According to another Hadeeth Allah says: “O Children of Adam! Free yourself of all duties to serve Me and I will fill your hearts with independence of others and cause your worries to disappear. Otherwise, I will fill your hearts with continuous pre-occupations and not let your worries leave you.” (Targheeb)
It thus becomes quite clear that all those people who desire only worldly benefits and strive only to attain these useless benefits, have wasted their valuable time and effort.
Sayyidina Ka‟ab (Radiallahu anhu) reports that Rasuluilah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “Give glad tidings to the Ummat and they shall attain glory, devotion to their deen, high rank and conquest of the land. Read more... (503 words, 1 image, estimated 2:01 mins reading time)
Amongst the nights of Ramadhaan there is one called “Laylatul Qadr” a night that is noted for its great blessings. The Qur’aan Kareem describes it as being greater in blessedness and spiritual virtue than a thousand months which in turn means that it is greater than eighty three years and four months.
Fortunate indeed is that person who attains the full blessings of this night by spending it in ‘ibaadah of Allah, because he has then attained reward for ‘ibaadah of eighty three years and four months and even more. Indeed the granting of this night to the faithful Muslim is a great favour. Read more... (1550 words, estimated 6:12 mins reading time)
Who is a Shaheed? Read more... (1808 words, estimated 7:14 mins reading time)
What is Jihad?
At this stage it is necessry for me to stress something else. Note that Jihad is not only that in which battle is waged and fighting takes place, even if that is the highest rank of Jihad. Every effort which is made for Allah‟s Word and Will to be dominant and for the supremacy of Islam and truth is included in Jihad.
Hence Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) once said, that the best form of Jihad is to speak the truth in the presence of a tyrant king. For this reason every effort in political fields (for the welfare of Islam and the Muslims) is also considered Jihad. Read more... (1769 words, estimated 7:05 mins reading time)
To strive for the welfare of the Muslims is a form of Jihad
Jihad is most important part of the deen. For this reason anything which serves to raise the Word of Allah is beneficial and necessary.
Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: “To guard the borders of Islam for even a single day is better and more virtuous than the whole world and everything that lies therein. And to proceed in the way of Allah for a short while in the morning or in the evening is better than the whole world and everything therein.” Read more... (2556 words, estimated 10:13 mins reading time)
By depending on his personal knowledge and opinion Maududi‟s understanding of Deen has become completely different from that of the pious predecessors. According to him, Deen is a political movement established on earth to introduce the Law of Allaah. He writes: “In the Islaamic movement, Muhammad (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) is the one leader in whose life we find all the details of each stage, from the initial dawah till the establishment of an Islaamic state, and subsequently till the formation and charter of the state. During this period, the leader of this movement displayed its principles and requirements. But the leader which Allaah appointed for guidance paid no attention to any problems of the world, nor of his own country. However he invited towards the discarding of all deities and the worship of One.” [Islaami Hukumat kis Tarah Qaaim hoti he, page23/4] Read more... (1938 words, estimated 7:45 mins reading time)
Q. The word ‘Shaheed’ has been frequently used in the books, newspapers and magazines for different type of people. I am sure that this word should have a specific connotation in the Islamic terminology. I will be grateful if you please explain the true meaning of this word and the categories of persons for whom this terms may be applied in Shari’ah.
(Abdul Sattar, Chicago)
A. In fact ‘Shaheed’, is a specific term, used in the Holy Qur’an and Sunnah. It has certainly a specific meaning and one should be careful before applying this term to a person and you should ascertain whether hi is really qualified to be called a Shaheed. Read more... (523 words, estimated 2:06 mins reading time)
“For twenty years I waged Jihad against myself. I struggled, all throughout to remain standing in prayer at night. For those twenty years I never tasted the sweetness of the night prayer. It was only after that that I found comfort and sweetness.”
These are the words of one of the greatest scholars of the early generation. Al-Imam Sufyaan ath-Thawri (161 H) is known as one of the Eight Ascetics of his age. He was, rahimahullah, ‘aabid – a worshipper.
Twenty years of Jihad by night. No sweetness was experienced by ath-Thawri (rahimahullah) for twenty years? Read more... (1514 words, estimated 6:03 mins reading time)
The presentation in these booklets ought to be dignified and ought not to contain such tones and substances that are contrary to the spirit of the Jihad. As every Mujahid knows, that all the treasures of the world and heavens belong to Allah Ta`ala only and Allah Ta`ala alone will provide each and every need of the Mujahideen. But according to the Revered Sharee`ah of Islam, the Mujahideen are obliged to propagate the virtues of spending in the Jihad, as pronounced in the Holy Quraan and the Revered Sunnah. Once these pronouncement are delivered to the Muslims, then they have fulfilled their duty and after which the Muslims ought to be left to their own decisions. If some Muslims do not wish to participate in spending for the Jihad, then to knock on their door would be an insult to the Mujahideen, as they are appealing for financial help only for the Victory of Islam. Read more... (703 words, estimated 2:49 mins reading time)
The drive for funds ought not to be pursued with undignified and devious means. Such abominable practices will harm the reputation of the Jihad and the Mujahideen enormously and such a practice would be counterproductive.
The definition of dignity could not be rigidly defined. Thus it should be left to different areas, to use the dignified means according to their own environment and circumstances. Some devotees of Allah Ta`ala are so pious and generous that they consider such fund raising efforts in the Path of Allah Ta`ala, with great respect and gratitude. To knock on such people’s door could not be defined as “undignified”. Allah’s Last Rasool SallalLahu-`alayhi Wasallam himself has announced for the contribution to the Jihad resources, in the Masjid ul Nabawi and Allah’s Last Rasool SallalLahu-`alayhi Wasallam has also spread the sheet on the ground. Read more... (741 words, estimated 2:58 mins reading time)