The Quintessence Concerning What Is Indispensable For the Spiritual Seeker by Ibne Arabi radi allahu anhu

1. God’s Unicity and Transcendence

2. Faith in the messengers, companions, ‘people of this Path’ (Friends of God), and serving the
poor

3. Silence, focus on dhikr/remembrance of God, and good deeds

4. Right companion on the spiritual Path

5. Sincere intention (Sidq) in seeking the right guide

6. Right livelihood

7. Eating little

8. Filling the day with prayer

9. Sleep, eat, and dress only as really needed

10. How to read the Qur’an

11. Keeping track of one’s animal self (muhāsaba) and shame before God

12. Staying Conscious: being aware of demands of the ‘Instant’ and eliminating inner
distractions

13. Purity (tahāra)

14. Striving for good moral character traits

15. Right attitude toward spiritual ‘opponents’

16. Right Behavior (adab) toward animals, dependents and children

17. Avoiding the powerful and worldly, while practicing insān and Sabr Read the rest of this entry »

Bayazid Bistami رحمة الله عليه and the Rabbi the Jews Chief

Tomb of Abû Yazid al-Bistami, Shahrood, Iran

One day Hadhrat Bayazid Bastami rahmatullah alayhi while in meditation, saw himself in a synagogue dressed as a Jew. At first he was confused, but when he kept on seeing the same vision over and over again, he decided to enact it. So, he dressed himself as a Jew and went to their synagogue.

When the Jews and their scholars were present, their chief Rabbi stood up to speak. But when he stood up, his tongue became stuck and he could not talk. After he had been standing quietly for some time, the Jews started to complain. The Rabbi said, “In this gathering there is a follower of the Prophet Muhammed (sallalahu alayhi wassalam) and I cannot speak because he has come to examine us.”

On hearing this, their anger raged like wildfire and they asked the Rabbi to give them permission to kill this follower of the Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wassalam). The Rabbi replied, “He cannot be killed without proof, so we must talk to him peacefully and respectfully and then we can decide.”

The Rabbi then said, “Oh follower of Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wassalam). For the sake of your Prophet please stand up in your place. If you can remove our doubt about Islam then we shall accept Islam, but if you can’t, then we shall kill you.” On hearing this, Hadhrat Bayazid rahmatullah alayhi stood up and gave permission for them to question him. Read the rest of this entry »

Huzoor TajushShari’ah Arbaab-e-ilm Ki Nazar Mein

(1) Huzoor Mufti-e-Azam Aalam-e-Islam 

 “AKHTAR MIYAN Ab Ghar Mein Baithne Ka Waqt Nahi, Yeh Log Jinki Bheed Lagi Huee Hai Kabhi Sukoon Se Baithne Nahi Dete, Ab Tum Is Kaam Ko Anjam do, Main Tumhare Supurd Kerta Hoon,

Logon se Mukhatib Hoker Mufti-e-Azam Ne Farmaya,

Aap Log Ab Akhtar Miyan Sallamahu Se Ruju Kiya Karein Unhe Mera Qayem Maqam Aur JaNasheeen Janein

(Mufti-e-Azam Aur Unke Khulfaa jild1 P152)

2) Huzoor Qutub-e-Madeenah 

Mujhe Mere Murshid Huzoor Aalahazrat Radi Allahu Anhu Se Jo Kuch Mila Un Khanwade Ke Shehzaado Moulana Ibrahim Raza khan Moulana Rehan Raza

Khan Aur Moulana Akhtar Raza Khan ko Ataa Ker Diya (Qutub-e-Madeenah)

3) Huzoor Sayyad-ul-Olma  Read the rest of this entry »

Consume food only if it is ” Halal “

The translation of an excert borrowed from the fourth chapter of the second part of Kimyâ-i-se’âdet: Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu ta’âlâ ‘alaihi wa sallam’ stated: “It is farz for, (i.e. incumbent upon,) every Muslim to earn (a living) by way of halâl.” Earning by way of halâl, in its turn, requires learning what is halâl. Halâls and harâms are known clearly. What is difficult to know is the doubtful area between the two. A person who fails to avoid the doubtful will fall into harâms. This subject, therefore, should cover an extensive area of knowledge to impart. We have provided detailed information in our book entitiled Ihyâ-ul-‘ulûm. In this chapter we will briefly dwell on some salient points of sweeping generally, arranging them in four articles. [One of those four articles is given here.]

Merits of earning by way of halâl, and thawâb for doing so:

The fifty-second [52] âyat-i-karîma of Mu’minûn Sura purports: “O My Prophets ‘salawâtullahi ‘alaihim ajma’în’. Eat what is pure and halâl and worship Me in due manner!” For this reason, Rasûlullah ‘sall-Allâhu ‘alaihi wa sallam’ stated: “It is farz for every Muslim to earn by way of halâl.” At another occasion the Most Blessed Prophet stated: “If a person eats (only) whatsoever is halâl without mixing any harâm with it for forty days running, Allâhu ta’âlâ will fill his heart with nûr (spritual lights). He will make Hikmat flow like rivers into his heart. He will remove worldly love from his heart.” [It is not sinful to work in order to earn what is worldly. What is sinful is love what is worldly and attach one’s heart to the world.] Sa’d bin Abî Waqqâs ‘radiy-Allâhu ‘anh’, (a Sahâbî, the seventh earliest Muslim, and one of those most fortunate ten Muslims who are called the ‘Ashara-i-mubash-shara because they were given the glad tidings that they would enter Paradise after death,) one day entreated: Yâ Rasûlullah (O Messenger of Allah)! Please invoke a blessing on me so that Allâhu ta’âlâ will accept all my prayers!” The following hadîth-i-sherîf contains the reply of the Best of Mankind: Read the rest of this entry »

The Reality of Truthfulness (Sidq) – Imam an-Nawawi radi allahu anhu

Bustan-ul-Arifeen

The Garden of The Gnostics

As for truthfulness (sidq), ALLAH (Exalted is He) says:

[Taubah 9:119] O People who Believe! Fear Allah, and be with the truthful.

“Be among the truthful” because the one who sits with someone is influenced for good and evil. Nature is a thief. A man copies the one he mixes with a lot, even if he is not aware of it. Tarafa said,

Do not ask about a man. Ask about his close companions.
Every man imitates his close companions.

This is the best path to travel for someone who wants to discipline himself. It is to mix with the perfect man so that his nature and good habits flow to him. The influence of actions is absolutely stronger than the influence of words.

Al-Qushayri radi allahu anhu noted, “Truthfulness is the basis of the matter and it is made perfect by it, and it is commanded.” He said, “The least truthfulness is when what is secret and what is public are the same.”

Sahl radi allahu anhu said, Read the rest of this entry »

Beloved Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam’s Knowledge of Five Secrets : Uloom al-Khamsah

ان الله عنده علم الساعه و ينزل الغيث و يعلم ما في الارحام وما تدري نفس ما ذا تكسب غدا وما تدري نفس باي ارض تموت ان الله عليم خبير

Undoubtedly, with Allah is the knowledge of the Hour, and He sends down rain and knows what is in the wombs of the mothers and no soul knows what it will earn tomorrow and no soul knows in what land it will die. Undoubtedly, Allah is the Knower, All Aware. [31:34]

The opponents say on the basis of this verse that the knowledge of all the above mention things known as Five Branches of Knowledge lies with Almighty Allah and no one else! By this they conclude that the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him) did not possess Ilm-e-Ghayb. This is indeed a hasty conclusion. Let us have an eye over some Authentic Commentaries of Qur’an to understand the real and true meaning of this verse.

Commentaries on the Above Verse of Holy Qur’an

Tafseer-e-Saavi Hashiya Ala Tafseer al Jalalain comments under this verse:

اي من حيث ذاتها واما باعلام الله للعبد فلا مانع منه كالانبياء و بعض الاولياء قال تعالى ولا يحيطون بشئي من علمه الا بما شاء قال تعالى فلا يظهر علي غيبه احدا الا من ارتضي من رسول فلا مانع من كون الله يطلع بعض عباده الصلحين علي بعض المغيبات فتكون معجزة للنبي و كرامة للولي ولذلك قال العلماء الحق انه لم يخرج نبينا من الدنيا حتي اطلعه علي تلك الخمس

It means that no one knows about these five things. But on being informed by Almighty Allah Himself it is not prohibited that any of chosen people such as Prophets and Mystic saints (Auliya Allah) may come to know about of anythings belonging to the Realm of the Unseen (Ghayb). Allah Almighty has said that (even) these chosen servants can not encompass the knowledge of Allah except what Almighty Allah pleases to enlighten them and only to the extent revealed by Him. Similarly  Read the rest of this entry »

Prepare for Ramadan (part 2) Dua , Repentence , Generosity & Charity

Jama Masjid

Jama Masjid

4. Making Dua

Many of us do not spend as much time as we should do in Dua. Even if we do we rush our dua and our hearts and minds are not present whilst supplicating to Allah exalted is HE.

Many of us rush our Dua’s and our hearts are often not present whilst we are supplicating to Allah. Therefore we lose out on much of the benefits and blessings of Dua. We must give more attention to our Dua’s and try to concentrate more and be more sincere in our Dua’s imagining Allah watching us supplicate to him. We should humble ourselves making ourselves low and not worthy in front of Allah. We should try to cry if we can and have FULL hope that Allah will accept our Dua’s if not in this world then in the hereafter.

Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an: “When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me.”

The place of Dua is so honourable to Allah that the Prophet (Sallallahu AlaIhi Wasallim) said: Read the rest of this entry »

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

Minar
Minar

 

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

 

ARE YOU SERIOUS  TO SAVE REAL ISLAM IN THE WORLD?

SPREAD FACTS TO EVERY MUSLIM HOME IN THE WORLD

 

EVERYONE SHARE THIS

 

 

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.

 

SALAFI GROUPS IN THE WORLD

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 »

EDUCATION OF CHILDREN

Open the Holy Quran

The Holy Quran Shareef

The children should be given at the beginning to learn the reading of the Holy Quran and thereafter Hadis or the sayings of the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam and the histories and lives of the Prophets Alayh Sallam, saints and sages. If they don’t love them at the beginning of their lives, it would be disastrous for them afterwards, as soft minds get impressions of good or bad in early age. They should not be given literature and poems of love anecdotes. They should not be allowed to sleep at day time as it creates idleness, or to sleep on soft beds till their limbs become strong. They should be given to put on coarse cloth, coarse food and coarse beddings. They should not be allowed to make plays and sports requiring hard labour and should be encouraged to walk on foot. They should be taught in this way: Don’t spit before the people, don’t cleanse nostrils before them, don’t yawn before them, sit with them in a good manner and don’t keep them behind, don’t sit placing one leg upon another, don’t talk too much, don’t tell falsehood, show respect to the elders and seniors in age, don’t hold indecent talks and don’t rebuke and backbite others.

When a boy reaches the age of discretion, he should be told to pray, fast Ramzan and observe the religious duties. When he reaches youth, he should be given education on everything and the reasons for observing religious duties. He should be given instruction that this world is short lives and the next world is everlasting, that death is imminents that a wise man takes provisions for the next world from this world and he should be given such other profitable teachings.

The sage Sahal Tastari Radi Allahu anhu’s training. He said: When I was three years old, I looked at the prayers of my maternal uncle at night. one day he said to me: Why don’t you remember God who created you? I said: How can I remember Him? He said: When you go to bed at night, say three times without moving your tongue: God is with me, God is near me, God is looking at me. I learnt them in this way. Then he said: Recite them seven times every night. After seven days, he said: Recite this eleven times every night. After one year, he said to me: Recite this till you go to the grave and this will be your friend in this world and the next. I learnt the Quran by heart at the age of seven years. At twelve, I began to fast all the year round. I began to follow the following ways in my life. I used to purchase wheat with one dirham per day, prepare food with it, fast the day and break it with that without curry or salt. After one year, I began to fast three days at a time with a break of the next day. Then I used to fast three days at a time and then seven days. Thus I increased my fast gradually to 25 days at a time without any break. In this way, I spent twenty years of my life.

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