at-Tazkirah: التذكرة

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

Declaring the Truth [اظہار حق]


Hadhrat Maulana Shah Abrarul Haq Hardoi Sahib نوراللہ مرقدہ said,

“Decrlaring the Truth was compulsory upon Ambiya علیہم السلام in every situation, even if their lives might go. Yet for ‘Ulema exists room for silence, if there’s danger of getting killed – but declaring the truth is superior.”


Filed under: Malfoozat, Prophets

Free Speech Fundamentalism

All praise is due to Allah Who has balanced human interaction between the scales of “Rights and Obligations”. May His choicest salutations continue to descend on our Master and Leader who fulfilled his obligations to fellow man yet rarely demanded his own rights.

“On the Day their tongues, their hands, and their feet will bear witness against them as to their actions.” (24:24)

Freedom of speech has recently dominated international debate and discourse pursuant to the provocative reprinting of the caricatures by seventeen newspapers in Denmark. The reprinting of the cartoons came in the wake of three individuals who were allegedly caught plotting the murder of the cartoonist. According to the newspapers the reprinting of the cartoons was to ‘show solidarity’ with the cartoonist and to reaffirm their ‘right to freedom of speech and expression’.

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Filed under: Akhlaq & Adaab, Audio, Others, Prophets, Qur'an, Sunnah & Hadith

The Noor of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

Sallallahu Alayhi WasallamHadhrat Hakimul Ummah Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi has mentioned a Hadith in his book نشر الطیب فی ذکر النبی الحبیب صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم with reference of Ahkam bin Al-Qattan that Hazrat Ali bin Al-Hussain (Zainul Abdeen) narrated from his father Hazrat Hussain (رضی اللہ عنہ) and he narrated from his father (Hazrat Ali رضی اللہ عنہ) that the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) said: “I was a noor (light) in front of my Lord some forty thousand years before the birth of Hazrat Adam (علیہ السلام).”

There are some more traditions which prove that the noor of the Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) was created in the earliest time, some traditions say that his noor was created before the Tablet, the Pen, earth, sky and even before all creatures.

and Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) Knows Best
Darul Ifta, Darul Uloom Deoband

(Fatwa: 903/876=D)

Filed under: Prophets, Sunnah & Hadith

Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) & Poetry

It has been reported in ahaadith that Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) heard and recited poetry. Those sayings are classed as poetry that have deliberately been rhymed and composed according to the laws of poetry. It is certain that Sayyidina Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was not a poet. This is clearly stated in the Qur’aan, in reply to the surprising accusations of the kuffaar (non-believers) that he was a magician, or a mad person, na’udhu billah. Regarding his being a poet the Qur’aan clearly states,

“And We have not taught him [Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam] poetry, nor is it meet for him…” [Surah Yaseen, 69]

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

The Innocence of the Prophets

Question: Is it true that prophets are free from sin even before prophethood, or do they become innocent after prophethood only?

Answer: The innocence of the prophets of Allah from sin is necessary and permanent. They remain in this state before and after receiving prophecy. At no time in their lives does this state of innocence leave them. As for those apparent mistakes that have been mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, they were not preferred actions in the eyes of Allah but were certainly not sins in the light of the Shari’a. The prophets were rebuked because of them due to their proximity to Allah and their lofty status in His eyes.

See Mullah ‘Ali Qari’s commentary on al-Fiqh al-Akbar pg. 72, Ma’ariful Qur’an v. 1 p. 195, Imdad al-Fatawa v.5 p.407, and Fatawa ‘Uthmani v.1 p. 72.

And Allah knows best.
Bilal Ali Ansari

[rough translation of a fatwa of Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani, Fatawa ‘Uthmani v.1 p. 72]

Source: Darul Hikmah

Filed under: 1. 'Aqaid, Prophets

البداية والنهاية

Al-Bidayah wan-Nihaya‘Al-Bidayah wan-Nihaya’ is another masterpiece of Abu Al-Fida, Imad ad-Din Ismail bin Umar bin Kathir (Rahimullah Ta’ala) – next to the renowned Tafsir ibn Kathir.

It is considered to be one of the most authoritative sources on Islamic history. A unique aspect of the book is that it not only deals with past events, but also speculates about future events mentioned by Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). The different volumes of the book deal with the beginning of creation and the sending of man upon the earth, the lives of the Prophets, and the times of Muhammad’s (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) companions up to the 8th century. The last volume records predictions of future events such as signs of the day of judgment.

Filed under: 6. History & Biographies, Books, Prophets, Sahabah

Family Tree of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam)

Khatimun Nabiyeen Imamul Anbiya Sayyidinal Abrar Muhammad Mustafa bin Abdullah bin Abdul Mutalib bin Hashim bin ‘Abd Munaf bin Qusai bin Kilab bin Murra bin Ka’b bin Lo’i bin Ghalib bin Fahr bin Malik bin An-Nadr bin Kinana bin Khuzaiman bin Murdikah bin Elias bin Mudar bin Nizar bin Ma’ad bin Adnan bin Add bin Humaisi’ bin Salaman bin Aws bin Buz bin Qamwal bin Obai bin ‘Awwam bin Nashid bin Haza bin Bildas bin Yadlaf bin Tabikh bin Jahim bin Nahish bin Makhi bin Aid bin ‘Abqar bin ‘Ubaid bin Ad-Da’a bin Hamdan bin Sanbir bin Yahzin bin Yalhan bin Ar’awi bin Aid bin Deshan bin Aisar bin Afnad bin Aiham bin Muksar bin Nahith bin Zarih bin Sami bin Wazzi bin ‘Adwa bin Aram bin Haidir bin Ismail bin Ibrahim bin Azar bin Nahur bin Saru’ bin Ra’u bin Falikh bin Abir bin Shalikh bin Arfakhshad bin Sam bin Nuh bin Lamik bin Matulasalkh bin Idris bin Yarid bin Mahla’il bin Qinan bin Anwas bin Sheth bin Adam

(Sallallahu Tabarakta Wa Ta’ala Alayhi Wa ‘Ala Alihi Wasallam).

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Filed under: Prophets

Origins of all 5 Prayers

This is taken from Hadhrat Mufti Abdur Rauf Sakkharwee Sahib’s ‘Some Serious Mistakes In Salaat’. I have posted this book already before (‘Correct Performance of Salah‘), but I thought this interesting excerpt of it was worth his own post. It’s about the origins and wisdom of all five obligatory prayers.

About the Author: Hadhrat Mufti Abdur Rauf Sakkharwee Sahib is the Deputy Mufti at the famous Darul Uloom Koranghi, Karachi, and is a Senior Khalifah of the late Hadhrat Mufti Muhammad Shafee Sahib rahmatullah alayh, who founded the Darul Uloom. He has written extensively on various fiqh issues and is a regular contributor to Al-Balaagh, which is a magazine published monthly by the Darul Uloom.

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Filed under: Prophets, Salaah


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