Monday, 5 March 2012

Ahadees Of Masoomeen

The Messenger of Allah (s.w.t.) has said:

"Surely Allah loves that young person who spends his youth in the obedience of Allah, the Most High."

[Ref: Kanzul Ummal, Hadith 43060]

The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w.w.) said:

"The first thing that Allah made obligatory upon my Ummah was the five prayers; and the first thing from their acts of worship that shall be taken up will be the five prayers; and the first thing that they will be questioned about will be the five prayers."

[Ref: Kanzul `Ummal, Vol: 7, Tradition 18859]

Imam Ali (AS)  says, 'He who does not exert himself in his childhood will not be high-minded when he grows up.'

Imam Ali (AS)  says, 'He who does not learn as a child does not progress as an adult.' [Gurarul Hikam: 8937]

Imam Ali (AS)  says, 'He who asks questions as a child is able to answer them himself as an adult.' [Gurarul Hikam: 8273]

Imam Ali (a.s.) :  "There are two things which people do not recognize the greatness of until they lose them: their youth and good health."

[Ref: Ghururul hikm, hadith 4768]

Amir al-Mu'minin Imam 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (a.s.) said :

''Adoration [of Allāh] consists of five things: keeping the stomach empty, reading the Qur'an, performing the night prayer, imploring Allāh(s.w.t.) at dawn, and crying much from fear of Allāh(s.w.t.) ."

Br. Ali sadiq Reciting Manqabat e sakina

br. Ali Sadiq reciting Manqabat e sakina (s.a.) at Moghul Masjid / masjid e Irani (Mumbai) date:- 11 12 2010
giving pursa to Imam e Zamana a.t.f.s.
the Manqabat was actually recited by Mir Hasan Mir.


s baat se mehsoos karo kia hai Sakina (A.S)
Abbas (A.S) ke honton Ka Qaseeda hai Sakina (A.S)

Aaina-e-Zehra (A.S) mein jo dekha tera bachpan
Har aks pukara ke tu Zehra hai Sakina(A.S)

Jo pyas ke parcham ki Alamdar hai ab tak
Abbas(A.S) ki woh pyari Sakina hai Sakina (A.S)

Abbas(A.S) ki Nazron se koi parh ke tau dekhay
Ehsaas ki ek Nehj-e-Balagha hai Sakina(A.S)

Jo Mashq mein bhar sakta hai dunya ke samandar
Kaunain mein bas woh tera saqqa hai Sakina(A.S)

Har Umr ke Haider ne jhulaya tera Jhoola
Yeh auj faqat tu ne hi paya hai Sakina (A.S)

Shabedari at Khar masjid

Azadari with anjuman e yadgare mehdi , Anjuman Shaheedan e karbala Uploaded by TEAM 110

Asalam o Alal Husain (a.s.)

brother Adil sayed reciting a soz at Masjid e Irani (Moghul masjid) - TEAM 110

brother Adil sayed reciting a soz at Masjid e Irani (Moghul masjid) - TEAM 110

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Islamic Practical Laws: Wuzu and Ghusl

Islamic Practical Laws: Wuzu and Ghusl

Wuzu is the cause for purification and is a desirable action in all conditions. One of the occasions on which wuzu becomes obligatory is Namaz.
In ablutions, it is essential that, after niyyat, one adheres to its proper sequence. That is, he must first wash the face, then the right hand followed by the left hand. After that, he should do masah (i.e. wiping of front portion of head and the upper portion of the feet).
  1. Lengthwise, it is obligatory to wash the face from the hairline at the top of the forehead, down to the chin. Breadth-wise, one must wash the area of the face covered by stretching the thumb and middle finger.
  2. Then, one must wash the right hand from the elbow up to the fingertips. One must wash from the elbow with the downward motion and should ensure each and every part of the hand is moistened from the elbow to the fingertips, both on the upper as well as the lower side.
After washing the right hand, the left hand must be washed likewise.
  1. Then one must perform the masah, by wiping the front portion of the head with the moisture from the water of the wuzu.
  2. It is not necessary that the masah should be on the scalp i.e. skin of head, it can also be done on the hair of the front portion. If the hair is long, then in this condition, he should do masah on the roots of hair or he should part the hair and do masah on the scalp.
  3. After the masah of the head, with the moisture remaining in the hand, one must do masah of the outward portion of the feet from the tip of the toes to the ankles with the palms. It is preferable that it should be wiped right up to the joint.
  4. Performing wuzu with usurped water or with water about which it is not known whether or not its owner is agreeable for it to be used, is unlawful and void.
  5. Performing wuzu with the water of the pools of madrasas, inns, hotels, etc. by persons who are not staying there is valid in case other persons who are not staying there also usually perform wuzu with that water.
  6. If a place on the body other than the limbs on which wuzu is performed is impure, the wuzu is in order. But to perform namaz, it is necessary to make that place paak.
  7. If there is so much gap between the acts of wuzu that when the person wishes to wash or wipe a place, the wetness of the place already washed or wiped by him has dried up, his wuzu will be void.
  8. It is unlawful to touch the words of Holy Quran with any part of one’s body without performing wuzu – however, there is no harm in touching, its translation in any language without performing wuzu.
  9. One should not touch without wuzu, the names of Allah, regardless of the language in which they may have been written.
  10. If a person performs wuzu or ghusl before the time for prayers in order to be in a state of purity, his wuzu/ghusl is in order.
  11. Wuzu becomes void and invalid on account of the following things:
    • passing urine or stool or gas
    • sleep on account of which one’s eyes do not see and ears do not hear
    • actions on account of which, a person loses his senses, e.g. insanity, intoxication, unconsciousness. And all those actions for which ghusl becomes obligatory; like janaabat, menses (Istehaza), etc.
  12. If there is an open wound, or a fractured bone, on which wuzu has to be performed, and the use of water is not harmful, one should perform wuzu in the usual manner. If the wound or fractured bone has been dressed, and is on the part of the body where water for wuzu is to come in contact, then one can perform Wuzu-e-Jabira, if reopening the dressing and pouring water on the wound is harmful. Wuzu-e-Jabira means to place a pure piece of cloth on the wound and draw a wet hand on the cloth. However, the person must first wash the portion adjacent to the wound in the usual manner.
  1. There are seven occasions when ghusl becomes obligatory. Of these, four are for both, men as well as women viz.
    • Ghusl-e-Janaabat,
    • ghusl to fulfill a vow (nazr)
    • ghusl for the corpse (mayyat)
    • ghusl for the person who touches the corpse (mas-e-mayyat).
The remaining 3 kinds of ghusl are only for women.
    • Ghusl-e-Hayz
    • Ghusl-e-Nifaas
    • Ghusl-e-Istehaazaa
  1. A person becomes unclean (mujnib) due to 2 reasons:
    • Sexual intercourse
    • Discharge of semen in a state of sleep or otherwise.
  2. The following five things are unlawful for an unclean person (mujnib):
    • To touch with any part of one’s body the writing of the Holy Quran, names of Almighty Allah, Prophets and Imams (a.s.)
    • Entering Masjidul Haraam (Khaana-e-Ka’ba) and Masjidun Nabi (in Medina) although it may simply be entering from one gate and exiting from the other.
    • To stay in all other mosques and the shrines of the Holy Imams (a.s.). However, there is no harm if a person simply enters through one gate and goes out of another.
    • To go and place something in the masjid.
    • To recite verses of the Holy Quran which make prostration obligatory – viz. (i) 32:15, (ii) 41:38, (iii) 53:63, (iv) 96:19.
  3. Ghusl-e-Janaabat by itself is recommended (mustahhab), but becomes obligatory (wajib) for praying namaz or other acts of worship where cleanliness (tahaarat) is a condition.
  4. If one performs Ghusl-e-Janaabat, then there is no need to perform wuzu for offering prayers (namaz).
  5. The period of menses is from 3 days up to 10 days.
  6. During menstruation, a woman should abandon namaz as well as fasting. After she has become pure, it is not wajib for her to offer the namaz lapsed during the period of menses. However she should observe the obligatory fasts missed by her during this period. All those acts, which are unlawful for a mujnib, are unlawful for a haaizah. Having intercourse during menses is unlawful
  7. Divorce during menses is not valid.
  8. After post-menses purity, it is obligatory for her to perform ghusl for namaz and other acts of worship that should be performed with wuzu, ghusl or tayammum.
  9. The initial discharge of blood from the body of a woman, on the delivery of the child, is termed as Nifaas. It is possible that the blood of Nifaas is not discharged for more than a moment, but it doesn’t exceed 10 days. During the period of Nifaas, the order (ahkaam) for women is the same as during Haiz.
  10. If a person (man or woman) brings any part of his/her body in contact with, or touches, the corpse, which has become cold, and has not yet been bathed, then Ghusl-e-Mas-e-Mayyat becomes obligatory on him/her for all acts of worship where cleanliness is a condition
  11. Ghusl-e-Mase Mayyat becomes obligatory even on account of touching the corpse of a dead child or even a stillborn child, who has completed four months.
  1. There are two methods of performing Ghusl,
    • Sequence bath (Ghusl-e-Tartibi),
    • Immersion bath (Ghusl-e-Irtemaasi).
After making intention a person should first wash his head and neck, then wash his right side of the body and then the left side. He should be sure that his body has been washed entirely. While washing one side he should also include some portion of the other side with it.
It is necessary that the entire body should be suspended in water even if it is for a moment. In case a person dives in water with the intention of Ghusl-e-Irtemaasi and his feet touches the ground, then it is obligatory upon him to lift his feet momentarily.
  1. While performing Ghusl it is necessary that the entire body is clean and pure of najasat.
    If while performing ghusl a part of body, however small it may be, remains unwashed then the ghusl is batil (invalid). But it is not obligatory to wash the inside of the nose or ears and other places, which are reckoned to be the interior of the body.
  2. Performing Ghusl with usurped water or at an usurped placed makes the ghusl (baatil) void. If a person uses the public bath with the intention of deferring payment to its owner or to avoid paying the charges completely or to pay the charges from money acquired illegally, then his ghusl will be void.
  3. If a person has to perform more than one obligatory (wajib) ghusl, then he can perform one ghusl with multiple intentions (Niyyat). 

Friday, 19 August 2011

The A'maal of Shab-e-Qadr

Imam Ali ibne Abi Talib (a.s.)
born inside Kaaba (kaba) on 13 Rajab and martyred in Masjid e Kufa
on 21 ramzan

The A'maal of Shab-e-Qadr

(19th, 21st, and 23rd of Ramazan)

Shab-e-Qadr is the night which is the best night among the nights of the whole year. 

The "A'maal" (religious performance) of this night are better than the A'maal of 1000 months.
In this night the divine annual decree is passed. The angels and Rooh (A highly dignified Angel) descend on earth, this night. These call on the Imam of the time, and what is ordained (by Allah) for everybody is presented before the Imam.

The A'maal of Shab-e-Qadr are of two kinds. Some are common to all the three nights. Others are for particular nights. The common A'maals are:

1) To take a bath. Allama Majlisi says, "It is better to take a bath befor sunset so that the night prayers may be performed after one's bath."
2) To offer two Rakats Namaz. In every Rakat recite Sura-al-Hamd. (Sura Fateha) and Sura-al-Tauhid (Sura Ikhlas) seven times and after finishing the prayer recite: 70 times
"Astagferullaaha wa atoobo elaihe,"
i.e. "I repent for my sins and seek pardon from God."
3) The Quran should be opened and placed in front. Then one should recite,
"Alaahumma inni asaloka be kitaabekal munzale wa maa feeh, wa feehismokal akbaro wa asmaakal husnaa. wa maa yokhaafo wa Yurjaa an taj-alani min otaqaaeka minan-Naar,"
i.e. "O Allah treat me as one of those who have obtained deliverance from hell. in the name of this holy Book sent by Thee, whatever there be in the Book, including Isme-e-A'azam and Azmaa-e-Husnaa, and the things to be dreaded, the things that may be expected and desired, like blessings of paradise. Do forgive me through the grace of this book."
(After this he may beg from Allah whatever be wants).
4) He should place the Holy Quran on his head and say,
"Allaahumma be haqqe haazal Quran we be haqqe man arsaltahoo beh, wa be haqqe kulle momenin madahtahoo feeh, we be haqqeka alaihim fa-laa ahada a'arafo be haqqeka mink",
i.e., "O Allah! I appeal to Thee in the name of this Quran and the Rooh that was sent along with it, and in the name of the Momin (believer) whose praise is contained in this Book and Thy obligation that is on them. No one else recognises the right and truth more that Thee,"
(After this he should repeat 10 times each):-
Beke ya Allaaho
Be Muhammadin
Be Alliyin
Be Faatema
Bil Hasane
Bil Husaine
Be Ali-ibnil Husain
Be Muhammad ibne Aliyin
Be Ja'far ibne Muhammadin
Be Moosabne Ja'farin
Be Ali-ibne Moosa
Be Muhammad ibne Aliyin
Be Ali-Ibe Muhammadin
Bil Hasan ibne aliyin
Bil Hujjate-il-Qa'eeme
(Then he may beg from Allah whatever he wants).
(5a) To recite the Ziarat of Imam Husain(A.S.), Ziarat-e-Waris. According to Hadis, during Shab-e-Qadr an angel proclaims from the Arsh (Throne) on the Seventh sky, "Allah the benevolent forgives him, whosoever performs the Ziarat of Imam-e-Husain".
(5b) To recite Du'a Jaushan-e-Saghir.
6) One should keep oneself awake throughout these three nights.
The vigil during these nights carries great Sawab (heavenly reward).
7) To offer 100 Rakats of Namaz. It has been highly recommended to recite after Sura Fateha
10 times Sura Ikhlas (Qul Howallah).
8) "Astagferullaah Rabbi wa atoobo elaihe" 100 times
(i.e., "I repent for my sins and I seek pardon from God who is my Sustainer").
9) "Allaahummal'an qatalatal Ameerul Momeneen" 100 times (i.e., "O Allah! Thy contempt be upon the assassin of Ameerul Mimeneen Ali ibne Abi Talib").
10) To recite the following Suras from the Holy Quran:
ANKABOOT (The Spider) 29th Sura.
ROOM (the Roman Empire) 30th Sura.
DUKHAN (Smoke or Mist) 44th Sura.
11)This du'a may be recited:-
I have passed the evening as a very humble servant of Thee. I have no control over my gains and losses. I cannot remove any evil from myself. I bear testimony against myself. I admit my weakness and inability to manage my affairs. Bestow Thy blessings on Muhammad (S.A.W) and his Aal (A.S.). Whatever Thou hast promised, fulfil. Verily! I am Thy humble, weak and destitute servant. O Allah! let me not forget the blessings that Thou hast bestowed on me and let me not be forgetful of Thy kindness. Do not deny me the acceptance of my prayer, though it may be delayed, whether it pertains to sorrow or happiness, peace and tranquillity or hardship and vicissitudes or to invocation for blessings. Thou hearest and acceptest invocations in every condition.

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) when asked what should one beg of Allah during these nights, said: "Ask for your safety (here and in the hereafter)."

O Allah! Whatever is decreed and ordained by Thee during Laila tul Qadr (Night of Power) is final and of wisdom. Whatever changes were effected in the night in previous decrees could not be changed by anybody else. Do let me be one of those whose Haj is acceptable, whose efforts are rewarded, whose sins have been pardoned and whose errors have been forgiven. Add to the span of my life increase my livelihood and fulfil my righteous desires.

Du'a for the 19th night:
O One, who was before everything and then brought everything into existence. Thou wilt remain whilst all else will be destroyed. O the One, sole and solitary exception whom there is none else in the high heavens or low earths or above and below them or in between them who is worth worshipping. Only Thou art the deity and none else deserves to be worshipped. To Thee alone is due the praise which cannot be offered to anyone but Thee. Therefore bestow peace and blessings on Muhammad (S.A.W.) and Aal-e-Muhammad (A.S.) such as nobody else has the power to bestow.

Du'a for the 21st Night:

O One who turns day into night and night into day. O One, who brings out the living from the dead and the dead from the living. O one, who gives sustenance to whomsoever and whatsoever He likes. O Allah! O Merciful! O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! The best names are for Thee alone, The best attributes are for Thee. The grandeur and the glory are for Thee. I beg of Thee to bless Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his Aal (A.S.). Write down my name in this night with the fortunate ones. Let my soul be in the company of the martyrs. Let my good acts be reckoned as "lliyeen" (exalted). Let my sins be condoned. Bestow on me that belief by virtue of which Thou may be nearest to my heart, that "Iman" which may remove all doubts from my mind. Let me be satisfied with whatever Thou hast ordained for me. Let me have the virtues of this world and of the hereafter. Save me from the fire of hell.Let me always attend to my duty to praise Thee and to thank Thee, and let me present myself in Thy court. Do bestow the same "taufique" (guidance) to me which Thou hast bestowed upon Muhammad (S.A.W.) and his Aal (A.S.).

Du'a for 23 rd night:

O Lord of Lailatul Qadr! (Night of Power). Who has made it better than a thousand months! O the Lord of the day and the night and the mountains and oceans, the Lord of light and darkness! O the Lord of the earth and the skies! O the Creator! O the designer! O the Compassionate! O One who favours! O Allah, who maintains everything! O Allah! O the most benevolent! O Allah! O the creator of new things! O Allah! O Allah! O Allah! The best names are for Thee alone. Thou hast control over all virtues. I ask Thee to send blessings on Muhammed (S.A.W.) and his Aal (A.S.). 

Write my name, in this night of Qadr, among the names of the fortunate. Let my soul keep the company of the martyrs. Let my good deeds be reckoned with "Illiyeen" (those exalted). Forgive my sins. Bestow on me such belief that Thou may be nearest to my heart. Give me such an understanding that all the doubts may be removed. Let me be contented with what has been ordained for me. Let me have goodness and virtues in this world and in the next. Save me from the glowing fire of hell. Encourage me to remember Thee with devotion and pleasure and to be penitent. Bless me with virtues that Thou hast bestowed on Muhammads (S.A.W.) and his Aal (A.S.).

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