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Oct 29, 2014

Gems Of Wisdom by Sayyiduna Imam Hussain (Radi Allahu Anhu wa Ardah)


» Dishonored is he, who is a Miser.

» If you wish to become a leader then make action and movement, toil and labour your business.

» I prefer martyrdom, instead of living a life under these oppressors for such a life is also a crime.

» Do not fear that which you do not understand, not cannot attain.

» Do not keep high hopes for any remuneration for work which is more than necessary.

» If you know the results of a job will be difficult, then do not take its responsibilities upon your shoulders.

» The highest status amongst the forgiving is of that person who has all the power to avenge himself yet he adopts to forgive.

» All the people whom I loved have departed from this World and I am left amongst those whom I don’t like.

» The best use of wealth is to modestly and honorably resolve it.

» When people in need come to you, then think that this is the grace of Allah and fulfill their needs.

» One who shows kindness will be a leader and one who is miserly will be disgraced.

» Think of splendor and piety as bounties and strive to achieve this very quickly.

» The World has changed colors and it has been deprived of good, Is there nobody that would stop the oppressor from oppression, The time has come for the Mu'min to come forth and to sacrifice everything for the sake of Allah.

Oct 28, 2014

Ancestral Tree of Aala Hazrat, Imam Ahmad Rida Khan AlaihiRahma


The blessed Genealogy of Sayyiduna AlaHadrat
Imam Ahmad Rida Khan al-Baraylawi Alaihir raHmah

The following ancestral tree of AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Alaihir raHmah is carefully constructed from the authentic Books of Genealogy and meticulously scrutinized with references to other books in this field. The ancestors were compared with dates and periods found in books written by Historians who were masters in this field. The following points were noted before compiling the Ancestral tree:

Preference was given to books compiled by Historians of Afghan descent/origin as they knew their descendants better than others.
Furthermore, amongst the Afghani Historians, preference was given to Historians that belonged to the Bar'hech tribe as AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan Alaihir raHmah belong to the Bar'hech tribe.
There is not much dispute in the Chain of the Ancestral tree from Sayyiduna Nabi Adam to Sayyiduna Nabi Ishaq.
The chain of the Family tree from Sayyiduna Nabi Ishaq to Hadrat Malikaloot was extracted according to the citation found in the books of authors who belonged to the Bar'hech tribe. This was so because people of a tribe will have more genuine information of their ancestors in relation to others of different tribes.
There is a consensus in Books of Ancestral trees from Hadrat Malikaloot to Sayyiduna Qais Malik 'Abdur-Rashid and so is the case from Sayyiduna 'Abdur-Rashid to Bar'hech.
From Bar'hech till Hadrat Shuja'at Jang Muhammad Sa'eedullah Khan the genealogy was extracted from Khulasat al-Ansab, Akhbar al-Sanadid and Bustan-e-Hikmat, whose authors are not only Afghanis, but belonged to the Bar'hech tribe.

This is how cautiously this Family tree from Sayyiduna Nabi Adam till AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida Khan was constructed. The Ancestral tree is as follows:

AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida s/o Ra’is al-Atqiya Imam Muhammad Naqi 'Ali s/o 'Arife-Billah Imam Rida 'Ali s/o Mawlana Hafiz Kazim 'Ali s/o Mawlana Shah Muhammad A'zam Khan s/o Mawlana Muhammad Sa'adat Yaar Khan s/o Shuja'at Jung Muhammad Sa'idullah Khan Bhadur Qandhari s/o 'Abdur-Rahman Khan s/o Yusuf Khan Qandhari s/o Dawlat Khan s/o Badal Khan s/o Da'ūd Khan s/o Bar’hech Khan s/o Sharfud-Deen 'Urf Shar’habūn s/o Ibra’him 'Urf Sard’bun s/o Sayyiduna Qais Malik 'Abdur-Rashid Sahabi Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu s/o 'Ays s/o Salool s/o 'Utba s/o Na'eem s/o Marra s/o Malik Jalandar s/o Malik Askandar s/o Zaman s/o 'Unais s/o Bah’lool s/o Sa’lam s/o Salah s/o Qaroon s/o Nasr s/o Ashmu’ail s/o Na'eem s/o Akram s/o Ash’ath s/o Sharood s/o Makhal s/o Nusrat s/o Qalaj s/o Sher s/o 'Atham s/o Faylool s/o Karam s/o 'Amaal s/o Hudayfa s/o Mat’hal s/o Qabal s/o 'Ilm or 'Aleem s/o Ash’mool s/o Harūn s/o Qamar s/o Abi s/o Suheb s/o Talal s/o Lu’ee s/o 'Ameel s/o Taraj s/o Arzand s/o Mandool s/o Saleem or Sa’lam s/o Afghana s/o Sarad al-Muqallab bi Malik Taloot s/o Qais s/o 'Utbah s/o Talas s/o Ru’ail s/o Yahūdah s/o Sayyiduna Nabi Ya'qūb Alaihis Salam s/o Sayyiduna Nabi Ishaq Alaihis Salam s/o Khaleelullah Sayyiduna Nabi Ibra’him Alaihis Salam s/o Ta’rikh s/o Makhūd or Nahūr s/o Shurū' or Ash’ragh s/o Sayyiduna Nabi Hūd Alaihis Salam s/o 'Abir s/o Sha’lakh s/o Araf’khashad s/o Saam s/o Sayyiduna Nabi Nūh Alaihis Salam [age: 1400 years] s/o La’lak [age:780 years] s/o Malik Matla’shakh [age: 900 years] s/o Sayyiduna Nabi Idris Alaihis Salam s/o Bayarad s/o Mahla’heel s/o Qay’nan s/o Anūsh s/o Sayyiduna Nabi Sheeth Alaihis Salam [age: 912 years] s/o Sayyiduna Nabi Adam Alaihis Salam [age: 900 years]

AlaHadrat Alaihir raHmah belong to the Afghani Bar'hech tribe which was of Royal Descent. He was indeed a very respectable and noble tribe in Afghanistan. Great 'Ulama and Masha'ikh hailed from his dignified tribe whose Mazars are still a centre of solace and spiritual enlightenment for the people both in Afghanistan and Hindustan. A separate detailed book can be written about these great dignitaries. However, an important point to note is that in the ancestry of AlaHadarat, there are Eight (8) Noble Prophets and One Exalted Sahabi. The Prophets Alaihim as-Salam are:

1) Sayyiduna Nabi Ya'qoob
2) Sayyiduna Nabi Ishaq
3) Khalilullah Sayyiduna Nabi Ibra'him
4) Sayyiduna Nabi Hood
5) Sayyiduna Nabi Nooh
6) Sayyiduna Nabi Idris
7) Sayyiduna Nabi Sheeth
8) Sayyiduna Nabi Adam (Alaihim as-Salam)

The one Sahabi is Sayyiduna Qais Malik 'Abdur-Rashid Sahabi Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu. He is the 43rd descendant of Afghana and 45th descendant of Hadrat Malikaloot. Qais bin 'Ays lived in the mountain of Ghour. In one of the Expeditions of Sayyiduna Khalid ibn Walid, he became interested in Islam. So he took some of the leaders of Afghanistan and went to Madinah al-Munawwara. They met the beloved Prophet of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam and immediately accepted Islam on his sacred hands. Sayyiduna Rasoolullah then said to him:

"Qais is a Hebrew word and I am an Arab".

The Prophet of Allah gave him the Islamic name 'Abdur-Rashid. The blessed Habib SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam further said:

"You are the Awlad of Malik Taloot whom Allah blessed with the title of Malik (King). in the future you too will be remembered with the title of Malik".

This is how he got the title of Malik from the office of Prophethood.

It was in the Madinan period that the Beloved Nabi was planning for the conquest of Makkah Mukarrama and appointed Malik 'Abdur-Rashid and the other Afghani Sahabi as the lead of the secret service scouts of the army led by Sayyiduna Khalid ibn Walid Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu. The Afghani Mujahids displayed their astonishing bravery in the battle of Makkah. Sayyiduna Malik 'Abdur-Rashid himself killed 70 Kuffar in this battle (Refer to Akhbar al-Sanadid for details). His role and bravery in this war brought great joy to the heart of the Beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam who predicted that a great family will emerge from the off-springs of this Sahabi. They will be steadfast on religion and will strengthen the Din of Islam like Bataan (conqueror with great bravery or Military Advisor). It was the effects of this Du'a of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam that great 'Ulama and Masha'ikh were born in the lineage of Sayyiduna Malik 'Abdur-Rashid Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu.

To name a few, some other stars in the firmament of excellence are: The great Mujaddid, AlaHadrat Imam Ahmad Rida al-Qadiri, His sons, Hujjat al-Islam Imam Hamid Rida al-Qadiri, Ghawth al-Zaman Mufti A'zam Imam Mustafa Rida al-Qadiri Noori and Taaj al-Shari'ah Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Rida al-Qadiri. Their services to the Deen is known to the Muslim World and precisely the manifestations of the Du'as of the Beloved Prophet of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam.

Since the Beloved Nabi's Du'a for the Awlad of Sayyiduna Malik 'Abdur-Rashid was that they will strengthen the Deen and their strength will be like Bataan, from that day on he became famous by the title of "Bataan". This word Bataan in later days changed to the present day name "Pathaan". Eventually, the Awlad of Sayyiduna Malik 'Abdur-Rashid became synonymous by the word Pathaan. This is how the word Pathaan can into existence. Sayyiduna Malik 'Abdur-Rashid Radi Allahi Ta'ala Anhu married Mutahira, the daughter of Sayyiduna Khalid ibn Walid Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu, and he passed away at the age of 87 years.

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Research by:
Shaykh Abu Muhammad Abd al-Hadi al-Qadiri
Imam Ahmad Raza Academy, Durban, South Africa

Sayyiduna Umar Ibn Khattaab - PT 2 (Kiswahili)



Natumai hamjambo.  Kwanza kabisa nachukua fursa kuwatakia Heri za mwaka mpya wa 1436 hijria.
Jana ulikuwa mwezi mosi Mfungo Nne (Muharram) ambamo Khalifa wa 2 wa Kiislam, Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattaab Radwiy-Allahu Anhu, aliiaga dunia. Ifuatayo ni sehemu ya mwisho ya risala.
Baada ya kumshukuru Allah na kumtakia Rahma Mtume Muhammad Swallallahu Alaihi wasallam, aya hapo juu ya 29 Sura Fatah (48) inazungumzia fadhila za Makhalifa.
TAFSIRI: Muhammad ni Mtume wa Allah, na wale walio pamoja nae ni wakali kwa makafiri ila ni wenye kuhurumiana wao kwa wao, na utawakuta wana rukuu na kusujudu.
Fadhila za Sy Umar ni nyingi mno kiasi cha kwamba si rahisi kuzichambua. Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam alipotaka kujua fadhila za Sy Umar, basi Jibrail alimwambia kuwa lau kama mmoja aanze kusimulia kwa muda wa umri wa Mtume Nuh Alaihissalaam, basi hatakamilisha fadhila zake. Quran inatueleza kuwa Mtume Nuh Alaihissalaam alihubiri kwa muda wa miaka 950, je umri wake?
Hivyo nimejaribu kuzichambua baadhi tu ya fadhila zake, nazo ni hizi hapa:-
1)    Ukali wake dhidi ya maadui ulikuwa maarufu sana. Baada ya vita vya Badri, alimshauri Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam kuwa makafir waliotekwa wauliwe na miongoni mwao waliokuwa jamaa zake, aliomba yeye mwenyewe awaue. Ila Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam alikubali ushauri wa Sy AbuBakr ya kuchukua fidia kutoka kwa watekwa hao.
2)    Ushauri wake uliendana na Aya za Quran; mfano: munafik alipokufa, Sy Umar alimshauri Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam asisalishe jeneza lake. Mara tu aya alishuka ikiunga wazo la Sy Umar. Sy Umar pia alimshauri Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam atoe hukumu ya kusali karibu na vikanyago vya Mtume Ibrahim Alaihissalaam baada ya kutufu na mara aya ikashuka ikiunga mkono. Vile vile siku moja alipokaa kwa Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, Wake wa Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam nao walilkaa, Sy alimshauri Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam kuwaambia Wake zake kujisitiri na hijab na mara tu aya ikashuka.
3)    Sy AbuBakr alipoiaga dunia, ufalme wa Kiislam ulikuwa na ukubwa wa maili mraba 800,000. Lakini Sy Umar alipoiaga dunia ilizidi kwa maili mraba 1,400,000 na kwa maili mraba 2,200,000; ina maana kila siku alikuwa akishinda maili mraba 350.
4)    Uadilifu wake ulikuwa wa hali ya juu sana. Alikuwa akienda mahakamani peke yake na siku moja hakimu aliposimama kumheshimu, basi alifukuzwa kazi kwa sababu ya kitendo chake cha kumtukuza kiongozi wa Kiislamu, Sy Umar, kisijekueleweka vibaya kiasi cha kudhaniwa anapendelewa!! Ikiwa hakimu kadhulumu basi shitaka lake hufikishwa mwezi wa kuhiji na uadilifu hupatikana. Viongozi wa leo wasipoheshimiwa basi hukasirika.
5)    Wakati Misri ilipokombolewa chini ya uongozi wa Amr bin Aas RadwiyAllahu Anhu ambae baadaye aliteuliwa kuwa gavana wa Misri. Kuliwa na desturi ya kijahili huko Misri ambapo kila mwaka maji ya Mto Nile hupungua na hadi msichana mwenye kufikia makamu ya kuolewa huzamishwa mtoni baada ya kupambwa kama bibi harusi, ndipo mto hujaa tena. Amr bin Aas alipopelekwa taarifa za kumuandaa msichana, alisema kuwa Uislamu ni kwa ajili ya kuondoa desturi zote za kijahili na hivyo taarifa zitatumwa mjini Madina kwa Amirul Mu’uminin, Sy Umar, ili atoe amri. Sy Umar alimwandikia gavana wake wa Misri, Amr bin Aas, akimpongeza kwa kutoendeleza desturi ya kijahili na kumwambia aitumbukize barua kwenye mto! Sub-hanallah!! Makafiri kama kawaida yao wakaanza mzaha kuwa eti kiongozi wa Waislamu ameiandikia barua mto!! Kwenye barua maandishi yalikuwa hivi: Ewe maji ya mto nile, ikiwa unatiririka bila ya hukumu ya Allah, basi hatuna shida nawe, ila kama unatiririka kwa hukumu ya Allah, basi mimi Umar namuomba Allah akufanye utiririke kama mwanzo. Sub-hanallah!! Historia inasema kuwa pindi barua iliyoandikwa na Sy Umar ilipotumbukizwa tu mtoni, basi maji yalipanda hadi juu na hadi leo hii mto haujakauka!
6)    Safari moja palitokea tetemeko la ardhi mjini Madina na mara Sy Umar akasimama na kuiamrisha ardhi: ewe ardhi kwa nini unatetemeka, je Umar hajakufanyia uadilifu? Na ardhi ilisimama!! Sub-hanallah.
7)    Usiku mmoja Mama Aisha alimuuliza Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam; je kuna mtu katika ummah wako mwenye kuwa na thawabu sawa na idadi ya nyota? Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam alimjibu: ndiyo, nae ni Umar bin Khattaab. Kisha aliulizwa je thawabu za AbuBakr? Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam alijibu kuwa thawabu moja tu ya AbuBakr ni sawa na thawabu zote za Umar.

Maoni / maswali yanakaribishwa
JazakAllah
Kind Regards,
Muhammad KHATRI

Sayyiduna Umar ibn Khattaab - PT 1‏ (Kiswahili)


Natumai hamjambo. Jana ulikuwa mwezi 26 Mfungo Tatu (Dhul Hijjah) ambamo Khalifa wa 2 wa Kiislam, Sayyidina Umar ibn Khattaab Radwiy-Allahu Anhu, alijeruhiwa vibaya sana akiwa ndani ya sala ya alfajiri. Ifuatayo ni sehemu ya kwanza ya risala.

Baada ya kumshukuru Allah na kumtakia Rahma Mtume Muhammad Swallallahu Alaihi wasallam, aya hapo juu ya 29 Sura Fatah (48) inazungumzia fadhila za Makhalifa.
TAFSIRI: Muhammad ni Mtume wa Allah, na wale walio pamoja nae ni wakali kwa makafiri ila ni wenye kuhurumiana wao kwa wao, na utawakuta wana rukuu na kusujudu.
Wanazuoni wanasema kwa “walladhina ma-‘ahuu” inammaanisha Sy AbuBakr aliyekuwa pamoja na Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam daima. Kwa “ashiddaahu alal kuffaari” inammaanisha Sy Umar, kwa “ruhamaa-u bainahum” inammaanisha Sy Uthman na “tarahum rukka-an sujjada” inammaanisha Sy Ali. Aya hii inatuelezea kwa mpangilio Ukhalifa wa Makhalifa wanne.
Kusimulia fadhila za Sy Umar kikamilifu katika muda mfupi ni jambo ambalo haiwezekani. Kusilimu kwake, kutangaza dini kwa uwazi, shahada yake, uongozi wake, uadilifu wake, kwa muhtasari tuelewe aliyosema kafiri mmoja kuwa lau kama Waislamu wangekuwa na Umar mwingine, basi leo hii dunia nzima isingekuwa na dhehebu lolote zaidi ya Uislamu.
Makafiri walikerwa mno na uenezaji wa Kiislamu na Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam na hivyo waliitisha kikao Darul Nadwa iliyohudhuriwa na makafiri mashujaa. Kikao iliarifiwa kuwa Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam amekithiri sana kuwakana miungu yao na hivyo amani kwetu ni kumuua tu (astaghfirullah). Ilipoulizwa nani atakaefanya kazi hiyo? Kwa kuwa Sy Umar alikuwa shujaa sana enzi za ujahili, akakubali kazi hiyo na mara moja alitoka na panga.
Alipoelekea kwa Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasalam, njiani aliulizwa anakoelekea, na alijibu kwenda kumuua Mtume Swallalahu Alaihi Wasallam. Mara moja aliambiwa kwanza aelekee nyumbani kwa dada yake kwani amesilimu pamoja na shemeji wake. Ghadhabu ya Sy Umar ikapanda na mara tu alipofika kwa dada yake, alipiga hodi ya nguvu na mara moja walijua kuwa ni Sy Umar. Sahaba Khubbaab aliyekuwa akitoa taalima, alijificha na Sy Umar alipoingia tu alianza kumpiga dada na shemeji wake hadi kuwajeruhi vibaya sana. Dada yake alimuuliza ewe Umar, je unatupiga kwa sababu tu tumesilimu? Hapo ndipo Sy Umar alitulia na kutaka kuonyeshwa walichokuwa wakisoma. Aliambiwa aoge kwanza na baada ya kusoma aya za Quran, alitaka apelekwe kwa Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam.
Sy Hamza, aliyesimama nje nyumbani kwa Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, alimuona Sy Umar akija na panga na akasema lau kama Umar ana nia mbaya, basi mimi pekee nitamkabili. Sy Umar alipofika kwa Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, alisilimu. Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam alimuomba Allah siku 2 tu zilizopita kuwa Ainusuru Uislamu kupitia kwa Umar au Abu Jahal. Kipidi hicho Uislamu ulikuwa ukienezwa kwa siri sana, lakini baada ya Sy Umar kusilimu, aliuliza je dini yetu si haki? Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam alimuambia bila shaka dini yetu ni ya haki. Hapo ndipo Sy Umar alisema kuwa kuanzia sasa tutaeneza Uislamu kwa kutangaza na si siri tena. Ndipo Mtume Swallallahu Alaihi Wasallam alimpa cheo cha FARUK (mwenye kuleta mfarakano baina ya Uislamu na ukafiri). Hapo ndipo idadi ya Waislamu ilitimia 40. Kusilimu kwa Sy Umar kuliwapa pigo kubwa mno makafiri ambao walisema kuwa leo nguvu yetu imekuwa nusu!!

Maoni / maswali yanakaribishwa
JazakAllah,
Muhammad KHATRI

Excellence and Virtues of the Second Caliph of Islam | Sayyiduna Umar Ibn al-Khattab (Radi Allahu Anhu)

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All praise is for Allah who ennobled the ability of those who desire to be his servants. I testify that there is no deity except Allah, the King of the distressed and the happy, I testify that our master Muhammad is his beloved Messenger, who establishes the right path, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his companions and the outstanding leaders.

The excellence and virtues of the second caliph of Islam, Sayyiduna Umar al-Farooq, may Allah be pleased with him, are more than can be counted. Here, I am mentioning the most famous ones. I only wish to bless myself by serving him by this remnant to benefit he who does not know much of his virtues by the ignorance before him. This small collection of Traditions will in sha Allah increase and elevate his rank in our hearts and minds and tell us of his exalted status in the court of Almighty Allah and His beloved Messenger SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam.


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1. Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) reports the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, as saying:


اللهم أعز الإسلام بأبى جهل بن هشام أو بعمر. قال فأصبح فغدا عمر على رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- فأسلم
"O Allah, strengthen Islam with Abu Jahl bin Hisham or Umar bin Khattab." In the morning Umar went to the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, and embraced Islam.
[Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3683]

2. Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates when Sayyiduna Umar Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu accepted Islam, Jibraeel Alaihis Salam descent and said:


يا محمد لقد استبشر أهل السماء بإسلام عمر
"O Muhammad – may Allah send greetings and salutations on him – indeed, the residents of the heavens are rejoicing in Umar`s embracing Islam." [Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 103]


3. It is related that Sayyiduna 'Abdullah Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu said,


ما زلنا أعزة منذ أسلم عمر
"We have become mighty since 'Umar became Muslim." [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3481]

4. Sayyiduna Uqbah bin Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, said:


لو كان بعدى نبى لكان عمر بن الخطاب
If there were to be a prophet after me, indeed he would be Umar, son of Khattab. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3686]

5. It is related that Sayyiduna Jabir ibn 'Abdullah said that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,


رأيتنى دخلت الجنة ، فإذا أنا بالرميصاء امرأة أبى طلحة وسمعت خشفة ، فقلت من هذا فقال هذا بلال . ورأيت قصرا بفنائه جارية ، فقلت لمن هذا فقال لعمر . فأردت أن أدخله فأنظر إليه ، فذكرت غيرتك » . فقال عمر بأمى وأبى يا رسول الله أعليك أغار طرفاه
"I dreamt that I entered the Garden and there was ar-Rumaysa', the wife of Abu Talha. I heard a faint sound and said, 'Who is this?' He said, 'This is Bilal.' I saw a palace with a girl in its courtyard and said, 'Who does this belong to?' They said, ''Umar.' I wanted to enter it and look at it but then I remembered your self-esteem.' 'Umar said, 'By my mother and father, Messenger of Allah, would I consider self-esteem on account of you?'" [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3476]

6. Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates that one day the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, went out and entered the mosque with Abu Bakr and Umar, one on his right hand and the other on his left, holding their hands. Then he said:


هكذا نبعث يوم القيامة
"We will be raised thus on the Day of Resurrection."
[Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3669]

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7. Sayyiduna Jabir bin Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates:


قال عمر لأبى بكر يا خير الناس بعد رسول الله. فقال أبو بكر أما إنك إن قلت ذاك فلقد سمعت رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يقول ما طلعت الشمس على رجل خير من عمر
Umar said to Abu Bakr, "O best of men after Allah`s Messenger, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him!" Abu Bakr replied, "Seeing that you have that, (I would also tell you that) I heard Allah`s Messenger, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, say, "The sun has not risen on a better man than Umar.""
[Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3684]

8. Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates that Allah`s Messenger, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, said,


إن الله جعل الحق على لسان عمر وقلبه
"Indeed, Allah has placed truth upon Umar`s tongue and heart." [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 2682]

9. It is related from Sayyiduna Abu Hamzah that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,


بينا أنا نائم شربت - يعنى اللبن - حتى أنظر إلى الرى يجرى فى ظفرى أو فى أظفارى ، ثم ناولت عمر. فقالوا فما أولته قال العلم
"While I was asleep, I dreamt that I drank (milk) until I could feel moisture coming out of my nails and then I gave it to 'Umar ibn al-Khattab." They asked, "How do you interpret it, Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "It means knowledge."
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3478]

10. It is related that Sayyiduna 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar said that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,


أريت فى المنام أنى أنزع بدلو بكرة على قليب ، فجاء أبو بكر فنزع ذنوبا أو ذنوبين نزعا ضعيفا ، والله يغفر له ، ثم جاء عمر بن الخطاب فاستحالت غربا ، فلم أر عبقريا يفرى فريه حتى روى الناس وضربوا بعطن
"I dreamt that I was at a well drawing water with a young camel's bucket, Abu Bakr came and drew one or two buckets, but there was some weakness in his drawing. May Allah forgive him. Then 'Umar ibn al-Khattab came and it turned into a large bucket in his hand. I have not seen a leader among the people work so well as he did until the people watered their camels."
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3479]

11. It is related that Sayyiduna Sa'id ibn Abi Waqqas said,


استأذن عمر بن الخطاب على رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - ، وعنده نسوة من قريش يكلمنه ويستكثرنه ، عالية أصواتهن على صوته فلما استأذن عمر بن الخطاب قمن فبادرن الحجاب فأذن له رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - فدخل عمر ورسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - يضحك ، فقال عمر أضحك الله سنك يا رسول الله . فقال النبى - صلى الله عليه وسلم - « عجبت من هؤلاء اللاتى كن عندى فلما سمعن صوتك ابتدرن الحجاب » . فقال عمر فأنت أحق أن يهبن يا رسول الله . ثم قال عمر يا عدوات أنفسهن ، أتهبننى ولا تهبن رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - فقلن نعم ، أنت أفظ وأغلظ من رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - . فقال رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - إيها يا ابن الخطاب والذى نفسى بيده ما لقيك الشيطان سالكا فجا قط إلا سلك فجا غير فجك
"'Umar asked the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, for permission to enter while there were some women of Quraysh with him who speaking to him and asking him for more, raising their voices above his voice. When 'Umar ibn al-Khattab asked for permission to enter, they rushed to screen themselves. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, gave him permission and 'Umar entered while the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was laughing. 'Umar said, 'May Allah make you laugh, Messenger of Allah.' He said, 'I am amazed at those women who were with me. When they heard your voice, they rushed to screen themselves.' 'Umar said, 'But you, Messenger of Allah, are more entitled to be feared.' Then he said, 'O enemies of your selves! Do you fear me and not fear the Messenger of Allah?' They said, 'Yes, you are harsher and more severe than the Messenger of Allah.' The Messenger of Allah said, 'O Ibn al-Khattab! By the One in whose hand my soul is, whenever Shaytan finds you taking a path, he only takes a path other than your path.'"
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3480]

12. It is related that Sayyiduna Ibn 'Abbas said,


وضع عمر على سريره ، فتكنفه الناس يدعون ويصلون قبل أن يرفع ، وأنا فيهم ، فلم يرعنى إلا رجل آخذ منكبى ، فإذا على فترحم على عمر ، وقال ما خلفت أحدا أحب إلى أن ألقى الله بمثل عمله منك ، وايم الله ، إن كنت لأظن أن يجعلك الله مع صاحبيك ، وحسبت أنى كنت كثيرا أسمع النبى - صلى الله عليه وسلم - يقول ذهبت أنا وأبو بكر وعمر ، ودخلت أنا وأبو بكر وعمر ، وخرجت أنا وأبو بكر وعمر
"'Umar ibn al-Khattab who had been placed on his bed, and the people gathered around him to make supplication and pray before he was removed. I was among them. I was startled when a man took hold of my shoulders, and it was 'Ali ibn Abi Talib. He asked for mercy for 'Umar and said, 'You have not left behind anyone I would prefer to encounter with the like of your actions. By Allah, I used to think that Allah would put you with your two companions. I reckoned this as I often heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "I and Abu Bakr and 'Umar went..." and "I and Abu Bakr and 'Umar entered..." and "I and Abu Bakr and 'Umar left."'"
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3482]

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13. It is added that Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra said that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,


لقد كان فيمن كان قبلكم من بنى إسرائيل رجال يكلمون من غير أن يكونوا أنبياء ، فإن يكن من أمتى منهم أحد فعمر
"Among the tribe of Israel before you were men who were spoken to without being Prophets. If there are any of them among my community, then it is 'Umar."
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3486]

14. It is related that Sayyiduna Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said, "I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say,


بينا أنا نائم رأيت الناس عرضوا على وعليهم قمص ، فمنها ما يبلغ الثدى ، ومنها ما يبلغ دون ذلك ، وعرض على عمر وعليه قميص اجتره . قالوا فما أولته يا رسول الله قال الدين
'While I was asleep, I dreamed I saw some people who were shown to me and who were wearing shirts some of which reached to their breasts and some of which were shorter than that. 'Umar ibn al-Khattab was shown to me wearing a shirt that was trailing on the ground.' They asked, 'How do you interpret that, Messenger of Allah?' He answered, 'The Religion.'"
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3488]

15. The son of Sayyiduna Ali
Radi Allahu Allahu Ta'ala Anhu, Imam Muhammad bin Hanafiyya Radi Allahu Allahu Ta'ala Anhu narrates:


قلت لأبى أى الناس خير بعد رسول الله - صلى الله عليه وسلم - قال أبو بكر . قلت ثم من قال ثم عمر
'I asked my father who was the best of people after the Holy Prophet and he answered "Abu Bakr". I asked him who is the best of people after Abu Bakr and he replied, "Umar"'
[Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3468]

16. Hadrat Abdullah bin Salma Radi Allahu Allahu Ta'ala Anhu reports from Sayyiduna Ali
Radi Allahu Allahu Ta'ala Anhu ,


خیر الناس بعد رسول الله صلی الله تعالی علیه وسلم ابوبكر وخیر الناس بعد ابوبكر عمر
'After the Noble Messenger, the best of people is Abu Bakr, then the best of people is Umar' [Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 111]


17. Narrated by Sayyiduna Hudhaifa Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu, He said: Beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam said,


اقتدوا باللذين من بعدي أبي بكر و عمر
“Follow after me from my companions Abu-Bakr and 'Umar.” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3742]

18. Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Mas'ood Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu said:


لو وضع علم عمر في كفة ميزان و وضع علم الناس في كفة لرجح علم عمر
"If the knowledge of 'Umar was put on one side of a scale, and the knowledge of the people on the other side of the scale, 'Umar's knowledge would weigh more." [Al-Mustadrak 'ala al-Sahîhayn‎, Vol. 3, Page 92, Hadith 4497]

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19. Imam Ahmad Ibn Hanbal records a hadith narrated upon the authority of Sayyiduna Qabisah ibn Jaabir who said:


ما رأيت رجلا أعلم بالله ولا أقرأ لكتاب الله ولا أفقه في دين الله من عمر
I haven't seen anyone more knowledgeable about the book of Allah and His religion, nor anyone more upholding of the limits imposed by Allah, nor anyone more feared and respected in the breasts of men than 'Umar ibn Al-Khattaab. [Fadail al-Sahaba, Vol. 1, Page 330, Hadith 472]

20. Sayyiduna Ali (may Allah ennoble his face) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


أبوبكر وعمر سيدا كهول أهل الجنة من الأولين والآخرين، ما خلا النبيين والمرسلين
“Abu Bakr and `Umar are the leaders of the mature inhabitants of Paradise, of the first and the last with the exception of the Prophets and the Messengers.” [Jami' al-Ahadith, Hadith 233]

21. Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


أبو بكر وعمر من هذا الدين كمنزلة السمع والبصر من الرأس
“Abu Bakr and Umar are to the religion like the station of the hearing and the sight to the head.” [Al-Khattib in Tarikh, Vol. 8, Page 459 from Jabir]


22. Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


أبو بكر وعمر مني بمنزلة هارون من موسى
“Abu Bakr and Umar are to me in the station of Haroon from Musa.” [Al-Khattib in Tarikh, Vol. 5, Page 194]

23. Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


عمر مني وأنا من عمر، والحق بعدي مع عمر حيث كان
“I am from Umar and Umar is from me. The truth, after me, is with Umar wherever he is.” [Al-Tabrani in Awsat, Vol. 3, Page 104, Hadith 2629]

24. Sayyiduna Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) struck the chest of Umar with his hand when he became Muslim and said,


اللهم أخرج ما في صدر عمر من غل وداء، وأبدله إيمانا - ثلاثا
“O Allah take out from the heart of Umar rancour and disease in exchange for faith.” (Three times) [Jami' al-Ahadith, Hadith 4812]

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25. Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


أتاني جبريل عليه السلام فقال: أقرىء عمر السلام وقل له: إن رضاه حكم، وإن غضبه عزّ
“Jibril, upon him peace, came to me and said, Convey greeting to Umar and say to him his satisfaction is wisdom and his anger might.” [Al-Tabrani in Kabir, Vol. 10, Page 207, Hadith 12302]


26. A freed bondswoman of Sayyidah Hafsah (may Allah be pleased with her) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


إن الشيطان لم يلق عمر منذ أسلم إلا خر لوجهه
“Satan has not meet Umar since he became Muslim except murmur in his face.” [Al-Tabarani in Al-Kabir, Vol. 18, Page 42, Hadith 20230]

27. Sayyiduna Abu Dhar (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) saw Umar and said,


لا تصيبنكم فتنة ما دام هذا فيكم
“You shall not be afflicted with tribulation as long as he is amongst you.” [Al-Tabarani in Awsat, Vol. 4, Page 478, Hadith 2019]

28. Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al-Khudari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


من أبغض عمر فقد أبغضني، ومن أحب عمر فقد أحبني
“Whoever hates Umar hates me. Whoever loves Umar loves me.” [Al-Tabarani in Awsat, Vol. 14, Page 493, Hadith 6915]

29. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (may Allah be pleased with him) said,


إن كان إسلام عمر لفتحاً وهجرته لنصراً، وإمارته رحمة، والله ما استطعنا أن نصلي عند البيت الكعبة ظاهرين
“If the Islam of Umar was an opening his migration was a victory and his leadership mercy. I swear by Allah that we were unable to pray at the Ka’aba publically until Umar became Muslim.”
[Al-Mustadrak 'ala al-Sahîhayn‎, Vol. 3, Page 90 Hadith 4487]
30. Sayyiduna Ammar ibn Yasir (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,


يا عمار أتاني جبريل آنفاً فقلت: يا جبريل حدثني بفضائل عمر بن الخطاب في السماء فقال: يا محمد لو حدثتك بفضائل عمر منذ ما لبث نوح في قومه ألف سنة إلا خمسين عاما ما نفدت فضائل عمر
“O Ammar, Jibril came to me and I asked, “O Jibril narrate to me the virtues of Umar ibn Al-Khattab in the heavens.” He said, “O Muhammad, if I was to narrate the virtues of Umar from the time that Nuh remained with his people, nine hundred and fifty years, I would not exhaust the virtues of Umar.” [Abu Y’alla in Musnad, Vol. 4, Page 173, Hadith 1568]


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And Allah is the giver of success; Allah is sufficient for us and a blessed protector. All praise belongs to Allah, the first, the last, the internal, the external and may Allah bless his Messenger, his prophet, our master Muhammad, his family, his companions, his group and his party; O Allah please accept. All praise belongs to Allah master of the universe.


Oct 10, 2014

Stick To The Main Body Of The Muslims (Ahlus Sunnah)


It has been narrared on the authority of Hadrat Sayyiduna Hudhayfah ibn al-Yaman (Radi Allahu Anhu) who said: "People used to ask the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) about the good times, but I used to ask him about (the) bad times fearing lest they overtake me.

I said, 'Ya RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam), we were in the midst of ignorance and evil, and then Allah brought us this good (time through Islam). Is there any bad time after this good one?' He said, 'Yes'. I asked, 'Will there be a good time again after that bad time?' He said, 'Yes, but therein will be a hidden evil.' I asked, 'What will be the evil hidden therein?' He said, '(That time will witness the rise of) the people who will adopt ways other than mine and seek guidance other than mine. You will know good points as well as bad points.' I asked, 'Will there be a bad time after this good one?' He said, 'Yes. (A time will come) when there will be people standing and inviting at the gates of Hell. Whoso responds to their call, they will throw them into the fire.' I said, 'Ya RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam), describe them for us.' He said, 'All right. They will be a people having the same complexion as ours and speaking our language.' I said, 'Ya RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam), what do you suggest if I happen to live in their time?' He said, 'You should stick to the main body of the Muslims and their leader.' I said, 'If they have no (such thing as the) main body of the Muslims and have no leader?' He said, 'Separate yourself from all these factions, though you may have to eat the roots of trees until death comes to you and you are in this state.'" 

[Sahih Muslim, Kitab al-Imarah, Vol. 2, Page 613, Hadith 4761]

Oct 9, 2014

The Ulama Are The Heirs Of The Prophets

A person presented himself before Hadrat Abu Darda (Radi Allahu Anhu) in the Mosque of Damascus and said that he had traveled from Madinah Munawwarah to learn a (particular) Hadith of Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) from him. He said, "I have heard that you narrate this (particular) Hadith, so I have traveled here solely for this reason". Hadrat Abu Darda (Radi Allahu Anhu) said that he heard Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) saying:

"A person who travels any path for the sake of acquiring knowledge, Allah Ta’ala guides him to the path of Paradise and the Angels spread out their wings for the pleasure of the students (who strive to attain Ilm-e-Deen). Those in the skies and those who populate the earth and the fish in the sea, (all) make dua for an Aalim, and the superiority of an Aalim over an Aabid (worshiper), is like that of full moon over all the stars, and undoubtedly, the Ulama are the heirs of the Prophets (Ala Nabbiyyina wa Alayhim as-Salam). The Prophets (Ala Nabbiyyina wa Alayhim as-Salam) did not appoint heirs to gold coins and wealth. They appointed inheritors to (their) knowledge. So whomsoever has taken (this) knowledge, he has attained a complete share."

[Jaami' Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 312, Hadith 2691]

Oct 6, 2014

The Best Perfume For Seven Generations

A person whose daughter was to get married wanted some perfume to give to his daughter but found none. He came to the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) and said, "Ya RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam)! Please provide me some perfume."

No perfume was present that time. So the Noble Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) asked for a container in which he put some of his blessed sweat. Thereafter the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, "Give it to your daughter." The man did so and the whole of Madinah Munawwarah became fragrant due to its fragrance and the house came to be known as "House of Fragrance." [Madaarij al-Nubuwwah, Vol. 1, Page 40]

The Noble Hadith Masters (Muhadditheen) have further stated: "For seven generations from the off-springs of the bride which was blessed with this perfume of the beloved and blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam), the fragrance of Musk and Ambar would emerge from their bodies."

The Death Of One Who Is Condemned To Hell


Hazrat Sadi Radi Allahu Anhu reports that when the soul of an unbeliever comes out, the Angels take it and slam it onto the earth and this causes it to bounce up towards the sky.  When it goes up towards the sky, the Angels of the sky strike it, so it reaches the lowest level of the earth. 

[Sharh us Sudoor Bi Sharhi Haalil Mauta Wal Quboor]

Oct 4, 2014

Reward of 1000 Fasts


Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, "The fast on the day of Arafah (9th Zul-Hijjah) is equivalent to one thousand fasts." #Shu'ab al-Iman

Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said, "I have presumption from Allah that the fast of Arafah (9th Zul-Hijjah) removes the sins of the previous year and the next year." #Sahih Muslim

Oct 3, 2014

The Death Of A Friend (Wali) Of Allah

..:: THE DEATH OF A FRIEND OF ALLAH ::..

Hazrat Tameem Daari Radi Allahu Anhu said that Rasoolullah Sall Alahu Alaihi Wa Sallam said, Almighty Allah says that, ‘O Malak ul Maut!  Go to my Wali and bring him, for I have tested him with (both) distress and consolation, and I found him to be as it pleases Me, so I wish to grant him relief from the distresses of the world’.  Malak ul Maut takes with him a Jama’at of five hundred (500) Angels.  They carry with them the fragrant Kafan (shroud) of Jannat and stems with flowers, from which emanate a variety of fragrances, these flowers are of various colours.  They also have in their possession white silk that has been immersed in Musk.  Malak ul Maut then sits down with the Angels (near him).  Each Angel keeps its hands on one of his limbs (meaning on every limb of the Wali is the hand of an Angel).  Then the silken fabric immersed in musk is placed under his chin, and one of the Doors towards Jannat is opened unto him.  Now, his heart becomes inclined towards Jannat.  He is sometimes engrossed in the Maidens of Jannat, and sometimes towards the heavenly Robes, and at times observing the fruits of Jannat.  Just as people in a house comfort a crying child, likewise, his heart is comforted and his Jannati wives become pleased during this time, and his soul rejoices.  The Angel says, ‘O Pure Soul!  Go towards the wonderful trees, expanded shades and flowing waters (rivers).’  Malak ul Maut shows more affection towards him than a mother (would show).  He (Malak ul Maut) knows that this soul is Beloved to Allah, so by being gentle on that soul, he is seeking the pleasure of Allah.  His Ruh (soul) leaves (the body) just as a strand of hair is removed from flour.  

He said, here his soul leaves and there all the Angels say, 

‘Peace be upon you. Enter into Jannat,  (Which is) the reward for your deeds’ 

[Part 14, Surah An-Nahl, Verse 32] 

This is the essence of the command of Almighty Allah, ‘To Those whom the Angel causes death in a pure state.’ 

BENEFICIAL NOTE:

In another instance it is mentioned, that if it is a Momin, then he will be blessed with the comfort, fragrance, and with Jannat that is full of bounties.  It is mentioned that when Malak ul Maut removes the soul (of such a person), the Ruh congratulates the body and says, ‘O Body!  You always took me swiftly towards the obedience of Almighty Allah and you kept me away from sinning, so today glad tidings to you, for you saved not only yourself, but also you have saved me as well.’  The body also says the same to the soul, and the portions of earth on which a pious person performed Ibaadat will weep over him, and every Door of the Sky through which his good deeds  ascended and that Door from which his sustenance descended, weep over him for forty (40) days.  When his soul is removed, five hundred Angels stand near him.  When people wish to turn him to a particular side, the Angels turn him to that side before they do, and even before the humans shroud him in Kafan, they adorn him with their Kafan (Shroud).  Before they (the people) put fragrance onto him, they perfume him, from the door of his house up to the Door of his grave, two well conducted lines of Angels stand, and they make Istighfaar for him.  At this time, shaitaan shrieks so loudly that it causes some bones of the deceased to break.  Shaitaan says to his army, ‘Woe to you!  How was this servant saved (i.e. how did he receive salvation)?’  They say, ‘He was protected from committing sins.’  When Malak ul Maut ascends with his soul into the sky, Jibra’eel peAce Be Upon Him welcomes him with seventy thousand Angels.  Every Angel gives glad tidings to this (fortunate) person.  When Malak ul Maut reaches the proximity of the Arsh with this soul, the soul falls into Sajdah in the Court of Allah.  Allah Almighty (then) says to Malak ul Maut, ‘Take the soul of My servant and place it in the green fresh trees and in the flowing water (rivers).’ 

[Sharh us Sudoor Bi Sharhi Haalil Mauta Wal Quboor]

Oct 2, 2014

Sacrificing Animals | In Light of Sacred Traditions of the Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam)

All Praises is due to Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala, Peace and Blessings be upon the most perfect of creations, His Beloved Habeeb, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam his noble Family and the illustrious Sahaba Ridwanullahi Ta'ala Alaihim Ajma'een and all the pious servants of Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala.
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| SACRIFICING ANIMALS |
I. Hadrat Zaid ibn Arqam Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu reported that the companions of the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam asked:


يا رسول الله ما هذه الأضاحى قال: سنة أبيكم إبراهيم. قالوا فما لنا فيها يا رسول الله قال: بكل شعرة حسنة. قالوا فالصوف يا رسول الله قال: بكل شعرة من الصوف حسنة
“O Messenger of Allah! What is this sacrifice?” He said, “It is the practice of your father Abraham.” They asked, “What is the reward for us in it?” He said, “For every hair, you will be rewarded.” They asked, “for the wool, O Messenger of Allah?” He said, “For every strand of wool you will be rewarded.” [Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol. 1, Page 226, Hadith 3247]

II. Hadrat ‘Ayesha Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha reported that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam has said,


ما عمل آدمى من عمل يوم النحر أحب إلى الله من إهراق الدم إنها لتأتى يوم القيامة بقرونها وأشعارها وأظلافها وإن الدم ليقع من الله بمكان قبل أن يقع من الأرض فطيبوا بها نفسا
“On the day of sacrifice no one does a deed more pleasing to Allah than the shedding of blood. The sacrifice will come on the Day of Resurrection with its horns, its hairs and its hooves; and the blood finds acceptance with Allah before it falls on the ground.” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Page 275, Hadith 1572]

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III. Hadrat Hanash Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu reported:


رأيت عليا رضي الله عنه يضحي بكبشين فقلت له : ما هذا ؟ فقال : إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أوصاني أن أضحي عنه فأنا أضحي عنه
I saw Hadrat ‘Ali sacrificing two rams. I asked him: “what is this?” He said, “The Messenger of Allah had enjoined me to sacrifice on his behalf; so I am sacrificing on his behalf.” [Mishkat, Page 128, Hadith 1642]

IV. Hadrat Abu Hurairah
Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam has said,


من وجد سعة فلم يضح فلا يقربن مصلانا
“Such a person who had the ability and means to sacrifice an animal, but (despite this) he did not do so; should never come near our Eidgah (place where the Eid prayers are performed).” [Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 18, Page 27, Hadith 8496]

V. Hadrat Umm-e-Salmah
Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha reported that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam has said,


إذا رأيتم هلال ذى الحجة وأراد أحدكم أن يضحى فليمسك عن شعره وأظفاره
“when you see the new moon of Dhul Hijjah and one of you intends to make sacrifice, he must not shave his hair, trim it, or clip his nails.” [Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, Page 160, Hadith 5234]

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

1. For the condition of sacrificing, the Malik-e-Nisab is the person who possesses 52 ½ tolas (620 grammes) of silver or 7 ½ tolas (88 grammes) of gold; or they have the same amount equivalent to either of the above item in value in business goods or non-business goods, which are not goods that are the basic necessities of life. The wealth and/or property should be ‘extra’/above one’s basic necessities (hajat-e-asliyyah).

2. Nowadays, the price of silver is less. The price of silver in current-day value is approximately £2 per tola. Therefore, anyone who possess the value of: £2 x 52 ½ tola = £105 - which exceeds his/her basic necessities and also the debt which is to be paid back – then it is wajib on such a person to sacrifice an animal.

3. Such a Malik-e-Nisab who has already sacrificed an animal on behalf of himself, and the following year he is still a Malik-e-Nisab then again it is wajib upon him to sacrifice an animal on his behalf. This ruling applies for each year (that sacrificing is wajib if a person is a Malik-e-Nisab). It has been stated in a Hadith: “It is wajib upon every household to sdacrifice an animal each year.”

4. If a Malik-e-Nisab sacrifices on behalf of someone else, instead of sacrificing an animal on behalf of himself (i.e. does not sacrifice an animal on his behalf), then he has committed a great sin. Thus, if he wants to sacrifice on someone else’s behalf, then he should make preparations to buy another animal and sacrifice it.

5. Some people who think that, “It is wajib only once in a lifetime to sacrifice an animal on one’s behalf” is farce and wrong, which has no proof; as it is wajib upon a Malik-e-Nisab to sacrifice an animal on his behalf each year.

6. In villages, it is permissible to sacrifice animals on the 10th of Dhu’l Hijjah after the break of dawn (Subh-e-Sadiq). However, it is Mustahab to sacrifice it after sunrise. [Fatawa-e-‘Alamgiri Vol. 5 Page 260]



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7. It is not permissible to sacrifice animals before the Eid prayer in cities and towns. [Bahar-e-Shari’at]

8. Such a poor person - who cannot afford to sacrifice an animal - should also refrain from shaving or trimming hair and clipping nails; so as to resemble the pilgrims on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah.

9. It is permissible for a resident of a city or a town to send his animal to a person living in a village; and have it sacrificed before the Eid prayer; and then have the meat sent back to him in the city or town. [al-Durr al-Mukhtar]

10. It is not permissible to give the skin or the meat of the sacrificed animal as the wage to the butcher or the one who has sacrificed the animal. [al-Durr al-Mukhtar]

11. It is not permissible to give the meat of a sacrificed animal to any infidel.

12. The method of sacrificing an animal is to lay it on its left, such that its face is towards the Qiblah and then place the right foot on its side and holding a sharp knife (concealed obviously from the animal or if it is blind-folded then there is no harm). The animal should be sacrificed using a sharp knife.

13. If Qurbani has been performed on behalf of someone who has passed away, then the meat can be eaten by the person himself, it can be gifted to friends, as well as donated to the poor. It is not necessary to donate all of the meat to the poor, as the meat is in his ownership and he can do as he wishes. However, if the deceased requested for Qurbani to be done on his behalf, then all the meat should be distributed to the poor, he should not eat from it. [Bahar-e-Shari’at]

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14. If the Qurbani is of Mannat (vow), then the meat cannot be eaten by the person himself, nor can it be given to the rich. It is wajib to give all of the meat to the poor as Sadaqah. Whether the person who has made the vow is poor or whether he is rich, the ruling for them is the same; he cannot eat it himself, nor can he give it to the rich. [Bahar-e-Shari’at]

15. The animal’s skin, reins, saddle etc should all be given in sadaqah, one can use the skin for their own usage, such as to make the skin into a leather bag or a prayer mat. However, one cannot sell the skin to someone else, and then use the money for their own benefit. If this has been done, then the money received should be given as sadaqah.

16. Nowadays, people give the animal skin to Madrissahs and other Islamic institutions. This is perfectly permissible. If one sells the skin with the intention of giving the money received to the Madrissa, then this is also permissible. [‘Alamgiri, Bahar-e-Shari’at]

17. The skin of the sacrificed animal cannot be given to the Imam as his wage. Yes, however, it can be given to him as a gift or for his benefit. [Bahar-e-Shari’at]

18. A camel must be at least five years old; a buffalo should be at least two years old; and a sheep, lamb or a goat should be at least one year old. [al-Durr al-Mukhtar]

19. The animal intended to be slaughtered should be big and health, and should be free from any faults or defects. If there is a minor defect in the animal, then the Qurbani will count, but it is Makruh. If there is a major defect, then the Qurbani will not count. [al-Durr al-Mukhtar, Radd al-Muhtar, Fatawa-e-‘Alamgiri]

20. Some think that sacrificing one animal will suffice for one whole household; all of whom are Malik-e-Nisab. This is wrong. Each and every person from such a household should sacrifice an animal on their behalf. Yes, however, a household can share seven parts from a ‘large’ animal such as a camel, cow, buffalo etc.


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Extracted From

Anwaar al-Hadith, Chapter 10, Pages 323 to 328
by Hadrat Allama Mufti Jalal al-Din Qadiri al-Amjadi
English Translation: Mawlana Kalim al-Qadiri [Bolton - U.K.]
 

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