- Waallatheena yaqooloona rabbana isrif AAanna AAathaba jahannama inna AAathabaha kana gharaman
“Our Lord! Avert from us the Wrath of Hell, for its Wrath is indeed an affliction grievous – Evil indeed is it as an abode, and as a place to rest in”. (Qur’aan: 25:65)
- Rabbana wasiAAta kulla shayin rahmatan waAAilman faighfir lillatheena taboo waittabaAAoo sabeelaka waqihim AAathaba aljaheemi
“Our Lord! You comprehend all things in Mercy and Knowledge. Forgive, then, those who turn in Repentance, and follow Your Path; and save them from the torment of the Blazing Fire!” (Qur’aan: 40:7) Read more... (213 words, estimated 51 secs reading time)
- 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)
lbn ‘Umar (Radi Allaahu Ta’ala Anhu) narrated from the Messenger of ALLAH that (once) he said,
“O women! You (specifically) pay Sadaqah and offer repentance abundantly, for I have seen that amongst infernals, the number of women is more.”
One of the shrewd hearers asked, O Messenger of ALLAH! What is our fault that most of us would go to hell? The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) replied, “You are more habituated to curse (during conversation) and you are more ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone being deficient in piety and wisdom like you but dominating a wise person.” [Bukhari, Muslim, Tarjuman -us- Sunnah]
إِنَّ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَاخْتِلافِ اللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لآيَاتٍ لأُولِي الأَلْبَابِ (3:190)
Surely, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are signs for the people of wisdom,
الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَاماً وَقُعُوداً وَعَلَى جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَذَا بَاطِلاً سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ (3:191)
Who remember Allah standing and sitting, and (lying) on their sides, and ponder on the creation of the heavens and the earth (and say) ―Our Lord, You have not created all this in vain. We proclaim Your purity. So, save us from the punishment of Fire. Read more... (533 words, estimated 2:08 mins reading time)
In the real and true state of Hajj there is as a matter of fact a specimen or pattern of two scenes, and in each and every act of Hajj there are two implied realities. Although in every one of Allah’s commands there are manifold benefits and much wisdom, of which the significance and deeper meanings are mostly of such depth that our minds cannot even conceive them. But much significance on the other hand is such that every mind’s can comprehend. Similarly, Hajj is such that mostly the significance and wisdom that lies in its each and every act is not easily understood. While many other significance and the Wisdom in them can easily be grasped.
Firstly, Hajj depicts death i.e. our departure from this world and the circumstances after death. Secondly, it gives a most vivid practical description of true love; devotion and adoration. Read more... (3988 words, estimated 15:57 mins reading time)
However, every so often, the Satan tries his utmost to instill mischief in our hearts and his echoes hang around us: since ages you have been asking, ages will pass by for Him to give…firstly when a Momin asks something sincerely from his Allah then instantly he feels a certain coolness enfold him, which seems to be reassuring, “Now everything is alright!” And if you do not even get your prayer answered then be heedful of who is the One you are asking, the All-Knower, the All-Wise. It is proven beyond any shadow of doubt that all of Allah’s decisions are based on His encompassing wisdom and knowledge. To that effect, one might deem something as beneficial to him when Allah knows that it is not in his best interest. Ought He hand over something harmful to you only because your little brain perceives it to be right for your ownself?
The ulama have written considerably on this subject. But as far as I know, there isn’t a more comprehensive and eloquent article than that which has been written by Hadrat Maulana Shah Wali Ullah rahmatullahi alayh. Although it would have been preferable for me to quote his article word for word, for the sake of brevity, I will merely give a summary of what he has written.
1. There is nothing more beneficial or profitable than making a particular form of ibaadah into a second nature to the extent that that ibaadah becomes a necessity and it becomes impossible to leave it just as it is almost impossible to give up a particular habit. And there is no form of ibaadah greater than salaat which could be accorded such importance. Read more... (591 words, estimated 2:22 mins reading time)
1. Nikah is a great bounty from Allah Ta’âlâ. The affairs of this world and the hereafter are put in order through marriage. There is a lot of wisdom and many benefits in marriage. A person saves himself from sinning and his heart is put at ease. He does not have any evil intentions and his thoughts do not begin to wander and stray. The greatest virtue is that there are only benefits and only rewards in this. This is because a husband and wife’s sitting together and engaging in a loving conversation, joking with each other, etc. is better than nafl salât. Read more... (823 words, estimated 3:18 mins reading time)
Before concluding this discussion, it is pertinent to answer a question often raised with reference to the explanation of the Holy Quran. The question is whether the Holy Quran needs any one to explain its contents? The Holy Quran in certain places seems to claim that its verses are self explanatory easy to understand and clear in their meanings. So, any external explanation should be uncalled for. Why, then, the prophetic explanation is so much stressed upon? Read more... (492 words, estimated 1:58 mins reading time)
To be more specific, I would give a few concrete instances of the explanations of the Holy Book given to us by the Holy Prophet (SAWS). These examples will also show the drastic amount of what we lose if we ignore the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (SAWS):
1. The Salah (prayer) is the well-known way of worship which is undisputedly held as the first pillar of Islam after having faith. The Holy Quran has ordered more than 73 times to observe it. Despite this large number of verses giving direct command to observe the Salah, there is no verse in the entire Book to explain how to perform and observe it. Read more... (1246 words, estimated 4:59 mins reading time)