Shawq-e-Watan Excerpt Series (Day #27)

Day #27 – Shawq-e-Watan Excerpt Series

Continuation of Chapter 11 – The Physical And Spiritual Blessings Of Barzakh (The Period Between Death And The Day Of Resurrection)

Hadith 21: Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) has mentioned, “No person visits the grave of his (Muslim) brother and sits at his graveside, except that he (the inmate of the grave) experiences a sense of comfort and familiarity because of that, and he continues to reply to his greetings until he (the visitor) stands up (to leave).” (Kitaabul Quboor)

Hadith 22: Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) has mentioned, “No person passes by the grave of his Muslim brother who he knew in the world, and then greets him with Salaam, except that he (the inmate of the grave) recognizes him and replies to his greeting.” (At-Tamheed)

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The Advices Of Senior ‘Ulama Regarding The Coronavirus

Due to many different opinions being voiced via social media, by all and sundry, regarding the coronavirus and the correct reaction to it, we felt it appropriate to publicize the advices of the senior ‘ulama regarding it. This is because many of the complications that arise pertain to Deeni matters, and all along, we have been following the ‘ulama in our Deeni affairs, so it is only correct that we follow them with regard to our stance on this issue from a Deeni perspective as well. Hence, we have listed some audio clips of senior ‘ulama below: 

 

Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Taqi al-Uthmani Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Should The Masaajid Be Closed Or Not?

Hazrat Ml Haroon ‘Abbasoomer Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – A Muslim’s Approach To The Coronavirus

Hazrat Ml ‘Abdul Hamid Is’haq Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – What Our Deen Teaches Us

Hazrat Ml ‘Abdul Hamid Is’haq Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Spending Our Time Correctly During The Current Period

Hazrat Mufti ‘Abdul Qaadir Husain Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Wrongfully Closing The Masaajid

Hazrat Mufti ‘Abdul Qaadir Husain Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Advices Regarding The Masaajid & Adopting Means

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Coronavirus & The Media

Hazrat Mufti Ebrahim Salejee Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – What Is The Correct Approach?

Hazrat Ml Ilyas Patel Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – Treating The Actual Cause Of The Coronavirus

Hazrat Ml Zaheer Karim Saheb (Hafidhahullah) – The Plagues Of The Past & How The ‘Ulama Reacted To Them

The Month Of Rajab

by Mufti Muhammad Taqi al-Uthmani (Principal Of Darul ‘Uloom Karachi)

Rajab is the seventh month in the Islamic lunar calendar. This month was regarded as one of the sacred months (Al-Ash-hur-al-hurum) in which battles were prohibited in the days of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam). It is also a prelude to the month of Ramadan, because Ramadan follows it after the intervening month of Sha’ban. Therefore, when the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) sighted the moon of Rajab, he used to pray to Allah in the following words:

“O Allah, make the months of Rajab and Sha’ban blessed for us, and let us reach the month of Ramadan (i.e. prolong our life up to Ramadan, so that we may benefit from its merits and blessings).”

No specific way of worship has been prescribed by the Shari’ah in this month. However, some people have invented some special rituals or practices in this month, which are not supported by reliable resources of the Shari’ah or are based on some unauthentic traditions. We would like to explain their correct position and status in Islam hereunder:
1. Celebration of Lailatul Mi’raj
It is generally believed that the great event of Mi’raj (ascension of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam) to the heavens) took place on the night of 27th of Rajab. Therefore, some people celebrate the night as “Lailatul- Mi’raj” (the night of ascension to heavens).
Indeed, the event of mi’raj was one of the most remarkable episodes in the life of our beloved Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam). He was called by Almighty Allah. He traveled from Makkah to Baitul-Maqdis and from there he ascended the heavens through the miraculous power of Allah.

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Striving For Deen And The Sweetness Of Imaan – (Part 2)

Adapted from ‘Presents of Paradise (Part 2) by Ml Imran Kajee’

…Continued from Part 1

Colonel Ameerud-Deen (Rahimahullah) added, “After they returned, they brought many Arabs into Deen. In that area, I performed 150 nikaahs in one month. People who were roaming about with American girls and committing adultery made Tawbah (repented to Allah). They brought those American girls with them, who then embraced Islam. I then performed their nikaahs. Two or three of those girls who had married those Arabs are now settled in Makkah. Those girls are now creating a grave disturbance in Makkah.

The born-Muslim girls are afraid of them when they see them because they wear the full burqa’ah (garment that covers the entire body besides the face) including the veil (that covers the face) and are very particular of covering themselves. They catch hold of the Arab girls and say, “What is this? You belong to the city of Makkah and you are a leader of the Muslims. What are you doing, going out like a European?” This is the magic of Tabligh; whenever anybody will follow the rules of Tabligh, they will create a stir in the whole family and that one person will be responsible to bring many, many people into the fold of true and correct Islam.”

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Striving For Deen And The Sweetness Of Imaan – (Part 1)

Adapted from ‘Presents of Paradise (Part 2) by Ml Imran Kajee’

Colonel Ameerud-Deen (Rahimahullah), a great (daa’ee) inviter towards Islam, narrated the following:

In the ‘animal’ kingdom of America, where a man marries a man and a woman marries a woman, where a man and woman live under the common law without being married, where nudist colonies are common, in such an ‘animal’ kingdom, a dancing girl and her husband embraced Islam. They used to dance in the discos, where there are wine glasses, dim lights and little tables at which American girls with skimpy bikinis and little brassieres are seated. Many Muslims from all over the world go to these nightclubs, drinking and gambling.

It was decided by mashwarah that I should take a Jama’ah (group of inviters to Allah) to one such nightclub. When we rang the bell, a woman came out, wearing a small little brassiere and a little bikini, and said, “Yes, gentlemen, what can I do for you?” When I saw her approaching, I was shaking from head to foot. I didn’t know what to do. Since it was decided by Mashwarah to go, we went.

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The Gift Of Mi’raaj

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Mi’raaj was one of the most remarkable events in the life of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam. Miraculously he was taken from Makkah Mukarramah to Baitul-Maqdis and from there he Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam ascended into the Heavens and further into the Divine Presence of Allah Ta’ala. This was a unique honour for Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam

We must be aware that there are various dates given by the historians for when Miraaj took place and none of these dates including the 27th of Rajab is conclusive. However, one thing is for certain. On this night Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam was bestowed with a gift like no other. A gift so precious that Allah Ta’ala did not send it to the earth, rather He gave it directly to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam in the heavens. That gift is the gift of Salaah.

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Different Efforts Of Deen

by Ihyaaud Deen

An Aalim once wrote a letter to Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) in which he asked the following question:

I was recently pondering over the thought that if Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had to be present in the world at this time, which work of Deen would he turn his attention to? Would he engage in the work of dawat and tabligh or would he be involved in the work of teaching and imparting the knowledge of Deen as is done by Ulama in the madrasahs? Would Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) author kitaabs and compile Deeni literature for the masses to benefit from or would he establish khanqahs and encourage people to join in its effort? After pondering over this, I felt convinced that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would undoubtedly isolate himself from all other works of Deen and turn his attention to dawat and tabligh whereby he would repair the damaged structure of Deen and reform the condition of the Muslims.

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The Muslims Lost, But Islam Won

by Al-Haadi Publications – Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen

During the initial stages of the British rule in India, there arose a dispute between the Muslims and Hindus regarding a plot of land in Kaandhlah. The Muslims claimed that the plot belonged to the Muslims and was earmarked for a musjid whereas the Hindus claimed that it was theirs for a temple.

After giving both parties a chance to present their case, the English magistrate asked the Muslims, “Is there any Hindu person in whom you have such implicit trust and confidence that, based on his testimony, we will be able to resolve this matter?” The Muslims immediately replied in the negative. Continue reading

Consider The Precious Moments Of Our Lives

Sheikhul Hadith Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sahib رحمه الله writes in Fazā’il-e-Sadaqāt that we examine the purpose for what we have been created for. Allah Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’ān:

وما خلقت الجن والانس الا ليعبدون
‘I created the Jinn and humankind only that they may obey me.’
(Az-Zāriyaat:56)

Hazrat Sheikh رحمه الله has said that we should consider how many precious moments of our lives are being spent on the occupations for which we have been created for (on the struggle to achieve the aim and objective of life); and how much time is being spent on the so-called necessities of life, recreations and other pursuits that bear no relation to the real purpose of life.

Hazrat Sheikh رحمه الله gives an example that suppose you employ a builder to do some work; it is only natural that you will note the time he spends on the construction work and the time wasted in smoking or taking meals, etc. So, it is only fair that you allow for yourself only the same concessions as you deem fit for your subordinates.

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