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Comprehensive Dua

posted by habeeba on 9th October 2020 - 0 comments


O Allah, we ask You the good which Your Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked of You, and we seek refuge in You from the evil where from Your Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) sought refuge. And You are the One from Whom help is sought and the responsibility to communicate [the truth] is Yours and there is no power or strength except with Allah.

The request of Tilawat (recitation) by one in a grave

posted by habeeba on 8th October 2020 - 0 comments
The respected father of Hazrat Shah Waliyullah used to state that Shaikh Bayazid Gho decided to travel to Haramain. Lots of old people, children and women got ready with him even though they had no provisions for this journey. My brothers and I agreed that they should be brought back. When we reached Taglak Abad the day had become unbearably hot. We sat down under the shade of a tree for a rest. During this all my friends went to sleep and I was left alone to look after their clothes and belongings. I started to recite Quran to keep myself awake. I went silent after reciting a few Surahs. Suddenly someone from a grave close to me said addressing me "I have been dying to hear the Quran for a long time. If you could recite some more I would really appreciate it." I did some more Tilawat and went quiet. The person in the grave requested again. I recited some more. Upon my going silent he requested a third time. I accepted his request a third time and recited some more verses from the Quran. After this he came into the dream of my brothers who where sleeping by me and said, "I have asked him to recite the Quran again and again, now I am feeling embarrassed. Could you ask him to recite a large portion of the Quran and feed my soul by it?" He got up and told me of the dream. I recited a larger portion of the Quran and I felt the happiness of the ones in these graves and they said to me Jazakallahu Annee Khairan.

After this I asked him about the after life. He said "I do not know anything about these other graves but I shall tell you about my self. Ever since I left this world I have not seen any punishment, even though I have not received a lot of blessings." I asked him, "Do you know the reason why you have been saved?" He replied "I always tried to stay away from worldly disputes, tried to remain in remembrance of Allah and to stay away from the things that took me away from worship. Even though I was not successful in my intention, Allah liking my intention gave me this reward."

(Anfasul-Arifeen pg 114)

Be happy! (Islaahi Advices)

posted by habeeba on 6th October 2020 - 0 comments
Shaykh Maseehullah Khan(Rahmatullah Alaih) mentioned, "Just as you whisper amongst yourselves privately, similarly, Shaytaan from his side whispers. He instills doubts, scattered thoughts and anxieties in the mumin (believer). The objective is to cause him to fall into despondency and sorrow." This is how Shaytaan mesmerises people. He inflicts sadness upon them. Naturally, a person who is unhappy will wander and seek happiness elsewhere. In this vulnerable state, he can easily fall into vice.

Shaykh Maseehullah (Rahmatullah Alaih) further states,"Shaytaan does not want a mumin (believer) to be happy, because Adam (A.S) was a mumin. Through him, Shaytaan developed enmity. This enmity turned to hostility (against believers)." It for this reason that a believer is encouraged to be happy. Nabi (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) went through the greatest struggles, yet he was always smiling. We cannot avoid difficulties, but we can try and follow the example of Nabi (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam). Emerge happier and stronger, not sadder and weaker. This will defeat Shaytaan's efforts to destroy us. May Allah grant us the ability to follow this Sunnah, aameen.

- Shaykh Dawood Seedat (Hafizullah)


My mother, my pillar

posted by habeeba on 5th October 2020 - 0 comments
At the beginning of the year 70 AH Makkah was surrounded by Hajjajs' Army. They had laid siege to Makkah for approximately one and a half years. Bay'ah was being given to Abdullah ibn Zubair(R.A) so he went to his mother Asma (radiallahu anha). At the time she was over 100 years old and blind. When he entered the room, he greeted her with salaam. She replied and asked him, "Where have the men of Al Hajjaj reached?" He said, "Oh my mother, in death I will find peace and tranquillity." He continued to say, "Oh my mother, all my companions have left me until my own family and my children have left my side and I only have a handful of people around me. The people are ready to give me whatever I want from the world." This meant the people were allowing him to go wherever he wanted. He asks his mother her advice. She tells him, "Oh my son, you are more knowledgeable regarding your circumstances than I am. But I do say if you know that you are on the truth then die like your companions." This is her son and she's telling him to die like his companions died, to be killed for the sake of Allah and for what he believes in. "How long will you stay on this earth? Being killed is better" He says to her, "I fear that if the people of Al Sham kill me, they may disfigure me or mutilate my body." She tells him, "Oh son, the sheep is not hurt by the skinning after death." After its death, the sheep does not feel when it is being skinned. "So go on your way and seek the help of Allah." He stood up and kissed her upon the forehead and said, "Oh my mother, I swear by Allah that this is my stance and I have no desire to live in this world for my aspirations are the Hereafter. All my life I have stood up for the truth. All I wanted to know was your opinion so that your stance will strengthen my stance." She drew him closer and embraced him. When she embraced him she felt he had metal armour on and said, "What is this? For people who want Shahadah don't wear this. This is not the action of someone who wants martyrdom, and that's what you want."

My father, the hero

posted by habeeba on 3rd October 2020 - 0 comments
Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Zubayr (R.A) says, "During the Battle of Khandaq, myself and Umar bin Abu Salama(R.A) were put with the women and children in a fortress (because we were both very young). He would bend over for me to get on to his back so that I could watch (the battle). I watched my father (Hadhrat Zubayr R.A) sometimes fighting here, sometimes there and tackling anyone that confronted him. When he came to us in the fortress that evening, I said to him, 'Dear father, I watched you today and saw what you were doing.' 'Did you really see me?' he asked. 'I sure did,' I replied. He then said, 'May my parents be sacrificed for you."' (2)
Hadhrat Urwa (R.A) says that during the Battle of Yarmook, the Sahabah(R.A) said to Hadhrat Zubayr (R.A), "Will you not lead an attack so that we may join you?" Hadhrat Zubayr (R.A) said to them, "If I lead the attack, you will fail in your word (to fight with me)." "We will not," they assured him. Hadhrat Zubayr(R.A) then attacked the enemy so fiercely that he penetrated past their ranks without the support of anyone else. However, as he returned, the enemy grabbed the reins of his horse and inflicted two wounds on his shoulder on either side of the wound that he sustained during the Battle of Badr. Hadhrat Urwa (R.A) says that (the wounds were so deep that) as a child he used to playfully put his finger into those wounds. With Hadhrat Zubayr(R.A) on that day was his son Abdullaah who was only ten years of age. Hadhrat Zubayr (R.A) put Hadhrat Abdullaah (R.A) on a horse and left him in the care of one of the men. (3)

(2) Bayhaqi, as quoted in AIBidaaya wan Nihaaya (Vo1.4 Pg.107).
(3) Bukhari

(Hayatus Sahaba Vol 1)

The true meaning of Adab

posted by habeeba on 2nd October 2020 - 0 comments
Hazrat Moulana Ashraf Ali Thanwi (rahmatullahi 'alaih) once mentioned:

The path of acquiring the love of Allah Ta'ala largely revolves around the amount of adab that one has in his life. It is not compulsory for one to engage in spiritual exercises and exert himself in acts of nafl 'ibaadah, however it is extremely important for one to have adab. Adab is often understood as one showing excessive honour and respect to the pious, kissing their hands and making salaam to them in a humble manner, whereas this is not what adab actually refers to. Rather, adab means that a person ensures at every moment that he does not cause the slightest amount of inconvenience or difficulty to the next person. (Malfoozaat Hakeemul Ummat 3/318)

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