The Farewell Hajj of Rasulullah (SAWS)

Chapter 10 - The Farewell Hajj of Rasulullah, Dawah & Tabligh, Virtues of Hajj (Fazail e Hajj)

All the ulama are agreed on this fact that Rasulullah Sal’am only performed Haj once after the hijrat. That was during the 10th year Hijri, which incidentally was the last year of his life. On this Haj journey such things were seen from him as is normally seen from someone who is about to take leave. Hence this Haj has become known as the Hajjatul-Widaa (the Farewell Haj). It was as if the Rasulullah Sal’am was bidding farewell to all his companions present there with him before his final departure to his Lord.

November 11, 2010

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

50) Excess Against Others

Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah, the Almighty said,

{The blame is only against those who oppress men with wrong-doing and insolently transgress beyond bounds through the land, defying right and justice: for such there will be a chastisement grievous} (Ash-Shura: 42)

The Prophet (pbuh) said,

“Allah has inspired to me that you are all to be humble and that no one should exalt himself above another.” (Muslim)

It is also reported that,

“If a mountain transgresses against the other, Allah will make the one that transgressed it into dust.” (Suyuti)

The Prophet (pbuh) also said,

May 8, 2009

Good Companionship

Akhlaq & Spirituality

Good companionship, choosing and having good companions is extremely important for many reasons and from many aspects.

1. Mankind cannot live alone; every individual must live and interact with others.

2. Those people who you sit with and make your friends are inevitably going to fall into one of two categories. Either they are going to be good individuals – who guide and encourage you towards what is good and help you to accomplish that which Allaah has ordered, or they are going to be bad – encouraging you to do what is pleasing to Shaytaan, that which misleads you, and leads you to the Hell-Fire.

August 31, 2008


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

The last, and very important, scrutiny is accompanied by the general analysis of a tradition. In this scrutiny the tradition is analyzed in the light of other relevant material available on the subject. The tradition is examined from different angles: whether the reported saying or event is at all possible; whether the reported event conforms to the established historical events; whether its text can be held as truly attributed to the Holy Prophet (SAWS); whether the chain of narrators is genuine etc.

August 30, 2008


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

It is well-known that no report, in the science of hadith, is accepted unless it gives the full chain of narrators upto the Holy Prophet (SAWS). Each narrator from this chain is first scrutinized on the touch-stone of his credibility as discussed above. But even if all the narrators of a chain are found to be reliable, it is not enough to hold the tradition as authentic. It must be proved that the chain is constant and no narrator has been missed in between. If it is found that some narrator has been missed at any stage, the tradition is held to be unreliable. To ensure the constancy of the chain, it is necessary to know about each narrator whether it is possible for him historically to meet the person from whom he claims to hear the tradition.

August 30, 2008


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

The history of the compilation of Ahadith after the companions is even more vast and detailed. Each companion who narrated the Ahadith had a large number of pupils who compiled what they heard from him. The pupils of the companions are called ‘Tabi’in’.

The compilations of the Tabi’in were generally not arranged subject wise, though some of them have arranged the Ahadith under subjective headings. The first known book of hadith which is so arranged is ‘Al-abwab of Imam Sha’bi (b.19 A.H.D.103A.H.). This book was divided into various chapters. Each chapter contained the Ahadith relating to the same subject like Salah, Zakah etc.

August 27, 2008


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

Abdullah ibn’ Abbas was the cousin of the Holy Prophet (SAWS). When the Holy Prophet (SAWS) passed away, he was yet very young. In order to preserve Ahadith, he began to compile what he himself heard from the Holy Prophet (SAWS) as well as those narrated by other companions. Whenever he came to know of any companion having some Ahadith, he would travel to him to hear them. All such Ahadith were compiled by him in several scripts. These scripts numbered so many that they could be loaded on a camel. These scripts remained with his pupil Kuraib. Musa ibn’ Uqbah, the famous historian says:

August 27, 2008


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

Jabir ibn Abdullah is one of the famous companions of the Holy Prophet (SAWS) who has narrated a large number of Ahadith. It is established that he had compiled the Ahadith in two scripts. One of them contained a detailed account of the last Hajj performed by the Holy Prophet (SAWS). The full text of this script is found in the Sahih of Muslim wherein he has described even the minute details of the last Hajj.

His second script contained other Ahadith relating to different subjects.

Qatadah the famous pupil of Jabir says:

August 27, 2008


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

It is well known that Sayyiduna ‘Ali (RA) had a script of Ahadith with him. He says,

“I have not written anything from the Holy Prophet (SAWS) except the Holy Quran and what is contained in this script (Bukhari).

Imam Bukhari has mentioned this script at six different places of his Sahih. A combined study of all those places reveals that this script was substantially large and it consisted of Ahadith about Qisas (retaliation), Diyah (blood money), Fidyah(ransom) rights of the non-muslim citizens of an Islamic state, some specific kinds of inheritance, Zakah rules pertaining to camels of different ages, and some rules about the sanctity of the city of Madinah

August 27, 2008