• Waallatheena yaqooloona rabbana isrif AAanna AAathaba jahannama inna AAathabaha kana gharaman

“Our Lord! Avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous – Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in”. (Qur’aan: 25:65)

  • Rabbana wasiAAta kulla shayin rahmatan waAAilman faighfir lillatheena taboo waittabaAAoo sabeelaka waqihim AAathaba aljaheemi

“Our Lord! You comprehend all things in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn in Repentance, and follow Your Path; and save them from the torment of the Blazing Fire!” (Qur’aan: 40:7)

September 19, 2011

Concise and foremost counsels Part 4

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

Hadrat Mu’az bin Jabel (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that one day he requested the Messenger of ALLAH, Inform me, Messenger of ALLAH of an act which will cause me to enter paradise and remove me far from hell”. He said, “You have asked a serious question, but it is easy for the one whom ALLAH helps to answer it. Please listen, it is of primary importance, these basic requirements of religion should be met with care and determination. Worship of ALLAH and associate nothing with Him, observe the prayer in the proper manner single – mindedly. Pay the Zakat, fast during Ramadhan, and perform Hajj. He then said, “Shall I not guide you to the gateways of what is good? (i.e. whatever he had told were the pillars of faith and obligations – Faraiz) He then said, “Shall I not guide you to other gateways of what is good?” (Perhaps he meant voluntary Salaah) so, he appreciating the eargerness of Hadrat Mu’az narrated, “Fasting is a protection (from sins and hell fire) and alms – giving extinguishes fire, and Salaah in the middle of night (Tahajjud Salaah) has the same effect and has a special place in the gateways of what is good. After that he (in connection with the eminence of Tahajjud Salaah and Sadaqa) recited the following verse of Surah.

February 4, 2010

Chit chat

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was very kind to children and loved them. He would stroke their heads out of love and would pray for their good in life. Whenever the children came near to him he would pick them up in his arms and fondle them with great love. Sometimes he would bring out his tongue before the child and the child would become cheerful and laugh. If he was lying down, he would make a child sit on the soles of his feet or on his chest. If several children were there, he would make them fall in a row and would himself sit stretching out his arms and would say, “Run up to me, who touches me first, will get a prize. “The children would come running to him. Some would fall on his chest, some would fall on his belly. He would embrace them and kiss them. [Khasail-I-Nabawi]

January 12, 2010

Enduring the inconveniences of the Hajj journey

Chapter 03 - Enduring the inconveniences of the Hajj journey, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Any journey has its difficulty and sufferings. Our shariat having taken that into consideration allowed that any Salaat composing four Rakaats should be reduced to two while on travel. Rasulullah Sal’am himself said about travel: “travel is a portion of hell-fire.” Therefore traveling means inconvenience and difficulty. So come what may any traveler to the Holy Places will undergo some suffering enroute. But bearing in mind that this journey to the Kaaba is a journey in search of the Beloved One, one should behave on the road like a lover seeking the beloved who awaits him. So whether he hears abusive language directed at himself or whether he is being sworn at or whether stones are cast on him, no matter what difficulty he encounters the Haji should go ahead to the destination undeterred by any such obstacle. And by tolerating all sufferings and hardships with patience, ones reward is increased, (in case where such hardships are not contrary in effect to the interests of our Deen and health).

November 16, 2009

His tahband and pajamas

Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

The usual practice of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was to wear a lungi (a sheet wrapped around the waist down to the knees). His wearing pajamas (loose trousers tied round the waist) is a matter about which there is difference of opinion. In some traditions, it occurs that he has worn pajamas and that his companions were seen wearing it. According to another tradition he was asked whether he ever wore Pajamas he replied: Yes, I have been required to cover my body. To cover a body, there is no other thing better than this.” [Khasail-e-Nabawi, Zadul Ma’ad]

October 7, 2009

69) Spying on the Muslims and Revealing their Weaknesses

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Included in this subject is the hadith of Hatib Ibn Abi Balta’ah (who sent a secret letter telling of the Muslims military plans to his relatives in Mecca in hopes that they would not get hurt), ‘Umar (Allah be well pleased with him) wanted to kill him for what he had done, but the Prophet (pbuh) forbade ‘Umar to, as Hatib had fought at Badr (and by accepting Hatib’s excuse, left nothing for any Muslim to criticize. (Bukhari)

September 24, 2009

68) Deception and Evil Schemes

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High say,

{But the plotting of evil will hem in only the authors thereof} (Fatir: 43)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Plotting and duplicity are in the Hell-Fire.” (Al-Hakim and Al-Baihaqi)

“A deceiver, a miser and he who reminds recipients of his charity to them will not enter paradise.”

Allah the Almighty says about the hypocrites:

{They seek to deceive Allah, but it is Allah who deceive them.} (An-Nisa: 142)

Al-Wahidi said, “They will be treated in the manner they treated others: they will be shown the light as the believers but when they approach the Sirat (a bridge on fire) the light diminishes and they will be left in darkness.

September 23, 2009

66) Constantly Missing the Friday and Congregational Prayer Without a Valid Excuse

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{The Day that the shin shall be laid bare, and they shall be summoned to prostrate, but they shall not be able. Their eyes will be cast down–ignomity will cover them, seeing that they had been summoned aforetime to bow in adoration, while they were whole, (and had refused).} (Al-Qalam: 42-43)

Ka’b Al-Ahbar said, this Ayah is only revealed concerning those who miss the congregational prayers.

Sa’id Ibn Al-Musayyib (may Allah have mercy on him) said, “Those people heard the call to prayer and did not respond while they were whole.”

September 11, 2009

64) Despairing of the Mercy of Allah and Losing of Hope

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High says,

{And never give up hope of Allah’s soothing mercy: truly no one despairs of Allah’s soothing mercy, except those who have no faith. } (Yusuf: 87)

{He is the one that sends down rain (even) after (men) have given up all hope.} (Ash-Shura: 28)

{Say, ‘O my servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the mercy of Allah).} (AzZummar: 53)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Let none of you die except thinking the best of Allah the Almighty.”( Muslim)

September 6, 2009

63) Feeling Secure from Allah’s Devising

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

{Until, in the midst of their enjoyment of our gifts, on a sudden We called then to account, when lot They were plunged in despair!} (Al-An’am: 44)

This means that the punishment occurs suddenly while they are heedless. Al-Hasan said, whoever is blessed but unaware of Allah’s decision he is heedless, and whoever is afflicted but unaware of Allah’s trials is also heedless. Then he read the above Ayah and said, these people are put into devising as they got all what they need and then taken suddenly.

September 5, 2009