THE MANNER OF RECITATION OF THE HOLY QURAAN


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

It was usual with the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) to observe tartila (clear and distinct) in the recitation of the Holy QURAAN. He would not recite it rapidly and would utter each and every word clearly and would make a slight interval after reciting an ayah and would stretch out the word bearing the sign of maddah e.g., he would recite RAHMAN AND RAHEEM in a stretched out form and while beginning the recitation of the Holy QURAAN, he would seek refuge from ALLAH from cursed Shaitan (satan) in the following words: “I seek refuge in ALLAH from cursed shaitan”

May 4, 2010

FEATURES OF THE SALAAH OF ALLAH’S MESSENGER (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)


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

Hadrat Abu Hurairah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that the Prophet used to stand (offering voluntary Salaah) till his feet/legs were swollen. Someone mentioned to him that when he had already received tidings about all his sins, past and present, having been forgiven, why he subjected himself to such exertion. He replied: “(As ALLAH has been so kind to me) should I not be a grateful servant?” [Shamail -e- Tirmizi]

The Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) is reported to have stated: “Salaah is the delight of my eyes.” [Khasail -e- Nabawi]

April 20, 2010

Love as a mean of nearness and close association


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

Hadrat Abdullah lbn Masud (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that a man came to the Holy Messenger and asked him, what do you say about a person who loves a group of people but is unable to associate with them? He replied, “One who loves any one is nevertheless with him (or will be placed with him in the Hereafter). [Bukhari, Muslim, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

January 21, 2010

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

67) Bringing Loss to the Bequest


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High, says,

{After payment of legacies and debts: so that no loss is caused (to any).} (An-Nisa’: 12)

This means that when someone brings loss to heirs by claiming that he is indebted to such and such.

Allah the Almighty says,

{Thus is it ordained by Allah, and Allah is All-Knowing, Most Forbearing. Those are limits set by Allah: those who obey Allah and his Messenger will be admitted to gardens with rivers flowing beneath, to abide therein (forever) and that will be the supreme achievement. But those who disobey Allah and his Messenger and transgress his limits will be admitted to a fire, to abide therein: and they shall have a humiliating punishment.} (An-Nisa’: 12-14)

September 12, 2009

51) Overburdening and Arrogance against others


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

This includes overbearing the weak, the male slave, the female slave, the wife and the beast. Allah, the Almighty ordered us to deal in kindness towards these varieties. He said,

{Serve Allah and join not any partners with Him, and do good to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbors who are of kin, neighbors who are strangers, the companion by your side, the way-fairer( ye meet) and what your right hands possess: for Allah loveth not the arrogant, the vainglorious} (An-Nisa’: 36)

Concerning Allah’s saying,

{Serve Allah, and join not any partners with Him}

May 29, 2009

47) A Wife’s Rebellion Against Her Husband


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

{As to those women on whose part ye fear disloyalty and ill-conduct, admonish them first. Next refuse to share their beds and lastly beat them (lightly). If they return to obedience, seek not means against them (of annoyance); for Allah is Most High, great (above you all).} (An-Nisa’: 34)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

When a man calls his wife to his bed and she does not come, if he spends the night angry with her, the angels curse her until morning.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Another version from Al-Bukhari and Muslim is,

April 27, 2009

37) Showing off in Good Work


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High describes the hypocrites saying,

{When they stood up to prayer, they stand without earnestness, to see of men, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance.} (An-Nisa’: 142)

He Most High also says,

{So woe to the worshipers who are neglectful of their prayers, those who (want but) to be seen, but refuse (to supply) even) neighborly needs.} (Al-Ma’un: 4-7)

{O ye who believe! Cancel not your charity by reminders of your generosity or by injury-like those who spend their wealth to be seen of men.} (Al-Baqarah: 264)

March 26, 2009

29) Suicide


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah Most High states,

{And kill not one another. Surely, God is Compassionate to you, but whosoever does that in transgression and wrongfully, him We shall certainly roast at afire! and that for God is an easy matter.} (An-Nisa’: 29-30)

February 25, 2009

19) Drinking Alcohol


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, Most High says,

“O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, sacrificing to stones and (divination by) arrows, is an abomination, of Satan’s handiwork: Eschew such (abomination) that ye may prosper. Satan’s plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from Prayer: will ye not then abstain?” (Al-Ma’idah: 90-91)

Thus, Allah the Exalted forbids wine and warns us of approaching it.

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Avoid wine, it is the mother of abomination.” (Ad-Darqutni, An-Nasa’i and Al-Baihaqi)

February 5, 2009