Quran: He is with You, Wherever You May Be

Allah Subhanwatala Says in the Holy Quran that

“… and He is with You, Wherever You May Be” Quran 57:4

Son of Adam

Son of Adam: Hadith

Hadith: Son of Adam

A son of Adam becomes old but two things in him become young: greed for wealth and greed for more life. [Bukhari & Muslim]

Imam Ahmad Raza and the scholars of Haramayn

Imam Ahmad Raza and the scholars of Haramayn

Imam Ahmad Raza was not just a personality revered and accepted by the scholars of the Indian Subcontinent – even the scholars of Haramayn accepted his leadership and his status as the Mujaddid of his era. These are the words of some scholars of Makka in praise of Imam Ahmad Raza.

Mawlana Muhammad Yusuf al-Afghani al-Makki writes:

He whose existence the era is proud of.1

Shaykh Salih Kamal Mufti Hanafiya writes:

A sea of merits, the coolness of the eyes of scholars, Mawlana, Muhaqqiq, the blessing of the era, Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi. May Allah preserve him.2

Shaykh Abu’l Khayr Mirdad writes:

Indeed he is that ‘Allama and Fadil who solves problems with the light of his eyes – his name is Ahmad Raza Khan.3

Shaykh Abdur Rahman Dahan writes:

The one on whom the scholars rely; the ‘Allama of his time; the unique; for whom the scholars of Makka bear witness that he is the leader; the


 

1 Husam al-Haramayn, p.62

2 Ibid, p.25

3 Ibid, p.2

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THE THIRD DAY OF HAJJ 10th Zil Hajj

THE THIRD DAY OF HAJJ 10th Zil Hajj

“Bismil Laa-hir.Rahmaa-nir-Raheem””Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Aalameen was Salaatu was- Salaamu ‘Alaa Sayidinaa Muhammadin wa Aalihi wa Asabihi Ajma ‘een (tauheed- risalat- ahkirat and islam-iman-ihsan)

THE THIRD DAY OF HAJJ (10th Zil Hajj) Return in Mina After gathering pebbles in Muzdalifah and after offering Fajr prayer before sunrise return to Mina and do following after being there:

FIRST TASK Hit Seven Pebbles To Jumra Kabira (Biggest Satan).. On the locations where satan made a failure attempts to misdirect Hazrat Ibrahim Khalil ul Allah (Friend of Allah), on those places three pillars have been constructed for identification. These are called satan in public language. Take seven pebbles out of those pebbles which you have brought from Muzdalifah to hit the biggest satan. As a precautionary measure take additional one or two pebbles in case of a pebble is missed to hit satan, so in the place of it you can hit another one. Do not pick up a pebble from ground as it is accursed (mardood). Leave first two Jumrat and come in front of the largest Jumra. Stand at the distance of 3-4 feet and hit pebble one by one. Hold the pebble with the thumb and forefinger (shahadat ki ungli) and after reading the following takbeer hit the pebble: bismillahi llahu akbar wa lillahil hamd

Hit every pebble in the root of pillar in such a way that pebble fell in a cistern which is made around the pillar. If you will throw a pebble directly on pillar it will fall far from pillar and another pebble is required to be thrown in place of it. Do not say anything absurd while throwing the pebbles.

REMEMBER — It is wajib(must do) on every pilgrim to hit pebbles himself. If any pilgrim assigns another pilgrim to hit pebbles in his place then his wajib(must do) will remain, for the compensation of which a dam(sacrificing an goat or a sheep within the boundaries of Makkah) is

required. Extremely weak and feeble people can hit pebbles in the night after dawn. Only extremely disabled, blind, people bereaved from legs and hands can assign others to hit pebbles in their place.

SECOND TASK To Sacrifice.. For the pilgrims of Hajj Qiran and Hajj Tamattu, it is the responsibility to perform second task of hajj that is to sacrifice. This sacrifice of hajj is called “Dum Shukar.” You have to sacrifice with the same intention. However, pilgrims who perform hajj Ifraad are not responsible to sacrifice but it is mustahib for them which mean if they can afford then sacrifice.

THIRD TASK To Shave or Clip The Hair.. After hitting pebbles to the biggest satan and sacrificing the third task is to shave or clip the hair of head on 10th zil hajj. After this all the restrictions are finished which were imposed while you wore ehram. However, husband wife cannot get involve in physical relationship unless they do “Tawaf-e-Zayarat”.

FOURTH TASK Performing Tawaf e Ziyarat.. The fourth work on 10th zil hajj is to perform “Tawaf-e-Ziyarat”. This Tawaf-e-Ziyarat is a very important rukn (ritual) of Hajj. For this tawaf you are required to come to Makkah Mukarama in your routine dress after hitting pebbles to Jumra Kabira, sacrificing, and shaving or clipping the hair of your head. The most preferred time for Tawaf-e-Ziyarat is 10th zil hajj but if someone could not perform this tawaf-e-ziyarat on 10th zil hajj then he must do it before sunset of 12th zil hajj. If 12th zil hajj passed and tawaf-e-ziyarat was not performed then due to delay to give “dum” (sacrificing animal within the boundaries of Makkah) will remain wajib (must-do) and tawaf will remain an obligation.

TAWAF E ZIYARAT is neither elapsed in any case nor can it be compensated. Its performance remains an obligation till the end of life. Unless tawaf-e-ziyarat is performed restrictions regardinghusband and wife remain imposed. All the restrictions which were haram during ehram are halal now.

Sayee after Tawaf-e-Ziyarat.. Since, before Waqoof-e-Arafat you performed the Sayee of Umrah and not of Hajj, so after Tawaf-e-Ziayarat Sayee of Safa Marwa is wajib (must-do) on you. This sayee will be performed without ehram in your daily cloths and you will not cut hair after this as you have already cut hair after sacrifice and ehram ends before this. After getting free, you go to Mina again. It is sunnat to stay in Mina after Tawaf-e-Ziyarat and one should not unnecessarily stay in Makkah. However, if the time of prayer is near then after offering prayer in Masjid Haram return to Mina as soon as possible. The time of stay in Mina is of the remembrance of Allah, prayers of forgiveness to Allah, reading Darood sharif excessively and this time should not be spent heedlessly.

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The Second Day of Hajj 9th Zil Hajj Yaum-e-Arfa

The Second Day of Hajj 9th Zil Hajj Yaum-e-Arfa

“Bismil Laa-hir.Rahmaa-nir-Raheem””Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Aalameen was Salaatu was- Salaamu ‘Alaa Sayidinaa Muhammadin wa Aalihi wa Asabihi Ajma ‘een (tauheed- risalat- ahkirat and islam-iman-ihsan)

The Second Day of Hajj (9th Zil Hajj) Yaum-e-Arfa On 9th zil hajj, after dawn you have to move towards “Arafat.” It is allowed to move towards Arafat in night because of crowd. It will be afternoon to reach Arafat. The time of Waqoof-e-Arafat (to stop in Arafat) starts after sunset. Remember to gather in the ground of Arafat on 9th zil hajj is the most important rukn (ritual) of Hajj. If a pilgrim performed each and every rukn of hajj but did not stop in Arafat after sunset on 9th zil hajj till sunrise on 10th zil hajj in Arafat, his hajj will not be done. That is why; each and every moment of this rukn (ritual) of hajj should be spent with great preparation. While going to Arafat from Mina and while staying in Arafat, read talbiyah, darood shareef, and fourth Kalima, which Holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W read as well as recommended to read, as much as possible. As soon as you see “Jabl-e-Rehamt” after reaching Arafat, read the following tasbeeh o tahleel o takbeer: subhanallahi wal hamdulilahi wala ilaha illallahu wallahuakbar. And pray whatever you want. Jabl-e-rehmat is the mountain on which Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) addressed the Khutba Hijjat ul Wida. If easily possible then take bath with the intention of Waqoof-e-Arfa after sunset in Arafat ground but if there is no such opportunity then do ablution.

Then in Masjid Namra which is in Arafat ground, the Imam on 9th zil hajj will pray for Dhuhr and Asr together at the time of Dhuhr because today it is the command of Allah to offer two prayers together. Firstly, imam will offer fard of Dhuhr and immediately after it will offer fard of Asr. Those pilgrims who are offering prayer behind the imam will offer these two prayers together. But because of intense crowd, it is difficult to reach Masjid Namra and then to return back to camp. So, those pilgrims who are offering prayers alone or offering separately in a group are required to offer Dhuhr at the time of Dhuhr and Asr at the time of Asr. As the time of waqoof-e-arafat is very precious, so, after offering Dhuhr prayer, stand in the direction of Qibla and pray for forgiveness to Allah, praise Allah (hamd o sana), pray to Allah, read darood shareef, and read talbiyah. This act should be continued. After Asr prayer till the time of sunset pray in the court of Allah in an extreme humble manner for you and your parents, relatives and friends, and the whole Muslim nation because it is the special time of acceptance of prayers. If you cannot stand for long then you can sit and pray. Those who are weak and ill can pray while sitting.

 

Departure To Muzdalifah From Arafat.. Without offering Maghrib prayer move to Muzdalifah from Arafat when sun sets. It takes a long time to reach Muzdalifah. Any time you reach Muzdalifah, the first work you have to do is to offer prayer of Maghrib and Isha’a together at the time of Isha’a in Muzdalifah. Either offer it alone or offer in a group or in the guidance of ameer-ul hajj. The method is that; whichever place you stay in Muzdalifah, call to prayer first, then say Takbeer, and then after offering fard of Maghrib and Isha’a, first offer sunnat of Maghrib, then sunnat of Isha’a, and finally witr. For these two prayers say one call of prayer and one takbeer. This night you have to spend in Muzdalifah under open sky. This night is very beatific. There remains raining of Allah’s light throughout the night.So, it is better to rest for a while after offering Maghrib and Isha’a and then get busy in adoration of Allah. Since it is the night of acceptance of prayers so the whole night pray to Allah for forgiveness, blessings, and benevolence for you, your family, parents, relatives and friends, and for blessing and good of the whole Muslim nation. There is one more important work to do in Muzdalifah. This is to gather seventy pebbles from Muzdalifah. These pebbles should be equivalent in size to bean or to the seed of date. These should not be so big in size. These will be of use to hit Jumrat in Mina for three days. After offering Fajr and praying to Allah in Muzdalifah depart for Mina before sunrise having pebbles with you.

 

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The First Day of Hajj 8th Zil Hajj Yaum-al-Tarwiah

The First Day of Hajj 8th Zil Hajj Yaum-al-Tarwiah

Bismil Laa-hir.Rahmaa-nir-Raheem””Al-Hamdu Lillaahi Rabbil ‘Aalameen was Salaatu was- Salaamu ‘Alaa Sayidinaa Muhammadin wa Aalihi wa Asabihi Ajma ‘een (tauheed- risalat- ahkirat and islam-iman-ihsan)

The days from 8th Zil Hajj to 12th Zil Hajj are called Ayam-e-Hajj (days of Hajj).

The First Day of Hajj (8th Zil Haj) Yaum-al-Tarwiah

Ehram and Intention.. generally, on 8th zil hajj determinants of hajj start to move towards Mina early in the morning after offering fajr prayer. So, on 8th zil hajj ehram for hajj is wore in Makkah Mukarama. (Because of crowd, it is fine to wear ehram on 7th zil hajj and move towards Mina). It is preferred to wear the ehram of hajj from Masjid Haram and offer two nafal with the intention of ehram of hajj. Read Surah Al kafiroon in first rakat and Surah Al ikhlas in second rakat as it is preferred. However, other surah can also be recited. Pray to Allah after offering nafal. Intend for hajj after reading the following prayer in heart:allahumma inni yuridul hajja fayasiruhuli wataqabbalahu minniI intend to perform Hajj; make it easy for me and accept it from me.” Read talbiyah after intending for hajj: Labaik allahumma labaik,labaik la sharikalak labaik,innal hamd wan naymata lakaval mulk ,la sharikalak

Here I am O Allah, (in response to Your call), here I am. Here I am. You have no partner, here I am. Verily all praise, grace, and sovereignty belong to You. You have no partner.Now, the ehram of hajj has started and the same restrictions are imposed on you which were imposed during the ehram of Umrah.

Five Prayers in Mina.. after wearing the ehram of hajj, you will go to Mina on 8th zil hajj. It is sunnat to offer 5 prayers in Mina today which means Dhuhr, Asr, Maghrib, isha’a of 8th zil hajj and Fajr of 9th zil hajj. Remain busy in remembrance of Allah, offering nawafil, reading darood pak, and reciting Holy Quran during other time. Try to offer some prayers in Masjid Khaif because according to some sayings seventy thousands Prophets (A.S) has offered prayers in this Masjid. This is the masjid of Mina and according to some sayings, seventy thousand Prophets (A.S) buried here.

 

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The Blessings of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah

The Blessings of the Ten Days of Dhul Hijjah
-الصــلوة والسلام‎ عليك‎ ‎يارسول‎ الله ﷺ

On the authority of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (Radi Allahu Anhu), the Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alayhi waSallam) said: “There are no days more beloved to Allah that He be worshiped in them than the ten days of Dhul Hijjah. Each day of fasting in it is equivalent to the fast of an entire year. And each night standing in prayer is equivalent to standing in prayer on the Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr).” [Jaami’ al-Tirmidhi, Vol. 3, Hadith 758]

Also due to the stature and merits of these days, Allah swore by them when He said:
“By oath of the (particular) dawn. And by oath of ten nights. [al-Fajr: 1-2],”

and in them, He bestowed many of His bounties on His Prophets. Hadrat Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas (Radi Allahu Anhu) relates that in the ten days of Dhul Hijjah, Allah accepted the repentance of Prophet Adam (Ala Nabiyyina wa Alayhis Salam), and in it Prophet Ibrahim (Ala Nabiyyina wa Alayhis Salam) became the intimate friend (khalil) of Allah
“…And Allah made Ibrahim His close friend. [al-Nisa: 125].”

Hence, he submitted his wealth to the two noble guests (i.e. the angels sent to the people of Lut [Hud: 69-79]), his soul to the flames, his son to sacrifice, and his heart to the Most-Merciful One (al-Rahman). In it the Prophet Musa (Ala Nabiyyina wa Alayhis Salam) was also honored with the following call, “Said Allah,
“O Moosa! I have chosen you from mankind by (bestowing) My messages and by My speech; so accept what I have bestowed upon you and be among the thankful.” [al-A’raaf: 144],” and Prophet Dawud (Ala Nabiyyina wa Alayhis Salam) was granted forgiveness, “We therefore forgave him this; and indeed for him in Our presence are, surely, proximity and an excellent abode. [Saad: 25].”

The reward for Answering the Azaan

The reward for Answering the Azaan

Hadith: The Prophet Muhammad Sallal Laahu Alaii Wasallam addressed an audience of women saying, “O women! When you hear Bilal giving the Azan and the Iqaamah, then repeat what he is saying because Allah The Most Exalted will grant you a hundred thousand rewards for each word, elevate your status by a thousand ranks and will forgive you a thousand of your sins.” The Women asked, “This is for the women, what about the men? The Prophet Sallal Laahu Alahi Wasallam replied, “For the men it (the reward) is doubled.” [ibne Asakir]

It is worth nothing, that in the Azaan of the Fajr Salaah thereare seventeen words and in Azaan of remaining Salaah there are fifteen words. Thus, if a woman answers the Azaan for Fajr, she will attain 17,00,000 rewards, her status will be raised by 17,000 ranks and 17,000 of her sins will be forgiven. If she answers the Azaan of the remaining four Salaah, then she will reap 60,00,000 rewards, her status will be raised by 60,000 ranks and 60,000 of her sins will be forgiven

If she has answered the Azaan for all the five prayers then she will gain 77,00,000 rewards  her status will be raised by 77,000 ranks and 77,000 of her sins will be forgiven.

For men the reward is doubled. Meaning the men will be granted 1,54,00,000 rewards, their status will be raised by 1,54,000 of their sins will be forgiven. Therefore, if a woman answers the Azaan and Iqaamah for one Salaah for one Salaah then she will attain 85,00,000 rewards, her status will be raised by 85,000 ranks and an equal number of sins will be forgiven.

As for men, they will attain 1,70,00,000 rewards, their status will be raised by 1,70,000 ranks and equal number of sins will be forgiven.

Now adding the reward for answering both the Azaan and the Iqaamah for women is 1,62,00,000 along with her status being increased by 1,62,00,000 times and an equal number of sins being forgiven. As for men, the reward for answering  the Azaan and the Iqaamah is 3,24,00,000 with an increase in status of 3,24,00,000 times and an equal number of sins being forgiven.

Glorify be to Allah! This is only the reward for answering the Azaan in one day, which requires no money to be spent, nor any effort. If a believer makes a habit of this, then there is no end to the rewards he would gain.

However, our fellow Muslim brothers nowadays do not take any interest to learn and acquire the correct Islamic Knowledge and hence, do not gain the benefit of such rewards. In the present day and age, because women are not Allowed to go to the Masjid to Prevent corruption, they should answer the Azaan at home and if they live in close proximity (such that they can hear the Azaan) then they should also answer the Iqaamah

Hadith on Hajj Generous Reward for Ethical Pilgrim

Generous Reward for Ethical Pilgrim:

Generous Reward for Ethical Pilgrim: Hadrat Abu Huraira Radiallhu Anhu  narrated That He heard Prophet Sallal Laahu Alahi Wasallam Said:

“Whoever performs Hajj and does not commit any obscenity or trangression shall return [free from sins] as he was on the day his mother gave birth to him.” – Al- Bukhari

Generous Reward for Ethical Pilgrim

Generous Reward for Ethical Pilgrim