Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Relations with husband, children & Other Kin

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (153 TO 174)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Relations with husband, children & Other Kin

153.       Sayyidah “Umm Salmah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

       The woman whose husband is pleased with her and she dies will be sent to Paradise. (Ibn Majah, Tirmizi, Targheeb)

154.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Awf (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The woman who observes the five prayers regularly, fasts during the month of Ramadhan, preserves her chastity and obedient to her husband, will be told: Enter Paradise by whichever of its doors you wish to enter. (Ahmad, Tabarani, Targheeb)

155.       Sayyidina Husayn bin Mohsin (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Your husband is your Paradise and your Hell. (If he is obeyed then he is a means to Paradise, otherwise Hell). (Ahmad, Nasa’i, Targheeb)

156.       Sayyidina Qays bin Sa’d (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If I were to command a person to prostrate before any other person I would command women to prostrate before their husbands because Allah has allowed many rights to husbands. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)

157.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       It is the husband’s right on his wife that if he calls her to him she must not say no even if she is seated on a saddle back. It is also one of his rights that she must not observe optional fasting without his permission; if she does so then she will stay hungry and thirsty (meaninglessly) and her fasting will not be accepted. No woman should go out of her house without the permission of her husband; if she does so then the Angels of the heaven, Angels of mercy, Angels of punishment-all curse her until she returns. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

158.       Sayyidina Zayd bin Arqam (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       A woman cannot fulfill the rights of Allah unless she fulfils the rights of her husband. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

159.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Allah does not look at that woman (with mercy) who does not thank her husband although she can never be independent of him. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)

160.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If a husband calls his wife to his bed and she does not oblige so that he is annoyed with her for the night then the Angels curse such a woman until dawn. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

RELATIONS WITH Children

161.       Sayyidah ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

       If anyone has on him the responsibility of raising daughters and he fulfils that responsibility gently, then these daughters will be a means to protect him from the Fire. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

162.       Sayyidina Jabir bin Samurah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone teaches his children etiquettes it is better than paying one Sa’ in Sadaqah. (Sa’ is a measure of weight. Sadaqah is charity). (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

163.       Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone raises two daughters looking after them until they attain adulthood then, on the day of Resurrection, I and he will be (near to one another) like that, saying that he joined his fingers together. (Muslim, Mishkat)

164.       Sayyidina Ibn ‘Abbas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone is guardian over a girl (daughter, sister etc) and he does not bury her alive, does not belittle her, and does not prefer his male children over her then Allah will send him to Paradise. (Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

165.       Sayyidina Ayyub bin Moosa (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       A father cannot give his son a gift better than good moral upbringing. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

166.       Sayyidina Suraaqah bin Maalik (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Shall I not reveal to you the most superior Sadaqah? If your daughter returns to you (on being divorced) and there is no one to earn for her besides you (then you must take care of her). (Ibn Majah, Mishkat)

167.       Sayyidina Sabrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Teach your child to pray when he is seven years old. At ten years of age, beat him (if he neglects prayer). (Ahmad, Tirmizi, al-Jami’as-Saghir by Seyuti)

168.       Sayyidina Bakr bin ‘Abdullah bin ar-Rabee (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Teach your children swimming and archery. The best play for the believing women is the spinning wheel. When your mother and father summon you simultaneously then you must go to your mother first. (Ibn Mansoor, Faryaabi, al-Jami’as-Saghir)

 

 

Relations With Other Kin

169.       Sayyidina Sa’eed bin al-‘Aas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The elder brothers have rights over their younger brothers similar to the rights of a father over his sons. (Bayhaqi, Mishkat)

170.       Sayyidina ‘Ali (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The paternal uncle of a person is a branch of his father. (Tirmizi, al-Jami’as-Saghir)

171.       Sayyidina Baraa’ bin ‘Azib (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The maternal aunt is of the same rank as one’s mother. (Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, al-Jami’as-Saghir)

172.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Learn enough of your geneology to be able to keep relationships alive because joining ties with relatives brings about love, increases wealth and delays death. (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

173.       Sayyidina Jubayr bin Mut’im (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       He who breaks ties of relationship will not enter Paradise. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

174.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       He who reciprocates (the kind gestures of relatives) is not the one who joins ties of relationship but he is the one to join these ties who responds kindly to those who break relationship with him. (Bukhari, Muslim)

 

 

Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi, by Muhammad Sharif Fauji   

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Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Family Life

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (130 TO 152)
(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)
Family Life
Behaviour with parents
130.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Children can never repay their father until they find their father enslaved and buy him and set him free. (Muslim, Abu Dawood, Tirmizi, Targheeb)
131.       Sayyidina Abu ‘Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Your parents may mean Paradise for you (if you behave well with them) or Hell too (if you disobey them)(Ibn Majah, Targheeb)
132.       Sayyidina Anas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       He who craves for a long life and abundance of provision must behave kindly with his parents and maintain ties with them. (Ahmad, Targheeb)
133.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Adopt modesty with the women of other men, your women will remain virtuous and adopt pious conduct with your parents, and your children will behave well with you.(Haakim, Targheeb)
134.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       He rubs his nose in dust. Rubs his nose in dust, rubs his nose in dust. (He was asked, “Who, O Messenger of Allah?” He said), “The person who had aged parents yet could not make his way to Paradise.   (Muslim, Targheeb)
135.       Sayyidina Mu’awiyah bin Jahimah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Stay with your mother, for Paradise is under her feet.(Ibn Majah, Nasa’i, Targheeb)
136.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       There are three people towards whom Allah will not look at all (with mercy):
1.   One who disobeys his parents.
2.   One who is addicted to wine, and
3.   One who boasts of his favours.  (Nasa’i, Bazzaar, Targheeb)
Husband and Wife
137.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       O young people! Those of you who are able to do it must marry because this is the best way to keep your gaze down. In this way you can better check your sexual desires. As for him who cannot afford to marry, he must observe fasting frequently because fasting is a means to curb sexual desires.   (Bukhari, Muslim, Targheeb)
138.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The world is a treasure and the best of its treasures is a pious woman.  (Nasa’i, Muslim, Targheeb)
139.       Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Next to Taqwaa (God-fearing attitude), there is nothing better for a believing man than a pious wife. She is one who obeys her husband in every command he gives. When he looks towards her, she pleases him. And, if he swears by her (saying that she would do as he says, surely) then she does not let him down. When her husband is absent she is extremely careful about his property and her own self. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)
140.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       There are three men who have assurance of Allah’s help:
1.   One who wages Jihad for the sake of Allah.
2.   Makaatib (a slave whose master will release him if he pays a specified sum of money) who intends to pay the money.
3.   One who marries to keep himself away from indecency. (Tirmizi, Targheeb)
141.       Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       A Woman is married for one of the four reasons:
(1)  Her beauty, (2) her wealth, (3) her good character, or (4) her piety.
       Choose a woman who is pious and well be-haved(Ahmad, Targheeb)
Relation with Wife
142.       Sayyidina Maymoon from Sayyidina Ubayy(Radi-ALLAHO-An-hum)
       If anyone marries a woman agreeing to pay a dower, little or much, but not really intending to pay it to her then he has cheated her. If he dies afterwards without paying her the dower then he will face Allah on the day of Resurrection as an adulterer.    (Targheeb)
143.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)    Among the believers, those who have a good character have perfected their belief. And the best among you are those who are good to their women.    (Tirmizi,Targheeb)
144.                     Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        Let not a believing man hate his believing wife. If he does not like anything in her, he is sure to find something else adorable. (Muslim, Targheeb)
145      Sayyidina mu`awiyah bin Haydah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        A wife’s right over her husband is that he feeds her when he feeds himself, clothes her when he clothes himself; does not hit her on her face and does not speak to her rudely; and does not spend the night away from her (out of anger) except within the same house. (Abu Dawood, Targheeb)
146.    Sayyidina ‘Amr bin al-Ahwas (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Listen! Follow my advice in treating women gently. This is because they stay with you restricted. You have no right over anything belonging to them except that they do not do anything shameful. In that case you leave them alone on their bed and beat them lightly so that they do not feel the pain. Then if they obey you do not oppress them. Remember, you have some rights over your wives, and your wives have some rights over you. It is your right over them that they do not defile your bed with those you do not like, and do not let such people as you do not like enter your house. Remember, they have a right over you that you treat them well in feeding and clothing them. (Ibn Majah, Tirmizi)
147. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
        This is a dinar that you spend in the cause of Allah. That is a dinar that you again use to emancipate a slave. And, this is also a dinar that you give as Sadaqah to a needy person. This too is a dinar which you spend on your wife. Of these, you will fetch the highest reward on the dinar that you spend on your wife. (Muslim, Targheeb)
148.       Sayyidah ‘Aisha (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
       Does that man among you not feel ashamed that he beats his wife in the early part of the day as if he is beating his slave then in the last part of that very day he sleeps with her (having sexual intercourse)? Is he not ashamed of himself? (Abd bin Humayd, Kanz ul-‘Ummaal)
149.       Sayyidina Abu Umaamah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       The worst of men is he who is stingy in giving the rights of his household members.    (Kanz ul-‘Ummaal)
150.       Sayyidina Ilyas bin ‘Abdullah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       Many women make the rounds of the house of Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon Him). They complain (of being beating at the hands) of their husbands. Such people (who beat their wives) are not the best among you. (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)
151.       Sayyidina Asma bint Abu Bakr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)
       I do not like it that I should see anyone with swollen veins of his neck, standing over his wife and beating her.    (Kanz ul-‘Ummaal, Asd bin Humayd)
152.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)
       As for him who has two wives and does not do justice to them, he will be seen on the day of Resurrection with one side of his body leaning down.    (Tirmizi, Abu Dawood, Nasa’i)
Collected  from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi, by Muhammad Sharif Fauji  
Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Tokens of God

LESSON # 45 HOLY QUR’AAN

BAQARAH – 2

Tokens of God

Verse – 29 of 286, section -2

He it is Who created for

you all that is in the earth.

Then turned He to the heaven, and fashioned it as seven heavens. And He is Knower

of all things.

Huwal-lazii khalaqa lakum-maa fil’arzi jamii-‘aa: sum-mas-tawaaa ‘ilas-Samaaa-‘i fa-sawwaa-hunna sab-‘a samaa-waat Wa Huwa bi-kulli shay-‘in ‘aliim.

 

Lesson

Fa-sawwaa-hunna – So fashioned them. It means “To adjust/rectify different parts and joints of a thing at their own places”.

 

Sab-‘a samaa-waat – “Seven Heavens,” “Sam-un” is the matter of “Samaa-waat” and its meaning is height. Due to relation of height with the sky it is called Sky. “Sab-aa” means seven. Hence in the Arabic proverb this word is used in the meanings of too much and numerous.

 

The human being is the name of the collection of body and soul. It is clear that needs of these both things are completed by the God Almighty, who made this physical frame of mud. His first kindness is that He completes all the physical needs of the human beings so that his body may develop, improve, bud and blossom. The soul of human being also needs food along with bringing up the body.

The meaning of this verse is that the Lord created the earth first. He flew rivers, seas and ocean on one side and raised the high mountains on the other side which talk with the sky grew forests of the trees, fed up the inner parts of the earth with different kinds of uncounted treasures. And these all things were created for the sake of Prophet Adam (Peace be upon Him) and His generation. Now it is the duty of Human Beings that they get reasonable advantages from these uncounted treasures using their wisdom and sense.

 

Using the word jamii-‘aa The God commanded that these all things are for the children of Adam (Peace be upon Him). They have the right to get advantages from these things. With the physical body of the Human Being breeding of his soul is also necessary. For this purpose earth and its production is un-sufficient. So after creating the earth He engaged the attention towards the Sky. From there it rained guidance in the different times for the training of the Souls of the Human Beings. As the mankind gets advantage from the things of the earth, he should get advantage also from this Rain of Guidance so that his soul may become perfect. As it after becoming a complete mankind he may attend the Court of God.

 

 

Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore & translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Labour and Hard Work, Debts and Repayments

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (115 TO 121)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Labour and Hard Work

115.       Sayyidina Miqdaam bin Ma’dikarb (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       No one has eaten better food than what he has earned toiling with his own hands. Dawood (Peace be upon Him) the Prophet of Allah used to earn his sustenance with his own manual labour. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

116.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       It is much better for one of you to pick up wood on his back and earn his livelihood by selling it than to beg money from another. Some may give and some may not. (Malik, Muslim, Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

117.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Surely, Allah likes a skilful believer. (Tabarani, Bayhaqi,  Targheeb)

 

118.       Sayyidina ‘Aishah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ha)

       The person who having toiled with his hands returns in the evening tired and worn out, sees his evening with his (minor) sins forgiven. (Tabarani, Targheeb)

 

119.       Sayyidina Sa’eed bin ‘Umayr (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon Him) was asked, “What is the best earning?” He said, “a man’s toiling with his own hands and every earning that is through pious effort.” (Haakim, Targheeb)

 

120.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Pay the labourer his wages before his perspiration dries. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

 

121.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Allah Ta’ala has said, “There are three men against whom I will take a stand and he whom I oppose, I shall give him (a crushing) defeat. One of them is a man who gave assurance in My name but then was faithless; the other, a man who sold a free man and enjoyed the price he received for him; and the third, one who hired someone on wages but did not pay him his wages after getting him to do what he was hired to do.” (Bukhari, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER (122 TO 129)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Debts and Repayments

122.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Keep your sins in check; death will come easily. Let your debts be limited; you will spend your life in comfort. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

123.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone borrows from another intending to repay then Allah makes circumstances ideal for him to repay. But, if anyone borrows to waste the others money then Allah wastes the man himself. (Bukhari, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

 

124.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone agrees to pay a specified dower to a woman and he marries not really intending to pay it to her then he is committing fornication. If anyone borrows money from another not intending to repay then he is a thief. (Bazzaar, Targheeb)

 

125.       Sayyidina Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       By Him in Whose Hand is my life, if a man were to be killed in the path of Allah (in Jihad) then come to life, be killed again in His Path then come to life, be killed again in the path of Allah but have a debt over him then he will not go to Paradise until his debt is paid. (Nasa’i, Targheeb)

 

126.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone dies while he owes someone one dinar or one dirham then that will be paid from his pious deeds (that is, the creditors will be paid the debtor’s pious deeds) because dinar and dirham will not be (in circulation) there. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

 

127.       Sayyidina Abu Qataadah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The person who hopes that Allah will remove his sufferings on the day of Resurrection, let him give respite to a hard-pressed (debtor) and mitigate his suffering or forgive him (altogether). (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

128.       Sayyidina ‘Abu Yasar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The person who allows respite to one in straitened circumstances or remits his debts altogether then Allah will shade him with His Mercy. (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

129.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       A man was given to extend loans to other people and he had instructed his servants to forgive if they met anyone who was in straitened circumstances, saying, “Perhaps Allah will forgive us our sins.” Thus, when he died and met Allah, He forgave him his sins. (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

 

 

 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him),  Written by Justice Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani &  Published by Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

How You Disbelieve In God

LESSON # 44 HOLY QUR’AAN

BAQARAH – 2

How You Disbelieve In God

Verse – 28 of 286, section -2

How disbelieve ye in Allah

when ye were dead and He

gave life to you! Then He

will give  you death, then life

again, and then unto Him ye

will return.

Kayfa takfuruuna billaahi wa kuntum ‘am-waatan- fa- ‘ahyaakum. Summa yumiitukum summa yuhyiikum summa ‘ilay—hi turja-‘uun.

 

Lesson

Turja-‘uun – You will be returned. This word discloses the fact that human being does not end forever after his death. Moreover he will be given life again and he will be present in front of God Almighty.

 

       The Messengers (Peace be upon Them) of Allah Almighty came towards all the nations of world and in the each corner of the earth. They all had the same message that God is one, He is the real Worshipped of all and He is actual Lord, life and death are in His Hands.

 

       He is the God Who created the earth as bed, the rivers flew in it so that the earth may become green and lush, and crops move about. He produced the mountains on it, grew vegetation and minerals. Erected the sky without pillars. Created the sun, the moon and the stars, from which someone can look the path in the dark nights. He is Who has given us life and provided materials for our improvement.

 

       Consider it well also that there was a time when there was not any sign of human beings. Each side of the world was silent. He gave life to the human being. Human being spent his life here for many years. The mankind took advantages from His creatures. Then a time will come when all the alive human beings will die.. After it these human beings and other persons who had expired before them will get life by the Orders of Allah. Then all the human beings will appear before the God.

 

       Power of giving Life and death is in the God’s hands. When last time of life comes for anyone, no body can extend till one second of the life.

 

       When all the resources including life of human beings are in powers of Allah and every breath depends on His mercy. Then we should bow our heads in front of the Orders of Allah Almighty. Our good luck and forgiveness is in it that we should try to be prepared for appearance in front of God and accountability for our deeds.

 

                       

Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore & translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji 

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Who Go Astray

LESSON # 43 HOLY QUR’AAN
BAQARAH – 2
Who Go Astray  
Verse – 27 of 286, section -3
Those who break the covenant of Allah after ratifying it, and sever that which Allah ordered to be joined and (who) make mischief in the earth. Those are they who are the losers. 
‘Allaziina yanqu-zuuna ‘Ah-dallaahi mim-ba’-di mii-saaqihii, wa yaqta-‘uuna maaa ‘amarallaahu bihiii ‘any-yuu-sala wa yufsiduuna fil-‘arz ‘ulaaa-‘ika humul-khaa-siruun.
Lesson
‘Ah-da – (Covenant) To act upon the Spoken words after speaking them becomes necessary. Covenant of God means that The God is our Lord and we believe to obey the covenant of God. God asked from all the mankind collectively before sending them in this world, “Am I not your Lord”? All the mankind ratified, “Yes! You are our Lord”. Then God commanded, “I make witness to the earth and sky. And to remind you this covenant that I shall send My Messengers (Peace be upon Them). Hazrat Abi bin Ka’ab (Compliments on Him) said that the meaning of the Covenant of God is this covenant in this verse. Besides the covenant of the Day of Eternity there is some other covenant in which nature of mankind is present. Then there are other covenants also present which were done by having faith on the Prophets (Peace be upon Them) and are done with the pious on the name of God.
 
       It has been being discussed from the previous verse that adulterers and disobedient people become victim of depravity. Now causes of their depravity are being mentioned:   
 
·       They break the covenant after ratifying with God. To believe that Allah is my Master, my Worshipped and my Lord is a very simple talk and the sense of the mankind wishes itself that he should not believe on any other thing as his Lord but God.
·       Other token is that the miscreant breaks each type of that relationship to which God has commanded to unite. It means that the person should perform and complete all the Rights of God and which are due on him in accord with relationship with the mankind. But the miscreant becomes undutiful and ungrateful.
·       Third mark of the fornicator is that he spreads disturbance in the country. He creates mischief in the peace of world.   
 
       After pointing out towards above three signs the God has told their end that these people will go astray regarding the religion and the world. God Almighty save us from their evil and bring us towards the straight path.                 
 
 
 
Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall (Holy Qur’aan published by Paak Company, Urdu Bazar Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore, translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji
 
Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Similes of Holy Qur’aan and Their Affects

LESSON # 42 HOLY QUR’AAN

BAQARAH – 2

Similes of Holy Qur’aan and Their Affects  

Verse – 26 of 286, section -3

Lo! Allah disdaineth not to coin the   similitude of a gnat or even anything above that. Those who believe know that   it is the truth from their Lord; and those who disbelieve say: What doth   Allah wish (to teach) by such a similitude? He misleadeth many thereby, and   He guideth many thereby. And He misleadeth thereby only miscreants.  

 ‘Innallaaha laa yastah-yiii ‘any-yazriba   masalam-maa ba-‘uuzatan- famaa fawqahaa. Fa-‘ammallaziina ‘aamanuu   fa-ya’-lamuuna ‘annahul-Haqqu mir-Rabbihim. Wa ‘ammal-laziina kafaruu   fayaquuluuna maazaaa’araadallaahu bihaa-zaa masa-laa. Yuzillu bihii kasiiranw-,   wayahdii bihii kasiiraa. Wa maa yu-zillu bihiii ‘illal-Faasi-qiin.

Lesson

Fawqahaa – (Above that). More lean and ignoble   thing than above.

       In the previous verses disbelievers were   invited to prove the truth of Holy Qur’aan that if they consider it is not   the Speech of God, they produce the speech like this. But they could neither   reply till to-date and nor they will till the Day of Resurrection. In this   condition of helplessness they could not do anything. However they tried to   find out and said that how is it an extraordinary that The God having too   much high position and greatness gives similitude of so contemptible and lean   things?

       It is true that in the Holy Qur’aan bigger   creatures are also mentioned on different places along with the smaller,   animals like on one side the elephants, camels and horses etc and on the   other hand ant, fly and mosquito etc. To make the people understand the God   has discussed similes of these animals. As somewhere He says that idols of   infidels are too weak and helpless to create a fly. But when a fly or   mosquito sits on their faces they can not let it fly. Somewhere He says that   religion of Infidels is weak like spider’s web. Hearing these like similes   some Infidels began to say that God of Muslims speaks so strange (we seek refuge in Allah) that He does not hesitate to give   instances of so small things. God replied on their criticism in this verse.

Simile means the thing for which example is given, be impressed   upon mind by explaining widely and illuminating. Now that simile will be the   best which fulfills this intention, wishing that thing is much customary or small   itself. Mosquito is a too much ignoble and unimportant creature. Now where   there is need to explain unreality of idols or any other creature, there will   be appropriate example of mosquito. Criticizing against it is a folly and   immaturity.

Summary of above verse is that Allah Almighty does not hesitate   to give example of mosquito or smaller thing than it. Because purpose to give   example is to explain anything. The example will be given like something is.   There is nothing to hesitate or take bad with it.

The Believers take this example as true and proper explainer and   consider it right from the God. But Infidels laugh at these examples and taunt   critically that what Allah Almighty means by giving these types of examples?

The Believers have faith on being worshipped of God Almighty and   Truth of Hadrat Muhammad (Peace be upon Him). They consider it their first duty   to admit the orders of God Almighty and His Prophet (Peace be upon Him)) and   to act on them. Therefore, if God Almighty explains any simile, they try to   understand its true meanings. They do not care that the similitude is of what   sort itself? Is it customary or have some importance? Is there an explanation   of either any superior or inferior thing. Though they think about its true   meaning and learn from it.

The Infidels refuse God Almighty and His Prophet (Peace be upon   Him). They do not have any interest to find the Right. They just keep   watching the secrets in the verses or to find out faults. So whenever Allah   Almighty explains simile for their consideration in spite of trying to   understand its true meanings, they begin to raise unreasonable questions on   it.

From this verse we have learnt that the Believers and the people   who have good moral character are those who think about the similitude   explained by Allah Almighty. They try to understand and do not use crooked   arguments in it.

Faasi-qiin – (Miscreants). According to the Divine’s Law who gets out from   the obedience of God, disobeys and indulges in sins.

 There are many ways to   reach the destination in the world but out of these all there is only one way   which can be straight. Allah Almighty gave wisdom and granted sense to the   mankind. Not only this, although He sent messages through Prophets and   Messengers (Peace be upon Then) for guidance. After this the mankind is empowered   to choose a way which he wants. Now if a person, getting advantage of freedom   chooses a wrong way then he falls in evil. And when he adopts evil at his own   then other accessories of that way are provided. As putting hand into the fire   gets burnt like this when a person adopts a wrong path then evils and harms   increase gradually.

According to this verse due to similes of Allah Almighty some   people go astray because of their reasoning absurdly and arguments. They do   not think about purpose of these examples, although they waste their powers   of thinking on criticizing against it. Immoral means miscreants, who run   behind their evil desires and do not listen to any talk easily which may prevent   them from their bad habits.

At the end of the verse God Almighty explains it more clearly   that this astray comes to them who want to go astray. Allah Almighty does not   attach astray upon anyone, although his heart leaves out due to his disobedience   knowingly and repeatedly. Search for the truth and demand of the Right do not   remain. Absurd and lie attach with heart. Though astray is the result of disobedience   and evil.

                 

Transliteration   in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall (Holy Qur’aan   published by Paak Company, Urdu Bazar Lahore and Paraphrase collected from   Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore, translated By   Muhammad Sharif Fauji

 

 

                                                                                                                                                    

 

Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Unfair Dealings in Business

 

SAYINGS OF THE MESSENGER OF THE CREATOR (106 TO 114)

(SALLALLAHO-ALAIHE-WA-AALEHI-WASALLAM)

Unfair Dealings in Business

106.       Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) cursed him who takes interest, and who gives it, who witnessed the deal. He said that they are all alike.(Muslim, Mishkat)

  1. Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

People will see a time surely when there is no one who has not received interest and if there is anyone who has not, he surely has felt its dust on him(that is, its effects).(Ahmad, Abu Dawood, Mishkat)

 

  1. Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Hanzalah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

If anyone receives even a dirham in interest intentionally then it is more serious than committing adultery thirty-six times. (Ahmad, Dara Qutni, Mishkat)

 

109                             Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

The sin against interest is made up of seventy parts, the least degree is as if he committed adultery his mother.(Ibn Majah, Mishkat)

 

110.      Sayyidina samurah bin Jundab (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Tonight I dreamt that two men came to me and took me to a sacred place and we went on until we arrived at a river of blood in the middle of which was a man while another man stood at its bank and had plenty of stones before him. The man in the middle of the river tried to come out of it but the one at the bank hurled a stone on his mouth forcing him to return to his original place. In this way, whenever he tried to come out, the other threw a stone on his mouth and compelled him to go back to his place. I asked “Who is this?” and was told that the man in the river was the one who took interest. (Bukhari, Targheeb)

 

 

  1. Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

Even if anyone earns much through interest, the consequences are that he will face paucity. (Ibn Majah,Haakim, Targheeb)

 

112.       Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone buys food grain then he must not re-sell it until he receives possession of it.(Bukhari, Muslims, Mishkat)

 

113        Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       A man must not quote more than the amount offered by his brother (that is, interfere into their bargain), and no one should make a proposal of marriage over the proposal of his brother unless he has his consent. (Muslims, Mishkat)

 

114.       Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Let not a city-dweller sell for a villager (or a man from the desert). Leave people alone and Allah will provide them provision through one another. (Muslim, Mishkat)

 

 

Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Feasts of Paradise

LESSON # 41 HOLY QUR’AAN

BAQARAH – 2

Feasts of Paradise  

Verse – 25 of 286, section -3

25.  And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) unto those who believe and do good works that theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow.

(next to last)

As often as they are regaled with food of the fruit thereof, they say: This is what was given us aforetime and it is given to them in resemblance. There

for them are pure companions and therein they abide for ever.    

25.  Wa bashshi-rillaziina ‘aa-manuu wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati ‘anna lahum jannaatin- tajrii min-tahtihal-‘anhaar.  

 

Kullamaa ruziquu minhaa min-samaratir-rizqan, qaaluu haazallazii ruziqnaa min-qablu, wa ‘utuu bihii mutashaabihaa. Wa lahum fiihaaa ‘azwaa-jum-mutah-harah, wa hum fiihaa khaaliduun. 

Lesson

 Mutah-harah – (Pure). It aims that the companions (wives/husbands) who will be favoured to each person in the Paradise they will be pure and clear in all respect. They will be away from the filth of body and soul. 

 

Khaaliduun – (For ever). They will remain in the Paradise for ever and will not come out of it.

 

       In this verse God discussed about the rewards which will be given to the Believers and Pious persons. Usually a person needs a fine and well furnished house for living, delicious and tasteful meals for eating and drinking, pure, beautiful and pious companions, rest and comfort for ever. The person would not have any fear of ‘to be snatched’, expire of above mentioned favours. Also he/she would have faith that they will get advantages always from these things.

 

       The God Almighty promised with the Believers like these things. The people who will believe on Oneness of God, His Angels, His Holy Books, His Prophets (Peace be upon Them), be alive again on the Day of Resurrection, good or bad luck with the direction of God and will act upon the commands of God and His last Messenger (Peace be upon Him) they will be favoured with these things after their departure from this world. They will live in the beautiful gardens. For eating they will be served with different types of fruit, which by shape will be like the fruit of this world but by taste, relish and fragrance those will be much superior to this world’s fruit.

 

       Because the Paradise is the home of each type of material and spiritual pleasures and comforts so it will be their fortune that their companions will be pure, clean and clear. There they will not have any fear that their any pleasure or comfort will be lessen or withdrawn from them. But God Almighty will give them faith that these all favours are for ever for them, they would not have any fear of snatching any thing in their hearts. They are lucky who are rightful of that Paradise.      

                   

Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall (Holy Qur’aan published by Paak Company, Urdu Bazar Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore, translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji

 

 

                                                                                                                                                   

 

Lessons from Holy Qur'an

Helplessness of Adversary & Glad for Orthodox

LESSON # 40 HOLY QUR’AAN

BAQARAH – 2

Helplessness of Adversary & Glad for Orthodox  

Verse – 24 & 25 of 286, section -3

24.  And if ye do it not and ye can never do it, then guard yourself against the Fire prepared for disbelievers whose fuel is of men and stones.

 

25.  And give glad tidings (O Muhammad) unto those who believe and do good works that theirs are Gardens underneath which rivers flow.    

24.  Fa-‘illam- taf-‘aluu wa lan-taf-‘aluu fattaqun-Naarallatii wa-quudu-han-naasu wal-hijaa-ratu ‘u-‘iddat lil-Kaafiriin.

 

25.  Wa bashshi-rillaziina ‘aa-manuu wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati ‘anna lahum jannaatin- tajrii min-tahtihal-‘anhaar.   

Lesson

Wa-quudu-han-naasu wal-hijaa-ratu – Its fuel is of men and stones. It is earmarked towards Fire of the Hell which will be much vigorous. It will also burn the stones in addition to the human beings. As though the Idols of stones will also become fuel of it. May it be that hint of Al-Hijaa-ratu is towards stony or hard-hearted human-beings.

 

       In the previous lesson the adversary people were invited for competition with Holy Qur’aan. Now they are being told, “if you are unable to compete and we say that you shall not be able, then now it is clear that it is the Speech of God”. And it is evident that the Messenger (Muhammad) (Peace be upon Him) is the True Prophet. Now if you do not have faith on Prophet-hood of ‘Muhammad’ (Peace be upon Him) and do not act upon the commands of Holy Qur’aan, it shall be the Base of Hell’s Agony. So you should arrange to escape from it because the Fire of Hell is not the normal fire. But that is the Fire of which men and stones will become its fuel. And this Fire is prepared for them who contradict the commands of Islam, Prophet-hood of Muhammad (peace be upon Him), Truth of the Divine percepts of Islam and purity of Holy Qur’aan.

       Some more talks have also been cleared from this verse:

1.   The matter in which enemies of Islam particularly “the Quresh” claimed, “purity of the words and admonish the meanings easily”, made them humble in it and it was proved that this Speech was of the God.

2.   The false gods which the people have adopted instead of the One God (Allah Almighty) and pray them for boons, those all were refuted.

3.  Punishment of infidelity was fixed the Hell.

 

       We should not have any doubt in Truth of the Holy Qur’aan, purity of Islam, truth and honesty of the Messenger ‘Muhammad’ (Peace be upon Him) because if all the mankind try collectively to write any one small surah like Surahs of the Holy Qur’aan, they can not bring (in which all those excellences must be present which are held in this Speech). Some of those excellences are: pure words, eloquence and rhetoric, preaching of good manners, explain the meanings excellently, material for relief and guidance of all the people, instructions for the mankind in all the matters of difficulties and problems, equally useful for all the nations of the world etc.

 

‘Aa-manuu – They believe. Those people who have not any doubt in worshipped-ness of the God, Prophet-hood of the Messenger ‘Muhammad’ (Peace be upon Him) and truth of Holy Qur’aan.

Wa ‘amilus-Saali-haati – (do good works). The works which are according to the guidance of Holy Qur’aan and the Messenger (peace be upon Him), pure from badness and crookedness.

       In this verse good tidings have been given to those who believe and do good works that they will go in the Gardens (Paradise) in which all facilities of comfort and pleasure will be present. The rivers of cool and flavored water will be flowing in them.

 

       Now it has been cleared that to become rightful of the Heaven and for entering into it two excellences are necessary for the human being. (1) There might be no doubt in his heart regarding God and His Prophet (Peace be upon Him). (he should understand that his worshipped, Lord and Master is Allah Almighty, promise that the Messenger of God (Peace be upon Him) is true, believe that the Holy Qur’aan is the Speech of God and have faith on the Day of Resurrection). (2)  His all deeds would be according to the commands of Holy Qur’aan and instructions of the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon Him). He should not leave any that work which has been ordered and instructed as mentioned above. He should not do any prohibited work.

 

       We have reached on this point with the Summary of this verse that Paradise can not be gotten only with the good works. Belief and faith are also necessary with good works and just like this good works are necessary with the belief.    

                   

Transliteration in Roman Script, English Translation by Marmaduke Pickthall (Holy Qur’aan published by Paak Company, Urdu Bazar Lahore and Paraphrase collected from Dars e Qur’aan published By Idara Islah wa Tableegh, Lahore, translated By Muhammad Sharif Fauji