Why this oppression?
At this moment we are protesting against the persecution and oppression of the British colonial power in
At the same time we fear even more the future government that will take over (from them.) Did not
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) warn us about this? Did he not in very clear terms explain to us the
causes of such goverments and actions? Is there any fault in the affectionate love, teachings and warnings of
Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
May my soul, my father and my mother he sacrificed for him!! Never is it possible that there can be any flaw
in his teachings!
“As you are (as far as your actions are) so will be the rulers that will soon be set over you.” (Mishkat)
Why this oppression?
The causes of our misery
Not only do they make this claim and not only do they utter mere words. No, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) personally set for all a practical example and made others act accordingly. Through the life of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) and in the general character of the Sahabah (Radiallahu anhum) this is clearly seen. There are numerous illustrations in the chapters – Kitabul-Zuhd viz, the chapter on Abstinence and Kitabul-Riqaq in Hadeeth literature. If you wish to see sonie chosen examples you may see the few examples which I have noted down in my book – “Stories of the Sahabah.”
- Waallatheena yaqooloona rabbana isrif AAanna AAathaba jahannama inna AAathabaha kana gharaman
“Our Lord! Avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous – Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in”. (Qur’aan: 25:65)
- Rabbana wasiAAta kulla shayin rahmatan waAAilman faighfir lillatheena taboo waittabaAAoo sabeelaka waqihim AAathaba aljaheemi
“Our Lord! You comprehend all things in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn in Repentance, and follow Your Path; and save them from the torment of the Blazing Fire!” (Qur’aan: 40:7)
- Qul in kuntum tuhibboona Allaha faittabiAAoonee yuhbibkumu Allahu wayaghfir lakum thunoobakum waAllahu ghafoorun raheemun
Say: “If you do love Allah, Follow me: Allah will love you and forgive you your sins: For Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Qur’aan: 3:31)
- Inna allatheena amanoo waAAamiloo alssalihati sayajAAalu lahumu alrrahmanu wuddan
“On those who believe and work deeds of righteousness, will (Allah) Most Gracious bestow love”. (Qur’aan: 19:96)
- Rabbana hab lana min azwajina wathurriyyatina qurrata aAAyunin waijAAalna lilmuttaqeena imaman
“Our Lord! Bestow on us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders of the Muttaqun (the righteous).” (Qur’aan: 25:74)
- Subhana allathee khalaqa alazwaja kullaha mimma tunbitu alardu wamin anfusihim wamimma la yaAAlamoona
“Glory to Allah, Who created in pairs all things that the earth produces, as well as their own (human) kind and (other) things of which they have no knowledge”. (Qur’aan: 36:36)
- Allahumma lakal hamdu kama kasauw- tanihi, as-aluka khayrahu wa-khayra ma-suni’a lahu waa’u- dhu bika min sharrihi wa-sharri ma-suni’a lahu.
“Oh Allah, all praise and thanks to You for clothing me with this (garment). I ask You for the good of it and the good of what it was made for, and I ask Your protection from the evil of it and the evil of what it was made for.”
(Abu Dawud Book 32, Number 4009: Tirmidhi (59) Hadith Number 7)
- WaAllahu khayru alrraziqeena
“Allah is the Best to provide (for all needs)”. (Qur’aan: 62:11)
- Inna alfadla biyadi Allahi yuteehi man yashao waAllahu wasiAAun AAaleemun
“All bounties are in the hand of Allah. He grants them to whom He pleases, And Allah cares for all, and He knows all things.” (Qur’aan: 3:73)
- Allahumma rabbana anzil AAalayna maidatan mina alssamai takoonu lana AAeedan liawwalina waakhirina waayatan minka waorzuqna waanta khayru alrraziqeena
- Rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran watawaffana Muslimeena
“Our Lord! pour out on us patience and constancy, and cause us to die as (Muslims”. (Qur’aan: 7:126)
- Wama lana alla natawakkala AAala Allahi waqad hadana subulana walanasbiranna AAala ma athaytumoona waAAala Allahi falyatawakkali almutawakkiloona
“No reason have we why we should not put our trust on Allah. Indeed He Has guided us to the Ways we (follow). We shall certainly bear with patience all the hurt you may cause us. For those who put their trust should put their trust on Allah.” (Qur’aan: 14:12)
- Waqul rabbi adkhilnee mudkhala sidqin waakhrijnee mukhraja sidqin waijAAal lee min ladunka sultanan naseeran
Say: “O my Lord! Let my entry be by the Gate of Truth and Honour, and likewise my exit by the Gate of Truth and Honour; and grant me from Your Presence an authority to aid (me).”
- “O Allah! I beg of You blessings of entering and leaving. With Allah’s name do we enter and with Allah’s name do we leave and upon Allah, our Lord do we rely.”
(Abu Dawud, Book 41, Number 5077)
Beginning of the Ashur-ul-Hajj
Shawwal is the first of the three months named as “Ashhur al-Hajj” (i.e. the months of Hajj). Although the major acts of Hajj are normally performed in the first ten days of Zulhijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of Shawwal up to the 10th of Zulhijjah is held to be the period of Hajj because some acts of Hajj can be performed any time during this period. For example, the Tawaf-ul-qudum, followed by the Sai’ of Hajj cannot be performed before Shawwal, while it can be performed any day after the beginning of Shawwal. Similarly, an ‘Umrah performed before Shawwal cannot be treated as the ‘Umrah of Tamattu: while the ‘Umrah performed in Shawwal can be affiliated to the Hajj, making it a Hajj of Tamattu: Moreover, ihram of Hajj should not be started before Shawwal, because it makruh. For these reasons these three months have been named as the ‘months of Hajj’ and the month of Shawwal has the distinction of being the first of these.