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The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History By Michael H. Hart


The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History by Michael H. Hart

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40 Ahadith on the Excellence of Hasanain al-Kareemain Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhuma URDU


From: Noori

فضائل و مناقب حسنين الكريمين
سيدنا امام حسن و سيدنا امام حسين رضي الله عنهما

 

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Virtues of the Ahl al-Bayt: A means unto the revival of the dead soul


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All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation. The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Owner of the Day of Recompense. Who blessed us being the Ummah of His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam. Who sanctified our hearts with the Love and Affection towards His Beloved Rasool Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam. Who blessed us with the most precious treasure of Iman (Faith). Countless Salutations, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon the Cream of the Creation; Mercy for all Worlds; Seal of the Prophets Sayyiduna wa Mawlana MuHammadur Rasoolullah Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam, His Blessed Parents, His entire Family, His Progeny, His Companions and all those who Follow Him!!

Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala says in the Holy Qur’an:

قل لا أسألكم عليه أجرا إلا المودة في القربى
say (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him) “I do not ask any fee from you upon this, except the love between close ones” [Surah al-Shoora, Verse 23]


Sa’eed bin Mansur in his Sunan narrates from Sa’eed bin Jubayr Radi Allahu Ta’ala Anhu, He said:

قربى رسول الله صلى الله تعالىٰ عليه وسلم
In this verse close ones refers to the relatives of the Prophet SallAllaho Alaihi wa ala Aalihi wa Sahbihi wa Baaraka wa Sallam. [Jami’ al-Bayan, Vol. 11, Page 144 | Zakhair al-‘Uqba, Page 33, Durr al-Manthur, Vol. 5, Page 701 | Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 3, Page 288]

This reveals that love for the Muslim relatives of the beloved Prophet through either blood or marriage is obligatory (Fard) upon each and every Muslim, neglect of which will prompt questioning by Allah SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala.

Following are the few out of many sacred and blessed Ahadith containing the virtues of the Ahl al-Bait al-Kiraam Alaihim ar-Ridwan and thereby reveal the rank of the beloved Prophet’s Ahl al-Bait and relatives

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Journey of a Seeker Of Sacred Knowledge

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All praise is for Allah who ennobled the ability of those who desire to be his servants. I testify that there is no deity except Allah, the King of the distressed and the happy, I testify that our master Muhammad is his beloved Messenger, who establishes the right path, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, his family, his companions and the outstanding leaders.

The excellence and virtues of the second caliph of Islam, Sayyiduna Umar al-Farooq, may Allah be pleased with him, are more than can be counted. Here, I am mentioning the most famous ones. I only wish to bless myself by serving him by this remnant to benefit he who does not know much of his virtues by the ignorance before him. This small collection of Traditions will in sha Allah increase and elevate his rank in our hearts and minds and tell us of his…

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Ghaus E Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani

There was a great Saint by the name of Shaykh Ahmad Jaam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) who used to travel on a lion wherever he went. In every city that he visited it was his habit to ask the people of the city to send one cow for his lion’s meal. One day he travelled to Baghdad, and sent one of his disciples to Hazrat Ghaus E Azam Shaykh Abdul Qadir al-Jilani Alayhi Rahma and commanded that a cow be sent to him, as a meal for his lion.

The great Ghaus (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) was already aware of his coming and had already arranged for a cow to be kept for the lion. He sent one of his disciples with the cow to Shaykh Ahmad Jaam (Radiallahu Ta’ala Anh) and as the disciple took the cow with him, a weak and old stray dog which used to sit outside the home…

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Virtues of Surah al-Kahaf


Reciting Surah al-Kahaf on Friday:

مشکوۃ شریف:جلد دوم:حدیث نمبر 685             
حضرت ابوسعید رضی اللہ عنہ راوی ہیں کہ نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم نے فرمایا جو شخص جمعہ کے دن سورت کہف پڑھتا ہے تو اس کے لئے (یعنی اس کے دل میں ایمان و ہدایت کا) نور دوسرے جمعہ تک روشن رہتا ہے بیہقی نے اس روایت کو دعوات کبیر میں نقل کیا ہے۔

Mishkhaat, Hadith # 685:

Abu Sa’id Khudri reported that the Beloved and the Blessed Prophet ﷺ has stated, ‘Whoever recites Surah Kahaf on a Friday, a Nur is illuminated for him between two Fridays’.

Same Hadith at other places: Mishkaat, Hadith # 701;

In one narration, it is mentioned, ‘Whoever recites it on the night before Friday [i.e. the night between Thursday and Friday], a Nur is illuminated between him and Bayt-ul-‘Atiq (i.e. the blessed K’abah)’.

Places of second narration: Shu’ab-ul-Iman, vol. 2, Hadith # 2444; Sunan al-Darmi, Hadith # 1231

سنن دارمی:جلد دوم:حدیث نمبر 1231        حدیث موقوف      
حضرت ابوسعید رضی اللہ عنہ فرماتے ہیں جو شخص جمعہ کی رات میں سورت کہف کی تلاوت کرے گا یہ سورت اس کے اور خانہ کعبہ کے درمیان نور بن جائے گی۔

 

 

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Paul Salahuddin Armstrong

The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu `alaihi wa sallam, said, “Grab five things before five others: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your wealth before your poverty, your free-time before your preoccupation, and your life before your death.” [al-Hakim]

The Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said, “Lose no time to do good deeds before you are caught up by one of seven calamities awaiting you:

* A starvation which may impair your wisdom
* A prosperity which may mislead you
* An ailment which may damage your health
* Old age which may harm your senses
* A sudden death
* The Dajjal (Antichrist)
* Or Doomsday, which is indeed the hardest and most bitter.”

[at-Tirmidhi, al-Baihaqi]

The Prophet, sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam, said, “If one becomes worried, he hurries up, and if he hurries up, he sooner reaches his destination.” [at-Tirmidhi, al-Hakim]

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