Knowingly Spreading Fabricated Ahaadith

وعن سمرة رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من حدث عني بحديث يرى أنه كذب فهو أحد الكاذبين. رواه مسلم  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/145)

Hadhrat Samurah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who relates a Hadith from me which he regards to be lies (a fabricated narration), then he will be regarded (by Allah Ta’ala) as one of the liars.” (i.e. just as the one who had fabricated the narration will be deserving of Jahannum, the one who narrates it knowing that it is not true will also be deserving of Jahannum.

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 2

Salaam1. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has encouraged us in the mubaarak Ahaadith to make salaam a common practice among ourselves. Making salaam will be a means of creating love and unity among ourselves.

عن عبد الله بن عمرو: أن رجلا سأل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أي الإسلام خير؟ قال: تطعم الطعام وتقرأ السلام على من عرفت ومن لم تعرف (بخاري رقم 12)

Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Amr (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that a man once asked Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam): “Which feature and etiquette of Islam is highly commendable and good?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Feeding the creation and greeting people with salaam whether you know them or not.”

عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لا تدخلون الجنة حتى تؤمنوا ولا تؤمنوا حتى تحابوا أولا أدلكم على شيء إذا فعلمتموه تحاببتم؟ أفشوا السلام بينكم. (مسلم رقم 54)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: "You will not enter Paradise until you bring Imaan; and you will not acquire perfect Imaan until you possess mutual love. Should I not show you a method whereby you will be able to inculcate mutual love among yourselves? Make salaam a common practice amongst yourselves (i.e. at the time of meeting each other).”

Gaining a Sound Understanding in Deen

quran1Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

A person who does not possess a sound temperament and whose understanding is deficient finds irrelevant facts appealing to his logic, but is unable to grasp and comprehend the correct arguments. I was once explaining, to an educated person the reason for rearing dogs being impermissible. I said to him, “The greatest reason is that Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) have prohibited it.” However, he was unhappy with this explanation. I thus gave him a second explanation saying, “A dog has one quality which is so bad that it wipes out all its good qualities. This quality is that it will never assist its own kind. Do you not see how enraged it becomes on seeing another dog?” When he heard this explanation, he became very happy, whereas this is merely a logical explanation and is not the actual reason for the prohibition. The actual reason for the prohibition is that Shari’at has prohibited keeping dogs. However, this reason did not appeal to him as much as the second point did. (Malfoozaat Husnul Azeez pg.208)

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Sixteen

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Barakah in his Wealth Even after his Demise (continued)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continues:

Sometime thereafter, Hazrat Hakeem bin Hizaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) met Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and asked him, “O my nephew! How much is the debt that my brother owes?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) did not disclose the entire amount (as he did not want Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to think that he was needy or for him to have an ill opinion of Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) for leaving his son with such a large debt to settle) and thus he merely replied, “One hundred thousand.” Hearing this, Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) exclaimed, “By Allah! I do not think that your wealth will be able to bear this debt!” (When Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saw that Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) considered the amount of one hundred thousand to be too great for him to pay, he felt it necessary to now disclose the entire amount and also assure him that he would manage paying it. Hence,) Hazrat ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Tell me, what if it was 2.2 million?” Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) responded, “I do not think that you will manage this. If you are unable to pay any portion of the debt, come to me for assistance.”

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had purchased the property of Ghaabah for one hundred and seventy thousand. Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) sold it for 1.6 million (by dividing Ghaabah into sixteen shares and selling each share for one hundred thousand).

When he was selling the shares of Ghaabah, Hazrat ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) stood and announced, “All those who are owed a right by Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) should come to us at Ghaabah.” Thus, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), who was owed four hundred thousand by Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), came to him. He said to Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “If you wish, I will forego the debt for you.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “No.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus said, “If you wish, I will delay the debt so that it is among the last debts that you settle, if you are happy will allowing me to delay accepting my haq.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once again replied, “No.” Hence, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Then demarcate a portion (of Ghaabah) for me.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus demarcated a portion of the property (equal to four parts of the sixteen parts into which he had divided the property) in Ghaabah for Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) telling him, “Your portion is from here until here.”

In another narration, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) offered to waive the debt. Thereafter, when Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) did not accept this, he said, “Give me your sandals in payment of the debt.” When Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) declined even this offer, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “In that case, the debt will remain upon you until the Day of Qiyaamah (as you do not have any wealth to pay me).” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then offered to give Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) a portion of land in payment of the debt. (Al Ma’rifah wa-Taareekh vol. 2 pg. 413)

(To be continued insha Allah)

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3129, Kashful Baari pg. 279)

Source: Whatisislam.co.za

Tasbeehaat and Duaa at the Time of Tahajjud

Madina insideBefore commencing one’s tahajjud salaah, one should recite Takbeer (Allahu Akbar) ten times, Tahmeed (Alhamdulllah) ten times, Tasbeeh (SubhaanAllah) ten times, and Istighfaar (Astaghfirullah) ten times. Thereafter one should recite the following Duaa

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَاهْدِنِي وَارْزُقْنِي وَعَافِنِي أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ ضِيقِ الْمَقَامِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ

O Allah, forgive my sins, guide me to the straight path, grant me sustenance and bless me with aafiyah (good health and good conditions). I seek the protection of Allah from the difficulty of the day of Qiyaamah. 

عن عاصم بن حميد قال: سألت عائشة ماذا كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم يفتتح به قيام الليل ؟ قالت لقد سألتني عن شيء ما سألني عنه أحد قبلك . كان يكبر عشرا . ويحمد عشرا . ويسبح عشرا . ويستغفر عشرا . ويقول: اللهم اغفر لي واهدني وارزقني وعافني ) ويتعوذ من ضيق المقام يوم القيامة . (ابن ماجة رقم 1356، ابو داود رقم 766)

Hadhrat Aasim bin Humaid (Rahmatullahi Alaih) reports: “I once asked Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) regarding the zikr which Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to recite at the time of Tahajjud before commencing his Tahajjud salaah. Hadhrat Aaisha (Radhiyallahu Anha) replied: ‘You asked me regarding something that no one before you has asked me.’ She then said: ‘Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite Takbeer (Allahu Akbar) ten times, Tahmeed (Alhamdulllah) ten times, Tasbeeh (SubhaanAllah) ten times, and Istighfaar (Astaghfirullah) ten times. Thereafter he would recite the following Duaa and then seek protection in Allah Ta’ala from the difficulty of the day of Qiyaamah.

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَاهْدِنِي وَارْزُقْنِي وَعَافِنِي