Safiyyah radiyallâhu ‘anhâ


Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 7 - Lives of Pious Women and Characteristics of Women, Women & Family

She is also the wife of Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam A battle took place between the Muslims and the Jews at a place called Khaybar. She was brought as a prisoner after this battle. She fell in the booty of one of the Sahâbah. Rasûlullâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam paid for her freedom and married her thereafter. She is from the progeny of Hârûn ‘alayhis salâm. She possessed many forbearing and intelligent qualities. Her forbearance can be gauged from an incident: her slave-girl concocted two lies and informed ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu of them. One of these lies was that she (Safiyyah) still has a special attachment for Saturday. This day is a very sacred day of the week for the Jews. In other words, despite her accepting Islam, traces of her previous religion were still found in her. If this has to be looked at from another angle, she is not a complete Muslim. The second lie was that she gives and takes a lot from the Jews. When ‘Umar radiyallâhu ‘anhu went and asked her about this, she replied: “The first thing that she said is absolutely false. Ever since I accepted Islam and Allah has blessed me with Friday, my heart has become totally detached from Saturday. The second thing which she said is true. The reason for this is that they (the Jews) are my relatives and it is not against the Sharî‘ah for one to maintain good relations with one’s relatives.” She then asked the slave-girl: “Who asked you to concoct lies?” She replied: “Satan.” Upon this, she replied: “You can go now, I have freed you.” Her first husband’s name was Kanânah bin Abil Haqîq.

April 5, 2011

DUA FOR PROTECTION AGAINST EVIL MEN AND JINN


Duas, Remedies from Holy Quran

A

If anyone recites Aayatul Kursi (2:255) once after every prayer, Allah will protect him against the mischief of evil men and Jinn. In fact, according to a Hadith, Satan acknowledged his inability to harm a person who recites Aayatul Kursi continuously.

B

If the last two Surah of the Holy Quraan, viz Suratul-Falaq (113) and Suratul-Naas (114) are recited for protection against sickness, sorcery (Jaadoo), Nazar etc. one should find it very beneficial. If anyone recites them before going to his bed, he will afford security and protection against all calamities.

September 4, 2010

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

Account of the Present Conditions


Beliefs & Practices, In the Name of Love

It is mostly said that if love builds up before marriage, than the marital life gets to be successful. However, all the surveys of the world conducted in this regard have yielded results entirely contrary to this belief. I received a survey done in Cairo conducted throughout the world. Its report said that 88% of marriages based on pre-marriage love are unsuccessful, while only 12 % of such couples end up living together as husband and wife. In comparison to this, marriages that are conducted according to the traditions of the Islamic principle, their success rate is 78%.

February 11, 2010

Vow [Nazrana]


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

Hadrat lmran bin Husain (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated that he heard the Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) say; “Vows are of two kinds; so if any one vows to do an act of obedience, that is for ALLAH, it must be fulfilled; but if anyone vows to do an act of disobedience, that is for the satan it must not be fulfilled but must make atonement for it to the extent he would do in the case of an oath.”[Nisai, Mishkat]

February 7, 2010

Piety


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

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said to Hadrat Abu Zar: ‘l bequeath you to be pious, because piety greatly adorns and improves all your deeds.’ Hadrat Abu Zar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) thereupon said, “Some more, Sir”, He said, “Recite the Holy Quran and remember ALLAH as a regular measure because this recitation and remembrance will be followed by you on earth.” Hazrat Abu Zarr requested for some more. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Cultivate the habit of remaining silent and speaking less because this habit wards off Satan and is helpful in matters of faith.” Hadrat Abu Zar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) again requested for some counsels. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Give up the habit of laughing too much because it deadens the spirit and dims the light of one’s face. Hadrat Abu Zar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) requested for some more counsels. The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “Speak truth even though it may be unpalatable and bitter.” On request for still more counsels, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said. “Do not care for people’s reproach in the matter of ALLAH Whatever you know about your own self and person, should be enough to hold you back from finding out, and loop-holes of others. [Sha’ab-ul-Aman, Baihaqui, Ma’arif-ul-Hadis]

January 23, 2010

Oh Fortunate ones!


Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices

Oh guests of the Most Merciful! Oh fortunate ones! Oh travelers to the Haram! Congratulations on being invited by the Lord of the worlds! Be glad that He has invited you to His House! Not only that, but He has given you the provisions for travel and lodging. And not only that, but He has also filled your hearts with such love of Him and His House that today you leave your homes, your cities, your countries and embark on this journey solely for the pleasure of your Lord. Had this desire not been there then you would have never planned to undertake this journey.

January 17, 2010

The 2nd Wajib of 10th ZilHijja


Fiqh, Hajj - Merits and Precepts

The Rami At Jamrat-Ul-Aqaba
Today on reaching Mina, the first thing to do is the Rami at Jamarat-ul-Aqaba which is Wajib on this very day. It may please be noted that there are three such places in Mina which are called as Jamarat. Seven pebbles are pelted on each of these Jamarat. The first Jamra is near the mosque of Mina i.e. Masjid-e-Khaif. It is called Jamrat-ul-‘Ola. The 2nd Jamra is next to the first and is called Jamrat-ul-Aqaba is situated at the end of Mina. Today on the 10th Zilhijja, you are to perform Rami with seven pebbles on Jamrat-ul-Aqaba only. Rami literally means pelting of stones or pebbles. This Rami is observed as a memorial of that approved action of Hazrat Ibrahim (Abraham) which he did at the time he took his son Hazrat Isma’il (Ishamel) for offering him as sacrifice and the satan tried to mislead him. At that time Hazrat Ibrahim repelled the satan by throwing pebbles at him.

November 6, 2009

Saying bismillah (in the name of ALLAH) before meals


Features of the Mode of life of the Holy Prophet, Hadith & Seerah, The Ways of the Prophet (SAWS)

Amr bin Salma (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) once came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) when meals had just been served to him. The Prophet said, “Come closer, son, and saying Bismillah (in the name of ALLA.AH) commence eating with the right hand from before you.” [Shama’il-e-Tarmizi]

There is unanimous agreement (amongst the theologians) that saying Bismillah before taking a meal is a Sunnah but eating food with the right hand is a Sunnah according to majority of them while some of them hold it to be a wajib (obligatory). It has been commissioned by the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) that one should eat and drink with his right hand for Satan eats and drinks with the left hand. [Khasail-e-Nabawi]

September 29, 2009