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Sharp Edge of Technology

By: Hazrat Maulana Ilyas Patel Sahib
A knife is an extremely useful tool. No home
can do without one. Some knives are very much
sharper and more delicate than others. They are
used for much more intricate and sensitive tasks,
such as slaughtering an ox. Despite a knife being
such a useful item, a child is never allowed to handle
it. Even adults handle a super-sharp slaughtering
knife with extreme caution. Why? Simply because of
the associated dangers. The more sophisticated the
knife, the more dangerous it is. Yet, its benefits
cannot be denied.

Much of modern technology is similar to a knife
albeit an extremely sharp knife. If one carelessly
handles a steel knife, one could lose a limb or even
ones life. Careless use of modern technology could
lead to the destruction of Adab (respect) and Hayaa
(modesty), the break-up of marriages and even loss
of Imaan Allah Forbid!

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While every sane adult handles even a

moderately sharp knife with extra caution, and never
allows his child to play with one, the razor-sharp knife
of technology is handled with little or no caution by
most people and has become a toy in the hand of
almost every child. The resultant havoc is clear as
daylight for those who care to see.

Among the sharpest knives of technology in the
hands of almost every person are the cellular phone
and the internet. Due to these items being used
without caution and due to placing them in the hands
of children, evils which seemed far-fetched even a
decade or two ago have become widespread. The
worst filth can be seen at the press of a button and
that button is in the hand of almost every youngster
and adult. Numerous people young and old have
sought assistance from Ulama and social workers to
overcome the addiction to chat-rooms, mxit and
other immoral filth available on the internet and
through mobile phones. Those who access immoral
sites often become addicted to viewing such material
and experience an ever growing crave for worse filth,
eventually leading to the destruction of this world and
the Hereafter. Most youngsters who were spoken to

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by Ulama, teachers and social workers admit that

they have been to immoral websites or on mxit and
other chat-rooms for haraam purposes. Marriages
have ended up in divorce when one of the spouses
was entrapped in mxit and other similar chat lines.
Teenage girls have eloped or secretly married
strangers twice their age after a brief liaison on mxit
or internet chat-rooms. At times, innocent people
have become the victims of suspicion and slander
due to this very device. Similarly, the daggers are all
out on the internet. Apart from all the immoral filth
easily accessible on the net, many people fall prey to
the extremely destructive anti-Islamic literature on
websites. Yet, we would perhaps be much more
worried or concerned if our child held a butter-knife.
The razor-sharp knife of technology in our childs
hands generally evokes little or no concern.
It is time to stop and take notice. It is time to
learn from the lesson of crying parents, heart-broken
husbands/wives who have been abandoned by their
spouses and youngsters who plead for help to
overcome their addiction. Thus it is time to take
steps to protect ourselves and our families from being
swept away by these fitnas, Allah forbid, and from
being stabbed in the back by modern technology.

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As already discussed, the internet has many
benefits. Unlike the television which will certainly
involve the viewer in haraam, the internet can be
used in a way which does not necessarily involve one
in any violation of Deen. However, it is an extremely
sharp two-edged sword. If there is no genuine need
for it, it is best not to have it at all. If one does have it,
it should be securely under lock and key. Some
suggestions in this regard are:

Children must never be allowed on the

internet except under direct parental

The computer should always be in an

open general place not in the privacy of
anyones room.

Software which prevents the viewing of

inappropriate sites should be installed.
While this helps in some little way, it is
hardly effective. Numerous sites which
are totally haraam in Shariah will not be
manufacturers of the software.

The password to use the internet should

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be known to the parent only.

The internet should only be used when

searching for something, such as material
for school work or other research. Do not
idly surf the internet as a pastime.

Despite its great benefits, the cellular phone is
arguably the biggest fitna tool in our times. It is like
the Swiss knife which has several blades and sharp
instruments tucked under its casing. The difference
here is that all the blades and instruments are open,
ever ready to cut and maim. Yet it has become the
first choice for a gift or as reward for a good pass or
merely to make the child happy. This is indeed
dangerous. Some suggestions to protect ourselves
and our families from this fitna are:
A child does not need a phone. A teenager
does not need a phone. It may sound absurd or seem
like advice that is applicable to the camel ages, not
the twentieth century. Nevertheless, it is advice to
save us from crying when it will be too late to cry. Ask
those who have already learnt the hard way. (May
Allah Taala save us all. Aameen.)
On the rare occasions that a child needs to

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have the use of a phone for a genuine reason, a

phone could be lent to him for that time only.
Remember, the blades are wide open.
For those who need to have a phone, try to
have a phone with the basic functions only. Unless
necessary for ones work, totally avoid any functions
which enable one to go on-line to any sites. Disable
such functions on ones phone.
Do NOT circulate gossip or immoral material
via SMS. Instead send an SMS to all your associates
asking them not to forward to you any gossip or rude
and immoral text messages.
Remember, most children know more than their
parents about cell-phones and other technology. In
fact many parents rely on their children to teach them
about many features on their phones or to help them
surf the internet for something necessary. Hence
children often easily hide what they want and make
parents believe that all is well. Therefore, we cannot
afford to take chances. Have we not heard that it is
better to be safe than sorry?
May Allah Taala protect the Ummah from all
fitnas and safeguard our Imaan, Akhlaaq (good
character) and Hayaa. Aameen.

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

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.

The Jews knew very well that their indulgence
in black magic was not only a sin, but also involved
infidelity (kufr). They could also see that such
activities would do them no good even in this world,
for their sorcery could not harm anyone except when
Allah Taala willed it so. Thus their practice went
against their knowledge, and they made no use of
their understanding to see this discrepancy. That is
why the Holy Quran, to begin with, states that they
knew, and then goes on to negate this knowledge by
saying Only if they knew! For, if one does neither
act upon what one knows nor tries to understand it
properly, ones knowledge is no better than

There was a time when black magic had grown


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very popular in the world, particularly in Babylon.

Seeing its astonishing efficacy, ignorant people
began to confuse its effects with the miracles of
prophets, and to suppose that the two were identical
in nature. Some even looked upon magicians as
being holy men, and worthy of being obeyed; still
others actually started learning and practicing black
magic as if it were a good deed bearing a divine
In short, this extraordinary veneration for magic
and magicians had become a potent source of
misunderstanding, Allah Taala sent down to Babylon
two angels, Haarut and Maarut, for informing the
people as to the true nature of magic and as to its
different forms, so that they should distinguish it from
the miracles of prophets, and keep away from
obeying magicians and practicing magic themselves.
Just as the prophethood of prophets is divinely
confirmed through miracles, signs and rational or
other arguments, in the same way the angelical
nature of Haarut and Maarut was confirmed on the
basis of different signs and arguments, so that people
should listen attentively to them and follow their
This particular function was not assigned to the
prophets for two reasons. Firstly, the need of the hour
was to establish a distinction between the prophets

Just as there has been a sudden outburst of enthusiasm for the occult
sciences in the West since the middle of the sixties in this century,
particularly in America where even the universities have been inundated by


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and the magicians, and, the prophets being in a way

a party to the dispute, it was proper that a third party
should be the arbitrator. Secondly, the necessary
distinction between the two could not, in a normal
course, be defined without citing and reporting the
verbal formulas employed in magic. Merely to report
heretical speech is not in itself a heresy this is a
logical and rational principle, and the Shariah too
accepts it. So, the prophets could have been allowed
to cite these formulas; but, they being a manifestation
of divine guidance, Allah Taala did not ask them to
perform such a function, and chose two angels for the
purpose. For, Allah Taalas commandments are of
two kinds those pertaining to takween (creation and
the cosmic order), and those pertaining to Tashri
(legislation) -, and it is quite possible that sometimes
the two may not seem to accord with each other. The
order of creation is made up of good and evil both, and
it is the angels through whom divine commandments
are enforced in this sphere. So, the angels are made to
do things which, in the perspective of the cosmic order,
always lead to general good, but which, in so far as
they necessarily involve some kind of partial disorder,
are seen to be evil for example, the growth and
upkeep of a human tyrant, or of a harmful beast, each
of which is right in the context of the order of creation,
but wrong from the point of view of the order of
legislation. On the other hand, the prophets are
entrusted only with the functions of the legislative order,
which are, in their general as well as particular
applications, nothing but good.
(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)


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Nabi s Love for Children
By: Hazrat Maulana Abu Talhah Muhammad
Izharul Hasan Mahmood Sahib
Translated By: Hazrat Mufti Afzal Husain Elias Sahib


(Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR)

Respect shown to the mother of

Hazrat Ali Raziyallahu Anhu
After the demise of the mother of Hazrat Nabi
Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam , the mother of Hazrat Ali
Raziyallahu Anhu , Hazrat Faatimah-Bint-Asad Raziyallahu
Anha took Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam into
her loving care. He also loved her very dearly.
When she passed away, Hazrat Nabi Akram
Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam gave his shawl (as a shroud) for
her. He also laid her in the grave so that through the
blessings of the Nubuwwat the grave would become a
place of comfort and rest for her. After her burial, he
stood beside her grave for a while and made Duaa for
her. Whilst making Duaa he said, O my mother! May
Allah Taala have mercy on you, for after the demise
of my mother, you were like my mother. You would
remain hungry so that I could eat. You would ensure


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that I had sufficient clothing when you were in greater

need of clothing. Together with making Duaa for her,
he would remember the goodness she had shown
him. (Al-Isaabah )

Sayings of
Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam
as regards the rights of children:
The rewards for correct upbringing of

A woman once came begging to Ummul

Anha .
Accompanying her were her two daughters. At that
movement in time Hazrat Aaishah Raziyallahu Anha had
nothing other than a single date to give the woman.
She thus made over this single date.
The love of a mother in this poor woman for her
children was such that she would not bare eating the
date whilst her children went hungry. She, therefore,
broke the date in two and made over a piece of each
daughter. Seeing this, Hazrat Aaishah Raziyallahu Anha
was very much astonished. When Hazrat Nabi Akram
Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam arrived, she narrated to him what
had occurred.
Hearing this, Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam said, Any person who is blessed with
daughters and as a result tested (by Allah Taala), yet
he/she shows kindness towards these daughters,


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these daughters will serve as shields for that person

against the fire of Jahannam. (Muslim)

The reward for bringing up two girls:

Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam is
reported to have said, Any person who brings up two
girls until they reach the age (where they are able to
differentiate between right and wrong) will be close to
me on the day of judgment. (Hazrat Nabi Akram
Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam indicated towards the closeness
by holding up his two fingers close to one another.)
(Muslim ) Such a lofty position is indeed unimaginable.
On another occasion he Sallallahu alaihi wasallam
said, A father teaching his child a good manner is
better than him giving one saaa (approx.4kgs) in
On yet another occasion he Sallallahu alaihi wasallam
said, A father can not give his child anything better
than giving him sound (deeni) education. (Tirmizi)
In an effort to rectify the evil practice of giving
preference to boys over grills, he Sallallahu alaihi wasallam
once said, That person who has been blessed with
daughters and he does not kill them (by burying them
alive as was an old Arabian practice), neither does he
humiliate them in any way, nor does he give
preference to his sons over them (the daughters), will
be given entry into Jannat by Allah Taaa. (Sunan AbuDaawud)

Giving preference to sons over daughters or giving

preference to one son over the other sons is also against the


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teachings of Islam. This has been referred to as oppression

Wasallam .
(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)




From the teachings and advices of Faqeehul-Ummat, Hazrat
Mufti Mahmood Hasan Sahib Gangohi (Rahmatullahi-Alaihi)
Compiled by: Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Rahmatullah Sahib Kashmiri
(Daamat- Barakatuhum)
(Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR)

Other Incidents
Maulana Riyaasat Ali Sahib said, Okay, why dont we have the
debate at Koot? They declined, therefore, the debate did not take place at
all. They had collected a substantial amount of money and hundreds of
kilos of grain on the pretext that they would plant the flag of Sunnah in the
Wah-haabi camp. When the people demanded their money and grain back,
as their livelihood depended on these necessities, they decided to hold a
debate in Kanpur. The people of Kanpur sent a message to me. I said,
Dont ever decline the challenge. Accept whatever conditions they

Actually, they had wished that some quarrel would break out
so that they could gulp the grain and cash collected from the
gullible people. They were using the debate to deceive the people.
The debate did not take place there as well. They held their own
Jalsah and gave speeches. They said whatever they wanted to say
in those Jalsahs. Their usual conduct is to constantly interfere


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with, swear and spread false rumours about others. We dont

have to answer and respond to them. The services of our elders
are apparent for the world to see.

Kareem (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)


Maulana Waaris Hasan Sahibs son lived in Lucknow.

Maulana Waaris Hasan was Bayat to Hazrat Maulana Gangohi
Sahib (Rahmatullahi Alaihi). Someone came to his son and said, "I
wish to become your Mureed. However, I don't consider so and
so to be Muslims." Thus, he mentioned the names of the senior
Ulama of Deoband and said that he regards them as kaafir. He
also added that, "If you wish to make me your Mureed, then
you may do so. Hazrat accepted him for Bayat.
One day, this man came to him shivering and crying. He was
very perturbed. He said, "I saw Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu alaihi
wasallam in my dream. Maulana Rashid Ahmad Gangohi
(Rahmatullahi Alaihi) was sitting in the Tashahhud position (sitting
posture in Namaaz) with his hands on the feet of Hazrat Nabi-eKareem (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) saying, "O Allahs Nabi (Sallallahu
alaihi wasallam), please tell me of my faults. Why do these people
speak ill of me?" Hazrat Nabi-e-Kareem (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam)
held both his hands, placed them on his Mubaarak chest and said,
"I am not speaking ill of you. I am not speaking ill of you."
The man then said, "I have come to make Taubah in your
presence. In future, I will never condemn these personalities
Therefore, we do not need to say anything nor prove the


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innocence of our elders and ourselves. Our elders' services are

as clear as daylight before the people. However, brothers,
make Duaa that Allah Ta'ala creates within the hearts of those
who oppose (these Awliyaa), the guidance (to see the truth).
May Allah Ta'ala save them from the wrong path and make
them true followers of Hazrat Nabi Kareem (Sallallahu alaihi
wasallam). Aameen.

Salaam in the court of the best of

humanity, Hazrat Nabi-e-Kareem (Sallallahu
alaihi wasallam)
Compiled by: Hazrat Aqdas, The Torch- bearer of Shariat and Tareeqat,
Mufti Mahmood Hasan Sahib Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alaihi)

(Concluded, Alhamdu-Lillaahi-Rabbil-Aalameen)


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Statements and Anecdotes of

Faqeehul-Ummat, Hazrat Maulana
Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi
Sahib .
Compiled By: Hazrat Maulana Mufti Farooq Meeruti Sahib
(Daamat- Barakatuhum)

Matters pertaining to Hadith

The Aqeeqah of Hazrat Rasulullah
This servant (the compiler) had once asked, It
appears in the kitaab: Maa Laa Budda Minhu (Pg. 171) that
Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had performed
his Aqeeqah after Nubuwwat. Where does this
hadeeth appear?
Hazrat replied, It is recorded in Allaamah Suyootis
Rahmatullahi alaihi kitaab, Al-Khasaais-ul-Kubra. There are
two opinions regarding the Aqeeqah of Hazrat Nabi
Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam. One is according to that
which is written in Maa Laa Budda Minhu. The second is
that Hazrat Nabi Akrams Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam
grandfather carried out his Aqeeqah seven days after
he was born.

Placing the hand on the forehead

whilst reading a Duaa after Salah

Is the placing of the hand on the forehead after


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Salah and reading a Duaa established in the Hadeeth?


It is established.

Haafiz Ibnus-Sunni, a student of Imam Nasaai

Rahmatullahi alaihi has recorded a marfoo hadeeth (narrated
directly from Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam in
his kitaab, Amul-ul-Yowmi-wal-Laylah.
The Hadeeth explains that after Salah, Hazrat
Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam used to place his right
hand on the front portion of his head and read the
following Duaa:

(O Allah! Distance from me all grief and sorrow.)

Allaamah Jazari Rahmatullahi-alaihi has recorded the

entire Duaa in Al-Hisn-ul-Haseen, page No. 107 on the
authority of Abu Yala and Ibnus-Sunni as follows:

(With the name of Allah the being besides
Compassionate Most Merciful. O Allah!
Distance from me all grief and sorrow.)

What is the Sunnat trouser?


What is the Sunnat trouser? Is it the wide trouser


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or the Aligarh style trouser or a Sharee trouser?

Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam had
purchased a trouser and liked it because it conceals
the private areas better. According to some
narrations, Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam
even wore a trouser. (Khasaail-e-Nabawi. Pg70)
However, the style of trouser is unknown, how was
the cut and how was it sown? Nevertheless, to adopt
the attire of the pious of ones area would be the
closest to the Sunnat. Whatever type of trousers they
wear, one should wear the same as long as it does
not contradict the Shariah i.e. it should not be the
trend of the Sinners and Kuffaar.

Hazrat Hanzalah Raziyallahu Anhu

fearing Nifaaq (hypocrisy)
It was the habit of Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam to enquire about those who were absent
from Masjid. Once, Hazrat Hanzalah Raziyallahu Anhu did
not come for Salah and Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu
Alaihi Wasallam enquired regarding him. Hazrat Abu Bakr
Siddeeq Raziyallahu Anhu then went to his house for an
On enquiry from his household, they informed
him that he was seated in the corner crying away.


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Hazrat Abu Bakr Raziyallahu Anhu went up to him and

asked him the reason for him crying. He replied,
Hanzalah has turned a Munaafiq (hypocrite).
Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq Raziyallahu Anhu asked
him the reason for saying this. He said, When we are
seated with Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam then
it is as if we are seeing Jannah and Jahannam, but
no sooner did I came back home and get involved
with my family, these feeling no more remain.
On hearing this, Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq
Raziyallahu Anhu said, If this is Nifaaq (hypocrisy) then I
am a Munaafiq as well because this is also my
Thereafter both of them came to the company
of Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam and explained
the entire discussion. Hazrat Nabi Akram Sallallahu Alaihi
Wasallam said, If the condition you experience when
seated by me continuously remains, then the angels
would greet you in your beds and on the road.
(Mishkaat with reference to Muslim, Vol 1, pg 197)


This hadeeth will be a means of consolidation for those

Saalikeen who do not find the yearning and enthusiasm to carry out
ibaadat as they do when in the company of their mashaayikh.
(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)


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Etiquettes for
BBy: Hazrat Maulana Siddiq Ahmad Baandwi Sahib

Continue from the previous issue of ANNOOR

Second Etiquette
Refraining from evil
Whilst studying, throughout the night, he
continuously placed his finger in the flame of the lamp.
The girl sat watching the entire scene.
It was approaching morning when he told her:
The rioters have all gone home. The path is now clear.
You may leave now. She replied: I will not go home
until you explain to me your actions. Why were you
placing your finger in the fire? Whats that got to do
with you? said the student, You do not worry about
that, go off now. However, after much insistence, he
answered: Shaytaan was inciting me to commit sin
with you. Hence I kept on placing my finger in the fire
and addressed myself saying, You cannot tolerate the
fire of Jahannam? All thanks are due to Allah that he
protected me. Hearing this she left for home. It so
happened that she was the daughter of a wealthy man
and was about to be engaged to a rich relative of hers.


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She immediately refused the proposal and informed her

parents: I want to marry that certain student.
The entire family tried to reason with her. Many
people became suspicious of her. When she realized
this, she explained the entire incident to them and said:
I will marry only him. He has the fear of Allah
in his heart. He will never cause harm to
anyone. She married that student and
eventually he became the owner of that

How true it is that the one who saves himself

from Haraam, Allah Taala will grant it to him in a Halaal
Nowadays, evil habits are on the increase among
students. There is no sign of Taqwaa, trustworthiness,
humility or piety left in them. Infact, even the outward
actions are lacking in them. They are not punctual with
their Salah with Jamaaat. Their minds are only inclined
towards corruption. If they cannot correct themselves
whilst they are students living in an environment of
Deen, how will they ever be able to correct others?

Once, a student was sitting in a Masjid after
Esha. After some time, he extinguished one lamp, lit
another lamp and resumed hid studies. A pious person
sitting there asked him the reason for this action. The
student replied: This is the lamp of the Masjid. It burns
for the duration it is allowed. Thereafter, I burn my own
lamp and continue my studies. The buzurg asked:


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With whom have you established your Islaahi taalluq

(contact for self-reformation) The student replied:
Hakeemul Ummah. The buzurg remarked: This ought
to be the effect.
If a student really wishes to benefit from his
knowledge and he wishes to benefit others, then he
must not be unmindful of his own reformation. An easy
method to attain this is to establish some contact with a
Shaikh-e-Kaamil. Thereafer, in everything that he does
he should consult him and follow his advice.
My Ustaaz, Hazrat Shiakhul-Hadith, Maulana
Muhammad Zakariyya Saahib Rahmatullahi Alaihi in the AbuDawood-Shareef lesson said that if a person has not
become a Saahib-e-Nisbat in his student days, then he
has not achieved anything. Thereafter, he mentioned
that Allah Taaala had blessed Hazrat Muhammad
Abraarul-Haq Saahib Rahmatullahi-alaihi with this wealth in his
student days.
Because of this relationship with Allah, Allah is
taking great work from Hazrat regarding the reformation
of the Ummah. Whoever wishes may go to Hardoi and
see for themselves.
It is written in Taleemul Muraaalim that Hazrat
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said. The angels do not
enter a home wherein there is a picture of an animal,
object or the presence of a dog. Thus a person who
acquires knowledge via the assistance of the angels
should refrain from committing sins, so that this evil


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habits do not became an impediment in his acquisition

of knowledge.
(To be continued, Insha-Allah)


Potions for the

A Translation of Dawa-e-Dill

By: Hazrat Peer Zulfiqar Ahmad Naqashbandi Sahib

Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR

The importance of self purification

The clothing of the people of Jahannam







regardless of his status, his clothes are taken off him

and he is made to wear the uniform of the hospital.
Likewise, Allah has made a uniform for the dwellers of

Their shirts will be of rosin.

[Surah Ibarhim 14:50- Only relevant portion of the Aayah is documented ]

The Holy Quran states that they will be made

to wear clothes of sulphur, which will have terrible
stench. The scholars have written that if all the living


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beings of the world (i.e. humans, animals, birds, etc)

were to gather in one place and die, the stench of
their decomposing bodies would not be more than
that of the clothing of Hell.
In this world, we are always searching for food
perfumes and fragrances. We use air fresheners to
ward off bad odours. In Hell, however, one will have
to wear a uniform whose stench will be suffocating. If
there is a dead dog lying on the road, we change our
route due to its smell. Imagine what may be the state
of stench in Hell, where is a great extent of dead and
decomposing bodies!!
After being made to wear the uniform, one will
be sent to a section of Hell. Some will be in a higher
section while others will be in a lower one.

Surely, the hypocrites are in the lowest level of fire.
[An-Nisa 04:145- Only relevant portion of the Aayah is documented]

The hypocrites will be in a separate section of

Hell. These people, who show themselves to be
different from what they actually are, will be place in
the lowest level of Hell. They will go into a special unit
where they will be accordingly.
Thus, all the sinners will be given different


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routes according to their sins.

The food of the people of Jahannam

When one is sick, the doctor puts them on a
special diet. For example, a heart patient is stopped
from eating oily foods, a diabetic is stopped from
taking sweet foods and one with ulcer is prevented
from taking spices.
In the same way, one who enters Hell will not
be given tasty foods. As we all know, one who is sick
usually made to eat boiled food. In Hell, it is also
compulsory for the dwellers to have special food.
Allah Taala has placed a special vegetable there,
which is called Zaqqum.

Indeed the tree of Zaqqum. IS the food of the sinful.
[Ad-Dukhan 44:43-44]

Like dregs of oil. It will boil in the bellies.
[Ad-Dukhan 44:45]

It is full of thorns, and is poisonous and so

bitter that one will be unable to bite it. When a sinner


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will try to eat it, he will neither be able to swallow it

nor spit it out. The thorns will be spread throughout
his body. He will suffer severe thirst, and ask for
something to drink.
(To be continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)

Family Bond

By: Hazrat Maulana Dr. Muhammad Habibullaah Mukhtaar Sahib
Translated by: Jenab Rafiq Abdurrahmaan Sahib
(Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR)

Etiquette of humour
Excessive joking lowers the esteem of the speaker in the eyes of the
listeners and arouses antagonism. It encourages juniors to take
liberties with their elders. It results in loss of dignity.
When being humorous, one must not insult or degrade others. It is
good to humour others as long as they are not offended or disgraced.
The hadiith narrates that one must not conceal what belongs to others
or terrify them. It is very cruel to scare or make someone panic.
It is also wrong to lie or report a false story humorously. It is a sin to
fabricate a lie even if it is meant in jest. It is a betrayal of trust to
narrate a lie in a manner that persuades a listener that it is true. A
person is full of Imaan who does not lie or feign quarrels. Similarly,
the playing of practical jokes rather like April Fool is demeaning. It
is a lie and a western custom that must not be adopted.
The Noble Rasuul, Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, was truthful even while he
joked. Once, he caught hold of a Sahaabi while he was selling
merchandise and announced, Who will buy this slave? Then again,
when a person asked for an animal to ride, he said: We will give you the
son of a she-camel. That person could not understand what he meant, so
he explained that a camel was, after all, a child of its mother! Again, we
know that when a female Sahaabiyyah once conveyed her husbands


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greetings to him, he queried if he was not the one with whiteness in the
eyes. She protested, No, no! There is not any whiteness in his eyes! He
insisted, Why not, there is whiteness in every eye! Obviously, he referred
to the pupil of the eye and she took it to mean blindness! Then, there is
the account of an old woman who requested that the Noble Rasuul
Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam make Duaa so that she be admitted to Jannah. O
no! Old women will not enter Jannah! Tears flowed in her eyes. He was
quick to explain that all will be in their youth when they enter Jannah.
There will not be any old people! (Continue)

Great Personality
Rahimahullahu Taala
By: Hazrat Allamah Muhammad Ibn Yusuf Salihi Dimashqi Shafiee

(Continue from the previous issue of AN-NOOR)

Hazrat Imam Sahibs excessive Ibaadat and

recitation of the Quran and his nightly vigils
14. He also narrates that Musir ibn Kidaam says:
One night I went into the Masjid where I saw a man
performing Salah. I was taken aback by his melodious
recitation of the Holy Quran. When he reached the
seventh juz of the Holy Quran, I thought he may go into
Ruku any movement but he did not until he recited a
third of the Holy Quran. I thought he may go into Rukh
at the termination of half of the Holy Quran, but he
continued until he recited the entire Holy Quran in one
Rakat. Upon closer inspection, I realized it was Hazrat
Imam Abu Hanifah Sahib (Rahmatullahi Alaihi).
15. Khatib Baghdadi, Abu Muhammad Haarithi and
Abu Abdullah Kursi Narrate that Musir Ibn Kidaam
said; When I went to the Masjid of Hazrat Imam Abu


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Hanifah Sahib (Rahmatullahi alaihi) I saw that he performed

the Fajr Salah and immediately thereafter he continued
teaching until Zuhr . He performed Zuhr and continued
teaching until Asr and after Asr he continued teaching
until Maghrib. And after Maghrib he taught until Esha. I
thought to myself, with such a busy teaching schedule,
when can this man ever make Ibadat? I will try and
determine this, I thought. When the people departed
after Esha Salah, Imam Sahib returned to the Masjid
well-scented in Itr (perfume) exuding fragrance like that
of a bride. He came and stood for Salah and he
continued performing Salah right until true dawn. He
thereafter returned home for a fresh change of clothes
and repaired to the Masjid for Fajr Salah. He thereafter
continued teaching right until Esha as he had done the
previous day. He went home after Esha and returned
to the Masjid after the people had all departed. He
continued performing Salah until true dawn as he had
done the previous day. He thereafter returned home for
a little while and returned for Fajr Salah and continued
teaching right until Esha whereafter he went home I
thought to my self, his zeal of vitality may lost a day or
two at the most, today I will see how it goes. He
returned after a short while and again he occupied
himself with Salah for the entire night. In the morning,
he continued teaching in the same manner. I said to
myself, I will never leave him until my death.
Accordingly, I stayed in his Masjid. I never saw him
without Saum (Fasting) during the day and I never saw
him sleeping at night. However, he used to rest a while


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before Zuhr.
Ibn Abu-Muaaz says that Musir Ibn-Kidaam, the
narrator of the aforementioned incident, passed away in
Sajdah in Imam Sahibs Masjid.
(To be Continued, Insha-Allahu-Taala)

Letters to the editor

Heart-felt Condolences
Dear Editor,

This has a reference to your news item: Haafiz Muhammad

Ibraaheem Sahib passes away, AN-NOOR, Campus Round-up,
November 2015. This sad news came as a sudden shock to all
the members and the students of Islamic Dawah Centre (IDC)
here. Really, Hazrat Haafiz Muhammad Ibraaheem Sahib Alaihirahmatullah was pious, righteous and a devoted Muslim of
Johannesburg Africa. May Allah Almighty give the bereaved
family strength and patience to bear the grief and loss on the
sad demise of Hazrat Haafiz Sahib. And may Allah Taala admit
the deceased Haafiz Sahib to Jannatul-Firdaus. Please convey
our heart-felt condolences to the bereaved family and to the
Esteemed Rector of Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora
Kashmir. With due respect and regards,
Lateef Ahmad Wani
Islamic Dawah Centre (IDC)
Chattabal Srinagar

Sunnah is the Great

Dear Editor,

This has a reference to your Editorial, Spirit of the Sunnah by

Hazrat Maulana Ilyaas Patel Sahib, AN-NOOR, November
2015. The said Editorial made us cautious that we should never
consider any Sunnah as small as it is tantamount to Kufr. Of
course, every Sunnah of the Holy Prophet Sallallahu alaihi wasallam is
the great and we love and respect every Sunnah very much.
Talhah Raheem Shah
Sopore Kashmir


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Reformative journal
Dear Editor,

The monthly journal of Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora,

AN-NOOR, in English, is a reformative journal as it has
reformed my life and the life of my wife from worst to well and
Imraan Habeeb Khan from Kulgam Kashmir

Fayyaz Ahmad Zarroo

Dates for a mega

seminar of Islamic
jurists announced
The administration and faculty members of the deemed
Islamic varsity of the Jammu & Kashmir state, DarulUloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora Kashmir, is gearing up to
organize a mega-cum-maiden seminar of Islamic jurists of
the country at its spacious campus, Mahmood-aabaad
Bagh Nussu Bandipora Kashmir, in which hundred plus
great scholars of Islam across the country is expected to
participate. As per the communiqu issued by the
Esteemed Rector of this varsity, Hazrat Maulana
Muhammad Rahmatullah Sahib Qasmi Daamat-Barakatuhum,
two contemporary issues will be discussed in the said
seminar. One is: The joint business of father and sons, and
the second is: Medical Insurance. As per the given
information provided by the Respected Naazim of
Muizzud-deen Sahib, this seminar will be held on 4 th, 5th &
6th of May 2016 Insha-Allahu Taala at Darul-Uloom


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Raheemiyyah Bandipora Kashmir.

In this connection, Hazrat Maulana Muizzud-deen Sahib
visited Darul-Uloom Raheemiyyah Bandipora Kashmir on
30, November 2015 and took the stock of the preparations
going on at the Raheemiyyah Campus here. He was
satisfied with the enthusiastic preparations going on
under the command of the Esteemed Rector of this
varsity, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Rahmatullah Sahib
Qasmi Daamat-Barakatuhum, and prayed for its success and

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