Hajj of the Saintly Elders Part 9

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

Story No. 36: (Episode)
A story is told about a certain Walee who set out on a journey to perform Haj. He traveled with a caravan without any relatives as companions, and made this promise to himself that never would he beg for anything from anyone. The time came when for days he had nothing to eat, and he became so weak in body that a thought passed through his mind: “Now I have reached the stage of anxiety I am about to perish and Allah has forbidden that anyone should perish at his own hands or destroy himself. Hence I am now forced to reluctantly beg.” But then he drove this thought from his mind and renewed his promise to himself not to beg and not to break his original agreement; even unto death.
Because he was so weak, he stayed behind while the rest of the caravan proceeded onward. There he waited for death to overtake him, lying with his face towards the Qiblah. Someone on horseback approached him and from a jug of water gave him to drink, and further provided his needs. Then the stranger asked: “do you wish to rejoin your caravan?’ he replied: “I do not know how far ahead of me they will be; how shall I find them now?’
The stranger said: “Come, rise and follow me.” They left and after walking for a short while the stranger said to him; ‘Wait here, the caravan will soon arrive to meet you here.’ He waited there and soon the caravan caught up with him. (Rowdh)

November 15, 2010

When A Person Is Doubtful On How Many Rakat He Has Performed

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. “It frequently happens during Namaz (Salah) that I forget the correct number of Rak’at I have performed. For example, I get confused during the Salah whether I have performed two Rak’ats or three Rak’ats. Normally in such a situation I repeat my Prayer all over again. Is this what we are supposed to do or is here any other solution to this problem? Please enlighten me in this respect.”
(Maleeha Siddiqi, Karachi)

February 25, 2010

Fear of ALLAH and piety leads to eminence and nearness

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

While seeing off Hadrat Mu’az bin Jabal after having appointed him as Qazi / Governor, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) gave him a few counsels and made bequests. He said to him:

O Mu’az! I may not be able to meet you after this year of my life…”

On hearing this Hadrat Mu’az began to weep due to shock of separation. The Messenger of ALLAH then turned his face from him and looking towards Madina said. (probably he himself was visibly moved and deeply impressed)

January 26, 2010


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Easy Good Deeds

Allah likes his bondsmen to pray to Him. If a man, however beneficent he may be, is again and again asked for anything, he sooner or later loses his patience and becomes angry. But Allah, on the contrary, is, pleased the more his bondsmen ask him.

Hadith tells as that Allah is displeased with one who does not ask him for anything in prayer.

June 2, 2009

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

The Method of Slaughtering an Animal

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.
  1. The method of slaughtering an animal is that the animal
    should be placed on the ground with the face towards the qiblah. The
    person should take a sharp knife, recite Bismillahi Allahu Akbar and cut
    the neck of the animal in such a manner that four veins (or passage ways) are
    cut off. They are: the air passage, the gullet, and the two jugular veins which
    are on either side of the gullet and the air passage. If only three out of these
    four are cut, the slaughter will be valid and the animal will be halâl.
    If only two of the four are cut, the animal will be considered to be dead and it
    will not be permissible to consume the meat of such an animal.

August 31, 2008


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 2-Salat and its virtues

1. If a person is at a place where he does not know in which direction the
qiblah is, nor is there anyone whom he could ask, then he should think in his
heart. Whichever direction his heart tells him to face, he should turn in that
direction. If he offers his salaat without thinking, his salaat will not be
valid. However, if, in this case where he did not think, he later learns that
the direction in which he had offered his salaat was the correct direction, then
his salaat will be valid. If there was a person whom he could ask, but because
of hijaab and shyness, he did not ask and continued with his salaat, it will not
be valid. In such cases, one should not feel shy, but should ask and then offer
the salaat.

August 31, 2008


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 2-Salat and its virtues


1. Before commencing with salaat, several things are wajib. If one does not
have wudu, then wudu should be made. If there is a need to have a bath, then a
bath should be taken. If there is any impurity on the body or clothes, it should
be purified. The place where salaat is being offered should also be pure. Apart
from the face, hands and feet, the entire body from head to toe should be well
covered. One should face the qiblah. An intention should be made for the salaat
which one wishes to offer. The salaat should be offered after the entry of that
salaat time. All these are prerequisites or conditions for salaat. If any one of
these prerequisites are not found, salaat will not be valid.

August 31, 2008