The Manner of performing the Ziyarat Part 6

Chapter 09 - The Aadaab for the Ziyaarat, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

51. During the stay in Madina, whenever one is inside the mosque, ones eyes should be fixed on the Hujra Shareef; the Rowdha; wherein lies Rasulullah Sal’am. When one is outside the Masjid then one should time and again gaze at the Green Dome above the grave. Insha Allah this will be a reward act. (Shar’h Lubaab and Shar’h Manaasik of Nawawi). When looking at these two places do so in silence and with due respect.
“More preferable in my sight now is, the patient silence of my deep love for you; Than the loud exclamation of love;)
For often indeed the loud claims of a lover, from a breast with no effect and no depth.”

November 8, 2010

Qunutal Witar

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

“O’ ALLAH’ We beseech Thee for help and seek Thy protection and believe in Thee and extol Thee and are thankful to thee and are not ungrateful to Thee and we declare ourselves clear of, and forsake him who disobeys Thee. O’ ALLAH! Thee do we serve and for Thee do we perform and prostrate ourselves and to Thee do we betake ourselves and to Thee we are quick, and thy mercy do we hope for, and Thy punishment do we fear, for Thy punishment overakes the unbelievers.”

May 28, 2010


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

Although the task of preserving of Ahadith through all the four ways mentioned earlier including compilations in written form, has been performed with due diligence throughout the first four centuries of Islamic history, yet it does not mean that all the traditions narrated or compiled in this period have been held as true and reliable.

August 30, 2008


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

Sayings of The Mujtahid lmams

(5) Some people say that the mujtahid imams have themselves said that their sayings should not be followed until the evidence is known. “If our opinion is against Hadith, throw it off and follow the Hadith.”

However, honestly, these words are directed to those who are capable of making an independent judgment, not those who cannot make ijtihad. Shah Waliullah said about such sayings:

August 18, 2008


Fiqh, The Legal Status of Following a Madhab

The question then arises why choose an imam from only the four although there have been many mujtahids? There were: Sufyan Thawri, Awz’ai, Abdullah ibn Mubarak, Ishaq ibn Rahuyah, Imam Bukhari, Ibn Abu Layla, Ibn Shabramah, Hasan ibn Salih, and scores of others.

The reason is that their juristic teachings are not compiled together. If they had been arranged as the teachings of others are then surely their taqleed would have been allowed too. Neither we have their rulings in book form nor are there ulama representing them. Allamah Abdur Rauf Munadi cites Hafiz Zahabi as saying:

August 18, 2008