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    salaams this may help http://www.islam-laws.com/rulings/travelfiqh.htm
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    Khums

    Salaams See all details here http://www.islamic-laws.com/khums.htm
  3. Salams the topic about halal food /zabiha is well covered here http://islamic-laws.com/fooddrinks.htm
  4. Salaams I hope all of u have seen www.IslamInUrdu.com & can contribute to it Are there other such sites ? Also in case someone has a soft copyof a good structured madressa course (other tahn tanzeem to host at http://www.islamic-laws.com/madressa.htm Pl email ti islamicminds@gmail.com to host there
  5. salams http://www.islam-laws.com/beard.htm Some Rulings Of Our Great Jurists Concerning The Shaving Of The Beard Jurist Verdict al-Majlisi Apparently unlawful al-Majlisi the second Popularly unlawful Kashif al-Ghita’ Unlawful al-Mirza al-Kabir Shirazi not permissible al-Shaykh al-Hairi not permissible Abu al-Hasan Isfahani not permissible al-Burugardi Unlawful Abd al-Hadi Shirazi Unlawful Muhsin al-Hakim Unlawful Abu al-Qasim al-Khui Unlawful as a precaution Abu al-A’ala al-Sabzwari Unlawful Sayyid Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr Unlawful except: · in dissimulation (taqiyyah). · for medical treatment. · to save the dignity of Islam. Beard q in Contemporary legal rulings book Q115: Some men shave their beard and leave some hair on the chin alone. Is this sufficient by the shariëah? A: [it is not sufficient]. (FM, p. 434) Q&A from book A Code of Practice for Muslims in the west 519. Question: If a person commits harãm by shaving his beard by razor baled on day one, is it permissible for him to do the same on the second, the third, the fourth day and so on? Answer: It is precautionarily compulsory to refrain from it. 520. Question: At times the big companies in Europe discriminate —among those who come to them seeking jobs— between those who shave the irbeards and those who don’t shave them. If this is true, then is it permissible to be clean shaven in order to get the job? Answer: Shaving the beard —whose prohibition is based on obligatory precaution— would not become permissible just by the desire to get a job with these companies. 521. Question: Is it permissible to shave the two sides of the face and leave the hair on the chin? Answer: Shaving the beard is haram based on obligatory precaution, and this includes the hair that grows on the sides of the face. However, there is no problem in shaving the hair that grows on the cheeks. The Islamic Perspective Of The Beard DOwnload Word File Translation of Tahrim Halq Al-Lihyah (Unlawfulness Of The Shaving Of The Beard) Author:Allamah Murtada al-Baghdadi Translator: Shaykh Mubashir Ali Editor: Shaykh Muhammad Amin Contents 1 A brief introduction 2 Preface 3 Translators forward 4 The four sources on which all the rulings of Islam are based 5 Definition of the beard 6 Three aspects regarding the beard 7 The first source: The Book of Allah (al-Quran) 8 The second source: The Tradition (al-sunnah) 9 The third source: Consensus (al-Ijma’) 10 The fourth source: Intellect (al-Aql) 11 Other names given to the beard in the Arabic language. 12 Some Western views concerning the beard 13 Some Verdicts of our great jurists 14 Thank you note. 15 Forthcoming titles from al-Mahdi Institute (B’ham) 16 National and International Distributors 17 Beard q in Contemporary legal rulings 18 Q&A from A Code of Practice for Muslims in the west
  6. Salams see http://www.islam-laws.com/music.htm Music Music – one of the tools of the colonialists The world colonialists have always dreaded awareness on the part of the general masses - especially the youths – and hence, a part of their extensive programme for the continuation of colonialism focuses on submerging societies into unawareness and ignorance, and increasing unhealthy forms of amusement and entertainment....Today, it is not just the commercial aspect which motivates the narcotics trade but rather, it is an important political tool in the politics of the colonialists. Establishment of prostitution centres, gambling clubs and other unhealthy forms of amusements are some of the other tools – one of the most important amongst these being the expansion of the song and musical domain; a tool, which they insist on utilizing for anaesthetizing people’s thoughts and ideas. And it is for this reason that music occupies a major portion of the time of global radio services and is one of the principal items associated with the programmes of mass media. Tafseer-e-Namunah, vol. 17, pg. 22 . Articles on the ills of Music 1 Music & its effects - A H Sherrif 2 Music - Ayt Makarim Shirazi 3 Music Q & A 4 Music - A Greater Sin- Ayt Dastaghaib Shirazi 5 Music -Al Mahdi centre 6 Status of Music in Islam- 1 mb Pdf - Saleem Bhimji
  7. Salams Many MP3 duas for shaban mth 15 shaban amal & Imam Mahdi atfs at http://mp3.duas.org/
  8. salams All the shaban aamal duas are at http://mp3.duas.org/
  9. http://duas.org/15shabbanamal.htm 15th Shaba'an Night Aa'Maal The Holy Prophet (S.A.) had said that during the night of 15th Shaba'an the Almighty takes decisions in the matters of substenance, life and death and welfare of the people. Next to the “Night of Qadr” the night of 15th Shaa’—baan is the most auspicious night (also known as “night of Baraat”). According to the Imam Muhammad bin Ali Al Baqir (A.S.) and Jaa’—far bin Muhammad As Saadiq (A.S.) the Almighty Allah has promised to fulfill every legitimate desire put forward to Him tonight.During this night Allah (swt) bestows on HIS people from HIS bounty & forgives them out of HIS grace & generosity .Of the blessings of this night is that ,at the dawn of this night ,was born the King of the Time Imam e Zamana (atfs) in the yr 255 ah .It is advisable to stay awake during this full night in prayer as it has many rewards SPECIAL PRAYERS AND AA’—MAAL Download 15th Shaba'an amal -Pdf MP3 Audio Files 1) Recite 100 times SUBH’AANALLAAH WALH’AMDU LILLAH e WA-LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH ho WAL ALLAAHU AKBAR & LAA ILAAHA ILLALLAAH 2) Ghusl (Bath) with the thought of washing away sins & as if its your last ghusl 3) Recite 100 times 'Astaghfirullah 'tasbih with attention to forgiveness 4) Recite Ziyaarat of Imam Husayn (A.S.) The person can go to the terrace , look left , right & towards the sky & recite 'Assalmo Alalika Ya aba Abdillah. Asalaamo alikum wa rahmatullah e wabarakatoh ' 5) Ziarat e Imam -Isteghasa & Ziarat Ale Yasin 6) Namaz-e-Jafar-e-Tayyar 7) Dua Nudba 8) Dua Kumayl 9) Recite the following dua’a to welcome the birth of our Living Imam who was born on 15th Shaba'an: Airza Links O my Allah for the sake of this night we are now in, for the sake of he who was born tonight, Thy decisive argument, Thy “promise”, that Thou joined with it as a favour to keep alive its superiority, so Thou fulfilled Thy words truly and justly; no one can change Thy Words nor obscure Thy signs. Thy Light, soft, pleasant and caressing, Thy splendour, had come in view bright and brilliant, for the “Bright sigh”, (so far) invisible and hidden in the obscurity of the darkness, the covering had been taken off, his arrival in this world was the basis of all kindness, the Angels stood witness. Almighty Allah will help him and support him when the promise (the event of the beginning of his reign) come true, the Angels will be among his troops, (he will be) a fatal blow from Allah that will never miss the aim a light from Him that will never grow dim, a gentle matured disposition that will never jeopardize the truth. The motive and reason of the course of events, the honour and estimation of time, the “Ulil—Amr” (in charge of Allah’s affairs). Accompany that which comes down in the “Grand Night” the controllers of the Day of Judgement and resurrection, interpreters of the “Revelations”, and those who make known what to do and what not to do. O Allah send blessing on their seal and representative, un seeable to their people, make his days, his return, his time, reach maturity, (let us be with him), as his helpers, let us be his attacking comrades to hunt up and eliminate the beasts (in human shapes), register our names as his supporters and sincere friends, bring us to life again in his reign, gentle and loving, happy and satisfied in his company, and steadfast in his cause, free from sins, O the Most Merciful! (All) praise is for Allah, the Lords of the worlds! His blessings be on our Chief, Muhammad, the Last Prophet and Messanger, and on his dependable “Ahlul Bayt”, his truth—revealing children, and condemn all the oppressors and keep back from evil they unleash at us, O the Best Ruler! 9)Transliteration ALLAAHUMMA BIH’AAQI LAY LATINAA HAAD’IHI WA MAWLOODIHAA WA H’UJJATIKA WA MAW—O’ODIHAL LATEE QARANTA ILAA FAZ”LIHAA FAZ”LAA FATAMMAT KALIMATUKA S’IDQAN WA A’DLAA LAA MUBADDILA LI—KALIMAATIKA WA LAA MU—A’QQIBA LI—AYAATIKA NOORUKAL MUTA—ALLIQU WA Z”IYAAA—UKAL MUSHIRQU WAL A’LAMUN NOORU FEE T’AKHYAAA—ID DAYJORRIL GHAAA—IBUL MASTOORU JALLA MAWLIDUHU WA KARUMA MAH’TIDUHU WAL MALAAA—IKATU SHUHHADUHU WALAAHU NAAS’IRUHU WA MU—AYYIDUHU ID’AA—AANA MEE—A’ADUHU WAL MALAAA—IKATU AMDAADUHU SAYFULLAAHILLAD’EE LAA YANBOO WA NOORUHULLAD’EE LAA YAKHBOO WA D’UL H’ILMILLAD’EE LAA YAS’BOO MADAARUD DAHRI WA NAWAAMEESUL A’S’RI WA WULAATUL AMRI WAL MUNAZZALU A’LAYHIM MAA YATANAZZALU FEE LAYLATIL QADR WA AS’H’AABUL H’ASHRI WAN NASHRI TARAAJIMATA WAHLYII WA WULAATU AMRIHI WA NAHYIHI ALLAAHUMMA FA—S’ALLI A’LAA KHAATIMIHIM WA QAAA-IMIHIMUL MASTOORIA’N A’WAALIMIHIM WA ADRIK BINAA AYYAAMAHU WA WA Z’UHOORAHU WA QIYAAMAHU WAS—A’LNAA MIN ANS’AARIHI WAQ—RIN THAARANAA BI—THAARIHI WAK—TUBNAA FEE AA’—WAANIHI WA WA AH’YINAA FEE DAWLATIHI NAA—I’MEENA WA BI—S’UH’BATIHI GHAANIMEENA WA BIH’AQQIHI QAAA—IMEENA WA MINAS SOOO—I SAALIMEEN YAA ARH’AMAR RAAH’IMEEN WA ALH’AMDU LILLAAHI RABBIL A’ALIMEEN WA S’ALAWAATUHU A’LAA SAYYIDINAA MUH’AMMADIN KHAATIMIN NABIYYEENA WAL MURSALEEN WA A’LAA AHLIBAYTIHIS’S’AADIQEENA WA I’TRATIHIN NAAT’QEEN WAL—A’NJAMEE—A’Z Z’AALIMEENA WAH’—KUM BAYNAANA WA BAYNAAHUM YAA AH’KAMAL H’AAKIMEEN 10) Recite Du'a O Allah, You are, The Ever-living, the self-subsiding, The most High, the Mighty The Creator, the Provider, The Giver of life and death, The Initiator, the Originator For You is Glory and Excellence, Praise and Grace, Generosity and Honor. For You is the Order, and Magnificence and gratitude. You are Alone, there is no partner for You. O One, O Absolute one. O he who has not given birth nor was He born, and there is none equal to Him. Bless Muhammad and his family, and forgive me, have mercy on me, and suffice for what is important to me. Fulfill my debts, and increase my sustenance. For Surely, on this night, every affair is decreed, and You provide sustenance to whomever You please from your creation. So provide me, for You are the bets of the providers. And You have said, and You are the best of those who say and utter, "And ask Allah from His Bounty" So I ask You from Your Bounty, and You only I seek, and on the son of Your Prophet I lean, in You I have hope, then have mercy on me, O Most Merciful of the Merciful. 11) Recite Dua O Allah, grant us a part of Your fear, that acts as a barrier between us and Your disobedience, Your obedience, that helps us achieve Your pleasure, the certainty that makes the miseries of the world seem insignificant. O Allah, make us enjoy, our hearing, our sight, our strength as long as You Keep us alive. Make us take rise against those who oppress us, and help us against those who show animosity to us. Place not our miseries in our religion, and let not this world be our biggest concern, nor the extent of our knowledge. And do not appoint over us one who has no mercy on us, by your mercy, O Most Merciful of the Merciful 12) Imam Muhammad Al Baaqir and Imam Jaa’—far As Saadiq (A.S.) used to pray a 4 Rak—a’t Namaaz tonight as under: In Every Rak—a’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah 100 times and Soorah Al Ikhlass 100 times After the Salaam recite the following dua’a: O my Allah! I am, before Thee a needy, afraid of Thy displeasure, but hopeful of receiving Thy protection. O my Allah do not substitude my name (from the list of the faithfuls), nor let my body (material aspects) undergo a change, nor put me to severe test and trial, nor subject me to the enemy’s ridicule. I take refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid Thy retribution, I take refuge with Thy mercy to avoid Thy punishment, I take refuge with Thy indulgence to avoid Thy displeasure, I take refuge with Thee from Thee, Glorious and sublime is Thy praise as Thou praises Thyself, but above and beyond that which the best orators say. 12 Transliteration:- ALLAAHUMMA INNEE ILAYKA FAQEERUN WA MIN A’D’AABIKA KHAA—IFUN MUSTAJEER ALLAAHUMMA LAA TUBADDILISMEE WA LAA TUGHAYYIR JISMEE WA LAA TAJHAD BALAA—EE WA LAA TUSHMIT BEE AA’—DAA—EE A—O’OD’UBI—A’FWIKA MIN I’QAABIKA WA A—O’OD’U BIRAH’MATIKA MIN A’D’AABIKA WA A—O’OD’U BI—RIZ”AAKA MIN SAKHAT’IKA WA A—O’OD’U BIKA MINKA JALLAA THANAA—UKA ANTA KAMAA ATHNAYTA A’LAA NAFZIKA WA FAWQA MAA YAQOOLU8L QAAA—ILOON 13) Imam Jaa’—far bin Muhammad As Saadiq (A.S.) had advised the faithfuls to pray a 2 Rak—a’t Namaaz tonight, after Ishaa prayers, as under: In the first Rak—a’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah and Soorah Al Kaafiroon. In the second Rak—a’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah and Soorah Al Ikhlaas. After the Salaam recite “Tasbih of Faatimah Zahraa A.S.”. and the following Dua’a: O He to whom the bondmen turn to in the event of urgent important matters; and unto whom run for help the people when the misfortune strikes! O He who knows the hidden as well as the evident! O He who is not unaware of the bias of the suspicious mind, and the clever activity of the fanciful deviating intellect! O Lord of the cosmos and the creatures dwelling therein! O He who exercises full authority over the domain of the heavens and the earths! Thou art Allah, There is no God save Thou, I stride apace unto Thee with “There is no god save Thou” (on my lips), therefore O "There is no god save Thou”, treat me tonight like the one whom Thou paid attention, took pity and heard his prayer, and, aware of his trembling, tolerated and overlooked his past misdeeds and may mistakes to give answer to his cry of help, I surrender myself to Thee alongwith my transgressions and make a request to please keep my defects undisclosed. O my Allah put me again in good condition (because) Thou art Generous and kind, take off the loads of my errors (because) Thou art loving and oft-forgiving, cover me with Thy mercy tonight (because) Thou shows generosity in abundance, let me be tonight among Thy friends whom Thou elected to obey Thee, when Thou selected to worship Thee, and kept them sincerely attached and committed to Thee. O my Allah let me be like the one who finds happiness in his efforts and makes full use of the good fortune made available to him, let me be like the one who kept from evil, therefore, lived a life free of cares; exercised self-control, therefore won easily. Spare and free me for the cravings I have accumulated, prevent me from the wasteful conduct that transgress Thy bounds, discipline me in Thy obedience which will direct me to Thy neighbourhood, very near to Thee. My Lord and master with Thee the hunted refugee take refuge, the beseecher humbly makes a request to Thee, the repentant guilty, apologetic, relies on Thy liberal kindness, Thou trained and educated Thy servants thoroughly to be kind and liberal, Thou art the most kind of all those who show kindness; Thou developed Thy servants to be forgiving and compassionate, Thou art Of-Forgiving Merciful. O my Allah do not keep from me that which I expect to get from Thy generosity, do not send me away from Thy boundless reservoir of bounties, do not exclude me from the share Thou distribute freely tonight to the people who obey Thee, and take me in under Thy sanctuary to protect me from the evil of the wild creatures. Lord! If I am not among the deserving, Thou art Liberal, indulgent, and Oft-Forgiving , so give me to my heart’s content in accordance with Thy (Omni) potence, not what I deserve;l because my expectations are very high, my hopes live in hope of sure fulfillment, I cling to and hang on Thy liberal generosity, verily Thou art the most Merciful of all who show mercy, and the most generous of all who vie in generosity .O my Allah designate me clearly to obtain freely my share from Thy bounties.I seek refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid the penalty Thou may decide, be lenient to me in the matter of sins that have wrapped up and held in check my refinement, and thus brought me into distress, (so that) I take steps to be good for the sake of Thy pleasure, live in ease and peace on account of Thy uninterrupted endowments, and prosper on account of Thy countless bounties. As I enjoy Thy protection and lay myself at the mercy of Thy generosity, take refuge with Thy forgiveness to avoid the penalty Thou may decide and with Thy indulgence to avoid Thy anger, give me that which I asked for, and made a request to Thee most humbly, I beseech Thee; For Thee nothing is beyond Thy power. 13.TRANSLITERATION :- YAA MAN ILAYHI MALJAA—UL I’BAADI FIL MUHIMMATI WA ILAYHI YAFZA-U’L KHALQU FIL MULIMAAT YAA A’ALIMAL JAHRI WAL KHAFIYYAAT WA YAA MAN LAA TAKHFAA A’LAYHI KHAWAAT’IRUL AWHAAMI WA TAS’ARRUFUL KHAT’ARAAT YAA RABBAL KHALAAYIQI WAL BARIYYAAT YAA MAN BI—YADIHI MALAKOOTUL ARZ”EENA WAS SAMAAWAAT ANTALLAAHU LAA ILAAHA ILAA ANTA AMUTTU ILAYKA BI—LAA ILAAHA ILLAA ANTA FA—YAA LAA ILAAHA ILLAA ANTAJ—A’LNEE FEE HAA’DIHIL LAYLATI MIMMAN NAZ’ARTA ILAYHI FA—RAH’MATIHU SAMIA’—TA DUA’AA—AHU FA—AJABTAHU WA A’LIMTAS—TIQAALATAHU FA—AQALTAHU WA TAJAAWAZTA A’N SAALIFI KHAT’EE—ATIHI WA A’Z’EEMI JAREERATIHI FAQADIS—TAJARTU BIKA MIN D’UNOOBEE WA LAJAATU ILAYKA FEE SATR U’YOOBEE ALLAAHUMMA FAJUD A’LAYYA BI—KARAMIKA WA FAZ”LIKA WAH’—T’UT’KHAT’AAYAA YA BI—H’ILMIKA WA A’FWIKA WA TAGHAMMADNEE FEE HAAD’IHIL LAYLATI BI—SAABIGHI KARAAMATIKA WAJ—A’LNEE FEEHAA MIN AWALIYAAA—IKAL LAD’EENAJ—TABAYTAHUM LI—T’AA—A’TIKA WAKH—TARTAHUM LI—I’BAADATIKA WA JA—A’LTAHUM KHAALIS’ATAKA WA S’AFWATKA ALLAAHUMMAJ—A’LNEE MIMMAN SA—A’DA JADDUHU WA TAWAFFARA MINAL KHAYRAATI H’AZ’ZUHU WAJ—A’LNEE MIMMAN SALIMA FA—NA—I’MA WA FAAZA FA—GHANIMA WAK—FINEE SHARRA MAA ASLAFTU WAA’—S’IMNEE MINAL IZDIYAADI FEE MAA’—S’IYATIKA WA H’ABBIB ILAYYA T’AA—A’TAKA WA MAN YUQARRIBUNEE MINKA WA YUZLIFUNEE I’NDAKA SAYYIDEE ILAYKA YALJAA—UL HAARIBU WA MINKA YALTAMISUT’T’AALIBU WA A’LAA KARAMIKA YU—A’WWILUL MUSTAQEELUT TAA—IBU ADDABTA I’BAADAKA BIT—TAKARRUMI WA ANTA AKRAMUL AKRAMEEN WA AMARTA BI A’FWI I’BAADAKA WA ANTAL GHAFOORUR RAH’EEM ALLAAHUMMA FALAA TAH’RIMNEE MAA RAJAWTU MIN KARAMIKA WA LAA TUWYASNEE MIN SAABIGHI NI—A’MIKA WA LAA TUKHAYYIBNEE MIN JAZEELI QISMIKA FEE HAAD’IHIL LAYLATI LI—AHLI TA’AA—A’TIKA WAJ—A’LNEE FEE JUNNATIN MIN SHIRAARI BIRAYYATIKA RABBI IN LAM AKUM MIN AHLI D’AALIKA FA—ANTA AHLUL KARMI WAL A’FWI WAL MAGHFIRATI WAJUD A’LAYYA BIMAA ANTA AHLUHU LAA BIMAA ASTAH’IQQUHU FAQAD H’ASUNA Z’ANNEE BIKA WA TAH’AQQAQA RAJAAA—EE LAKA WA A’LIQAT NAFSEE BIKARAMAKA FA ANTA ARH’AMUR RAAH’IMEEN WA AKRAMUL AKRAMEEN ALLAAHUMMA WAKH—S’US’NEE MIN KARAMIKA BI—JAZEELI QISAMIKA WA A—O’OD’UBI—A’FWIKA MIN U’QOOBATIKA WAGHFIR LIYAD’—D’ANBAL LAD’EE YAH’BISU A’LAYYAL KHULUQA WA YUZ”AYYIQU A’LAYYAR RIZQA H’ATTAA AQOOMA BI—S’AALIH’I RIZ”AAKA WA AN—A’MA BI JAZEELI A’T’AAA—IKA WA AS—A’DA BI SAABIGHI NAA’—MAAA—IKA FAQAD LUD’TU BI—H’ARAMIKA WA TA—A’RRAZ”TU LI—KARAMIKA WAS—TA—A’D’TU BI—A’FWIKA MIN U’QOOBATIKA WA BI—H’ILMIKA MIN GHAZ”ABIKA FAJUD BIMAA SA—ALTUKA WA ANIL MAL—TAMASTU MINKA AS—ALUKA BIKA LAA BI—SHAY—IN HUWA AA’—Z’AMU MINKA Then go into Sajdah and say: YAA RABB YAA ALLAAH LAA H’AWLA WA LAA QUWWAATA ILLAA BILLAAH MAA SHAAA-ALLAAH ALLHUMMA S’ALLI A’LAA MUH’AMMADIN WA ALLI MUH’AMMAD 20 times 7 times 7 times 10 times Once. 14) Shaykh Toosi (R.A.) and Kafami (R.A.) have advised the faithfuls to recite the Dua'a for 15th Night of Sha'aban 15) The Holy Prophet (S.A.) used to recite the following in Sajdah tonight after the Tahajjud prayers: [it can also be recited tonight after praying a 10 Rak—a’t Namaaz in 5 sets of 2 Rak—a’t each; in each Rak—a’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah once, and Soorah Al Ikhlaas 10 times]: I prostrate my self in adoration before Thee, my thoughts and feelings in close attention, putting faith in Thee from the bottom of my heart. These are my two hands and that which they pluck and gather for me, O the Great, (to do) every noble deed reliance is upon Thee, forgive my serious offences because, beyond a shadow of doubt, no one can forgive the grave trangression except the Great Lord. I adhere close to the Light of Thy Being that had illuminated the heavens and the earths, removed and exposed the darkness, put in order the “operation”, from the beginning to the end, at all times free from violent and unexpected changes to the worse, absence of recovery and adjustment and discontinuation of the supply of natural resources. O Allah give me a knowing fearing, clean conscience, free from hypocrisy, which is neither renegade nor villainous. I put my face on the earth and roll in the dust because it is imposed as a duty that I prostrate myself in adoration before Thee 15 Transliteration:-i) SAJADA LAKA SAWAADEE WA KHAYAALEE WA AAMANA BIKA FUW—AADEE HAAD’IHI YADAAYA WA MAA JANAYTUHU A’LAA NAFSEE YAA A’Z’EEM TURJAA LIKULLI A’Z’EEMIN IGHFIR LIYAL A’Z’EEMAFA—INNAHU LAA YAGHFIRUD’D’ANBAL A’Z’EEMA ILLAR RABBUL A’Z’EEM (ii) A—O’OD’U BINOORI WAJHIKALLADEE AZ”AAA-AT LAHUS SAMAAWAATU WAL ARZ”OONA WAN—KASHAFAT LAHUZ’ Z’ULUMAATU WA S’ALAH’A A’LAYHI AMRUL AWWALEENA WAL AAKHIREEN MIN FUJAA—ATI NAQIMATIKA WA MIN TAH’WEELI A’AFIYATIKA WA MIN ZAWAALI NIA’—MATIKA ALLAAHUMMAR—ZUQNEE QALBAN TAQIYYAN NAQIYYAN WA MINASH SHIRKI BAREE—AN LAA KAAFIRAN WA LAA SHAQIYYAA A’FFARTU WAJHEE FIT TURABI WA H’UQQA LEE AN ASJUDA LAKA 16) According to the Holy Prophet it is highly desirable to pray a 100 Rak—a’t Namaaz tonight, in 50 sets of 2 Rak—a’t each as under: In every Rak—a’t, after the recitation of Soorah Al Faatih’ah, recite Soorah Al Ikhlaas 10 times.After the Namaaz recite the following: (i) Aayaatul Kursee (ii) Al Faatih’ah (iii) Subh’aanallah 10 times 10 times 100 times 17) According to Imam Jaa’—far As Saadiq (A.S.) It is highly desirable to pray a 6 Rak—a’t Namaaz tonight, in 3 sets of 2 Rak—a’t each, as under: In every Rak—a’t recite Soorah Al Faatih’ah, Soorah Yaa Seeen and Soorah Al Mulk. 18) Recite the following tonight and every night during the rest of the month. O Allah if Thou has forgiven us during the previous days of Shaban, then please be merciful to us in the days now follow ALLAAHUMMA IN LAM TAKUN GHAFARTA LANAA FEEMA MAZ”AA MIN SAA’—BAANA FAGHFIRLANAA FEEMA BAQIYA MINHU 19) A’MAL OF SOORAH YASEEN Shaykh Kafamee writes in “Misbah” to recite Soorah Yaseen 3 times as under: (i) Once for long life (ii) Once for prosperity. (iii) Once for safety from misfortune. Then recite the following 21 times, and donot talk to anyone until recitation is completed throughout the A’mal. O Allah, verily Thou art Sublime, Patient, gives respite, (because) we do not have the capacity to withstand the conditions that take effect under Thy authority. O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! (Safety from the) rampant epidemics, accidental death, evil events, and rejoicing of enemies at (our) misfortune. O our Lord take away from us the pain and torment, truly we believe in Thy Mercy, O the most Merciful! ALLAAHUMMA INNAK A’ZEEMUN D’U ANAATIN WA LAA T’AAQATA LANAA LI—H’UKMIKA YAA Allah YAA Allah YAA Allah AL —AMAAN AL —AMAAN AL —AMAAN MINAT T’AA--O’ON WAL WABAAA—I WA MAWTI FAJA—A’TIN WA SOO—IL QAZ”AAA-I WA SHAMATATIL AA’—AAAA—I RABBANAK—SHIF A’NNAL A’X’AABA INNAA MOO—MINOONA BI—RAH’MATIKA YAA ARH’AMAR RAH’IMEEN
  10. Salams Jazakallah for the article .Also view http://duas.org/NEW/waiting.htm with emphasis on or role Waiting for & Calling the Awaited leader Urdu Pdf New This is a summary of various lectures by Moulana Sadiq Hassan some of them from http://www.islamsite.org/av/majalis/sadiq/index.htm & www.azadari.com in Urdu on the above topic. Background a) Waiting is not a passive situation. It requires efforts & actions to bring about changes on both personal & social fronts. B) The Reappearance is also dependant upon the conditions of supporters & the society. The leader also awaits the availability of followers who will instantly obey w/o hesitation & questioning. c) Allah (swt) operates through a normal cause & effect conditions & miracles are not put into motion in many situations. Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their own condition; Quran Ch 13 V11 d) History repeats itself & Quran is a book of guidance, hence narrates those episodes where there are learning values for humanity e) Many recent events point to the fact that the reappearance is very close. Many Hadith also point out that, at the end of time it will be easier to hold burning coal in bare hands than to keep ones faith in tact. f) Reappearance will finally take place, with or without participation from us, the question each one of us has to answer is; what is our role & responsibility today in the scheme of things. Two contrasting types of ‘Calling’ in Islamic History a) Calling Imam Hussain (as) by the people of Kufa. The people were aware who is the just leader & even their hearts were for the Imam, YET when the time for support arrived they were not prepared for consequences & take personal losses. They did not sufficiently change themselves to be prepared for sacrifices required to follow him. They expected the Imam to come & change situation/solve problems rather than attempting/preparing for it first. They even welcomed the wrong leader in disguise, assuming him to be the Imam, due to lack of marefat. B) Calling the Prophet (saws) by the people of Medina. The prophet received invitations from Medina, but accepted it only when there was sufficient evidence of the people having changed themselves sufficiently to bear the consequences of his arrival. History then proved how the people supported him in the mission. Over Confidence . “ Its not us” The danger of losing faith Our present status is no guarantee that we will continue to be on the right path & not deviate at times of crucial tests. Even the love, recognition of the Ahlul bayt, piety & worship, may not be sufficient to ensure that we become his followers. There are 3 events given below which are vivid examples: a) Azazeel: There was a cry in the skies that one of the pious worshippers would be one of the most cursed ones. All the creatures, at all stations were worried that it could be them & went to the creation, next higher in station, to seek his intercession by prayer. Only Azazeel was confident & prayed for all, except himself & as a result was the cursed Satan.! B) Servant of Mamoon: She loved the Imam & Mamoon sent her to the Imams house for work. The conditions of Imams house were very different from Mamoon’s luxuries & the servant maid could not get used to the perceived difficulty of getting up for prayer each morning etc, which ultimately led her to seek to go away from the Imams servitude. c) Balam e baoor: He had a high status & his duas were accepted instantly. He was asked to pray for victory against Prophet Musa (as), which he finally attempted, due to the riches offered to him. We easily condemn the people mentioned in Sura Juma, who left the Prophet in prayer for entertainment & business deals. We need to apply it to ourselves first & check if we too have similar habits of giving priority to these matters over Islam. We are required to continually recite “Ihdinis siratal Mustaqim” i.e. keep us on the right path, at least 17 times in a day, because there is a danger of deviating & being misled. Preperations: a) Our Homes should show preparedness to welcome the Imam. They should be Islamic homes devoid of all things/situations, which lead to sins. If we are not prepared to give up sins; shaving beards, listening to haram music, not wearing hijab etc for Islam, we may not be able to follow the Imam on his reappearance. Attention to Islamic education of our children is very important. In our pursuit of wealth and/or over emphasis on academics, the children’s upbringing (tarbiyat) suffers causing our children to deviate. Hujr ibn hadi’s insistence of his son to be killed before himself & Khizr’s killing of a son, in Sura Khaf, explain to us very vividly that it is better for our children to die in Iman rather than to lose faith & suffer the punishments of the Hereafter B) Imam Hussain (as) in his last address on 10th Muharrum addressed his opponents by saying that they were unable to recognize the right path due to the Haram rizq in their stomach. We are very careful of eating food, which does not harm our body & read / know all ingredients. Similar care is required to check if the food we eat is purchased by halal earnings and Khums is paid. This has a great effect on the ability to recognize & follow the leader in his just cause. We need to ensure this to be ready to participate with the Imam c) Zulqarnain required the affected community to participate in efforts, which he directed. He used modern technology of mixing metals, to create a barrier between Gog & Magog & the troubled community. Time & energy is/ will be required to be spent for the cause of Islam by the community & only providing money will not be sufficient as the verses of Sura kahf narrating this event explain. Acquisition of the latest Technology is also required for salvation, even when the leader reappears to help. But technology without the control of the conscience is disastrous to humanity. d) Implementation of the complete Shariat in society will be the main objective on reappearance & people who have complete knowledge of Islamic rules will be required. We need to learn & know more of the Islamic Rules. Download some of these from www.islam-laws.com. Ziarat Arbaeen describes the purpose of Imam Hussain (as) jihad as taking people out of Ignorance. Acquisition of Knowledge is therefore very important. We do our best, but each one of us has different capacities, yet must remain connected to the source i.e. Marjas rather than remain isolated containers of the limited knowledge we can gather. We are warned, through a dream of Jabir, of a piece of cloth being torn in parts. The Prophet explained this dream that at the end of time, people will take only parts of Islam to suit themselves, which will benefit no one. This will also give a bad image to Islam like a torn cloth. We need to accept the whole of Islam with all its rules & not only the parts that suit us/ our method of thinking, irrespective of our ability to understand the complete reasons/logic for the rules. e) Representatives for different regions who have the perfect morals will be required & we need to ensure we acquire those qualities & get rid of the various diseases of the soul like Backbiting, Envy etc f) We need to go behind events taking place & analyse the depths, rather than take them at face value. This skill requires to be developed for correct analysis & recognition of the plans of the enemy. Similarly we need to possess the skills to distinguish between the false/self seeking & the true religious leaders. There will be intellectuals who will present a face of Islam devoid of Islam, in the name of modernity, with the use of Media. The real Ulemas/Maraje & Howzas will never alter Islam to suit the people‘s wishes. They have a known background of years of study, tutors/students etc g) We need to be aware of the attacks on us & protect the 3 corner stones institutions of Shia Islam i.e. Azadari, Marjaiyyat & the Belief in our Imam. Our enemy knows this & makes efforts to cause doubts. Our lack of knowledge & emotions are used for these matters in the following ways: 1) Azadari: The attacks are from 2 sources i.) Certain practices, which contradict Shari at i.e. Aspects, like women w/o hijab; Letting Salaat become qaza etc,is used by adversaries to mention that azadari itself is not ok as it results in these things. ii.) Use of so called 'intellectual' arguments to say, what is the need for Alam a wooden stick & Tazia & why beat chest etc. This is done to deviate us from practicing & keeping Azadari alive. Azadari is a source of spiritual strength. 2) Marjaiyat: i.) Doubts on the need for Taqleed in the name of "we only follow masoom" & Marjas are fallible humans in one corner of the world who are not aware of many matters on which rulings are required etc ii.) Creation of Conflict between followers of different Maraje. 3) False Mahdi's introduced like creation of Bahai & Ahmadia & Wahabi isms. We must watch & evaluate any claims rather than rush to accept any claim of being mahdi even if he can demonstrate some miracle like acts (using technology probably). h) Imam Ali’s has informed us of an allegiance (bayyatnama) that the twelfth imam will ask of his followers. This was written & saved by him in a casket for posterity, lists 25 matters, which are to be accepted/followed to be eligible to be amongst the followers of the Imam. Besides the usual things of Avoiding sins, they include; leading simple life protecting property/travelers, Amr bil maroof etc i) Unity amongst Muslims & Shias We must try to eliminate differences & not give them prominence. Divisions & subdivisions are increasing by the day, which is a policy of our enemy. We should help in playing down conflicts & encourage reconciliation. This does not mean that we give up our Faith about wilayat & forget the atrocities. Mothers need to inform the children of history & public forums need not b used to accentuate differences Sufyani (Sword- fear) & Dajjal (Material Benefits- Attractions) Historically tyrants have used 2 methods to silence/mislead people; the sword to make them fearful & money to buy peoples loyalties. Sufyani & Dajjal are symbolic for these at the time of Imams return. The sword has not been effective in eliminating the true believers, but apparent attractions & enticements have resulted in many deviations of true believers. Keeping wants & desires in check will help in not getting carried away by material pleasures offered & the apparent “heaven” which will actually be Hell as shown by Dajjal. Dajjal could be a symbolic of a system of government based only on material progress & NGO’s apparent beneficent aims having hidden agendas. Or it could be governments, individuals & even an entertainment system like Cable TV, which takes us away from HIS rules. One eyed in the sense that it will only consider material aspects, completely ignoring spirituality. Recitation of Sura Kahf (Ch 18) especially on Fridays is a recommended way to protect oneself form Dajjal. Imam Hussein (as) recited this sura on the spear in Kufa & drew our attention to it. This sura is in exactly in the middle of the Quran & has several relevant messages in the 3 events narrated in it as a reply to the questioners. These are of Ashab e Kahf (Ikhlas), Musa / Khizr (Importance of knowledge & unconditional acceptance of the leader with knowledge without objections) & Zulqarnain (Technology use, but ‘after’ knowledge/fear of Allah) Some Signs of Reappearance At the time, which is close to, Reappearance there will be 4 sins by 'Momins' first by wrongly making them ‘halal’: 1) Interest, in the name of profit 2) Alcohol, in the name of medicine 3) Music, in the name of entertainment 4) Bribe, in the name of gift There are other Haidth, which continue after the famous “ Antenna” Hadith, related to Salman E Farsi. It mentions about using a mirror like gadget for security (possibly CCtv ) & a gadget for visually communicating with people close & far (possibly the mobile gsm ) at the time of Reappearance. Possible reasons for Delay in Reappearance - Duas not accepted for our salvation Imam is in waiting & Imams dua is accepted by Allah swt State of momins is that they are not prepared, ie involved in sins, not following Sharia. However their Iman / Faith is in tact. Sins can get forgiven & momins can achieve salvation despite all the problems they face in the material world. After Reappearance, not following the Imam unconditionally, will mean a fault in beliefs (Iman) & hence it is possible many "momins" may lose their faith itself. & Hence lose salvation. Our Imam is concerned for Momins & prefers to wait & give additional opportunity to Momins to reform themselves & be prepared. This delay does cause additional hardship to Momins & their lives/ property / honor is more & more in danger with the passing of time. Insufficient followers who can Unconditionally obey Imam There is a Story of Ayt Khoie' s father who saw a house in Hilla which is a mosque/imambara/ house / shrine all in one. The background is that the resident of the house was a true follower of Imam & on a specific day Imam informed him to call all believers to his home. At this event, goats were used to spill blood from the terrace, which scared the believers into fleeing the place. This demonstrated that momins were not prepared to sacrifice for Imam, but were calling without preperation & commitment of unconditional adherence to his commands. Sahl Khurasani once approached Imam Ja'ffar al-Sadiq (as) and complained: "Why is it that inspite of the truth being on your side, you do not stage an uprising? At present, there are 100,000 Shia'hs, who upon your orders, would immediately unsheathe their swords for battle". In order to give him a practical answer, the Imam (as) ordered the furnace to be lighted and then instructed Sahl to jump into the flames. Sahl was shocked and said: "O my Master! May God shower you with His grace and favours! Do not place me in the fire. I take back my words and request you to withdraw your instruction". After a while, Haroun Makki, a sincere companion of the Imam (as) entered and greeted. As soon as the Imam (as) saw him, he told him to take off his slippers and walk into the hot furnace. Without any question, Haroun complied. Imam (as) then turned towards Sahl and began inquiring about Khurasan as if nothing had happened. All this time, Sahl appeared uncomfortable and disturbed worrying about the plight of Haroun in the furnace. Finally the Imam (as) asked him to get up and to look inside the furnace. Sahl witnessed that Haroun was seated comfortably and unharmed in the fiery flames. Imam (as) asked, "How many such Shia'hs exist in Khurasan?" Sahl said, "By Allah! Not a single Shia'h like Haroun exists in Khurasan". Thereupon, the Imam (as) said, "I shall not stage an uprising when I do not have even five sincere companions. (And do remember) we are very well aware as to when we should stage an uprising". (Safeenatul-Bihar) Perhaps this incident conveys why our 12th Imam (AJ) has still not come out of his concealment. It is easy for us to call on him but we must also ask ourselves how many of us are sincere in what we say? How many of us are prepared for his arrival? And how many of us lead a lifestyle, which is in conformity to his teachings? Taking Time to recognize Imam It is expected that there will be many false Mahdi's who will appear before the true Mahdi (atfs). We presently observe many people who claim that Imam meets them regularly. These are all fraudsters. Current technology also makes it possible to show the apparent 'miracles' if someone does not have sufficient knowledge of science. There is a wrong notion that we have to immediately rush to our Imam upon hearing a call. This is only true for those who can & will recognize that it’s the Imams call through own knowledge/deduction. Others need to wait & verify the claim especially thru the Maraje who have the means to guide us. Salman e Farsi who had waited for 200 years for the Prophet to appear, took 3 consecutive weeks of action & meetings before confirming the Prophet hood with the signs he had. One final method to recognize Imam will be thru the reappearance of Hazrat Isa (as) who should not have an identifiable birth date Accepting ALL actions of Imam as full of wisdom It is possible that the awaiters/callers would go against the Imam when he reappears. This could be because of 2 reasons; a) Being unable to adopt lifestyle as required B) Expecting a favorable status compared to others (esp. apparently non-believers/followers) & not receiving the same. A superiority complex. This has happened before as Quran explains in Ch 2 V 89 :SHAKIR: And when there came to them a Book from Allah verifying that which they have, and aforetime they used to pray for victory against those who disbelieve, but when there came to them (Prophet) that which they did not recognize, they disbelieved in him; so Allah's curse is on the unbelievers Don’t Despair, Take Actions within your capacity & Duas too Duas have a very important role but have to be accompanied by actions. Prophet Abraham’s wife Hagar undertook the ‘action’ of Saaee between Safa & Marwa & prayed to Allah swt & hence the prayer was answered in a way, that she asked for a cupful of water & got in return Zam Zam for all times ! We have to take the required action & leave the rest to HIS will. Allama Hilli commenced copying a very big book at dusk, though it was an impossible task to do it by dawn & return the book to its owner as required. His job was to start the work & with the Imams help the work was accomplished! The opponents /enemy may appear very strong, & impossible to defeat, but this should not lead to despair. It should lead us to redouble our efforts instead with the resources at our disposal. There are examples in History where the impossible became a reality in a very short period of time. Eg Bilal would have been very happy at being able to practice Islam himself without prosecution, in Mecca, but could never have imagined that he would be reciting the Azan from top of the Kaaba within a few years! Our Imam has also advised us to recite in his absence the following: Ziarat Ashura http://www.duas.org/zairat/ashura/ashura.htm, Ziarat Jamiah http://www.ziaraat.com/jamea01.html Salat Lail http://www.duas.org/tahajjud.htm There are other duas relating to Imam like Nudba, Ahad etc & are at http://www.duas.org/imamezamana.htm and www.duas.org/Sahraz/imammehdihtml/indeximammehdi.htm The reappearance will also be a continuation of the fight between evil & good. A continuation of the Kerbala episode; It will require participation from all young old, men & women & children, just as Kerbala required all participants. It will not be sufficient to be observers as in the case of say Khandaq or other wars at the time of the prophet. Our Imam is in waiting for 1170 years & has been perfectly worshipping the Almighty for these years. There are countless events of his meetings/assistance & presentation of our deeds to him. Each of us is required to act in our own way to hasten the reappearance. May Allah swt keep us guided, hasten his reappearance & make us amongst his followers.
  11. Salams pl see some answers at http://www.islam-laws.com/halalharamfooddrinks.htm
  12. Salams There is a very interesting article on Imam & 'Waiting ' at http://www.duas.org/NEW/waiting.htm
  13. Salams Anyone can provide a link to Sayyid Nasrullahs victory speech in english?
  14. Salams Duas.org has most of this as well incl arabic gif & Audio
  15. Salams www.islamic-laws.com is another place to know more about Ulema
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