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Wednesday 17 April 2024

The difference between Hadith (حديث) and Hadith e Qudsi (الحديث القدسي)

We at Islam: My Ultimate Decision have been sharing Hadiths and Hadith e Qudsi attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ regularly for the information of of our readers for these explain the Divine Commandments contained in the Qur'an. Islam is not complete unless we read Qur'an along with the Hadiths and Hadith e Qudsi attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

However, many a reader have asked time and again to explain the difference between these two types of Hadiths, though we have already explained the difference earlier in our reference page of Hadith e Qudsi

The straight difference between Qur'an and Hadith e Qudsi is that the text of Qur'an is verbatim from Allah, which were conveyed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and were conveyed to his companions in the same Divine words without any alteration. That is the words and meaning of the text of Qur'an is UNALTERED and remains unaltered as Allah Himself has taken upon Him the responsibility of conservation of Qur'an from any infiltration of manmade alterations.

What is a Hadith?
Let us first understand what a Hadith is. In order to exclusively explain the difference, we make another attempt through this post. In simple words, Hadith is a collection of narratives about the prophet Muhammad ﷺ. It was written long after his passing and classified by varying degrees of authenticity.

 The best way to define the Hadith is as a record of traditions or stories about the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. The Hadith is revered and accepted as a major source of Sharia law, moral ethos, and second in its authority to the Quran. These texts differ from the Quran, as they are not a singular text, but a collection of them. The Hadith consists of 6 collections. Two collections are held In the highest regard: Sahih Al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. The other four books are Sunan At Tirmidhi, Sunan Abu Dawud, Sunan an-Nasai, and Sunan Ibn Majah.

The Hadith texts weren't written down during the time of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. They were transmitted orally before being written down and gathered in the 8th and 9th centuries; more than 100 years after his death. There is a network of narrators of the Hadiths called isnad. They include Abu Hurairah, who narrated over 5,000 hadiths, Abdullaah Ibn Abbaas, who narrated nearly 3,000 hadiths, and Abu Bakr. The Hadith from Sahih Bukhari had over 1,000 narrators within its text. The most accepted hadiths consist of core Islamic beliefs relating to the Quran. Hadiths are seen as less reliable, as they stretch away from the core tenets within the Quran. Islamic scholars scrutinize the hadiths in a variety of ways, including the character of the people narrating the hadiths. Hadiths are ranked as authentic, acceptable, weak, or fabricated. [1]

In short, Hadiths are the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ that cover a vast sphere of our lives and how to live it in the light of Qur'an and directions provided by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

What is a Hadith e Qudsi?
Now we come to Hadith e Qudsi which simple means "pure" or "holy Hadith." These Hadiths are unique because their content is attributed to God but the actual wording was credited to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. This may be one of the reasons they are not included in the Quranic revelations, which are considered to be the verbatim word of Allah but rather are given a special category, thus occupying a status between Quran and normal Hadith text.

Sacred tradition or report. Also called hadith rabbani or hadith ilahi (divine hadith). Refers to a saying (hadith) of the Prophet Muhammad in which the meaning is revealed by God and the phrasing is formulated by the Prophet. Unlike prophetic hadith (hadith nabawi), the chain of transmission is traced back directly to God instead of ending with the Prophet. In contrast to the Quran, which is considered divine revelation in both meaning and wording, the authenticity of sacred hadith varies from one narration to another, and they may not be recited in prayer. They function as extra-Quranic revelation. [2]

For example read carefully the text of the following Hadith. The Hadith is narrated by Abu Hurayrah, one of the most authentic Hadith collector of the Prophet's time, who reported that Allah's messenger said:

Allah, Mighty and Exalted is He, said: "If My servant likes to meet me, I like to meet him, and if he dislikes to meet Me, I dislike to meet him."

As is clear from the language of the text, it is a directly from Allah, but it is not part of the Qur'an for its wordings are NOT EXACTLY as that of Divine wordings. However, the substance or the matter is the same, the only difference is that it is as said by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. 

There are two sets of Hadith e Qudsi, one containing 40 Hadiths and other containing 110 Hadiths. Of these who generally use Hadiths that are mentioned both in Hadiths compilation of  Sahi al-Bukhārī and Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim. Such  Hadiths are graded as Muttafaqun Alayhi, that is agreed upon by the two compilations.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please refer to our reference pages Collection of Hadith e Qudsi (حدیثِ قُدسی) attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  for more Hadith e Qudsi. For remaining Hadiths, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. 

You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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Who will be the lucky 70,000 to enter the Paradise without rendering account (Hadith Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

It is the earnest will and desire of everyone born, even many a atheist, to enter the Paradise and live in this heavenly abode of comforts forever. For attainment of of this desire, most of us try to desist all satanic enticements and try to live a humble life without harming or even thinking of ill of someone. We endeavour to be honest, loving and truthful to others, while trying our best to worship Allah to the best of our abilities and trying to beat back every ill desire.

In this regard, a Hadith attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ comes as a beacon of hope to enter the Paradise. The revered Prophet Muhammad ﷺ once indicated that 70,000 of his ummah will enter Paradise without rendering their account. When I read this part of the Hadith, I thought why only 70,000 as there have been millions and millions of Muslims who lived and died and almost two billion presently alive?

Today I came across the full text of the Hadith and found the answer. This Hadith is mentioned in in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim: Book of Faith as Hadith number # 525 as under:

Imran b. Husain reported: 

Verily the Messenger of Allah ( ‌صلی ‌اللہ ‌علیہ ‌وسلم ‌ ) said: Seventy thousand men of my Ummah would enter Paradise without rendering account. They (the companions of the Holy Prophet) said: Who would be those, Messenger of Allah? He (the Holy Prophet) said: They would be those who neither practice charm, not take omens, nor do they cauterise, but they repose their trust in their Lord.

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنِي زُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الصَّمَدِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الْوَارِثِ، حَدَّثَنَا حَاجِبُ بْنُ عُمَرَ أَبُو خُشَيْنَةَ الثَّقَفِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا الْحَكَمُ بْنُ الْأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ حُصَيْنٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: «يَدْخُلُ الْجَنَّةَ مِنْ أُمَّتِي سَبْعُونَ أَلْفًا بِغَيْرِ حِسَابٍ»، قَالُوا: مَنْ هُمْ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ؟ قَالَ: «هُمُ الَّذِينَ لَا يَسْتَرْقُونَ، وَلَا يَتَطَيَّرُونَ، وَلَا يَكْتَوُونَ، وَعَلَى رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ»

Today, I am much wiser about who those lucky 70,000 would be as hinted by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. In fact these small acts, which we more than usual resort to almost throughout our lives, yet remain oblivious of their negative fallout on our forgiveness on the day of judgement. 

Let us take a rundown of these lucky believers - as mentioned in the Hadith above, these will be those who never indulged in the following three things and reposed their trust in their Lord:
  • Practicing charm
    • A charm is a magical spell or an object that brings luck: it's also a quality of being attractive and pleasing. To charm someone is to attract them. There are several types of charms, but they mostly relate to attraction and good luck. A lucky coin is a charm. The spell of a witch that entrances you is a charm. 
    • Magic or charms are strictly forbidden in Islam and those who indulge in such activities, the one who practices it and those who got such people to have their desires fulfilled, mostly by hurting other by way of magic.
  • Taking omens
    • An omen is an event or happening that you take as sign of something to come. It's believed to be a bad omen if a black cat crosses your path or if it rains on your wedding day. Omens generally get a bad rap — that's probably because a lot of them predict bad stuff, at least according to superstition.
    • We as believers must know that nothing that we see is an indicative of a coming event nor we should believe in superstitions that mostly women believe in like passing of that proverbial black cat, sitting of a crow on the roof of the house or attaching a bad women to a bride if someone suddenly dies or there is a loss in the business. 
    • As Muslims we must have a firm belief in Allah and whatever comes our way should be taken as a Divine test rather than as a bad omen.  For who knows behind the veil of something bad hides something very rewarding and good for us.
  • Cauterizing
    • Cauterization (or cauterization, or cautery) is a medical practice or technique of burning a part of a body to remove or close off a part of it. We see such practices in some of the Turkish dramas used as a normal method of stopping bloods sustained in battles. In some countries, such practice is still on going.
    • It is reported that Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, "There is healing in three: in the cutting of a vein, in cauterizing with fire, and in the application of a cupping glass, but I do not endorse cauterizing." This hadith acknowledges cauterization as a valid method of treatment, but it should be avoided altogether.
    • The Holy Prophet allowed this method, but did not encourage it to be used frequently, or it was not preferred by him. In the above hadith, cauterization is also approved but not with fire. 
    • Other than cauterization, the Holy Prophet teaches about how to stop bleeding with some traditional remedies. In the battle of Uhud, the Holy Prophet sustained facial wounds and a broken tooth. It is said that ash from a mat of palm leaves that had been burned and inserted into his wounds stopped his bleeding. In this manner, wound bleeding was stopped. Inserting the ash of a burned mat of palm leaves is a method to stop bleeding in Islam. The ashes of burnt palm leaves are very effective in stopping bleeding, because it is a durable drying agent and because it has the slightest burning effect (on the exposed skin). Other robust drying medications have a burning effect on the skin and cause the blood to be disturbed and the bleeding to increase (Al-Jauziyah 2003). According to research in modern science, the healing of wounds in the skin relies on the availability of trace elements or enzymes which increase the structural components in the repair of tissues. Ashes contain all the required elements for the healing of wounds. Ashes also have the combination of metals which are needed to heal wounds quickly (Shaikh and Shaikh 2008).
    • Applying black cumin to wounds or utilizing it in other ways is the most effective method for treating wounds. In various hadith, the Holy Prophet emphasized the significance of black cumin and regarded it as the best remedy for almost all diseases, excluding death. Black cumin is the most effective healer, recuperative agent, and immune booster. According to The Holy Prophet of Islam, five or seven black cumin seeds should be crushed and combined with oil. The mixture should then be placed in each nostril (Muhammad b. Isma’il al-Bukhari 2020).
The above explanation of the Hadith shared in this post thus tells to have firm and complete repose in Allah. rather than banking on magical charms or taking inferences from happenings around us. Let our lives me modelled around the Divine teachings given in Qur'an, and Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, lest we lose the chance of being one of the lucky 70,000 who will enter the paradise without rendering our accounts. 
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please refer to our reference page: Collections of Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ about Rewards for more Hadiths on the subject

For more hadiths on varying subjects, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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Disclaimer: The material for this post has been collected from the references as given above. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

If you like Islam: My Ultimate Decision, and to keep yourself updated on all our latest posts to know more about Islam, follow us on Facebook. You may also refer to our Facebook  Group Islam: The Ultimate Truth for more on Islam and Da'wah.

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Monday 15 April 2024

The virtue of reciting Qul-Huwa Allahu Ahad (Surat Al-Ikhlas) - Hadith Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Qur'an is the fountainhead of Islam. It comprises of 114 chapters, called Surahs, dealing with varying subjects for the guidance of the mankind.  However, if there is one single chapter or surah which sums up the oneness of Allah, it is Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ, Arabic: ٱلإخْلَاص, (also known as the Declaration of God's Unity and al-Tawhid (Arabic: التوحيد, "Monotheism")) which is based on the very basic theme of Islam which revolves around the Oneness of Allah. Although the stress on Oneness of Allah this has been highlighted at many a place in the Qur'an, yet Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ, comprising a mere four verses, clearly defines the concept of monotheism, for in Islam there being none equal or comparable to Allah.

The English translation of the  is as follows, which clearly pronounces Oneness of Allah and that Allah neither begets nor is born, nor there is none who can call him equal to Allah:
 
1 Say, "He is Allah, [who is] One,
2 Allah, the Eternal Refuge.
3 He neither begets nor is born,
4 Nor is there to Him any equivalent."

Explaining the Surah, renowned Muslim scholar Ibn Kathir (an Arab Islamic exegete born in the 14th century, historian and scholar and expert on tafsir, tarikh and fiqh, who is considered a leading authority on Sunni Islam) says: "When the Jews said, `We worship Uzayr, the son of Allah', and the Christians said, `We worship the Messiah (Isa), the son of Allah', and the Zoroastrians said, `We worship the sun and the moon', and the idolaters said, `We worship idols'. Allah revealed to His Messenger, Say: "He is Allah, One. He is the One, the Singular, Who has no peer, no assistant, no rival, no equal and none comparable to Him." 

Owing to its importance, Prophet Muhammad ﷺ has also is quoted to have laid emphasis on the recitation of this surah and immense reward attached to it. This Hadith is mentioned in Sahi al-Bukhārī  (Book 66 - Virtues of the Qur'an /  كتاب فضائل القرآن / Chapter 13:  The superiority of Qul-Huwa Allahu Ahad (Surat Al-Ikhlas) (No.112) / باب فَضْلِ قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ‏) as Hadith 5013, given herein under:

Narrated by Abu Said Al-Khudri:

A man heard another man reciting (Surat-Al-Ikhlas) 'Say He is Allah, (the) One.' (112. 1) repeatedly. The next morning he came to Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) and informed him about it as if he thought that it was not enough to recite. On that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "By Him in Whose Hand my life is, this Surah is equal to one-third of the Qur'an!"

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ يُوسُفَ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي صَعْصَعَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، أَنَّ رَجُلاً، سَمِعَ رَجُلاً، يَقْرَأُ ‏{‏قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ‏}‏ يُرَدِّدُهَا فَلَمَّا أَصْبَحَ جَاءَ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَذَكَرَ ذَلِكَ لَهُ وَكَأَنَّ الرَّجُلَ يَتَقَالُّهَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ إِنَّهَا لَتَعْدِلُ ثُلُثَ الْقُرْآنِ ‏"‏‏.‏

Many scholars have narrated many benefits of reciting Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ. it is believed to be the means of earning Allah's love and attaining paradise. It also banishes poverty and increases sustenance. In addition, the constant recitation of this Surah makes a person worthy of having the archangel Jibraeel participate in his/her funeral prayer.

However, the supreme reason of recitation of Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ remains unflinching resolve of a believer that there is no god but Allah, the Al-Ahad (الاحد)-The One, The Only One, and Al-Wahid (ٱلْوَاحِدُ)-The Manifestation of Unity. Anyone who believes in Oneness of Allah is the most blessed of the entire mankind. And Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ cements one's affirmation to Oneness of Allah. That is why the reward of reciting Sūrat al-Ikhlāṣ is equated to recitation of one third of Qur'an. Let us take advantage of the importance of this surah and recite it much too often to bag the reward equivalent to recitation of 1/3rd of the Qur'an.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Please refer to our reference page: Collections of Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ about Rewards for more Hadiths on the subject

For more hadiths on varying subjects, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

Calligraphy: Shahid Rana | Source of Hadith | Related References: | 1 | 2 |

Disclaimer: The material for this post has been collected from the references as given above. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

If you like Islam: My Ultimate Decision, and to keep yourself updated on all our latest posts to know more about Islam, follow us on Facebook. You may also refer to our Facebook  Group Islam: The Ultimate Truth for more on Islam and Da'wah.

Please share this page to your friends and family members through Facebook, WhatsApp or any means on social media so that they can also be benefited by it and better understand Islam and the Qur'ān - Insha Allah (Allah Willing) you shall be blessed with the best of both worlds.

Sunday 14 April 2024

The reward of remembering Allah - Hadith e Qudsi attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

In our series of posts on Hadith e Qudsi, we share today a very exclusive Hadith in which Allah promises to be close to His servants if they try to come to close to Him. This is not easy thing to do for we may be remembering Allah with our thoughts scattered somewhere else. Unless our thoughts are totally focused on our Creator, we cannot expect a reciprocating response from Allah.

This Hadith e Qudsi attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ is mentioned in Sahi al-Bukhārī  (Book 97 - Oneness, Uniqueness of Allah (Tawheed) /  كتاب التوحيد / Chapter 15:  “…And Allah warns you against Himself…” / باب قَوْلِ اللَّهِ تَعَالَى {‏وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ‏}‏) as Hadith 7405, given herein under:

Abu Huraira narrates that Prophet (ﷺ) said:

Allah says: 'I am just as My slave thinks I am, (i.e. I am able to do for him what he thinks I can do for him) and I am with him if He remembers Me. If he remembers Me in himself, I too, remember him in Myself; and if he remembers Me in a group of people, I remember him in a group that is better than they; and if he comes one span nearer to Me, I go one cubit nearer to him; and if he comes one cubit nearer to Me, I go a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him; and if he comes to Me walking, I go to him running.' 

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ، سَمِعْتُ أَبَا صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ يَقُولُ اللَّهُ تَعَالَى أَنَا عِنْدَ ظَنِّ عَبْدِي بِي، وَأَنَا مَعَهُ إِذَا ذَكَرَنِي، فَإِنْ ذَكَرَنِي فِي نَفْسِهِ ذَكَرْتُهُ فِي نَفْسِي، وَإِنْ ذَكَرَنِي فِي مَلأٍ ذَكَرْتُهُ فِي مَلأٍ خَيْرٍ مِنْهُمْ، وَإِنْ تَقَرَّبَ إِلَىَّ بِشِبْرٍ تَقَرَّبْتُ إِلَيْهِ ذِرَاعًا، وَإِنْ تَقَرَّبَ إِلَىَّ ذِرَاعًا تَقَرَّبْتُ إِلَيْهِ بَاعًا، وَإِنْ أَتَانِي يَمْشِي أَتَيْتُهُ هَرْوَلَةً ‏"‏‏.‏

GradeMuttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

You may now watch the video below in which eminent Muslim scholar Nauman Ali Khan in his Jum'uah khutbah explains that Allah Will Remember YOU (When Nobody Else Will)
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please refer to our reference page: Collection of Hadith e Qudsi (حدیثِ قُدسی) attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  for more Hadith e Qudsi.

For more hadiths on varying subjects, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.


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Beware! Cases of blood-shedding will be decided first on the Day of Resurrection (Hadith Prophet Muhammad ﷺ)

The world was created by our Creator to be a place of peaceful dwelling for the man. Yet man has turned it into a battleground for shedding blood for killing others satisfies him. Right from killing of Abel by Caine, the killing is get intensified day by day. Everyday, new weapons of mass killings are being developed and for killing of one man, thousands innocent are being killed as a tragic outcome. The World Wars have been followed by small scale, yet far deadlier conflicts, and still yet our quest for killing is not being satisfied.

The recent spate of killing of innocent Palestinians, a large majority of which have been children, who perhaps never knew from where the death descended and why. Despite the large scale blood shedding, the world watches on happily with only a few whose conscious is till alive, but perhaps they are too weak to be heard or matter, so to speak. 

Blood shedding is the least liked act of the man and man has been warned in Qur'an (5:32):

Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul1 or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And Our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.

Such is the Divine disliking for the blood shedding that Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had one indicated that the cases of blood shedding will be discussed first on the Day of Resurrection. This Hadith is mentioned in Sahi al-Bukhārī  (Book 81 - To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq) /  كتاب الرقاق / Chapter 48:  Al-Qisas on the Day of Resurrection / باب الْقِصَاصِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ) as Hadith 6533, given herein under:

Narrated by `Abdullah:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "The cases which will be decided first (on the Day of Resurrection) will be the cases of blood-shedding. "

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنَا عُمَرُ بْنُ حَفْصٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبِي، حَدَّثَنَا الأَعْمَشُ، حَدَّثَنِي شَقِيقٌ، سَمِعْتُ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ أَوَّلُ مَا يُقْضَى بَيْنَ النَّاسِ بِالدِّمَاءِ ‏"‏‏.
Yet despite warnings and cautions, man is obsessed with killing. From petty disputes to inter sate disputes or to merely "safe guard" interest of one mighty power, war are being waged unnecessarily with no outcome. The decades long conflict of Vietnam and Afghanistan, the freedom struggle of Kashmiris and Palestinians are but a few few examples of our present times. May sanity prevails and such blood baths come to a halt. Ameen or else those who are blood thirsty and war mongers will be ushered in first for the ward of justice on the Day of the Resurrection!
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please refer to our reference page: Collection of Hadiths of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ about Warning and Cautions for more Hadiths on the subject

For more hadiths on varying subjects, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.


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Saturday 13 April 2024

Hadith e Qudsi: Verily, Allah's Mercy prevails over His wrath

There are many non Muslims who while targeting the otherwise peaceful religion of Islam, label Allah as a tyrant and least merciful. I wonder how such an accusation can be levelled against the Creator of the entire universe to be a tyrant for it is His love and mercy that continues to ignore the crimes and atrocities of the demagogues, thus giving them time to repent and seek the Divine forgiveness so that Allah in His infinite mercy forgives them. 

Even if your sins are countless, Allah’s mercy is endless. “Indeed, Allah forgives all sins.”  Al Quran | 39:53

But instead of seeking mercy of Allah, these utterly naïve people not only live in a world of self illusions but also make a place for them in the burning fire of Hell when the Divine Court will be established on the day of Judgement.


With this premise in the backdrop, today we share a Hadith e Qudsi attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ about the Divine promise of forgetting the sins and crimes of those who revoke His mercy to be forgiven.

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When Allah completed the creation, He wrote in His book with Him upon the Throne: Verily, My mercy prevails over My wrath.”

Aabic Text:
 لَمَّا قَضَى اللَّهُ الْخَلْقَ كَتَبَ فِي كِتَابِهِ فَهُوَ عِنْدَهُ فَوْقَ الْعَرْشِ إِنَّ رَحْمَتِي غَلَبَتْ غَضَبِي

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3194, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2751
Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

This simple, yet well meaning Hadith e Qudsi should be enough for those who view Allah as merciless and devoid of love for the humanity. Of course, when a limit has been crossed then wrath of Allah did  and does befall on the individuals, and even nations. We only need to read the history of 'Ad and Thamud and many other nations that boasted of their might and challenged to Divine supremacy, and were destroyed, only with their remains remaining as an example of Divine wrath.

Dear sisters and brothers in Islam, let us always seek mercy of Allah and beg Him no to unleash His wrath on us for we are too meek and weak to sustain the wrath when it is unleashed.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

Please refer to our reference page: Collection of Hadith e Qudsi (حدیثِ قُدسی) attributed to Prophet Muhammad ﷺ  for more Hadith e Qudsi.

For more hadiths on varying subjects, refer to our reference page: Sunnah and Hadith of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ to know more about Hadiths and Sunnah of Prophet of Allah. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.

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Thursday 11 April 2024

The only positive Fallout of Gaza Genocide: Jewish Reverts

No man has ever been born heartless. It is only that some hearts take time to soften while most hearts crumble to brutality committed against the man and the resultant pain and sufferings that emerge as a fallout of the heart wrenching brutal acts. 

The recent spate of genocidal barbarism by state of Israel against the Palestinians who are striving to find a piece of land for their independent existence has melted many a hearts, even that of the Jews, both within and without Israel. There have been numerous processions taken out by the Jews, specially in the USA, to condemn the barbaric accts of Israel police. Although, the use of force is justified to bring in peace, yet the merciless killing of children, even from point blank range smacks of carrying out gendercide of Palestinians.

It is strange that Jews, who once suffered at the hands of Hitler and were killed en masse, are resorting to the same tactics to carryout ethnic cleansing they themselves still condemn when it befell on them. How long this genocide will continue is uncertain to predict, but one thing is for sure that the amount of barbarism, human sufferings and pain of seeing thousands of children wrapped in coffins with mothers wailing has started to melt the hearts of the Jews - something that never happened before.

Now, while condemning the war crimes of Israel, there are incidents that Jews are reverting to Islam. In fact on the social media, a new term Jewish Reverts is being used to expose the atrocities of Israel and show an extreme reaction by reverting to Islam.

There are numerous videos on the social media (links given below) that show Jews reverting to Islam. Herein under, we one such video that show how genocide of Palestinians in Gaza is melting hearts and letting the Jews in unprecedent numbers enter the fold of Islam:
May Allah (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help the world to stop barbaric killing of the oppressed and weak who are fighting for their independence, specially in Gaza and Indian held Kashmir and melt the hard and merciless hearts to succumb to the wailing of mothers of innocent children being mercilessly slain. Ameen
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Disclaimer: The data / video for this post has been collected from the references given below or YouTube. If anyone differs with the material contained in this post, one may consult the references and their authors.  If someone has more material about the subject, he/she is most welcome to share in the comments box to make the post all encompassing.

To read personal accounts of many who have reverted to Islam, please visit our page: Embracing Islam: Revert Experiences.

You may also refer to our Reference Pages for knowing more about Islam and Quran.
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Wednesday 10 April 2024

Let us continue to practice the virtues learnt during the Ramadan

Ramadan is the most blessed month of all other months of Islamic calendar. It is the month of learning and practicing virtues we do no otherwise practice in other eleven months of the year. It would not be wrong to say that Ramadan teaches us self discipline to learn the patience to abstain from what is otherwise Halal to us including food, intimate relations with our spouses, restraining our anger and harnessing our tongue to abstain from using foul language. It also conditions us to stand for long hours offering Traveeh  prayers at night and reciting Qur'an more than we recite otherwise.

With the end of the month of Ramadan, we suddenly revert to our habits, good or bad, of pre Ramadan months. But does this is the outcome of fasting for the entire months and exhibiting strict self discipline on us? Certainly not. Ramadan is in fact is a one month training camp for all of us to a strict practicing timetable to condition our behaviour for the rest of the eleven months. So what do we do?

Well, for one thing, let us stop abstaining ourselves from the Halal things and start to live our normal lives. Eat and drink during the day or even intimately meet our spouses. But that is all. Other than that, we must continue to practice the virtues learnt during the month. Some are given herein under:

The Suhoor, the food taken before the commencement of the fast of the day, every morning much before the pre dawn time, conditioned us to get up early morning, eat Suhoor followed by the pre dawn prayer (Fajr). This was normally followed by recitation of the Qur'an, usually one Juz /part every day. Now that the Ramadan is over and there are no Suhoor to taken, let us continue to offer the Fajr prayer if we were no regular in doing so before Ramadan.

Tarawih prayers coupled with the night prayer, Isha, attracted large number of believers who had otherwise never prayed the Isha prayer in the masjids. [Tarawih,  (Arabic: تَّرَاوِيح, romanized: tarāwīḥ), are special Sunnah prayers involving reading long portions of the Quran, and performing up to 20 rakahs, which are performed only in the Islamic month of Ramadan.] Now let us continue to offer Isha prayer in the masjid and be punctual as we have been during Ramadan. This should bring about a phenomenal change in our lives with regard to offering Isha prayer in the masjid.

Continuing with the offering of the practice of Tarawih prayer which entailed standing for almost an hour to listen to the Qur'an being recited, let us change over the Tahajjud prayer, the late night prayer which was the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. this non obligatory prayer is of immense value and rewards as at late night of the hour, one is all alone communicating and talking to his Creator. The getting up for Suhoor should not be replaced with offering tahajjud prayer.

The fasting itself is a good concept that can now be correlated to the many health  benefits of intermittent fasting. We are already tuned up after fasting for thirty days to abstain from eating and drinking. While we may not start fasting like that f Ramadan, we can reschedule our eating habits with long spells of food abstaining. This would be good for our health as we have experienced during Ramadan. 

While in Ramadan we abstained from foul language or telling lies or expressing our anger on petty matters,  why cannot we continue this healthy habit and remain happy, for foul language and anger is also hurting, may sometimes even lead to depression. So let us have a pleasant demeanor from now on and be happy and let others be so too.

In my reckoning, these are some virtues which we can easily adopt and continue with these for remaining part of the year, till next Ramadan. Try it, not difficult to achieve and be happy.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Note: When we mention God in our posts, we mean One True God, we call Allah in Islam, with no associates. Allah is the Sole Creator of all things, and that Allah is all-powerful and all-knowing. Allah has no offspring, no race, no gender, no body, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.

Please consult our reference page: Ramadan - A month of fasting and Blessings, to learn more about Ramadan. You may also refer to our Reference Pages for our exclusive pages for knowing more about Islam and Qur'ān.
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Tuesday 9 April 2024

Enormous reward of sitting at the prayer mat and remembering Allah after one's As Salat (Prayer)

Muslims all over the world offer obligatory prayers, As Salat, five times a day. The As Salat is a means to communicate with the Master of the Universe, Allah. Therefore one should neither try to hurry up the prayer itself, nor should be in a hurry to get up from one's prayer mat after the As Salt is over. In fact the time after the prayer provides time for a servant of Allah to speak to Allah exclusively by oneself. Those who do so, have an enormous reward in waiting for them.

The reward is mentioned by Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in one of his Hadiths as mentioned in Sahi al-Bukhārī  (Book 10 - Call to Prayers (Adhaan) /  كتاب الأذان / Chapter 36:  (The reward of a person) who waits for As-Salat (the prayer) in the mosque and the superiority of mosques / باب مَنْ جَلَسَ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ يَنْتَظِرُ الصَّلاَةَ، وَفَضْلِ الْمَسَاجِدِ) as Hadith 659, given herein under:

Narrated by Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said,

"The angels keep on asking for Allah's Blessing and Forgiveness for anyone of you as long as he is at his Musalla (praying place) and does not do Hadath (passes wind). The angels say, 'O Allah! Forgive him and be Merciful to him.' Each one of you is in the prayer as long as he is waiting for the prayer and nothing but the prayer detains him from going to his family."

Arabic Text:
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ، عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ تُصَلِّي عَلَى أَحَدِكُمْ مَا دَامَ فِي مُصَلاَّهُ مَا لَمْ يُحْدِثْ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ، اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْهُ‏.‏ لاَ يَزَالُ أَحَدُكُمْ فِي صَلاَةٍ مَا دَامَتِ الصَّلاَةُ تَحْبِسُهُ، لاَ يَمْنَعُهُ أَنْ يَنْقَلِبَ إِلَى أَهْلِهِ إِلاَّ الصَّلاَةُ ‏"‏‏.‏

As Salat / prayer is a means of communication between the servant and his Master, Allah the Almighty. It is the time when one should shun all worldly thoughts and offer one's As Salat as if he is talking directly to Allah, praising Him, acknowledging the countless bounties he has been blessed with and supplicating to remain on the righteous path, As Siraat ul Mustaqeem.

Therefore, one should never be in a hurry to offer his prayer, and concentrate on his one to one connection with his Master. Still better would be to keep sitting at one's prayer mat and remember Allah by using His many attributes (99 Attributes of Allah) or reading Qur'an without getting up from his prayer mat, provided his wudu remains intact. As per the Hadith quoted above, the reward for doing so is enormous as angels keep asking Allah for the forgiveness of the servant of Allah. Let us bag the enormous reward of sitting on the prayer mat after our As Salat.
May Allāh (سبحانه و تعالى‎) help us understand Qur'ān and follow the Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, which is embodiment of commandments of Allah contained in the Qur'ān. May Allah help us to be like the ones He loves and let our lives be lived helping others and not making others' lives miserable or unlivable. May all our wrong doings, whether intentional or unintentional, be forgiven before the angel of death knocks on our door. 
وَمَا عَلَيۡنَاۤ اِلَّا الۡبَلٰغُ الۡمُبِيۡنُ‏ 
(36:17) and our duty is no more than to clearly convey the Message.”
That is Our duty is only to convey to you the message that Allah has entrusted us with. Then it is for you to accept it or reject it. We have not been made responsible for making you accept it forcibly, and if you do not accept it, we shall not be seized in consequence of your disbelief, you will yourselves be answerable for your actions on Day of Resurrection.

May Allah forgive me if my posts ever imply a piety far greater than I possess. I am most in need of guidance.

Reading the Qur'ān should be a daily obligation of a Muslim - Reading it with translation will make it meaningful. But reading its Exegesis / Tafsir will make you understand it fully. It will also help the Muslims to have grasp over social issues and their answers discussed in the Qur'an and other matter related to inter faith so that they are able to discuss issues with non-Muslims with authority based on refences from Qur'an.


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