NAJIMUDEEN M - INDIA

-

NAJIMUDEEN M - INDIA

"BISMILLA HIRRAHMAAN NIRRAHEEM"
WELCOME! - AS'SALAMU ALAIKUM!!
[All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds; - Guide us to the straight path
*- MEDIA DAWA WORK -*
* * In this Blog; More Than Ten Thousand(10,000) {Masha Allah} - Most Usefull Articles!, In Various Topics!! :- Read And All Articles & Get Benifite! * Visit :-
*- WHAT ISLAM SAYS -* - Islam is a religion of Mercy, Peace and Blessing. Its teachings emphasize kind hear tedness, help, sympathy, forgiveness, sacrifice, love and care.Qur’an, the Shari’ah and the life of our beloved Prophet (SAW) mirrors this attribute, and it should be reflected in the conduct of a Momin.Islam appreciates those who are kind to their fellow being,and dislikes them who are hard hearted, curt, and hypocrite.Recall that historical moment, when Prophet (SAW) entered Makkah as a conqueror. There was before him a multitude of surrendered enemies, former oppressors and persecutors, who had evicted the Muslims from their homes, deprived them of their belongings, humiliated and intimidated Prophet (SAW) hatched schemes for his murder and tortured and killed his companions. But Prophet (SAW) displayed his usual magnanimity, generosity, and kind heartedness by forgiving all of them and declaring general amnesty...Subhanallah. May Allah help us tailor our life according to the teachings of Islam. (Aameen)./-
"INDIA "- Time in New Delhi -
''HASBUNALLAHU WA NI'MAL WAKEEL'' - ''Allah is Sufficient for us'' + '' All praise is due to Allah. May peace and blessings beupon the Messenger, his household and companions '' (Aameen)
NAJIMUDEEN M
Dua' from Al'Qur'an - for SUCCESS in 'both the worlds': '' Our Lord ! grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter and save us from the torment of the Fire '' [Ameen] - {in Arab} :-> Rabbanaa aatinaa fid-dunyaa hasanatan wafil aakhirati hasanatan waqinaa 'athaaban-naar/- (Surah Al-Baqarah ,verse 201)*--*~

*- Our Nabi' (s.a.w) Most Like this Dua' -*
"Allahumma Salli'Alaa Muhammadin Wa 'Alaa'Aali Muhammadin, kamaa Sallayta 'Alaa' Ibraheema wa 'Alaa 'Aali 'Ibraheema, 'Innaka Hameedun Majeed. Allahumma Baarik'Alaa Muhammadin Wa 'Alaa'Aali Muhammadin, kamaa Baarakta 'Alaa' Ibraheema wa 'Alaa 'Aali 'Ibraheema, 'Innaka Hameedun Majeed."
"Al Qur'an - first Ayath, came to our Nabi (s.a.w)
"Read! In the name of yourLord Who created. Created man from clinging cells. Read! And your Lord is Most Bountiful. The One Who taught with the Pen. Taught man what he did not know." (Qur'an 96: 1-5) - ~ - ~ - lt;18.may.2012/friday-6.12pm:{IST} ;(Ayatul Kursi Surah Al-Baqarah, Ayah 255/)
*- Al Qur'an's last ayath came to Nabi{s.a.w} -*
Allah states the following: “Thisday have I perfected your religion for you, completed My favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion.” [Qur’an 5:3]
Surat alAhzab 40; Says Our Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w) is the final Prophet sent by Allah'
↓TRANSLATE THIS BLOG↓
IndonesiaArabicChinaEnglishSpanishFrenchItalianJapanKoreanHindiRussian
ShareShare

Follow Me

* A Precious DUA' *
Dua' - '' All praise is due to Allah'. May peace and blessings beupon the Messenger, his household and companions '' - - - O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand; Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just; I ask You by every name belonging to You that You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your book, ortaught to any of Your creation, or have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur'an thelife of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release from my anxiety.
- Tamil -- Urdu -- Kannada -- Telugu --*- ShareShare
** Note:- if you like to donate; send through Paypal. Paypal Email ID - aydnajimudeen@gmail.com/- - Thanks, - Regards NAJIMUDEEN M
ShareShare

Saturday, October 20, 2012

The Most Perfect Days for Perfect Ibaadah

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -



"So whosoever does good equal to the weightof an atom, shall see it;
~And whosoever does evil equal to the weight of an atom, shall see it."
{ Source :-Qur'aan ~ Surah Al-Zalzalah ~99:7-8}
{ 'Alhamdulillaah 'Hir RabbilAlameen'} ......{!!!}
The glorious days when rewards are multiplied many times,
and sins are forgiven much more...
{'Insha Allah'}
These Blessed days are the first ten {10} days of Dhul-Hijjah{!!! }
....Just like the last ten nights of Ramadaan are the best ten nights
out ofthe whole year.
The *Prophet*
(Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam)
said:-
"There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allaah
than these ten~{10} days."
The people asked~
"Not even 'Jihaad' for thesake of Allaah?"
He said:-
"Not even Jihaad for the sake of Allaah...
except in the case of a man who went out to fight giving himself and
his wealth up for the cause, and came back with nothing."
{Source:- Bukhaari }
{'Subhaan Allaah wal-Hamdulillaa h'!
...what an Amazing Blessing ! }
1) Fast all nine {9} days and
especially fast the Day of 'Arafah {!!!}
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said:-
"Anyone who fasts for one day for Allah's pleasure, Allah will keep
his face away from the Hell fire for a distance covered by a journey
of...
seventy {70}years!!!"
{Source:- Bukhari & Muslim}
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) used tofast on the
ninth[9th] dayof Dhul Hijjah and he said:-
"Fasting the Day of 'Arafah ~
{9th} ~ ninth Dhul-hijjah is an Expiation for (all thesins of) the
previous year and an expiation for (all the sins of) the coming
year{!!!}"
{Source:- Sahih Muslim}
2) Do a LOT of Dhikr and Takbeer.
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said:-
' There are no days on which good deeds are greater or more beloved to
Allaah than on these
ten {10} days!so recite much...
Tahleel { Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah }
Takbeer {Allaahu Akbar}
and ...
Tahmeed {Al-hamdu Lillaah.}"
{ Sources:-Ahmad. ..Saheeh }
Takbeer at this time is a Sunnah that has mostly been forgotten,
especially during the firstfew days. So say it in the Masjid, in your
home, on the street and every place where it is permitted
to remember Allaah.
Revive the Sunnah that have been virtually forgotten and earn great
rewards for doing so.
{'Insha Allah"}
The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said:-
"Whoever revives an aspect of my Sunnah thatis forgotten after my
death, he will have a reward equivalent to that of the people who
follow him, without it detracting in the least from
their reward."
{Source:-Tirmid hi- a Hasan Hadeeth}
Obviously, men should recite these phrases out loud, and women should
recite them quietly.
3) Stand in Night Prayers:-
Remember the virtues of spending the night in prayer, and its
sweetness in Ramadan?!
Why not revive this beautiful act of worship during these nights as well?!
Remember, how in the last third of every night, Allah Almighty calls
out tous, His servants:-
"Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to his invocation?
Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is
there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I mayforgive him?"
{'Alhamdullilah '}
{Sources:-Bukha ari & Muslim}
4) Make Sincere Repentance{!!!}
One of the best and most important things to do during these ten days
is to repent sincerely to Allaah and to give up all kinds of
disobedience and sin right away because we do not know when we will
die{!} and also because one evil deed leads to another.
But what does 'repentance' exactly mean?
It means that you come back to Allaah and give up all the deeds, open
and secret, that He dislikes.... that you regretwhatever you did in
the past, giving it up immediately and be determined never ever, to
return to it, and resolve to adhere firmly to the Truth by doing
whatever Allaah loves~
{'Insha Allah'}
"But as for him who repented, believed and did righteous deeds, thenhe
will be among those who are Successful."
{Source 'Quran'~Surah~Al-Qasas 28:67}
5) Return to the Qur'aan.
It is time now to dust off your copy of the Qur'aan and return to its refuge.
Make it a daily habit, using these 10 days the beginning of a strong
and beautiful relationship with it.
Read it with meaning, understand it, and then implement it and change
your lives for the better, as much as you can. Remember that reading
one letter of the Qur'aan earns you 10 rewards.
In this way, reading SuratAl-Fatihah,whic h doesn't take more than two
minutes will give you more than one thousand rewards!
This is on ordinary days, so what about these magnificent days!
Certainly the reward will be far greater...{!!!}
{'Insha Allaah'}
6) Generally Increase in doing ALL good deeds.
We should strive in doingmore good deeds in general, because good
deeds are beloved by Allaah and will bring us closer to Him. So if we
are not able to go to Hajj this year, we should occupy ourselves
during these blessed days by worshipping Allaah, praying extra
prayers, reading Qur'aan, remembering Allaah!
Sending Salaams on the Prophet
(Sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam)~
making dua,
giving charity,
honoring our parents,
upholding ties of kinship,
enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil, and other good
deeds and acts of worship.
{'Insha Allah'}
7) Get the reward of Hajj wherever you are!
You may be unable to do Hajj this year, and you may feel sad because
youare deprived of the greatreward of Hajj. But you can achieve a
similar reward in whatever place you may be.
The Prophet (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam) said:-
"Whoever prays Fajr Prayer in congregation, and then sits and
remembers Allah until thesun rises, then after a while prays two [2]
rakats, he will gain a reward equal to that of making perfect Hajj and
Umrah."
{He repeated the word Perfect three {3} times}
{ Source:- At-Tirmidhi }
8) Slaughter an animal and distribute the meat.
Ibn Umar said:-
The Prophet (sal Allaahu Alayhi wa Sallam)
lived in Madeenah for 10 years and
every year he slaughtered an animal."
{Source:-Ahmad- }
9) Attend Eid Prayers.
But remember that Eid prayer is a form of worship and we shouldn't be
doing thingsthat are unIslaamic (especially) during these times, such
as listening tomusic, women going out for prayer without proper
Hijaab{!!!}
mixing of men and women, etc.etc. etc.
10) Gratitude to Allaah .
One of the biggest forms of worshipping
Allaah [Subhaanahu wa Ta'ala] is to thank Him, deeply, sincerely and
continuously.
After all, it is He who gave you every single thing that is in you, on
you or around you.
In fact, you wouldn't even be here if it wasn't for the Mercy of your Creator.
So thank Him for EVERYTHING that He gave you, the Islaam that He gave
you, the very life He gave you. And thank Him for the chance that He
gives you in these ten[10]days, to ask for forgiveness and guidance.
'Alhamdulillah' ~ there is much to be gained in these coming days. So
make the most of this perfect opportunity offered by these invaluable
and irreplaceable ten days. Hasten to do good deeds and appreciate
this blessing and make the most of it !!!
"And worship your Lord until there comes unto you the certainty (death)."
{Source:-'Quraa n' Surah~ Al-Hijr ~15:99}
...My 'Salaams' To You All...
... Y a s m i n ...
Say, 'Indeed, my Prayer, my Rites of Sacrifice,
my Living and my Dying are for ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds'.
{'Quran'~Surat Al-'An`am -# 6-162.}
"All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever}
the Face of thy Lord, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour."
{'Quran'~ Surat Al-Rahman- # 55~26-27 }
I Want to Die With my Forehead on the Ground!
The Sunnah in my Heart, Allah on my Mind,
Qur'an on my Tongue, and Tears in my Eyes! {'Insha Allah'~'Aameen' }

Raising your Child to be a Muslim

It is true that the first learning center for a child is the mother's
lap. The mannerisms of the parents are reflected in the children.
The story of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Jeelani is famous: When he was
traveling with a caravan,a gang of thieves robbed the caravan, when it
came time to check Abdul Qadir Jeelani (Rahmatullahi Alaih), an
eighteen year old young man, the thieves inquired if he had any
valuables to which told them about money which had been sewn in his
clothes by his mother. The thieves asked out of curiosity as to why he
let them knowof the sewn money to which he told them that his mother
had advised him before leaving 'to never lie' upon which the thieves
become ashamed and repented to Allah.
It is the duty of the parents to be an example to their children and
advise them. Allah (Subhanahu Ta'ala) tells us of the advise that
Luqman Hakeem gave to his son, "Behold, Luqman said Tohis son by way
of instruction: "O my son! Join not others with Allah; association
with Allah is indeed the highest wrong-doing."
Then after some ayaat, the advise continues,
O my son! If there be (but) the weight of a mustard-seed and it were
(hidden) in a rock or (anywhere) in the heavens or on earth, Allah
will bring it forth; for Allah knows the finest mysteries, (and) is
well-acquainted (with them).
O my son! Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is Just, and forbid
what is wrong; and bearwith patient constancy whatever befalls thee;
these are affairs of determination.
And swell not thy check (for pride) at men, nor walk in insolence
through the earth; For Allah loveth not Any arrogant boaster.
And be moderate in thy pace, and lower they voice; for the harshest
ofsounds without doubt is the braying of an ass.
(Surah Luqman)
We can recall not to longago in our Muslim culture that all the
grown-ups in the community would take the role of guiders for the
youth. No child dared acting up in front of elders in any gathering.
All the elders held enough authority that they could discipline the
child without having to face the wrath of the parents as is the case
today. As a result, children tend to misbehave and disrespect elders
because they no longer have fear discipline fromanyone besides that
parents and that too is seen little.
Parents find out too late that what they thought was giving 'freedom'
to their children was really digging a hole for them. Being
affectionate to your child is one thing but to let them free to do
anything is not affection rather it is hurting the child. Ah, this is
all a result of the parents forgetting the duty of teaching the child.
More often the television takes the place of the parent and it is from
here the child gains much of his/her ill-mannerisms. Today, I ask you
to take my words to be a reminder and a word of caution.
When the child is able tospeak a little, teach themthe name of Allah.
Before, mothers would put their children to sleep by chanting Allah
Allah , but now it is by playing the music on theradio.
When children are mature do not do anything in front them which will
ruin their mannerisms because they tend to copy these acts, they do
whatever they see their parents doing. Never argue with your spouse in
front of them because this leavesputs a lot of stress on thechild and
causes them tothink that they are the cause of the argument. Never
curse your children.
Pray Salah in front of them, recite Quran, take them to the Masjid
with you, and tell them stories of our pious predecessors, they like
to listen to stories very much. Hearing stories with lessons and
morals will increase their good habits. When they are a little older,
teach them the five Kalimat, Imane Mujmal, Imane Mufassal, and then
teach them Salah.
Put them in under the teaching of an Allah-fearing, Mutaqee Saheehul
Aqeeda Hafiz or Maulvi of to learn Quran Majeed and knowledge of the
deen so they can learn of the beautiful religion to which they belong.
Teach them the masail ofgusul, wudu, and salah.
If Allah gives you taufeeq, make atleast onyour children Alim or
Alimah or Hafiz or Hafiza.A Hafiz will get three generations forgiven
and Alim will get seven generations forgiven [on the Day of
Judgement]. It is baseless to think that an Alim has no source of
earning bread for his family. Know that one does not get more than
destined by learning uloom of the dunya; onewill get what Razzaq has
written for him.
Teach your children simplicity and do not expose them to materialism.
Teach them the value of doing thier own work. Send them tocollege,
make them judges, make them doctors or any successfuland halal career
in this world but make them such that they take on these professions
as honest Muslims who know their religion.G

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Jewels of Quran

Isa bin Muhammad (Alaihir Rahmah) says that I once saw Abu Bakrbin
Mujahid (Alaihir Rahmah) after his death in a dream reading the Holy
Quran. I asked, "Youhave died, how are you reciting," upon which
hesaid, "After every Salah and finishing of the Quran, I would pray "O
Allah, give me the Taufiqto recite the Quran in mygrave" and that is
why I am praying." (Faizan-e-Sunnat)
Ahadith
The Holy Prophet said:
1) The best of you is he who learnt the Holy Quran and taught it to
others. (Bukhari)
2) Undoubtedly, the heart gets rusted like metal gets rusted when
water goes over it. The People asked, "How can they [hearts] be
cleaned." The Prophet replied, "To remember death in abundance and to
recite the Holy Quran." (Mishkat)
3) That chest which doesnot have any Quran in it is like an abandoned
house. (Tirmizi, Darmi)
4) Whoever read the Quran and memorized it and belived its' Halal to
be Halal and its Haram tobe Haram [i.e., accepted it commandments of
Halal and Haraam], Allah will accept the intercession for such 10
people on from him whom Hell had already become Wajib. (Tirmizi,
Ibn-e-Majah)
5) Whoever is an expert in reciting the Holy Quran is with the Kiraman
Katebeen and whoever reads the Quran with pauses and itis difficult
for him, that is, his tounge does not move easily and he recites with
difficutly forhim there are two rewards. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
6) The one who has memorized Quran will be told to read and climb and
recite with Tarteel (clear and distinct recitation) like you used to
read with Tarteel in the Dunya; your place will be whereyou read your
last Ayat. (Bahar-e-Shariat)
7) Allah says, "Whoever was kept busy with the [recitation] of Quran
from my Zikr and asking me, I will give him betterthan those who I
give to those who ask" and the excellence of the Word of Allah over
all the other words is like the excellence of Allah over all his
creation.
8) Learn the Quran and read it because whoeverlearned the Quran and
read it and did Qayam with it is like a bag filledwith Musk whose
fragrance is spread everywhere and whoever learned the Quran and slept
that is he did not do Qiyamul Layl is like a bag which isfilled with
Musk and its mouth has been closed. (Tirmizi, Ibn-e-Majah, Nisaee)
9) Read the Quran when you heart feels affection and attachment and
when your heart becomes bored stand upthat is stop reciting the Quran.
(Saheeh Bukhari and Muslim)
10) Decorate the Quran with your (good) voices. (Mishkat)
11) O People of the Quran, do not make the Quran a pillow, that is
donot be lazy and be careless, and read the Quran in the day and night
like it is the Haq of Recitation, and spread it,that is, read with
good voices or do not take compensation for it, andwhatever is in it,
reflect upon itso that you may attain success, and do not hurry in its
reward because the reward for it is great (which will be given in the
Akhirah). (Bahiqi)
Rewards for certain Surahs and Ayahs
The Holy Prophet said:
1) Surah Fatiha is a cure from every illness. (Darmi, Bahiqi)
2) Do not make your home a graveyard, the Shaitan runs from the home
in which Surah Baqrah is recited. (Sahih Muslim)
3) Whoever memorized the first ten ayahs of Surah Kahf will be saved
the Dajjal. (Sahih Muslim)
4) Whoever recites SurahKahf on the day of Jummah, there will be a Nur
brightened for him between two Jummahs.
5) Everything has a heartand the heart of the Quran is Surah Yaseen,
whoever read Yaseen, Allah will write the reward of reading the Quran
ten times from him. (Tirmizi and Darmi)
6) Whoever reads Surah Yaseen for the pleasure of Allah, his past sins
willbe forgiven so read this near your deceased. (Bahiqi)
7) (Reading) Qul hu WAllahu Ahad (Surah Ikhlas) is equal to [reading]
one third of the Quran.
8) Whoever read Ayatul Kursi after every Fard Salah, he will be under
the protection and security of Allah. (Dailmi on the Authority of
Sayeduna Ali)
9) (On the Day of Judgement) a caller will say O Recitor of Surah
Inaam, come to Jannat for loving Surah Inaam and its recitation.
10) Surah Tabarak (Surah Mulk) saves one from Hell.
11) Whatever task is not begun with Bismillahir Rahamnir Raheem
remains incomplete and unfinished.
Ettiquteets and Rules of Tilawat:
1) To memorize one Ayah of the Quran is Fard-e-Aeen on every Mukallaf
Muslim; to memorize the entire Holy Quran is Fard-e-Kafyah; to
memorize Surah Fatiha and a small Surah or something similar like
three small Ayahs or one long Ayah is Wajib-e-Aeen. (Durre Mukhtar)
2) To read the Holy Quran while looking at itis better then reading
without looking at it because in this case one touches the Holy Quran,
sees the Holy Quran, and reads the Holy Quran and all this is Ibadat.
(Bahar-e-Shariat)
3) To read the Holy Quran in the restroom and such places of impurity
is not allowed (Na-Jaiz)
4) It is Haraam that everybody read the Holy Quran in a gathering
loudly at once, however,it is necessary to read loudly enough so that
one can hear what he/she is reading, that is, if there is no other
distraction like noise. (Bhare-e-Shariat) Also, many children read
together at once in a Madrsa loudly for learning purposes and this is
okay.
5) It is better to read the Quran loudly that is if somebody praying,
sleeping, or somebody illwill not be distracted. (Gunyah)
6) If somebody is reciting the Quran incorrectly then it is Wajib to
tell him/her unless if one fears jealousy and hate. (Gunyah)
7) To memorize the Holy Quran and then to forgetit is a sin.
8) It is from the ettiqutesof respecting the Holy Quran that one does
not put their back towards the Quran or spread their legs towards the
Quran or sit in a high place when the Quran is beneath. (Bahare
Shariat)
9) During recitation reflect on what you are reading. For example,
when reading about punishment, one should repent; when reading about
paradise, one should rejoice and pray for Jannah.
10) The way to do Sajdah of Tilwat is as follows: If one hears or
reads the Ayat of Sajdah then he should stand with the intention of
performing the Sajdah of Tilawat and saying Allahu Akbar should go
into Sajdah and should recite the Tasbeeh of Sajdah atleast three
times. Then, saying Allahu Akbar, one shouldstand up. To say Allahu
Akbar both times is Sunnah. Similarly, to stand before and after the
Sajdah is Mustahab. (Durre Mukhtar)
Lastly, learn how to readthe Quran in the company of a Qualified Sunni
Alim [and mature sisters must go to a Qualified Sister] who canteach
them how to read as this is necessary. At times, while reciting many
brothers and sisters unknowingly make mistakes in recitation which
change the meaning which breaks their Salah. Likewise, send your
children to Madrsas where they may learn how to recite the Quran with
correct pronunciation and Qirat.If there is not a Madrsa in your town,
then establish one. Knowledge of Islam leads one to Love Allah and
helps to build a good moral character within the Muslim community. By
learning the Quran, a Muslim saves his Salah, his Iman,and his
Akhirah. Learning the Quran is not limited to just learning how to
recite the Holy Book, rather, it is a life long process of learning
how to recite it and understand what the Quran says. The noble Ulama
have worked hard and written volumes of Tafseer which consists
ofAhadith, Stories, and important points. After learning the Quran, we
must practice it and spread the word into our family and community.

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Recite in Qunut of the Salat during times of Peril -Click- http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/ for detail|-

(1) Dua Before Takbeeratul Ehram
Before uttering the Takbeeratul Ehraam, it is worthy that he recites
the invocation of attention (doa-e-tawajjoh) which,in the narration of
Abdullah Ibn Jafar Himyari (received in the tawqee' of Imam-e-Zamana
(a.t.f.s.) is as follows:
1. O Allah! Torment those who disbelieve in You, And the hypocrites
and those who fight Your Friends The Aimmah from the Family of Your
Prophet, the Pure.
2. O Alloh! Forgive me and the believing men and women. Make amends
between them (removing all rancour). Unite them in word, Make firm in
their hearts, faith and wisdom, Establish them upon the creed of Your
Prophet, Help them against Your enemy and their enemy.
3. O Allah! Guide me in (the way of) those You have guided, Save me in
(the way of) those You have saved, Protect me from the evil of that
which You have decreed, For surely it is You who decree and are not
decreed upon,He is not debased who befriends You,
4. Glory be to You, our Lord, the most High!
5. There is no creature or entity worthy of worship except for You, I
seek forgiveness from You and turn to You, I ask You O Lord for
goodness in this world, And goodness in the hereafter. I ask that You
protect us from the torment of the Fire.G

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Dua-e-Hazeen (Grief) Also recited after Tahajjud prayer- Click- http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/ for detail|-

In the name of Allah, The Beneficent, the Merciful
O Allah bless Muhammad and his family
I whisper unto You O One Who is present in every place so that You may
hear my call for surely mysin is excessive and my shame is less My
Master, Omy Master which of the terrifying states shall I remember and
which of them shall I forget for if there was nothing exceptdeath it
would be enough then what about after death greater and much worse? My
master Omy Master up to when and till when will I say, I am to blame,
again and again, but then You do not find any truth or loyalty in me?
I call for help and I call for help, O Allah from desires which have
overpowered me and from the enemy which has pounced on me and from the
world which attracts me and from the soul that leads towards evil
except that on which my Lord has mercy (12:53)
My master O my master if You have had mercy on the likes of me then
have mercy on me and if You have accepted from the likes of me then
accept from me O One Who accepts the early morning prayer accept me, O
One who, I still know only good from Him O One who nourishesme with
blessings morning and evening have mercy on me when Icome to You
alone, my glance fixed on You my actions carried on my neck When all
of creationwill withdraw away fromme yes, even my father and mother
and those forwhom I worked and struggled then if You will not have
mercy on me who will have mercy on me who will give me solace from the
loneliness of the grave and who will make me speak when I am alone
with my deeds and whenYou will ask me about what You know better than
me? Then if I say yes(to my sins) where will bethe escape from Your
Justice? And if I say I did not commit it You will saywas I not a
witness over you? So (I beseech) Your Forgiveness Your Pardon O my
master before the wearing of the clothes of Hell Your Forgiveness Your
Pardon O my Master before the Hell and the Fire Your Forgiveness Your
Forgiveness O my Master before the hands are tied to the necks O the
most Merciful and thebest of Forgivers

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Hitopadesha Tales

The Hitopadesha is a remarkable compilation of short stories. Composed
by Narayana Pandit, Hitopadesha had its origin around a thousand years
ago. In Indian Literature, the Hitopadesha is regarded more or less
similar to the Panchatantra. In the vein of Panchatantra, the
Hitopadesa was also written in Sanskrit and following the pattern of
prose and verse. Hitopadesh tales are written in reader-friendly way,
which also contributed to the success of this best seller after
'Bhagwad Gita' in India. Since its origin, Hitopadesa has been
translated into numerous languages to benefit the readers all over the
world.
The term 'Hitopadesha' is a joint effort of two terms, 'Hita'
(welfare/ benefit) and 'Upadesha' (advice/ counsel). As the term
suggests, the Hitopadesha is a collection of tales that counsel and
advice for the welfare and benefit of everyone. Imparting morals and
knowledge, Hitopadesha is one amongst the most widely read Sanskrit
book in India. The Hitopadesh is still very much popular children
story book that actually help them to develop into responsible and
mature adults. Here are provided some popular stories from
Hitopadesha.
Old Tiger and Greedy Traveller
This is another interesting story / tale from the Hitopadesha
collection. Once upon a time, there lived a Tiger in a forest. With
the passing years, he became too old to hunt. One day, the Tiger was
walking by the side of a lake and suddenly, a gold bangle came across
his sight. Quickly he picked up the bangle and thought that he could
use it as an allure to catch someone. As he was under the thought
process, a traveler happened to pass through the opposite side of the
lake.
Blind Vulture
The Blind Vulture is one of the most interesting stories/ tales from
the collection of Hitopadesha Tales. Once upon a time, there was ahill
that sloped down to the banks of a river. At the bottom of the hill,
there was a tree which made the shelter for many birds. One day, a
blind old Vulture came to live in the hollow of the tree. The birds
welcomed the blind vulture and decided to give him a share of their
food since he was old.
Elephant and Jackal
This is a nice tale / story from the collection of Hitopadesha Tales.
Once upon a time, there lived an Elephant by the nameof Karpuratilaka
in a forest. He was brutal andhaughty by nature. He used to roam in
the forest without restraint. All the animals of the forest were
afraid of thiswild Elephant. Without any purpose, he used to pull down
the trees and ripped the branches. In this way, he destroyed
innumerable nests with eggs and crushed the nestlings under his
massive feet.
Birds and Shivering Monkeys
This is another interesting tale/ story from the collection of
Hitopadesha Tales. Once upon a time, there was ahuge tree on the banks
of a river. The tree madea comfortable home for the family of birds
who had built their nests on its branch. The birds were living there
happily as the tree with its widespread branches sheltered them from
scorching sun and heavyrains.
Rabbits and the Elephants
This is another nice storyfrom the Hitopadesha collection. Once upon a
time, there lived a herd of Elephants in a forest. A mighty Elephant
by thename of Chaturdanta was their king. There was a big lake in the
middle of the forest where all the animals used to go to drink water
and to take a bath. Once it so happened, that there was no rain for
the whole year and the lake dried up. Many of the birds and the
animals died of thirst. The Elephants got worried that if they didn't
get water soon many of them would die of thirst.G

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

India Gate

India Gate, situated on the Raj Path in New Delhi, was built to
memorialize the 70,000 Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the
First World War, fightingfor the British army. The India Gate also
bears thename of 13,516 British and Indian soldiers killed during the
third Afghanistan war, 1919. The foundation stone of India Gate was
laid down by the Duke of Connaught in the year 1921 and was designed
by the famous British architect, Edward Lutyens. It was Lord Irwin who
dedicated India Gate to the nation in 1931. Later, another memorial,
Amar Jawan Jyoti or the eternal soldier's flame was added to the
monument.The Amar Jawan Jyoti is burning since 1971 to remind the
nation of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pakistan war
of 1971.
The India Gate is 42 m tall and the entire arch stands on a low base
of red stone and rises in stages to a huge molding. From the base of
the arch of India Gate one can have a magnificent view of the
Rashterapati Bhavan (the President's house). At the top of India Gate,
on both sides is inscribed INDIA. There is a vast expanse of lush
green lawns surrounding the India Gate. India Gate is certainly one of
the mostvisited spots of Delhi. The lawns of India Gate bustle with
people, particularly during summer evenings. The lawns of India Gate
house the famous boat club and a children's park. It lends more beauty
to India Gate.

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Abu Musa al-Ashari -Biographies of the Companions (Sahabah)Click- http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/ for detail|-

When he went to Basrah as governor of the city, he called the
inhabitants to a meeting and addressed them: "The Amir al-Muminin,
Umar, has sent me to you to teach you the Book of your Lord and the
Sunnah of His Prophet and to clean your streets for you."
People were taken aback when they heard these words. They could easily
understand that oneof the responsibilities of a Muslim ruler was to
instruct people in their religion. However, that one of his duties
should be to clean streets was something new and surprising to them.
Who was this governor of whomthe Prophet's grandson, al-Hasan, may God
be pleased with him said: "There was no rider who came to Basrah who
was better for its people than he."
His real name was Abdullah ibn Qays but he was and continues to be
known as Abu Musa al-Ashari. He left his native land, the Yemen, for
Makkah immediately after hearing that aProphet had appeared there who
was a man of rare insight, who called people to the worship of One God
and who insisted on the highest standards of morality.
At Makkah, he stayed in the company of the Prophet and gained
knowledge and guidance. He returned to his country to propagate the
word of God and spread the mission of the noble Prophet, peace be on
him. We have no further news of him for more than a decade. Then just
after the end of the Khaybar expedition he came to the Prophet in
Madinah.His arrival there coincided with that of Jaffar ibn Abi Talib
and other Muslims from Abyssinia and the Prophet welcomed them all
with joy and happiness.
This time Abu Musa did not come alone. He came with more than fifty
persons from the Yemen all of whom had accepted Islam. Among them were
his two brothers, Abu Ruhm and Abu Burdah. The Prophet referred to the
whole group as the "Asharis". In fact he sometimes referred to all
Yemenis as Asharis after Abu Musa al-Ashari. He often praised the
group for their soft and tender-hearted nature and held them up to the
rest of his companions as a high example of good behavior. He once
said of them:
"If the Asharis go on an expedition or if they only have a little food
among them, they would gather all they have on one cloth and divide it
equally among themselves. They are thus from me and I am from them."
Abu Musa soon became highly esteemed in the Muslim community. He had
many great qualities. He was a faqih endowed with intelligence and
sound judgement and was ranked as one of the leading judges in the
early Muslim community. People used to say:"The judges in this ummah
are four: Umar, Ali, Abu Musa and Zayd ibn Thabit."
Abu Musa had a natural, uncomplicated disposition. He was by nature a
trusting person and expected people to deal with him on the basis of
trust and sincerity.
In the field of jihad, he was a warrior of great courage
and endurance and skill. The Prophet said of him: "The master of
horsemen is Abu Musa."
"Abu Musa's insight and the soundness of his judgment did not allow
him to be deceived by an enemy in battle. In battle conditions he saw
situations with complete clarity and executed his actions with a firm
resolve.
Abu Musa was in command of the Muslim army traversing the lands of the
Sasanian Empire. At Isfahan, the people came to him and offered to pay
the jizyah (in return for military protection) tomake peace and avoid
fighting. However, they were not sincere in their offer and merely
wantedan opportunity to mount a treacherous attack on the Muslims. Abu
Musa however sawthrough their real intentions and he remained on the
alert. Thus when the Isfahanis launched their attack, the Muslim
leader was not caught off-guard, He engaged them in battle and before
midday of the following day, he had won a decisive victory.
In the major campaigns against the powerful Sasanian Empire Abu Musa's
role was outstanding. In the great Battle of Tustar itself, he
distinguished himself as a military commander.
The Persian commander, Hormuzan, had withdrawn his numerous forces to
the strongly fortified city of Tustar. The CaliphUmar did not
underestimate the strength of the enemy and he mobilized powerful and
numerous force to confront Hormuzan. Among the Muslim forces were
dedicated veterans like Ammar ibn Yasir, al-Baraa ibn Malik and his
brother Anas, Majra'a al-Bakri and Salamah ibn Rajaa. Umar appointed
Abu Musaas commander of the army.
So well fortified was Tustar that it was impossible to take it by
storm. Several attempts were made to breach the walls but these proved
unsuccessful. There followed a long and difficult siege which became
even more testing and agonizingfor the Muslims when, as we saw in the
story of al-Baraa ibn Malik, the Persians began throwing down iron
chains fromthe walls of the fortress at the ends of which were
fastened red-hot iron hooks. Muslims were caught by these hooks
andwere pulled up either dead or in the agony of death.
Abu Musa realized that the increasingly unbearable impassecould only
be broken by a resort to stratagem. Fortunately, at this time a
Persian defected to the Muslim side and Abu Musa induced him to return
behind the walls of the fortified city anduse whatever artful means he
could to open the city's gates from within. With the Persian hesent a
special force of hand-picked men. They succeeded well in their task,
opened the gates and made wayfor Abu Musa's army. Within hours the
Persians were subdued.
In spite of the fact that Abu Musa was a strong and powerfulwarrior,
he often left the battlefield transformed into a penitent, weeping
person. At such times, he would read the Quran in a voice that
profoundly stirred the souls of all who listened to him. Concerning
his moving and melodious recitation of the Quran the Prophet, peace be
on him, had said: "Abu Musa has indeed beengiven one of the flutes of
the people of David."
Also, Umar, may god be pleased with him, often summoned Abu Musa and
asked him to recite from the Book of God, saying:
"Create in us a yearning for our Lord, O Abu Musa." As a mark of his
dedication to the Quran, Abu Musa was one of the few companions who
had prepared a mushaf a written collection of the revelations.
Abu Musa only participated in fighting against the armies of
Mushrikin, armies which tried to oppose the religion of God and
extinguish the light of faith. When fighting broke out among Muslims,
he fled from such conflict anti never look any part in it. Such was
his stand in the conflict that arose between Ali and Muawiyah. It is
in relation tothis conflict and in particular his role as an
adjudicator that the name of Abu Musa al-Ashari is most widely known.
Briefly, Abu Musa's position appeared to be that of a 'neutral.' He
saw Muslims killing each other and felt that if the situation were to
continue the very future of the Muslim ummah would be threatened. To
start off with a clean slate, the Khalifah Ali should give up the
position and Muawiyah should relinquish any claim to be Khalifah and
the Muslims should be given a free choice to elect whoever they wanted
as Khalifah.
It was of course true that Imam Ali held the position of Khalifah
legitimately and that any unlawful revolt could only have as its
object the challenging and overturning of the rule of law. However,
developments had gone so far, the dispute had become so bloody and
there seemed to be no end in sight except further bloodshed, that anew
approach to a solution seemed the only hope of avoiding further
bloodshed and continuous civil war.
When Imam Ali accepted the principle of arbitration, he wanted
Abdullah ibn Abbas to represent him. But an influentialsection of his
followers insisted on Abu Musa. Their reason for sodoing was that Abu
Musa had not taken part in the dispute from its beginning. Instead he
had kept aloof from both partieswhen he despaired of bringing about an
understanding and a reconciliation and putting an end to the fighting.
Therefore, they felt, he was the most suitable person to be the
arbitrator.
Imam Ali had no reason to doubt the devotion of Abu Musa to Islam and
his truthfulness and sincerity. But he knew the shrewdness of the
other side and their likely resort to ruses and treachery. He also
knew thatAbu Musa in spite of his understanding and his knowledge
despised deceit and conspiracies and always wanted to deal with people
on the basis of trust and honesty, not through cunning. Ali therefore
feared that Abu Musa would be deceived by others and that arbitration
would end up with the victory of guile over honesty and that the
situation would end up being more perilous thanit was.
Adjudication nonetheless began with Abu Musa representing the side of
Ali and Amr ibn al-Aas representing the side of Muawiyah. A possible
version of their historic conversation has been recorded in the
book"Al-Akhbar at-Tiwal" by Abu Hanifah Ad-Daynawawi as follows:
.AutoIndent 0
Abu Musa: O Amr, what do you think of this suggestion in whichthere is
the common good of the ummah and the pleasure of Allah?
Amr: What is it?
Abu Musa: Let us nominate Abdullah ibn Umar as Khalifah. He himself
has not intervened at all in this war.
Amr: What do you think of Muawiyah for the position?
Abu Musa: It is neither opportune to have Muawiyah in this position
nor does he deserve it.
Amr: Don't you know that Uthman was unjustly murdered?
Abu Musa: Certainly.
Amr: And that his status among the Quraysh you know (is one of honor),
and that Muawiyah is the wali of the blood of Uthman.... And God says
in the Quran: "Whoever is killed unjustly, We have given his heir
authority...." (The full verse of the Quran is: Nor take life which
God has made sacred except for a just cause. And if anyone is slain
wrongfully, We have given his heir authority (to demand Qisas or to
forgive). But let him not exceed bounds in the matterof taking life;
for he is helped by the Law. Surah 17, verse 33 .) In addition to this
he is the brotherof Umm Habibah, the wife of theProphet, may God bless
him and grant him peace, and he is one of his companions.
Abu Musa: Fear God, O Amr.. Regarding what you have mentioned about
the status of Muawiyah, if the position of the Khalifah is based on
status, the person most deserving of it is"Abrahah ibn Sabbah". He is
a descendant of Yemeni kings whose domain extended to the east and the
west. And what status has Muawiyah in comparison with Ali ibn Abi
Talib? Regarding your statementthat Muawiyah is the wali of Uthman,
the person who has thefirst right to this is his son, Amr ibn Uthman.
However, if you agree with me, we could revert to the memory of Umar
ibn al-Khattab and appoint his son Abdullah, the pious one.
Amr: What prevents you from appointing my son Abdullah he is virtuous,
upright, one of thosewho were first to perform the Hijrah and who has
been a long-standing companion of the Prophet.
Abu Musa: Your son is a man of honesty and truth. But you have plunged
him deeply into these wars. Come let us appoint the Good One, the son
of the Good One - Abdullah ibn Umar.
Amr: O Abu Musa! The only person who can set this matter aright is a
man who has two wisdom teeth who eats with one and feeds with the
other (referring to the political astuteness of Muawiyah).
Abu Musa: Woe to you, O Amr. The Muslims are depending on us to solve
this matter. They have fought with swords and spears. Let us not
return them to a state of fitnah.
Amr: What are you suggesting then?
Abu Musa: I suggest that we leave the two men-Ali and Muawiyah. Then
we set up a shura among Muslims to let them choose from among
themselves whoever they like.
Amr: I agree to this suggestion for indeed the common good of the
people rests in it.
.AutoIndent 5
The above exchange shows Abu Musa to be a man of integrity and
intelligence. He showed up the weakness of Amr's claims for Muawiyah
to be the Caliph of the Muslims on the grounds of honor and status and
on the grounds that he was the 'heir' to Uthman.
By his suggestion that the son ofUmar ibn al-Khattab be appointed as
Khalifah, Abu Musa showed that he was not prepared to stick
uncompromisingly to the side he represented and that he was willing to
consider an appropriate companion of the Prophet as an alternative,
for thegood of the Muslim community.
Amr finally agreed on Abu Musa's suggestion for a shura and for
letting the Muslims decide freely whom they should have as Khalifah.
It did not occurto Abu Musa that Amr would nothonor the agreement they
had come to and that he would resort to deceit.
Before the agreement was announced in public, Ibn Abbas warned Abu
Musa saying: "I fear,by God, that Amr might deceive you. If you have
both agreed on something, then let him announce it before you.."
Abu Musa, because of the gravityof the situation, felt that Amr would
honor the agreement. On the following day, before the assembled
Muslims, Abu Musa and Amr got together. Abu Musais said to have
invited Amr to speak first but he declined saying:
"I would not go before you for you are more honoured than I am, you
performed the Hijrah before I did and you are older than I." With this
Abu Musa advanced and spoke:
"O people! We have considered how best God would bring together the
Ummah for their common good. It seems to us that the best solution in
this regard is that the two men Ali and Muawiyah should withdraw and
that a shura should be formed so that people could choose for
themselves who they want as the Khalifah.
"I have agreed that Ali and Muawiyah should withdraw.""You now deal
with the situation and appoint as you Khalifah whoever you want."
It was now Amr's turn to make the same announcement. He gotup and
addressed the people: "OPeople! Abu Musa has said what you have heard.
He has abandoned his friend (Ali). Like him I abandon his friend (Ali)
and I confirm my friend Muawiyah (as Khalifah) for he is the heir to
the Amir al-Muminin, Uthman, and the one most deserves his position."
Abu Musa was shocked by what he heard. He could not imagine that Amr
would commit such treachery even though he was warned about it. Filled
with anger and disgust, he lambastedAmr for his deceit and for ruining
the chances of peace andreconciliation among Muslims. Amr had thus
turned the arbitration process into a farce.
Abu Musa continued to remain neutral in the conflict which wasended by
Ali when he made a treaty with Muawiyah confirming him as the one
responsible for governing Syria and Egypt.
Abu Musa himself left for Makkahand spent the rest of his life near
the Sacred Mosque. During his life he had remained devotedto the noble
Prophet and his righteous successors. During thelife of the Prophet,
the Prophet had appointed him and Muadh ibn Jabal as governor of
Kufah.
Abu Musa was particularly attached to the Quran, reading itconstantly,
memorizing it, understanding it and putting it into practice. His
advice regarding the Quran is full of wisdom: "Follow the Quran," he
said, "and do not desire that theQuran should follow you."
In ibadah, he showed a great deal of strength and endurance. On days
when the heat was intense and almost unbearable, Abu Musa would be
found fasting and he would say:"Perhaps the thirst of the midday heat
would prove to be quenching for us on the day of Qiyamah."
As his end drew near, the words which he kept saying were words which
he was wont to repeat throughout his life as a believer:
"Allahumma anta-s Salaam Wa minka-s Salaam. "O Lord, You arethe Source
of Peace And from You comes Peace..."

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Salaat al-Haajah - Click- http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/ for detail|-

My question has to do with praying to allah for a need. I know it is
called satatul hajah. Howmany times does a person have to pray it and
when should it be prayed. Is it right to prayit at the times when
duaas are most likely to be answered
Praise be to Allaah.
It is prescribed for the Muslim to worship Allaahin the ways that He
has prescribed in His Book, and in the ways that have been proven from
the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The
principleconcerning matters of worship is tawqeef [i.e., following
what is in the Qur'aan and saheeh Sunnah; with no room for individual
opinion]. And we cannot say that any act of worship is prescribed
unless there is saheeh evidence.
The so-called Salaat al-Haajah was narrated in da'eef (weak) or munkar
(denounced) ahaadeeth – as far as weknow – which cannot beused as
proof and whichare not fit to base acts ofworship on.
Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa'imah, 8/162
The hadeeth narrated concerning Salaat al-Haajah says:
"From 'Abd-Allaah ibn Abi Awfa al-Aslami, who said: The Messenger of
Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came out to us and
said: 'Whoever has need of something from Allaah or any one of His
creation, let him do wudoo' and pray tworak'ahs, then let him
say,"There is no god but Allaah, the Forbearing, the Most Generous.
Glorybe to Allaah, Lord of the mighty Throne. Praise beto Allaah the
Lord of the Worlds. O Allaah, I ask You for Your mercy and forgiveness
and I ask You for all good things and for safety from all sins. I ask
You not to leave any sin without forgiving it, or any distress without
relieving it, or any need which it pleases You to fulfil without
fulfilling it for me." Then let him askAllaah for whatever matter of
this world or the Hereafter that he wishes, for it will be fulfilled."
(Narrated by Ibn Maajah,Iqaamat al-Salaah wa'l-Sunnah, 1374)
Al-Tirmdihi said: this is a ghareeb [strange] hadeeth, and concerning
its isnaad it was said: Faa'id ibn 'Abd al-Rahmaan is weak in hadeeth.
Al-Albaani said: rather it is da'eef jiddan (very weak). Al-Haakim
said: mawdoo' (fabricated) ahaadeeth were narrated from Abu Awfa.
Mishkaat al-Masaabeeh, vol. 1, p. 417
The author of al-Sunan wa'l-Mubtada'aat said, after mentioning what
al-Tirmidhi said concerning Faa'id ibn 'Abd al-Rahmaan: Ahmadsaid he
is matrook (left, i.e., his hadeeth is not to be accepted), and Ibn
al-'Arabi described him as da'eef (weak).
And he said: You know what is said concerning this hadeeth. It is
better and more perfect and safer for you to make du'aa' to Allaah in
the depths of the night and between the adhaan and iqaamah and at the
end of every prayer before the tasleem; and on Fridays, for then there
are times when du'aa' is answered; and when breaking one's fast. For
your Lord says (interpretation of the meanings):
'Invoke Me [i.e. believe in My Oneness (Islamic Monotheism) and ask
Mefor anything] I will respond to your (invocation)'[Fussilat 40:60]
'And when My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer
them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the
invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any
mediator or intercessor)'[al-Baqarah 2:186]
'And (all) the Most Beautiful Names belong to Allaah, so call on Him
by them'[al-A'raaf 7:180]." al-Sunan wa'l-Mubtada'aat by al-Shuqayri,
p. 124G

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Ruling on organizing prayers for rain if this is not done by the ruler - Click- http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/ for detail|-

If the ruler of a state is neglecting the Sunnah of praying for rain
(salaat al-istisqaa'), and he does not call the people to offer this
prayer when there is no rain or the wells have dried up, is it
permissible for the imaam of one of the mosques in that country to
call the people of his city to offer the prayer for rain and for them
to go out on their own to offer this prayer?
Praise be to Allaah.
If the people of a city arenot ordered by their ruler to offer the Eid
prayers or prayers for rain, then it is prescribedfor them to offer
the Eid prayer and prayers for rain in the desert (i.e., outside the
city) if that ispossible, or else in the mosques, because the
Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) prescribed that
for his ummah. Eid prayer is fard kafaayah (i.e., if some members of
the community undertake this duty, the rest are free from blame,but if
no one does it, all will be held to blame), soit is not permissible
for the Muslims in any city toneglect it. Some of the scholars said
that it is fard 'ayn (an individual obligation) like Jumu'ah prayers,
because the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) did it and ordered others to do it.
Kitaab Majmoo' Fataawa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawwi'ah li Samaahat al-Shaykh
'Abd al-'Azeez ibn 'Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on
him), vol. 13, p. 85G

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Praying in Hijr Ismaa‘eel - Click- http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/ for detail|-

Is it permissible to pray in Hijr Ismaa'eel and what are the virtues thereof?.
Praise be to Allaah.
Firstly:
We have previously explained that it is a mistake to call al-Hijr
"Hijr Ismaa'eel", becausethis Hijr only became a Hijr a long time
after thetime of Ismaa'eel (peace be upon him). The correct form is to
call it al-Hijr only, without attributing it to anyone.
See question number 22004 .
Secondly:
The Hijr is part of the Ka'bah, so whoever prays in it has prayed in
the Ka'bah, and praying in the Ka'bah is permissible with regard to
naafil prayers only, as the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be
upon him) did. Al-Bukhaari (505) and Muslim (1329) narrated from
'Abd-Allah ibn 'Umar that the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace
of Allah be upon him) entered the Ka'bah, accompanied by Usaamah,
Bilaal and 'Uthmaan ibn Talhah al-Hajabi. He closed the door and
remained inside. Ibn 'Umar said: I asked Bilaal when he came out: What
did the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him)
do? He said: He put two pillars on his left, one pillar on his right,
and three pillars behind him – and at that time the House was built on
six pillars – then he prayed.
Abu Dawood (2028), al-Tirmidhi (876) and al-Nasaa'i (2912) narrated
from 'Aa'ishah that she said: I wanted to enter the House (the Ka'bah)
and pray inside it, but the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of
Allah be upon him) took me by the hand and led me into al-Hijr and
said: "Pray in al-Hijr if you want to enter the House, for it is a
part of the House, but your people ran out of funds when they
(re)built the Ka'bah, so they left it outside the House."
Ibn Qudaamah (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Obligatory (fard)
prayers are not valid inside the Ka'bah or on its roof, but they were
regarded as permissible by al-Shaafa'i and Abu Haneefah, because it is
amosque and because it isa place for naafil praying, so it should be a
place for obligatory prayers too, just like the area outside it. But
Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): "And fromwheresoever you
start forth (for prayers), turn your face in the direction of
Al-Masjid Al-Haraam (at Makkah)" [al-Baqarah 2:149]. The worshipper
who is inside it or on its roof is not facing towards it. But the
basic principle with regard to naafil prayers is that the rulings on
them are less stringent, based on the fact that they may be prayed
whilst seated, facing a direction other than the qiblah, and, when
travelling, on one's mount.
Then he said: Naafil prayers are valid if offered inside the Ka'bah or
on its roof, and we do not know of any difference of opinion
concerning that,because the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be
upon him) prayed two rak'ahs inside the Ka'bah.
End quote from al-Mughni, 1/406
Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) was asked about praying
inside it, and whether there is any advantage in doing so.
He replied: Praying inside Hijr Ismaa'eel is mustahabb, because it is
part of the Ka'bah, and itis narrated in a saheeh report from the
Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) that he entered the
Ka'bah during the year of the conquest (of Makkah) and prayed two
rak'ahs inside it. The soundness of this hadith is agreed upon; the
hadeeth was narrated from Ibn 'Umar and Bilaal (may Allah be pleased
with them).
It is proven that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon
him) said to 'Aa'ishah when she wanted to enter the Ka'bah: "Pray in
al-Hijr," because it is part of the House (the Ka'bah).
With regard to obligatory prayers, it is better not to offer them
inside the Ka'bah or in Hijr Ismaa'eel, because the Prophet (blessings
and peace of Allah be upon him) did not do that, and because some of
the scholars said that it (obligatory prayer) is not valid inside the
Ka'bah or in al-Hijr, because al-Hijr is part of the Ka'bah.
Thus it is known that what is prescribed is to offer obligatory
prayers outside the Ka'bah and outside al-Hijr, followingthe example
of the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), and so as
to avoid differing from those scholars who say that obligatory prayer
offered inside the Ka'bah or in al-Hijr is notvalid.
And Allah is the source ofstrength.
End quote from Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Baaz (11/389)
To sum up: prayer inside al-Hijr is mustahabb, but it should be
limited to naafil prayers.
And Allah knows best.

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Is it prescribed to send blessings upon the angels?G http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com

Is it permissible to send blessings upon the angels because of their
virtue andhigh status?.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is prescribed to send blessings upon the angels by saying "
'Alayhim al-salaatu wa'l- salaam (upon them be blessings and peace)"
and " 'alayhimal-salaam (upon them be peace)", because they are
honourable, devoted worshippers and one of the creations of Allaah
whom Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, favoured over others as
Hesays:
"They [whom they call children of Allaah i.e. the angels, 'Eesa
(Jesus) __ son of Maryam (Mary), 'Uzayr (Ezra)], are but honoured
slaves"
[al-Anbiya' 21:26]
"But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you,
11. Kiraaman (Honourable)Kaatibeen —writing down(your deeds)"
[al-Infitaar 82:10,11]
"In the hands of scribes (angels).
16. Honourable and obedient"
['Abasa 80:15, 16]
They have a particular status, virtue and honour, so it is prescribed
to send blessings upon them, and there is no reason not to do so,
rather it is prescribed.

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Is it prescribed to send blessings upon the angels?G http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com

Is it permissible to send blessings upon the angels because of their
virtue andhigh status?.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is prescribed to send blessings upon the angels by saying "
'Alayhim al-salaatu wa'l- salaam (upon them be blessings and peace)"
and " 'alayhimal-salaam (upon them be peace)", because they are
honourable, devoted worshippers and one of the creations of Allaah
whom Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, favoured over others as
Hesays:
"They [whom they call children of Allaah i.e. the angels, 'Eesa
(Jesus) __ son of Maryam (Mary), 'Uzayr (Ezra)], are but honoured
slaves"
[al-Anbiya' 21:26]
"But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you,
11. Kiraaman (Honourable)Kaatibeen —writing down(your deeds)"
[al-Infitaar 82:10,11]
"In the hands of scribes (angels).
16. Honourable and obedient"
['Abasa 80:15, 16]
They have a particular status, virtue and honour, so it is prescribed
to send blessings upon them, and there is no reason not to do so,
rather it is prescribed.

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -

Click- http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/ for detail|- When we are new at a university, amongst the many decisions

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -



When we are new at a university, amongst the many decisions we have to
make is the friends wewill allow into our circle.
At times this is done without much thought if any at all, yet this
decision can actually shape our whole future.
University life can make you or break you so always remain focus and
ensure that you are in the right company.
The worst of habits can be picked up so easily as we mix and interact
with all sorts of people.
In today's universities, the danger of falling intothe cheap lifestyle
is far greater than before and so is the pressure.
Whilst many have developed their spirituality in these crucial years
of life, some have lost themselves in the wilderness of their
surroundings.
Why should we follow the habits of those lower than us in morality,
modesty & spirituality whilst supposedly studying at university.
If we are to take anything let it be the bestand purest of habits in a
way that will leave us with no regrets and closer to the Almighty.

Is it prescribed to send blessings upon the angels?

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -
Is it permissible to send blessings upon the angels because of their
virtue andhigh status?.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is prescribed to send blessings upon the angels by saying "
'Alayhim al-salaatu wa'l- salaam (upon them be blessings and peace)"
and " 'alayhimal-salaam (upon them be peace)", because they are
honourable, devoted worshippers and one of the creations of Allaah
whom Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, favoured over others as
Hesays:
"They [whom they call children of Allaah i.e. the angels, 'Eesa
(Jesus) __ son of Maryam (Mary), 'Uzayr (Ezra)], are but honoured
slaves"
[al-Anbiya' 21:26]
"But verily, over you (are appointed angels in charge of mankind) to watch you,
11. Kiraaman (Honourable)Kaatibeen —writing down(your deeds)"
[al-Infitaar 82:10,11]
"In the hands of scribes (angels).
16. Honourable and obedient"
['Abasa 80:15, 16]
They have a particular status, virtue and honour, so it is prescribed
to send blessings upon them, and there is no reason not to do so,
rather it is prescribed.

History of Islam|- Africa

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
As far as Africa is concerned, Islam entered into East Africa at the
very beginning of the Islamic period but remained confined to the
coast for some time, only the Sudanand Somaliland becoming gradually
both Arabized and Islamized.
West Africa felt the presence of Islam through North African traders
who travelled with their camel caravans south of the Sahara. By the
14th century there were already Muslim sultanates in such areas as
Mali, and Timbuctu in West Africa and Harar in East Africa had become
seats of Islamic leaming.
Gradually Islam penetrated both inland and southward. There
alsoappeared major charismatic figures who inspired intense
resistanceagainst European domination.
The process of the Islamization of Africa did not cease during the
colonial period and continues even today withthe result that most
Africans are now Muslims carrying on a tradition which has had
practically as long a history in certainareas of sub-Saharan Africa as
Islam itself.
In Africa also major countries with large or majority Muslim
populations such as Nigeria, Senegal and Tanzania began to gain their
independence in the 1950's and 1960's with the result that by the end
of the decade of the 60's most parts of the Islamic world were formed
into independent national states. There were, however, exceptions. The
Muslim states in the SovietUnion failed to gain their autonomy or
independence. The same holds true for Sinkiang (called Eastem
Turkestan by Muslim geographers) while in Eritrea and the southern
Philippines Muslim independence movements still continue.

History of Islam|- Malaysia And Indonesia

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -



Farther east in the Malay world, Islam began to spread in the 12th
centuryin northem Sumatra and soon Muslim kingdoms were establishd in
Java, Sumatra and mainland Malaysia.
Despite the colonization ofthe Malay world, Islam spread in that area
covering present day Indonesia, Malaysia, the southern Phililppines
and southern Thailand, and is still continuing in islands farther
east.

1-Me'raj - The Physical Ascension by the Prophet (S)

--
- - -
Translate:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&prev=_m&sl=auto&tl=ms&u=http://aydnajimudeen.blogspot.com/
- - - -



1- Me'raj - The Physical Ascension by the Prophet (S)
The heavenly journey of the Prophet of Islam has been
straight-forwardly explained in two Chapters of Qur'an.
Glorified be He who carried His servant at night from Masjid al- Haram
to Masjid al-Aqsa, the precincts of which We have blessed so that We
may show him of Our signs. Verily He is the AllHearing, the
All-Seeing.
(al-Qur'an - Chapter 17, Verse 01)
Will you then argue with him about what he saw? He certainly saw him
(Jibraeel) during his other ascent to the Lote-tree (in the seven
heavens) near which is Paradise. When the tree was covered with a
covering, (Muhammad's) eyes did not deceive him,nor did they lead him
to falsehood. He certainly saw the greatest (signs) of the existence
of his Lord.
(al-Qur'an - Chapter Najm,Verses 12-18)
From the apparent reading of the verses, thephysical journey took
place with the Prophet riding on Buraq and began from Masjid al-Haram
to Masjid al-Aqsa - The Bayt al-Muqaddas. After the journey, the
Prophet said:
During the Me'raj, I met with the various Prophets; I saw the angels;
Heaven and Hell were shown to me; I was brought to the Arsh (Throne)
and reached to Sidratul-Muntaha. I also met people in heaven who were
being showered with the blessings of Allah and also I saw people in
hell who were being punished by the harshest types of punishment; I
was also informed as to why they were in such a state.
Faidh al-Kashani summarizes the above event very nicely in his book
Me'raj - The Night Ascension, and says:
The Prophet of Islam began his historical nightjourney, along with the
trusted protector of the revelation, the angel Jibraeel from the house
of Umm al-Hani, the daughter of his uncle andsister of
Amirul-Mu'mineen Ali, in the blessed city of Makkah.
With the aide of his steedal-Buraq, he traveled to Bayt al-Muqaddas,
which (at that time) was locatedin the country of Jordan and is also
known as Masjid al-Aqsa (the furthest Masjid). He disembarked at this
placeand in a very short period of time, visited various places inside
the Masjid - including Bayt al-Laham, the birthplace of Prophet Isa
al-Masih, in addition to the houses and other important places of the
various Prophets. In some of these places, he even recited two units
of prayer.
In the next stage (of his journey) he traveled from this spot to the
heavens, where he was witness to the celestial bodies and the entire
universe. He spoke with the spirits of the (previous) Prophets and the
angels; he saw from very close both Paradise and Hell; and the various
stages and levels of the people of paradise and those in hell. It was
these unknowns of the creation, the secrets of the origin of the
universe, the expanse of the world of creation, and the unlimited
power of Allah, the Highest, that he was given complete knowledge of.
Subsequently, he continued on with his journey until he reached to the
region known as Sidratul- Muntaha, a place that was covered ingrandeur
and magnificence. It was from this same path that he traversed that he
returned, and upon coming back, once again visited to Bayt
al-Muqaddas, proceeded on to Makkah and then to his home.
On the return trip, he came across a trade caravan from the tribe of
the Quraish who during their journey had lost one of their camels
which they were searching for. The Prophet drank from the water that
the people of the caravan had with them and by the rising ofthe
morning sun, reached back to the house of Umm al-Hani.
Upon his return, the Prophet told Umm al-Haniof the secrets (that he
saw) and that evening, ina gathering of the peopleof the Quraish,
lifted all the curtains of the secretsof the Me'raj and his journey
and opened their minds to this event. The word of his travels spread
from mouth to mouth amongst all the groups, and now more than ever,
the Quraish were upset (with him).
The Quraish, as was their old-time habit, belied theProphet and in the
gathering, a man stood up and asked if there was anyone in Makkah who
has seen Bayt al-Muqaddas so that he could ask the Prophet in regards
to the physical building.
Did the Prophet describe the physical particularities of Bayt
al-Muqaddas, rather, he even informed them of the event that took
place between Makkah and Bayt al-Muqaddas - and itwas not long after
that the travelers (of that caravan) reported the exact events (as had
occurred).
The Prophet Before Me'raj
The Prophet has said:
Every time I went to Me'raj (the minimum number of times reported for
ascents to Me'raj is two and the maximum reported is one hundred and
twenty.For more information, refer to Biharul- Anwar - Volume 18,
Pages 306-307 and 387. Allah told me to convey His Salaam to you and
to tell you that you are the Imam of His friends and the light of
those who obey Him.
O Ali! I congratulate you for this honor. (Biharul-Anwar - Volume 40,
Page 53. Amali of Saduq, Page 252)
Apparently, this has been the practice of Allah (SWT) since He created
the one light of the Prophet (S), the first and foremost creation, and
centuries before any other thing were created. In the form of light
and energy, the Prophet is said to have gone through many decades and
centuries of journey and transformation in which Allah taught the
Prophet first-hand many things and made him the most perfect human
being. In the end, the light was transferred into the human body and
the Prophet of Allah was born. No wonder, the Prophet has remarked
that he has moments with his creator ALLAH, that no angel or human can
withstand - the experience is so challenging.
al-Majlisi (1627) writes in his Hayatul-Qulub that Shaykh Saduq (AR)
states,on the authority of al-Sadiq (AS), that the Commander of the
Faithful declared that theMost High, Allah (SWT) created the Sacred
Light of Muhammad, the asylum of Prophecy, before the heavens or
earth, empyrean or throne, table of decrees or divine pen, paradise or
hell were formed. His light was also created previous to the creation
of any other Prophets by the period of 424,000 years.
Apparently, only Allah and the Infallible (AS) canexplain years here,
as during that period even time was not created yet.The Laws we see
today were not in effect in that era.
al-Majlisi (1627) continues the narration by Ali that:
In this light Allah formed twelve compartments; namely of Power,
Greatness, Grace, Mercy, Felicity, Munificence, Official Dignity,
Religious Direction, Prophecy, Exaltation, Majesty and Intercession.
Allah then stationed that intelligent light in the compartment of
power for the period of 12,000 years, and the journeys for this light
continued. In the last journey to the compartment of intercession, the
light cried for one thousand years - glory and thanks to the Mighty
Lord!
The Most High then formed twenty seas of light, in each of which were
a number of sciences that no one understands but Allah. Hethen
commanded the light of Muhammad to godown through the sea of Glory; of
Patience; of Humility; of Submission; of Contentment; of Faithfulness;
of Mildness; of Abstinence; of Fear; of Repentance; of Good works; of
Abundance; of Religious Direction; of Carefulness and of Modesty, till
he had passed through the twenty seas.
When he came forth fromthe last sea, the Most High addressed him
saying, O My Beloved! Best of My Prophets! First of My Creatures! Last
of My Apostles! Be the Advocate on the Day of Reward! That light (of
Muhammad) then fell into adoration, and when it arose, 1,24,000 drops
fell from the light, from everyone of which Allah made a Prophet, thus
completing the number of those sacred Prophets.
It is further reported thatthe Prophet, in the form of light and
energy, dwelt under the Empyrean 73,000 years, and then resided 70,000
years in Paradise. Afterwards, the light was rested another period of
70,000 years at Sidratul-Muntaha (The Prophet visited this very place
during the Me'raj in the human form). Emigratingform heaven to heaven
itarrived at length in the lowest of these celestial mansions, where
it remained until the Most High willed the creation of Adam, the
Father of Mankind.
Me'raj, a Physical Possibility - A Note on TheInfallible's Ability to
be Present and Respond to Millions of Prayer, Salutations, and
Requestsat the Same Time
al-Ridha (AS) has said:
One who denies (any of these) three things is not among our followers:
TheMe'raj, the questioning inthe grave and Intercession.
In brief, it is related in most reliable and authentic traditions that
on this blessed night, the Prophet was taken from his resting bed to
the celestial boundaries and the ends of the universe, and to a place
where even angels were not permitted to visit. He wasshown many
secrets of the world, met many Prophets of Islam, and several orders
and Islamic Laws were revealed and changed. Allthis happened in a very
little earth time and the Prophet returned to his bed the same night
and the whole event took place within a short time.
Moreover, as we shall note later, this kind of journey took place many
times and by other Infallible and humans as well. The grandson of Ali,
al-Sajjad (AS) was observed to travel hundreds of miles within seconds
to bury his father and relatives who were left barren in the desert of
Karbala, after the merciless massacre ofhis father. Ali (after his
physical death) was also present at an instant when his daughter
Zainab (AS) called for her the night after the killings of her brother
and many relatives in Karbala.
Further, Ali is also reported to be aware of the Ascension and the
possibility of his presencecannot be refuted. The Almighty could have
allowed Ali to experiencethe same journey, as both of them were ONE
light and energy. Mir Ahmad Ali (1988) writes that when the Prophet
(S) returned from his heavenly journey, before he could relate his
experiences, Ali began giving him the minutest details of the journey,
making it quite obvious that Ali was with the Prophet (S) throughout
his journey. The Prophet (S) was true in saying that him and Ali are
of one and the same light.
Ali and His Travel to the Other Worlds
As mentioned before, Mir Ahmed Ali (1988) writes that Ali had to
manifest himself many times and fulfill some divine plans and assist
the creation (animals, humans, jinn, trees or just about anything or
any matter) in so many different aspects of life in the different
worlds and in space. He quotes an authentic tradition (mentioned
earlier) from the Prophet (S) to have confirmed Ali's presence in
countless events that required his presence.
He says:
Ali Ibn Abi Talib is known as mazhar al aja-ib and mazhar al ghara-ib
because, as willed by Allah, he used to appear in different forms to
carry out divine plans under very special circumstances. These
twoepithets are exclusively reserved for Ali. Even today the true
believers invoke Allah to send him for help.
In every age, to many persons he comes personally to remove hardships.
Through his name great spiritual achievements are attained. The Holy
Prophet, and after him, Ali are acknowledged as the most superior
possessors of the spiritualpowers.
To be able to do this, he had to be living before any other thing that
was created. And his ability totravel long distance at shorter periods
of time and be physically presentmeans that his body was able to
transform into energy particles, travel atspeeds greater than the
speed of sound and light,and then transform himself back to physical
form - and all with the assistance of the Almighty. Ali could also
have accessed wormholes, or Allah just willed and Ali was there. These
aspects are explained in detail a bit later in this section only. In
any case, all the laws of physics and chemistry, and other laws of the
entire creation have an obligation to the Infallible as Allah willed
this from the beginning of creation.
In the book Kashful-Ghummah, as narrated byFaidh al-Kashani, from Umar
that when the Prophet (S) was asked as to what voice did Allah (SWT)
speak to him during the Journey, the Prophet replied:
My Lord spoke to me withthe voice of Ali Ibn Abi Talib and said, O
Ahmad! Iam an Entity that is not like anything else. I cannot be
compared to anything else and I knowall the secrets of your heart.
With the exceptionof Ali Ibn Abu Talib, you have no other close
friend. Thus, I speak to you with the voice of Ali Ibn Abi Talib so
that your heart will be at ease.
Schwartz and Russek, andseveral other established Physicists have
noted that energy waves can radiate out at the velocity of sound or
light (and even faster) into thefarthest reaches of the universe.
According to Jablonski (2000), everything, everyone, every action,
every thought, every feeling - ALL is energy. The laws ofenergy also
relate that energy may be transformed into matter and back to energy.
Based on these scientific facts, there was no difficulty in taking the
Prophet to the farthest ofthe cosmos and the Heavens on the Night of
Ascension. The physical Ascension was possible then and is possible
now,with the permission of the Almighty.
During the initial creation, the Prophet was pure energy and light and
was able to undergo the entire journey Allah assigned for him and
mentioned earlier. However, on earth the Prophet had a human body and
becausethe human body cannot withstand itself at speedsfaster than the
speed of light or sound, a good and reliable explanation is that the
Prophet's bodywas transformed into energy, traveled at extremely fast
speeds; then his energy-self transformed into matter so he could
experience everything in a physical manner - this process is termed as
dematerialization. He wasthen sent back into earth in a similar manner
and transformation.
Another good explanation is that the Prophet (S) could have easily
accessed a wormhole and ventured at extremely and unbelievably fast
speeds into the Heavens. Time on earth slowed down and was
significantly distorted. When the Prophet came back, it was as if just
a few moments had passed by, when he made remarkable journeys and met
many Prophets, and experienced lots of Allah's secrets of the
universe.
Ali and His Responsibilities to the Jinn Community
Besides the Prophet's Me'raj and sacred journey, Ali also had to
venture into other worlds of the Jinn and other communities (The jinn
are among the creatures that Allah (SWT)created). Allah (SWT) created
angels, jinn, mankind, animals, plants and others. Jinn have some
qualities like human beings. These qualities are intellect,
discrimination, freedom, and the power to choose between right and
wrong, between true and false, as well as between good and bad. Jinn
are created from fireof hot wind (al-Qur'an - Chapter 15, Verse 27)
andfrom smokeless fire (al-Qur'an - Chapter 55, Verse 15)
Ali had to journey severaltimes and fought many battles with the
unbelieving Jinns, and also solved their problems - he was the Leader
of all creations, not only humans. Therefore, it is a
scientificpossibility that Ali could have transformed himselfinto
energy and venture into those worlds at a speed faster than the speed
of sound and light.When he came back into the earth, only little time
had passed and he could resume his other responsibilities. This aspect
is well explained by science.
It is reported by Sayyid Lavasani that, Imam al-Khui (AR), one of the
greatest Shiite Mujtahid (Jurist) of his time, used to communicate
with the spiritual community (in particular the Jinn community) and
they often came to him so thathe can answer the questions from the
jinn.
Several narrations follow:
Muhaqiq Ardabili in the book, Manhaj al-Tahqiq Ila Sawa al-Tariq, from
Abu Saeed Khudri has narrated that one day, Abu Saeed Khudri was with
the Prophet (S) along with a group of hiscompanions in Abtah. While
the Prophet (S) was busy talking, a dust suddenly appeared from afar
and gradually came nearer until it stopped in front of the Prophet
(S). From the dust came a loud voice, which said
Peace be upon you O Messenger to all the worlds, O Seal of the Prophets!
He answered his greetingand asked him as to who he was? He replied:
O Messenger of God, I am a member of the people of the jinn. My people
bother me and even take possession of my pasture and water. This is
why I have sought your support and I beg you to send someone with me
to issue a just ruling for us. In your presence I promise and
guarantee the safe return of your messenger to you.
The Prophet (S) then asked as to what was his tribe? He replied:
I am Arafat bin Shimrakh from the tribe of jinn. Weused to approach
the heavens before your appointment to the Prophethood and we would
overhear some of the news and tell others about them. When God had
chosen you as a prophet we were barred from doing this, so we believed
and accepted your prophecy. There aresome of us who acted in a hostile
manner and did not believe, unfortunately, their number is too great
and we are unable to resist them. We hope that you would be generous
to us because you are a mercy to the worlds.
The Prophet (S) asked him to show them the form in which he was
created so they could see his face in that form. The Jinn said, I hear
and obey. At that very moment, he showed his face.
I saw a person coming out of the dust with an elongated head, with one
eye in a small eye-socket in the middle of his head, teeth like that
of a beast and his entire body was covered with hair like a bear.
The Prophet (S) made him promise to guarantee the safe return of
whomever he sent with him. He then turned toward Abu Bakr and said,
Stand up and go with your brother Arafat to see his tribe, askabout
their situation, issue a fair ruling for them and then come back. Abu
Bakr asked, O Messenger of God, wheredo they live? He answered, Under
the ground. Abu Bakr said, I cannot go through the earth and judge
among them when I don't understand their language.
Then, the Prophet (S) turned to Umar and asked him the same questions
as Abu Bakr didand made the same response. Thereupon the Prophet (S)
looked to the left and right and said, Where is the light of my eyes?
Where is the victor over my sorrow? Where is my son-in-law? Where is
the father of Hasan andHusain? Where is the payer of my debts?
Amirul-Mu'mineen, Ali (AS) answered, Here am I, here am I, O Messenger
ofGod! I am at your service, I will do whatever you command.
The Prophet (S) said, O Ali! Go with Arafat and ask about the
situation ofhis people and make a legal ruling between himand his
people.
Ali (AS) declared, I hear and obey, Ya Rasulullah!
Arafat then stood up and Amirul-Mu'mineen (AS) girded his sword and
went off with Arafat. AbuSaeed Khudri, Salman Farsi and a group of
companions set out behind them to see where the Jinn was taking him
and what the result would be. When Ali(AS) arrived between Safa and
Marwa they sawthe earth opened and Arafat entered the ground.
Amirul-Mu'mineen (AS) looked atthe companions and said,May God reward
you, andhe himself followed Arafat into the ground which once more
closed up after they disappeared within. The Companions went back to
where they had been concerned about the fateof Amirul-Mu'mineen (AS).
The next day the Prophet (S) said the morning prayer with the
companions and they sat together until noon but there was no news
aboutAli (AS).
The time for the noon prayer came, they prayedand still there was no
word of Ali (AS). The companions were very concerned, but the
hypocrites were happy and said to each other that the Jinn must have
tricked Ali (AS) and took him away to kill him. Thus they would be
free of the Prophet (S) pridinghimself on Ali (AS) and berelieved of
the latter's presence. The time of theafternoon prayer arrived,but
there was still no news of Ali (AS).
The Prophet (S) went to Safa and sat down talking all the while about
Ali. When the hypocrites felt sure that he had been killed they began
to rejoice at his misfortune. By the time the sun had begun to set the
companions were in a somber mood. Suddenly they saw the same ground in
which they had disappeared split apart, Arafat came out in front, Ali
(AS) cameout behind him with his famous sword DHULFIQAR.
The Companions gave a loud Takbir (the cry of ALLAHU AKBAR) and the
Prophet (S) got up and embraced Ali (AS). He kissed between the eyes
of Ali and said, Dear Ali! Why did you delay? You had us worried. He
answered:
O Messenger of Allah! When I arrived there I invited Arafat's family
to three things, the first of which was to bear witness that there was
no god but Allah and thatMuhammad (S) was the Messenger of Allah,
which they did not accept.
Second, they refused to pay the jizya poll tax (tax levied upon
non-Muslims living under the protection of the Islamic State).
Third, I ordered them to come to an agreement with him that they
wouldhave the use of the waterand pasture one day and he would have
the use ofthem on the other day but they did not accept this either.
So out of necessity I drewmy sword and fought them and I killed many
ofthem, then they shouted, al-Aman! (pardon). I said to them, Aman
would only be given with belief , so they were forced to believe in
God, the prophecy of the Messenger of Allah and they agreed to make
peace with Arafat. I reconciled them with each other and they shook
hands in fraternitydissipating the hostility among them. O Messenger
of God, I was busy with these tasks up till just now.
Arafat then came forward and declared:
O Messenger of Allah, mayGod reward you and strengthen Islam
throughyou for it has helped us secure our rights. Our tongues are not
able to thank you for what you have done. If it was not for this help,
there wouldnot have been any Islam among us.
And then the Jinn went away.
Muhaqiq Ardabili again narrates in his book, Shawahid al-Nabuwwa, from
ibn Abbas that when the Messenger of God (S) headed towards Makkah
from Hudaybiyyathe army was overcome by thirst by the time they
reached Juhfa. In that arid environment, the Prophet (S) said, The
trees you see in the distance have a well nearthem. Who among you will
take a group with him and go over there to bring us back some water
for us? One man got up and said, I am ready. He set out with a large
group towards the direction of the trees. When they got there a
blazing fire burst out andthey heard very loud and terrifying voices.
Fear overcame them and they came back and told the Prophet (S) what
had happened. He said, They are Jinn, if you had gone ahead you would
have been victorious and whoever goes and is not afraid I will
guarantee him Paradise.
Another man got up and set out with the same group. They had not gone
too far when the voices got louder and thefires increased in intensity
with a huge roar and there were flashes of lightning and the clash of
thunder. Fearonce again took hold of them and they came backwithout
reaching the well and the fear now started to affect the others.
The third time, a group known for their bravery pressed forward but as
soon as they saw heads without bodies and bodies without heads they
were forced to remain thirsty preferring to escape than to stay there.
When they came back to the Messenger of God (S) they told all they had
seen. The Prophet (S)called for the Commanderof the Faithful (AS)
saying, Go and save the men from the trials of thirst.
Salmat ibn Akwa said:
I was with the group all four times, but when the Commander of the
Faithful (AS) reached the trees and heard the men speaking out of fear
and terror, he ordered them to walk directly in his footprints and not
look around and he recited some lines of poetry which meant:
I seek refuge in Allah Who is the One and Only, He is the Creator of
jinn and men, and earth nd the sky, I don't care about fire and
thunder, I am not afraid of noises and voices like the others.
When they reached the well, they let the bucket down the well and
filled it but when they tried to pull it up the jinn cut the rope
leaving the bucket at the bottom. Imam Ali (AS) asked his men as to
who was ready to enter the well, when none came forward.
At that moment I saw that the Commander of the Faithful (AS) was ready
and willing to serve. He said, Be patient!Do not be afraid of anything
you see and hear! He climbed into the well and not long after he had
descended into it the sounds of singing and laughing were heard.
There were also noises that sounded as if some people had a blockage
intheir throats and were asphyxiating. Suddenly, the men heard a
sound, which made them think that Ali (AS) had fallen into the well.
They became very afraid and their patience changed into anxiety.
Then they heard the cry of ALLAHU AKBAR by the Commander of the
Faithful (AS) and they understood that he had drawn his sword to fight
with them, because the jinn began to utter the cries of al-Hazar and
al-Aman.
The boisterous laugh hadbeen converted into the sounds of weeping. The
Commander of the Faithful (AS) asked for a rope to be thrown into the
well, to which he tiedthe bucket full of water and then shouted to
pull it up! Thus did his men draw up bucket after bucket of water,
filling water skin after water skin with water until they were
completely satisfied and then he climbed out. Each of them had taken
one water skin while he had taken two. When they arrived at the trees
the fires and the dreadful voices had disappeared.
- to be contineud