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Faizaan-e-Darwesh

By
Ahqar al Ibaad
Habib-ul-Ummat
Darwesh
Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rasheed Kashmiri
BS !BBS
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Silsila- "waisia !uhammadia .Sallallahu Alaiyhi /asallam0
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Sallallahu Alaiyhi /assalam

Spiritual Guidelines For Life (Nizam-ul-Hayat)


In any form of sainthood (wilayat) there is no need to attain
knowledge of the unseen or supernatural forces (kashf), nor
spiritual powers (karamah). However, in any form of
sainthood it is mandatory to do zikr, recite durood and to
practice the Sunnah.
Whether one attains spiritualism (roohaniyat) or not, your
name should e first on the list of those who strive to attain
the infinite pleasure of !lmighty !llah. "egardless of what
another says or does, after hearing and viewing, practice
patience (sar). #ever say anything against any creation of
!lmighty !llah. $tilise the tongue only for spreading the
message of the religion (deen%e%Islam), otherwise remain
silent.
&eep your heart and mind focused towards !lmighty !llah,
and the most important point is to do Zikr-e-Ilahi, and to
advise others to do the same. 'ake this the purpose of your
life.
(erived from the teachings of )a*daar%e%(aar%ul%+hsaan
Hazrat !u !nees 'uhammad ,arkat !li -udhyanvi
("ahmatullah !laihi)

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(ontents
)o, 3itle Pa2e
PAR3 4 Su$ism
" #hat is $ufism % &
2 Zahid, Abid, Arif and Sufi "2
'riends of Allah ($#T) (Awliya Allah) "
! *o+er or ,elo+ed % "-
- The tests and Trials of Ishq-e-Ilahi .*o+e for Allah ($#T)/ "0
1 Affection for Allah 22
0 Ahl-e-Takveen 2"
3 4waisia *ink (Nisbat) 22
& Nisbat-e-Ilmiya 2
"2 Majzb 2!
"" Mjzah, !aramat " Istadraaj 2-
"2 5nowledge of the 6nseen 21
" Ista#hna 20
"! 'irst Creation 23
"- The 7i+ine *aw 2&
"1 #hat is Shirk % 2
"0 Types of Shirk 2
"3 The #ise Teachings of $ufis
"& 8y $piritual 9ourney !
22 Zikr-e-Ilahi 3
Part 5 Khutbaat-e-Jumma by Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid
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" :emembrance of Allah ($#T) !1
2 $ard-e-%aak -2
9ummah ;rayer -
! <akah -3
- :amadhan 12
1 &aila-tul-'adr 11
0 :ights of the ;arents 0"
3 ,ackbiting 01
& Arrogance 32
"2 Anger 3!
"" 9ealousy 33
"2 =+ils of the Tongue &2
" ,eing Incontent and *o+e of #ealth &1
"! 'orgi+eness and 4+erlooking "22
"- ;atience "2!
"1 >enerosity ""2
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"0 Thankfulness ""
"3 The Islamic Concept of 5nowledge ""&
"& The 8uslim 8ans 7ress Code "2!
7aily ;rogress Chart "20
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This part consists of a brief summary of +ery intuiti+e, spiritual and precious details
regarding $ufism (tasawwuf), which ha+e been incorporated into this book for the
perpetual benefit of all of mankind. $ufism is a +ast topic? hence it is not possible to write
in this short book. @owe+er, this book will touch upon and make some mention of the
main routes and basic concepts of $ufism. =+ery possible effort has been made to ensure
that e+erything mentioned here is written in an easily understandable manner, so that
e+eryone would be able to understand and gain benefit from it.
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What is Sufism (Tasawwuf)?

$ufism (tasawwuf) is the branch of Islamic knowledge which focuses on the spiritual
de+elopment of the 8uslim. It is the traditional Islamic science of selfAimpro+ement,
selfApurification and spirituality ($ufismBmysticism), focusing fully on ones relationship
with Allah ;aak 9allashanahu.
$ufism is a spiritual Courney and entails one to be always e+er mindful of worship and to
concentrate sharply on Allah ($#T). 4ne must ignore the temptation and lust of this
mundane world and must li+e by the laws set out by our Almighty Allah ($#T). In order
to achie+e this, one must kill his ego and selfishness. These were the ways of the
Companions of the @oly ;rophet ($ahabah Ikraam) and the righteous scholars of the past
($alfA$aliheen).
Imam >hazali (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) offers a comprehensi+e definition of $ufismD
The highway to this destination is that first of all, make a firm
commitment (to promise to Allah Taala, repent and take oath, destroy all
inner mundane desires (lea!e the habits of nafs-e-amara, break off any
sentimental attachment with anything whatsoe!er (stop running after
status, wealth and worldly attractions and stop being materialistic, and
focus fully on the di!ine being of Allah" And when this stage is achie!ed,
Allah (#$T %imself looks after the heart of %is sla!e, and becomes
responsible for imparting knowledge ( ilm or de!ine light (noor on him,
and fills his heart with noor"&
The prime sources of $ufism (tasawwuf) are the @oly Euran and the $unnah of AaFa
5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwa alayhiwasallam).
8an has been taught freFuently to obser+e and practice of remembrance of Allah taala
(<ikrAeAIlahi) in the Euran and in numerous Ahadith.
A great eGample of this practice comes from the @oly ;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), who was known to freFuently meditate (muraFbah) and
reflect in the ca+e of 8ount @ira.
Contrary to popular misconceptions, $ufism (tasawwuf) does not entail isolation from all
worldly affairs. $ufis did not totally ignore the world. In fact, they used to work
practically for the cause of Islam and in order to propagate the message of Islam, thus
stri+ing to bring about peace in the era in which they li+ed.
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$piritual training in+ol+es abstinence from superficial worldly attractions and relations
for a designated period of time in order to gain proper control o+er the base desires (nafsA
eAamara A ego).
#hen IrfanAeAIlahiB IlmAeA@aFeeFi is achie+ed, it gi+es way to opportunities to obtain all
sorts of beneficial knowledge from unseen sources for the helpBaid of mankind.
The @oly Euran and Ahadith strictly forbid man to indulge too deeply in materialistic
acti+ities. As the holy Euran saysD
Know that the life of this world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry,
and boasting among you, and ri!alry in respect of wealth and children as
the likeness of !egetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the
husbandman, but afterward it dries up and thou seest it turning yellow,
then it becomes straw" And in the %ereafter there is grie!ous punishment
and (also forgi!eness from Allah and %is good pleasure, whereas the life
of the world is but matter of illusion"&
(#urah Al-%adiid' ()
In addition to this, it has been narrated by $ahih ,ukhari and 8uslim that the @oly
;rophet is reported to ha+e saidD
After me, the thing * fear most for my ummah are the adorned
attractions of this temporary world and the doors of worldly success which
will be opened for you"&
#orship (Ibadah) and remembrance of Allah ($#T) (<ikrAeAIlahi) ha+e been emphasised
on numerous occasions in the EuranD
And do thou (+ ,uhammad remember the -ord within thyself
humbly and with awe, below thy breath, at morn and e!ening" And be thou
not of the neglectful"&
(#urah Araf' .)(
and'
Therefore remember ,e, * will remember you" /i!e thanks to ,e,
and re0ect not ,e"&
((' 1.(
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Then when ye ha!e finished the salaah, remember Allah, standing and
sitting and lying on your sides"
(2'1)3
+ ye who belie!e4 5emember Allah with much remembrance" And glorify
%im morning and e!ening"&
(33'2(
And do thou bring thy -ord to remembrance in thy (!ery soul with
humility and in re!erence without loudness in words in the mornings and
e!enings6 and be not thou of those who are unheedful"&
(7'().
Truly the rising by night is most potent for go!erning (the soul and most
suitable for (framing the $ord (of 8rayer and 8raise" True there is for
thee by day prolonged occupation with ordinary duties' 9ut keep in
remembrance the name of the -ord and de!ote to %im wholeheartedly"&
(73':-;

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Zahid, Abid, Arif and Sufi
7ahid -
4ne who deliberately a+oids and abstains from the #orld and its materialistic attractions.
Abid -
4ne who is always engaged in acts of di+ine worship.
Ari$ -
4ne who always focuses on Allah ($#T) and e+ery moment of his li+ing is characterised
by a wish for the di+ine light (noor) of Allah ($#T) within his heart.
An Arif is entitled to be called a H$ufi, H7arwesh or H'akeer on the basis of his stri+ing
to achie+e closeness to Allah ($#T). $ufis are at the le+el of at least the friends of Allah
(Awliya Allah). Their worshipping is not moti+ated by the desire for worldly gains. 4ne
may become <ahid and Abid, which can guard them from entrance into the hell fire. They
worship for the purpose of being sa+ed from the hellfire and to gain entry into hea+en.
There is no greed in the worship of a sufi. The sole moti+ation in the worship of a $ufi
lies in the fact that he lo+es Allah ($#T) in the deepest sense and asks for nothing but the
pleasure and acceptance by Allah ($#T).
Su$i -
A group of the Companions of the @oly ;rophet (AshaabAeA$ufa) freed themsel+es from
the affairs and e+ents and attractions of this worldly life and de+oted their entire li+es for
the remembrance of Allah ($#T) and following the $unnah of the @oly ;rophet and
for gaining knowledge in the 8asCidAeAIabwi . The people who adopt this path,
follow the same principles. The only purpose of their life is the pleasure of Allah ($#T),
which is why they are called $ufis.
They strictly follow the teachings of the @oly Euran and $unnah and instruct their
disciples to do likewise.
They are eGperts in $cience and all branches of knowledge of the present day including
shariah (Islamic law), tareeFah (spiritualism) and haFeeFat (reality)? although this may
not necessarily imply the formal academic sense, as they acFuire their knowledge through
spiritualism.
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!ention o$ the Friends o$ Allah .Awliya8 Allah0 In 3he Holy 'ur8an
And Ahadith
Allah ($#T) mentions the following in the @oly EuranD
<riends of Allah will not ha!e to face fear or sadness"&
The le+el of friendship is +ery highA a friend may take whate+er he wants from a friends
house otherwise friendship is not firm, i.e. it is an informal relationship.
Allah ($#T) saysD
+ 8rophet' Allah and your followers (,umineen are ade=uate for you"&
This shows that Allah ($#T) @imself says that @e ($#T) and the followers of AaFa
5areem are sufficient, howe+er does not say that only Allah ($#T) is enough.
If someone says that Allah ($#T) and @azrat 8iah 8ir (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) are
enough for me, then people say that this is shirk and barbaric.
@owe+er the reality is that they are unaware of the truth about associating partners with
Allah ($#T) haFeeFatAeAshirk and they say that association with anything but Allah
(>hairullah) is shirk. They themsel+es fall ill, so why do they then pay a +isit to the
doctor% #hen one is thirsty why does he ask for water that is, why is one dependent on
others for worldly needs, is that not then classified as an act of shirk% 7epending on
others for worldly needs and matters cannot be classified as an act of associating partners
with Allah ($#T).
It has been narrated in a @adith of $ahih 8uslimD
Allah (#$T grants and * distribute"&
+ son of Adam, * was hungry and you did not feed ,e" ,an says'&+
Allah how were >ou hungry" >ou are -ord of all the worlds, then how do
>ou need to eat?& Allah taala will say your brother was hungry, if you
had fed him you would ha!e found ,e by his side&
'urthermore, it is mentioned in another @adithD
J#hen a man draws near to 8e through nawafil then I lo+e him, so much so that I
become the eyes with which he sees, his ears with which he hears, hands with which he
grasps, feet with which he walks.K
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Allah Taala says that J$afa and 8arwa are from the signs of Allah ($#T)K.
#hy are safa and marwa signs of Allah Taala% ,ecause @azrat ,ibi @aCra
(:adiAllahTaala anha) was not a ;rophet but a 'riend of Allah (#alia). $he ran to
look for water in a desperate condition. Allah Taala lo+ed this so much that he included
this in the signs of Allah Taala and the $ai has been rendered obligatory ('ardh) on all
8uslims until the day of Cudgement.
If by the footsteps of a walia, a piece of land can become one of the signs of Allah Taala,
then wouldnt the land where the ,lessed ;rophets and 'riends of Allah laid foot on,
li+ed , performed worship, are buried, be classified as shaairA ullah (signs of Allah)%
(harateristis and Physial A11earane o$ Friends o$ Allah
4ne should not make haste in Cudging another person, in fact one should not Cudge at all.
It is worth reinforcing that one must not be fooled by the physical appearance of the
friends of Allah
It has been narrated in a @adithD
J6ncombed hair, dusty hair and body, reCected by people and if he swears by Allah his
call will always be accepted by Almighty Allah ($#T)K.
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6o&er or Belo&ed9
4nce Allah ($#T) asked >haus ;aak, @adhrat Abdul Eadir 9ilani
(:adiAllahTaalahuanhu)D J7o you want to be the belo+ed or the lo+er%K Allah
($#T) ga+e him twenty four hours to answer this Fuestion.
In the meantime @azrat Abdul Eadir 9ilani (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) was +ery anGious
and worried about how to respond. @e heard a +oiceD J4n the one hand you ha+e
worshipped and achie+ed so many high ranks, but inspite of that you are finding it so
difficult to answer such a simple Fuestion%K @adhrat Abdul Eadir 9ilani
(:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) turned his head towards the +oice. @e saw a 'aFeer wearing
torn old rags standing outside an old shop with fire ignited. @adhrat Abdul Eadir 9ilani
(:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) was most surprised as to how this man came to know of
something confidential between Allah ($#T) and himself. At that point he understood
that this faFeer is surely a 'riend of Allah ($#T). The faFeer offered to help >hausAeA
;ak (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) in making a decision for his answer and asked him to
+isit him the following day at "2am midnight.
The neGt day >hausAeA;ak (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) arri+ed at the place, howe+er the
faFeer was not there anywhere. >hausAeA;ak (:adiAllahtaalahu anhu) enFuired from
the local people as to the whereabouts of the faFeer. 8uch to @adhrat >hausAeA;aak
(:adiAllahTaalahuanhu)s surprise, people informed him that the faFeer was a
criminal, had committed numerous crimes including murders and had been arrested
today, had been placed on a donkey and taken around the town to humiliate, then he had
been hanged and his body has been cut into pieces thrown in a dumping place for crows
and +ultures to feed onA so that people may learn a moral lesson. @adhrat >hausA;ak
(:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) was +ery surprised to hear this.
@azrat >hausAeA;ak (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) went to where the pieces of the faFeers
body were discarded. As he walked closer, the pieces began to mo+e, until they came
together causing the crows and +ultures to fly away, and the faFeer sat up in his original
form. As he sat up he chantedD JIow ha+e you seen the outcome of true lo+e% 7uring my
entire life I was made to beg, was taken on a donkey around the market, was made to be
abused by people, gi+en the name of a criminal and rascal and caused me to hang and
made my body be torn to pieces and thrown in the dumpL Mou possess a +ery delicate
nature, how will you e+er be able to endure such eGtreme malicious torment, Cust how%K
,eing the belo+ed of the Almighty is a +ery delicate matter. @ow can one be bold enough
and worthy enough to ask to be the belo+ed by the Almighty Allah ($#T)%
Therefore, it is wise not to desire to be the lo+er or the belo+ed. The best thing is to
reFuest Almighty Allah ($#T) to choose whate+er @e wishes for oneself and then accept
whate+er that may be. $ay to AllahD J4 Allah Mou are the *ord, it is Mour choice,
whate+er Mou choose I will accept, I am incapable of asking for myself.K
@e chanted this phrase and laid on the ground. @is body fell apart into pieces again.
@adhrat >hausAeA;ak (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) collected the pieces in his shawl
(chadar) and brought them to his sanctuary (khanFaa). @e ga+e the pieces ritual bath
"-
(>husl) with own hands and offered the funeral prayer (IamaazAeA9anaazah). @e then
buried the pieces in his sanctuary.
@adhrat >hausAeApak (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) ordered, after burialD J#hosoe+er
wishes to +isit me, must +isit the shrine (mazaar) of this blessed fakeer first and recite
'atihah, then he may come to me. The same should be on ones departure. This practice
still holds firm today.
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3he 3est s and 3rials o$ Ishq-e-Ilahi .6o&e $or Allah .!ay He Be
:;alted<0
#hen a person claims that he is a *o+er (AashiF) of Allah ($#T), he must be content on
receipt of both the wrath and pleasure of Allah ($#T) as he will be endure both.
This can be illustrated by the e+ents in the life of @azrat 8usa (Alayhisalaam).
@adrat 8usa (Alayhisalaam) was first left in a ri+er, then captured by enemies, after this
a man was murdered by his hands, only after these eGperiences was he granted
(;rophethood).
To be put into trials is not something to be complained of? in fact one should be thankful
for this.
There are numerous blessings in going through problems and difficult times. If one has
the correct attitude and a heart full of patience and forbearance and gratitude).
Through these tests, man comes out stronger, more mature and robust than he was e+er
before.
The Fualities which are hidden within us are re+ealed during hardship, which is an
ad+antage of being in trials.
It has been narrated in a @adithD
4ne day someone said in front of @uzoor . J$o and so is +ery wealthy, he has wi+es,
kids, camels, sheep and goats, and on top of this he has ne+er fallen ill. Then @uzoor
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD J$tay well away from his company, as his iman is
weak.K
:emember that 'riends of Allah ($#T) must undergo three forms of tests? these may
occur indi+idually or simultaneouslyD
1 @*llat"
( @Killat"
3 @Aillat"
@adhrat >hausAeAAzam (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) saidD patience during hard times is
what the feeble, women and the eunuch do, real men are always in a state of gratitude.K
The 8essengers and ;rophets and friends of Allah ($#T) are subCected to be tested
rigorously by Allah ($#T) in proportion to their le+el of faith in order to test their lo+e
and sincerity.
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=Gtreme lo+e (IshF) is a +ery demanding state and matter and entails eGtreme hardships
and sacrifices with regards to ones life and soul. Thus if one seeks to follow this path,
one must think +ery carefully and be mentally prepared.
'or instance, @adhrat Ibrahim (Alayhisalaam) was an eGtreme *o+er of Allah ($#T).
$o @e (Alayhisalaam) was tested +igorously. @e achie+ed success in e+ery test. @e was
thrown in fire, had to lea+e his wife, kids and country, was gi+en the command to
sacrifice his belo+ed son with his +ery own hands, this is certainly not a simple test.
#hen Allah Taala makes someone @is own, he doesnt let him become someone elses.
#hen @e ($#T) saw that when he became distracted and o+erwhelmed by lo+e for his
son, he was commanded to sacrifice this son.
$imilarly, Allah Taala noticed that @adhrat MaFoob (Alayhisalaam) lo+ed his son +ery
much, so made @adhrat Musuf (Alayhisalaam) thrown into a well and imprisoned. In this
way father was made to be separated from his son. #hen a person lo+es something other
than Allah ($#T) then Allah ($#T)s sense of honour and pride comes into action. *ike
the @oly prophets (Alaiyhisalaam), 'riends of Allah ($#T) are also being tested.
#hoe+er claims and declares his true lo+e for Almighty Allah ($#T) must be well
prepared to undergo three types of trials which as has been mentioned pre+iously are
meant for tests of sincerityD
:emember that 'riends of Allah ($#T) must undergo three forms of tests? these may
occur indi+idually or simultaneouslyD
") =Illat8A tests related to financial issuesA such as the eGperiencing of financial
constraints, insecurity and difficulties.
2) =Killat8A tests related to ones health, separation from lo+ed ones, or being cheated
on, decei+ed, let down or hurt by others.
) =7illat8A ,eing the recipient of inCustice or false accusations.
These may take place one after another (in any order) or e+en simultaneously at any point
in ones life.
Allah ($#T) says in the @oly EuranD
Assuredly ye will be tried in your property and in your persons, and ye
will hear much wrong from those who were gi!en the #cripture before
you, and from the idolaters" 9ut if ye perse!ere and ward off e!il, then that
is of the steadfast heart of things"&
(#urah Al-*mran' 1;:
@uzoor was tested the most, who was formed first of all by the di+ine light of Allah
(nur), and is the reason why the uni+erse was created. @e was made orphan in his
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childhood, had to bear the taunts, abuse by people. @e was tortured physically, was
wrongly accused, and on many occasions his body would become full of blood. @e was
trapped in a +alley for three years with his belo+ed wife @adhrat 5hadiCahAtulA5ubra
(:adiAllahTaalahuanha). @e had to tolerate hunger, lea+e his home and relati+es, and
had to migrate. This was inflicted by none others but his +ery own relati+es, had to
tolerate the false accusation and grief about @adhrat Aisha $iddiFah
(:adiAllahTaalahuanha), had to bury his two sons with his own hands. In @oly wars
(ghazwas( he stayed hungry and was wounded. @as was tested with illness, was effected
by magic, had to tolerate the conspiracies of hypocrites, was gi+en poison and attempted
to be murdered on many occasions. All these rigorous tests fell upon the +ery figure that
Allah @imself sends peace, blessings and salutations (durood) on and all the angels send
durood on. This is certainly a point to think about.
#hoe+er makes the claim of eGtreme lo+e for Allah ($#T), he will ha+e to go through
rigorous tests and hurdles. This is the principle of Allah ($#T). If one is patient and
tolerant on these tests then he gets a higher status. If one shows gratitude, then gets the
best status. The friends of Allah are happy on receipt of each test that is that their 'riend
has sent a gift, Thank you AllahL
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A$$etion $or Allah .!ay He Be :;alted<0
Allah ($#T) indeed is the one and only and AllApowerful.
#hate+er @e wills, happens including where, when and how. Io matter how much one
tries to oppose Allah ($#T)s will only that which the Almighty wills, will happen.
There is a @adith AeA Eudsi which teaches us that Allah Taala says to the belie+ersD
+ son of Adam4
>ou wish for one thing whilst * wish for another,
Bltimately only that will occur, which is in accordance with ,y wish6
And if you make yourself content, in that which is ,y wish,
Then * shall also grant you, that which is your wish6
%owe!er, if you turn against that which is ,y wish,
Then * shall tire you out in the pursuit of that which is your wish6
And ultimately only that will occur which is in accordance with ,y wish4&
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Ahl-e-3a+&een
Allah ($#T) has created mankind solely for the purpose of worshipping @im. 8an can
be described as khalifah (+icegerent) and the assistant of Allah ($#T) on the =arth.
Allah ($#T) is the creator of the whole uni+erse. These creating powers were also
instilled in human beings. These people are known as the ahlAeAtak+een. The distinct
people belonging to this group are in+ol+ed in the organisation and administration of all
6ni+ersal affairs.
The ahlAeAtak+een includes H>haus, HEutab, HAbdaal and HEalandar and so on.
The system of ahlAeAtak+een was present in the past, now, and will remain until the day of
9udgement. *ike Allah ($#T) did not re+eal the Euran directly onto peoples hearts, it
was con+eyed through @uzoor . *ikewise the uni+ersal administration is designated
to these people. #ith the supplications of these people it rains, li+elihood (rizF) is
increased and peoples difficulties are remo+ed, peoples illnesses are remo+ed, barren
people are granted offspring, unemployed get employed, hurdles are remo+ed from
peoples tasks. The people are shown the path of $iratAulA8ustaFeem. ;eople are made to
recognise Allah ($#T). 6p until this date whene+er the 8uslim 6mmah was inflicted
with unbearable tests, these people pro+ed to be the backbone of the 6mmah. #hen
Imam 8ahdi (Alaiyhisalaam) will arri+e, these people will be the first to do his bayt,
inshaAllahu :ahman.
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"waisiya h lin+ .nisbat0 .S1iritual trainin2 and 2uidane0
This is the process whereby a disciple (salik or mureed) obtains spiritual knowledge from
a physically absent or deceased soul. This in+ol+es the transfer of spiritual blessings
(faiz).
This is that link through which @adhrat 4wais Earni (:adiAllahTaala hu anhu)
obtained blessings and knowledge from :asulullah . The concept behind TasawwurA
eA$haykh is the same as this.
@azrat 4wais Earni (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) was a true *o+er of Allah ($#T),
whose supplications were to ask for Allah ($#T) only. As a result of his great lo+e, he
will be at the le+el of hea+en where he will always be able to see Allah ($#T).
$ubhanAllah.
@e lo+ed :asulallah to such an eGtent that when he heard that :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) had broken @is blessed teeth in the >hazwa 6had. @e
picked up a stone from the ground and broke his own tooth with it. @owe+er, as he did
not know eGactly which tooth the @oly ;rophet had lost? one by one he broke all his
teeth.
The blessings of Nisbat )waisiyah can be obtained +ia three sourcesD
") +ia angels
2) through the souls of ;rophets and 8essengers (Alaiyhisalaam)
) +ia the souls of the 'riends of Allah ($#T)
#hoe+er gains the spiritual connection and spiritual knowledge from a physically absent
8aster, is called )waisi. The 4waisiyah spiritual system focuses on ha+ing spiritual
connections with the @oly ;rophet @adhrat 8uhammad $allallahu NAlaihi #asallam or
other prophets and great saints who ha+e passed away from this world, or the true saints
who are still ali+e but residing +ery far and it is difficult to reach them physically. The
4waisi $ufi has no li+ing $haikh to guide his Courney but he is guided by Allah TaNala or
@adhrat 5hidhr NAlaihissalam. This kind of spiritual connection has no limitations in time
and space and it is known as Nisbat-e-)waisiyah.
TaCdarAeA7arAulA=hsan @azrat 8uhammad ,arkat Ali (Euddas $irraAulAAziz) gained the
spiritual knowledge from 8akhdum AlaAudA7in Ali Ahmad AsA$abir( $abir ;iyaa
$arkaar ) :ehmatullah Alayhi by his regular attendance at his khanFah in 5alyar in India
while ser+ing in :oyal ,ritish Army. $o basically he was blessed through $ilsila
4waisia.
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)isbat-e-Ilmiya
#hen someone concentrates deeply on Allah ($#T)s di+ine attributes, this notion is
known as IisbatAeAilmiya, a source of gaining knowledge of our Creator. The link is
being established by using knowledge of the creator, and his aim is that he should
understand more deeply and more secrets of the names be re+ealed to him. This path is
also called EurbAeAIawafil.
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=!a%zoob8
A person whom Allah ($#T) pulls towards @imself. This cannot be obtained from EurbA
eA Iawafil but can be attained from EurbAeA'araiz or EurbAeA#aCoodi. 4ne should not
insist for dua or sit with a 8aCzoob, as 8aCzoob do not ha+e any control o+er themsel+es
and are totally lost in the thoughts of Allah, and whate+er they say, comes true. 4ne
should a+oid +isiting their shrines.
2!
=!o%zah8# =Karamat8 and =Istadraa%8
The miracle performed by a 8essenger of Allah ($#T) is called HmoCza.
$upernatural incidence of a 'riend of Allah is called Hkaramat and this also happens
through the 5nowledge of ;rophethood. The 'riend of Allah himself has nothing, but
what has been passed to him through the @oly ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam).
,oth ha+e perpetual effects unless stopped by the person who is performing this.
IstadraaC is an abnormal or unusual action performed by those practicing black magic,
carried out by saitan, de+ils, nonAbelie+er Cinns and e+il spirits of Aaraaf. The effects of
this is temporary, and if the surroundings of the effected person are changed, its effect is
nullified (IstadraaC is also called magic).
It is because of ;rophetic knowledge (IlmAeAIabuwat), that a person reaches Allah
($#T)s marifat and he starts to obser+e the world of unseen. 4ne can see the world of
the unseen through magic but cant proceed further to the le+el of marifat.
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Knowled2e o$ the Unseen . Ilm-e->hayb0
Allah Taala has mentioned the knowledge of unseen in Euran. This is the knowledge
unseen to mankind but is not the unseen of Allah because Allah is the AllA5nowing, not
e+en an atom is outside his knowledge, and nothing is hidden from @im. 'or Allah
Taala, e+ery kind of knowledge is apparent to @im. It is only knowledge of the unseen
for mankind, but it is always manifest before Allah ($#T). This is why in order to obtain
this one must go through Allah ($#T). Then Allah ($#T) will impart this knowledge to
whomsoe+er @e wills.
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=Ista2hna8
Istaghna is a certain pattern of thinking in which a man remo+es his focus from
temporary worldly mortal things and di+erts his attention towards immortality and reality.
Then the secret is re+ealed to him of the fact that all the hustle and bustle of this 6ni+erse
is solely in the hands of one supreme power. In Istaghna with e+ery slightest cogniti+e
process the feeling of the presence of Allah ($#T) is percei+ed. A person realises that
whate+er is happening and whate+er will happen is under Allah ($#T)s control. #hen
he focuses on anything, he realises that this thing is not directly related to me, but the
relationship between that thing and I is solely due to Allah ($#T). #hen such thoughts
gain a permanent place in ones brain and cognition, then his brain becomes capable of
recei+ing the knowledge and effects of Allah ($#T)s di+ine attributes. Then he becomes
the khalifah or assistant of Allah ($#T). @e becomes capable of all knowledge that his
spirit has been established with. #ith e+ery cogniti+e process of his mind is a
manifestation of the effect of Allah ($#T)s attributes. The effect of Allah ($#T)s
attributes is always full of wisdom, so+ereignty, di+ine power and mercy. Amongst the
friends of Allah ($#T) the ahlAe tak+een are granted such a mind. #hate+er a person
possesses istaghna does, is always for the 7i+ine satisfaction. @e ne+er does anything
which will harm others rather he sa+es people from the destructi+e path and guides to the
correct path and thus pro+es to be +ery helpful. @e can be likened to a lamp which burns
in the midst of a dark night.
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First (reation
The thing created first and foremost was @uzoor S di+ine light. The whole uni+erse
was created from this di+ine light. #hen @adhrat Adam (Alaiyhisalaam) was created
and angels were gi+en the command to prostrate. This IoorAeA8uhammadi
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) was placed within the forehead of @adhrat Adam
(Alaiyhisalaam). The Angels saw this 7i+ine *ight and immediately fell into prostration.
The Angels are created from 7i+ine *ight (noor). Ioor saw noor, recognised it and
belie+ed in it. #hereas Iblis who is made of fire, could not see or recognise the di+ine
light, and refused to belie+e and prostrate. Therefore he became proned to to the hell fire
eternally. This IoorAeA8uhammadi ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) which was created
e+en before the angels and Cinns, was transferred from @adhrat Adam (Alaiyhisalaam)s
forehead to other @oly ;rophets (6pon them be peace). This di+ine light became in the
physical form of @uzoor . After @uzoor +eiled himself, this noor was transferred
to @adhrat Ali karamAllahwaaChu, from then subseFuently transferred to the 'riends of
Allah ($#T). Then >haus ;aak @adhrat Abdul Eadir 9ilani
(:adiAllahTaalahuanhu)s time arri+ed. This noor was transferred to him and then by
the will of Allah ($#T) he obtained such a status that @e saidD J8y foot is on the
shoulder of e+ery friend of AllahK. Iow after appro+al by @uzoor
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and @adhrat Ali karamAllahwaaChu, this di+ine light is
transferred through >haus ;aak @adhrat $haykh Abdul Eadir 9illani
(:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) to the friends of Allah ($#T). #hoe+er obtains IoorAeA
8uhammadi ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), all the hidden secrets of this uni+erse start to
be re+ealed to him. The world of unseen starts to re+eal itself. Allah ($#T) helps and
fulfils the needs of others through this person. @e becomes a source of guidance for
others.
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3he Di&ine 6aw
#hen Allah Taala intends to show a person the correct path then first of all the persons
eGpectations from other people are repeatedly broken. #hate+er path this person turns
towards, pro+es to be a dead end. 4n whome+er he places his trust or eGpectations, lea+es
him halfAway. @e is always left in a condition of hopelessness, helplessness and misery
from all corners. >radually his faith becomes firm that no one can help me eGcept Allah
($#T). Then he focuses his entire attention towards Allah ($#T). The secret starts to be
re+ealed in the heart, that in the display of this whole uni+erse JIK am nothing, only that
which Allah ($#T) wills, will happen and only the method by which Allah ($#T) wills
it will happen, only happens at the time Allah ($#T) wills. A time for each and e+ery
thing is fiGed in *ohAeA8ahfooz. Allah Taalas decisions are ine+itable and firm.
#hate+er @e wills, will surely happen. #hen a persons full concentration is focused
towards Allah Taala then all the secrets of the uni+erse start to be re+ealed to him. Then
a time comes when the physical body is busy in worldly pursuits but the heart is empty of
e+erything but Allah ($#T). The centre of focus for ones heart is solely Allah ($#T). In
the meditati+e o+erwhelming state Allah ($#T) is seen e+erywhere, and oneself cannot
be seen anywhere. It is Allah ($#T) who grants the ability to keep this state under
control. The one who loses control, starts to claim JAnaAalA@aFK in which he claims to be
>od in his o+erwhelming state.
$ubhanAllahe wa behamdehi $ubhanAllah hil Azeem
2&
/ha t is shir+9
Allah Taala states in the Euran J4 8essengerO..The people who do bayt with you in
reality do bayt with Allah, Allahs hand is on top of their handsK.
In this @uzoor S bayt is Allahs bayt and @uzoor Hs hand is described as Allahs
hand. @uzoor is the apparent form of the hidden. 5aaba is also a sign of Allah
($#T) and @aCarA eA Aswad (blackstone) has been described as Allah ($#T)s hand
according to a @adith. @owe+er @aFeeFatAeP8uhammadi ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam)
is much more superior to @aFeeFatAeA kabah. A person is the physical manifestation of
the di+ine attributes of Allah. It is not shirk to touch or kiss the gold fence of the :ozaAeA
AFdas. =+en saying that @uzoor knows what is in our hearts is not shirk. Allah
Taala is so great that cannot be comprehended by our limited intellectual capacities.
#hen the people come to know of the supernatural powers of someone, people thereof
recall him a religious person and respect him, this is not shirk. @adhrat >hausAeA;aak
(:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) looks at the world as one looks at the palm of his hand.
$urely, such powers are bestowed by Allah ($#T) upon the chosen @is chosen friends.
$ayyedina >hausAeA;aak (:adiAllahTaalahuanhu) says that JThe >haus is the one
who obser+es e+ery single atom of the uni+erse in between his two fingersK.
$ubhanAllah.
It is mentioned in a @adith that there is no house in which the Angel of 7eath, @adhrat
Izraeel (Alaiyhisalaam) does not look at fi+e times daily and he knows each resident of
e+ery house +ery well indeed. @azrat 8ikaeel (Alayhisalaam) is responsible for
imparting li+elihood (rizF) to the whole uni+erse. @e knows, obser+es and recognises all
beings of the uni+erse, including humans, Cinns, animals and plant kingdom. $o is he
eFual to Allah ($#T) on the basis of these attributes% Io, he is a ser+ant of Allah whom
Allah has bestowed special attributes with. The :ighteous of the mankind are of a much
greater status. A righteous belie+er is Allah ($#T)s +icegerent (khalifah and naib).
:especting such a person is not shirk as his respect and honour is due to Allah ($#T).
;eople do not prostrate to the kabah, but Htowards the kabah, as Allah Taala has
declared khana kabah as @is sign and has commanded mankind to prostrate in this
direction. There is a @adith that, H5issing the ,lack stone is like kissing the hand of Allah
Taala.
#hen @uzoor ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said about @adhrat Ali
5aramAllahuwaaChuD JMour flesh is my flesh, your blood is my bloodK. Then @adhrat
Ali 5aramAllahuwaaChu went into a state of ecstasy and fell into the blessed feet of
@uzoor ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and started kissing them.
It is impossible to understand such things, until inshirahAsaddar is not achie+ed. The
Companions of the @oly ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) asked the ,elo+ed
;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), Jwhat is sharah saddarK @uzoor
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said J$harah sadder is a noor which Allah ($#T) places in
the chest of a personK.
2
To understand the reality of Tawhid, spiritual training and zikr are necessary. If someone
says that first of all, I will find out the reality then I will undertake training? such a person
can be likened to a patient who says that, Hfirst I will be cured, and then after I shall take
medication for my illness.
"
3y1es o$ Shir+
There are two types of shirkD
@#hirk-e-eta=aadi and @#hirk-e-amli.
$hirkAeAetaFaadi is when a person becomes a disbelie+er due to reCecting the belief of
tawhid or monotheism. The person belie+es that there is something eFual to Allah ($#T).
In shirkAeAamli the person is committing a heinous sin therefore becomes a great sinner,
not a disbelie+er, for eGample if a person gi+es greater importance to his family than to
Allah ($#T) this is shirkAeAamli. This man is rendered a maCor sinner but not a
disbelie+er.
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3he /ise 3eahin2s o$ Su$is
4ne must always be thankful to Allah ($#T) for being born a 8uslim.
Iow it is upon yourself to maintain this blessing and manifest yourself as a practicing
8uslim, thus making yourself worthy of being known as a true human being.
4ur purpose on =arth is to be Allahs assistant and khalifah (+icegerent).
$er+e mankind irrespecti+e of cast, creed, colour, heritage, religion or gender.
Con+ey the message of Islam (peace) in a humane and peaceful manner.
,e e+er accepting and sincerely friendly towards 8uslims and nonA8uslims alike. It may
be that your outstanding demeanour and distinguished character will be a means of
attracting others towards the ultimate truth of Islam, InshaAllah.

My Spiritual Journey


In 1991, I thought to myself one day on a regular day sitting in my clinic, "
Haroon you have achieved a M.B.B.S qualification in order to estalish yourself in the
!orld, seventeen to eighteen years of studies in order to ecome a Medical "octor,
ut !hat have you done or learnt #urely for the sa$e of %llah Suhana &a 'aala ( "
'his thought ecame etched to my mind, !hich led to me to susequently enrol on
courses for the studies of 'afseer)ul)*uran and study of Islam from 'he International
Islamic +niversity, Islamaad. I $e#t learning every thing in de#th.

,ne day suddenly I felt something strange in my hand and came to $no! %llah -aa$
.allah Shanahu has lessed me !ith shifaa in my hands. /irst of all, this !as noticed
y my !ife 0es#ected 0oina Haroon 1ashmiri !hen y the #ointing of this /a$eers
inde2 finger her headache !as relieved y the 3race of %llah Suhana !a ta4ala.
Being a medical doctor, I !as unale to 5ustify this and I had no e2#lanation.
Ho!ever %llah -aa$ sho!ered His sheer mercy. I started maraqa under the
guidance of my uncle 0es#ected 1halid Mahmood Butt 6"amat Bara$atohu7.

%fter 5ust a fe! days %llah -aa$ .allah Shanahu esto!ed lessings and Ha8rat
Sayyedna Maula %li Shair)e)1huda 60'7 came in maraqa and im#arted s#iritual
guidance, and esto!ed lessings and mercy. 'hen I !as referred to Ha8rat
Sayyedna "ata 3an5 Ba$hsh 60%7 for his s#iritual guidance. I !as sho!ed !ith such
s#iritual gifts 6roohani an!aar7 that I !as lost in ama8ement.

%aqa 1areem 6Sallalahu %laiyhi &asallam7 lessed this Faqeer immensely and
sho!ered his lessings u#on me.
'he lessings esto!ed y Sayyedna 3haus)ul)%8am 60%7 are eyond
com#rehension.

S#iritually I !as told y all mentioned aove that after the age of forty years, %llah
-aa$ !ants to ta$e a very ig tas$ for the cause of Islam from you.

'hen I !as referred to Hadhrat Mian Mir 60%7. He also lessed me aundantly,
initiated the qal)e)5aari dhi$r of %llah 'aala. ,ne day Ha8rat Mian
Mir 60ahmamatullah %laiyhi7 too$ me to %aqa $areem 6Sallalahu %laiyhi &asallam7,
and susequently %aqa 1areem 6sallalahu %laiyhi &asallam7 on a s#iritual asis
declared me attached to Silsila *adria.

Ha8rat Sayyedna 3haus)ul)%8am Sayyed %dul *adir .ilani 60ahmatullah %aiyhi7 first
gave this fa$eer some s#iritual designation and assigned the duty of the Indian
sucontinent. 'his !as in 9::;)9::<.
'hen after a trial, on 9:
th
March 9::= %aqa 1areem 6Sallalahu %laiyhi &asallam7
lessed me !ith his 8iyarah and said >" ?o! leave every thing to the Raza of %llah,
do maraqa6Meditation7 diligently, the !or$ %llah -aa$ .allah Shanahu !anted to
ta$e from you has arrived.@

'hen, I met Sayyedna 3haus)ul)%8am Ha8rat %dul *adir .ilani 60ahmatulla %laiyhi7.
He #laced a green sha!l on the shoulders of Fakeer and saidA "Bou have een
!
lessed !ith a higher ran$ in s#iritualism.@ 'his !as s#iritual #rogression, !hich %llah
-aa$ lessed u#on this /a$eer !ith des#ite his sea of sins. %lhamdulillahi 0ail
%lameen. It had ecome oligatory to ma$e dua for all the creation at the universal
level.
In 9::;, it !as revealed to this /a$eer that the great !or$s that %llah -aa$ !ants
from you !ill e ased in Condon.
Sayyedna Hadhrat Imam Hussain 6%laihi Salam7 also esto!ed numerous lessings
and re!ards on /a$eer.

'hen it !as told to me, that I !ould find some #eo#le in Condon !ith !hom I must
5oin to com#lete a great tas$ for the cause of Islam. /a$eer in ?ovemer 9::=, at
the age of forty came to Condon, left his !ell)estalished clinic and #rofession ehind
and no one !as to $no!. %ll the taunting, moc$ery, and negative remar$s delivered
y #eo#le felt li$e roses in the love of %aqa 1areem 6Sallalahu %laiyhi &asallam7. ,n
every #ain and !ound I than$ed %llah -aa$, and %llah -a$ .allah Shanahu also
lessed me. %lhamdulillahi 0ail %lameen.
In 9::D 1ha!a5a 3haree ?a!a8 Hadhrat Moinuddin Ehishti 60adi %llah 'aala
%nho7 in the #resence of Hadhrat Mian Mir 60ahmatullah %laihi7, Hadhrat Baa
/areed 3an5)e)Sha$arm 60ahmatullah %laiyhi7 lessed this /a$eer !ith his s#iritual
ait. %lhamdulillah.
In 2220, @azrat 5hawaCa >hareeb Iawaz (:ahmatullah Alaihi) blessed this 'aFeer with
khilafat during 8araFba.
In 2223, @azrat $ayyedina $abir ;iya $arkaar (:ahmatullahe Alaihi) blessed this 'aFeer
with the khilaafat of $ilsila $abriya through @azrat Abu Anees $ufi ,arkat Ali
*udhyan+i (:ahmatullah Alaihi) during meditation (maraFbah).
4n one night in 'ebruary 222& there was a maGimal abundance of spiritual blessings and
bestowings. @azrat 7aata >anC ,akhsh (:ahmatullahe Alaihi) announcedD JMou are my
shadow and scent. #hosoe+er does bait (pledge of allegiance) to you, I will also bestow
blessings on them.K
@azrat 8ian 8eer (:ahmatullah Alaihi) blessed with his khilaafat, and then took me
along with himself to @azrat 8oinuddin Chishti ACmeeri (:ahmatullah Alaihi). @azrat
8oinuddin Chishti (:ahmatullah Alaihi) also blessed 'aFeer with his khilaafat, and
crowned me with a pagri (turban).
After this, in the company of @azrat 8ian 8eer (:ahmatullah Alaihi), I was blessed with
the ziyarah of @azrat $abir ;iya $arkaar (:ahmatullah Alaihi). @azrat $abir ;iya $arkaar
(:ahmatullah Alaihi) blessed 'aFeer with his khilaafat and dastaarbandi.
Then @azrat 8ian 8eer (:ahmatullah Alaihi) took 'aFeer along with himself to @azrat
'areeduddin >anCAeA$hakkar (:ahmatullah Alaihi). @azrat 'areeduddin >anCAeA$hakkar
(:ahmatullah Alaihi) also blessed 'aFeer with his khilaafat and crowned me with a
turban.
-

Then @azrat 8ian 8eer (:ahmatullah Alaihi) +ery warmly took 'aFeer beside himself
and met with @azrat $hahabuddin $oharwardi (:ahmatullah Alaihi). @azrat $hahabuddin
$oharwardi (:ahmatullah Alaihi) also blessed 'aFeer with his khilaafat and allowed the
bait of new people in the $ilsila $oharwardia. Then in the presence of @azrat 8ian 8eer
(:ahmatullah Alaihi) and my paternal grandfather @azrat 8uhammad 7een $oharwardi
(:ahmatullah Alaihi), he crowned 'aFeer with a turban.

@azrat 8ian 8eer (:ahmatullah Alaihi) promised this 'aFeer that whosoe+er does bait
on 'aFeers hand, shall also recei+e blessings from @azrat 8ian 8eer (:ahmatullah
Alaihi). This entire incident happened on one night of 'ebruary in 222&. I mentioned this
maraFbah in my book J I44:A=A7A:#=$@ K, published in $eptember 222&.
In 'ebruary 222&, 'aFeer presented himself at the darbaar of $ufi ,arkat Ali *udhyan+i
(:ahmatullah Alaihi) in 'aisalabad, ;akistan. 4+er there, during maraFbah (meditation)
'aFeer met @azrat $abir ;iya $arkar, @azrat Abu Anees 8uhammad ,arkat Ali
*udhyaan+i and @azrat Abdul $amad 5han (:ahmatullah Alaihim ACmaaim). They all
bestowed spiritual blessings upon this 'aFeer. @azrat $abir ;iya $arkaar (:ahmatullah
Alaihi) put his sali+a (luabAeAdehan) into the mouth of 'aFeer.
In 8arch 222&, @azrat 8ian 8eer $arkaar (:ahmatullah Alaihi) bestowed abundant
generosity and blessings and took 'aFeer along with himself to @azrat ;eer 9amaat Ali
$hah (:ahmatullah Alaihi). @azrat ;eer 9amaat Ali $hah (:ahmatullah Alaihi) blessed
'aFeer with his khilaafat and after Hdastaarbandi, bestowed 'aFeer with his blessed asaa
(stick).
In 9une 222&, @azrat Ali 5aram Allah #aChu, during 8araFbah, blessed 'aFeer with one
statement as followsD JI ha+e blessed you with my khilaafatK.
In 4ctober 222&, AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) bestowed @azrat Abu
Anees 8uhammad ,arkat Ali *udhyaan+i (:ahmatullah Alaihi)s khilaafat on 'aFeer, in
,aba 9i $arkaars presence.
In 9anuary 22"2, @azrat $ayyedna 4wais Earni (:adia Allah Taala Anhu) blessed
'aFeer with his khilaafat.


And finally OOOOOOOOOOOOOO

,y the command of Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu
1

from AFaa 5areem ($allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam)

in the witness of @azrat $ayyedina Abdul Eadir 9ilani >hausAulAAzam (:adi Allah Taala
Anhu) and @azrat 4wais Earni (:adi Allah Taala Anhu)
4n 2nd 9anuary, 22"2
"0th 8oharramAulA@aram
7ayD $aturday
TimeD &D2 ;m (*ondon)
7uring 8araFbah (meditation)
'aFeer AhFarAulAIbaad
;eerzada 7r.@aroonAurA:asheed 5ashmiri was bestowed with
QSilsila "waisia !uhammadia (Sallallahu Alaiyhi *asallam)Q.


'he s#iritual 5ourney continues...................................


Prayin2 $or all humanity#

Darwesh
Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
Habib ul Ummat
Ameer Kaar&aan-e-Ishq-e-!uhammadi . Sallallahu Alaiyhi /asallam0
"waisi# !usta$wi# !aulayee# Ha%&eri# )aqshbandi# *amati# 'adri #(hishti# Fareedi#
Sabri# Soharwardi# Bar+ati,
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3
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7i+r
Allah humma salle Alaa Sayyedina !uhammadin wa aalayhi wa itratihi bi adaday
+ullay maloomillah +a asta2h$irullah hal lazi la illah illa huwal hayyul qaiyoomu wa
atoobu ilayh ?a Haiyoo ?a 'aiyoom
(4 Allah, ;lease send abundant peace and blessings upon our chief @azrat 8uhammad
($allallahu Alaihay #assallam) and his ($allallahu Alaihay #assallam) progeny, I seek
the forgi+eness of Almighty Allah. The Almighty #ho is the greatest and there is none
greater than @im, @e is the =+erA*i+ing and self subsisting. I repent to thee 4 4ne #ho
is =+erA*i+ing and =+erA*asting)
Aaoozu billahi minashaytaan nir Ra%eem
(I seek refuge from Almighty Allah, from the accursed $atan)
Bismillah hir Rahman nir Raheem
(In the name of Allah, the 8ost ,eneficent, the 8ost Infinitely 8erciful)
?a Haiyoo ?a 'aiyoom
(The e+erAli+ing and e+erAlasting)
?a Allah ?a Rahman ?a Raheem
(4 Allah? 4 8ost ,eneficient? 4 8ost infinitely 8erciful)
Allahu A+bar
(Allah is the >reatest)
Alhamdulillah
(;raise be to Allah)
SubhanAllah
(>lory be to Allah)
Subhaan Allahi wa be hamdehi
(Allah is pure and all glory is for @im)
Asta2h$irullah
(I seek forgi+eness from Allah)
6aa Illahah Illallah
(There is no >od but Allah)
6a !o%oodah Ill8Allah
(There is none but 4nly Allah)
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6a !ash8hoodah Ill8Allah
(There none to be seen but 4nly Allah)
6a !atloobah Ill8Allah
(There is none to be sought but 4nly Allah)
6a !aqsoodah Ill8Allah
(There is no desire but 4nly Allah)
Ill8Allah
(There is 4nly Allah)
Allahu Allah
(Allah Allah)
Allah huu
(Allah is the 4ne)
?a Sattaru ?a >ha$$ar
(4 @ider of defects? 4 Infinite 'orgi+er)
?a Hannanu ?a !annan
(4 infinitely 8erciful? 4 ,estower)
?a 7al%alaali /al I+raam
(4 >reatest and ,estower)
Subbuhun 'uddusun
(The 4ne entitled to abundant glorification and praise)
6a Haula wala 'uwwatah Illah Billah hil Aliyyil Azeem
(There is no power to a+oid sins and ability to perform good deeds eGcept by the help of
Allah who is the >reatest)
6a Ill8Allah Illa Anta Subhana+a Inni +untu minaz8zalimeen
(There is no deity but Almighty Allah. @e is the ;urest? +erily I am from amongst the
transgressors)
Antal Haadi Antal Haq 6aysal Haadi Illahu
(Mou are the guide, Mou are the truth, there is no guide eGcept for Mou)
Surah Fatihah (4nce)
Surah I+hlaas (Three times)
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Allahumma2h$ir lil !u8mineena wal !u8minaat (and last time) wal !uslimeena wal
!uslimaat
(4 Allah please forgi+e all male and female belie+ers and all male and female 8uslims)
*azallahu Anaa Sayyedina !uhammadan Sallallahu Alaihay /assallama huwa
ahluhu
(4 Allah ;lease bless on our behalf our leader @azrat 8uhammad ($allallahu Alaihay
#assallam), 4 Allah please send abundant blessings and salutations upon ;rophet
8uhammad ($allallahu Alaihay #assallam) according to @is greatness)

Sayyeduna Awwalun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(4ur greatest leader amongst the creation, 8ay the peace and blessings of Allah be upon
Mou)
Sayyeduna Aa+hirun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(*ast ;rophet 8ay the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna 7aahirun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(Rictorious and one with manifest greatnessA 8ay the peace and blessings of Allah be
upon Mou)
Sayyeduna Baatinun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(The hidden, whose true greatness if known only to AllahA 8ay the peace and blessings
of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna 'aaribun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(8ost close to Allah and @is creation, especially the 8uslim 6mmahA 8ay the peace and
blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna Rahmatun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(8erciful for whole creation of AllahA 8ay the peace and blessings of Allah be upon
Mou)
Sayyeduna Raoo$8un Sallalahu Alaihay /assallam
(8ost lo+ing and most tenderAhearted for whole creation of AllahA 8ay the peace and
blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna Raheemun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(=Gtremely merciful for creation of AllahA 8ay the peace and blessings of Allah be upon
Mou)
Sayyeduna *awwadun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(=Gtremely generous and selfAless for whole creation of AllahA 8ay the peace and
blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna Kareemun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
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(=Gtremely indiscrimately generous for whole creation of AllahA 8ay the peace and
blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna !u+htarun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(To whom authority has been bestowed by AllahA 8ay the peace and blessings of Allah
be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna 'asimun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(4ne who imparts blessings of Allah to whole creation of AllahA 8ay the peace and
blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna Habibun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(8ost belo+ed of AllahA 8ay the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna Ahmadu Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(8ost entitled to praise amongst the whole creation of Almighty AllahA 8ay the peace
and blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Sayyeduna !uhammadun Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(8ost praiseworthy amongst the whole creation of Allah A 8ay the peace and blessings
of Allah be upon Mou)
?a Rahmah8 3alil Alameen Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(4 8ercy for all the worlds, may the peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon
Mou)

Sallallahu Alaihay /assallam
(8ay the peace and blessings of Allah be upon Mou)
Allah humma salle Alaa Sayyedina !uhammadin wa aalayhi wa itratihi bi adaday
+ullay maloomilla+a asta2h$irullah hal lazi la illah illa huwal haiyyul qaiyoomu wa
atoobu ilayh ?a Haiyoo ?a 'aiyoom
(4 Allah, ;lease send abundant peace and blessings upon our chief @azrat 8uhammad
($allallahu Alaihay #assallam and his (sallallahu Alaihe #assallam) progeny, I seek the
forgi+eness of Almighty Allah. The Almighty who is the greatest and there is none
greater than @im, @e is the =+erA*i+ing and self subsisting. I repent to thee 4 one who is
=+erA*i+ing and =+erA*asting)
?a Rasool8Allahi unzur haalana ?a Habeeb8Allahi ismah qaalaanaa inna naa $ee
bahray ham8 mim mu2hraqun +huzyadii sahillanaa ash qalaana
(4 ;rophet of Allah (peace be upon @im). ;lease pray for us 4 belo+ed of Allah (peace
be upon @im) and please accept this humble reFuest. Io doubt we are drowned in a sea
of grief. ;lease help us)
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The abo+e adhkaar of Almighty Allah and the ;rophet (;eace be upon @im) ha+e been
bestowed to us by TaCdaarAeA7aarAulA=hsaan @azrat Abu Anees 8uhammad ,arkat Ali
*udhyan+i (:ahmatullah Alaihi).
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Part 5
Khutbaat-e-Jumma
by
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Dhi+r .Remembrane o$ Allah 3a8ala0
Khutba Jumma((1-);-())E by
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Today I will talk about $hikr (:emembrance of Allah Taala).
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Allah ;aak 9allashanahu says in @oly Euran that @is creations are engaged in @is
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+hatsoe!er is in the hea!ens and whatsoe!er is on the earth glorifies All'h. And ,e is the All(
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:emembrance has a significant role in human life. Iot only our routine works depend
upon remembrance but we also try to remember and follow moral +alues. There is
another prospectus of remembrance. Mou remember more whom you like or lo+e. Islam
lays great emphasis on eGtreme lo+e and passion for Allah ;aak 9allashanahu and AaFa
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J -ay. If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wi!es, your /indred, the wealth that you
ha!e gained, the commerce in which you fear a decline, and the dwellings in which you delight
are dearer to you than All'h and ,is Messenger, and stri!ing hard and fighting in ,is 0ause, then
wait until All'h brings about ,is 1ecision (torment, suffering). And All'h guides not the people
who are Al('si23n (the rebellious, disobedient to All'h)." (%4)
This +erse tells us about the disobedient people. #ho are they% OO..
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If your family, wealth and business are keeping you away from the cause of Allah ;aak
9allashanahu and AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), if you ha+e time for your
family and business but you dont ha+e time to pray, to come for 9umma? you are
disobedient. It is Allahs decision that @e will not guide disobedient people. Thus, a
strong relationship of lo+e with Allah ;aak 9allashanahu and AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) forms the basis of our faith. 'or eGample, a person lo+es
his wife. @e will do anything for her Cust to please her. @e can take time out for her
whether day or night. @e can spend whole night waking up for her. ,ut when it comes to
Allah, he does not ha+e time to meet Allah, to pray, to prostrate before Allah Taala.
6nfortunately, this is the condition of most of the 8uslims nowAaAdays. If you cannot
lo+e more, at least lo+e Allah taala proportionate to that for your wife.
4nly human beings and Cinn are gi+en freedom of choice to submit to Allahs #ill or to
follow their own desires. #hat is the difference between 8uslims and nonA8uslims% O..
8uslims remember Allah ;aak 9allashanahu and prostrate before @im in submission.
Thats why, the rate of depression is much less in 8uslims. A person engaged in
remembrance of Allah ;aak 9allashanahu (7hikr) will ne+er be depressed? will ne+er
loose the hope in life. @e will ha+e peace and satisfaction in his heart. InshaAllah.
$haytaan (satan) always attempt to make us forget Allah ;aak 9allashanahu and AaFa
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& you who belie!e5 7emember All'h with much remembrance." (4#)
The 7hikr should be with humbleness and respect whether sitting, standing or lying
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$o you are allowed to do $hikr in any posture. $hikr can be done loudly or silently in the
heart. There is no time restriction. Mou can do $hikr at any time of the day or the night.
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There is no limit for $hikr. In all other ibaadah, there is restriction, for eGample, you pray
- times a day, you fast in :amadan, you pay <akah once a year. Mou cannot pray more
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the Bounty of All'h (by wor/ing, etc.), and remember All'h much, that you may be successful."
4nly hypocrites do not remember Allah ;aak 9allashanahu and AaFa 5areem
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stand up for As(-al't (the prayer), they stand with la:iness and to be seen of men, and they do
not remember All'h but little." (#4%)
Mou should be aware of meanings of $hikr, whiche+er $hikr you are doing. Mou should
concentrate and focus towards Allah ;aak 9allashanahu while doing $ikhr. 'or eGample,
when you are reciting Subhan Allah, you should know that you are praising Allah Taala.
$imilarly when you are reciting Alhamdulillah, you should know that @e is the only one
who is entitled to be praised. All praises are for Allah ;aak 9allashanahu.
@adhrat 9abir (:adi Allahu anhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD QThe best remembrance of Allah is to repeat la ilaha
illallah and the best prayer (duNa) is Alhamdulillah (all praise belongs to Allah).Q
(Iarrated by IasaNi, Ibn 8aCah, and @akim who declared its chain sound)
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that Allah TaNala has angels roaming the
roads to find the people of dhikr, i.e. those who say &a Ilaha Illallah and similar
eGpressions, and when they find a group of people (Fawm) reciting $hikr, they call each
other and co+er them in layers until the first hea+en AA the location of which is in AllahNs
knowledge. (,ukhari and 8uslim)
@azrat Abu @urairah (:adiAllahTaala Anhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, J(Allah Taala says) I am as 8y ser+ants eGpects 8e
to be. I am with him when he remembers 8e. If he remembers 8e in his heart, I
remember him to 8yself? and if he remembers me in an assembly, I mention him in an
assembly better than this. And if he draws near to 8e a hands span, I draw near him an
arms length? and if he draws near to 8e an arms length, I draw near to him a fathoms
length. And if he comes to 8e walking, I go to him at speed. (,ukhari and 8uslim)
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Thus, silent 7hikr is differentiated from dhikr said out loud by @is sayingD Q:emembers
8e within himself,Q meaningD Qsilently,Q and Qin an assembly,Q meaning Qaloud.Q
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD hatta yaFulu maCnun Q:emember Allah
TaNala as much as you want, until people say that you are crazy and foolishQ (Iarrated by
Ahmad in his 8usnad, Ibn @ibban in his $ahih, and alA@akim who declared it sahih)
Mou should engage yourself in $hikr as much as possible because if you remember Allah
;aak 9allashanahu, @e remembers you and if you remember him in a gathering, @e
remembers you in a better gathering of angels.
There are many Adhkaar which you can get from any book of Adhkaar. A few areD
+a ,aeey +a 'aeeyum
+a Allah +a -ehman +a -aheem (or any attributed names for Allah Taala)
&a ilaha Illalahu
Subhan Allah
Alhamdulillah
Subhan Allah wabe hamdehi Subhan Allah hil azeem
4r you can simply recite Allah, Allah, Allah.
Mou can teach this to your kids, e+en 2A years old.
Mou can consult any Adhkaar book for long Adhkaar.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allashanahu gi+e us the di+ine guidance to remember @im eGcessi+elyL
8ay Allah ;aak 9allashanahu close our eyes for pretty ones, worldly things and open our
eyes for the ,est @e (Allah) is the ,est AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam)
is the best among @is creations.
#a ma alaiyna illal balaghul mobeen.
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Durood-e-Paa+ .1eae and blessin2s0
By: Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
Khutba Jumma, London, UK
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'irst of all I would like to admit the fact that words alone cannot eGpress the eGcellence,
benefits and blessings of 7uroodAeApaak.
Allah ;aak 9allashanu says in $urah Ahzab , RerseD -1,
HHIndeed Allah Taala and @is Angels send peace and blessings upon the ;rophet ($A#),
4 Mou who belie+e send peace and blessings on the ;rophet ($A#).
It is clear from this +erse that Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu and @is Angels are sending
7uroodAeA;aak (peace and ,lessings) on the ;rophet ($A#). In other words, to send
peace and blessings on the ;rophet ($A#) is the sunnah of Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu.
Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu does not pray, pay <akah (alms,<akat), or fast nor does @e go
for @aCC (holy pilgrimage). Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu sends peace and blessings upon
@is belo+ed. ;raying, paying <akah, fasting and @aCC are all actions of the ;rophet
($A#). :eciting 7uroodAeA;aak (peace and blessings) is the action of Allah ;aak
9allashanahu. 4nes action is also referred to as sunnah. Thus, one is the sunnah of the
;rophet ($A#) whilst the other is the sunnah of Allah ;aak 9allashanahu. It is agreed that
Allah ;aak 9allashanahus sunnah is abo+e the sunnah of any ;rophet, thus reciting
7uroodAeApaak (peace and blessings) is superior to praying, paying <akah, fasting and
going for @aCC, howe+er this does not mean that one should stop praying, paying <akat,
fasting and going on haCC, these are all compulsory actions in themsel+es. In order for
these actions to be accepted it is necessary that one has possessed a heart full of lo+e for
the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#). #hosoe+er possesses lo+e for the ;rophet ($A#) in his
heart, does not feel at ease until he recites daroodAeApak, he cannot li+e without reciting
daroodAeApaak.
A simple, short and comprehensi+e 7uroodAeApaak isD
Ma :ahmatalill alameen $allallahualaiyhiwasallam.
Try reciting with full concentration for at least !- minutes daily. If Allah ;aak 9allah
$hanahu wills in Cust a few days, the condition of you heart will change, you will find the
peace of heart that you ha+e been searching for years. The only condition is that you
recite it with sincerity of the heart and maGimum concentration. Mou recite it with
weeping eyes out of the lo+e for the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#).
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The following 7aroodAeA4waisia is specific for our $ilsila 4waisia 8uhammadia
($allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam)D
#e recite 7uroodAeAIbrahimi within our prayers. If we eGclude it, our prayer will be
incomplete. Iow we are performing prayers for Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu and reciting
7uroodAeApaak for the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#). It is stated in a @adith that, H;erform
prayer in such a way as though you see Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu, if this is difficult to
imagine, you should imagine that Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu is watching you. Therefore,
it has been forbidden for one to imagine anything or anyone but Allah ;aak 9allashanahu
during prayer. 4n one hand it is forbidden to e+en think about anything but Allah, whilst
on the other hand 7uroodAeApaak is being sent on the ;rophet ($A#) and it has not been
forbidden. The eGtremely beautiful point in this is that it has been forbidden to think or
imagine the stranger, not the 4ne whom Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu @imself has created
with @is nur (light).
@azrat Imam >hazali (:A) has stated that, there was once a person who did not recite
7uroodAeApaak. @e was once blessed with a +isit from the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#) in his
dream. @owe+er, the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#) did not pay any attention towards this man.
#hen the man enFuired as to why this was the case, the belo+ed ;rophet ($A#) replied,
HI do not know you. The man said, HI am your ummati and the great scholars say that
Mou recognise each and e+ery member of Mour ummah +ery well, e+en more than a
mother knows her child. The belo+ed ;rophet ($A#) replied, HMou speak the truth but
the more my ummati recites duroodAeApaak upon me, the more I recognise them. After
eGperiencing such a dream, the man started reciting 7uroodAeApaak "22 times daily. After
a couple of days, the man was again blessed with a +isit from the belo+ed ;rophet ($A#)
in his dream. The belo+ed ;rophet ($A#) said, HI now recognise you and I shall
intercede on behalf of you on the day of Cudgement (I will do $hifaat for you).
Awliya Allah state that if one forgets something and recites 7uroodAeApaak, he will recall
what he had forgotten.
@azrat Ayesha $iddiFa (:T)(8ay Allah Taala be pleased with @er) narrates that, H4ne
night I was sewing a cloth when suddenly the sewing needle fell from my hand,
simultaneously the lamp went off. The room was entirely dark and the sewing needle
could not be seen. In the mean time the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#) entered the room, the
entire room became illuminated by the nur (light) on @is blessed face and I now saw the
sewing needle. I said, JThe blessed face of the ;rophet ($A#) is so much
enlightenedBilluminated (nurani). The ;rophet ($A#) said, that pity be on that person and
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pity be on that person a thousand times that will be depri+ed from seeing e+en one glance
of me on the day of Cudgement. I asked, Hwho is that person%. AFaa 5areem ($A#)
replied that person is the Hstingy one, a miser (bukheel). I asked, Hwho is the stingy one%.
AFaa 5areem ($A#) replied, Hthe one, in the presence of whom my blessed name is
taken and he fails to send 7uroodAeApaak on me.
#hen @azrat Adam (6pon @im be peace) was wedded to @azrat @awa (upon @er be
peace), the marriage giftBdowry was offered in the form of reciting 7uroodAeApaak upon
the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#). It is reported in a @adith that, Hthe one who recites duroodA
eApaak abundantly shall be in the shade of the Throne (arsh) on the day of Cudgement. It
is mentioned in a @adith that, Hthe one who sends durood on me "22 times daily, Allah
Taala fulfils "22 of his needs, 2 in the world and 02 in the hereafter, but the one who
forgets to recite duroodAeApaak on me, it is as if he has forgotten the path to paradise. @e
has strayed far from the path to hea+en.
Allah ;aak 9allashanahu commands us to send peace and blessings upon the ,elo+ed
;rophet ($A#). #e send peace blessings upon the ;rophet ($A#) during our prayers,
uttering the following, HAllahumma salli ala 8uhammadin which literally means,
HAllah ;aak Mou send peace and blessings upon the ;rophet ($A#). Iow Allah Taala
has commanded us to send peace and blessing on the ;rophet ($A#) but instead of
acting upon this command we reFuest to Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu that Allah ;aak
9allashanahu, Mou Mourself send peace and blessings upon the ;rophet ($A#). In the
apparent sense this is going against the command but a person can only praise that, which
he has knowledge of. The great status and eGcellence of the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#) is
only known to Allah ;aak 9allashanahu alone. This is the reason why we humbly admit
that we are not familiar with the great status and eGcellence of the ;rophet ($A#), Allah
;aak 9allashanahu, only Mou are familiar with @is great status and eGcellence, that is why
Mou Mourself is reFuested to send peace and blessings upon the ,elo+ed ;rophet ($A#)
on behalf of us. #e do not ha+e the ability to eGpress the great eGcellence of the ,elo+ed
;rophet ($A#).
Io matter what form of worship (Ibaada) you adoptBperform, you cannot say with surety
that it will be accepted. To send 7uroodAeApaak upon the ;rophet ($A#) is such a Ibaada
that there is absolutely no doubt in its acceptance. In order for any supplication (7ua) to
be accepted it is necessary that 7uroodAeApaak is recited before and after it, otherwise it
will remain suspended between the hea+ens and the earth.
It is reported in a @adith that, H#hosoe+er is struck with hardship should send durood
upon me abundantly.
*astly, I reFuest you again, brothers to recite duroodAeApaak abundantly, as much as you
can.
#a ma alena illal balagul mubeen.
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$R%D&' (Jum(ah# PR&')R
By: Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
Khutba Jumma, London, UK
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Allah %aak .allashanahu says in surah al-.umu/ah 01, verse23-44
4 you who belie+e (8uslims)L #hen the call is proclaimed for the $alt (prayer) on
'riday (9umuNah prayer), come to the remembrance of Allh .9umuNah religious talk
(5hutbah) and $alt (prayer)/ and lea+e off business (and e+ery other thing), that is better
for you if you did but knowL (&) Then when the (9umuNah) $alt (prayer) is ended, you
may disperse through the land, and seek the ,ounty of Allh (by working, etc.), and
remember Allh much, that you may be successful ("2) And when they see some
merchandise or some amusement .beating of Tambur (drum) etc./ they disperse headlong
to it, and lea+e you (8uhammad $A#) standing .while deli+ering 9umuNahNs religious
talk (5hutbah)/. $ay QThat which Allh has, is better than any amusement or
merchandiseL And Allh is the ,est of pro+iders.Q ("")
I will talk about 9umah prayer today.
=+ery 8uslim should prepare for 9umNah from Thursday. After Asr on Thursday
one should increasingly read Ista#hfaar etc. That person shall obtain the most benefit of
9umNah who awaits it and prepares for it from Thursday.
The ,elo+ed prophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD :ecite 7arood on the
day of 'riday and the 'riday night (the night between Thursday and 'riday) eGcessi+ely
because whosoe+er does that, I shall stand witness to him and would be his ad+ocate on
the day of Cudgment. (9ameh $agheer)
:asulallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has saidD JThe best day of the week that
the sun rises on, is the day of 9umNah.Q
Amongst the se+en days of the week, 'riday is the day when Allahs $pecial mercies are
granted. It is a day of gathering for the 8uslims. The night of 9umNah (the night between
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Thursday and 'riday) is more blessed and the day of 9umNah is the most blessed. 'riday is
the most eGcellent and distinguished day among the days of the week.
'riday is an =id for the ,elie+ers.
@azrat Adam (Alaiyhisalaam) was created on 'riday.
@e was granted entrance into 9annah on 'riday.
@e was sent to the =arth on 'riday.
@e died on 'riday.
There is a blessed time on 'riday during which a person is granted by Allah
taala anything lawful and good, he prays for.
:esurrection will also take place on 'riday.
@azrat Abu $aeed khudri (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) says that :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has said thatD J#hoe+er recites Surat-ul-!ahf on 'riday
enCoys the illumination between two 'ridays.Q (Iasai)
@azrat Abdullah ,in 6mar (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has said thatD J#hoe+er recites Suratul-!ahf on 'riday,
will enCoy a light shining from his feet to the hea+en and will ha+e his sins forgi+en
committed between the two 'ridays.Q
(Ibn 8arduya).
It has been reported by @azrat Abu @uraira (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) that
:asulallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has said that D Q #hoe+er recites Suratul-,am-
Mim $ukhan on 'riday enCoys the prayer of 02,222 angels for his forgi+eness and gets all
sins forgi+en.Q
(Tirmizi).
@azrat Abdulla ,in Abbas (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that
:asulallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has said thatD J#hoe+er recites Surat-ul-Aale
Imran on 'riday, angels enCoy the di+ine shower of salutation on him till sunset.Q
(Tibrani).
Al Isbahaani reports from @azrat Ibn Abbas (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) that
:asulallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said D Q The one who performs 2 rakaNat after
8aghrib on 'riday night (the night between Thursday and 'riday) and reads in e+ery
rakaat once Suratul-Al 5atiha and Suratul Zilzaal 6Iza zul zilatil Ardhu7 "- times, Allah
will ease for him the $akaraat of 7eath (the moment of death) and will sa+e him from the
punishment of the gra+e and make easy for him the crossing of the bridge of $iraat.
>husl (washing the whole body), cleaning the teeth, applying perfume hair oil,
coming to the ;rayer as early as possible remaining silent while the Imaam gi+es the
khutbah (sermon) are some important things to do on 'riday. @azrat Abdullaah bin N6mar
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that the belo+ed ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam)
said, QAny one of you attending the 'riday ;rayer should take ghusl.K
(,ukhari)
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@azrat Abu $a Need alA5hudri (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that the belo+ed
;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, QThe ghusl on 'riday is incumbent on e+ery
male adult, and also the cleaning of his teeth, and the use of perfume if it is a+ailable.K
(,ukhari)
@azrat Abu Amama (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) says that the :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has said that D Q The bath of 'riday, pull out e+ery sin of the
man from its root.
(Tibrani)
@azrat Abu @urayrah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrated that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, QAnyone who takes ghusl on 'riday like the ghusl of
9anaabah, and then goes for the prayer (in the first hour), it is as if he had sacrificed a
camel (in AllahNs cause)? one who goes in the second hour, it is as if he had sacrificed a
cow? one who goes in the third hour, it is as if he had sacrificed a horned ram? one who
goes in the fourth hour, it is as if he had sacrificed a hen? and one who goes in the fifth
hour, it is as if he had offered an egg. #hen the Imaam comes out, the angels settle down,
listening to the remembrance.K
(,ukhari, 8uslim)

@azrat Abu @uraira (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) says that :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has said that D Q whoe+er goes out for 'riday prayer after
making proper ablution and listen to the sermon Fuietly sitting, get all his sins forgi+en
not only from one 'riday to the neGt, but also the sins of three days more.Q
(8uslim)
@azrat Abdullah ,in 8asud (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) reports that :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has saidD JThe order of sitting before Allah will be Cust as
order of attendance on 'riday. #hoe+er comes first in mosFue on 'riday will ha+e his
seat nearest to Allah, the second one will ha+e the second seat and third one will ha+e the
third seat and fourth one will also not be +ery far from Allah.Q
(Ibn 8aaCa)
@azrat Abu @urayrah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrated that the belo+ed ;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, Q#hen the Imaam is deli+ering the 5hutbah, and you
ask your companion to keep Fuiet and listen, then no doubt you ha+e spoken wrongly. Q
(,ukhari)
Iarrated by @azrat TariF ibn $hihab (:adiAllahTaalaanhu), the belo+ed
;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD The 'riday prayer in congregation is a
necessary duty for e+ery 8uslim, with four eGceptions? a sla+e, a woman, a (young) boy,
and a sick person.
(Abu 7awud)
@azrat @afsah 6mmul 8uNminin (:adiAllahTaalaanha) narrates that AaFa
5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD It is necessary for e+ery adult (person) to go
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for (saying) 'riday (prayer), and for e+eryone who goes for 'riday (prayer), washing is
necessary.
(Abu 7awud)
@azrat AlA9aNd adA7amri (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that the belo+ed
;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD @e who lea+es the 'riday prayer
(continuously) for three 'riday on account of slackness, Allah will print a stamp on his
heart.
(Abu 7awud)
Iarrated by @azrat Abu @urayrah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu), AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, Q#hen it is a 'riday, the angels stand at the gate of
the mosFue and keep on writing the names of the persons coming to the mosFue in
succession according to their arri+als. The eGample of the one who enters the mosFue in
the earliest hour is that of one offering a camel (in sacrifice). The one coming neGt is like
one offering a cow and then a ram and then a chicken and then an egg respecti+ely. #hen
the Imam comes out (for 9umua prayer) they (i.e. angels) fold their papers and listen to
the 5hutba.Q
($ahih ,ukhari)
Iarrated by @azrat Anas ibn 8alik (:adiAllahTaalaanhu), AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) prohibited to sit on hips by erecting feet, sticking them to
the stomach and holding them with hands on 'riday while the imam is deli+ering the
sermon.
(Abu 7awud)
Iarrated by @azrat Abdullah ibn Amr ibn alANAs (:adiAllahTaalaanhu), AaFa
5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD Three types of people attend 'riday prayer?
4ne is present in a lighthearted way and that is all he gets from it? another comes with a
supplication, Allah may grant or refuse his reFuest as @e wishes? another is present
silently and Fuietly without stepping o+er a 8uslim or annoying anyone, and that is an
compensation for his sins till the neGt 'riday and three days more, the reason being that
Allah, the =Galted, saysD Q@e who does a good deed will ha+e ten times as muchQ
(Abu 7awud)
@azrat 9abir ibn Abdullah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD 'riday is di+ided into twel+e hours. Amongst them
there is an hour in which a 8uslim does not ask Allah for anything but @e gi+es it to him.
$o seek it in the last hour after the afternoon prayer.
(Abu 7awud)
@azrat Mahyaa (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrated from @azrat 8aalik
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) that @azrat 6thmaan bin NAffaan (:adiAllahTaalaanhu)
used to say the following in khutbahs, and he would seldom omit it if he was gi+ing the
khutbahD Q#hen the Imaam stands deli+ering the khutbah on the day of 9umNah, listen and
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pay attention, for there is the same reward for someone who pays attention but cannot
hear as for someone who pays attention and hears. And when the iFaamah of the prayer is
called, straighten your rows and make your shoulders adCacent to each other, because the
straightening of the rows is part of the completion of the prayer. Q
AaFa 5areem $allallahualaiyhiwasallam saidD JThe 'riday prayer is obligatory
on e+ery person who belie+es in Allah and last day? the one who ignores it on account of
sport or fun, or trade and business, will be ignored by Allah. #ho is ;ure and $elfA
sufficent.K
( 7araFutni )
AaFa 5areem $allalahu alaiyhi wasallam saidD J;eople are warned against
neglecting 'riday prayer, otherwise Allah will seal their hearts and they will be
condemned to negligence (fore+er).K
(8uslim)
Mou ha+e heard Allahs command in the start of my speech. Allah has ordered
you all to stop working when 9umma time starts. 7espite of this, the person who prefers
work, business or earning money is doing so against Allahs will and command. @ow can
he eGpect blessings (baraka) in his earnings% ,ut people dont think. Its ne+er too late.
$tart thinking now about your attitude and preferences in your life. Mou should gi+e first
preference to Allah ;aak 9allashanahus will and command if you want to succeed in this
world and the hereafter. 8y ,elo+ed Allah is always waiting for you. Come backL Come
back to Allah $ubhanawataala.
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon
the Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allashanahu enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the
ability to perform good deeds.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allashanahu forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us
from the spiritual diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allashanahu protect us from the punishment of the gra+e
hellfire, and enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allashanahu mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alaiyna illal balagul mobeen.
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ZAKAH
By: Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
5hutba 9umma, *ondon, 65
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And perform AsA$alt (IFmatAasA$alt), and gi+e <akt, and bow down (or submit
yoursel+es with obedience to Allh) along with Ar:akiNn.& (Those who are bowing
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And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Allah, and worship none
but @im Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to @im), and perform $alah and gi+e
<akah, and that is the right religion"&
<akah is one of the fi+e pillars of Islam. Euran refers to <akah in 32
separate +erses and has associated <akah immediately after $alah on 2 occasions. Zakah
was made compulsory in Makkah at the same time as Salaah. The detail like amount
distribution etc, was defined in Madinah Munawara in the second year ,ijrah. Zakah is
Compulsary. Any person, who denies it being compulsory, loses his 'aith (Imaan7.
@owe+er, if he recognizes Zakah being compulsary but neglects this duty, he will be
termed a 5aasiq (Transgressor).
Aakaah is Fardh u1on a 1erson i$-
". @e is a 8uslim
2. @e is an adult
. @e is a sane person
!. @e is a free person, not a sla+e
-. @e owns wealth intended for trading to the +alue of Iisaab. It should be possessed by
him for a complete lunar year.
The religious, spiritual, humanitarian and social effects of <akah are numerous. Zakah
purifies the property of the people with means and clears it from the shares which do not
belong to it any more, the shares which must be distributed among the due beneficiaries.
#hen Zakah is payable, a certain percentage of wealth should be distributed immediately
in the right manner, because the owner no longer has moral possession of that percentage.
If one fails to do so, one is ob+iously retaining something which does not belong to
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oneself. It means that the unlawful retained money makes the wealth impure. ,ut, on the
other hand, if the <akah is distributed among due beneficiaries properly, the remaining
wealth will be pure.
Zakah does not only purify the wealth of the ;ayer, it also purifies hisBher heart from
selfishness and greed for wealth. In return, it purifies the heart of the recipient from
Cealousy, hatred and uneasiness. As a result, the society at large will purify and free itself
from class conflict, suspicion, ill feelings, distrust, corruption, disintegration and all other
e+ils.
:asullallah $allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam has saidD8 The natin that des nt #ive Zakah,
Allah will brin# abut a dru#ht n them 6i9e9 ne:essities f life will be:me s:ar:e7;9
6<ukhari7
AaFa 5areem $allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam saidD8 The =ersn whm Allah has bestwed
with wealth, wh des nt #ive Zakah, n the $ay f 'iyaamah, his wealth will be turned
int a venmus bald ser=ent whi:h will wind arund his ne:k and bite his jaws and say2
;I am yur wealth, I am yur treasure89
6<ukhari7
@azrat Abu @urairah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates, that a ,edouin came to AaFa
5areem $allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam and saidD
J) Messen#er f Allah> $ire:t me t a deed by whi:h I may be entitled t enter .annah98
AaFa 5areem $allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam said, ?*rshi= Allah, and never ass:iate
anythin# with ,im, establish Salah, =ay the Zakah whi:h has been enjined u=n yu,
and bserve Saum 65astin#7 f -amadhan98 ,e 6the beduin7 said2 ?<y ,im in *hse
,and my sul is, I will never add anythin# t these 6bli#atins7 nr dedu:t89 #hen he
turned his back, AaFa 5areem $allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam said, ?,e will be su::essful
if he lives u= t this :laim89
6<ukhari and Muslim7
/hat is )ISAAB 9
The amount of wealth which makes one liable for Zakah is called Nisaab. The payment
of <akah is compulsory on the eGcess wealth which is eFual toBor eGceeds the +alue of
Iisaab, and which is possessed for a full Islamic (lunar) year.
The Iisaab limit was set by the belo+ed ;rophet ($A#) at 22 8ithFaal of gold or 222
dirhams of sil+er. These measures are eFui+alent to 30.!3 grams of >old and 1"2.1
grams of $il+er respecti+ely. If a person only has >old as an asset, then the Iisaab
measure for >old must be used. If howe+er the person has a miGture of assets, then the
Iisaab le+el for $il+er should be used.
The Iisaab threshold for >old is approGimately "32- and for $il+er it is "&1."1 on
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A person will only pay <akah if his <akatable assets, after adding and subtracting debts
owed either to or from others, is eFual to, or in eGcess of "&1."1.
<akah is payable at a rate of 2.- on all assets including those within the Iisaab.
3H: )I??AH .I)3:)3I")0 "F 7AKAH
". It is compulsary to make intention before paying Zakah9
2. #hen gi+ing Zakah to a needy person, the niyyah should be that, ;I am #ivin# this as
Zakah;9 If the intention is not made, the <akah will not be +alid.
. It is not necessary to re+eal to the needy person to whom Zakah is gi+en. It can be
gi+en as a gift.
!. #hen one has put aside an amount for Zakah with the intention that he will gi+e it to
the needy, and at the time of gi+ing Zakah he forgets to make the niyyah, the Zakah will
still be +alid.
3H: !:3H"D "F DIS3RIBU3I)> 7AKAAH
". Zakaah is 'ardh at the rate of 2.-.
2. Zakaah should be gi+en as soon as possible after it becomes due.
. Zakaah cannot be gi+en or used for the construction of 8asCids.
!. Zakaah cannot be gi+en to nonA8uslims
@azrat Abu @uraiyrah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) reportedD #hen The 8essenger of Allah
($allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam) passed away, @azrat Abu ,akr $iddiF
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) was appointed as his successor (caliph). Amongst the Arabs
some people refused to pay <akah. @azrat Abu ,akr $iddiF (:adiAllahTaalaanhu)
resol+ed to fight them. @azrat 6mar bin 5hattab (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) said to @azrat
Abu ,akr $iddiF (:adiAllahTaalaanhu)DJ@ow can you fight them when The
8essenger of Allah ($allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam) has declaredD NI ha+e been commanded
to fight people till they testify -a ilaha illallah (there is no >od eGcept Allah)? and if they
do it, their blood (life) and property are secured eGcept when Custified by law, and it is for
Allah to call them to accountK. 6pon this @azrat Abu ,akr $iddiF
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) saidD J,y Allah I, I would definitely fight one who makes
distinction between $alah and the <akah, because it is an obligation upon the rich to pay
<akah. ,y Allah, I will fight them e+en to secure the piece of rope which they used to
gi+e to The 8essenger of Allah ($allallahu Alaiyhi #asallam)K @azrat 6mar
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) saidD JI realized that Allah opened the heart of Abu ,akr
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) for fighting those who refused to pay <akah, and I fully
recognized that Abu ,akr (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) was right.K
6<ukhari and Muslim7
The issue of mortgages and long term loans often rises in the sense that those who ha+e to
pay off such huge amounts, often find their sa+ings to be far less than their debts. The
Fuestion naturally would be asked, must such people pay Zakah%
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The generally accepted (although not unanimous) +iew is that anyone who has incurred a
longAterm loan, if paying in installments, has no difficulty paying the installments and
still is able to gather surplus sa+ings, is also reFuired to pay Zakah9
In short, its compulsory to pay <akah. If you possess approGimately 222.22 worth of
sa+ings or more for one year in the form of Cewellery, cash in hand, bank balance,
properties other than in which you li+e (properties for renting or selling), business assets,
bonds, shares, you must pay 2.- of that worth.
Always remember, $alah is to purify you and <akah is to purify your wealth.
#ama alaiyna illal balaghul mubeen.
. 7a+ah al-$itr
<akah alAfitr (also known as fitrana) is an amount of charity that all 8uslims with the
means are reFuired to pay at the conclusion of :amadan. It is as an act of thankfulness
towards Allah for ha+ing enabled us to obser+e the fasts of :amadan and also purifies us
from any shortcomings during the month.
It is incumbent on e+ery free 8uslim who possesses enough basic foodstuffs to feed
himself and his family for the duration of one day and one night. A person must pay
zakah alAfitr on behalf of himself, his wife, children and any dependants.
The ;rophet (saws) prescribed the amount of zakah alAfitr as a saNa of staple food stuffs
(rice, dates etc.). A saNa is a unit of measurement eFual to ! handfuls of an a+erage man.
As such, the eGact weight differs based on the foodstuff in Fuestion. 'itrana is - per
person in 65 in 22"2 which is sufficient to purchase the reFuired Fuantity of foodstuffs.
<akah alAfitr must be paid before the =id prayer for it to be considered as such. If it is not
paid before the =id prayer it is considered sadaFah and not zakah alAfitr. /
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Ramadaan: The Month of Blessings
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The month of 7amad'n in which was re!ealed the ;ur9'n, a guidance for man/ind and clear
proofs for the guidance and the criterion (between right and wrong)." 6%l)Baqarah 9A1F=7
'he lessed month of Ramadaan in !hich %llah -aa$ .allashanahu has #rescried
fasting is !ith us. /asting in the month of Ramadaan is one of the five #illars of
Islam. It is oligatory u#on every Muslim !ho is sane and mature. 'here are great
re!ards for those !ho fast, !hilst severe #unishment for those !ho do not fast in
the month of Ramadaan. /asting ma$es a #erson #ious, 3ods conscious and 3ods
fearing. 'he literally meaning of ISawm is to refrain from something or to leave
something. 'he #ur#ose of fasting is to teach self)control and #atience, to rea$ our
daily haits to train us for acce#ting easily any change or any adverse condition
ha##ening in our lives, and to create 'aq!a in us. 'aq!a is refraining from ad
deeds due to love for %llah -aa$ .allashanahu and fear of #unishment.
,nce Ha8rat +mar in 1hataa 60adi%llahtaala %nhu7 as$ed Ha8rat 1aa in Mali$
60adi%llahtaala %nhu7A G&hat is Taqwa(@ He saidA GHave you ever traversed a
narro! #ath !hich is covered !ith #ric$ly ushes on either side(@ Ha8rat +mar
60adi%llahtaala %nhu7 re#liedA GBes I have.@ Ha8rat 1aa 60adi%llahtaala %nhu7
then as$edA GHo! did you !al$ on this #ath(@ Ha8rat +mar 60adi%llahtaala %nhu7
saidA GI gathered together all my clothes very tightly around myself and !al$ very
carefully. Ha8rat 1aa 60adi%llahtaala %nhu7 saidA G'his is 'aq!a.@
Eoming ac$ to my to#icA
'his is the month !hen %llah -aa$ .allashanahu multi#lies the re!ards for the
Muslims. It is a time !hen the doors to goodness are o#ened and the doors to evil
are closed. It is the month !here at the eginning of the month the shayateen are
tied u# and %llah -aa$ .allashanahu allo!s all of the doors of .annah to e o#ened
and the doors of Hell to e closed. 'his month is divided into three #arts. 'he first 1:
days are for see$ing %llahs mercy. Middle 1: days of 0amadaan are for see$ing
forgiveness from %llah -aa$ .allashanahu and the last 1: days of 0amadaan are to
#ray to get freedom from the hellfire.
Mentioned in oth Bu$hari and Muslim, Ha8rat %u Hurayrah 60adi%llah'aalaanhu7
narrates that the eloved -ro#het Sw c Uw _ jw mentionedA Once Ramadaan comes,
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all of the doors of Jannah are opened and all of the doors of the fire are closed and
the rebellios from the sha!aateen and the "inn are tied and chained p.#
'hey are tied u# in this #articular month and it is for this reason, the Muslims
#erform the e2treme aundance of righteous deeds and there is a reduction of ad
deeds done during the month of 0amadaan. Bou must also have noticed this change.
?arated By Ha8rat 'alha in 4+aid)+llah60adi%llah'aalaanhu7 A % edouin !ith
messy hair came to %aqa 1areem 6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 and said, ", %llah4s
%#ostleH Inform me !hat %llah has made com#ulsory for me as regards the #rayers."
He6S%&7 re#liedA "Bou have to offer #erfectly the five com#ulsory #rayers in a day
and night 69< hours7, unless you !ant to #ray ?a!afil." 'he edouin further as$ed,
"Inform me !hat %llah has made com#ulsory for me as regards fasting." He6S%&7
re#lied, "Bou have to fast during the !hole month of 0amadan, unless you !ant to
fast more as ?a!afil." 'he edouin further as$ed, "'ell me ho! much Ja$at %llah
has en5oined on me." 'hus, %llah4s %#ostle informed him aout all the rules 6i.e.
fundamentals7 of Islam. 'he edouin then said, "By Him &ho has honoured you, I
!ill neither #erform any ?a!afil nor !ill I decrease !hat %llah has en5oined on me.
%aqa 1areem 6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 said, "If he is saying the truth, he !ill
succeed 6or he !ill e granted -aradise7." 6Bu$hari7
'he act of fasting is solely et!een you and %llah -aa$ .allashanahu. Bou can
#retend to fast ut can eat secretly. ?o one !ill $no! e2ce#t %llah -aa$
.allashanahu. %nd you $no! this that %llah -aa$ .allashanahu is !atching us all the
time. 'hus, fasting creates a constant a!areness of eing !atched y %llah -aa$
.allashanahu. Secondly fasting is invisile to others, so it #rotects you from sho!ing
off your #iety. /asting not only creates Taqwa ut also enales you to have self)
control on all your desires such as hunger, thirst, slee# and se2ual gratification.
?arrated y Ha8rat %u Huraira 60adi%llah'aalaanhu7, %aqa 1areem
6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 said, "/asting is a shield 6or a screen or a shelter7. So,
the #erson oserving fasting should avoid se2ual relation !ith his !ife and should
not ehave foolishly and im#udently, and if someody fights !ith him or auses him,
he should tell him t!ice, 4I am fasting." 'he eloved -ro#het
6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 added, "By Him in &hose Hands my soul is, the smell
coming out from the mouth of a fasting #erson is etter in the sight of %llah than the
smell of mus$. 6%llah says aout the fasting #erson7, 4He has left his food, drin$ and
desires for My sa$e. 'he fast is for Me. So I !ill re!ard 6the fasting #erson7 for it and
the re!ard of good deeds is multi#lied ten times." 6Bu$hari7
?arated y Ha8rat Sahl 60adi%llah'aalaanhu7, %aqa 1areem
6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 said, "'here is a gate in -aradise called %r)0aiyan, and
those !ho oserve fasts !ill enter through it on the "ay of 0esurrection and none
e2ce#t them !ill enter through it. It !ill e said, 4&here are those !ho used to
oserve fasts(4 'hey !ill get u#, and none e2ce#t them !ill enter through it. %fter
their entry the gate !ill e closed and noody !ill enter through it." 6Bu$hari7
It is im#ortant to guard yourself and to #ersist in staying a!ay from sins. 3uarding
yourself and staying a!ay from sins mean that you #rotect your tongue, eyes, ears
and hands from evil. Because, if you are not mindful of staying a!ay from these
sinful things K these acts of disoedience affect your righteous deeds and also affect
your fasting. &hat this means is that it reduces the re!ard that you !ould normally
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receive if you stayed a!ay from these #articular acts. /asting is to train you to $ee#
an eye on your ga8e, to refrain from telling lies or uttering ad !ords, ac$iting,
and even listening to ad things.
?arrated By Ha8rat %u Huraira 60adi%llah'aalaanhu7, %aqa 1areem
6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 said, "&hoever does not give u# forged s#eech and evil
actions, %llah is not in need of leaving his food and drin$ 6i.e. %llah !ill not acce#t his
fasting.7" 6Bu$hari7
Ha8rat %u Hurairah 60adi%llah'aalaanhu7 narrates that %aqa 1areem
6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 saidA
$%hoe&er fasts drin' Ramadaan with faith and is hopefl of reward, all his past sins
will be for'i&en, and whoe&er stands p in salah with faith and is hopefl of reward,
all his past sins will be for'i&en, and whoe&er stands p in salah drin' the blessed
ni'ht with faith and is hopefl of reward, all his past sins will be for'i&en.#
'hroughout the year, you have your o!n routine and any change in your routine
ma$es you u#set. /or e2am#le, if you dont have your lunch rea$ on time, you feel
very u#set. So instead of your life eing regulated y you, you have ecome a slave
of your haits. /asting com#letely changes your daily routine. Bour eating, drin$ing
and slee#ing times change. So you are no more slaves of your haits and desires.
Instead you have got the control on your haits and desires. 'his is the month of
intensive training to learn Taqwa, #iety and self)control. 'his leads to s#iritual and
self develo#ment.
?arrated y Ha8rat %u Huraira 60adi%llah'aalaanhu7, %aqa 1areem
6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 said, "%llah said, 4%ll the deeds of %dam4s sons 6#eo#le7
are for them, e2ce#t fasting !hich is for Me, and I !ill give the re!ard for it.4 /asting
is a shield or #rotection from the fire and from committing sins. If one of you is
fasting, he should avoid se2ual relation !ith his !ife and quarrelling, and if
someody should fight or quarrel !ith him, he should say, 4I am fasting.4 By Him in
&hose Hands my soul is, the un#leasant smell coming out from the mouth of a
fasting #erson is etter in the sight of %llah than the smell of mus$. 'here are t!o
#leasures for the fasting #erson, one at the time of rea$ing his fast, and the other
at the time !hen he !ill meet his Cord> then he !ill e #leased ecause of his
fasting." 6Bu$hari7
Bou can only derive these enefits from fasting if you consciously set out to achieve
these goals. If you are fasting ut not refraining from #rohiited things, you !ill e
de#rived of the lessings of this month. 'here are so many #eo#le !ho do not
achieve anything from fasting e2ce#t hunger and thirst. 'here are so many #eo#le
!ho s#end their nights #raying to sho! off. 'hats !hy they fail to change s#iritually
or getting closeness to %llah -aa$ .allashanahu.
Ha8rat Jaid in 1halid al).ohhani 60adi%llah'aalaanhu7 said that %aqa 1areem
6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7 once remar$ed, 4He !ho !ill invite a #erson !ho is
fasting to rea$ the fast !ith him !ill get the same re!ard as the one !ho !as
fasting and there !ill e no reduction in the re!ard of the latter either.4 6'irmidhi7
(i.e., they both will get reward)
May %llah -aa$ .allashanahu give us o##ortunity to #erform our #rayers, $ee#
fasting, #aying Ja$ah and offering other Iaadah !ith sincerity and love for %llah
-aa$ .allashanahu and %aqa 1areem 6Sallallahualaiyhi!asallam7.
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&ama %laiyna Illal Balaaghul Mueen.
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". $urely #e sent down this (@oly Euran) during the Iight of 7estiny.
2. And what ha+e you made out what the Iight of 7estiny is%
. The Iight of 7estiny is better than a thousand months (in merit of eGcellence,
blessings, reward and recompense).
!. The angels and the $pirit of ;eace (>abriel) descend by their *ords Command
during this (night) with decrees concerning all matters (of blessings and bounties).
-. This (night) is (absolute) peace and security till daybreak.
Today Im going to talk about *aylatAulAEadr. There was once a person called $hamoon
from ,ani Israel, who fought with disbelie+ers for "222 months. The disbelie+ers wanted
to arrest him, so they bribed his wife saying that if she gets her husband arrested, they
will gi+e her a whole chest full of gold. #hilst $hamoon was asleep, his greedy wife tied
him up with a rope but $hamoon managed to break this rope with his strength. Then he
asked his wife why she did this. @is wife replied, HI wanted to know how much strength
you ha+e. The neGt night $hamoons wife tied him up with a chain, he also managed to
break this chain. $o his wife asked him in a +ery lo+ing manner, Hwhich thing is there that
you cannot break%. $hamoon belie+ing in the lo+e of his wife told her his secret that, HI
can not break my plaited hair. $hamoon used to ha+e long hair which he used to make 3
long plaits (plats) of. Those were so long that they would e+en touch the floor. #hilst he
was asleep his wife betrayed him by tying him up with his own plaits and informing the
disbelie+ers. The disbelie+ers arrested him and took him to the place of eGecution which
was !22 metres high and this was built o+er a single pillar. The disbelie+ers cut both the
ears and lips of $hamoon and then tied him to the pillar. $hamoon supplicated (made
dua) to Allah ;aak 9allashanahu to gi+e him strength. Allah ;aak 9allashanahu blessed
him with strength with which he gained the ability to free himself. 4nce $hamoon was
free, he shook the pillar with all his strength in such a way that the whole building fell on
the disbelie+ers. $hamoon became free again.
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$ahabah Ikraam (:idhwanullahalaiyhim aCmaeen) mentioned this (narration) in front of
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam). AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam)
appeared to be surprised upon hearing this and desired for such a good deed to come into
@is ummah as well and thus supplicated to Allah ;aak 9allashanahu that, H4 AllahL Mou
ha+e made my ummah the ones who possess the least life (eGpectancy) and least deeds.
Then Allah ;aak 9allashanahu blessed AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) by
bestowing a night better than "222 months, the night of *aylatAulAEadr.
The 'ur(an describes it as being greater in blessings and spiritual +irtue than a thousand
months, which in turn means that it is more +aluable than eighty three years and four
months. 'ortunate indeed is that person who attains the full blessings of this night by
spending it in the worshipping Allah and attaining the reward of JIbadahK for more than
eighty three years and four months.
In $ura alA7ukhan, it is called *aylah 8ubarakah (the blessed night).
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Allah <aa/ 8allashanahu says in -ura al(1u/han 44, )erse. #(=
,'(M>m ?These letters are one of the miracles of the ;ur9'n and none but All'h (Alone) /nows
their meanings@ (#) By the manifest Boo/ (this ;ur9'n) that ma/es things clear, (%) +e sent it
(this ;ur9'n) down on a blessed night (i.e. night of ;adr). )erily, +e are e!er warning ?man/ind
that &ur Torment will reach those who disbelie!e in &ur &neness of Aordship and in &ur &neness
of worship@. (=)
*aylah Tul Eadar means the night of power. It has been said that it is better than "222
months. Imam :azi :A eGplains that its mean immeasurable Fuantity. It is a custom in
the Arabic language to use the number of thousand to indicate immeasurable Fuantity. $o
the Ibadah in this night is eFual to more than "222 months spent in Ibadah. It is a @adith
e Iabawi ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) that whoe+er fasts with imaan (faith) and seeking
the pleasure of Allah (talbAeAraza), Allah Taala forgi+es his pre+ious sins. (,ukhari)
@azrat $ayyedda 'atimahAtuA<ahra (:adiAllahTaala anha) once asked AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), H#hat should the elderly people who cannot stand and
pray, do in the nights of :amadhan% AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied,
JThey should not Cust take a pillow and rest, rather on this night (*aylatulAEadr) they
should sit for a moment and supplicate (do dua) to Allah ;aak 9allashanahu, and I like
this more than the standing in worship during the month of :amadhan of my entire
ummah.
@azrat Ans (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, H#hen the night of *aylatAulAEadr arri+es, @azrat
9ibrail (Alaiyhisalaam) descents down to earth along with a congregation of angels and
supplicates for e+ery such person who is busy in the remembrance (dhikr) of Allah ;aak
9allashanahu, whether sitting or standing as well as sending salaam (peace) to e+ery such
person.
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@azrat $uleman 'arsi (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, HThe angels send 7urood (peace and
blessingsBsalutations) on the one who in+ites others to open their fast (Aftari) with (his)
halaal earnings and @azrat 9ibrail Ameen (Alaiyhisalaam) shakes hand with him on
*aylatAulAEadr.
@azrat Ayesha $iddiFa (:adiAllahTaala anha) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, search for *aylatAulAEadr in the odd nights of the last
ten days of :amadhan (2", 2, 2-, 20, 2&)
@<ukhariA
@ere it should be clearly understood that the following categories of people are eGcluded
from the blessings of such a (blessed) nightD the alcoholic (drunk) one, one who breaks
ties, and the one who takes interest.
@azrat Ayesha $iddiFa (:adiAllahTaala anha) once asked AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) that, HMa :asullallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) what
should I do if I come to know of *aylatAulAEadr% AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) repliedD :ecite this dua,
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4h AllahL Mou are the forgi+er, you hold forgi+eness as a friend, and like forgi+eness,
thus forgi+e me.
6Tirmidhi, Ibne Majah7
This dua should be recited eGcessi+ely on *aylatAulAEadr.
@azrat Abi ,in 5aab (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) and @azrat Ibn Abaas
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) along with many other Aimah Ikraam (Islamic $cholars) agree
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It is recommended that the 8uslim who is eager to be obedient to Allah taala should
stand in ;rayer during this night out of =maan and hoping for the great reward, since if he
does this, Allah will forgi+e his pre+ious sins.
@azrat Ayesha $iddiFa (:adiAllahTaalaanha) saidD QThe ;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) used to tighten his waistAwrapper (izaar) A (meaning
detached himself from his wi+es in order to worship, and eGerted himself in seeking
*ailatulAEadr), spend the night in worship, and wake the family in the last ten nights.Q
(,ukhari, 8uslim)
Mou can do any type of Ibadah during this blessed night like offering nawafil, recitation,
dhikr, istighfaar and supplication.
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#hoe+er performs ! rakaat (nafl) in this night and in e+ery rakaat recitesD
$urah AlA'atihah (G"),
$urah AlAEadr (G"),
$urah AlAIklaas (G20),
@e becomes so purified and clean from sins, as if he was born now. Allah ;aak
9allashanahu also grants him "222 palaces in 9annah (paradise).
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night of :amadhan recite ! rakat nafl and after reciting $urah AlA'atihah in
e+ery rakaat reciteD
$urah AlAEadr (G)
$urah AlAIkhlaas (G-2)
After ending the prayer as usual with salaam (AsAsalaamuAalaikum warahmatullah), recite
the follwingD
H$ubhanAllahe walhamdulillahi walaillaha illalahu walahua akbar. Then whate+er dua
you do will be accepted inshaAllah. 6nlimited blessings will be granted, all sins will be
forgi+en.
@azrat Abby bin 5aab (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD Q4n the morning following *ailatulAEadr the sun rises
not ha+ing any rays, as if it were a brass dish, until it rises up.Q (8uslim, Abu 7awood,
atATarmidhi, Ibn 8aCah)
@azrat Ibn NAbbaas (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narratesD AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD Q*ailatulAEadr is calm and pleasant, neither hot nor
cold, the sun arises on its morning being feeble and red.Q (atATayaalisee, Ibn 5huzaimah,
alA,azzaar with hasan isnaad)
$ome Auliya Allah ha+e mentioned some signs of *aylatAulAEadr, which are as followsD
this night is one that is illuminated (roshan) and enlightening (noorani), there is peaceful
silence e+erywhere, there are +isible stars shining brighlty in the sky which can be seen
clearly, if someone stands under the sky, drops of water will fall on him, e+en though
there is no cloud in the sky.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, Hwhoe+er does Fiyaam (stands in
worship) with an intention for reward during the night before =id, then his heart will not
die on the day the hearts will die.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, whoe+er recitesD
$ubhanAllahe #abehamdehi (G22)
on the day of =id and giftsBdedicates the reward of reciting that to the souls of the
8uslims, then "222 noors will enter his gra+e when he dies.
*astly I supplicate that Allah ;aak 9allashanahu grants us the ability to make the most of
this blessed month and the blessed night of *aylatAulAEadr.
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8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability to
perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the spiritual
diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire, and
enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alaiyna illal balagul mobeen.
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JAnd your *ord has decreed that you worship none but @im. And that you be dutiful to
your parents. If one of them or both of them attain old age in your life, say not to them a
word of disrespect, nor shout at them but address them in terms of honourK.
Those who found their parents ali+e, yet could not earn the paradise, could not ser+e
them, could not please them or keep them happy are unfortunate. 4nce an elderly person
came to AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and said, J8y son does not bear my
eGpensesK. AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) called for the son and said, JMou
and your wealth, both belong to your fatherK. It is mentioned at the end of a long @adith,
that @azrat Ans bin 8alik (:adiAllahTaala anhu) asked, JMa :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) what do you prefer, kind treatment to parents or "222 years
of worship%K AaFa kareem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, JI prefer kind treatment
to parents more than 2 million years of worshipK.
Allah ;aak 9allashanahu has sent re+elations to @is ;rophets in @is four books, the
Torah, ;salm (<abur), ,ible and Euran with regards to the status and respect of parents.
@= has ad+ised to ser+e parents. Allah ;aak 9allashanahu has shown @is dislike in the
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is. @e is unaware of his cleanliness. The parents of the child, in particular the mother is
aware of what she needs to do. It can be said that the child is ignorant at that time and the
parents ha+e more knowledge than the child at that time.
#hen the child grows, after becoming more educated than the parents, sometimes he
becomes arrogant. @e begins to think that his parents are uneducated and ignorant and
that he has more knowledge as compare to his parents. This is proudness, being arrogant
upon ha+ing knowledge. Io matter how educated children become, they can be ahead of
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world, the status of his parents would always remain higher than his status.
$ome children utter words like, JI wish these were not my parentsK or JI wish I was
born in the house of another personK. This is called being ungrateful. Children should be
grateful to Allah ;aak 9allashanahu for being born in a 8uslim family and grateful for the
fact that they were not born in a nonA8uslim family. The status of the parents, those who
taught the child to talk, walk, get dressed, about cleanliness and many other things in the
life, will always remain greater and abo+e than that of the child.
4nce a person came to AaFa 5areem $allallahualaiyhiwasallam and said, JI took my
mother for the @aCC pilgrimage, carrying her on my shoulders. @a+e I fulfilled my
obligationBdutyBright towards my mother%K AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhi wasallam)
replied, JMou cannot repay your mother for e+en one night when you would urinate on
the bed and she would put you to sleep on the dry place and herself sleep on the wet side
of the bed. @ow can you repay her for all her caring for you throughout your life%
4nce a person asked @azrat @assan ,asri (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) at the 5abah, JI ha+e
carried my mother on my shoulder se+en times to take her for the @aCC, ha+e I fulfilled
my duty towards my mother%K @azrat @assan ,asri (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) replied, J=+en
if you carry your mother 02 times, you will not be able to repay her for changing your
position for a single time in her womb.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) has said, J;aradise is under the feet of the
motherK, meaning if you want to enter the paradise, ser+e your mother. If you want Allah
;aak 9allashanahu to be pleased with you, then please your parents. There are rewards
and blessings for e+en looking at your parents with lo+e. There are rewards and blessings
for kissing the blessed hands, feet and heads of your parents. There are rewards and
blessings for standing up as a sign of respect, when you see your parents approaching.
There is also reward for respecting the relati+es and friends of your parents. Mou should
go near your parents and talk to them. It is disrespectful and a sign of disobedience if you
call out for them or call out for them to come and hear what you want to say.

After the demise of his mother, when @azrat 8usa (Alaiyhisalaam) +isited 5ohay Tur
(the mountain) and stumbled and was about to fall, he heard a sound, saying, J8usa
come carefully, the lips that would supplicate for you are silent todayK.
In the following +erses, things are linked to other things. If you do not act upon one,
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If someone obeys the command of Allah ;aak 9allashanahu and does not obey AaFa
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The one who thanks Allah ;aak 9allashanahu but does not thank his parents, Allah ;aak
9allashanahu doesnt accept his gratitude.
@azrat IbnAeAAbbas (:adiAllah Taala anhu) narrates that, AFaa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JThe doors of hea+en are open to those who please
their parents and the doors of hell are open for those who upset their parentsK. 4ne person
asked, JMa :asulallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), e+en if the parents are doing
inCustice with them%K AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, J=+en if they
do inCustice with him, e+en if they do inCustice with him, e+en if they do inCustice with
himK.
@azrat Abdullah bin Abbas (:adiAllah Taala anhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JThe person who looks at his parents (either one or
both of them) with lo+e and affection, Allah ;aak 9allashanahu grants him the reward of
one accepted @aCCK.The $ahabah Ikraam (:idhwanullahAlaihim aCmaeen) asked, JMa
:asulallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), JIf someone gazes at them "22 times daily
(then will they still recei+e this great reward for each glance)K. AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, JMes, e+en then he will get this rewardK (meaning
the reward of "22 accepted @aCC).
@Sahih Muslim, Mushakatul MusabihA
5aab Ibn 6Crah (:adiallaho Anho) relates that :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, HCome near to the mimbar and we came near the
mimbar.
#hen he ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) climbed the first step of the mimbar, he
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said QAameenQ,
#hen he ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) ascended the second step, he
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said QAameenQ,
#hen he ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) climbed the third step, he
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said QAameenQ
#hen he ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) came down, we said QMa :asulallah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), we ha+e heard from you today something which we ne+er
heard beforeQ
@e ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, when I climbed the first step, the angel 9ibraeel
(A.$.) appeared before me and said Q7estruction to him who found the blessed month of
:amadhan and let it pass by without gaining forgi+enessQ upon that I said NAameenN.
#hen I climbed the second step, he said, Q7estruction to him before whom your name is
taken and then he does not send 7arood on you (by saying, for eGample
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam).Q I replied NAameenN.
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#hen I climbed the third step, he said Q7estruction to him in whose lifetime his parents
or either one of them reaches old age, and (through failure to ser+e them) he is not
allowed to enter 9annahQ. I said NAameenN.
4nce a man murdered his mother in order to please the woman he lo+ed. @e was taking
his mothers heart to his belo+ed when on the way he tripped and fell to the ground.
$uddenly a sound came from the heart of his mother, J$on youre not hurt, are you (are
you alright)%
4nce @azrat 8usa (A$) supplicated that, JMa Allah, please show me the one who will be
my neighbour in the paradiseK. @e (A$) was told that there is a butcher in so and so place
who will be your neighbour in the paradiseK. @azrat 8usa (A$) went there and saw what
appeared to be the face of a +ery cle+er person who was dishonest with people. @e would
weigh less and charge more. @azrat 8usa (A$) thought that @azrat 9ibrail (A$) must
ha+e made a mistake. $uddenly @azrat 9ibrail (A$) appeared and said, JIo, @e will be
your neighbour in the paradiseK. @azrat 8usa (Alaiyhisalaam) kept watching the butcher
until the e+ening. In the e+ening the butcher put a piece of meat in his bag and was about
to go home when @azrat 8usa (A$) asked the butcher if he could stay in his house as a
guest. The butcher agreed and @azrat 8usa (A$) came to the butchers house. The
butcher brought some food out and placed it in front of @azrat 8usa (A$) saying, JMou
may start eating if you wish or you can wait for me. @azrat 8usa (A$) replied, JI will
wait for you to returnK. @azrat 8usa (A$) saw that the butcher took the piece of meat out
of his bag, washed it well, chopped it, cooked it and made it soft. @e then carried an old
woman out of her room, fed her and cleaned her mouth. #hen he was lifting her and
about to take her back to the room, she appeared to be saying something in the butchers
ear. #hen the butcher dropped the elderly woman in the room and returned to @azrat
8usa (A$), @azrat 8usa (A$) asked, J#ho is she%K The butcher replied, J$he is my
mother, shes +ery old and cant e+en sit. #hen I return from the market, I do not eat
anything. 'irst I feed my mother, only after that I eatK. @azrat 8usa (A$) asked, J#hat
did she say to you in your ear after eating%K @e replied, JAfter eating she supplicates to
Allah Taala that, JMa Allah make him the neighbour of @azrat 8usa (A$) in the
paradiseK. Then @azrat 8usa (A$) told him, JI am 8usa (A$). Mour mother is right. Mou
will be my neighbour in the paradiseK.
4nce a person asked a $ufi, J#hy dont children feel the pain and sorrow of their parents
in the (same) way that the parents feel the pain and sorrow of the child%K The $ufi
replied, JIf you cut a piece of meat from the body, then the body feels the pain, not the
piece of meat. ;arents are like the body and the child is like the piece of meat. A child
can ne+er understand how much pain and sorrow parents feel when their child is far from
them because the body feels the pain, not the piece of chopped meat that has been
separated from the body.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JAllah Taalas pleasure is in the
pleasure of the father and Allah Taalas dislike is in the dislike of the fatherK.
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Mou cannot fulfil the rights of parents but you can (at least do this that you can) thank
them. ;ray - times daily. $upplication for parents is also done within salah (prayer).
RABBIJ ALNI MUQEEMAS SALATI WA MIN ZURRIYATEE , RABBANA
WATAQABBAL DUAA . RABBANAGH FIRLI WALI WAALI DAYYA WA LIL
MO'MINEENA YAUMA YAQOOMUL HISAAB#.
*ike this in e+ery prayer we supplicate for our parents. ;ray two Iawafil daily for your
parents and dedicate the reward of performing them to your parents. #hether your
parents are ali+e or ha+e passed away, in either case you can pray Iawafil and send
reward (thawab) to them. If someones parents die whilst upset with him, he can do the
following to please them. 'irstly perform good deeds? the reward of good deeds will also
reach your parents. $econdly, maintain relationship ties with their relati+es. Mou should
not break ties because Allah ;aak 9allashanahu has said, JI break (ties with) the one who
breaks (ties).The one who maintains ties, pleases Allah ;aak 9allashanahu. Thirdly, seek
forgi+eness for your parents, do dua for them and gi+e sadaFah on behalf of them.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allashanahu grant us the guidance and determination to ser+e our
parents, Ameen.
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah ($#T) enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability to
perform good deeds
8ay Allah ($#T) forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the
spiritual diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah ($#T) protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire, and
enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah ($#T) mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alayna illal balagul mubeen
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By: Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
Khutba Jumma, London, UK
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& ye who belie!e5 -hun much suspicionB for lo5 some suspicion is a crime. And spy not, neither
bac/bite one another. +ould one of you lo!e to eat the flesh of his dead brotherC De abhor that
(so abhor the other)5 And /eep your duty (to Allah). Ao5 Allah is 7elenting, Merciful." (#%)
(abhorBhateBdislike)
AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) said that, J,ackbiting is that which you say
with regards to your brother which he dislikesA whether you mention his body features,
forefathers, actions, words, religion or his clothes.K
@azrat Anas bin malik (:adhiAllah Tala Anho) narrates that, AaFa 5areem ($allalaho
Alaihe #assallam) said, Jon the night of 8iraC I passed by such nations that were
scratching their faces with their own nails and eating dead flesh. I asked H4 9ibraeel, who
are they% @azrat 9ibraeel (Alayhi $alaam) replied, JThese are those people who used to
eat the flesh of people in the worldK, meaning those people who used to backbite others.
AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) has forbidden the blood, wealth and honour
of one 8uslim to another. AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) said, J,eware of
backbiting, backbiting is a worse sin than adultery.K If one seeks repentance after
committing adultery, Allah Taala forgi+es, but backbiting is such a maCor sin that it is
not forgi+en, until the person who was backbitten forgi+es.
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that taunts and backbites.Q
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To talk about the face, height and habits of someone is also backbiting. 'or eGample, so
and so is so dark, he is so short, eats so much, +ery talkati+e, +ery slow, doesnt pray
properly, doesnt perform ablution properly, +ery Fuarrelsome, aggressi+e. To
imitateBcopy someone is also backbiting, for eGample, copying someone who cant walk.
It is permissible to talk in such a manner in order to enlighten others, in a way that the
one who is being talked about remains unidentified to the people. @owe+er, to talk and
hint so that some people may become aware of who is being talked about, is also
classified as backbiting. This means that such a person is responsible for being two faced
as well as committing the sin of backbiting.
To be surprised upon hearing someoneNs backbiting is also backbiting, because by seeing
ones interest in what is being told, the backbiter is further encouraged and thus continues
with backbiting.
4nce after a woman had left, @azrat Ayesha $iddiFa (:adiAllah Tala Anha) said, J$hes
so shortK. AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) said, J4 Ayesha you ha+e done
backbiting (means you ha+e passed unkind remarks) about herK.
AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) said, Jbeware of backbiting, there are three
implications associated with thisD
". The supplication of such a person is not accepted.
2. Their good deeds are not accepted, and
. $ins build up on them continuously.Q
@azrat Abu @uraiyrah (:adiAllah Tala Anho) narrates that AaFa 5areem ($allalaho
Alaihe #assallam) said,
J7o not en+y each other, nor be against eachother in heartBsecretly dont backbite each
other and become brothers.K
After the death of a person by stoning, two men commented that he was killed like a dog
here. 4n hearing this AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) said eat that dead
animal. They were surprised, they said should we eat dead animal% Then AaFa 5areem
($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) said, Jwhate+er you mentioned of so and so was worse
than thisK @ere we come to know that the speaker was one, the other was Cust listening
but AaFa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) eGpressed disappointment to them both.
This suggests that the hearer is eFually responsible for backbiting until he refuses to hear
it through words or actions or at least thinks of it as bad in his heart. If one refuses to hear
apparently but in the heart, desires to hear backbiting then this is nifaak (hypocrisy). 4ne
should either get up from such a gathering or engage the backbiter in some other topic.
The $ahabah (:adiAllah Tala Anho) would meet happily and would not do backbiting
against anyone. They thought of the a+oidance of backbiting as the best +irtue but
backbiting as the habit of the hypocrite.
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@azrat 5atada (:adiAllah Tala Anho) says that, J#e ha+e come to know that there are
three parts to the punishment of the gra+eD 4ne third is due to backbiting, one third due to
gossiping and one third due to not purifying oneself from urine.Q
The backbiter distributes his good deeds amongst others unknowingly. 4nce @azrat
@assan ,asri (:adiAllah Tala Anho) came to know that someone has done backbiting
against him, and so as a gift sent him some dates with the message, that I ha+e heard you
ha+e sent your good deeds to my account, in thankfulness for that, accept this gift of
dates.
4ne should always keep an eye on his faults, searching for faults in others results in one
thinking of himself as the best and becomes subCect to desires of the nafsBego. ,y
searching, hearing or telling the faults of others results in ones heart being filled with bad
effects of those sins and faults, thats why one should neither do nor hear about anyones
faults, bad habits or sins.
@azrat 5hwaCa @assan ,asri (:ahmatullah Alaihi) said, JThe one who re+eals the faults
of others to you, surely re+eals your faults in front of others.
In certain circumstances backbiting is not a sin, such asD
". for getting Custice
2. to show the true path (islah)
. for asking shariah ruling
!. for protecting a muslim from another that may harm
-. telling about a person who openly commits sins
The kaffara (eGpiation) for backbiting is to repent from backbiting and be regretful and
then to seek forgi+eness from the person whose backbiting was done. @azrat @assan
,asri (:ahmatullah Alaihi) says, supplication for forgi+eness (duaAeAmagfirat) is enough
for the one whose backbiting was done, i.e. there is no need to seek his personal
forgi+eness.
@ow to be safe from backbitingD
A *ea+e such a gathering where it is taking place
A =ngage the person who is doing backbiting in alternate talk
A #hen two persons are talking, try not to talk about a third person.
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of IslamB 7een and help us to act
upon the Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah ($#T) enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor
8ay Allah ($#T) grant us the ability to perform good deeds
8ay Allah ($#T) forgi+e our maCor and minor sins
8ay Allah ($#T) protect us from spiritual worldly diseases
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8ay Allah ($#T) protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire,
and enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
#e ask Mou through Mour blessed names to ha+e mercy on us
@a+e mercy on the entire creation, the entire uni+erse.
Accept the supplications :asulallah ($A#) made for @is ummah
;rotect us from the whisperings of shaytaan, our nafs and people
#a ma alaiyna illal balagul mobeen
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JI shall keep those from (comprehending and accepting) 8y :e+elations who are
unCustly arrogant in the land. And (e+en) if they see all $igns they shall not belie+e in
them and (e+en) if they find the path of guidance they shall not adopt it as (their) way but
if they percei+e the wrong path, they will embrace it as their way. It is because they
denied 4ur :e+elations and remained negligent of them.K
Allah ;aak 9allashanahu mentions and condemns arrogance and the one who is arrogant
numerous times within the @oly Euran.
Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu says in $urah !2 AlA8umin (the belie+er) +erse -D
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J$urely @e does not like the defiers and arrogant.K
The first sin to be done by Iblis was that of Arrogance. #hen Iblis was commanded to
prostrate before @azrat Adam (Alaiyhisalaam) he was arrogant and said, HI am created of
fire and Adam is created of soil, therefore I am superior to him. It is because of this
arrogance and Cealousy that Iblis refused and did not prostrate. Allah subhana wa taala
cursed him, took him out of hea+en into the punishment of the hell fire.
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AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, Jone who has arrogance eFual to e+en
the size of a mustard seed (rye ka dana) will not enter paradise and one who has 'aith
(Imaan) eFual to the size of a mustard seed (rye) will not enter hellK.
@azrat Abu @urairah (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) narrates that AaFa kareem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that Allah Taala says, J ;ride is my cloth and
>reatness is my belt, the one who fights with me for any of these two will be thrown in
the hell fire and shall be the least of 8y concernK.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, HA man is repeatedly proud o+er
himself, e+en to the eGtent that he is written in the disbelie+ers and is gi+en the same
punishment as the disbelie+ers.
@azrat Abdullah bin 6mar (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, HAt the time of death, @azrat Iuh (Ioah)
(Alaiyhisalaam) called for his two sons and made a will. @e said, JI command you two
things and forbid you two things. I forbid you from $hirk (associating partners with
Allah) and Arrogance and I command you *a ilaha illallah (There is no >od but Allah)
because if the earth, sky and whate+er is in between them is put on one side of the scale
and *a ilaha illallah (there is no >od but Allah) is put on the other side then the *a ilaha
illallah (there is no >od but Allah) will be hea+ier (in weight). If the earth, sky and
whate+er is in between them form a circle together and *a ilaha illallah (there is no >od
but Allah) is placed on that circle, then (due to the weight of *ailaha illallah) the circle
will breakBcollapse. The other thing I command you is to recite, $ubhan Allahe wabe
hamdehi because e+erything is reciting this and it is through this that e+erything gets
sustenance (rizk).
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, Hthat all those who will enter the hell
fire include the bad mannered, ignorant, arrogant, greedy and miserly. Those who will
enter paradise include the weak and poor.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, J4n the day of Cudgement the arrogant
will be picked up in the form of an human faced ant, people will sFuash them under their
feet, e+en the smallest thing will o+ercome them, then they will be brought in a prison of
hell called bolus, the fire of fires (naar ul Anyaar) will be upon them and they will be
made to drink Taynul 5habaal (the waste of people in hell)
@azrat Ans (:adiAllah Taalahu anhu) narrates that, H;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) was the most belo+ed to the $ahabah Ikraam (blessed
companions) (:izwanullah alayhim aCmaeen). Io one was more belo+ed to them than the
;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam). 7espite of that, when they would see @uzoor
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) they would not stand up because they knew that @uzoor
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) disliked this.
#hen @uzoor ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) would walk with his $ahabah Ikraam
(:izwanullah alayhim aCmaeen) (companions), @e ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) would
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command them to walk in front of him and walk in the middle himself. This was to
practically gi+e others the teachings of humbleness and piety.
@azrat Ali (5aramAllah#aaChu) says that, HIf man wishes to see a person of the hell
fire, he should see one who is himself seated whilst others in front of him, are standing.
@azrat @assan (:adiAllah Taalahu anhu) says that, HI am astonished by Ibn e Adam (the
children of Adam). They wash impurity with their hands once or twice daily and then try
to compete with 9abbaarAul $amawaat (the 9oiner of $kys).
@azrat 8uhammad bin @ussain ,in Ali (:adiAllah Taalahu anhu) narrates that, Jif
arrogance (takabbur) enters a mans heart in small or large Fuantity, proportionately his
wisdom will decrease. 7epending upon the le+el of arrogance in a person, his wisdom
decreases proportionately.
@azrat Ahnaf bin Eais (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said, JI am astonished at the children of
Adam who are arrogant despite of the fact that they ha+e passed through an impure place
(genitalia) twiceK.
@azrat 6mar bin Abdul Aziz (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) had performed @aCC before he took
up the role as 5halifah (khilafat), @azrat Tawous (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) saw him
walking with pride and arrogance, @azrat Tawous (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) sFueezed him
with his finger and said this cannot be the gait of the one who has impurity and stool in
his belly, in his intestine.
A +ery sinful man of ,ani Israel was passing near a great worshipper. The worshipper
(Abid) was sitting under the shadow of clouds. The sinner thought that if I sit neGt to the
worshipper (Abid) for a little while then may be Allah Taala will ha+e mercy upon me,
so he went and sat neGt to the worshipper (Abid). The worshipper (Abid) thought that I
am such a pious person of ,ani Israel and this most sinful person has come and sat neGt
to me, he is not worthy of this. Thinking this, the worshipper (Abid) made him get up and
told him to go. Allah Taala send wahi (:e+elation) to the Iabi of that time to tell them
both, that they both should start practicing (amal) again from zero (a fresh new start). I
ha+e forgi+en the sinner and ha+e destroyed the deeds of the worshipper (Abid).
$piritual diseases include lying, backbiting, Cealousy, arrogance and anger, all of which
ha+e an effect on the personality of a man directly or indirectly. The one who stri+es hard
to stay away from these, has been guaranteed a house in the paradise, as is mentioned in
the following @adith of sunan Abu 7awudD
@azrat Abu Amama (:adiAllah Taalahu anhu) narrates that AaFa kareem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD
HI guarantee that the one who does not argue e+en though he is rightBtruthful, will recei+e
a house at the boundaries of paradise.
I guarantee that the one who refrains from lying, e+en in the form of a Coke, will get a
house in the middle of paradise.
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I guarantee that the one who impro+es his good beha+iour towards others B his etiFuettes,
will get a house in the highest le+el of paradise.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu gi+e us all the power to stay away from arrogance and
grant us the wealth of piety and humbleness, Ameen.
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability
to perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the
spiritual diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride, greed and
arrogance.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire,
and enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alaiyna illal balaghul mobeen
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Allah ;aak 9alla $hanahu says in $urah AlAeAImran, Rerse "! that, JThose who spend
(of that which Allah has gi+en them) in ease and in ad+ersity, and those who control their
anger and are forgi+ing towards mankind? and Allah lo+es those who are kind.K("!)
#hen a person is pre+ented from doing something or something happens against his will,
then he becomes enraged like a fire. At the time of anger the face and eyes of that person
becomes red. ,reathing becomes rapid? he becomes restless and uncontrollable like a
flame of fire. #hen the person is angry, he looses the sense of Cudgment. Then he does
that which he ne+er thought of. $ometimes the anger of a few minutes lea+es the
conseFuences for years. A person feels happy at the loss of the one, he is angry at. @is
heart feels satisfied when the other is in difficulty. In anger a person forgets the fa+ours
of the others and breaks all ties with them. The anger of some people hides in their hearts
and does not end for years. They do not Coin others in times of happiness and sorrow.
=+en some piousBwell mannered people hide anger in their hearts. 4ne can notice this
when they are not treating you as they used to treat you with lo+e and affection. =+en
some relati+es are such that one may be +ery kind to them? howe+er they still do not
adopt the straight path and keep anger and grudges in their hearts.
@azrat Abu @uraiyrah (:adiAllah Taala anhu) narrates that once a man said to our
,elo+ed ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), JTell me of a comprehensi+e deed.K The
;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, J*a TaasabK 7ont become angry. The
man asked again, the reply remained the same.
@azrat Ibn 8asood (:adiAllah Taala anhu) narrates that our ,elo+ed ;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) asked the $ahabah Ikraam (:idhwanullah alayhim
aCmaeen), JIn your opinion, who do you consider to be the most powerful wrestler%K
=+eryone said, JThe one who ne+er looses against any other wrestlerK. 4ur ,elo+ed
;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, J@e is not a wrestler, but the strongest
wrestler is the one who controls himself at the time of angerK
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@azrat Ibn 6mar (:adiAllah Taala anhu) narrates that our ,elo+ed ;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JAllah Taala hides the faults of the one who controls
his angerK
@azrat Abu 7arda (:adiAllah Taala anhu) narrates that I reFuested the ,elo+ed ;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) to tell me such a deed that will take me to the paradise. The
,elo+ed ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, J7o not be angryK.
It is mentioned in a @adith that, J#hosoe+er becomes angry, he comes closer to the edge
of the hellK
It is mentioned in $unan Abu 7awud that, JAllah Taala will call the one who controls
his anger, although he was able to get re+enge, Allah Taala will call him in front of all
human beings on the day of Cudgement and will gi+e him the authority to take whiche+er
hr he wishesK. (@oor means the wife of a momim in the paradise)
@azrat Ibn 8aood (:adiAllah Taala anhu) says that, Jone should see the tolerance le+el
of a person when he is angry and one should see if a person is trustworthy when he is in
need. @ow can one Cudge the tolerance le+el of a person at a time when he is not in anger
and in the same way how can one Cudge, how trustworthy a person is at the time when he
is not in need%
@azrat $ayyedina 'adeel bin Ayaad (:adiAllah Taala anhu) was once informed that so
and so person is talking against you. 6pon hearing this @azrat $ayyedina 'adeel bin
Ayaad (:adiAllah Taala anhu) supplicated for the person who was speaking bad words
against him and also supplicated that if the bad things he attributes to me are true, 8ay
Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu forgi+e me and show me the right path and if those words
against me, are not true and so and so person has falsely accused me, then Allah ;aak
9allashanahu may forgi+e himK.
@azrat 5haseema (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) narrates that $haytaan says, J@ow can the son of
Adam e+er o+ercome me% #hen he is not content, I li+e in his heart and when he
becomes angry, I control his brain, his actionsK.
@azrat Imam 9afar $adiF (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) states that, Janger is the key to e+ery
bad actionK.
@azrat 8uCahid (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) states that shaytaan says, JI am not disappointed
of the children of Adam and I will ne+er be disappointed from three things. 'irstly, when
one of them drinks alcohol or takes anything addicti+e, he will be under my control, I will
take him where I want and he will do as I wish. $econdly, when one of them is angry, he
will say such things that he does not e+en know and will do that which he will be
ashamed of later on. Thirdly, I encourage man to be a miser and make him wish to do
things that he does not ha+e the power to do, which are beyond his scope and it is because
of these desires and aspirations that he does not spend.
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@azrat $haykh $aadi (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) says, that there was one person who had
such a habit that he would not mention anything bad e+en about his enemies. @e would
only mention good things about them. After his demise, someone saw him in his dream
and asked, J#hat did Allah Taala do with you%K (what did happen to you after death%)
@e replied, JAs a result of this habit that I adopted whilst li+ing in the world, 8unkar and
Iakir (angels who come in the gra+e) did not ask me any difficult Fuestion and were
gentle towards me. 8oreo+er, Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu forga+e meK.
@azrat 6mar bin Abdul Aziz (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) wrote to one of his 9udges, J7o not
punish anyone at the time of anger, but when you feel angry at a criminal, keep him in
prison and when your anger has ended, then call him and punish him according to the
crime which he has committed and the punishment should not be more than "- lashes.
4nce a person spoke to @azrat 6mar bin Abdul Aziz (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) in a +ery
harsh manner. @azrat 6mar bin Abdul Aziz (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) looked down and said,
J7o you desire me to become angry and subCect you to illAtreatment in the pride of my
go+ernment (because I ha+e the authority to do so), so that you may take re+enge from
me for this on the day of Cudgement. I will not let this to be happenedK.
@azrat Abdullah bin 8ubarik (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) was once asked to describe goodness
to others (husnAeAkhalF) in one phrase. @e said, JThe good beha+iour towards others is to
control ones angerK
4nce a 9ew mo+ed into a house neGt to the house of @azrat 8alik bin 7inar
(:ahmatullahalaiyhi) and got his sewerageBwaste pipe fitted in such a manner that some
of his waste would fall into the house of @azrat 8alik bin 7inar (:ahmatullahalaiyhi).
@azrat 8alik bin 7inar (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) ne+er complained, so one day the 9ew
approached @im and asked, J7ont you ha+e a problem with my wastage pipe%K @azrat
8alik bin 7inar (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said, JI clean away the waste and garbage that
falls from your pipe into my house daily with a broomK. The 9ew asked despite so much
trouble that I cause you, dont you get angry%K
@azrat 8alik bin 7inar (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said, Allah Taala has said in $urah AlAeA
Imran, Rerse "! that,

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those who are kind.K
6pon hearing this, the 9ew was eGtremely impressed and he accepted Islam.
*hy $ *e Shut In An#erB
A saint asked his disciples, N#hy do we shout in anger% #hy do people shout at each
other when they are upset%N
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7isciples thought for a while, one of them said, Q,ecause we lose our calm, we shout for
that.Q
N,ut, why to shout when the other person is Cust neGt to you%N asked the saint. NIsnNt it
possible to speak to him or her with a soft +oice% #hy do you shout at a person when
youNre angry%N
7isciples ga+e some other answers but none satisfied the saint.
'inally he eGplained, N#hen two people are angry at each other, their hearts are distanced
a lot. To co+er that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier
they are, the stronger they will ha+e to shout to hear each other through that great
distance.N
Then the saint asked, N#hat happens when two people fall in lo+e% They donNt shout at
each other but talk softly, why% ,ecause their hearts are +ery close. The distance between
them is +ery small...N
The saint continued, N#hen they lo+e each other e+en more, what happens% They do not
speak, only whisper and they get e+en closer to each other in their lo+e. 'inally they e+en
need not whisper, they only look at each other and thatNs all. That is how close two people
are when they lo+e each other.N
$o, when you argue, do not let your hearts get distant. 7o not say words that distance
each other more. 4therwise there will come a day when the distance is so great that you
will not find the path to return.
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability
to perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the
spiritual diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire,
and enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alaiyna illal balagul mobeen.
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In the name of Allah ($ubhana #a TaNala, The 8ost ,eneficient, The 8ost 8erciful).
Q#a min sharri hasidin idhaa hasad.Q
Allah ;aak 9alla $hanahu says in $urah AlA'alaF, +erse -D

QAnd (;rotect me) from the mischief of e+eryone Cealous when he feels Cealous.Q
9ealousy (en+y) occurs when one sees that someone possesses certain blessings, and
desires that these be taken away from him.
Alama Ibne 9uzi (:ahmatullah Alaihi) says that 9ealousy means to wish for the blessings
of another to be destroyed or decreased, whether the en+ier obtains such blessings or not.
9ealousy is worse than all things that are bad. The first sin that occurred was the result of
the 9ealousy of Iblis towards @azrat Adam (Alaihi $alam), and the first sin committed on
earth was also the result of 9ealousy A that which Eabeel did to @abeel. The ill treatment
of Musuf (Alaihi $alaam) by his brothers was also due to 9ealousy.
@azrat Aisha $iddiFa (:adiAllah TaNala Anha) narrates that AFaa 5areem ($allallaho
Alaihe #assallam) said, that 9ews do not feel so much en+y for any of your things as
they do for the N$alaamN and NAmeenN.Q
@azrat Abu @uraira (:adiAllah TaNala Anho) narrates that AFaa 5areem ($allalaho
Alaihe #assallam) saidD Q8y ummah will surely be affected by spiritual illnessesQ.
$ahaba 5araam (:izwanullah alayhim aCmaeen) askedD Qwhat is meant by spiritual
illnessesQ. AFaa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) saidD Competition for worldly
gains, proudness on wealth, being far from each other and en+y between eachother, to the
eGtent that feuds occur, similarly to the pre+ious nations.
A @adithAeAIabawi ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam) narrated by @azrat <ubair bin Awam
(:adiAllah TaNala Anho) in 8asnadAeAAhmad isD The habits of the pre+ious nations i.e.,
en+y and bearing grudges will become predominant in my ummah. :emember that these
things are things which destroy the deen? ,y the Almighty in whose hand my soul lies,
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you cannot truly belie+e until you lo+e one anotherD should I not tell you such a thing
which if you start to practice then you shall begin to lo+e one another% that is by
spreading $alaam (Islamic greetings) amongst yoursel+es.
@azrat Ans bin 8alik (:adiAllah TaNala Anho) narrates that AFaa 5areem ($allalaho
Alaihe #assallam) said Q7o not bear grudges, be Cealous nor break the ties of kinship.
,ut rather, 4 sla+es of Allah ($ubhana #a TaNala)D li+e like brothers? And it is not
allowed for any 8uslim to cut off ties with a 8uslim for a period greater than three days.
(this is mentioned in $ahih ,ukhari and $ahih 8uslim)
@azrat #ahab bin 8umbah (:ahmatullah Alaihi) says that a @asid (one who en+ies) is
characterised by three traitsD
") ;raising (NbutteringN) in the presence of the one being en+ied. (praising in front of him)
(praising in the presence of someone)
2) ,ackbiting in his absence.
) 'eeling happiness at his misfortune.
Imam ,ehFi (:ahmatullah Alaihi) stated that the hasid abhors it when others obtain
blessings from Allah ;aak 9alla $hanahu, and that this en+y becomes manifest sometimes
by his face, and at other times by his speech. The hasid becomes depri+ed of
thankfulness to Allah ;aak 9alla $hanahu due to his hasad. @is habit of hasad keeps him
perpetually in a state of sheer restlessness and anGiousness, and he is always miserable.
#hen Allah ;aak 9alla $hanahu granted AFaa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam)
;rophethood, the 9ews started to en+y @im , although in their holy books all the signs,
characteristics , and predictions pertaining to AFaa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam)
were present, and they were aware of the fact that AFaa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe
#assallam) was the true Iabi of Allah ;aak 9alla $hanahu. @owe+er, they thought that
the final ;rophet that they were also awaiting would be from ,aniN Israeel. #hen that was
not the case, then due to hasad they turned against AFaa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe
#assallam). $econdly, 9ews feel proud that they are of the children of ;rophets, they call
themsel+es not ummat, but family, and think of themsel+es and their blood as being
superior to others. ,ecause of a non 9ew being granted prophethood, despite knowing the
truth, they opposed AFaa 5areem ($allalaho Alaihe #assallam). Their en+y was the
greatest obstacle to them for accepting Islam.
Imam >hazali (:ahmatullah Alaihi) mentions in IhyaaAeA6loomD A person said the
following to a 5ingD QA person who does something good for another should be treated
according to the results of his good, because $or a 1erson who does wron2# his wron2 is
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enou2h $or him .as 1unishment0? a 1erson who is %ealous, his %ealousy is enou2h $or
him as 1unishment. The king liked this saying +ery much to the effect that 5ing made
him a close companion. 4n seeing this, another person started to burn in the fire of en+y,
and one day he came to the 5ing and said, QThe man who you praise all the time smells a
bad odour from your mouth. If you do not belie+e me then call him close to yourself and
obser+e for yourselfA that he will place his hand o+er his mouth. 4n one side he said this
to the 5ing, and the neGt day the en+ier in+ited the other man for lunch, and added a large
Fuantity of garlic in the food. After consuming the food, both men went to the 5ing, and
the en+ier reminded the 5ing, so the 5ing called the person close to himself, and the
person really did put his hand to co+er his mouth out of fear that the 5ing will smell the
garlic from his mouth and he will feel displease. The 5ing affirmed in his heart that this
person really does smell a bad odour from me, thus in a state of anger, he wrote a letter to
his police chief (of that time), issuing an order instructing that the person who is bringing
this letter to you, slaughter him and stuff his skin and then send it back to me. The
common practice was that the 5ing used to write such a letter only when he wishes to
reward someone. The en+ier first complained and now he was the +ictim of greed, he
thought that the 5ing must ha+e written something of reward for this man, therefore he
wanted to get hold of this letter. The en+ier said to the man to gi+e the letter to him, QI
will take it as I am going there to meet him so iNll gi+e it to himQ. Then the person ga+e
the letter to the en+ier. The en+ier was happy that he will get the rewards now, the police
chief read the letter and got him slaughtered, his body stuffed. The other man went to
5ing the neGt day and seeing him ali+e and well, the king enFuired about the letter. @e
eGplained that he had gi+en letter to the other person. The 5ing said that the other man
used to say that you smelt a bad odour from my mouth. The man said that I had ne+er
said that. The 5ing said that when I called you neGt to me why you put your hand o+er
your mouth. The man eGplained that the other man fed me food with a large Fuantity of
garlic and thus a bad odour emanated from my mouth, which is why I kept my hand on
my mouth so that you will not get disturbed by the unpleasant smell. 4n hearing this, the
5ing saidD QMou had spoken the truthD Indeed, whosoe+er does bad deed, his bad deed is
enough for him.Q
A man asked @azrat @assan ,asri (:ahmatullah Alaihi)D Q7oes a belie+er also do
hasad%Q @e (:ahmatullah Alaihi) repliedD Q@a+e you forgotten the state of the sons of
@azrat MaFub (Alaihi $alam), as it was only because of 9ealousy that they treated
@adhrat Musuf (Alaihi $alam) as they did. A belie+er does feel en+y, howe+er he should
not disclose it, so that until he does not cause harm +ia hand or tongue, it remains
harmless.
It is the teaching of many a wise that 9ealousy is such a wound that ne+er heals and
whate+er an en+ier goes through, it is indeed enough for him.
@azrat Imam >hazali (:ahmatullah Alaihi) writes about the remedy for 9ealousyD when a
person feels 9ealousy towards another, and then feels pride because of this, he should
present himself politely and with humbleness, and if hasad is a result of not obtaining a
certain thing, then one should begin to gi+e the hasid more, and beha+e with more
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affection towards him so that he will also reciprocate lo+e and thereby get rid of the
hasad (Cealousy).
4ne should practice the attributes of forgi+eness, tolerance, patience, humbleness and one
should a+oid the attributes of en+y, bearing grudges, hatred, enmity, and telling lies.
Iobodys inCustice and ill treatment should prompt you to respond in the same manner.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu sa+e us all from en+y, hatred, bearing grudges and
enmity. Ameen.
Q#a ma alaiyna illal balaghul mubeenQ.
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+hen you were propagating it with your tongues, and uttering with your
mouths that whereof you had no /nowledge, you counted it a little thing, while
with All'h it was !ery great."
l have been Lalking abouL dierenL spiriLual diseases one by one. l have Lold you
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@azrat Imam >hazali (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said that, Jthese are all misfortunes of the
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Arguing (what are the other problems of tongue)
To re+eal the secrets of others
To re+eal ones own superiority (compleG)
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@urting other peoples hearts (what else are the problems associated with the
tongue)
Changing someones words
$preading news (without in+estigation)
$peaking too much
$peaking to someone for a purpose like a mean person
;eople do not think while talking, nor do they feel any difficulty or hesitation because
$haytaan encourages them and makes their heart feel happiness. 8any people who
talk eGcessi+ely are unable to limit their speech to, what is necessary and often
engage in unnecessary talk. It is for this reason that it is said that, Jone who is silent is
a hundred times at peaceK. 6nAnecessary talking puts one in danger while safety and
wellAbeing is in silence.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, J>ood newsB>lad tidings be to the
one who pre+ents his tongue from eGtraBuselessBeGcessi+e talk and spends eGtra
wealth. $omething that can be said in one sentence, if eGpressed in two sentences, is
also an eGcessi+e talk and one will be accountable for that.K
@azrat IbnAeA8asood (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) said that, JI warn you from
eGcessi+e talking. A person should talk as much as is needed to fulfil his desireBtask.K
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, Jthe one who remains silent has
achie+ed the freedom.K (It has been mentioned in Tabarani)
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, JThere is wisdom in remaining
silent and there are +ery few people who act upon this (It has been mentioned in Abu
8ansoor 7arAeA'irdous)
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JThe person who guarantees me his
two things, meaning tongue and that which is between the two legs, I guarantee him
paradise. (Abu 8ansoor)
The person who remains safe from the e+ils of the tongue, pri+ate parts and that
which is unlawful, is safe from all wrongdoings, but nowadays people are +ery badly
engaged in these e+ils, it is not possible to be safe from these without fighting with
ones selfBegoBnafs. There is no deed (practice) that can be done once, to protect
oneself and remain safe for the entire life. This is a struggle that continues throughout
the life.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) was asked, J#hat is the thing which will
lead the maCority of people to the paradise.
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AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, Hfear of >od and good manners
towards others.K
Then it was asked, J#hat is the thing that will lead the maCority of people to the hell%
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, JTwo empty thingsK
meaningBreferring to the stomach and pri+ate parts (genitals).
It is mentioned in a @adithAeAIabawi of the ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) that,
J#hen man wakes up in the morning each dayO.all parts of the bodyOwarn the tongue,
by saying, Hfear >od as regards for us, we are at your mercyOOIf youre upright, we
will be upright O.and if you are crooked, we will become crooked.K
It is a @adithAeAIabawi ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) that, J Allah Taala hides the faults
of the person who controls his tongue? and frees the one from the punishment who stops
his anger, and accepts the apology of the one who apologises in front of Allah TaalaK.
,ara bin Aazab (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) narrates that once a +illager (Arabi) came to
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and said, Jtell me of such a deed (practice)
by which I will be granted the paradise%
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) repliedD
'eed the hungry
>i+e water to the thirsty
And command good things
And forbid bad things
If this is not possible, then do not say anything from your tongue eGcept that which is
good.
It is mentioned in a @adithAeAIabawi ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) that, JA time will
come when people will chew words like cows chew grassK.
8eaning they will eGaggerate what they say, long and irrele+ant, being talkati+e and will
consider eGpressing oneself in less words as inferiority.
The one who stri+es hard to stay away from the problems associated with the tongue, has
been guaranteed a house in the paradise, as is mentioned in the following @adith of sunan
Abu 7awud.
@azrat Abu Amama (:adiAllah Taalahu anhu) narrates that AaFa kareem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD
HI guarantee that the one, who does not argue e+en though he is right B truthful, will
recei+e a house at the boundaries of paradise.
I guarantee that the one who refrains from lying, e+en in the form of a Coke, will get a
house in the middle of paradise.
I guarantee that the one, who impro+es his good beha+iour towards others B his etiFuettes,
will get a house in the highest le+el of paradise.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu grant us the power and de+ine guidance to keep our
tongues under our control and keep our tongues engaged in dhikrAeAIllahi and recitation
of 7uroodAeApaak ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), Ameen.
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8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability
to perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the
spiritual diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride, greed and
arrogance.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire,
and enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak ha+e mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
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J4 ,elie+ersL *et not your wealth and your children make you neglectful of the +ery
remembrance of Allah. And whoe+er does so, it is they who are the losers.K
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AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that two wild wol+es dont cause
problems to a herd of goats as much as pride, lo+e of status and wealth causes destruction
in ones faith(,eleief) (deen).
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JThe son of Adam says my wealth my
wealth? your wealth is only that which you ha+e eaten and you ha+e finished it. If you
ha+e worn it you ha+e made it old and if you ha+e gi+en it in charity, you ha+e sa+ed it
(for the hereafter)K.
JThe condition of the children of Adam is such that they say my wealth my wealth. Mour
wealth is that which you ha+e gi+en in charity and sent forth. If you ate it, then you ha+e
finished it (fana) and if you ha+e worn it, you ha+e made it old. 4 son of Adam it is better
for you to gi+e and it is bad for you to keep.K
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JThe son of Adam has three friends,
one who stays with him until his last breath, one who stays with him until the gra+e and
the third that goes with him up to the day of resurrection. #ealth is the one that stays
with him until the last breath, the family is the one who goes with him until the gra+e and
his deeds are the one that go with him up to the day of resurrection.K
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, J#hen a person dies, the angels
ask, Jwhat ha+e you sent forth%K and people ask, Jwhat ha+e you left behind%K
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AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, J7ont build properties? youll
begin to lo+e the worldK.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, JThe best people of this ummah are
the 'uFara (poor people of the ummah) and the first ones to enter paradise and rest aside
are the weak people of the ummah.
4nce @azrat 9ibrael (Alaiyhisalaam) came to AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and said, JAllah ;aak 9allashanahu has said salaam to Mou
and has said, Hif you wish, I shall make this mountain of gold. AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) repliedD
J4 9ibraeel,
The world is the house of the one who has no house in the hereafter,
It is the wealth of the one who has no wealth in the hereafter,
And only the one who has no wisdom collects (for the world)K.
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, J4n the day of Cudgement, a person will
come forth before Allah Taala and complain of his po+erty in this world. Allah ;aak
9allashanahu will say, JI swear by 8y :espect and >lory that I did not take the world
away from you to insult you but to bestow upon you the blessings and respect that I ha+e
prepared for you. >o to that Fueue, whoe+er fed you or clothed you for 8y sake and he
sought only 8y raza (to please 8e), hold his hand and take him to the paradiseKK.
@azrat Ali (5aramAllahwaaChu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, Jwhen people will start to hate their poor people
(fuFara), show off their construction works and become greedy in collecting dirhams
(money), then Allah Taala will send ! problems upon themD
") (there will be) shortage of resources
2) (there will be) cruelty from the king (i.e., the ruling people or the go+ernment)
) >o+ernment ser+ants will be corrupt
!) =nemies will o+ercome them
@azrat 8usa (Alaiyhisalaam) once saw a person sleeping on a pillow of brick with only
a single piece of cloth on his body. @azrat 8usa (Aliyhisalaam) reFuested, Ma Allah,
this person of yours is wasting away in this world. Allah ;aak 9allashanahu sent wahy
(:e+elation), J4 8usa (Alaiyhisalaam) dont you know that when my entire
concentration is focused upon a person, I make the whole world go away from him (I take
the whole world away from him).
At @azrat 6mar bin Abdul Azizs time of death, someone asked that, JAre you not
lea+ing anything for your children% (@e had " children) 7ont you care about them%
@azrat 6mar bin Abdul Aziz (:ahmatullahalaiyhi), also known as 6mar II said that,
Jmy children will become one of twoD either obedient of Allah Taala, in that situation
Allah Taala will be enough for them and Allah Taala is enough for the saliheen
(gooddoers)? or disobedient of Allah Taala and in that case I dont care about them (if
they will be disobedient to Allah Taala, I dont care about them).
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@azrat 8uhammad ,in 5aab 5arzi (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) recei+ed lots of wealth.
$omeone said, JIt would be better for you to keep all this wealth for your childrenK. @e
replied, JIoK. I will keep this wealth with my *ord, for myself and I will lea+e my *ord
behind for my children.
@azrat Mahya bin 8uaaz (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said that, JAt the time of death two
problems surround people related to their wealth that no one has heard of pre+iously.
$omeone asked, what are these problems% @e replied, JAt the time of death not only all
the wealth is taken but there is also accountability for e+erythingK.
@azrat Atta 5harasaani (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said that, J4nce a ;rophet
(Alaiyhisalaam) saw a person who would recite the name of Allah ;aak 9allashanhu
(saying ,ismillah) and throw his fishing net, no fish would get caught in his net. @e also
saw another person who would take shaytaans (the accursed saitan) name and throw the
net and this persons net would become full of fishes. That Iabi (Alaiyhisalaam) asked
Allah ;aak 9allashanahu, JMa AllahL #hat is the secret behind this%K Allah ;aak
9allashanahu showed the ;rophet (Alaiyhisalaam) the status destined for both these
people in the hereafter. 'or the first one there was respect in the hereafter and for the
second one there was shame and punishment.
#e waste our health to earn money and then we waste our money to gain our health back.
#e li+e in this world like we are ne+er going to die and then we die like we were ne+er
born. Is this the standard of life, you ha+e in your mind. This is not life.
$o be content in what you already ha+e and do something positi+e for the society in
which you are li+ing.
*astly I supplicate that Allah ;aak 9allashanahu grants us the ability to be content and
thankful and takes away the lo+e of wealth from our hearts and makes us such that we
li+e in the world and also work, earn pounds but our hearts, instead of lo+ing wealth, are
full of lo+e for Allah taala and AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam). Ameen.
$o always rememberL *i+e in this world, but dont let the world li+e inside your heart,
this is purely for Allah Taala and his ,elo+ed AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam).
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability
to perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the
spiritual diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire,
and enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
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8ay Allah paak mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alayna illal balagul mobeen
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"Then which of the Blessings of your Lord will you both (jinn and men) deny?
(13)?
The greatest blessing out of all the blessings of Allah Paak Jallashanahu is the
feeling of shame upon committing a sin. When a person commits a sin, feels
ashamed.. Feels ashamed and repents, then Allah Paak Jallashanahu forgives.
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Allah Paak Jallashanahu accepted Hazrat Adam (Alaiyhi'salaam)'s supplication
(du'a) and forgave Him.
When Hazrat Yunus (Alaiyhi'salaam) was captured inside the stomach of the fish,
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wrongdoers. (Surah 1 AlAnbiya, verse )
Allah Paak Jallashanahu accepted Hazrat Yunus (Alaiyhi'salaam)'s supplication
and forgave him.
Allah Paak Jallashanahu forgives and likes forgiveness. Allah Paak Jallashanahu
dislikes it when a person commits a sin, but when the person feels ashamed
upon the sin he has committed and seeks forgiveness, then believe it, Allah Paak
Jallashanahu forgives. Allah Paak Jallashanahu, being powerful over all things,
forgives, despite of being ahaar and Jabbaar (ominant and compelling).
We are just human, yet we do not forgive other humans. We do not forgive other
people even if they seek forgiveness, even when they say sorry'. We display
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even though Allah Paak Jallashanahu has commanded:
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"But forgive and overlook, till Allh brings His ommand. (Surah AlBaara,
verse: 1)
To forgive the cruelty and bad deeds of someone and refraining from revenge is
called forgiving and overlooking. The lowest level of forgiveness is that you
forgive another person whether you like it or not, but the highest level is that you
forgive with happiness in your heart and if it is possible, also do some good
(Ahsaan) to the one you forgive.
Hazrat Ans Bin alik (Radi'Allah'Ta'alahu anhu) narrates that Aaa areem
(Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) said, "The entire creation is Allah Paak
Jallashanahu's family, that's why the most beloved to Allah Paak Jallashanahu is
the person who is good to Allah Paak Jallashanahu's creation and treats it well.
(AlBayhai)
Aaa areem (Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) commands us in a Hadithe
ubaarika (Prophetic Hadith), "A uslim is not allowed to be upset with another
uslim for more than three days. What kind of uslims are we? We are false
declarers of being lovers of Aaa areem (Sallallahu'alaiyhi' wasallam). Yes, we
are false pretenders..................because Aaa areem
(Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) forgave all his enemies on the day of victory of
akkah (fatheakkah). eep in mind the fact that they were all nonuslims.
idn't Aaa areem (Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) have the power to take revenge
on that day? But despite of having the power and authority, Aaa areem
(Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) preferred to forgive others (Preferred to forgive his
enemies). Why..................................................?
Allah Paak Jallashanahu says in Surah A'raaf, verse 1 to forgive nonuslims,
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"Show forgiveness, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the foolish (i.e. dont
punish them). (1)
Hazrat Abdullah Bin mmar Bin Aadh (Radi'Allah'Ta'alahu' anhu) narrates that,
"Allah Paak Jallashanahu has mercy on those who have mercy. Have mercy on
people on the earth, the One above all (Who is in the skies) will have mercy upon
you.
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(Sunan Abu awud)
Allah Paak Jallashanahu's pious people always do what Allah Paak Jallashanahu
likes. They always give the willingness of Allah Paak Jallashanahu their first
preference. Aaa areem (Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) always liked to forgive
others during his (SAW)'s lifetime, Why? .............. Because Allah Paak
Jallashanahu likes to forgive that's why Aaa areem
(Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) liked to forgive others whether uslims or non
uslims during his lifetime.
Aaa areem (Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam) said that, "Whoever forgives the fault
of a uslim, Allah Paak Jallashanahu will forgive his faults on the day of
Judgement. (Allah Paak Jallashanahu will forgive his sins on the day of
Judgement.)
f you want to do friendship with Allah Paak Jallashanahu then you will have to
adopt the habit of forgiving other people.
Today....................... You have the choice.
On the day of Judgement......................The choice will be (that of) Allah Paak
Jallashanahu's.
You will be seekers of forgiveness for your faults and sins. f Allah Paak
Jallashanahu asks you on the day of judgement that you had a choice (whilst
living) in the world, (yet) you did not like to forgive other people, you did not like
forgiveness for others, but you like it for yourself.
Why.......................................................................................................?
Then what will be your reply?
Hazrat Abdullah bin Abbas (Radi'Allah'Ta'alahu' anhu) narrates that, "When a
person forgives the faults of someone, in return Allah Paak Jallashanahu grants
him (with) an increase in respect because of that forgiveness.
y brothers, let's forgive the faults and mistakes of each other for the sake of
Allah Paak Jallashanahu because you'll leave everything in this world including
worldly knowledge, fame, wealth, prosperity, properties, relatives, friends and
family these will all remain in this world. You won't take these with you. You have
to face Allah Paak Jallashanahu alone. So the most important thing is that Allah
Paak Jallashanahu becomes pleased with you while living in this world.
Today, uslims are divided into sects. They are not willing to forgive each other.
Their hearts are full of anger, jealousy, arrogance and hatred. y brothers, let's
become one and unite for the sake of Allah Paak Jallashanahu and forgive each
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other. Let's all come together and work for eeneustafa
(Sallallahu'alaiyhi'wasallam).
owadays there is no peace in hearts. People search for peace of heart. For
them it is the message of this arwesh that forgive the ones you hate or have
enmity for the sake of Allah Paak Jallashanahu, even if this forgiveness is only
from your side. f you do this with a true heart, then you will feel such peace,
relaxation and happiness in your heart which you would not have felt until today.
t is very difficult to explain these things in words. These are practical things. One
who does it, he has taken his first step towards Allah Paak Jallashanahu today.
ongratulations to the one who has taken the first step. Allah Paak Jallashanahu
says, "The one who takes one step towards me, will take ten steps towards
him................. and Allah Paak Jallashanahu's step is not like our step, half a
meter long. We are talking about Allah Paak Jallashanahu who is unlimited, so
His step will also be unlimited. Thus Allah Paak Jallashanahu's first step exceeds
the heart, crosses the heart, passes through the heart and changes the universe
of the heart.
Think..... o this experiment today. Forgive someone today and feel the
peace and pleasure in your heart.
Thank You.
#a ma alaina illal balaghul mobeen.

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Patien2e (3abr#
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Khutba Jumma, London, UK
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Allah ;aak 9allashanahu says in $urah "1, AnAIahl, Ayat "20,
JAnd endure you patiently (& Muhammad -A+), your patience is not but from All'h. And grie!e
not o!er them (polytheists and pagans), and be not distressed because of what they plot." (#%E)
The greatest eGample we ha+e of patience is from our ,elo+ed ;rophet
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam). The following is Cust one eGample of the patience of our
,elo+ed AaFa kareem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam)D #hen AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) went to a city called Taif, not far from 8akkah to in+ite
the people to Islam, the leaders reCected @im ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and set young
children to taunt, stone and chase our ,elo+ed ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) out
of Taif. 4ur ,elo+ed ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) bled so much that @is
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) blessed feet and footwear were drenched in blood. Then
@azrat 9ibrail Ameen (Alaiyhisalaam) came to AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and said, JIf you wish, then I will gi+e the order for two
angels to crush the residents of TaNif between the two mountains in which it lies.K AaFa
5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) did not wish for this to happen and replied, JI am
hopeful that their descendants will accept Islam.K This was the patience of our ,elo+ed
AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam).
There are three types of sabrD
") $abr lillah (patience for the sake of Allah)D This is to do what Allah ;aak
9allashanahu has commanded and stay away from prohibited things (e+en when
finding it really hard to obey Allah ;aak 9allashanahus rules =.g. waking up for 'aCr
prayers and to abstain from sins e.g. drinking alcohol).
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2) $abr maallah (patience in bearing with Allah)D This is when you eGercise patience
whilst undergoing hardships and things which are predestined (basically when
trouble befalls you). =.g. *oss of property, an inCury etc
) $abr alallah (;atience in anticipation of Allah)D This is when you patiently wait for
that which Allah ;aak 9allashanahu has promised (realising there is no patience and
strength, eGcept by the help of Allah)
@azrat Ayesha (:adiAllahTaalaanha) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, J;atience should be eGercised at the first shock.K
6nfortunately, patience is often the last thing to be eGercised at a time of difficulty or in a
case of misfortune.
It is reported that once a man said to AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), JMa
:asulallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), my property has gone and my body has become
sickK. 6pon hearing this, AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JThere is no
good in a ser+ant (of the *ordBAllah) whose property does not depart, and whose body
does not get sick. #hene+er Allah ;aak 9allashanahu lo+es a ser+ant of @is, @e is sure to
put him to the test, and when @e puts him to the test, @e admonishes him to be patientK.
;atience can be di+ided into two typesD
") The first type is patience eGercised in situations in which a person plays an acti+e
role. This is di+ided into 2 categoriesD
i) patience in performing what Allah ;aak 9allashanahu has commanded
us to do
ii) ;atience in refraining from that which Allah ;aak 9allashanahu has
forbidden us to do
2) The second type is patience eGercised in situations in which a person has no acti+e
role to play (patience in endurance of suffering, pain eGperienced in inner feeling
and physical body), basically things one must undergo on account of Allah ;aak
9allashanahus Cudgement and decree.
It is often said that the patient people (sabirun) are of three typesD
") 8utasabbir (one who tries to be patient)
2) $abir (one who is simply patient)
) $abur (one who is +ery patient)
@azrat Abu $aeed (:adiAllahTaala anhu) narrates that, H4nce some people from the
Ansaar asked AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) to gi+e them
something. AaFa 5areem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) ga+e to e+eryone of
them who asked for something, until all that @e ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam)
had was finished. #hen e+erything was finished and he had spent all that was
in his hand, he said to them, NQ(5now) that if I ha+e any wealth, I will not
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withhold it from you (to keep for somebody else)? And (know) that he who
refrains from begging others (or doing prohibited deeds), Allah will make
him content and not in need of others? and he who remains patient, Allah will
bestow patience upon him, and he who is satisfied with what he has, Allah
will make him selfAsufficient. And there is no gift better and +ast (you may be
gi+en) than patience.Q .,ukhari DD ,ook 3 DD Rolume 01 DD @adith !00/
@azrat Thabit AlA,unani (:adiAllahTaala anhu) narrates that @azrat Anas bin 8alik
(:adiAllahTaala anhu) once asked a lady of his family, Q7o you know
suchAandAsuch woman%Q $he replied, QMes.Q @e said that, QAaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) passed by her while she was weeping o+er a
gra+e, and said, N,e afraid of Allah and be patient.N The woman said (to the
;rophet $allallahualaiyhiwasallam). H>o away from me, for you do not
know my calamity. The ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) left her and
proceeded. A man passed by her and asked her, N#hat did AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) say to you%N $he replied, HI did not recognise
him. The man said, H@e was AllahNs Apostle ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam).
$o that woman came to the gate of the AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) and she did not find a gateAkeeper there, and
she said, NMa :asullallah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam), ,y Allah. I did not
recognize youLN AaFa kareem ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, NIo
doubt, patience is at the first stroke of a calamity.NQ .,ukhari DD ,ook & DD
Rolume 3& DD @adith 213/
@azrat Ayesha (:adiAllahTaala anha) narrates that, once she asked AaFa 5areem
($allallahuAliyhiwasallam) about the plague. @e
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) replied, QThat was a mean of torture which
Allah used to send upon whomAsoAe+er @e wished, but @e made it a source
of mercy for the belie+ers, for anyone who is residing in a town in which this
disease is present, and remains there and does not lea+e that town, but has
patience and hopes for AllahNs reward, and knows that nothing will befall him
eGcept what Allah has written for him, then he will get such reward as that of
a martyr.Q .,ukhariD ,ook 3 D Rolume 00 DD @adith 1"1/
@azrat Abu AbdulA:ahman (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that three persons came to
@azrat Abdullah bin 6mar bin Aas (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) while I was
sitting with him and saidD ,y Allah, we ha+e nothing with us either in the
form of pro+ision, riding animals or wealth. @azrat Abdullah
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) repliedD I am prepared to do whate+er you like. If
you come to us, we would gi+e you what Allah would make a+ailable for you
and if you like I would make a mention of your case to the ruler, and if you
like you can show patience because I ha+e heard AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) sayingD The destitute amongst the emigrants
would precede the rich emigrants by forty years in getting into ;aradise on
the 7ay of :esurrection. @earing this they saidD #e then, show patience and
do not ask for anything. .8uslimD ,ook !2 D @adith 0"22/
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It is reported that @azrat Ali (:adiAllah Taala anhu) once said, J;atience in relation to
faith (Imaan) is like the position of the head in relation to the bodyK.
@azrat Ibne Eayim (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) narrates that, a man once came to see what he
can learn from @azrat $hibli (:ahmatullahalaiyhi), so he said to him, J#hat kind of
patience is hardest on those who are patient, patience in relation to Allah%K
@e saidD Io
J;atience for the sake of Allah%K
@e saidD Io
J;atience in bearing with Allah%K
@e saidD Io
@e then asked, J#ell what is it then%K
The reply was, Jpatience in enduring separation from Allah.K
At this point @azrat $hibli (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) screamed in such a way that he almost
died.
@azrat 9unaid (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) once said, JThe Courney from this world to the
hereafter is a tri+ial distance of siG cubits for the belie+er to tra+el. The eGodus from the
realm of creation in the direction of the *ord of truth (@aF) is difficult to accomplish. The
Courney from the self (nafs) toward Allah is eGtremely hard. ,ut patience with Allah is
e+en more difficult.K
$omeone asked @azrat 9unaid (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) to eGplain the meaning of patience.
@azrat 9unaid (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said, JIt is the swallowing of bitter draught without
displaying a frown or a scowl.K
@azrat 7hunAIun alA8isri (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said, J;atience means to refrain from
acts of nonAcompliance, remain calm when swallowing the lumps that form in the throat
as a reaction to misfortune and to demonstrate spiritual affluence despite the ad+ent to
po+erty in the sphere of material li+elihood.K
@azrat Mahya Ibn 8uadh ArA:azi (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said that, JThe patience of the
lo+ers (of the *ord) is much harder than the patience of the ascetics (a person
who practices great selfAdenial and abstains from worldly comforts and
pleasures, esp. for religious reasons). @ow astonishing it is, that they can be
patient at allLK
*astly, I pray that Allah ;aak 9allashanahu grants us patience and makes us patient
enough to gi+e up complaining.
Allah ;aak 9allashanahu says in $urah Asr "2, +erseD "A
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,y AlANAsr (the time). (") Rerily, man is in loss, (2) =Gcept those who belie+e (in Islmic
8onotheism) and do righteous good deeds, and recommend one another to the truth (i.e.
order one another to perform all kinds of good deeds (AlA8aNruf) which Allh has
ordained, and abstain from all kinds of sins and e+il deeds (AlA8unkar) which Allh has
forbidden), and recommend one another to patience (for the sufferings, harms, and
inCuries which one may encounter in AllhNs Cause during preaching @is religion). ()
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the Islamic
knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability to perform
good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the spiritual
diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire, and enlighten
our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alayna illal balagul mobeen
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5enerosity (sa6ha 7at#
By: Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
Khutba Jumma, London, UK
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Allah paak 9allah $hanahu says in $ura ,aFara , +erse 212D
JThose who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allh, and do not follow up their gifts
with reminders of their generosity or with inCury, their reward is with their *ord. 4n them
shall be no fear, nor shall they grie+eK (212)
JAssakhiyo habibullah wa lo kana faseFaaK
The generous one ($akhi) is the friend of Allah e+en if he is a wrongdoerBsinner.
Allah Taala likes generosity so much that e+en if a generous person (sakhi) is a sinner,
he is still kept as a friend.
JThe condition of the children of Adam is such that they say my wealth my wealth. Mour
wealth is that which you ha+e gi+en in charity and sent forth. If you ha+e eaten it, then
you ha+e finished it (fana) and if you ha+e worn it, you ha+e made it old. 4 son of Adam
it is better for you to gi+e and it is bad for you to keep.K
>enerosity is from the mannersBetiFuettes of the ;rophets because Allah Taala 9allah
$hanahu is >enerous and likes generosity and good manners and dislikes bad manners.
@azrat Ayesha $iddiFa (:adiAllah Taalahu anha) narrates that AFaa kareem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, JAllah Taala has created all @is Awliya Allah
('riends of Allah) on the basis of generosity and good beha+iour towards others (husnAeA
khalF).
@azrat Abdullah bin 6mar (:adiAllah Taalahu anhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, JAllah Taala likes two habits and dislikes two habits.
The good habits areD ones good beha+iour towards others (husnAeAkhalF) and generosity
(sakhawat). The bad habits areD bad manners towards others and being miserly. #hen
Allah Taala wishes well for someone, he makes him fulfil the needs of others? he makes
him sol+e the problems of others.
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@azrat Ibn Abas (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, J4+erlook the sins of a generous person because
when he makes a mistake, Allah Taala grips his handK
@azrat IbnAeA8asood (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) narrates that, JAaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, Jthe one who feeds gets sustenance (rizk), faster than
a knife cuts the hump of a camel and Allah Taala is proud of the one who feeds others
and Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu displays this pride in front of @is angels.
@azrat Ibn 6mar (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) narrates that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said that, JAllah Taala gi+es people the blessings with
accountability that through them the tasks of others may be fulfilled and Allah Taala
takes his blessings from the one who refrains from helping others and gi+es it to another
personK.
@azrat Imam <ainAulAAbideen (Alaiyhisalaam) narrates that, JThe generous person
($akhi) is not the one who gi+es from his wealth, when someone asks for it, but the
generous person ($akhi) is the one who gi+es, before someone reFuests for helpK.
#hen @azrat Ibn Abas (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) was go+ernor of ,asra, some people
of ,asra came to him and said, JThere is a person who we all desire to be like. @e fasts
during the day and worships during the night. @is daughter is getting married and he has
nothing for the dowryK. @azrat Ibn Abas (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) ga+e these people 1
bags of wealth and further said, JIt is not good to gi+e a 8uslim something that would
interrupt his fasting during the day and worshiping during the night. Come on, let us all
go and take part in the wedding preparations for his daughter and help him (physically as
well as financially), e+en though the world is not worth much that it could pre+ent a
8omin (,elie+er) from worshipping Allah Taala, but we also do not possess so much
pride and arrogance that we would fail to ser+e the Awliya Allah ('riends of Allah).
$aying this he went to the house along with the other people of ,asra and did all the
preparations himself.
Caliph (5halifah) @aroonAurA:asheed sent -22 dinars as a gift to @azrat Imam 8alik ,in
Ans (:ahmatullahalaiyhi). #hen this news reached @azrat *ais ,in $aad
(:ahmatullahalaiyhi), he sent another "222 dinar as a gift to him. #hen 5halifah
@aroonAurA:asheed found out, he called @azrat *ais bin $aad (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) and
said, JMou are an ordinary person and I am a caliph (5halifah), despite of that I sent only
-22 dinar but u sent "222 dinar. 7id u try to compete with me% @azrat *ais ,in $aad
(:ahmatullahalaiyhi) replied, my daily income is "222 dinar, I felt ashamed to gi+e such
a person less than my daily income thats why I sent "222 dinar and I had no intention in
my heart of competing with you. @azrat *ais bin $aad (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) was well
known for his generosity, although his daily income was "222 dinar, zakat (almsBwelfare
contribution) was ne+er compulsory on him. @e ne+er sa+ed so much money on which
zakah become compulsory.
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I would Cust like to mention one more narration from the life of @azrat *ais bin $aad
(:ahmatullahalaiyhi). 4nce an elderly lady came to @azrat *ais bin $aad
(:ahmatullahalaiyhi). $he was holding a bowl in one hand and said, J8y son is ill and I
need some honey, I cant afford to buy someK. At that time, honey used to be stored in
bags made of leather which could each hold up to 22A2- kilograms of honey. @azrat *ais
bin $aad (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) ordered his ser+ant to gi+e a full bag of honey to this
lady, she took the honey and left. After she left the ser+ant said to the $ufi @azrat *ais
bin $aad (:ahmatullahalaiyhi), Jthe lady asked for honey in a bowl but you ga+e the
entire bagK. $ufi sahab (@azrat *ais bin $aad (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) said that, Jthe
woman was asking according to her (socialBfinancial) status, her thought was limited to
that. I felt ashamed from Allah Taala that I gi+e that needy person according to her status
e+en though Allah Taala has gi+en me so much sustenance (rizk). Therefore I ga+e her
according to my (financial) status.
'akeer AhFar ul Ibaad would Cust like to say that we all pray to be wealthy? the wealthy
person will enter 9annah -22 years after poor people (masaakeen). Therefore one should
supplicate as follows that, JAllah ;aak 9allashanahu first make us generous and then
make us wealthy, so that we may be as generous as possibleK.
Allah paak 9allah $hanahu says in $ura ,aFara, +erse 212D
JThose who spend their wealth in the Cause of Allh, and do not follow up their gifts
with reminders of their generosity or with inCury, their reward is with their *ord. 4n them
shall be no fear, nor shall they grie+eK (212)
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak 9allah $hanahu enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us
the ability to perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak 9allah $hanahu forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us
from the spiritual diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah paak 9allah $hanahu protect us from the punishment of the gra+e
hellfire, and enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak 9allah $hanahu mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
8ay Allah ;aak 9allah $hanahu grant us to be generously spending for the cause
of Allah who is the real 4wner of our wealth.
#a ma alayna illal balagul mobeen
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*han6,u8ness (3hu6r#
By: Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
Khutba Jumma, London, UK
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between the Truth and falsehood) whether he (now) becomes thankful or continues to be
ungrateful.Q
There are two categories of thankfulnessD
") Thankfulness to Allah taala B the Creator
2) Thankfulness to the people B the creation
There are three le+els of thankfulness.
!) Thankfulness by heart B $hukr bilAFalbD
This is when one acknowledges a blessing that has been granted to him. #ith regards
to Allah subhana wa taala, it is when one acknowledges that all blessings are from
Allah subhana wa taala? and people and things are Cust a means (waseela). This is
also when one realises that he is unable to thank Allah subhana wa taala. The
thankfulness, we offer to Allah subhana wa taala, is another blessing which comes
from Allah subhana wa taala.
;rophet @azrat 7awud (7a+id) Alaiyhisalaam once said, J8y >od, how can I thank
Mou, when my thankfulness to Mou is itself a blessing from among Mour gracious
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fa+ours%K $o Allah con+eyed to him by way of inspiration (wahy), Jnow you ha+e
thanked 8e indeedK.
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This is when one is thankful and eGpresses his appreciation through speech. It is
spoken appreciation for a blessing. 4ne should thank Allah $ubhana wa taala and
praise Allah subhana wa taala for all the blessings Allah subhana wa taala has
bestowed upon him.
1) Thankfulness by action B shukr bilAbadan walAarkanD This is thankfulness and
gratitude for Allahs blessings through action and following Allah Taalas
commands.
@azrat Aisha (:adiAllahTaalaanha) narrates that the belo+ed ;rophet
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam used to offer prayer at night (for such a long time) that his
feet used to crack. I said, Q4 AllahNs ApostleL #hy do you do it since Allah has forgi+en
you your faults of the past and those to follow%Q @e $allallahualaiyhiwasallam said,
Q$houldnNt I lo+e to be a thankful sla+e (of Allah)%N #hen he became old, he prayed while
sitting, but if he wanted to perform a bowing, he would get up, recite (some other +erses)
and then perform the bowing.
(,ukhari)
@azrat Abdullah ibn >hannam (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that the belo+ed
;rophet $allallahualaiyhiwasallam saidD If anyone says in the morningD Q4 AllahL
#hate+er fa+our has come to me, it comes from Thee alone #ho has no partner? to Thee
praise is due and thanksgi+ing,NL he will ha+e eGpressed full thanksgi+ing for the day? and
if anyone says the same in the e+ening, he will ha+e eGpressed full thanksgi+ing for the
night.
(Abu 7awud)
@azrat $uhaib .Radi8Allah83a8ala8anhu0 narrates that AaFa 5areem Sallallahu8alaiyhi8wasallam saidD
$trange are the ways of a belie+er for there is good in e+ery affair of his and
this is not the case with anyone else eGcept in the case of a belie+er for if he
has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (>od), thus there is a good for him
in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it
patiently), there is a good for him in it.
(8uslim)
@azrat 9abir bin Abdullah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that the @oly ;rophet
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam saidD If someone is gi+en something, he should gi+e a return
for it pro+ided he can afford? if he cannot afford, he should praise him. @e who praises
him for it, thanks him, and he who conceals it is ungrateful to him.
(Abu 7awud)
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@azrat 9abir bin Abdullah (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that the ,elo+ed ;rophet
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam saidD If someone is donated something and he mentions it, he
thanks for it, and if he conceals it, he is ungrateful for it.
(Abu 7awud)
@azrat Abu @urayra (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that the 8essenger of Allah
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam (8ay Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, QIf a man
who is walking along a road finds a branch of thorns on the road and remo+es it, Allah
taala thanks him for doing it and forgi+es him.Q
(8alik)
@azrat Abu @urayra (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that AllahNs Apostle
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam said, Q#hile a man was walking on a road, he became +ery
thirsty. Then he came across a well, got down into it, drank (of its water) and then came
out. 8eanwhile he saw a dog panting and licking mud because of eGcessi+e thirst. The
man said to himself QThis dog is suffering from the same state of thirst as I did.Q $o he
went down the well (again) and filled his shoe (with water) and held it in his mouth and
watered the dog. Allah thanked him for that deed and forga+e him.Q The people asked, Q4
AllahNs ApostleL Is there a reward for us in ser+ing the animals%Q The @oly ;rophet
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam said, Q(Mes) There is a reward for ser+ing any animate (li+ing
being).Q
(,ukhari)
@azrat Abu $aNid AlA5hudri narrates that the belo+ed ;rophet
$allallahualaiyhiwasallam said, QIf anyone of you sees a dream that he likes, then it is
from Allah, and he should thank Allah for it and narrate it to others? but if he sees
something else, i.e., a dream that he dislikes, then it is from $atan, and he should seek
refuge with Allah from its e+il, and he should not mention it to anybody, for it will not
harm him.Q
(,ukhari)
@azrat Abu ,akr (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) narrates that when anything came to the
;rophet $allallahualaiyhiwasallam which caused pleasure (or, by which he was made
glad), he prostrated himself in gratitude to Allah.
7awud DD ,ook "! D @adith 2013
Thanking others for gifts and fa+ours etc, is a basic moral duty often ignored by people.
@azrat 9unaid (:A) said, JThankfulness means that you do not look upon yourself as
worthy of the gracious fa+our you ha+e recei+ed.K
@azrat Abu ,akr ibn 9ahdar ashA$hibli (:A) said, JThankfulness means focusing
attention on the source of the benefit, not focusing attention on the benefit itselfK.
@azrat Abu 6thman (alA@ira) (:A) said, JThe thankfulness of the common folk is for
food and drink and clothing, while the thankfulness of the elite (shukr alAkhawass) is for
the spiritual +alues conferred upon their heartsK.
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@azrat @isham ibn 6rwa said that his father ne+er brought food or drink, nor e+en a
remedy which he ate or drank but that he said, Q;raise be to Allah who has
guided us and fed us and gi+en us to drink and blessed us. Allah is greater. 4
AllahL #e ha+e found Mour blessing with e+ery e+il, gi+e us e+ery good in
the morning and e+ening. #e ask Mou for its completion and its gratitude.
There is no good eGcept Mour good. There is no god other than Mou, the >od
of the salihun and the *ord of the #orlds. ;raise be to Allah. There is no god
but Allah. #hat Allah wills. There is no power eGcept in Allah. 4 AllahL
,less us in what Mou ha+e pro+ided us with and protect us from the
punishment of the 'ireLQ
(8alik)
Iow let me tell you an eyes opening hadeeth in which AaFa 5areem $allallahu Alaiyhi
#asallam predicted, what is happening now.
@azrat Abdullah bin NAmr bin alAAs (:adiAllahTaalaanhu) reported that AllahNs
8essenger $allallahualaiyhiwasallam saidD @ow would you be, 4 people, when ;ersia
and :ome would be conFuered for you% @azrat Abdur :ahman bin Auf
(:adiAllahTaalaanhu) saidD #e would say as Allah has commanded us and we would
eGpress our gratitude to Allah. Thereupon AllahNs 8essenger $allallahualaiyhiwasallam
saidD Iothing else besides it% Mou would (in fact) compete with one another, then you
would feel Cealous, then your relations would be estranged and then you will bear enmity
against one another, or something to the same effect. Then you would go to the poor
emigrants and would make some the masters of the others.
(8uslim)

Today you are not thankful to Allah subhana wa taala. Mou ha+e your own
house. Mour house is full of electronic things and furniture. Mour wardrobe is full of
clothes and shoes. Mou ha+e latest model mobile and car. Mou ha+e enough money in
your bank account. Mour ;rophet $allallahualaiyhiwasallam did not enCoy these
luGuries. The whole uni+erse was created for him. @e preferred a life like that of
Masakeen. Mou ha+e got all the facilities which make your life comfortable. ,ut
whene+er asked, how is your business% @ow is your life% @ow are your matters% Mou are
always complaining, most of you that you ha+ent got enough or you ha+ent got what
you deser+e for. Mou ha+e stopped being content and thankful to Allah $ubhana wa
taala. =+en in this era of regression, you ha+e more world (worldly things) as compare to
your foreAfathers but you ne+er realized, you ne+er thought like that. 8ake a habit to say,
Alhamdulillah, Alhamdulillahi :abbil Aalameen. 7ont complain. 7ont complain of
Allah in front of @is creation, your fellow human beings. #hate+er situation does he
keep you in, dont complain in front of @is creation. :ather be content and thankful in
front of @is creation. Ask Allah $ubhana wa taala whate+er you want. This should be the
way of a common 8uslim. 7ont ask Allah for which @e has not gi+en you and be
content and thankful e+en if you dont get anything. This is the way of @is friends,
Auliya Allah. This is :azi ba :azaye @aF i.e., being content and thankful in Allahs #ill.
Iow the choice is yours.
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8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability to
perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the spiritual
diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire, and
enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alayna illal balagul mobeen
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Islamic Concept of Knowledge
By: Peerzada Dr Haroon-ur-Rashid Kashmiri
Khutba Jumma, London, UK
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Allah Paak Jallashanahu says in surah Ala , verse: 15
"(O Beloved!) Read (commencing) with the name of Allah Who has created
(everything) He created man from a mass suspended like a leech (in the
mother's womb). Read and your Lord is ost enerous He Who taught man
(reading and writing) by the pen. He Who (besides that) taught man (all that)
which he did not know.
Today will talk about the slamic oncept of nowledge.
The verses, recited earlier were the first revelation received by the Beloved
Prophet Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam in the cave of Hira. The first message
conveyed by Hazrat abriel Alaiyhi Salaam was to read. You can understand the
importance of getting knowledge from this incidence. After this Revelation, what
our beloved Prophet did for 3 years. He spread knowledge of the Holy ur'an to
the whole mankind.
There are two methods of getting knowledge:
1. nowledge which is acuired from other human beings.
. nowledge which is gifted by Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala). This is the knowledge
which is revealed by Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala) through His Prophets (Alaiyhimus
salaam).
The beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam did not attend any school or
college. The source of His knowledge was Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala).
After the creation of Hazrat Adam Alaiyhi Salaam, Allah Ta'ala taught him the
names of all things. This has been mentioned in the Surah alBaarah , verse:
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Because of this knowledge, Hazrat Adam Alaiyhi Salaam got superiority over all
other creations including angels and jinns. t was essential for him to possess this
knowledge as he was created as the halifa (Vicegerent) of Allah ta'ala on earth.
The Holy Prophet Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam said:
"Seek for knowledge even (you have to go) to hina. etting knowledge is
obligatory for every uslim (man woman).
(bn Rajab Hambali, Jami' bayanililm wa fadlihi)
n the Holy ur'an, knowledge has been described as Nur (light) and Basirah
(insight) whereas ignorance is referred to as Zuu!a" (darkness).
nowledge does not mean only the slamic knowledge. t encompasses the
scientific knowledge too. The modern scientific knowledge is helping us to know
more about the religion. The scientists are saying same things which are
mentioned about 1 years ago in the Holy ur'an. You should get the scientific
knowledge to understand the things mentioned in the Holy ur'an. The
knowledge which does not guide you to the right path is not the real knowledge
according to slamic concept of knowledge. Abu Jahl was not illiterate but he is
known as Abu Jahl (father of ignorance) because his knowledge did not help him
to find the right path and recognize and accept Aaa areem Sallallahu Alaiyhi
Wasallam as the last Prophet of Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala).
There is one major difference between slamic and worldly knowledge. The
worldly knowledge brings pride and arrogance in a person but the true slamic
spiritual knowledge brings humbleness and modesty in a person.
One remains a student throughout his life. A person, who thinks, he knows
everything, is ignorant. nowledge is an endless ocean of information. A person
who dies while seeking for knowledge is a martyr.
The total extend of knowledge acuired by human beings is just a small portion
of that which Aaa areem Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam possesses.
There are some guidelines for seeking slamic nowledge:
First of all, you need to turn to Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala). Bearwitness that He
knows all, and seek assistance from Him.
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Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala) says in the Holy uran:
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"t is only those who have knowledge among his slaves that fear Allah." Surah
Faatir 35:
f you fear Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala) you will try to gain knowledge, as it was
prescribed to us to do so in many ahadith and verses in the uran. f you fear
Allah (subhana'wa'ta'ala), you will only acuire true and useful knowledge.
Thirdly, dont be shy or arrogant in acuiring knowledge.
Hazrat Ayesha (:adiAllahTaalaanha) said:
"How excellent are the women of the Ansaar, shynessmodesty does not prevent
them from understanding the religion."
(Bukhari)
When you are shy or arrogant, you dont acuire knowledge because you have
too much pride and feel as if you know enough.
Finally, act upon the knowledge you learn
Our Beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam said:
"A servant's two feet will not move on the ay of Judgement until he is
uestioned about four (things): His youth, how he spent it, his knowledge, how he
acted upon it, his wealth, how he earned it and how he spent it and his body, how
he usedwasted it."
(alTirmidhi)
Hazrat Anas bn aalik (:adiAllahTaala anhu) reported that our Beloved
Prophet Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam said:
"Seeking knowledge is incumbent on every uslim he who offers knowledge to
those who do not appreciate it, is like the one who decorates pigs with
precious stones, pearls and gold.
(bne ajah)
Hazrat Hudhaifah bn alYaman (:adiAllahTaala anhu) narrated that our Beloved
Prophet Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam said:
"The excess of I! is better than the excess of I#a$ah (worship), and the
best of your religion is the wara' (piety, self restrain).
(AlTabarani, AlAwsat AlBazzar)
Hazrat Anas (:adiAllahTaala anhu) narrated that the Beloved Prophet Sallallahu
Alaiyhi Wasallam said:
"ake things easy! And do not make them complicated! Be cheerful! And do not
be repulsive.
(Bukhari)
Hazrat Abdullah bn as'ud (:adiAllahTaala anhu) said, the Holy Prophet
Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam said:
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"Let there be no envy, except in two things:
A man whom Allah gave the wealth and guided him to spend it in righteous way.
Or a man to whom Allah gave wisdom and he acts wisely and teaches it to
others.
(AlBukhari and uslim Anawawi, Riyad AsSalihin)
Hazrat Jabir bn Abdullah (:adiAllahTaala anhu) narrated, heard the the
Beloved Prophet Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam saying:
"y Lord! ask You for beneficial knowledge, and seek refuge with You
from nonbeneficial knowledge.
(bn Hibban, Sahih)
Hazrat Abu harr (:adiAllahTaala anhu) narrated, the Holy Prophet Sallallahu
Alaiyhi Wasallam said to me:
"O Abu harr! f you learn one verse from The Book of Allah (The uran), it
is better for you than to voluntarily pray one hundred rak'as, and if you learn a
category of knowledge (religion), regardless if it is applied or not, it is better for
you than to voluntarily pray one thousand rak'as.
(bn ajah, Sunan bn Hajar AlAsalani, ukhtasar AtTarghib watTarhib
Alhazali, hya' lum Adeen)
Hazrat Anas (:adiAllahTaala anhu) said, the essenger of Allah Sallallahu
Alaiyhi Wasallam said:
"He who leaves his home in order to seek knowledge, he is in Allah's path
until he returns to his home.
(AtTirmidhi, Sunan, Anawawi, Riyad AsSalahin)
Hazrat Safwan bn Assal (:adiAllahTaala anhu) said: came to the Prophet
Sallallahu Alaiyhi Wasallam while he was reclining on a red coat in the mosue
and said to him:
"O' essenger of Allah! came to seek knowledge.
He said: Welcome knowledge seeker!
ndeed, the angles surround the knowledge seeker with their wings, then they
pile on top of each other until they reach the lower heaven out of their love of
what he is seeking.
(Ahmad bn Hanbal AtTabarani bn Hajar AlAsalani, ukhtasar
AtTarghib bn Hajar AlAsalani, Alsabah fi Tamyziz AsSahabah)
uslims are far behind in the field of education. The uslims should gain
education which is necessary for earning as well as slamic education to spend
life in slamic ways. The uslims once ruled this world. How? You can judge from
this example. S.P.Scott, speaking of the uslims (oors) of slamic Spain, wrote:
"At a time when even (hristian) kings could not read or write, a oorish king
had a private library of six hundred thousand books. At a time when ninetynine
percent of the hristian people were wholly illiterate, the oorish city of ordova
had eight hundred public schools, and there was not a village within the limits of
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the empire where the blessings of education could not be enjoyed by the children
of the most indigent peasant, and it was difficult to encounter even a oorish
peasant who could not read and write.
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science, mathematics, medicine, astronomy, engineering and many other fields
There was a time when people used to come to slamic countries for education.
et education. Become a doctor, engineer, solicitor, business man or what ever
you wish to be but also get slamic education to understand the purpose of your
being here in this world. Only in this way, you will be successful in this world as
well as in the hereafter.
8ay Allah subhana wataala grant us knowledge of Islam and help us to act upon the
Islamic knowledge we already ha+e.
8ay Allah paak enlighten our hearts with @is Ioor and grant us the ability to
perform good deeds
8ay Allah paak forgi+e our maCor and minor sins and protect us from the spiritual
diseases like anger, Cealousy, backbiting, pride and greed.
8ay Allah paak protect us from the punishment of the gra+e hellfire, and
enlighten our gra+es with @is Ioor
8ay Allah paak mercy upon the entire 6mmah.
#a ma alayna illal balagul mobeen
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Today I will talk about the dress code for 8uslim men.
The aim of zeenah (adornment) is the thawb and the command means to conceal the
Nawrah for e+ery prayer. Awrah (sattar) is always co+ering the body from belly button to
knees for men and co+ering the whole body eGcept hands, feet and face for women.
$ome men take their Islamic dress code lightly. $ome think the womens dress code is
more important and thus spend their li+es lecturing +arious women about what to wear
and what not to wear.
There are some rules related to mens dress in Islam.
It is forbidden for women to imitate men and men to imitate women in the way they
dress, because our belo+ed ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) cursed the men who
imitate women and the women who imitate men.K Iarrated by alA,ukhari.
It is $unnah to pay attention to keeping ones clothes clean, without feeling arrogant or
eGaggerating about that.
It was narrated from @azrat Abdullah ibn 8asood (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu)
that the @oly ;rophet ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD JIo one will enter ;aradise in
whose heart is a mustardAseed of arrogance.K A man saidD J#hat if a man likes his
clothes to look nice and his shoes to look nice%K @e ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD
JAllah is ,eautiful and lo+es beauty? arrogance means reCecting the truth and looking
down on people.K Iarrated by 8uslim.
Abu 7awood and Ibn 8aaCah narrated that @azrat Ali (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) saidD
The 8essenger of Allah ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD J7o not show your thigh,
and do not look at the thigh of anyone, li+ing or dead.K
It was narrated by Ahmad, alAIasaai, alATirmidhi, Abu 7awood, alA@aakim alATabaraani
from Abu 8usa alAAshari (:ahmatullahalaiyhi) that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saidD J>old and silk ha+e been permitted for the females of
my ummah, and forbidden for the males.K
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4, Prayin2 in ti2ht lothes so that they 1ress o&er the 1ri&ate 1arts .awrah0
;raying in tight fitting clothes is deemed 8akrooh according to the $hareeNah. Those who
pray, many amongst them nowadays dress in clothes that are eGcessi+ely tight around one
or both of their pri+ate parts (their thighs and backside)
It is surprising to find many young 8uslims taking eGception to ladies wearing tight
clothes since they cling to their bodies, yet these young men are forgetting about
themsel+es. There is no difference between a lady wearing tight clothes, which press
against her body and a man wearing trousers, which also cling to his body. The buttock of
both a man and a woman are part of the Nawrah. $o it is compulsory for the youth to be
warned about this.
It is permissible to pray in trousers so long as the Nawrah is not +isible. If a persons
buttocks become +isible e+en during :aku (bowing) or prostration, then the prayer is
in+alidated and if only the clothes press against his Nawrah then it is makrooh.
5, Prayin2 in thin and trans1arent lothin2
It is not permissible to pray in thin clothes which are transparent enough to make the
(actual) body +isible.
@azrat Abdullah ibn N6mar (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) saw @azrat IaafiN
(:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) praying by himself in a single garment (thawb). $o he said to
him, QCan you not wear two garments%Q @e said, Q4f courseQ. @e said, Q7o you go out to
the market in a single garment%Q @e said, QIoQ. @e said, QAllah has more right that @e is
dressed up forLQ .atATahaawee in Q$harh maNaneeAulAaathaarQ, QTafseerAulAFurtubeeQ and
QalAmughneeQ/
This is a reFuirement whether for a man or a woman, whether praying alone or in
congregation. $o whoe+erNs clothes re+eal his Nawrah in spite of his ability to keep it
co+ered, then his prayer is in+alidated.
, Prayin2 in lon2 and o&er$lowin2 lower 2arment,
@azrat Abdullah ibn N6mar (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) reported that AaFa 5areem
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, QAllah does not look at the prayer of a person who
lets his lower garment flow out of prideQ .Ibn 5huzaimah/
@azrat Ibn 8asNood (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) said he heard the 8essenger of Allah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) say, Q#hoe+er lets his lower garment hang down (o+er or
below the ankles) from +anity (false pride) then there is neither ease from Allah nor
anything blessed.Q .Abu 7awud and in NAllama AlbaaniNs $aheeh 9aamiNAusA$agheer/
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It is forbidden to let the lower garment drop below (the top of the ankles) in prayer when
done out of pride.
, Prayin2 without o&erin2 the head
6nco+ering the head without eGcuse is detested (makrooh) especially in the compulsory
prayers and e+en more especially in congregation.It is recommended for 8uslims to enter
the prayer in full Islamic manner of dressing because of the hadeeth, QAllah has more
right that you beautify for @im.
The head is unco+ered in ihraam during the pilgrimage because not co+ering the head
during the pilgrimage is from the law ($hareeNah) of Allah so it is obligatory to do so
during the pilgrimageL
, Prayin2 in lothes whih ha&e 1itures on them
Their e+idence is the narration from @azrat ANisha (:adiAllahTaalahu anha) who saidD
QI had a garment with pictures on it which I had spread out and the 8essenger of Allah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) was praying towards it. $o he ($allallahualaiyhiwasallam)
said, QTake it away from me.Q $o I (cut it into pieces and) made (some) screens (out of
it). .8uslim, Iisai/
After mentioning this hadeeth anAIawawi said, QAs for the garment which has a picture
or a cross or whate+er draws the attention away, then praying in it or towards it or on it is
makrooh due to the hadeeth.Q
, Prayin2 in sa$$ron dyed lothes .Sa$$ron olour is red or bri2ht oran2e-red0
@azrat Abdullaah ibn N6mar (:adiAllahTaalahu anhu) said that the 8essenger of Allah
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) saw him dressed with two saffron coloured garments. $o he
($allallahualaiyhiwasallam) said, QThis is the dress of the disbelie+ers, so do not clothe
yourself with it.Q .8uslim, 8usnad Ahmad/
*astly I want to tell you that the primary purpose of the speech today was to tell you that
if during bowing or prostration, someones buttocks become +isibly naked then his prayer
is in+alid. =+en outside the prayer, if someone is wearing such trouser in which his
buttocks becomes naked while walking, sitting or leaning forward, he is committing a sin.
$o dont follow the fashion, follow the commands of Allah ($#T).
#a ma elaiyna illal balaghul mobeen.
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Dua
In the name of Allah the beneficient the merciful.

Ma Allah (4 Allah), Ma :ahman (4 Compassionate 4ne), Ma :aheem (4
8erciful 4ne), Ma 5areem (4 >enerous 4ne), Ma 8alikul 8ulk (4 =ternal
4wner of $o+ereignty), Ma @aeeyo Ma Eaeeyum (4 the *i+ing the =+erlasting
4ne)....

#e ask Mou through Mour blessed names to ha+e mercy on us
@a+e mercy on the entire creation, the entire uni+erse.
Accept the supplications :asulallah ($A#) made for @is ummah
;rotect us from the whisperings of shaytaan, our nafs and people
'orgi+e our maCor and minor sins
;rotect us from spiritual, worldly diseases
;rotect us from the punishment of the gra+e, hellfire, hereafter
=nlighten our gra+es with Mour Ioor
>rant us the ability to perform good deeds
=nlighten our hearts with Mour Ioor
>rant us knowledge
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$ufismD tasawwufBmysticism
$#TD $ubhanahuwataala
$ahabah IkraamD Companions of the @oly ;rophet
:emembrance of Allah ($#T)D <ikrAeAIlahi
IafsAeAAmmaraD The lowerBegoistic self? the ego that has animal desires and incites one
to commit e+il
IrfanAeAIllahi B ilmAeA@aFeeFi (is it knowledge and realisation of the truthBreality)
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Re$erenes-
EurNanic +erses from www.FuraneGplorer.com, =nglish translation from Irfan ulA
EurNan by ;rof 7r Tahir ul Fadri.
$ahih ,ukhari B $ahih 8uslim
@adith from www.nooredarwesh.com
>hunyaAtulATalebeen by @azrat $ayyedna Abdul Eadir 9ilani (:T)
AhyaAelAAloom by @azrat Imam >hazali (:A)
@asht ,ahisht by 5hwaaCgaanAeA@asht Ahle ,ahisht
7arwesh $adiF by ;eerzada 7r @aroonAurA:ashid 5ashmiri
IoorAeA7arwesh by ;eerzada 7r @aroonAurA:ashid 5ashmiri
@azrat 8ian 8ir (:A) by ;eerzada 7r @aroonAurA:ashid 5ashmiri
TarbiatAulA6shaaF by @azrat $hah $yed 8uhammad <oFi (:A)
$irAeA7ilbaraan by @azrat $hah $yed 8uhammad <oFi (:A)
Islamic Concept of 5nowledge by ;rof 7r Tahir ul Fadri
*ift 6p Mour @earts by Abdur :ashid $iddiFui
NIecklaces of gems, page -3", section on $abr.
<akah guide by 1st Ethical Charitable Trust
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