Decorating the Musjids with lights , OBJECTIONS & ANSWERS TO LIGHTING THE MUSJIDS,ETC.

It has always been the practice of all Muslims to brighten Musjids and make special arrangements for lighting and decorating on significant occasions, e.g. Lailatul-Qadr in Ramadaan, 12 Rabiul-Awwal, etc. The Musjids of wahabies, however, remain without luster. They rule this action of decorating the Musjids to be Haraam and even shirk. For this reason, we shall discuss this topic as well.

PROOF OF ADORNING MUSJIDS

To always keep Musjids bright, especially during Ramadaan or when completing the Quran on Lailatul-Qadr, Meeladun-Nabi , etc. is a great act of worship (ibaadat). There are many proofs for this,

1.Allah Almighty states in the Holy Quran, Only those who have Imaan on Allah Almighty , and Qiyaamat cause the Musjids to thrive.”34.1 — Surah Tauba, Verse 18

The Commentators of the Holy Quran (Mufassireen) state that having namaaz in jamaats in Musjids, keeping the Musjids clean, spreading mats of high quality, brightening the Musjids with lighting, etc. are all included in causing Musjids to prosper. Hadrat Sulaiman Alaih salaam used to make the Musjid Baitul-Muqaddas bright with Kibreet-e-Ahmar (a flammable substance). There was so much brightness because of this that women miles away were able to spin their threads! . Tafseer Roohul-Bayaan

2. Hadrat Abu Saeed Khudri radi allahu anhu . states, ‘The Sahabi, Tameem Daari radi allahu anhu was the first person to light lamps in the Musjids.”34.2 – Ibn .Majah

This proves that brightening Musjids is the practice of a Sahaabi. Bear in mind that lighting lamps was not the general habit in the Holy Prophet’s Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam time. At the time of jamaat, sticks of the date-tree were burned for light. Hadrat Tameem Daari radi allahu anhu was the first to light lamps there.

3. Ummnul-Mu’mineen. Sayyidah Maimunah radi allahu anha. asked the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam , “Give us an instruction regarding the Musjid at Baitul-Muqaddas” He said, “Go to it and read namaaz there.” During those times, there was a war taking place in that area. For this reason, Rasoolullah Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam said, “If you cannot reach the Musjid and perform Salaah in it, send oil there so that it can be used to light the Musjid’s lamps.” 34.3Abu Dawood Read the rest of this entry »

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Mawlid Un-Nabi şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam | Hadith 4

Fourth Hadīth

Those critics who argue that only the two Eids of Sharī’āh should be celebrated are also in error.

In a Hadīth of Sahīh al-Bukharī, (Kitab al-Imān, Ch. 34, Hadīth no. 45) a Jew quoted a Qur’ānic verse to Hadhrat Umar rađiyAllāhu ánhu (today we have completed your Deen for you and have chosen the Deen of Islam for you) and said had such a verse been revealed to us in our Torah we would have celebrated that day as an Eid day. In this statement there is an implicit question addressed to Hadhrat Umar rađiyAllāhu ánhu asking why the Muslims did not celebrate this day as an Eid too. Hadhrat Umar rađiyAllāhu ánhureplied:

We know which day and which place this verse was revealed on to the Beloved Prophet şallAllāhu álayhi wa sallam. The day of this revelation was Arafat – yawm al-hajj and that was a Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

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’.

‘WILAAYAT’ DISCUSSION ON WALI’S (SAINTS) – Bahaar E Shariat Vol 1

Wilaayat is a special closeness which Almighty Allah has afforded to some of His beloved servants through His Grace and Mercy.

Law: Wilaayat cannot be acquired by self-effort. It is bestowed by Almighty Allah. However, good deeds and virtuous behaviour is a means of allowing it to be bestowed. Some blessed personalities are blessed with this privilege in advance.

Law: Wilaayat is not given to anyone without knowledge. This knowledge is either that which one has acquired, or if Allah Wills, then knowledge is bestowed upon him before he receives the station of Wilaayat.

Law: The greatest Awliyah from the beginning until the last day, are those in the Ummat of the Prophet Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam. The greatest amongst them are the Four Khulafa in order of excellence.

The first being Hazrat Abu Bakr, then Hazrat Umar, followed by Hazrat Uthman and Hazrat Ali رضى الله تعالى عنهما . Huzoor Sallallahu ta’ala alayhi wa sallam bestowed the splendours from the rays of Nabuiwat to Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar and he made Hazrat Ali Radi Allahu anhum the station for distribution of the splendours of Wilaayat.

It is for this reason that all the Awliyah Allah turn towards Hazrat Ali Radi Allahu anhu and they shall continue to acquire this blessing through him.

Law: Tariqat is not conflicting to Shariat. In reality it is inseparable from the Shariat. Some so-called Sufis say that Shariat and Tariqat are two separate ways and distant from each other.

This is absolutely incorrect. To regard oneself independent and free from the need to adhere to the Shariat on the basis of this baseless view, leads to infidelity and heresy.

Law: No Wali is exempt from any Religious Obligation, no matter how exalted in status he may be. There are some ignorant ones who say that Shariah is only the path in order to reach the objective and they have already reached their objective, so there is thus no need for the path anymore (Allah forbid). Sayyiduna Junaid-e-Baghdadi Radi Allahu anhu has stated as follows concerning such ignorant ones: Read the rest of this entry »

IMAMAT RIGHTEOUS RELIGIOUS LEADERSHIP – Bahaar E Shariat Vol 1

Imamat (Religious Leadership) is of 2 categories. ‘Sughra’ and ‘Kubra’ Imamat-e-Sughra refers to the Imamat in Namaaz. Imamat-e-Kubra refers to leading the Muslims in Religious and worldly issues as the True Representative of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam. The authority that has been bestowed to the Imams (in the sense of Imamat-e-Kubra) is very dominant. The people do not even have the right to disobey their commands.

Every Muslim is obligated to follow them and adhere to their commands. There are however certain preconditions for a person to be appointed as the leader. The Imam must be a free person i.e. not a slave, he must be sane, an adult i.e. one who has reached puberty, he must be capable and he must be Qarshi as well, meaning that he should have connection to the Quraish. To be Alawi or to be Maasum is not a  condition. This condition is one that is stipulated by the raafdis (shias), as they do not agree with the other conditions.

They insist on the Imam being Hashmi, Alawi and Maasum. Their aim in doing so is to discredit and nullify the positions of the other 3 Khulafa, namely Hazrat Abu Bakr, Hazrat Umar and Hazrat Uthman رضى الله تعالى عنهما because these Khulafa were not from the families and lineage mentioned above. It must be noted that their Khilaafat has been unanimously accepted by all the Sahaba-e-Kiraam . رضى الله تعالى عنهما

Hazrat Maula Ali radi allahu anhu and Imam Hussain radi allahu anhu also accepted the Khilaafat of the other 3 Khulafa. As for the condition of being from the lineage of Hazrat Ali (Alawi), then this will also exclude Hazrat Ali radi allahu anhu and even his Khilaafat will be regarded as invalid according to them, since it is not possible for Hazrat Ali radi allahu anhu to be an Alawi, as this refers to his descendants.

The raafdis also believe that the Imam must be Maasum. This too is unacceptable just as we have already explained that only the Ambia عليهم السلام and Angels are Maasum.

Law: One being worthy of appointment as an Imam is not sufficient. It is necessary that he must be appointed by the preceding Imam or those Muslims that are appointed to handle the Religious affairs of the people.

Law: To follow the Imam (Khalifa) is absolutely Fard upon all Muslims. This however is on condition that his commands are in accordance with the Shariah. To follow anyone who commands anything contrary to the Shariah is disallowed.

Law: The Imam should be a person who is an Aalim. He should be a courageous person, or one who is assisted by the Ulama.

Law: The leadership (Imamat) of a woman or a Na Baaligh (one who has not reached puberty) is disallowed. If the preceding Imam has appointed a Na Baaligh as the Imam, then the people should appoint a guardian to carry out the duties until such time that he reaches puberty. The Na Baaligh will only be an honorary Imam. The actual Imam for this duration will be the appointed Guardian.

Belief: After the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam the First Righteous Khalifa is Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique, followed by Hazrat Umar-e-Farooq, then Hazrat Uthman-e-Ghani, then Hazrat Ali-e-Murtuza and finally Hazrat Imam Hassan who ruled for six months رضى الله تعالى عنهما . These personalities are known as the ‘Khulafa-e-Raashideen’ and their Khilaafat is known as the ‘Khilaafat-e-Raashida’. Every one of them fulfilled their responsibilities and discharged their duties as true representatives of the Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam to the best of their abilities and with complete devotion. Read the rest of this entry »

THE HOLY PROPHET’S Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam TREATMENT OF THE HYPOCRITES.

The Most Compassionate Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam was ordered by Allah – سبحانه و تعالى – to tear down the so called “mosque” built by the hypocrites. So when it is ordered that even such “mosques” are to demolished, how foolish it would be for someone to assist in constructing such a building and praying behind hypocrites!

The building which they erected will constantly keep disturbing their hearts unless their hearts are torn to pieces; and Allah is All Knowing, Wise [Taubah 9:110].

يَزَا ل بنۡيَٰ ن ه م ٱلَّذِى بَنَوۡ ا
رِيبَة فِى ق ل وبِهِمۡ إِ أَن
تَقَطَّعَ ق ل و ب همۡ وَٱلِّلَّ عَلِي م حَكِي م

On a Friday, the Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam ascended the pulpit of the Masjid Nabawi and expelled 34 hypocrites saying, “Get out – you so and so, son of so and so – for you are a hypocrite”. When they were leaving the mosque, Syedna Umar bin Khattab Radi Allahu anhu arrived, thinking he was late. When he was later informed about it, he claimed he would have killed all of them rather than letting them go out alive. Fath al-BarI, Umdat ul-Qari

And after a long time of patiently forbearing the misdeeds of the hypocrites, he expelled them from the holy mosque in Medina (Masjid Nabawi). And we have now some evil scholars who openly invite proclaimed polytheists and infidels to desecrate our mosques and even perform their polytheistic worship inside it! What sort of faith is this? And what sort of Sunnah is this?

We also now have certain people saying that we should not call any Kaafir (disbeliever) a Kaafir. This is indeed a self-made rule – for it openly contradicts the Holy Qur’an (read Surah Kafiroon) and the Sunnah.

Narrated Syedna `Abdullah bin `Umar Radi Allahu anhu : When `Abdullah bin Ubai (bin Salul) died, his son came to Allah’s Apostle Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam and said, “O Allah’s Apostle Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam, give me your shirt so that I may shroud my father’s body in it. And please offer a funeral prayer for him and invoke Allah for his forgiveness.” The Holy Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam gave him his shirt and said to him, “Inform us, when you finish call us”. When he had finished he told the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam proceeded to order his funeral prayers but `Umar Radi Allahu anhu stopped him and said, “Didn’t Allah forbid you to offer the funeral prayer for the hypocrites when He said, ”Whether you ask forgiveness for them or not ask forgiveness for them; even if you ask forgiveness for them seventy times, Allah will not forgive them.” Later, it was revealed: “And never offer funeral prayers for any of them who dies, nor stand by his grave.” (9.84) After that, Prophet Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam did not offer funeral prayers for the hypocrites. (Bukhari) – several versions

And once He Salla Allahu ta’ala’alayhi wa sallam received the command of His Lord, Allah – سبحانه و تعالى -, he even stopped praying the funeral for the hypocrites although the hypocrites had not openly rejected Islam. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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