties. Man must worship Allah, Who Alone is worthy of worship.
The second part of the "Sahada" i. e. "We ashhadu anna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluh" means that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), is the servant and chosen messenger of Allah. No one must have two opinions about this matter. In fact, the Muslim has to obey the commands of the Prophet (PBUH), to believe him in what he has said, to follow his teachings, to avoid what he has forbidden, and to worship Allah alone according to the message revealed to him.
What is the meaning of worship? It simply means rendering sincere service; showing reverence for Allah. In a deeper shade of meaning, it implies total submission and complete obedience to Allah's Commandments both in utterances and actions of man whether explicit or implicit and whether private or public.
Worship falls into two categories:
  1. Visible (manifest or outward)
  2. Invisible (concealed or inward)
Visible worship includes acts such as uttering the two parts of the "Shahada" performing prayers, giving Zakat (Obligatory charity), observing fast in the month of Ramadan, performing Hajj, recitation of the Holy Qur'an, supplication, adoring Allah by praising Him, purifying our bodies before prayers, etc.
This type of worship is associated with movement of the parts of human body, [actions].
Invisible worship is to believe in Allah, in the Day of Judgment, in the Hereafter, in the Angels, in the Books of Allah, in the Divine Decree of destiny (that good and bad are determined by Allah alone.
This type of worship does not involve movements of parts of the body but it surely has a bearing on one's heart which subsequently affects his way of life. (Beliefs).
It should be borne in mind that worship not dedicated to Allah alone, will be rejected as one form of polytheism or shirk, which amount to apostasy from the Islamic point of view.
The next step for a devotee (newly reverted to Islam) is to purify himself by taking a bath (total ablution). He should then resolve to comply with all the principles and rules of Islam in their entirety. He disowns all forms of polytheism and false beliefs. He should reject evil and be righteous. Such rejection of evil and being righteous is one of the requisites of the motto of Islam that is, Lailaha Illal Laah.
Allah has stated in the Holy Qur'an:
"… whoever disbelieves in false deities and believes in Allah, hath grasped the most trustworthy Handhold, that will never break…" (2:256)
we have to consider that when we declare from our heart that "there is no god (ditty) worthy to be worshipped but Allah." It implies on our part of love, devotion, faith and obedience to the rules of Islamic legislation which are legally binding on all Muslims. It is requirement of "there is no god worty to be worshipped but Allah," to love for the sake of Allah and to reject for the sake of Allah. This is the firmest anchor of belief which materializes the meaning of "AL-WALA and "AL-BARA". It means that a Muslim should love and be loyal to his Muslim brothers. He should, as a practice, dissociate himself completely from practices of the unbelievers and refuse to be influenced by them, both in worldly and religious matters.
We conclude with a humble prayer to Allah that He may cleanse the hearts and souls of those who are genuine seekers of truth and may He bless the community of believers. Ameen.
ISLAM and the AIM of LIFE

ISLAM and the AIM of LIFE

What is your purpose in life? What is the rationale behind our life? Why do we live in this life? These questions frequently intrigue people who try to find accurate answers.
People provide different answers to these questions. Some people believe the purpose of life is to accumulate wealth. But one may wonder: What is the purpose of life after one has collected colossal amounts of money? What then? What will the purpose be once money is gathered? If the purpose of life is to gain money, there will be no purpose after becoming wealthy. And in fact, here lies the problem of some disbelievers or misbelievers at some stage of their life, when collecting money is the target of their life. When they have collected the money they dreamt of, their life loses its purpose. They suffer from the panic of nothingness and they live in tension and restlessness.
Worshipping Allah as an Aim
On the contrary, faith in Allah gives the believer the purpose of life that he needs. In Islam, the purpose of life is to worship Allah. The term "Worship" covers all acts of obedience to Allah.
The Islamic purpose of life is a standing purpose. The true Muslim sticks to this purpose throughout all the stages of his life, whether he is a child, adolescent, adult, or an old man.
Worshipping Allah makes life purposeful and meaningful, especially within the framework of Islam. According to Islam this worldly life is just a short stage of our life. Then there is the other life. The boundary between the first and second life is the death stage, which is a transitory stage to the second life. The type of life in the second stage a person deserves depends on his deeds in the first life. At the end of the death stage comes the day of judgment. On this day, Allah rewards or punishes people according to their deeds in the first life.
The Eternity of the Second Life
The concept of the eternity of the second life has a tremendous effect on a Muslims during their first life, because Muslims believe that their first life determines the shape of their second life. In addition, this determines the shape of their second life and this determination will be through the Judgment of Allah, the All just and Almighty.
With this belief in the second life and the Day of Judgment, the Muslim's life becomes purposeful and meaningful. Moreover, the Muslim's standing purpose is to go to Paradise in the second life.
In other words, the Muslim's permanent purpose is to obey Allah, to submit to Allah, to carry out His orders, and to keep in continues contact with Him through prayers (five times a day), through fasting (one month a year), through charity (as often as possible), and through pilgrimage (once in one's life).
The Need for a Permanent Purpose
Disbelievers have purposes in their lives such as collecting money and property, indulging in sex, eating, and dancing. But all these purposes are transient and passing ones. All these purposes come and go, go up and down. Money comes and goes. Health comes and goes. Sexual activities cannot continue forever. All these lusts for money, food and sex cannot answer the individual's questions: so what? Then What?
However, Islam saves Muslims from the trouble of asking the question, because Islam makes it clear, from the very beginning, that the permanent purpose of the Muslim in this life is to obey Allah in order to go to Paradise in the second life.
We should know that the only way for our salvation in this life and in the hereafter is to know our Lord who created us, believe in Him, and worship Him alone.
We should also know our Prophet whom Allah had sent to all mankind, believe in Him and follow Him. We should, know the religion of truth which our Lord has commanded us to believe in, and practice it …
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Twelve Proofs that Muhammad is a True Prophet

Twelve Proofs that Muhammad is a True Prophet



My brothers and sisters everywhere! With this essay, I am not singling out the adherents of Islam - to which I ascribe - but rather I am writing this essay to every man and woman throughout the whole world.
I ask Allah that He facilitates tat this essay reaches every ear, falls under the sight of every eye, and is understood by every heart...
Muhammad the son of `Abdullah is Allah's Prophet and the Final Messenger Sent by Allah to the Inhabitants of Earth.
My brothers and sisters everywhere! You should know that the Messenger, Muhammad the son of `Abdullah (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) is Allah's Messenger in reality and truth. The evidences that show his veracity are abundant. None but an infidel, who out of arrogance alone, could deny these signs.
Among these proofs:
1. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) was raised illiterate, unable to read or write, and remained like that till his death. Among all his people, he was known as being truthful and trustworthy. Before receiving revelation, he had no prior knowledge of Religion or any previously sent Message. He remained like that for his first forty years. Revelation then came to Muhammad with the Koran that we now have between our hands. This Koran mentioned most of the accounts found in the previous scriptures, telling us about these events in the greatest detail as if he witnessed them. These accounts came precisely as they were found in the Torah sent down to Moses and in the Gospel sent down to Jesus. Neither the Jews or Christians were able to belie him regarding anything that he said.
2. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) also foretold of everything that would occur to him and his community after him, pertaining to victory, the removal of the tyrannical kingdoms of Chosroes [the royal title for the Zoroastrian kings of Persia] and Caesar, and the establishment of the religion of Islam throughout the earth. These events occurred exactly as Muhammad foretold, as if he was reading the future from an open book.
3. Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) also brought an Arabic Koran that is the peak of eloquence and clarity. The Koran challenged those eloquent and fluent Arabs of his time, who initially belied him, to bring forth a single chapter like the Koran. The eloquent Arabs of his day were unable to contest this Koran.
Indeed, till our day, none has ever dared to claim that he has been able to compose words that equal-or even approach-the order, grace, beauty, and splendor of this Glorious Koran.
4. The life history of this Noble Prophet was a perfect example of being upright, merciful, compassionate, truthful, brave, generous, distant from all evil character, and ascetic in all worldly matters, while striving solely for the reward of the Hereafter. Moreover, in all his actions and dealings, he was ever mindful and fearful of Allah.
5. Allah instilled great love for Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) in the hearts of all who believed in and met him. This love reached such a degree that any of his companions would willingly sacrifice his (or her) self, mother or father for him.
Till today, those who believe in Muhammad honor and love him. Anyone of those who believe in him would ransom his own family and wealth to see him, even if but once.
6. All of history has not preserved the biography of any person in the manner it has preserved the life of Muhammad, who is the most influential human in history.
Nor has the entire earth known of anyone whom every morning and evening, and many times thereafter throughout the day, is thought of by those who believe in him. Upon remembering Muhammad, the believers in him will greet him and ask Allah to bless him. They do such with full hearts and true love for him.
7. Nor has there every been a man on earth whom is still followed in all his doings by those who believe in him.
Those who believe in Muhammad, sleep in the manner he slept; purify themselves (through ablution and ritual washing) in the manner he purified himself; and adhere to his practice in the way they eat, drink, and clothe themselves.
Indeed in all aspects of their lives, the believers in Muhammad adhere to the teachings he spread among them and the path that he traveled upon during his life.
During every generation, from his day till our time, the believers in this Noble Prophet have fully adhered to his teachings. With some, this has reached the degree that they desire to follow and adhere to the Prophet's way in his personal matters regarding which Allah has not sought of them to adhere to in worship. For example, some will only eat those specific foods or only wear those specific garments that the Messenger liked.
Let alone all that, all those who believe in Muhammad repeat those praises of Allah, special prayers, and invocations that he would say during each of his actions during day and night, like: what he would say when he greeted people, upon entering and leaving the house, entering and leaving the mosque, entering and leaving the bathroom, going to sleep and awaking from sleep, observing the new crescent, observing the new fruit on trees, eating, drinking, dressing, riding, traveling and returning from travel, etc.
Let alone all that, all those who believe in Muhammad fully perform-even to the minute detail-every act of worship-like prayer, fasting, charity, and pilgrimage-as this Noble Messenger (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) taught and as he himself performed.
All of this allows those who believe in him, to live their lives in all aspects with this Noble Messenger as their example, as if he was standing before them, for them to follow in all their doings.
8. There has never been nor will there ever be a man anywhere upon this earth who has received such love, respect, honor, and obedience in all matters-small and large alike-as has this Noble Prophet.
9. Since his day, in every region of the earth and during every period, this Noble Prophet has been followed by individuals from all races, colors and peoples. Many of those who followed him were previously Christians, Jews, pagans, idolaters, or without any religion. Among those who chose to follow him, were those who were known for their sound judgment, wisdom, reflection, and foresight. They chose to follow this Noble Prophet after they witnessed the signs of his truthfulness and the evidences of his miracles. They did not choose to follow Muhammad out of compulsion or coercion or because they had adopted the ways of their fathers and mothers.
Indeed many of the followers of this Prophet (may Allah's blessings peace be upon him), chose to follow him during the time when Islam was weak, when there were few Muslims, and when there was severe persecution of his followers on earth. Most people who have followed this Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) have done so not to acquire some material benefits. Indeed many of his followers have suffered the greatest forms of harm and persecution as a result of following this Prophet. Despite all this harm and persecution, this did not turn them back from his religion.
My brethren! All of this clearly indicates to anyone possessing any sense, that this Prophet was truly and really Allah's messenger and that he was not just a man who claimed prophethood or spoke about Allah without knowledge.
10. With all this, Muhammad came with a great religion in its credal and legal make-up.
Muhammad described Allah with qualities of complete perfection, and at the same time in a manner that is free of ascribing to Him any imperfection. Neither the philosophers or the wise could ever describe Allah like such. Indeed it is impossible to imagine that any human mind could conceive of an existing being that possesses such complete ability, knowledge, and greatness; Who has subdued the creation; Who has encompassed everything in the universe, small or large; and Who possesses such perfect mercy.
Nor is it in the ability of any human being to place a perfect law based upon justice, equality, mercy and objectivity for all human activity on earth like the laws that Muhammad brought for all spheres of human activity - like buying and selling, marriage and divorce, renting, testimony, custody, and all other contracts that are necessary to uphold life and civilization on earth.
11. It is impossible that any person conceive wisdom,, morals, good manners, nobleness of characters as what this honorable Prophet (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) brought.
In a full and complete manner, Muhammad spread a teaching regarding character and manners toward one' parents, relatives, fiends, family, humanity, animals, plants and inanimate objects. It is impossible for the human mind alone to grasp all of that teaching or come with a similar teaching.
All of that unequivocally indicates that this Messenger did not bring an) of this religion from his own accord, but that it was rather a teaching and inspiration that he received from the One Who created the earth and the high heavens above and created this universe in its miraculous architecture and perfection.
12. The legal and credal make-up of the religion that the Messenger, Muhammad, (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him) brought resembles the engineering of the heavens and the earth. All of that indicates that He who created the heavens and the earth is the One Who sent down this great law and upright religion.
The degree of inimitability of the Divine law that was sent down upon Muhammad is to the same degree of inimitability of the Divine creation of the heavens and earth. For just as humanity cannot create this universe, in the same manner humanity cannot bring forth a law like Allah's law that He sent down upon His servant and messenger Muhammad (may Allah's blessings and peace be upon him).

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Information on Chartiy in Islam Religion - Part 5

Information on Chartiy in Islam Religion - Part 5

Hadith 50, 51: Ibn Maja narrates from Ibn Abbas and Ibn Abi Dunia from Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Benefits and blessings reach the house in which people are given food sooner than the knife can reach the hump of the camel.” (Sacrificing the camel, firstly its hump is cut.)

Hadith 52: Asbahani narrates from Ummul Momineen Siddiqua (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Angels bless and greet you till the table is laid for one of you.”

Hadith 53: Abu Shaikh narrates from Abu Darda (Radi Allahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “The guest comes taking his livelihood and leaves taking the sin of the host and removing his sin.”

Hadith 54: Abu Shaikh in ‘Sawab’ narrates from Sayyidina Imam Hasan Mujtaba (Radi Ailahu Anh) and this is as clear as the next Hadith and this is dependent upon Imam Hasan i.e. this is a Mauqoof Hadith i.e. it is his saying (If the evidence for an Hadith goes back to a Companion of the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam), this is known as a Mauqoof Hadith). This Hadith says: “I prefer to feed one mouthful to my religious brother rather than give the poor one rupee and giving to my religious brother is dearer to me than giving a poor man one hundred rupees in charity.”

Hadith 55: This Hadith is also dependant upon Sayyidina Imam Hasan (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) i.e. this is a Mauqoof Hadith also and is narrated by Sayyidina Amirul Momineen Maula Ali Murtuza (Karram Allahu Ta’ala Wajuhuma): “To gather a few religious brothers of mine for a feast of three seers or six seers* of food is more loving to me than to free a slave just bought from the market.”

Hadith 56: Abu Dawood, Ibn Maja and Hibban narrate from Wahshi bin Harb (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh): ‘The Companions of the Holy Prophet (Sail Aliahu Alaihi wa Sallam) told the Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) that they ate but were not satisfied.” Upon this the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) asked whether they ate separately or together? They replied, separately. Then the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Eat together and invoke the Name of Allah, that will bring good fortune from Allah for you.”

Hadith 57: Ibn Maja and Askari in ‘Mawaiz’ narrate from Amirul Momineen Umar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Saliam) says: “Eat together and do not be separated because the Blessing of Allah is with a group.”

Hadith 58: Tabrani in ‘Kabeer’ and Baihaqi in ‘Shoab’ narrate from Salman (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet says: “Blessing lies in three things: i.e. in the gathering of the Muslims, eating Sareed (a kind of food) and eating Sahri (Meals before dawn during the fasting month).”

Hadith 59: Bazzar narrates from Samra (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “The diet of one person is enough for two persons and the diet of two persons is enough for four persons and the Hand of Allah (Allah’s protection) is on the group.”

Hadith 60: Abu Yala, Tabrani and Abu Shaikh narrate from Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall* A seer is a measure of grain Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Undoubtedly food eaten together is dearer to Allah.”

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Hadith 31 to 33: This is narrated in ‘Ausat’ from Amirul Momineen Umar (Radi Allahu Anh) and likewise (with some difference in the words) Abu Shaikh in ‘Sawab’ and Asbahani in a Hadith narrate this from Ibn Abdullah, and Ibn Abi Dunia narrates this from a few Companions of the Holy Prophet (Sail Ailahu Alaihi wa Sallam) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “The most excellent deed is to gladden the heart of the Muslim and that means either to clothe his body or fill his stomach in hunger or do something for him.”

Hadith 34: Aqeeli, Bazzar and Tabrani in ‘Kabeer’ narrate from Abu Darda (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “If any Muslim desires to eat and drink anything or any favourite Halal dish or drink and by chance another person provides that for him, then Allah will forgive him.”

Hadith 35: Bahaiqi narrates from Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) in ‘Shoaibul Iman’ that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Allah Ta’ala will forbid Hell for him who feeds his Muslim brother his favourite dish.”

Hadith 36: Hakim and Baihaqi and Abu Shaikh in ‘Sawab’ narrate from Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “To feed a poor Muslim is certain to bring you the Generosity of Allah.”

Hadith 37 to 46: This is a part of a glorious, nice, beautiful, famous, beneficent, useful and bountiful Hadith. Imams Abu Hanifa, Imam Ahmad and Abdul Razzaq narrate in ‘Musannaf’ and Tirmizi and Tabrani narrate it from Ibn Abbas Ahmad, Tirmizi, and Tabrani and Ibn Mardwaih narrate it from Ma’az bin Jabal. Ibn Khuzaima, Darmi, Baghvi, Ibn Sakn, Abu Naim, Ibn Basta narrate it from Abdul Rahman bin Ayisha. Ahmad and Tabrani narrate it from many Companions of the Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) and Bazzar narrates it from Ibn Umar and Sauban.

Tabrani narrates it from Abu Imamah. lbn Qane narrates it from Abu Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah. Darqutni, Abu Bakar Nesapuri in ‘Ziyadat’ narrate it from Anas Abul Farah in ‘Alal’ from Abu Hurairah. Ibn Abi Shaiba narrates it from Abdul Rahman bin Sabit (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhum) in an Hadith connected to the Prophet’s Miraj Journey to Allah Ta’ ala that He put His palms between the shoulders of the Prophet as is worthy of His glory and the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said that everything had become manifest to him and he now knew it.

Another narration is that he knew everything which exists between the East and the West. (Imam Ahmad Raza said that he mentioned this Hadith with the details of its testimonial and with the variation of the words and further will describe this in his book in “Salt an atul Mustafa Fi Maikoote Kullil Wara”). And all Praise be to Allah for those graces which He has imparted to us, so that the Holy Prophet (Sail Aliahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Spreading the Salam, feeding human beings and praying in the night while people remain sleeping, are acts which raise your rank in the Hereafter.”

This is narrated in ‘Mirqat Sharif’: “To feed people high or low, raises your rank in the Hereafter.”

Hadith 47: Hakim narrates from Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Ailahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “To feed people, to say the Salam and to pray in the night when people remain sleeping are what makes sin disappear.”

Hadith 48: Tabrani in ‘Kabeer’, Abu Shaikh in ‘Sawab’ and Hakim in ‘Sahih’ Baihaqi narrate from Ibn Umar (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “He who will feed his Muslim brother to fill his stomach and quench his thirst, will be kept seven ditches away from Hell by Allah Ta’ala. There is a distance of five hundred years Journey from one ditch to another.”

Hadith 49: Abu Shaikh narrates from Imam Hasan Basri that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Allah along with His Angels is proud of those slaves (See! This is the Excellence) who feed the people.”

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Hadith 21, 22: Abdullah bin Imam in ‘Zawaidul Musnad’, and Bazaar and Hakim in ‘Mustadrick’ narrate from Amirul Momineen Ali (Karam Allahu Ta’ala Wajhahu) and likewise Hakim narrates from Aqba bin Aamir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “One who wishes to live long and to increase his livelihood and to prevent a bad death, should fear Allah, strengthen relationships and treat relatives well.”

Hadith 23: Tabrani narrates from Amro bin Sahal (Radi Allahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Good behaviour to near relatives is the increaser of wealth, love and life.”

Hadith 24: Qazai narrates from Ibn Masood (Radi Allahu one to you.”

Hadith 25: Tabrani narrates from Abu Bakr (Radi Aliahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Undoubtedly kindness to relations causes immediate reward; even if the members of the family are sinful still their wealth is increased and they are increased in numbers due to kindness to each other.”

This is more in another Hadith: “Any family that is not one in which members are kind towards one another becomes poor.”

Hadith 26: Imam Ahrnad and Baihaqi in ‘Sahib Al Iman” narrate from Ummul Momineen Ayisha Siddiqa (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Kindness towards relations, good manners and good behaviour to neighbours increase the population of towns and cause lives to be long.”

Hadith 27: Hakim narrates in ‘Mustadrick’ from Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Acts of good behaviour safeguard you from evil deaths, calamities and destruction and those who are kind in this World will be the ones who do well in the Hereafter.”

Hadith 28: Tabrani narrates in ‘Ausat’ from Ummul Momineen Umm Salma (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Generous deeds are a safeguard from calamities and hidden aims puts out the fire of Allah’s anger, and good behaviour to relatives brings Allah’s Blessing to life and all good behaviour of any kind, to anyone, is nothing but Charity. Kind persons in this World will get Allah’s favour in the Hereafter in the same way as they have helped people in this World and the opposite will be the condition of the evil people of this World in the Hereafter. First before all others, well behaved persons will go to Paradise.”

Hadith 29: Tabrani in ‘Kabeer’ and ‘Waseet’ narrates from Hazrat Sayyidina Imam Hasan bin Ali (Radi Allahu Anhuma) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Undoubtedly to gladden the heart of the Muslim brother is one of the acts which truly brings your salvation.”

Hadith 30: Tabrani in ‘Kabeer’ and ‘Waseet’ narrates from lbn Abbas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Next to the compulsory duties, dearer to Allah than all other acts is to gladden the heart of the Muslim.”

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Hadith 11: Dailmi reports from Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Charity given in the morning prevents calamities.”

Hadith 12: Ibn Asakar reports from Jabir (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sail Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Charity puts off ill luck.”

Hadith 13: Ibn Asakar narrates from Jabir (Radi Ailahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Correct your relation with Allah Ta’ala by remembering Him much and by openly and secretly giving much charity. If you do this, you will be given livelihoodand helped to put right wrongs done to you “

Hadith 14 to 17: Tirmizi narrates from Ma’az bin jabal and like wise (but with some difference in the words) Ibn Hibban narrates from Kabben Aira And Ibi Yala narrates from Jabir (Radi Ailahu Ta’ala Anh) and Ibn Mubarak narrates from Akrama that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu
Alaihi wa Sallam) says “Charity puts out sin as water does the fire”.

Hadith 18: Baihaqi in ‘Shaibul Imam’ and Abu Naim in ‘Hilya’narrates from Abu saeed Khudri (Radi Ailahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “The saying about the Muslim and Iman is that they’re like a horse tied by a rope in the meadow so that after grazing on all the sides it comes back to where it’s tied; likewise a Muslim makes mistakes and then returns to Iman. So feed pious persons and behave well to the Muslims.” It is clear from this Hadith that to cure sin, one should feed pious persons and treat the Muslims well.

Hadith 19: Abu Yala narrates from Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “Undoubtedly Allah makes us live long due to Charity and Kindness, and prevents a bad death and prevents you from being fearful or disliked.”

Hadith 20: Bukhari narrates from Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) that the Holy Prophet (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam) says: “He who desires the best livelihood, and good luck in wealth, should treat his relatives well.”

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Ahle Sunnah Aqeeda of Bidah - Information On Islam Religion

Ahle Sunnah Aqeeda of Bidah - Information On Islam Religion

In simple words, Bidahs are of two types (i.e. Good ones and Bad ones).

All newly introduced matters, that were in conformity with the principles of religion, were not labelled as Bidah's of misguidance by Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam). These were acts of guidance and Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) promised for great rewards for them.

Jarir bin Abdullah reported:
Allah's Messenger (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) said: He who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil practice in Islam which had been followed subsequently (by others), he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this (evil practice) without theirs being diminished in any respect.
Sahih Muslim, Book 034, Number 6466

Introducing a good practice means that one can perform any act or ritual according to one's own OPINION, provided that the act / ritual / custom is in harmony with the principles of religion.

Salafi Aqeeda about Bidah
According to Salafies, all the newly begun matters (either they are good or bad) are Bidahs of Dhalalah.

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I have some question regarding Salafi Aqeeda of Bidah.
Bidah and the Salafi Brotherss' Brothers double standards

Here is my first objection. I am sorry for this long post, but it is my habit to make things clear and as easy as possible.

Saying "Radhi Allahu Anhu" after the names of Sahaba
It is a common custom among Muslims to recite "Radhi AllahuTa-allah Anhu" after the names of Righteous Companions of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam]
But Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam] never ordered that the later generations of Muslims to say "Radhi Allahu Anhu"whenever the names of Sahaba were mentioned.

Neither did the Sahaba used the term "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of each other nor did the Taba'een used to do this after the names of Sahaba. This was not the case with Daroof (Salwaath), in which they would always showers blessing and peace upon Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) and his progeny whenever the name of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam] was mentioned.
It was later Muslim generations, who introduced this custom for the first time, they did so according to their own OPINION, which is why they felt that it did not constitute a violation to any "Established Law of Islam" and found it in complete harmony with it's principles (even if it didn't exist in the time of Rasool Allah [salla lahu alaihi was' sallam]
Note.

I am not against the usage of "Radhi Allaho Anho". My only critique goes for usage of these words by Salafi brothers in terms of Bidah.

And we Sunni deem the Reward for this Muslim Generation, in the words of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam]
"He who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him (by people) he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect."
Sahih Muslim, Book 034, Number 6466
Salafi Brothers double standards

If Salafi Brothers still believe that their definition is correct, then they must declare whole of the Muslim Ummah to be "Mubt'adi"(Innovator), indulged in "Dhalalah"(Misguided), who are the fuel of Hell fire, because the whole Ummah says "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba (including Salafi Brothers themselves too).
But here Salafi Brothers come up with their Double Standards. Instead of condemning this act (as they should do according to their definition of bidah), they deem it to be a highly virtuous act.


For example, see the following comments by a Salafi Alim.

Saudi Government distributed millions of Qur'an in Pakistan with Urdu Translation and Tafseer (printed by Shah Fahad printing Complex in Madina). In the commentary of the last verse of Surah Al-Mujaddla:

"... it is a custom (i.e. not from Qur'an or Sunnah) to use "Radhi Allah Anham" for Sahaba and "Alaihim Salat o Salam" for the Prophets. It is the same like "Rehmat ullah alahi" can be literally used for both Alive and the dead..."


Not only have the Salafi Brothers embraced this newly introduced custom (contrary to their belief that every new thing is a Dhalalah), they have made another innovation by introducing another Law in the Sharia of Islam.

In the commentary of same verse, this Saudi Alim further continues to write:

"...According to the Ulama, except for the linguistic meaning, it is prohibited to use this (i.e. Phrase like Radhi Allaho Anho) for anyone except for Sahaba Karam..."


Do you know what this Salafi Brother wants to say when he wrote, "except for the linguistic meaning...."?. Let us give you an example. Linguistically, Salat means Prayer. But Shar'i meaning of Salat is praying in a manner that Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) told us. Linguistically, "Saum" means holding on. But Shar'i meaning is not eating from sunrise till sun set.
The Salafi Brother has innovated a new Law in Shar'ia, by prohibiting something that has not been prohibited by Allah i.e. to prohibit the use "Radhi Allaho Anho" for anyone except the righteous companions of Rasool Allah [sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam]
This constitutes a major innovation of misguidance i.e. to prohibit any thing, that has not been prohibited by Allah and his beloved Rasool [sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam]

Note:
Salafi Brothers have 2 excuses for the innovation of saying "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba:

Defence 1:
It's only a Dua for the Sahaba and we can do it any time (even after mentioning the name of Sahaba).

Reply:
If it is allowed to innovate new timings for doing Dua (e.g. after mentioning the names of Sahaba), then why do the Salafi Brothers claim that sending Salat (Darood) on Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam before Adhan is Bidah?
Salat (Darood) is an Arabic word, which itself means Dua.
Double standards!

Defence 2:
Allah (swt) said that he was pleased with Sahaba at Bait-e-Ridhwan.
Salafi Brothers claim that it's allowed to say "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba while Allah (swt) revealed a verse at the occasion of Bait-e-Ridhwan, that He (swt) is well pleased with Sahaba under the tree.
Allah was well pleased with the believers when they swore allegiance unto thee beneath the tree, and He knew what was in their hearts, and He sent down peace of reassurance on them, and hath rewarded them with a near victory;
Al-Qur'an Surah 48, Ayah 18 (Translation by Pickthal)

Reply:
In the above verse, Allah only told that He (swt) was pleased with "Certain ACTION" of Sahaba, who swore allegiance under the tree. But nowhere Allah ordered in above verse that the later coming Muslim Generations have to always says "Radhi Allaho Anho" whenever the names of Sahaba are mentioned.
Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) also recited these Qur'anic verses, but he never came to this conclusion that Allah (swt) 's objective behind this verse was for coming Muslim generations to recite "Radhi Allaho Anho" after the names of Sahaba.

Even Sahaba who read the Qur'an never arrived at this conclusion.

It is indeed a mystery and to HOW Salafi Brothers have reached this conclusion. In my humble opinion, Salafi Brothers must acknowledge that it's a lame excuse and that saying "Radhi Allaho Anho" is an innovation by the later generation Muslims.

Secondly, if the presence of verse of Bait-e-Ridhwan is enough to say "Radhi Allaho Anho" whenever the names of Sahaba are mentioned, then why do the Salafi Brothers neglect the presence of the verse of sending Salat upon Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam) in the Qur'an? Allah asked us to send Salat upon Rasool Allah (sallal lahu alaihi wa sallam).
Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect.
Al-Qur'an Surah 33, Ayah 56 (Translation by Yusuf Ali)

When this is the case, why is it Bidah to send Salat upon Rasool Allah(sallal lahu alaihi was' sallam) before Adhan?

Double Standards!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Hadees

Hadees

Jab tum kisi ko dost banao to apne dil mein
aik qabristan bana lo jahan tum uski buraiiyan
aur raaz dafna sako
Prophet Muhammad PBUH ---

Acha dost kitni dafa hi kyun na ruth jaye
ussey mana lena chahiyeh kyun ke
tasbeeh ke daney kitni dafa hi kyun na bikher jayein
chun liye jatey hein
Hazrat Ali (RA) ---

Jab aankhein nafs ki pasandeeda cheezein dekhnein lagein
to dil anjaam say andha ho jata hai
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Ikhtiyar, taqat aur daulat milne par log badaltey nahin
balkey be-naqaab ho jatey hein
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Din ki roshni mein rizq talash karo aur
Raat ki tareeki mein usse talash karo
jo tumhein rizq deta hai
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Kisi ko tum chaho aur woh tumhein thukra de,
Yeh uski badnaseebi hai. Koi tumhein na chahey
aur tum usse zaberdasti apna banana chaho,
ye tumhare nafs ki zillat hai
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Insaan dukh nahin deta, insaanoun say
wabasta umeedein dukh deti hein
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Agar kisi ka banna chahtey ho to poori haqeeqat say ban jao
warna apni zaat mein aisi haqeeqat paida kar lo ke
koi haqeeqat mein tumhara ban jaye
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Sadqa (charity) jab apne malik ke hath se nikalta hai to
Uss waqt 5 jumley kehta hai

1. Main faani maal tha tu nay mujhe baqa di
2. Main tera dushman tha ab tu nay mujhe apna dost bana liya
3. Aaj say pehlay tu meri hifazat karta tha
ab mein teri hifazat karoun ga
4. Main haqeer tha tu nay mujhe azeem bana diya
5. Pehlay mein tere hath mein tha ab mein khuda ke haath mein hun
Prophet Muhammad PBUH---

Logoun ki zarooraton ka tum say wabasta hona
tum par Allah ki inayat hai
Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA)---

Jab gunahon ke bawajood Rab-ul-Izzat ki naimatein
musalsil tumhein milti rahein to hoshiyar ho jana
ke tumhara hisaab qareeb aur sakht tareen hai
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Mujhe jannat say zyada masjid mein bethna acha lagta hai
kyun ke jannat mein mera nafs khush hoga,
jab ke masjid mein mera rabb khush hoga
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Momin woh nahin jis ki mehfil paak ho,
Momin woh hai jis ki tanhaii paak ho
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Barish ka qatra seep aur saanp dono ke munh mein girta hai..
seep ussey moti bana deta hai,
saanp ussey zehr bana deta hai..
jiska jaisa zarf waisi uski takhleeq
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

One thing that is better not expressed
even if it is true, is a man's praise for himself
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

3 kaam kisi ke dil mein aapki izzat badhatey hein

1. Salaam karna
2. Kisi ko jagah dena
3. Asal naam se pukarna
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Koshish karo ke tum dunya mein raho
dunya tum mein na rahey kyun ke
kashti jab tak paani mein rehti hai khoob terti hai
lekin jab paani kashti mein ajaye to woh doob jati hai
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Apni zubaan ki teezi uss maa par mat aazmao
jis ne tumhein bolna sikhaya
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

Mere Allah, meri izzat ke liye yehi kafi hai
ke mein tera banda hun aur mere fakhar ke liye
yehi kafi hai ke tu mera parwardigar hai..
tu waisa he hai jaisa mein chahta hun..
bas tu mujh ko waisa bana day jaisa tu chahta hai
Hazrat Ali (RA)---

5 cheezon ki 5 jaga par hifazat karo

1... mehfil mein zubaan ki
2. bazaar mein aankh ki
3. namaz mein dil ki
4. dastarkhwan mein pait ki
5. nigah mein haya ki

Hazrat Ali (RA)---


3 cheezein insaan ko Allah se door karti hein

1. apne aamaal ko zyada samajhna
2. apne gunhaoun ko bhool jana
3. apne aapko sab se behtar samajhna
Hazrat Ali (RA) ---

6 cheezein amal ko zaya karti hein

1. logon ke aaib talash karna
2. Dil ki saqti
3. Dunya ki mohabbat
4. Haya ki kammi
5. Lambi umeed.
6.. Zulm
Hazrat ALi (RA)---

A friend cannot be considered a friend
unless he is tested on three occasions

1. At the time of need
2. Behind your back
3. After your death
Hazrat ALi (RA)---

Agar kisi ka zarf aazmana ho to zyada izzat do..
woh aala zarf hua to aapko aur zyada izzat dega
aur kam zarf hua to khud ko aala samjhe ga
Hazrat ALi (RA)---

Monday, September 14, 2009

Who came to you to teach you your religion

Who came to you to teach you your religion

Hadith

Also on the authority of Omar, who said :

One day while we were sitting with the messenger of Allah there appeared before us a man
whose clothes were exceedingly white and whose hair was exceedingly black; no signs of
journeying were to be seen on him and none of us knew him. He walked up and sat down by
the prophet. Resting his knees against his and placing the palms of his hands on his thighs, he
said:"O Muhammed, tell me about Islam".

The messenger of Allah said: "Islam is to testify that there is no god but Allah and Muhammed is the messenger of Allah, to perform the prayers, to pay the zakat, to fast in Ramadhan, and to make the pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so." He said:"You have spoken rightly", and we were amazed at him asking him and saying that he had spoken rightly.

He said: "Then tell me about eman."He said:"It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His books, His messengers, and the Last Day, and to believe in divine destiny, both the good and the evil thereof." He said:"You have spoken rightly".

He said: " Then tell me about ehsan." He said: "It is to worship Allah as though you are seeing Him, and while you see Him not yet truly He sees you".

He said: "Then tell me about the Hour". He said: "The one questioned about it knows no better than the questioner." He said: "Then tell me about its signs." He said: "That the slave-girl will give birth to her mistress and that you will see the barefooted, naked, destitute herdsman competing in constructing lofty buildings." Then he took himself off and I stayed for a time.

Then he said: "O Omar, do you know who the questioner was?" I said: "Allah and His messenger know best". He said: "He was Jebreel (Gabriel), who came to you to teach you your religion."
Narrated by Muslim

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Telling the Truth

Telling the Truth

Once a man came to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and said, “Oh prophet of Almighty God, I have many bad habits. Which one of them should I give up first?” The Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “Give up telling lies first and always speak the truth.” The man promised to do so and went home.

At night the man was about to go out to steal. Before setting out, he thought for a moment about the promise he made with the prophet. “If tomorrow the prophet asks me where have I been, what shall I say? Shall I say that I went out stealing? No, I cannot say that. But nor can I lie. If I tell the truth, everyone will start hating me and call me a thief. I would be punished for stealing.”

So the man decided not to steal that night, and gave up this bad habit.

Next day, he felt like drinking wine, when he was about to do so, he said to himself, “What shall I say to the prophet if he asks me what did I do during the day? I cannot tell a lie, and if I speak the truth people will hate me, because a Muslim is not allowed to drink wine.” And so he gave up the idea of drinking wine.

In this way, whenever the man thought of doing something bad, he remembered his promise to tell the truth at all times. One by one, he gave up all his bad habits and became a good Muslim and a very good person.

Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “No Man can attain a firm faith, unless he develops strength of character and that can not be achieved unless one acquires the habit of speaking truth.”
COURAGE AND VALOR

COURAGE AND VALOR

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was second to none in Almighty God’s creation, beginning from
Prophet Adam (pbuh) till eternity. He was an excellent example of the noblest manners and merits including courage and bravery. His valor was a byword among his contemporaries, for he stood up gallantly against the heaviest odds, endured pain and injuries a victoriously fought, overcame and showed mercy to the stone hearted infidels of ignorant Arabia. Magnanimity is the finest form of valor and the Prophet excelled in this particular field, forgiving enemies and freeing multitudes from injustice, oppression, and servitude and ignorance.

Some of the glimpses of his many gallant deeds:

He endured pain and sufferings for thirteen long years in Makkah, inviting people to Islam, without once being over-awed by the sheer force and numbers of arrogant Jahiliyya. And all these single handedly without any group or supporters except his few weak but devoted followers.

After migrating to Medina he organized an army to defend against the idolaters and he himself led the faithful in many a battle against overwhelming odds, always coming out victorious. The Battles of Badr, Uhud, Khaibar, Khandaq, Hunayn and the conquest of Makkah were some of the epoch-making events.

His faithful and equally brave cousin Imam Ali (pbuh), who was the standard bearer in several decisive battles and who while defending Islam and the Prophet, sent many obstinate bullies of ignorant Arabia to the eternal fire, describes the Messenger’s bravery as follows:

“You have beheld me on the day of Badr, all of us took refuge with the Prophet (pbuh), and he was the nearest one to the enemy ranks. He was on that day, the bravest of us all.”

Anas bin Malik (RA) , a companion, describes the Prophet as the bravest and the most generous of all men. Anas citing an example say that one night Muslims heard loud noises coming from outside the town. Thinking it to be enemy forces they rushed out to the place from where the noises were coming but to their surprise found the Prophet of Islam at the spot well ahead of them. The incident indicates Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) valor and courage; how he sallied forth in the dark night alone to trace the source of those strange sounds, without once being scared of the enemy or whatever that lurked around.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A call to Prayers

A call to Prayers

The greatness of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) can be understood still today, with the help of the following story:

It was a wintry morning with much snow falling, coupled with the blowing of a strong cold wind. It was not easy to come out in the open air. Yet one could see people rushing to their work and students with books in their hands hastening to their schools.

In one of the Mosques in Hamadan - Iran, religious students were assembling in order to attend a morning class. It was an important school of Islamic Theology and the tutor was also a very great learned one. His discourses were indeed very thought-provoking and so were his students quite intelligent. The tutor was none else but the world famous and a great Persian thinker and philosopher ‘Ibn Sina’, popularly known in Europe as Avicenna. His lectures and writings on various science subjects had become the standard text books for hundreds of years in the universities of Europe. Students admired his deep philosophical thinking. They felt honored to sit in his class and hear his inspiring lectures.

That cold morning, students had already assembled in the Mosque and were still anxiously awaiting the arrival of their learned tutor. They were wondering if the intense cold weather that day had delayed his coming. A few minutes had passed when suddenly the students witnessed the graceful arrival of ‘Ibn Sina’, their great learned tutor. They felt very happy and stood up as a mark of reverence and respect for him. He sat down at his usual place and exchanged greetings with his students. He commenced his discourse in his usual lucid manner that held his students spellbound. He also gave satisfactory answers to their questions.

Among the students was one very young and enthusiastic by name ‘Bahman Yar’. He was much closer and attached to ‘Ibn Sina’ the learned tutor. He was also the foremost among the clever and advanced students of the class. Every time he listened to the lectures of his tutor, he became more and more fascinated with his deep philosophy and knowledge on every subject.

He would say to his class-mates: “I wonder why our tutor ‘Ibn Sina’ does not claim to be a prophet despite his supreme intelligence and magic personality”.

It is said that one day by chance ‘Ibn Sina’ was standing at a baker and loaf-seller shop. His attention was drawn to a very smart young boy who was displaying signs of much intelligence. The boy was saying to the baker: “My mother is requesting for a little fire.” The baker responded: “Have you brought any pot to carry the fire?” “No! But I know how to carry it”, replied the boy instantly. So saying he applied some ash over his palm and stretched his hand to the baker who placed a piece of burning firewood over his palm. Without any hesitation, the boy took it and went home.

‘Ibn Sina’ was rather amazed to see the intelligence and courage of this boy. He thought of having him for special training and education under his personal care. The proposal was communicated to the parents who agreed and entrusted the boy to his full care. Thus ‘Bahman Yar’ since then was staying at no other place except at the house of his tutor and care-taker, ‘Ibn Sina’. They were all the time to be seen together. The boy being highly intelligent derived the best of the knowledge that his tutor could impart.

Years passed and ‘Bahman Yar’ grew up not only in age but also in knowledge and understanding under the patronage of his tutor. The learned tutor was also very proud of this most capable student. It was one of the coldest nights of the wintry season. Midnight had passed and the snow-falling was very heavy. Both ‘Ibn Sina’ and ‘Bahman Yar’ were sleeping in one room under warm thick blankets.

The light in the room was already extinguished but the student was still asking intricate questions on some deep subjects. The tutor was replying in his usual impressive manner. Fascinated by the supreme knowledge and deep philosophy of his tutor, he again made the suggestion which he had made before:

“Oh my learned tutor!” he pleaded, “with all this high status of knowledge that you enjoy and being master of all the sciences, why not declare yourself a prophet? Sir! Don’t you think that you even excel some of the previous prophets in knowledge and your status today is unparalleled in the world! Should you decide to claim prophethood, no one would dare challenge you. Let me assure you that I shall be the first to offer my allegiance and would serve you with full faith.”
Since ‘Bahman Yar’ was still young and immature, his above proposal to his tutor was rather emotional than logical. ‘Ibn Sina’ smiled but did not give any reply.

That night the cold weather had become extreme and there was heavy snow-falling. Both were already fast asleep. It was past midnight and suddenly ‘Ibn Sina’ woke up and raised his head out of the warm blanket. Incidentally he was very thirsty and the water-mug in the room was empty. So he decided to wake up his student to go out and bring him some water.

“Oh ‘Bahman Yar’! My son ‘Bahman Yar’! Please wake up and bring me some drinking water from outside”, he said repeatedly.

“Is there no water in the water-mug near your goodself, Sir?” asked ‘Bahman Yar’.

“No!” replied ‘Ibn Sina’.

‘Bahman Yar’ raised his head and saw heavy snowfall outside. The thrilling sound of the strong cold wind also made him nervous to go out. Again ‘Ibn Sina’ grumbled: “Oh ‘Bahman Yar’! Why the delay?

Bring me some water, I am too thirsty.”

‘Bahman Yar’ dared not come out of the warm blankets to face the cold weather outside the room. He was, therefore, putting forward lame excuses to his tutor.

“Oh my respected tutor! It is harmful for you to drink water now that you have just come out of the warmth of thick blankets. It is better you go to sleep again till the early morning which is not far off”, said ‘Bahman Yar’.

“My son! Bring me water, I am too thirsty. I myself am a medical expert and know better what is harmful than you do. I am unable to sleep, please bring me some water from outside”, again appealed ‘Ibn Sina’.

In response ‘Bahman Yar’ again put forward excuses and argued that he would catch cold and fall sick if he were to go out in that extreme cold weather. So saying he went back to sleep.
There was dead silence everywhere and no sound of anything was to be heard. Outside it was still pitch dark except the first light of Subhe Sadiq (true dawn) in the eastern horizon had commenced to appear.

Suddenly the silence broke with a melodious voice of a Muezzin - caller to prayer from the top of a Minaret at the nearby Mosque. After reciting some verses of the, Holy Qur'an, the Muezzin in a loud voice said, “Allaho Akber” - Allah is the Greatest. “Ash-Hado An La Ilaha Illallah” - I bear witness that there is no god except Allah.

Both the tutor and his student quietly listened to the melodious voice of the Muezzin. The call to prayers then followed to the words “Ash-Hado Anna Muhammadan Rasoolullah” - I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.

On hearing this, ‘Ibn Sina’ thought of taking the opportunity of responding to the repeated proposal made to him by ‘Bahman Yar’.

He said: “Listen to me, oh my son ‘Bahman Yar’. Now I wish to reply to your repeated suggestion”.

The student sat up to hear attentively of what his learned tutor abruptly wanted to say.

‘Ibn Sina’ then proceeded: “You have been suggesting to me several times to claim prophethood, that people would put full faith in me and that you would be the first one to do so. Now look, you have been my close student for several years and benefited from me a great deal, yet you did not think it prudent to obey me by coming out of your warm bed for a moment and bring me water that I badly needed to quench my thirst. Instead you chose to put forward lame excuses.”

But think of this man who is now calling to prayers at the top of the Minaret after coming out in the coldest weather and making ablution with cold water in the early hour of this morning. It is for no other purpose but in obedience to and respect for the command of Almighty as conveyed by His apostle Prophet Muhammad Mustafa (pbuh) some four hundred years ago.

“What a great difference there is between me and that Prophet sent by Almighty God!”

Islamic / Muslim Festivals and Holiday 2019

Islamic Events and Holiday 2019

English Date Islamic Date
We have listed the important Islamic Festivals, Holidays and Events for the year 2019 as per the calender year 2019. These muslim religious holiday can vary as per the sighting of moon and the lunar calendar.
#Urs Khawjah Gharib Nawaz, Ajmer Sharif 14 March, 2019 - Thursday 6th Rajab 1440
#Lailat-ul-Meraj #Shab-e-meraj Night of Apr 3, 2019 - Wednesday 26-Rajab-1440
#Shabe-e-Barat April 20, 2019 - Saturday 14th Sha'baan 1440
#Start of Fasting Month (#Ramadan) May 7, 2019 - Tuesday 1st Ramadan 1440
#Jummat-ul-Wida 31 May 2019 - Friday Last Friday of Ramadan 1440
#Lailat-ul-Qadr (#Shab-E-Qadr) June 1, 2019 - Saturday 27 Ramadan 1440
#Eid-ul-Fitr June 5, 2019 - Saturday 1st Shawwal 1440
#Hajj August 11, 2019 - Sunday 9th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Eid-ul-Adaha #Bakrid August 12, 2019 - Wednesday 10th Dhul-Hijjah 1440
#Islamic New Year September 1, 2019 - Sunday 1st Muharram 1441
#Yaum al-Ashura September 10, 2019 - Tuesday 10th Muharram 1441
#Eid Milad-un-Nabi Nov 10, 2019 - Sunday 12th Rabi-al-Awwal 1441
#Urs Haji Ali Baba Mumbai 13 December, 2019 - Friday 16 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441
714th Urs Sharif Of Hazrat Khwaaja Syed Nizamuddin Aulia Mehboob-e-elahi Rahmatullah Alayh 16 December, 2019 - Monday 19 Rabi Ul Akhir 1441