Seeking blessings from the graves of the pious

by thesunniway

Is it legally valid in Islam to visit the graves and seek blessings from them? To answer this question, we shall consider the belief of the Noble Prophet Sayyidina Muhammad şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam and the scholars of this ummah.

Assalat-O-Wassalam-O-Alaika YARASOOL ALLAH

We are living in a world of uncertainty and misconceptions. Man is beginning to question the very roots of his beliefs for Allah Almighty and the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim, to create doubt in the minds of the simple and un suspecting Muslims.

The belief of the dear Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam

(1) It is narrated by Buraidah rađiyAllāhu ánhu that the dear Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said:

“I used to forbid you from visiting the graves (but now I give you permission), you should visit them” (Muslim, Mishkāt p.154)

Commenting on this hadîth, the renowned Muhaqqiq, Shaykh Abdul Haq Dehlwi writes that because the period of ignorance had just passed, RasūlAllah şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam forbade the visitation due to fear of the Muslims returning to their old ways. However, when the people became well acquainted with the orders of Islam, then the dear Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam allowed the visitation to take place (Ashi’atul Lum’aat, vol.1 p.717).

(2) It is narrated by ibn Mas’ud rađiyAllāhu ánhu that the dear Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said:

“I forbade you from visiting the graves but now you should visit them” (ibn Majah, Mishkāt p.154)

(3) Sayyidah Aisha Siddiqah rađiyAllāhu ánha narrates that:

“When the dear Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam used to pass the night with her, in the last part of the night he would go to the graveyard of Madinah Sharīf (Muslim, Mishkāt p.154)

(4) Muhammad bin Nu’man rađiyAllāhu ánhu narrates that RasūlAllah şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam said:

“Whoever visits his parents’ graves or visits one of their graves every Friday, then he will be forgiven and will be written as being one of the pious” (Mishkat p.154)

From these ahadith, it is clear that according to the dear Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam, visitation of the graves is permissible. Moreover, that person who visits his parents’ graves every Friday, his sins will be forgiven. Read the rest of this entry »

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IMAM E AZAM ABU HANIFA Radi Allahu anhu

Imam al-Azam Abu Hanifa Radi Allahu Anhu

 IMAM E AZAM ABU HANIFA Radi Allahu anhu
Compiled from the Book ‘Imam Azam Abu Hanifa’
By Hazrat Allama Sayed Shah Turab-ul-Haq Qaadiri Razvi

Translated into English through the Blessings of
Ghaus-ul-Waqt Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Hind Rehmatullahi ‘ta’ala alaih

By a humble servant of Allah
Muhammad Afthab Cassim al-Qaadiri Razvi Noori

Imam Azam Abu Hanifa Radi Allahu anhu

All that has been mentioned up to this point makes the importance of Fiqh and the status of the Fuqaha very evident. It must be noted that amongst the Four Great Imams of Fiqh, the most superior and blessed status has been afforded to Imam Abu Hanifa Radi Allahu anhu, and it is for this reason that even the greatest Imams in History have referred to him as Imam-e-Azam Radi Allahu anhu.

The Imam of the Shafi’i Madhab, Hazrat Sayyiduna Imam Ash Shafi’i Radi Allahu anhu says:

‘All the Ulama and Fuqaha amongst the people are the descendants of Imam Abu Hanifa Radi Allahu anhu in the issue of Fiqh, and Imam Abu Hanifa Radi Allahu anhu is the distant ancestor. Without reading and studying his books, neither can anyone become a big Aalim, nor can he become a Faqih.’

Imam Abu Hanifa Nu’man bin Thaabit Radi Allahu anhu was born in Read the rest of this entry »

Mortgage and Pawn

Mortgage literally signifies detaining a thing on any account whatsoever. In the language of law, it means detention of a thing on account of a claim, which may be satisfied by means of that thing in case of default. This is unanimously legal. Sayyidah Ayesha (radi Allahu anha) reported that Allah’ s Messenger (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) purchased food-grains from a Jew up to a fixed term, and he kept his coat of mail of iron in pawn. (Agreed)

Mortgage is established by declaration and acceptance and confirmed by receipt of the pledge. Upon the pawnee taking possession of the pledge, the contract becomes binding. The pawnee is responsible for the pledge. The pawnee is entitled to detain the pledge until he receives payment of debt. The pawner cannot reclaim the pledge on the plea of selling it for discharge of his debt. According to Imam-e-A’zam Abu Hanifa (alaihir rahmah), a pawnee is not authorized to sell the pledge unless with the desire of the pawner. The pawnee is not entitled to use the mortgaged property except in exchange of paying rents.

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