Hadhrat 'Ataa' bin Abi Ribaah, (Radhiyallahu anhu) says that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said, "Whoever reads surah Yaaseen in the'beginning of the day, all his needs for that day are fulfilled."
Many merits of surah Yaaseen are mentioned in ahadith. It is said in one hadith, "Everything has a heart, and the heart of the Glorious Qur'an is surah Yaaseen. Whoever reeds surah. Yaaseen, Almighty Allah records for him a reward equal to that of reading' the whole Qur'an ten times."
According to another Hadith Almighty Allah recited surah Yaaseen and surah Taahaa one thousand years before the creation of Heaven and Earth, and on hearing this the angels said, "Blessing' is for the ummat unto whom the Qur'an will be sent down, blessing is for the hearts that will bear, ie. memorize it, and blessing is for the tongues that will recite it."
There is another narration, "Whoever reads surah Yaaseen for the pleasure of Allah only, all his earlier sins are forgiven. Therefore, make a practice of reading this surah over your dead."
According to one hadith, surah Yaaseen is named in the Torah as Mun'imah (giver of good things), because it contains benefits for its reader in this life as well as in the Hereafter; it removes from him the afflictions of this world and the next and takes away the dread of the next life.
This 'surah' is also known as 'Raafi'ah Khaafidhaah', ie., that which exalts the status of the believers and degrades the unbelievers. According to a riwaayat, Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said, "My heart desires that surah Yaaseen should be present in the heart of every one of my ummat."
According to another hadith, if anybody recites surah Yaaseen every night and then dies, he dies as a shaheed (martyr).
It is reported in another hadith "Whoever reads surah Yaaseen, is forgiven; whoever reads it in hunger, is satisfied; whoever reads it having lost his way finds the way; whoever reads it on losing an animal finds the same. And when one reads it apprehending that his food will run short, that food becomes sufficient. And if one reads it beside a person who is in the throes of death, the same are made easy for him. And if anyone reads it on a woman experiencing difficulty in child-birth, her delivery becomes easy."
Maqri (Rahmatullah alaih) said, "If surah Yaaseen is read by one who fears the ruler or an enemy, he gets rid of this fear."
According to another hadith, if somebody reads surah Yaaseen and surah Was-Saaffaat on Friday and begs of Allah something, his prayer is granted.
(Most of the above has been drawn from Mazaahir-e-Haq, though the scholars of hadith have questioned some of the riwaayaat).
Sheikh Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi رحمه الله has advised that it is imperative for those who are desirous to be obedient unto Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله must not move out of their homes unless they are heavily compelled to do so. If the need is to go out; then the believer should lower his gaze and refrain from meeting with anyone unless it becomes necessary.
A man, particularly a scholar, must resort to solitude and study the lives of the pious predecessors. He must visit the graves of the pious men. A believer should not miss the Tahajjud Salaah and invocations in the night. He must remember death always so that distant hopes are not entertained.
Jahannum is the result of disobedience. This resulted in succumbing to temptations. And man must understand that whilst the 'pleasures of sin' appear tempting, they consist of innumerable hardships - transgression is enveloped with difficulties. Is it intelligence to be hurled into Jahannum for the pleasure of sin which is surrounded by hardships?
One great calamity is adultery; there is a moment of temporary pleasure but it brings about disgrace and intense punishment. Alcohol and substance abuse contaminate the mouth, pollute the garments, damage the mind and bring about untold challenges in the Aakhirah.
Man has to understand that the resultant punishment in the Aakhirah is enormous compared to the few moments of pleasure of disobeying Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله. Does it make sense to rebel against Allah Ta'ala جل جلاله?
(Information sourced from SINS AND THEIR EVIL EFFECTS by Sheikh Abdur Rahman ibn al-Jawzi رحمه الله)
SHAH WALIYULLAH (RAHMATULLAH ALAYH) ON NON-KHAMR ALCOHOL
Refuting the categorization of alcohol into two categories, Hadhrat Shah Waliyullah (rahmatullah alayh) states in his Hujjatullaahil Baalighah:
"Innumerable Ahaadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) have been narrated from a variety of sources. Thus Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:
* "Khamr is from these two trees: dates and grape.
* When Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) was asked about bat', mizr and (others) besides these two, (i.e. about non-grape alcohol), he replied: "Every drink which intoxicates is haraam." and "Every intoxicating (drink) is khamr, and every intoxicant is haraam. Whatever of a big quantity intoxicates, a small quantity of it is (also) haraam."
Continuing his explanation, Hadhrat Shah Waliyyullah (rahmatullah alayh) said: "Predicating the prohibition with (only) grapes is meaningless. The determinant in Tahreem (i.e. prohibition) is derangement of the intelligence. Its little (i.e. liquor's little) leads to its abundance, hence the decree with it is Waajib (i.e. it is incumbent to decree that all types of liquor whether in small amounts, are haraam).
Today it is not permissible for anyone to halaalize such (liquor) which is made from things other than grapes, and use in quantities less than intoxication.
In view of people's insane desire for liquor and their ploys for (consuming) it, the objective (of prohibition) cannot be achieved except by totally prohibiting it in every aspect so that there does not remain neither any loophole nor stratagem for anyone (to halaalize liquor)."
Hadhrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi and the view of Imaam Abu Hanifah
"The view of Imaam Abu Hanifah in the kutub of the Hanafiyyah has been set aside." It is therefore, not permissible to halaalize any type of alcohol regardless of minute quantities. The view of Shaikhain may not be resurrected and presented as a basis for such halaalization.
(1) For the application of the Shari’ah’s ruling of prohibition regarding consumables, there is only one kind of alcohol. Alcohol, regardless of the category assigned to it in Fiqh, is haraam.
(2) The Fatwa of the Shari’ah has always been prohibition of all kinds of alcohol. The view of Shaikhain has been set aside by the Fuqaha of Islam.
(3) The principle of Umoom Balwa does not operate to justify and halaalize a haraam substance. It relates to the sphere of Tahaarat.
(4) All products such as soft drinks, etc. which contain even minute traces of alcohol are not permissible.
(5) If no halaal medicine is available, it will then be permissible to consume medicines with an alcohol content, whether it be alcohol of the first or second category.
Source: Liquor-The process of halaalization
THE BOND OF LOVE BETWEEN HAZRAT ALI AND HAZRAT ABU BAKR AND HAZRAT UMAR (RADHIYALLAHU ‘ANHUM)
Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)’s love for Hazrat Abu Bakr and Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) can be understood from the fact that he named his children after them viz. Abu Bakr bin Ali and Umar bin Ali (rahimahumallah). (Tabaqaat ibnu Sa’d 3/14)
As far as Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is concerned, the bond of love that he enjoyed with Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) can be clearly seen from the following incident:
Hazrat Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was once seated in the Musjid with the Sahaabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum). Hazrat Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then arrived, made salaam, and then remained standing, looking for a place to sit. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) looked at the faces of the Sahaabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) to see which of them would make place for him. Hazrat Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu), who was seated on the right of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), immediately moved from his place and said, “Come here, O Abul Hasan.” Hazrat Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then sat in the place of Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), between Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu). The Sahaabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) could actually see the happiness on the blessed face of Rasulullah (sallallahun ‘alaihi wasallam) on account of Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) giving Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) his place and honouring him. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then turned to Hazrat Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and said, “O Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)! It is only people of virtue who recognise the virtue of other people of virtue.” (Bidaayah-wan-Nihaayah 7/358, Maqaasid-ul-Hasanah #212)
In the above incident, we can see that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) testified to the virtue of both personalities; Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).
As far as Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) is concerned, Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) got him married to his daughter, Hazrat Ummu Kulthoom (radhiyallahu ‘anha). This is one of the greatest proofs to show the bond of love between Hazrat Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). (Isaabah 8/465)
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