Shah ast Hussein, Badshah ast Hussein
Ruler is Hussain, Emperor is Hussain
Din ast Hussein, Dinpanah Ast Hussein
Faith is Hussain, Gaurdian of Faith is Hussain
Sardad na dad dar dast e Yazid
Offeredhis head and not the hand to Yazid
Haqaq-e Bina-e La ilaha ast Hussein
Indeed, Hussain is the Foundation of Shahada.
- Sultan-ul Hind Hazrat Khwaja Gharib Nawaz
Manual of Islamic Law – Sunan & Nawafil Namaaz
Law: If one performs his Nafil whilst sitting, he should sit like one sits in Tashahud,
But when in the condition of Qira’at the hands must be tied under the naval just as it is tied when in Qiyaam. [Durr-e-Mukhtar, Raddul Muhtar vol.1 pg.654]
Law: If one took a vow that he will perform Namaaz at certain place and he performed it at a place which is not as excellent, the Namaaz is still discharged.
For example, If one intended to perform it at Masjid-e-Haraam but rather one performed it at Masjid-e-Quds or the Masjid of one’s home (local), it is valid (discharged).
If a female took a vow that the next day she will perform a (particular) Namaaz or keep fast and on that day she began menstruating, then she should perform Qaza of these. If she made a vow that she will perform 2 Raka’ats in the condition of Haidh, then there is nothing (i.e. no Qaza).
Law: If one took a vow that one will read 2 Raka’ats today, and he did not read it today, then there is no Qaza for it, but one will have to give kaffarah (compensation). [Alamgiri vol.1 pg.115]
Virtues of Aala Hazrat Imam Ahmad Raza Khan
At the time of the demise of A’la Hazrat Imam Ahl-e-Sunnat Radi Allahu Ta’ala , a certain Saint of Syria, dreamt of the Holy Prophet Muhammad SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam while he was in the Baitul Muqaddas. In his dream, the Saint saw many Sahaba-I-kraam Radi Allahu Ta’ala seated around the Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wasallam.
All of them seemed to be waiting for someone. The Saint says that, in his dream, he asked, “Ya Rasoolallah SallAllahu Alaihi Wasallam! Whose presence is being anticipated?” The Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wasallam replied, “Ahmed Raza Khan.” The blessed Saint then asked, “Who is Ahmed Raza Khan”?
The Holy Prophet SallAllahu Alaihi wasallam answered, “An Aalim from Bareilly” When the Saint awoke, he immediately journeyed from Syria to Bareilly Shareef to meet A’la Hazrat Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu, but to his dismay, he learnt that A’la Hazrat Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu had already departed from this world.
Excellence of Hazrat Umar e Farooq Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu
Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abbas (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates when Sayyiduna Umar Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu accepted Islam, Jibraeel Alaihis Salam descent and said:
“O Muhammad – may Allah send greetings and salutations on him – indeed, the residents of the heavens are rejoicing in Umar`s embracing Islam.” [Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith 103]
It is related that Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu said,
“We have become mighty since ‘Umar became Muslim.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Book of the Virtues of the Companions, Hadith 3481]
Sayyiduna Uqbah bin Amir (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, said:
“If there were to be a prophet after me, indeed he would be Umar, son of Khattab”. [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3686]
Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Umar (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates that one day the Holy Prophet, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, went out and entered the mosque with Abu Bakr and Umar, one on his right hand and the other on his left, holding their hands. Then he said:
“We will be raised thus on the Day of Resurrection.” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3669]
Sayyiduna Jabir bin Abdullah (may Allah be pleased with both the father and the son) narrates:
“Umar said to Abu Bakr, “O best of men after Allah`s Messenger, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him!” Abu Bakr replied, “Seeing that you have that, (I would also tell you that) I heard Allah`s Messenger, may Allah send greetings and salutations on him, say, “The sun has not risen on a better man than Umar.”” [Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith 3684]
Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu said:
“If the knowledge of ‘Umar was put on one side of a scale, and the knowledge of the people on the other side of the scale, ‘Umar’s knowledge would weigh more.”[Al-Mustadrak ‘ala al-Sahîhayn, Vol. 3, Page 92, Hadith 4497]
Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (may Allah bestow peace and blessings upon him) said,
“Abu Bakr and Umar are to the religion like the station of the hearing and the sight to the head.” [Al-Khattib in Tarikh, Vol. 8, Page 459 from Jabir]
Law: If one missed his Fajr Namaz (i.e. it became Qaza), then reads it before Zawaal he should perform the Sunnats as well, otherwise he should not.
If the Sunnats of any other Namaz became Qaza except that of Fajr, there is no Qaza for them. [Raddul Muhtar vol.1 pg.632]
The Islamic teaching with regards to illness
Indeed, illness is great blessing from Allah and its benefits are innumerable. Even though man feels pain due to his illness, in reality it is a means of peace and comfort. The illness is actually an excellent way of healing the spiritual illnesses. It is these spiritual illnesses that should be considered as the destructive illnesses. It is very clear that however much unaware a man is, when he is inflicted with an illnesses, diseases or with any sort pain, he starts to remember his Creator and turns to him though repentance and forgiveness.
However, the state of the great pious people is that they actually welcome wholeheartedly any sort of pain, just as they welcome any sort of peace and comfort. Like a Persian poet once said:
“Whatever comes from the beloved, it is always for our betterment.”
However, we who spiritually weak, should at remain patient when afflicted with any illness or disease and have a firm belief that Allah shall remove us from this pain and discomfort. We should not lose the reward that was to be earned by being impatient and bewailing. Everyone knows that a calamity cannot be removed by being impatient and indeed to be deprived of the great blessings and rewards is another calamity in itself in addition to the initial one!
Whenever they become ill or a calamity befalls them, many ignorant people start to utter improper words, some which in fact takes them out of the folds of Islam. Allah forbid! They utter things such as ‘He is the Oppressor!’ Such people are those as regards whom the Quran has stated, “They are in loss in this world and the hereafter.”
Now We shall cite a few benefits of being inflicted with illnesses through the light of the Ahadith so that our readers may read them attentively and act upon them. May Allah grant us all guidance…Ameen
Hadith: Hazat Abdullah bin Mas’ud Radiallahu Anhu reported that The Messenger of Allah Sallalaahu Alahi wasallam has said, “Whatever pain is inflicted on a Muslim, whether it be in the form of an illness or something else, then Allah removes the sins from him just as the leaves fall from a tree.”[Bukhari]
Continued with next Post on The Islamic Perspective on the effect of fever