Unique Merits Of The Masjid Of Allah’s Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

Unique Merits Of The Masjid Of Allah’s Messenger’s (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam)

The unique merit of the Masjid of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) lies in the fact that he rendered personal help in its construction, led prayers in it for years and called it his own Masjid. He has said, “A prayer offered in ‘my Masjid’ carries a thousand fold greater rewards than a prayer offered elsewhere, except in Masjid-e-Haram (the Masjid around the Ka’aba).

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According to Hazrat Anas (Radiyaliahu Anhu), Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “The person who offers 40 prayers consecutively in my Masjid without missing a prayer in between, will secure immunity from the Fire of Hell and other torments and also from hypocrisy.” (Musnad-e-Ahmed)

Again he has said, “The space between my living quarters and my pulpit consists of a garden from the Gardens of Parasdise, and my pulpit is situated at the fountain of Al-Kausar (in Paradise).” (Muslim Sharif, Bukhari Sharif)

While entering Masjid-e-Nabvi, think of the great opportunity, repent for the sins and decide to lead life on the foot steps of Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). Walk slowly and humbly. Enter the Haram Sharif from Babe-Jibreel Bab-as-Salaam. Step right foot in first and recite:

BIS-MIL-LAA-HI WAS-SA-LAA-TU WAS-SA-LAA-MU A-LAA RA-SOO-LIL-LAA-HI AL-LAA-HUM-MAG-FIR-LEE ZU-NOO-BEE WAF-TAH-LEE AB-WAA-BA RAH-MA-TI-KA WAD-KHIL-NEE FEE-HAA YAA AR-HA-MAR-RAA-HI-MEEN

In the name of Allah Peace and Blessing upon Messenger of Allah O my Lord Allah forgive my sins and open for me the doors of Thy Mercy and get me entered there in, O the Most Merciful of the Merciful.

Offer two raka’at of Tahayyatul Masjid in Riyazul-Jannah [Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam) has called this place a piece of Paradise], the place between the niche and the house of Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Now come the Mawajeh Sharif, a placewhere you stand face to face with Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alahi Wasallam). Think of your sinful life and Allah’s favour to you to call you to Madina Munawwara fo which millions of people desire, and say:

O our beloved guide, Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon you, we have committedsins. We have turned towards you. Pray to Allah in our favour for our betterment in this world and Hereafter. May Allah grant us your intercession on the Day of Resurrection, Aameen.

Stand humbly in front of Mawajeh Sharif neither too close nor too far. Cast your eyes down and recite Darood Sharif and Salaam seventy times in a slow, respectful, soft voice.

After offering Salaam to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam), move a meter to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddiq (Radi Allahu Anhu), the first Caliph, who lies asleep next to Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam).

Then move a meter more to the right and offer Salaam on Hazrat Umar (Radi Allahu Anhu), the second Caliph.

Madina

Visit To Madina Munawwara – Masjid Nabawi

Visit To Madina Munawwara – Masjid Nabawi

The Visit to Madina Munawwara – Masjid Nabawi Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “The person who visits my grave, his intercession becomes wajib on me.”

Masjid Nabawi

Hadith: In another tradition Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “let him who can die in Madina, for I shall intercede for those who die in it.” (Ahmed, Tirmizi Sharif)

Hadith: Here is on more tradition: “The terror of the Antichrist (Dajjal) will not enter Madina. That day it will have seven gates with two angels at each gate.” (Bukhari Sharif)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallalahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said, “O Allah, put in Madina twice as much blessings as Thou has put in Makka.” (Bukhari Sharif, Muslim Sharif)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “He who purposely comes to visit me will be under my protection on the Day of Resurrection; he who lives in Madina and endures its difficulty will have me as a witness and intercessor on the Day of Resurrection; and he who dies in one of the two sacred territories will be raised by Allah on the Day of Resurrection among those who will be safe.” (Baihaqi)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “He who performs the pilgrimage and visits my grave after my death will be like him who visited me in my lifetime.” (Baihaqi)

Hadith: Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) has said, “ The last hour will not come before Madina drives away its wicked people as the bellows drives away the impurity of iron.” (Muslim Sharif)

You should pass your journey to Madina Munawwara with excessive recitation of Darood Sharif, Astagfaar and Prayers. When you reach Madina Munawwara, after keeping your baggage safely, take a bath or perform wudu, put on a good dress, use some perfume and reciting Darood Sharif, proceed to Masji-e-Nabvi, also known as Haram Sharif. You should bear in mind that you are going to call at the Greatest person on earth, our best guide and beloved Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam). He sees you when you face him and responds to salaam which you offer him. Our every act against Islam and disobedience shocks him as a patron. The great oriental philosopher poet Allama Iqbal once prayed:

O my Lord Allah give me whatever penalty on my sins, but show not the record of my evil deeds to my beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam), as he will be shocked and his heart will break.

Halaq

What is Halaq?

What is Halaq?

The person performing only Umrah or Tamattu Hajj should discontinue Ahram by Halaq, ie. Shaving of the head. The person performing Qiran Hajj should not put off Ahram without performing Hajj. To get the whole head shaved is better, otherwise the hair should be shortened about half an inch in length. For women, shaving the head is forbidden. She should herself cut a full lock of her hair about an inch in length. After Halaq, return to Mataf and offer two raka’at Nafl of Saee which is Mustahab. This completes the Umrah which you started with putting on the Ahram. Those persons performing Qiran Hajj should now wait for Ayyaam-e-Hajj i.e. days of Hajj which begin from 8th Zil Hajj. Till then you should not waste your time in worldly affairs. Always do zikr, recite Darood Sharif, recite Qur’aan, offer Umrul Qaza, observe fast and try to spend maximum amount of time in Haram Shariff. Do as many Tawaaf as you can, as this is the only place in the world where one can perform Tawaaf.

The Genealogy Of The Prophet Muhammad Sallalaahu Alaihi Wasallam

The Genealogy Of The Prophet Sallalaahu Alaihi Wasallam

Muĥammad Sallalaahu Alaihi Wasallam

He is the son of Ábdullāh,

the son of Ábd al-Muţţalib,

the son of Hāshim,

the son of Ábd Manāf,

the son of Qusayy,

the son of Kilāb,

the son of Murrah,

the son of Kaáb,

the son of Lu-ayy,

the son of Ghālib,

the son of Fihr,

the son of Mālik,

the son of Nađr,

the son of Kinānah,

the son of Khuzaymah,

the son of Mudrikah,

the son of Ilyās,

the son of Muđar,

the son of Nizār,

the son of Ma-ádd,

the son of Ádnān Genealogists are in agreement until Ádnān, and beyond him up until Sayyidunā Ādam  there is a keen disagreement.

His Sallalaahu Alaihi Wasallam mother is Lady Āminah,

the daughter of Wahb,

the son of Ábd Manāf,

the son of Zuhrah,

the son of Kilāb, 1

the son of Murrah,

the son of Ka-áb,

the son of Lu-ayy. 2


 

1 Thus the ancestry of RasūlAllāh Sallalaahu Alaihi Wasallam from his father’s and mother’s side converges at Kilāb.

2 Bayhaqi in Dalāyil an-Nubuwwah (1:183) and Ibn Hishām in his Sīrah (#1156).

What is Fiqh

Fiqh

The word fiqh has been lexically derived from the Glorious Qur’an.

Allah Most High states:
And it is not possible for Muslims that all should come out. Then why should not a party from each group should come out that they may gain understanding of religion and warn their people after coming back to them, haply they may guard themselves. [Surah: 9 At-Tawbah, Verse:122]

In the verse above, the word: Li-Yatafaqqahu is the source of the derivative fiqh.

There are more than nineteen verses throughout the Qur’an in which the word fiqh has been mentioned in its different word word forms but which all have the same root word – fiqh.

The Lexical Meaning of Fiqh

Fiqh means to understand or acknowledge something or to understand the rationale behind a person’s conversation.

The Technical Meaning of Fiqh

Fiqh means to understand the rulings of Shari’ah from which they are derived – i.e. from the Qur’an, Hadith, Ijma’ and Qiyas.

Imam Abu Hanifa has defined it as:

The understanding of those things which are beneficial for one’s self and that which are not. i.e. the understanding of what is Halal and Haraam, what is permissible and what is not.

This meaning was part of the Shari’i definition of fiqh but nowadays the term fiqh  is used as the understand of the most of the rulings of Shari’ah.

According to the Sufis, fiqh is:

The amalgamation of both sacred knowledge and practice.

To be Continued in next post – Topic: The purpose of Fiqh and its Objectives.