The Purpose of a Believer Acquiring Wealth

Trees-coinsHazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Hazrat Umar (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu) and many other Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhum) had acquired a lot of wealth during their lives. In fact, many Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhum) would receive a regular income. However, from the wealth they possessed, they would spend very little on their personal needs. Their food and clothing was extremely simple. In fact, they would lead lives of poverty. The reason for this was that despite them acquiring a good income, many of them would spend all their wealth in the path of Deen and even used to take loans for the upliftment of Deen (which they would pay off later on). In reality, the purpose of a believer acquiring wealth should be in order to use it for Deen and spend it in avenues pleasing to Allah Ta’ala. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg.125)

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seven

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Wounds in the Path of Allah Ta‘ala

Hafs bin Khaalid (rahimahullah) narrates that an old man who arrived from Mowsil had told him the following:

I once accompanied Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) on one of his journeys. During the course of the journey, while we were in an open, barren land, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) needed to perform fardh ghusl. He thus said to me, “Conceal me (with a cloth so that I may perform ghusl).” I thus concealed him, and while concealing him, I caught a glimpse of the scars on his upper body from being struck by swords. I thus said to him, “By Allah! I have seen such scars on your body which I have never before seen on anyone else!” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked me, “Did you see them?” When I replied that I had indeed seen the scars, he said, “By Allah! Know that there is no scar on my body except that I received it in the company of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) while striving in the path of Allah Ta‘ala.

(Tahzeeb-ul-Kamaal 9/321)

Hishaam bin ‘Urwah (rahimahullah) narrates, “Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had received three major wounds on his body from being struck by swords. One was on his shoulder, and (it was so big that) I would insert my fingers into it (the hole that was left after the wound healed). Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) received two wounds on the Day of Badr and one on the Day of Yarmuk.”

(Siyar ‘A’laam min Nubalaa 3/33)


Duaa upon Leaving the Toilet

Toilet signOne should recite the following duaa upon leaving the toilet:

 ألحَمْدُ لِلّهِ الّذِى أَذْهَبَ عَنّى الأذَى وَ عَافانِى

عن انس بن مالك رضى الله عنه قال كان النبى صلى الله عليه و سلم اذا خرج من الخلاء قال ألحمد للّه الذى أذهب عنى الأذى و عافانى. (ابن ماجة ص26 ، عمل اليوم والليلة لابن السني رقم 22 عن أبي ذر رضي الله عنه، مصنف رقم 10 موقوفا عن أبي ذر رضي الله عنه)

Hazrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite the following duaa after leaving the toilet:

 ألحَمْدُ لِلّهِ الّذِى أَذْهَبَ عَنّى الأذَى وَ عَافانِى

The Method of Protecting the Precious Gift of Imaan

giftboxHazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

The most precious commodity is imaan. The nature of anything precious is that if it is looked after then its benefits are tremendous, and on the contrary if it is neglected then the consequences are disastrous. If this imaan is strengthened, it can cause a person to transcend even above the angels. But if it is neglected, it can demote a person to the lowest of positions. Hence, there is a need to guard and secure this invaluable asset of imaan. For this, the Quraan Kareem enjoins two things, viz. adopting taqwa and associating with the pious.

A Benefit of Imparting Deeni Knowledge

وعن سهل بن معاذ بن أنس عن أبيه رضي الله عنهم أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من علم علما فله أجر من عمل به لا ينقص من أجر العامل شيء  رواه ابن ماجه  (الترغيب والترهيب 1/130)

Hadhrat Mu’aadh bin Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who imparts some knowledge of Deen to others, then he will receive the reward of all those who practice upon it, without the reward of those who practice upon it decreasing in any way.”