Permissibility Of Celebrating Meelad-Un-Nabi Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam

Madina Shareef 32It is the belief of the Ahle Sunnah Wal Jamaat that it is totally permissible to celebrate the Maulood (Birthday) of the Holy Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam since this is a means of attaining great blessings.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Qur’aan:

Read the rest of this entry »

What is the duration of the time of Maghrib?

Question: What is the ruling of the Ulama-e-Deen in the following case: Zaid says that the time of Maghrib is very short and it is for this reason that short Surahs are recited in Maghrib and after the two sunnats and nafil of Maghrib, the time of Maghrib either expires or only five or six minutes remain. Amar says that it is mustahab (desirable) to read short Surahs and to read Maghrib in its earliest time. He further says that the time of Maghrib is until the redness remains in the sky. Actually he says that there is approximately half an hour that one has (for Maghrib). I would thus like to humbly query concerning the correct ruling regarding how long Maghrib lasts for and when it expires? I would also like clarification regarding the statements of Zaid and Amar. I would also like to query the ruling if a person reads Maghrib at the time when there is the whiteness in the sky which appears after the redness. Is it permissible to read at this time or not? Until what time is one allowed reading Maghrib without any uncertainty?

The Answer: The statement of Zaid is completely incorrect. He has just made this up from his own thinking. It is for this reason that he is himself in doubt, because he first said that there is no time left and then he says that there are five to six minutes left (for Maghrib to end) and to use one’s own idea in such religious issues, is totally haraam. In reality, the time of Maghrib remains until the whiteness in the sky has set. This whiteness refers to the whiteness on the western side of the sky which stretches breadth wise towards the northerly and southerly direction, like the whiteness in the morning. The whiteness after this, which does not stretch breadth wise northerly or southerly, but moves vertically towards the sky, like the whiteness of Subh Kaazib is not regarded as the correct whiteness. After the setting of the sun, until the whiteness in the sky that spreads breadth wise sets. In our areas, this remains for at least one hour eighteen minutes. The maximum time that it remains for is one hour thirty five minutes. The time varies between one hour eighteen and one hour thirty five minutes. On some days, the whiteness remains for one hour eighteen minutes whilst on other days it remains for one hour nineteen minutes or one hour twenty minutes, until the whiteness sets at one hour thirty five minutes.
ماتن الشفق ھو الحمرة عندھما و به قالت الثلثة و العیه رجع الامام فرمایا: و المحقق فی الفتح باه لا یساعده روایة و لا درایة الخ و قال تلمیذه العلامة قاسم فی تصحیح القدوری ان رجوعه لم یثبت لما نقله الکافة من لدن الائمة الثلثة الی الیوم من حکایة القولین و دعوی عمل عامة الصحابةبخلافه بخلاف المنقول قال فی الاخیتار الشفق البیاض و ھو مذهب الصدیق
و المستحب التعجیل فی المغرب مطقا و تاخیر قدر رکعتین یکرة تغزیھا

It is however better to read Maghrib Namaaz as soon as possible and it is Makrooh-e-Tanzeehi, in others words, contrary to what is better, to delay without reason, the Namaaz of Maghrib, for the amount of time that is usually required to read two Rakaats Namaaz (just as it has been mentioned in Durr Mukhtar). To delay maghrib so much that lots of stars begin to appear in the sky, is Makrooh-e-Tahreemi, just as been mentioned in Durr Mukhtar.  والله تعالى اعلم  Ahkaam E Shariat part 2 – by Alahazrat.

Visiting the Blessed Mausoleum of the Beloved Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam


Hadrat ibn ‘Umar Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallam said,


من زار قبري وجبت له شفاعتي

“Whoever visits my grave, my intercession is guaranteed for him.”


[al-Sunan al-Daraqutni (2:278) al-Kuna wa al-Asma’ al-Dulani (2:64), Majma’ al-Zawaid Haythami (4:2), al-Talkhis al-Habir Ibn Hajar al-Hafiz (2:267), Kanz al-‘Ummal (15:651), Jadhb al-Qulub – Shaykh ‘Abd al-Haq al-Dehlwi al-Muhaddith (204)]



Hadrat ibn ‘Umar Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu reported Read the rest of this entry »

Qualities of Imam Ahmed Raza’s poetic works [Hadaiq e Bakshish]

The work Hadaiq e Bakshish is a wonderful literary contribution of Ala Hazrat. In esoteric sense, it is a Reality of Realities, a Divine Reality seen by those who have eyes of intelligence. Some outstanding qualities of his poetic works are mentioned below.

  • In the domain of composing eulogies in Praise of the Prophet [sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam] Imam Ahmed Raza radi allahu anhu has no match, there is none other like him. For all poets, he is a beacon of light and guidance, the immense beauty and love emanating from his poetry leave many in awe and intoxicated in love for the Prophet [sallAllahu Alaihi wa sallam]
  • Hierarchy of status from the highest to lowest is always maintained i.e. Allah subhan wa ta’ala, the Prophet’s, their blessed Companions and the Awliya Allah.
  • He avoids using words such as temple, tavern, kufr and zunnar (cincture) for sanctums (the Holy Kaab’a, the Arsh, Mosques, and Paradise etc.)
  • His poetical works are exempt from lies, exaggeration, hypocrisy and pretence. Each and every word is full of sincerity, truthfulness and reflects the immense love Imam Ahmed Raza Khan radi allahu anhu had for the Beloved Prophet [sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam].
  • Propagation of the tenets of the Ahlus Sunnah, teaching obedience and love for the Prophet of Allah [sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam] and refutation of those with heretical beliefs are a special characteristic of his works.
  • Utmost humble devotion to Huzur Ghawth al-Azam radi allahu anhu is also a distinctive feature of his expression.
  • To prove virtues and excellence of the Holy Prophet [sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam] by cogent reasons is his outstanding ability, to such an extent that even an immature mind would not consider it to be exaggeration in the slightest way.
  • Literary writings of many poets are devoid of sincerity; rather they are full of fabrications and embellishment, whereas the works of Ala Hazrat radi allahu anhu are replete with spiritual intoxication and are based on none other than the Qur’an and Hadith.
  • Verily, his eulogies are a Tafseer of Qur’an and Hadith, each verse being based on Divine Revelation and the Narrations of the Prophet sallAllahu alaihi wa sallam. The level of detail in his poetry is of such calibre, that voluminous explanations have been written by Ulema on his poems alone.

jo kahe she’r-aw-paas-e shara’ dono ka ĥusn kyūN karāye,
la isse pesh jalwa’ye zamzam’e razā ke yūN

if anyone asks, ‘how can beauty of poetry and regard for divine law converge?’
bring him here in the radiance of raza’s poetry and say: ‘like this’.

[11th Safar al Muzaffar] Mufassir al-Azam Shaykh Ibrahim Rida al-Qadiri Alaihir raHma

Grand Son of AlaHadrat, Qamr al-Aarifeen, Umdat al-Mufasireen, Mufassir al-Azam Hind Jilani Mia Hadrat Allama Mawlana Muhammad Ibrahim Rida Khan was born on the 10th of Rabi ul Aakhir 1325 Hijri (1907) in Bareilly Shareef. His birth pleased his grandfather AlaHadrat Alaihir RaHma dearly. Ala Hadrat Alaihir RaHma called the Azaan and Iqaamah in his ears and chewed a date and placed it in his mouth. A’la Hadrat’s Alaihir RaHma brother Ustaz-e-Zaman Hadrat Hassan Raza Khan Alaihir RaHma was also very pleased when he heard of his birth.


A’la Hadrat Alaihir RaHma prepared a great feast for his Aqeeqah. All the students of the madrassa were fed according to their taste. In other words, those from Africa were fed according to their taste and those from India were fed according to their taste. A’la Hadrat Alaihir RaHma made sure that all the students were very happy during this invitation.


According to the family tradition, he was named Muhammad. His father then added the name Ibrahim. His mother always called him Jilani Mia, and his title was Mufassir-e-Azam Hind Alaihir RaHma.


Umdatul Mufassireen Hadrat Jilani Mia Alaihir RaHma is the forty second Imam and Sheikh of the Silsila Aaliyah Qaaderiyah Barakaatiyah Razviyah Nooriyah. Read the rest of this entry »

Facts About Those Who Mislead The People From QURAN Shareef And HADITH Shareef



“Allah – beginning with the name of – the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful








CIFIA (Correct Islamic Faith International Association) has started a campaign to let every Muslim in the world know about the following facts. We urge you to send this information individually to everyone you know.  You can make a print out and place it on mosques and Islamic Schools.   You can spread it,  by word of mouth or in Group Discussions or  Friday sermons.  Your cooperation will help to preserve Islam in the World and Allah (Subhanahu wa Ta’ala) will indeed reward you for that.



There are over 150 Salalfi Groups in the world.  Each Group claim that  it is on the right path  and accuse other Read the rest of this entry »

%d bloggers like this: