The mother of Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

Her name is Yûkhând. When the priests had informed Pharaoh that a boy will be born from among the Banû Isrâ’îl and will fight against his kingdom, Pharaoh issued an order whereby he instructed that all boys who are born to the tribe of Banû Isrâ’îl should be killed. Thousands of such boys were killed. Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm was born in this volatile situation. Allah informed his mother by way of inspiration that she should continue breast-feeding him and that when she fears over his life, she should place him in a box and set him afloat in the river. And when We decide, We will send him back to you. Eventually, this is what she did and Allah also fulfilled all His promises.

January 31, 2011

Hâjirah ‘alayhas salâm

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, History & Biography, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

The oppressive king who was mentioned in the above story had enslaved Hâjirah. This king handed her over to Sârah who in turn handed her over to Ibrâhîm ‘alayhis salâm. Ismâ‘îl ‘alayhis salâm was born to her. Ismâ‘îl ‘alayhis salâm was still being breast-fed when Allah wished to inhabit Makkah with his progeny. At that time, Makkah was not inhabited nor was the Ka’bah built. Allah ordered Ibrâhîm ‘alayhis salâm to take Ismâ‘îl and his mother, Hâjirah, to Makkah and to leave them there. Allah will safeguard them.

January 9, 2011

To Go To Multazam And Pray

Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts

The part of Baitullah which is between ‘Hajar-e-Aswad’ and the gate of Baitullah is called Multazam. Invocations at this place are specially granted. According to ‘Sunnat’ you are to go to Multazam after Tawaf. There, you are to place your both hands upright in the direction over your head-on the wall of this particular part of Ka’ba. You are also to touch the wall with your breast and cheeks, and pray to Allah humbly and submissively. It is an experienced act that such invocation is never rejected.

November 4, 2009

The companion on high

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anha) narrated: When the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was lying critically ill, Abdur Rahman son of Abu Bakr (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) came to see him. He had fresh miswak. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) stared at him and I made out that he wanted it. So I took it out of Abdur Rehman’s hand, chewed it and after cleaning gave it to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). He used the miswâk (as was his wont) and then advanced it towards me. It fell down from his hand.” The tradition continues. Then he raised his eyes towards heavenwards and prayed, “O Allaah! With the Companion on High.”(i.e. in the company of pure souls and angels). Some extra righteous persons regard keeping away from family life as essential for attainment of nearness to ALLAH. This tradition refutes this view. There can be no better occasion of being near to ALLAH (than breathing one’s last) but even at this critical moment, he had so much consideration for his wife that he was sitting with the support of her breast. In fact such persons did not quite follow the conception of nearness to ALLAH. It is constant remembrance and complete submission to the will of ALLAH and if a wife is helpful in such devotion then this relationship is conducive to nearness to ALLAH. [Adopted from Kasratul Azwaj-li-Sahib-il-Miraj]

September 27, 2009