Oct
25
2009
0

Hadith Number Six

Hazrat Sahl bins Sa’ad R.A. reports that Rasulullah (Salallaho Alaihi Wassallam) said:
“when a Muslim shouts Labbaik, then verily every stone, tree and all the ground to his right and to his left recites the same, and this continues till that cry reaches the end of the earth”.

The recitation of the cry ‘Labbaik’ is the symbol and emblem of the Hajj. This is borne out by many Ahaadith. In Knaz we find a report that when Moosa A.S used to recite Labbaik, Allah used to reply: “Labbaik O Moosa: (Kanz). It is Allah’s mercy that not only the Hajji’s Labbaik, but his every action earns for him great reward.

Oct
15
2009
1

Ayah Number Three

“This day have I perfected your religion for you; completed my favor upon you; and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.”
(Surah 5-4)

One of the great virtues of Hajj is that the verse announcing the completion of the Deen was revealed at the time of Hajj. Hazrat Imaam Ghazali R.A. writes in his ‘Ilyas’: Hajj is one of the fundamental principles of Islam. Upon it the foundation of Islam became completed and upon it the Deen was completed. It was at the time of Hajj that this Ayah was revealed.

Oct
14
2009
0

Ayah Number One

“And proclaim the pilgrimage among men; they will come to thee on foot and (mounted) on every camel, lean on account of journeys through deep and distant mountain highways.”
(Surah Hajj – 27)
Kaaba – The House of Allah
There is a certain amount of difference of opinion whether Adam A.S. first built the Kaaba or whether the Kaaba was built prior to this by the Angels. However, some believe that the creation of the earth originated from the spot where the Kaaba now stands. Initially everything was covered in water. Then there appeared something in the shape of a bubble at that spot. Then the rest of the earth was spread out in all directions. When the deluge came in the time of Hazrat Nooh A.s. the spot was raised. Thereafter Hazrat Ebrahim A.S. and Hazrat Ismail A.S. built the Kaaba on a spot shown to them by Allah, the exact spot where it had been previously, as is described in the Ayah in the first juz of the Quran. In one Hadith we read: “When Allah the Almighty sent Hazrat Adam A.S. down to the earth from paradise, He also sent down His House and said: ‘ O Adam I am sending down with you My House, so perform tawaaf round it in the manner tawaaf is performed around My Throne; And pray to Me in its direction in the same manner as is being prayed in the direction of My Throne.” Then when the deluge came during the time of Hazrat Nooh A.S. the House was lifted.

Feb
10
2009
0

22) Misappropriating Spoils of War, Muslim Funds or Zakat

Allah Most High says,

If thou fearest treachery from any group, throw back (their covenant) to them, (so as to be) on equal terms: for Allah loveth not the treacherous.” (8:58)

He says too,

“No Prophet could ever act dishonestly. If any person acts dishonestly he shall, on the Day of Judgement, restore what he misappropriated, then shall every soul receive its due whatever it earned.” (2:161)

Abu Hurairah heard the Prophet (pbuh) mentioning Ghulul, emphasizing its magnitude, and declaring that it was a grave sin, saying,

Aug
31
2008
0

His legacy

Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the
Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) left neither dinars nor dirhams,
neither a goat nor a camel. In another tradition from – Umar lbn Haris (Radi
Allahu Ta’ala’anhu) the Prophet left nothing save a few weapons, a mule and a
small plot of land, which has, in fact, been already given away as Sadaqa
(charity) [Kitabush-Shifa]

It has been narrated by Hadrat Anas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala
Anhu) that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) performed Hajj riding
on an old saddle covered with a piece of coarse woolen material not worth more
than a few dirhams.

Aug
31
2008
0

The Nisâb for Camels

It should be
remembered that zakât becomes fard on five camels. If a person possesses
less than five camels, zakât will not be fard. In order to understand the
zakât on camels easily, the following table should be
consulted:

NUMBER

ZAKAAT

1 YEAR
OLD

2 YEAR
OLD

3 YEAR
OLD

4  YEAR
OLD

5 -
9
1
goat
10 -
14
2
goat
15 -
19
3
goat
20 -
24
4
goat
25 -
35
1
camels
36 -
45
1
camel
Written by Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi in: Bahishti Zewar,Fiqh,Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc. | Tags: , ,
Aug
31
2008
0

Zakât on Livestock

  1. The passing of one
    full year is a prerequisite for zakât on all livestock.

  2. Zakât is fard
    on livestock. Livestock refers to the animal in which the following factors are
    found:

  1. It must graze freely
    for a major portion of the year. It must not be fed in its stable. If it spends
    half the year grazing freely and half the year in it’s stable; it will not be
    regarded as livestock. Similarly, if hay or straw is brought to its stable and
    it feeds on that hay or straw, it will not be regarded as livestock irrespective
    of whether this hay or straw was purchased or not.

  2. It must be kept for
    its milk, for the purpose of pro-creation, or in order to fatten it. If it is
    not kept for any of these purposes, and instead, is kept for its meat or as a
    means of transportation, it will not be regarded as livestock.

Aug
27
2008
0

SCRIPTS OF IBN ‘ABBAS

Abdullah ibn’ Abbas was the cousin of the Holy Prophet (SAWS). When the Holy Prophet (SAWS) passed away, he was yet very young. In order to preserve Ahadith, he began to compile what he himself heard from the Holy Prophet (SAWS) as well as those narrated by other companions. Whenever he came to know of any companion having some Ahadith, he would travel to him to hear them. All such Ahadith were compiled by him in several scripts. These scripts numbered so many that they could be loaded on a camel. These scripts remained with his pupil Kuraib. Musa ibn’ Uqbah, the famous historian says:

Aug
16
2008
0

Mercy and Compassion

One of his companions came to the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). In his hands he had some birds chicks which were chirping. The Prophet asked him what those chicks were. The Companion said, “O Messenger! As I was passing by bush, I heard the chirping of these chicks, so I took them away. When their mother saw this she began to circle around my head in her anguish.” The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Go at once and put them back wherefrom you have taken them”. [Mishkat, Ma’arif -ul- Hadis]

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