REPLY FOR JAZAAK ALLAAHU KHAYRAN?

Usayd ibn Hadayr (radiyAllaahu ‘anhu) says: I said: O Messenger of Allah جزاك الله خيرا [Jazaakallhu Khayran, May Allaah reward you with Good]

The Prophet (salallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: وَأَنْتُمْ فَجَزَاكُمُ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا [Wa Antum Fa Jazakumullahu khayran] And you too, May Allah reward to with Good].

[Albaani has said that the Hadeeh is Saheeh in al-Saheeha 3096, al-Ta’leeqaatul hisaan al Saheeh ibn Hibbaan 6231]

One Day Islamic Ijtema : Maahe Muharram aur Karbala ka waqi’a

Assalamualaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu

One Day Islamic Ijtema

InshaAllaah, Sunday 27th November 2011, there will be ONE DAY ISLAMIC IJTEEMA

Topic : Maahe Muharram aur Karbala ka waqi’a

Location : Aqsa Masjid, Yerawada Pune, Maharashtra – India
Speaker : Abu Zaid Zameer and Hafiz Jameel
Time : 10.00 AM – 8.00 PM IST

Schedule :

1] Session1 : 10.00 AM – 11.15 AM
Topic : Muharram aur Aashura ke Ahkaam
Speaker : Abu Zaid Zameer

2] Session 2 : 11.30 AM – 1.00 PM
Topic : Imam Hussain رضي الله عنه aur Yazeed
Speaker : Abu Zaid Zameer

3] Session 3 : 3.00 PM – 4.30 PM
Topic : Karbala ka waqi’a
Speaker : Abu Zaid Zameer

4] Session 4 : 5.00 PM – 5.45 PM
Topic : Extra time to complete missing topic.
Speaker : Abu Zaid Zameer

5] Session 5 : 6.15 PM – 8.00 PM
Topic : Muharram ki Khurafat aur Bidaat.
Speaker : Hafiz Jameel

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The Riba (Interest amount) – Part 2

…This post is in continuation to my earlier post “The Riba (Interest amount)”.

Below diagram depicts Impure and Pure amount. I have made below diagram to convey you all the message how your salary/money becomes impure when it mixes with bank interest. And if one gets rid of it then how it becomes pure and how a believer can avoid war against Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) and His Messenger (peace and blessing be upon him).

Impure Money which includes Riba/Interest amount

Money Free from Riba/Interest amount

The Riba (Interest amount)

How beautiful Islam is. Prophet Mohammed (Salal la ho alahi wasalam) has completed Islam 1400 years ago and has left Allah’s book(Qur’an) and his Hadiths for our guidance. Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) commanded us how to live life in a better manner. If we adhere to the rules which are mentioned in the glorious Qur’an then how beautiful our life would be. Have we imagined it? I guess the answer is NO.

Why? Because we have never understood what Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) wanted us to understand. Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) distinguished between good and evil act. Among the throttled law, one of the major sins which a Muslim has took it very lightly is “Riba / Usury / Interest” amount.

Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) has condemn riba several times in the glorious Qur’an –

  1. O you, who have believed, fear Allah and give up what remains [due to you] of interest, if you should be believers. And if you do not, then be informed of a war [against you] from Allah and His Messenger. But if you repent, you may have your principal – [thus] you do no wrong, nor are you wronged. [Holy Qur’an: Al-Baqarah :278, 279]
  2. O you, who have believed, do not consume usury, doubled and multiplied, but fear Allah that you may be successful. [Holy Qur’an: Ali-Imran : 130]

Numerous Ahadith addresses this topic. Few of them are –

  1. Narrated Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) Prophet (Salal la ho alahi wasalam) said, “On the night (Shab-e-Meraj) when I was taken up to Heaven I came upon people whose bellies were like houses and contained snakes which could be seen from outside their bellies. I asked Jibrael (Alai Salam) who they were and he replied they were people who had practiced usury.” [Al-Tirmidhi Hadith No: 2828]
  2. Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib (May Allah be pleased with him) Prophet (Salal la ho alahi wasalam) said, curse those who took usury, those who paid it, those who recorded it, and those who refused to give sadaqah. And he used to prohibit wailing. [Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2829]

Brothers and sisters in Islam, As we live in non-Islamic country, we often receive the interest amount out of our salary credit or our business deposits. We can calculate it and take that money out of our account (whenever get debited) and giving it to our poor Muslim families who are really in need. The intention should not be getting great rewards of it from Almighty. For that amount, we have not worked hard and may assist poor families for their needs not for us. Looking at the consequences of great sin (riba) I would like you all to look into your bank account and try as hard as possible to remove entire interest amount from it and invest in poor Muslim Ummah’s life. There are plenty of people out there who are suffering from severe deceases/illness and out of them many are unfortunate to get recover from it, due to lack of financial aid. Young brothers and sisters are waiting to get married because their guardians are unable to collect required amount for their marriage, children are begging for food, not able to complete their education, small children are working in garage, restaurants and workshop. It’s really sad to even imagine.

Alhamdulillah at regular time intervals we all are investing our halal money (zakat/sadaqat ) very religiously and everyone knows the importance and reward of it. Similarly if we can think of what kind of punishment we will get due to interest/riba amount then it will be much easier for us to act upon it.

For you, I have mentioned below few steps which will be easy for online ICICI Bank user to calculate how much interest amount they have earned so far. For non-online users you can visit your respective bank and ask for yearly bank statement and accordingly calculate it. And for non-icici bank users you can follow below similar steps in your respective bank account.

Step 1: LOG IN

Log in to icici bank account http://www.icicibank.com/ with your userid and password.

Step 2:

Click on Detailed bank statement option.

Step 3: SELECT DATE RANGE

Enter start and end Date and click on Statement button to save report in excel file.

Step 4: SEARCH INTEREST AMOUNT

Open the generated excel file and search for word “Int.”, it will give you all the instances of interest amount paid to you during that year. Look for the respective Amount column and add up the interest amount earned during that year.

That’s it.

These are pretty simple 4 steps work which will free us from the dirty amount (riba), Insha Allah.

We ask Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) to accept our repentance and to help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. Aameen.

Jazak allah khair.

Various Q&A about riba are posted on IslamQA

Ramadan 2011 Islamic Lectures/Workshops – Abu Zaid Zameer

Alhamdulillah this year also 10 nights Islamic lectures/workshop will be taking place during the month of Ramadan (last 10 nights, from 21th August 2011) in Masjid-e-Aqsa, Pune Maharashtra, India.

All lectures will be live Broadcasting on www.islamiclectures.net  from 10:30 PM IST

Speaker: Abu Zaid Zameer

Please find below topic name and Ramadan date.

TOPIC

RAMADAAN DATE

AUGUST DATE
Ummat –e- Muslimah mein Shirk

21st

21st

Islaam mein Aql ka maqaam

22nd

22nd

Haq ki taraf Rujoo

23rd

23rd

Khwaabon ki  Haqeeqat

24th

24th

Aqeeqah ke Ahkaam

25th

25th
Tafseer surah al–Falaq

26th

26th

Gunaah aur Taubah

27th

27th

Nabi ka Taa’leemi  andaaz

28th

28th

Fazaail Ummul momineen Aaisha رضي الله عنها

29th

29th

Sawal o Jawaab

30th

30th

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15th Shabaan(Shab-e-Baraat)… Bid’at or Ibadat?

Assalam Aalaikum wa Rehmatullahe wa Barkatahu

Brothers and sisters there is lot of misconception and confusion among us with respect to Shab e baraat.

I just want to say that, “There is no celebration on 15th of Sha‘baan and there is no special act of worship to be performed in the middle of it or during the last days of the month. Doing that is an innovation that has been introduced into the religion. The first time this prayer occurred was in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem) in 448 AH”.

Please refer to below two clarification on shab e baraat. Very well explained by Mufti Shayk Mohammed Al-Munajjid and 3rd one is audio lectures which is very helpful. You listen it first then forward it ahead.

1.    What is Shab e Baraat that is celebrated by many South Asian Muslims?

http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/154850/sha%27baan

2.     Worshiping in sha’baan

http://www.islamqa.com/en/ref/8907/sha%27baan

3.     Sha’baan ki Haqeeqat (AUDIO lecture)

http://www.islamiclectures.net/deviation-a-mistakes/wrong-practices.html

May Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) keep us away from Bid’ah (innovation).

Jazakallah khair.

Notable Personality of Islam

Assalam Aalaikum wa Rehmatullahe wa Barkatahu

I have collected below information about Mohammed (Salal la ho alahi wasalam), Sahaba (comapanions) and some of islamic scholars.

Intension behind this effort is to have information about their birth place/dates and how long they have served their life for us.

This little information will also help us to know, how many years after Prophet Mohammed (Salal la ho alahi wasalam’s) death the A’immah (scholars) and Mohaddiseen (Hadith Scholar) came in this world.

Few Facts are –

  • Abu Bakr Siddque (Radiallahu anhu) is 2 years younger to Prophet Mohammed (Salal la ho alahi wasalam) and he left this world after 2 years of Prophet (Salal la ho alahi wasalam’s) demise.
  • Prophet Mohammed (Salal la ho alahi wasalam), Umar Farooq and Hazrat Ali (Radiallahu anhu) died at the age of 63 (Approximately).
  • Imam Abu Hanifa (Rahimullah) born in 80 Hijri i.e. after the 70 years of Prophet (Salal la ho alahi wasalam’s) demise. He is very closest to Prophet’ era.
  • Imam Bukhari (Rahimullah) born approximately 200 years after Muhammad (Salal la ho alahi wasalam).

I have created 2 version of it, brief version is published below and for the detailed excel file you can click here (Notable_Personality_Islam). Additionally it contains full name, birth/death place etc in it.  I have collected this information from internet so I would request you all to correct me if you find any ambiguity in it. Also if you have more information on this topic than do let me know, I will add it in below format.

We ask Allaah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) to make us among the people of Paradise by His Grace and Mercy. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad (Salal la ho alahi wasalam). Aameen!!

Title Birth (CE) Hijri Death (CE)
Hijri Age
Muhammad (صلى الله عليه و سلم ) 570/571  – June 8, 632 10 63
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Righteously Guided Caliphs  (رضي الله عنه )  –
Abu Bakr 573  – August 23, 634 12 61
Uthman ibn Affan 579  – 17 July 656 24 77
Umar Farooq 586–590  – 7 November 644 14 63
Hazrat Ali October 23, 598,  – January 28, 661 29 63
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Sahabah (Companions)  (رضي الله عنه )  –
Bilal 580  – March 2, 640 18 59
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The Ten promised paradise
(including above four Caliphs)  (رضي الله عنه )
Abdur Rahman bin Awf 580  – 652 31 72
Abu Ubaidah ibn al Jarrah 584  – 640 18 56
Zubayr ibn al-Awam 594  – 656 36 62
Saeed bin Zaid 594  – 673 51 79
Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas 595  – 664 44 69
Talhah 597  – 656 36 64
A’immah Arba‘a
Imam Abu Hanifa September 5, 699 80 June 14, 767 150 67
Imam Malik 711 93 795 179 83-84
Imam Al-Shafi 767 135 820 188 52-53
Imam Ahmed ibn Hanbal 780 164 855 241 74-75
Six major Hadith collections
Imam Bukhari 810 194  872 256 62
Abu Dawood 817 202 889 275 73
Imam Muslim 821 206 875 261 55
Imam Tirmidhi 824 209 892 279 70
Ibn Majah 824 210 887 / 889 273 63 / 65
Al-Nasa’i 829 214 915 303 89

Ramadaan Preparation

Assalam Aalaikum wa Rehmatullahe wa Barkatahu

Ramadaan, the favorite month for Muslims. Because the reward of each good deed is way higher than the rest of the months 🙂

The month of Ramadan in which Qur’aan was revealed, a guidance for mankind. In this month one must observe sawm (fast) except those who are not in a position (travelling or illness) of observing it but the same number of fast one should do it after Ramadaan. Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) has made it easy for us. The gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of Hell are closed and Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) chained the mischievous Shayateen (devils) and sincere repentance is accepted.

Since we have the opportunity to achieve all of the above in the coming month of ramadan, my question to you all would be how are we prepared to welcome ramadan?
I am going to give you a few tips of what to do or what not to do this blessed month.
I have jotted down few points feel free to add/share more from your side too because it will be beneficial for all.
Most of you might already know that we should avoid excessive talk/ laughter/ television/radio etc. Apart from these here are few, but important things to avoid. Read the detailed explanation do not worry about the title.

1.      Avoid office work:

It is little difficult for a salaried person to take one month holiday but at least try to avail it in last ten days of Ramadaan. Because there is lot importance of last ashra, try to observe i’tikaaf during the last ten days of Ramadaan. It was proven that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to observe i’tikaaf during the last ten nights of Ramadaan, Agreed upon. They (the scholars) said that one of the greatest aims of i’tikaaf is to seek Laylat al-Qadr.

2.      Avoid eating:

Although it is obligatory to eat Sahoor and Iftaar.

But many people eat excessively in Sahoor so that he/she should not feel hungry while fasting. And many people eat like anything at the time of Iftaar (breaking the fast).  And many innocent Umma does extravagance in offering iftaar. Extravagance itself is forbidden, Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) says in the Qur’an (interpretation of the meaning):

“And eat and drink but waste not by extravagance, certainly He (Allaah) likes not Al‑Musrifoon (those who waste by extravagance)”

[Al-A’raaf 7:31]

If they have more than they need, they should give it in charity. Please avert doing this devil act.

3.       Avoid shopping:

This is the most awaited moment of most of the Muslims. Where last ten days is the most important days of Ramadaan, but people waste their time in buying and selling of cloths, ladies into cosmetics, jewelry and shoes. Some even spend on home furnishings etc. In last ashra Muslim should spend most of his/her time in the mosque or house and not in the market. Please utilize especially last ten days in –

  • Namaz,
  • Ibadat,
  • Reading Qur’an,
  • I’tikaaf,
  • Repentance of our sins,
  • Seeks Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala’s) guidance and forgiveness.

It’s not that we should not do shopping for eid, we should do it according to shari’ah. And do it with planning and best time would be before ramadaan not during ramadaan.

Salamah ibn Kuhayl said: It was said that Sha’baan was the month of the Qur’aan readers.

When Sha’baan began, ‘Amr ibn Qays would close his shop and free his time for reading Qur’aan.

Abu Bakr al-Balkhi said: The month of Rajab is the month for planting, the month of Sha’baan is the month of irrigating the crops, and the month of Ramadaan is the month of harvesting the crops.

So people please plant your seeds before Ramadaan.

4.       Avoid Watching / listening to Islamic lectures:

I know it sounds a little weird but think about it. If you have spare time then instead of watching/listening to Islamic content on television, one should do dhikr, read quran or pray nafil salah. Because in Ramadaan praying nafil salah has more reward than listening to Islamic program. But if someone is listening/watching to make it his/her own correction then its good, otherwise please keep away from it.

I hope above few points will make some beneficial difference in your Ramadaan, I pray to Allah (Subhan-Wa-Tala) to give us hidayah to be on right path and with righteous people.

Aameen!!

Let it grow with a natural flow

Assalam Aalaikum wa Rehmatullahe wa Barkatahu

Alhamdulillah, an important lecture by brother “Abu Mussab Wajdi Akkari (official website)” on subject what is the importance and ruling of keeping “Beard in Islam. He excerpted several hadith and quranic verses to depict whether keeping beard is Fard/Sunnah or Mustahab. Enlighten yourself and have clear understanding of Prophet Mohammed’s (Salal la ho alahi wasalam) saying.

What four Imam’s (Imam Abu Hanifa, Imam Shafi’i, Imam Malik and Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal) view on this special topic? Those who follow any particular madhab must also listen and understand the importance of their fiqh. Significance of this issue is to realize the concept behind this act and Insha Allah it will also be helpful to clarify someone else’s doubts.

Please take out 45 minutes of your time and listen to below youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcGb7coZMm4


Jazakallah khair.