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Jul 31, 2009

Tabligh jamath dennounces gunpoint shariah

ISLAMABAD: In an unprecedented move, top leaders of the Tableeghi Jamaat have denounced enforcement of Sharia at gunpoint, religious extremism, militancy and terrorism.

Leaders of the Jamaat, who scrupulously avoid speaking on controversial issues, also called for promoting inter-faith harmony, tolerance, human rights, social justice and peace.

They were speaking at the conclusion of a three-day congregation near here on Monday. ‘Shariah cannot be enforced at gunpoint,’ declared Haji Abdul Wahab, Amir of the Tableeghi Jamaat, Pakistan.

Had that been the case, Allah Almighty would have sent fierce angels to protect prophets and enforce their faiths, he said.

The 90-year-old scholar, who left his job as sessions judge in pre-partition India and joined the Jamaat, cited the example of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), said the Holy Prophet never used force. Instead he spread the word of God only by peaceful means.

Haji Abdul Wahab also condemned extremism and militancy in the name of Islam, apparently a reference to the growing trend of Talibanisation and enforcement of Shria in Swat and other areas in the NWFP.

The congregation of tens of thousands of people was also addressed by Maulana Jamshaid, Maulana Mohammad Ahmed and Mualana Fahim.

‘Muslims should preach peace, brotherhood and tolerance across the world, including Israel. They must avoid imposing their creed or faith by force because Islam is a religion of peace and promotes tranquillity,’ another scholar told the mammoth gathering.

Maulana Mohammad Ahmed, a former educationist, said that Muslims should inspire adherents of other religions by their good moral and social behaviour. People who thought that Shariah could be imposed by force were simpletons, he said.

‘We should reach out to all human beings and guide them out of darkness. Before the advent of Islam, people were so inflexible that they used to bury their daughters without remorse. (But they changed.) Remember …human beings are above other creations of God,’ said Maulana Ahmed, the custodian of the largest seminary of the Tableeghi school of thought in Raiwind near Lahore.

The main message of the gathering was that Islam could not be confined to Pakistan or any other geographical area and there was a need to spread the religion of peace in every corner of the world.

People from across the country who had converged there pledged that they would continue the mission of spreading Islam across the world.


Jul 30, 2009

Imam Suhaib Webb (Maliki) on tabligh

My wife is pushing me to go with Tabligh! Who are they and what to do?

Answered by Imam Suhaib Webb

“My wife is constantly bothering me about going with Tabligh Jamat? I do other acts of goodness and don’t really want to join these people. At times she starts to drive me crazy and says I need to do something for the ummah? Please give me some background on this group and tell me how to deal with my wife?”

Tabligh’s Beginnings

Tablighi Jamat represents one of the great efforts to revive the faith of Islam in the hearts of Muslims. Their founder, Mawlana Ilyas (may Allah have mercy on him) was a man of great piety and concern for the Umma. His father was Mawlana Muhammad Ismail (may Allah have mercy on him) who, although a great learned man, was known for drawing water from wells, serving travelers and then offering two rakats of shukr to Allah for blessing him to serve them. He died in 1896 and his funeral prayer was so crowded that it had to be repeated. Shortly after his prayer, a pious man saw him in his dream saying, “Send me off soon. I am feeling ashamed The Holy Prophet is waiting for me.”

His mother, Bibi Safia (may Allah have mercy on her) memorized the entire Qur’an and was known for reading 10 Ajza (parts) of Qur’an every day during the month of Ramadan. She was known for her piety and reverence in worship. She was not only a worshiper of Allah, but she was a Murabiyah, who built and nurtured the young Mawlana and watered him from the blessed spring of Islam. Once, seeing something great in her son’s future, she said to him, “Ilyas, I feel the aroma of the holy Companions in you.” She used to place her hand on his back, and would say, “How is it that I see figures resembling the holy Companions moving along with you?”

The blessed fruit of these noble parents, Mawlana Ilyas, was born in 1885. It was in this home that the Mawlana was raised and nurtured on faith and actions. Once, the Mawlana, describing his grandmother, stated that she had become so engrossed in her worship and dhikr that she stopped eating. It was said to her, “You are old and weak and must eat!” She responded, “I draw sustenance from my tasbihat (remembrance of Allah).” Thus, the young Mawlana was surrounded by pious examples of people who were so attached to Allah that the world attached to them.

The Mawlana memorized the entire Qur’an at a young age and continued his studies of different Islamic sciences. He was known for having an intense presence about him. One day his teacher said to him, “When I see Muhammad Ilyas, I am reminded of the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them).” He was known for a strong intellect and excelled his peers in all of his studies. He had a number of great teachers and was blessed to study the works of Bukhari and Tirmithi; however, he was struck by an illness which led to his increase in studies and spiritual devotion.

In 1910 he assumed a teaching position at a famous school. After the death of his two brothers, and almost his own, the Mawlana moved to Dehli and began to teach. There he witnessed the horrible conditions of the Muslim Umma. In fact, it is well known that the Muslims there had adopted Hindu names, forgot their prayers and observed Hindu rights and festivals over their own. Under these conditions the heart of this saint pushed him to act. It was not sufficient for the Mawlana to focus solely on himself, but his true devotion to Allah and the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him pece) led him to openly address the ills of the society. Thus, like the famous scholars before him, he not only focused on the purification of his soul, but the purification of his society and the Muslims around him. Thus, he was led to open a number of schools and educational institutions that focused on reviving the core Islamic teachings amongst the people. It was through this effort that Tablighi Jamat was born.

I’m sure many of our readers are wondering, why the long answer. Let me state that I felt it was an obligation to give them a small glimpse into the life of one of the greatest reformers our Muslim nation has seen in the last 200 years.

Summary of Tablighi Jamat:

Tablighi Jamat is a movement designed to bring faith back into the lives of the Muslims. They focus on five major duties and travel to different locations in order to spread the message of faith and dawa (calling to Allah) to other Muslims. They serve as one of the important alarm clocks whose job is to awaken a sleeping Umma, and remind it of its noble position and tasks. Members are encouraged to go for 3 days in a month, 40 days in a year and, if possible, 4 months in a lifetime.

Answer to the question:

Akhi, I think you should be happy that your wife is complaining that you’re not making dawa, praying, or doing enough for Allah’s deen. It sure beats hearing someone complain about the bills, not having the latest Visa Platinum or a new SUV etc. In fact, such a wife is one of the greatest gifts of Allah. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “This world is nothing but goods. And the best thing in this life is a righteous wife.” Thus, instead of being angry at your wife, you should praise Allah that he has blessed you with her and she is encouraging you to look after your faith.

As was mentioned earlier, Tablighi Jamat serves as one of the many alarm clocks that Allah has used to wake up this umma. There are many such that are working to benefit others and do good in society. All of these groups have good and bad qualities, thus, what is obligated is to follow the truth. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Wisdom is the lost property of the believer.” Thus, one should approach these different groups as one would a fruit garden, examine the fruit and take what is good, If you are able to correct the wrongs found in these groups, based on sound knowledge and wisdom then you should do so. In addition, one of the dangers that any group possesses is a blind fanaticism (ta’assub) which, at times, causes splitting and hatred to appear in the hearts of the believers. It is important to realize that these groups are mere custodians of the umma and not vice versa. Thus, if you are not comfortable with Tabligh, then try and work with another group in your city or location. Islamic work is needed today in the West more than ever. Thus, work with groups who cling to the way of the sunna, avoid extremes on any side, and seek Allah’s assistance.

As for your wife, mention to her the story of Imam Malik (may Allah have mercy on him): Once a man from the people of renunciation (zuhd) sent him a letter, chastising him for not fasting enough, praying in the night or wearing shabby clothes. The Imam responded by saying, “Allah has distributed actions amongst His servants as He has distributed their sustenance.” Then he mentioned how Allah has placed the love of certain types of worship (ibada) in the hearts of His servants. Thus, you would have a person who loved seeking knowledge, one who loved zuhd and another who loved dawa. The Imam finished his letter by saying, “I have no doubt that you’re on good from your Lord and I’m on good from Him as well.” Thus, you can explain to her, it is very normal for one to be inclined to a certain type of Islamic group. Then, explain to her where your heart leads you and perhaps try to compromise. One night a week you can attend different programs together as a family. Thus, one week for her flavor and the next for yours.

Finally, nicely remind your beloved that it impossible for anyone to know what is in the hearts of Allah’s servants. Thus, if you do something good, she should assume the best and avoid the whispers of Shaytan. The Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) said, “Be careful of suspicion. For, indeed, it is the worst type of speech.”

A Few Points:

1. Mawlana Ilyas (may Allah have mercy on him) did not appear out of a vacuum. Like so many other great luminaries of our umma, the Mawlana was surrounded by wonderful parents who encouraged him to be a great Muslim. Thus, our brothers and sisters should focus on raising the next Imam Shafi’i, Malik or Salah al-din. Therefore, try to teach your children about the Sahaba (may Allah be well pleased with them). Then ask them to choose their favorite. Try to encourage that child to emulate the characteristics of that Sahabi. But remember that the most important lesson they will learn, are those that illuminate from the parents.

2. True tazkiyah leads one past mere focus upon the soul. A true servant of Allah is also concerned with the conditions and situations around him. Ibn Kathir relates that once Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) was asked, “Who is better? One who stays away from others, or one who mingles with others and continues to worship Allah?” Umar said, “Those who mingle with others, put up with their difficulties and continues to worship Allah, “Indeed, they are those whom Allah has tested their hearts for Taqwa.” At the same time mere actions with no inner connection are like an empty cup. Thus, Mawlana Ilyas represented a rare balance of a person. He had a personality built on sound knowledge, sound tazkiyah and sound actions.

3. It is important to realize that the Ahl-Sunna is very wide. It is very dangerous to declare different groups out of Ahl al-Sunna based on one’s mere love for their group. Thus, such issues should be left to the scholars. One thing that one should do is not merely listen to what others say about certain scholars such as Imam Ghazali or Ibn Taymiyya. It is always better to read about their lives and understand the historical and cultural realities that they dealt with.

4. In general it is important to realize that people are different when it comes to different acts of worship. Thus, a truly wise person recognizes this and tries to facilitate the needs of his or her family or community. It is important for MSA’s and masjids to organize programs that benefit all community members. We must move past group politics and work towards realistic unity.

5. The state of the heart is known only to Allah. Thus, questioning another’s intention is something that should be avoided. The great knower of Allah, Junaid (may Allah have mercy upon him), said, “Ikhlas is a secret between Allah and His servant. No angel knows it, nor can any shaytan overcome it.”

6. The virtue of having a pious good fearing wife.

I ask Allah to protect us from ta’assub (blind fanaticism) and hatred. I ask Him to unite the hearts of the umma and make us as one body.

And Allah knows best

Suhaib Webb

Jul 29, 2009

Dua of Moulana Zubair

once in a markaz, there was gathering of all elders of india

so Moulana Zubair came for dua at end and a near meaning of his dua....

The words he began with ....." Ya Allah, jitnay badhay is kaam may thay sub ek ek kar chalegaye, jitnay safaid dadi walay thay, sub ek ek kar chalyey gaye.. ya Allah ab sirf ginti kay chand loug rahgaye hai..pata nahi ye b kab jamay jhod kar chalejayengay... (Ya Allah, all the elder people of this work have went away, all those have white beards are going away one after another, now there are just a few countable people alive, we dont know when they will also leave us )

By now all the people in the top floor(which was completely filled) were crying very sadly.

Then he continued.. " Ya Allah ab tuhi hamari hifazath farma... Saari duniya is waqt hamay dekh rahihai, sari duniya ki nazar is waqt hamper hay, har koi ham per ungli utatha hai (Ya Allah, please save guard us, the complete world is watching us, everyone points out fingers at us(well, he didnt mean pointing out the errrors of indivduals)) "

then he said this world, which are crystal clear in my mind and inshaAllah will be in future

He said.. " Ya Allah, yaha jitnay loug hai.. unay kuch takleef hoti hai... kuch parayshani hoti hai... toh apnay ghar chale jatay hai, apnay ghar waloun say usay banth tay hai,ya hamay suna detay hai.. ..dil halka hojata hai... Lekin Ya Allah... hum kaha jaye... hum toh yahi per hai.. hum kiskay pass jaakar hamarai takleefoun ko bataye ya Allah.. hamari toh sunnay wala koi nahi hai...bus tu hi hai.. ya Allah. (Ya Allah, the people who are here, if they have worries and pains, they will go to their families, they will share it with their families or they will share with us, their heart will become light. But ya Allah.. where should we go..we are always here.. where should we go and share our worries and pains.. to whom should we tell obout our worries and pains.. there is no one to listen to us.. only You are there ya Allah)

really who is there to listen them

Abdul Quddus

Jul 27, 2009

A Deed Few People Practice

Assalamu 'ALaikum

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو عَنِ النَّبِىِّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- أَنَّهُ قَالَ « خَصْلَتَانِ أَوْ خَلَّتَانِ لاَ يُحَافِظُ عَلَيْهِمَا رَجُلٌ مُسْلِمٌ إِلاَّ دَخَلَ الْجَنَّةَ هُمَا يَسِيرٌ وَمَنْ يَعْمَلُ بِهِمَا قَلِيلٌ تُسَبِّحُ اللَّهَ عَشْراً وَتَحْمَدُ اللَّهَ عَشْراً وَتُكَبِّرُ اللَّهَ عَشْراً فِى دُبُرِ كُلِّ صَلاَةٍ فَذَلِكَ مِائَةٌ وَخَمْسُونَ بِاللِّسَانِ وَأَلْفٌ وَخَمْسُمِائَةٍ فِى الْمِيزَانِ وَتُسَبِّحُ ثَلاَثاً وَثَلاَثِينَ وَتَحْمَدُ ثَلاَثاً وَثَلاَثِينَ وَتُكَبِّرُ أَرْبَعاً وَثَلاَثِينَ إِذَا أَخَذَ مَضْجَعَهُ - فَذَلِكَ مِائَةٌ بِاللِّسَانِ وَأَلْفٌ فِى الْمِيزَانِ. قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ كَيْفَ هُمَا يَسِيرٌ وَمَنْ يَعْمَلُ بِهِمَا قَلِيلٌ قَالَ « يَأْتِى أَحَدَكُمْ الشَّيْطَانُ إِذَا فَرَغَ مِنْ صَلاَتِهِ فَيُذَكِّرُهُ حَاجَةَ كَذَا وَكَذَا فَيَقُومُ وَلاَ يَقُولُهَا فَإِذَا اضْطَجَعَ يَأْتِيهِ الشَّيْطَانُ فَيُنَوِّمُهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَقُولَهَا ». فَلَقَدْ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يَعْقِدُهُنَّ فِى يَدِهِ.

Abdullah ibn 'Amr (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet(peace and blessings be upon him) said,
"There are two characteristics that whenever the Muslim maintains them will enter Jannah. These two traits are easy to possess. However, only a few people acquire them. Say " Subhanallah" ten times, "Al-Hamduillah" ten times and "Allahu akbar" ten times at the end of each Salah. By practicing this deed you earn one hundred and fifty rewards for your tongue and one thousand five hundred for the scale (of good deeds). And before you go to sleep say "Subhanallah" thirty three times, Al-Hamdulilah" thirty three times and Allahu akbar thirty four times. By saying these words before you sleep you gain one hundred good deeds for your tongue and one thousand deeds for the scale. The companions (may Allah be pleased with them) asked" Oh messenger, How is that these deeds are easy, yet few people do them? He said," Right after a person finishes praying Shaitan comes to him and reminds him of something that he has to do. Therefore this person gets up and leaves without saying these words. Additionally, when he lies in his bed Shaitan comes to him and causes him to fall asleep before he mentions these words. 'Abdullah ibn 'Amr(may Allah be pleased with him)said , " I saw the messenger of Allah(May Allah's peace and blessings be upon him)say these words using his hand to count them.

Collected by Abu Dawud(5065), At-Tirmithi( 3410)Nisa'i(926)and Ahmed(2/205) Imam An-Nawwawee graded the isnad of this hadeeth as being Saheeh and Imam At-Tirmithi said this hadeeth is Hasan Saheeh.

Badrudeen 'Al-'Aynee(855H. May Allah have mercy on him) commented on this hadeeth in his book " Al-Ilmul Hayyab fee Sharhil Kalamee Tayyib." He wrote;

1. Abdullah is: Abdullah ibn'Amr ibn Al-'as

2. The narrator of the hadeeth wasn't exactly sure if he (peace and blessings be upon him)said, "خَصْلَتَانِ أَوْ خَلَّتَانِ"

3.Whenever the Muslim maintains them: Muslims don't acquire these two traits; as they don't practice them deed as a norm.

4.One hundred and fifty for the tongue: If a person says these words after the five daily prayers they will total 150 as 30 X 5= 150

5.One thousand five hundred: Means that every good word which totals 10 is multiplied by 10, so if we sum 150 x 10 we get 1500.

6.Say " Allahu Akbar" thirty four times: This is the second trait. The first one is to say "Subhanallah, Al-Hamdulilah and Allahu Akbar "thirty three times after each obligatory Salah.

7. One hundred good deeds for the tongue: This is earned because "Allahu Akbar is said thirty four times, Al-Hamdulilah is thirty three times and Subhanallah is thirty three times, and the total of those is one hundred. And to multiply one hundred by ten you get a sum of 1,000 for the scale.

8.The prophet(peace and blessings be upon him)used his hands: He counted the number of times he said them with his hand.

9.The companions said," How is it that…? :These two traits aren't acquired by many. In other words they asked how is it that something so easy is neglected; as it's known that when something is easy to do a lot of people do it. Consequently he(peace and blessings be upon him) explained why few people obtain these traits. Shaitan comes to a person when he goes to bed and continues to whisper to the son of Adam until he falls asleep. Also Shaitan comes to a person while he is praying and continues to whispers thoughts and ides that wasn't in his mind before. Therefore he gets up after finishing the prayer and leaves before saying these words.

Benefits derived from this hadeeth:

The invocation and the mention of Allah's names are a means for the servant to enter Jannah.
Good deeds are multiplied by ten or more.
The scale is a fact.
Counting the glorification of Allah is done using the hands.
Shaitan is persistent with his whispers to the son of Adam during prayer and at bed time. ( end of Explanation)
We ask Allah to extend His mercy and allow us to practice this deed daily.

Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle

Doha, Qatar© 1/4/1429

Mohammad Salih

Jul 26, 2009

Tabligh and tasawwuf


Very nicely explained by Moulana Nazim mangera


When we talk about Tabligh, we talk about the most important aspect of it which is going to individuals and meeting them at their places. How does Tasawwuf incorporate this in their day to day activities when this was the main responsibility of every prophet i.e. going to the people.

When TJ folks don't see that in Tasawwuf and they understand the importance of it, they don't give as much attention to doing bayt with a shaykh. 

They feel that the purpose of Tasawwuf which is Tazkiyah can be attained through Tabligh so they don't feel the need to do bayt. 

So folks....stop whining about Tabligh Jamat not doing enough of Tasawwuf because they are doing much more Tasawwuf than what Tasawwuf folks are doing for Tabligh.

Jul 25, 2009

The Man Behind the Armor- A look at the way Salah ad Din Al Ayubi lived

Assalamu alaikum

Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi (Rahimahullah).

He defied the odds in an era of darkness. He set aside the criticism of those who called him crazy for wanting to do the seemingly impossible: uniting the Ummah, standing up to the Crusaders, and returning honor where it belonged. He was respected by both his friends and foes, and is perhaps one of the few men whose name evokes feelings of honor and pride in the minds of so many people in every era and place. Even the generally anti-Muslim film industry in America could not help but portray the honor and righteousness that Salah ad-Din was known for.

We all know of how he laid waste to the Crusaders and had them chasing their tails in the battles of Alexandria, Hittin, Acre, Tyre, Beirut, Nablus, Haifa, Tiberius, Gaza, 'Asqalan, Jerusalem, and dozens of other cities and towns across Sham and North Africa. We know of Salah ad-Din the warrior.

But, who was the man behind the armor? What was he like as a person? What was he like as a Muslim? What personality does it take to carry out such heroic feats and achieve such a status?

In 'al-Bidayah wan-Nihayah' (13/5-6), Ibn Kathir said that at the time of his death, Salah ad-Din hardly had any money in his possession, and this is because:

"…of the immense amount of gifts and charity and kindness that he used to show the leaders and ministers under his command, and even to his enemies! I've already described this previously. And he was very simple in his clothing, food, drink, and transportation. He would only wear cotton, linen, and wool. It is not known that he ever approached anything forbidden or discouraged, especially after Allah blessed him with his kingdom. Rather, his greatest concern and goal was to aid Islam."

Ibn Kathir continued:

"This is all in addition to the virtues and unique skills he possessed in the Arabic language, poetry, and history, such that it was said he had memorized 'al-Hamasah' (a book of poetry compiled by Abu Tammam at-Ta'i) in its entirety.

And he was very strict in praying on time in jama'ah. It is said that he never missed a single prayer in jama'ah for a great part of his life, even during the illness that killed him. The imam would enter and lead him in prayer, and he would struggle to get up and pray despite his weakness."

He continued:

"And he loved to hear the recitation of the Qur'an and the reading of ahadith and knowledge. He was constant and habitual in listening to ahadith being read to him, to the point that he would hear a section read to him while he was standing between the ranks of soldiers! He would enjoy doing this and say: "Nobody listens to ahadith in a situation like this.""

He also mentioned:

"He had a soft heart, and was easily swayed to tears when he would hear ahadith."

He continued:

"And Salah ad-Din was from the bravest of people, and the strongest of them in body and heart despite the illnesses and sickness his body suffered from. This was most evident during the Siege of Acre, where despite the massive numbers of the enemy, he only increased in power and bravery. They had as many as 500,000 soldiers – some say 600,000 – and he killed 100,000 of them."

He also said:

"He was generous, well-rounded, always laughing and smiling. He would never slack off in any good that he did. He was extremely patient when doing good and worshipping Allah."

In 'Siyar A'lam an-Nubala" (15/436), it's mentioned that al-Muwaffaq 'Abd al-Latif said:

"I went to Salah ad-Din while he was in Jerusalem, and I saw a king who filled eyes with amazement and hearts with love, whether they were near or far. He was an easygoing person, likeable, and his companions used to try to imitate him, racing towards good actions, as Allah Said: {"And We removed any sense of pain from their hearts, making them like brothers…"} [al-Hijr; 47]

The first night I spent with him, I found his gatherings filled with scholars engaged in knowledge. He would listen intently and participate in their discussions. He would learn how to build walls and dig trenches, and he would then do this himself, carrying the rocks on his own shoulders."

al-'Imad said in 'as-Siyar' (15/440):

"He would only wear what was permissible to wear, such as linen and cotton. His gatherings were free of vain talk, and they were only attended by the most virtuous people. He loved to hear ahadith being read with their chains of narration. He was forebearing, honest, pious, pure, and trustworthy. He would contain himself and not become angry. He would never turn back someone in need or embarrass someone who spoke in front of him. He was extremely kind and charitable, and he reprimanded me for decorating my utensils in silver, and I replied that Abu Muhammad al-Juwayni mentioned a point of view of it being permissible. And I never saw him praying except in jama'ah."

Also on the same page, Abu Ja'far al-Qurtubi said that when Salah ad-Din was on his deathbed:

"I finished reciting the Qur'an at the verse: {"He is Allah, besides Whom there is none worthy of worship; the Knower of the Unseen and the seen…"} [al-Hashr; 22] and I heard Salah ad-Din saying: "This is true," and he was in a coma before this. He then died, and al-Khatib ad-Dawla'i washed his body. He was brought out in a coffin, and Muhi ad-Din bin az-Zinki prayed over him. He was then returned to the room in the garden where he had been sick and was buried in a kiosk.  Voices were raised in crying, and it became so loud that even the smart one would think that the whole world was screaming in a single voice. The people were so overwhelmed that some of them were distracted from praying over him. People expressed their remorse at his passing -  including the Crusaders, due to how truthful and trustworthy he was."

adh-Dhahabi said:

"And I never saw a king whose death people were sad for except him. This is because he was loved by everyone: he was loved by the righteous and the wicked, the Muslim and the kafir."

The above descriptions speak for themselves.

This was Salah ad-Din. This was the man behind the armor. This was his lifestyle and character, and it was nothing other than this that served as the platform for the amazing feats across the lands that we remember him for today. It was nothing other than his lifestyle and character that made him the one chosen by Allah out of all his contemporaries to have the vision and do the deeds that would make him such a legend.

And this lifestyle and character is something you find common between all of the legends of Islam we have today, be they scholars or Mujahidin. You always find them paying great attention to the following: daily recitation of the Qur'an, studying of the Shari'ah, giving tons of charity, preventing a single useless word (let alone harmful or obsene) from coming out of their mouths, and living simple lives free of luxury and excessive comfort. Believe it or not, some of us actually look at these things as difficult, boring, and lacking excitement, and we ignore them out of an inability to comprehend how these would be linked to the heroic deeds that these legends became known for. However, there is no way around it: it was this lifestyle alone that made it possible for these people to live for something greater than themselves – for Islam. There is no way you can dream of defending the Shari'ah if you don't even have the willpower to implement it on a daily basis in your own life.

One more thing should be mentioned: he wasn't always like this. adh-Dhahabi said in 'as-Siyar' (15/434 and 436):

"Since his time as a ruler, he had abandoned alcohol and worldly pleasures."

"He used to drink alcohol, and then repented from it."

That's right. Salah ad-Din al-Ayyubi – this righteous man who singlehandedly changed the course of history – loved to drink and indulge in the dunya before he decided to take on the Crusaders. This small fact teaches us a mighty lesson: not everyone is born into a life of taqwa. The great people we love and admire who are out there were not always so great, and this gives you hope no matter how insignificant or lost you think you are that you can become something truly great one day.

May Allah bless Salah ad din Rahimahullah and grant us the guidance to change our ways. amin
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Moulana Saad Speeches with English Translation

Assalamu Alaikum

It is in urdu with english translation

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Ml Sa'ad talk part 1/4 (first 3:30 min is not clear and after that it is clear)

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Ml Sa'ad talk part 3/4

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Ijtema talk

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Saying's of Moulana Ibrahim Dewla


I begin in the name of Allah

These are some of the notes i happen to write in the speech of Moulana Ibrahim Dewla. This speech was delivered in the gathering where there were almost all of the elders of various states all over India.

Ml. Ibrahim Dewla is the top scholar of tabligh

and the people he was talking to were those who spend their lives in tabligh

SubhanAllah what type of words he is telling to them

1. Jahalat ka muqaabla akhlaq say karo

(When some one talks to you in a bad way, then behave with him in a well manner)

2. Burai ko bhalai say duur karo

(When you see something bad(commiting sin) in a person, then remove that bad habit with good words)

3. Ye kaam vasila hai, asal kaam sunnat aur shariah pay chalna hai, jaisay wazu vasila hai namaz ka

(The work of tabligh is a means, while the important work is to follow sunnah and shariah, just as doing wadhu is a means for praying salah)

4.  Kaam may Quality hona chahiye, quantity nahi (yes, he said those words in english :) )

(There should be quality in work, not quantity)

5. Deen may jitni qhobi paida ki jaasakti hai, karna chahiye

(We should try to reach the highest possible status in islam)

6. Apnay sathi kay andar sifaat lana, bahut badi zimmedaari hai

(Bringing the qualties of islam in our friends is a very great responsibility)

7. Jiskay paas Taqwa hai, unka kaam khubool hoga

(Who has fear of Allah, only their work is accepted)

8. Vasail ko karna hai taakay asal tak pahunch jaaye, agar vasail may hi pad jayengay toh phir deen ek rasam banjayega, jo sirf dikhanay kay khabil hoga.

(We should adpot means(work of tabligh) to reach the target(following sunnah and shariah), if we just follow means, then islam will become ritual, which will be just for showing others)

9. Hamaray pass sachai hai, dikhawa nahi, isi ki inshaAllah Allah tareef karega

(We have the truth, not showing off. Allah will inshaAllah praise this)

10. Kaam phaylana alag hai, aur jaan padna alag hai, hamay kaam may jaan chahiye. Mawiya RaziAllahu anhu kay zamanay may deen khoob phela, lekin Umar RaziAllahu anhu kay zamanay may jaan thi. Hamaray kaam may jaan ho

(Spreading the work is a different thing and developing potential in the work is a different thing. In the time of Mawiya RaziAllahu anhu, islam was spread very much. But in the time of Umar RaziAllahu anhu there was potentiality in islam. We need potential work)

11. House may paani jaha say jaata hai, waha mehnat karna chahiye

(The place where the water leaks from the tank, we have to work on that part)


updated 28/7

12. doh mahinay isliye hai, k sathi apna kaam basirath kay sath karay 

(one should spend 2 months in markaz, so that they can be able to do work with understanding)

13. doh mahinay dawat aur khidmat kay liye hai

(2 months are for giving dawah and to serve)

14. Yaha loug kaam samajnay aatay hai, toh unko samhalnay waalay chahiye

(People come here to understand tabligh, so we need people to server them)

15. Jab logoun ko kaam samjao gay, toh nustath paida hogi deen ki

(When you teach people about the work of tabligh, then they will also help in spreading the islam)

16. kaam waha accha hoga jaha koi poochnay wala nahi

(The work will be done better, where people dont even ask you)

17. Mehnath magsad kay liye hoti hai, mehnath mehnath kay liye nahi hoti. Tabligh chalnay phirnay kay liye nahi, deen ko zindagi may laanay kay liye hai

(The work is done to get some result, work is not done just because we have to work. Tabligh is not just for moving here and there, its to bring islam in our lives)

18. kaam ho na ho, ummat phatna nahi chahiye.

(Even if the work of tabligh is not done, one shouldnt divide ummah)

19. Allah say kaam ki basirath maangna chahiye

(We should ask Allah for understanding of tabligh)

20. Bayroon ka safar shouk kay liye math karo, warna jamath tut jaye gi

(Do not travel to foreign countries just for your liking, else the jamath will not function properly)


Jul 23, 2009

Terrorism and Tabligh,prtpage-1.cms

NEW DELHI: Maulana Mohammed Ilayas, who exhorted Muslims to become true Muslims ( Aye Musalmano, Musalman bano ), founded Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) in 1920s in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area. TJ has since emerged as a leading Muslim revivalist movement with presence in nearly 80 countries.

Though it is difficult to put a number to the growing Tablighis, some idea about its reach and influence can be had from the fact that at least 100 of their Jamaats - each comprising 10 to 12 members - fan out of the Markaz (the international headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin) to different parts of the country, and overseas every day.

Throughout its seven-decade existence, Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) has sought to discreetly go about its business - which requires its members to travel to different places for missionary activities.

But, now that it has come under international scrutiny for alleged links to global terror, TJ has turned somewhat introvert, wary of too much contact with the outside world.

The Markaz, which is stone’s throw from the mausoleum of Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, is a four-storeyed structure with space for prayers on all the floors. It has a modest office, a madarasa and rooms for guests from India and abroad.

The complex remains cramped, and is packed to capacity throughout the year. The third floor of the complex is exclusively for foreigners.

It is from the Delhi Markaz that Jamaats (groups) are sent across the country to remind Muslims of the need to persist on the path of Allah.

The duration of a Jamaat work varies from three to 40 days. During tours, they remain inside mosques and go door-to-door, asking people to come for prayers and listen to bayan (sermons), so that they develop the urge to follow the path of salvation. Every Jamaat is led by a leader or Emir.

The Markaz keeps a record of every Jamaat in the country, and is a strongly centralised group headed by a two-member Shura. The Shura comprises Maulana Saad Kandhalawi and Maulana Zubair.

The destination of a Jamaat is decided through Mashwara (consultation) with the Shura.

Tablighis say that Sunati Rasullaha (Prophet’s way of life) is the Jamaat’s code of conduct. While dress code isn’t binding, they prefer to clothe themselves in the style of the Prophet: Loose overalls.

While the Tablighis claim that anybody can join a Jamaat, the process, in reality, is cumbersome: A prospective member must have his identity verified from his local mosque.

Maulana Yousuf Saloni of the Delhi Markaz describes Tabligh centres as spiritual hospitals. “Why do you go to a hospital? Hospitals treat medically unwell people. Similarly, we treat spiritually sick people.”

Asked about the alleged Tablighi connections of Kafeel Ahmed, who was pulled out of a burning jeep in the failed UK terror plot, Saloni says, “You can’t understand religion in days or weeks. It takes years to understand religion. These terrorists don’t understand the message of the Almighty and resort to violence. They have no understanding of the religion, that’s why they are bringing a bad name to religion.”

According to Saloni the hard times facing the Muslims worldwide is God’s way of teaching them a lesson. “They are moving away from God and his religion, and are hence being subjected to humiliation, suspicion and disgrace, all over the world.”

Most people who come to the Markaz are well off; it is not an organisation of illiterate and poor; among its main promoters are well-known religious scholars, businessmen, executives, professors, doctors, engineers, government servants and students.

A Tablighi says, “Let me give you an example of what Tabhligi life is like: we have a member, who retired as chief vigilance officer of the DDA. At the time of his retirement, he had nothing - no car, no house, even as his juniors have amassed ever material comfort. A Tablighi remains steadfast on the path of Allah and does not seek personal fortune.”

Twenty-one-year-old Shahid Azam from Gorakhpur says there’s no reason for one to believe the propaganda against Tabligh.

Of the Tablighis, he says, “They are trained to be mild-mannered. What they will do is just greet you, and enquire about the reasons of your absence from the mosque, and ask you to come to the mosque for prayers.”

While most members are reluctant to speak to the media, Dawood, an Ethiopian, is more candid. He says that TJ is about religion and nothing else. “The Jamaat will come to you. They will tell you some disciplines of Islam - how a true Muslim should live.”

He says that whatever is being done in the name of Jihad is terrorism.

“This has put us in deep trouble. People don’t trust us. I have come to Delhi from Hyderabad, to renew my passport. But, nobody is willing to give me a hotel room. It is clearly mentioned in Quran, come what may, you can’t attack non-combatants, women and children. There is no religion that tells you to kill innocent people. The business of international terror is for land and not religion.”

Jul 19, 2009

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Jul 12, 2009

Clearing the misconceptions about graves in Markaz


seeing all the junk spread about markaz nizamuddin, i tried to give here a brief explanation about where are graves and the status given to them at markaz

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