Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

Sad bin Abi Waqqaas (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Abu ‘Uthmaan (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

The following verse of the Qur’aan Majeed was revealed in my regard:

وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنسَـٰنَ بِوَٰلِدَيْهِ حُسْنًا وَإِن جَـٰهَدَاكَ لِتُشْرِكَ بِى مَا لَيْسَ لَكَ بِهِ عِلْمٌ فَلَا تُطِعْهُمَآ

We have enjoined upon man kindness to parents. And if they (your disbelieving parents) force you to join partners with Me (in My worship) that of which you do not have knowledge, then do not obey them.

I was very obedient to my mother. When I accepted Islam, she said, “O Sa’d! What is this religion that you have innovated? You will either leave this religion, or I will neither speak to you, nor eat nor drink until I die. You will then bear the blame of my death as people will call you ‘the one who killed his mother’.” I replied, “O my mother! Do not do this! I will not leave this religion of mine for anything!”

My mother then remained for one day and night (and according to some narrations, three days and nights) without eating or drinking until she became extremely weak. When I saw her in this condition, I said to her, “O my mother! By Allah! Know that if you had a hundred lives and you lost them all, one by one, I would not leave my religion. If you wish, then eat. Otherwise, do not eat.” When the mother of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saw his determination and devotion to Islam, she realized that he would never renounce Islam and she thus began to eat.

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa vol.3 pg. 69, Saheeh Muslim #1748)

Source: Whatisislam.co.za

Another Duaa recited in the Qunoot of witr

musallah 2The following Duaa is also reported in the Hadith as a Duaa to be recited in the Qunoot of witr:

اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنِى فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ وَعَافِنِى فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ وَتَوَلَّنِى فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ وَبَارِكْ لِى فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَقِنِى شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ إِنَّكَ تَقْضِى وَلاَ يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ وَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ وَلاَ يَعِزُّ مَنْ عَادَيْتَ تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْتَ وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ

O Allah, guide me along with those whom you have guided, grant me ease along with those whom you have granted ease, protect and take charge of my affairs along with those whom You have protected and taken charge of their affairs, grant me barakah (blessings) in all that You have granted me, save me from the harm of that which You have decreed. Verily You decide and none can decide against You. Whoever is under Your protection, cannot be disgraced, and those whom You oppose and are against  can never gain dignity and respect. Our Rabb, You are full of blessings and Most High. And may the blessings of Allah Ta’ala be showered upon Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

عن أبى الحوراء قال قال الحسن بن على رضى الله عنهما علمنى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كلمات أقولهن فى الوتر قال ابن جواس فى قنوت الوتر  اللهم اهدنى فيمن هديت وعافنى فيمن عافيت وتولنى فيمن توليت وبارك لى فيما أعطيت وقنى شر ما قضيت إنك تقضى ولا يقضى عليك وإنه لا يذل من واليت ولا يعز من عاديت تباركت ربنا وتعاليت. (ابو داود رقم 1427) وزاد النسائي بعد وتعاليت وصلى الله على النبي (النسائي رقم 1748)

Abul Hawraa (Rahimahullah) reports that Hadhrat Hasan bin Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) said: “Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) taught me to recite the following duaa in the Qunoot of witr:

اللَّهُمَّ اهْدِنِى فِيمَنْ هَدَيْتَ وَعَافِنِى فِيمَنْ عَافَيْتَ وَتَوَلَّنِى فِيمَنْ تَوَلَّيْتَ وَبَارِكْ لِى فِيمَا أَعْطَيْتَ وَقِنِى شَرَّ مَا قَضَيْتَ إِنَّكَ تَقْضِى وَلاَ يُقْضَى عَلَيْكَ وَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَذِلُّ مَنْ وَالَيْتَ وَلاَ يَعِزُّ مَنْ عَادَيْتَ تَبَارَكْتَ رَبَّنَا وَتَعَالَيْتَ وَصَلَّى اللهُ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ

Showing Respect

respect2Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

Respect is a fundamental aspect in a person’s deen, without which a person lies in great danger. A salient feature in all our pious predecessors is that they always maintained a very high level of respect for their elders, as well as all the pious and learned scholars before them. Our progress in deen depends on revering and honouring our pious predecessors. Although they may have had differences in certain issues among themselves, this does not authorise us to degrade them in any way. The teachings of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), as well as the lives of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and the Aimmah Mujtahideen are replete with examples of respect. 

Keeping the Company of the Ulama

عن أبي أمامة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم إن لقمان قال لابنه يا بني عليك بمجالسة العلماء واسمع كلام الحكماء فإن الله ليحيي القلب الميت بنور الحكمة كما يحيي الأرض الميتة بوابل المطر.  رواه الطبراني في الكبير من طريق عبيد الله بن زحر عن علي بن يزيد عن القاسم وقد حسنها الترمذي لغير هذا المتن ولعله موقوف والله أعلم  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/147)

Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Hadhrat Luqmaan (Alayhis Salaam) once advised his son saying: “O my beloved son, ensure that you always remain in the company of the Ulama and listen attentively to the speech of the wise, for certainly Allah Ta’ala enlivens the dead heart with the light of wisdom, just as he gives life to the dead earth with a downpour of rain.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 5

Salaam1. The words of salaam end with  “Wa barakaatuhu”. One should not add any other words after “Wa barakaatuhu”.

عن محمد بن عمرو بن عطاء قال : كنت جالسا عند عبد الله بن عباس فدخل عليه رجل يماني فقال : السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته ثم زاد شيئا مع ذلك أيضا قال ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما: من هذا ؟ وهو يومئذ قد ذهب بصره قالوا : هذا اليماني الذي يغشاك فعرفوه إياه حتى عرفه قال ابن عباس : إن السلام انتهى إلى البركة. (المؤطا للامام محمد ص385)

Muhammad bin Amr bin Ataa’ (Rahimahullah) reports: “On one occasion I was seated with Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma), when a person from Yemen entered the gathering and made salaam saying ‘Assalaam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wabaraakatuhu,’ and he then added some words with the salaam.  Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) asked: “Who is this person?” as at that time he had lost his eyesight. His companions said: “This is the person from Yemen who comes to your gatherings regularly.” They described the person until Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) recognized him. Hadhrat Abdullah bin Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) then said: “Salaam ends with barakah (i.e. by saying Wabaraakatuhu).”