Narrated by Ibn Umar (Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam), said, “The example of the person who knows the Qur’an by heart is like the owner of tied camels. If he keeps them tied, he will control them, but if he releases them, they will run away.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 6 : No. 549
Narrated by Abu Musa(Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam), said, “Keep on reciting the Qur’an, for, by Him in Whose Hand my life is, Quran runs away (is forgotten) faster than camels that are released from their
Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 6 : No. 552
Very interesting findings ofÂ Â Dr. Tariq Al Swaidan mightÂ grasp your attention:
Dr.Tarig Al Swaidan discovered some verses in the Holy Qur’an That mention one thing is equal to another, i.e. men are equal to women.
Although this makes sense grammatically, the astonishing fact is that the number of times the word man appears in the Holy Qur’an is 24 and number of times the word woman appears is also 24, therefore not only is this phrase correct in the grammatical sense but also true mathematically, i.e. 24 = 24.
Upon further analysis of various verses, he discovered that this is consistent throughout the whole Holy Qur’an where it says one thing is like another. See below for astonishing result of the words mentioned number of times in Arabic Holy Qur’an
Dunia (one name for life)115.
Aakhirat (one name for the life after this world) 115
Hajj – Pilgrims are Allah’s Guests
Narrated by Abu Hurairah(Radhiallah o anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Pilgrims and those performing ‘Umrah are Allah’s guests; their prayers are answered and their supplications for forgiveness are granted. This is reported by Nasa’i, Ibn Majah, Ibn Khuzaimah and Ibn Hibban in their collections of Sahih hadith. In the last two we read: “And Allah’s guests are three: A pilgrim performing Hajj, one performing ‘Umrah, and a person who fights in the cause of Allah.”
Hajj – The Excellence of Spending in Hajj
Narrated by Buraidah(Radhiallah o anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) s saying: “Spending during Hajj is akin to spending in the cause of Allah, and every dirham thus spent will be rewarded seven hundred times over.”
(Reported by Ibn Abi Shaibah, Ahmad, At-Tabarani and Al-Baihaqi)
Hajj – Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is an expiation for
Narrated by Abu Qatadah (Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Fasting on the day of ‘Arafah is an expiation for two years, the year preceding it and the year following it. Fasting the day of ‘Ashurah is an
expiation for the year preceding it.”
This is related by “the group,” except for al-Bukhari and at- Tirmidhi.
Hajj – Be merciful to those who have their head shaved
Narrated by Abdullah bin Umar(Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said,”O Allah! Be merciful to those who have their head shaved.” The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! And (invoke Allah for) those who get their hair cut short.” The Prophet said, “O Allah! Be merciful to those who have their head shaved.” The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! And those who get their hair cut short.” The Prophet said (the third
time), “And to those who get their hair cut short.” Nafi’ said that the Prophet had said once or twice, “O Allah! Be merciful to those who get their head shaved,” and on the fourth time he added, “And to those who have their hair cut short.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 2: No. 785
Surah No 47: Muhammad
Number of Ayats: Thirty-eight
Meaning of the name: It has been named after the Prophet Muhammad.
Summary: This is a Madni surah. The theme of the surah is Jihad, and it is stated that it has to be performed with great dynamism in order to defeat the enemy. It is for this reason the Muslims were urged at that time not to give up hope just because they were small in number and were not well equipped against the strength of the disbelievers. They were told to have faith in Allah as He protects and helps his true believers. In comparison those who do not believe in Allah and misguide others from doing so, do not have His protection or blessings. History reveals that evil can never win. Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) once said â€œTo guard Muslims from infidels in Allah’s cause for one day is better than the world and whatever is on its surfaceâ€. However we are told that prisoners of war are to be treated nicely and released with ransom or even without it.
While hypocrites can be judged by the fact that they act and speak as if they believed but when the time comes they are cowards, they are insincere to the Cause of Allah and they are not willing to sacrifice their lives. A pity that they do not even understand the simplest spiritual truths. However they are warned that Allah knows what they are doing. They are told that they should repent for their mistakes because when the punishment will come it will be too late.
Therefore only true believers are the ones who persevere for the Cause, and are willing to sacrifice their lives. The tests and trials that we undergo throughout our life are for our own good. That is why we must use this the time on earth as a preparation of the next life, and should be ready to take risks. We are again reminded that Allah has no need for us. He only uses us for our own benefit, and we are the receivers of the innumerable blessings that He bestows upon us. So if we abandon Allahâ€™s cause then we are the losers because there will be other better people who will take our place.
Surah No 53: An-Najm
Number of Ayats: Sixty two
Meaning of the name: It takes its name from ayat no 1 where the word “Najam” occurs which means “star”.
Summary: This is a Makki surah. It begins with the defense of the Holy Prophet who was accused by the Quraish chiefs of: 1) going astray, 2) of being misled by forces of evil, 3) trying to make an impression by imposing upon people his own beliefs. However it is stated that none of this is true and that Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) was guided directly by Allah. Then reference to the event of Miraj is given where the Holy Prophet saw such things that would leave us awestruck. One of these was the “Al Bait Al Ma’mur” (Allah’s House) where 70,000 Angels offer prayers daily, and every day new batches of Angels come. Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) said “If anyone of you says Amin (during prayer at the end of Surah Al-Fathiha), and the angels in heaven say the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his past sins will be forgiven”. He also saw “Sidrat-ul-Muntaha” which is a tree whose boundary is so vast that it extends over the seventh heaven beyond which none can pass, and near this lies (Jannat al-Mawa).
The three major goddesses: Lat, Uzza, and Manat have been mentioned, to point out that it was the height of degradation that females who were lowly in the eyes of Arabs, were chosen by them to be their God. To worship anything other than Allah be it idols or Angels is futile. This is simply something men have done themselves. This can lead to nothing but destruction, so we should simply follow the path shown to us by Allah. For if we repent or mend our ways, Allah’s forgiveness comes into action, and we are rewarded more than we deserve. He asks us to strive against evil.
Then the eleven sayings of Hazrat Ibrahim are given: 1) Man himself bears the burden of his sins, 2) & 3) Man must make every effort in trying to attain his goal 4), 5) & 6) Allah gives us everything, therefore our hopes should be with Him and none other, 7) He has made pairs, 8 ) He will raise the dead and grant a new life in the Hereafter, 9) All material and spiritual gains are awarded to man according to Allah?s plan, 10) Allah is the creator of the magnificent star ‘Sirius’, which the Pagan Arabs worshipped, 11) Allah wiped out the most powerful and capable nations because of their sins.
The Night Preceding ‘Eid-ul-Fitr’
It had been the practice of the Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that he would pray during the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr. This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul Jaiza).
Almighty bestows his rewards on those who have spent the month of Ramadan abiding by the dictates of Shari’ah, and all their prayers in this night are accepted. Therefore, it is desirable to perform nafl prayers during this night. The Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, is reported to have said: Whoever stands up (in worship) in the nights preceding the two Eids expecting rewards from his Lord, his heart will not die when the other hearts will die. (Hadith-Ibn Majah) (His heart will not die during the time of evil and corruption. It could also mean that with the blowing of the trumpet his soul will not become unconscious.)
SUNNATS OF EID:
1 Wake up early.
2 Take a Ghusl (bath) before Eid Salaah
3 Brush your teeth. [use Miswaak]
4 Dress up, putting on best clothes available.
5 Use itr [perfume]
Narrated by Abu Huraira(Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam)said, “The woman is like a rib; if you try to straighten her, she will break. So if you want to get benefit from her, do so while she still has some crookedness. ”
Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 7 : No. 113
The wife has a right over the husband
Narrated by Abdullah bin Amr bin Al As(Radhiallaho anho):
Allah’s Messenger (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “O ‘Abdullah! Have I not been formed that you fast all the day and stand in prayer all night?” I said, “Yes, O Allah’s Apostle!” He said, “Do not do that!
Observe the fast sometimes and also leave them (the fast) at other times; stand up for the prayer at night and also sleep at night. Your body has a right over you, your eyes have a right over you and your wife has a right over you.”
Sahih Al-Bukhari Vol. 7 : No. 1237