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Aug 23, 2014

5 Questions on the Day of Judgement

Whether we cry or laugh, we are anxious or negligent; the test of the judgement day is a reality and will certainly take place. Regarding this test of judgement day, it is narrated in Tirmidhi Sharif: "Man will not be able to move his feet until he answers the following 5 questions:

1. How did you live your life?

2. How did you spend your youth?

3. Where did you earn your wealth from?

4. Where did you spend it?

5. How far did you act upon your knowledge?”

[Jami' Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 188, Hadith 2424]

Aug 22, 2014

Various Ways Of Crossing The Bridge Of Siraat

Sayyidatuna ‘Ayeshah Siddiqah (Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anha) narrated that the Noble Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has said,

"There is a bridge over Hell which is finer than a strand of hair and sharper than the edge of a sword. Upon it, there are hooks and thorns made of iron which catch hold of those people whom Allah wills. The people will cross the bridge of Siraat in different ways. Some will cross it (very swiftly) like the blink of an eye, some like lightening, some like the wind, some like fast horse and camel riders. The Angels will be reciting (Translation: Oh my Rab, let him pass safely, Oh my Rab, let him pass safely). Some Muslims will be saved, some will be injured and some will fall into the fire of Hell on their faces."

[Musnad Imam Ahmad, Vol. 9, Page 415, Hadith 24847]

Short Ahadeeth Collection - 22 August 2014

Give the good news of #Noor on the Day of Judgement to those who go to the #Masjid in darkness. [#Sunan #AbuDawud, V1, P222, #Hadith 571]

The one confronting #deprivation and #poverty in the world shall be at ease and peace in the hereafter. [Hilyat al-Awliya, #Hadith 14958]

The one who is #affluent and #wealthy in the world shall face deprivation in the hereafter. [Hilyat al-Awliya, V10, P207, #Hadith 14958]

#Whoever carries the #deceased and walks 40 steps, his 40 major sins will be #forgiven. [#Tabarani, Mu'jam al-Awsat, V4, P260, #Hadith 5920]

Taking even one dirham of #interest is worse than committing #fornication thirty six times. (#Daraqutni, Vol. 3, Page 19, #Hadith 2819]

If a person earns #Haram wealth and leaves it behind and dies, this will be a provision of #Hell for him. [#Musnad #Ahmad, #Hadith 3672]

The one who breaks a #promise, Allah, His Angels and all Humans curse him and none of his Fard & Nafil is accepted. [#Bukhari, #Hadith 1870]

#Wise is the one who takes an account of his deeds and prepares himself for #death. [Jami' #Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 207, #Hadith 2467]

Invitation Towards Righteousness Or Deviation

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radi Allahu Anhu) has narrated that the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has said,
"The one inviting [people] towards guidance and righteousness will be given reward equal to the reward of those following that righteousness, and there will be no reduction in the reward of those (following righteousness). The one inviting [people] towards deviation [from true Islamic teachings] will have sin equal to the sin of those following that deviation, and there will be no reduction in the sin of those (following deviation)." [Sahih Muslim, Page 1438, ‪Hadith‬ 2674]

The Prophet’s Complexion

Hasan bin ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: “I enquired to Hind bin Abi Haalah about the noble features of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace). He had often described the noble features of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) in detail. I felt that I should hear from him personally, some of the noble features of the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) so that I could make his description a proof and testimony for myself and also memorise them, and if possible, try to emulate and adopt them. The uncle described the noble features by saying, “He had great qualities and attributes in him, and others also held him in high esteem. His blessed face shone like the full moon. He was slightly taller than a man of middle height, but shorter than a tall person. His blessed head was moderately large. His blessed hair was slightly curled. If his hair became parted naturally in the middle he left it so, otherwise he did not habitually make an effort to part his hair in the middle.”
(Shamail-e-Tirmidhi. p. 13)

An Ignorant Sufi Is A Tool Of The Cursed Shaytan

An Ignorant (so-called) Sufi
is a tool of the Cursed Shaytan!!
The Awliya Allah state that an Ignorant Sufi is a tool of Shaytan. For the same reason, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam said,

"A Faqeeh ('Alim or Doctor of Islamic law) is heavier than a thousand 'Aabids (Worshippers) upon Shaitan". [Tirmidhi, Vol. 2, Page 93]

When an ignorant person worships or tries to tread on the path of Sufism, the Shaitan makes him dance on his finger tips by putting his reins in his mouth, the bridle in the nose and drags him to wherever he desires. The ignorant Sufi thinks that whatever he is doing is correct and excellent.

False Sufis steal the words of the Sufis and present them as their own, and thus trick people with the beautiful teachings, which they are merely imitators of. They do not have true knowledge of that which they are speaking. Many of the great Sufi Shuyookh speak of deceptive false Sufis. These people take the title of "Sufi" because it gives them a certain amount of prestige and power, and they take advantage of those who cannot tell false Sufism from the real thing.

Sayyiduna Junaid Baghdadi Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anho states that his Spiritual Master or Peer-o-Murshid, Sayyiduna Sirri Saqti Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho prayed in the following words:

May Allah first make you a Muhaddith (Scholar of Ahadith) then a Sufi and not firstly a Sufi then a Muhaddith. [Ihya al Uloom, Vol, Page 22]

Imam Ghazali Radi ALLAHu Ta'ala Anho, commenting on this Dua said,

The meaning of Hazrat Sirri Saqti's Dua is that the one who first studies Hadith and Knowledge, then sets foot into Sufism, has indeed succeeded. But, he who wishes to become a Sufi before obtaining knowledge has certainly put himself into total destruction. [Ihya al Uloom, Vol, Page 22]

Aug 16, 2014

Short Ahadeeth Collection - 16 August 2014

#DidYouKnow: The deeds of people are presented in the court of Allah on #Monday & #Thursday. [Shu'ab al-Iman, Vol 3, Page 393, #Hadith 3859]

#DidYouKnow: #Whoever recites #Surah #Waqiah every night will never face destitution. [#Mishkat al-Masabih, Vol. 1, Page 409, #Hadith 2181]

A #calamity descends and then it is encountered by #Dua. Then they continue to fight until the Day of Judgement. [#Mustadrak, #Hadith 1856]

The significance of #Dua in worship is like the significance of salt in food. [Tanbih al-Ghafileen, Page 216, #Hadith 577]

Recite #Salat upon me in abundance, without doubt your recitation of Salat upon me is #forgiveness for your sins. [#Tabarani, #Hadith 1406]

Whoever recites "SubhanAllahi wa bi Hamdihi", a date tree is planted for him in Jannah. [Majma' al-Zawaid, Vol. 10, Page 111, #Hadith 16875]

Glad tidings are for him who finds #Istighfar in abundance in his record of deeds. [#Sunan #IbnMajah, Vol. 4, Page 257, #Hadith 3818]

Whoever would like for his record of deeds to make him happy should increase #Istighfar in it. [Majma' al-Zawaid, V10, P347, #Hadith 17579]

The Method of Becoming Beloved of Allah

It is reported from Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radi Allahu Anhu) that the most Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has stated, "Allah (Azza wa Jal) has said, ‘Whoever adopt enmity towards a Wali [friend] of mine, I declare war on him. Of all of the things through which my servant seeks nearness to me, the Faraid [Obligatory Acts] are most beloved to me. And he continues to gain nearness to me by means of Nawafil (Supererogatory Salah), until I make him my beloved. If he asks of me, I will surely bestow upon him, and if he seeks refuge, I will surely grant him refuge.’"

[Sahih Bukhari, Vol. 4, Page 248, Hadith 6502]

Aug 15, 2014

What Are Deobandis?

Ashraf ‘Ali Thanwi...

During the days that Thanwi was a teacher at Jami’ al-‘Ulum, Kanpur, some women from the town bought sweets for Fatiha. Thanwi’s students ate all the sweets which resulted in a great ruckus. When Thanwi learned of this, he came and addressed everyone:
Brothers! Wahabis live here. Do not bring anything here for Fatiha and Niyaz [Ashraf al-Sawanih, v.1, p.45].
In another place, he says:
If I had Rs.10,000, I would give wages to everyone. Then people would become Wahabi by themselves [al-Ifadat al-Yawmiya, v.5, p.67].

Rashid Ahmad Gangohi

The followers of Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Wahhab are called ‘Wahabi’. His beliefs were excellent [Fatawa Rashidiya, v.1, p.111].

Manzur Sanbhali

The famous Deobandi debater, editor of al-Furqan wrote:
We also say about ourselves in clear words that we are extremely staunch Wahabis [Sawanih Mawlana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhalwi, p.192].
Molwi Muhammad Zakariya

Molwi Sahib! I myself am a bigger Wahabi than you [Sawanih Mawlana Muhammad Yusuf Kandhalwi, p.192].

The Respect Of Holy Prophet Muhammed (Peace And Blessing Of Allah Be Upon Him)

Some people say that because the Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wa sallam was present in front of the companions Radi Allahu anhum, therefore they respected him very much. If we had the opportunity to be present in front of the Messenger of Allah SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam , we would have respected him, but if we do not see him then whom shall we respect.

The answer to this question is that it is not always true that the person being respected should always be present in front of the respecter. It is in Bukhari and Muslim Sharif that Hazrat Abu Ayyub Ansari RadiAllahu Anhu states that the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) has said:

When ever you go to the lavatory (toilet) then never turn your face or your back toward the Kaba.

Hazrat Mullah Ali Qari has written:

To avoid facing the Qiblah or to refrain from turning your backs towards it shows its importance and its respect (Mirqat)

See! The person relieving himself in the toilet, cannot see the Kaba in front of him, still he has been ordered not to face the Kaba because of its respect. Not to see the Holy Kaba and yet not to respect the Kaba is Haraam according Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifa! (Ashatul-Lamaat)

It is in Bukhari and Muslim Sharif that Hazrat Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu Anhu states that the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) has said:

When you pray Namaaz, you should not spit in front.

Hazrat Mullah Ali Qari has concluded:

The prohibition of spitting towards the Qiblah was to indicate and to reveal the respect towards the Kaba. (Mirqat)

It is understood from this Hadith, that if a person is living thousands of miles away from the holy Kaba, he is nevertheless not allowed to spit towards the Qiblah/Kaba

The companion of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam, Hazrat Saib bin Khallah RadiAllahu Anhu has stated:

A person was leading Salaah to a group of Muslims, he spat toward the Qiblah and the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) saw him. When they finished their Salaah, the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) informed the group of Muslims not to pray Salaah behind him. The same person wanted to lead the Salaah again but the people prevented him to do so, and told him what the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) had said to them concerning him. He went to the Messenger SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam and asked about it. The Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) replied, Yes it was me who told them not to pray Salaah behind you.

Hazrat Saib RadiAllahu anhu (narrator of this Hadith) then writes, I think he (The Prophet ) then said to the person You have disturbed me and Allah. (Mishkat  p71)

Therefore, from these Hadith we realise that the thing, which is respected, does not have to be present in front of our eyes. We also get to perceive and to understand that the person who does not respect the blessed and Holy Kaba cannot be an Imam. Thus the person who does not respect the Kaba of the Kaba, Huzur Sayyid-e-Alam SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam, and denies him, then he is even more unworthy to lead the Prayers, as he has disturbed and distressed the Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) without doubt!

Allah says in the divine Qur’an: Surely those who annoy Allah and His messenger- Allah has cursed them in this world as well as in the Hereafter, and He has kept prepared for them a humiliating torment. – (S33/V57)

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By Faqeeh-E-Millat Hazrat Allama Maulana Mufti Jalaluddeen Ahmed Amjadi (Rahmatullahi Ta’ala Alaih)

Aug 8, 2014

Short Ahadeeth Collection - 8 August 2014

Whoever offers 4 Rak’at before #Asr, Allah will make his body Haram for the fire. [#Tabarani, Mu'jam Kabir, Vol. 23, Page 281, #Hadith 611]

#Fasting three days every month is like fasting ceaselessly. [#Sahih #Bukhari, Vol. 1, Page 649, #Hadith 1975]

When a person abandons making #supplication for his #parents, his #sustenance is cut off. [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 16, Page 201, #Hadith 45548]

The #Ajwah date is from #Heaven; it contains cure for poison. [#Sunan #Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 17, #Hadith 2073]

Eating #dates in the morning before eating anything else kills the #worms of the #stomach. [#Suyuti, Jami' Saghir, Page 398, #Hadith 6394]

Hadrat Abu Hurayrah (Radi Allahu Anhu) has stated, "#Dates protect against #appendicitis." [Kanz al-Ummal, Vol. 10, Page 12, #Hadith 28191]

Leaving the #Fard (Salah), the #Salah that is offered at night (Salat al-Layl) is superior. [#Sahih #Muslim, Page 591, #Hadith 1163]

Whoever dies in the state of #fasting, Allah will write fasts in his account up to the Day of Judgement. [#Daylami, V3, P504, #Hadith 5557]

Majestic Balconies In Jannah

It is narrated by Ameer al-Mu'mineen Sayyiduna 'Ali al-Murtada (Radi Allahu Anhu) that the Guide to the Path of Salvation, the Beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) has stated, "There are balconies in Jannah, the inside of which can be seen from the outside, and the outside of which can be seen from the inside."
A Bedouin asked, "Ya RasoolAllah (SallAllahu Alayka wa Sallam)! Who are these for?"

The Noble Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) replied, "These are for the one who speaks softly, gives food to others, keeps consecutive fasts, and wakes up during the night to offer Salah for Allah (Azza wa Jal) when people are asleep."

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Jaami' Tirmidhi, Vol. 4, Page 237, Hadith 2535
Shu'ab al-Iman, Vol. 3, Page 404, Hadith 3892

Aug 7, 2014

Timeline of Aala Hazrat Alaihi Rahma


Birth: 10th Shawwal 1272 / 14th June 1856

4 Years: First completion of Qur'an recitation

5 Years: First speech in Rabi al-Awwal

12 Years: First Work in Arabic

13 Years: Graduation (13 Years, 10 months and 5 days) + Begins to Teach and Issue Legal Edicts Under Supervision

19 Years: Marriage

20 Years: Birth of Eldest Son: Mawlana Hamid Raza Khan

21 Years: Permission to Issue Legal Edicts Independently

22 Years: Tariqah - Initiation and Permission to Initiate (Ba'yat/Khilafat) + First Urdu Work

23 Years: First Hajj and Visit to the Two Sanctuaries + Ijazah in Hadith from Shaykh Ahmed Zayni Dahlan al-Makki, Shaykh Abd ar-Rahman al-Siraj and Shaykh Husayn Salih Jamal al-Layl (Alayhim ar-Rahmah)

26 Years: First Persian Work

35 Years: Subhan as-Subbuh

38 Years: Birth of Second Son: Mawlana Mustafa Raza Khan

39 Years: Attends the Inaugural Session of Nadwatul Ulama in Kanpur

41 Years: Al-Fadl al-Mawhibi

43 Years: Dissociation from the Nadwah Movement

45 Years: Refutation of Qadiyani False Prophet + Refutation of Nadwah: Fatawa Al-Haramayn

46 Years: Hailed as Mujaddid/Reviver of the age by Indian Scholars

48 Years: Al-Mustanad Al-Mu'tamad

50 Years: Establishment of the School Manzar-e-Islam in Bareilly + Begins Compilation of Fatawa ar-Ridawiyyah

51 Years: Second Hajj and Visit to the Two Sanctuaries

52 Years: Ijazah of Hadith Given to Scholars in Makkah and Madinah + Attestions on his Fatwa and Husam al-Haramayn + Al-Dawlatul Makkiyyah and Endorsements + Return From Hajj

53 Years: Collection of Poetry Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish in 2 Volumes

54 Years: Jadd al-Mumtar, A gloss on Radd al-Muhtar in 5 Volumes + Tamheed-e-Iman

58 Years: Translation of the Qur'an: Kanzul Iman

62 Years: Refusal to Attend a British Court and Exemption

64 Years: Establishment of Organization: Raza-e-Mustafa

66 Years: Refutation of Albert Porta’s Doomsday Prediction

67 Years: Illness and relocation to Nainital in Ramadan

68 Years: Passing Away on 25th Safar 1340 / 28th October 1921

Note: Imam Ahmad Raza’s age according to the lunar calendar is 68 years and the solar calendar is 65 years. Age computed above is according to the lunar calendar.

Aala Hazrat Se Aqeedat Kijiye

Sunniyo Saamaan E Rahmat Kijiye
Aala Hazrat Se Aqeedat Kijiye

Fazl E Haq Ishq E Nabi Gar Chaahiye
Aala Hazrat Aala Hazrat Kijiye

Hain Minaar E Sunniyat Ahmad Raza,
Unke Dushman Se Adaawat Kijiye

Mehfilo Mei Naam Unka Cheriye,
Jaan E Dushman Par Qiyaamat Kijiye

Bil-yaqeen Hoga Salaamat Tera Deen
Mufti E A'zam Se Ulfat Kijiye

Azmatein Ahmad Raza Dil Mei Rakhu
Mustafa Se Yuhi Nisbat Kijiye

Unke Qadmo Se Lagaalo Apna Sar,
Aysi Unchi Apni Qismat Kijiye

Ghawth O Khawaja Ke Dulaare Hai Raza,
Urs Unka Ahl E Sunnat Kijiye

Deo Ke Banday Phir Rahe Hai Har Gali,
Jab Milay Unki Hajaamat Kijiye

Najd Se Aaye Agar Najdi Koi,
Unki Jhooto Se Ziyaafat Kijiye

Ay Mujaddid Ay Imam Ahmad Raza
Kuch To Haadi Par Inaayat Kijiye.

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Penned By: Shaykh Abdul Haadi Qadri Ridawi [South Africa]

Aug 2, 2014

True Anecdotes - The King of Yemen

It’s been recorded in Hujjatullahi ala al-Alameen and Taarikh Ibn Asaakir that 1,000 years before the arrival of the Holy Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam, the King of Yemen (Tabaa Awwal Hamīri) assembled 12,000 of his scholars and officials, 132,000 horsemen, and 113,000 foot soldiers to accompany him on a tour of his kingdom. During this expedition, they arrived in the city of Makkah and were surprised to find none of its residents interested in coming out to salute them. When the king enquired from his officials as to the reason for this, his prime-minister responded,

“There’s a structure in this city called ‘the House of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta'ala’ which people from all over – way more than this army, in fact – come to pay their respects towards and to the city’s residents. Why then would they concern themselves with this measly procession?”

The king became infuriated upon hearing this and swore,

“I’ll tear that structure down and have all of these people killed!”

He then suddenly found blood emerging from his eyes, nose and mouth (along with a liquid so horrendous in smell that no-one in his company could bear sitting next to him). After seeking help from his numerous doctors to cure this condition of his (all to no avail), one of his priests finally stepped forward and said,

“O King! This sickness is from the Heavens, while we possess cures only from the Earth. The only way to rid yourself of it is to seek forgiveness for any bad intention you may have had recently.”

So, the king repented from his earlier plans against the Kaaba and the Makkans and immediately found his condition return to its normal state again! Unable to contain his happiness, he then ordered for a silk covering to be prepared and draped over the Kaaba, before presenting every resident of the city with wealth and some silk clothing.

The army then proceeded to Madinah al-Munawwarah. Upon their arrival, those that were scholars of the Heavenly Books examined its sand, stones and landscape and immediately recognized the area to be the future residence of the Final Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam. For this reason, they turned to their king and said,

“We’d rather die than leave this city! Should fortune favour us, the Final Messenger will one day arrive and bless us with his companionship. Otherwise, the sand from his feet will surely land on our graves, and this will be sufficient for our salvation.”

So, the king built 400 houses for them in the city, and in the region of his chief-priest’s residence, he constructed a few houses better than the others (intending that when the Holy Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam did arrive, he’d choose to stay in one of them). After then giving them enough money to begin their new lives, the king gave a letter to his main priest with the following instruction,

“Give this to the Prophet if you see him in your lifetime. If not, keep it in your family until he arrives.”

This letter passed from generation to generation in the priest’s family (for 1,000 years) until it finally came into the hands of the famous Companion, Hadrat Abu Ayyub al-Ansaari Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu (who requested his servant, Abu Layla, to safeguard it). Written in it was the following,

‘From the most insignificant creation, Tabaa Awwal Hamīri, to the Intercessor of Sinners & Leader of Prophets Alaihim as-Salam, Muhammadur-Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam. O Beloved of Allah SallAllaho Alaika wa Sallam, I bring faith upon you, the book which will be revealed to you, and the religion that you will propagate. Should I see you in my lifetime, it would only be my good fortune. Otherwise, I ask that you intercede for me and do not forsake me. I’m from your first Ummah and also pledge allegiance (بيعة) to you. I hereby testify that Allah is One and that you are his true Messenger SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam.’

When the Prophet neared Madinah al-Munawwarah at the end of his migration, its residents were so ecstatic to meet him that they came out in large numbers, decorating and tidying their homes and streets, all with the intention of having the blessed Messenger choose to stay with them over everyone else.

Since he did not want to show favour to one family over another, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah entered the city and said,

“Leave the nose-string of my camel and let it to walk freely. Wherever it stops, I’ll stay there.”

In this way, the camel roamed for a short while until it finally stopped outside the house of Hadrat Abu Ayyub al-Ansaari Radi Allahu Ta'ala Anhu (who was, incidentally, staying in the very same residence built by the King of Yemen 1,000 years earlier!). When his servant, Abu Layla, presented himself before the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam, Rasoolullah SallAllao Alaihi wa Sallam noticed him and said,

“You’re Abu Layla; I’m the Messenger of Allah. Give me the King’s letter.”

Rasoolullah was then presented with the letter; and after reading it, he said in reply,

“I congratulate the virtuous brother Tabaa.” [Mizaan al-Adyaan, Page 171]

Lesson: The Holy Messenger was praised even before his birth… and the people who praised him even received honour for their praise! How then can we, who are in the Ummah of the Beloved Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam, not be shown any favour by him?! We also come to know the Prophet is aware of the past, and that cleaning and decorating buildings on the arrival of esteemed personalities is not a bad practice. In fact, it is the practice of the Sahabah al-Kiram Alaihim ar-Ridwan.

Extracted from
Stories Of The Prophets (Partial Translation of Sacchi Hikayaat)


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