Hajj of the Saintly Elders Part 14


Chapter 10 - The Farewell Hajj of Rasulullah, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Story No. 61: (Episode)
One of the saints relates: “I was once in great sorrow and distress. My whole being was overcome with fear. In this distressed state, I took the road to Mecca; with no animal for conveyance, and without food.
For three days I walked thus in the desert. On the fourth day I felt such extreme thirst that death seemed very near. There I was in the desert and nowhere around could a tree be seen where I could sit down in some shade. Feeling the approach of death I sat down in the direction of the Qibla.
As I sat there, sleep overtook me and in a dream I saw a man coming towards me with his hands stretched out to me, saying: “Here take my hand.” I stretched my hand and he shook hands with me. Then he spoke: “I have come to give you glad tidings; you shall perform Haj and return safe and sound, and you shall also visit the grave of Rasulullah Sal’am.”
I asked: “Who are you?”
He replied: “I am Khidhar.”
I said: “Pray for me.”
He replied: “Recite these words three times.”
“O You who are Most Gracious to His Creatures;
O You who knows the condition of His Creation;
O You who are Aware of His Creation; Be Gracious to me; O You who are Gracious; You who are All Knower; You who are Aware.”
Then Hazrat Khidhar A.S. said: “This is a present to you-a medicine that will always suffice and be of benefit. Whenever you are in any trouble, recite this and your trouble will depart.”
Having said this he disappeared. Just then a voice called out to me: “O Shaikh! O Shaikh.” When I heard this I woke up and saw someone on a camel. He asked me: “Did you not see a certain young man around here?”
I replied: “No I did not see anyone like that.”
He said: “A young man of ours has left home seven days ago. We heard that he went to perform Haj. But where are you going?”
I answered: “I go where Allah takes me.”
He made his camel sit. Then he gave me two pieces of bread with sweetmeat in between and some water. That filled me. We traveled for one day and two nights. Then we met a group of people traveling together. When we asked them about the young man we found that he was with them. My companions went to look for him and a short while later he came back with the youth he said to him; “Son, it is through the blessing of this man that I have found you.” Then I separated from them and followed the caravan. Not long after this I met the same man who gave me something wrapped in a piece of paper. He kissed my hand and departed. Inside I found five sovereigns with which I hired a camel and ate of it during the pilgrimage. After Haj I also visited Rasulullah Sal’am grave in Madina and then the grave of Hazrat Ibrahim A.S and whenever I met with any distress or difficulty I recited the duaa taught by hazrat Khidhar A.S. It proved to be very beneficial and for all this I am most grateful to Allah.” (Rowdh)

November 18, 2010

TASBEEHAT (REMEMBERANCE OF ALLAH)


Hadith & Seerah, The Teachings of the Holy Prophet, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Hadrat Samura bin – Jundab (Radi Aflaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said “The most excellent words are four:
1. Glory be to ALLAH,

2. Praise be to ALLAH,

3. There is no god but ALLAH,

4. ALLAH is most great. [Muslim]

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of ALLAH said, “Two expressions which are light on the tongue but heavy in the scale are dear to the Compassionate One:

“Glory be to ALLAH and I begin with praise of Him,”

June 19, 2010

51) Overburdening and Arrogance against others


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

This includes overbearing the weak, the male slave, the female slave, the wife and the beast. Allah, the Almighty ordered us to deal in kindness towards these varieties. He said,

{Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are of kin, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-fairer( ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious} (An-Nisa’: 36)

Concerning Allah’s saying,

{Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him}

May 29, 2009

11) Sodomy


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High recounts in His Book the story of Lut’s people in several positions. Allah, the Almighty says,

“When Our decree issued, We turned (the cities) upside down, and rained down on them brimstones hard as baked clay, spread, layer on layer, marked from thy Lord; nor are they ever far from those who do wrong!” (Hud: 82-83)

This abode is not far from those who do wrong amongst our nation if they committed the same sin.

Therefore, the Prophet (pbuh) said,

“What I fear most is that my nation may follow the crime of Lut’s people.” (Tirmidhi)

February 2, 2009

Punishments for not saying Salaat


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices

The one who disdains the prayers will receive fifteen punishments from Allah.

Six punishments in this lifetime
Three while dying
three in the grave &
three on the Day of Judgment.

THE SIX PUNISHMENTS OF LIFE:

1. Allah takes away blessings from his age (makes his life misfortunate)
2.Allah does not accept his plea (Dua’s)
3.Allah erases the features of good people from his face.
4. He will be detested by all creatures on earth.
5. Allah does not award him for his good deeds. (No thawab)
6. He will not be included in the Dua’s of good people.

September 28, 2008

Chapter 09 DOUBTS & OBJECTIONS ON TAQLEED Part 07


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

Is Taqleed a Defect?

(7) We have established in the beginning of the book that even the Sahabah observed taqleed. Those of them who could not make ijtihad turned to the more learned among them. Some people alleged that taqleed was a defect created by poor knowledge, so to say that the Sahabah practiced taqleed is to find fault with them (we seek refuge in Allah from such thought). “They were all learned and there was no difference among them of jurist and non-jurist.”

However, this downpour is emotional. If anyone is not a jurist or mujtahid then that is not a defect. The Qur’an says:

August 18, 2008