at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

Who’s my Friend or Enemy?

-صديق الانسان من يسعى لعمارة آخرته وإن كان فيه ورع لدنياه
-عدو الإنسان من يسعى لخسيرة آخرته وإن كان فيه نفع لدنياه

“The humans friend is the one who strives to build his Akhirah
even if it does harm his Duniya,
The humans enemy is the one who strives to destroy his Akhirah
even if it does benefit his Duniya.”

– Hadhrat Mufti Abdur Rahim Lajpuri (rahimullah ta’ala)

[Note: his Akhirah/Dunyia = Akhirah/Dunyia of the human]
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Filed under: 4. Social Matters, Bad Qualities, Good Qualities, Malfoozat

Uswah Rasool-e-Akram صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم

“Recently our respected Dr. Abdul Hay Arifi, the one who has been bestowed with the ‘recognition’ (Irfan) by Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and who is a special disciple of Sayyidina Hakim-ul-Ummat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi, has compiled the habits, pattern of conduct and the teachings of the Holy Messenger صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم spread over all walks of life, extracting these from well authenticated sources.”

– Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi’ Sahab

Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, 2. Fiqh, 3. Ibaadah, 4. Social Matters, 5. Tasawwuf, Akhlaq & Adaab, Books, Huqooq-ul-Ibad, Salaah, Seasonal, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

Revival of Sunnah?

Whilst holding a talk about the love of Rasulullah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم and the importance of practicing upon his Sunnah, Faqihul Ummah Hadhrat Hajji Farooqi Sahab (rahimullah ta’ala) speaks about the phrase of ‘reviving the Sunnah’:

“It gets commonly said [‘to revive the Sunnah’], but actually the person practicing upon Sunnah himself becomes alive through the Sunnah, because Sunnah is alive and will always stay alive. Sunnah is not dead, we have because of our misdeeds left the Sunnah and have left no connection to Sunnah with us, we have weakened Ta’aluq bi’Sunnah. That’s why this [phrase] gets uttered, but in reality we are dead and if we practice upon Sunnah then through the blessings of these practices we will become alive.”

Filed under: Malfoozat, Sunnah & Hadith

Mi’raj: Physical or Spiritual?

Mu’jizat (Miracles)

Whenever Allah sent a Nabi (Prophet), he provided various signs which served as proof that the Nabi was authentic in his claim. These signs took forms of various unusual and wonderful feats being performed by the Nabi by the Will, Power and Command of Allah. These signs are called mu’jizat (miracles). The miracles of the Prophets alayhimus salaam were of such unique nature that no one else was able to perform them, no matter how hard he tried, and he was thus rendered reluctant and helpless and had to admit that the Nabi in question is a Divine Messenger. The word mu’jizah literally means “that which renders powerless or helpless”, and a miracle of a Nabi is called mu’jizah because the feat performed by him cannot be emulated by anyone and disbelievers are therefore left helpless.

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Filed under: Qur'an, Seasonal, Sunnah & Hadith

Foolish Questions

Shaykhul Hadeeth Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahab (nawarallahu marqadahu) writes,

For quite some time there has been one question which has been put to me repeatedly in letters: “Why did Hadhrat so-and-so give Ijazat to so-and-so?” In reply to foolish questions like these, I always answer: “If Munkar and Nakeer should ask you this question in the grave, then by all means you may answer: ‘I do not not know.'”

[Aap Beeti Part V, pg 657]

Filed under: Bad Qualities, Malfoozat

Nisbat with Shaykh (part 1)

Thani Ibn-e-Sirin Hadhrat Maulana Mufti Muneer Ahmad Akhoon (damat barkatuhum) said,

“Brothers, we all have our Nisbat [affiliation] with Abba-ji [Hadhrat Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Ludhyianvi (rahimullah)]. But even if nothing is gained except this Nisbat, then we should appreciate this, because this is only gained by a few few people. And if you do not appeciate, then you should know that this Nisbat can break off.

You might think we’re bayt already and thus be very happy, but if your Mamoolat [prescribed practices] were not completed, the Ta’aluq [connection] was not maintained or kamil [perfect] love with the Shaykh was not created, Muhaqiqeen Sufia-e-Ikram (rahimullah ta’ala ajmaeen) say that then the Nisbat finishes automaticly.”

[‘Ummat ki pasti ka sabab’]

Filed under: 5. Tasawwuf, Malfoozat

Collective Du’a after Fardh Salah

The Darul Iftaa of Madrassa In’aamiyyah, Camperdown has issued another excellently detailed verdict on the above mentioned. It’s the first satisfying research on the issue I could find – but I still have not come to read the booklet of Mufti Shafi’ (Rahimullah) on the rulings of Du’a. May Allah Ta’ala bless these ‘Ulama abundantly.

In the recent past the issue regarding dua after salah has been the subject of many discussions. Below is a brief explanation on this issue. This issue could be divided in four parts:

  1. Dua after salah.
  2. Raising the hands in dua.
  3. Adhkaar and dua’s to be recited after salah.
  4. Collective dua.

The subject of debate relates more to the fourth topic. Therefore, hereunder we shall discuss the first three topics very briefly and then elaborate on the fourth point.

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Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

Jumu’ah: Day of Durood

‘Umair Ansari رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Any individual of my Ummah who seeks blessings of Allah for me from his very heart in sincerity. Allah will return upon him ten times and elevate him by ten ranks and register for him ten good deeds, remove ten misdeeds for him. (Nasa’i: 64)

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: On the Day of Resurrection the most near to me is the most seeker of blessings of Allah for me. (Tirmidhi: 484)

Anas رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Seek Salat blessings of Allah for me especially on Friday because Gabriel just came to me from my Lord and told me that Allah has said: No Muslim living on the earth who seeks blessings of Allah for you once but I (Allah) along with My angels bless upon him ten times. (Targhib: 498/2)

Abu Umamah رضي الله عنه narrates that the Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم said: Seek blessings of Allah for me abundantly on every Friday since the Salat of my Ummah is presented before me every Friday. So the more seeker is the more dearer to me. (Targhib: 503/2)

Filed under: Audio, Sunnah & Hadith, Zikr & Du'a

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