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Archive for January, 2011

Hell Fire and Women

Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet said: “I was shown the Hell−fire and that the majority of its dwellers were women who were ungrateful.” It was asked, “Do they disbelieve in Allah?” (or are they ungrateful to Allah?) He replied, “They are ungrateful to their husbands and are ungrateful for the favors and the good (charitable deeds) done to them. If you have always been good (benevolent) to one of them and then she sees something in you (not of her liking), she will say, ‘I have never received any good from you.”

Sweetness of Faith

The Prophet said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith: −

1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah’s sake.

3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire.”

Wish for Brother…

Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said, “None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself.”

Good Deeds…

Narrated `Abdullah bin `Amr: A man asked the Prophet , “What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?” The Prophet replied, ‘To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not Know.

Namaz-e-Tawbah

Perform the Ghusl (bath) and Wuzu (ablution).
Then recite four rakats prayer.
In each rakat after Surah Hamd recite Surah Tawheed/Ikhlaas thrice and Surah Falaq once and Surah Naas once.
And after the prayer do recite 70 times “Astaghfirullaah Rabbee Wa Atoobu Ilayh”
Then recite the following Duaa: “Laa Hawla Walaa Quwwata illaa Billaahil Aliyyil Adhweem, Yaa Azeezu Yaa Ghaffaar, ighfirlee Dhunoobee, wa Dhunoobi Jamee’il Mu’mineena Wal Mu’minaat, Fa innahoo Laa Yaghfirudh Dhunooba illa Anta”.

And the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.s.) said:

No servant of my Ummat performs this prayer that a caller does not calls out from the sky: O slave of Allah! This deed has been elevated and your repentance (Tawbah) has been accepted and your sins are forgiven.

An angel will call out beneath the heavens: O slave of Allah! Congratulations to you and your family members.

An angel would call out: Your enemy would be satisfied with you on the day of Judgment. Another angel would call out: O slave of Allah! You would leave this world with faith. You would not be arrested. Your grave shall be expansive and illuminated.

Another angel would call out: O slave of Allah! Your parents are happy with you though they were dissatisfied with you before. Your parents and your descendants shall get salvation and there shall be increase in the livelihood in the world and the hereafter.

Hazrat Jibraeel (a.s.) would call out: At the time of death I would come with the Angel of death and would be kind to you and you shall not have any problem. Your body would not be pained at the time the soul is taken out.

The people asked: O Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.s.), how should one perform this if one desires to perform it in any other month? The Prophet (s.a.) replied:

In the same way with the merits.

And said: Jibraeel has taught me these words on the night of ascension (Shab-e-Me’raj).

 

Whose Islam is the best?

Narrated Abu Musa: Some people asked Allah’s Apostle, “Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?” He replied, “One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands.

Branches of Faith..

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, “Faith (Belief) consists of more than sixty branches (i.e. parts). And Haya’
(This word “Haya'” covers a large number of concepts which are to be taken together; amongst them are self respect, modesty, bashfulness, and scruple, etc. Its predominant meaning is: pious shyness from committing religious indiscretions) is a part of faith.”

Five Principles

Narrated Ibn `Umar: Allah’s Apostle said: Islam is based on (the following) five (principles): −

1. To testify that there is no deity (owing the right to be worshipped) but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger.

2. To offer the (compulsory congregational) prayers dutifully and perfectly.

3. To pay Zakat (i.e. obligatory charity) .

4. To perform Hajj. (i.e. Pilgrimage to Mecca)

5. To observe fast during the month of Ramadan.

Most Generous

Narrated Ibn `Abbas: Allah’s Apostle was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an. Allah’s Apostle was the most generous person, even more generous than the strong uncontrollable wind (in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds).

Move not your tongue…

Narrated Sa`id bin Jubair: Ibn `Abbas in the explanation of the Statement of Allah ‘Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’an) to make haste therewith (75.16)’ said “Allah’s Apostle used to bear the revelation with great trouble and used to move his lips (quickly) with the Inspiration.” Ibn `Abbas
moved his lips saying, “I am moving my lips in front of you as Allah’s Apostle used to move his.” Sa`id moved his lips saying: “I am moving my lips, as I saw Ibn `Abbas moving his.” Ibn `Abbas added, “So Allah revealed ‘Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’an) to make haste therewith. It is for us to collect it and to give you (O Muhammad) the ability to recite it (the Qur’an) (75.16−17)’ which means that Allah will make him (the Prophet ) remember the portion of the Qur’an which was revealed at that time by heart and recite it. The
Statement of Allah: And ‘When we have recited it to you (O Muhammad through Gabriel) then you follow its (Qur’an) recital’ (75.18) means ‘listen to it and be silent.’ Then it is for Us (Allah) to make It clear to you’ (75.19) means ‘Then it is (for Allah) to make you recite it (and its meaning will be clear by itself through your tongue). Afterwards, Allah’s Apostle used to listen to Gabriel whenever he came and after his departure he used to recite it as Gabriel had recited it.”

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