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Urs Sharif of Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty Ajmeri

The annual Urs of Sultan -e- Hind Hazrat Sayyeduna Khwaja Moinuddin Chishty Sanjari Ajmeri
(Radiyyalahu Ta’ala Anhu) is upon us.

Khawaja-e-Hind your saintly court is so grand,

Never did anyone return with any unfulfilled need from there (Ajmer)

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‘Urs -e- Ghous -e- Jīlānī

The urs of Ghousal Azam, Shaykh Abd’al Qadir Gilani (Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anh) is upon us.

Here is a clip of Zikr In Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani Mosque – Baghdad

Yaa Sayyed Mohid-dien Amrullah
Yaa Sheikh Mohid-dien Fadlullah
Yaa Aulie-ya Mohid-dien Amaanullah
Yaa Miskien Mohid-dien Noorullah
Yaa Ghous Mohid-dien Qoetbullah
Yaa Sultan Mohid-dien Sayfullah
Yaa Ghwaja Mohid-dien Far-maan-ullah
Yaa Mahk-doom Mohid-dien Boorhaanullah
Yaa Dar-wesh Mohid-dien Aaya-tullah
Yaa Baad-shah Mohid-dien Gous-ullah
Yaa Faqier Mohid-dien Moshah-ha-dat-ullah

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Ettiquettes of addressing the Prophet (Sall’Allahu Alayhi Wa’sallam)

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Despite War, Mawlid Still Celebrated In Iraq

http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=489703364225253828&q=Mawlid+In+Iraq&total=4&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0 

In 2007, Mawlid was celebrated by Sunni Muslims on March 31st. It was celebrated by Shi’as on April 5th. In the Gregorian calendar, the standard calendar of Western countries, the date moves each year, because the Islamic calendar is lunar, while the Gregorian is solar. In Arabic, Mawlid means “birthday” and Mawlid An-Nabi is one of the formal names given to the specific day to celebrate Muhammad, or in Shi’a Islam, the family of Ali in particular.

Mawlid is the day when Sunnis and Shi’as mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. In fact, the 12th of Rabi’ul’Awwal, or 17th for Shi’as, is traditionally believed to be the date of Muhammad’s death. It was arbitrarily fixed as the date to celebrate his birth, in 1207, when Muzaffar ad-Din Gökburi, brother-in-law of the famous Saladin.

This year Isam Rasheed documented some of the celebrations in Adhamiya, where the Abu Hanifa Mosque is located. Because of the location of the Abu Hanifa Mosque, or Imam Adham Abu Hanifa Mosque, Sunnis from all over Baghdad, and even many provinces in Iraq used to travel to Adhamiya for the celebrations.

This year, due to insecurity and on-going sectarian violence, it has become difficult for even Sunnis in Baghdad to make it to Adhamiya. Despite all of these difficulties Iraqis such as Qusay Al-Adhamiy and Waleed Tarek would not let the celebrations occur without the proper festivities. They each helped pay for the festivities in their area of Adhamiya by donating time and money.

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Qoutes on Mawlid/Milad

As we are not scholars of Hadith and Tafseer, we cannot claim to understand the orders of theQur’an and Hadith by ourselves. For this reason, Allah (Subhanahu Wata’ala) selects from theUmmah of His Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) people who are Masters of Islamicknowledge and Islamic Law. Hence, when we need guidance with matters pertaining to Islam,we need to refer to the writings of these pious Ulema (scholars). Let us now examine what the scholars have said about the Meelad Shareef.

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Allamah Isma’il Haqqi writes in ‘Tafseer Roohul Bayaan’:

  “To commemorate Meelad Shareef is showing respect for the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘AlaihiWasallam) so long as the Meelad is free from bad things. Imam Suyuti says that to proclaimhappiness at the birth of the Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) is Mustahab(recommended).      

Hafiz ibn Hajar and Imam Suyuti

  Allamah Isma’il Haqqi writes in ‘Tafseer Roohul Bayaan’ that Hafiz ibn Hajar and ImamSuyuti have proven the validity of the Meelad Shareef from the Sunnah and have answeredthose people who call it a bad practice.      

Muhammad bin Isma’il Bukhari narrates in Sahih Bukhari:

 When Abu Lahab died, someone from his household saw him in a dream and asked him howhe was. Abu Lahab replied, “After parting from you, I am not given any good or relief.However, because I released Thuwayba (Abu Lahab’s slave), I get water every Monday fromthe finger with which I pointed for her to go free and I feel some comfort”.    Abu Lahab released Thuwayba after hearing that his brother’s wife, Aaminah (RadiyallahuTa’ala Anha) had given birth to our beloved Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam).    

Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith-e-Dehlwi writes in ‘Madarij-un-Nubuwah’:

   “Abu Lahab was a kaafir and he receives a reward for showing happiness at the birth of theProphet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam). It is evident from this that the celebrators of theMeelad Shareef are indeed performing a useful act. Abu Lahab was a kaafir and is rewardedsimply because he released a slave, then what a great reward it will be for that Muslim whospends his wealth for the Meelad Shareef”.      

Muhaddith ibn Juzri writes in ‘Zarqani Shareef’:    

“When Abu Lahab, the kaafir, was rewarded for showing gratitude at the birth of the Prophet(Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) then what will be the merit of that believing Muslim who showsimmense love for the Meelad Shareef and also spends his wealth towards its enactment? Iswear by my life, his reward, by the eternal Mercy of Allah, will be that he will be enteredinto heaven”.      

Allamah Qastalani (commentator of Bukhari) writes in ‘Mawahibul Ladunya’:   

And the gatherings of Meelad have been occurring always within the Ahl-e-Islam. Alongwith happiness and joy, they cook food and invite others. In the nights of Rabi-ul-Awwal,they perform all kinds of virtuous acts and show their gratitude. Therefore, upon such peopleis Allah’s special favour and grace. The year in which Meelad is commemorated, that yearbecomes full of peace and safety. The celebrators’ inner demands become fulfilled. Allahendows great mercy upon that person who made the nights of Rabi-ul-Awwal into an Eid”.       

Both Allamah Qastalani (in Mawahibul Ladunya) and Shaikh Abdul Haq Muhaddith-e-Dehlwi (in Masabatu Bissunnah) write:   “The night of the birth of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu ‘Alaihi Wasallam) is better than the ‘Lailatul Qadr’ which is better than a thousand months”.

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Live: Shrine of Imam Hussain (Radi Allahu Anh’)

Just click on the link and select the play button.

http://www.zainab.org/liveShrine.html 

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Intercession

This is a tribute to all those who are suffering because of oppression, famine, etc. The track is from Ashiq-e-Rasul‘s album Sultan of Madinah (Sall’Allahu Ta’ala Alayhi Wa’alihi Wa’sallam), titled Intercession.

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