Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Eleven

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)‘Urwah (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “During the battle of Ahzaab (also known as the Battle of Khandaq), ‘Umar bin abi Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and I were made to remain back with the women in the fortress of Hassaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). We would then take turns to lift one another so that we could see out of the fort. When I looked out of the fort, I saw Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) astride his horse, going and returning from the Banu Quraizah two or three times. After he returned, I said to him, “O my father! I saw you going back and forth.” In reply, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked, “O my son! Did you really see me?” When I replied that I had seen him, he said, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had asked, ‘Who will go to the Banu Quraizah and bring information to me regarding them?” I responded to the request of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and immediately set out for the Banu Quraizah. On my return, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gathered both his parents in the du‘aa he made for me saying, “May my father and mother be sacrificed for you!”

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3720, Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/32)

Source: Whatisislam.co.za

Raising the Gaze when Reciting the Shahaadat upon Completing Wudhu

wudhu khanaWhen reciting the Shaahadat upon completion of the wudhu, if one is in an open place, one should raise his gaze towards the sky and recite the Shaahadat.

عن عقبة بن عامر رضى الله عنه: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من توضأ فأتم وضوءه، ثم رفع رأسه إلى السماء، فقال: أشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، وأن محمدا عبده ورسوله، فتحت له ثمانية أبواب الجنة يدخل من أيها شاء. (المصنف لإبن ابي شيبة رقم 24)

Hadhrat Uqbah bin Aamir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: Whoever performs a perfect wudhu then raises his gaze towards the sky and recites the following Duaa, the eight doors of Jannat will be opened for him and will be allowed to enter from whichever door he wishes (on the day of Qiyaamah):

أَشْهَدُ أَنْ لاَ إلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ

Muraaqabah and Pondering

reflectionHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

We have to ponder (make muraaqabah) over the reality of things. An easy prescription for beginners is to ponder over the nature of life; we come from Allah Ta‘ala and we have to return to Him. We make such elaborate arrangements and preparations for this short worldly life. What preparations and provisions have we made for the life of the hereafter? The best provision is that of taqwa which Allah Ta‘ala declares in the Quraan Shareef. 

Treading the Path of Knowledge

وعن أنس قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من خرج في طلب العلم فهو في سبيل الله حتى يرجع رواه الترمذي وقال حديث حسن (الترغيب والترهيب 1/139)

Hadhrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who comes out seeking the knowledge of Deen is in the path of Allah Ta’ala until he returns.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Keeping the Hair – Part 7

Haircut1. It is permissible to shave the moustache or to trim it. However to trim the moustache in the manner that the hair is removed and the skin above the upper lip becomes visible is better than shaving. The moustache should not be left to the point that it overlaps the upper lip.

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقص أو يأخذ من شاربه وكان إبراهيم خليل الرحمن صلوات الرحمن عليه يفعله. (ترمذي رقم 2760)

Hadhrat ibn Abbaas (Radhiyallahu Anhuma) reports that Hadhrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) used to trim his moustache, and Hadhrat Ibraaheem (Alayhis Salaam), (who had received the title of) Khalilur Rahmaan [the friend of Allah Ta’ala], also used to trim his moustache.”