Fifth Question & Answer (Part 05)


Dawah & Tabligh, Islamic Politics (Al-Eitidal fi Maratib ul Rijal), Uncategorized

If these people who are so ready to defame and accuse others would only reflect on the sayings of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) in this regard, they will surely come to know that they only do great harm to themselves. Whatever they do to others will certainly be done to them. For Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

As you do to others so shall be done to you.”(Maqousid-e-Hasanah)

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) also said: “Goodness never becomes old; sin is never forgotten, and Allah, the Compensator never dies. Do whatever you wish, for as you do to others, so shall be done to you.”

March 20, 2014

Blessings & Rewards of Fasting (Hadith 09)


Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Ramadan (Fazail e Aamaal)

Abu Ubaidah (Radhiallaahu Ánhu) reports: “I have heard RasuluLlah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) saying: “Fasting is a protective Shield for Man, as long as he does not tear up that protection’

COMMENTARY

“Protective shield” here means just as a man protects himself with a shield, similarly fasting protects him from his well-known enemy – ‘Shataan’. In other Ahaadith, we are told that fasting saves one from Allah’s punishment and Hellfire in the Hereafter. Once somebody inquired from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam), “What causes the fast to be rent?” He replied: ‘Telling lies and backbiting.’

August 10, 2011

Fâtimah bint Khattâb radiyallâhu ‘anhâ


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

She is the sister of ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu. She had accepted Islam before her brother. Her husband, Sa’îd bin Zayd, had also become a Muslim. ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu had not become a Muslim as yet. Both of them were keeping their Islam a secret out of fear for him. Once, ‘Umar heard her reciting the Quran. Upon hearing this, he became very angry with both of them. Let alone his brother-in-law who was a man, even his sister informed him clearly and unhesitatingly that they had become Muslims and were indeed reciting the Quran. If he wished, he could hit them or leave them (it will not change their minds in any way). ‘Umar replied: “Let me see the Quran as well.” The moment he saw it and heard it, the light of îmân entered his heart, he went straight to Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam and became a Muslim.

July 27, 2011

The maid of Pharaoh’s daughter


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

It is mentioned in the book Raudatus Safâ that Pharaoh’s daughter had a maid who was under her command and who used to comb her hair, etc. She had believed in Mûsâ ‘alayhis salâm. However, she did not expose her îmân out of fear for Pharaoh. Once while she was combing her (Pharaoh’s daughter’s) hair, the comb fell from her hand. When she bent down to pick it up, she recited Bismillah. The daughter asked her: “What was it that you recited just now? Whose name is that?” She replied: “It is the name of the one who created your father and also gave him a kingdom.” She became astonished and remarked: “Is there anyone greater than my father!” Saying this, she ran out to her father and related the entire incident to her. Pharaoh became extremely angry, called for the maid, and threatened her. However, she unhesitatingly said: “Do whatever you wish, I will not leave my îmân.” Nails were fastened to her hands and feet and thereafter hot ash and embers were placed on her. When this had no effect on her, a child who was in her lap was taken and thrown into the fire. While the child was in the fire, it said: “Mother! Be patient and don’t ever leave your îmân.” She remained steadfast on her îmân until she was also thrown into that fire. In Sûrah al-Burûj, mention is made of a trench. In that story a similar incident took place between a mother and her child.

February 16, 2011

TEARS OF A STONE


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

“Whoever is in the heavens and the earth and whatever is therein recites His praises (Tasbeeh).  Everything recites His praise, but you do not understand their Tasbeeh.”     (Qur’aan)

Once Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) passed by a stone which was shedding tears in profusion. When Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) asked the stone to explain why it was crying so much, it said:  “I was overwhelmed with fear since the time I heard the aayat: “Its (i.e. Jahannam’s) fuel will be people and stones.” The stone feared that it would also be cast into Jahannum.

November 14, 2010

FIR’OUN, HADHRAT MUSA AND THE TAQDEER OF ALLAH Part 8


Hazrat Musa (A.S), History & Biography

On his journey from the Land of Madyan to Egypt, Hadhrat Nabi Musa (alayhis salaam) who was accompanied by his wife lost the way in the wilderness. The night was bitterly cold and intensely dark. In a distance he saw a fire burning on a mountain. In search of fire and information, he went to the spot where the fire was burning. (This episode was described in the past issue). On reaching the spot, the Divine Voice instructed him to remove his shoes as he was in the holy Valley of Tuwa.

November 3, 2010

DUA FOR REMOVING FEAR


Duas, Remedies from Holy Quran

فَاللَّهُ خَيْرٌ حَافِظًا وَهُوَ أَرْحَمُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Well, Allah is the best guardian, and He is the Most-Merciful of all the merciful. (12:64)

Significance: Anyone who is terrified of his enemy or fears the approach of a calamity, should recite the above verse excessively. His fears will disappear and any possible calamity will be averted lnsha Allah.

September 6, 2010

LOST ITEMS THAT ARE FOUND


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 3-Fasting, Zakaat, Qurbani, Hajj etc.

1. If a person finds an item on the road, pathway or a public gathering, it is haraam for him to pick it up and keep it for himself. Similarly, if he invites some guests to his house for a meal or some other reason and one of the guests leaves some of his personal possessions behind, it is haraam for him to pick it up and keep it for himself. If he decides to pick it up, he should do so with the intention of looking for it’s owner and returning it.

June 7, 2010