اَﻟﻠﻬُﻢﱠ ﺻَﻞﱢ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪِنِ اﻟﻨﱠﺒِﻲﱢ اﻷُﻣﱢﻲﱢ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪٍ كَمَا ﺻَﻠﱠﻴـْﺖَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢ وَﺑَﺎرِكْ ﻋَﻠَﻰ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪِ نِ اﻟﻨﱠﺒِﻲﱢ اﻷُﻣﱢﻲﱢ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ ﻣُﺤَﻤﱠﺪ كَمَا بَاركْتَ ﻋَﻠَﻰ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ وَﻋَﻠَﻰ ﺁلِ إِﺑـْﺮَاهِﻴْﻢَ إِﻧﱠﻚَ ﺣَﻤِﻴْﺪٌ ﻣَﺠِﻴْﺪٌ
O Allah, shower Your mercy upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), the unlettered Nabi, and upon the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your mercy upon Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam), and the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam), and shower Your blessings upon Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), the unlettered Nabi, and upon the family of Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), as You showered Your blessings upon Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam) and the family of Hadhrat Ebrahim (Alaihis Salaam). Indeed You are praiseworthy and most glorious.
The love of Sahaabah for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
Somebody once asked Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu): “How much love did the Sahaabah really possess for Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)?”
Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu) replied: “I take a qasm on Allah Ta’ala, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) was more beloved and dearer to us than our riches, our children and our mothers, and his company was more cherished than a drink of cold water at the time of severest thirst.” (Fazaail Aamaal)
يَا رَبِّ صَلِّ وَ سَلِّمْ دَائِمًا أَبَدًا عَلَى حَبِيبِكَ خَيرِ الخَلْقِ كُلِّهِمِ
عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم تعوذوا بالله من جب الحزن قالوا يا رسول الله وما جب الحزن قال واد في جهنم تتعوذ منه جهنم كل يوم مائة مرة قيل يا رسول الله ومن يدخله قال القراء المراؤون بأعمالهم رواه الترمذي (الترغيب والترهيب 1/78)
Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said to the Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum): “Seek Allah’s refuge from ‘jubbul huzn’”. Sahaabah asked, “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), what is ‘jubbul huzn?’” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “It is a valley in Jahannum which Jahannum itself seeks protection from it hundred times daily.” Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) then asked; “Which class of people will be made to enter this valley?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Those Ulama and Huffaaz who do actions for show.”
When you find a pious man then most of the time it is on account of the piety of his mother. She is the one who instils values in the child, moulds him and later allows him to develop and become a pious person.
Hazrat Sheikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
In the year 1338 A.H I performed my first Hajj. From that time onwards, I made it a habit to remain awake in ibaadat throughout the nights during the month of Ramadhaan. However, since the last 5 to 6 years, due to illnesses I was forced to discontinue this practice of remaining awake throughout the night. Hazrat Sheikh then mentioned that I had learnt this from the Arabs. It used to be the way of the Arabs in those days that during the month of Ramadhaan they remained awake in ibaadat throughout the night. Hence during our stay in Makkah Mukarramah every night in the month of Ramadhaan after performing the taraweeh salaah we used to perform Umrah and other ibaadat till the time of Sehri. In the year 1344 A.H. when I was blessed with the opportunity to once again be present at the Haramain Shareefain, I found that things had changed and the shopping centres would remain open throughout the night, and during the day there would be complete silence.
Hazrat Sheikh then said: Last year when I was present in the Haramain Shareefain I had come to know that the television had entered many homes (in Makkah Mukarramah and Madinah Tayyibah) and the night passes in this way that the sound of the television can be heard. However despite all the attractions of the television (and the other attractions of the world), those who are sincere in their search for Allah Ta’ala will continue striving, and all these attractions will not distract them from their goal. (Suhbate baa Awliyaa pg. 31)
Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:
Once a person via correspondence mentioned to me that, nowadays it has become a norm in society for people to illegally travel by train without purchasing a train ticket. Hence, there is a need that concession be granted by the Ulama for this situation.
I replied that through an impermissible practice becoming common among people, how can that be a reason to declare that practice as permissible? Hazrat Thanwi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi) then mentioned that unfortunately the opinion the public have of the Ulama is that whenever they are involved in any impermissible practice, then they expect the Ulama to find some loophole to legalize that practice and thereby remove it from the list of impermissible practices. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 1/43)