What is Jihad?
At this stage it is necessry for me to stress something else. Note that Jihad is not only that in which battle is waged and fighting takes place, even if that is the highest rank of Jihad. Every effort which is made for Allah‟s Word and Will to be dominant and for the supremacy of Islam and truth is included in Jihad.
Hence Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once said, that the best form of Jihad is to speak the truth in the presence of a tyrant king. For this reason every effort in political fields (for the welfare of Islam and the Muslims) is also considered Jihad. Read more... (1769 words, estimated 7:05 mins reading time)
31. Let it be noted that every care be taken that at the time of reciting salaam, no noise, shouting and loud voices be heard. The voice should be raised only sufficiently to reach inside the room. Hazrat Mulla Ali Qari Rah says: “The voice should not be unduly raised neither unduly lowered. Choose a tone between these two extremes. Let the heart be mindful of what is being read and be ashamed before the Rasul Sal’am for the wrong acts committed. It is related in a Hadith in the Bukhari Shareef: “Hazrat Saaib R.A. reports that he was in the mosque in Madina when someone threw a small stone at him. Looking around he saw Hazrat Umar R.A. who indicated him to come to him. He went and Hazrat Umar R.A. said: “Please bring those two people to me-those two talking over there.” Hazrat Saaib R.A. brought them. Hazrat Umara R.A. asked them where they were from and they said: ‘From Taif.’ Hazrat Umar R.A. said: “You two are conversing with each other in loudly raised voices. If you had been inhabitants of this city, I would have punished you.” Muhammad bin Maslama R.A. says: “NO one is allowed to raise hi voice in speech in this Mosque.” (Sharhi shifa). The story about Sayyidna Hazrat Umar R.A. as just quoted is reported by various writers. In some of the reports Hazrat Umar R.A. is supposed to have added: “I would have beat them with lashes causing immense pain (for conversing loudly).” However, being strangers to the city and being unaware of what is right and wrong, he excused them.
Whenever Hazrat Aa’isha R.A. used to hear any noise near the grave, she sent someone to beg them to be quite and to bear in mind the fact that those things disturb the Rasul Sal’am.
Hazrat Ali R.A. required a door to be made for his house. He asked the carpenter to kindly go and construct it at Baqi, so that the noise of constructing it does not reach the Rasul Sal’am.
In Mawahib Hazrat Allama Qastalani Rah writes: “The same respect should be shown to the Rasul Sal’am at this time as would have been shown to him in his lifetime, because he is indeed alive in his grave.” (Sharh Mawaahib)
Allah specially instructs in this direction in the Qur’aan when he says in Surah Hujuraat:
‘O You who believe, Raise not your voices above the voice of the Nabi, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as you speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds become vain and you perceive not.’
Hazrat Imaam Bukhari R.A. relates regarding this verse that once in the presence of Rasulullah Sal’am a discussion took place between Hazrat Abu Bakr R.A. and Hazrat Umar R.A. where these two had a difference of opinion. The conversation led to raised voices, whereupon this verse was revealed. When Allah warns the likes of Hazrat Abu Bakr R.A. and Hazrat Umar R.A. with such stern words, how much should we not fear that punishment? In another Hadith it is said that Hazrat Umar R.A. became so affected by this that thereafter he lowered his voice so much that whenever he spoke he had to be asked to repeat hi words. Hazrat Abu Bakr R.A said: “O Rasulullah Sal’am! From now I shall address you as if I am talking to you about something secret.” It is reported that Hazrat Thabit bin Qais Rah used to have a naturally loud voice. Since the above verse was revealed he became immensely sad and distressed saying: “I shall enter Jahannam for I always speak loudly.” Thereafter he confined himself to his house not setting foot from there. A few days later the Nabi Sal’am, on missing him, inquired about him and was informed of what happened. The Nabi Sal’am consoled him and gave him the glad tiding of his being one of the inmates of Jannah. (Durre Mansoor)
So whoever visits the grave of the Rasul Sal’am should take great precaution against making noise there. Read more... (2472 words, estimated 9:53 mins reading time)
Hadrat Abü Hurairah (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Messenger by ALLAH said, “My Lord has specially given me the following nine commandments:
1. Fear ALLAH in private and public:
2. Speak what is just and equitable whether in anger or in agreeable (mood) (i.e. it should not be like this that, when you are cross with someone and are enraged with him, then you usurp his rights and do injustice to him and when you are on friendly and good terms with someone, then you favour him and help unduly, but whatever the case may be, the middlecourse of fairplay and equity should be followed: Read more... (445 words, estimated 1:47 mins reading time)