“I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as Shaban.’ He said: ‘That is a month to which people do not pay much attention, between Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are taken up to the Lord of the worlds, and I like that my deeds be taken up when I am fasting.”‘
English translation : Vol. 3, Book 22, Hadith 2359
It was narrated that ‘Ali bin Abu Talib said:
“The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘When it is the night of the middle of Sha’ban, spend its night in prayer and observe a fast on that day. For Allah descends at sunset on that night to the lowest heaven and says: ‘Is there no one who will ask Me for forgiveness, that I may forgive him? Is there no one who will ask Me for provision, that I may provide for him? Is there no one who is afflicted by trouble, that I may relieve him?’ And so on, until dawn comes.’”
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 6, Hadith 2607
Sunan an-Nasa’i 2368
It was narrated that ‘Abdullah bin Masud said:
“The Messenger of Allah used to fast three days in the middle of every month, and he rarely did not fast on Friday.”
Muwatta imam Malik :
Yahya related to me from Malik from Abu’n Nadr, the mawla of Umar ibn Ubaydullah, from Abu Salama ibn Abd ar-Rahman that A’isha, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to fast for so long that we thought he would never stop fasting, and he would go without fasting for so long that we thought he would never fast again. I never saw the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, fast for a complete month except for Ramadan, and I never saw him do more fasting in any one month than he did in Shaban.’
حَدَّثَنِي يَحْيَى، عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ أَبِي النَّضْرِ، مَوْلَى عُمَرَ بْنِ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهَا قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَصُومُ حَتَّى نَقُولَ لاَ يُفْطِرُ وَيُفْطِرُ حَتَّى نَقُولَ لاَ يَصُومُ وَمَا رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم اسْتَكْمَلَ صِيَامَ شَهْرٍ قَطُّ إِلاَّ رَمَضَانَ وَمَا رَأَيْتُهُ فِي شَهْرٍ أَكْثَرَ صِيَامًا مِنْهُ فِي شَعْبَانَ .
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 18, Hadith 56
Arabic reference : Book 18, Hadith 689
FINALLY A WARNING ABOUT INNOVATORS WHO SAY: IT IS A BIDHA TO OBSERVE LAILATUL BARA:
On the authority of Abu Najeeh al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes. So we said, “O Messenger of Allah! It is as though this is a farewell sermon, so counsel us.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I counsel you to have taqwa (fear) of Allah, and to listen and obey [your leader], even if a slave were to become your ameer. Verily he among you who lives long will see great controversy, so you must keep to my Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the Khulafa ar-Rashideen (the rightly guided caliphs), those who guide to the right way. Cling to it stubbornly [literally: with your molar teeth]. Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every bidah (innovation) is misguidance.”
It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said that it was a good and sound hadeeth.
HIDDEN IDOL WORSHIP (POLYTEHISM) AND OPEN IDOL WORSHIP!
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Some Muslims worship Allah to seek their gods (Money/Car/House/authority etc) that are attached to their heart!
Some polytheists worship some idols of their choice as a sutra/Qibla to direct their hearts to Allah Almighty!
Therefore, one of the greatest Saints , Hazret Ibn Arabi (Q.S) said to the people of Damasucs: “The God you worship is under my feet”!.
Since the people were worshipping their desires as their God (Ilaah), their hearts and ears were sealed , just as the Jews did not understand the arguments of Prophet Isa (A.S), Jesus Christ, they turned against Saint Ibn Arabi (q.s) in vain!
So it is written in the Book of Allah:
Quran 25:43Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him?
Quran 45:23Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?
Quran 12:106And most of them do not believe in Allah without associating others (with Him).
Quran 42:15 Now then, for that (reason), call (them to the Faith), and stand steadfast as thou art commanded, nor follow thou their vain desires; but say: “I believe in the Book which Allah has sent down; and I am commanded to judge justly between you. Allah is our Lord and your Lord: for us (is the responsibility for) our deeds, and for you for your deeds. There is no contention between us and you. Allah will bring us together, and to Him is (our) Final Goal.
Quran 49:14 The bedouins say, “We have believed.” Say, “You have not [yet] believed; but say [instead], ‘We have submitted,’ for faith has not yet entered your hearts. And if you obey Allah and His Messenger, He will not deprive you from your deeds of anything. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.”
Imam Nawawi 40 HADITH 1 On the authority of Omar bin Al-Khattab, who said : I heard the messenger of Allah (Swalla ALLAHU alaihi wa Sallam) say : “Actions are but by intention and every man shall have but that which he intended. Thus he whose migration was for Allah and His messenger, his migration was for Allah and His messenger, and……..
he whose migration was to achieve some worldly benefit or to take some woman in marriage, his migration was for that for which he migrated.” related by Bukhari and Muslim
So look at now, where you are standing in this world! Are you like those open polytheists, or like the hidden polytheists? or like the true believers?
Quran 6:79 Indeed, I have turned my face toward He who created the heavens and the earth, inclining toward truth, and I am not of those who associate others with Allah.”
Did you really turn your face to your LORD? or Is there other faces (money, house, luxury etc) after your LORD, for which you use HE ALMIGHTY to take you to those Faces you admire?
THEREFORE SPIRITUAL PURIFICATION NEEDED:
Quran 91:9-10 He has succeeded who purifies it,And he will indeed fail who corrupts it.
Narrated An-Nu’man bin Bashir: (R.A)
I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, ‘Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart. (Sahih Bukhari/40 Hafith Nawawi)
so then why people not taking heed to purify their heart? to come to the path of the Awliya Allah, follow them as they should be followed?
So we can see that the worst shirk is hidden shirk (polytheism), as a hidden polytheist use Allah to reach to his gods in vain! (the gods of human traditions, as stated in the Gospel of Isa A.S) such (false) gods are ” power, authority, wealth, luxuries and so on. This will make man to claim lordship and blind him from the remembrance and obedience to the True Almighty God! wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamduliLLAHI Rabbil Aalameen
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani Representative of the Naqshbandi Tariqah 17/06/2018, 23:57
OSMANLI NAQSHBANDI SUFI PRACTICE OF SITTING AFTER FAJR UNTIL SUNRISE : Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Followers of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Osmani Sufi Way is expected wake up an hour before Dawn and pray Tahajjud and to sit after Fajr salat (Dawn prayer) until the sunrise time (Ishraq)
One may pray Tahajjud at any time of the late night according to the Fiqh (Jurisprudence) they are following. But the Tariqah recommend to pray Tahajjud early morning before Dawn!
After the Fajr prayer, Murids (disciples) and followers of the path, to remain on the prayer mat and do the prescribed Zikr and recitation of the Holy Quran.
Some confused people consider Zikr after prayers is an innovation. But this article may help others to understand the Sufi practices and it’s validity in the external knowledge of the Sunnah!
Jabir bin Samurah(may Allah be well pleased with him) narrated: “When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) prayed Fajr he would remain seated where he had prayed until the sun had risen.” (Sahih)
Jami At-Tirmidhi 585
Anas bin Malik (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ” Whoever prays Fajr in congregations, then sit remembering Allah until the Sun has risen, then he prays two Rak’ah, then for him is the reward like that of s Hajj and Umrah”. He said:”The Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ‘Complete, complete, complete,.” ~ Jami At-Tirmidhi 586 (Hasan Gharib according to Imam Tirmidhi)
Reference for confused people: According to translators of Jami Tirmidhi this Hadith was graded hasan by Wahabi Al Albani
OSMANLI NAQSHBANDI SUFI PRACTICE OF SIX RAK’AH AFTER MAGHRIB :
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Followers of the Osmanli Naqshbandi Sufi Way, practice six Raka prayer (Salat) followed by the two Raka Sunnah prayer after Maghrib.
The Virtue of Praying Six Raka After Maghrib (Sunset) Prayer
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Abu Hurairah (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (Peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: “Whoever prays six Rak’ah after Al-Maghrib, and he does not speak about anything between them, then they will be counted for him as twelve years of worship”.
Jami At-Tirmidhi 435
Abu Eisa (Imam Tirmidhi) said: “It has been reported from Aisha (Radiyallahu Anha) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah Be upon him) said: ” Whoever prays twenty Rak’ah after Al Maghrib, Allah builds a house for him in Paradise “.
Comments by: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani
Some of the Hadith about worship and prayers are weak in chain, but those who trust a’immah with whole heart and soul, they only benefit from it. Those doubtful weak faith people are deprived of greater good.
As it is Said: “On the authority of Tamim Al-Dari (may Allah be pleased with him)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The religion is naseehah (sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (peace be upon him) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.”
So there is a Divine Wisdom and reason why some Hadith are weak but the A’immah narrated it and followed it. On the other side, those heart that are sick question the legitimacy of this Hadith and ignore it, they don’t really believe in the imams, they are weak in Faith. So following Hadiths without following imams is a corruption. Because the chain of imams and their legal opinion is as important as the chain of Hadith itself. So even if there is a weak chain, what Imams said about the Hadith make it valid to be followed for the people who love to worship their Creator abundantly!
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Reference Imam Bukhari’s Book of Islamic Morals and Manners (Adab Al Mufrad)
A Warning about those who accuse Muslims shirk (Polytheism) for “Kissing hands and feet”.
Also, some misguided sects make out that Muslims making prostration to Pious Scholars, when the intention is to kiss their feet for “RESPECT” NOT FOR “Worship”!
Wazi Ibn Amir said: “We approached [Madinah] and we we were told: “This is the Messenger of Allah, upon him be peace, we took his arms and legs and kissed him all over”. (Imam Bukhari’s Adab Al Mufrad 978)
(This Hadith is also related by Abu Dawud)
Suhayb said: “I saw Ali kissing had and feel of Al Abbas” (Adab Al Mufrad 979)
This are the views of the true “Ahlul Hadith” and true salaf salih , so it is time to forsake false salafis and false ahlul hadith!
Islam is to have good manners with ahlul bayth, elders and the pious scholars. So those who have not learned good manners and respect to the elders, their way is astray!
wa Salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
~ Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani
Representative of the Naqshbandi Haqqani Osmanli Tariqah
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidinaa Muhammadin Wa Alaa Aali Sayyidinaa Muhammadin wa Sallim
Evidence for Conducting Urs/Uroos in Sahih Hadith:
It was narrated that Abu Hussain , whose name was Khalid Al-Madani,said:”We were in Al Madinah on the day of Ashura,and the girls were beating Duff and singing. We entered upon Ruba’i bint Mu’awiyah and mentioned that to her. She said: “the Messenger of Allah (SallaAllahu alaihi Wa Sallam) entered upon me on the morning of my wedding, and there were two girls with me who were singing and mentioning the qualities of my forefathers who were killed on the day of Badr. One of the thing they were saying was: “Among us there is a Prophet who knows what will happen tomorrow.” He (Prophet Salla Allahu alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Do not say this, for no one knows what will happen tomorrow except Allah” (Sahih), Sunan Ibn Majah 1897 Arabic-English (Darussalam Publishers, Wahabi Publishers/Saudi Arabia)
From this Hadith, we can see that, Sahaba used to commemorate the passing away of their ancestors!. They used to get together and sing in reverence to the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam and Martyrs. Jahil Wahabis claim to be the followers of Quran and Hadith, but they don’t know any Quran and Hadith. Wahabi Islam is a confusion and disorder!. It is a strayed sect , probably Wahabism is a new religion (like the Qadiyani/Ahmediya Movement) that emerged in 18th century and closely resembles the works of Kharijs!
Welcome to true Ottoman (Hanafi-Sufi Naqshbandi) Madhab following Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah. Say bye to the religion of liars and ignorants)!.
Enter in Islam completely and do not follow the foot step of Satan (Wahabi religion)
Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen
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Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
SEEKING BLESSINGS FROM THE HOLY RELICS:BELIEF OF SAHABI V/S BELIEF OF WAHABI
Hadith about taking blessings from the belongings of the Prophet of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and/ anything that is used or touched by the body of holy Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam)
Belief of Sahabi (Companion of the Prophet Muhammad alaihiswalathu Wa Salam):
It was narrated from Abdur Rahman bin Abi ‘Amrah from a grand mother of his who was called Kabsha Al Ansariyyah, that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) entered upon her, and there was a water skin hanging there. The Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) drank from it while standing, and she cut off the mouth of the water skin, seeking blessings of the place where the mouth of the Messenger of Allah (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) had been”.
There are many Hadiths in Bukhari and other major collections, the Sahaba preserved holy hair of the Prophet Muahmmad alaihiswalathu wa salam. If honoring Prophet’s belongings is shirk, then how do salafis define, honoring the Black stone (Hajar Al Aswad)???
It was authentically reported in the Hadith narrated by Abu Juhayfah in the two Sahih (Authentic) Books of Hadith that during the Farewell Pilgrimage, when Bilal stepped out with what was left of the Prophet’s ablution water, the Sahabah (Companions of the Prophet) rushed to take it; some of them took a little of it and others took much.
TAKING BLESSINGS FROM THE WATER LEFT BY PROPHET (ALAIAHISWALATHU WA SALAM):
Narrated Ibn Shihab: Mahmud bin Ar-Rabi’ who was the person on whose face the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) had ejected a mouthful of water from his family’s well while he was a boy, and ‘Urwa (on the authority of Al-Miswar and others) who testified each other, said, “Whenever the Prophet , performed ablution, his companions were nearly fighting for the remains of the water.” (Sahih Bukhari, Book 4, Hadith 188)
Narrated Abu Juhaifa (Radiyallahu Anhu): By chance I went to the Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) at noon while he was at Al-Abtah (resting) in a tent. Bilal came out (of the tent) and pronounced the Adhan for the prayer, and entering again, he brought out the water which was left after Allah’s Apostle had performed the ablution. The people rushed to take some of the water. Bilal again went in and brought out a spear-headed stick, and then Allah’s Apostle came out. As if I were now looking at the whiteness of his leg. Bilal fixed the stick and the Prophet offered a two-Rakat Zuhr prayer and a two-Rak’at ‘Asr prayer, while women and donkeys were passing in front of the Prophet (beyond the stick) . (Sahih Bukhari Book 56, Hadith 767)
Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) and Sahab revered Hajar Al Aswad (Black stone) at Kaba:
Narrated ‘Abis bin Rabia: ‘Umar came near the black stone and kissed it and said “No doubt, I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit anyone nor harm anyone. Had I not seen Allah’s Apostle kissing you I would not have kissed you.” (Sahih Bukhari,Book 26, Hadith 667)
Comments: An authentic Hadith which may refute strayed strayed priests and misguidance scholars of false sects in Islam. This misguided groups who reject the holy relics , they are speaking high about Sanad! I would like to ask this sqaure heads, can this salafis and their followers produce a Sanad for their aqeedha (belief) that can be traced all the way back to the Prophet Salla Allahu alaihi Wa Sallam through an existing unbroken Sanad?. this ignorant ones claim to be following Salaf, what is their Sanad which we can trace back to the time of Salaf?. If you followers of this heretics do not have proofs, then get back to the Original Ahlu Sunna wal Jamah creed! the Main Body- Ottoman Creed.
Belief of Strayed sectsi: Taking blessings from holy relics is shirk (polytheism) and bidha (innovation)!
Article Written by: Jouhar Ali Naqshbandi Al-Hassani *Representative of the Naqshbandi Sufi Order
HADITH ON USING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR ZIKR NASHEED AND NAAT:
AND PERMISSION TO RECITE MAWLID AND POEMS OF /ABOUT PIOUS ONES/HISTORICAL EVENTS ETC
In the Name of Allah Most Merciful Most Beneficent
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Sallim
Madad Ya Rijal Allah Madad Ya Sultanul Awliya Madad
We are opening this Blog Page “Sufi Answers” with a celebration and written music in it and poem. As any real time celebration comes with some poems, music and singing!
The Enemies of the pious and main body of Islam accuse Muslim majority for using music!. They says music is haram and bidha in Islam. However, their attack against Sufis and Ahlu Sunna (Main body) is coming from their hypocrisy and double standard!
Below are the Hadith references for using Music in Islamic environment.
It was narrated that A’isha (Radiyallahu Ta’ala Anha) said: “Abu Bakar (Radiyallahu Anhu) entered upon me ,and there were two girls from the Ansar with me, singing about what the Ansar used to sing about the Day of ‘Bu’ath’. She said: “And they they were not really singers.”
Abu Bakar (Radiyallahu Anhu) said: “The wind instruments of Satan in the house of the Prophet (SallaAllahu alaihi Wa Sallam)?. That was on the day of ‘Eid’ (Al Fithr). But the Prophet (Salla Allahu alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “O Abu Bakar, every people has its festival and this is our festival”. (Sahih) Reference: Sunan Ibn Majah Vol-3 Page 90 Hadith 1898,Darussalam Publications.
Similar Hadith in sunan An-Nasa’i (Arabic-English) Hadith No: 1598 ,Vol2 Page 448-449 Darussalam Publishers
Note: Bu’ath was a place about two miles from Al Madinah where on that day before Islam, a battle took place between the Ansar tribe and tribe of Aus and Khazraj.
We see that Ansar used to commemorate (Urs) the major events in the life of their ancestors.
PERMISSION TO USE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND SINGING : It was Narrated from Muhammad bin Hatib that Messenger of Allah (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said :”What differentiate between the lawful and unlawful is (beating) the Duff and raising the voices (in song) at the time of marriage ” (Hasan) Sunan Ibn Majah [Arabic-english ], Vol 3, Hadith 1896, Page 89.Darussalam publications, Saudi Arabia.
Comments by the Translators: Beating Duff on the occasion of weddings serves the purpose that all the people will know about marriage. Songs,poetry etc, may also be sung at this occasion so long as it’s wording is not contrary to the teachings of the Shari’ah; and only the young girls, who are not adult, are allowed to do so. This type of entertainment is allowed during the Eid days too.
Verdict: This hadith refute Wahhabi attack on Sufi people using musical instruments and singing in the Zikr. Also, there is no prohibition or restrictions on which instrument is allowed which is prohibited. Those days only duff and drums were available, people today use electrical instruments, aren’t people using electronic Quran and sound instruments today?.
So wake up people of misguidance!
SINGING TO PRAISE THE PROPHET (ALAIHSWALATHU WA SALAM):
It was narrated from Anas bin Malik that the Prophet (SallaAllahu alaihi wa Sallam) passed by some part of Al -Madinah and saw some girls beating their Duff and singing,
“We are girls from Banu Najjar
What an excellent neighbour is Muhammad”
The Prophet (SallaAllahu alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “Allah knows that you are dear to me” (Sahih) Sunan Ibn Majah 1899, Darussalam Publishers ,Saudi Arabia (Wahabi Publishers)
COMMEMORATION OF SPECIAL DAYS (BADR URS/ASHURA ETC WITH RECITING HISTORICAL POEMS)
It was narrated that Abu Hussain , whose name was Khalid Al-Madani,said:”We were in Al Madinah on the day of Ashura,and the girls were beating Duff and singing. We entered upon Ruba’i bint Mu’awwidh and mentioned that to her. She said: “the Messenger of Allah (SallaAllahu alaihi Wa Sallam) entered upon me on the morning of my wedding, and there were two girls with me who were singing and mentioning the qualities of my forefathers who were killed on the day of Badr. One of the thing they were saying was: “Among us there is a Prophet who knows what will happen tomorrow.” He (Prophet Salla Allahu alaihi wa Sallam) said: “Do not say this, for no one knows what will happen tomorrow except Allah” (Sahih), Sunna Ibn Majah 1897
Comments: In Sufi Paths (traditional Islam), it is still a traditions to sing and commemorate the life of Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, Sahaba ,ahlul bayth nd pious Imams and scholars.
Thise methods has a heritage and it is used as a means to keep the History and biography of Islam and Muslims alive, especially in the days when there is no abundance of paper or other methods to keep the History available to next generation, they preserved it through songs and poems and commemorated anniversaries.
Those who say this practice is Bidha and Haram, yet they run to some universities of yahudis and secularists for a Degree of Islam and write their own books and CDs to preach Islam, must be ashamed of accusing old traditional practices!
The Hadiths support that the practice of Urs (Commemoration of the martyrs and Saints) allowed.
In this Hadith , Prophet SallaAllahu alaihi Wasallam) prohibit saying: “The Prophet knows what happen tomorrow”
However, later Hadiths those especially in Bukhaari and Muslim, explains that Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam was given the Keys of heavens and earth and all knowledge is from Allah, and Allah gives Wisdom to Whoever He Will. And it is clear from other authentic hadiths from Bukhari and Muslim that Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam was given all knowledge concerning his nation!
We can see that, Music is allowed in Islam when it is used in religious ceremonies ,marriages, Islamic festivals, Dhikr gatherings etc! We also see that Music is forbidden when it is used to incite lust ,earthly passions and to make attraction between men and women!. Even, we see that those who attack Sufis for using Music during Dhikr (Zikr) , those people (Wahabis/false tawheed groups) use music in their TV channels , for promoting their events and video trailers! They even use Hollywood film clips to promote “End of Time” subject based Dawah programs!.
You can see youtube videos of Peace TV.Huda TV etc using music in their trailers and programs. The false scholars who accuse Sufis for using Music, you can see their Youtube End of Times (Doomsday) Islamic lectures filled with music and hollywood movie clips!
Seek the Sufi Islamic Way, which is the only correct Path without any hypocrisy and double-standard!
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Question and Answer on Sufi Hadara (Gathering):
Question from a Sister: I had a question about the hadra practiced in the tariqat
It somewhat resembles the hasidic dance of jews which they practice on some occasions..and we are forbidden to do anything that resembles non muslim faith…
Can u clear this for me….it is bothering my mind
wa alaikumussalam wa RahmatuAllah wa Barakathu hu Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Many Jewish practices are from the Sunna of the Prophets Israel. We should remember that, when Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam reach Madina , he (alaihiswalathu wa salam) saw Jews fastin on Ashura, and Prophet Alaihiswalathu wa salam commanded Muslims to fast, by saying “we have more right to Musa (alaihissalam) than they.
Sufi Hadra are organised by high eminent shaykhs who are scholars of the religion too.
If dancing look like Hasidic jews and Islam forbid following Jews, why then Muslims wearing the dress of non-Muslims (like Jeans, tie and suite etc)? Doesn’t islam teach Sunnah cloth? Taking bank a/c in non-Muslim Usury banks etc could be serious sin than just dancing!
Salafis wearing scarf on their head, that is a Jewish practice too!. Wearing a plain topi (Hat) on the head is also a Jewish practice, Prophetic Sunnah is to wear a Turban over the cap!. see Sunan Abu Dawud Kitab Libas!. Women Wearing Niqab is also Jewish practice. If you have doubt You can look up google for images!
We do see in Hadith that , the COmpanions of the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam used to sing and dance moderately in the Mosques and gatherings.
Imitating Jews and Christians does not mean about dancing or eating. We eatin this days as Christians and Jews We growing beard as Jews We covering head as Jews! I mean to say, Jews cover head, usually without a turban. So If Muslim cover head and not wearing a turban, should we call it muslim initiating Jews by not wearing a turban?
We cannot say that, Muslims dancing singing Zikr and Durood, Naat etc
Jews dancing singing what they learned from their religion.
Bollywood sing and dance what they promote in their movie.
All are different context.
Muslims shake their body back and forth while reciting Quran, this is common in South Asia and Africa. this is inherited from Jews? Because the Jews shake their body while reading Torah …
So we can understand that just engaging in outward movement does not make us imitators of other faith.
This is why we differ from Jews in recitation ,or time, or occasion etc.
We should remember that the Food of Ahul Kitab is allowed for us.
Islamic acts are defined by what is Haram and Halal.
Islam is complete 1400 years ago, what is allowed is allowed forever,what is forbidden (haram) is haram forever.. Since dancing existed among Sahaba and thabi’een, and it was not forbidden.
Then what is not allowed or forbidden then, because it was not practiced or existed, such matters are discussed by Mujtahideen (Chief Scholars and Imams) and given verdict through scholarly conscience and analogy.
and finally, nobody ask Fatwa about this types of dance!:
Allahumma Swalli Ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Sallim
Madad Ya Sahibul Saif Madad Ya Sultanul Awliya
It is an irrefutable commandment in Quran and Sunnah to follow Imams and Shaykhs (leaders of the Muslims). Misguided groups does not follow Imams, however, those who say they follow Imams , they do not accept the Imams and Main body whole heartedly and completely. They choose to follow some and at the same time, they have malice hatred against some other Imams of Islam.
The Salafis who attack Sufis and Ahlu Sunnah, claim that following Imams is shirk and bidha!, but we can see 100s of Hadith which speaks about Muslim world awaiting Imam Mahdi (alaihissalam). If following Imams is shirk and bidha, how can there be Imam Mahdi (alaihissalam) in Islam.
The opponents of those who follow Imams quote the Quran verse from Sura Ma’dha verse 5
“This day, those who disbelieved have given up all hope of your religion, so fear them not, but fear Me. This day, I have perfected your religion for you, completed My Favour upon you, and have chosen for you Islam as your religion. But as for him who is forced by severe hunger, with no inclination to sin (such can eat these above-mentioned meats), then surely, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (5:3)
They also Quote the Hadith: (ref Imam Nawawi 40 hadith)
On the authority of Abu Najeeh al-’Irbaad ibn Saariyah (may Allah be pleased with him) who said:
The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) gave us a sermon by which our hearts were filled with fear and tears came to our eyes. So we said, “O Messenger of Allah! It is as though this is a farewell sermon, so counsel us.” He (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “I counsel you to have taqwa (fear) of Allah, and to listen and obey [your leader], even if a slave were to become your ameer. Verily he among you who lives long will see great controversy, so you must keep to my Sunnah and to the Sunnah of the Khulafa ar-Rashideen (the rightly guided caliphs), those who guide to the right way. Cling to it stubbornly [literally: with your molar teeth]. Beware of newly invented matters [in the religion], for verily every bidah (innovation) is misguidance.”[Abu Dawud] It was related by at-Tirmidhi, who said that it was a good and sound hadeeth.
The Immature and idiotic people, therefore say that, following Imams and Shaykhs, who came after Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam, is Shirk and Bidha!,they say that following their teachings is Innovation etc! They , then quote the verses in Quran and Hadith about pagans and polytheists and Hadith about Muslims imitating the priests from among Christians and Jews as following innovation in regards to following Imams and Shaykhs.
Then they appoint their own versions of Imams instead following the traditional Imams and Shaykhs from a clear and legitimate chain of authority (Silsila) and they also establish their own egoistic versions of groups and sects to follow those made up Imams and Shaykhs who come with a diploma from institutions collaborated or affiliated to the centres of disbelief and hypocrisy!
WHAT DOES QURAN SAYS ABOUT FOLLOWING IMAMS OF THE MAIN BODY?:
Quran 4:59 O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.
It is forbidden to dispute with those who are in authority (Ulool amri), “Amri” is Tawheed, Tawheed is the foundation of Islam, Iman and Ihsan (Foundation of deen), the Khalifa of Muslims, the Imams, the Shaykhs and Awliya Allah, all of them represent “Tawheed”. See Quran 3:18
“Ulool Ilmi” (Quran 3:18) are the Chosen inheritors of “gnosis of God’s Oneness” (thawheed), the Arifeen (inheritors of the spiritual knowledge of God’s Oneness).
They are (Such Scholars who inherit the Spiritual Wisdom of The Oneness of Allah) the heirs of the Prophets as stated in Tirmidhi. The Hadith which says: “Scholars are the heirs of the Prophets”.
Quran 9:119 O ye who believe! Be careful of your duty to Allah,and be with the truthful.
One of the duties to Allah, mentioned together in this verse is to be with the truthful. As Salafists deny the possibility to be with the dead, we emphasise on this verse by saying to follow the Siddiqin (truthful) who live among us as stated in Quran 4:59.
Therefore, it is a commandment from Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala that you must be with the truthful (Siddiqin) and follow them. It is a high station of a Mu’min after the station of the Prophets to be from among”Siddiqin”.
The religion is based on following and taking part in the companionship of the righteous and truthful Imams who are there time to time among the people in each generation.
if there is no such authority as “Ulool amri” (4:59) Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala would not have commanded to obey those who are in authority among you.
Quran 36:21 Follow those who do not ask of you [any] payment, and they are [rightly] guided.
Quran repeatedly saying Muslims to follow those who are guided among them. According to many Hadiths, the guidance and straight path is preserved with Awliya Allah and Ahlul Bayth ((the progeny of the Messenger of Allah alaihiswalathu wa salam)
Hadith jami at-Tirmidi ,Darussalam Publications (Wahhabi publications) Hadith Number 3788: The Messenger of Allah (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said: “Indeed, I am leaving among you, that which if you hold fast to them, you shall not be misguided after me, one of them is greater than the other:The Book of Allah is a rope extended from the sky to the earth, and my family -the people of my house-and they shall not split until they meet me at Hawd, so look at how you deal with them after me” (Sahih)
Tabarani narrates from Abu Dhar, who said: I heard the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam say:‘The example of my Ahl al-Bait within you is the example of the Ark of Nuh within the nation of Nuh; whoever boarded it was saved and whoever stayed behind was destroyed. It is also the example of the ‘Hitha’ of the Bani Isra’eel.’[Tabarani in Al-Awsat, Vol. 4, Page 283, Hadith 3506 | Mustadrak al-Hakim, Vol. 2, Page 427, Hadith 3312]
FOLLOWING IMAMS IN HADITH:
عَنْ أَبِي رُقَيَّةَ تَمِيمِ بْنِ أَوْسٍ الدَّارِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ: “الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ.” قُلْنَا: لِمَنْ؟ قَالَ: “لِلَّهِ، وَلِكِتَابِهِ، وَلِرَسُولِهِ، وَلِأَئِمَّةِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ.”
On the authority of Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daree (ra): The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “The deen (religion) is naseehah (advice, sincerity).” We said, “To whom?” He (ﷺ) said, “To Allah, His Book, His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslimsand their common folk.” [Sahih Muslim]
IMAM MAHDI IN HADITH:
Abu Nadra reported:” We were in the company of Jabir b. ‘Abdulldh that he said it may happen that the people of Iraq may not send their qafiz and dirhams (their measures of food stuff and their money). We said: Who would be respolisible for it? He said: The non_Arabs would prevt them. He again said: There is the possibility that the people of Syria may not send their dinar and mudd. We said: Who would be responsible for it? He said This prevention would be made by the Romans. He (Jabir b. Abdullab) kept quiet for a while and then reported Allah’, s Messengdt (may peas be upon him) having said There would be a caliph in the last (period) of my Ummah who would freely give handfuls of wealth to thd people wiothout counting it. I said to Abu Nadra and Abu al-‘Ala: DO you mean ‘Umarb. ‘Abd al-Aziz? They said: No (he would be ImamMahdi.).(Sahih Muslim,Book 41, Hadith 6961)
IMAM AMONG MUSLIMS:
It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) observed: What will be your state when the son of Mary descends amongst you and there will be an Imam amongst you?(Sahih Muslim,Book 1, Hadith 0290)
This Hadiths are enough evidence that “Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah” the Saved group, will be the people who follow Imams and Main body of Muslims, who continue to follow Imams until day of Judgement!
A GREAT IMAM IN EVERY CENTURY:
Narrated AbuHurayrah (R.A): The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: Allah will raise for this community at the end of every hundred years the one who will renovate its religion for it. Ref: Sunan Abu Dawud 4278
Following Accoridng to Sunnah is to Make BAYAH (Oath of Pledge/Allegiance) and Follow wholeheartedly:
Narrated Abdullah bin Dinar: ‘Abdullah Bin ‘Umar wrote to ‘Abdul Malik bin marwan, swearing allegiance to him: ‘I swear allegiance to you in that I will listen and obey what is in accordance with the Laws of Allah and the Tradition of His Apostle as much as I can.’ (Bukhari Book 92, Hadith 377)
HAZRET ABU HURAIRAH (RADIYALLAHU ANHU) AS IMAM:
Salim bin Hayyan (RA) said: I heard my father say: I heard Abu Hurairah (R.A) say: “I grew up as an orphan and I emigrated as a poor man,and I was hired by the daughter of Ghazwan in return for food and a turn riding the camel. I would gather firewood for them when they stopped to camp and urge their camels along for them by singing when they rode. Praise is to Allah Who has caused His religion to prevail and has made Abu Hurairah an Imam” (Sahih) Sunan Ibn Majah 2445, Darussalam Publications.
SAHABA ALSO MUST FOLLOW IMAMS:
Sahih Bukhari: Narrated Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman: The people used to ask Allah’s Apostle about the good but I used to ask him about the evil lest I should be overtaken by them. So I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! We were living in ignorance and in an (extremely) worst atmosphere, then Allah brought to us this good (i.e., Islam); will there be any evil after this good?” He said, “Yes.” I said, ‘Will there be any good after that evil?” He replied, “Yes, but it will be tainted (not pure.)” I asked, “What will be its taint?” He replied, “(There will be) some people who will guide others not according to my tradition? You will approve of some of their deeds and disapprove of some others.” I asked, “Will there be any evil after that good?” He replied, “Yes, (there will be) some people calling at the gates of the (Hell) Fire, and whoever will respond to their call, will be thrown by them into the (Hell) Fire.” I said, “O Allah s Apostle! Will you describe them to us?” He said, “They will be from our own people and will speak our language.” I said, “What do you order me to do if such a state should take place in my life?” He said, “Stick to the group of Muslims and their Imam (ruler).” I said, “If there is neither a group of Muslims nor an Imam (ruler)?” He said, “Then turn away from all those sects even if you were to bite (eat) the roots of a tree till death overtakes you while you are in that state.”(Saheeh Bukhari,Book 88, Hadith 206)
Here in the above Hadith which is also narrated by Imam Muslim in his Sahih, states that Sahaba also obliged to follow Imams and Caliphs of the future. They cannot say, we are Sahaba and we follow only Quran and Hadith. As a matter of foolishness, some people claiming they are following Salaf and they detach from the creed of the Imams of the Main body.
The Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam warns :
Bukhari ,Book 88 Hadith 257 Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam) said, “If somebody sees his Muslim ruler doing something he disapproves of, he should be patient, for whoever becomes separate from the Muslim group even for a span and then dies, he will die as those who died in the Pre-lslamic period of ignorance (as rebellious sinners). (See Hadith No. 176 and 177)
It is rebellion (Kharijism) to follow (as they falsely claim) only Quran and Hadith or only Allah and Prophet (alaihiswalathu wa salam). The legitimate Muslim group who are “Al Jamah” (4:69) who are the only saved sect from among 73 sects, are upon following Quran, Hadith, Imams, Sahaba, Ahlul Bayth and Awliya Allah. Those are the succeeding chain of Ahlu Sunna Wal Jamah.
Muslims are not allowed to follow any groups except those who follow the way of the main body and the way of the Imams, the last Ruler (Caliph) of Main body were Ottoman Sultans. They were followers of Ahlu Sunna WalJamah , traiditonal Hanafi-Sunni-Sufi and they were those who carried the flag of Islam for centuries.
Imams are chosen by Allah Subhana Wa Ta’ala through the Prophet alaihiswalathu wa salam. It is not to make imams through voting or elections or a Diploma of Islam from Satan!. No Prophets gave diploma of Religion, nor established colleges to train Imams, Islamic leadership was always brought up through spiritual association with Prophets and Truthful Men of Allah (Siddiqin).
Those who claim they are upon the understanding of Salaf Salih (pious predecessors) and tread on a path of foolishness , arrogance and misguidance, let them wake up!.
Quran 17:81 And say, “Truth has come, and falsehood has departed. Indeed is falsehood, [by nature], ever bound to depart.”
Those who are confused about following Imams , Shaykhs and Ahlul Bayth, this information is sufficient for them. But those who deny arrogantly or by following some misguided people blindly, nothing can open their eye, except their fate in the hereafter, when it will be too late for such an opening!
BE WITH SPIRITUAL KABA (THE HEARTS OF THE FRIENDS OF GOD)
Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.
Allahumma Swalli Alaa Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Ala Aali Sayyidina Muhammadin Wa Salim
Heart is the Spiritual Kaba (House of Allah). Some people they want to fill up their heart with idols and corrupt the soul. So they are asking Lord of the Kaba (hearts), for things other than Allah. So they are asking Allah for material things to come to their life and corrupt the heart (Kaba)
What difference between you and pre-Islamic polytheists (idolaters) of Makkah?
Some polytheists worship near physical idols and seek Lord Almighty Alone in their heart. They don’t want anything to be filled in their heart except their Lord-the Creator and Preserver.
They are better than you who does not worship a physical idol, but asking the God Almighty for idols (temporary non-beneficial to soul,desires of this world)t want to fill your hearts with idols of desires,sinful thoughts, self worship and seeking worldly honor!.
DO NOT SEEK GUIDANCE FROM EGO:
Quran 25:43 Have you seen the one whose god is his own ego? Will you be his advocate?
Quran 45:23 Have you noted the one whose god is his ego? Consequently, God sends him astray, despite his knowledge, seals his hearing and his mind, and places a veil on his eyes. Who then can guide him, after such a decision by God? Would you not take heed?
People who does self study are misguided, because the idols that is in their hearts make interpretation of the things they are studying, which cause them to deviate from the truth and straight path!, but the purified souls are in the heart of the believer. And the friends of Allah, from whose heart divine light manifest as a guidance to the people. Only the Light of Allah, Noor Muhammad (alaihiswalathu wa salam) can guide people to the truth, and only heart that filled with the Light of God grasp the Message of Islam.
Allah says in the Holy Quran: 2:2 This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah –
This is why Allah Almighty Exalted orders: “Obey Allah, Obey the Messenger and those who are in authority among you” (4:59)
WHO CAN GRASP THE BLESSINGS OF QURAN:?
Quran 56:79 None can grasp it Quran) except the sincere.
WHO ARE SINCERE?:
It is narrated on the authority of Tamim ad-Dari that the Apostle of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) observed: Al-Din is a name of sincerity and well wishing. Upon this we said: For whom? He replied: For Allah, His Book, His Messenger and for the leaders and the general Muslims. (Sahih Muslim 98)
So, sincere people are those who love and are sincere to Allah, His Angels, Prophets and Imams of Muslims. Not those who say ‘only Quran and Hadith’. Those who say, only Quran and Hadith, and reject Imams and the creed of main body, is fooling you to misguidance and hell fire!
So the people who have malice against Prophets, Sahaba, Awliya Allah, Ahlul Bayth are misguided, though they read the Book:
Quran 17:82 We send down in the Quran healing and mercy for the believers. At the same time, it only increases the wickedness of the transgressors.
So, the People who follow the Imams of Tazkiya (Shaykhs of Tasawwuf) with full submission are the guided and the Book of Allah Heals them and bring Mercy upon them. For others though they read Quran, it does not benefit them. Rather, it increase their heart with hatred , enmity,misguidance and error!. This is how the Sufis become merciful and healers of humanity , while others become dissenters, hateful , corrupter ,and self worshipers!
In the exalted Naqshbandi Sufi Way, the Shaykhs of this path, train the Murids (disciples) to eliminate the false idols, by the Spiritual guidance (Tarbiyya) and Spiritual exercise.
Wa salamun alal Mursaleen walhamdulillahi Rabbil Aalameen