Forty Durood – Durood 7

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اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺻَﻠﱠﻴـْﺖَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ، اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺑَﺎرِكْ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺑَﺎرَكْتَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ

O Allah, shower Your mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your mercy upon Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious. O Allah, shower Your blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your blessings upon Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious.

The Special Durood of Imaam Shaafi’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

In “Rowdhatul Ahbaab”, Imaam Isma’eel ibn Ebraheem Muzni (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) (one of Imaam Shaafi’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)’s famous students) reports, “I once saw Imaam Shaafi’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) in a dream after his death and asked him, ‘How did Allah Ta’ala treat you?’ Imaam Shaafi’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) replied, ‘Allah Ta’ala has pardoned me and commanded that I be escorted into Paradise with honour and respect. I have acquired all this through the blessings of one particular durood which I used to recite upon Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).’ I enquired, ‘Which durood is that?’ Imaam Shaafi’ee (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) replied:

اللّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ كُلَّمَا ذَكَرَهُ الذَّاكِرُونَ وَ كُلَّمَا غَفَلَ عَن ذِكْرِهِ الْغَافِلُونَ

O Allah Ta’ala! Bestow mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) equivalent to the number of times that all those remember him, and bestow mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) equivalent to the number of times that all those forget to remember him. (Fazaail Durood)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Forty Durood – Durood 6

green domeاﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺻَﻠﱠﻴـْﺖَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ وَ ﺑَﺎرِكْ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺑَﺎرَكْتَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ

O Allah, shower Your mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your mercy upon the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious. O Allah, shower Your blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your blessings upon the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious.

Giving up Sins through the Duaa of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

Hadhrat Ja’far As-Saa’igh (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) relates: “In the neighbourhood of Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) there was a person who was leading a life of sin and vice. One day he attended the discourse of Imam Ahmad (Rahmatullahi Alaihi). Upon entering the majlis of Imam Ahmad (Rahmatullahi Alaihi), he greeted the Imam with salaam. Though Imam Ahmad (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) answered his salaam, however the man perceived that the Imam had shown some disinclination towards him.

He addressed Imam Ahmad (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) saying: “O Abu Abdillah, I notice that you are feeling uncomfortable with my presence. (Perceiving that the Imam’s natural aversion towards him was on account of the sins and transgression he was involved in he said,)  I wish to inform you that I have given up the life of sin and have resolved to lead a life of obedience and submission.

He further explained to Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (Rahmatullahi Alaihi): “Last night I had a dream of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) came to me and asked: “Why do you not request me to make duaa for you?”

He replied: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), due to my excessive sinning and leading a life of transgression, I feel extremely ashamed to come in your presence.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Do not worry, even though you feel ashamed, stand up and I will make duaa to Allah Ta’ala on your behalf.”

He then says that I stood up and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) made duaa for me. Once I awakened, I had found that Allah Ta’ala had placed natural aversion and resentment within my heart for all the sins I was involved in.

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Forty Durood – Durood 5

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اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺻَﻠﱠﻴـْﺖَ ﻋَﻠَـﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ، اﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺑَﺎرِكْ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ وﱠﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺑَﺎرَكْتَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِيمَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ

O Allah, shower Your mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your mercy upon the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious. O Allah, shower Your blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your blessings upon the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)’s Love for his Ummah

It has been recorded in ‘Mawaahib Ladunniya’ from ‘Tafseer Qushairy’ that on the day of Judgement a believer shall appear for reckoning with a small measure of righteous deeds. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) shall appear and place on the side of the righteous deeds a small piece of paper that will be the size of the tip of one’s finger. The result will be that the scale of good deeds will far outweigh the evil deeds. Seeing this, the believer will exclaim, “May my mother and father be sacrificed for your sake, who are you? How beautiful is your physical appearance, and how sublime is your conduct.”

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) shall answer: “Verily I am your Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). This which I have placed on your scale is the salaat and salaam that you used to recite upon me during your lifetime. Now I have come to your aid and assistance at your time of need.” (Fazaail Durood)

يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ

Sunnats and Aadaab of Ramadhaan – Part 4

ramadan_kareem21. Ensure that you perform the twenty rakaat taraweeh salaah every night. The taraweeh salaah is an emphasised sunnah. In the era of Hadhrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu), all the Sahaabah had consensus on performing twenty rakaat taraweeh. At least try to complete one khatam of the Qur’aan in the taraaweeh Salaah.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من قام رمضان إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه (ابو داود رقم 1373)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who stands in Taraweeh salaah in Ramadhaan with Imaan (complete belief and faith) and with the hope of reward, all his past (minor) sins will be forgiven.”

عن عبد الرحمن بن عوف رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إن الله تبارك و تعالى فرض صيام رمضان عليكم و سننت لكم قيامه فمن صامه و قامه إيمانا و احتسابا خرج من ذنوبه كيوم ولدته أمه (سنن النسائي 1/308)

Hadhrat Abdur Rahman bin Auf reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Verily Allah Ta`ala has ordained the fast of Ramadhaan upon you and I have prescribed for you standing during its nights in Taraaweeh Salaah. Whosoever fasts during the days and stands up during the night in Taraaweeh Salaah with true faith and hope of reward from Allah Ta’aala, he will be cleansed from all his sins like the day his mother bore him.”

عن ابى الحسناء أن علي بن أبي طالب أمر رجلا أن يصلي بالناس خمس ترويحات عشرين ركعة – باب ما روي في عدد ركعات القيام في  شهر رمضان (سنن الكبرى للبيهقي رقم 4805)

Abul Hasana says, “Hadhrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhu) ordered a person to perform twenty rakaats of Taraweeh with the people during Ramadhaan.”

عن الأعمش عن زيد بن وهب قال كان عبد الله بن مسعود يصلي لنا في شهر رمضان فينصرف عليه ليل قال الأعمش كان يصلي عشرين ركعة و يوتر بثلاث (عمدة القاري 11/127)

A’amash says, “Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (Radhiallahu Anhu) used to lead the taraweeh salaah during the month of Ramadhaan for the people and he used to perform 20 rakaats and would perform 3 witr.”

روى البيهقي بإسناد صحيح انهم كانوا يقيمون على عهد عمر بعشرين ركعة و علي عهد عثمان و علي (و هكذا هو في عمدة القاري) (فتح الملهم 2/320)

Allamah Ayni says, “The illustrious Sahaabah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) had performed twenty Rakaats during the reign of Hazrat Umar (Radhiallahu Anhu), and Hazrat Uthmaan and Hazrat Ali (Radhiallahu Anhuma).” (Ayni's Sharh-e- Bukhari Vol.7 P.178)

2. Form the habit of performing good deeds in the month of Ramadhaan and shun the habit of committing evil deeds and vices.

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا كان أول ليلة من شهر رمضان صفدت الشياطين ومردة الجن وغلقت أبواب النار فلم يفتح منها باب وفتحت أبواب الجنة فلم يغلق منها باب وينادي مناد يا باغي الخير أقبل ويا باغي الشر أقصر ولله عتقاء من النار وذلك كل ليلة (ترمذي رقم 682)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “When the first night of Ramadhaan enters, the Shayateen and rebellious Jinnaat are chained, the doors of Jahannum are closed and no door remains open, the doors of Jannat are opened and no door remains closed, and a caller announces: ‘O the one seeking piety and good, advance. O the one seeking evil, restrain (from your evil).’ And Allah Ta’ala emancipates many souls from the fire of Jahannum, and this transpires every night throughout the month of Ramadhaan."

3.    Sit for i`tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadhaan if you are able to.

عن ابن عباس  الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال في المعتكف  هو يعتكف الذنوب ويجري له من الحسنات كعامل الحسنات كلها (ابن ماجة رقم 2108)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said regarding the one sitting in I’tikaaf: “The mu’takif (remaining in the Musjid) stays away from committing sins, and every moment he receives the reward for carrying out the various forms of ibaadat that he would have been able to carry out had he not been in the state of I’tikaaf.

عن ابن عباس  الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من اعتكف يوما ابتغاء وجه الله تعالى جعل الله بينه وبين النار ثلاث خنادق أبعد مما بين الخافقين رواه الطبراني في الأوسط والبيهقي واللفظ له (الترغيب  رقم 1650)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: Whoever sits in I’tikaaf for a day seeking the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala, Allah Ta’ala will place between him and the fire of Jahannum three trenches, each trench as far as the distance between the East and the West.

4.    Search for Laylat-ul-Qadr during the odd nights of the last ten days of Ramadhaan.

عن أنس بن مالك قال : دخل رمضان فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : إن هذا الشهر قد حضركم وفيه ليلة خير من ألف شهر من حرمها فقد حرم الخير كله ولا يحرم خيرها إلا محروم  (ابن ماجه رقم 1644)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that when Ramadhaan began Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Certainly this month (of Ramadhaan) has dawned upon you, and within it there is a night greater than a thousand months. The one who is deprived of this night, has certainly been deprived of all good. And only the truly deprived ones will be deprived of the good of this night.”

5.    On the odd nights, perform some ibaadat and then go to sleep with the intention of awakening later at night. Do not sleep without making ibaadat, perchance one may not get up in time.

6.    On the night of Qadr recite the following du`aa:

اَللّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنّيْ

O Allah, Indeed You are most forgiving, You love to forgive, so please forgive me.

عن عائشة قالت : قلت يا رسول الله أرأيت إن علمت أي ليلة ليلة القدر ما أقول فيها ؟ قال قولي اللهم إنك عفو تحب العفو فاعف عني قال هذا حديث حسن صحيح (ترمذي رقم 3513)

Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiallahu Anha) reports that on one occasion she asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) what duaa to recite if she finds Laylatul Qadr. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) taught her to recite the following duaa:

اَللّهُمَّ إِنَّكَ عَفُوٌّ تُحِبُّ الْعَفْوَ فَاعْفُ عَنّيْ

7.    Spend some time on the night of Eid in ibaadat.

عن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من قام ليلتي العيدين محتسبا لم يمت قلبه يوم تموت القلوب  رواه ابن ماجه ورواته ثقات إلا أن بقية مدلس وقد عنعنه (الترغيب و الترهيب رقم 1655)

Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever stands up in ibaadat on the two nights of Eid with the hope of attaining reward, his heart will not die the day the hearts (of the sinners) will die.

8.    The one who performs Esha salaah and Fajr salaah with jamaat and he performs twenty rakaats of the Taraweeh salaah with the imaam, Allah will reward him with the reward of standing throughout the night in ibaadat, and if the night was Laylatul Qadr, Allah Ta’ala will reward him with reward of Laylatul Qadr.  
 

عن عثمان رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من صلى العشاء في جماعة فكأنما قام نصف الليل ومن صلى الصبح في جماعة فكأنما صلى الليل كله . (مسلم رقم 656)

Hadhrat Uthmaan (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who performs his Esha salaah with jamaat (in the Musjid), then it is as though he has spent half the night in ibaadat. (And if he follows it up) and performs the Fajr salaah with jamaat (in the Musjid), Allah Ta’ala will reward him with the reward of spending the entire night in ibaadat.

عن أبي ذر: قال … فقام بنا حتى ذهب ثلث الليل ثم لم يقم بنا في السادسة وقام بنا في الخامسة حتى ذهب شطر الليل فقلنا له يا رسول الله لو نفلتنا بقية ليلتنا هذه ؟ فقال إنه من قام مع الإمام حتى ينصرف كتب له قيام ليلة (ترمذي رقم 806)

It is reported from Abu Zar (Radhiallahu Anhu) that during the month of Ramadaan on the 25th night Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) led us in the Taraweeh salaah until half the night had passed. We (enjoyed performing the Taraweeh salaah) that after the completion of the salaah we said to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): ‘If only you could have continued till the end of the night?’  Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who stands with the Imaam and performs the Taraweeh salaah, Allah Ta’ala writes for him the reward of standing the entire night.

9.    After the month of Ramadhaan, one should endeavour to observe the six sunnah fasts of Shawaal.

عن أبي أيوب الأنصاري أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : من صام رمضان ثم أتبعه ستا من شوال كان كصيام الدهر. (مسلم رقم 1164)

Hadhrat Abu Ayoob Ansaari (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever observes the fasts of Ramadhaan and follows it up with keeping six fasts in Shawaal, then (he will get the reward) as though he fasted the entire year.”

 

Bring about the correct Islamic ethos

correct-orderEach person should work within his capacity to bring about the correct Islamic ethos. Others in other parts of the world are doing their jihaad, so we too should do our share of our jihaad. Our jihaad will be to stick to what is the Islamic ethos. There may be something that is permissible but it does not blend with what Islam wants of us. For example, for the salaah to be valid, a male is only required to cover from his navel to his knees. However, will we allow a person dressed just in a loincloth to go forward and lead the salaah. We will not, though his salaah is valid. So this should apply to all other facets of life as well. Then there will be no need to go out on holidays, get the latest cars, etc. When we add the ingredient of contentment to our lives then ‘enough’ is not enough, it will be more than enough.

Source: Al-Haadi