Thursday, 21 April 2011

"There is no part in Islaam for the person who does not perform his salaah"

Hadhrat Abu Maleeh reports that he heard Hadhrat Umar (r.a.) say from the pulpit, "There can be no Islaam in the person who does not perform salaah.,,
(Ibn Sa'd, as quoted in Kanzul Ummaal vol.4 Pg.180).

Hadhrat Umar (r.a.) is Roused from his Coma with the Announcement of Salaah

Hadhrat Miswar bin Makhramah (r.a.) reports, I went to see Umar (r.a.) when he was covered in a sheet (and still in a coma after he had been attacked). 'How is he?' I asked. 'Just as you see him (he has not yet roused from his coma),' the others replied. I then said, 'Rouse him with salaah because there is nothing as effective in rousing him as salaah.' The others then called out, 'Salaah, 0 Ameerul Mu'mineen!' 'What!' Hadhrat Umar (r.a.) said with a start, 'By Allaah! I will then have to perform it. There is no part in Islaam for the person who does not perform his salaah.' He then performed his salaah even though blood was flowing from his wound."
Tabraani, reporting from reliable sources as confirmed by Haythami (Vol. I Pg.295).

Another narration from Hadhrat Miswar (r.a.) states that after Hadhrat Umar (r.a.) was stabbed, he fell into a coma. Someone said, "If he is still alive, you will not be able to rouse him with anything more effective in jolting him than with salaah." Someone then said, "Salaah, 0 Ameerul Mu'mineen! The time for salaah has already set in!" Hadhrat Umar (r.a.) regained consciousness and said, ''What! Salaah!? By Allaah! I will then have to perform it. There is no part in Islaam for the person who does not perform his salaah."
Ibn Sa'd (Vol.3 Pg.350).

(From 'Hayatus Sahabah' by Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Khandhlawi)

Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) weeps in Salaah

Hadhrat Aa'isha (r.a.) says: "After spending the night, Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) would be summoned (to salaah) by Bilaal (r.a.) calling out the Adhaan. He would then get up and take a bath. I would then see the water dripping on his cheek and beard as he left for salaah, after which I would hear him weep in salaah."
Abu Ya'la, reporting from reliable sources as confirmed by Haythami (Vol.2 Pg.89).

Hadhrat Ubayd bin Umayr (r.a.) once asked Hadhrat Aa'isha (r.a.):  "Tell me what the most remarkable incident that you saw with Rasulullaah (s.a.w.)." Hadhrat Aa'isha (r.a.) was silent for awhile and then she said, "One night Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) said to me, 'Do excuse me to worship my Rabb tonight.' 'By Allaah!' I replied, 'While I love to be near you, I also love anything that pleases you.' Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) then stood up, performed wudhu and started performing salaah. He wept so much as he was sitting that his lap became wet (with tears). He then continued weeping until his beard was drenched. He had then eventually wept so much more that the ground around him became soaked. When Bilaal (r.a.) came to inform him that the time for salaah had arrived, he saw Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) weeping and asked, '0 Rasulullaah ! Why do you weep so much when Allaah has forgiven all your previous and future errors?' Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) replied, 'Should I then not be a grateful slave? A tremendous verse has been revealed to me tonight. Woe be to the person who recites it without pondering over it: (The verse is)

"Verily in the  (perfect and wonderful) creation of the heavens and the earth (and whatever is within these) and in the alternation (changing) of the night and day are signs (that show Allaah's great power) for those who have intelligence (who care to ponder). (Those who have intelligence are) They who remember Allaah while standing, sitting and lying down (they do not forget Allaah at any time), and they think about the creation of the heavens and earth (so that they may be able to see Allaah's greatness in this). (Then, amazed by Allaah's creation, they say) "Our Rabb You have not created all this without a purpose! (These things certainly display Your power and greatness and have not been created in vain). We glorify Your purity (none can ever be equal to You) so save us from the punishment of the Fire  (of Jahannam) ... " {Surah Al-Imraan, verses 190+ } 

Ibn Hibbaan, as quoted in Targheeb wat Tarheeb (Vo1.3 Pg.32).
(From 'Hayatus Sahabah' by Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Khandhlawi)

Monday, 4 April 2011

Do Not Make a Spectacle of Yourself

Hadhrat Abdullaah bin Amr (r.a.) narrates that hadhrat Umayma bint Ruqayqa (r.a.) approached to pledge her allegiance to Islaam. Rasulullaah (s.a.w.) said to her,

"I require you to pledge that you shall not ascribe any partner to Allaah, not steal, not fornicate, not kill your child, not come forth with slander which you fabricate before your two hands and legs, not wail at the death of anyone and not to make a spectacle of yourself as women made spectacles of themselves during the first Period of Ignorance."

Tabraani as appears in Majma'uz Zawaa'id (Vol.6 Pg.37). It is also narrated by Nasa'ee, Ibn Maajah, Ahmad and Tirmidhi as mentioned in the Tafseer of Ibn Katheer (Vo1.4 Pg.352).

(From 'Hayatus Sahabah' by Maulana Muhammad Yusuf Khandhlawi)