Fourth Question & Answer (Part 04)

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

Why this oppression?
At this moment we are protesting against the persecution and oppression of the British colonial power in
At the same time we fear even more the future government that will take over (from them.) Did not
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) warn us about this? Did he not in very clear terms explain to us the
causes of such goverments and actions? Is there any fault in the affectionate love, teachings and warnings of
Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)?
May my soul, my father and my mother he sacrificed for him!! Never is it possible that there can be any flaw
in his teachings!
He said:
“As you are (as far as your actions are) so will be the rulers that will soon be set over you.” (Mishkat)

October 3, 2011

Hajj of the Saintly Elders Part 12

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

Story No. 51: (Episode)
Hazrat Shaikh Abu Ja’far Had’daad R.A. the teacher of Hazrat Junaid Baghdaadi R.A. says: “I once stayed in Mecca in such a state that I could find no money with which to have my hair cut. At that time my hair had grown very long. I went to a barber; from his appearance, I took him to be a righteous man. I said to him: “For Allah’s sake; I ask you to cut my hair.” He replied: “Yes, I shall do it now.”
At that time he was busy cutting the hair of a seemingly unrighteous person. He stopped and first dressed my hair. Then he gave me a rolled up peace of paper. Wherein I found a few dir’hams. I accepted it and said to myself; that whenever any money came, I shall give it to the barber.
I went to the Haram, and there met a brother who said me; ‘I have bought a bag for you from your brother in Basra; kindly take it. There are three hundred sovereigns in it. He gives it to you for Allah’s sake.
I took that bag to the barber and said to him: “Here are three hundred sovereigns. Take it for yourself and spend it for your needs.”
He replied: ‘Dear Shaikh, are you not ashamed of yourself! In the first place you asked me to dress your hair for Allah’s sake, and you come and pay me for it; Go! I have forgiven you.”

November 17, 2010

Hajj of the Saintly Elders Part 8

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

Story No. 31: (Episode)
Another saintly person says: “While I was in Madina, I saw a non-Arab person reciting the farewell salaam at the grave of Rasulullah Sal’am. As he left, I followed him. At Zul Hulayfah he performed salaah and donned the Ihraam. When he commenced his salaah I did the same and when he departed from there I again followed him. Later he looked towards me and said: “what is your aim?”
I said: “I wish to accompany you.” He refused my wish. I pleaded with all humility. Then he said to me: “If it is your aim to do so, then follow me step by step.” I said: “Very well.”
He went along an unknown route with me behind him. Having traveled for a small part of the night we saw a lamp shining in the dark. He said to me: ‘this is the mosque of Hazrat Aa’isha.R.A at Tan’eem (near Mecca). Now either you shall go ahead or me?”
I replied: “It shall be as you wish.”
He went ahead and I slept there. Early in the next morning before fajr I entered Mecca, to perform tawaaf and saee; and then I went to pay my respects to Hazrat Shaikh Abu Bakr Kattani R.A. around whom I found many saintly persons.
He asked me: “when did you arrive?”
I answered : “I have just arrived.”
He asked : “From where did you come?”
I answered : “From Madina.”
He asked : “when did you leave Madina?”
I answered : “Last night.”
When I said this, the people looked at me in disbelief and surprise. The Shaikh said: “with whom did you travel?” I replied that I had come with a certain saintly person and told the m the story of how I had come walking from Madina to Mecca in a portion of the night.
The Shaikh exclaimed: “That person is Abu Ja’far Hazrat Wamighani R.A. Whatever you have said about him shows that it must be him. For him to have come in that short period of time is a common and minor thing. Come, friends, let us go and search for Shaikh Hazrat Wamighani R.A.”
And to em he said: ‘It is not customary for you to arrive in such a short time. Therefore I had to ask in detail. How did the ground feel under you while you were walking? I replied: “It felt like rolling waves of the sea passing through under my feet.” (Rowdh)

November 15, 2010

The Manner of performing the Ziyarat Part 2

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

11. Before entering the Holy City the visitor should cleanse himself by means of a bath (Ghusl). If however it is not possible, this should be done after entrance, but in any case before visiting the Mosque. When ghusl cannot be preformed, then at least Wudhu should be made.

Having bathed, one’s best clothes should be worn, sweet smelling itr should be applied and such should one appear, as is normally the case on the days of Eid. With great humility and the utmost humbleness yet in full-dignified manner should be the procession to the Haram.

November 6, 2010

Hadith Number Five

Chapter 01 - Encouragement towards performing Hajj, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

Hazrat Ibn Shimaastah R.A. reports we were present around Hazrat Amr Ibn al-Aas R.A. before he passed away. He cried for a long time and then related the story of his embracing Islam. He said: “When Allah caused Islam to enter my heart, I came to Rasulullah Sal’am and said: ‘O messenger of Allah, put forth your hand that I may swear allegiance. ‘When Rasulullah Sal’am stretched forth his hand, I withheld mine. Rasulullah Sal’am inquired: “What troubles you ‘O Amr?” I said: I went to make a condition that Allah shall forgive my previous sins”. Rasulullah Sal’am replied: ‘O Amr, do you then not know that Islam washes away all sins committed in disbelief, and that the Hijrat (migration) washes away all sins committed before Hajj?”

October 24, 2009

8) Showing Disrespect to One’s Parents

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Most High, says,

“Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them but address them in terms of honor. And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: “My Lord! Bestow on them Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood.” (Al-Isra: 23-24)

January 26, 2009

The Virtues and Importance of Jama’at

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

So many Sahih Ahadith have been narrated with regards
to the virtues and importance of jama’at that if all of them had to be collected
at one place, a large voluminous book would get filled. After examining all
these Ahadith, one aspect is very apparent, i.e. jama’at is a very important
prerequisite for the perfection of salaat. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam never ever discarded jama’at. So much so that when he fell ill and did
not have the strength to walk on his own, he came to the musjid with the
assistance of two people and offered his salaat with jama’at. He used to become
extremely angry on the person who did not offer his salaat with jama’at and
desired to mete out severe punishment on the abandoning of jama’at. Without
doubt, very great importance has been attached to offering salaat with jama’at
in the Shariah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And it ought to
have been like this. The high status of salaat demanded that whatever was going
to complement it should also be given full importance.

August 31, 2008

The Noble Characteristics And Habits Of Rasûlullâh (Part 1)

The Life of Rasulallah

1. Barrâ bin ‘Âzib narrates that Rasûlullâh Sallallâho ‘Alaihi Wassallam was the most handsome person and had the most pleasant manners. He was neither too tall nor too short.

2. ’Ismâîl bin ‘Ayyâsh narrates that Rasûlullâh Sallallâho ‘Alaihi Wassallam was the most patient over the harms by others that were inflicted on him.

August 31, 2008