Saturday, 13 April 2013

The Last 3 Verses of Surah Hashr

Bismihi Ta’ala

It has been narrated by Hadhrat Ma’qal Ibn Yasaar that Rasulullah (SallAllaahu 'alaihi wasallam) said that one who recites thrice in the morning:

followed by the last three verses of Surah Hashr once, Allah Ta’ala will appoint over him 70,000 angels who will beg for forgiveness on his behalf until nightfall, and if he happens to die during the course of the day, he will die as a martyr. 
And whoever recites this at night, he will attain the same reward. 

Extracted from Morning and Evening Duas 
By: Shaykh ul Arab wal Ajam Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (DB)

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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Sunnats upon Awakening

Bismihi Ta'ala

1.   Immediately upon awakening rub the face and the eyes with both palms in order to remove the effects of sleep.
[Shamaa`il Tirmidhi]

2.     When the eyes open in the morning recite the Dua:

3.     When awakening from sleep, clean the mouth with a Miswaak.

[Musnad Ahmad, Abu Dawood]

The use of the Miswaak should be repeated when making Wudhu. Using Miswaak upon awakening is a separate Sunnah.

4.    When wearing one’s trousers, first put on the right leg, then the left one. When putting on a Kurta or shirt, first put on the right sleeve and then the left one. The same procedure should be followed when wearing a vest. When wearing a shoe, first put on the right shoe. When removing any garment or shoe, first remove the left, then the right. This is the Sunnah method when removing any garment from the body.

[Bukhari – Tirmidhi]

5.     Before immersing the hands into any utensils, wash them thrice thoroughly.

By Hadhrat Moulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb 
(Daamat Barakaatuhum)

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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Book | Ash-Shamaa`il al-Kubra

Bismihi Ta'ala 

"This compilation is an indisputable collection of the lofty mannerisms, traits and conduct of our beloved Prophet (peace and blessings upon him), which has been compiled from many reliable books of Hadeeth and Seerah (prophetic biographies).

The book is a priceless treasure for the 'seeker of the Sunnah' and one who is in love with the perfect lifestyle of Rasulullah (SallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam).

 The sublime Sunnah of Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is sufficient for 
the needs of all genuine seekers of the truth.
Mufti Muhammad Irshad Qasmi authored the original work 
(Ash-Shamaa'il al-Kubra) in the Urdu language.

This English translation is by Abdur-Rahman ibn Hafiz Hussein Kolia, student of Hazrat Maulana Fadhl ar-Rahman A'zami (Sheikh al-Hadeeth of Darul Uloom, Azaadville)."

Thursday, 4 April 2013

His Gentleness and Tolerance

Bismihi Ta’ala

Zayd bin Sa`nah (RA) who was a Jew, once began saying : ‘There was not a sign of prophethood in Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) which I had not found in him, except for two signs, which I did not have the opportunity to test.
The first is that his hilm (gentleness / tolerance) will overcome his anger.
The second is, the more one acts foolishly towards him, the more he will tolerate it.

 I looked for a chance to test these two signs, and kept on coming and going to his gatherings.

One day, Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) came out of his house. ‘Ali was with him. Just then a badawi type of person came and said: “O Rasulullah, my community has accepted Islam, and I told them that if they became Muslims, they shall receive abundant sustenance. And now such a time has come where drought has befallen us. I fear that they will leave Islam. If the idea is suitable, it is suggested that you assist them.”

Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) looked towards a person who may have been ‘Ali. He replied, “Ya Rasulullah, there is nothing available.”

Sayyidina Zayd (RA) who was of the Jewish faith at that time, was witnessing this incident, he said : “O Muhammad, if you can do this, a certain amount of dates of a certain person’s palm grove be given to me at a fixed time, then I shall pay now in advance and collect the dates at the appointed time.

Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied this was possible, but if you do not stipulate the palm grove, I can make an agreement. I accepted it, and paid 80 mith-qaal of gold (according to well-known sayings 1 mith-qaal equals 100 grains or 4 ½  maa-shaas approx. four and half grams).

Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) gave the gold to this badawi and said to him, do not forget to be just, and fulfil their needs with this.

Zayd (RA) further says, when 2 or 3 days were left for the time to collect the dates, Rasulullah was sitting near a well while returning from a funeral with the Sahabah, among whom were Abu Bakr, ‘Umar, and Uthmaan. I came and caught the hem of the kurta and sheet of Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and cynically said : ‘O Muhammad, you do not want to pay my debt. I swear by Allah, that I know all the children of ‘Abdul Muttalib very well. You are very poor payers.’

‘Umar looked at me in anger and said : ‘O enemy of Allah! What are you mumbling? I swear by Allah, that if I did not fear (the presence of Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam)) I would have severed your head.’

Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was looking at me very calmly, and said smilingly to ‘Umar: ‘Umar, this person and I are in need of something more. He should have told me to take care in fulfilling his rights and should have advised in a better manner when putting forward his claim. Go, take him and fulfil his right, and for having scolded him give him in lieu, twenty saa’ (approximately two mann approximately 66.5 kgs) dates extra in excess of his right.”

‘Umar took me and fulfilled my right and gave me the twenty extra saa.’ I asked : “For what are these twenty extra saa?”

‘Umar replied : “This is the command of Rasulullah.”
Zayd (RA) said : “Umar, do you know me?”
‘Umar replied : “No.”
I said : “I am Zayd bin Sa`nah.”
He asked : “The Allamah (great learned) of the Jews?”
I replied : “I am that very person.”
He said : “Being a man of such a calibre, why did you behave before Rasulullah in such a manner?”

I replied : “Two signs from the signs of Prophet-hood were left, which I was not able to test. The first is the hilm (gentleness) of Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) supercedes his anger. The second is that, the more one acts foolishly towards him, the more he will tolerate it. Now I have tested these two also, therefore I make you witness to my acceptance of Islam. I give half of my wealth in charity (sadaqah) to the Ummah of Muhammad (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam).”

Thereafter he returned to the noble presence of Rasulullah (SallAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and accepted Islam. Later he took part in many battles and was martyred in the Battle of Tabuk. (May Allah be pleased with him).

[Extracted from Shamaa`il Tirmizi]

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Salvation from the Worries of Both Worlds

Bismihi Ta'ala

Hadhrat Abu Darda (RadhiyAllaahu 'anho) narrates that Rasulullah (SallAllaahu 'alayhi wasallam) said, “Whoever recites this morning and evening seven times, then Allah Ta'ala will become sufficient for his worries of both worlds.”

(Ruhul Ma’ani, Vol 2, pg. 53)

According to another report, one will not have any restlessness, troubles and nor will one die due to drowning, during that morning and evening.

(Ruhul Ma`ani Vol 2 pg 53)

[Extracted from Morning and Evening Duas 
By: Shaykh ul Arab wal Ajam Hazrat Maulana Shah Hakeem Muhammad Akhtar Saheb (DB)]