This is a statement by that person, whom by Allah, if he sets his holy feet on the chest or eyes of any Muslim, will gain the peace and pleasure of both the world! It is stated in "Fathul Kadeer", "Tahtawi" and "Raddul Mukhtaar" that, "If a new path is created in a Muslim graveyard by any person then it is Haraam to walk on it because it must have been made over graves. On the contrary, old pathways were made avoiding graves. Therefore, to walk on them is quite in order". Once, in the presence of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), a person was walking out of a graveyard with his shoes on, Rasoolullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) said: "O you who have shaved your hair, are you wearing shoes? Throw your shoes away. Do not harm the people of the grave so that they may not harm you". To perform Salaah on graves, to perform Salaah facing graves, to stand or set foot on a grave, to build a masjid on graves and to farm and cultivate on graves are all forbidden and Haraam.
Friday, November 21, 2014
hen a person visits a fellow Muslim who is ill, then he gains the Mercy of Almighty Allah and the gift of Jannat. The Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has stated: "If a Muslim visits his fellow Muslim brother who is ill in the morning, then 70 000 Angels pray for that person until the night and if he visits at night then they pray for him till the morning, and due to his Iyaadat, he gains a garden in Paradise. " In another Hadith, it has been narrated that if a person makes fresh Wudhu and intends to visit an ill person only for Sawaab, then he is kept away from Hell as far as the distance of a 70 year journey. It is also Sunnah to allow the sick person to eat whatever he desires. When visiting a sick person, one should not be rowdy, unpleasant or unkind. Do not visit the sick person for a long period. You should make D'ua and then take leave. When visiting the sick also ask the sick person to make Du'a for you since their Du'as are readily accepted
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
AN ISLAMIC JUDICIAL QUERY QUESTION: What is the ruling of the Ulema of Islam on the following matter: Zaid, who is a Muslim and believes in Almighty Allah and the Prophethood of his beloved Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam), recites after every Salaah and at other times, the following verses:As Salaatu Was Salaamu Alaika Ya Rasoolullah - "Peace and Blessings upon you, O Messenger of Allah."Or As Alukash Shafaa'atu Ya Rasoolullah - "I seek from you Shafaa'at (Intercession), O Messenger of Allah." I ask the learned Scholars of Islam: Are such calls to the Holy Prophet (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) permitted in Islam? What is the ruling of the Learned Scholars concerning individuals who refer to those who call to the Prophets and Saints as Kaafirs and Mushriks? Please enlighten us on this. We pray that you enjoy the mercy of Allah on the Day of Judgement. Aameen. ANSWER:
Alhamudullilahi wa Kafaa Was Salaatu Was Salaamu alaa Habeebihil Mustafa wa Aalihi Wa Ashaabihi Oolis Sidqi Was Safaa The utterance of the above words are indeed permitted and no person other than those who are misled would argue with it. For reference on this matter, we shall consult the following great Jurists of Islam and their books:- "Shifa-us-Siqaam",by Imaam Taqi'udeen Abul Hasan Subki (radi Allahu anhu), "Mawaahibbe Ladunnia", by Imaam Ahmed Qastalaani (radi Allahu anhu), being the Sharah (Commentary) of Sahih-ul-Bukhari, "Sharah of the Muwaahibbe Laddunnia", by Allama Zarqaani (radi Allahu anhu), "Mutaali-ul-Mussarraat" by Imaam Allama Faasi (radi Allahu anhu), "Sharah of Mishkaat", by Allama Mulla Ali Qaari (radi Allahu anhu), "Ashatul Lamaat", including the books, "Jazbul Quloob" and "Madaarijun Nubuwat", by Shaikh Muhaqqiq Allama Abdul Haq Muhaddis Dehlwi (radi Allahu anhu), "Afdalul Qur'a", which is the "Sharah of Ummul Qur'a" by Imaam ibn Hajar Makki (radi Allahu anhu). I will now quote a Hadith, proving that it is permissible to utter the above mentioned words. This Hadith has been certified authentic by the following great Scholars of Islam:- Imaam Nisaai (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam Tirmidhi (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam ibn Maaja (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam Haakim (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam Baihaqi (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam ibn Hazeema (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam Abul Qasim Tabraani (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam Manzari (radi Allahu anhu), Imaam Muslim (radi Allahu anhu),
Imaam Bukhari (radi Allahu anhu).