Anas R.A. reports that Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “On the Night or Power Jibraeel A.S. descends to the earth with the group of angels, praying for blessings on every servant of Allah they see standing in worship or sitting and celebrating Allah’s praises. Then on the day of ‘Iyd. Allah boasts about them to the angels, “O angels, what is the reward of that employee who had fully completed his service?” they reply, ‘O our Sustainer, his reward should be given in full’. To this Allah replies; ‘O my angels, verily My servants, the ales among them as well as the females have performed the obligatory duty upon them, thereafter they set forth to the ‘Iydgaah raising their voices n prayer to Me. I swear by My honour, by My Grace, by My High Position of greatness, that I shall surely answer the prayer of those people”. Thereafter Allah says (addressing the people) “Return, certainly I have forgiven your sins and have exchanged your evil deeds withs righteous ones”. Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “Those people then return (from the ‘Iydgaah) in forgiven state.
Amongst the nights of Ramadhaan there is one called “Laylatul Qadr” a night that is noted for its great blessings. The Qur’aan Kareem describes it as being greater in blessedness and spiritual virtue than a thousand months which in turn means that it is greater than eighty three years and four months.
Fortunate indeed is that person who attains the full blessings of this night by spending it in ‘ibaadah of Allah, because he has then attained reward for ‘ibaadah of eighty three years and four months and even more. Indeed the granting of this night to the faithful Muslim is a great favour.
Hazrat Anas R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am left Mecca in such a Manner that everything in Mecca became enveloped in darkness; and when he entered Madina everything became enlightened and he said: ‘My home shall be in Madina and there shall be my grave. It is a duty upon every Muslim to visit Madina.’
Undoubtedly it is a duty on every Muslim to visit that Holy place. How fortunate indeed is that person who has the great honor to reside in Madina permanently; that at all times he is able to gain this great blessing of Ziyaarat and to perform this duty to his heart delight.
Q. 1. Muslim students who go to non-Muslim countries for higher education generally find out that the money sent to them by their parents is insufficient for their many needs. Thus, they take up jobs to stay even. Some times they find jobs in hotels which sell liquor and pork. Is it permissible for a Muslim student to be employed in such hotels?
Q. 2. Running a distillery or merchandizing liquor or pork in non-Muslim countries are open businesses. Can Muslims also do so.
It was customary with the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that after salutation, he use to say: I seek the forgiveness of ALLAH) thrice and then, ‘O ALLAH, Thou art peace, and peace comes from Thee. Blessed are Thou, O possessor of Glory and Honour.’ [Muslim]
He would remain sitting facing Qiblah so long as he recited the above dua and then used to turn towards the worshippers on the right or left. lbn Masud (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he saw the Prophet turning to left many a time while Hadrat Anas (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he saw the Prophet turning to right very often. [Zadul Ma’ad]
It has been reported from the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that a time is to come for my Ummah when other nations will, taking (you) as a delicious morsel, rush open you just as people do on dining tables. “Someone asked, O Messenger of ALLAH! Shall our number be reduced at that time to such an extent that in order to devour us, other nations will unite and rush upon us?” The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “At that time your number will not be little but you will be weightless like straw floating on flood (water) and that your awe will get out of the hearts of your enemy and cowardice and low spirits will find a place in your hearts”. On this a person enquired “What will be the cause of this cowardice (finding a place in the hearts?) The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) replied, “Because you will start loving the world and will flee from death and will hate it”. [Abu Daud, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]
Hadrat Abdullah lbn Masud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that a man came to the Holy Messenger and asked him, what do you say about a person who loves a group of people but is unable to associate with them? He replied, “One who loves any one is nevertheless with him (or will be placed with him in the Hereafter). [Bukhari, Muslim, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]
Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said: thinking of ALLAH in the best of terms is one of the most meritorious devotion. [Musnad Ahmad, Abu Daud, Mishkat]
Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “No one of you can be a true believer until he loves me more than he loves his parents, children and all mankind.” [Ma’arif-ul-Hadis, Bukhari, Muslim]
When he would get his head shaved, he would get the whole of it shaved or retain the hair on the whole head. He did not do so that a part of it was shaved and the remaining part was left unshaved. [Zadul Ma’ad]
Hadrat lbn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to trim the moustache. [Zadul Ma’ad]
In a number of traditions, Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has commanded growing of beard and has impressed the trimming of moustache. The majority of theologians have held that clipping the moustache is sunnah but clipping should be done in a manner resembling shaving. [Khasail-e-Nabawa]
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) at first used to arrange his hair without a parting. Later on used to part them. [Shamail -e-Tirmizi]
In another tradition, it occurs that he used to comb his hair every second day. [Nashrut Tib]. Yet in another tradition from Humaid bin Abdur Rahman it is reported that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to comb his hair occasionally. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]
It has been related by Hadrat Anas that the hair of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was neither very thick nor quite straight but were slightly curly and reached up to the lobes of his ears. [Shamail-e-Tirmizi]