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What Muhajir and Pathan Can Learn From the Qur’an

By Umer Sultan| “Lets move from the Jahiliyyah to the nobility of Islam!”

The sanctity of Ramadan is meaningless for them. The open doors of Heavens are meaningless for them. Seeking forgiveness for the past shortfalls and asking Allah for guidance is meaningless for them. What is meaningful for them, however, is to shed blood of their Muslim brothers because Allah had created them into different languages and ethnicity.

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I am not talking about Syria in which the government forces are shooting down the Muslims praying in the Mosques. I am talking about the situation in Karachi in which over 300+ people have died and counting, where the city has been hijacked by mainly two secularist-ethnic nationalist parties-ANP- Awami National Party (Pathan) and MQM- formerly Muhajir Qaumi Movement (Muhajir). Target killings are the norm in the city, and the sins of the dead & their families is that they belong to one of the two ethnic groups- Pathan or Muhajir, or they happened to be the bystanders, where as, the PPP-Pakistan Peoples Party, is having a low-profile in the conflict.

Pathan are Pashto speaking people from the North Western region of Pakistan neighboring Afghanistan. Muhajir are Urdu speaking people who migrated from India to Pakistan. This insanity is also part of  the Global War on Terror. The MQM that claims to uphold the rights of Muhajir has Continue reading

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Hadith 24: Give Up Arguing, Lying Jokes and Perfect Your Akhlaq (Character)

Abu Umamah al-Bahili reports: Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:I guarantee a house in the lower portion of Jannah for whoever gives up arguing even if he is right, and a house in the middle of Jannah for whoever gives up lying even if he is joking, and a house for in the highest level of Jannah for whoever perfects their akhlaq. [Abu Dawood]”Spreading Hadith One Post Per Day” series.Hadith # 24.27/Ramadan/1430 AH. … Read More

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Hadith 19: Prophet Raced With His Wife

Sayyidah Aisha related to us:“(Once) I was accompanying the Messenger of Allah on a journey and we ran a race, and I won. Afterwards, when I had grown fat, we, (again), competed (with each-other) in a race, and this time, he won. Upon it, the Prophet remarked: “Now, we quit.” {Abu Dawood}Commentary: Indeed this is a pointer to those who have no place for such a thing in their lives.[Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani. Ma’ariful Hadith, Volume 3, Pg. … Read More

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Hadith 18.1: Religion is Naseehah- Intro

On the authority of Abu Ruqayyah Tameem ibn Aus (R.A) the Prophet (SAW) said:“The religion is naseehah.” The people said, “To whom?” The Prophet (SAW) replied: “To Allah and to His Book and to His Messenger and to the Leaders of the Muslims and to the common folk of the Muslims.” (Recorded by Muslim)*Note*: “[…]” means that sentence ended but there is more to it. Also this Hadith will be covered in several different posts. Salutations has been om … Read More

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Hadith 4: Anger Management

Hadith 4- Anger ManagementIt is related by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:“He is not a wrestler who overpowers his rival, but he who keeps himself under control when roused to anger.” (Bukhari and Muslim).Commentary: It shows that the most dangerous enemy of man, against whom he should always remain on guard, is his own self, and to keep it in check when one is provoked is not in everybody’s power. Hence, a real wrestler or strong … Read More

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Hadith 24: Give Up Arguing, Lying Jokes and Perfect Your Akhlaq (Character)

Abu Umamah al-Bahili reports: Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said:

I guarantee a house in the lower portion of Jannah for whoever gives up arguing even if he is right, and a house in the middle of Jannah for whoever gives up lying even if he is joking, and a house for in the highest level of Jannah for whoever perfects their akhlaq. [Abu Dawood]

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Hadith # 24.

27/Ramadan/1430 AH.

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Hadith 19: Prophet Raced With His Wife

Sayyidah Aisha related to us:

“(Once) I was accompanying the Messenger of Allah on a journey and we ran a race, and I won. Afterwards, when I had grown fat, we, (again), competed (with each-other) in a race, and this time, he won. Upon it, the Prophet remarked: “Now, we quit.” {Abu Dawood}

Commentary: Indeed this is a pointer to those who have no place for such a thing in their lives.

[Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani. Ma’ariful Hadith, Volume 3, Pg. 393. “Book of Monetary and Mutual Dealings,” Darul-Ishaat, Karachi, 2002.]

Hadith 11: Treat Your Women Good

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Hadith # 19.

22/Ramadan/1430 AH.

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Hadith 18.1: Religion is Naseehah- Intro

On the authority of Abu Ruqayyah Tameem ibn Aus (R.A) the Prophet (SAW) said:

“The religion is naseehah.” The people said, “To whom?” The Prophet (SAW) replied: “To Allah and to His Book and to His Messenger and to the Leaders of the Muslims and to the common folk of the Muslims.” (Recorded by Muslim)

*Note*: “[…]” means that sentence ended but there is more to it. Also this Hadith will be covered in several different posts. Salutations has been omitted for most part.

Commentary:
Some of the scholars said that if thousands of hadith of the Prophet (SAW) would be lost, this hadith would be sufficient to guide the Muslims. Abu Dawood stated that this is one of the hadith around which all of fiqh revolves. Some scholars have called this hadith one fourth of the religion but in fact, as shall be seen below, its meaning encompasses the entirety of the religion of Islam. [pg 478]

The Meaning of Naseehah:

The commentator on hadith Al-Khattaabi stated that naseehah is a comprehensive word that embodies every type of virtue and the wanting or desire for all forms of goodness. Both, al-Khattaabi and ibn Hajr, have stated there is no other word in the Arabic language that is so comprehensive. […] Al-Raaghib al-Isfahaani has given the shareeah definition of the term as, “Naseehah is the seeking of an action or statement that contains goodness and improvement for other person.” Ibn Salaah has stated that the essence of naseehah is where the one doing the naseehah (sincere well-wishing) truly seeks the best for the one to whom he is making naseehah… Ibn Uthamain makes this point in even clearer terms. He says that

naseehah implies that a person loves for his brother what is good, calls him to it, makes it clear to him and encourages him to do it. This is part and parcel of the true religion of Islam. This is the real way of the believers. […]

[pg 480]

The Messengers and Naseehah:

Naseehah implies that one advises and guides others to what is best for them in this life and the Hereafter. This was first and foremost the job of the Messengers. That is why, in the Quran, Allah has described many of them as fulfilling this role of persons giving naseehah. […]
[pg 481]

(Naseehah)To Allah:

When asked to whom this naseehah is due that Prophet (SAW) first said, “To Allah.” Making naseehah to Allah requires the fulfilling of the obligatory duties in the best way possible (ihsaan). The naseehah to Allah cannot be complete or perfect without this. This should be a goal of every Muslim. However, this cannot be done without a love for what He has ordered. This also implies that a Muslim should strive to get as close to Allah as possible by doing voluntary good deeds and by forbidding the forbidden and avoiding dislikes acts. […]

Obviously, the one who benefits from this naseehah is not Allah. Allah is Self-Sufficient and is not in need to any of His creatures. Instead, it is the servant of Allah himself that benefits from this act. When he makes naseehah to Allah, he is purifying himself and bringing himself closer to Allah. Hence, Allah has made this act obligatory upon individuals and it is the person himself who alone benefits from this act. Such is the grace and mercy of Allah.
[pg 483]

Source: Jamaal al-Din M. Zarabozo, Commentary of the Forty Hadith of Imam Nawawi, Volume 1, Hadith 7. Al Basheer Company for Publication and Translations, 1999.

[The intent was sincere. If the publisher or the author really has an objection I will delete these posts ~ Umer Sultan]

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Hadith # 18.

18/Ramadan/1430 AH.

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Hadith 4: Anger Management

Hadith 4- Anger Management

It is related by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah said:

He is not a wrestler who overpowers his rival, but he who keeps himself under control when roused to anger.” (Bukhari and Muslim).

Commentary: It shows that the most dangerous enemy of man, against whom he should always remain on guard, is his own self, and to keep it in check when one is provoked is not in everybody’s power. Hence, a real wrestler or strong man is he who retrains himself when enraged and does not do a thing that may be wrong or undesirable.

We, further, learn from it that what Allah and the Prophet demand of us is not that we never get angry—it is natural tendency from which even the Prophets were not exempt—but that we do not lose control over ourselves when provoked and avoid behaving in a way that is repugnant to the spirit of servitude to Allah.

[Maulana Muhammad Manzoor Nomani. Ma’ariful Hadith, Volume 1, Pg. 380. “Book of Manners,” Darul-Ishaat, Karachi, 2002.]

Different methods given in Ahadith for anger management are:
1] “…and when anyone of you is feeling angry, he should keep quit…” (Musnad Ahmed and Tabarani).
2] “…he should sit down if he is standing –continued below
3] If anger subsides (as a result of it), well and good, and if it does not, he should lie down.” (Musnad Ahmed and Tirmidhi)
4] “…when anyone of you is seized with anger, let him perform wudu (ablution that is performed before Praying).” (Abu Dawood)
5] I have also heard that we should drink water. Due to time constraint I could not find the specific hadith about drinking water! If you can find it please leave it in Comment.

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Hadith # 4.

4/Ramadan/1430 AH.

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