Baargaah e Panjtan
Sarta Ba Qadam
Sawaali Ban Ke Jiyo
Tu Shaah e Khooba
» One who comes out of his house for performing Hajj or Umrah and dies, Allah will grant the reward of Hajj or Umrah for him until the Day of Judgment. [Bayhaqi, Shu'ab al-Iman, Vol. 3, Page 474, Hadith 4100]
» There will be no accountability for the one who departs for Hajj or Umrah and dies on the way. He will be ordered to enter Paradise. [Tabarani, Al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, Vol. 4, Page 111, Hadith 8835]
» Whoever leaves his house with the intention of Baytullah, if his soul is removed, then it is in the mercy of Allah that He enters him into Jannah and if he returns, (after performing Hajj) he will return along with reward and benefit. [Al-Mu’jam al-Awsat, Vol. 2, Page 352, Hadith 9033]
» Any Dua that is made after reciting Surah al-Fatiha 100 times will be accepted by Allah.
» Satan flees from the home in which Surah Al-Baqarah is recited.
» Recitation of Ayatul Kursi removes poverty.
» Whoever memorizes the last 10 verses of Surah Kahaf, he will remain secured from Dajjal.
» Whoever goes to visit the graves of one or both of his parents every Friday, and then recites Surah Yaseen next to them , Allah will grant forgiveness for him in place of each letter.
» Recitation of Surah Dukhan removes trouble.
» Whoever recites Surah Al-Jaasiyah and blows (does Dam) at the person who is in the pangs of death, he will have a peaceful end.
» Reciting Surah Al-Hujurat and doing Dam is beneficial for blessings in the home.
» Recitation of Surah Qaaf brings about abundance of fruits in ones’ garden.
» By reciting Surah Ar-Rahman 11 times, all objectives are achieved.
» The one who recites Surah Al-Waaqi’ah daily would never suffer from starvation.
» The one who recites Surah Al-Mulk every night would be protected from the punishment of the grave.
» Reciting Surah Al-Muzzammil 11 times eases each difficulty.
» Making Dua for memorising the Glorious Quran by reciting Surah Al Muddassir, memorising the Glorious Quran will become easy.
» Recitation of An-Naazi’aat eases the agony of death.
» Recitation of Surah Ad-Duha finds a man who ran away.
» The possession Surah Alam Nashrah is recited upon will have loads of blessings.
» Recitation of Surah Al-Teen 3 times improves character and manner.
» Surah Alaq has the cure of joints pain.
» The one who recites Surah Al-Qadr in the morning and evening, Allah will elevate his honour.
» Surah Al-Bayyinah has the cure for vitiligo and jaundice.
» Surah Az-Zilzaal is equivalent to a quarter of the Quran.
» Damm (blowing) of Surah Al-Aadiyat is useful for that animal or man who is the victim of an evil eye.
» Recitation of Surah Al-Qaariyah protects from calamities.
» Recitation of Surah At-Takaasur 300 times makes debt pay off at the earliest.
» Recitation of Surah Al-‘Asr removes sorrow.
» Surah Al-Humazah and Surah Al-Feel protect from the evil of enemy.
» Surah Quraysh is effective cure for protection of life.
» Recitation of Surah Al Maa'oon is very effective in the time of difficulty.
» By the recitation of Surah Al-Kawsar, a man without children receives children.
» Surah Al-Kafiroon is equivalent to a quarter of the Quran.
» Surah Al-Ikhlas is equal to the one third of the Quran and there are numerous virtues of it.
» Surah Al-Falaq and Surah An-Nas protect from evil Jinn, Satan and jealous people.
1. Allah has concealed many things such as His pleasure in obedience so that people would perform every form of worship, His wrath in sins so that people would avoid every single sin, His Awliya amongst His servants so that people would respect every single person, the fulfilment of supplications in making supplications so that people would make supplications abundantly, the Ism al-Azam amongst His names so that people would respect every name and the Salat al-Wusta amongst the Salah so that people would offer all the Salah.
Likewise, the acceptance of repentance has been kept secret so that people always repent of their sins and the time of death has also been kept secret so that people always fear it. Similarly, Laylat al-Qadr has been kept secret so that people respect all the nights of Ramadan.
2. It is as if Allah says to His servants, ‘I know your daring about sins; if I had declared a particular night as Laylat al-Qadr, and if you had committed sins knowingly even at this sacred night due to your lust, it would be more severe than committing sins unknowingly.’
According to a narration, once the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) entered the Masjid where he saw a man sleep (inside). He said, ‘O Ali! Wake him up so that he can perform Wudu.’ Having awoken the man, Sayyiduna Ali (Radi Allahu Anhu) said, ‘Ya RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam) usually, you prefer to perform righteous deeds, why did you not wake him up yourself?’ He (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) replied, ‘I did not do so because his refusing you is not a Kufr; I did it to reduce his crime.’
It is an example of the mercy of the Beloved Rasool (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam). Considering this (hadith), imagine the mercy of Allah. It is as if Allah says, ‘If you had worshipped in Laylat al-Qadr after being aware of it, you would gain more reward than a thousand months worship but if you had sinned in it you would have been punished for a thousand months, and protection from punishment is better than earning reward.’
3. It is as if Allah says, ‘I kept this night secret so that people would struggle hard to acquire it and earn reward for their struggles.’
4. Since people are unaware as to which night Laylat al-Qadr is, they will try to worship Allah every night of Ramadan in search of Laylat al-Qadr. Referring to these people Allah admonished the angels, ‘You used to say that these humans will fight and shed blood, but (look) these are their efforts and struggles in a night that could be Laylat al-Qadr (they are not even certain of it) so what would have they done if I had told them the exact night…? (In other words, they would worship even more abundantly).’
This is the secret to the answer Allah gave to the angels when He said to them:
إني جاعل في الأرض خليفة
“I am about to place My Caliph in the earth”.
The angels said:
قالوا أتجعل فيها من يفسد فيها ويسفك الدماء ونحن نسبح بحمدك ونقدس لك
They said, “Will You place (as a caliph) one who will spread turmoil in it and shed blood? Whereas we glorify You with praise and proclaim Your Sanctity”.
Then He (Almighty) said:
قال إني أعلم ما لا تعلمون
He said, “I know what you do not.”
Thus, the secret behind this statement has been revealed. [Tafsir al-Kabir, Vol. 11, Page 229]
"Laylat al-Qadr is in the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadan, i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th, 29th or the last night of Ramadan. Whoever worships in this night with faith in order to earn reward will be forgiven for all his previous sins. Some of its signs are as follows:
» The night will be open, bright and extremely clear.
» It is neither too hot nor too cold.
» The weather is quite normal at this night and the moon is clearly visible.
» The devils are not struck with stars the whole night.
» There is another sign that is the rising of the sun without rays on the following morning, and the sun looks like the moon of the 14th night.
» Allah has prevented the devil to come out with the sunrise of that morning (apart from that one day, whenever the sun rises in the morning the devil also comes out)." [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 8, Page 414, Hadith 22829]
‘‘There are four types of people:
The first is a man to whom Allah granted wealth and knowledge and he practices abstinence, treats relatives well and knows the rights of Allah. He is in the best rank and stage.
The second is a man to whom Allah granted knowledge but he has no wealth. His intention is good and he says, if I had wealth I would act like so and so. This man is with his intention, and both these men are equal in reward.
The third is a man to whom Allah granted wealth but not knowledge. He spends his wealth without knowledge. He is not pious, does not treat his relatives well and does not recognise the rights of Allah in His blessing. This is the worst type.
The fourth is a man to whom Allah has not granted wealth or knowledge, he says, if I had wealth I would act like so and so (the third person). He is with his intention, and both these men are equal in sin.’’ [Jami’ Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 146, Hadith 2332]
لا تصوموا حتى تروا الهلال ، ولا تفطروا حتى تروه ، فإن غم عليكم فاقدروا له
“Do not commence fasting (Ramadan) till you see the new moon, and do not cease fasting (perform Eid) till you see it. But if the weather is cloudy, or there is a smog in the sky (which prevents sighting of the moon), then complete 30 days of the month.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 256]
الشهر تسع وعشرون ليلة ، فلا تصوموا حتى تروه ، فإن غم عليكم فأكملوا العدة ثلاثين
“The month sometimes is of twenty-nine days, but do not fast till you see the moon. But if the weather is cloudy or there is a smog, then complete thirty days of the month.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 256]
According to the Islamic Law (Shari’ah), what the astrologers say or inform is not accepted and is unreliable. Neither the Messenger of Allah, his companions, their followers, nor the pious predecessors followed their utterances, and nor did they act upon them. [Ashi’ah al-Lam’at]
صوموا لرؤيته وأفطروا لرؤيته فإن غم عليكم فأكملوا العدة شعبان ثلاثين
“Commence the fast when you see it (the moon) and cease fasting (perform Eid) when you see it. But if the weather is cloudy, complete thirty days of Sha’ban.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 256]
جاء أعرابي إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال إني رأيت الهلال يعني هلال رمضان، فقال أتشهد أن لا إله إلا الله؟ قال نعم، قال أتشهد أن محمدا رسول الله؟ قال نعم، قال يا بلال، أذن في الناس أن يصوموا غدا
A desert Arab came to the Holy Prophet and said, “I have seen the new moon i.e. the new moon of Ramadan.” He asked, “do you testify that there is no god but Allah?” he said: yes. He then asked: do you testify that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah?” He said, “Yes.” So, the Messenger of Allah said, “O Bilal, announce to the people that they must fast tomorrow.” [Sunan Abi Dawud, Vol. 1, Page 320 and Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Page 148]
It has been proven from the Hadith that a person who is Mastur-ul-Haal i.e. whose being a fasiq is not apparent, then his report or testimony is accepted for the beginning of the month of Ramadan. Stating the words of “Shahadah” (bearing witness) is not a condition. [Ashi’ah al-Lam’at]
When an era is without any Islamic Ruler who suffices the Muslims for their affairs which pertain to the religion, then all the Islamic affairs and rulings shall be referred to the scholars of Islam (the ‘ulama), and in every aspect of their life, Muslims are obliged to consult these ulama. These ulama shall be considered the ‘Islamic rulers’ and the ‘Islamic judges’. Then, if it is impossible for the unanimity of the Muslims to appoint one specific scholar, then the people of each and every district or town shall follow their ‘Ulama. Then, if there are innumerable ‘Ulama in one district, then amongst them the ‘Aalim who has the most knowledge as regards the Islamic rulings, he shall be followed, if they are all equal (in knowledge) then a raffle should be taken (as to draw out the name of the ‘Aalim who shall be appointed as the vice of the Qadhi in that district).