- Walamma barazoo lijaloota wajunoodihi qaloo rabbana afrigh AAalayna sabran wathabbit aqdamana waonsurna AAala alqawmi alkafireena
“Our Lord! Bestow on us patience and set firm our feet and make us victorious over the disbelieving people”. (Qur’aan: 2:250)
When Talut (Saul) marched with his soldiers to confront Jalut (Goliath), the small force of Talut including Dawud made this dua. Jalut’s army was larger than Talut’s. But on Talut’s side was Allah (SWT) since Talut was marching to establish a kingdom in the name of Allah (SWT). In the war, Talut’s forces fought with the authority of Allah (SWT), in a response to this dua. Dawud killed Jalut, and Allah (SWT) gave Dawud the kingdom and wisdom. Read more... (223 words, estimated 54 secs reading time)
“My Lord! Increase me in knowledge”. (Qur’aan: 20:114)
This dua is taught by Muhammad (SAW) by Allah (SWT) Himself. The verse relates to an instruction not to hasten with Qur’aan before it is completely revealed. While revelation of the Qur’aan was incomplete, our Prophet (SAW) was instructed to make this dua. In our situation, when our knowledge is limited about Qur’aan, we should always make this dua to understand Qur’aan more.
- Rabbi hab lee hukman waalhiqnee bialssaliheena
“My Lord! Bestow wisdom on me, and join me with the righteous”. (Qur’aan: 26:83) Read more... (155 words, estimated 37 secs reading time)
This matter remains as to why Bid`ah is such a detestable deed. The seniors of the Deen have made many lengthy discussions on this subject. I will briefly state a few reasons, hereunder: Read more... (1358 words, estimated 5:26 mins reading time)
The Benefits of becoming a Murîd
There are several benefits in becoming a murîd:
1. At times a person errs in the different methods of reforming the heart that were mentioned previously. The shaykh shows the correct path in this regard.
2. At times the effect and benefit that one derives from a book is not as great as that which one would have obtained from the guidance of a shaykh. One gains the barakah of the shaykh. Furthermore, if the murîd displays any shortcoming in carrying out a good act or commits an evil act, he will be ashamed of this in front of the shaykh.
3. The person develops confidence and love for the shaykh. Based on this, he is inclined to follow and emulate the ways of the shaykh.
4. If the shaykh is strict in giving his advice or displays his anger, the person does not feel offended and endeavours to act upon his advice. Read more... (2245 words, estimated 8:59 mins reading time)
Story No. 26: (Episode)
A saintly man says: “For many days I dwelt in the deserts of Hijaaz without food. One day I felt a great urge to eat bread and hot Baaqilla-a kind of famous Arab food. Then I thought; “I am in this vast desert many miles away from Iraq. Where shall I get such food in this wilderness?”
Just then a bedouin called out: “Come and eat bread and hot Baaqilla.” I approached him and asked him; “is it hot?” he replied: “yes,” and spread a cloth on the ground on which he placed the food saying ‘Eat’. When I had eaten he ordered me a second and third time to eat more, and I ate more.
When he asked me fourth time, I asked him: “Tell me, by Allah, who had sent you to me in this wilderness: who are you?” he replied: “I am Khidr.” (Rowdh) Read more... (852 words, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)
In these stories just related we have come across many cases where Rasulullah Sal’am had been seen in a dream. Now it is my duty to bring to the notice of the readers, something important. It is that whenever Rasulullah Sal’am was seen in a dream, it must be believed that it was the Rasul Sal’am who was seen and no one else. For numerous are the authentic reports wherein is stated the Rasulullah Sal’am said: “Whoever sees me in a dream, has indeed seen none but me, for verily Shaytaan is not allowed to imitate me.” Read more... (690 words, estimated 2:46 mins reading time)
Hazrat Anass R.A. reports that Rasulullah Sal’am said: ‘who ever visits me in Madina with the object of gaining spiritual reward, shall be in my company and for him shall I be an intercessor on the day of Qiyaamat.’
We have already mentioned the contents of this Hadith under Hadith number four. Some people read the word ‘Jawaari’ with a dhamma, so that it now means that visitors to Nabi Sal’am shall be in his security; promise of safety and protection. What greater fortune can there be then this?’
Q. “It is a common observation in correspondence and documents that people write “Mohd” instead of writing the full name “Muhammad” (Sallallho Alaihi Wasallam). Ironically, this maltreatment is only with this name. I have never seen any person writing any other name in a short form. Please comment on this habit in the light of Shari‘ah.
(Muhammad Yousuf Ghani, Karachi).
A. It is absolutely a wrong practice. No such abbreviation should be allowed to the blessed name of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam). Likewise, it is also noticed that some people abbreviate the words of salah and instead of writing they write ’‰ŸÂ or in an abbreviated form. This is also an erroneous practice. The words of salah should be written in full.
Q. Some People Say that there is no hadith which proves that we should pray 4 Rakaat of Sunnah before the obligatory Prayer of “Isha” . Can you give a hadith proving the point of view that these 4 Rakaat are Sunnah before performing the 4 Rakat of Isha?
A. It is true that there is no Hadith specifically that 4 Rakat before the obligatory prayer of isha is Sunnah . How ever there is hadith reported in Sahih Al-Bukhari and narrated by the Holy Companion Abdullah Ibn Mughaffal (R.A) that the Holy Prophet ( Sallaho Alaihi Wasallam) has said
Between Every Two Calls Of Prayers There Is A Prayer For Whomsoever Who Wishes To Perform It ” ( Al-Bukhari,Book X, Chapter 14, Hadith.No.624) Read more... (482 words, estimated 1:56 mins reading time)
Al- Kareem (The Generous one)
In order for people to honour a person and hold him in high esteem, he should recite the above excessively at bed time.