Feb
28
2011
0

Bilqîs

She was the queen of Saba. An animal by the name of Hudhud informed Sulaymân ‘alayhis salâm that he came across a queen who worships the sun. Sulaymân ‘alayhis salâm wrote a letter and asked Hudhud to hand it over to her. The following was written in the letter: “Accept Islam and come to me.” She consulted her ministers and governors and eventually made the following decision: “I will send many rare gifts to him. If he accepts them, I will conclude that he is a worldly king. If he does not accept them, I will conclude that he is a prophet.” When these gifts were given to Sulaymân ‘alayhis salâm, he returned them and sent a message that if you do not become Muslims, I will come with my army to fight you. When she received this message, she was convinced that he is a prophet. She left her city with the intention of becoming a Muslim.

Nov
17
2010
0

Hajj of the Saintly Elders Part 13

Story No. 56: (Episode)
Hazrat Sa’eed bin Abi Arubah R.A says: “Hajjaj bin Yusuf Thaqafi; who is supposed to have been one of the most cruel rulers and governors once went for Haj. Along the way he stopped at a certain Manzil (stopping place) where he ordered that breakfast be served.
He sent his assistants to summon one of the local inhabitants to eat with him so that in conversation with him he cold find out the true position there. The assistant went and on a mountain he saw a bedouin lying fast asleep. He struck him and forcibly removed him to the presence of Hajjaj. When they arrived, Hajjaj told him: “Wash your hands and come to eat with me.” The bedouin replied: “You invite me to eat, but already before you; that being has invited me who is much higher than you.”
Hajjaj asked: “And who is he?”
The bedouin replied: “He is Allah who has invited me to fast; and I am fasting today.”
Hajjaj asked: “Are you fasting in such heat?”
The bedouin replied: “Yes, I am fasting in preparation for that day which shall be even hotter than today”
Hajjaj said: “Break your fast and eat today. Tomorrow you may fast another day in its place.”
The bedouin replied: “Well if you can guarantee that I shall be alive tomorrow than I shall do as you wish.”
Hajjaj answered: “Who can possibly be sure of that?”
The bedouin said: “so why should I change something in cash for such a credit, of which there is no guarantee?”
Hajjaj said: “This food is delicious.”
The bedouin said: “You are not the one who made it so delicious, nor is it the work of the cook. In fact it is only delicious because of good health.”
‘Food does not owe its delicious nature due to the talents of cooks; but the blessing of good health. For if my health is impaired, no tastes good; and if it is well, all food is wealth.’
Story No. 57: (episode)
On another occasion when Hajjaj bin Yousuf went to perform Haj he saw a man in the tawaaf reciting ‘Labbaik’ loudly. He ordered that the man be brought before him and said to him: “From which people are you?”
He replied: “I belong to the Muslims”
Hajjaj said: “I am not asking about that. From which town are you?”
He replied: “I come from Yamen”
Hajjaj asked: “When you left Yamen, how was my brother Muhammad bin Yousuf?”
The man said: “He was nice and fat, wearing many kinds of clothing, roaming about much on horseback, sometimes inside the city and often outside.”
Hajjaj said: “I am not asking you about that.”
He asked: “what is it then you want to know?”
Hajjaj said: “How are his general habits?”
He retorred: “He is a greatly unjust person, obeying man and not Allah, sinning against Him.”
Hajjaj said: “How can you say such bad and harsh thing about him, knowing our relationship?”
He replied: “The relationship between you and him cannot be as my relationship is with Allah. I have come here to visit His House, to affirm belief in His Nabi, to perform my obligation of Haj and to give obedience to His Deen.”
“O Allah, to You is my refuge and in You do I seek refuge. Your help is near at hand and Your favors have been with us since time immemorial. Verily Your manner of dealing is best.”

May
29
2009
0

51) Overburdening and Arrogance against others

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}

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Aug
27
2008
0

WRITTEN DIRECTIVES TO OTHER GOVERNORS

Similarly, when the Holy Prophet (SAWS) appointed some of his companions as governors of different provinces he used to dictate to them similar documents as his directives which they could follow in performing their duties as rulers or as judges. When he appointed Abu Huraira and Ala’ibn al Hazrami as his envoy to the Zoroastrians of Hajar, he dictated to them a directive containing certain rules of Shari’ah about Zakah and Ushr (Ibn Saad).

Likewise, when he sent Mu’az ibn Jabal and Malik ibn Murarah to Yemen, he gave them a document dictated by him which contained certain rules of Shari’ah (Ibn Saad).

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