Issue 3 – Zakaat

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Forty Durood – Durood 40

green domeﺑِﺴْﻢِ اﷲِ وَاﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻰ رَﺳُﻮْلِ اﷲِ

 I begin in the name of Allah Ta’ala, and may peace descend upon the Messenger of Allah Ta’ala.

Hadhrat Talha (Radhiyallahu Anhu) in the Battle of Uhud

Hadhrat Zubayr bin Awwaam (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) wore two suits of armour on his mubaarak body in the battle of Uhud. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) intended climbing a rock during the battle, but was unable to do so. He therefore requested Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu) to sit, and with his assistance he climbed the rock. Hadhrat Zubayr (Radhiallahu Anhu) says that I heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) say: “It has become waajib for Talha. (i.e. Jannah or the intercession of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”

In the battle of Uhud, Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu) very bravely accompanied and protected Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Whenever the Sahaabah discussed the battle of Uhud, they would say that this day belonged to Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu). Hadhrat Talha (Radhiallahu Anhu) shielded Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) with his body. He received more than eighty wounds on his body, yet he did not leave the side of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), even though his hand had become paralyzed. (Shamaail Tirmizi with Khasaail Nabawi)

أَحسن منكَ لَم تَرَ قَطُّ عَينِي                وَأجْمَل مِنْكَ لَمْ تَلِدِ النّسَاءُ

خُلِقْتَ مُبَرَّأً مِنْ كُلّ عَيبٍ                     كَأَنّكَ قَدْ خُلِقْتَ كَمَا تَشَاءُ 

Better than you no eye has ever seen, More beautiful than you no woman has given birth to

You have been created free from any defect, As if you were created like how you desired.

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

Forty Durood – Durood 39

green domeاَﻟﺘﱠﺤِﻴﱠﺎتُ اﻟْﻤُﺒَﺎرَكَاتُ اﻟﺼﱠﻠَﻮَاتُ اﻟﻄﱠﻴﱢﺒَﺎتُ ﻟِﻠّﻪِ ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻚَ أَﻳــﱡﻬَﺎ اﻟﻨﱠﺒِﻲﱡ وَرَﺣْﻤَﺔُ اﷲِ وَبَركَاﺗُﻪُ، اَﻟﺴﱠﻼمُ ﻋَﻠَﻴْﻨَﺎ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻋِﺒَﺎدِ اﷲِ اﻟﺼﱠﺎﻟِﺤِﻴْﻦَ ، أَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنْ ﻻﱠ إِﻟَﻪَ إِﻻﱠ اﷲُ وَأَﺷْﻬَﺪُ أَنﱠ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪًا رﱠﺳُﻮْلُ اﷲِ

All verbal praises that are full of blessings, physical praises and monetary devotions are for Allah Ta’ala. May the special peace of Allah Ta’ala descend upon you, O Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), and Allah’s choicest mercies and blessings. May peace descend upon us and upon all the pious servants of Allah Ta’ala. I bear witness that there is no deity except Allah Ta’ala, and I bear witness that Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is His servant and messenger.

Travelling for a Single Hadith

Kathir bin Qais narrates: “I was once sitting with Hadhrat Abu Darda (Radhiyallaho anho) in a musjid in Damascus, when a person came to him and said, O Hadhrat Abu Darda (Radhiyallaho anho), I have travelled all the way from Madinah  Tayyibah to acquire one Hadith from you, as I have learnt that you have heard it directly from Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).”

Hadhrat Abu Darda (Radhiyallaho anho) asked: "Do you have any other work in Damascus?" The person replied: "No." (i.e. I have only come to Damascus to acquire the Hadith.) Hadhrat Abu Darda (Radhiyallaho anho) asked again: “Are you sure that you have no other work in Damascus?” The person again replied: “I have come to this place with the sole purpose of learning this Hadith.” Hadhrat Abu Darda (Radhiyallaho anho) then said: “Listen, I have heard Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying, ‘Allah Ta’ala eases the way to Paradise for the one who traverses some distance to seek knowledge. The angels spread their wings under his feet, and all the things in the heavens and the earth (even the fish in the water) make duaa to Allah Ta’ala for his forgiveness. The superiority and high rank of a person possessing Deeni knowledge over a person engaged in worship (without having Deeni knowledge) is like the superiority of the moon over the stars. The Ulama are the inheritors of Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The legacy of Ambiyaa (Alaihimus salaam) is neither gold nor silver. Rather, their legacy is the knowledge of Deen. A person who acquires Deeni knowledge has certainly acquired great wealth.”  (Fazaail Aamaal)

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

Make Peace with your Creator

happinessThere are two dimensions in life, the outer and the inner. The outer can be polished and corrected at any time if it is not right. However, this is not the case with the inner. The trauma and uneasiness you experience is completely in the hands of Allah Ta‘ala. If you break the peace with Him then He will take away the peace from you. 

Source: Al-Haadi

Sunnats and Aadaab of Eid – Part 3

Eid1. To read two rakaat waajib salaah of Eid with six extra takbeers without any azaan or iqaamat. [1]

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم صلى يوم العيد بغير أذان ولا إقامة (ابن ماجة رقم 1274)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would perform the (Eid) salaah on the day of Eid without any azaan or iqaamat.

2. To recite Surah A’ala in the first rakaat, and Surah Ghaashiya in the second rakaat of the Eid salaah.

عن النعمان بن بشير رضي الله عنه قال كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يقرأ في العيدين وفي الجمعة بسبح اسم ربك الأعلى، وهل أتاك حديث الغاشية.  (مسلم رقم 878)

Hadhrat Nu’maan ibn Basheer (Radhiallahu Anhu) relates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite Surah A’ala and Surah Ghaashiya in both the Eid salaah as well as the Jumuah salaah

3. One should remain seated after the Eid salaah and listen to the khutbah. Remaining for the khutbah is an emphasised sunnah. [2]

4. During the khutbah it is waajib for one to remain silent and listen attentively to the khutbah. [3]

5. It is forbidden to perform any nafl salaah in the Eidgah either before or after the Eid salaah. [4] 

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم خرج فصلى بهم العيد لم يصل قبلها ولا بعدها (ابن ماجة رقم 1291)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would come to the Eidgah and perform the Eid salaah. He would not perform any nafl salaah before the Eid salaah nor after the Eid salaah (i.e. at the Eidgah).

6. By staying awake and making ibaadat on the night of Eid, one will be rewarded in this manner that when all the hearts die, his heart will remain alive.

عن أبي أمامة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من قام ليلتي العيدين محتسبا لله لم يمت قلبه يوم تموت القلوب  (ابن ماجة رقم 1782)

Hadhrat Abu Umaamah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who stands up in salaah on the two nights of Eid with the hope of receiving reward from Allah Ta’ala, his heart will remain alive on the day when all the hearts will die.”


[1] (ويصلي الإمام بهم ركعتين مثنيا قبل الزوائد وهي ثلاث تكبيرات في كل ركعة) (الدر المختار 2/172)

[2] (ويخطب بعدها خطبتين ) وهما سنة (الدر المختار 2/175)

[3] ( وكل ما حرم في الصلاة حرم فيها ) أي في الخطبة خلاصة وغيرها فيحرم أكل وشرب وكلام ولو تسبيحا أو رد سلام أو أمر بمعروف بل يجب عليه أن يستمع ويسكت ( بلا فرق بين قريب وبعيد ) في الأصح محيط ولا يرد تحذير من خيف هلاكه لأنه يجب لحق آدمي وهو محتاج إليه والإنصات لحق الله تعالى ومبناه على المسامحة وكان أبو يوسف ينظر في كتابه ويصححه والأصح أنه لا بأس بأن يشير برأسه أو يده عند رؤية منكر والصواب أنه يصلي على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عند سماع اسمه في نفسه ولا يجب تشميت ولا رد سلام به يفتى وكذا يجب الاستماع لسائر الخطب كخطبة نكاح وخطبة عيد وختم على المعتمد (الدر المختار 2/159)

[4] ولا يتنفل قبلها مطلقا… ( وكذا ) لا يتنفل ( بعدها في مصلاها) (الدر المختار 2/170)