Weekly Blog # 2
Aug 16-22, 2021
Muharram 8-15, 1443

Significance of the 10th of Muharram (Aug 19, 2021)

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Significance of the 10th of Muharram (Aug 19, 2021)

وَجاوَزنا بِبَني إِسرائيلَ البَحرَ فَأَتبَعَهُم فِرعَونُ وَجُنودُهُ بَغيًا وَعَدوًا ۖ حَتّىٰ إِذا أَدرَكَهُ الغَرَقُ قالَ آمَنتُ أَنَّهُ لا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الَّذي آمَنَت بِهِ بَنو إِسرائيلَ وَأَنا مِنَ المُسلِمينَ
We carried the Children of Israel across the sea, whereat Pharaoh and his troops pursued them out of defiance and aggression. When overtaken by drowning, he called out, ‘I believe that there is no god except Him in whom the Children of Israel believe, and I am one of those who submit [to Him]!’ Surah Yunus, Ayah: 90
حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو مَعْمَرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ، حَدَّثَنَا أَيُّوبُ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ قَدِمَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْمَدِينَةَ، فَرَأَى الْيَهُودَ تَصُومُ يَوْمَ عَاشُورَاءَ، فَقَالَ ‏”‏ مَا هَذَا ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالُوا هَذَا يَوْمٌ صَالِحٌ، هَذَا يَوْمٌ نَجَّى اللَّهُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ مِنْ عَدُوِّهِمْ، فَصَامَهُ مُوسَى‏.‏ قَالَ ‏”‏ فَأَنَا أَحَقُّ بِمُوسَى مِنْكُمْ ‏”‏‏.‏ فَصَامَهُ وَأَمَرَ بِصِيَامِهِ‏.‏
Narrated Ibn `Abbas: The Prophet came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Ashura. He asked them about that. They replied, “This is a good day, the day on which Allah rescued Bani Israel from their enemy. So, Moses fasted this day.” The Prophet said, “We have more claim over Moses than you.” So, the Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast (on that day) Sahih al-Bukhari: Volume 2 – Hadith #2004
SHAHAADAT OF SAYYIDUNA HUSAIN RADHIALLAHU ANHU

On the 10th of Muharram day, Sayyiduna Hussain Ibn Ali radhiallahu anhuma was martyred mercilessly by the rogue army of Yazeed. This tragic incident took place in the plain of Karbala on the 10th of Muharram in the year 61AH. Details of his Shahadah are widely available. We should remember Sayyiduna Hussain’s sacrifice for establishing establishing Haq and Give out some Sadaqah on his behalf. Read some Quran and send sawab to him and to the Shuhadaa of Karbala.

We should educate our young ones in this regard and each them that if the grandson of the prophet could sacrifice his life to uphold the truth, then why can’t we make some sacrifices to pray 5 times a day. Why can’t we sacrifice our desires in order to follow the Sunnah? Why can’t we give up haram acts, haram food, Haram drinks and haram income? This is also a sacrifice.

NAWHA; MAATAM, LAMENTING IS HARAM

We should teach our children that what the Shias do on this day, in the form of beating themselves in order to lament upon Sayyiduna Hussain’s death, is haram. It’s a forbidden act and they are sinful, disobedient, misguided, & transgressors in the eyes of Allah. It is haram to injure one’s body. This body is an Amaanat (a trust) of Allah. Allah gave it to us and told us to protect it. We have to look after it by eating properly and taking medication when needed. We can’t harm ourselves. It is sheer madness and stupidity to do so. It has nothing to do with religion.

Allah says

“و لا تلقوا بايديكم الي التهلكة”
“Do not throw yourselves into destruction”

‎ولا تقتلوا انفسكمً انً الله كان بكم رحيما
“Do not kill yourselves, Allah has always been Merciful to you”

Wearing black clothes & avoiding other colours, not holding weddings in Muharram and remaining sad throughout the whole month are all innovations and have nothing to do with Islam.

OUR BELIEF REGARDING SAHABA

We should teach them that whichever Shia claims that Sayyiduna Abu Bakr R.A, Sayyiduna Umar R.A, Sayyiduna Uthman R.A or the mother of believers Sayyidatuna Aisha R.A or any other companion were kafirs, then they themselves become KAFIRS. If a person gives out ruling of kufr upon someone who is not a kafir, then that ruling returns to him and he/she becomes a kafir.

Sahaba were the best among this Ummah. No one can come close to the Sahaba. In the Quran, Allah swt gave them the certificate of ‘Radhiallahu Anhum Wa Radhu Anhu’. (Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Allah). So Respect the Sahaba and realise their status among the Ummah.

We have to love both; the Sahaba and the Ahle Bayt, (The companions & the whole family of Rasulullah ﷺ).
May Allah give us true love of the Sahaba and all our pious predecessors.
May Allah give us tawfeeq to behave properly throughout the month of Muharram and throughout our whole life.
May Allah protect the ummah from the wrongdoings of the SHIA.
May Allah give them hidayat and spread guidance throughout the world.

Ameen

Written by Maulana AbdulRaheem Limbada

Spiritual Reminders

The Prophet (saw)’s Golden Advice GIven to Muaadh (rad)
Once during a journeuy, Muadh (RA) was observing the prophet (AS) and the prophet (SAW) saw that Muadh wishes to speak, so he called Muadh (RA) closer, so much so that Muadh (RA) narrates that their camels were almost touching each other, moving along side by side. Muadh (RA) takes the permission of the prophet (SAW) and says, “O prophet of Allah, can I ask you something?” The prophet (SAW) says, “Ask whatever you feel like asking.” He said, “O prophet of Allah, there is a question in my mind that keeps me awake at night so much so that it makes me worried and sick. I have been meaning to ask you this question for a long time.” The prophet (SAW) said, “Tell me what it is.” He said, “O prophet of Allah, tell me such a way that will have me taken into Jannah and taken far away from Jahannam. What path can I take to enter Jannah and become distanced from Jahannam?” The prophet (SAW) said, “You are asking something immense. What you are asking for is, in fact, something very crucial; however, it is very easy for the people Allah (SWT) makes it easy for. Start with the basics; worship Allah (SWT) and do not commit any shirk no matter what happens. Stay firm and establish your salah.
Now, Muadh, let me tell you about the doors of khair. Saum, fasting, is a shield, and not something that you only get reward for; it protects you from evil things in this world and saves you from Jahannam. If you fast wherever there is an opportunity to fast, it becomes a shield. Secondly, giving charity washes away and extinguishes the flame that is sparked by sins. Thirdly, getting up in the middle of the night to pray Tahajjud. Those people that Allah (SWT) has announced successful keep their sides away from their beds at night, standing up and calling upon Allah (SWT). Now, let me tell you the root of everything. It is submission to Allah and Islam. Its biggest pillar is salah. Here is one thing that will enable you to capture all of this.” Muadh (RA) said, “Please tell me of this.” The prophet (SAW) grabbed his tongue and said, “Learn to control this. This is what will enable you to capture all your good deeds.” Muadh (RA) said, “O prophet of Allah, will we be held accountable for what we speak with our tongues?” The prophet (SAW) expressed his amazement at this question. “O Muadh, what else will throw people into the flames of Jahannam first other than the harvest of their tongues?”
Adapted from a lecture delivered by Mufti Aasim Rashid

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF

Sirah

The Prophet (saw) stops his khutbah for Hasan and Husain (rad)
Abu Buraidah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates, “The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) was delivering a Khutbah to us when Al-Hasan and Al-Husain came, wearing red shirts, walking and falling down. So the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) descended from the Minbar and carried them, and placed them in front of him. Then he said: ‘Allah spoke the Truth: Indeed, your wealth and your children are a trial. I looked at these two children walking and falling down, and I could not bear patiently anymore until I interrupted my talk and picked them up.”

Sunnah Acts

Showing affection towards children
It is a sunnah of our Messenger ﷺ to show affection and love towards our children. He would hug his children, kiss them, pat them on the back, pat their heads, comb their hair with his fingers etc. In one hadith, ‘A’isha (rad) reported that there came a few bedouin Arabs to Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) and said: Do you kiss your children? He (ﷺ) said: Yes. Thereupon they said: By Allah but we do not kiss our children. Thereupon Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said: Then what can I do if Allah has deprived you of mercy? … [Muslim]

Adhkar/Dua

At times of worry, grief, or sorrow
اللّهُـمَّ إِنِّي أَعْوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الهَـمِّ وَ الْحُـزْنِ، والعًجْـزِ والكَسَلِ والبُخْـلِ والجُـبْنِ، وضَلْـعِ الـدَّيْنِ وغَلَبَـةِ الرِّجال
Allaahumma ‘innee ‘a’oothu bika minal-hammi walhazani, wal’ajzi walkasali, walbukhli waljubni, wa dhala’id-dayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal
 
O Allah, I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and overpowered by men (i .e . others).
 
Al-Bukhari: 2893, 5425, 6363, 6369

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