The origin of the Islaamic Shariah is derived from four important factors which are known as the four principles. They are the Qur`aan. the Hadith-e-Nabawi, consensus of opinion (Ijma)and deductions of the Mujtahideen (Qiyaas). The fact that Maududi distances himself from the predecessors and deduces his own understanding of the four principles is indeed shocking. Regarding the Qur`aan he claims that its teachings were gradually distorted and forgotten, and after the period of revelation it became meaningless (Nauthubillaah). He writes in his book “Qur`aan Ki Chaar Bunyaadi Istikaahe” that the four words Ilaah (Allaah), Rabb (Sustainer), Deen (religion) and Ibaadat (worship) have a basic importance in Qur`aanic terminology. The reason for their importance according to him is:
Hazrat Ibn Umar R.A. relates that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘whosoever visits me and has no other motive, has a right over me that I intercede on his behalf’. (Tabraani)
Who is there amongst us who does not require Rasulullah Sal’am’s Shafaa’at (intercession) on the fearful day of Qiyaamat. And how fortunate is that person for whom Rasulullah Sal’am has said that his Shafaa’at is obligatory on me.
Hazrat Mullah Ali Qaari Rah, the famous aalim and Muhaddith has written that besides a few that are not authoritative who hold a different view the consensus of the Muslims is that to visit (Ziyaarat) Rasulullah Sal’am is an important act of piety. It is also a most desirable form of Ibaadat, a very successful way of attaining spiritual heights and an encouraging reason for an acceptable intercession. Some ulama have said that it is waajib (obligatory) upon that person who has the means to reach there. Hazrat Allama Shaami Rah, relates this same view from Hazrat Ibn Hajar Rah. To avoid going there is sheer negligence and carelessness. Some Maalikis have said that to go to reside in Madina is more desirable than to go to stay in Mecca.
By: Sheikhul Hadith Hadhrat Moulana Fadhlur Rahman Saheb
One must affirm that there can be absolutely no doubt in the fact that each and every Sunnah of our beloved Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is considered supreme and well worthy of emulation by a true believer of and follower of his esteemed lifestyle. In fact a true lover of Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would be prepared to give his life for the practical preservation of even one Sunnah. A true Ummati of Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is one who endeavors to emulate every Sunnah, whether it is connected to the Ibaadat (worship) of Nabi Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or his habit or lifestyle (the manner of his eating, walking, dressing etc.)
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.
Use of right and left hands.
He used to employ his right hand for all purposes excepting the unclean actions involving removal of impurities like cleaning the nose, washing after evacuation and picking up shoes etc. Similarly when he handed over something to any body, he did so with his right hand and when he took over anything, he did so with his right hand. [Zadul Ma’ad, Shamail-e-Tirmizi]
Returning a greeting received through a messenger
When he received a salutation from somebody through someone he made a salutation to him as well as to the messenger in these words:
Hazrat Anas bin Maalik R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘The salaat which a person performs in his house is one salaat; and his salaat in the local masjid is equal to 25 salaats: and his salaat in the Jaame Masjid where the people gather is rewarded to the extent of five hundred salaats; and his salaat in the mosque of Jerusalem, Masjidul Aqsaa is rewarded to the extent of fifty thousand salaats: and his salaat in my mosque-Masjidul Nabawi in the Holy Mosque of Makkah is rewarded to the extent of one hundred thousand salaats’
The fact that salaat in the Holy Mosque of Makkah is rewarded up to one hundred thousand times be borne out by many ahaadith.
Afaqi: Afaqi is the person who lives outside Miqat boundaries such as Indian, Pakistani, Egyption, Syrian, Iraqi, Iranian and
Ash-hur-E-Hajj: The months of Hajj i.e. complete months of shawwal, Zi-Qa’da and half of the month of Zilhijja.
Ayyam-e-Tashriq: The days from 9th to 13th Zilhijja wherein Takbir-e-Tashriq is regularly proclaimed.
Bab-us-Salam: With this name there is a gate of Masjid-ul-Haram in Mecca. The first entrance to the Sacred Mosque is preferable through this gate. Another gate with the same name is in Madina. This is the gate of Masjid-e-Nabawi opening on the side of market.
When he would get his head shaved, he would get the whole of it shaved or retain the hair on the whole head. He did not do so that a part of it was shaved and the remaining part was left unshaved. [Zadul Ma’ad]
Hadrat lbn Abbas (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) used to trim the moustache. [Zadul Ma’ad]
In a number of traditions, Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has commanded growing of beard and has impressed the trimming of moustache. The majority of theologians have held that clipping the moustache is sunnah but clipping should be done in a manner resembling shaving. [Khasail-e-Nabawa]
Wearing a turban is mustahab (desirable) and the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has also commanded to do so. “Keep to turbans. This will make you more forbearing (Fathul Bari). When asked by someone whether wearing a turban is a Sunnah Hadrat Abdullah lbn Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) replied in the affirmative (Aameen).
Amr bin – Hurais (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) said, “I still have that scene before my eyes when the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sa.Ilam) delivered a sermon from the member (pulpit) and that he was wearing a black turban with its end hanging between the two shoulders.” [Khasael-e-Nabawi, from Muslims and Nasa]