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

Sad bin Abi Waqqaas (Radhiyallahu Anhu)The First Blood Shed for the Cause of Islam

Muhammed bin Ishaaq (rahimahullah) narrates:

The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would (in the early days of Islam) go into the valleys when performing Salaah so that they would be able to keep their Salaah hidden from the disbelievers (and thus avoid persecution). Once, while Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was with a group of Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) in one of the valleys of Makkah Mukarramah, a group of disbelievers discovered them and began to condemn the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and criticize their Deen. This led to a fight breaking out between these Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) and the disbelievers, during which Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) inflicted a head wound to one of the disbelievers by striking his skull with the jaw bone of a camel. This was the first fight (from the beginning of Islam wherein the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) wounded the kuffaar and) in which blood was shed for the cause of Islam. (Usdul Ghaabah 2/308)

Source: Whatisislam.co.za

Duaa recited after Witr Salaah

musallah 2One should recite the following Duaa after performing the witr salaah:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى أَعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَبِمُعَافَاتِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ لاَ أُحْصِى ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ

O Allah, I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your displeasure, and in Your forgiveness from Your punishment, and I seek refuge in You (in Your mercy) from You (from Your punishment). I am unable to praise You as You ought to be praised. You are as You have praised Yourself.

عن على بن أبى طالب رضى الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يقول فى آخر وتره: اللهم إنى أعوذ برضاك من سخطك وبمعافاتك من عقوبتك وأعوذ بك منك لا أحصى ثناء عليك أنت كما أثنيت على نفسك (ابو داود رقم 1429)

Hadhrat Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would recite the following Duaa upon completing his witr:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّى أَعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَبِمُعَافَاتِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ لاَ أُحْصِى ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ

The Path of Salvation

pathway2Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Daamat Barakaatuhu) mentioned:

The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were practical and realistic. They did not pose questions to merely appease their intellectual curiosity; rather they asked pertinent questions. Once they received the answer, they strictly adhered to the instruction contained therein.

One of their overwhelming concerns was that when confronted with fitnah from all sides, what is the way forward? Hence they asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam): “What is the path of salvation (against all fitnahs)?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gave them a three point plan:

1. Guard your tongue at all times.

2. Don’t leave your home unnecessarily.

3. Weep over your sins. 

Showing Respect to the One who Memorized more Qur’an

عن جابر رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم كان يجمع بين الرجلين من قتلى أحد يعني في القبر ثم يقول أيهما أكثر أخذا للقرآن فإذا أشير إلى أحدهما قدمه في اللحد  رواه البخاري (الترغيب والترهيب 1/148)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that (after the battle of Uhud was fought and there were many martyrs), Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would bury two Sahaabah from amongst the martyrs of Uhud in one grave. (Before burying them), he would ask (the Sahaabah) as to which of the two had memorized more of the Qur’an? When one of the two were pointed out, he would (lower him first and) allow him to be in front in the incised grave (i.e. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) would allow him to be in front of the other person and allow him to be closer to the Qiblah. In this way, Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) honoured him on account of him having more knowledge of the Qur’an).

Sunnats and Aadaab of Greeting (Salaam) – Part 7

Salaam1. From an entire group of people, if one person among them makes salaam to someone they meet, his salaam will suffice on behalf of the entire group. Similarly, if a person meets a group of people and greets them with salaam, the reply of one person among them will suffice on behalf of the entire group.

عن على بن أبى طالب رضى الله عنه (قال أبو داود رفعه الحسن بن على) قال: يجزئ عن الجماعة إذا مروا أن يسلم أحدهم ويجزئ عن الجلوس أن يرد أحدهم (ابو داود رقم 5212)

Hazrat Ali (Radhiyallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “It suffices on behalf of an entire group of people when they pass by someone that one person among them makes salaam (to the person they meet), and it suffices on behalf of a group of people seated that one among them replies to the salaam (of the person who greets them with salaam).”