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Origin of Milad an-Nabi (‘alayhis salam)

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(For those that say the current traditions Mawlid was invented centuries after the passing away from this world of the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam), should look at this piece, especially the dates)   

The beginning of the celebration of the Meelad Shareef in its present form lies with the ruler of Irbil, Sultan Muzaffar whose full name is Abu Said Kukabri Ibn Zain al-Din Ali Ibn Baktagin, who is counted among the great Sultans and generous leaders. He was responsible for many other noble works as well. Among the many monuments set up by him was the Jami Muzaffari, which he had constructed near Mount Tasiyun.

Ibn Kathir (radi Allahu anhu) writes about Sultan Muzaffar as follows: “Sultan Muzaffar used to arrange the celebration of the Meelad Shareef with due honour, glory, dignity and grandeur. In this connection, he used to organise a magnificent festival. He was a pure-hearted, brave and wise Alim and a just ruler. May Allah shower His Mercy on him and grant him an exalted status. Sheikh Abu al-Khattab Ibn Dhiyah also wrote a book for him on the Meelad Shareef entitled ‘al-Tanwir fi Mawlid al-Bashir al-Nadhir’ (Enlightenment on the Birthday of the Bearer of Good News, the Warner). For this book Sultan Muzaffar awarded him a gift of one thousand dinars. Sultan Muzaffar remained the ruler until his death, which occurred in 630 A.H. in the city of ‘Akka when he had the Europeans under siege. In short he was a man of piety and noble disposition”.

Sibt Ibn al-Jauzi (radi Allahu anhu) wrote in “Mir’at al-Zaman” that Read the rest of this entry »

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Teachings of Sayyudina Shaykh Abd Al-Qadir Jilani (radiAllahu anhu)

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The great Shaykh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani, may Allah be well pleased with him, said in his Futuh al-Ghayb:

There are ten virtues to be practiced by those engaged in spiritual struggle and self-examination. If they keep them up and master them by Allah’s leave (Exalted is He), they will attain to noble stations.

  1. The servant should not swear by Allah (Almighty and Glorious is He), whether truthfully or falsely, deliberately or absentmindedly. If he exercises this kind of self-control and trains his tongue accordingly, it will bring him to the point where he can give up swearing altogether, with or without premeditation. Once he has become accustomed to this, Allah will open a door to His lights, letting him experience the benefit thereof in his heart, and raising him in rank and strength, in his resolve and his patience, in the approbation of his brethren and the esteem of his neighbors, so that all who know him will regard him as a good example, and everyone who sees him will hold him in awe.
  2. He should avoid lying, whether in jest or in earnest. If he practices this self-control and his tongue gets used to being restrained, Allah (Exalted is He) will thereupon expand his feelings and purify his mind. It will be as if he had no knowledge of lying, and when he hears it from another he will reproach and rebuke him for it within himself. If he prays for the person to be rid of it, there will be a reward for him. Read the rest of this entry »

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Saying “Ya Rasool’Allah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam) Madad”

The permissibility to say ‘Ya Muhammad!’ [May Allah bless him and grant him peace]

The sensitive issue of whether or not Muslims can say the words ‘Ya Rasool Allah’ or ‘Ya Muhammad!’ [May Allah bless him and grant him peace] needs to be clarified, since this issue divides the Muslim community and causes a great deal of friction among the Muslims throughout the world. Basically, there appears to be what we could label as two “schools of thought”. One insists that saying that stating “Ya Rasul Allah is ‘shirk’ and that any Muslim proclaiming it in fact goes outside the pale of Islam. Now the other School believes that it is indeed permissible to say so – based on evidences from the Salaf, and the tafsirs of later day scholars. However, they do not insist that one must proclaim this – or that it is even a fard to do so, rather, it is permissible to do so. This is, and always has been, the stance of the Ahl al-Sunna.

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Does Rasool’Allah (Sallalahu Alaihi Wassalam) have a shadow?

We are living in a world of uncertainty and misconceptions. Man is beginning to question the very roots of his beliefs- Allah Almighty and the Holy Prophet Sall Allahu alaihi wa Aalihi wa Sallim, to create doubt in the minds of the simple and un suspecting Muslims. Some so-called scholars, not so long ago began a shocking campaign against the flawless personality of Allah Almighty in the form of ‘the possibility of telling a lie ‘ ; which plunged the Muslim world into utter disbelief and shock. This misguided man wrote: “Allah has power over everything. Thus if He so wishes , He can utter a lie” (Allah Forbid). It is true, when Allah Almighty wants to destroy a person, He first takes away his sanity. This religious heretic conveniently forgot the Quranic verse: “Curse of Allah be upon the liars”. Will Allah Almighty indulge in an activity which He himself has condemned? Unfortuantely, instead of dismissing this lie with the contempt that it deserves, many Muslims became the followers and disciples of this lunatic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Durood Shareef

“Innallah ha wa Malaa’ika ta hu’u Sallu’na alanNAbi. Yaa Ayyuhallazeenaa Aamanu Sallu alayhi wassal’limu Tasleema.”

Allhumma Sulay Ala Syeyedena Wa Maulana Muhammadeon Wa Ala
Aaley Wa Ashabihi Wa Asuladihi Wa Azwajihi Wa
Zureyatihi Wa Ahli Byietihi Wa Us Harihi Wa Ansarihi Wa
Ashyaeehi Wa Mohebihi Wa Ummatihi Wa Aa Laeena
Ma Aa Hum Ajmaeena Ya Arhamar Rahemeen

Allahumma Sulay Wa Sulym Ala Suyedena
Muhammadin Qad Daqat Helati Adrikni
Ya Rasool Allah

Allahumma Sulay Ala Suyedena Muhammadin Fi Aauwali Kalamina.
Allahumma Sulay Ala Suyedena Muhammadin Fi Aausati Kalamina.
Allahumma Sulay Ala Suyedena Muhammadin Fi Aakhary Kalamina.

Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasulallah
Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Habiballah
Assalaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Khaataman nabiy yeen
Wa alaa ‘aalika Wa As Haa Be Ka Ya Rahmatal Lil ‘Aalameen

Assalamu’alaika Yaa Rasul’Allah
Assalamu’alaika Yaa Kheerata’llahi min khalqihi
Assalamu’alaika Yaa Habib’Allah
Assalamu’alaika Yaa Sayyida’l Mursaleen wa Khaatami’n Nabiyyeen
Assalamu’alaika wa ‘alaa aalika wa as’haabika
Waahli baytihi wa ‘alan Nabiyyeen-a wa saairi’s saaliheen

Ya Rasool’Allahi Unzur Halaana
Ya Habib’Allahi Isma’a Qalaana
Innani Fi Bahr e Hammim Mugraqun
Khuzyadi Sahillana Ashkalaana

Ash-hadu annaka ballaghta’r Risalah
Waaddayta’l amaanah wa nasahta’l ummah
Fajazaak’Allahu’annaa afdhala maa jazaa Rasulan ‘an ummatihi

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Nalain Shareef (sandals)

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The Ulema and the A’imma have requested that the Nalain Shareef (sandals) of the Holy Prophet (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) to be printed on paper and in books.  An actual picture of the Holy Prophet’s (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam) Nalain Shareef or an impression together with a description of the blessings is utilised to obtain blessings of Nalain Shareef. There are many blessingsfor a person to keep a picture of Nalian Shareef with him.  It is not uncommon to see Muslims of all ages wearing badges in the shape of Nalain Shareef.  The Ulema have commanded that it be kissed, rubbed over the yes or kept on the head.  It can be used as mediation, cure for illness and has great blessings. Read the rest of this entry »

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