Hadrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu anhu reported that:
One day at his home he was discussing with others the events of the birth of our beloved Prophet Sayyedina Muhammad Mustufa Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam and the listeners were enhanced by what they heard, they thanked Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala
sent Durood upon our Beloved Prophet Sayyedina Muhammad Mustufa Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam.
At that moment our Beloved Prophet S! ayyedina Muhammad Mustufa Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam came, to them suddenly and said to them, " My Intercession for you is made accepted".
(Kitabul- Tanweer, p25)
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The following story was narrated to us by brother Mahmud from Preston, England. Once, he along with a group of Muslims were visiting a city for inviting others to Allah. They happened to pass by a group of youths who were Muslims by birth but became gang members. The brothers didn’t give those gang members the negative attitude that others give while passing by them. Rather, they went and hand-shook with them out of brotherhood. With love and affection, the brothers invited the youths to come to the Masjid. Not being familiar with such kindness, the gang members were surprised and decided to come to the Masjid for once. These youths were so much away from Islam that they were smoking in the Masjid and doing a lot of other disrespectful acts. However, brother Mahmud and others were discussing with them about the Greatness of Allah with patience and endurance. A time came when the brothers had to return to their homes and before leaving they advised the gang members to turn towards Allah.
After several years, brother Mahmud was attending a large gathering of Muslims when suddenly someone called him from the back. There were few people dressed in sunnah standing behind him. They asked brother Mahmud if he recognizes them. They told him, �We are those gang members whom you visited few years back. We decided to go out and learn more about Islam and eventually changed our lives.�
Dear readers, we should never underestimate certain people because of the way they are as every individual has the capacity to become a friend of Allah. It is only Allah who guides; we can only try with kindness to reach out to their hearts.
Say: "Shall we indeed call on others besides Allah,- things that can do us neither good nor harm,- and turn on our heels after receiving guidance from Allah. – like one whom the evil ones have made into a fool, wandering bewildered through the earth, his friends calling, come to us’, (vainly) guiding him to the path." Say: "(Allah)’s guidance is the (only) guidance, and we have been directed to submit ourselves to the Lord of the worlds(AL QURAN 6:71)
Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (radi Allahu anhu) says,
"Whosoever spends one dirham on the birthday (Moulood) of the Prophet (sall Allaho alaihi wasallam), he will be with me in Jannat."
(An Ne’matul Kubra)
Hazrat Sayyidina Ali (karam Allah ala wajhu) says that, “Whoso ever respects the Mawlad Shareef and is a means of motivating a Meelad function, He will take from this world the gift of Imaan and He will enter Jannah without any questioning.” (AnNe’matul Kubra Pages 7/8 – Published Istanbul-Turkey)
The Beloved Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi
wa Sallam celebrated his own Milad by having fast.
When the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam was asked about the fast of Monday. He Salla Allahu ta’ala ‘alayhi wa Sallam said:
"I took birth and the Quran was revealed upon me in this day."
(Mishkat Sharif, Page 179)
Hadith relating to the importance of al-Ikhlâs:
According to al-Bukhari, Abu Sa`id (R.A.)narrated that the Messenger (S.A.W.W.) of Allah said to his Companions:
"Is one of you not able to recite a third of the Qur’an in a single night?"
This was something that was difficult for them and they said, "Which of us is able to do that, O Messenger of Allah?”
To which He (S.A.W.W.) replied,
"ALLAH UL WAHIDUS SAMADO SULUSUL QURAN "
Allah al-Wahid as-Samad is a third of the Qur’an.
The Khatam Sharif of Giyarwin Sharif (گیارھویں شریف) is used to held on the 11th night of every month at Darbar-e-Aliya Mundair Sharif Syedan. The pictures of monthly Giyarwin Sharif of last month (Safar 1431) has been uploaded at facebook. The link to the album is http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=394434&id=747330013&l=3326589f25
"You will not be among those that Jibreel alayhi salaam made duaa against and the Prophet sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam replied “Ameen” (O Allah, grant it). It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ascended the minbar and said: “Ameen, ameen, ameen.” It was said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, you ascended the minbar and said, ‘Ameen, ameen, ameen.” He said: “Jibreel came to me and said: ‘If Ramadan comes and a person is not forgiven, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen. He said: ‘O Muhammad, if both or one of a person’s parents are alive and he does not honour them and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen. He said: ‘If you are mentioned in a person’s presence and he does not send blessings upon you and he dies, he will enter Hell and Allah will cast him far away. Say Ameen.’ So I said Ameen.” [ibn Hibbaan, Saheeh Al-Albani]"
When a dispute arises
as to the ownership of the husk,
the husk belongs
to the one who possesses the kernel.
The heavenly sphere is the husk;
the light of the spirit is the core.
This sky is visible; spirit is not;
but don’t stumble because of this.
The body is manifest;
Life’s spirit is hidden:
The body is like a sleeve;
the spirit is the hand.
-Mawlana Rumi (r)