Rasool e Rehmat Ka Muasharti Inqilab
Abdullah ibn Jafar reported that he heard Sayyiduna Ali say in Kufa that Allah’s Messenger, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “The best of the women of her time was Maryam, daughter of Imran, and the best of the women of her time was Khadijah, daughter of Khuwaylid.”
Is it, not a great honor that the first person to embrace Islam was a woman? She was the first to bear witness that there is no god except Allah and that her husband was the Messenger of Allah. Her husband was our beloved Prophet Muhammad, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) and she was called Khadijah, ( may Allah be pleased with her) She was also called Thaira, meaning ‘pure’.
Khadijah, may Allah be pleased with her, came from a noble family. Her father Khuwaylid had been one of the most honored leaders of their tribe until he was killed in battle. Her husband had also died, leaving her a very wealthy woman. When Muhammad (peace be upon him) was still a young man, she entrusted him with some of her wealth, asking him to trade with it in Syria on her behalf. He was already well known for his honesty, truthfulness, and trustworthiness. He returned from Syria after having made a large profit for Khadijah.
After hearing his account of the journey, she decided that he would make the best of the husbands, even though many of the most important nobles of the Quraish had already proposed to her and had been refused, and in due course, she proposed to him. After the Prophet’s uncle, Abu Talib, had given the proposed marriage his blessing, Muhammad and Khadijah were married. At the time of the marriage, the Prophet was twenty-five years old, while Khadijah was forty years old.
For the next fifteen years, they lived happily together, and Khadijah bore several children. Their first child, a son whom they named Qasim, died when he was only two years old. Two more sons, called Tayyib and Tahir, were also born, but they too died in their infancy. However, Muhammad and Khadijah also had four daughters who survived: Zaynab, Ruqayya, Umm Kulthum, and Fatima.
No one except Allah of course, knows more about a man than his wife, both his good and his bad qualities, his strengths, and his weaknesses. The more Khadijah came to know about her husband, the more she loved and respected him. Everyone in Makka called him ‘al-Amin’, which means ‘the trustworthy one’, and she, more than anyone else, knew how fitting this name was. It became Muhammad’s custom each year to spend the month of Ramadan in seclusion and reflection in a cave on the mountain of Hira, which is on the outskirts of Makka. Khadijah would always make sure that he was provided with food and drink during his retreat. Towards the end of one Ramadan, when he was forty and Khadijah fifty-five, Muhammad suddenly appeared at their house in the middle of the night, trembling with fear and saying, “Cover me up, cover me up!”
Khadijah was very alarmed to see him in such a state. Quickly she wrapped a blanket around his shoulders and, when he had calmed down, she asked him to describe exactly what had happened. He told her how a being whom he had never seen before – in fact it was the angel Jibril – had suddenly appeared to him while he was asleep and had said, “Read!”
“But I cannot read,” he had replied, for he was unlettered and could neither read nor write. “Read!” the angel had repeated, clasping Muhammad close to his chest. “I cannot read,” he had repeated. “Read!” the angel had repeated, firmly embracing him yet again. “What shall I read?” he had asked in desperation, and the angel had replied:
Read, in the Name of your Lord who created, created man from a clot, Read, and your Lord is the Most Gracious, Who taught with the pen, taught man what he did not know. (Quran 96:1-5)
Although Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not fully realize it at the time, this was the beginning of the revelation of the Qur’an; but in that first encounter with the angel Jibril, Muhammad was very frightened, for he did not know who the angel Jibril was or what was happening. He woke up and ran out of the cave only to find Jibril still in front of him, and whenever he turned away from him, there Jibril was in front of him yet again, filling the horizon with his mighty yet beautiful form.
“Oh Muhammad,” said Jibril eventually, “you are the Messenger of Allah and I am Jibril,” and with these words, he disappeared from Muhammad’s sight.
After the angel had disappeared Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) clambered down the mountain as fast as he could run. As she listened to Muhammad’s words, Khadijah did not share any of these fears. She realized that something tremendous and awe-inspiring had happened to her husband, and she was certain, knowing him as she did, that he was neither mad nor possessed. “Do not worry,” she said, “for by Him who has dominion over Khadijah’s soul, I hope that you are the Prophet of this nation. Allah would never humiliate you, for you are good to your relatives, you are true to your word, you help those who are in need, you support the weak, you feed the guest and you answer the call of those who are in distress.”
When Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was a little more relaxed, Khadijah took him to see her cousin, Waraqa ibn Nawfal, for he was a man of knowledge, and she was sure that he would be able to explain the meaning of what had just happened to her beloved husband. Waraqa had studied the books of both the Jews and the Christians very closely and he had learned a great deal from many of their wisest people. He knew that the coming of another Prophet had been foretold by both Moses and Jesus, peace be on them, and he knew many of the signs that would confirm the identity of this Prophet when he appeared.
After listening closely to his story, Waraqa, who was both old and blind, exclaimed, “This is the same being who brought the revelations of Allah to Moses. I wish I was young and could be alive when your people will drive you out.”
“Will they drive me out?” asked Muhammad.
“Yes,” replied Waraqa. “No one has come with what you have been given without being treated with enmity; and if I were to live until the day when you are turned out, then I would support you with all my might. Let me just feel your back.” So, saying, Waraqa felt between the Prophet’s shoulder blades and found what he was feeling for a small round, slightly raised irregularity in the skin, about the size of a pigeon’s egg. This was yet another of the many signs that Waraqa already knew would indicate the identity of the next Prophet after Jesus, (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
“This is the Seal of the Prophethood!” he exclaimed. “Now I am certain that you are indeed the Prophet whose coming was foretold in the Torah that was revealed to Moses and in the Injil that was revealed to Jesus, (PBUH) You are indeed the Messenger of Allah, and the being who appeared to you on the mountain was indeed the angel Jibril!”
Khadijah was both overjoyed and awed to find that her understanding of what had happened on the mountain had been confirmed. Not long after this incident, Muhammad was commanded in a subsequent revelation from Allah, through the angel Jibril, to call people to worship Allah only, and it was at this point that Khadijah did not hesitate in expressing in public what she had now known for certain in secret for some time: ” I bear witness that there is no god except Allah,” she said, “and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.”
In the years that followed, difficult years in which the leaders of the Quraish did everything in their power to stop the Prophet from spreading his message, Khadijah (may Allah be pleased with her) was a constant source of help and comfort to Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the difficulties which he had to face. All her wealth was spent in the way of Allah, helping to spread the message of her husband, helping to free slaves who had embraced Islam, and helping to feed and shelter the community of Muslims that slowly but surely began to grow in numbers and strength.
Musalmano Say Bughz Na Rakhne Ki Sabab Jannat Ki Basharat Mili
It is reported in al-Musnad, on the authority of Anas, that the Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] said: ‘ The Faith of a servant is not put right until his Heart is put right… and his heart is not put right until his Tongue is put right.’ This shows that the Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] has made the purification of Faith conditional on the purification of the Heart, and the purification of the Heart conditional on the purification of the Tongue.
At-Tirmidhi relates in a Hadith on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (RA): ‘Do not talk excessively without remembering Allah, because such excessive talk without the mention of Allah causes the heart to harden, and the person furthest from Allah is a person with a hard heart.’
‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab’ [may Allah be pleased with him] said: ‘A person who talks too much is a person who often makes mistakes, and someone who often makes mistakes, often has wrong actions. The Fire has a priority over such a frequent sinner.’
In a Hadith related to the authority of Mu’adh (RA) Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] said: ‘Shall I not tell you how to control all that’? I said… ‘Yes do, O Messenger of Allah.’ So he held his tongue between his fingers, and then he said… ‘Restrain this.’ I said, ‘O Prophet of Allah, are we accountable for what we say’? he said,… ‘May your mother be bereft by your loss… is there anything more than the harvest of the tongues that throws people on their faces (or he said ‘on their noses’) into the Fire’?
A hadith related by Abu Huraira (RA) says: ‘What mostly causes people to be sent to the Fire are the two openings….the mouth and the private parts.'”
Abu Huraira (RA) also related that Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] said… ‘The servant speaks words, the consequences of which he does not realize, and for which he is sent down into the depths of the Fire further than the distance between the east and the west.’
The same Hadith was transmitted by at-Tirmidhi with slight variations: ‘The servant says something that he thinks is harmless, and for which he will be plunged into the depths of the fire as far as seventy autumns.’
Uqba ibn Amir (R) said: I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, what is our best way of surviving’? He [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] replied: ‘Guard your tongue, make your house suffice for sheltering your privacy, and weep for your wrong actions .’
It has been related to the authority of Sahl ibn Saad (RA) that the Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] said: ‘Whoever can guarantee what is between his jaws and what is between his legs, I guarantee him the Garden.’
Abu Huraira has also related it [may Allah be pleased with him] that the Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] said: ‘Let whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day either speak good or remain silent.’
The Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] said: ‘Everything that the children of Adam say goes against them, except for their enjoining good and forbidding evil, and remembering Allah, Glorious, and Mighty is He.’ This was reported by at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah on the authority of Umm Habiba,[may Allah be pleased with her].
Umar ibn al-Khattab visited Abu Bakr…[may Allah be pleased with them both] and found him pulling his tongue with his fingers…! Umar [RA] said ‘Stop! May Allah forgive you !’ Abu Bakr [ may Allah bless him] replied: ‘This Tongue has brought me to dangerous places.’
Abdullah ibn Masud (RA) said: ‘ By Allah, besides Whom no God exists, nothing deserves a long prison sentence more than my tongue. he also used to say… ‘O tongue, say good and you will profit; desist from saying evil things and you will be safe; otherwise you will find only regret.’
Abu Huraira (RA) reported that Ibn al-Abbas(RA) said: ‘A person will not feel greater fury or anger for any part of his body on the Day of Judgement more than what he will feel for his Tongue… ! unless he only used it for saying or enjoining good.’
Al-Hassan [may Allah bless him] said: ‘Whoever does not hold his tongue cannot understand his deen.’ The least harmful of a tongue’s faults is discussing whatever does not concern it. The following Hadith of the Prophet [may Allah bless him and grant him peace] said: is enough to indicate the harm of this fault: ‘One of the merits of a person’s Islam is his abandoning what does not concern him.’
Abu Ubaida related that al-Hassan (RA) said: ‘One of the signs of Allah’s abandoning a servant is His making him preoccupied with what does not concern him.’
Sahl (RA) said: ‘Whoever talks about what does not concern him is deprived of truthfulness. ‘
This is the least harmful of the tongue’s faults. There are far worse things …like backbiting, gossiping, obscene and misleading talk, two-faced and hypocritical talk, showing off, quarreling, bickering, lying, mockery, derision, and falsehood; and there are many more faults that can affect a servant’s tongue, ruining his heart and causing him to lose both his happiness and pleasure in this life, and his success and profit in the next life.
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.