Hadith Qudsi: Kaaba, Masjid-e-Nabwi Aur Bait Al-Maqdis Ki Fazeelat
The story of Moses (peace be upon him) is mentioned in more than 70 places in the Holy Qur’an as it is full of instructive details and important events. The important thing that I would like to focus on is that this story is full of moral lessons of which I shall try to highlight a few in this article.
Always trust the wisdom of Allah: This story teaches all people that what Allah does is always the right thing even if you cannot see this wisdom with your own human eyes. He revealed to the mother of Moses to cast her son in the river, “Behold! We sent to your mother, by inspiration, the message ‘Throw (the child) into the chest, and throw (the chest) into the river: the river will cast him up on the bank, and he will be taken up by one who is an enemy to Me and an enemy to him’: But I cast (the garment of) love over from Me: and (this) in order that may be reared under My Eye.” (Qur’an, 20:38)
Be polite while calling people to the path of Allah: It is known that the Pharaoh confronting Moses is the toughest tyrant in the history of humanity. In spite of this, Allah asks Moses and Aaron to be lenient when they talk to him, “Go, both of you, to Pharaoh, for he has indeed transgressed all bounds; “But speak to him mildly; perchance he may take warning or fear (God).” (Qur’an, 20:43-44)
Have trust in Allah’s support for those who believe in Him: When Moses confronts the huge number of magicians, he, as a human being, feels afraid “So Moses conceived in his mind a (sort of) fear.” (Qur’an, 20:67) Allah emphasizes that Moses is a Messenger, but a human being who may feel scared and He (Allah) immediately tells him: “We said: “Fear not! for you have indeed the upper hand. Throw that which is in your right hand: Quickly will it swallow up that which they have faked. What they have faked is but a magician’s trick: and the magician thrives not, (no matter) where he goes.” (Qur’an, 20:69)
Faith can touch one’s heart and change him from one extreme to another: When the magicians saw what Moses did, they realized that that was not magic, but something ‘Divine’ and this is why “the magicians were thrown down to prostration: they said, “We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.” (Qur’an, 20:70)
Allah Ta’ala Ki Raza Kay Liay Dosti Aur Dushmani Rakhnay Kay Fazail
[2:129] – Prophet ABRAHAM (PBUH) prayed for the Teacher for his people
[Quran – 2:129 – Laleh Bakhtiar] “Our Lord! And raise Thou up, then, in the midst of them, a Messenger from among them who will recount to them Thy signs and teach them the Book, and wisdom and make them pure. Truly, Thou, Thou alone art The Almighty, The Wise.”
[2:151 and 3:164] – ALLAH (SWT) Sent The Teacher
[Quran – 2:151 – Laleh Bakhtiar] “As We sent to you a Messenger from among you who recounts Our signs to you, and makes you pure, and teaches you the Book and wisdom, and teaches you what you be knowing not.”
[Quran – 3:164 – Laleh Bakhtiar] “Certainly, God showed grace to the ones who believe when he raised up among them a Messenger from themselves who recounts His signs to them and makes them pure and teaches them the Book and wisdom. And, truly, before that they had been, certainly, clearly wandering astray.”
[Bukhari, Book #56, Hadith #667] “Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: The Prophet said, “Convey (my teachings) to the people even if it were a single sentence, and tell others the stories of Bani Israel (which have been taught to you), for it is not sinful to do so. And whoever tells a lie on me intentionally, will surely take his place in the (Hell) Fire.”
[Bukhari, Book #74, Hadith #281] “Narrated Ibn Mas’ud: Allah’s Apostle taught me the Tashah-hud as he taught me a Sura from the Quran, while my hand was between his hands. (Tashah-hud was) all the best compliments and the prayers and the good things are for Allah. Peace and Allah’s Mercy and Blessings be on you, O Prophet! Peace be on us and on the pious slaves of Allah, I testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and I also testify that Muhammad is Allah’s slave and His Apostle… (We used to recite this in the prayer) during the lifetime of the Prophet, but when he died, we used to say, “Peace be on the Prophet.”
[Muslim, Book #004, Hadith #1904] “Abu Rifa’a reported: I came to the Holy Prophet (may peace be upon him) when he was delivering the sermon, and I said: Messenger of Allah, here is a stranger and he wants to learn about his religion and he does not know what his religion is. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) looked at me and left his sermon till he came to me, and he was given a chair and I thought that Its legs were made of iron. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) sat In it and he began to teach me what Allah had taught him. He then came (to the pulpit) for his sermon and completed it to the end..”
[Sunan Abu Dawud, Book #7, Hadith #1396] “Narrated Amr ibn al-‘As: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) taught me fifteen prostrations while reciting the Qur’an, including three in al-Mufassal and two in Surah al-Hajj.”
Hazrat Abu Bakar Siddiq Ki Mukhtasar Sawaneh Hayat
[6. Surah Al-An’am: Ayah 120] And abandon open and secret sin; surely they who earn sin shall be recompensed with what they earned.
[Sahih Muslim: Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 144] It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu) that: “When the son of Adam recites the Ayat of Sajdah (prostration) and then falls down in prostration, the Satan goes into seclusion and weeps and says: Alas, and in the narration of Abu Kuraib the words are: Woe unto me, the son of Adam was commanded to prostrate, and he prostrated and Paradise was entitled to him and I was commanded to prostrate, but I refused and am doomed to Hell.”
[Sahih Muslim: Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 146] It is narrated on the authority of Jabir (Radi Allah Anhu) that he heard the Apostle (may peace and blessings be upon him) saying “Verily between man and between polytheism and unbelief is the negligence of prayer.”
[Sahih Muslim: Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 147] It is narrated on the authority of Abu Zubair (Radi Allah Anhu) that he heard Jabir b. ‘Abdullah (Radi Allah Anhu) said. I heard the Messenger of Allah (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) observing this: “Between man and polytheism and unbelief is the abandonment of salat.”
[Sahih Muslim: Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 151] It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah b. Mas’ud (Radi Allah Anhu) that he observed. I asked the Messenger of Allah (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) which deed was the best. He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Prayer at its appointed hour. I (again) said: Then what? He (the Holy Prophet) replied: Kindness to the parents. I (again) said: Then what? He replied: Earnest endeavor (Jihad) in the cause of Allah. And I would have not ceased asking more questions but out of regard (for his feelings).
[Sahih Muslim: Book 1 Kitab Al-Iman, Number 155] It is reported on the authority of ‘Abdullah (Radi Allah Anhu) that the Apostle of Allah (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) observed: “The best of’ the deeds or deed is the (observance of) prayer at its proper time and kindness to the parents.”
My Lord! grant me that I should be grateful for Thy favor which Thou hast bestowed on me and on my parents and that I should do good such as Thou art pleased with, and make me enter, by Thy mercy, into Thy servants, the good ones.
Hadith Qudsi: Allah, Aziz Aur Ghalib
Muhammad ibn Idris ibn al-‘Abbas, al-Imam al-Shafi’i, Abu ‘Abd Allah al-Shafi’i al-Hijazi al-Qurashi al-Hashimi al-Muttalibi (d. 204), the offspring of the House of the Prophet (PBUH- peace be upon him), the peerless one of the great mujtahid imams and jurisprudent, the scrupulously pious ascetic and Friend of Allah, he laid down the foundations of fiqh (Islamic Law) in his Risala, which he said he revised and re-read four hundred times, then said: “Only Allah’s Book is perfect and free from error.”
He is the cousin of the Prophet (PBUH) descending from al-Muttalib who is the brother of Hashim, ‘Abd al-Muttalib’s father. Someone praised the Banu Hashim in front of the Prophet (PBUH), whereby he interlaced the fingers of his two hands and said: “We and they are but one and the same thing.”
Al-Nawawi (may Allah be pleased with him) listed some special merits of al-Shafi’i:
1, his sharing the Prophet’s (PBUH) lineage at the level of their common ancestor ‘Abd Manaf;
2, his birth in the Holy Land of Palestine and
3, upbringing in Mecca;
5, and his education at the hands of superlative scholars together with his own intelligence and knowledge of the Arabic language. To this Ibn Hajar (may Allah be pleased with him) added: the hadith (the sayings/doings) of the Prophet (scholars ), “O Allah! Guide Quraysh, for the science of the scholar that comes from them, will encompass the earth. O Allah! You have let the first of them taste bitterness, so let the latter of them taste reward.” Another hadith of the Prophet (scholars ) says: “Truly, Allah shall send forth for this Community, at the onset of every hundred years, someone who will renew their Religion for them.” The scholars agreed, among them Abu Qilaba (d. 276) and Imam Ahmad, that the first narration signified al-Shafi’i, and the second signified ‘Umar ibn ‘Abd al-‘Aziz and then al-Shafi’i.
Imam Shafi’i was born in Ghazza or ‘Asqalan in 150, the year of Abu Hanifa’s (may Allah be pleased with him) death, and moved to Mecca at the age of two, following his father’s death, where he grew up. He was early a skillful archer, then he took to learning language and poetry until he gave himself to fiqh, beginning with hadith. He memorized the Quran at age seven, then Imam Malik’s Muwatta at age ten, at which time his teacher would deputize him to teach in his absence. At age thirteen he went to see Malik, who was impressed by his memory and intelligence.
Malik ibn Anas and Muhammad ibn al-Hasan al-Shaybani were among his most prominent teachers and he took position against both of them in fiqh. Al-Shafi’i said: “From Muhammad ibn al-Hasan I wrote a camel-load.” Al-Hakim narrated from ‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Abd al-Hakam: “Al-Shafi’i never ceased to speak according to Malik’s position and he would say: ‘We do not differ from him other than in the way of his companions,’ until some young men spoke unbecomingly at length behind his back, whereupon al-Shafi’i resolved to put his differences with Malik in writing. Otherwise, his whole life he would say, whenever asked something: ‘This is what the Teacher said’ – h’dha qawl al-ustadh – meaning Malik.”
Al-Muzani said: “I never saw one more handsome of face than al-Shafi’i. If he grasped his beard it would not exceed his fist.” Ibn Rahuyah described him in Mecca as wearing bright white clothes with an intensely black beard. Al-Za’farani said that when he was in Baghdad in the year 195 he dyed his beard with henna.
Abu ‘Ubayd al-Qasim ibn Sallam said: “If the intelligence of an entire nation was brought together he would have encompassed it.” Similarly, al-Muzani said: “I have been looking into al-Shafi’i’s Risala for fifty years, and I do not recall a single time I looked at it without learning some new benefit.”
Al-Sakhawi in the introduction to his al-Jawahir wa al-Durar and others narrates that someone criticized Ahmad ibn Hanbal (may Allah be pleased with him) for attending the fiqh sessions of al-Shafi’i and leaving the hadith sessions of Sufyan ibn ‘Uyayna. Ahmad replied: “Keep quiet! If you miss a hadith with a shorter chain you can find it elsewhere with a longer chain and it will not harm you. But if you do not have the reasoning of this man [al-Shafi’i], I fear you will never be able to find it elsewhere.” Ahmad is also related by his students Abu Talib and Humayd ibn Zanjuyah to say: “I never saw anyone adhere more to hadith than al-Shafi’i. No one preceded him in writing down the hadith in a book.” The meaning of this is that al-Shafi’i possessed the understanding of hadith after which Ahmad sought, as evidenced by the latter’s statement: “How rare is fiqh among the scholars of hadith!” This is a reference to the hadith: “It may be one carries understanding (fiqh) without being a person of understanding (faq’h).” Sufyan himself would defer to al-Shafi’i in matters of tafsir (commentary of the Quran) and fatwa (Islamic verdicts). Yunus ibn Abi Ya’la said: “Whenever al-Shafi’i went into tafsir, it was as if he had witnessed the revelation.” Ahmad ibn Hanbal also said: “Not one of the scholars of hadith touched an inkwell nor a pen except he owed a huge debt to al-Shafi’i.”
Al-Shafi’i was known for his peculiar strength in Arabic language, poetry, and philology. Bayhaqi narrated:
[From Ibn Hisham:] I was al-Shafi’i’s sitting companion for a long time, and I never heard him use except a word which, carefully considered, one would not find (in its context) a better word in the entire Arabic language. . . . Al-Shafi’i’s discourse, in relation to language, is a proof in itself.
[From al-Hasan ibn Muhammad al-Za’farani:] A group of bedouins used to frequent al-Shafi’i’s gathering with us and sit in a corner. One day I asked their leader: “You are not interested in scholarship; why do you keep coming to sit with us?” They said: “We come to hear al-Shafi’i’s language.”
In the introduction of his compendium of Shafi’i fiqh entitled al-Majmu’ al-Nawawi mentions that al-Shafi’i used a walking stick for which he was asked: “Why do you carry a stick when you are neither old nor ailing?” He replied: “To remember I am only a traveler in this world.”
Ibne Hajash (RA) Aur Ibne Saad (RA) ki Dua
Life as we know it can bring with it all sorts of grief, stress, and regret. At times, such stress is due to financial worries, other times it relates to health concerns, whilst at other times its anxiety is due to an enemy that awaits. The grief of this world is of many types and of varying degrees, however, no matter how serious stress becomes, you are very unlikely to see it causing a mother to “forget her baby”, or a “child to go grey” or for “people behaving as if they are drunk”.These descriptions are exclusive to only one specific day of stress and regret. That is the Day of Judgement.
Allah said, The Day you see it every nursing mother will be distracted from her nursling, and every pregnant woman will abort her pregnancy, and you will see the people appearing intoxicated although they are not intoxicated; but the punishment of Allah is severe.”
A day so intense that it has been described as the day that will make children turn grey.”
On this day of colossal stress and unimaginable fear, people– in their billions – will only be of two categories.
The first category
A group who feel safe, secure, and inexplicably at peace. These people singled out Allah in worship, they tackled every sin of theirs before death and lived a life of preparation for the Day of Allah’smeeting, thus Allah said about them,
أThose will have security…”And He said, “TheGreatest Terror (the Day of Judgement) will not grieve them”
The second category
They are the terrorized and regretful ones, who will be heard screaming out: “.. How great is our regret for not giving it thought!”
A second group will be heard pleading as they lower their heads in shame, “Our Lord, we now see and we hear so return us so that we may do good, we are now certain!”
And a third group will be heard screeching “O I wish that I was dust!”
Regret is an incredibly powerful negative emotion that, at times, can become so extreme that, if not managed with iman, can make a person suicidal. In fact, the Harvard Newsletter tells a story of a man in Liverpool who always chose the same set of lottery numbers. However, one time when he forgot to renew his ticket, his numbers came up. This poor man was so full of self-blame and regret that he committed suicide. Similarly, there will be people who will wish for death on the Day of Judgement as one of its names is ‘Yawmul Hasra’ (The Day of Regret).
Allah said, “And warn them, O Muḥammad, of the Day of Regret…” 
The Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said, “There isn’t any person who enters Jannah except that they are first made to see their potential place in the hellfire had they failed so that they increase ingratitude, and there isn’t a person who enters the hellfire except that they are first made to see their potential place in paradise had they passed so that they are taken by regret.”
What once seemed to be the greatest possible achievement in life will all of a sudden seem on that Day as a regretfully wasted opportunity, for what greater regret can there be in existence than missing out on Allah’s acceptance and the Paradise that it brings.
With this said, it is essential to realize that the Prophet(sall Allahu ʿalayhi wa sallam) has explicitly mentioned several matters that will bring about ‘Hasra’ (regret) on that long day. What follows are a few examples of these matters:
The regret of not giving Surat Al-Baqara due attention
When the rewards are distributed to those who had given this surah the focus it deserves, those who fell short will be in a major state of bitter regret. This is because the Prophet (sall Allahu ʿalayhi Wa Sallam) said, “ReciteSurat Al-Baqara, for taking care of it is a blessing, leaving it will be regret and the magicians are unable to overcome it.”