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Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Seven

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) further relates: ثم حبب إليه الخلاء وكان يخلو بغار حراء “Thereafter, solitude was made dear to him. He would often go into seclusion in the cave of Hira.” When Allah Ta‘ala intends to shower His special mercy upon a person, He instills the yearning for solitude …

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Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Six

Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) and Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) narrate that Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) said: أول ما بدئ به رسول اللّٰه صلى اللّٰه عليه وسلم من الوحي الرؤيا الصالحة في النوم فكان لا يرى رؤيا إلا جاءت مثل فلق الصبح “The commencement of divine revelation upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was …

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Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Five

On one occasion, the Quriash placed some food before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Zaid bin ‘Amr bin Nufail was also present in this gathering. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) refused to partake of the food. Subsequently, Zaid also declined to eat this food saying, “I refuse to consume the meat of …

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Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Four

Imaam Bukhaari (rahimahullah) and Imaam Muslim (rahimahullah) narrate on the authority of Hazrat Jaabir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that during the reconstruction of the Ka‘bah, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) also carried boulders to the site. His uncle, Hazrat ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), advised him, “Son! Undo your lower garment and place it on …

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Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Three

It is reported from Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) saying: (In the days of Jaahiliyyah, prior to Islam,) the thought of participating in any custom of Jaahiliyyah never occurred to me, except on two occasions. However, on these two occasions, Allah Ta‘ala saved me …

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Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part Two

Hazrat Zaid bin Haarithah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates: During the era of ignorance (the period prior to Islam), when the disbelievers would perform tawaaf of the Ka‘bah, they would pass their hands over the idols Isaaf and Naa’ilah. Once, I accompanied Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in performing tawaaf of the Baytullah. …

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Divine Aversion to Pagan Customs – Part One

It is reported from Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was once asked, “Did you ever worship an idol?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied in the negative. He was then asked, “Did you consume wine?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) again replied in the negative and remarked, “I …

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The Renovation of the Ka‘bah and Arbitration of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Seven

The following morning, when all the people reached the Haram, they saw that the first person to enter the Haram was none other than Muhammed, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The moment they caught sight of him, with one voice they spontaneously proclaimed: هذا محمد الأمين رضينا هذا محمد الأمين This …

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The Renovation of the Ka‘bah and Arbitration of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Six

Following the allocation that had been made previously, each tribe individually gathered stones and began to build their section of the Ka‘bah. When the reconstruction was complete and it was time to insert the Hajr-e-Aswad (black stone) into its place, then a great dispute arose. Swords were unsheathed and people …

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The Renovation of the Ka‘bah and Arbitration of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) – Part Five

The next morning, Waleed was safe and sound. He thus took a shovel and proceeded to the Haram. People understood that Allah Ta‘ala approved of their action (of reconstructing the Ka‘bah) and thus everybody’s courage increased. Hence, they all gathered and worked together, with their hearts and souls, to accomplish …

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