The Description of The PROPHET’s physic by BY QADI IYYAD

Ash Shifa Shareef

It is impossible to turn a blind eye to the fact that Prophet Mohammed, praise and peace be upon him, is by far the most worthy and the greatest of all mankind, and that he is the most perfect of all, adorned with the most excellent virtues and qualities. In this section Judge Iyyad embarks upon detailing the perfection of the Prophet’s physical attributes and supplicates “May Allah illumine my heart and yours, and increase our love for this noble Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him).” He then reminds the reader of the fact that the Prophet’s qualities were not acquired rather, they were gifted to him by the Creator.

His physical description and character have been reported by many of his Companions and we are told that he was the most handsome man ever created, surpassing the beauty of Prophet Joseph for whom the women of the city cut their hands, ”When she heard of their sly whispers, she sent for them and prepared a banquet. To each she gave a knife, (then called Joseph saying,) ‘Come and attend to them.’ When they saw him, they were so taken with him that they cut their hands, and said, ‘Allah save us! This is no mortal, he is no other but a noble angel!’ 12.21.

The complexion of Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessing be upon him) was radiant. His eyes were black, deep, widely set, and naturally mascaraed with a slight tinge of pink, accentuated by long eyelashes. His nose was distinctive and his teeth evenly spaced. His face was round with a broad forehead. His beard was thick and reached his chest. As for his chest and abdomen they were equal in size and his shoulders were broad as was his chest. His bones were large as were his arms. The palms of his hands were thick as were the soles of his feet. His fingers were long and his skin tone fair. The hair between his chest and navel was fine. He was of medium stature, however, when a tall person walked by his side the Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him) appeared to be the taller. As for his hair it was neither curly nor straight and when he laughed his teeth were visible like a flash of lightning, or, they have been described as white as hailstones. His neck was balanced, neither broad nor fat, as for his body it was firm and did not lack firmness in any limb.

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KEEPING THE COMPANIONSHIP OF THE PIOUS AND ABSTAINING FROM BAD COMPANY – Bahaar E Shariat Vol16

Hadith 1: The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk and the one who blows the bellow of the blacksmith. As for the seller of musk, then either he will grant some of it to you, or you may buy some from him, or at least you will enjoy the pleasant fragrance from him. As for the one who blows the bellow of the blacksmith, then either he will burn your clothes or you will get an unpleasant smell from him.

Hadith 2: Keep only the companionship of a true believer.

Hadith 3: Sit amongst the elders and enquire from the Ulama and be friendly with the (Religious) Leaders.

Hadith 4: A Muslim, who associates with the people and is patient when they aggrieve him, is better than the Muslim who does not associate with them and is intolerant when they aggrieve him.

Hadith 5: A good companion is one, that when you remember Allah, he assists you and when you forget (to remember Allah), he reminds you.

Hadith 6: A good companion is one, that by seeing him, you remember Allah; and his conversations help you to increase your virtuous deeds and his deeds remind you of the hereafter.

Hadith 7: Do not keep the companionship of a person who does not acknowledge your position, like you acknowledge his position 1

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1. In other words, do not keep the company of a person who looks down on you, or it could mean that he is aware of his rights which you are responsible for, but he does not acknowledge your rights.
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Hadith 8: Hazrat Umar Radi Allahu anhu said ‘Do not involve yourself in that which is not beneficial to you; and stay away from your enemy and avoid your friend unless he is trustworthy, as there is none equivalent to one who is trustworthy and only one who fears Allah can be regarded as being trustworthy (An Ameen). And do not be in the company of a ‘Faajir’, for he will teach you sinful acts and do not discuss secretive issues before him; And in regards to your affairs, (only) take the advice  of those who fear Allah’.

Hadith 9: Hazrat Ali Radi Allahu anhu said ‘Do not establish a brotherly bond with a sinful person, for he will adorn his actions before you (i.e. make his wrongs look good), and he will desire that you too may become like him, and (in doing so), he will bring forth his worst traits, making them seem good before you. His association with you is flawed and shameless. Also, do not establish a brotherly bond (friendship) with a foolish person, for he will put himself into hardship and he will afford you no benefit, and at times, he will try to cause you benefit, but he will end up causing you loss. His silence is better than talking, and to keep him at a distance is better than his closeness, and his death is better than his life. And do not befriend a liar as well, for living with him will not bring you any benefit. He will carry your  issues to others and he will bring that which others say to you, and even if you are speaking the truth, he will not be truthful’.

The Companions are the Stars of Guidance

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THE PERMISSIBILITY OF RECITING AZAAN AT THE GRAVESIDE – “Izaanul Khabar fi Izaanul Qabar” by A’la Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza Bareilwi

QUESTION:

What do the learned Scholars of Islam say about the following question: Is it permissible to recite the Azaan at the graveside of any individual? If it is, please supply ample proof from authentic sources so that the doubt the Muslims face at this moment could be eradicated. May Allah reward you for your effort. Aameen.

THE LEGAL OPINION:

All Praise is due to Allah, Peace and Salutations upon His beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), upon his blessed family and beloved Companions, upon the great Scholars and Saints, till the Day of Judgement. Aameen.

Some Scholars have stated that the recitation of the Azaan at the graveside is an act of Sunnat. Scholars who have done so include ibn Hajar Makki, the teacher of the author of “Durre Muhtaar”, etc. We should clearly bear in mind that in the great volumes of Islamic Jurisprudence, the prohibition of this action is definitely not stated, which in itself is a clear indication of it’s permissibility. However, this servant of Islam (Imam Ahmed Raza), has been called upon to state proofs certifying its permission, and through the Grace of the Great Creator, I will proceed to do so. There in fact numerous authentic material that can be put forward by this servant of Islam proving the benefits and advantages of this blessed act. Let us, therefore, proceed by the Grace of Almighty Allah.

PROOF NO. 1

It is reported that when a person is placed in the grave and about to face the two Angels, Munkar and Nakeer, at that crucial moment Shaitaan also appears with the intention of misleading and robbing that person of great spiritual bliss. The great Scholar, Imam Tirmidhi (rahmatullahi alaih), in his famous book, “Nawaa dirul Usool”, reports the words of Hadrat Sufyaan Sourie (rahmatullahi alaih), who states: “When the person is being questioned, the first question being, ‘Who is your Lord?’ At this specific moment, the Shaitaan appears and indicating to himself, he says to the person, ‘I am your Lord!'”

It is due solely to this state of affairs that it has been recommended that one should make Du’a for the deceased so that he may, through the Grace of Allah, remain steadfast when answering these crucial questions. Read the rest of this entry »

Respect Of The Things Associated With The Holy Prophet Sallalaho Alaihi Wasallam

Sacred relics

The things, which are connected, linked or associated to the blessed and the Holy Prophet salla allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam , should also be regarded as sacred and must be respected. As their respect is, actually the Respect of our Prophet Peace is upon him.

Hazrat Qadi Iyaad alaihi Rahmah states, The respect of the Messenger is, in addition, that you should respect things around him. The things, which were linked or attached to the Prophet , the places he went to in Macca Sharif and in Madina Sharif, should be honoured and respected. The places he stayed, all those things that were touched by the Prophets hand or those things that were touched by his body and everything, which is called by his name, all these things, should be regarded as sacred and must be respected. (Ash-Shifa Sharif)

That is why the companions, Tabaeen, Tab-e-Tabaeen, and all the Scholars (Radiallaho Taala alayhim Ajmaeen) would always respect the things, which were associated with the Prophet . To prove this some events are written down below

Hazrat Ibn-e-Sirrin Radiallahu Taala Anhu states, I informed Hazrat Ubaidah Radiallahu Taala Anhu that I had some of the blessed hairs of the Messenger of Allah , which were given to me by Hazrat Anas Radiallahu Taala Anhu. After hearing this he said If I receive a single hair of my Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) , it would be more beloved to me than anything in this world (Bukhari Sharif)

Hazrat Safiya states Hazrat Abu Mahzura Radiallahu Taala Anhu who was one of the Prophets Muazzin (the person who calls out the Azaan). The hair of his blessed Head was Read the rest of this entry »

Bashair al Khairat – Glad Tidings of Good Things

 

Bashair al-Khairat

Al Ghawth al Azam Abd al Qadir al Jilani Radi Allahu anhu

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TERRORISM AND ISLAM

There is no meeting point between Islam and terrorism as practised by terrorist groups in different parts of the world. Terrorism involves the indiscriminate use of force to achieve certain objectives. In Islam, the use of force is allowed only in special situations, particularly when hostile forces threaten the Muslim community. Then again, the leader of the Muslim community determines the use of force in a campaign of Jihad in a very orderly way. The enemy will be well identified, and the use of force is only a last resort. However, what is happening in some parts of the Muslim world today involving some groups which are often described as �fundamentals�, is not always accurately reported or portrayed.

Islam does not allow the use of force against peaceful civilians. Moreover, using military tactics against an established government and causing in the process the loss of life among civilians is a very serious matter. There will be some people who will try to justify it on the basis of Islamic principles. What we have learned from trusted authorities on Islam is that such use of force is not acceptable at all. We must remember that Almighty Allah did not allow the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) and his companions to use force against the non-believers in Mecca, despite the fact that the believers were subjected to a campaign of persecution that caused the death of several people and subjected many to enormous torture.

Moreover, Almighty Allah stopped the Muslims from fighting the non-believers in Mecca at the time of Hudaybiyah stating in the Holy Quraan that had a fight taken place, the Muslims would have been victorious ad the non-believers would have run away. Yet, Almighty Allah ordered the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) to accept the peace agreement which seemed to be unjust to Muslims. The Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) declared to his companions that he would accept any conditions, which would prevent bloodshed.

Therefore, resorting to terrorist campaign in order to change a government is not acceptable although the government may be a bad one and follows un-Islamic policies.

However, we must also recognize that there is a sustained effort to associate Islam and the advocacy of implementing Islam with terrorism. This is part of the worldwide campaign to prevent Islamic revival. Therefore, we must not believe any report about Muslims resorting to terrorism tactics, unless we are absolutely certain of what has taken place and why it took place in the way it happened. There is much at fault with news reporters and media coverage of such events.

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