Sunday, October 30, 2011

Hooria Faheem Naats | Ho karam ki nazar

Hooria Faheem Naats | Ya Shafi e Umam Lilah Kardo Karam

Hooria Faheem Naats | Zameen Maili Nahin Hoti

Hooria Faheem Naats | Ho Karam Sarkar

Hooria Faheem | Main tu Panjtan ka Ghulam hoon Manqabat

Hooria Faheem | Ya Nabi Hum Gunahgaron Ko

Hooria Faheem | Apni Nisbat Se Mein Kuch Nahi Hoon

Hooria Faheem Qadri | Karam Mangti Hon

Hooria Faheem | Meray Sarkar Meray Ghar Aaye

Hooria Faheem | Noori Mehfil Pay Chaadar Tani Noor

Huriya Rafiq Qadri | Madina Aanay Wala Hai

Huriya Rafiq Qadri | Dar-e-Nabi S.A.W.W par para rahon ga

Madina Aanay Wala Hai - Huriya Rafiq Qadri

Hajj / Makkah and Medina Pilgrimage Guide Video (Urdu) Part 6

This a Hajj / Umra Documentary providing guidance to the pilgrims going on their journey to Makkah and Medina. It is in Urdu language. It is a step by step guide providing details of the Hajj religious rituals, history of the Holyland and Duas. It comes in 6 parts.

Hajj / Makkah and Medina Pilgrimage Guide Video (Urdu) Part 5

This a Hajj / Umra Documentary providing guidance to the pilgrims going on their journey to Makkah and Medina. It is in Urdu language. It is a step by step guide providing details of the Hajj religious rituals, history of the Holyland and Duas. It comes in 6 parts.

Hajj / Makkah and Medina Pilgrimage Guide Video (Urdu) Part 4

This a Hajj / Umra Documentary providing guidance to the pilgrims going on their journey to Makkah and Medina. It is in Urdu language. It is a step by step guide providing details of the Hajj religious rituals, history of the Holyland and Duas. It comes in 6 parts.

Hajj / Makkah and Medina Pilgrimage Guide Video (Urdu) Part 3

This a Hajj / Umra Documentary providing guidance to the pilgrims going on their journey to Makkah and Medina. It is in Urdu language. It is a step by step guide providing details of the Hajj religious rituals, history of the Holyland and Duas. It comes in 6 parts.

Hajj / Makkah and Medina Pilgrimage Guide Video (Urdu) Part 2)

This a Hajj / Umra Documentary providing guidance to the pilgrims going on their journey to Makkah and Medina. It is in Urdu language. It is a step by step guide providing details of the Hajj religious rituals, history of the Holyland and Duas. It comes in 6 parts.

If you wish to download the video files in WMV format. With request for prayers, if any one of you in fortune to goes on hajj or umra.

Hajj / Makkah and Medina Pilgrimage Guide Video (Urdu) Part 1)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Difference between Hajj Types

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The types of Hajj are as follows:

Tamattu`: At or before reaching the miqat (the place where one must enter ihram), the person enters into ihram for `Umrah only. He performs `Umrah first, then goes out of ihram until 8 Dhul-Hijjah, when he or she enters into ihram again for Hajj. This is the most common type for people from outside ofSaudiArabia.

Qiran: The person enters into ihram for both `Umrah and Hajj, and does not go out of ihram until the Day of Sacrifice (`Eid Al-Adha) at Mina. In this type of Hajj, the pilgrim has to stick to the restrictions of ihram for a longer period of time.

Ifrad: The person enters into ihram only for the Hajj and takes it off only on the Day of Sacrifice.

Fulfilling the Rights of Others Before Performing Hajj

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon His Messenger.

Elaborating more on this, Dr. Husam al-Din Ibn Musa `Afana, professor of Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence at Al-Quds University, Palestine, states:

Almighty Allah says: (And eat not up your property among yourselves in vanity, nor seek by it to gain the hearing of the judges that ye may knowingly devour a portion of the property of others wrongfully. ) (Al-Baqarah 2: 188) Almighty Allah also says: (O ye who believe! Fulfill your undertakings…) (Al-Ma’idah 5: 1) 

Tips to Maximize Hajj Benefits

Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states,

Hajj is the fifth pillar of Islam. It is the peak and culmination of the acts of worship. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever performs the rites of Hajj, while having refrained from acts of lewdness, obscenity and wrangling, will return home like a new born (i.e., free from all sins).” He (peace and blessings be upon him) also said, “A virtuous Hajj entails no other reward than Paradise.”

The question, however, remains: What is meant by a virtuous Hajj?

The answer is not hard to find when we closely peruse the teachings of the Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) as well as the wise instructions of the scholars and imams.

The Best Type of Hajj

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

The types of Hajj are as follows:

Tamattu`: At or before reaching the miqat, the person enters into Ihram for `Umrah only. He performs `Umrah first, then goes out of Ihram until 8 Dhul-Hijjah, when he enters into Ihram again for Hajj. This is the most common type for people from outside ofSaudiArabia.

Qiran: The person enters into Ihram for both `Umrah and Hajj, and does not go out of Ihram until the Day of Sacrifice (`Eid al-Ad-ha) at Mina. In this type of Hajj, one has to stick to the restrictions of Ihram for a longer period of time.

Ifrad: The person enters into Ihram only for the Hajj and takes it off only on the Day of Sacrifice.

Hajj A Universal Message for Peace

Inner Peace
Hajj rituals fill a Muslim’s heart with inner peace and tranquilly. Inner peace is one of the significant blessings and fruits of hajj. Various rituals of hajj purify one’s body and soul. Hajj is all about the remembrance of Allah (dhikr), repentance, du`aa’, seeking Allah’s forgiveness, devotion, and acquiring refined morals and values, which all lead to inner peace.

From the very beginning of the hajj trip, a Muslim declares “labayka Allahumma hajjan (O Allah, I wholeheartedly resolve to offer hajj only for Your Sake)”. When a pilgrim departs his homeland, he leaves his family and money in Allah’s Trust. This implants in one’s heart true reliance on Allah. When the pilgrim puts off his normal clothes and wears the clothes of iharm, he then remembers that one day he will leave this world with nothing, and that what counts are only good deeds. Throughout the hajj trip, a Muslim engages himself in much dhikr and reflection on Allah’s creation. This meaning is clear in the following Qur’anic verses on hajj and its rituals:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

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Righteousness and Sin (part 2 of 2): Sin and Human Conscience

Description: Clinging to righteousness and avoiding sin is not just about worshipping One God without partner through conventional rituals. It goes far beyond that to one’s moral and mannerly behavior, taking heed of one’s conscience, and seeking with one’s heart. Part 2: Sin is what bothers the conscience and is shameful to the righteous heart.

In the second part of this narration, the Prophet mentioned another subtle aspect of sin, which is that sin is anything which bothers a righteous person’s conscience and which a person seeks to hide from others. An array of actions comes into a person’s mind once they hear these words.

God has inspired within each soul the ability, although limited, to recognize truth from falsehood.

“He inspired it (the soul) to know its sin and its piety.” (Quran 91:8)

As long as a person seeks righteousness, they will know when they have done something wrong through their conscience, even though they might find numerous ways to excuse themselves for what they are doing. They would never like anyone to come to know of that thing, for they are ashamed of it; their religion is enriched with shyness, shame and bashfulness. The Prophet said:

Righteousness and Sin (part 1 of 2): Righteousness is Good Character

Description: Clinging to righteousness and avoiding sin is not just about worshipping One God without partner through conventional rituals. It goes far beyond that to one’s moral and mannerly behavior, taking heed of one’s conscience, and seeking with one’s heart. Part 1: Righteousness defined by revelation and reason.
Pearls from His Sayings
An-Nawwas bin Sam’aan reported that Prophet Muhammad said:

“Righteousness is good character, and sin is whatever bothers you and you do not want people to know.” (Saheeh Muslim)

An-Nawwas bin Sam’aan is a famous companion of Prophet Muhammad. He belonged to the Arab tribe of Kallaab and settled in Syria after the death of the Prophet.

His report is collected by a scholar of hadeeth named Muslim bin Hajjaj, who was born in 817 CE in the city of Naishapur, in north-eastern Iran, and died there at the age of 58, in 875 CE. Muslim began studying the science of Prophetic hadeeth at the age of 15 and traveled to Iraq, Hijaz (Western Saudi Arabia), Syria, and Egypt to study under great hadeeth masters like al-Bukhari, Ahmad ibn Hanbal, and others. He compiled a book containing some 9,200 hadeeths which is known as Saheeh Muslim. Muslim scholars consider it to be the most authentic compilation of Prophetic hadeeths after Saheeh al-Bukhari.

The Scientific Miracles of the Prophet Muhammad Saying

The seven layers of the earth which scientists have recently discovered was eluded to by Prophet Muhammad 1400 years ago

A simple image of Earth and the interior layers. Windows to the Universe, at ( at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). ©1995-1999, 2000 The Regents of the University of Michigan; ©2000-05 University Corporation for Atmospheric Research.

The Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad is the second revealed source of Islam. Like the Quran, it contains scientific information unavailable 1400 years ago. From these miracles is the “seven” earths, mentioned by the Prophet in several of his sayings. From them are the following two:

Hadith 1

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Salamah that a dispute arose between him and some other people (about a piece of land). When he told Aisha (the Prophet’s wife) about it, she said, ‘O Abu Salamah! Avoid taking the land unjustly, for the Prophet said:

“Whoever usurps even one span of land of somebody, its depth through the seven earths will be collared to his neck.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, ‘Book of Oppression.’)

Hadith 2

Salim narrated on the authority of his father that the Prophet said:

“Whoever takes a piece of land of others unjustly, he will sink down the seven earths on the Day of Resurrection.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, ‘Book of Oppression.’)

How to Convert to Islam and Become a Muslim

The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others.

If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion of God, then, all one needs to do is pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The “Shahada” is the first and most important of the five pillars of Islam.

With the pronunciation of this testimony, or “Shahada”, with sincere belief and conviction, one enters the fold of Islam.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Muslim women speaking about hijab

The hijab and niqab worn by some Muslim women have hit the news lately, especially after France's ban on the veil worn by some Muslim women (niqab) went into effect, and after death threats against a British imam who held that wearing hijab (a scarf covering the hair) was a woman's choice (he also held that evolution and Islam need not be at odds). 

Some sort of headcovering for women is a common feature of Middle Eastern cultures (orthodox Jewish women cover their hair, too, and the men wear a hat or yarmulke at all times), which doesn't make it automatically good or bad, but it does make it different in other cultures, and that causes some tension. 

Tafsir of Ayat al Kursi

The title given to Surah al-Baqarah's 255th ayah by Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is “Ayat al Kursi” which would mean: “The verse (sign) of (Allah)’s Dominion” Literally Kursi means the “Footstool” but literal meaning cannot apply here therefore metaphorical meaning has to be taken into account as this magnificent verse explains Allah’s Existence, Sovereignty, Power, Knowledge rather the Dominion of Allah azza Wajjal.

Here we have divided the explanation of this verse into three sections for easy understanding

A) Translation of Ayat al Kursi
B) Fadhail (virtues) of Ayat al Kursi according to hadith and also it’s benefits
C) Finally Step by step explanation of this ayah

About Ahl as-Sunnat Wal Jama’at

The Ahl as-Sunnat Wal Jama’at is the largest group of Muslims and the only group whose beliefs and teachings are truly in accordance with the Noble Qur’an and Sunnah of the Most Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam). The beliefs of this group are the same as the beliefs of the Sahaba or Noble Companions of the Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa Sallam) and the Salf-e-Saliheen (our great pious predecessors). In many Ahadith,the Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) strongly advised the Muslims to follow his Sunnah and to remain steadfast upon the path of his Sahaba, the Salf-e-Saliheen.

1. Hazrat Abdullah Ibn-e-Abbas says that the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be upon Him) addressed the people at the time of last hajj“O people! I’m leaving behind among you, the Holy book (Quran) and the Sunnah. If you follow these in letter and spirit, you will never be strayed.” (Hakim Al-Mustadrik Book#1 Hadith # 318)

2. The Beloved Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Follow the way of the largest group of Muslims! For, he who deviates from this group will be thrown into Hell!” [Sunnan Ibn Majah, Hadith # 3950]

Hijab or Niqab?

This has been a matter of discussion amongst Muslims for ages, ulama supporting any of the 2 have concrete proofs, however the times we live in, the Ladies (especially modernist girls/women) are more inclined towards wearing Hijab rather than going for Niqab (If they are ready at first place) , the western mind set looks down upon noble women wearing Jilbab in its true sense (i.e. Niqab).

Note: Technically even Hijab refers to Proper covering from top to bottom, but here It will be referred for those who are not convinced with Face covering.

Some scholars have tried to reconcile between both viewpoints by offering choice to women whether they like to go for Hijab or Niqab (though Niqab is recommended), some like Nasir ud-din Albani have even gone to the extent of justifying that ruling on Hijab supercedes that of Niqaab, this according to us is a wrong conclusion, especially for our sisters in sub-continent where men are often seen preying at women (so in any given condition, anywhere in the world where the women may become easy targets of men satisfying their inner lustful desires, then the ruling of Niqab from merely recommended changes to Wajib and there indeed is proof of it rather a dominant one)

The Ruling on "Witr" prayer

For the easy understanding of readers this following article shall be divided into following 5 parts and then they shall be explained in detail

A) Importance + Legal status of the prayer itself
B) It’s number of rakats
C) Witr is prayed like Maghrib with one salutation in last Rakat.
D) Saying Qunoot before going in Ruku of Third Rakat.

E) For how Long does it’s time last?

Let us start with the Importance + Legal status of this prayer according to Shariah.

The ahnaaf are special in considering the witr prayer as “Wajib (necessary)” whereas the La-Madhabiyyah either consider it as Sunnat-e-Mu’akdah or Nafl prayer (Note: All 4 valid schools remain correct even if they differ with one another whereas the La-Madhabiyyah sect even if it reaches a right opinion they would still be Ahlul Bidah as they are not following a sound school of jurisprudence at first place.) The stance of Ahnaaf is most strict in regards to following Sunnah.

Reciting Surah al-Fatiha behind the Imam?

Recently it has been experienced that some people stubbornly claim that whosoever does not recite Surah al-Fatiha behind the Imam then his prayer is not acceptable (i.e. It is null and void). Whether it is necessary to recite behind the Imam or not is a minor issue, but when arrogant people make rigid statements like: Prayer of people who do not recite is “NULL AND VOID” then it becomes necessary to write a detailed refutation of such extremists. With the Grace of Allah “NOT” reciting behind Imam is something which is proven directly from Qur'an itself

In Light of Qur'an

Qur'an states: When the Qur’an is being recited then “LISTEN ATTENTIVELY AND REMAIN SILENT” so that mercy will be showered upon you".(7:204)

Tafsir Ibn Kathir R.A: Imam Ibn Kathir (rah) narrates from Abu Musa al-Ash’ari (ra), Abu Huraira (ra) and Ibn Masud (ra) that this ayah was revealed regarding “REMAINING SILENT WHEN IMAM RECITES”… Then Imam Ibn Kathir says:

The Prayer of Womankind

This article shall be based on overwhelming ahadith which establish from Prophet (Peace be upon him), Sahaba, Tabiyeen and great Fuqaha that prayer of woman is different in many ways from prayer of man.

Proof # 1

عن عبد الله بن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا جلست المرأة في الصلوة وضعت فخذها على فخذها الاخرى وإذا سجدت الصقت بطنها في فخذيها كالستر ما يكون لها وان الله تعالى ينظر إليها ويقول يا ملائكتى اشهدكم انى قد غفرت لها

Translation: Ibn Umar (ra) narrates that the Prophet (Peace be upon him) said: When a woman sits in prayer then she should place her one thigh upon the other and attach the stomach to her thighs so that it is more concealing for her. Indeed, Allah looks at her and informs the angels by saying: "O Angels! Be witness that I have forgiven her! [Sunnan al Bayhaqi al-Kubra (3/74)]

This hadith is reliable and also corroborated by many ahadith [I’laal al Sunnan (3/33)]

Note: This article is composed on the basis of "Sound Principle" that even if some hadith is weak in it's chain then it can become "Hasan (fair) or Sahih (correct)" due to many corroborating evidences, hence If some people dispute over a certain hadith then they would be wrong principally as the same matter is proven from many different Turaq which strengthen eachother, hence whole article with all ahadith with different turaq (ways) have to be understood. This is amongst the great principles in science of Hadith classification.

Visiting the Grave

Some people in this Present era believe that If somebody visits the graves of Pious people and take them as a means to Allah or seeks blessing through their relics, then this act is either Shirk or Biddah. Some even claim that this act wasn't done by Sahaba or in past centuries. Let us now see this in light of Quran and Hadith

وَكَذَلِكَ أَعْثَرْنَا عَلَيْهِمْ لِيَعْلَمُوا أَنَّ وَعْدَ اللَّهِ حَقٌّ وَأَنَّ السَّاعَةَ لاَ رَيْبَ فِيهَا إِذْ يَتَنَازَعُونَ بَيْنَهُمْ أَمْرَهُمْ فَقَالُوا ابْنُوا عَلَيْهِم بُنْيَانًا رَّبُّهُمْ أَعْلَمُ بِهِمْ قَالَ الَّذِينَ غَلَبُوا عَلَى أَمْرِهِمْ لَنَتَّخِذَنَّ عَلَيْهِم مَّسْجِدًا

Quran states: Thus did We make their case known to the people, that they might know that the promise of Allah is true, and that there can be no doubt about the Hour of Judgment. Behold, they dispute among themselves as to their affair. (Some) said, "Construct a building over them": Their Lord knows best about them: those who prevailed over their affair said, "Let us surely build a place of worship over them." (18:21)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Last Day Alive of our Beloeved Prophet

The Last Day Alive

In a narration by Anas bin Malik, he said: "While the Muslims were performing the dawn prayer on Monday �" led by Abû Bakr, they were surprised to see the Messenger of Allâh raising the curtain of ‘Aishah’s room. He looked at them while they were praying aligned properly and smiled cheerfully. Seeing him, Abû Bakr withdrew to join the lines and give way to him to lead the prayer. For he thought that the Prophet wanted to go out and pray." Anas said: "The Muslims, who were praying, were so delighted that they were almost too enraptured at their prayers. The Messenger of Allâh made them a gesture to continue their prayer, went into the room and drew down the curtain." [ibid. 21640]

The Messenger of Allâh sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam did not live for the next prayer time.

When it was daytime, the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam called Fatimah and told her something in a secret voice that made her cry. Then he whispered to her something else which made her laugh. ‘Aishah enquired from her after the Prophet’s death, as to this weeping and laughing to which Fatimah replied:

The death of our Beloeved Prophet (صلّى الله عليه وآله وسلّم)

The Start of the Disease

On Monday the twenty-ninth of Safar in the eleventh year of al-Hijra, he participated in funeral rites in al-Baqee'. On the way back he had a headache, his temperature rose so high that the heat effect could be felt over his headband. He led the Muslims in prayer for eleven days though he was sick. The total number of his sick days were either thirteen of fourteen.

The Last Week

When his sickness grew severe he asked his wives: "Where shall I stay tomorrow?" "Where shall I stay?" They understood what he wanted. So they allowed him to stay wherever he wished. He moved to 'Aishah's room leaning - while he was walking - on al-Fadl bin al-'Abbas and 'Alî bin Abî Tâlib. Head banded as he was, he dragged his feet till he came into her abode. It was there that he spent the last week of his life.

Martyrdom of Imam al-Hussain (Radhi Allah Anhu)

The Prophet (salallaho alaihi wasalam) said: Hussain is from me and I am from Hussain [Narrated by Tirimdhi in Merits of Al-Hassan and Hussain, Hadith No.3708, where he declared it Hasan (fair)]

The major trait of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jammah is immense love for the family of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) especially his grandsons whom he himself loved immensely, to write a detailed biography on merits of his 2 grandsons would require uncountable pages, therefore we have taken detailed extracts from the famous Al Bidayah Wal Nihayah, mentioning virtues of Imam Hussain (Radhi Allah Anhu), his martyrdom, “What actually happened, who was behind his martyrdom, who fought him, where when, how and why?” and how we should remember him.

The bravery of Al-Hussain (RA)

…Imam Hussain (RA) said: Dying is more worthy than doing this (i.e. going to Fajir/Fasiq/Dhalim Ibn Ziyad).

Imam Hussain (RA) said to his companions to ride their horses, and the ladies (of his family) also got ready, when you planned to go back the enemy stood inbetween your way and stopped you. Imam Hussain (RA) said to Hurr, May your mother lose you, what do you want? Hurr said: By Allah if amongst Arabs someone else had said this to me I would have taken Qisas and not spared that person’s mother, however we cannot mention your great mother except in good terms (i.e. Hadrat Fatima RA).

Analysis on visiting the Grave of Prophet (Peace be upon him)

Every believer has a desire to visit the Blessed Grave of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وسلم) during his life time. Some even spend their entire earning just to have a glimpse of it. But unfortunately some people from the minority sect have started corrupting the innocent minds of muslim ummah and thereby misleading them with false information. These extremist declare the act of visiting the Blessed Grave of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وسلم) as Biddah(Innovation) and Haram as was propagated by Ibn Taymiyyah whose verdict Imam Ibn Hajr al Asqalani (rah) rightly called as: "ONE OF THE MOST UGLY THINGS REPORTED FROM IBN TAYMIYYAH"

(ألزموا ابن تيمية بتحريم شد الرحل إلى زيارة قبر سيدنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلّم وأنكرنا صورة ذلك، وفي شرح ذلك من الطرفين طول، وهي من أبشع المسائل المنقولة عن ابن تيمية) [Fath ul Bari, Sharh Sahih ul Bukhari (3/386)] This will be shown later on in this article. Now let us analyze the hadiths on this issue.

Seeing of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) while Awake

This article shall deal with the ruling about Seeing Prophet (Peace be upon him) whilst awake and how It has been a known reality amongst the people of Ma’rifah (Deep knowledge). But before that Let us look:

In Light of the Glorious Quran

Quran states: It is He who hath sent among the unlettered ones a messenger of their own, to recite unto them His revelations and to make them grow, and to teach them the Scripture and wisdom, though heretofore they were indeed in error manifest(62:2)

The Next ayah says:

وَءَاخَرِينَ مِنْهُمْ لَمَّا يَلْحَقُواْ بِهِمْ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Conditions of Hajj being obligatory

Praise be to Allah.
The scholars (may Allah have mercy on them) have stated the conditions of Hajj being obligatory, which, if they are met, make it obligatory for a person to perform Hajj, and without them Hajj is not obligatory. There are five such conditions: being Muslim, being of sound mind, being an adult, being free and being able to do it.

1 – Being Muslim

This applies to all acts of worship, because worship done by a kaafir is not valid. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And nothing prevents their contributions from being accepted from them except that they disbelieved in Allaah and in His Messenger” [al-Tawbah 9:54]

Ruling on those who Disrespect the Prophets

Ruling on those who Disrespect the Prophets
Also importance of having immense love for Sayyidna Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم)

In this present era, some people "claim" to follow Quran and Sunnah strictly but at the same time they forget the basic fundamental of Islam i.e Adab (Respect) of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), rather they in their so called expression of Tawhid start using degrading words or comparing his (صلى الله عليه وسلم)'s 
status with other ordinary beings. 

Remember even Tawhid which comes through disrespect of Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) will for sure be rejected in the court of Allah, rather Jews got more cursed than Christians because they were degraders of Prophets whereas Christians being polytheists are called closest to Muslims. Now let us see the Islamic ruling on Ghustakh (Degrader, defamer, Insulter) of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
In Light of Quran and Hadith

City of Makkah

Makkat Al Mukarramah
Makkat al-Mukarramah or Makkah, is a city in the Makkah province of Saudi Arabia. Islamic tradition attributes the beginning of Mecca to Ishmael's descendants. Mecca is regarded as the holiest city in Islam. Every year more than 13 million Muslims visit Mecca annually, including several million who perform the Hajj (pilgrimage).  As a result, Mecca has become one of the most cosmopolitan and diverse cities in the Muslim world. Non-Muslims are prohibited from entering the city. Mecca and Medina are the only two places where the Quran was revealed.


The pilgrimage to Mecca attracts millions of Muslims from all over the world. There are two pilgrimages: the Hajj, and the Umrah.
The Hajj, the 'greater' pilgrimage is performed annually. Once a year, the Hajj, the greater pilgrimage, takes place in Mecca and nearby sites. During the Hajj, several million people of varying nationalities worship in unison. Every adult, healthy, sane Muslim who has the financial and physical capacity to travel to Mecca and can make arrangements for the care of his/her dependents during the trip, must perform the Hajj once in a lifetime.
Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage, is not obligatory, but is recommended in the Qur'an. Often, they perform the Umrah, the lesser pilgrimage, while visiting the Masjid al-Haram.



There has been a lot of confusion about how many Rakahs does Salaat ut-Tarawih have. The Muslims should be well aware that from past twelve centuries the Muslim Ummah has been performing at least twenty rakat of Tarawih (including inside Haramayn Shareefayn where Muslims till today are continuing this). This has been the practice of Muslims from the times of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace), the Sahaba (Allah be pleased with them), the Tabi'een and the Ulama (Allah have mercy upon them) until a new sect from Hijaz came into existence which shattered the Muslim unity on this issue. 

All they have is a singular hadith regarding "TAHAJJUD" which they misapply on Tarawih and thus misguide innocent Muslims. So let us see this in light of abundant proofs that Tarawih consists of 20 Rakahs.

Finality of Prophethood صلى الله عليه وسلم

The unanimous Belief of Muslim world is that Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is the Last and Final Messenger/Prophet of Allah. In other words Prophet-hood has ended with Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and those who do not believe in it are ventured out of the bounds of Islam.

This article is divided into different sections for better and clear understanding.
A) Lexicographical definitions
B) Proof from Quran in light of classical Mufasireen
C) Proof from overwhelming Sahih Ahadith
D) Consensus of Muslim scholars and Ummah
E) The Constitution Law of Pakistan (and declaration of Muslim world that Qadiyanis are Apostates/Kufaar)
F) The False Prophet i.e Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiyani al-Kaddhab and his false claims

Necessity of Loving Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم

In these present times, some people due to their misunderstanding consider the immense love for our beloved Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) equivalent to shirk. In spite of the fact that lovers of Prophet (Peace be upon him) consider him to be an "Abd (Slave) of Allah" and they have no intentions of comparing the Prophet (Peace be upon him) to Allah azza Wajjal (Naudhobillah), the comparison only comes due to ill thinking of opponents who look for ways just to accuse Muslims of Shirk and Kufr but what they forget is that their false takfir would return back upon themselves rather than it being applicable on the accused.

Let us Analyze this in light of Quran and Hadith

قُلْ إِن كَانَ آبَاؤُكُمْ وَأَبْنَآؤُكُمْ وَإِخْوَانُكُمْ وَأَزْوَاجُكُمْ وَعَشِيرَتُكُمْ وَأَمْوَالٌ اقْتَرَفْتُمُوهَا وَتِجَارَةٌ تَخْشَوْنَ كَسَادَهَا وَمَسَاكِنُ تَرْضَوْنَهَا أَحَبَّ إِلَيْكُم مِّنَ اللّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَجِهَادٍ فِي سَبِيلِهِ فَتَرَبَّصُواْ حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ اللّهُ بِأَمْرِهِ وَاللّهُ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْفَاسِقِينَ


Medina, al-Madīnah l-Munawwarah, is a city in the Hejaz region of western Saudi Arabia, and serves as the capital of the Al Madinah Province. It is the second holiest city in Islam, and the burial place of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), and it is historically significant for being his home after the Hijrah. Before the advent of Islam, the city was known as Yathrib, but was personally renamed by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).    
Medina is home to the three oldest mosques in Islam, namely; Al-Masjid al-Nabawi (The Prophet's Mosque), Quba Mosque (the first mosque in Islam's history), and Masjid al-Qiblatain (the mosque where the qibla was switched to Mecca).
Because of the Saudi government's religious policy and concern that historic sites could become the focus for idolatry, much of Medina's Islamic physical heritage has been destroyed since the beginning of Saudi rule.