Anas R.A. reports that Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “On the Night or Power Jibraeel A.S. descends to the earth with the group of angels, praying for blessings on every servant of Allah they see standing in worship or sitting and celebrating Allah’s praises. Then on the day of ‘Iyd. Allah boasts about them to the angels, “O angels, what is the reward of that employee who had fully completed his service?” they reply, ‘O our Sustainer, his reward should be given in full’. To this Allah replies; ‘O my angels, verily My servants, the ales among them as well as the females have performed the obligatory duty upon them, thereafter they set forth to the ‘Iydgaah raising their voices n prayer to Me. I swear by My honour, by My Grace, by My High Position of greatness, that I shall surely answer the prayer of those people”. Thereafter Allah says (addressing the people) “Return, certainly I have forgiven your sins and have exchanged your evil deeds withs righteous ones”. Rasulullah S.W. SW said, “Those people then return (from the ‘Iydgaah) in forgiven state.
The interest and enthusiasm shown by yourself and your companions is praiseworthy and congratulatory. However, my advice is that you change this interest of yours from discussions and debates to learning and teaching Deen.
Devote your time and energies to the practical implementation of the Deen. You should make an effort to adopt the lifestyle of our beloved Nabi (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) and likewise turn the attention of others in that direction.
This suggestion of mine is based on two reasons. Discussions and debates hamper the ability of a person to carry out (good) actions. It is reported in Musnad-e-Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Mustadrak Haakim that Rasulullaah (sallAllaahu alaihi wasallam) said:
And now having come so far i wish to end this book with a few incidents from the lives and Haj of the saintly elders of Islam that these may be examples and warnings to us all.
It has been narrated by Hadrat Ata that once he asked Hadrat Aishah (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha) to tell him some very very curious thing about the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). She said: “There was nothing about the Prophet that was not extremely curious.”
Hadrat Abu Zarr Gaffari (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated: The Messenger of ALLAH (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) was asked, “What do you say about a man who does good deeds and is on that account spoken well by the people? (According to another narration the last clause was: is loved by the people?) He replied, This is real good tiding for a true Muslim.” [Sahih Muslim]
Similarly if someone does any good work openly with the intention that others may follow him and learn to do likewise, then it will not be taken as dissimulation: but in such a situation that servant of ALLAH will get divine reward for teaching and preaching (religion). From numerous traditions it appears that this was the intention behind many actions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam).
The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) never ate reclining. He used to say: I am a servant of ALLAH and sit like that and eat like that. (He used to sit in such a manner as it appeared that he was just going to get up with the support of his knees). This otherwise means that he sat with his knees upwards and the bottom of this feet touching the ground. [Zad-ul-Ma’ad]
By sitting firmly and squatting cross legged while taking meals is like sitting on support placed beneath. [Qadi ‘Ayad]
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
With the name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Very-Merciful.
اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ (1)
[96:1] Read with the name of your Lord who created (every thing),
خَلَقَ الإِنسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ (2)
[96:2] He created man from a clot of blood.
اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الأَكْرَمُ (3)
[96:3] Read, and your Lord is the most gracious,
الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ (4)
[96:4] who imparted knowledge by means of the pen.
عَلَّمَ الإِنسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ (5)
[96:5] He taught man what he did not know.