Al Hajj in light of Sura Hajj

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everywhere in the world:

 

 

In Summary, this Surah begins with a forewarning of the terror on the day of destruction (The emotional experience of pilgrims, feeling as though they are in the Day of Judgment, stems from the profound spiritual reflection), slowly flowing into heartfelt prayers and the sacrifices of devoted pilgrims. It celebrates the virtues and honors of the Hijra (migration) and the struggle in Allah’s path, intricately woven with 20 of His beautiful names in 8 consecutive sentences. The message then tenderly addresses the believers, drawing them close with love, urging repeatedly the importance of prayers and charity in the most affectionate manner. It concludes with a final touch of profound affection from Him:

 

 

Inheritance distribution from Surah Nisa

 

Inheritance – as per Surah NISA

Sura Nisa starts with

 

‘A’isha reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Kinship (rahim) is derived from Allah. If anyone maintains ties of kinship Allah maintains ties with him. If anyone cuts them off, Allah cuts him off.” (Adab al mufrad)

 

 

 

Sa’id ibn Zayd reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Whoever is killed protecting his property is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his religion is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his life is a martyr. Whoever is killed protecting his family is a martyr.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1421

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whoever seizes any portion of land unlawfully will be swallowed up by it on the Day of Resurrection, and will sink to the seventh earth. ”

(Bukhari)

Whoever wrongly seizes a plot of land, Allah will make him carry seven earths around his neck.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1610

“And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way, e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving).

[al-Baqarah 2:188]

Imam Malik was sitting near a person who passed away suddenly. In respect for the deceased and his belongings, Imam Malik promptly extinguished the candle or lantern nearby. When questioned about his action, Imam Malik explained, “From the moment of his death, the belongings of the deceased, including this candle, belong to his heirs. As they are not here to give permission, it would be unjust to use what is now rightfully theirs.” This anecdote reflects Imam Malik’s deep sense of justice and respect for others’ rights.

Many people at OLD age make the mistake!!

 A VIDEO LECTURE of the above discussions can be found here (18 minutes).

4 Important Topics- Friday Prayer, Unverified News, Respecting Parents & We are all Equal

During the last few nights of Taraweeh salah in Ramadan 2023, the Learn Quran & Arabic Centre arranged a session titled “Reflection from Quran.” Brother Shamim Shaikh discussed several reflections that are especially relevant and essential for those living in the west.

Written by: Br Shamim Shaikh

1. Friday Prayer

2. Unverified News

3. Respecting Parents

4. We are all Equal

Friday Prayer

Reflection

I started my job in Melbourne on January 30th, 1995. After the initial introduction to the team, I had a conversation with my manager.

The first question I asked was if there were any Muslims on this floor. The answer was no.

The second question was whether I could have 1 hour and 15 minutes of leave every Friday, depending on the location of the mosque, so I could perform my Friday prayer.

My manager called HR and found out where the nearest mosque was. Within 10 minutes, I had an answer, and my manager explained to me how I could reach there.

He also advised me to block my calendar, so no one would invite me to meetings on Fridays. From that day on, I always tried to attend Friday meetings.

Why Friday prayer is important

Surah jumma verse 9

O believers! When the call to prayer is made on Friday, then proceed ˹diligently˺ to the remembrance of Allah and leave off ˹your˺ business. That is best for you, if only you knew.

Hadith

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“The best day on which the sun has risen is Friday; on it Adam was created and on it he was made to enter Paradise.

On Friday, also, Adam was expelled from Paradise.

And the [last] hour (i.e. the Day of Resurrection) will take place on no day other than Friday.” (Muslim)

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Unverified News

Reflection 2.

Personally, I do not forward any news unless I have verified it. One of the latest examples was when I received a message stating that the FATWA council had declared Saturday to be Eid. Before forwarding it, I checked the website, and when I confirmed that it was official, I forwarded it to a few people, including my children.

Surah 49 Al-Hujurat, Ayat quran 49:6-8)
Believers, if a troublemaker brings you news, check it first, in case you wrong others unwittingly and later regret what you have done, and be aware that it is God’s Messenger who is among you: in many matters you would certainly suffer if he were to follow your wishes. God has endeared faith to you and made it beautiful to your hearts; He has made disbelief, mischief, and disobedience hateful to you. It is people like this who are rightly guided through God’s favor and blessing: God is all knowing and all wise.

Event

When the tribe of the Bani al-Mustaliq embraced Islam, the Holy Prophet sent Walid bin `Uqbah to collect the zakat from them, due to some reason without collecting the zakat or contacting Tribe leader he come back and inform prophet they are not paying Zakat.

Hadith

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Shall I not tell you about calumny? It is gossip spreading between people.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2606

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Respect Parents

I believe that all of us respect our parents. However, it is important to reflect on this and acknowledge it collectively.

Surah al-nisa
Worship Allah and join none with Him in worship, and do good to parents,” Allah Almighty declares in the Noble Quran [Quran, 4:36].

Allah has further says in Surah Al-Isra, verse 23:

“Your Lord has decreed that you worship none but Him, and do good to parents. If any one of them or both of them reach old age, do not say to them: uff (a word or expression of anger or contempt) and do not scold them, and address them with respectful words” [17:23].

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We are all equal

Reflection 4

When I was 26 years old and working in a company, a peon who had built a house invited me to dinner. I accepted the invitation immediately. He then informed me that his house was not in a developed area and had no light. He asked if I would still come, and I assured him that I would.

The next day, I gathered some gifts and went to his house. His family treated me with respect, and we had a great time. After dinner, he shared that no one else from work had accepted his invitation, likely because his house was located in an underdeveloped area. I felt glad that I had accepted his invitation and was able to bring some joy to his family.

 

Surah hujurat ” [Quran 49:13]

O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female, and have made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Indeed, the most honored of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted

Hadith

Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allah exalt his mention ) said: “O mankind, your Lord is One and your father is one. You all descended from Aadam, and Aadam was created from earth. He is most honored among you in the sight of God who is most upright. No Arab is superior to a non-Arab, no colored person to a white person, or a white person to a coloured person except by Taqwa (piety).” [Ahmad and At-Tirmithi ]

 

Author Biography:

My name is Shamim Shaikh, and my email address is sakhtar5695@gmail.com. I have three children, two of whom are married and have given me five grandchildren. My wife passed away on January 1st, 2021, due to brain cancer.

My educational qualifications include a Master’s degree in Statistics and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. I retired on March 15th, 2023.

My aim in life is to spend time with my children and grandchildren. I dedicate at least four hours every day to understanding the Quran and try to apply my learning in my life. I also share my reflections with my children so that they can learn from my mistakes and avoid them.

With Pictures & Morals: A Collection of Jokes and Funny Stories of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and His Companions by Muhammad Altabari

The Last Man to Go to Paradise

 

From Ibn Mas’ud, he said: “The Prophet once said: “The last person to go to heaven is a man who will sometimes walk and other times fall down as he passes the sirat (a bridge between the heaven and hell). Sometimes the fires from hell below burn parts of his body.

 

 

Finally when he reaches the other end of the bridge, he turned back to look at the hell and said, “Glorified is Allah who has saved me from it. Indeed, Allah has endowed me with something that is never given to anyone before or after me.” After saying those words, he sees a tree in front of him, and says: ‘O my Lord, bring me close to the tree, so I can rest and drink its water.” God said: “O son of Adam! If I grant your request now, perhaps you will ask for more from Me.” “No, I will not my Lord,” answered the man firmly.

He then vowed to God that he would not ask for more.  God is well aware the man is impatient and grants his request. Then God brings the man closer to the tree where he is able to rest and drinks its water. Suddenly, he sees another tree which is more beautiful than the first one. He then asks God, “O Allah, bring me close to that tree, so I can rest and drinks its water. I promise I will not ask for more.” God answers, “O son of Adam! You have made a vow not to ask for more. If I bring you closer to the tree, perhaps you will ask for more.” Then the man promises not to ask for more next time. God is well aware the man is impatient and grants his request. Then God brings the man closer to the tree where he is able to rest and drinks its water. Suddenly, he sees another tree which is far more beautiful than the previous two. Then the man immediately asks God, “O Allah, bring me close to that tree, so I can rest and drinks its water. I promise I will not ask for more.”

God answers, “O son of Adam! You have made a vow not to ask for more. If I bring you closer to the tree, perhaps you will ask for more.” He replies confidently, “No, my Lord. From now on I definitely will not ask for more from You.” God is well aware the man is impatient and grants his request. Then God brings the man closer to the tree so he can hear the voices of the people of paradise. Then he immediately proposes to God, “My Lord, please let me in.” God says to him. “O son of Adam! Why did you break your vow to me? Will it please you if I give you the world and more?”

The man answers: “O Lord, are you trying to mock me, whereas You Are the Lord of the universe!”

Then Ibn Mas’ud laughed and asked the people around him, “Why don’t you ask me why I laughed?” They then asked, “Why are you laughing?” He replied, “The prophet laughed too.” We (the companions) then asked, ‘Why are you laughing?’ then he said, “I laughed, because The Lord of the Universe also laughs when the man asks, “O Lord, are you trying to mock me, whereas You Are the Lord of the universe?” Then God says, “I am not mocking you, but I am all powerful and I’m able to do what I wish.”

Notes: According to Islamic faith, in the Day of Resurrection, everyone, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, will cross a sirat or a long and narrow bridge over hell. If they successfully cross the bridge, they will enter the paradise. The unbelievers and sinners will fall off bridge and go straight to the hell.

The moral of the story is that God knows best and has the power to grant our requests, but we should not make vows we cannot keep and should be content with what God has already provided. Impatience and greed can lead to breaking promises and ultimately dissatisfaction, while trust in God’s plan and gratitude for His blessings can lead to inner peace and contentment.

 

Old Lady Won’t Go to Heaven

An old lady (Shafiyah, an aged aunt of the Prophet, according to one of the hadiths) asked the Prophet, “O Messenger of God, please pray for me that I may go to the paradise.” The Prophet smiled and answered, “Oh, I’m sorry Ma’am. But there is no old lady in heaven.” The old lady cried and went away upon hearing his answer. The Prophet then asked someone to go after her. “Tell the old lady that she won’t go to paradise as an old lady.” (God will make her young again and beautiful). He then quoted the verses 35-37 of al-Waqi’ah (The Day of Judgment): “Indeed, We created them (female inhabitants in Paradise) of a novel creation. And made all of them virgins.Loving their husbands and of equal age, fluent, and sweet of tongue. Notes: According to Islamic faith, men and women who enter the paradise will become young again and have a perfect appearance regardless of what they look like in the past.

The moral of the story is that in paradise, people will be made young again and have a perfect appearance, regardless of their age or physical condition in this world. It also shows the kindness and compassion of the Prophet towards the old lady, and how he went out of his way to comfort her and clarify the misconception.

 

Nu’aiman and a Blind Man

 

Zubair Ibn Bakr narrated from his grandfather through his uncle that once upon a time, Makhramah ibn Nawfal who was at that time 115 years old and blind standing on one of the corners of a mosque to urinate. People then shouted, “Mosque, mosque” (they meant for him not to urinate in that place because it is a mosque). Nu’aiman al-Ansari immeditely held Makhramah’s hand and brought him to the other corner of the mosque and said, “You can urinate here.” As he was about to urinate, the companions yelled again at him. Makhramah then said, “Woe to you who took me to this place!” The companions went on,”Nu’aiman was the one who took you there.” Makhramah said, “Verily, I promise, if I meet Nu’aiman, I will bash him with my stick! ” Hearing that Makhramah said so, Nu’aiman did not dare to show up for some time.

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Form of the Prophet’s Mosque during the Time of the Prophet

One day Nu’aiman came to meet Makhramah again in a mosque. At the same time, Caliph Uthman ibn Affan was performing a prayer in one of its corners. Nu’aiman told Makhramah, “Are you eager to take revenge against Nu’aiman?” “I definitely am,” Makhramah replied firmly. Nu’aiman then held Makhramah’s hand and took him to where Caliph Uthman bin Affan was doing prayer. As usual, when Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan was in the middle of performing a prayer, he was very focused and paid no attention to the surroundings. Nu’aiman then said  to Makhramah, “The man who is performing prayer at the moment is Nu’aiman.” Makhramah spontaneously held his stick firmly and bashed Caliph Uthman in the head until he got injured. The companions instantly yelled at Makhramah and said “Hey, you are beating Amirul Mu’minin, not Nu’aiman!”

Notes: Nu’aiman ‘Ibn ‘Amr is a companion of the Prophet who participated in the famous  battles of Badar, Uhud, Khandaq and many others. He was among the early Muslims of Medina. He joked a lot, sometimes crossed the line, but the Prophet liked him.

The moral of the story is: It is important to not hold grudges and seek revenge, as it can lead to unintended consequences and harm to innocent individuals. Forgiveness and letting go of anger is a better way to move forward in life.

Who Want to Buy This Slave?

 

There was a companion named Zahir who was physically inferior. The Prophet somehow liked him and so did Zahir. Zahir often spent his days alone in the desert. Thus, the Prophet said, “Zahir is the man of the desert, and we all live in his city.” One day the Prophet went to the market and saw Zahir standing and checking out some goods. All of a sudden, the Prophet hugged him tightly from behind. Zahir said, “Hey … who’s this? Let go of me!” Zahir rebelled and looked back, After he realized that the man who hugged him was the Messenger of God, Zahir immediately leaned back on him and tightened the hug of the Prophet. The Prophet said: “O you mankind, who would want to buy this slave?” Zahir went on: “O Messenger of God, I am of no value in their eyes.” The Prophet smiled and said, “But in the eyes of God, you Zahir are of a great value.”

Notes: Every Muslim is a slave of God. That’s why the Prophet called Zahir a slave.

The moral of the story is that every individual, regardless of their physical appearance or societal status, has immense value in the eyes of God. The story teaches us to treat everyone with kindness and respect, and to value them for who they are as individuals.

The Luckiest Man in the World

 

Abu Hurairah said, a man came to the Prophet, and exclaimed: “I’m wretched, O Messenger of God!” The Prophet replied, “What makes you wretched?” The man went on, “I have sex with my wife at noon during the holy month of Ramadan.” The Prophet asked., “Can you free a slave?” He answered, “I am afraid not.” The Prophet then asked, “Can you fast for two consecutive months?” He answered, “I don’t think I can.” The Prophet asked another question, “Can you feed sixty poor people?” He answered, “No.”

Abu Hurairah said, “Then, while the man was sitting, another man brought a basket of dates to the Prophet. The Prophet then spoke to the previous man, “You give alms with this!” The man answered, “I believe I must give it to those who are poorer than me, right? Nobody is poorer than me in my neighborhood.”

The Prophet laughed at hearing this so one could see his teeth. Then the Prophet spoke to the man, “You may bring it home and feed your family with it.”

Notes: Islam forbids its adherents to engage in sexual activity during daylight hours in the holy month of Ramadan. Islam requires its violator to free a slave or fast for two consecutive months or feed sixty poor people.

The moral of the story is that Islam teaches forgiveness and offers multiple ways for a person to repent and seek forgiveness for their sins. It also emphasizes the importance of taking care of those who are less fortunate and in need.

Muhammad and a Pastor

 

‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud ra. said that one day a pastor came to the Prophet and said, “O Muhammad! On Judgment Day, God will hold the heavens, the earth, the mountains, trees, air, animals, and all creatures (easily) with His fingertip as He says: “I am the King (ruler)! I am the King!”

The Prophet laughed at hearing the Pastor’s saying and justified it. He then read the verse of the Koran: “They have not appraised Allah with true appraisal, while the earth entirely will be [within] His grip on the Day of Resurrection, and the heavens will be folded in His right hand. Exalted is He and high above what they associate with Him.” (Koran: Az-Zumar (The GroupS): 39:67).

 

The moral of the story is that we should not underestimate the power and control of Allah. We should not try to limit Allah’s greatness by our own understanding and should always strive to understand Allah in His true essence. The story emphasizes the importance of having a correct understanding and appraisal of Allah and His power. It also highlights the need to seek knowledge and wisdom to gain a better understanding of Allah’s magnificence and greatness.

God is Amazed at What You’ve Done Last Night

 

Abu Hurairah ra said: “A man came to the Prophet and said, “I’m in trouble (I’m hungry and I have no money).” Then the Prophet brought the man to each and every house of his wives, asking whether they have meals. Each one of them replied, “By Allah who sent you with truth, I don’t have anything to eat other than water.” That was the answer from each one of them. Then the Prophet said to his companions, “Those of you who will have this man as a guest in your house tonight will surely be blessed by Allah.” An Anshari man stood and said, “I will O Prophet!” Then he brought the man home to his house. “Do you have something to eat?” He asked his wife. She replied,” Nothing, except our children’s food.” He said, “Go keep the children busy (make them forget about the food). When our guest stepped into our house, let’s pretend we will eat with him. When he is about to eat, stand up and extinguish the lamp (so he doesn’t know that we don’t eat with him because there is not enough food for all of us).” When the guest came into the house, the companion’s wife did precicely what her husband told her to do. The companion came to meet the Prophet again in the morning who smiled and said to him, “Allah is amazed at the way you both served your guest last night.”

 

The moral of the story is to be hospitable and generous to those in need, even if it means sacrificing one’s own resources. It also emphasizes the importance of creativity and resourcefulness in serving others, as the companion and his wife found a way to make their guest comfortable despite having limited food. The story encourages us to be compassionate and hospitable, and to trust in Allah’s blessings and rewards for doing so.

 

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Nu’aiman and Slave Buyer

 

A year prior to the death of Prophet Muhammad, Umm Salamah ra said that Abu Bakr ash-Shiddiq went to Bashra accompanied by Nu’aiman and Suwaibit ibn Harmalah. Both of these men participated in the famous Battle of Badar. At that moment, Nu’aiman was in charge of providing supplies for the trip. Suwaibit who was a funny guy and joked a lot, said to him, “Give me food.” Nu’aiman refused to give him food. “No, wait up till Abu Bakar shows up,” he said. Suwaibit was upset and said, “I will make fun of you which will make you so mad.” As they passed a bedouin tribe, Suwaibit said to the members of the tribe, “Would you like to buy a slave from me?” They said, “Yes. We would definitely buy him.” Suwaibit then said, “My servant has a weird attitude though. If you were to buy him, he would say, ‘I am not a slave. I am a free man.’If he said so, don’t buy him.” Since the tribesmen still interested in buying the slave, they went on “We still want to buy your slave despite he saying so,” and gave ten camels to Suwaibit to seal the deal.

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They rushed into Nu’aiman and tied a turban around his neck. Nu’aiman surely protested. “The man who talked to you was just messing around. I’m not a slave. I am a free man.” But the tribesmen insist on taking Nu’aiman and said, “We have been told by your master that you’re going to say this.” They brought Nu’aiman away. When Abu Bakar came, Suwaibit told him all that had happened to him. They went to the people who had bought Nu’aiman and gave the ten camels back. The story was told to the Prophet after they have returned to Medina and it made the Prophet and those who heard it laugh.

The moral of the story could be that telling lies and making fun of others can have unintended consequences and lead to harmful situations. It also shows the importance of honesty and integrity in dealing with others.

 

Nu’aiman and A Honey Seller

 

One day Nu’aiman went to a market in Medina. He purchased honey from one of the merchants. When the merchant handed over the honey and asked for the money, Nu’aiman answered that the Prophet will pay for the it. Soon afterwards he went to Prophet’s house and gave the honey to him. Nu’aiman said, “I brought you a present O Messenger of God.” Not long after that the merchant came to the Prophet’s house and asked him to pay for the honey. The Prophet who thought that the honey was a gift for him then asked someone to summon Nu’aiman. When Nu’aiman met the Prophet and the merchant he said, “O Messenger of God. Give this man the money.” The Prophet said,” I thought you gave it to me as a present? ” Nu’aiman replied,”For the sake of Allah, I have no money to buy it, but I want you to eat it.” The Prophet laughed and gave the money to the merchant.

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The moral of the story could be to always be honest and truthful in business dealings, and not to use the name of the Prophet or any respected figure to gain advantage or escape paying debts.

Nu’aiman and a Camel

 

At other times of the day, Nu’aiman was fooled by some of his companions. There was a bedouin man who came to the Prophet’s house and tied up his camel in the yard. Some companions then told Nu’aiman al-Ansari, “What if you slaughter the camel so we can eat it? Verily, we have been wanting to eat meat.” Nu’aiman immediately slaughtered the camel, and when the Bedouin came out of the Prophet’s house he shouted, ” O Muhammad, my camel has been slaughtered!” The Prophet then came out, and said, “Who did this?” The companions replied, “Nu’aiman did it.” There was a man who told the Prophet about Nu’aiman’s hideout. The Prophet then searched for him and found out that he was hiding in a small hut with palm leaf thatch roof that belonged to Dhaba’ah bint Zubair ibn Abdul Muththalib.

The Prophet got him out of the hut and asked, “What drives you to do this?” Nu’aiman replied, “Those people told me that you O Messenger of God are the one who asked me to do this.”  Right after that the Prophet wiped the dust from Nu’aiman face and laughed. The Prophet then replaced the Bedouin’s camel.

 

The moral of the story could be that it’s important to verify information before acting on it, and not to make assumptions or take action based solely on the words of others. It also highlights the importance of forgiveness and mercy, even in situations where someone has made a mistake.

 

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Who’s the Most Hungry?

 

During the Battle of the Trench (al-Khandaq), the Prophet and his companions dug a trench to protect Medina. While they were busy digging the trench, one of the companions was very hungry and thirsty that he tied a stone to his belly. Then he got up and spoke to the Prophet,”O Messenger of God! I’m so hungry that I tied a stone to my belly to relieve (my hunger).” He then opened his shirt to reveal the stone in his belly. The Prophet smiled and opened his shirt too. The companion was astonished because he saw two stones were tied to the Prophet’s belly which means that the Prophet was more hungry than him but he did not complain. The companion smiled bitterly and continued digging.

 

The moral of the story is to show the Prophet’s selflessness and patience, as he endured hunger and hardship without complaint during the Battle of the Trench, and to inspire his companions to follow his example and persevere in the face of difficulty.

Baby Camel

 

Umm Ayman, a former slave of the Prophet, came to the Prophet and asked him to allow her to join him on a journey. The Prophet said to her, “Of course, you can ride a baby camel over there”. Umm Ayman marvelled at his answer. She probably thought to herself that there’s no way on earth that a baby camel could carry her. So she asked the Prophet again, “O Messenger of God, is there no adult camel for me? A baby camel won’t be able to carry me. Beside I don’t like it.” The Prophet replied, “I am not saying that it is a small camel, (I’m only saying that) it’s a baby camel. (Don’t you know that) every camel is a child of the mother camel?” Umm Ayman then smiled and understood the Prophet’s joke.

 

The moral of the story is that humor and light-heartedness can be used to put others at ease and make them feel comfortable, even in difficult or awkward situations. Additionally, the story highlights the importance of understanding and interpreting language and cultural norms.

If You Die First, I Will…

 

One day, the Prophet came to meet ‘Aisyah. At that moment, he was having a severe headache. Apparently at the same time, Aisyah complained about the same thing. “I have a headache,” ‘Aisyah  said to the Prophet. “By Allah, O ‘Aisyah, I am also having a severe headache,” the Prophet replied. Then he went on “If you die first, don’t worry, I will take care of you, perform the funeral prayer for you and accompany your corpse to the grave.” What did ‘Aisyah say then? “By Allah, indeed I can guess, if that’s the case, you will then be seeing one of your wives in my house in the afternoon .”Aisyah said in a petulant tone. The Prophet laughed at what ‘Aisyah said.

 

The moral of the story could be that even in difficult times, it’s okay to have a sense of humor and make light of the situation. Joking around can relieve tension and help strengthen relationships.

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We’re Even Now!

 

‘Aisyah, one of the Prophet’s wives said, “I traveled with the Messenger of God and his companions when I was still skinny. The Prophet said to his companions. “You may walk ahead of us!” Then the companions left us. Afterward, the Prophet said to me, “Let’s race.” I accepted his challenge and I beat him in the race. A couple years later ‘Aisyah and the Prophet traveled together again. “It’s been a while since the Prophet asked me to accompany him on a journey. I had gained weight that time and completely forgot about the previous race. The Prophet said to his companions. “You may walk ahead of us!” Then the companions left us. Afterward, the Prophet said to me, “Let’s race.” I forgot about my previous victory and I had gained weight at the time. I said to the Prophet, “How can I beat you oh Messenger of God with this kind of body?” He replied, “Let’s go.” I accepted his challenge and lost.

The Prophet smiled and said, ”This is to avenge my previous defeat.”

 

The moral of the story is that physical ability is not the only measure of strength, and that losing with grace is a mark of good character. Also one should not underestimate someone based on their appearance or past achievements. It is also a reminder that the Prophet had a playful and light-hearted side to his personality.

White Part of the Eyes

 

One day a woman came to the Prophet and said, “My husband wants to invite you to our house.” The Prophet thought a while and jokingly asked her, “Does your husband has a white part in his eyes?” She replied, “No, Prophet of God! My husband doesn’t have a white part in his eyes.” “Isn’t he? I’m sure he has a white part in his eyes.” “By Allah O Prophet of God. He doesn’t have a white part in his eyes,” the woman insisted. The companions laughed at the conversation because the woman didn’t understand the Prophet was joking. Then the Prophet explained it to the woman, “Everyone in the world has a white part in their eyes.” The woman finally understood and smiled.

 

The moral of the story is that it’s important to understand the context and intention behind someone’s words before jumping to conclusions or taking offense. It’s also important to have a sense of humor and not take everything too seriously.

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When Satan Vomits

 

One day when the Prophet was sitting, he saw a man eating his food. He forgot to say Bismillah (In the Name of God) before he ate. And when he was about to eat the last piece of his food he remembered that he has not uttered the words “Bismillah”. So he said “Bismillahi Awwalu wal Aakhiru (In the name of God in the beginning and in the end)” as he ate his last food. When the Prophet heard those words he laughed. The companions asked the Prophet what happened. The Prophet said that when the man forgot to say Bismillah before he ate, satan is able to eat his food together with him. But after the man said the words Bismillah, satan suddently started to vomit. That’s why the Prophet laughed.

 

The moral of the story is that it’s important to remember to say Bismillah (In the Name of God) before eating, as it is a reminder to seek God’s blessings and protection. It also highlights the belief that Satan is present during meal times and may share one’s food if Bismillah is not said, but will be repelled if the words are uttered. The story emphasizes the importance of seeking God’s protection in all aspects of life.

Who Eats the Most Dates?

 

One day Prophet Muhammad and his companions sat down to break their fast together. Dates were served in front of them. Every time the Prophet and his companions ate a date, they placed the seed in front of them. After a few moments, the Prophet’s son in law, Ali realized that he ate too much dates. He had a pile of seeds in front of him. So Ali silently moved his seeds towards the Prophet and said jokingly: “Oh Prophet, you ate more dates than me. Look, you have more seeds than me.” Muhammad smiled and replied, “No, Ali. You ate more dates than me. Look, I ate dates but I removed their seeds while you ate dates along with their seeds!” Notes: Dates are a sweet fruit that has brown to black color. They contain a hard little seed. If you eat them, you have to remove the seed.

 

The moral of the story is that appearances can be deceiving and it’s important to look beyond surface-level observations. The story also highlights the importance of being mindful of one’s actions and choices, as they can have unintended consequences. Additionally, the story emphasizes the value of humor and lightheartedness in interpersonal relationships.

 

 

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I Know When You’re Angry At Me

 

The Prophet once said to his wife ‘Aisyah, “I know when you’re happy with me and when you’re mad at me.” ‘Aisyah asked him, “How do you know?” The Prophet replied, ”When you’re happy with me you would swear ‘No, by God of Muhammad.’ But when you’re mad at me you would swear, “No, by God of Ibrahim!” Aisyah replied, “It’s true, but by Allah, O Messenger of God. I won’t leave but your name.”

 

The moral of the story is that understanding and communication are important in relationships. The story shows how the Prophet Muhammad was able to recognize his wife’s moods based on her language and actions. It also highlights the importance of humor in relationships, as the conversation between the Prophet and his wife was lighthearted and playful. The story emphasizes the value of paying attention to one’s partner’s feelings and being aware of the subtle ways in which they express themselves.

 

God, Please Forgive Me, But I Have to Eat You

 

One day as the Prophet was sitting with his companions, he asked one of them, Omar, “Please tell me a story that will make me laugh.” Omar then told him his story before he embraced Islam. “Before Islam, I created a statue from sweets. Then I worshipped that statue. “Oh Latta ‘Uzza Manat (the ancestral gods of the Arabs), you’re the noblest. Please give me some food to eat.” As I worshipped the statue, I suddenly felt so hungry. I went to the kitchen but didn’t find anything to eat. Then I returned to the worshipping chamber. There was no food except my god. So I decided to eat my god whom I just worshipped earlier. I ate its head, hands until it’s completely gone.” As Omar finished his story, the Prophet laughed until his teeths were exposed.

 

The moral of the story is that the truth can be found in unexpected places and it’s important to be open to learning and growing. The story also highlights the absurdity of idol worship and the dangers of placing one’s faith in material objects. The Prophet’s laughter shows his ability to find humor in a situation that could have been seen as serious or offensive. The story emphasizes the importance of being able to laugh at oneself and finding joy in unexpected moments.

I Am Your Brother…

 

A man came to Mu’awiyah, the first Ummayad Caliph. He was stopped by one of his guards. “Go and tell Mu’awiyah that His relative came to visit him,” said the man. When the guard told Mu’awiyah about the mysterious guest, he marvelled and said to the guard. “I don’t think I knew him. But let him in.”. The man came in and Mu’awiyah asked him, ”Please tell me about our family relationship.” “We have the same great grandparents, Adam and Eve,” said the man calmly. “Give that man one dirham,” asked Mu’awiyah to his servant.  “How come you only give one dirham to your own brother?” asked the man. Mu’awiyah calmly replied, “If I were to give one dirham to every brother I have from Adam and Eve, you will not receive even one dirham!”

 

The moral of the story is that we are all connected as human beings and part of the same family, and that it’s important to recognize and acknowledge this shared bond. At the same time, the story highlights the practical limitations of trying to financially support every member of one’s extended family, and the importance of balancing generosity with practicality. Mu’awiyah’s response shows a combination of both generosity and wisdom.

 

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The Last Man to Come Out of Hell

 

Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud ra said, “The Prophet said: I know the last person to come out of hell and the last man to go to heaven. He will come out of hell crawling.

 

 

Allah will say to him: “Go, enter the paradise!” The man does what God told him but once he gets there he sees the heaven is extremely overcrowded. The man then returns and says, “O God! I found the heaven full.” God said to him again, “Go to paradise!” The man returns and still sees it full, so he returns to God and says, “O God! I found the heaven full.” Thus the man goes back and forth between the heaven and hell. Finally God says to him, “Go, enter the paradise. I give you the world plus ten times the size of it!” Then the man replies, “Are You my God mocking me, whereas You my Lord is the King?” (because the man is so desperate and is almost in disbelief that God will eventually allow him to go to the paradise.)

8 doors of Jannah

Abdullah said, “I saw the Prophet laughed until his molar teeth were exposed and said, “That man is the man who will inhabit the lowest rank of heaven.” Notes: According to Islamic faith, every Muslim will eventually enter the paradise. But the sinners among them have to serve their time in hell first as a punishment before they enter the eternal bliss.

The moral of the story is that Allah is merciful and forgiving, and no matter how far a person has strayed from the right path, there is always hope for redemption and forgiveness. The story also emphasizes the importance of patience, perseverance, and faith in Allah’s mercy, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.

 

Bequest of the Prophet (PBUH) to Abu Hurairah (R)

Bequest of the Prophet (PBUH) to Abu Hurairah(R)
Main: Risalatu Imam As-Suyuti
Author: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (1445–1505 CE)
Translation: Manzur Ashraf

Muhammad Ibn ‘Atiyah (RA) narrated on the authority of Mughira Ibn Zayd (RA), who said, we were once in the gathering of Hazrat Hasan Basri (RA). At this time a man from Khorasan came to us. Hazrat Hasan Basri (RA) asked him: ‘Who are you? Where did you come from? what purpose did you come for?’ The man said, ‘I am a resident of Siraj city. I have come to gain knowledge. I heard that you are the wisest person in Iraq. Shaykh of the Iraqis, and you have the knowledge of this world and the hereafter. I pray to Allah that you may gather for me the two pages of Khorasan, the knowledge of this world and the hereafter’.

Hazrat Hasan Basri (RA) said, “You desire knowledge about religion.” Here’s what I have on the matter:

Bequest of the Prophet (PBUH) to Abu Hurairah (RA).

Then Hazrat Hasan Basri (RA) took out a book in which it was written:

Salema ibn Mim Makane Shami narrated to me on the authority of Abu Quwah who narrated on the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said: I said to the Prophet (may peace be upon him): I divided the night into three parts—the first third of it. I sleep, in the second half I discuss and study everything I hear from you. I pray in the last third. I wish that I do not forget some of the hadiths that I have heard from you. Then the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Spread your Jubbah, I will sit on it, then I will bequeath you something so that I will teach you the knowledge of this world and the Hereafter. Then you will put on your jubbah to cover your back. Then knowledge will enter your heart.

Abu Hurairah! After that you will never forget that knowledge. Then I said, O Messenger of Allah! Make a special dua for me. The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, ‘Allahumma Habbib Ana Hurairata Ilal-Mu’minina wa baggijhu ilal Munafiqin’.
‘O Allah. Make Abu Huraira beloved by the believers and disliked by the hypocrites. Then the Prophet (PBUH) said:

1. Abu Hurairah! When you come to sleep on your bed, lie on your right side and say “Bismillah, wal hamdu lillah”. If you do so, one angel will guard you till the dawn.

2. Abu Hurairah! You will recite at bedtime – Subhanallah 33 times, Wal Hamdu Lillah 33 times and Allahu Akbar 33 times. And read ‘lailaha Illallah’ once to complete hundred. If a person do this, Allah will record for him a reward equal to that of a person who stayed awake at night praying two rak’ahs until dawn.

3. Abu Hurairah! You should recite Surah Was Sama’i wat Taarik, (Surah: 86) and Surah Al-Hakumut Takasur (Surah: 102) before sleeping, in which Allah Ta’ala will write for you a reward equal to the number of stars in the sky, and seventy of your sins will be forgiven.

4. Abu Hurairah! When you wish to attain purity and proceed for ablution, then say, ‘Bismillahi wal hamdu lillahi’ (I’m beginning in the name of Allah and all praise is due to Allah). In this the angels will include righteous deeds in your record till sunset.

5. Abu Hurairah! Clean the nose well with water during Taharat but if you are fasting, be careful to water the nose and clean the nose.

6. Abu Hurairah! Eat with three fingers while eating, and do not eat from the middle of the food, because the blessing is revealed in the middle.
7. Abu Hurairah! Washing hands before eating brings blessings to the food, and washing the hands after eating increases eye-power and forgives sins. You’ll eat in small bites with chewing properly; drink water little by little; don’t drink all in once.

8. Apply Kohl (surma) to the eyes occasionally; use oil sometimes. Do not waste water during ablution, if you waste it, you will face a long reckoning

9. Abu Huraira When a believer uses water for the purpose of purification, a devil named Hayjab sits on his left side and creates doubts in his mind. It whispers to the heart to waste water! You will not follow Satan in this matter. Because, the devout and the lovers of Allah in my Ummah do not waste water in attaining purity. They spend less water, as someone uses the oil in less amounts.

10. Abu Hurairah! Do not spend water more than 2 M’uds (1 m’ud = 68 Tola 4 Masha) to do ablution. Use half of that amount to purify from toilet and remaining half for other organs. Use maximum 1 S’ha (=273 Tola) for the shower. Otherwise, you’ll be among the wasters of water. Allah says:
‘The wasters are the dwellers of Hell’ (40: 43).

11. Abu Hurairah! Cut the nails once a month, because the devil hides under the nails.

12. Abu Hurairah! Do not keep long hair in the middle of the head, because that becomes the dwelling place of Satan.
13. Abu Huraira! After attaining the purity (tahara) and washing both feet, read ‘Inna anjalnahu fi lailatul Qadr (Sura Qadr: 97).

14. Abu Huraira When you eat with your right hand, don’t lean on your left hand.

Because that is the work of the tyrant and arrogant.

15. Abu Hurairah! When you have attained purity and finished washing your feet, recite Inna Anzaalnahu Filailatul Qadr (Suratul Qadr), which Allah Ta’ala will add one year of worship for each act of worship – fasting during the day and praying the whole night. He will save him from the fire of Hell.

16. Abu Hurairah! You will pray to Allah more and more at the end of the night and day. If Allah wants to show favor to any of His servants, He will grant him asking more forgiveness at the end of the night and day.

17. Abu Hurairah! The more you suffer in the world, the more you read this dua: ‘Lahawla wala quwata illa billahil aliil azeem’ so that Allah Ta’ala will remove your distress and distress. Even if you are captives to the disbelievers, Allah Ta’ala will rescue you from there.
18. Abu Hurairah! If something happened don’t say ‘if it had not happened’, and if nothing had happened, don’t say ‘if it had happened. Beware! You should refrain from such sayings, because these are the sayings of the hypocrites.

19. Abu Hurairah! You must offer ‘Salatu Joha’ (or afternoon prayer). There is a special gate in heaven called ‘Babuj Joha’. Only those who pray will enter Paradise through this door.

20. Abu Huraira! You will pray ‘Salatu Joha’. One who prays ‘Salatu Joha’ in two rak’ahs is included among the ‘Zakirin’ or people who frequently remembers Allah. One who prays six rak’ahs is included among the ‘Fayjeen’ or the successful. And the one who prays eight rak’ahs is included among the ‘Sadiqin’ or the truthful.

21. Abu Hurairah! You will fast on the 13th, 14th and 15th of every month (White Days or Ayyām al-Bīḍ), then Allah Ta’ala will write a full year’s reward in your deeds. Abu Hurairah! There is a gate in Paradise called “Bab-e-baiyyan”. Those who observe the fast of White Days or Ayyām al-Bīḍ, will enter Paradise through that gate.

22, Abu Hurairah! A person who performs Fajr prayer and do dhikr while sitting there, he will have power over Shaytaan. Shaytaan will not be able to influence him. And the reward of performing one Hajj, one Umrah and freeing a slave will be written in his record.

23. Abu Hurairah! Do not take a bath in a place of urination and impurity, do not eat on strainer, and do not eat on the back of the plate (i.e., upside down). These actions cause trouble. Do not urinate on sand and also do not urinate on stagnant water. You may face suffering and crisis due to it.
Don’t look here and there during the Salah. If you do so, Satan will touch your face and will thank you saying, ‘You have failed in the service of religion’.

24. Abu Hurairah! Put your hands over your mouth while yawning, otherwise Satan will enter inside you. Do not open your private parts in front of the sun, because such a person is cursed by the sun.
Don’t do intercourse in front of a three year old child. Protect your private parts form every eyes. Allah commanded to maintain modesty by covering private parts properly.

25. Abu Hurairah! Don’t look at the private parts of another person and don’t allow others to see your private parts. Otherwise, both will be accursed. Do not walk on top of the grave, if you refrain from walking on top of the graves, Allah Ta’ala will protect you from walking in hell fire.

26. Abu Hurairah! Do not swear falsely, because many towns are destroyed by false oaths. Many women become barren and many people become impotent because of it.

27. Abu Hurairah! There is an angel of Allah, the length of its ear is the distance of five hundred years of travel. And its length equals to the distance covered by two hundred seventy thousand years of travel. That angel describes the glory of Allah saying:

‘Subahanaka Allahumma Min Azeem Ma A’zamaka’. (O Allah, You are pure and free from all faults. You are great, how great are you!) Allah Ta’ala says to him, Ask him who swears falsely by My name.

28. Abu Hurairah! When a Muslim swears falsely, Allah says, ‘O Mala’un, why are you swearing falsely? Who will swear falsely by My name but you’?

29. Abu Hurairah! Almighty Allah said to Musa (A), O Musa! By my honour and majesty, if you swear falsely in my name, I will surely burn your tongue. I will burn him to coal. Because of the false oath, there will be misfortune in his family until the Day of Judgment. Then Rasulullah (SAW) wept and said, “A time will soon come upon my ummah, when the business of those will not go on without swearing falsely. They are the losers. Those who will continue to suffer loss in their family and wealth till the Day of Resurrection.”

30. Abu Huraira! Do not lie, even if you see it as your salvation. It actually contains your destruction. You will tell the truth, even if you see your destruction in it, it actually contains your salvation.

31. Abu Hurairah! Whoever breaks ties with you, you will keep ties with him intact. Help someone even if he deprives you. You will speak to him who does not speak to you. You will wish well of him even if he betrays you. Prophets (as) were like that. Whoever will do it, Allah will include him among the companionship of three hundred and thirteen prophets.
32. Abu Hurairah! Recite Ayatul Qursi more. Allah Ta’ala will give forty thousands rewards for each letter of it.
33. Abu Hurairah! Recite Surah Yasin (Surah 36) more. Whoever recites Surah Yasin at Fajr time, he with his family and children will be in the protection from Allah till evening.

34. Abu Hurairah! You will show mercy to a worthy person, otherwise you will be subject to the mercy of others.
35. Abu Hurairah! Do not eat meat without giving it to your neighbour, even if you give a piece of bone to your neighbour. Because, whoever eats meat without giving it to his neighbour, Allah reduces his intelligence by ten percent and removes the blessing of his earnings. He will work hard, but will be tired and will get a little sustenance.

36. Abu Hurairah! Don’t abuse people, eventually they will abuse your parents.
37. Abu Hurairah! You will enjoin good deeds as much as you can and do not be an accomplice of evil people.

38. Abu Hurairah! To establish justice in a corrupt society is better than sixty years of worship.
39. Abu Hurairah! You will gain rulership in my Ummah. Then when people come to you seeking justice, you will not accept the testimony of a drunkard because Allah nullifies his testimony. You will not accept the testimony of a blind person, nor will you accept the testimony of one who misses Salatul-Jumu’ah. And whoever leaves Salah willingly, curse him at front and behind while he is alive, and after death.

40. Abu Hurairah! By Him who is in charge of Muhammad’s life, one hour sitting in the gathering of knowledge is dearer to Allah than forty years of worship.

41. Abu Hurairah! Action without knowledge is like the ash, which is blown away by wind on a stormy day. A time will soon come in my ummah, when the scholars will proudly declare that knowledge of hadith are learned from them. (Such a situation will arise due to the decline in the practice of knowledge).

42. Abu Hurairah! Beneath the throne of Allah, there is a city made of gold, on the door of which is written, ‘Whoever meets a scholar, He met the Prophets of Allah (PBUH). Whoever sits with my learned servants is like sitting in the assembly of the Prophets. Whoever benefited my scholars and treated them well, it is as if he benefited the Prophets (a) and treated them well’.

43, Abu Hurairah! A person who served a scholar for one day is like serving another for seventy years.

44. Abu Hurairah! ‘Deen’ (religion) depends on four categories of people: a. The pious scholar, b, the generous rich, c, the patient ‘fakir’ (poor), d, the just king. If corruption happens among them, then who will the believers follow?

45. Abu Hurairah! If an Alim (scholar) dies, a crack is created in Islam until the Day of Judgment. A scholar is heavier than a thousand worshipers on Iblis. Fifty years of sins are forgiven in his one day’s of repentance.

When Allah Ta’ala wishes to favour a community, He sends among them a scholar and a counsellor (advisor).

The words of Allah Ta’ala:
“You are only a warner, and for every community there is a guide”. (13: 7). Guide means scholars who advises them and guides to hidayah. When Allah Ta’ala wishes to cast evil upon a community, He causes the death of their scholars, after which calamity descends upon them.

46. Abu Hurairah! When you wear new clothes, face the Qiblah and say:

بسم الله والحمد الله

(Wearing it in the name of Allah, all praises are due to Allah.) Then perform two rak’ahs of prayer and say:

‘All praise be to Allah who made me wear this cloth, if He willed I could have remained without cloth’. Recite this Dua and the angel will ask forgiveness for you as long as this cloth lasts.

47. Abu Hurairah! When putting on shoes, put them on the right foot first and take them off from the left foot first. Because, every object has an opposite object, like the opposite object of mosque is restroom, the opposite object of Quran is poetry.

48. Abu Huraira You shall not associate with the poets, for Allah the Exalted says:

‘Some of the people buy idle words to divert them from the path of Allah out of ignorance’. (Luqman : 6.) It is better for one’s belly to be filled with vomit and dung, than to be filled with poetry. Iblis asked his Lord to give something to read. Allah Ta’ala said, “Poetry is your Qur’an. Those who sit in the assembly of poets are your companions and your brother”.
49. For a person who recites one hundred verses of the Holy Quran every day, Allah Ta’ala will give him deeds equal to the deeds of my Ummah on that day.

50. Abu Hurairah! If someone reads ‘Kul Huallah Huahad’ (Surah Ikhlas) a hundred times a day, all the angels of heaven will ask forgiveness for him, and there is no veil between Allah and the duas of the angels. Allah will prepare for him a house of gold or a city in Paradise.

51. Abu Hurairah! If you want to mount any animal, first recite:

بسم الله والحمد الله

(Ascending in the name of Allah, and all praise is due to Allah.) Then you will be safe with the help of Allah until you descent from it.

52. Abu Hurairah! You shall not greet with ‘Salam’ to a Jew or a Nazarene first. If they greet you with ‘salam’, you will reply them with ‘salam’. As a neighbor, you will fulfill their rights well, because Allah Ta’ala will ask you about the rights of the neighbors.

53. Abu Hurairah! You will bathe for the Salatul-Jumu‘ah, even if you collect water in exchange for the afternoon meal. Because, Allah Ta’ala ordered every Prophet – Rasool (A) to take a bath on Friday. The bathe (Ghusl) for Salatul-Jumu‘ah is the expiation for the sins of the time until next Jumu’ah.

54. Abu Hurairah! Shorten your moustache. The sprain will shorten, and the angels will love your face.
55. Abu Hurairah! Keep your eyes on the place of prostration when you stand in prayer, on feet when do so Ruku (bow down), on the lap when you sit down for Tashahuud.
56. Abu Hurairah! You will use perfume, Allah’s angels will then pray for your forgiveness.

57. Abu Hurairah! Be with Allah an Allah will be with you. Fear Allah, Allah will reward you for it.

58. Abu Hurairah! No one perishes because of counsel. There is assurance of getting the right path due to the counsel. He who does not counsel, becomes ashamed. He who leads without consultation, goes astray. And he who is proud becomes humiliated.

59. Abu Hurairah! Patience will help you to go halfway through. Salat will help to enter paradise.

60. Abu Hurairah! Use Nagarmotha (root of a kind of fragrant grass) and blackseed.

61. Abu Hurairah! If you have patience, what is destined for you will happen and you will be rewarded. But if you are impatient, what is destined for you will happen but you will be a sinner.

62. Abu Hurairah! Your father has authority over you, so you must serve him. And serve the guests, because you are not more dignified than Ibrahim (A). And fulfill the rights of the king, because Allah Almighty has given him the authority of the people and the city. Do not be proud over Allah. He who shy to learn knowledge, become proud over Allah. and despises the religion of Allah. An arrogant cannot gain knowledge and a fool does not receive advice.

63. Abu Hurairah! Do not save money. You will not be able to save it. Because Allah kept four things within money: a. Lust, b. Miserliness, c. High aspiration, d. Shamelessness.

64. Abu Hurairah! The four categories of people of this ummah will go to hell before anyone: a. Rich thief, b. ‘Fasik’ (impious) scholar, c. Old adulterer, b, Married adulterer.

65. Abu Hurairah! Four categories of people will enter Jannatun Na’eem first. A. Pious scholar, b. Students in the persuit of acquiring knowledge of Islam c. Busy youth involved in the worship of Allah, d, Charitable person in the way of Allah.

66. Abu Hurairah! Every object has a sign of elevation. The sign of the elevation of Islam is modesty.
67. Abu Hurairah! Every object has its shininess. the shininess of Islam is the Salatud Duha.

68. Abu Hurairah! Every thing has its brightness, the brightness of Islam is Sadaqah. Every thing has a beauty, the beauty of Islam is repentance. He who does not have knowledge, does not have repentance. He who has no curiosity, has no knowledge. He who does not have modesty, does not have charity. He who does not have piety, does not have worship. He who does not pay Zakat despite being eligible, his Salat is not accepted. He who is not satisfied with what Allah gives, has no ‘yaqeen’ (certainty).

69 Abu Hurairah! Whoever cuts his nails on Saturday, Allah Ta’ala will remove his troubles. If he cuts his nails on the Sunday, Allah Ta’ala will remove the hardness of his heart. If he cuts his nails on the Monday, Allah Ta’ala will increase his memory and. If he cuts his nails on the Tuesday, Allah will heal him. And whoever cuts his nails on Wednesday will get rid of all diseases and pains. Whoever cuts his nails on Thursday, Allah Ta’ala will make his work easy and if he has a debt, he will arrange for it to be paid. If he cuts his nails on the day of Jumu’ah, Allah Ta’ala will grant him the wealth of Yaqeen (firm faith) and if there is any debt, He will arrange for its payment from an unexpected place.

70. Abu Hurairah! If you want to meet me under the shadow of Allah’s Throne, then send blessings on me every day.

71. Abu Hurairah! Don’t worry about God’s strategy, if you want eternal health and abundant wealth, then seek God’s help. If the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth wish to do you any good but Allah does not want to do the same, then they will not be able to do you any good. And if they all want to harm you altogether but Allah wants not to harm you, they cannot harm you at all.

72. Abu Hurairah! He who does not slander people, Allah Ta’ala makes him dear to people. And whoever is kind to his slaves, Allah makes him victorious over his enemies.

73. Abu Hurairah! Do not consider any sin small. Because, you do not know, due to which sin Allah is displeased with you. And do not consider any good deed small, because you do not know for which good deed Allah is pleased with you.

74. Abu Hurairah! If you have a son or daughter born, say Azan in the right ear and Iqamat in the left ear. Satan will not be able to harm that child.

75. Abu Hurairah! If you see a tiger, pronounce ‘Allahu Akbar’ three times. Then say:

‘Allah is great, He is the Mighty of all’. Allah will protect you from its harm.

76. Abu Hurairah! Do not eat raw onion, garlic (without cooking).
77. Abu Hurairah! If you eat anything including curry, wash your hands and mouthpiece properly. Because just as the arrow reaches its target, the devil reaches the mouthpiece faster.

78. Abu Hurairah! Do miswak every day as much as possible, do not get tired of it, because the prayer you perform with miswak is Seventy times better than prayer performed without miswak.

79. Abu Hurairah! A person who eats twenty one red raisins daily, he will have no disease except the disease of death.

80. Abu Hurairah! A person who eats ten dates in empty stomach every day, he will get rid of worms from inside.
81. Abu Hurairah! You will eat sweet pomegranate. It will increase your memory.

82. Abu Hurairah! Abstaining from meat for forty days weakens the eyesight and kills the heart.

83. Abu Hurairah! Shorten your moustache. Angels will love your mouthpiece.

84. Abu Huraira You shall use perfume, because as long as you have perfume in your body, the angels will ask forgiveness for you.

85 Abu Hurayra! without showing-off (R’iya), One unit night prayer is better than 1000 units of prayer during the day.

86. Abu Hurairah! The face of the people praying at night (Kiyamul Lail) will be brighter than other people in both worlds.
87. Abu Hurairah! Instruct your family to pray. By this, Allah will open the door of your sustenance.

88. Abu Hurairah! At the time of rain, offer two units of prayer. For every drop of rain that falls from the sky, Allah Ta’ala will record a reward for you.

89. Abu Hurairah! If it is morning you will not think of evening and if it is evening, don’t worry about the morning.

90. Abu Hurairah! Allah Ta’ala created death. He created hell, death and made the hell as signs for the people of the world. If there was no death, every person would claim divinity. And if Hell had not been created, no one in the world would have prostrated to Allah.

91. Abu Hurairah! At the difficult time of death or when Sakaratul Maut (Last few moments before a person dies) appears, recite Qalima Shahadat in front of him, because Kalemay Shahadat expiates all sins. Abu Huraira said, “That’s all for the one whose death is near, but what is the benefit of this qalima for the living?” Rasulullah (SAW) said, Qalima Shahadat expiates the sins of the living more.

92 Abu Hurayra! You revive your Islam morning and night by reciting the qalima:

“There is no god but Allah, He is One, He has no partner, His is the kingdom, to Him is all praise, He gives life and causes death, He is Ever-Living, He has no death, in His hand is all good, He is All-Powerful over all things.”

Whoever recites this qalima ten times, Allah Ta’ala will record for him the reward of freeing a believing slave.

Bequest of the Prophet (PBUH) to Ali (R)


Bequest of the Prophet (PBUH) to Ali (R)
Main: Risalatu Imam As-Suyuti
Author: Jalal al-Din al-Suyuti (1445–1505 CE)
Translation: Manzur Ashraf

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim

The Bequest of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam to his cousin Ali Ibn Aru Talib (ra):

Khalid Ibn Jafar Ibn Muhammad (ra) narrated from Ali Ibn Abu Talib (ra),

Ali (R.A.) said, “I was told by the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)

said:

1. ‘Ali! As Harun (A) is respected by Musa (A), so is your status with me. But there is no prophet after me.’ I bequeath you something. If you accept it, you will live a happy and fortunate life, and you will die as a martyr. On the doomsday, your Lord will raise you as a Faqih and Alim.

2. Ali! The signs of a believer are three:
a. Salat, b. Wake up the night in worship c. Giving charity.

3. Ali! There are three signs of a hypocrite:
a. He becomes very attentive when he prays in front of people b. If he prays alone, he is heedless and hastily prays, c. He remembers Allah in assembly but forgets his Lord in private.

4. Ali! The Oppressor or tyrant’s signs are three:
a. Dominating the weak with strength, b. Take away people’s wealth by force and c. He does not distinguish between Halal and Haram food items.

5. Ali. There are three signs of Jealousy:
a. Flattering in front, b. Slander at the back and c. Rejoicing in times of sorrow of others.

6. Ali! There are three signs of a hypocrite:
a. He lies, b. He breaks the promise, c. Betrays the deposit, And d. advice is of no use to him.

7. Ali! There are several signs of laziness:
a. He is lazy in worshiping Allah, b. He performs the prayer so late that its appointed time has passed, c. He wastes and make errors.

8. Ali! There are three signs of repentance:
a. Abstaining from what is forbidden, b. Patience in the pursuit of knowledge, c. He never turns back to sin, as milk that has been milked does not enter the udder again.

9. Ali! There are three signs of wise people:
a. to despise the world, b. Being tolerant, and c. Patience in danger.

10. Ali! There are three signs of those who are patient:
a. He keeps the relationship with the one who breaks the relationship, b. He gives to the one who deprives him. and c. He does not curse him who wrongs him.

11. Ali. There are three signs of idiots:
a. Neglecting the obligatory worship of Allah, b. Talking excessively without the remembrance of Allah, and c. Finding out the faults of God’s servants.

12. Ali! There are three signs of a fortunate person:
a. Eating halal sustenance, b. Sitting with the wise, and c. Performing the five times prayer with the imam.
13. There are three signs of unfortunate people:
a. Eating haram sustenance, b. Staying away from knowledge, and c. Praying alone.

14. Ali! There are three signs of a devoted person:
a. He pioneers in worshipping Allah. b. Abstains from actions and things forbidden by Allah, and c. He treats well to the person who even mistreated him.

15. Ali! There are three signs of evil people:
a. He forgets obedience to Allah, b. He hurts the servants of Allah, and c. He does harm to the person who benefits him

16. Ali! There are three signs of a good person:
a. One who improves the relationship between him and the people through good deeds, b. One is saved from sin through piety, and c. He likes for others what he likes for himself.

17. Ali! There are three signs of God-fearing person (Muttaki):
a. He shuns evil company, b. Does not lie, and c. May also abandon some of the halal to avoid the haram.

18. Ali! There are three signs of a wicked person:
a. Predominance over the weak, b. Not being satisfied with little, and c. Not benefiting from advice.

19. Ali! There are three signs of a truthful person (Siddiq):
a. Not revealing personal worship (to Allah) to others, b. Giving charity secretly, and
c. Not revealing the problems to anyone.

20. Ali! There are three signs of wicked people:
a. Prefers to corruption, b. Afflicts to the servants of God, and c. Stays away from righteous deeds and the right path.

21. Ali! There are three signs of a lowly person:
a. To disobey God, b. Harassing neighbors, and c. Likes arrogance and brashness.

22. Ali! There are three signs of insulted people:
a. Abundance of lies, b. Excessive false oaths, and c. Expressing the needs to people.

23. Ali! The signs of Abiding person are three
a. Being obedient to God’s will, b. Suppressing one’s instincts (Nafs) for the sake of Allah, and c. Standing in front of Allah for a long time in worship.

24, Ali! The signs of the devotees are three:
a. Dislike wealth, b. Dislike praise and c. Dislike the haram.
25. Ali! There are three signs of a wise person:
a. Speaking the truth, b. Abstaining from haram, and c. Being polite in front of people.

26. Ali! There are three signs of a charitable person:
a. Forgives even though he is powerful, b. Giving Zakat, and c. Love to do charity.

27. Ali! There are three signs of miserliness:
a. Fearing the grave, b. Fear of beggars, and c. Not giving zakat.

28. Ali! There are three signs of patience: a. Patience in the worship of Allah b. Patience to refrain from disobeying God and c. To obey God’s orders
29. Ali. There are three signs of wicked people: a. Being safe from Allah’s trick and punishment, b. Despair from God’s mercy and c. Being afraid to accept Allah’s instructions.

30. Ali! On the Day of Resurrection, Allah will command a group of people to go to Paradise. After they reach the gates of Paradise, they will be taken back to Hell. When the Fire of Hell surrounds them from all sides, they will say, Our Lord! Wish we would enter hell before the sight of paradise! Then Almighty Allah will say, I have intended to do this to you. Because, you have spent your life in Haram, you have died in a state of sin, you have opposed me by the poets.

31. Ali! You greet any Muslim you meet. In this, Allah Ta’ala will write twenty good deeds for you, when you give charity, you will give what is better than what you have. Because what you donate in your lifetime, it will be more beneficial for you to donate after your death.

32. Ali! Do not pride yourself, Allah does not like the arrogant. You have pain in your heart because Allah loves the one whose heart is pained.

34. Ali! He who takes it back by giving, let him vomit and swallow it again.
35. Ali! You will be cheerful, and do not be sad.

36. Ali. If you take it for yourself, then working on other religion’s work with a people-showing mind is like burning the stored up.

37. Ali! You should act for the sake of Allah. Because Allah loves the deeds that are done for the sake of Allah, the act of deen on my Ummah is more subtle and secretive than the movement of ants on a smooth stone in a dark night. Riya is a small Kufri. Allah Ta’ala said, “So whoever desires to meet his Lord, let him do righteous deeds and not associate anyone in the worship of his Lord.”

38, Ali. Each new day says, O Bani Adam! I am the new day, I am your witness. So watch your words and actions. The night is similar. So you will do good deeds day and night.

39. Ali! You will never backbite anyone even if there is some fault in them. Because, all meat has blood. Atonement for slander is to seek forgiveness for the one who has been slandered.
40. Ali. If Allah Ta’ala honors you with four virtues, you have nothing to regret even if you get nothing else in the world. The four qualities are: a. Speaking the truth, b. Protecting deposits of others, c. Being free from needs and misery d. Protecting from haram foods.

41. Ali! By the grace of Allah you will seek Halal Rizk (sustenance), because seeking Halal sustenance is obligatory upon every Muslim man and woman.

42. Ali! Do not sit with the dead, because they only remember the dead. Ali (R) asked, O Messenger of Allah! Who are the dead? He said, “The rich and the worldly are those who lean towards the accumulation of the world as a mother leans towards her child.” They are the ones affected.

43. Ali! Be kind to the neighbor even if he is an infidel. Give good treatments to the guests even if he is a disbeliever. Be obedient to the parents even if they are disbelievers. Do not deprive a beggar even if he is a disbeliever.

44. Ali! The greatest thief is the one from which Satan takes part. Ali (saw) asked, O Messenger of Allah, In what form? He said, If someone gives less than a measure, even if it is a handful amount, his companion Shaytaan will snatch it from him. This is how devils gather their sustenance. And whoever travels in search of the Haram, Satan becomes his companion and accomplice. When he rides, Satan rides with him. And if one saves Haram sustenance, Shaytaan partakes of it. And if one does not recite Bismillah during intercourse with his wife, Shaytaan associates with his child. Allah Ta’ala says:

And incite [to senselessness] whoever you can among them with your voice and assault them with your horses and foot soldiers and become a partner in their wealth and their children and promise them.” But Satan does not promise them except delusion. (17: 64)

45. Ali! He who eats halal sustenance keeps his deen (religion) clear, his heart becomes soft, his eyes become tearful in the fear of Allah, and there is no obstacle to his supplications being accepted.

46. Ali! He who eats doubtful food, his religion becomes doubtful and his heart becomes dark.
47. Ali! He who eats haram, his heart dies, his deen becomes flawed; His heart becomes darkened, his faith becomes weakened, his du’a becomes hindered, and his worship decreases.
48. Ali! If Allah Ta’ala is displeased with His servant, he is given Haram sustenance. if Allah’s displeasure with that person increases, Satan becomes associated with him. It keeps him busy in worldly affairs, and keeps him away from Deen. To indulge in sin, Shaytaan tells him ‘Allah is Forgiving and Merciful’.

49. Ali! If Allah loves any of His servants, He delays in answering his supplications. The angels interceded for him and said, O Allah! Accept the dua of your servant. Allah Almighty says, Leave My servant on My mercy. You are not more kind to my servant than I am. I love the supplications and cries of My servants, I am well aware of everything.

50. Ali! He who calls people to the path of truth and people follow him, then he too will receive the reward of the deeds of the followers, but the reward of the deeds of the followers will not be diminished.

51. Ali! If someone calls people to something forbidden by Allah and someone does something forbidden in response to his words, then the caller will also bear the share of the sin, but the punishment of those who sinned by his call will not be reduced.
52. Ali. Allah does not accept any prayer without attaining purity, and Allah never accepts it if charity is given from any haram wealth.
53. Ali. No one’s repentance is accepted unless he stays away from the Haram sustenance and haram income.
54; Ali! Give charity for the dead, because Allah has appointed a number of angels to convey the reward of charity to the dead on behalf of the living. When they carry the alms-carriage to dead relatives and friends, they are extremely happy. After that they regret and felt sad remembering all the wealth they had left in Duiya. They say, O Allah. Forgive those who have given us charity and give them good news of Paradise. As you have given us the good news of paradise. We regret for all the wealth we left behind.

55. Ali! Be content with what you get from Allah. Because there is nothing more bitter than poverty.

56. Ali! Modesty is the religion. Modesty is the protection of the head and all that is connected with it, being careful what you consume (eat). The root of worship is engaging to the remembrance of Allah and being silent about other things.

57. Ali! Six things are influenced by Satan: a. yawn, b. vomiting c. Ejection of food or drink from the stomach to the mouth, d. bleeding from nose, e. All other sneezes except the first one, f. drowsiness.

58. Ali! You will pray at night atleast for the duration it takes to milk the goat. Because it is better to pray two rak’ahs at night than to go to the mosque and pray a thousand rak’ahs during the day. Those who pray at night are brighter (in face) than those who pray during the day.

59. Ali! For those who repent, reciting more and more Istigfaar is a strong fortress.

60. Ali! When a criminal makes a dua, and Allah knows that if this dua is accepted, there is inevitable destruction for them, then Allah says to the angels: ‘Give him what this person wants. Take measures so that his voice does not reach me’.

61. Ali! A person who shows gratitude when Allah rewards him and becomes patient when he is in danger, and asks forgiveness when he commits a sin, he can enter Paradise through any door he wishes.
62. Ali! Too much sleep deadens the heart and produces forgetfulness. The heart also dies with excessive laughter. Sin hardens the heart and produces more sleep.
63. Ali! If you need someone to ask for, ask someone with a radiant face. Because such a person’s heart is generous. And you will ask from shy people. Because all goodness lies in shyness.

64. Ali! A person who earns halal means to save honour and life, will cross the Bridge (on the day of judgement) with the speed of lightning. And Allah will be pleased with him. On the other hand, the person who earns the world by acquiring wealth in unlawful means, Allah will be angry at him when he shall face Him.

65. Ali! Whoever feeds a Muslim from lawful earnings, he shall record 1 millions of good deeds for him and shall atone for similar sins.
66. Ali! Allah Ta’ala decides what He wills about His servants. Allah is pleased with him who is satisfied with it. And whoever is displeased, Allah’s displeasure is for him.

67. Ali! When you say Takbeer in Salat, spread your fingers apart and raise both your hands up to your shoulders. And when you go into Ruku, place both your hands on your knees. And there is no gap between the fingers. And while prostrating, keep both your hands along your shoulders, then keep them together. Keep your right hand down on your left hand while saying Takbeer. I saw the angels of heaven to lay hands like. In it there is humility towards Allah.

68. Ali! Fulfill the need of your believing brother quickly. Because Allah will fulfill your needs quickly for it.

69. Ali! If someone comes to you with a need, you will think that the arrival is a special mercy of Allah to you. Allah Ta’ala probably has wished to forgive your sins and fulfill your needs.

70. Ali! When a guest comes to you, you will respect him. Because when a guest comes to someone, he brings his Rizq (sustenance) with him. And when he left, he took with him the sins of the family of the Host and threw them into the sea.
71. Ali. You will look at the people below you in wealth. And you will notice people of higher level than you in worship and piety. This will increase your ‘Yaqeen’ and ‘faith’.

72. Ali! You shall refrain from false oaths. Because you may sell the goods but the blessings of Rijk (sustenance) reduces.
73. Ali! You will fear the du’a of the oppressed. Because Allah accepts the supplication of the oppressed, even if he is a disbeliever.

74. Ali! He whose heart does not melt in the fear of Allah, has no religion. And he who does not abstain from sin has no knowledge. He who has no knowledge has no worship. He who does not have piety does not have knowledge. He who has no truthfulness has no sense of courtesy. He who does not maintain privacy of others, does not have the quality of being a depositor. He who does not have ability (Tawfeek), does not have repentance. He who has no shame, has no mercy.

75. Ali! Do not sleep at the beginning and end of the day. And do not sleep lying down, and do not sleep even before Maghrib and Isha prayers. And you will not sleep in a dark house, and will not sleep in some sun and some in the shade. Do not use the door frame as a pillow. Do not sit on the platform, do not eat and drink with the left hand. Do not place hands under chin in sitting position. Do not knock the teeth with anything. Do not feed on sickle. Do not eat on the back of the pot. Do not wear shoes on the left foot before the right foot. And while opening the shoe, the right foot should not be opened before the left foot. Don’t tear the bread with your teeth and eat it, don’t eat the soil. Don’t look at the mirror at night. Do not look at water during prayer. Do not spit on urine. Do not take ‘Kulup’ with dung, coal, gourds and bones. Do not wear dress upside down. Do not undress your private parts in the face the moon and the sun. Do not cut nails with teeth. Do not sleep with food-fat left on hand (without properly cleaning hands). Do not walk through two mountains that have cracks in them. Do not blow on hot food and hot water. Do not blow in the place of prostration. You will not see other people’s private parts, and no other people will see your private parts. Do not talk during the time between Adhan and Iqamat. Do not look at what comes out of you (i.e. excrement). Do not touch the pubic area unnecessarily. Don’t look back again and again. Don’t hurt your friend. Don’t hurt your neighbors. Do not slander those who mix with you. Don’t walk fast. Do not argue with your friends / colleagues, shorten your speech if praised and shorten your speech if condemned. Put hands over your mouth while yawning. Do not smell the food. Keep your eyes away from the forbidden. If you are spoken to, you will try to understand it. Even if someone invites you a meatless pie (bare bones) you will accept it. Don’t eat in the dark. Do not eat in large amounts. Do not eat on full.

Do not be preoccupied with livelihood. Do not follow the enemy. Don’t reveal your secrets. Don’t talk too much. Do not be proud of wearing clothes. Return others’ deposits. Be courteous to guests. Take care of the neighbour. Be patient in adversity. Spend on good deeds. There are two classes of people who will be saved (on the day of judgement): the charitable rich and the cheerful poor.

76. Ali! You will be a scholar or a student or a listener or a doer. If you are the fourth, you will perish. Ali (RA) said, O Messenger of Allah! Who is the fourth? Rasulullah (SAW) said, He who does not possess knowledge himself and does not learn from anyone. He does not go to the scholars and inquire about the rulings of the Shariah. He acts like a fool. Surely, he is doomed, surely, he is doomed, surely, he is doomed.

77. Ali! That friend is very evil, who makes you suffer and exposes your secrets.

That friend is also evil, who is jealous of his friend. You will not like a servant who exposes your faults, and you will not like a wife who wants divorce. And do not be satisfied with a neighbour who conceals your good deeds and propagates your faults.

78. Ali! Do ablution completely. Because this is half of faith. Do not waste water in ablution. 79. Ali! After completing ablution wash both feet, recite Surah Innaanjal Nahu Filailatil Qadr’ (Sura Qadr) once. If you do that, you will get fifty years of reward.

80. Ali! After completing ablution, wash both feet and pray ten times to the Prophet (PBUH). If you do this, Allah Ta’ala will remove your troubles. And he will accept your dua.

81. Ali! After completing ablution, take fresh water and wipe your head and neck with both hands and recite this Dua:
‘Ya Allah! I pronounce Your holiness and praises; I bear witness that there is no god but You. You are One, You have no partner, I seek Your forgiveness and repent’.

Then look at the ground and recite:

‘I bear witness that Muhammad is Your servant and Messenger’.

Whoever does this, Allah Ta’ala will forgive all his sins.
82. Ali! A person who recites seventy thousand times before sunrise and after sunset, even if his sin is equal to the number of stars in the sky, Allah will be ashamed to punish him in hell.

83. Ali! After Fajr prayer you will sit in that place till sunrise. Whoever sits in his place after the Fajr prayer, Allah will grant him the reward of completing one Hajj and one Umrah, freeing a slave and in the path of Allah, the reward of giving a thousand dinars in charity.
84. Ali! Whether you are on a journey or at home, you must pray ‘Salatuz Joha’. Because, on the Day of Judgment, an announcer from the highest place of Paradise will announce that, where are those who used to pray ‘Salatu Joha’.

85. Ali! You must pray in congregation. Because going to pray in congregation is like going to Allah for Hajj and Umrah.

86. Ali! A believer whom Allah Ta’ala loves, tries to pray in congregation. And the hypocrite and whom Allah dislikes stays away from performing congregational prayers.

87. Ali! Praying in congregation is equivalent to Allah praying the angels in the second heaven. You try to join the first queue.

88. Ali! Whoever destroys ‘taharat’ (attainment of holiness), Allah destroys that person’s deen, and whoever destroys his prayer and performs it in haste, Allah will cast him into the last level of Hell.
89. Ali! If one who takes a bath for Jumu’ar Salat, Allah will forgive his sins until next Friday. And Allah will enlighten his grave and make his scales heavy.

90. Ali! The most beloved servant to Allah is the servant who prostrates. He who recites after Sijdah (prostration):

‘O my Lord! I have wronged myself, forgive me. There is no one to forgive sins except You.’
91. Ali! Do not befriend a drunkard, for he is cursed. And do not mix with someone who does not pay Zakat, because he is called the enemy of Allah in heaven. And do not associate with the usurer either – because he is an adversary of Allah. Allah Ta’ala said:

If you don’t leave it (i.e. interest) then know that it is war with Allah and His Messenger. (2 : 179).

92. Ali! Whoever observes the fast of Ramadan and abstains from the forbidden, Allah will be be pleased with him. And for him Paradise is destined.
93. Ali. Whoever observes six fasts in the month of Shawwal after Ramadan, Allah Ta’ala will record for him the reward of fasting for a whole year.

94. Ali! Where the worshipers were praying, do not recite qiraat and dua loudly. Because it will cause disorder in their prayers.

95. Ali! When it is time for prayer, you will be ready for prayer. Be careful, lest Shaytaan turn you away from prayer.
96. Ali! Jibraeel (A.S.) wished for seven qualities within Bani Adam.

a. Performing Jumu’ar Salat with the Imam, b. Sitting in the gatherings of the knowledgeable, c. Inquiring about the sick people, d. To accompany the funeral, e. Drink others water, f. To settle the dispute between two people, g. Show compassion to the orphan.
Ali! Be interested to acquire these qualities.

97. Ali! Whoever employs a laborer and does not fully pay his wages, Allah will destroy his deeds. And I will be the complainant on his behalf

98. Ali! When an orphan cries, Allah’s Throne shakes, then Allah says,

‘Jibrail! You widen hell for the one who makes the orphan cry. And the one who makes the orphan smile, you widen the paradise for him’.
99. Ali! Allah has not created a better organ than the tongue in man, because of the tongue people will go to paradise. And because of the tongue people will go to hell. So you will keep the tongue captive. Because it is like an attacking dog.

100. Ali! You shall observe the fast of three middle days in every month (The White Days): Thirteen, fourteen and fifteen. Whoever observes it, it is as if he observed the fast for a whole year. And the face of the one who observes this fast becomes bright.

101. Ali! Ask to Allah:
‘O Allah, Forgive me and my parents and all the believers and the believers and the Muslims and the Muslims living among them and the dead’.

Whoever asks for forgiveness like this twenty one times a day, Allah Ta’ala will include him among the righteous servants. Ali! All the angels in the sky will intercede for him one million times.

102. Ali! Ask to Allah:
‘O Allah! Bless me in death and bless me in life after death!’

A person who recites these two verses twenty-one times a day will not take any account of what Allah has rewarded him with in this worldly life.

103. Ali. Whoever recites Allahu Akbar twenty-one times before sunset, Allah will write for him the reward of one hundred righteous persons and one hundred people in the way of Allah.

104. Ali!

‘Praise be to Allah first of all, praise be to Allah after all, our Lord shall abide and all shall perish. Praise be to Allah in all situations.’
Whoever recites this dua ten times a day, Allah will forgive him even if he is among the major sinners.

105. Ali! Whoever does not sit in the gatherings of the scholars for forty days, his heart dies, he becomes a hard-hearted person—he may commit murder, he may commit adultery, and he may commit theft.

106. Ali! two units prayer of a scholar is better than are two hundred units of prayer of the ignorant.
107. Ali! The example of a devout without knowledge is like a salt distributor or measurer of the sea water. He does not know about any increase or decrease.

108. Ali! You will attain knowledge even if it is in China. Because the teacher and the Students are very dear to Allah.

109. Ali! Salam will spread. And when you pray at night People are sleepy. If you do that, Allah Almighty will look at you seventy times, and whoever God looks at, He will not punish him in hell.

110. Ali. Be kind to the neighbor even if he is a disbeliever. Because Allah reduces the wealth of a person who is jealous of his neighbor. His life is spent in the way of falsehood.

111, Ali! Do not envy, envy leads to hell.
112. Ali! Stay away from backbiting. Because backbiting is worse than drinking wine.

113. Ali! Do not pay attention to the secrets of the Muslim, for by doing so Allah removes from his heart the fear of the Hereafter and faith from his heart and chest. And Allah fills the heart and mind with sorrow, poverty and misery.

114. Ali! You should keep yourself away from lying, because this is the character of the hypocrites.

115. Ali! Protect yourself from gossiping and backbiting. Because Allah Ta’ala has forbidden Jannah for these people: stingy, hypocrites, rumour-monger. The child who disobeys his parents, who does not pay Zakat and hinders it, the usurer, who consume forbidden things, the gambler, the one who ties artificial hair, the one who sex with animals and the one who troubles his neighbour.

116, Ali! A person who does not prevent his neighbor from committing a sin, he will also be considered a partner in his neighbor’s sin.
117. Ali! Whoever does not order his family to pray and does not forbid them from eating haram, he will bear the responsibility of all sins.

118. Ali! Respect the elderly, love children. Be like a kind brother for the traveller. Be like a loving husband to widows.

If you do so, Allah Almighty will write for you: One hundred good deeds per breath and every good deed is rewarded with a palace in heaven.
119. Ali! Sit with the poor, for he who respects the rich and despises the poor, is called the enemy of Allah in the heaven.
120. Ali! Allah Ta’ala sent revelation to Ibrahim (A) that you shall honour my guest as you honour your guest.

Ibrahim (A) said, O my Lord! Who is your guest?

Allah replied, My guests are those who are insignificant to the eyes of the people.

121. Ali. Three categories of people are deprived of Allah’s remembrance: a. who laughs for no reason, b. who sleeps without praying at night, c. Those who eat to their full.
122 Ali! Three classes of people are deprived of Allah’s mercy: a. Those who eat to their full while knowing that their neighbors are starving. b. those who torture slaves and c. Those who reject the gift of close friends.

123. Ali! You will not be flatterer and you will not sit with the flatterers. Don’t be stingy and don’t associate with stingy people.
124. Ali! Be generous. Be satisfied with the little in the world, because, if someone does it, Allah Ta’ala will raise them with the prophets on the Day of Resurrection.

125. Ali! Cut your nails at least once a month. Because when the nails grow, Satan takes shelter under them.

THE STATE OF SINNERS WHO WERE BELIEVERS ON DAY OF JUDGEMENT

What do you think of people who will stand on their feet, waiting to meet Allah, for fifty thousand years, during which time they will not eat or drink anything? Then when their throats are parched with thirst and their stomachs are burning with hunger, they will be taken to the Fire, where they will be given to drink from a boiling spring whose heat would reach an extreme degree. All of them will be concerned only with their own selves. Each of them will say, ‘myself, myself’.  (Al Hasan Al Basri)

Before even entering to Heaven or Hell, following category of sinners (but believers) will suffer during the Day of Standing:

 

1. One who seizes other’s Properties by force / trick:

 

Examples:

    • Brothers rob / deceive / don’t give rightful & inherited property to sisters / brothers.
    • Uncles don’t return rightful properties to their nephews / nieces.
    • Rich and powerful gang illeglly rob properties of the weak.

 

“Whoever seizes any portion of land unlawfully will be swallowed up by it on the Day of Resurrection, and will sink to the seventh earth. ”

(Bukhari)

Ghasb is one of the worst kinds of eating up another person’s property unjustly, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)  said: “Your blood, your property and your honour are sacred to you.” And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The property of a Muslim is not permissible unless he gives his consent.” 

 

Whoever wrongly seizes a plot of land, Allah will make him carry seven earths around his neck.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1610

“And eat up not one another’s property unjustly (in any illegal way, e.g. stealing, robbing, deceiving).

[al-Baqarah 2:188]

Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever has done any wrong to his brother, let him seek his forgiveness today, before there will be no dinar and no dirham [i.e., the Day of Resurrection], when if he has any hasanaat (good deeds), some of his hasanaat will be taken and given to the one who was wronged, and if he  does not have any hasanaat, some of the sayi’aat (bad deeds) of the one who was wronged will be taken and thrown onto him, and he will be thrown into Hell,” or as he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)  said it. If the seized property is still there, it should be returned as it is, and if it is not there, then he must replace it.

If the one who seized the property has built anything or planted crops on the seized land, he has to remove the buildings or crops if the owner asks him to, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “The sweat of the evildoer counts for nothing.” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and others; classed as hasan). If that has caused any damage to the land, he is to be penalized for that damage. He also has to erase any traces of building or planting that remain, so that the land may be given back to its owner in good condition.

2. One who is two-faced:

Examples:

    • Friends / Relatives are instigating chaos/fights among husband-wife or blood-relatives using the two-faced personalities.

The most evil of people on the Day of Resurrection will be the one who is fickle, who is not consistent in his attitude, but presents one face to some people and another face to others. Bukhari and Muslim:

 

“ You will find the most evil of people on the Day of Resurrection, the one who is two-faced, who presents one face to one group of people and another face to another group”.

“Whoever is two-faced in this world, will have a tongue of fire on the Day of Resurrection. ” (Albani, Sahih)

3. The one who begs when he has the means of being independent:

Examples:

    • Friends / Relatives are asking money (begging money or asking for a loan with bad intension or void of sincerety to return it later) for personal needs (although according to Prophetic instructions, they have more than 50 dirhams, i.e., they don’t have any real needs).

“Whoever begs from people when he has the means of being independent, his begging will appear on the Day of Resurrection as scratches on his face. ” He was asked, “O’ Messenger of Allah, what are the means of being independent?” He said: “Fifty dirhams, or the equivalent amount in gold. ”

 

“The begging of a rich person will appear as a disfigurement on his face on the Day of Resurrection.” (Al-bani, Sahih)

4. Those who did not pay zakah:

A man’s wealth will appear to him in the form of a huge bald snake with two black spots above its eyes. It will seize him around his neck, saying, “I am your wealth, I am your treasure. ” (Bukhari)

There is no one who owns gold or silver and does not pay what is due on them, but on the Day of Resurrection plates of Fire will be served to him. They will be heated in the Fire of Hell, then his sides, forehead and back will be branded with them. Every time they cool down, they will be heated again and put back on him, for a day which will be as long as fifty thousand years, until judgement is passed among mankind, and he will be shown his destiny, either Paradise or Hell.

 

It was said, ‘O’ Messenger of Allah, what about camels?’ He said, ‘There is no one who owns camels and does not pay what is due on them, he will be thrown on his face in a spacious plain as wide as possible. Not a single little camel will be missing from them, but they will all step on him with their hooves and bite him with their mouths. When the first of them leaves him, the last will come, for a day which will be as long as fifty thousand years.

5. “The arrogant will be gathered like small ants in the form of men on the Day of Resurrection, overwhelmed by humiliation from all sides.”

Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “On the Day of Resurrection, the arrogant will be gathered like ants in the form of men. Humiliation will overwhelm them from all sides. They will be driven to a prison in Hell called Bawlas, with the hottest fire rising over them, and they will be given to drink of the juice of the inhabitants of Hell, which is teenat al-khabaal.” [Narrated by al-Tirmidhi – 2492 Classed as Hasan by Sh al-Albaani in Sahih Muslim. 2025.

Arrogant people are hated by other people just as they are hated by Allah.

People love humble, tolerant and gentle people.

6. One who lies about his dreams & eavesdrop on People:

Examples:

    • Friends / Relatives are making a dream to attain the soft-corner of a person to achieve future benefits.
    • Eavesdropping on others happen due to suspicion and spying (due to Jealousy).

The one who lies about his dreams will be punished on the Day of Resurrection by being told to tie together two grains of barley. The one who eavesdrops on people when they dislike that will be punished by having molten lead poured into his ears on the Day of Resurrection.

(Bukhari)

7. Sins for which Allah will not speak to a person or praise him:

 

  • the one who sells his goods by means of false oaths;
  • the one who reminds others of his favours.”
  • a man who denies his surplus water to the wayfarer
  • a man who swears allegiance to a leader, and if he gives him something he remains loyal to him, otherwise he does not.
  • an old man who commits zina (adultery),
  • a king who tells lies, and a
  • poor man who is arrogant
  • the one who disobeys his parents,
  • the woman who imitates men in her outward appearance, and the cuckold
  • the duyoos (man who has no protective jealousy towards his womenfolk). “
  • Whoever drags his garment out of pride, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection

 

8. Those who are content with the life of this world, and who enjoy a great deal of luxury, will have a hard time on the Day of Resurrection. The Messenger (sm) has told us that the one who frequently has a full stomach in this world will feel hungry for a long time on the Day of Resurrection:

 

Prophet (sm) said: those who are most satisfied in this world (in consuming foods) will be hungry for the longest time on the Day of Resurrection. (Albani, Sahih)

Those who have the most will have the least on the Day of Resurrection, except for those upon whom Allah bestowed wealth, and they started giving it away left and right, front and back, and used it to do good. ” (Albani, Sahih)

“Those who have a lot will be the lowest in status on the Day of Resurrection, except those who said with their wealth, ‘this way and that way’ (i.e., spending in the way of Allah), and earned it from good sources.”

9. Rulers:

“Whoever is put in charge of any of the affairs of the Muslims and remains aloof from them and pays no attention to their needs and poverty, Allah will remain aloof from him on the Day of Resurrection, and will pay no attention to his needs and poverty. ”

(Abu Dawood 2948)

 

Literature Review: Challenges faced for Islamic Studies in Australian Islamic Schools

Young Muslims are faced with twenty-first century challenges—with its complex environmental, social, political, and economic pressures. This requires a deeper understanding of Islam that goes beyond decontextualised textbooks, repetition of low-level knowledge that has been described by students in this study as boring, not-engaging, not taken seriously by schools, unstructured, and under-resourced. In the recent survey-based studies, It was demonstarted that  students felt deprived of the opportunity to develop skills and more in-depth Islamic knowledge as they progress through the years. Instead, students complained of repetition of basic knowledge from primary through to secondary school, leading to a perceived sense of stagnation in their study of Islam.

 

Islamic Studies (IS) is not considered a Key Learning Area (KLA) in the Australian National Curriculum, which causes a host of challenges, including how to fit IS in an already cramped curriculum and school timetable. Therefore, Islamic schools typically allocate about 2 h weekly for IS, making it the faith appendment to a school, and treat it as a single subject devoid of depth and specialisations.

 

Al-Refai (2011) found that there is no “unified set of guidelines, agreed syllabus or curriculum framework for the teaching of Islamic Studies in all the six schools; and there is no philosophical statement for their Islamic Studies”.

A larger study by Hussain and Read (2015) found that Islamic schools can facilitate the participation of Muslims in mainstream institutions by equipping them with the cultural capital needed to navigate non-Muslim arenas, but that “does not necessarily translate into greater levels of religiosity among Muslim youth; in some cases it even turned them away from the religion.”

 

Abdalla (2018) examined the views of 44 participants (including 10 IS coordinators, 15 IS teachers and 19 senior learners (grades 10–12) of one Australian Islamic school in Victoria. The study found that students desire to study IS, show reverence for IS teachers, and appreciate the fundamental basics of Islam taught at the school. However, they complained that Islamic Studies was “repetitive”, “boring”, “irrelevant”, “out-of-context”, and “biased”. Further, students expressed “frustration because they ‘expect deeper understandings’ of Islam through inquiry as to the ‘why’, as well as the reasoning behind Islamic principles on a variety of issues relevant to their lives.” Students also argued that IS does not provide “depth in real life issues”, or to learn as Muslims “how to live in society” (to become functional Muslims), and to gain the knowledge and skills to “apply what is being learnt.” The study suggested that IS needs to “accommodate the reality” of students’ needs, have “high standards and expectations that are challenging yet realistic” and be established on “a strong evidence base”.

 

Participants across all schools reported a heavy testing approach to assessment, and also spoke positively about a recent shift to additional modes/mediums of assessment including PowerPoint presentations, multi-modal presentations or posters, “And, for our exams, they’re not just written exams sometimes we have PowerPoint, sometimes speeches, and there was also one you had to create a poster or something, so it’s engaging as well.” The same participants described these assessments as superficial, in that they generally involved shifting pre-packed context (usually from the text) to a poster or PowerPoint presentation uncritically—learners viewed this as positive step, albeit quite a superficial form of assessment ‘of’ learning.

 

Abdallah (2020) demonstrated following Challenges for IS studies in Islamic Schools:

  • Lack of Lesson Plans and Coherence across Unit Planning (Topics and Themes not Aligned, Connected or Building Upon One Another)
  • Textbook Focused and History-Centric
  • Absence of an Engaging Pedagogy
  • Does not Teach Social Skills
  • School does not Take IS Seriously
  • Insufficient Hours for IS:

The feeling that Islamic Studies is not as important as other subjects is exacerbated by the fact there are often only one or two hours for Islamic Studies per week (at all schools).

  • Repetitive:

Many participants contended that Islamic Studies “gets repetitive”, and “sometimes you hear the same thing every two years” or, “Yeah, it is redundant.” When asked about what would be practical and non-repetitive, they said they wanted contemporary issues, “Like LGBT [issues] and stuff like that, transgender people; I guess if we had learned about from an Islamic perspective we wouldn’t be worrying as much and asking the Imams.”

 

Other examples of practical, non-repetitive examples were captured by this student: . . . when you go outside into western society there’s so many people saying, are talking about feminism and how it’s completely opposite to what Islam teaches us. But if in Islamic school they could teach us the beauty in it then when we go out into society and stuff like that, we can explain to people why we do it and it’s beautiful to us, and our outlooks won’t change and stuff like that, so I think that’s important.

 

  • Does not Prepare Students for the ‘World Outside’:

When asked “do you feel Islamic Studies prepares you for the world outside?” many participants responded emphatically, “No”; rather they felt that, “You have to prepare yourself, you have to ask the questions”. In fact, they contended that the questions they prompt are the most interesting part of Islamic Studies, as this learner argued, “I am pretty sure everyone can agree with this, that a question is more interesting than what we are actually being taught in the textbook.”

 

  • Lacks Critical Thinking:

The participants agreed that Islamic Studies does not allow for “critical” thinking and/or discussion because it is ‘set in stone’, as one student stated:

 

I think that our discussion, sometimes it is hard to get into discussions with the classroom. It may seem unapproachable to display a viewpoint and, in that sense, we cannot get into that mode of critically thinking and discussing from what we think. People will not speak up, or their views, or maybe they are just afraid that they think they are going to be told that they are wrong or something when it is more, it is more a discussion.

 

  • Lacks Adequate Resources
  • Biased and Contradictory:

With few exceptions, most participants were concerned that Islamic Studies was biased and that they did not study, or discuss, alternate scholarly viewpoints.

 

“Sometimes the Imams, they contradict each other, and they do not give you advice on which verdict to follow.” Another added, “Which is understandable because there are controversial topics and people have deviations in opinion, but you don’t know what to follow; you can bring it up to Imam that another Imam had a different opinion, but he won’t—because it’s wrong to put someone else’s opinion down, so they don’t really tell you which one to follow.” Moreover, “They do not give you the conditions to follow this, or the conditions to follow that. It is really vague.”

 

Learners’ dissatisfaction outweighs their satisfaction with IS at three Australian Islamic schools. Some of our findings affirm Mohamad Abdalla’s findings that learners have reverence for IS teachers and appreciate the fundamental basics of Islam they learn, but complain that Islamic Studies in their particular school contexts is “repetitive”, “boring”, “irrelevant”, “out-of-context”, and “biased” (Abdalla 2018). It also affirms Diallo and Kerrilee’s (2016) findings that not enough hours are given to IS. Learners’ complaints that IS lacks structure and coherency align with Al-Refai’s research with six British Islamic schools that found there is no “unified set of guidelines, agreed syllabus or curriculum framework for the teaching of Islamic Studies in all the six schools; and there is no philosophical statement for their Islamic Studies” (Al-Refai 2011).

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References:

Abdalla, Mohamad, Chown, Dylan and Memon, Nadeem.  Islamic Studies in Australian Islamic Schools: Learner Voice. Religions; Basel Vol. 11, Iss. 8,  (2020): 404. DOI:10.3390/rel11080404.

Abdalla, Mohamad. 2018. Islamic studies in Islamic schools: Evidence-based renewal. In Islamic Schooling in the West Pathways to Renewal. Edited by Mohamad Abdalla, Dylan Chown and Muhammad Abdullah. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 257–83

Al-Refai, Nader Sudqy. 2011. An Exploration of Islamic Studies Curriculum Models in Muslim Secondary Schools in England. Derby: University of Derby.

Diallo, Ibrahima, and Lockyer Kerrilee. 2016. The Role and Importance of Islamic Studies and Faith in Community Islamic Schools in Australia A Case Study of Adelaide (SA) and Darwin (NT). Adelaide: University of South Australia Research Centre for Languages and Cultures, Available online: https://apo.org.au/sites/default/ files/resource-files/2016-11/apo-nid70627.pdf (accessed on 23 June 2020).

 

 

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We need to educate our next generation with the aim or purpose of life, essential Ibadat (Fard), art of Manners and character, prophetic qualities to mould a purposeful life in order to contribute to the society, build a successful career and to be with the enlightened servants of Allah in hereafter.

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Qur’aan will meet its companion as a Man on the Day of Resurrection

We are engaged with Politics, Gossiping, Friends, Movies but not with the Quran!
“The Qur’aan will meet its companion on the Day of Resurrection when his grave is opened for him, in the form of a man.
Quran (as a person):‘Do you recognize me?’
Person: ‘I do not recognize you.’
Quran: ‘I am your companion the Qur’aan, who kept you thirsty on hot days and kept you awake at night…’
The Person will be given dominion in his right hand and eternity in his left, and there will be placed on his head a crown of dignity, and his parents will be clothed with priceless garments the like of which have never been seen in this world. They will say: ‘Why have we been clothed with this?’ It will be said: ‘Because your son used to recite Qur’aan.’ Then it will be said to him: ‘Recite and ascend in the degrees of Paradise,’ and he will continue to ascend so long as he recites, either at a fast pace or a slow pace .”
— Narrated by Ahmad in al-Musnad (394) and Ibn Maajah in al-Sunan (3781)
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30 Juzz Quran in 30 Nights (Ramadan 2021 Video Lectures)

Alhamdulillah, most of the Juzz (Videos & notes) covered in Ramadan 2021 is compiled here. May Allah make us the People of the Quran. Salam & Blessings be on final prophet Muhammad (sm).

https://quran30juz2021ramadan.wordpress.com/

hereafter series lecture

Hereafter Series (Video Lecture)

The Hereafter Video Series of Lecture covers:
Importance to know heareafter, Pain of Death, Life in the Grave, Day of Judgement, Jahannam & Jannah.

Juzz 2: How should we Muslims deal with suffering and grief? (Patience)

Night 2

Lesson from Juzz 2

How should we Muslims deal with suffering and grief? (PATIENCE)

 

How should we Muslims deal with suffering and grief? How should we comfort a friend or relative who is in distress?

“O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, Allah is with the patient.”

‘Sabr’ means having patience. But it doesn’t indicate ‘inactivity’ / ‘not doing anything’

Old arabs used to use the work ‘Sabr’ in which they didn’t show any weaknesses.

One of the Pet Hatim At Tayee wrote a poem: “We did ‘Sabe’ against them by holding the swords, within the pains and struggle, until they became quiet and stopped.

Another Arab Poet Juhair Ibn Abi Sulma said –

“While riding on the strong horses, the Kings showed Patience at the war field when all others lost their hopes”.

 

We get the meaning of Sabr from Quran as follows:

  1. To accept the Incidents of our lives that cannot be explained using our limited knowledge
  2. To do the tasks that will make Allah happy (Kahaf: 67)
  3. Stay away from the tasks that will make Allah unhappy (Hud: 11)
  4. To rely on Allah (Imran: 125)
  5. Stay patient against People’s ridicule, bad remarks, tease, bully (Ibrahim: 12)
  6. When people are against the truth, still standing with the truthfulness and to keep continuation of speaking the truthfulness (kaf: 39)
  7. Patiently endure the torture due to following Islam, even not to leave Imaan even if there is a danger of death (anam: 34)
  8. When the oppressed forgives the oppressor .. its nothing but ‘patience’ (araf: 126)
  9. Not to make hurry for the result. Wait until Allah’s decision comes in. (kalam: 48)
  10. Wait for the right time (hujrat 5)
  11. To stay firm and steady against the unfavourable / bad situation (Baqara 250)

Three things to consider while having ‘Patience’:

  1. To face and endure pain and sufferings while having the patience
  2. While struggling to change the condition, Don’t do SIN
  3. While having patience, DON’T GO AWAY FROM ALLAH’S OBEDIENCE

Your son has 39 degree temperature. You should pour water on his head. But if you do not do so, only stay at prayer matt and ask help from Allah, this is not what is meant by the ‘patience’

You have to give the best treatment to your son and at the same time ask to Allah help in Salah On & On .

You’re struggling to look for a job / business / opportunity. ….so you have to struggle the best and then completely reply on Allah by asking Dua/help in Salah.

Allah subhanallahu ta’ala then reminds us:

“Be sure We shall test you with something of fear and hunger; some loss in goods or lives or the fruits (of your toil) but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere. Who say when afflicted with calamity:

“Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhir raji-oon”

“To Allah we belong and to Him is our return.”

They are those on whom (descend) blessings from Allah and Mercy and they are the ones that receive guidance.”

From these verses we can see that in a Muslim’s life, hardship and suffering should never come as a complete surprise. In fact, Allah promises us some hardship as a certainty, somewhere during our lifetime. It is a test of our iman, our faith in Allah, and we should not despair, because there are lessons to be learnt from every situation, especially from misfortune.

Let us consider Nabi Ayyub’s example, which appears in Sura Al- Anbiyya_h, v. 83 and 84:

“And (remember) Ayyub when he cried to his Lord “Truly distress has seized me but You are the Most Merciful of those that are merciful.”

So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him and

We restored his people to him and doubled their number as a Grace from Ourselves and a thing for commemoration for all who serve Us”

To a Believer, good fortune and misfortune are merely two sides of the same coin of life. Although we do not welcome hardship, we know that even in the noonday of life, we live in the shadow of death; in the peak of our prosperity, we are just a few short paces away from poverty and in the prime of our good health, illness lurks in the shadows nearby.

 

Suhaib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

عَجَبًا لِأَمْرِ الْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ أَمْرَهُ كُلَّهُ خَيْرٌ وَلَيْسَ ذَاكَ لِأَحَدٍ إِلَّا لِلْمُؤْمِنِ إِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ سَرَّاءُ شَكَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ وَإِنْ أَصَابَتْهُ ضَرَّاءُ صَبَرَ فَكَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ

Strange is the affair of the believer for there is good for him in every matter and this is not the case with anyone except the believer. If he is happy, then he thanks Allah and thus there is good for him, and if he is harmed, then he shows patience and thus there is good for him.

Source: Sahih Muslim 2999, Grade: Sahih

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

عَجِبْتُ لِلْمُؤْمِنِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَقْضِي لِلْمُؤْمِنِ قَضَاءً إِلَّا كَانَ خَيْرًا لَهُ

I am amazed by the believer. Verily, Allah does not decree anything for the believer except what is good for him.

Source: Musnad Ahmad 12495, Grade: Hasan

So why should we (the believers) worry at anything fortune / misfortune in life?

A hadith narrated by Abu ‘Abbas ‘Abdullah, says:

“Remember Allah in times of ease, and He will recognise you in times of distress. What hit you could not have missed you, what missed you could not have hit you. Remember that victory comes with patience, relief comes with affliction and ease comes with hardship”.

 

Those who are certain that they will meet their Lord and to Him they will return.” (Baqara:46)
“Whoever loves to meet Allah, Allah will love to meet him, and whoever hates to meet Allah, Allah will hate to meet him.”
Saheeh Bukhari (6026)
My Lord, build for me, near You, a house in Paradise (66:11).
“The longing for meeting Allah is a breeze that blows across the heart, removing from it the glittering illusions of the worldly life.” – Ibn al-Qayyim (raḥimahullāh)
“By Allah, the world is only sweet with His remembrance; the Next Life is only sweet with His forgiveness; and Paradise is only sweet with seeing His Noble Face.” (Dhū al-Nūn raḥimahullāh)
In Paradise, the believers will get to see Allah b once a week, on Jumuʿah. As for the elite of Paradise, they will get to see Allah twice daily: once in the morning and once in the evening. These are the people who especially preserved the two prayers of these times in the world (i.e. Fajr and ʿAṣr) and journeyed to Allah by remembering Him, supplicating to Him and reciting His words in these two times.
…I ask You for the pleasure of seeing Your face, and for the longing to meet You….” (Nasā’ī)

 

THREE PROPHETIC DUAS TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM BAD DISEASE:

 

  1. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites it three times in the morning will not be afflicted by any calamity before evening, and whoever recites it three times in the evening will not be overtaken by any calamity before morning :

In the Name of Allah, Who with His Name nothing can cause harm in the earth nor in the heavens, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.”

(Abu Dawud 4/323, At-Tirmithi 5/465, Ibn Majah 2/332, Ahmad. Ibn Majah’s chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 39.)

  1. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from evil character traits, evil deeds, and evil desires and evil diseases.”

Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 3591

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

 

  1. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said,

Oh Allah, I seek refuge in you from leprosy, madness, elephantiasis, and Unknown / evil diseases

(Abu Dawood 1554, Book 8)

 

Ref: https://legacy.quran.com/2/153-157

Juzz 1: The Dua of Prophet Ibraheem (As)

Night 1

Lesson from Juzz 1

And ˹remember˺ when Abraham raised the foundation of the House with Ishmael, ˹both praying,˺ “Our Lord! Accept ˹this˺ from us. You are indeed the All-Hearing, All-Knowing.

Our Lord! Make us both ˹fully˺ submit to You1 and from our descendants a nation that will submit to you. Show us our rituals, and turn to us in grace. You are truly the Accepter of Repentance, Most Merciful.

Our Lord! Raise from among them a messenger who will recite to them Your revelations, teach them the Book and wisdom, and purify them. Indeed, You ˹alone˺ are the Almighty, All-Wise.”

1st lesson:

O’ Allah, Accept our Tasks / Ibadah

Note [1]: Ponder on the story of Ibrãhīm (a.s.) ; study his life; see how he took his son and wife to the land where now Mecca stands, and settled them there; how their lives progressed until finally the“sacrifice” of Ismã‘īl took place and, in the last moment, he was ransomed by Allãh; read how they together built the Ka‘bah. You will find that it is a complete cycle of devotional journey. It shows how a servant proceeds from his “self” to his Lord, from a far away station to the centre of “Divine Nearness”;how the journey is accomplished avoiding the vanities of this world, shunning its protection, keeping away from its desires –prestige, wealth, women and children – freeing oneself from the intrigues of satans, not letting them pollute the purity of intention,and turning with total surrender and progressing with completedevotion to the Lord, the Great, the High. These apparently unrelated events are in fact of an unbroken series. They are historical narratives, but they describe the stages of the spiritual journey of a servant from self to the Lord. They teach us the discipline of that journey, instruct us in the rules andmanners of seeking nearness to Allãh, of reaching His presence. The more you meditate on his story, the deeper will be your spiritual understanding – you will come to know the demands of Divine love and sincere devotion.

2nd Lesson:

PERTAINING TO REPENTANCE

 

Nu’man b. Bashir reported: Allah is more pleased with the repentance of a believing servant than of a person who set out on a journey with a provision of food and drink on the back of his camel. He went on until he came to a waterless desert and he felt like sleeping. So he got down under the shade of a tree and was overcome by sleep and his camel ran away. As he got up he tried to see (the camel) standing upon a HIGH AREA (mound). but did not find it. He then got upon the other mound, but could not see anything. He then climbed upon the third mound but did not see anything until he came back to the place where he had been previously. And as he was sitting (in utter disappointment) there came to him the camel, till that (camel) placed its nosestring in his hand. Allah is more pleased with the repentance of His servant than the person who found (his lost camel) in this very state. (Muslim)

 

Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying : Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, said: I live in the thought of My servant and I am with him as he remembers Me.

When he draws near Me by the span of his hand. I draw near him by the length of a cubit and when he draws near Me walking I draw close to him hurriedly.  (Muslim)

Repentance is a door of mercy through which you turn towards the right path. It is a decisive human decision to keep away from wrongdoings and deviation. Allah has made repentance obligatory for every Muslim, even our last Prophet Muhammad PBUH himself used to say Astaghfar 70 times a day.

Evil Deeds Change Into Good Deeds

Repentance does not only remove the darkness of sins but it also replaces the darkness with light.

Except him who repents and believes and does a good deed; so these are they of whom Allah changes the evil deeds to good ones; and Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. And whoever repents and does good, he surely turns to Allah a (goodly) turning. Surah Furqan, Verse 70

Repentance Brings Happiness In Life

It is related in Tafsir al Qurtubi that Hasan al-Basri (r.a) was once seated. A man came saying ” O Master, I’m very sinful do tell me an act which I can do to be forgiven”. Hasan al-Basri (r.a) replied, “Go and do Istighfar”.

Second person came and said, ” O Master, for many days rains have stopped and there is drought. Tell me an action through which Allah (s.w.t) will send down rain to us”. Hasan al-Basri (r.a) replied, “Go and do Istighfar”.

Third person came and said, ” I am under a lot of debt. I am working, but please make dua that Allah (s.w.t) give me wealth so I can be saved from debts”. Hasan al-Basri (r.a) replied, “Go and do Istighfar to Allah”

Fourth person came and said, “It is a wish of mine that Allah (s.w.t) give me an offspring. So please make dua that Allah (s.w.t) gives me pious offspring”. Hasan al-Basri (r.a) replied, “Go and do Istighfar”

Fifth person came and said, “I have a orchard please make dua that it gives more fruits, so that the return will be more.” Hasan al-Basri (r.a) replied, ” Go and do Istighfar”

Sixth person came and said, “If I was to get water spring in my house, I will be so pleased”. Shaykh Hasan replied, “Go and do Istighfar”.

Shaykh Hasan al-Basri’s (r.a) disciple, Ibn Sabih (r.a) who was sitting close, was very surprised thinking, “Why is it that Shaykh Hasan al-Basri (r.a) is giving the same solution of Istighfar to whoever comes to him”? So Ibn Sabih (r.a) eventually asked “Why are you giving one response for all the problems”? On hearing this Shaykh Hasan al-Basri (r.a) recited what Allah (s.w.t) said in Qur’an:

 

(Nuh) said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft-forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance, and give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.} [Surah an-Nuh (71): 10-12]

3rd Lesson:

Raise from among them a messenger who will recite to them Your Quran / revelations, teach them the Book and wisdom, and purify them

 How can it be applicable right now /  to us?

 Raise among us Scholars / Torch bearer generation to educate the people the knowledge of Islam and prepare them the skills to spread the knowledge of Islam.

Abu al-Darda’ (Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said,

“Scholars are the inheritors of the prophets.” [Related byTirmidhi, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, Ibn Maja, Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and others]

We should raise a generation who will be learning Quran and teach others the Quran & Purify themselves and others using Quran & Sunnah.

 The Prophet, sallallahu ʻalayhi wa sallam, said, “Whoever reads the Quran, learns it, and acts in accordance with it, on the Day of Resurrection, his parents will be given a crown to wear whose light will be like the light of the sun, and his parents will be given garments which far surpass everything that is found in this world. They will say, ‘Why have we been given this to wear?’ It will be said, ‘Because your child learned the Quran.’

[Al-Haakim; Al-Albaani: authentic]

 

Quran tutoring strategy at Learn Quran & Arabic Centre: Best way to learn Quran online

We cover Tajweed / Iqra / Quran training 75% and Islamic studies (duas, rules of Salaat, islamic manners, etc) 25% times in each session. 

Step 0: We proceed with 6 books of IQRA to demonstrate Rules of Tajweed clearly. Then we proceed with Juz 30, Important Surahs, and engage them momorizing essential surahs.

Step 1: We give confidence to the students to read any font types of Arabic used in the Quran Mus’haf. We assist with Color coded Mus’haf to notice & perfect the Tajweed while reading.

 

 

Step 2: Thematic Quran: We analyse the very brief background of the Surah and meaning to the Kids.

Example is given below:

 

Step 4: Explanation of the Surahs is presented to the Kids in a more Children-friendly way.

 

 

Step 5: Deep Reflections / Tadabbur from the Surah.

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Lessons learned from Surah Falaq and Naas

We can strengthen the Khushu of Salah by learning and understanding the Suras that most of us already are aware of.

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Conversations: Last two verses of Sura Baqarah & Sura Fatiha

Last two Ayahs of Sura Baqarah
Surah Fatiha
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THE VIRTUES OF PARENTS’ TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN HOW TO READ THE QURAN

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THE VIRTUES OF LEARNING THE QURAN

The first step in understanding and discussing the Qur’an is to learn how to read it. Learning to read the Qur’an used to be the first stage toward learning it. Children used to learn how to read by reading the Qur’an; those studying sciences used to enter their educational lives by memorizing verses from it. Education in the Qur’an was regarded as the door to knowledge and was therefore encouraged.
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THE VIRTUES OF THE QURAN & QURAN TUTOR FOR YOU

The Prophet (pbuh) said,
“I am leaving among you two weighty things: one being the Book of Allah in  which there is right guidance and light, so hold fast to the Book of Allah and adhere to it. ……”
(Muslim, Fada’il al-Sahaba, 36-37)

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What is the Quran?

What is Quran? Prophet Muhammad (sm) defined what is Quran in following three hadiths (tradiations):
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May my children (students) grow and teach others the Quran too

I teach the Quran to the kids whom I regard as my own children.

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Buildings or Human Resource? What do you wish for?

People look for Institution / Wealth / Buildings, not Human Resource now-a-days. Many people don’t even give any value to develop the human resource / generations / don’t want to develop them by putting time and money on them. Keep on reading!
benefits and importance of tajweed

Importance & Benefits of Learning Tajweed

  1. Noble and obedient Angels will accompany the Reciters of the Quran.

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Parents of Children who recite Quran given a Crown on the Day of Judgement

Mu’adh al-Juhani reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever recites the Quran and acts according to what is in it, his parents will be crowned on the Day of Resurrection with a light brighter than the light of the sun in your worldly houses, were it among you. What do you think of one who acts upon this?

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 1453

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar
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It is as though the Reciter of the Quran is Addressing the Most Merciful

There is a poem: “It is the Book which the one who stands reciting it, it is as though he is addressing the Most Merciful with words.”
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Reciting the Quran with contemplation and a slow, measured recital

Allah Subhanau T’ala has commanded us to recite, reflect and contemplate His Book in various verses in the Quran.

“Do they not then reflect on the Quran? Had it been from anyone other than Allah, they would have certainly found in it many inconsistencies.”

(Nisa: 82)
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COMMON TAJWEED MISTAKES

COMMON TAJWEED MISTAKES

The Quran is the word of Allah, so, it is important for readers to learn the Arabic letters. Some common Tajweed mistakes include:

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