ISLÂHUL -MUÂSHARAT (CORRECTION OF SOCIAL ETIQUETTES)
9.) Hadrat Alî Radiallahu Anhu said that one should speak to people what they are able to understand. Do not discuss with them things which are beyond their intellectual capacities. Hadrat Ali Radiallahu Anhu added, “Do you wish them to refute Allâh and His messenger?”
Some people will not hesitate to reject such deeni narrations which they are unable to comprehend. Hadrat Ibn Masûd Radiallahu Anhu said, “When you mention to people such things which are beyond their intellectual capacities, then such talks will most certainly become a cause for the corruption of some people.”
10.) Do not adopt the speech styles and slang of those who are ignorant of the din.
11.) Be moderate in speech. Do not expand the discussion so much that people become tired and perplexed nor abbreviate the talk to such an extent that the aim and object of the discussion are not understood.
12.) A female should exercise care when speaking. She should not allow herself to be heard by men unnecessarily. In a like manner, a man should not express himself sentimentally in the presence of females. It is obligatory that a man abstains from reciting poetry and expressing himself melodiously in front of females (i.e. such females for whom the Shari law of hijab applies.).
13.) Do not mumble when speaking. Speak clearly. Be to the point.
14.) Think before speaking. Sometimes a wrong statement uttered without thinking leads one to Jahannum. By inculcating the habit of thinking before speaking, one will obtain salvation from this calamity.
15.) Do not insult or curse anyone or anything e.g. do not say, enemy of Allâh, fâsiq etc.
16.) Do not be two-tongued, expressing views in the presence of a person intending to please him, but when in the company of another holding another view, speaking to please him.
THE DEMISE OF ONE OF THE GREATEST WOMEN WHO WALKED THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH
Khadijah Radiallahu Anha passed away just three years before the Hijrah, or the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam’s migration to Al-Madinah. She passed away at the age of sixty-five, having given almost twenty-five years to Nabi Muharnmad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and the cause of Islam.
When Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam saw her in the throes of death he consoled her saying, Allah had so ordained it, and that the thing she was dreading, would prove favorable for her. Her eyes lit up and as she gazed at her beloved husband, and her soul left its earthly body. Her grave was prepared at a place called Hujjoon, near Makkah.
Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam stepped into it to see that everything was as it should be, and with his own hands lowered her gently into it. Thus passed away the 'Mother' of all Muslims, the one who had sacrificed her all for Islam.
THE YEAR OF HUZN (GRIEF)
The same year the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam greatest supporter and protector from among his family, his uncle Abu Talib passed away. Thus within the space of a few months two of his closest companions, supporters and benefactors had passed away. Besides his personal sense of loss and bereavement, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was deeply disturbed by the fact that his work of spreading the word of Allah was faced with problems and obstacles. His uncle had protected him at critical moments with his influence and authority; his wealthy wife gave her all generously to the cause, and also provided great moral and emotional support. Her house was a haven of peace for him as she took upon herself all of the responsibilities of running the household and bringing up four young daughters. Whenever he was abused by the disbelievers she provided moral support and unflagging faith.
One of the ladies of the Quraish, Khawlah bint Hakim Radiallahu Anhu, visited the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam to console him, and saw his state of depression and grief and remarked on it. He replied it was only natural that he should be touched by her absence, as she had been a loving mother to his now neglected children; she had been a loyal and sympathetic wife who shared his secrets. It was only human and natural that he should feel her loss as she was there for him during his most difficult times.
A SPECIAL PLACE IN THE HEART OF HER HUSBAND (SALLALLAHU ALAYHI WASALLAM)
A Companion of the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam narrates that whenever any gift was brought to him he would immediately send it to some lady who had been a friend of Khadijah Radiallahu Anha. 'Aishah Radiallahu Anha , a favourite wife of Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam says that whenever a goat was slaughtered Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam would send some meat to Khadijah Radiallahu Anha's friends; when she remarked about this on one occasion he told her, 'I have great regard for her friends, as she has a special place in my heart.'
'Aishah Radiallahu Anha said she never experienced such a feeling of natural feminine jealousy for any other wife of the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam as she did for Khadijah Radiallahu Anha. She also narrates that whenever Nabi Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam spoke of her he would talk at great length and praise her qualities, and pray for her forgiveness. As Allah says in Surah Al-Fajr in the Noble Qur'an that it will be said to the pious - believers. "O the one in complete rest and satisfaction! Come back to your Lord - well-pleased (yourself) and well-pleasing (unto Him)! Enter you then among My (honored) servants, and enter you My Paradise." (89:27-30)
“But after them there followed generations to come who missed Salaah and followed after lusts, soon then, will they face destruction, except those who repent and believe, and work righteousness.”
Commenting on the above verses (Ayat), Ibn 'Abbas Radiallahu Anhu said,
"Allah's statement, "Who missed Salaahs does not mean that they did not perform it at all but rather they did not perform it in its due time.”
Sa'id Ibn AI-Mussaiyyib Rahmatullahi Alayhi, Imam of the Tabi'een (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "It is he who postpones the Dhuhr (Early Afternoon Salaah) until the time of Asr Salaah (Late Afternoon Salaah) and so are Maghrib (Sunset Salaah) until' Esha' (Evening Salaah), Esha’ until Fajr (Dawn Salaah) and Fajr until the sun rises. If someone dies persisting in such habits and does not repent to Allah, Allah promises to make him face Ghayy (destruction). But Ghayy may also be the name of a valley in the Hell whose bottom is very deep and tastes extremely bitter.
Allah, the Most High, says,
”So woe to the worshipers who are neglectful of their Salaah.”
Sa'd Ibn Abi Waqqas Radiallahu Anhu related, "I asked Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam about the meaning of "the worshipers who are neglectful of their Salaah.' He said, "It is the delaying of performing Salaah in its definite time." The word (Wayl) in the Ayah may refer to severe torture or it may be the name of a valley in the Hell. Were the whole mountains of the world brought in such valley it would melt because of severe heat. This is the abode of those who are not serious in Salaah unless they repent to Allah and regret for what they have done.
Allah, the Almighty, says,
“O ye who believe! Let not your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah, if any act thus, surely they are the losers.”
The Mufassireen said, "The remembrance of Allah in the above Ayah means the five daily Salaahs. Therefore, whoever preoccupies himself with his property, trade, livelihood or children rather than performing Salaah in its definite time will be a loser.
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,
"The first of one's deeds that he shall be called to account for on the Day of Judgment is Salaah. If he performed it well, he will be prosperous. Otherwise, he will be loser.”
Allah, the Most High, says,
“What led you into Hell-Fire? They will say, 'We were not of those who performed salaah, nor were we of those who feed the indigent. But we used to talk vanities with vain talkers, and we used to deny the Day of Judgment until there came to us (the Hour) that is certain. Then will no intercession of any intercessor profit them.”
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,
"The covenant that distinguishes between us and them consists of salaah: Whoever leaves it has committed kufr.” Tirmidhi
It was related that the Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,
"Between a man and kufr is the nonperformance of the Salaah.” Muslim
We were with Buraida in a battle on a cloudy day and he said, "Offer the `Asr prayer early as Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "Whoever leaves the `Asr prayer, all his (good) deeds will be annulled." Bukhari
"Whoever neglects the Salaah intentionally will be free from Allah's covenant.” Haythami and Ahmed
"I have been commanded to fight people until they testify that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammed is the Messenger of Allah and perform the Salaah, and pay Zakah. If they say it, they have saved their blood and possessions from me, except for the right of Islam over them, and their final reckoning is with Allah.” Bukhari and Muslim
"Whoever keeps on performing Salaah (in its due time), it will be a light, a proof and redemption for him on the Day of Judgment. Otherwise, he will be assembled with Fir’oun, Qarun Haman and 'Ubai Ibn Khalaf .” Darmi and Ahmad
'Umar Radiallahu Anhu said, "Whoever neglects salaah is beyond the fold of Islam.” Malik
One of the scholars of sacred knowledge said, "He (the one who neglects the Salaah) will be assembled with these four people because he is either preoccupied from performing Salaah by property, kingdom, ministry or trade. If he is preoccupied by wealth, he will be assembled with Qarun. If by kingdom, he will be with Pharaoh. If by ministry, he will be with Haman and if by trade, he will be with Ubai Ibn Khalaf."
Mu'adh Ibn Jabal Radiallahu Anhu related that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,
"Whoever intentionally missed an obligatory Salaah thereby becomes an unbeliever.”
'Umar Ibn Al-Khattab said, "A man came to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and asked, "O Messenger of Allah, what are most beloved deeds to Allah in Islam?"
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "To perform Salaah on time, and whoever neglects Salaah has no religion. Salaah is a pillar of Islam.” Baihaqi
200 Statements of Hadhrat Maseehul Ummat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Sahib (Rahmatullahi Alaih)
181) Continuous renewal of sincerity (ikhlaas) and awareness of Allah's presence (ihsaan) is a means of spiritual progress.
182) Always consider Your position and affiliations, and respect the next person's position and affiliations.
183) One will be rewarded in accordance with the account rendered.
184) An intelligent person is one who recognises occasions and people. (That is, he knows how to deal with each occasion and how to treat each individual.)
185) The heart is the soil of Allah, Laa ilaha illallah is the seed. After sowing this seed of imaan one will have to irrigate it with good deeds.
186) Tareeqat is the name of those Paths that link the servant to his Creator through the medium of the Shariah.
187) Keep your nafs occupied (with the remembrance of Allah with good deeds) before it keeps you occupied with its own pursuits.
188) The assistance of Allah is obtained through spreading the Deen.
189) The companionship of Allah is attained through zikrullah (Remembrance of Allah).
190) The meaning of hud is one who refrains from foolish acts and activities that have no benefit. Therefore one who does not abstain from foolish and futile acts, nor prevents others from the same, is called be-huda. Every Saalik should be a "hud".
Compiled by: Hadhrat Moulana Muhammad Farooq Sahib Rahimahullahu
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Wednesday 14 Dhul-Qadah 1440 17 July 2019
THE SUNNAH OF LOOKING AFTER ONES HOUSEHOLD
Hakim bin Hizam Radiallahu Anhu reported Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam having said this:
The most excellent Sadaqa or the best of Sadaqa is that after giving which the (giver) remains rich and the upper hand is better than the lower hand, and begin from the members of your household.
It has been narrated on the authority of Ibn 'Umar that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:
Beware! every one of you is a shepherd and everyone is answerable with regard to his flock. The Caliph is a shepherd over the people and shall be questioned about his. A man is a guardian over the members of his family and shall be questioned about. A woman is a guardian over the household of her husband and his children and shall be questioned about them. A slave is a guardian over the property of his master and shall be questioned about. Beware, every one of you is a guardian and every one of you shall be questioned with regard to his trust.
Narrated Qatada Radiallahu Anhu
Anas Radiallahu Anhu went to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam with barley bread having some dissolved fat on it. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had mortgaged his armor to a Jew in Medina and took from him some barley for his family. Anas Radiallahu Anhu heard him saying, "The household of Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) did not possess even a single Sa (2.5kg) of wheat or food grains for the evening meal, although he has nine wives to look after."
Al-Aswad Radiallahu Anhu said, "I asked 'A'isha Radiallahu Anha, may Allah be pleased with her, 'What did Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam do when he was with his family?' She replied, 'He would do chores for his family, and when it was time for the prayer, he would go out.'"
Hisham Radiallahu Anhu said, "I asked 'A'isha Radiallahu Anha, 'What did Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam do in his house?' She replied, 'He did what one of you would do in his house. He mended sandals and patched garments and sewed."
'Amra Radiallahu Anhu reported that 'A'isha Radiallahu Anha was asked, "What did Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam do in his house?" She replied, "He was a man like other men. He removed the fleas from his garment and milked his sheep."