The Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad By Imâm an-Nawawî rahimahullâh (II)

14 09 2009
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Taken from the “The Life of the Messenger”

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All praise is due to Allah aza wajalah. May the peace and the blessing of Allah swt be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad Ibn Abdullah. Asalamu alaykkum wrahmatulahi wabarakatu Ikhwani. Today’s post will consist of part II of our on going Seerah Sunday: The Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH. May we benefit bi’idnilaahi ta’alaa. As always remember to share the good with others. Jazakumu’Allahu kheirun.
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He said to ‘Abdullâh bin Sallâm, “You will remain upon Islâm until you die.” He supplicated for Anas that his wealth and sons increase and that he should live a long life and it was so. He lived for more than one hundred years and not one of the Ansâr was richer than he and one hundred and twenty of his children had been buried before the arrival of al-Hajjâj [to Basrah]. This is detailed further in Sahîh al-Bukhârî [no.1982] and others.

He sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam supplicated that Islâm be strengthened through ‘Umar bin al-Khattab or Abû Jahl, and Allâh strengthened it through ‘Umar radiallâhu ‘anhu. He supplicated against Surâqah bin Mâlik and the feet of his horse sank into the earth and he was thrown off, he called out asking for safe conduct and was granted it, then he asked the Prophet to make a supplication for him.

He supplicated that Allâh remove feeling the bitter cold and heat from ‘Alî and so never did he feel cold or hot. He supplicated for Hudhayfah, the night that he sent him to spy on the Confederates, that he not feel the cold and he did not until he had returned. He supplicated for ibn ‘Abbâs that Allâh grant him understanding of the religion and it was so. He supplicated against ‘Utaybah bin Abû Lahab that Allâh cause a dog from amongst His dogs to overcome him and he was killed by a lion at az-Zarqâ’.

He sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam supplicated for the descent of rain when they asked him to at the time of drought, there was not a single cloud in the sky, then when he had supplicated, the clouds gathered like mountains and it rained until the next Friday. It rained so much they they had to come back and ask him to supplicated and stop the rain, so he supplicated and the rain stopped and they out into the glaring sun.

He supplicated for Abû Talhah and his wife, Umm Sulaym, that he bless them in the night they had spent together and she became pregnant and gave birth to ‘Adullâh. He had nine children and all of them were scholars.

He sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam supplicated for the mother of Abû Hurayrah radiallâhu ‘anhu that she be guided and Abû Hurayrah left to find her performing the ritual bath because she had accepted Islâm. He supplicated for Umm Qays bint Muhsin, the sister of ‘Ukkasha, that she live a long life and we do not know of another woman who lived as long as she did. This was reported by an-Nasâ’î in the chapter concerning washing the deceased.

On the Day of Hunain he threw a handful of dirt at the disbelievers and said, “May the faces be disfigured,” and Allâh, the Exalted, vanquished them, filling their eyes with dirt. He once went out to one hundred of the Quraysh who were waiting to do something horrible to him and he put dirt on their head and went on his way without their seeing him.

* [This is the woman with whom Hasîb al-Balta’ah radiallâhu ‘anhu sent a letter to the people of Mecca in order to inform them of the plans of the Messenger of Allâh sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam to fight them. It was concerning this that the first verses of Sûrah Mumtahinah were revealed. The garden of Khâkh is a place falling between Mecca and Madînah. Refer to Bukhârî [no.3983] and Muslim [no.2494] and Tafsîr ibn Kathîr [4/344].]

And Allah knows best

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With Children

7 09 2009
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

Enjoy Your Life

The art of interacting with people…as deducted from a study of the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam’s life.

-A product of more than twenty years of research

By Sheikh Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd Al-Rahaman Al-‘Arifi

© Maktaba Dar-us-Salam, 2008

Buy Enjoy Your Life: Here!

*-Chapter 11: With Children-*

How many incidents that occurred in our childhood days do we still remember up until today, be they happy or sad memories? Think about your childhood and no doubt you will remember the day you received a certificate of achievement at school, or when someone praised you in a public gathering, and so on. These are the sort of incidents that become imprinted in your memory such that you can never forget.

We likewise remember the sad memories from our childhood, such as a teacher chastising us, or a fight with a classmate, or being humiliated by a family member. How often does the good treatment of children not only affect them but also their parents and families, and it earns their love and respect? It is often the case that primary school teachers are contacted by their pupil’s parents who thank them and express their love and respect merely for the fact that they love and respect their children. They may express their gratitude sometimes by words and sometimes by gifts. Therefore, do not belittle smiling at a child, winning his heart and exercising interpersonal skills with him.

I once delivered a lecture about the importance of prayer to a group of children in a school. I asked them if anyone knew of a Hadeeth concerning the importance of prayer. One of thee children responded saying, “The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam has said, “Between a man and disbelief and polytheism is to abandon the prayer, “. I was so amazed by his response and his zeal that I instantly took of my watch and gave it to him, although, my watch wasn’t anything special. This incident encouraged the child to study more eagerly and memorize Qur’an, since he had felt self-worth.

Years passed by, I went to a mosque and was astonished to discover that the Imam of the Mosque was that same child. He had grown to become a fine young man who had graduated from the Shari’ah College, and was now working in a court. Although, I did not remember him, he had remembered me. Notice how love and respect developed in his heart due to a childhood incident.

I recall being invited to a wedding ceremony once where a bright young man approached me and greeted me very warmly and the reminded me of his childhood memories of me when I came to his school to deliver a lecture. Sometimes we even notice children who have been treated kindly by someone bringing their parents to him or her and introducing them in the hope that the parents have the same love and respect for the man or woman that they do.

I would not hide the fact that I am very kind and welcoming of children. I make it a point to attentively listen to their sweet converstations, even though they are usually of no substance. In fact, sometimes I am extremely welcoming to them simply in order to win the hearts of their parents.

I used to meet a friend of mine every now and then who would have his son with him, and I would be extremely kind and playful with the son. One day, this friend of mine met me at a wedding party with his son. He greeted me and said, “What have you done to my son? His teacher at school asked his pupils what they would like to be when they grow up. Some said doctors, others said engineers, but my son said: “I want to be Muhammad al-Arifi”:

You can sometimes notice the different ways in which people deal with children. When a person enters a public gathering with his son, he shakes everyone’s hand one by one, while his son folows suit. Although the people are those who would completely ignore the child, others would barely shake his hand, and others would warmly shake his hand saying, “Welcome, young man! How are you today?” It is the love of that person that will be engraved in the heart of the child, as well as in the hearts of his parents.

The Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam would display the best form of treatment with children. Anas ibn Malik-may Allah be pleased with him-had a younger brother, and the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam would play with him and nickname him Abu ‘Umayr. The child had a small bird that he played with. Whenever the Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam would meet him, he would joke with him saying,, “O Abu ‘Umayr, what happened to al-Nughayr?” meaning the bird.

He would be kind and playful with children. Whenever he would meet Zaynab bint Umm Salamah, he would playfully say to her, “O Zuwaynib! O Zuwaynib!” Whenever he passed by children playing, he would greet them. Whenever he visited the Ansaar, he would greet their children and place his hand on their heads out of compassion. Upon the return of the Muslim army from Mu’tah, the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam along with the rest of the Muslims and their children met them on their way back to Madinah. When the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam saw the children, he said, “Take the children and carry them, and please pass me Ibn Ja’far.” They passed ‘Abdullah ibn Ja’far on to him and he held him in his arms.

One day as the Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam was performing ablution, there came to him Mahmud bin al-Rabi’ who was only five years old. The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam took some water in his mouth and jokingly blew it out in his face. (al-Bukhari)

Generally, the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam was lively and merry with everyone. He would always try to make people happy. He would always be easygoing with everyone so that people would not become bored in his company.

A man came to the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam wanting a camel to ride on for a journey or expedition. The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam said to him jokingly, “I will give you an offspring of a camel.” The man became suprised and thought of how he could possibly ride a camel’s offspring that could not carry his weight. He said, “O Messenger of Allah! What could I do with a camel’s offspring?” The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam said, “Does a camel give birth to anything but an offspring?” Meaning; I will give you a grown camel, however, no doubt, it is still another camel’s offspring!

Once, he jokngly said to Anas, “O you, the possesor of two ears!”

A woman came to the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam complaining about her husband, so he said to her, “Is your husband the one whose eyes are white?” The woman became worried adn thought that her husband had become blind, in light of what Allah said about Jacob. “His eyes whitened from greiving so much..” meaning he became blind. She went back to her husband terrified and began to look into his eyes carefully. He asked her what the problem was. She said, “The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam said that there is whiteness in your eyes!” The man said, “O woman! Did he not tell you that the whiteness in my eyes is more than the blackness?” meaning everyone has whiteness and blackness in his eyes.

The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam would react positively to whoever joked or bantered with him and he would smile. Once ‘Umar bin al-Khattab came to the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam who was at the time angry with his wives, due to their demanding of more allowance. ‘Umar-may Allah be pleased with him-said, “O Messenger of Allah! If you recall us when were men of Quraysh, we always controlled our women. If any of our women were to ask for more allowance, we would have jumped up and grabbed her neck! But when we came to Madinah we found the women controlling their men, so our women began to learn these tricks from their women!” Thereupon the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam smiled. ‘Umar continued to speak and the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam continued to smile.

We read in various Ahadith that often the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam would smile till his molar teeth would show. He was indeed an extremely kind and friendly companion. If we were to train ourselves to embrace his skills, we would surely taste the sweetness of life.

A thought..

A child is like a soft clay that we shape according to our treatment of it.





With Women

7 09 2009
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

Enjoy Your Life

The art of interacting with people…as deducted from a study of the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam’s life.

-A product of more than twenty years of research

By Sheikh Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd Al-Rahaman Al-‘Arifi

© Maktaba Dar-us-Salam, 2008

Buy Enjoy Your Life: Here!

*-Chapter 10: With Women-*

My grandfather used to mention an old idiom which says, “When one neglects his she-goat, she brings home a male-goat,” which means that when a woman does not get emotional needs fulfilled, she responds willingly to someone else who charms her.

The point of this idiom is not to liken the man and the woman to a male and female goat-Allah’s refuge is sought!-since a woman is a man’s companion. If Allah has blessed the man with a strong body, He has also blessed the woman with strong emotions. How often do we see brave men and leaders crumble in front of the emotional prowess of a woman?

To deal skillfully with women one should discover the key to her emotions. The Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salam would advise people to treat their womenfolk with kindness and have regard for their emotions, so that they may live with them in happiness. He advised fathers to be kind to their daughters.

“Whoever looks after two girls until they have grown up, he and I will be on the Day of Resurrection like this”, said the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam as he joined his fingers together.

He also advised sons to look after their mothers. He was asked, “Who should I honor the most””

The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam replied, “Your mother, then your mother, then your mother and then your father.” (al-Bukhari and Muslim)

He similarly advised husbands to look after their wives, and went on to criticize those who anger or hurt their wives. Read the words the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salam said on his last pilgrimage in front of a hundred thousand pilgrims, amongst them white, black, old, young, rich and poor. He called out to them all and said, “You must treat your womenfolk well! You must treat your womenfolk well!” (Muslim and al-Tirmidhi)

One day, a group of women came to the wives of the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam complaining about their husbands. When the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam heard of this, he stood amongst the people and said, ‘A group of women have approached the wives of Muhammad complaining about their husbands. These husbands are not the best of your people’. (Abu Dawud, Sahih)

He also said, “The best of you is the one who is best to his family, and I am the best of you to my family.” (al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah, Sahih)

As a matter of fact, the religion of Islam has given so much respect to women that wars were initiated, flesh was sliced and heads struck off over a single one of them.

The Jews used to live side by side with the Muslims in Madinah. They hated the fact that Allah revealed the order of hijab and that thereafter the Muslim women were covered. They tried to plant the seeds of corruption, and attempted to unveil the Muslim women, but failed.

One day, a Muslim woman went to a marketplace owned by the Jews of Banu Quaynuqa’. She was a chaste and modest woman. She visited a jeweler amongst them. The Jews saw her and disliked the fact the she was chaste and covered. They wanted to have a glimpse at her, molest her or flirt her, as they would do before Islam honored women. They wanted her to uncover her face and take off her hijab, but she refused. The jeweler therefore took an end of her garment and attached it to the end of her khimaar, while she was unaware. When she stood up, her garment was raised, revealing her body parts. The Jews began to laugh. The Muslim woman cried out, wishing they had killed her rather than uncovering her body.

A Muslim man saw this happen, so he brandished his sword and attacked the jeweler, killing him. In turn, the Jews attacked the Muslim and killed him. When the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salam came to know about this, and the fact that the Jews had violated their pledge with him, and molested a woman, he surrounded the Jews until they all surrendered and conceded to his judgment.

When the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam decided to punish them in revenge for the honor of a chaste Muslim woman being violated, one of the devil’s helpers stood up-those who have no concern for the honor of Muslim women and only care about satisfying their stomachs and private parts. This leader of the hypocrites, Abdullah bin Ubay bin Salul, stood up and said, “O Muhammad! Please treat my allies with kindness!” He said this because they had been allied to him during the days of pre-Islamic ignorance. The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam turned away from him and refused to concede, for how could he forgive a people who wished to spread corruption amongst the Believers?!!

The hypocrite said again, “O Muhammad, treat them with kindness!” But the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam turned away from him, again in favor of defending the honor of the chaste Muslim woman. The hypocrite then became angry. He placed his hand in the pocket of the Prophet’s shirt and pulled him saying, “Be kind to my allies! Be kind to my allies!” The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salam beacme angry. He turned around and shouted at him, “Let go of me!” But the hypocrite refused and began to beg the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam to prevent their execution.

The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam turned to him and said, “They are yours, then”, and decided not to execute them. However, he did expel them from their dwellings in Madinah. Yes, a chaste Muslim woman deserves no less!

Khawlah bint Tha’labah-may Allah be pleased with her-was from the righteous companions of the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam. Her husband, Aws bin al-Samit, was an old man who would often become angry very quickly. One day he came back from a meeting and spoke to her regarding an issue. She responded inappropriately and they quarreled. The man became angry and said, “You are like my mother’s back!” and left the house enraged. To utter this phrase during the pre-Islamic era of ignorance was considered a divorce. This was not the case in Islam, but Khawlah did not know the Islamic ruling concerning the issue.

Aws came back to his house to find his wife avoiding him and keeping him at a distance. She said to him, “I swear by the One who has Khawlah’s life in His Hand, you will never approach me after having said what you did, until Allah’s Messenger gives a judgment.”

Khawlah then left to visit the Messenger of Allah Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam and told him what had happened. She also complained to him about how she was treated by her husband. The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam admonished her and advised her to remain patient saying, “O Khawlah! He is your cousin and an old man, so fear Allah with regards to him!”

She said in response, “O Messenger of Allah! He married me when I was young, my stomach became flabby due to pregnancy, and now, when I have become old and unable to have anymore children, he has divorced me! O Allah! I complain to you!”

The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam heard her words and waited for Allah to reveal a verdict regarding her case, and while Khawlah was with the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam, there came Jibreel Alayhi Salaam from the heavens and revealed unto the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam the ruling concerning her and her husband.

The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam turned to her and said, “O Khawlah! Allah has revealed a verse concerning you and your husband.”

He then recited: “Allah has heard the statement of she that disputes with you (O Muhammad SAW) concerning her husband and complains to Allah. And Allah hears your argument. Indeed Allah is Hearer, Knower…” until the end of the verses from the early part of Surah al-Mujadilah.

The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam said to her,”Order him to free a slave.”

She said, “O Messenger of Allah, he doesn’t have a slave to free.”

He said, “Then tell him to fast two consecutive months.”

She said, “By Allah, he is an old man who doesn’t have the strength to fast.”

He said, “Then let him feed sixty poor people’s a wasq (160 kg of dates).”

She said, “O Messenger of Allah, he doesn’t have that to give.”

He said, in that case, we will help him with some dates.”

She said, “O Messenger of Allah, I will help him with some dates myself.”

The Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam said, “This is very good of you. Go and give charity on his behalf, and look after your cousin.” (Ahmad and Abu Dawud, Sahih)

Glory be to Allah who granted the Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam, the quality of gentleness and leniency, even when dealing with personal problems!

I myself have exercised gentleness and emotional skills with my daughter and wife, and prior to that with my mother and sister, and I have found it to be very effective indeed. No man honors a woman except an honorable one, and no one dishonors a woman except a mean person.

A point to consider…

A woman can be patient with her husband’s poverty, unattractiveness and busy schedule, but she cannot be patient with his rude behavior.

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Please keep an eye out for the next chapter: With Children 🙂

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BarakAllahu Feekum

Wa’salaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu





With the Poor

6 09 2009
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

Enjoy Your Life

The art of interacting with people…as deducted from a study of the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam’s life.

-A product of more than twenty years of research

By Sheikh Dr. Muhammad ‘Abd Al-Rahaman Al-‘Arifi

© Maktaba Dar-us-Salam, 2008

Buy Enjoy Your Life: Here!

Chapter 9: With the Poor!

Many people today view mannerisms in a commercial light. To them, only rich people’s jokes are worth laughing at, and only their faults are considered small and worthy of overlooking. As for the poor, their jokes are unbearable and only worthy of ridicule, while their faults are maginfied and they are shouted down.

As for the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam, his kindness extended to both rich and poor alike. Anas-may Allah be pleased with him-said, “There was a man from amongst the Bedouins whose name was Zahir bin Haram. Whenever he came to Madinah for a need, he brought something for the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam as a gift, like cottage cheese or butter. Likewise, the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam prepare something to give him whenever he wanted to leave, such as dates and so on. The Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam used to love him and say: “Zahir is our Bedouin and we are his city-dwellers.” Zahir was not very good looking. One day, Zahir-may Allah be pleased with him-left the desert and came to Allah’s Messenger Salalahu Alayhi wa Salam but did not find him. He had some merchandise to sell so he went to the marketplace.

When the Prophet, Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam found out about his arrival, he went to the marketplace looking for him. When he arrived, he saw him selling his merchandise with sweat pouring from his face, and he wore Bedouin clothes which did not smell good either. The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam hugged him tightly from behind, while Zahir was unaware and could not see who it was.

Zahir became scared and said: “Let me go! Who is this?” But the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam remained silent. Zahir tried to release himself from his grip and started to look right and left. When he saw the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam he relaxed and calmed down, placing his back against the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salam’s chest. The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam began to joke with him, saying to the public: “Who will buy this slave?!! Who will buy this slave?!!”

Thereupon, Zahir looked at himself and thought of his extreme poverty, for he had neither wealth nor good looks.

He said: “You will find me unmarketable, O Messenger of Allah.”

The Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salam said: “But you are not unmarketable with Allah. You are very precious to Allah.”

It was no surprise then that the hearts of the poor were attached to the Prophet Salalahu Alayhi wa Salaam. He would gain their respect and love by such an attitude. Many poor people may not accuse the rich of miserliness in terms of wealth and food, but they can certainly accuse them of miserliness in terms of gracious and kind treatment. How often do you smile at a poor person and make him feel his is worthy and respectable, so that perhaps at night he might supplicate for you and cause Allah’s mercy to descend upon you from the heavens?

There may be a person with disheveled hair who is rejected and not cared for; but if he ever asks Allah for something he is always responded to. Therefore, always be humane with the weak.

A hint…

Perhaps just a smile at a poor man would raise you in rank in the sight of Allah.

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Keep an eye out for the next chapter: With Women 🙂

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BarakAllahu Feekum

Wa’Salaamu Alaiakum wa Rahamtullahi wa Barakatu





Desert Rose: A Glimpse of the Life of the Prophet Muhammad

31 08 2009

— This is a powerful soul session by Muhammad Alshareef covering stories from the Mekkan period of the life of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

In this emotional talk, Muhammad al-Shareef speaks about the trials and hardships of the worlds most influential person, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

http://www.ilmcast.com





The Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad By Imâm an-Nawawî rahimahullâh

30 08 2009
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From ‘Life of the Messenger’

**Part I of our ongoing Seerah Sunday insha’Allah**

The Messenger of Allâh possesses many manifest miracles and signs demonstrating [his veracity], reaching thousands and they are well known.

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From amongst them was the Qur’ân, the manifest and clear miracle and brilliant proof, falsehood cannot approach it from before it or behind it. It is a revelation from One Who is All-Wise and Praiseworthy. It incapacitated the most eloquent of people in the most eloquent of times to produce a single chapter than would be comparable to it, even if the whole of creation were to gather for that purpose. Allâh, the Exalted says,

“Say: if the whole of mankind and the jinn gathered in order to produce the like of this Qur’ân, they could not produce the like of it, even if they assisted each other.” [Al-Isrâ’ (17):88]

It challenged them to this despite their large numbers, their eloquence and their severe enmity, and it challenges them to this day”<

It challenged them to this despite their large numbers, their eloquence and their severe enmity, and it challenges them to this day” 

As for the other miracles, it is not possible to enumerate them all due to their huge number and renewing and increasing nature. I will mention some examples:

The splitting of the moon, water flowing from between his fingers, increasing the quantity of food and water, the glorification of the food, the palm tree yearning for him, stones greeting him, the talking of the poisoned leg [of roasted sheep], trees walking towards him, two trees that were far apart coming together and then parting again, the barren [and therefore dry] sheep giving milk, his returning the eye of Qatâdah bin an-Nu’mân to its place with his hand after it had slipped out, his splitting lightly into the eye of ‘Alî when it had become inflamed and its being cured almost immediately, his wiping the leg of ‘Abdullâh bin ‘Atîq whereupon he was immediately cured.

His informing of the places of death of the polytheists on the Day of Badr saying, ‘this is the place of such-and-such a person.’ His informing of his killing Ubayy ibn Khalaf, that a group of his nation would traverse an ocean and Umm Harâm would be amongst them and this occurred. That all was drawn together for him of the ends of the earth and displayed to him would be opened for his nation, that the treasures of Chosroes would be spend by his nation in the Way of Allâh, the Mighty and Magnificent. That he feared for his nation that they would be tempted by the wealth and allurement of this world and that the treasures of the Persians and Romans would be ours and that Surâqah bin Mâlik would wear the trousers of Chosroes.

He informed us that Hasan bin ‘Alî would reconcile between two large warring parties of Muslims, that Sa’d bin Abû Waqqâs would live such that nations would benefit by him and others would be harmed. That an-Najâshî had died on this particular day while he was in Ethiopia and that al-Aswad al-Ansî had been killed on this particular day while he was in Yemen.

That the Muslims would fight the Turks who were described as having small eyes, wide faces and small, chiselled noses and that Yemen, Syria and Irâq would be conquered by the Muslims.

He informed us that the Muslims would comprise three armies, an army in Syria, an army in Yemen and an army in Irâq. That they would conquer Egypt, a land whose [unit of land measurement] was the Qîrât, they they should deal with their people well for they have protection [being Copts] and ties of kinship [through Hajar]. That Awais al-Qarnî would come to you from the auxiliaries of Yemen, he would be affected with leprosy and it would be healed except for the space of a dirham, and he indeed arrived during the rule of ‘Umar.

He informed us that a group of his nation would always be upon the truth and that mankind would become many in number and that the Ansâr would diminish in number and that the Ansâr would not be given their due [with regards distribution of wealth and leadership]. That mankind would keep on asking questions until they would say, “Allâh created the creation …” [Referring to the hadîth, “the people will continue asking until they say, ‘this is Allâh who created everything … but who created Allâh?’ ” Reported by al-Bukhârî [no.7296] and Muslim [no.136]]

He informed us that Ruwayfî’ bin Thâbit would live a long life, that ‘Ammâr bin Yâsir would be killed by the transgressing group, that this nation shall divide into sects and that they would fight each other.

He informed us that a fire would emanate from the land of Hijâz and the likes of this. All of this occurred exactly as he, sallallâhu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said it would.

He said to Thâbit bin Qays,

“You will live being praised … and you will die as a martyr.”

and he lived being praised and was martyred at al-Yamâmah. He said about ‘Uthmân,

He would afflicted by a severe trial.” [The meaning of severe trial is his being imprisoned in his house and his being killed by transgressors.]

He said about a person amongst the Muslims who had just fought a severe fight that,

He would be from amongst the denizens of the Fire.”

and later he committed suicide. Wâbisah bin Ma’bad came to him in order to ask him about righteousness and sin upon which he asked,

“Have you come to ask about righteousness and sin?”
He said to ‘Alî, az-Zubair and al-Miqdâd,

“Go to the garden of Khâkh for indeed there is Dha’înah* who has a book with her.”

They found her there but she initially denied having the book and then took it our from within her braids.

He said to Abû Hurayrah, when Satan had stolen some dates, “indeed he shall return … “ and he did.

He said to his wives,“The most prolific of you in giving charity will be the quickest of you to join me,” and it was so. [Zaynab bint Jahsh radiallâhu ‘anhâ was the most prolific of them in giving charity and was the first to die. Refer to Muslim [no.2452].]

And Allah knows best





Say 3 Times Daily to Be Pleased on the Day of Resurrection, insha’Allaah

24 08 2009

Spread this Sunnah insha’Allaah:

Say This Three Times Daily and be pleased on the Day of Resurrection, insha’Allah!


Note: Read Reference for directions, insha’Allaah

“رَضِيتُ باللهِ رَبَّاً، وَبِالْإِسْلَامِ دِيناً، وَبِمُحَمَّدٍ صَلَى اللهُ عَلِيهِ وَسَلَّمَ نَبِيَّاً”.

Radheetu billaahi Rabban, wa bil-‘Islaami deenan, wa bi-Muhammadin (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallama) Nabiyyan.

I am pleased with Allah as my Lord, with Islam as my religion and with Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as my Prophet. (Recite three times in Arabic .)

Reference

( Fortress of the Muslim: Invocations from the Qur’aan and Sunnah)
“Allah has promised that anyone who says this three times every morning or evening will be pleased on the Day of Resurrection.”

Ahmad 4/ 337, An-Nasa’i, ‘Amalul-Yawm wal-Laylah p. 4, Ibn As-Sunni (no. 68), At-Tirmithi 5/465. Its chain of transmission is good (Hasan), Ibn Baz, p. 39.

Note: By morning it refers to after Fajr until about ten minutes before duhr and by evening, one may read it after ‘asr ( according to some scholars) or maghrib ( according to other scholars).

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and

insha’Allaah be Pleased in the Day of Resurrection.