Abdul Muttaleb radi allahu anhu, the grandfather of Muhammad ( Sallalla hu alaihi wa Sallam ) , and some other Meccans were at the Kaba at this early hour before dawn. All of a sudden they were surprised to see the walls of the Kaba bow miraculously before “Mukam-e-Ebrahim” or the “Station of Abraham,” a construction near the Kaba, where Abraham had stood and prayed during the building of the Kaba.


Then miraculously the Kaba spoke as follows: (Translation from the Arabic)
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THE MODEL BEHAVIOR OF THE HOLY PROPHET Salla Allahu ta’ala’ alayhi wa sallam & HIS COMPANIONS Radi Allahu anhum

We now quote the several examples of the leader of all mankind, the mercy unto the creation, the compassionate and loving prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’ alayhi wa sallam – whose character has been praised in the Holy Qur’an as being the noblest of all. And he the best to be followed!

See what the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’ alayhi wa sallam was commanded to proclaim, as is in the Holy Qur’an: to have all actions only for Allah, to shun the path of infidels, and to be separated in matters of religion from all disbelievers.

And the People given the Book(s) said, “Become Jews or Christians – you will attain the right path”; say, “No – rather we take the religion of Ibrahim, who was far removed from all falsehood; and was not of the polytheists.” [Baqarah 2:135]

وَقَال و ا ڪو نو ا هو دا أَوۡ نَصَٰرَىٰ تَ تَۡۡ دو ا ق لۡ بَلۡ مِلَّةَ
إِبۡرَٳهِۧ م حَنِي فا وَمَا كَانَ مِنَ ٱلۡ مشۡرِكِينَ

Say, “Undoubtedly my prayers and my sacrifices, and my living and my dying are all for Allah, the Lord Of The Creation.” [Ana`am 6:162]

ق لۡ إِنَّ صَلَاتِى وَ ن سكِى وَمَحۡيَاىَ وَمَمَاتِى لِِّلَِّ رَبّ

Proclaim, “O disbelievers!” Neither do I worship what you worship. Nor do you worship Whom I worship. And neither will I ever worship what you worship. Nor will you worship Whom I worship. For you is your religion, and for me is mine. [Kafiroon 109:1-6]

ق لۡ يَٰٓأَ ي اَۡ ٱلۡڪَٰفِ رونَ أَعۡ ب د مَا تَعۡ ب دونَ وَ أَن تمۡ
عَٰبِ دونَ مَ آ أَعۡ ب د وَ أَنَ ا عَابِ د مَّا عَبَد تمۡ وَ أَن تمۡ
عَٰبِ دونَ مَ آ أَعۡ ب د لَ كمۡ دِي ن كمۡ وَلِىَ دِينِ

The noble Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’ alayhi wa sallam , the owner of the best character, made it very clear to the disbelievers that he gave precedence to his relation to faith over and above his politeness towards others. Read the rest of this entry »

Surah Al Qamar glorious miracle of splitting of the moon, yet stubborn infidels failed to accept faith in it

ALLAHbeginning with the name of the Most Affectionate, the Merciful.

Translation from AlaHazrat radi allahu anhu’s “Kanzul Iman” Tafsir from Mufti Ahmed Yaar Khan Naeemi radi allahu anhu’s “Noor Ul Irfan”

1.The hour came near and the moon was split

* In that one of the major signs of the Day of Judgement, the splitting of the moon has taken place.

* In this verse, reference is made to one of the major miracles of the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam, i.e. the splitting of the moon. Its summary is as foIlows Allama Ahmed Zaryooni states in his Sharah Qaseedah Burdah that Abu Jahl called upon his Yemeni friend Habib to assist him to stop the propagation of Islam. When Habib came to the sacred city of Makkah, Abu Jahl listed many complaints against the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam  to him. In reply Habib said that he would discuss this with the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam He sent courier to inform the Holy Prophet. Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam  that he has come from Yemen and is sitting with the leaders of the Quraish at a certain place, and that he wishes to see him. It was the fourteenth night. The moon was at its fullest. The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam  responded to the call of Habib. The Yemenite asked: “Towards what are you inviting the people?” “Towards the Oneness of Allah and His Prophet”, was the reply. Habib then asked: “what miracle do you have?” “whatever you desire”, was the reply. “Of the miracles that I would like to see, the first is that you should split the moon in two, after which I would request the others”, said Habib. The Messenger of Allah Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam  replied: “Come to the hill of Safa”. Habib, accompanied by all the leaders of the Quraish. followed the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam  to the hill of Safa. There he pointed his blessed finger towards the moon and, lo and behold! The moon split into two, one half stayedon the one side of the hill and the other half on the other side: i.e. there was quite a distance between the two halves. The moon remained in this split condition for some time. for everyone to see. Thereafter, the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam  again pointed to the moon and at once the two halves were joined into one. Then. the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam asked: “Oh Habib, what else do you want to see?” He replied: “Tell me what is in my heart’? The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam  replied: “Oh Habib, you have a daughter who is cripple, deaf and dumb. Your wish is that either she be cured. if not, she should die. Go, she is cured, and I want you now to recite the Kalimah and accept Islam’. Habib, and many others present there accepted Islam. Seeing this, Abu Jahl burned with envy and said that this is witchcraft. Read the rest of this entry »


The Hajj Pilgrimage, is one of the Pillars and fundamentals of Islam. It is the completion of surrender and the day of perfection of the religion of Islam. It was on this day that Almighty Allah revealed the following message to the Ummah of His beloved Prophet, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam): “Today, I have perfected your religion for you and completed my grace upon you and approved Islam as your religion.”We must understand that Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance of Hajj

1. Hajj or Pilgrimage to Makkatul Mukarramah is the fifth pillar of Islam.
2. It is a duty of a Muslim, who can afford it, to visit the Holy Kaaba in Makkatul Mukarramah at least once in a lifetime.
3. Hajj became Fard on the Muslims in 9 A.H.
4. Hajj is actually a gathering for Muslims from all parts of the world to meet and strengthen the ties of Islamic Brotherhood.
5. By putting on the Ihraam, a Muslim is made to think about death and leaving this world with only a simple piece of cloth that he or she has to wear in the Qabar.
6. By making Hajj, a Muslim sacrifices his money and pleasure for the Sake of Almighty Allah.

Upon whom is Hajj Fard?

Hajj is Fard upon :
1. An adult Muslim male or female.
2. One who is free from all debts.
3. One who is fit in body and in mind.
4. One who has enough money to cover all costs of the journey and be able to support one’s family while one is away.
5. One who is confident of travelling safely.
Note: Hajj is not Fard upon those women who do not have a “Mahram” to accompany them. By “Mahram” is meant those people to whom it is Haraam for the woman to marry.

The Faraa’id (Fard) of Hajj

1. The person must be in Ihraam.
2. One has to make Tawaaf around the Holy Kaaba after the Wuqoof at Arafaat and Muzdalifa.
3. One has to be present at Arafaat on the 9th of Zil-Hajj.

Waajibaats of Hajj

A person is required to:
1. Make Sa’ee between Saffa and Marwa after the Tawaaf.
2. Stay in Muzdalifa for one night in the open space.
3. Throw stones at the three Jamraats on the 10th, 11th, 12th of Zil-Hajj. There is great Thawaab if one also pelts (stones) the Jamraats on the 13th Zil-Hajj.
4. Shave or trim the hair after the Qurbaani.
5. Perform the Last Tawaaf (Tawaaf-e-Widaa), just before leaving Makkatul Mukarramah.

What are the Miqaats

Miqaats are those places beyond which it is not permissable to cross without putting on the Ihraam for all those who intend making the Hajj or Umrah.
There are 5 Miqaats:
1. Zul Hulaifa or Bir-e-Ali : For those coming from the side of Madinatul Munawwarah.
2. Zaatul Iraq : For those coming from Iraq.
3. Jahfa or Rabigh : For those coming from Syria.
4. Qauran : For those coming from Najd.
5. Yalam lam : For those coming from India, Pakistan and Yemen (also South Africa).

The Five days of Hajj

1ST DAY – 8th Zil-Hajj : The people go to Mina from Makkatul Mukarramah in the morning after wearing the Ihraam.
2ND DAY – 9th Zil-Hajj : The people arrive in Arafaat in the morning and continue their Ibaadah. They also read their Zohar and Asar Salaah and leave for Muzdalifa just before sunset.
3RD DAY – 10th Zil-Hajj : People stay in Muzdalifa for the night and read their Maghrib and Isha Salaah together. They continue their Ibaadah the whole night. Just after Fajar Salaah, they leave for Mina. They then make Qurbaani and stone the Jamratul Uqbah. After Qurbaani, they trim or shave their hair and remove their Ihraam for ordinary clothes. Tawaaf-e-Ziyaarah is then made and Sa’ee between Saffa and Marwa. They now return to Mina.
4TH DAY – 11th Zil-Hajj : The three Jamraats are stoned.
5TH DAY – 12th Zil-Hajj : The three Jamraats are stoned again. Before leaving Makkatul Mukarramah, the Haaji will have to make the Farewell Tawaaf (Tawaaf-e-Widaa).

NOTE : Muslims are also required to visit the Blessed Grave of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) in Madinatul Munawwarah as well as other sacred places. This can be done before or after the Hajj. Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has said: “One who visits my grave, is like one who has visited me in my lifetime.” “One who visits my grave, my Shafa’at becomes Waajib for him.”

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