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Mar 18, 2015

Kaabe Ke Badr ud-Dujaa, Tum Pe Karoroñ Durood + English Translation

Kaabe Key Badr ud-Dujaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood,
Taibah Key Shams ud-Duha, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood,
The full moon of the Ka’abah, billions of blessings be upon you!
The mid-day sun of Taibah, billions of blessings be upon you!

Shafa e Rozey Jaza, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood,
Dafa e Jumlah Balaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood,
The Intercessor on the day of Judgement, billions of blessings be upon you!
The Repeller of all misfortunes, billions of blessings be upon you!

Jaan o Dil e Asfiyaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood,
Aab o Gil e Ambiyaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood,
The heart and soul of the pious, billions of blessings be upon you!
The essence of the Prophets, billions of blessings be upon you!

Aur Koyi Ghaib Kia Tum Se NehaaN Ho Bhalaa,
Jab Na Khuda Hee Chhupaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood,
What other hidden matter can remain concealed from you?
When the Almighty did not hide from you, billions of blessings be upon you!

Dil Karo Thanda Meraa, Voh Kaf e Paa Chand Saa,
Seeney Peh Rakh Do Zara, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood
Give solace to my heart, with the foot sole that shines like the moon,
Place it on my chest a while, billions of blessings be upon you!

Zaat Huyi Intekhaab, Wasf Huey La-Jawaab,
Naam Hua Mustafa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
You became the Elect One, with traits unmatched by anyone,
You were named the Chosen One, billions of blessings be upon you!

Tum Ho Hafeez o Mughees, Kya Hai Voh Dushman Khabees,
Tum Ho Phir Khawf Kya, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
You are the protector and aide, and naught is that enemy vile!
Why should I fear, for you are mine; billions of blessings be upon you!

Taibah Ke Maah e Tamaam, Jumlah Rusul Ke Imaam,
Naushah e Mulk e Khuda, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
The resplendent full moon of Taibah, the prayer leader of all the Messengers!
The groom of the Almighty’s kingdom; billions of blessings be upon you!

Khalq Ke Haakim Ho Tum, Rizq Ke Qaasim Ho Tum,
Tum Se Mila Jo Mila, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
The ruler of the creation, it is you; the distributor of provisions, it is you!
All what I got, is only from you; billions of blessings be upon you!

Ek Taraf Aadaa e Deen, Ek Taraf Hasedeen,
Bandah Hai Tanha Shaha, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
On one side are the enemies of religion, and the envious on the other,
The slave is all alone, O master; billions of blessings be upon you!

Kyun Kahoon Bekas Hun Main, Kyun Kahoon Bebas Hun Mein
Tum Ho Mein Tum Pey Fidaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
Why should I say “I am powerless” or why should I say “I am helpless”?
You are mine, may I be sacrificed upon you; billions of blessings be upon you!

Gandey Nikammey Kameen, Mehengey HoN Kawdi Ke Teen,
Kaun Hamein Paalta, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
Dirty, useless and lowly– even at dime a dozen we would be costly!
Who would have raised us? Billions of blessings be upon you!

Aison Ko Ne’mat Khilaao, Doodh Ke Sharbat Pilaao,
Aiso Ko Aisee Gizaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
To such you give bounties to eat, and the sweet drinks of milk!
For such, is such excellent food; billions of blessings be upon you!

Apne Khatawaaron Ko Apney Hi Daaman Me Lo,
Kaun Karey Yeh Bhala, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
You give your shelter to those who have disobeyed you!
Who would do such a favor? Billions of blessings be upon you!

Kar Key Tumhaare Gunaah, MaangeiN Tumhaari Panaah,
Tum Kaho Daaman Me Aa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
We request your refuge, despite committing sins against you,
Whilst you proclaim, “Come into my fold”; billions of blessings be upon you!

Kar Do Aduww Ko Tabaah, HasidoN Ko Ru Ba-Raah,
Ahle Wilaa Ka Bhalaa, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
Destroy the enemies, and guide the envious ones,
And make the friends prosper; billions of blessings be upon you!

Hum Ne Khata Mein Na Ki, Tum Ne Ata Me Na Ki,
Koi Kamee Sarwara, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
We, in the matter of erring - whilst you, in the matter of giving;
Never made any reduction; billions of blessings be upon you!

Aankh Ata Keejiye, Us Me Ziyaa Deejiye,
Jalwa Qareeb Aa Gaya, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
Give me the eyesight, and increase its light!
For the spectacle has come near; billions of blessings be upon you!

Kaam Voh Le Leejiye, Tum Ko Jo Raazi Karey,
Theek Ho Naam e “Raza”, Tum Peh KarodoN Darood.
Extract from me the good work, such that pleases you!
May the name “Raza” befit me; billions of blessings be upon you!

Billions Of Blessings And Peace Be Upon The Holy Prophet, His Noble Companions, His Noble Progeny, And All Those Who Rightly Follow Him, Until The Last Day.

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Penned By the “Hassaan” of Hind, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan al-Qadri
(may Allah shower mercy upon him)

English Translation by Maulana Āqib al-Qadri

Mar 17, 2015

Love For The Less Fortunate

Always make Shukr (be grateful) for whatever Almighty Allah has given you, and don’t ever forget those who are less fortunate than you. Never look down on the poor, the orphan and the needy, but look at them with the sight of love and compassion. This is what our Nabi Sall Allahu alaihi wa Sallam taught us. Today, there are so many people who are proud of their financial status and hence look down on those who are less fortunate. This is not the sign of a true Believer.

The Beloved Rasool Sall Allahu alaihi wa Sallam said, "I looked into Jannah and saw that the majority of the people in it were the poor, and I looked into Jahannam and I found that the majority of the people in it were women." [Bukhari Shareef]

When we assist the needy, the orphan and the less fortunate, we should not do it for name and fame or to try and portray how generous we are, but we should do it for the pleasure of Allah and His Rasool Sall Allahu alaihi wa Sallam. It is mentioned about Hazrat Imam Zainul Aabideen Radi Allahu anhu that he would discreetly send money to the poor people living in Madinah Shareef and none of them knew that the money was coming from him. The only time this became known to them, was after his Wisaal. [Tareekh ul Khulafa]

We should learn from the truly pious and look at how they strived to assist the less fortunate, especially children who were in need. Hazrat Sirri Saqti radi Allahi anhu says, “I once saw Hazrat Ma’roof Karghi radi Allahu anhu gathering dates on the day of Eid, so I stopped and asked the reason for this. He said, 'That young boy is crying because all the other children have new clothes and he has nothing new on Eid day. I thus, decided to collect some dates, sell them and then buy something for him, so that he is kept busy playing and does not feel uncomfortable on the day of Eid.” Hazrat Sirri Saqti radi Allahu anhu says, “I said, Huzoor there is no need for you to do this, I will make sure he gets something on Eid. I then took the boy with me and bought him a new set of clothes. After I did this, a Noor (light) entered my heart, which brought me great pleasure and my condition became very different (i.e. special)”
[Masaalikus Saalikeen vol.1 pg 287]

When last have you gone out of your way to assist someone in need or someone less fortunate than you, with true sincerity and compassion? Love the poor, the orphan and the less fortunate as Nabi Sall Allahu alaihi wa Sallam loved them.

sag e Mufti e Azam
Muhammad Afthab Cassim Qaadiri Razvi Noori

Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre, Durban, South Africa

Mar 13, 2015

Attaining Closeness To Almighty Allah

Food For Thought

Every true believer longs to attain closeness to Almighty Allah. This however, cannot be attained by simply longing without making true effort and having full faith in the Mercy of Allah. If a person wishes to attain closeness to Allah, he should try to fulfil his Obligations in the Court of Allah, and most importantly he should truly love the Beloved Rasool (Sall Allahu alaihi wasallam). Nowadays, we speak about wanting to become close to our Creator, but sadly many of us are so lost and drowned in the Duniya and the materialistic vices of this Duniya, that we are unable to take the first true step towards Spiritual Excellence. If we carefully observe and examine the lives and the wise words of the true and pious servants of Allah, we will learn that this is not an easy path, but it is one which a servant attains by the Grace and Mercy of Allah. I would like to present two incidents related to two Great Sufis and Imams of Spiritualism in their Eras, so that we may better understand the meaning of ‘Attaining Closeness to Allah’. I pray that after reading both these blessed incidents, each one of us will attempt to reflect on our lives this far and think about what it is that we really should be doing.

🌹Hazrat Ibrahim bin Adham (radi Allahu anhu) once asked a person, “Do you wish to become a pious servant of Allah?" He said, “Yes (I do)”. He said, ‘Do not attach yourself to anything from this world or the hereafter, and keep yourself totally free for Allah, and do not only turn towards Allah (i.e. the remembrance of Allah) with your face, but turn your entire existence towards Allah (i.e. Allah's remembrance), so that He may place His Special attention upon you, and so that He may make you His Friend (i.e. His Beloved).”

🌹In the time of Hazrat Zun’noon Misri (radi Allahu anhu) there was a very competent pious Tabeeb (Physician). Throngs of men and women alike would visit him in their illness, and he would diagnose (their illness) and prescribe excellent medicine for their illnesses. Hence, the people were very pleased with his treatment. Once, Hazrat Zun’noon Misri (radi Allahu anhu) consulted with him, and asked, ‘Do you also have a treatment for sinning (i.e. To stop sinning)?’ The Tabeeb (remained silent for a while) and then said, ‘If I give you the treatment (i.e. the prescription) for this purpose, will you be able to understand it?’ Hazrat Zun’noon replied, ‘In Sha Allah, I will try to understand it.’ So, the Tabeeb said, ‘To treat the (disease) of sinning, you will first need to gather a few ingredients, so listen to the details carefully. (You will require): The Seeds of Sabr (Patience); the leaves of Gratitude (Shukr); the peels (wrappings) of humility and politeness; the oil of awe (True Fear); and the concentrate of love, warmth and truthfulness. You must then put all of this into the Vessel of Shariat, and underneath it you should burn the fire of true longing, slowly stirring it with the ladle of Brilliance, until the effervescence of wisdom comes to the surface. Now move this out by the cleansing of your thoughts. When this becomes nice and pure, pour it into the goblet of Remembrance (Zikr), and strain it with the filter of pleasure. Thereafter dilute it in shame, repentance and (reflection on your deeds), and drink it whilst sitting in complete seclusion. Thereafter, rinse with the water of faithfulness, and always perform the Miswaak (i.e. cleansing) of fear and hunger. Also (remember to) partake in the fruits of contentment; and in order to keep the face clean (and glowing), wear the stole of abstention from any other than Allah. If one does this, In Sha Allah, the disease of sinning will fade away, and you will attain closeness to Almighty Allah.

Subhaan'Allah! Subhaan'Allah! Subhaan'Allah!

Now Look at the level of piety and Ruhaniyat of these blessed personalities and now look at those who only claim piety for the sake of worldly name and fame!

sag e Mufti e Azam
Muhammad Afthab Cassim Qaadiri Razvi Noori

Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre, Durban, South Africa

Mar 12, 2015

Dream Fortune

In the present day and age, almost every person is lost in the materialistic world, seeking out his ‘Dream Fortune’. Our ambition has become finance, and our love for the wealth of this Duniya is destroying us, like it destroyed many nations before us. Today, people even compromise their Imaan (Allah Forbid) for the sake of financial gain and to attain worldly name and fame. Do such people have no shame? Do we not fear Allah? Do we have no shame in the Court of Rasoolullah ﷺ? We are so lost in trying to make millions that we have forgotten that sustenance comes from Allah! Have we forgotten that Allah is the True Provider! Have we forgotten that you will only get what is due to you?

We should try to understand and realise, that it is all about ‘Yaqeen’ (having true conviction). If a Believer keeps faith in Allah and is sincere in his efforts to please Allah and His Rasool (Sall Allahu Alaihi wa Sallam), he will In’sha Allah always receive his sustenance. Allah will provide for him from where he could not imagine. We must learn to have trust in Allah and understand that Allah provides for us. He is Raz’zaaq. A Beautiful Incident with regards to trust in Allah comes to mind. Let me share with you this beautiful incident that teaches us that the sustenance of those who have full trust and Faith in Allah reaches them from where they cannot even imagine. It is mentioned that once, Shaykh Abu Ya’qub Basri (Rahmatullah alaih) remained without food in the Holy Haram for ten days (consecutively). He started to experience symptoms of debility. In this condition, a thought entered his heart that it would seem advisable to go out towards the wastelands, as there was possibility of finding something there which will be sufficient to eradicate the intense hunger. When he reached the wastelands, he found a turnip which was already rotten. He picked up the turnip, but from within he felt uncomfortable and unclear. His heart said to him, ‘After suffering from hunger for ten days, is a rotten turnip all that is meant for you?’ He threw away the turnip and returned to the Masjid-e-Haraam. After a short while, a person entered the Haram and approached the Shaykh. He sat in front of the Shaykh and began opening a bag. Whilst doing so, the person said, ‘Here are five hundred Ashrafis (gold coins), and they belong to you.’ Astonished, the Shaykh said, ‘Why is it for me?’ The man answered, ‘Ten days ago, I was travelling by sea and it was near that our ship would sink. All those on board took vows, each making an intention which could save his life. I too took a vow, that if we were saved from drowning, I would go to the Holy Kaaba and hand these five hundred Ashrafis to the first attendant whom I see on entering the Haram. Hence, you are the first person whom I saw when I entered the Holy Haram, so please accept this from me.’ The Shaykh requested the man to open the bag. When the man opened the bag, they found it also contained, bread, peeled Egyptian Almonds and sugar candy. The Shaykh took a handful of these items and said, ‘Take whatever else is in this bag and share it with your family. It is a gift from me.’ Shaykh Abu Ya’qub Basri (Rahmatullah Alaih) then says, I addressed myself and said: “O Nafs! Your Rozi (sustenance) was on its way you for the past ten days, yet you went out into the wastelands in search of it.” This does not mean that you should sit around lazily, waiting for your sustenance to come to you, but what it really means is that you should fulfil your obligations to Allah and strive for Halaal sustenance to the best of your ability, without compromising your faith, and undoubtedly, your sustenance will come to you. How about each of us ask ourselves this question, ‘What don’t we do for financial gain?’

Jummah Mubaarak

Reminder: Continue Dua e Shifa for Maulana Qari Turab Ali (Durban).

sag e Mufti e Azam
Muhammad Afthab Cassim Qaadiri Razvi Noori

Imam Mustafa Raza Research Centre, Durban, South Africa

Mar 11, 2015

Burden of Three Pence

AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) was asked a question about a (supposed) man called Zaid who delayed in paying a debt and made lame excuses without any valid reason. AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) answered:

"Zaid is a sinner, corrupt, an oppressor, a liar and liable for punishment, what else does he want to be called! If he dies without paying the debt he will have to give the creditors his good deeds. He will have to give 700 Salah with Jama’at for approximately 3 paisas (that he owes). If he runs out of good deeds he will have to carry the burden of their (the creditors) sins and will be thrown into the fire of Hell. This is justice, and Allah does not forgive the rights of others until the one whose right was violated forgives. The debtor must have mercy on himself and become free of the burden of debt. He should not consider his death far from him; he would not be able to bear the torment of fire." [Fatawa Razawiyyah, Vol. 25, Page 69]

Mar 10, 2015

The Sawab of Charity Daily

If someone borrowed money from you and did not pay back within the agreed period of time, you should not get disappointed. You will get a daily Sawab of donating that amount of money as charity (Sadaqah) in sha Allah.

Once, someone said to AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah), "I have given some debt to a person but he does not return." AlaHazrat (Alayhir Rahmah) said, "In the present era, it is unlikely to recover debt from someone; people owe me 1,400 rupees! While giving them debt, I made up my mind that if they paid back, it would be all right, otherwise, I would not ask them to return. To date, none of them returned even a single penny. I do not forgive such debt. Its reason is that a hadith states:

'If a person lent money to someone and the agreed date of return passes, he gets a daily Sawab (reward) of donating the amount of debt as charity.' [Majma’ az-Zawaid, Vol. 4, Page 242, Hadith 6676]

This is why I gave the money as a debt instead of a gift! Otherwise, how would I be able to donate 1,400 rupees daily?” [Al-Malfuz, Vol. 1, Page 40]

Mar 9, 2015

Lam Yaati Nazeeruka Fii Nazarin + English Translation

The One And Only Poem In Praise Of The Holy Prophet, Written In 4 Languages
By the “Hassaan” of Hind, Imam Ahmed Raza Khan alQadri (may Allah shower mercy upon him)
English Translation by Aqib alQadri
Lam Yaati NazeeruKa fee Nazarin; Mislay To Na Shud Paida Jaana
Jag Raaj Ko Taaj Toray Sar So; hai Tujh Ko Shahay Do Saraa Jana

Never will anyone see someone like you; no one was ever born, with a status like you!
The crown of ruling the world befits only you; the king of both worlds, we acknowledge is you!
alBahro Ala WalMowjo Tagha; Man Baykas O Tufaa(n) Hosh Ruba
Manjdhaar Me Hu Bigdee Hai Hawa; Mori Nayya Paar Laga Jaana

The sea is high and the waves are rebellious; I am weak while the storm numbs the senses!
I am caught in a fast current, with a wind that opposes; steer my ship to success!
Ya Shamsu NazarTi ilaa Layli; Chuba Taibah Rasi Arzay Bokuni
Tori Jot Ki Jhal Jhal Jag Me Rachi; Meri Shab Nay Na Din Hona Jaana

O Sun, you have observed my night; when you reach Taibah, relate my plight!
With your radiance, the whole world is alight; but my darkness has seen no daylight!
Laka Badrun Fil Wajhil Ajmal; Khat Haala E Mah Zulf Abr E Ajal
Toray Chandan Chandr Paro Kundal; Rahmat Ki Bharan Barsa Jaana

The full moon rises in your face, most handsome; the beard is a halo, the tresses rain-clouds, heavy!
Your sandalwood hued, moon like face shows the signs; so now let fall the torrents of mercy!
Ana Fi Atashin Wa Sakhaka Atam; Aye Gaysu-Ay Paak Aye Abr E Karam
Barsan Haaray Ram Jham Ram Jham; Do Buund Idhar Bhi Giraa Jaana

I am thirsty and utmost is your generosity; O the sacred hair-locks, O the clouds of mercy!
Your rain falls in a steady drizzle, all over; so let a few drops also fall on me!
Ya kaafilati Zidi Ajalak; Rahme Bar Hasrate Tishna Labak
Mora Jiyara Larje Darak Darak; Taibah Se Abhi Na
Suna Jaana

O my caravan, lengthen your staying; have mercy upon the thirsty lips’ longing!
My heart beats fast, trembling; from Taibah so quickly do not announce the parting!
Waahan Li Saweeaatin Zahabat; Aa(n) Ahde Huzure Baargahat
Jab Yaad Aavat Mohe Kar Na Parat; Darda Wo Madine Ka Jaana!

Alas those moments have passed; in the Prophet’s court the fleeting time spent!
When I recall I just cannot forget; how uncaringly, to his city I went!
Al Qalbu Shaji(n)v Wal Hammu Shajun; Dil Zar Chuna(n) Ja(n) Zer Chunu(n)
Pati Apni Bipat Mai Ka Se Kahu; Mera Kaun Hai Tere Siwa Jaana

My heart is hurt and my sorrows are countless; my heart is distressed and my soul is dejected!
O master, to whom shall I relate my grief; who else do I have save you, O Beloved!
Ar Ruhu Fidaa-Ka Fazid Harka; Yak Shole Digar Barzan Ishka
Mora Tan Man Dhan Sab Phook Diya; Ye Jaan Bhi Pyare Jalaa Jaana

May my soul be sacrificed for you, increase the fire; add yet another ember atop my desire!
You have burnt body, heart and wealth; so now, also finish my life with fire!
Bas Khaama E Khaam Navaa E ‘Raza’ Na Ye Tarz Meri Na Ye Rang Mera
Irshaad E Ahibba Naatik Tha Nachar Is Raah Padaa Jaana

The poem of ‘Raza’ is crude, unskilled; this is not my hue nor is this my method,
The directive of friends prodded me thus; compelled, this is the path I had to tread!
Countless Blessings And Peace Be Upon The Holy Prophet, His Noble Companions, His Noble Progeny, And All Those Who Rightly Follow Him, Until The Last Day.

Mar 3, 2015

Karlo Maqbool Ya RasoolAllah + English Translation


karlo maqbool Ya Rasool Allah

yeh meri iltijaa Rasool Allah

Accept this plea of mine,o Rasool Allah

Grant this appeal of mine, Rasool Allah

Baanie majlis mubarak ko

Dijiyay behtar silaa Rasool Allah

Give the hosts of this blessed gathering

A better reward, o Rasool Allah

Jitnay Sunni shareek majlis hain

Sab pe kar do ataa Rasool Allah

All those Sunnis in attendance

Bless them all, Rasool Allah

Aapke aastaan kay banday hain

bakhshdo har khataa Rasool Allah

These are beggars of your court

Forgive all their sins, Rasool Allah

Har museebat main kijiyay imdaad

Jab pukaarain ke,Ya Rasool Allah

Help them in all their hardships

Whenevert hey call upon you, Rasool Allah

Usski foran muraad bhar aayee

Jisnay dil say kaha Rasool Allah

The wish is granted immediately

Whoever calls upon you from the heart, Rasool Allah

Qabr main Hashr o nashr o meezan main

Har alam say bachaa Rasool Allah

In the grave, day of judgement ,and the scales

Protect from all the hardships, Rasool Allah

Khuld main apnay saath lay lena

Apnay bandon ko Ya Rasool Allah

Keep your servants with you

In the eternal abode, Rasool Allah

Tere banday lagain baithain hain

Tera hi aasra Rasool Allah

Your servants depend on you

rely on you, Rasool Allah

Peero Murshid mere janab Raza

Unpe saaya tera Rasool Allah

My Peer o Murshid Huzoor Alahadrat Azeemulbarakat

Is under your blessed covering, Rasool Allah

Unki aulaad sab phoolay phallay

Hashr tak daaimaa Rasool Allah

May his progeny be blessed

Forever till the last day, Rasool Allah

Hammido Mustafa Raza kay phool

Mehkain taa hashr Ya Rasool Allah

May the two flowers of Alahadrat Azeemulbarakat

Huzoor Haamid Raza Qibla and Huzur Mufti e Azam Hind Qibla

Emit their fragrance till the last day, Rasool Allah

Unki aulaad ka qayamat tak

Rahay gulshan harra Rasool Allah

May this garden of their children

Stay evergreen blooming, Rasool Allah

Unnke aadaa pay rakh unhain ghaalib

Aur izzat barhaa Rasool Allah

Make them dominant and victorious over their enemies

Blesst hem with even more honour, Rasool Allah

Unnke aadaa pay qahr ki baarish

Taa abad daaima Rasool Allah

May the storms of wrath be upon their enemies

Forever and ever, Rasool Allah

Shaado aabaad un ke dost rahain

Phallain phoolain sada Rasool Allah

May their friends be happy, flourish and

be full of life ,Rasool Allah

Naichri kaandhwi wahaabi say

Sunniyon ko bachaa Rasool Allah

From the naichrees the kaandhwees and the wahaabies

Save the Sunnis, Rasool Allah

Sab mareezane Ahle Sunnat ko

Deydo kaamil shifa Rasool Allah

All those from the Ahle sunnat who are ill

give them complete shifaa, Rasool Allah

Ahlesunnat ke Natwaanon ko

Kardo Taaqat ataa Rasool Allah

Those weak amongst us

Give them strength, Rasool Allah

Har jaggah mere walidain pay ho

Rehmo Fazal aap ka Rasool Allah

May your mercy and favour be upon

My parents everywhere, Rasool Allah

Mere ahlo ayaal par rehmat

Aapki daaimaa Rasool Allah

May your Blessings be upon

my family and friends always, Rasool Allah

Karain Ahmad Hameed aur Hamaad

Hamdteri sadaa Rasool Allah

May Ahmad ,Hameed and Hamaad

Always sing your praises, Rasool Allah

Umer o ilm o amal dawaami aaish

Unko kijiyay ataa Rasool Allah

Grant them knowledge ,acting upon it,

everlasting peace and harmony, Rasool Allah

Ranj o gham ki na dekhain shakl kabhi

Teri Rahmat se Yaa Rasool Allah

May they see, no difficulties and calamities

with your Mercy o Rasool Allah

Mere ahbaab par bhi fazal rahay

Har gharri aapka Rasool Allah

May my companions be blessed also

always,Rasool Allah

Ghouthe Azam ka waasta ho qubool

Meri har iltija Rasool Allah

For the sake of Huzur Ghouth e Azam

Accept my plea, Rasool Allah

Apnay banday JAMMEL RADAWI ko

khaas bandah banaa Rasool Allah

Make your servant JAMEEL RADAWI

special Rasool Allah

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Taken from Qabalae Bakhshish

Translated by Faqeer Mohammed Shakeel Ridawi

Follow the Sunnah | Wearing the Turban (Imamah Sharif)

To tie (wear) the Imamah (Turban) is Sunnah, especially during Salah, since the reward for the Salah that is read whilst wearing a turban is much more. A few Ahadith are being presented here regarding the virtues and excellence of wearing the turban:

1. Two Rak’ats of Salah performed whilst wearing an Imamah are better than offering Seventy Rak’ats without wearing Imamah. [Daylami, Firdaus bima’ Saur al-Khattab, Vol. 2, Page 265, Hadith 3233]

2. Adopt the tying (wearing) of the Imaama (Turban), for it is the sign of the Angels, and allow it (i.e. the Shimlah) to hang at the back. [Shu'ab al-Iman, Vol. 5, Page 176, Hadith 6262]

3. The distinction between us and the mushriks (polytheists) is that our turbans are worn (tied) on (top of our) hats. [Tirmidhi, Vol. 3, Page 305, Hadith 1791]

4. Wearing an Imamah over a headgear is the difference between us and the Mushrikin [Idol-worshippers]. For every fold of the Imamah that a Muslim wraps around his head, he will be given one Noor on the Day of Judgement. [Suyuti, Al-Jami’ as-Saghir, Page 353, Hadith 5725]

5. My nation will remain steadfast on truth as long as they tie turbans on hats. [Daylami, Musnad Al-Firdows, Vol. 3, Page88, Hadith 4247]

6. Indeed Allah sent Angels wearing these turbans to support me in (the battles of) Badar and Hunayn. Verily, turbans differentiate between Kufr (infidelity) and Iman (faith). [Bayhaqi, Sunan al-Kubra, Vol. 10, Page 14, Hadith 18163]

7. Imamahs are the crowns of the Arabs, so wear the Imamah and your honour will augment. Whoever wears an Imamah; he gains one virtue for every fold . [Jam’ al-Jawami', Vol. 5, Page 202, Hadith 14536]

8. Tie the turban, your tolerance will increase. [Al-Mustadrak ala al-Sahihayn lil-Hakim, Vol. 5, Page 272, Hadith 7488]

9. Offering Salah whilst wearing an Imamah is equivalent to 10,000 virtues. [Daylami, Firdaus bima’ Saur al-Khattab, Vol. 2, Page 406, Hadith 3805]

10. Indeed, Allah and His angels send Salat upon those who wear Imamah (turban) on Friday. [Majma’ al-Zawaid, Vol. 2, Page 394, Hadith 3075]

11. One Salat al-Jumu’ah performed whilst wearing an Imamah is equivalent to 70 without it. [Ibn Asakir, Tarikh Madinah Dimishq, Vol. 37, Page 355]

12. AlaHadrat Mawlana Shah Imam Ahmad Rida Khan (Alayhir Rahmah) has stated:

“The grandson of Sayyiduna Umar Farooq-e-Azam (Radi Allahu Anhu), Sayyiduna Saalim (Radi Allahu Anhu) said, “I came to my father Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) who was tying the turban. Having tied his turban, he (Radi Allahu Anhu) looked at me and asked, “Do you like to wear turban?” I replied, “Why not!” Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) said, “Adopt the Sunnah of wearing turban, you will gain respect and when Satan sees you in turban, he will turn his back. I heard the Rasool of Allah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) say, “Offering one Salah with a turban is equivalent to offering twenty-five without turban, and one Jumu’ah with turban is equivalent to seventy without turban.” Sayyiduna Ibn Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu) then said, “Oh son! Wear the turban because the angels tie the turban on Friday and send peace until sunset upon those who wear turban.” [Fatawa Radawiyyah, Vol. 6, Page 215]

Important Notes:

1. Tie the Imamah whilst standing, and put on the Pajamah [Shalwar, lower garment] whilst sitting. Whoever does the opposite of this (i.e. he ties the Imamah whilst sitting, and puts on the lower garment whilst standing); he will be afflicted with a disease, for which there is no cure. [Bahar-e-Shariat, Part 16, Page 303]

2. Bind the Imamah whilst standing facing the Qiblah. [Kashf al-Iltibas fi Istihbab al-Libas lil Shaykh Abd-ul-Haq Dehlawi, Page 38]

3. It is more appropriate to wrap the first fold of the Imamah towards the right side of the head. [Fatawa Radawiyyah, Vol. 22, Page 199]

4. When one ties a turban, then the Shimlah (tail) should hang on the back, between both shoulders. There is a difference of opinion regarding the length of the Shimlah. However, the maximum length should be such, that when one sits, it is not pressed (under you). [Fatawa Alamgiri, Vol. 5, Page 330]

5. Some people do not hang a Shimlah at all. This is contrary to the Sunnah. There are some who bring it to the top and then tuck it into the turban. This too should not be done, especially in the condition of Salah, as it would be Makruh. [Bahar-e-Shariat, Part 16, Page 418]

6. The Shimlah (i.e. unwrapped end of the turban) of the blessed Imamah of the Beloved and Blessed Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) would generally hang behind his blessed back, sometimes it would be on the right hand side, and sometimes there would be two Shimlahs between his two blessed shoulders. To keep the Shimlah on the left hand side is against the Sunnah. [Ash’ah al-Lam’aat, Vol. 3, Page 582]

7. The length of the Shimlah of the Imamah should be at least the width of four fingers, and at most up to the middle of the back, i.e. approximately the length of one arm. [Fatawa Radawiyyah, Vol. 22, Page 182]

8. When one wishes specifically to re-tie the turban, then it should not be removed and thrown onto the ground, but it should be unwrapped in the manner in which it was tied. [Fatawa Alamgiri, Vol. 5, Page 330]

9. The Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) used to wear a white topi touching his head under his blessed turban. [Madarij an-Nubuwwah, Vol. 1, Page 471]

10. Even though it is proven that Rasoolullah (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) wore a topi but the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) also used to wear an Amaama (Turban). In other words, under the turban, he used to wear a topi, and He said that the difference between unbelievers and us is the tying of the turban on a topi. In other words, we keep both these things and they only tie the turban. They do not wear a topi under their turbans. Hence, even when the kuffaar here wear the turban, they do not wear a topi underneath it. Some have explained this Hadith to mean that wearing only the topi is the manner of the mushrikeen (polytheists), but this assertion is incorrect, because even the mushrikeen of Arabia used to tie turbans. It is clearly mentioned in Mirkaat, the annotation of Mishkaat that the small size turban of the beloved Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) was of seven hands in length and the large size turban was of twelve hands in length. In short, the turban should be kept according to this Sunnah (in length). It should not exceed this in length. Some people wear huge (i.e. long) turbans. This should not be done as it is contrary to the Sunnah. In Maarwar (a place in India), many people there tie turbans that are not very wide, but are forty and fifty yards in length. Muslims should not tie turbans like these. [Bahar-e-Shariat, Part 16, Page 419]

11. One should tie it giving a shape like that of a dome. What we now see in Arabia is not Sunnah but it is called I'tijaar, meaning tying the turban round the head and keeping the middle part open. The scholars have deem I'itijaar as Makruh. [Fatawa Radawiyyah, Vol. 22, Page 186-187]

12. I’tijaar, in other words to tie the turban in such a manner that it is not on the head in the middle, is Makruh-e-Tahreemi. To tie an Imamah in this way, even out of Salah is Makruh. [Bahar-e-Shariat, Part 3, Page 372]

13. I’tijaar is to tie the Imamah and leaving the hat (topi) uncovered. [Waqar al-Fatawa, Vol. 2, Page 248 | Fatawa Bahr al-Uloom, Page 106-107]

14. If you have a large kerchief with which you can produce enough folds to cover the whole head, then it will be considered as an Imamah. It is Makruh to bind a small kerchief with which one can only produce one or two folds. [Fatawa Radawiyyah, Vol. 7, Page 299]

15. If Imamah is to be taken off out of some need and there is intention to bind it again, then one sin will be effaced on unwinding each fold. [Fatawa Radawiyyah, Vol. 6, Page 214]

16. The blessed Imamah of the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) was often white, sometimes black and sometimes green. [Kashf al-Iltibas fi Istihbab al-Libas lil Shaykh Abd-ul-Haq Dehlawi, Page 38]

17. Acting upon the auspicious Sunnah of the Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi wa Sallam) i.e. tying the turban relieves one from severe depression and fortifies the capability of endurance. According to the latest scientific research, the fortunate Muslim who adorns an Imamah on a regular basis will remain secured from stroke and various blood-related illnesses. This is because, with the blessings of adorning the Imamah Sharif, the pressure of the blood in the large blood vessels leading towards the brain remains in accordance with its requirement, and so surplus blood is not transported to the brain! Hence, in America, an Imamah-like mask has now been designed for the treatment of stroke.


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