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Volume: 12

Issue No5

Rabiuth-Thani 1437 AH

February 2016 CE

AN-NOOR
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IN THIS ISSUE
Nikaah

Editorial

By: Maulana Ilyas Patel Sahib

Surah Al-Baqarah

Tafseer

By: Hazrat Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi Sahib


(Rahmatullaahi Alaihi)

Hadeeth

Tasheelul-Ahadeeth

Nabi

] s love for children

Seerat-e-Paak

By: Maulana Abu Talha Muhammad Izharul Hasan Sahib

Blessed
Companions

Stories of the Sahabah Raziyallahu Anhum

Malfoozaat

By: Shaikhul-Hadeeth Hazrat Maulana Muhammad


Zakariyya Sahib Rahmatullahi Alaihi

Statements of Faqeehul-Ummat n] u
Compiled By: Mufti Farooq Meeruti Sahib

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Etiquettes for students

Etiquette
Sulook
Family Bond

Great Personality
Letters toEditor

By: Hazrat Qari Siddiq Ahmad Bandwi Sahib n] u

Potions for the heart


By: Hadhrat Peer Zulfiqar Sahib Daamat-Barakatuhum

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Bringing up Children in Islam


By: Maulana Dr. Muhammad Habibullah Mukhtar Sahib

Hadhrat Imam Abu Hanifah (Rahimahullah)


By: Allamah Muhammad Ibn Yusuf Salihi Sahib
Dimashqi Shafii (Rahmatullah alayhi)
Double Benefit;
Reformative Journal
Learn Islamic English
By: Fayyaz Ahmad Zaroo Sahib

Campus
Round-up

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Khanqah Majlis
Golden Opportunity
By: Fayyaz Ahmad Zaroo Sahib

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E DITORIAL

Nikaah
By: Hazrat Maulana Ilyas Patel Sahib

Islam is a natural way of life. It accommodates all the


needs of a human being. Hence, it fully accommodates the
human need to express joy and happiness on various
occasions, including the time of Nikaah. In fact, one is
encouraged to express joy and happiness on such
occasions. Nevertheless, such expression of happiness must
be within reasonable limits, and definitely within the
parameters of Shari`ah. Anything, no matter how beautiful it
may be, if taken beyond its limits, loses its beauty. Take for
instance the virtuous act of charity. What a wonderful deed. It
extinguishes the wrath of Allah Ta`ala, it secures an easy
death and multiplies a persons rewards. However, if
someone steals, robs and cheats and thereafter gives the
money in charity, this now becomes a curse for him. The
same rule will apply to a marriage. If it conforms with the
commands of Allah Ta`ala, it guarantees happiness and
prosperity. On the other hand, failure to conform will result in
misery, and much distress in the lives of the couple and those
around them.

SECRET
When someone is intending to get married, it is a
common experience that apart from the happiness and
excitement, there is also a degree of concern regarding the
marriage. Both families request Du`as from family, friends,
the local `Aalim or even a visiting `Aalim. Some engage
themselves in some Wazeefah, etc, for the success of the
marriage. There is no denial of the importance of Du`a, the
effectiveness of Wazeefahs, etc. However, the secret for a

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successful marriage has been explained in the following


Hadeeth of Hazrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam).
Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to
have said, That marriage wherein the least expenses are
incurred enjoys the greatest amount of blessing (Baihaqi).
Likewise, that wedding wherein every command of Allah
Ta'ala and Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)
are respected, attracts the Rahmat of Allah Ta'ala. On the
contrary, there is no guarantee of blessings in any other way
besides that of Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam).

SIM PLICITY
One of the cornerstones of the Islamic way of life as
taught by Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is
simplicity. If we examine the blessed life of Hazrat Nabi
Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), we will find simplicity in
every action, whether in his eating, dressing, weddings, etc.
Therefore, it is said, Make our Shaadi (wedding) Saadi
(simple). Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is
reported to have said, Indeed, simplicity is part of Imaan
(Mishkaat).

REMEDY
Unfortunately, many practices which are alien to
Islamic teachings have gradually crept into our weddings as a
result of our association with others. Generally, engaging in
such practices is regarded as insignificant and trivial. This is
far from the reality. The damage of these insignificant
practices is tremendous and far reaching. Most of the time,
these practices result in depriving the Nikaah of blessings,
hence paving the way for problems.

DELAY
The Hadeeth commands us not to delay in getting our
children married when a suitable match is found. At times, the

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marriage is unnecessarily delayed. As a result this leads to


the youth becoming involved in some degree of illicit contact
before marriage.

INTERMINGLING
Perhaps the most serious of all is the intermingling of
males and females. Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam) is reported to have said, Allah Ta'ala curses the
person who looks at non-mahrams (people with whom
marriage is permissible) and the person who is looked at (due
to not having adopted Hijaab) (Mishkaat). Instead of
attracting the blessings of Allah Ta'ala, this wedding attracts
the curse of Allah Ta'ala.
EXTRAVAGAN CE
In many weddings, there is a great amount of
extravagance and wastage. Extravagance is greatly abhorred
in our Shari`ah. Allah Ta'ala has declared those who waste
as the brethren of Shaytaan. From a humanitarian
perspective as well, the effects of wastage and extravagance
are disastrous. Thousands of people barely have sufficient
food for a day, whereas on the other hand thousands of
rupees are aimlessly squandered without any purpose. Often,
left-over food is thrown away. Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said, Whosoever has
Imaan on Allah Ta'ala and the Day of Qiyaamah, then he will
never pass the night satiated, while his neighbour is hungry
(Tabraani). While many starving people may not be our
immediate neighbours, but the spirit of Hazrat Nabi Akram
(Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)s teachings is clearly evident
from the Hadeeth. With what conscience can we squander

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thousands on extravagance while people go hungry to


bed???

PHOTOGRAPHY
Another alien practice which has a great impact on
depriving us of the blessings of Allah Ta'ala is photography,
whether digital or otherwise. Whenever there are conflicting
views on an issue, the standard is that preference is given to
impermissibility over permissibility. The harms of photography
is a separate topic of its own. The severity of photography
can be understood from the Hadeeth where Hazrat Nabi
Akram (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has declared that the
severest punishment in the hereafter will be for those who
make or take pictures. (Mishkaat). Many justify their
photography on the grounds of it preserving their cherished
memories. While this is no valid justification, the mere fact
that both males and females later view these photographs is
ample evidence for its evil.

VEN UE
Although there is nothing wrong in any place per se,
however, external factors can affect the suitability of a particular
venue for this `Ibaadat. For example, there is no harm in going to a
beach per se, however, due to the type of activities and wrongs that
take place at beaches, one is prone to becoming involved in some
contravention of the Shari`ah. Therefore, one should exercise
extreme caution. Likewise, apparently there is no harm in any
venue for a wedding. However, certain venues such as halls,
restaurants, etc., are more likely to have the above-mentioned evils.
Furthermore, the venue should not be merely to impress the public,
as this will constitute show and ostentation. Doing anything for
show attracts the displeasure of Allah Ta`ala.

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TAFSEER
(Commentary of the Holy Quran)
By: Hazrat Maulana Mufti Muhammad Shafi Sahib (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

SURAH AL-BAQARAH
Note: This part of Tafseer is the remaining portion of
Surah Al-Baqarah Tafseer and hence connected with
the previous chapter of Surah Al-Baqarah Tafseer.

What is magic?
Definition and effects:
Since the study of magic has been enjoying a
weird currency in the Western countries since 1986,
and has sometimes been accepted as a part of
academic research, we had better consider the
subject at some length from the Islamic point of
view. According to the authoritative Arabic
Dictionary Al-Qamus, the word Sihr (magic)
signifies an effect the cause of which is not
apparent, whether the cause may actually lie in
something which possesses a luminous quality (as
the effect of certain phrases), or in things with an
extra-sensory reality (as the effect produced by
Jinns and devils), or in the power of imagination (as

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the effect of hypnotism), or in things which are


sensory yet hidden (as a magnet drawing to itself a
piece of iron, when the magnet is concealed from
the onlookers; or the effect of drugs, when they
have been furtively administered; or the influence of
stars and planets). The cause at work being
numerous, the forms of magic too are numerous.

Magic and Charms


In everyday language, magic signifies those
practices which involve the cooperation of Jinns
and devils, or the exercise of the power of
imagination, or the use of certain words or phrases.
It is a rationally established proposition, accepted
by ancient philosophers and by some of the modern
ones as well, and equally confirmed by observation
and experiment, that words and phrases in
themselves possess a certain efficacy, and that
when certain letters, words or phrases are recited
or written down for a specified number of times,
they produce certain specified results. Similar
results are obtained by employing human hair or
nails or the clothes worn by the person concerned,
etc. a practice which is usually described as the
preparation of Charms. All such things are
commonly known as magic.
(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)

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Translation:
Sayyidina Abu Maalik Ashari Raziyallahu Anhu
says that Sayyidina Hazrat Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam) said: Cleanliness is equal to half of Imaan,
Alhamdulillah fills the scale of actions; the utterance
of Subhan-Allah and Alhamdulillah fills the space
between the heavens and the earth. Salah is light,
alms giving is proof (of ones faith), patience is light,
and the Noble Quran is an argument in your favour
or against you (as the case may be). Everyone
begins his morning ready to sell his soul, thus freeing
it or destroying it. (Muslim)
This Hadeeth is an important principle from
among the principles of Islam because it discusses
the most important fundamentals of Deen.

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Commentary:
1.

Cleanliness is equal to half of Imaan:

Some scholars have translated the word faith


as Salah. This sentence, therefore, means that
cleanliness is half of Salah because cleanliness is
the key to Salah. (No Salah is accepted without
cleanliness).
2.

Alhamdulillah fills the scale:

The
reward
for
uttering
the
Alhamdulillah will fill ones scale of deeds.
3.
The utterance of
Alhamdulillah
earth:

Subhan-Allah

words
and

The reward attained from the utterance of


these two words fills the space between the heavens
and the earth.
4.

Salah is light:

Allah Taala says in the Holy Quran: Certainly


Salah prevents indecency and evil. This can only be
achieved when Salah is performed punctually, with
due observance of all its Sunan and Mustahabbaat.
When a person reaches the stage that his
performance of Salah deters him from sin, his Salah
is truly a light (of guidance).
5.

Alms-giving is proof (of ones faith):


Hypocrites find it difficult to spend in the path of

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Allah Taala. Sadaqah (alms-giving) is thus proof of


sincere Imaan (faith).
6.

Patience is light:

Patience earns Allah Taalas assistance and is


thus light.
7.
If a person has faith in the Holy Quran and
fulfills its commands, it will argue on his behalf on the
Day of Qiyaamah. But if a person rejects the Holy
Quran or discards its commands, it will argue against
him on the Day of Qiyamah.
8.
Allah Taala says in the Holy Quran that He
has purchased from the Believers their lives and their
wealth in return for Jannah.
Thus, whoever surpasses his desires,
oppresses Shaitaan and obeys Allah Taala is selling
himself to Allah Taala, and whoever sells himself to
Allah Taala is freeing himself from Jahannum.
However, those who sell themselves to
Shaitaan (by disobeying to Allah Taala) are merely
destroying themselves.

L essons:
1. The importance of cleanliness.
2. The value of good deeds.
3. Obedience to Allah Taala will free ones soul
from Jahannum, whereas disobedience will result
in ones destruction.

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Seerat-e-Paak

Nabi ~
V s Love for Children
By: Hazrat MaulanaAbuTalhahMuhammadIzharul HasanMahmoodSahib
Translated By: Hazrat Mufti Afzal Husain Elias Sahib

Virtues of keeping children happy:


Remember, keeping your children happy is also
an act of virtue which is rewardable. We learn from the
Ahaadith that Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu alaihi
wasallam) has said, There is an abode In Jannat known
as the abode of happiness which is reserved for those
who keep their children happy. (Kanzul-Ummaal)
Keeping children happy implies that one should
in keeping with the correct upbringing of children also
laugh and joke with children. In an appropriate manner
one should also engage in permissible support with
children. Incidents from the lives of the Ambiya
(Alaihimus salaam ) and pious should be narrated to them.
Understanding them to be from amongst the many
bounties of Allah Taala, one should approach them in
a befitting manner. Allah Taala will certainly be
pleased with one for doing this.

Children should not be allowed to go out when


night falls:
Hazrat Jaabir (Raziyallahu anhu) narrates that
Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam ) said, When
the night sets in, do not allow your little children out
doors as this is the time when the shayaateen spread
out. Once some part of the night has passed you may
let them out. (Bhukhaari)
(Concluded, Alhamdu-lillah)

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Blessed Companions

Raziyallahu Taala Anhum Ajmaeen

By: Shaikhul-Hadeeth Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Sb.


Rahmatullahi-Alaihi

Fear of Allah Taala


Together with the remarkable spirit of sacrifice,
the Hazraat Sahabah Raziyallahu Anhum had genuine
and deep-routed fear of Allah Taala in their hearts. I
wished todays Muslims could have an iota of that
fear of Allah Taala. (Here are few stories about this
aspect of the lives of Sahabah Raziyallahu Anhum.
Hazrat Nabi Akrams Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam anxiety
at the time of a storm
Hazrat Aaishah Raziyallahu Anha relates that
whenever a strong wind, bringing dense clouds,
started blowing, then Hazrat Nabi Akrams Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam face turned pale with the fear of Allah
Taala. He became restless and would go in and out
with worry, and would recite the following Duaa:

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O my Allah! I ask of you the good out of this wind, the


good out of that which is in this wind, and the good out
of that which is the outcome of this wind. I seek refuge
in you from the evil of this wind, from the evil of that
which is in this wind, and from the evil out of that
which is the outcome of this wind.

She says: And further when it began to rain,


signs of delight appeared on his face. I said to him
once, O Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) of Allah, when
clouds appear everybody is happy as they foretell
rain, but why is it that I see you so much perturbed at
the time? He replied, O Aaishah! How can I feel
secure that this wind does not warn of the wrath of
Allah Taala? The people of Aad were punished with
the wind. They were happy when they beheld the
gathering dense clouds, believing that they brought
rain; but actually those clouds brought no rain but
utter destruction to the people of Aad.
Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was
obviously referring to the following verses of the Holy
Quran:

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Then, when they (Aad) saw a dense cloud coming


toward their valleys, they said: Here is a cloud bringing
us rain. No, but it is that very calamity which you did
seek to hasten, a wind wherein is grievous penalty,
destroying all things by commandment of its Lord. And
morning found them so that nothing could be seen,
besides their dwellings. Thus we treat the guilty folk.

(XL VI: 24 & 25)

Look at the fear of Allah Taala in the heart of a


person who is the best of all creation. In spite of a
clear verse in the Holy Quran that:
Allah Taala would not punish the people so long as
Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam was with
them (Al-Quran VIII:33)

He has so much fear of Allah Taala in him, that


a strong wind reminds him of the punishment
awarded to the people in the past. Now let us look
into our own hearts for a moment. Although we are
fully saturated with sins, yet none of the unusual
phenomena viz: earthquake, lightening etc. arouses
the least fear of Allah Taala in our hearts and,
instead of restoring to Istighfaar or Salah at such
times, we only indulge in absurd investigations.
(To be continued, Insha-Allahu Taala)

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MALFOOZAAT

Statements and Anecdotes of Faqeehul-Ummat,


Hazrat Maulana Mufti Mahmood Hasan
Gangohi Sahib n ] u.
Compiled By: Hazrat Maulana Mufti Farooq Meeruti Sahib
(Daamat- Barakatuhum)

Benefactor of people
It appears in the Hadeeth:

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The best person is he who benefits others the most.

The level of being the best person differs


according to how much one benefits others. ( JamiusSagheer lis Suyooti, Vol. 2, pg 9/ Kunooz-ul-Haqaaiq

lil

Manawi alal Jamiis Sagheer, Vol 1, pg 125 )

Hadeeth-e-Musalsal bil Awwaliyyah


Among the circles of the Muhadditheen, there
is a Hadeeth that is known as Hadeeth-e-Musalsal bil
Awwaliyyah. This Hadeeth is the first Hadeeth that
the student hears from his Ustaad. In the like manner,
this was the first Hadeeth that the Ustaad had heard
from his Ustaad and so forth and so on till it reaches
Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam).
The first Hadeeth that I heard from my Ustaad was:

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Allah Taala showers His mercy on those who


are merciful. Therefore show mercy to those
on earth and the one in the skies will show
mercy towards you. (Abu Dawood / Tirmizi /
Mishkaat, Vol. 2, Pg 423)

The forgiveness of an immoral woman


An immoral woman of the Bani-Israeel had seen a
dog panting due to thirst and on the verge of death. She
felt pity for the dog and removed her Mozah (leather
socks). She tied it to her scarf and lowered it into a well to
draw out water. After drawing out the water, she gave it to
the dog to drink. On account of this act, Allah Taala had
forgiven her. (Bukhari Shareef, Vol. 1, Pg. 467)
A similar Hadeeth appears in Bukhari (Vol. 3, Pg 318)
regarding a man. It is also mentioned that this dog began
licking the moist sand and this man was thirsty himself. At
the end of the Hadeeth , it appears that the Sahabah
Raziyallahu Anhum Ajmaeen had asked Hazrat Rasulullah
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam), Will we also be rewarded for
showing mercy to the animals?
Hazrat Nabi Akram (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
replied, Yes. One will be rewarded for showing
affection to any living creature.
From both these Ahadeeth we learn that
whoever wishes that Allah Taala should show mercy
to him, he should in turn show affection to all the
creation of Allah Taala, even to animals.

(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)

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Etiquette

Etiquettes for students


BBy: Hazrat Maulana Siddiq Ahmad Baandwi Sahib
Rahimahullahu-TaalaBB

Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR

Third Etiquette
Respect for Asaatizah (Teachers)
Students should regard the respect of their
teachers as incumbent upon them. Hazrat Abu Saeed
Khudri Raziyallahu Anhu narrates that Hazrat Rasulullah
(Sallallahu alaihi wasallam ) said:
Seek knowledge with determination and
dignity. Be humble and submissive to those
from whom you acquire knowledge.

In another place it is mentioned that to honour


and respect an old person, an Aalim, a Haafiz-eQuran, a just ruler and ones Asaatizah (teachers) is
part of the respect shown to Allah Taala.
Hazrat Ibn Wahb Rahmatullahi Alaihi used to say that
I attained through respecting Imam Maalik Rahmatullahi
Alaihi, I did not attain that much from Ilm (knowledge).
Hazrat Shuba Rahmatullahi Alaihi used to say that I
am a slave to that person who has taught me even one
Hadeeth.

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One should not speak unnecessarily in the


presence of ones Ustaad. Rather attention should be
paid to what the Ustaad has to say. To speak
excessively in their presence, amounts to disrespect. If
one does not understand something, one should ask
ones Ustaad respectfully.
Hazrat Husain Raziyallahu Anhu advised his son that
in the company of the Ustaad, he should make an effort
to learn, instead of speaking.
Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Abbas Raziyallahu Anhuma
explains, that for two years continuously I intended to
ask Hazrat Umar Raziyallahu Anhu about a certain
Hadeeth, but due to the respect and awe that I had
from him, I did not build up the courage to do so. Once,
on the occasion of Hajj at a place called Mar-ruz
Zahraan, he went to relieve himself. As he was
returning, I mustered up the courage and asked him, O
Ameerul Mumineen, for two years I wanted to ask you
regarding a certain Hadeeth but due to being
overawed, I was unable to speak. He replied: You
should not do so. Whenever you wish to ask
something, then do so. If I have the knowledge I will
inform you, otherwise I will tell you that I do not know,
go and enquire from someone else.

(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)

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Sulook

Potions for the Heart


A Translation of Dawa-e-Dill

By: Hazrat Peer Zulfiqaar Ahmad Naqashbandi Sahib


Daamat-Barakatuhum
Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR

T h e i m po r T a n c e o f sel f pu r i f i c a T i o n

The punishment of the adulterers


Another group of the people shall be taken into
a cave and locked in. It is stated in the books that this
hole will be full of scorpions, which will be so big that
one part of their poisonous tail will be as big as a
camel laden with goods. The height of the people will
be increased, and the scorpions will stick to them just
as bees stick to beehives. They will sting them,
injecting their veins with poison. When a person in
this world is sick and in hospital, his inner vein is
injected with medicine (IV). This medicine affects his
body immediately. In the same way, Allah Taala has
made injections for the evildoers. You sinned in this
world; you committed adultery to fulfill your bodily
desires.
If in this world, the sting of one scorpion causes
unbearable pain, imagine the pain of being stung by
hundreds of scorpions at the same time! How severe
will be his agony!

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A point to note
Decide from the two routes. Which is easier?
Your heart shall answer that in this world one should,
at ones convenience, spend time with the pious. One
should beg for forgiveness and die with faith, so that
after death, one goes straight to heaven. This is the
easier and safer route.
The other route, which is purification in the
Hereafter, is very difficult. This purification is very
important; one will not be able to enter Jannah without it.
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That is the reward for the one who has


purified himself.
(Ta-Ha 20:76; Only relevant portion of the
Aayah is documented)

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Whoever purified himself, purified for his own


benefit.
(Fatir 35:18; Only relevant portion of the
Aayah is documented)

Self purification is for ones own benefit,


because he has saved himself from the punishment
of the Hell. He has not done his Lord any favours; he
has just released himself.
Thus, we should be concerned about getting
ourselves purified, last we have to be admitted into
the hospital of the Aakhirah. We should try to attain
spiritual health in this world, to cleanse ourselves of
the spiritual diseases that afflict human beings.
(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)

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Family Bond

BRINGING UP
CHILDREN IN ISLAM
By: Hazrat Maulana Dr. Muhammad Habibullaah Mukhtaar Sahib

Translated by: Jenab Rafiq Abdurrahmaan Sahib


(Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR)

To one whom returns from a journey:


Praise to Allaah Most High Who protected you
and gave you success and respect.
When someone returns from Jihaad:
All praise is for Him Who helped you, honoured
you, and respected you (or), All praise is for Him Who
protected you and gave you success. (Muslim and
Nasaee)
One who returns from Hajj:
May Allah Taala, the Exalted, accept your Hajj,
forgive your sins and compensate (grant Barakah)
your expenses.
When a person was proceeding to perform
Hajj, the Noble Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam made
Duaa for him thus:
May Allah Taala grant you Taqwa. May He
prompt you to do good always. May He remove
your sorrows and worries.

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When this man had performed Hajj and


returned home, the Noble Rasul Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam
made Duaa for him in these words:
May Allah Taala, the Exalted, accept your Hajj,
forgive your sins, and compensate (grant
Barakah) your expenses. (Ibnus Sunni)

Congratulations at the time of marriage:

n ^ e (
#] ^e
n o ^ n e q (
May Allah bless you, shower his barakaat on both
of you and May he keep you both together in
health and goodness. (Abu Dawuud and Tirmizi)

Muslims must refrain from using words that


non-Muslims use on such occasions.
After Eid Salah, congratulate each other thus:

^$ #] f$i

May Allah accept (this) from us and you. (Kitaabul


Maqaasid)

When anyone does us some good, say this Duaa:

^
] o #] ^e
] n #] ] q
May Allah grant Barakah in your family and
wealth, and reward you well
(To be continued, Insha-Allaahu-Taaala)

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Great Personality

Rahimahullahu Taala
By: Hazrat Allamah Muhammad Ibn Yusuf Salihi Dimashqi Shafiee
Rahmatullahi-Alaihi

(Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR)

Hazrat Imam Sahibs excessive Ibaadat and


recitation of the Quran and his nightly vigils

22. Hazrat Khatib also narrates that one of Imam


Sahibs student said:
Whenever Imam Sahib stood up for Salah at night,
he made sure he combed his beard. (In other
words, he used to groom himself before coming
into the presence of Allah Taala.

23. Hafiz Ghanjar narrates in his historical


collection that Imam Sahib is reported to have said:
There is not a single Surah left in the Quran-ePaak which I did not recite in my Witr Salah.

24. Hazrat Abu Muhammad Harithi and Hazrat


Khawarizimi narrate that Hazrat Hafs Ibn Ziyad AlAhmar said, I heard Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifah
Rahmatullahi Alaihi saying:
There is not a single verse in the Quran which
forms part of the initial passage that I did not recite
in my Witr Salah.

When Hazrat Nasr was asked the meaning of

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this statement, he replied:


Imam used to recite a chapter at a time (in his
Tahajjud Salah) and at the time of Witr, he used to
continue from wherever he left out.

25. Hazrat Qadi Abul Qasim Ibn Kas narrates that


Hazrat Abu Naim Fudail Ibn Dukain said:
I have performed my Salah with Amash, Musir,
Hamzah Zayyat, Malik Ibn Mighwal, Israil, Shuraik
and a great number of other Ulama but I havent
come across a better Salah performer than Hazrat
Imam Abu Hanifah Rahmatullahi Alaihi. Before
commencing with his Salah, he used to make Duaa
and weep so bitterly that people would
involuntarily submit. By Allah Taala! This man
really fears Allah Taala.

26.
Hazrat Ibn Kas narrates that Hazrat Fadl Ibn
Dukain said:
Due to his excessive Ibaadat, Hazrat Imam Abu
Hanifah Rahmatullahi Alaihi used to look like a worn
out leather water-bag.

27. Hazrat Qadi Abul-Qasim Ibn Kas narrates that


Hazrat Abul-Walid said:
For the seventeen years I enjoyed personal contact
with Hazrat Imam Abu Hanifah Rahmatullahi Alaihi, I
always witnessed him performing Fajar Salah with
the Wuzu of the early part of the night. I havent
witnessed anyone as eager as him to put into
practice and impart to others what he has learnt.

(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)

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Let t er s t o t he edit or
Double benefit
Dear Editor,

I am a regular reader of your monthly journal, ANNOOR, being published from Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah
Bandipora Kashmir. Before starting the reading of AnNoor, I was poor in basics of Islam and poor in Islamic
English. Today I am knowing much about the Islamic
teachings and I am well versed with Islamic English. It is
only by dint of the regular reading of the monthly An-Noor
in English that I got double benefit from your journal. I am
very much thankful to you.
Masood Ahmad Khan
A student of Govt. Degree College Islamabad Kashmir

Reformative Journal
Dear Editor,

Recently I have started reading your monthly


journal AN-NOOR every month. There were some doubts
in my mind about some Islamic teachings, however, after
reading your journal, all my doubts became clear, and I
am now confident that every teaching of Islam is logically
right and full of wisdom. I am very thankful to you, Sir.
With regards.
Khaalid Basheer Bhat
A student of Govt. Degree College Bemina Srinagar

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Learn Islamic English


Fayyaaz Ahmad Zarroo
Every English knowing Muslim man and Muslim
woman must learn the ethics and the etiquette of the
English language concerned with the Islamic writings,
names, speeches, lectures, essays, articles, theses,
books, pamphlets, leaflets, tracts, placards, banners,
newspapers, magazines, press-statements, e-mails,
SMSes, etc. Otherwise, it is certain that untold damages
would be caused to the Islamic Shariah while writing or
speaking something about Islam in English, and hence
major sins will be committed heedlessly. Moreover, some
mistakes of writing about the Islamic Shariah in English
are so serious and costly that would throw a Muslim
outside the pale of Islam outright.
Many such Muslims, obsessed with English
language, are still writing Mohd. presuming that it is the
short form of Mohammad, despite the fact that an
awareness has been raised by the vigilant scholars of
Islam emphasizing that we must refrain from writing
Mohd. absolutely. These vigilant scholars of Islam have
exposed a dirty plot hatched by Jews, Christians and likeminded mongrels against the Holy Prophet Sallallahu-alaihiwasallam to vilify him Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam by distorting his
sacred name: Muhammad Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam in the
form of Mohd cunningly.
To affront Muslims and to denigrate and ridicule
our beloved Prophet Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam, the enemies
of Islam and the enemies of our beloved Prophet Sallallahualaihi-wasallam coined Mohd. and tried to convince us that
Mohd. is the short form of Mohammad while hiding its root
and real meaning from us. The root and the real meaning
of Mohd. is highly offensive and derogatory. Please note
that the phonetic spelling of this sacred name is:
Muhammad. Therefore, rectify the misspelling and beware
of writing Mohd, Mohammad or only M instead of
Muhammad in future.
..to be continued Inshaa-Allaahu-Taaala .

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CAMPUS ROUND-UP

Fayyaaz Ahmad Zarroo

Khaanqah-Majlis

Make your outer and inner


features Shariah-oriented

On January 10, 2016, the Campus of Darul-Uloom


Raheemiyyah situated at Nussoo Mahmood-abaad
Bandipora Kashmir was abuzz with Zikrullaah, Tasbeehaat
and Durood-Salaam as a large number of Saalikeen,
disciples and others arrived here from different parts of the
Kashmir valley for attending the Khaanqah-Majlis of their
Spiritual Master, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Rahmatullah
Sahib Qasmi Daamat-Barakatuhum. The Khaanqah: A spiritual
Seminary, at the Raheemiyyah Campus Bandipora is known
as Khaanqah-e-Mahmoodiyyah, named after the blessed
name of Faqeehul-Ummah, Hazrat Maulana Mufti Mahmood
Hasan Sahib Gangohi Rahmatullah-e-alaihi.
After offering Maghrib-Salaah in congregation, the
attendees of this Khaanqah-Majlis offered Salaatulawwaabeen as well. Then they remained reciting Zikr-oazkaar without disturbing anyone sitting next to each Saalik in
low voice until the Spiritual Master, Hazrat Maulana
Muhammad Rahmatullah Sahib Qasmi Daamat-Barakatuhum,
who is also the Esteemed Rector of Darul-Uloom
Raheemiyyah varsity Bandipora, arrived inside the
Khaanqah.
First of all, Hazrat Maulana Sahib taught the
attendees etiquette of attending a Khaanqah-Majlis saying
that an attendee should be attentive and should pay
particular attention to the lessons and instructions being given
in the Khaanqah. Opening of a door of Khaanqah or closing
of it should not divert the attention of an attendee sitting in the
Majlis, and time should be spent inside the Khaanqah as per

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the guidelines of the Khaanqah administration when the


instructions are in accordance with the Islamic Shariah, not
as per the attendees own wishes and whims, Hazrat
Maulana Sahib advised.
Todays reformative lesson was that in this mortal
world our work and deeds are accomplished through different
means (Asbaab). The means we adopt must be legitimate
within the prescribed limits set by the Islamic Shariah. It has
two aspects, one is outer aspect and the other is inner
aspect. For the complete acceptance and approval of any
work or deed done by a true Muslim, both the aspects must
be in accordance with the Islamic Shariah.
Hazrat Maulana Sahib cited the example of offering a
Salaah. Hazrat Sahib said that first we have to make the
outer structure of Salaah Shariah-oriented viz. Wuzu, Satr-eawrah, time, facing towards Qiblah, saying Takbeer-eTahreemah, Qiyaam, Rukoo, Sajdah, Qadah etc. Then we
have to make the inner state of Salaah Shariah-oriented, that
is, there should be full attention to Salaah with Khushoo and
Khuzoo in our heart and mind. During Salaah, we should not
bring worldly thoughts in our mind or heart voluntarily. Then
such kind of Salaah becomes spiritually rich and hence able
to be accepted and rewarded fully.
Now to achieve such a level of attention and devotion
in Islamic worships and deeds, and to make our outer and
inner features Shariah-oriented, Hazrat Maulana Sahib said
that we have to take to the company of good people and
inculcate good habits. It needs time to be spent in such
surroundings where the pious men and the true servants of
Allah Almighty are present. Therefore, Saalikeen (disciples)
are making Baiah with their Spiritual Masters for getting
courage to shun abominable traits and excelling their deeds
and worships by spending time in their company and
following their instructions for further improvement in every
aspect of Islamic way of life.
Hazrat Maulana Sahib narrated the famous event of a
Noble Companion of Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu-alaihi-

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whose name was Hazrat Hanzalah Raziyallahu Taala


anhu who once started thinking that perhaps he has turned a
Munaafiq as the high level of attention to Aakhirah he was
keeping while sitting in the blessed company of Hazrat Nabi
Akram Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam changes into low level when he
returns to his home and sits in his family. And this change of
level made him so anxious that he barred himself from
attending the blessed company of Hazrat Nabi Akram
Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam. On becoming conspicuous by his
absence, Hazrat Sayyidna Abu-Bakr Siddeeq Raziyallahu Taala
anhu called on him and asked him the reason of his absence.
When Hazrat Hanzalah Raziyallahu-Taala-anhu revealed the
reason to Hazrat Sayyidna Abu-Bakr Siddeeq Raziyallahu-Taalaanhu, he echoed the same condition of coming change in the
level of attention from high to low. Then both the Noble
Companions worried and decided that this matter should be
brought into the notice of Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu-alaihiwasallam. They went there and stated their anxieties to Hazrat
Nabi Akram Sallallahu-alaihi-wasallam. Hazrat Nabi Akram
Sallallahu-Taala-alaihi-wasallam removed their worries by saying
that keeping the level of attention to Aakhirah everywhere
and every time high is not possible for them as it is related
with off and on matter. And if such high level of attention to
Aakhirah remains them same every time and everywhere,
then the angels will make Musaafahah with them on the
roads publicly. With that Hazrat Maulana Sahib DaamatBarakatuhum concluded this Khaanqah-Majlis with supplication
and Aameen.
On the same day, the Esteemed Rector, Hazrat
Maulana Muhammad Rahmatullah Sahib Qasmi DaamatBarakatuhum, addressed a Seerat-e-Jalsah at Jaamia Masjid
Jadeed of Bandipora in the daytime. This Seerat-e-Jalsah,
attended by a large number of people, was organized by
Traders Federation Bandipora under the supervision of DarulUloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora Kashmir.
wasallam

Golden Opportunity

It was 5th of September 2014, when the Kashmir


valley was hit by the huge floods. It is from Allah Almighty

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only who is All-Powerful, so what happened during these


floods was either a trial for true Muslims or warning for wrongdoers. In such a situation, the need arises and it becomes the
testing time for others to see how they can help the affected
people for the sake of Allah Taala. Islam is the complete way
of life. It asks us to establish Salaah, give Zakaat, perform
Hajj and in the same manner it asks us to help the needy and
those who are in distress.
Helping people in trouble is considered as a great
obligation and a deed of high value in Islam. By the grace of
Allah Almighty, Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora
Kashmir has rendered outstanding voluntary service to the
disaster-hit people of the Kashmir valley. In the alarming
situation caused by the devastating floods of 2014 in
Kashmir, the people closely connected with the Madrassa
Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah, people of Bandipora & its
adjoining areas, volunteers, well-wishers and various
religious organizations rose to the occasion and joined the
efforts of teachers & students of Madrassa Darul-Uloom
Raheemiyyah Bandipora to undertake the gigantic-cum-uphill
task of rescuing the under-flood households and then
providing them shelter and relief as early as possible. In this
major undertaking, food, drinking-water and household items
were provided to nearly one lakh people. Beddings, clothes
and other household items in the cold climate were provided
to the flood-hit people, and the people who were rendered
idle and jobless were also helped to start afresh their daily
business and earn their livelihood respectfully.
Under the rehabilitation program, hundreds of houses
were built for the needy people and the construction work is
still on as this was the need of the hour. During this period of
voluntary service to the flood-hit population of Kashmir, the
normal teaching and academic work at Deeni-Madaaris was
carried on as usual. During this flooded situation, nearly 500600 students of Hifz & Naazirah and Arabic were on rolls at
Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah and teaching them in their
classes continued as normal. More than 300 Makaatib,
situated locally and in the far-flung areas having 10000 plus
students on roll also continued their studies as usual. During

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the said flood crisis, the normal office-cum-class work was


never stopped at the Madrasah, and hence the Madrasah
continued to take care of the students and has an
outstanding liability of 15-20 lakh on food supplies. The
construction work on the much needed library, kitchen and
dining hall was kept on hold for the lack of funds. Later on,
when the construction work was resumed, the rates of the
material were gone up too high, and the Madrassa is having
a liability on this front too which is rupees 60 lakh
approximately.
It is requested to our well-wishers and the people
connected with the work of collecting donations to seek
donations, generate funds so that the pending work at
Madrasah be accomplished, and help the Madrasah to clear
its existing debts first.
Current Account Number for Sadaqah Jaariyah: 0061010100001532
J&K Bank, Main Branch, Bandipora.
Current Account Number for Construction: 0727040100000386 J&K
Bank, Nishat park, Bandipora.
Current Account Number for Zakaat: 0061010100000321 J&K Bank,
Main Branch, Bandipora.

Ph. No.: 01957-225271, 9419900002


Construction Work of Library at
Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora

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