Invite Towards Good, Not Towards Evil

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال من دعا إلى هدى كان له من الأجر مثل أجور من تبعه لا ينقص ذلك من أجورهم شيئا ومن دعا إلى ضلالة كان عليه من الإثم مثل آثام من اتبعه لا ينقص ذلك من آثامهم شيئا رواه مسلم وغيره وتقدم هو وغيره في باب البداءة بالخير (الترغيب والترهيب 1/162)

Hazrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who invites towards (the path of) guidance (and others follow him), he will receive the reward similar to the reward of those who follow him without their reward decreasing in the least, and the one who invites towards (the path of) misguidance (and others follow him), he will receive the sin similar to the sin of those who follow him without their sin decreasing in the least.”

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 26

1.One should not hasten in removing his hand after making musaafaha. Rather, one should allow the next person to remove his hand first.

عن أنس بن مالك قال : كان النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم إذا استقبله الرجل فصافحه لا ينزع يده من يده حتى يكون الرجل الذي ينزع ولا يصرف وجهه عن وجهه حتى يكون الرجل الذي يصرفه (ترمذي رقم 2490)

Hazrat Anas (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that when any person would meet Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and make musaafaha, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would not remove his hand, until the other person removed his hand first, and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would not turn his face away (to leave from the place of meeting), until the other person turned his face away first (to leave from the place of meeting).

The Importance of Making Mashwarah

While emphasizing the importance of mashwarah, Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned the following:

Mashwarah is extremely vital and important. Allah Ta’ala has promised that when you place your reliance on Him and sit to make mashwarah, then before the mashwarah concludes and you depart, you will be blessed with guidance from Allah Ta’ala. (Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 125)

The Laws of Janaazah

Death is an inevitable event which no man can escape. As such, the reality of death is something which is accepted by both the believer and disbeliever. As far as a disbeliever is concerned, he views death as a terminating point which brings an abrupt end to his existence. As for a believer, he does not consider death to be the end of life. Instead, he considers it to be the beginning of the second phase of the journey towards his ultimate abode – the Hereafter.

When a person has passed away, he becomes a lifeless body in the hands of others. They do with him as they wish. However, now that he is unable to do anything for himself, it is his right upon his near and dear ones, as well as those close to him, that all his matters pertaining to his last moments of life, as well as his ghusal, kafan, burial, winding of his estate and every other aspect relating to his death and after-death, be managed and undertaken in the most perfect way – the way of the Sunnah of Rasulullah ﷺ.

This book is a compilation of various laws which pertain to the person who is terminally ill, in his final illness or in his final stages, the masaa’il of ghusal, kafan, janaazah, etc. Every Muslim must equip himself with these relevant laws and masaa’il so that the correct procedure could be adopted upon the demise of any person.

To neglect the laws of Deen and the Sunnah of Rasulullah ﷺ at this critical time in a person’s journey to the Hereafter is indeed an injustice to the marhoom.

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Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twenty

The Justice and Compassion of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

Hazrat Jareer (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once passed by Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) during the period when Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was governor over Kufah. Seeing Hazrat Jareer (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked him regarding Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Hazrat Jareer (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) gave the following reply:

“I left him in his position of rule as the most noble of people in authority and power, and the person who is least hard-hearted. He is like a devoted mother to his subjects, working for them just as an ant works tirelessly for its colony. He is the person who is most firm against wrong and oppression, and he is among the most beloved of the Quraish to the people.”

(Isaabah 3/64)