Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 25, 2011

Poem For Shaykh Muhammad Al Yaqoubi


                                
 
 
 
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A Poem By Sayyidi Shaykh Hammami  Of Damascus For Sidi Shaykh As-Sharif Muhammad Al Yaqoubi Al-Hassani Of Damascus
 
How would I enjoy life after you moved to exile,
you are the joy of people’s eyes and hearings!
Since you left, my heart left me so that
my body is with me but my heart is running fast behind you.
 
Damascus is void of any meaning; so
when we look around, even with a close look, we see no beauty.
Where are the Hadiths and the sayings you always related with isnads,
in your beautiful pronunciation, coming out of your mouth like pearls.
 
Who is even going to answer a tough question of the sacred knowledge;
when all fail to understand; save for a man of vast knowledge who will solve it with ease!
 
Where are the meetings we had for long time which were ornamented with
the son of the Messenger of Allah, the best of Creation!
 
May Allah bring these days back,
with our hopes of victory, might, power, and triumph having become true.
Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 24, 2011

New Poem By Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi


 

 

نرجو أن نكون………عبيدا لله
أنت أخ لي………….في ذات الإله
وأنا للكُلّ……………خادمٌ والله
خذ كل ما تريد….….مني واشكر لله
فكل ما عندي…..….لإخواني في الله
ما ندعي مِلكا…..….إذ المُلكُ لله
ما عندنا زاد…………سوى الفقر لله
ونحن فتية………….قد آمنوا بالله
واجتهدوا لكي……..يزدادوا من هداه
قد تعاهدنا………….على الحب في الله
وما لنا دواء…………إلا في ذكر الله
نبذل النفوس………لنصر دين الله
ونحفظ العهود….….لكل أهل الله
نعفو عن كل من…..أسا من خلق الله
ونرضى بما………..يأتي من عند الله
صلوا وسلموا……..على رسول الله
وآله الأطهار……….والصحب جند الله

 

The Sufis’ Anthem: Brothers For Allah

By Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi

We, indeed, the fakirs
Are brothers in Allah
We have hopes to become
True servants of Allah
You are a brother of mine
For the Sake of Allah
And I am for all no more
Than a servant, by Allah!
What I possess is for
My brothers in Allah
I claim to own nothing
As, all belongs to Allah
We have nothing except
Our need for Allah
We are a group of youths
Who believe in Allah
And struggle hard to get
The Guidance of Allah
We pledged ourselves to love
Each other for Allah
Our only remedy is
The remembrance of Allah
We offer our souls to support
This deen of Allah
And guard the covenants of all
The people of Allah
We pardon everyone
Of the creation of Allah
We are pleased with all
Which comes from Allah
Our brothers! Pray and salute
The Messenger of Allah
His Family and friends
The Soldiers of Allah

Written during the flight from Rabat to London, 23rd Shawwal, 1432/September 20th, 2011

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 24, 2011

Mecca for the rich: Islam’s holiest site ‘turning into Vegas’


Behind closed doors – in places where the religious police cannot listen in – residents of Mecca are beginning to refer to their city as Las Vegas, and the moniker is not a compliment.

 Mecca For The Rich :

Over the past 10 years the holiest site in Islam has undergone a huge transformation, one that has divided opinion among Muslims all over the world.

Once a dusty desert town struggling to cope with the ever-increasing number of pilgrims arriving for the annual Hajj, the city now soars above its surroundings with a glittering array of skyscrapers, shopping malls and luxury hotels.

To the al-Saud monarchy, Mecca is their vision of the future – a steel and concrete metropolis built on the proceeds of enormous oil wealth that showcases their national pride.

Yet growing numbers of citizens, particularly those living in the two holy cities of Mecca and Medina, have looked on aghast as the nation’s archaeological heritage is trampled under a construction mania backed by hardline clerics who preach against the preservation of their own heritage. Mecca, once a place where the Prophet Mohamed insisted all Muslims would be equal, has become a playground for the rich, critics say, where naked capitalism has usurped spirituality as the city’s raison d’être.

Few are willing to discuss their fears openly because of the risks associated with criticising official policy in the authoritarian kingdom. And, with the exceptions of Turkey and Iran, fellow Muslim nations have largely held their tongues for fear of of a diplomatic fallout and restrictions on their citizens’ pilgrimage visas. Western archaeologists are silent out of fear that the few sites they are allowed access to will be closed to them.

But a number of prominent Saudi archaeologists and historians are speaking up in the belief that the opportunity to save Saudi Arabia’s remaining historical sites is closing fast.

“No one has the balls to stand up and condemn this cultural vandalism,” says Dr Irfan al-Alawi who, as executive director of the Islamic Heritage Research Foundation, has fought in vain to protect his country’s historical sites. “We have already lost 400-500 sites. I just hope it’s not too late to turn things around.”

Sami Angawi, a renowned Saudi expert on the region’s Islamic architecture, is equally concerned. “This is an absolute contradiction to the nature of Mecca and the sacredness of the house of God,” he told the Reuters news agency earlier this year. “Both [Mecca and Medina] are historically almost finished. You do not find anything except skyscrapers.”

Dr Alawi’s most pressing concern is the planned £690m expansion of the Grand Mosque, the most sacred site in Islam which contains the Kaaba – the black stone cube built by Ibrahim (Abraham) that Muslims face when they pray.

Construction officially began earlier this month with the country’s Justice Minister, Mohammed al-Eissa, exclaiming that the project would respect “the sacredness and glory of the location, which calls for the highest care and attention of the servants or Islam and Muslims”.

The 400,000 square metre development is being built to accommodate an extra 1.2 million pilgrims each year and will turn the Grand Mosque into the largest religious structure in the world. But the Islamic Heritage Foundation has compiled a list of key historical sites that they believe are now at risk from the ongoing development of Mecca, including the old Ottoman and Abbasi sections of the Grand Mosque, the house where the Prophet Mohamed was born and the house where his paternal uncle Hamza grew up.

There is little argument that Mecca and Medina desperately need infrastructure development. Twelve million pilgrims visit the cities every year with the numbers expected to increase to 17 million by 2025.

But critics fear that the desire to expand the pilgrimage sites has allowed the authorities to ride roughshod over the area’s cultural heritage. The Washington-based Gulf Institute estimates that 95 per cent of Mecca’s millennium-old buildings have been demolished in the past two decades alone.

The destruction has been aided by Wahabism, the austere interpretation of Islam that has served as the kingdom’s official religion ever since the al-Sauds rose to power across the Arabian Peninsula in the 19th century.

In the eyes of Wahabis, historical sites and shrines encourage “shirq” – the sin of idolatry or polytheism – and should be destroyed. When the al-Saud tribes swept through Mecca in the 1920s, the first thing they did was lay waste to cemeteries holding many of Islam’s important figures. They have been destroying the country’s heritage ever since. Of the three sites the Saudis have allowed the UN to designate World Heritage Sites, none are related to Islam.

Those circling the Kaaba only need to look skywards to see the latest example of the Saudi monarchy’s insatiable appetite for architectural bling. At 1,972ft, the Royal Mecca Clock Tower, opened earlier this year, soars over the surrounding Grand Mosque, part of an enormous development of skyscrapers that will house five-star hotels for the minority of pilgrims rich enough to afford them.

To build the skyscraper city, the authorities dynamited an entire mountain and the Ottoman era Ajyad Fortress that lay on top of it. At the other end of the Grand Mosque complex, the house of the Prophet’s first wife Khadijah has been turned into a toilet block. The fate of the house he was born in is uncertain. Also planned for demolition are the Grand Mosque’s Ottoman columns which dare to contain the names of the Prophet’s companions, something hardline Wahabis detest.

For ordinary Meccans living in the mainly Ottoman-era town houses that make up much of what remains of the old city, development often means the loss of their family home.

Non-Muslims cannot visit Mecca and Medina, but The Independent was able to interview a number of citizens who expressed discontent over the way their town was changing. One young woman whose father recently had his house bulldozed described how her family was still waiting for compensation. “There was very little warning; they just came and told him that the house had to be bulldozed,” she said.

Another Meccan added: “If a prince of a member of the royal family wants to extend his palace he just does it. No one talks about it in public though. There’s such a climate of fear.”

Dr Alawi hopes the international community will finally begin to wake up to what is happening in the cradle of Islam. “We would never allow someone to destroy the Pyramids, so why are we letting Islam’s history disappear?”

Under Threat

Bayt al-Mawlid

When the Wahabis took Mecca in the 1920s they destroyed the dome on top of the house where the Prophet Mohammed was born. It was thenused as a cattle market before being turned into a library after a campaign by Meccans. There are concerns that the expansion of the Grand Mosque will destroy it once more. The site has never been excavated by archaeologists.

Ottoman and Abasi columns of the Grand Mosque

Slated for demolition as part of the Grand Mosque expansion, these intricately carved columns date back to the 17th century and are the oldest surviving sections of Islam’s holiest site. Much to the chagrin of Wahabis, they are inscribed with the names of the Prophet’s companions. Ottomon Mecca is now rapidly disappearing

Al-Masjid al-Nawabi

For many years, hardline Wahabi clerics have had their sites set on the 15th century green dome that rests above the tomb holding the Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar in Medina. The mosque is regarded as the second holiest site in Islam. Wahabis, however, believe marked graves are idolatrous. A pamphlet published in 2007 by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, endorsed by Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, stated that “the green dome shall be demolished and the three graves flattened in the Prophet’s Masjid”.

Jabal al-Nour

A mountain outside Mecca where Mohammed received his first Koranic revelations. The Prophet used to spend long spells in a cave called Hira. The cave is particularly popular among South Asian pilgrims who have carved steps up to its entrance and adorned the walls with graffiti. Religious hardliners are keen to dissuade pilgrims from congregating there and have mooted the idea of removing the steps and even destroying the mountain altogether.

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 20, 2011

The Radiating Quranic Rays on the Intercession of the Best of Creation‏


The Radiating Quranic Rays on the Intercession
of the Best of Creation SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam

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 a brother prayed to be blessed with the Intercession of Sayyiduna RasoolAllah SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam. He received an objection to this prayer and forwarded the objection to me. The one who objected to this prayer asked for evidence from the Quran and the Hadith that proves the Holy Prophet (SallAllahu Alaihi wasalam) being an intercessor (on the Day of Judgement).

Purity is to Allah! Listening to such questions really shocks and surprises – for to be called a Muslim and claiming to be a follower of the Sunnah whilst being afflicted by the disease of doubting such clear matters of faith – this is yet another sign that Doomsday is nigh!

Each & every living person of the Ahl as-Sunnah, even the women and children – to the extent that unlettered villagers know about the basic beliefs – the vision of Allah, the intercession of the Prophet – these are upon the tongue of every child. (Praise be to Allah, and peace & blessings be upon the Prophet). For now, I am presenting few verses of the Holy Qur’an supporting the fact that Beloved Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him is the Intercessor of the Sinners by the grace of Allah Almighty.

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Verse # 1

 

عسى أن يبعثك ربك مقاما محمودا
It is likely your Lord will set you on a place where everyone will praise you. [Surah Bani Israel 17:79]


It is reported in Hadith that the Holy Prophet, the Intercessor of the sinners, was asked,

 

عسى أن يبعثك ربك مقاما محمودا سئل عنها قال هى الشفاعة
“What is the Maqam Mahmoud (Place of Praise)?” He said, “That is Intercession.” [Tirmidhi, Abwab Tafsir Surah Bani Israel, Amin Co. Dehli, Vol. 2, Page 142]


Verse # 2

 

ولسوف يعطيك ربك فترضى
And indeed your Lord will soon give you so much that you will be pleased. [Surah Al Duha 93:5]


Daylimi has reported from Hadrat Mawla Ali, the Commander of the Faithful, that when this verse was revealed, the Intercessor of the sinners said,

 

إذاً لا أرضى وواحد من أمتي في النار
“When Allah, the Supreme, has promised that he will make me pleased, I shall not be pleased even if just one of my followers remains in Hell.” [Tafseer al Kabeer, Vol. 31, Page 213] (O Allah – Blessings & peace and abundance be upon him).


Tabarani in Ma’jam Awsat and Bazzaaz in Musnad narrate from Hadrat Maula Ali that the Intercessor of the sinners says,

 

أشفع لأمتي حتى يناديني ربي أرضيت يا محمد؟ فأقول : نعم يا رب رضيت
“I shall keep on interceding for my Ummah until my Lord will proclaim, “O Muhammad! Are you now satisfied?” I shall say, “O my Lord! Yes I am satisfied.” [Allama Suyuti in ad-Dur ul-Manthoor Fi Tafseer al-Mathoor, Vol. 6, Page 361]


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Verse # 3

 

واستغفر لذنبك وللمؤمنين والمؤمنات
And seek the forgiveness of the sins of your close ones and for the common believing men and women.” [Surah Muhammad 47:19]


In this verse, Allah the Supreme, commands his Noble Prophet to seek forgiveness of the sins of the Muslim men and Muslim women from Him – so what else is intercession defined as?

Verse # 4

 

ولو أنهم إذ ظلموا أنفسهم جاءوك فاستغفروا الله واستغفر لهم الرسول لوجدوا الله توابا رحيما
And if they, when they have wronged their own souls, come humbly to you (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) and seek forgiveness from Allah, and the Noble Messenger intercedes for them, they will certainly find Allah as the Most Acceptor Of Repentance, the Most Merciful. [Surah Nisa’a 4:64]


In this verse, Allah the Supreme, commands the Muslims that having sinned, they should humbly come to the august court of the Noble Prophet and plead him to intercede – so when the beloved intercedes, He will surely forgive them!!

Verse # 5

 

وإذا قيل لهم تعالوا يستغفر لكم رسول الله لووا رءوسهم
And when it is said to them, “Come! Allah’s Noble Messenger may seek forgiveness for you” – they turn their heads away. [Surah Munafiqoon 63:5]


This verse highlights the wretched state of the hypocrites – that they do not seek the intercession of the Holy Prophet – the Intercessor of the sinners. So if they do not seek it now, they will not get it in the hereafter, and those who do not get it then – will never get relief. May Allah benefit us with his intercession in this world and in the hereafter. (Aameen)

 
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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 16, 2011

Respecting the things and places associated with the Beloved Prophet‏


Another element of the reverence and esteem for Beloved Prophet Muhammad Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him is found in all things and places connected to him in Makkah al-Mukarrama, Madinah al-Munawwarah and elsewhere.

Hadrat Saffiyah bint Najda Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anha tells us that Abu Madhura Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anho had a long lock of hair on his forehead that touched the ground when he sat down. When he was asked why he did not cut it he replied,

لم أكن بالذي أحلفها ، و قد مسها رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم بيده
“I will not cut off something that the hand of the Messenger of Allah Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him touched.” [Ash-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 62]

The Sword of Islam, Hadrat Sayyiduna Khalid Ibn Waleed Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anho had some strands of the Prophet’s of hair that he placed inside his cap. During one of the battles the cap fell off whereupon he fought zealously to retrieve it. He told his companions that,

لم أفعلها بسبب القلنسوة ، بل لما تضمنه من شعره صلى الله عليه و سلم لئلا أسلب بركتها و تقع في أيدي المشركين
I didn’t fight for the sake of the cap, rather I fought to retrieve the strands of the Prophet’s hair that were tucked within it so that I would not be deprived of their blessing, and also to avoid them falling into the hands of the unbelievers. [Majma’ az-Zawaid, Vol. 9, Page 349 – Mustadrik, Vol. 3, Page 239]

Ibn al-Sakan narrated through Safwan ibn Hubayra from the latter’s father: Thabit al-Bunani said: Anas ibn Malik said to me (on his death-bed):

هذه شعرة من شعر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فضعها تحت لساني فوضعتها تحت لسانه فدفن وهي تحت لسانه
“This is one of the hairs of Allah’s Messenger, Allah’s blessings and peace upon him. I want you to place it under my tongue.” Thabit continued: I placed it under his tongue, and he was buried with it under his tongue.” [al-Isaba fi tamyiz al-Sahaba (Calcutta – 1853), Vol. 1, Page 72]

Imam al-Bayhaqi records in his Dalail al-Nabuwwah and Imam Qadi Iyad al-Maliki states in his Ash-Shifa:

رئي ابن عمر واضعاً يده على مقعد النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم من المنبر ، ثم وضعها على وجهه
Hadrat Sayyiduna Ibn Umar Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anho was seen placing his hand on the seat of the Beloved Prophet’s pulpit and then wipe it over his face. [Dalail an-Nabuwwah lil Bayhaqi, Vol. 6, Page 249]

Abu Abd ar-RaHman Salma Alaihir raHma narrated from Ahmad Ibn Fadlwiya Zahid Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anho that he was a famous archer in Battles. He says:

ما مسست القوس بيدي إلا على طهارة منذ بلغني أن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم أخذ القوس بيده
I never touched my bow without Ablution from the time Beloved Prophet (Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him) took it in his Blessed Hands. [Ash-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 63]

It was on account of the esteem Imam Malik Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anho had for the Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him that we would not ride a mount in Madinah al-Munawwarah. He would say,

أستحي من الله أن أطأ تربة فيها رسول الله بحافر دابة
“I am too shy before Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala to trample with the hoof of an animal upon the earth in which the Messenger of Allah Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him is buried.” [Ash-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 63]

Someone in Madinah al-Munawwarah said, “The soil of Madinah al-Munawwarah is bad.” (May Allah Forbid) This outrageous statement caused Imam Malik to pronounce the judgement against him that he should be beaten and jailed. The man had connections to the hierarchy of Madinah al-Munawwarah but Imam Malik did not retract his judgement and said,

تربة دفن فيها النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم يزعم أنها غير طيبة
“He claims the soil in which the Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him is buried is not good!” [Ash-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 63]

Of Madinah al-Munawwarah, the Beloved Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him said,

من أحدث فيها حدثاً أو آوى محدثاً فعليه لعنة الله و الملائكة و الناس أجمعين ، لا يقبل الله منه صرفاً و لا عدلاً
“The curse of Allah, the angels and all mankind falls upon whosoever innovates something (against the spirit of Islam) in it or shelters an innovator (of something against the spirit of Islam) therein.” [Ash-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 63]

Imam Qadi Iyad al-Maliki Alaihir raHmah records in Ash-Shifa bi Ta’rifi Huqooqil Mustafa:

أن جهجاها الغفاري أخذ قضيب النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم من يد عثمان رضي الله عنه ، و تناول ليكسره على ركبته ، فصاح به الناس ، فأخذته الأكله في ركبته فقطعها ، و مات قبل الحول
Jihjah al-Ghifari snatched hold of the Beloved Prophet’s staff from Sayyiduna Uthman’s hand and proceeded to try and break it across his knee. Upon seeing this, the people shouted at him. Thereafter he was stricken by an itching disease in his knee and despite its amputation he died within the year. [Ash-Shifa, Vol. 2, Page 63]

The Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him said,

من حلف على منبري كاذباً فليتبوأ مقعده من النار
“Whosoever swears to a lie on my pulpit will have a seat in the Fire.” [Ash-Shifa, Vol 2, Page 63]

Abu Fadl al-Jowhari Alaihir raHma was blessed to visit the City of Madinah al-Munawwarah and as he approached he recited:

رفع الحجاب لنا فلاح لناظر ـــ قمر تقطع دونه الأوهام
و إذا المطي بنا بلغن محمداً ـــ فظهورهن على الرجال حرام
قربننا من يخر من وطيء الثرى ـــ و لها علينا حرمة و ذمام
“The veil has been lifted from us and a moon shines; out to those who look on, banishing all illusions.
As our mounts reach Muhammad; it is forbidden for us to be found in our saddles.
We are drawing near to the best man to have ever walked upon the earth; so it is with respect and honor that we hold this ground.” [Ash-Shifa, Vol 2, Page 64]

When a pious Shaykh went on pilgrimage, he went on foot. When asked why he had done so, he replied,

العبد الآبق لا يأتي إلى بيت مولاه راكباً ! لو قدرت أن أمشي على رأسي ما مشيت على قدمي
“What, an offending worshiper going to the home of his master riding! Had I been able to walk upon my head, I would not have walked upon my feet!” [Ash-Shifa, Vol 2, Page 64]

Reverence and respect for the places in which the Revelation were received and which the angels Jibra’il and Mika’il visited, as well as places where the angels descended, also places that heard the sounds of worship and exaltation, and the blessed soil that surrounds the body of the Master of all mankind Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him and places from which the religion of Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala and the prophetic quotations of the Messenger of Allah Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him were spread are necessities.

One must also revere and respect the places where verses of the Holy Qur’an were studied, the mosques in which the prayer was offered, places where virtues and good deeds were witnessed, places that saw proofs and miracles, places associated with the rites of the religion and the stations of the pilgrimage and the way marks of the Master of all the messengers of Allah, praise and peace be upon them. The places where the Seal of the Prophets Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him lived and from which the prophecy gushed and where its waves overflowed. The places that witnessed the message, and the first earth that the skin of the Prophet Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon Him touched after his death – its fragrance should be inhaled, its residence and walls kissed.

يا دار خير المرسلين و من به ـــ هدي الأنام و خص بالآيات
عندي لأجلك لوعة و صبابة ـــ و تشوق متوقد الجمرات
و علي عهد إن ملأت محاجري ـــ من تكلم الجدران و العرصات
لاعفرن مصون شيبي بينها ـــ من كثرة التقبيل و الرشفات
لولا العوادي ، و الأعادي زرتها ـــ أبدا و لو سحباً على الوزجنات
لكن سأهدي من حفيل تحيتي ـــ لقطين تلك الدار و الحجرات
أزكى من المسك المفتق نفحةً ـــ تغشاه بالآصال و البكرات
و تخصه بزواكي الصلوات ـــ و نوامي التلسيم و البركات

“O abode of the best of all Messengers; the one by whom people are guided
and he who was chosen to receive the verses. For you I have intense, passionate love,
and a yearning which kindles the embers of my heart. I have a vow – if I fill my eyes with those walls
and the places where you walked, then my turbaned Gray head will be covered with dust from so much kissing.
Had it not been for obstacles and enemies, I would always visit them, even if I were to be dragged upon my feet.
But I will be guided in my eagerness to greet the inhabitants of those houses and rooms.
By a scent purer than the most splendid musk which covers him each morning and evening.
Pure and ever increasing blessings are bestowed upon him through the prayers for Peace and Blessings upon Him.”

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 15, 2011

The Great Sidi Shaykh Abdul Rahman Shaghouri


Sheikh Abd al-Rahman al-Shaghouri left this world on Tuesday 8 June 2004 in Damascus after a lifetime of serving Islam and Muslims. Thousands came to his funeral on Wednesday at the mosque of Sheikh Muhyiddin Ibn al- Arabi in the Salihiyya quarter. Among the people who prayed over him and buried him were those who knew him as a father, friend, religious scholar, teacher, mystical poet and vocalist, and Sufi sheikh.

Many who knew him regarded him as a wali or friend of Allah, and surely his long decades of service to others had much to do with it. His wife bore him five sons and five daughters, and he was preceded to the afterlife by her and a son. Originally a weaver by trade, he had been instrumental in unionizing workers in the present c entury in Damascus, and served on the committee that led the Syrian Textile Workers Union in a successful forty-day strike for workmen s compensation. He had represented Syria in the United Arab Workers Union, and led an active public life. Earlier this year in the month of Rabi I, he had received recognition at the Burda [Prophetic Mantle] annual poetry awards given by the United Arab Emirates for outstanding service to the Umma of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace). With the apples and everything else he did, he was always teaching students the inner sunnas of the character and states of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), to whom he referred everything. I am just a parrot, he told us.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 15, 2011

The awliya know the date of the day of judgement


Recently, i started reading the al ibriz book. Written by shaykh ibn al mubarak al latimi. Essentially the book is a collection of notes he made whilst being with his shaykh. Whom was Shaykh Abdul Azeez Ad Dabbagh. The book is a collection of 4 months teachings of the great saint of Allah. Where he (shaykh ibn al mubarak) asked different questions to his shaykh. The contents of the book are the answers to the questions, which became “pure gold from the sayings of syyiduna Abdul Azeez Dabbagh”.
InshaAllah, i will make notes as I go along reading the book. Especially noting down any secrets and special wisdom which the great saint, ghous of his time syyidina Abdul azeez dabbagh mentions….

1) The awliyah know the actual date when the day of judgement will occur. Shaykh Ibn al Mubarak al latimi asked this to his shaykh: – (shaykh Abdul azeez ad dabbagh)

And shaykh Abdul azeez dabbagh replied:

2) Following from this, in the chapter of “the descriptions of barzakh” in al ibriz. we also learn how the state of the infidels will be:


مناقب سید الشہداء
حضرت سیدنا حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ
 
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بِسْمِ اللہ ِالرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

وَلَا تَقُوْلُوْا لِمَنْ یُّقْتَلُ فِیْ سَبِیْلِ اللّٰہِ اَمْوَاتٌ بَلْ اَحْیَآءٌ وَلٰکِنْ لَّا تَشْعُرُوْنَ (بقرہ:١٥٤)
جو اللہ کی راہ میں مارے جائیں ان کو مردہ نہ کہو، وہ تو زندہ ہیں ، مگر تم کو خبر نہیں
 

یہ سید الشہداء ، اللہ تعالیٰ کی بارگاہ میں سفارش کرنے والوں کے سردار، اللہ تعالیٰ اور اس کے رسول مکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے شیر، رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے مبارک چچاحضرت حمزہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ کے مناقب ہیں، جن کے موتیوں کو پرونے اور جن کی چمک دمک ظاہر کرنے کا فریضہ خاندان نبوت اور علمی خانوادے کے گوہرشب تاب مشہور”مولد نبوی” (مولود برزنجی) اور شہداء بدر کے اسماء گرامی پر مشتمل کتاب ” جالیۃ الکدر فی نظم اسماء شھداء بدر” اور دیگر مفید اور جلیل کتب کے مصنف حضرت علامہ سید جعفر بن حسن برزنجی رحمۃ اللہ علیہ نے سر انجام دیا ہے۔

یہ حضرت سید الشہداء رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ کے عظیم مناقب ہیں جنہوں نے رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کا دفاع کرتے ہوئے جان کی بازی لگادی ، غزوہ احد میں جن کی شہادت پر ہمارے آقا ومولا اور حبیب مکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم غمگین ہوئے، اس غزوہ کے اسلامی تاریخ پر گہرے اثرات مرتب ہوئے، وہ تاریخ جس کی بنیاد ان جانبازوں نے رکھی۔ یہ مناقب حضور قلب کے ساتھ متوجہ ہونے والوں کے لیے کئی اسباق اور نصیحتیں اپنے دامن میں چھپائے ہوئے ہیں۔

 یہ دلکش اور روح پرور باغ ہے جس کی باد صبا حضرت سید الشہداء حمزہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ کے احوال کی خوشبو سے معطر ہے اور اس کی جودوسخا کی بارش، حضرت سید الشہداء کے ہمراہ جام شہادت نوش کرنے والے خوش بختوں کے موتیوں جیسے ناموں سے سیراب ہوتی ہے، ان حضرات نے دین مصطفی صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کی نصرت و حمایت میں اپنی جانوں کی بازی لگادی اور اسلام کے پھیلاؤ کا راستہ ہموار کردیا۔

میرے دل میں اس باغ کے گھنے درختوں میں داخل ہونے، اس کے حوضوں کے چشموں سے سیراب ہونے، نور کے برجوں سے موتیوں کی بارش طلب کرنے اور ان موتیوں کو مندرجہ ذیل سطور کی لڑی میں پرونے کا خیال پیدا ہوا، تاکہ انہیں حضرت سید الشہداء کے مزار مقدس کے پاس مقرر عمل (ایصال ثواب) کے بعد پڑھا جائے، خصوصاً آپ کی خصوصی زیارت (٢) کی رات جس کی روشن صبح ابر آلود نہیں ہوتی بلکہ اجلی اجلی ہوتی ہے، مقصد یہ ہے کہ اللہ تعالیٰ کے پاکیزہ اور باکمال بندوں کے ذکر سے اللہ تعالیٰ کی رحمتوں کی موسلادھار بارشیں حاصل کی جائیں۔

میں کہتا ہوں کہ وہ سیدنا حمزہ ابن عبد المطلب بن ہاشم، نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے چچا اور رضاعی بھائی ہیں، ابو لہب کی آزاد کردہ کنیز ثوبیہ نے ان دونوں ہستیوں اور حضرت ابو سلمہ ابن عبد الاسد مخزومی (حضرت ام المومنین ام سلمہ رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہا کے پہلے شوہر) کو دودھ پلایا تھا۔

حضرت حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ کی عمر نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم سے دو سال اور ایک قول کے مطابق چار سال زیادہ تھی (٣)، ان دونوں ہستیوں کو مختلف اوقات میں (٤) دودھ پلایاگیا، حضرت سیدالشھداء اور حضرت صفیہ (نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کی پھوپھی) کی والدہ، ھالہ بنت اھیب بن عبد مناف بن زہرہ، نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کی والدہ ماجدہ حضرت آمنہ رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہاکی چچا زاد بہن تھیں۔




آپ کی اولاد میں سے پانچ بیٹے تھے، چار کے نام یہ ہیں:

١۔ یعلی (٥) ٢۔عمارۃ (٦) ٣۔عمرو   اور  ٤۔ عامر

دو بیٹیاں تھیں:

١۔ ام الفضل (٧) ٢۔امامہ (٨) اس وقت حضرت سید الشھداء کی اولاد میں سے کوئی نہیں ہے (٩)

اللھم ادم دیم الرضوان علیہ
وامد نا بالا سرار التی اودعتھا لدیہ


اے اللہ! ان پر رحمت و رضوان کی موسلادھار بارش ہمیشہ برسا اور جو اسرار تو نے ان کے پاس امانت رکھے ہیں، ان کے ساتھ ہماری امداد فرما۔ حضرت سید الشہداء بہادر، سخی، نرم خوش اخلاق، قریش کے دلاور جوان اور غیرت مندی میں انتہائی بلند مقام کے مالک تھے۔

بعثت کے دوسرے سال (١٠) اور ایک قول کے مطابق چھٹے سال (١١) مشرف باسلام ہوئے، اسلام لانے کے دن انہوں نے سنا کہ ابو جہل،نبی صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کی شان میں نازیبا کلمات کہہ رہا ہے تو آپ نے حرم مکہ شریف میں اس کے سر پر اس زور سے کمان ماری کہ اس کا سر کھل گیا۔ (١٢)

حضرت حمزہ نے نبی صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم سے گزارش کی ۔۔۔۔۔۔ یارسول اللہ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم! اپنے دین کا کھل کر پرچار کیجئے! اللہ تعالیٰ کی قسم ! مجھے دنیا بھر کی دولت بھی دے دی جائے تو میں اپنی قوم کے دین پر رہنا پسند نہیں کروں گا، ان کے اسلام لانے سے رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کو تقویت حاصل ہوئی اور مشرکین آپ کی ایذا رسانی سے کسی حد تک رک گئے، بعد ازاں ہجرت کرکے مدینہ منورہ چلے گئے۔

رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے جو پہلا جھنڈا تیار کیا وہ سید الشہداء ہی کے لیے تھا (١٣)، جب ٢ھ / ٦٢٣ء میں حضور سید عالم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے انہیں قوم جھینہ کے علاقے میں سیف البحر کی طرف (ایک دستے کے ہمراہ) بھیجا، جیسے کہ مدائنی نے کہا ہے (١٤)۔

ابن ہشام نے سیدنا حمزہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ کے یہ اشعار نقل کیے ہیں (١٥)۔

فما برحوا حتی انتدبت بغارۃ
لھم حیث حلوا ابتغی راحتہ الفضل
بامر رسول اللہ اول خافق
علیہ لو لم یکن لاح من قبلی
 

وہ اسلام دشمنی سے باز نہیں آئے یہاں تک کہ میں ان کے ہر ٹھکانے پر حملے کے لیے آگے بڑھا، فضیلت کی راحت حاصل کرنا میرا مقصود تھا۔
رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے حکم پر میں پہلا تلوار چلانے والا تھاجس کے سر پر جھنڈا تھا، یہ جھنڈا مجھ سے پہلے ظاہر نہ ہوا تھا۔

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حضرت سید الشہداء جنگ بدر میں اس حال میں شامل ہوئے کہ انہوں نے شتر مرغ (١٦) کا پر اپنے اوپر بطور نشان لگایا ہوا تھا ، انہوں نے اس جنگ میں زبردست جانبازی کا مظاہرہ کیا، رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے آگے دو تلواروں (١٧) کے ساتھ لڑتے رہے،کفارکے سورماؤںکو بکھیر دیا اور مشرکین کو کاری زخم لگائے (١٨) ۔

حضرت سید الشہداء رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ جنگ احد کے دن خاکستری اونٹ اور پھاڑنے والے شیر دکھائے دیتے تھے، انہوں نے اپنی تلوار سے مشرکین کو بری طرح خوف زدہ کردیا، کوئی ان کے سامنے ٹھہرتا ہی نہ تھا۔

غزوہ احد میں آپ نے اکتیس مشرکوں کو جہنم رسید کیا، جیسا کہ امام نووی رحمۃا للہ تعالیٰ علیہ نے بیان فرمایا (١٩)، پھر آپ کا پاؤں پھسلا تو آپ تیر اندازوں کی پہاڑی کے پاس واقع وادی میں پشت کے بل گرگئے، زرہ آپ کے پیٹ سے کھل گئی، جبیر بن مطعم کے غلام وحشی بن حرب نے کچھ فاصلے سے خنجر پھینکااور اللہ تعالیٰ نے اس کے ہاتھوں آپ کو مرتبہ شہادت سے سرفراز فرمایا، یہ واقعہ ہفتے کے دن نصف شوال کو ٣ھ (٢٠) یا ٤ھ (٢١) (٦٢٤ء یا ٦٢٥ء) کو پیش آیا، اس وقت آپ کی عمر ٥٧ سال تھی۔ ایک قول کے مطابق آپ کی عمر شریف ٥٩ سال(٢٢) اور ایک دوسرے قول کے مطابق ٥٤ سال تھی۔(٢٣)

پھر مشرکین نے آپ کے اعضاء کاٹے اور پیٹ چاک کیا ، ان کی ایک عورت نے آپ کا جگر نکال کر منہ میں ڈالا اور اسے چبایا، لیکن اسے اپنے حلق سے نیچے نہ اتار سکی، ناچا ر صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم سے تھوک دیا۔ (٢٤)

جب رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کو یہ اطلاع ملی تو آپ نے فرمایا:

اگر یہ جگر اس کے پیٹ میں چلا جاتا تو وہ عورت آگ میں داخل نہ ہوتی، (٢٥) کیونکہ اللہ تعالیٰ کی بارگاہ میں حمزہ کی اتنی عزت ہے کہ ان کے جسم کے کسی حصے کو آگ میں داخل نہیں فرمائے گا۔ (٢٦)


اللھم ادم دیم الرضوان علیہ
وامد نا بالا سرار التی اودعتھا لدیہ
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جب رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم تشریف لائے اور آپ کے مثلہ کیے ہوئے جسم کو دیکھا، تو یہ منظر آپ کے دل اقدس کے لیے اس قدر تکلیف دہ تھا کہ اس سے زیادہ تکلیف دہ منظر آپ کی نظر سے کبھی نہیں گزراتھا، اسے دیکھ کر آپ کو جلال آگیا، آپ نے فرمایا:

”تمھارے جیسے شخص کے ساتھ ہمیں کبھی تکلیف نہ دی جائیگی، ہم کسی ایسی جگہ کھڑے نہیں ہوئے جو ہمیں اس سے زیادہ غضب دلانے والی ہو۔”


اس پر اللہ تعالیٰ نے یہ آیت نازل فرمائی:

وان عاقبتم فعاقبوا بمثل ماعوقبتم بہ ولئن صبرتم لھو خیر للصابرین وما صبرک الا باللہ ولا تحزن علیھم ولا تک فی ضیق مما یمکرون ان اللہ مع الذین اتقوا والذین ھم محسنون۔ (٢٧)
ترجمہ: ”اور اگر تم سزا دو تو اتنی ہی دو جتنی تمہیں تکلیف دی گیئ اور اگر صبر کرو تو وہ صبر کرنے والوں کے لیے بہتر ہے، آپ صبر کیجئے! اور آپ کا صبر اللہ ہی کے بھروسے پر ہے، آپ ان کے بارے میں غمگین اور تنگ دل نہ ہوں ان کے فریبوں کے سبب، بے شک اللہ ان لوگوں کے ساتھ ہے جو متقی ہیں اور ان کے ساتھ جو نیکوکار ہیں۔”

نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے عرض کیا : ”اے رب ! بلکہ ہم صبر کریں گے۔”

نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے فرمایا:

” اے چچا! آپ پر اللہ تعالیٰ کی رحمت ہو، کیونکہ آپ جب تک عمل کرتے رہے، بہت نیکی کرنے والے اور بہت صلہ رحمی کرنے والے تھے۔”(٢٨)


پھر ان کے جسد مبارک کو قبلہ کی جانب رکھا اور ان کے جنازے کے سامنے کھڑے ہوئے اور اس شدت سے روئے کہ قریب تھا کہ آپ پر غشی طاری ہوجاتی۔

نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم فرمارہے تھے:

” اے اللہ تعالیٰ کے رسول کے چچا! ـــــــــــ اللہ تعالی اور اس کے رسول صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے شیر!ـــــــــــ اے حمزہ! اے نیک کام کرنے والے!ـــــــــــــ اے حمزہ! مصیبتوں کے دور کرنے والے ـــــــــــــ اے حمزہ! ــــــــــــ رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کا دفاع کرنے والے!” (٢٩)


یہ بھی فرمایا: ہمارے پاس جبرائیل امین علیہ السلام تشریف لائے اور ہمیں بتایا کہ حضرت حمزہ کے بارے میں ساتوں آسمانوں میں لکھا ہوا ہے:

” حمزہ ابن عبد المطلب، اللہ تعالیٰ اور اس کے رسول صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے شیر ہیں ۔” (٣٠)


حاکم نیشاپوری، مستدرک میں حضرت جابر رضی اللہ عنہ سے مرفوعا (یعنی رسول اللہ صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کا فرمان) روایت کرتے ہیں کہ قیامت کے دن اللہ تعالیٰ کی بارگاہ میں حضرت حمزہ ابن عبد المطلب شفاعت کرنے والوں کے سردار ہیں۔ (٣١)

اللہ تعالیٰ نے فرمایا:

افمن وعدناہ وعدا حسنا فھو لاقیہ (٣٢)۔
(کیا جس شخص سے ہم نے اچھا وعدہ کیا ہے وہ اس سے ملاقات کرنے والا ہے۔)

سدی کہتے ہیں کہ یہ آیت حضرت حمزہ کے بارے میں نازل ہوئی۔(٣٣)

اللہ تعالیٰ نے فرمایا:

یاایتھا النفس المطمئنہ ارجعی الی ربک راضیۃ مرضیۃ۔ (٣٤)
ترجمہ: ” اے اطمینان والی جان! تو اپنے رب کی طرف اس حال میں لوٹ جا کہ تو اس سے راضی وہ تجھ سے راضی۔”

سلفی کہتے ہیں کہ اس سے مراد حضرت حمزہ ہیں۔ (٣٥)


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نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے انہیں ایسی چادر کا کفن پہنایا کہ جب اسے آپ کے سر پر پھیلاتے تو پاؤں ننگے ہوجاتے اور پاؤں پر پھیلاتے تو سر ننگا ہوجاتا، چنانچہ وہ چادر آپ کے سر پر پھیلادی گئی اور پاؤں پر اذخر (خوشبودار گھاس) ڈال دی گئی۔ (٣٦)

نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے آپ کی نماز جنازہ نہیں پڑھی، یہی زیادہ صحیح ہے (٣٧)، یا ان کی نماز جنازہ کا نہ پڑھنا ان کی خصوصیت ہے (٣٨)۔ انہیں ایک ٹیلے پر دفن کیا، جہاں اس وقت ان کی قبر انور مشہور ہے (٣٩) اور اس پر عظیم گنبد ہے، یہ گنبد خلیفہ الناصر لدین اللہ احمد بن المستضئی العباسی کی والدہ نے ٥٩٠ ھ میں تعمیر کروایا۔

کہا جاتا ہے کہ قبر میں ان کے ساتھ حضرت عبد اللہ بن جحش (٤٠) اور حضرت مصعب بن عمیر(٤١)، بعض علماء نے کہا کہ حضرت شماس بن عثمان ہیں، آپ کے مزار شریف کے سرہانے سید حسن بن محمد بن ابی نمی کے بیٹے عقیل کی قبر ہے، مسجد کے صحن میں بعض سادات امراء کی قبریں ہیں۔

اللھم ادم دیم الرضوان علیہ
وامدنا بالا سرار التی اود عتھا لدیہ


جب نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم غزوہ احد کے بعد مدینہ منورہ واپس تشریف لائے تو انصار کی عورتوں کو اپنے شہیدوں پر روتے ہوئے سنا، آپ نے فرمایا:

”لیکن حمزہ پر کوئی رونے والیاں نہیں ہیں (٤٢)۔”


اور آپ پر گریہ طاری ہوگیا، انصار نے اپنی عورتوں کو حکم دیا کہ اپنے شہیدوں سے پہلے حضرت حمزہ پر روئیں، ایک مدت تک انصار کی خواتین کا معمول یہ رہا کہ وہ جب بھی کسی میت والے گھر جاتیں تو پہلے حضرت حمزہ پر روتیں (٤٣)۔

حضرت کعب بن مالک انصاری اپنے قصیدے میں اظہار غم کرتے ہوئے کہتے ہیں۔

ولقد ہددت لفقد حمزہ ھدۃ
ظلت بنات الجوف منھا ترعد
ولو انہ فجعت حراء بمثلہ

لرایت راسی صخرھا یتھدد
قرم تمکن من ذؤابہ ھاشم
حیث النبوۃ والندا والسؤدد
والعاقر الکوم الجلاد اذا غدت

ریح یکاد الماء منھا یجمد
والتارک القرن الکمی مجندلا
یوم الکریھۃ والقنا یتقصد
وتراہ یرفل فی الحدید کانہ

ذو لبدۃ شثن البراثن اربد
عم النبی محمد و صفیہ
ورد الحمام فطاب ذاک المورد
وافی المنیۃ معلما فی اسرۃ

نصروا النبی ومنھم المستشھد
اللھم ادم دیم الرضوان علیہ
وامد نا بالا سرار التی اود عتھا لدیہ (٤٤)
 

حضرت حمزہ کے رحلت فرما جانے سے مجھ پر ایسا صدمہ ہوا ہے کہ میرا دل اور جگر لرز اٹھے ہیں۔
ایسا صدمہ اگر جبل حرا کو پہنچایا جاتا تو دیکھتا کہ اس کی چٹانوں کے دونوں کنارے تھرا اٹھتے۔
وہ ہاشمی خاندان کے معزز سردار تھے جہاں نبوت، سخاوت اور سرداری ہے۔
وہ طاقتور جانوروں کے گلے کو ذبح کرنے والے تھے جب ٹھنڈی ہوا سے پانی جمنے کے قریب ہوتا تھا (یعنی سخت سردی کے موسم میں)
جنگ کے دن جب نیزے ٹوٹ رہے ہوں وہ بہادر مد مقابل کو کشتہ تیغ بنادیتے تھے۔
تو انہیں مسلح ہوکر فخر سے چلتا ہوا دیکھتا (تو کہتا کہ) وہ خاکستری رنگ والا، مضبوط پنجوں والا، ایال دار(شیر) ہے۔
وہ نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے چچا اور برگزیدہ اصحاب میں سے ہیں، انہوں نے موت کے منہ میں چھلانگ لگائی تو وہ جگہ خوشگوار ہوگئی۔
انہوں نے اس حال میں موت سے ملاقات کی کہ ان پر(شتر مرغ کے پر کا) نشان لگا ہوا تھا، وہ مجاہدین کی ایسی جماعت میں تھے جس نے نبی اکرم اکی امداد کی اور ان میں سے کچھ لوگ مرتبہ شہادت پر فائز ہوگئے۔


اللھم ادم الدیم الرضوان علیہ
وایدنا بالاسرار التی اودعتھا لدیہ

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ان کے علاوہ جن حضرات کے بارے میں کہا گیا ہے کہ اس دن شہادت سے نوازے گئے اور اللہ تعالیٰ کی طرف سے ان کے اعمال صالحہ کی اچھی خبر اور زیادہ اجر دیا گیا، ان کے ناموں کی فہرست حسب ذیل ہے۔ (٤٥)


اے اللہ! اس روشن انوار والی بارگاہ کے صاحب (حضرت حمزہ) کے طفیل ہماری دعا ہے کہ ہم سب کو آتش جہنم کے شعلوں سے رہائی عطا فرما، کدورتیں دور فرما، ہلاکتوں سے محفوظ فرما، بکثرت بارشیں عطا فرما، اشیاء ضرورت سستی فرما، اطراف و جوانب کو امن عطا فرما، قریب و بعید اور پڑوسیوں پر رحم فرما، ارباب حکومت اور رعایا کی اصلاح فرما، اسلامی لشکروں اپنی نصرت سے تقویت عطا فرما، اپنے دشمن کافروں میں اپنے قہر کا حکم نافذ فرما اور انہیں مسلمانوں کے لیے مال غنیمت بنا۔

اے اللہ تعالی اور اس کے رسول صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے شیر! ہم آپ کی بارگاہ میں حاضر ہوئے ہیں، ہم امید رکھتے ہیں کہ ہم میں سے ہر شخص کی درخواست قبول کی جائیگی، ہم نے اپنی امیدوں کی کجاوے آپ کی بارگاہ میں اتارے ہیں، آپ کے دربار کرم میں حاضر ہیں، آپ کی شان یہ نہیں ہے کہ آپ ہمیں نظر انداز کر دیں، ہم نے آپ کی جود و سخا کے بھر پور برسنے والے بادلوں سے بارش طلب کی ہے۔

یارب قد لذنا بعم نبینا
رب المظاھر قدست اسرارہ
فا قل عثار من استجار بعمہ
او زارہ لتکفرن اوزارہ
والطف بنا فی المعضلات فاننا
بجوار من لا شک یکرم جارہ
واختم لنا باالصالحات اذ دنا
منا الحمام وانشب اظفارہ
ثم الصلاۃ علی سلالۃ ھاشم
من طاب محتدہ و طاب نجارہ
والآل والصحب الکرام اولی التقی
صید الانام ومن ھم انصارہ
ما انشدت طرباً مطوقۃ الشظی
او ناح بالالحان فیہ ھزارہ


اے رب کائنات! ہم نے مظہر نعمت و قدرت اپنے نبی صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے چچا کی پناہ لی ہے، انکے اسرار کو تقدس عطا کیا جائے۔
اس شخص کی لغزشوں کو معاف فرما جس نے نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم کے محترم چچا کی پناہ لی ہے یا گناہوں کی مغفرت کے لیے انکی زیارت کی ہے۔
مشکلات میں ہم پر مہربانی فرما، کیونکہ ہم اس ہستی کے جوار میں ہیں جو بلا شک و شبہ اپنے پڑوسیوں کی عزت افزائی کرتی ہے۔
جب موت ہم سے قریب ہو اور اپنے پنجے گاڑ دے تو اعمال صالحہ پر ہمارا خاتمہ فرمانا پھر صلوۃ و سلام ہو بنو ھاشم کے خلاصہ پر جنکا حسب و نسب تیب و طاہر ہے۔
اور مخلوق کے سرداروں اور نبی اکرم صلی اللہ تعالی علیہ وآلہ وسلم مددگاروں، اور تقویٰ شعار آل پاک اور صحابہ کرام پر صلوٰۃ وسلام ہو۔
جب تک کسھی دار کبوتر مسرت بھرے لہجے میں چہچہاتے رہیں یا بلبل ہزاز داستان دلکش آوازوں کے ساتھ نغمہ سرا رہے۔


سُبْحَانَ رَبِّکَ رَبِّ الْعِزَّۃِ عَمَّا یَصِفُوْنَ۔وَسَلَامٌ عَلَی الْمُرْسَلِیْنَ۔ وَالحَمدُ لِلَّہِ رَبِّ العَالِمِین


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مآخذ ومراجع

١۔ فواد عبد الباقی: المعجم المفھرس لالفاظ القرآن الکریم
٢۔ عبد البر: الاستیعاب
٣۔ ابن الاثیر: اسد الغابۃ
٤۔ ابن سعد: الطبقات الکبری
٥۔ حاکم : المستدرک
٦۔ برھان الدین حلبی: السیرۃ الحلبیۃ (انسان العیون)
٧۔ القسطلانی: المواھب اللدنیہ
٨۔ ابن کثیر: البدایۃ والنھایۃ
٩۔ ابن الجوزی: المنتظم
١٠۔ المقریزی: امتاع الاسماع
١١۔ ابن حجر العسقلانی: الاصابہ
١٢۔ قرطبی: التذکرہ
١٣۔ابن القیم: الروح
١٤۔ابن ہشام: السیرۃ النبویۃ
١٥۔السیوطی: انباء الاذکیاء بحیاۃ الانبیائ
١٦۔ السیوطی: الحاوی للفتاوی
١٧۔ واقدی: المغازی
١٨۔ السیوطی: الخصائص الکبری
١٩۔ ابن رجب الحنبلی: اھوال القبور
٢٠۔ ابن عبد البر: التمھید
٢١۔ ابن عبد البر: البیان والتحصیل
٢٢۔ ابن النجار:الدرۃ الثمنیہ فی تاریخ المدینہ
٢٣۔ابی برکات النسفی: تفسیر النسفی
٢٤۔ابن شبہ: تاریخ المدینہ المنورہ
٢٥۔ الرازی: التفسیر الکبیر
٢٦۔ الاصبھانی: الترغیب والترھیب
٢٧۔ النووی: تہذیب الاسماء واللغات
٢٨۔ الطبری: جامع البیان فی تاویل القرآن
٢٩۔ البیھقی: حیاۃ الانبیائ
٣٠۔البیھقی : دلائل النبوۃ
٣١۔ الطبری: ذخائر العقبی فی مناقب ذوی القربی
٣٢۔ الذھبی: ذیل تذکرۃ الحفاظ
٣٣۔ الکردی: رفع الخفا شرح ذات الشفائ
٣٤۔ ذھبی: سیر اعلام النبلائ
٣٥۔ صالحی: سبل الھدی والرشاد
٣٦۔ السجستانی: سنن ابی داود
٣٧۔ القزوینی: سنن ابی ماجہ
٣٨۔ السیوطی: شرح الصدور بشرح حال الموتی والقبور
٣٩۔ ابن العماد الحنبلی:شذرات الذھب فی اخبار من ذھب
٤٠۔ ابن الجوزی: صفۃ الصفوۃ
٤١۔ ابن سید الناس: عیون الاثر
٤٢۔ ابن حجر العسقلانی: فتح الباری بشرح صحیح البخاری
٤٣۔ تقی الدین السبکی: فتاوی السبکی
٤٤۔ السمھودی: وفاء الوفاء باخبار دار المصطفیٰ
٤٥۔ الشیبانی: مسند امام احمد

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منقبتِ سید الشہداء حضرت سیدنا حمزہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ


آپ ہیں دین کے نگہبان جناب حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ
ہے اٹل اپنا یہ ایقان جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

ناز کرتی ہے تواریخ شجاعت پہ ُہنوز
قابل رشک ہے یہ شانِ جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

جس جگہ نوش کیا جام شہادت بے خوف
ہے شفق زار وہ میدان جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

انتہا ہے یہ محمدؐ سے وفاداری کی
کر گئے جان بھی قربان جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

دل میں قندیل عقیدت ہی رہیگی روشن
ہے جسے آپ کا عرفان جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

بن گئی شمع رسالت کے لئے اک فانوس
جب اُٹھا کُفر کا طوفان جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

خواب ہی میں کبھی دیدار میّسر ہو مجھے
ہے میرے دل کا یہ ارمان جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

ماری اس زور سے بو جہل کے چہرے پہ کمان
قوت کفر تھی حیران جنابِ حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ

بزم ہستی میں ہمیشہ ہی رہے گا چرچا
ہے یہ الطاف کا ایمان جناب حمزہ رضی اللہ عنہ
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سید الشہداء حضرت حمزہ رضی اللہ تعالی عنہ کے مزار مبارک کی تصویر جو سنہ ۱۹۰۵ بمطابق ۱۳۲
٦ ھجری میں لی گئی

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 12, 2011

The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge


The Islamic tradition teaches us that both students of sacred knowledge and their teachers have lofty principles and refined codes of conduct that they must adhere to in order to ensure that they can truly achieve virtue through their knowledge and that God opens up for them (futūḥ) the full extent of wisdom and perception.  From the most distinguished of these etiquettes (ādāb) that must accompany teaching and seeking knowledge are the following.

1)      To have respect in one’s heart and exhibit reverence for gatherings of knowledge.  This is embodied in some of the following practices:

a)       To have ritual purity and cleanliness before leaving to attend gatherings of knowledge.  The Companions of the Prophet (PBUH) and their followers used to be very attentive to this matter.  It is reported that Imām Mālik used to be meticulous in his veneration of gatherings of knowledge to the point that before narrating hadiths, he would make wuḍūʼ, wear his best clothes, sit upon his cushion, comb his beard, put on perfume, and sit in the most dignified and respectful posture.  When asked about this he replied, “I love to exalt the hadiths of the Messenger of God (PBUH).”      

Another form of purification before attending gatherings of learning is that of the purification of the heart from traits such as backbiting, envy, grudges, and other spiritual diseases through various forms of worship and acts of obedience.  This is done to exert an effort to expand one’s heart and state of mind in a way that will make the student more susceptible to absorbing knowledge and implementing it.  It is commonly said, “In the presence of scholars guard your tongue.  And in the presence of the knowers of God, guard your heart.”

b)      A student should come in a state of stillness of the heart, mind, and body (sakīna) along with a demeanor of a dignified seriousness (waqār) that is derived from an understanding of the gravity and significance of being in a circle of learning.  Ḥasan al-Baṣrī used to say, “Seek knowledge and seek in order to [attain] knowledge stillness and seriousness (sakīna wa al-waqār) as well as humility towards whom you are learning from and towards those you are teaching.” 

Due to the intense reverence that Imām Mālik had for the hadiths of the Prophet (PBUH), it is reported that he once remained seated in the same position while teaching for four hours, even though he had been stung by a scorpion and his color had changed.  Upon being asked about this he replied, “I did not want to interrupt the hadiths of the Messenger of God (PBUH).”  In this is revealed the depth of Imām Mālik’s understanding of the majesty of God and the rank of His Messenger, upon him be peace.  Indeed, God has said in the Qur’an, “Whoever honors the symbols of God, verily it is from the piety of the hearts.”[1]

2)    To have humility and respect for scholars and to honor them.

Humility is an essential characteristic that a student must have to truly benefit from his or her teacher.  In the hadith of the Messenger of God (PBUH), when the angel Jibrīl (AS) came to ask the Prophet (PBUH) about Islam, Imān, and Iḥsān, he is described as having, “put his knees against the knees [of the Prophet PBUH] and placed his hands on his thighs.”[2]  When the Companions used to sit with the Messenger of God (PBUH), they did not used to raise their heads up to him out of their reverence for him.  It is reported on the authority of Anas (RA), “If the Messenger of God (PBUH) used to enter the mosque, none of us used to raise our heads except Abū Bakr and ʽUmar.  They used to smile at him and he used to smile at them.”[3]    It is also reported on the authority of ʽUbāda b. al-Ṣāmit that the Messenger of God (PBUH) said regarding respecting scholars and honoring them, “He is not from my community who does not venerate our elders, have mercy on our youth, and know the rights of our scholars.”[4]

            Imām ʽAlī (RA) would say regarding the manners of respect a student should have with his or her teacher, “From the rights of the scholar over you is that you give greeting to people generally and greet him specifically, that you do not ask him questions excessively, you do not meet his answers with discord, you do not pressure him if he tires, you do not grab his garment if he sets forth, you do not reveal to him secrets, you do not back bite anyone in his presence, you do not seek out his shortcomings, and if he makes a mistake you accept his excuse.  It is incumbent upon you to respect and honor him for the sake of God as long as he adheres to the commands of God.  And [you must not] sit with your back towards him, and if he has a need you should hasten before everyone in serving him.”

            It is related by Shaʽbī that, Zayd b. Thābit led a funeral prayer.  He then brought his riding animal near so he could ride it and  Ibn ʽAbbās came to assist him in mounting.  Upon this, Zayd said, “Do not do this O, son of the Messenger of God’s uncle.”  Ibn ʽAbbās replied, “This is how he ordered us to treat our scholars and elders.”

            Sufyān al-Thawrī entered the gathering of Imām Mālik while his students around him were seated as if there were birds perched on their heads.  He later recited the following poem to describe this:

يأبى الجواب فلا يراجع هيبة          والسائلون نواكس الأذقان

أدب الوقار وعز سلطان التقى       فهو المهيب وليس ذا سلطان

He refuses to answer [excessive questions and the questioner] will not return out of awe

Those who ask [in his presence] sit with their necks bent

Refined manners, grace, and the dignity of a chief of piety

He inspires awe [in hearts] yet he is no king

Al-Shāfiʽī said: “Out of my reverence for him, I used to turn pages while being seated in the presence of Mālik with gentleness so that he does not hear the pages turn.”

It is related by Ṣāliḥ b. Aḥmad b. Ḥanbal, “Al-Shāfiʽī came one day to visit my father while he was ill.  He [Ibn Ḥanbal] leapt towards him, kissed him between the eyes, made him sit in his place and he sat in front of him.”  He said, “Then he spoke to him for an hour.  When al-Shāfiʽī got up to leave, my father rose and took hold of his saddle and walked with him.  When [news] of this reached Yaḥya b. Maʽīn, he questioned my father saying, ‘O Abū ʽAbd Allāh, subḥānallah!  Were you forced to walk by the side of al-Shāfiʽī’s riding animal?’  My father replied, ‘And you O Abū Zakariyya, had you walked on the other side you would have benefitted.’  Then he said, ‘Who wishes for goodness should follow the tail of that beast.’”  It was said to Iskandar, “Why is your reverence for your spiritual guide (al-muʽaddib) greater than your reverence for your father?”  He said, “Because my father is the cause of my temporary life while my spiritual guide is the cause of [success] in my eternal life.”    

            Many of the Muslim rulers and caliphs also used to give immense importance to knowledge and the reverence of scholars.  It is related that Hārūn al-Rashīd used to send his two sons al-Amīn and al-Māʼmūn to learn from Imām al-Kisāʼī who was one of the seven reciters of the Qur’an.  One day after class was finished; al-Amīn and al-Maʼmūn were competing to carry the sandals of the shaykh.  Each one wanted to carry them and then they settled for each of them carrying one sandal.  Meanwhile, Hārūn al-Rashīd was watching them from an elevated place in his residence.  He later invited him to a table he had prepared for him.  He then asked him during the meal, “Who is the happiest of people?”  The shaykh said to him: “You are O Leader of the Believers.”  He said, “No.  The happiest of people is the one who the two heirs of the Leader of the Believers (amīr al-muʼminīn) quarrel to carry his sandals.”

            From amongst the forms of respect that students must have for teachers is that they should listen with complete attentiveness, even if the teacher is saying something which they already know from a quote, story, or poem.  ʽAṭāʼ said, “I listen to a hadith from a man and I am more knowledgeable of it than him.  However, I do not show him that I surpass him in anything.”  Similarly, he should not precede the scholar in explaining a matter or answering a question posed by one of the students. It is said, “Learn silence the way you learn to speak.  And be more vigilant about listening than speaking.”    

         

   As for humility, this not only means that students should be in a state of humbleness while learning but that they must also humble themselves to knowledge in the exertion of their efforts to seek it.  Ibn ʽAbbās used to say, “I lowered myself seeking, and then I became sought (dhalaltu ṭāliban fafiztu maṭlūban).”  It is also related that he said, “When the Messenger of God (PBUH) died, I said to a man from the Anṣār come lets seek out the Companions of the Messenger of God (PBUH) for they are many today.  He said, ‘I am surprised by you, O Ibn ʽAbbās!  Whom amongst the Companions of the Messenger of God (PBUH) do you see as better than yourself?’  He said, ‘So I left him and I set out to ask the Companions of the Messenger of God (PBUH) and [news of] a hadith from a man had reached me.  I came to the door of the one saying [the hadith] and I spread my cloak on his doorstep, all the while the wind was blowing sand in my face.  He came out and saw me and said, ‘O son of the Messenger of God’s (PBUH) uncle, what brought you here?  Had you sent for me, I would have come.’  I said to him, ‘It is more fitting that I should come to you.’ He said, ‘And I asked him about the hadith.  This man of the Anṣār then lived until he saw me when people had gathered around me asking me, and he would say ‘This youth is more intelligent than me.’”

            It is also related that Ibn Shihāb al-Zuhrī would not abandon anyone he knew to possess any knowledge except that he sought him out and found him.  Ibrāhīm b. Saʽd said, “I asked my father, how did Ibn Shihāb surpass you?”  He said, ‘He used to come to the center of gatherings and not leave an elderly person except that he asked him and not leave a youth except that he asked him.  Then he used to go to the homes of the Anṣār and he would not leave a youth he did not ask or an elderly person he did not ask.  He used to even speak to the women of the households.’” 

            Finally, it is incumbent that a student does not acquire pride or vanity after having gained an amount of knowledge, remembering that it is ultimately God who granted this to him or her.  Also because the amount of knowledge that one has accumulated regardless of the heights a student has reached is insignificant in comparison to the knowledge of God the Exalted and High.  God says in the Qur’an, “He has taught humans what they knew not.”[5]  He also says, “And God took you out of the wombs of your mothers [with] you not knowing anything.”[6]  God also says, “I have not given you from knowledge except a little,”[7] and He says, “Above each [person] with knowledge is [one] more knowledgeable.”[8]

3)      Sincerity:  It is essential that those seeking of knowledge do so with an intention sincerely for the sake of God, both when learning and practicing it.  This is also the case when teaching and spreading knowledge.  The Messenger of God (PBUH) said, “Who learns a science which is learnt for the sake of God not seeking from it anything but a portion of the world will not smell the scent of Heaven on the Day of Resurrection.”[9]  He also said, “Whoever learns knowledge to rival scholars, to debate with fools, or to draw people to him, is in the Fire.”[10]  Ḥasan al-Baṣrī said, “The punishment of the scholars is the death of the heart.  The death of the heart is seeking the world through the works for one’s hereafter.”  And Sahl has said, “All of knowledge is of this world except for the portion one practices which is of the other world.  And all of deeds are dust except for sincerity.”

4)      Trustworthiness:  From the codes of conduct associated with knowledge in the Islamic tradition is trustworthiness (amāna).  In a related hadith, “Be faithful in knowledge for the betrayal of one in his knowledge is worse than his betrayal in his property.  And God will be your questioner on the Day of Resurrection.”[11]  From the trusts of knowledge is that the scholar remains within the bounds of what he knows and does not say that which he does not know.  Also, from intellectual honesty is to attribute sayings and ideas to their sources. 


[1] Qur’an, Al-Ḥajj: 32. [2] Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim: vol.i/ Kitāb al-imān 1-bāb 1/h. 1

[3] Al-Mustadrak: vol.i/ p.121. 

[4] Majmaʽ al-zawāʼid: vol.i/p.127

[5] Qur’an, Al-ʽAlaq: 5.

[6] Qur’an, Al-Naḥl: 78.

[7] Qur’an, Al-Isrāʼ: 85.

[8] Qur’an, Yūsuf: 76.

[9] Sunan Ibn Māja: vol.i/al-Muqaddima-bāb 23/h. 252

[10] Majmaʽ al-zawāʼid: vol.i/ p. 141.

[11] Majmaʽ al-zawāʼid: vol.i/ p.183.

Posted by: Seeker of the Sacred Knowledge | September 12, 2011

Equality of Man and Woman [Explained]‏


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All Praises is due to Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala, Peace and Blessings be upon the most perfect of creations, His Beloved Habeeb, Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam his noble Family and the illustrious Sahaba Ridwanullahi Ta’ala Alaihim Ajma’een and all the pious servants of Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala.

 


The religion of Islam gave women an honorable status and true dignity. Before the advent of Islam, women had no rights of any kind, or an independent identity in any form. The great importance of the Muslim woman’s role – whether as wife, sister, or daughter, and the rights that are due to her and the rights that are due from her – have been explained in the Glorious Qur’an, and further details of this have been explained in the purified Sunnah.

With the advent of Islam came the verse from the Qur’an condemning those who practiced female infanticide:

واذا بشر احدهم بالانثى ظل وجهه مسودا وهو كظيم۔ يتوارى من القوم من سوء ما بشر به ايمسكه على هون ام يدسه في التراب الا ساء ما يحكمون۔
“And when one among of them receives the glad tidings of a daughter, his face turns black for the day, and he remains seething. Hiding from the people because of the evil of the tidings; “Will he keep her with disgrace, or bury her beneath the earth?”; pay heed! Very evil is the judgment they impose!” [Surah an-Nahl : 58/59]


The Holy Qur’an makes no distinction between man and woman as regards to the fundamental human rights. Here we may specifically state that woman, like man, is the possessor of free personality, and enjoys equality with man, in respect of:

 


Her spiritual and moral status:

The Qur’an says:

للرجال نصيب مما اكتسبوا وللنساء نصيب مما اكتسبن
“…Unto men the benefit of what they earn (of virtue) and unto women the benefit of what they earn (of virtue)” [Surah al-Nisa : 32]


i.e. in matters of spiritual grace both, man and woman, enjoy equal status and are independent of one another. A woman’s responsibility in faith is exactly the same as that of a man. Women are to pray, fast, give charity, perform the pilgrimage and perform other forms of Ibadah. A woman is rewarded for this just like a man. A woman must believe in the Oneness of Almighty Allah, the Books of Almighty Allah , the Angels of Almighty Allah, the Prophets of Almighty, the Day of Resurrection, the Day of Judgment and Heaven and Hell, and Predestination.

Her economic rights:

The Qur’an says:

للرجال نصيب مما ترك الوالدان والاقربون وللنساء نصيب مما ترك الوالدان والاقربون مما قل منه او كثر نصيبا مفروضا
“Unto the men (of a family) belongs a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, and unto the women a share of that which the parents and near kindred leave, whether it be little or much – a legal share.” [Surah al-Nisa : 7]


 


Her legal rights:

The Qur’an says:

ولهن مثل الذي عليهن بالمعروف
“…And they (women) have rights similar to those (of men) over them, according to what is equitable…” [Surah al-Baqarah : 228]


Islam ensured a dignified life to the fair sex, which was hitherto treated in an unfair manner. Woman became the mistress of the household. Man was not allowed to beat or manhandle them nor deprive them of their share in the property.  The Holy Qur’an declared:

لا تضار والدة بولدها ولا مولود له بولده
“A mother should not be made to suffer because of her child, nor he to whom the child is born (be made to suffer) because of his child (because both are equal before the law)…” [Surah al-Baqarah : 233]


Her right for gaining the Knowledge:

Islam has made it a duty on every Muslim male and female to gain knowledge, which is considered to be a superior act of worship in Islam. In Islam, therefore both men and women are credited with the capacity for learning, understanding and teaching. Knowledge is not only limited to the religious knowledge but includes all forms of knowledge. Acquiring knowledge will enable Muslim women and men to get a better perception and understanding of the world around them and make them more conscious of Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala.

 


Conclusion:

The status of Muslim women as defined in Islam is very important because women make up half of society and they are responsible for nurturing, guidance and reformation of the subsequent generations of men and women. It is the female who imbues principles and faith into the souls of the nation. Indeed, the Muslim woman is the initial teacher in building a righteous society. Islam brought a new lease of life to women. Islam elevated the status of women to great heights so high that she stood shoulder to shoulder with man. In the Islamic family, the role of men and women is complementary rather than competitive. Their duties are described as equal in importance but not identical in substance.

Now, the issue of feminism in Islam is meaningless. The coming of Islam has brightened the life and future of women, in which Islam has lifted up their level. Islam upholds women to the highest and most respected position.

I hope my effort will be appreciated and my sisters in faith will surely remember me in their prayers for peace and prosperity, health and happiness and Allah’s SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala Mercy and Favour. May Almighty Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala, through the Waseela of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah SallAllaho Alaihi wa Sallam accept this humble effort; and may He SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala give us the Toufeeq and Hidayah to restore the true rights to our Muslim women as dictated by Islam. Aameen!!

 


N.B.: I do not intend to restrict the readership of this note to sisters only; brothers also can benefit from this note. May Almighty Allah’s blessings be always with us and our families. Aameen!!

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