Hadhrat 'Abdul Malik bin Umair (Radhiyallaho anho) Reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "In surah Fatihah there is a cure for all ailments."
The virtues of surah Fatlhah are found in many ahadith. It is reported in one hadith that a Sahabi was offering nafl salaat, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam called him, but since he was offering salaat he did not respond. After completing the salaat he went to Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam who asked him why he did not respond as soon as he was called. He submitted that he could not do so because he was offering salaat. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam asked if he did not read the following verse in Qur'an:
“Respond to the call of Allah and His Messenger whenever they call you.”
The greatest surah in the Quran
Then Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, "I shall tell you of a surah which is the greatest, the most virtuous in the Holy Qur'an. It is surah AI-Hamd (The first surah of the Qur'an), which has seven aayaat. These are the 'Sab'ul Mathaani' and represent the Grand Qur'an." It is said by some Sufia that whatever there was in the earlier Divine Books is condensed in the Glorious Qur'an, and the contents of Qur'an are condensed into 'surah Fatihah; and that which is in surah Fatihah is found in Bismillaah and that which is in Bismilaah is to be found in its first letter ... (ba). It is explained that ... (ba) is a co-ordinating conjunction and stands for uniting. Surely the ultimate aim is to effect union of a devotee with Almighty Allah.
Some 'Sufia' have gone still further and have said that whatever there is in ... (ba) is to be found in its dot, which signifies the Unity of Allah-a thing which is indivisible as a dot...
Some scholars are reported to have said that the verse
"We worship Thee and we seek Thy help",
is prayer for fulfilment of all our objectives, both worldly and spiritual. According to another hadith, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam is reported to have said, "By Him Who is in possession of my life, a surah like this one has neither been revealed in the Torah nor in the Bible, nor in the Psalms, nor even in the rest of the Qur'an.
A cure for all maladies
The Mashaa'ikh have stated that the reading of surah Fatihah with firm belief and faith cures all maladies, whether spiritual or worldly, external or internal. To use its writing as an amulet, and also licking its writing is useful in the treatment of diseases. It occurs in Sihaah (the six authentic books of Hadith) that the Sahabah used to read surah Fatihah and blow upon those bitten by a snake or a scorpion, and even on the epileptic and on the mentally deranged. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam had also approved of this.
Read it before you sleep
There is another riwaayat to' the effect that Rasulullah (Sallallaho· alaihe wasallam) recited this surah and blew on Saa'ib bin Yazeed and applied his saliva on the spot (where some pain was felt by the latter). According to another hadith, it is said that if, at the time of going to sleep, one reads surah Fatihah and surah Ikhlaas and blows on himself he will be immune from all dangers except death…
According to one riwaayat, surah Fatihah is equivalent to two-thirds of the Qur'an in reward. It is also reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam has said, "I have. been given four things from the special treasure of the Arsh, from which nothing has ever been given to anyone before. These are surah Fatihah, Aayatul Kursi, the concluding ayaat of surah Baqarah and Surah Kowthar." Hadhrat Hasan Basri (Rahmatullah alaih) reports the saying of Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam that whoever reads surah Fatihah is like one who reads the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms and the Glorious Qur'an.
It is reported in one hadith that the devil lamented, wept and threw dust on his head on four occasions; first when he was cursed; secondly when he was cast out of Heaven unto the earth; thirdly when Hadhrat Muhammad (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was given the Nubuwwat and fourthly when surah Fatihah was revealed.
A cure for pain
It is reported from Sha'bi (Rahmatullah alaih) that once a man came to him and complained of pain in his kidney. Sha'bi (Rahmathulla alaih) advised him to read Asaasul Qur'an (the foundation or the QUr'an) and blow on the aching spot. When he inquired what was meant by "Asaasul Qur'an," Sha'bi replied, "Surah Fatihah."
It is written in the established practices of the mashaa'ikh that surah Fatihah is the Isme A'zam (The Most Glorious Name of Allah, and it, should be read for the achievement of all our objectives. There are two ways of reading it:
One method is to read this surah forty-one times for forty days in the interval between the sunnat and fardh rak'aats of the Fajr salaat. The meem of Bismillaahir rahmaanir raheem should be read jointly with the laam of Alhamdu liIlaahi. Whatever the ob jective may be, it will, insha-Allah (if Allah wills), be ful filled. In the treatment of a patient or of one who is bewitched, it should be recited and blown on water to be used for drinking.
The second method is to read it seventy times between the sunnat and the fardh rak'aat of the Fajr salaat on the first Sunday of a new moon, after which the number is reduced by ten every day until the course ends with a reading of ten times on the seventh day. Then this weekly course should be repeated, so as to complete four weeks. If the purpose is achieved at the end of the first month, well and good, otherwise this course should be repeated for the second, and, if necessary, for the third month.
Treatment of chronic diseases
The surah is also written with water of roses, musk and saffron, on a porcelain dish, then the writing is washed off and the wash-water is given to the patient for drinking for forty days. This is a sure treatment of chronic diseases. To read it seven times and then blow on the patient is similarly an accepted treatment for toothache, headache and pain in the stomach.
Illumination on the Day of Judgment
All these points have been briefly quoted from the book ' Mazahir-e-Haq' Muslim Sharif contains a hadith in which Ibn 'Abbas (Radhiyallaho anho) narrates that once Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam was sitting among us and said, "In Heaven" a door " has been opened today which was never opened before, and out of it has descended an angel who had never descended before. The angel said to me, "Receive the good news of two 'anwaar' which have not been bestowed upon anyone else before. One is surah Fatihah and the other is the concluding portion of surah Baqarah i.e. its last 'ruku' (section of the Qur'an)" These two surahs have been called 'noor', because on the Day of Judgement these will travel in front of their readers (illuminating their path).
Some very freakish 'robberies' are taking place nowadays and they are really becoming widespread like forest fires!
Outwardly these enticing robberies appear harmless but they have serious repercussions.
The weapons used to commit these robberies are the ‘Smartphones’!
A person usually commits a robbery for material gains but in these robberies there are no material gains at all. On the contrary, the culprits committing these robberies are themselves the main victims or losers!
Given below are only a few of the robberies that you are committing with you smartphones.
We all know the importance of time in one’s life. Everything, when lost, can be regained, except time. If a year, a day, an hour, a minute or even a second goes by, there is absolutely no way one can regain it. That is why time is the most precious thing that a person can ever possess in this life.
Unfortunately n this digital age people have absolutely no value for time. We see them wasting their free time as if it has no worth at all.
Just make a note of how many hours you spend in a day on your smartphone and you will be astound to see the results.
Some of the common time-consuming activities many Muslims are involved in are:
Playing video games
Playing puzzle/word-based games
Watching videos and movies
Chatting and calling friends
Following social media
Listening to music
Accessing YouTube filth
That same time could be used to offer Nwafil Salah, to recite the Qur’an Kareem or to make Zikr of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala and to send Durood Shariff on our Beloved Nabi (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).
“He who expands on his family in the matter of nafqah (house expenses) on the day of Aashuraa’, Allah will expand on him throughout the remaining part of the year.”
The authorities of the Shariah, (the Akaabir Ulama) have restricted the lavish expenditure of this day to food. We are required to spend a bit more on food and provide delicious dishes for the family on this day.
The issue of providing more delicious food or spending more than usual on food on this day, has different meanings for different communities and for even different families in the same community. Most nations have what is called a staple food which they consume throughout the year. The overwhelming majority of people live in poverty and cannot afford sumptuous dishes. For such people the meaning of the Hadith is quite simple and clear. The man in the house should endeavour to bring more than the usual staple diet. Poor people who perhaps eat meat a couple of times a year, will truly appreciate and relish the sumptuous meal.
Response: Yes, for example, cursing Abu Bakar, Umar, Uthman, Muawiya, Aaesha and Hafsa (may Allah be pleased with all of them) after every prescribed prayer. The scholars of Shia regard it as the best of deeds of attaining proximity (to Allah).(1)
They (also) made slapping of the cheeks and tearing of dresses in the name of mourning Husain Radiallahu Anhu as a great act of worship.(2)
Their Scholar Aali-kashf Al-Gitaa’ was questioned about the ruling of celebrating the 10th of Muharram every year by emulating the assassination of Husain (may Allah be pleased with him) and what befell him and his family, and showing remorseful sorrow, crying, beating the chest, and seeking help by retreating: Oh Husain Oh Husain..? and he Responded thus: (he replied with the following verse)
“So it is. Whoever venerates the sacraments of God-it is from the piety of the hearts.” (Al-hajj:32),
“There is no doubt that such painful incidents and imitating the grave pain is one of the great rites in the Ja’fariyyah sect”.(3)
Their source; Al-Mirza Jawaad At-Tabriizii said: “There is no problem nor doubt, nor differences among the twelve shia Imams that the slapping of the face, wearing black clothes are among the sacraments of the Ahl- bait alaihimus-salaam and that it is truthful of the verse:
“So it is. Whoever venerates the sacraments of God-it is from the piety of the hearts.” (Al-hajj:32)
“Just as the demonstration of grief and sadness about which there are many evidences about its permissibility in times of calamity of the Ahli-bait. Whoever among the Shiite youths that try to disregard these rituals or reduce their importance, then he is among the sinners with regards to the rights of the Ahlu-bait and shall be questioned about it on the Day of resurrection concerning what he invented by misleading people about the rights of the Imams”.(4)
In addition, singing of poetry concerning the death of Husain Radiallahu Anhu are among the means that lead to entering Paradise.
They lied on As-Saadiq that he said: “Whoever sings about Husain alayhi salaam a poetry, and made one person to cry, would get paradise, and whoever sings poetry about Husain and cries would get paradise, and whoever sings poetry for Husain, and cried and cause others to cry shall get paradise”.(5)
They alleged that their imams possess the guarantee for their Shias of entering paradise.
Al-kashiyyu alleged that: “Abdur-Rahman ibn Al-Hajjaaj said: One year I went out to my father Ibrahim Alaihis-salaam carrying a lot of money, then Ali Ibn Yaqteen gave me a letter asking my father to pray for him. When I finished my needs and sent him the money, I said to him: may I be sacrificed for you, Ali Ibn Yaqteen requested me to ask for your supplication for him! He said: For the hereafter? I said yes. Then he placed his hands on his chest and said: I have taken guarantee for Ali Ibn Yaqteen that he would not be touched by fire”.(6)
What an assertion have they made over the sole power of Allah! As if they have the treasures of the Mercy of Allah and as if in their hands are the keys of the heavens and the earth, and they share vouchers of forgiveness and deprivation. Do they share with Allah the planning and organizing of events?
Allah Ta’aala says: “Did he look into the future, or did he receive a promise from the Most Merciful? No indeed! We will write what he says, and will keep extending the agony for him. Then We will inherit from him what he speaks of, and he will come to Us alone. And they took, besides Allah, other gods, to be for them a source of strength. By no means! They will reject their worship of them, and become opponents to them.” (Maryam: 78-82)
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