Tuesday, 30 December 2014


An 80-year-old man who was sitting on the sofa in his house with his highly educated son. Suddenly a crow perched on their window sill. The father asked his son, “Hey, what’s that?” The son replied, “It is a crow.” After a few minutes, the father asked his son again, “What is that?” The son said “Father, I just told you: It’s a crow.” After a little while, the old father again asked his son the a third time, “What is this?”
The son said, with some irritation, “It’s a crow, a crow.” A moment passed, and the father asked, “Hey, what’s that?”
”Why do you keep asking me the same question again and again?” The son shouted at his father. “I have told you so many times: It’s a stupid crow! Can’t you understand that?”
The father went to his room and came back with an old tattered diary, which he had maintained since his son was born. He flipped through it, handed it to his son, and asked him to read a page: “Today my little son, aged three, was sitting with me on the sofa, when a crow landed on the window. My son asked me 23 times what it was. Each time, I hugged him, kissed his head, and said, ‘It’s a crow.’” - (Author Unknown)
"And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him. And that you be dutiful to your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honour. (23) And lower unto them the wing of submission and humility through mercy, and say: "My Lord! Bestow on them Your Mercy as they did bring me up when I was young." (The Qur'an 17:23-24) - Ameen

Eid e Milad un Nabi | In the light of Quran & Hadith

When we celebrate Milad, we gather, in order to send salutations (Esal-e-Sawab) to the Prophet [pbuh], give charity to the poor (Sadaqah Khairat) and remember wilaadah (Birth) and virtues of the Prophet [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace]. The Ahle Sunnah wal jamaat does not say that one must celebrate “Milad” only on 12 Rabee’-ul-Awwal, in fact it can be celebrated at anytime of the year. Generally Milad-un-Nabi is celebrated, on the 12th of Rabee’ul-Awwal, by Muslims all over the world. In every Muslim country, there is a public holiday for “Milaad-un-Nabee”, except one country, but even in that country, the people celebrate “Milaad” individually. The birth of the Anbiyaa’ has been mentioned in the Qur’an. For example, Adam, Musaa, Eesaa, and Yahyaa (May Allah bless them and grant them peace). If it is wrong to talk about the birth of the Prophet (pbuh), then why has Allah TA’ALA mentioned it in the Qur’an?

Evidence of Milad-un-Nabi from the Qur’an: 

Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’anAllah Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’an:

Say: “In the bounty of Allah, and his mercy; - Therein let them rejoice.” That is better then what they amass.

                                                                                                             [Surah Yunus, 10: 58]

In this verse, Allah Almighty tells us that we should be happy when we receive blessings and mercy from Him. Without doubt, the Prophet [pbuh] is the greatest mercy and blessing of Allah Almighty

Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an:

And we have sent you (O Muhammad SAW) not but as a mercy for the 'Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).

                                                                                                          [Surah Anbiyaa 21: 107]

Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an:

                                             Remind them of the day of Allah
                                                                                                            [Surah Ibrahim 14: 05]

Hafidhh Ibn Kathir and Qadi Shawkani write that:
The day of Allah” refers to the day on which Allah Almighty has done a favour on mankind. For example, the freedom of Bani Isra’il from the slavery of Fir’awn.

                                                                        [Tafsir Ibn Kathir and Qaadee Shawkaanee]

Allah’s greatest favour on mankind was the birth of the Prophet [pbuh]. This means that the Milaad of the Prophet [pbuh] is a “Day of Allah”, therefore we should remember it.

Hafidh Ibn Rajab writes:
It is recommended to fast on those days on which Allah Almighty has sent blessings on us. The greatest favour which Allah Almighty has bestowed us with is the sending down of the Prophet [pbuh]. Allah Almighty says in the Qur'an:

                       “I have favored among nations and sent to you a Prophet from among you”

                                                                                       [ltaa’if-ul-ma’rif by Hafidh Ibn Rajab]

                                         Evidence of Milad-un-Nabi from the Hadith:

Our Prophet [pbuh] celebrated the birth of his son Ibraaheem by freeing a slave.

                                                                                                                   [Tareekh Ibn Kathir]
Imam Muslim writes:
That the Prophet [pbuh] was asked about the fast on Mondays, which he used to keep, the Prophet replied “This is the day of my birth”.
                                                                                                                         [Sahih Muslim]

                 This proves that the Prophet [pbuh] kept fast on Mondays to show gratitude for his birth.

Imam Bukhari writes that:
When Abu Lahab died, someone from his household saw him in a dream, they asked him what happened in the grave he said “I am being punished severely, but on Mondays, I get water from my finger with which I am freed Thuwayba,
                                                                                                                      [Sahih Bukhari]

This proves that a kaafir, Abu Lahab, was happy on the day of the birth of the Prophet [pbuh] and was rewarded by having his punishment reduced. If this is true, then indeed Allah will bless a Muslim who rejoices the birth of the Prophet [pbuh]. This Hadith has been used by many ‘Ulamaa’, to justify the celebration of Milad.

Ibn Muhammad bin Abdul Wahhab Najdi, in his book, writes:
Thuwayba, who was the freed slave of Abu Lahab, fed RasoolAllah Sallalalhu ‘alaihi wa sallam. Abu Lahab freed Thuwayba at the time when she informed him that a son has been born at your brother’s house. After the death of Abu Lahab he was seen in a dream, in which he said ‘I am in severe punishment but this is lessened on Mondays, he showed his forefinger, and said that he would suck from it. This is so because it was with this finger that I freed Thuwayba when she informed of the birth of the Prophet, and she also fed the Prophet Sallalalhu ‘alaihi wa sallam.
Ibn Jawzi states: Abu Lahab is that kaafir who has been specially referred to, in the Qur’an. If such a person can be rewarded for celebrating the Milaad of the Prophet Sallalalhu ‘alaihi WA Sallam, then imagine how great the reward would be for a Muslim when he celebrates it.

Allama Ibn Hajr Asqalani writes:
That Sohaily said that Abbaas (raa) who was the uncle of the Prophet [pbuh] had the above dream. Apart from this, other Muhadditheen have also attributed this dream to Abbaas (raa). 

A person may ask, “When did Abbaas (raa) have this dream? Was it before or after he embraced Islam?” The answer to this is that he had this dream after coming into the fold of Islam (Seerah-Ibn-Hashaam) Abu Lahab died after the battle of Badr before which Abbaas (raa) embraced Islam.

                    Friday is a special day for Muslims because this is the day that Allah created Adam [A.S]
                                                                                                                        [Sahih Muslim]

                                                            Fatwa of Scholars for Milad

Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyyah writes:
Those people, who celebrate Milaad through the love and respect of the Prophet [pbuh], will be rewarded by Allah.
                                                                                                 [Iqtidaa’ us-siraat-il-Mustaqeem]

He also writes that:

If someone celebrates Milaad with the love and respect of Prophet [pbuh], he will have a “big reward”. He says that in Muslim communities, Milaad-un-Nabi gatherings are only done with the respect and love of the Muslims for the Prophet [pbuh]

                                                  [Iqtidaa’ as-siraat-il-Mustaqeem, by Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyyah]

Hafidhh Ibn Kathir wrote that:
There was once a King, Abu Sa’eed Malik Muzaffar - a man of good deeds. In his kingdom, wherever he saw a lack of water, he would build a well. He also established many Islamic study centers. Every year, he would spend half a million dinars on hosting a gathering of his people to celebrate the birthday of the Prophet [pbuh]

                                                                                          [Tareekh Ibn Kathir, Volume 13]

The above is evidence that celebrating the birthday of the Prophet [pbuh] in the form of a gathering is permissible. Otherwise Hafidhh Ibn Kathir would not have referred to it as a good deed & Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyyah would not have said that there would be a big reward for doing so.

Some people have the opinion that King Abu Sa’eed introduced the celebrating of this occasion. This is not true because Hafidh Ibn Kathir states that in the 5th Century hijree, a King named Malik Shah celebrated it also with a gathering
                                                                           [Tareekh Ibn Katheer biography of Malik Shah]

Some people even argue that the Holy Prophet was not even born on the 12th Rabbi Awwal. This argument is baseless, as Hafidh Ibn Kathir has discussed this in Sirat-un-nabi. He states that the majority of the scholars agree that the Prophet was born on the 12th of Rabee’ul-Aawal. The evidence of the people who do not accept this is weak.
                                                                                                      [As-Sirat-un-nabi, vol.1]

The Alhe Sunnah celebrates the Milaad of the Prophet [pbuh] with love and respect. If someone does not celebrate it, we do not call them a kaafir because the matter of Milaad does not affect the ‘Aqeedah of a person. The celebrating of this should not cause any divisions among Muslims. 

Hafidhh Salaahuddeen Yoosuf [A great follower of Hafidhh Ibn Taymiyyah] writes:
On the birth date of the Prophet [pbuh], to give charity to the poor or to build a Masjid. We agree in this type of celebration of Milaad.
                                                                                             [Milaad-un-nabi, by Hafidhh.Yoosuf]

Hafidh Ibn Kathir writes:
                      On the day of the birth of Prophet [pbuh] Shaytaan cried a lot.

                                                                                             [Sirat-un-nabi, by Hafidh Ibn Kathir]

From Ibn Kathirs narration we can see that to feel unhappy on the Birthday of the Prophet [pbuh] is the way of                                                                 shaytaan not the way of a Muslim!

Some questions raised concerning the Milaad
Although the Prophet [pbuh] was born on the 12th of Rabee’ul-awwal he also died on the same date. How then can the 12th of Rabee’ul-awwal be a happy day?

Mourning for someone’s death should not be more than three days, except for a woman, who has lost her husband. The Prophet’s [pbuh] death was over 1400 years ago, so the period of mourning has passed. But, after someone dies, his death is remembered by reciting the Qur'an, remembering his merits, giving alms, and making Du’a for him. Even if the period of mourning for the Prophet’s [pbuh] death exists; all the actions mentioned above are included when people gather for Milaad-un-nabee. For this reason, there is not need to separate the celebration of the Prophet’s [pbuh] birth and the mourning of his death.

How can there be an Eid Milaad-un-nabi when there are only two Eids (Al-Fitr and Al-Adha)?

 Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an:


Prophet Isa [pbuh] prayed to Allah Almighty “Oh Allah, our Lord, send down to us a tray of food from the Heavens so that it may be an occasion of Eid for us for the first and the last of us.”
                                                                                                        [Surah Maa’idah, 5:114]

Imam Hakim writes:
That the Prophet [pbuh] said “Friday is also an Eid day”. Once, in the Prophet [pbuh] time Eid came on Friday and the Prophet [pbuh] said “Allah has given you two Eids today”.

Imam Tirmidhi writes:
Abdullah-bin-Abbaas was reciting verse 3 of surah Maa’idah, from the Qur’an. A Jew, sitting close-by heard it and said to Abdullah “If that verse, which you recited, was revealed to us, we would make that day an Eid day”. Abdullah-bin-Abbas replied “When this verse was revealed, there were two Eids on that day. One of them was the Hajj day and the other Friday”.

                                                                   [Tirmidhi Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Surah Maa’idah 5: 3]

From the references above, it is proved that the term “Eid day” does not specifically apply to the two Eid days (Al-Fitr and Al-Adha), but instead, it could be used for any Islamic holy day. This means that we can refer to “Milaad-un-Nabi” as “Eid-Milaad-un-nabi”
                                                                       Allah knows the best


Friday, 5 December 2014

Importance Of Friday In Islam

One of the blessings with which the Muslim nation has been endowed is the day of Jumu'ah, or Friday. The Messenger of Allaah,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: “The best day the sun rises over is Friday; on it Allaah created Aadam. On it, he was made to enter paradise, on it he was expelled from it, and the Last Hour will take place on no other day than Friday.”[Ahmad and At-At-Tirmithi].

Imaam Ibn Katheer,  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him said, "It was named Jumu'ah because it is derived from the word Al-Jam' in Arabic which means to gather, as Muslims gather on this day every week, and Allaah has commanded the believers to gather for His worship, as He says that which means:{"O you who believe! When the call is proclaimed for Jumu`ah (Friday prayer), come fast to the remembrance of Allaah"}[Quran, 62: 9] meaning be keen to go and attend it."

Here are some other virtues and facts about the Day of Jumu'ah:

·        It includes the congregational Jumu'ah prayer, which is one of the obligatory acts in Islam and one of the great gatherings of the Muslims. Allah The Almighty will seal the heart of whoever abandons and slights this, according to the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), in a Hadeeth (narration) in the book of Imaam Muslim  may  Allaah  have  mercy  upon  him.

·              The day of Jumu'ah includes an hour during which all supplications are accepted. Abu Hurayrah,  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Messenger of Allaah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "On (the day of) Jumu'ah is an hour during which Allaah gives to a Muslim servant standing in prayer whatever he asks for.”[Al-Bukhaari and Muslim].

·              Giving in charity during this day is more virtuous than any other day. Ka'b,  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Messenger,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: "Charity given during the day of Jumu'ah is greater (in reward) than any other day."

·              The believers will see their Lord from Paradise on that day. Anas ibn Maalik, may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him said regarding the saying of Allaah The Almighty (which means): {"And We have more (i.e. a glance at the All-Mighty)"}[Quran, 50: 35] "Allaah will appear to them on the day of Jumu'ah."

·              It is an 'Eed, i.e., a recurrent holiday and celebration. Ibn 'Abbaas,  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Messenger of Allaah  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: "Jumu'ah is a day of celebration, so whoever attends it should perform Ghusl (bathing) beforehand." [Ibn Maajah].

·              It is a day on which sins are forgiven, as narrated by Salmaan  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him who narrated that the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention )  said: “Any man who performs Ghusl on Friday, perfumes himself if he has perfume, wears the best of his clothes, then goes to the mosque and offers as many prayers as he wishes while not harming anybody, then listens quietly while the Imaam speaks until he offers the prayer, will have all his sins between that Friday and the next forgiven.” [Al-Bukhaari].

·              When walking to attend the Friday sermon, a Muslim gets the reward of both praying Qiyaam (i.e., the night prayer) and fasting a full year. Aws ibn Aws  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him narrated that the Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ), said: “Whoever performs Ghusl on Friday after having sexual intercourse with his wife, then goes early to the mosque and attends from the beginning of the Khutbah and draws near to the Imaam and listens to him attentively, Allaah will give him the full reward of fasting all the days of a year and observing night-vigil on each of its nights for every step that he took towards the mosque.”[Ibn Khuzaymah, Ahmad].

·              Hell is fired-up during every day of the week except Friday, as a mark of honour and respect for the day of Friday.

·              Dying on Friday, during the day or night, is a sign of a good end, for the one who dies on that day will be protected from the trial of the grave (i.e., Allaah The Almighty will enable such a person to be steadfast during it). The Prophet,  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said: “Any Muslim who dies during the day or night of Friday will be protected by Allaah from the trial of the grave.” [At-Tirmithi and Ahmad].

Monday, 1 December 2014

Rights Of Parentsn In Islam

Rights of Parents (and Duties of children)

Islam recognises family as a basic social unit. Along with the husband-wife relationship the Parent-child relationship is the most important one. To maintain any social relationship both parties must have some clear-cut Rights as well as obligations. The relationships are reciprocal. Duties of one side are the Rights of the other side. So in Parent-child relationship the Rights of parents are the obligations (duties) of the children and vice versa, the Rights of children are obligations (duties) of parents. Islam clearly defines the Rights of Parents (which mean duties of children) and obligations of parents (which means Rights of children).

It is clear that after Allah parents are the persons who give us innumerable favors. They provide protection, food and clothing to the newly born. The mother sacrifices her comforts and sleep to provide comfort to her children. The father works hard to provide for their physical, educational and psychological (and spiritual) needs. It is a matter of common courtesy that if a person does you some favor you feel obliged to him. Verbally you say ‘thank you’ to him. You try to repay and compensate him for his gifts and favors. You feel a sense of gratitude towards him. So it is with Allah and with parents. Allah’s favors cannot be counted or repaid except by thanking Him and obeying His orders. After Allah our parents deserve our thanks and obedience for the favors they had done us. That’s why Quran lays stress on feeling grateful to parents, and doing good to them. “And your Lord has ordained that you shall worship none save Him and shall do your parents a good turn.” What does a ‘good turn’ mean? It includes obeying them, speaking softly, avoiding harsh words or harsh tone, giving them company when they are lonely, caring for their physical and psychological needs (especially in their old age), and praying to Allah that He may bless them and have mercy on them.

As between parents the mother has more rights than the father. The reason is apparent. Mother has borne the child’s burden during pregnancy, has undergone birth pains in delivering the baby, has sacrificed her own comforts to provide comfort to her children, has looked after them and felt worried for their well-being. That is why mother deserves our good treatment more than the father. A Tradition of the Prophet (PBUH) tells us that a Companion asked the Prophet, “ Who deserves my good treatment most?” “Your mother”, said the Prophet. “Who next?” “Your mother”. “Who next?” “Your mother”. “Who after that?” “Your father”. This means that the mother deserves three times more good treatment from her children than the father deserves. Another Tradition wants us to extend kind treatment to close relations on the mother’s side also (even to her friends). A famous Hadith (Tradition) says, “Paradise lies under the feet of the mother”. This means doing good to our mother lead us to Paradise.

As to the reward for doing good to our parents a Hadith mentions the following story: “Three persons of ancient days were once travelling in a mountaneous region. The rain, thunder and lightning made them take refuge in a cave. Mudslide made a stone block the opening to the cave. The persons were entrapped inside. When the storm stopped they tried to push back the heavy stone to get out of the cave but they could not. They wondered ‘what to do now’. At last seeing that their joint efforts also cannot move the stone they decided to pray to Allah sincerely. One of them suggested, ‘each one of us should relate one good thing he has done in his life and beg Allah to move the stone. One said, “One night my old mother asked me to bring a cup of milk for her. During the time I milched the goat and brought it to her she had gone to sleep. I did not think it proper to disturb her. So I stood by her bedside for the whole night till she got up in the morning and then I offered her the cup of milk. O God, if this act of mine was approved by You please shift this stone.” The stone slipped a little but not enough to let them get out. Similarly, the second and the third man mentioned an act of goodness and prayed to God to shift the stone. The stone slipped down and the entry to the cave opened up. So the men got out. This story shows how service to one’s parents leads to blessings from God and rescue from troubles. Now let us summarize the Rights of Parents (Duties of children):

(1) Right to be respected and obeyed:

Parents have a right to be respected and obeyed by children. All parents are well wishers of children. They issue orders and instructions that are in the best interest of children (though children might think ottherwise). So it is the duty of children to obey their orders and act accordingly. Some children listen to parental orders but do not act upon these or show laziness in carrying out these orders. This causes annoyance to parents. Children should remember that annoying one’s parents can lead to God’s wrath.

(2) Right to scold and rebuke:

It is instinctive obligation of parents to protect their children from physical and moral harm. If a small child puts its hand in fire it is natural urge for you to push the child back, even if the child does not want. It is in child’s interest. So it is with parents. They are duty bound to protect their children in every way, physical, intellectual, moral. If the children have a temptation to do an act that is not in their long-term interest it is the duty of the parents to keep them back from that act or behavior. To this end they may resort to advice, rebuke, scolding, even hitting them. Good children should take all this ‘harshness’ in their own interest. If parents scold them they should bear it calmly. No rude replies, no arguing, no explanations, no comments unless asked for. Parental advice should be listened to and acted upon, even if against children’s own wishes.

(3) Right to be looked after.

Parents have looked after the children for decades. So it is the duty of grown-up children to repay them by way of caring for them and looking to their physical and financial needs. A Quranic verse says: “People ask you (O Prophet) how should they spend. Say, ‘whatever you spend should be spent on Allah (in good cause), on parents, near relatives, on orphans, destitutes and travelers (who fall short of money in foreign lands)”.

(4) Right to be helped:

As parents grow old their energies also decline. So it is the duty of children to help their parents in any household chore in which they can help. Sons can help in lifting heavy things, cleaning home, arranging things etc. Daughters can help in mother’s household work—cooking, washing, cleaning, serving food etc. With good children such help should come automatically, not when asked for. Whenever you see your mother or father doing something extend a helping hand to her/him without their asking. This is what Islam expects from children.

(5) Right to kind words/good behaviour:

Quran urges children to be soft-spoken towards parents and show respect and kindness in their behavior towards parents.
Unforunate as it is, the Western societies have forgotten these lessons. Young children are rude towards parents and show disobedience. As the parents grow old they drive them out from their homes and put them in “Senior Citizens Homes”. Grown up children cannot spare time to attend to the needs of old parents. The busy Western life has led to a break-up of the family unit (so much upheld in Islam). As Muslims we expect our children to adhere to Islamic values and show respect, obedience, kindness, leniency and care towards parents, especially in their old age. Children must not forget the favors and sacrifices of their parents. As good mannered persons they must feel and remain obliged towards parents and try to repay them by kind words and deeds, even with money and material needs. These are the Rights of Parents due from their children (or the Duties of Children towards parents). These Rights and obligations are not found in Islam only. Such values are to be found in all true religions. Quran mentions Hazrat Yahya (John the Baptist) as “kind towards his parents, not tough and disobedient”. Similarly Hazrat Isa (Jesus) is quoted saying to his people, “God made me kind towards my mother (Mary) and did not make me tough and disobedient”. Hazrat Yousuf (Joseph), as a royal Minister in Egypt, called his old, poor parents from their far off home and offered them seats on a high platform (he did not feel shy of behaving in a kind manner to poor parents in the presence of his officials).

May Allah bless us all. 



The month of SAFAR and misconceptions

 As-Salaamu alaikum wa-Rahmatullahi wa-Barakatuhu

"May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You"

Alhamdulillah, we are into second Islamic month - Safar. Generally, people of sub-continent, take this month, especially , 13 days of safar as bad-omen. They don't start up good works be it inaugraton of bussiness, or weddings ----

Remember that our Deen is Islam which guides us about each and every aspect of life. We only can find these guide lines in Quran and Sunah (the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad).

Get the truth about the month of Safar and know that there are no Superstitions, bad omens, unfortunate, Calamities, Prohibition of marriage related to this month.

Safar literally means whistling of winds.
This name was given because of the weather condition of that time.

What events took place in the history of month of Safar?

1: The Beloved daughter of Prophet Muhammad (saw) Fatima (R.A) married Ali (R.A) in this month.
2: Prophet Muhammad fell sick in the end of this month and died in the same sickness in the next month in 12th of Rabiul-Awwal.
3: Ghazwa-e- Khaiber (battle) took place in the same month.
4: Battle of Abwaa also took place in month of Safar.

What is the misconception about Safar?

Unlucky happenings such as Diseases, curses, evils, loss in business and all the misfortunes are relayed to that month. People try to apply many tricks to protect themselves from all the misfortunes

On one hand, bad lucks and omens have been associated with this month and on the other hand self made solutions for such things have been proposed as well, such as not holding marriages in this month, boiling chick peas and distributing them so that the bad omens  are passed on to others, making 365 balls of flour and throwing them in water so that bad omens are driven away and provision is increased, reciting Surah Muzammil 313 times, considering this month to be ‘hard’ for the dead and considering the 13th of this month referred to as ‘tairah teezi’ to be unlucky.

These are nothing more than a misconception based upon the poor knowledge of Islam.
No Muslim should fell into these conceptions which had no foundations on truth.

What Quraan says about month of Safar?

Allah says

“Verily, the number of months with Allah is twelve months (in a year), so was it ordained by Allah on the Day when He created the heavens and the Earth;” (At Tawbah 9: 36)

What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, [O man], is from yourself. And We have sent you, [O Muhammad], to the people as a messenger, and sufficient is Allah as Witness.
(79 surah nisa)

It is this revolution of  day and night that makes up weeks and months and years, which constitutes time, regarding which Prophet Muhammad (s) said that Allah Zawjul has said,
“ The son of Adam hurts me for he abuses Time though I am Time: in My Hands are all things, and I cause the revolution of day and night.” (Bukhari)

So it is very clear that day and night is from Allah and considering any time, hour, day, month or  year to be unlucky is a great misconception and a sin.

What Prophet Muhammad guides us about Safar?

Prophet Muhammad said about Safar;“No adwaa [transmission of infectious disease
without the permission of Allah], no tiyarah [superstitious belief in bird omens], no haamah [refers to a Jaahili Arab tradition described variously as: a worm that infests the grave of a murder victim until he is avenged; an owl; or the bones of a dead person turned into a bird that could fly], and no Safar [the month of Safar was regarded as “unlucky” in the Jaahiliyyah].”

[Translators notes are in square brackets]. (Reported by al-Bukhari, 5757, and Muslim, 2220)

What does the companions of prophet Muhammad (sahabah) said about this month?

Jaabir (R.A) very clearly mentions about the superstitions and the wrong concept of Safar:

"I have heard the Prophet saying, the descending of illness and evil superstition befalling in the month of Safar is untrue." (Muslim)

Superstition is shirk

A man leaves his house, on the way a black cat crosses his path, he think this is a bad omen and therefore returns back home. Though this seems to be such a minor act, however in reality, it really means that he thinks that the black cat has the power and authority to change the man’s fate. This is shirk because it means that other than Allah, the cat also has control and authority over a man’s life and to bring harm to him (Naauuzobillah).

Holding such beliefs not only led man to make halal things haram on himself but led him to associate fate and destiny with these things, which is not only a great misguidance but a great sin ‘Shirk’ because no one other than Allah has the power and control over man’s fate, and all the things from which good or bad portents are derived are nothing but creations of Allah who have no control over other creations.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said,
“Taking omens is shirk; taking omens is shirk. He said it three times. Every one of us has some (superstition), but Allah removes it by trust (in Him).” (Sunan Abi Dawood)
He also said, “A person who derived bad luck from something and refrained from doing what he was intending to do, he has committed shirk. The companions asked him what would be its expiation, the Prophet replied “He should say,

‘ O Allah there is no portent other than Your portent, no goodness other than Your goodness, and none worthy of worship other than You’.”(Musnad Ahmed)

Being Muslim, we should have full faith and trust in Allah and believe from our heart that it is only Allah who has power over us

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The Obligatory Acts(farad) of Wudhu'

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِذَا قُمْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلاةِ فاغْسِلُواْ وُجُوهَكُمْ وَأَيْدِيَكُمْ إِلَى الْمَرَافِقِ وَامْسَحُواْ بِرُؤُوسِكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُمْ إِلَى الْكَعْبَينِ

Ayah 6 of Suratul-Ma’idah means: {When you want to pray, wash your face, your hands and forearms up to and including the elbows, wet wipe your heads, and wash your feet up to and including the ankles.
 The Obligatory Acts(farad) of Wudu'
1. To wash the face,
2. To wash the two arms [the hands are included in the arms],
3. To apply masah (wiping) on at least one-fourth of the head,

4. To wash the two feet.

How to Perform Wudhu

Wudhu, or ablution, is both a traditional ritual and a practical means by which Muslims seek to maintain good physical and spiritual hygiene. Traditionally, Wudu refers to the mental preparation and physical cleanliness of Muslims for the Salat (prayer/Tholugai), one of the Five Pillars of Islam.


Make niyyah (Intention) to perform washing. Niyyah is the Islamic concept of performing an act for the sake of Allah. To truly perform Wudu, you should center yourself and quiet your thoughts, focusing seriously on what you are doing.
Niyyah doesn't necessarily involve saying anything out loud, but focusing on the phrase "Bismillah" (In the name of Allah) is a good way to accomplish the centering necessary. Say it out loud or silently to yourself, whichever makes you comfortable.

Wash your hands. Use your left hand to wash your right hand. Do this three times. After that, use your right hand to wash your left hand three times. Make sure to wash in between your fingers and all the way up to your wrists.[1]

Take water into your mouth. Use your right hand to cup water into your mouth three times. Swish it around in your cheeks and the back of your throat. Do this thoroughly to get all the remaining food in your mouth out.

Inhale water into your nose. Use your right hand to cup water and inhale it into your nose three times. You can use your left hand to close one nostril and blow out if you need to. Snort sharply and abruptly without taking too much water into your nose and choking yourself. If you cannot inhale water into your nose, you can wet your fingers and put water on the lower part of your nostril.

Wash your face. Wash your face three times by spreading your hands from your right ear to the left, and from the edge of the hair to the chin.

Wash your lower arms from wrists to elbows, leaving no part dry. From your wrist to your elbow, wash your right arm with your left hand three times and then wash your left arm with your right hand three times.

Clean your head. Using your wet hands, gently wipe your forehead from the eyebrow to the hairline. Also wipe down your hair, the back of your neck, and your temples. Do this one time.

Wipe your ears inside and out. With the same water, use your finger to clean all the crevices of your ear. Use your thumb to clean behind your ears from the bottom upward. This is also done one time.

Wash each of your feet. Clean up to the the ankles and be sure water goes between the toes. Use your pinky finger and go through each toe to eliminate anything between. Start with your right foot and scrub each foot three times.

While pointing the right index finger to the sky, recite a brief prayer of witness. Generally, the prayer is as follows: "Ash-hadu anlaa ilaaha illALLAHu wahdahuu laa shariikalahu, wa ash-hadu anna Muhammadan 'abduhuu wa rasuuluhu."
In English, this is translated as "I bear witness that there is no deity save Allah alone; He is One; He has no partner and I bear witness that (Hadrat) Muhammad (sallallahu ala Muhammadu sallallahu alaihu Wasallam) is His (chosen) servant and (true) Messenger."

Repeat Wudu after it has been nullified.
Actions that nullify Wudu include natural discharges, including urination, defecation, excessive bleeding, and gas. Deep sleep also nullifies Wudu.
After intercourse, re-performing Wudu alone is not enough to be able to perform Salat. There is another form of purification that must be performed known as Ghusul.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

RIGHTS OF PARENTS (Huqooqul Walidain), Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza (RadiyallahuAnhu)

Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza


A son snatched away whole property disobeying his father and left nothing behind as his father’s own maintenance. Not only this, but he is insulting and infaming him. While the obedience of father is strictly ordered in the holy Quran sharif by Allahta‘la, The Almighty. In this situation, whether he infringed the order of Allah ta’la and he is a disbeliever of Allah ta’la order or not. And what is the order of shariet (The Islamic laws) for those who breach or deny the orders of the holy Quran? And what type of offender he is?


The aforesaid son is involved in “Fasique”,“Fajir” and “Kabira” sins and is liable to suffer an horrible anger of Allah ta’la, The Great. The disobedience of father is the disobedience of Allah ta’la and the displeasure of father is the displeasure of Allah ta’la. If a man pleases his parents, then they are his paradise (Jannat) and if displeases them, they are his hell (Jahannam) too. Unless he pleases his father, none of his Farzs, Niffals or any Righteous acts will be granted by Allah ta’la -at all. Except the calamities of the next world, the severe sufferings of this world will be imposed  upon  him during  his  actual  life  and  there  is  a danger that he may not be lucky enough to recite the holy Kalema” during his final moments (Allah may save us all).

Through    Hadith,    the    most    beloved    Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) Orders that:

The obedience of Allah ta’la rests in the obedience of father and the disobedience of Allah ta’la is the disobedience of father.” [Tibrani]

Through another Hadith, it is indicated by Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) that:

“The pleasure of Allah ta’la is in the pleasure of parents and the displeasure of Allah ta’la is of course in the displeasure of parents.” [Tirmizi, Ibne Habban, Hakim]

And in third Hadith it is said that:
“The  parents  are  your  paradise  and  hell.”  [Ibne  Maaja] Through  fourth  Hadith,  the  Prophet  (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) divulges a secret that:

A father is the middle gate of all the gates of paradise. Now, if you like, you may disgain it or take care of it.” [Tirmizi, Ibne Maaja, Ibne Habban]

In the fifth Hadith, it is said by hira that:

“Three persons will not enter the paradise (i) One who disobeys parents (ii) “Dayyush” (i.e. A person who does not attempt thoroughly to prevent his wife from unveiling / moving without purdah is called “Dayyush “) and (iii) A female who behaves like a male (i .e . A female with male like gestures). [Nisai, Hakim]

The Prophet Mohammed (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam)    guides    us    through    sixth    Hadith    that: No Farzs and Niffals of three persons will be granted by Allah ta’la, The Almighty,

(i)   Who   shows   obligation   after   offering”   Sadqa   “to someone in trouble.

(ii) And who disbelieves virtues (good deeds) and vices (bad deeds) are from Allah (Taqdeer)

(iii)  Who  is  a  disobedient  of  parents  (Sunan  Ibne  Abi Aasim). And the Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) warns us in the seventh Hadith that:

The punishment of all other sins may be left for the day of Qayamat (the final day) if He (Allah ta’la) wishes, but He (Allah ta’la, The Great) does punish those who are the disobedients of their parents in this world itself.
[Hakim, Isbahani, Tibrani] The eighth Hadith illuminates that:
“A young man was on the stage of Sakraat ( i.e, final moments of the life) who was being taught “Kalema sharif “But he was unable to recite the holy words of the
‘Kalema   sharif   “till   the   moments   that   the   Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihe Wasallam) reached there and told him to recite  Lailaha  Illallah  .But  he  expressed  his  inability  to recite it. Later on it came to notice that his mother was displeased  with  him.  Afterwards  when  she  had  been pleased, that young could recite the “Kalema sharif “.
[Imam Ahmed, Tibrani)

Now, with reference to the riddle mentioned above the son is an offender and his deeds (executions) are in against of the great orders of Allah ta’la, The Great. He can not be said or called as a disbeliever of the orders of Allah ta’la until he says that the obedience of a father is not essential according to Shariet or (may Allah save us) an insultation and disreputation of a father is JAEZ (allowable by  Islam).  Any  one  who  distinctly  keeps  such  type  of Aqida (belief) is no doubt a Munkar (disbeliever) of the great orders of Allah ta’la and here the order of apparent KUFRA” (Infidelity) is applicable to him.