Sayyiduna Imam Hasan bin Ali Radi Allahu Anhu

Sayyiduna Imam Hasan bin Ali (Radi Allahu Anhu), Excerpts from Tarikh al-Khulafa by Imam Jalal al-Din Suyuti (Alayhir Rahmah). Must Read & Share!!

Abu Muhammed Imam Hasan ibn Ali ibn Abu Talib (Radi Allahu anhu), the grandson of RasoolAllah (SallAllahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) was born on the 15th of Ramadan, the third year after hijrah.

Imam Bukhari reports from Hadrat Anas (Radi Allahu anhu): ‘No one resembled the Prophet (SallAllahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) more than Hasan ibn Ali (Radi Allahu anhu).’

Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim report from Hadrat Bara’a (Radi Allahu anhu): I have seen RasoolAllah (SallAllahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) with Hasan upon his shoulder, saying: ‘O Allah I love him, so (Ye) love him too’.

Imam Bukhari reports from Hadrat Abu Bakr Siddique (Radi Allahu anhu): I have seen RasoolAllah (SallAllahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam) on the pulpit (minbar) with Hasan on his side. He looked at the assembly and Hasan alternately, and said: ‘ Verily, this son of mine is a great leader. Mayhap that Allah will unite two groups of Muslims on his account.’

Imam Bukhari reports from Hadrat ibn Umar (Radi Allahu anhu): Read the rest of this entry »

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Love And Respect of the Sahaba radi Allahu anhum for The Holy Prophet Muhammed SallAllahu ta ala alayhi wa sallam

Masjid Al Nabawi15 Ahadith on love and respect of the sahaba (radi Allahu anhum) for The Holy Prophet Muhammed صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم

1. During the negotiations of the Treaty of Hudaybiah, Arwah, as the representative of the Quraish, repeatedly wanted to touch the beard of the Holy Prophet ﷺ as per the Arab tradition of diverting one’s attention. But, Sayyiduna Mughirah Bin Sha’bah radi Allahu anhu intercepted his hand with his sword. Arwah became very conscious and started observing the manners of the Sahaba. When he returned to the pagans, he said:

“I have seen the Courts of Caesar and Najashi but I never saw the respect, which the Companions of Muhammad ﷺ show to him. They take the saliva of Muhammad ﷺ into their hands and never let it drop down and rub the saliva on their faces. When Muhammad ﷺ gives them some order, they compete With each other to carry out that order. They fight with each other to take the water, Which flows after Muhammad’s ﷺ ablution. When they speak in front of him, they lower their voices and never look at his face directly.” — Sahih Bukhari Vol 3, Book 50,Hadith 891

2. When the Noble Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم once finished making wudhu, Hadrat Bilal رضی اللہ تعالٰی عنہ took the water that was used.  Read the rest of this entry »

Laylat al-Qadr ( Shab E Qadr ) | The Night of Power

Hadrat Anas ibn Malik radi allahu anhu reported that when [the month of] Ramadhan came, the Holy Prophet Sallallahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “Indeed this month has come to you, and in it is a night more virtuous than a thousand months. So, whosoever is deprived of its blessings is [indeed] deprived of all blessings. No one is kept deprived of its blessings, but only those who are unfortunate.” [Sunan Ibn Majah, Vol 1, Page 119]

Hadrat ‘Aishah radi allahu anha reported that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam has said, “Seek Lailatul Qadr on an odd numbered night (21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th and the 29th) among the last ten (nights) of Ramadhan.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Page 270]

Hadrat ‘Aishah radi allahu anha reported: “I asked the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam: tell me what should I say (pray) on Lailatul Qadr if I know which night it is?” He said: say,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ كَرِيمٌ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنِّى

“O Allah, You are forgiving and love forgiveness, so forgive me.” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Vol 2, Page 191]

Hadrat ‘Aishah radi allahu anha reported that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam used to strive hard in devotion in the last ten nights more than at any other time.” [Sahih Muslim, Vol 1, Page 372]

Hadrat Anas radi allahu anhu reported that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam has said, “When Lailatul Qadr comes, Gabriel comes down with a company of angels who invoke blessings on everyone who is standing or sitting remembering Allah the Great and Glorious. Then when their festival day comes, i.e. the Eid day, He (Allah) speaks proudly of them to his angels saying, “O My angels, what is the reward of a hired servant who has fully accomplished his work?” They say, “Our Lord, his reward is that he should be paid his wages in full.” He says, “O My angels! My male and female servants have fulfilled what I have made obligatory for them, and then have come out raising their voices in supplication. By My Might, Glory, Honour, High dignity and Exalted Station, I will certainly answer them.” Then He says, “Return, I have forgiven you and changed your evil deeds into good deeds.” The Messenger of Allah said, “Then they return having received forgiveness.” [Mishkat, Vol 1, Page 182]

Hadrat ‘Ayeshah radi allahu anha reported that when the last ten days began, the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam used to prepare himself rigorously for devotion; remain awake at night and (also) keep his family awake.” [Sahih Bukhari, Vol 1, Page 271]

Sheikh ‘Abd al-Haq “Muhaddith-e-Dehlwi” radi allahu anhu states under the commentary of the above Hadith that:

Shadda Mizarahu” (tied his lower garment) is a metaphor that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam used to devote himself completely for the worship of Allah, more than usually in the last ten days of Ramadan. Or, this is metaphor that the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam isolated and secluded himself from his blessed wives. [Ashi’ah al-Lam’at – Vol. 2 Pg. 115]

by Irfan Qadiri

LOVING ALLAH & THE HOLY PROPHET Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam

Say, “If your fathers, and your sons, and your brothers, and your wives, and your tribe, and your acquired wealth, and the trade in which you fear a loss, and the houses of your liking – if all these are dearer to you than Allah and His Noble Messenger and fighting in His way, then wait until Allah brings about His command; and Allah does not guide the sinful.” [Taubah 9:24]

ق لۡ إِن كَانَ ءَابَآ ؤ كمۡ وَأَبۡنَآ ؤ ڪمۡ وَإِخۡوَٳ ن كمۡ وَأَزۡوَٳ ج كمۡ
وَعَشِيرَ ت كمۡ وَأَمۡوَٳ ل ٱقۡتَرَفۡ ت موهَا وَتِجَٰرَةً۬ تَخۡشَوۡنَ
كَسَادَهَا وَمَسَٰكِ ن تَرۡضَوۡنَهَآ أَحَبَّ إِلَيۡڪ م مّنَ ٱلِّلَِّ
وَرَ سولِهِ وَجِهَا د فِى سَبِيلِهِ فَتَرَبَّ صو ا حَتَّىٰ يَأۡتِىَ
ٱلِّلَّ بِأَمۡرِهِ وَٱلِّلَّ يَ دِۡۡى ٱلۡقَوۡمَ ٱلۡفَٰسِقِينَ

The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness of faith: (1). The one to whom Allah and His Apostle become dearer than anything else. (2). Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake. (3). Who hates to revert to disbelief as he hates to be thrown into the fire.” 6

The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said “None of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father, his children and all mankind.” 7

The above verse from the Holy Qur’an and 2 narrations testify that just the proclamation of faith is not useful, unless a person truly loves Allah, and His beloved Apostle Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam.

LOVE FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH, HATE FOR THE SAKE OF ALLAH

O People who Believe! Whoever among you reneges from his religion, so Allah will soon bring a people who are His beloved ones and Allah is their beloved, lenient with the Muslims and stern towards disbelievers – they will strive in Allah’s cause, and not fear the criticism of any accuser; this is Allah’s munificence, He may give to whomever He wills; and Allah is the Most Capable, the All Knowing. [Maidah 5:54]

يَٰٓأَ ي اَۡ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَ نو ا مَن يَرۡتَدَّ مِن كمۡ عَن دِينِهِ فَسَوۡفَ
يَأۡتِى ٱلِّلَّ بِقَوۡ م يحِ ب مۡ وَ يحِ بونَ ه أَذِلَّ ة عَلَى ٱلۡ مؤۡمِنِينَ
أَعِزَّ ة عَلَى ٱلۡكَٰفِرِينَ يجَٰهِ دونَ فِى سَبِيلِ ٱلِّلَِّ وَ يَخَاف ونَ لَوۡمَةَ ٮ م ذَٳلِكَ فَضۡ ل ٱلِّلَِّ يؤۡتِيهِ مَن يَشَآ ء وَٱلِّلَّ وَٳسِ ع عَلِي م

See O dear Muslims! Whom does Allah the Supreme love? It is those Muslims who are soft-hearted towards their Muslim brothers, and stern with the disbelievers. And who do you think knows more than Allah? Read the following 2 Hadith to understand that the best of deeds in Allah’s sight are to have love for His sake, and to hate for His sake!

The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “ The best of the actions is to love for the sake of Allah and to hate for the sake of Allah.” 8

The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “ The most beloved of deeds in the sight of Allah is to love for the sake of Allah and to hate for the sake of Allah.” 9

And reflect on this Hadith, that defines the requirement of having perfect faith!

The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “If anyone loves for Allah’s sake, hates for Allah’s sake, gives for Allah’s sake and withholds for Allah’s sake, he will have perfect faith.10

And the following 2 Hadith teach you how to maintain your faith (have the strongest link):-

The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “The strongest link in faith is to have good relations only for the sake of Allah, and to have love only for the sake of Allah and hatred only for the sake of Allah.11

The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “The strongest link in faith is to love only for the sake of Allah and hate only for the sake of Allah.” 12

Observe that loving for the sake of Allah, and hating for the sake of Allah is classified as the best of deeds – superior to prayers, pilgrimage, charity, fasting and even jihad – for all these cannot be properly achieved without firm faith, that depends on the above rules. Read the rest of this entry »

Definition Of Iman In The Light Of Quran and Hadith

Hadith on the Abdal | The Existence of the Abdal that exist in al Shaam al Shareef [Syria]

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Alhamdulillahi Rabbil ‘Alameen wa afdhal ul salaato wa attammu tasleem ‘ala Sayyiduna Muhammad Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam

Sayyidil Mursaleen, Khaatamin Nabiyeen, Rehmatalil ‘Alameen, Shafee’il Mudhnibeen wa ‘ala Aalihee wa Sahbihee ‘Ajma’een wa man tabi’hum bi ihsaaanin ila Yawm il Deen

InshaAllah, this note seeks to clarify the existence of the Abdāl that exist in al Shaam al Shareef [Syria] contrary to the belief of some people who seek to deny that which has been proven by many of our pious predecessors and our Beloved Prophet sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. The Abdāl are from the Awliyah, the spiritual heirs of Sayyiduna RasoolAllah sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. They are hidden and hold high positions in the spiritual hierarchy. Many of us have been to Syria, we know that there is a mountain named Arba’een [Forty] which is named after the forty Abdāl who escaped there from persecution in centuries gone by.

Our beloved master, Sayyiduna al Shaykh Muhammad al Yaqoubi Hafidhahullah has mentioned the Abdāl of Shaam on many occasions. They say there is a great saying amongst the rijaalAllah, that whenever there is a gathering of forty Muslims, there is a Wali amongst them. The number forty is of great significance here, not only constituting the number of Abdāl but for other reasons also. Sayyiduna al Shaykh Ibraheem al Yaqoubi raheemahullah [the father of our master] was known to be the Qutb [amongst the highest ranks in the spiritual hierarchy] of Shaam.

The true adherents of Islam in its purity are the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah. In their ranks the truthful saints [Siddiqeen], the martyrs [Shuhadaa], and the righteous [Saaliheen] are to be found. Among them are the great men of guidance and illumination, of recorded integrity and celebrated virtue. The substitutes [Abdāl] and leaders [Imam] are to be found among them and the Muslims are in full accord concerning their guidance. This is the victorious group about whom Sayyiduna RasoolAllah sal Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said: “A group within my community manifestly continues to be in the truth. Neither those who oppose them nor those who abandon them can do them harm, from now on until the Day of Resurrection.” Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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