Category Archives: Qur’aan

27 Mar

You pray two Rak’ah to greet the masjid even during the Friday sermon

Jabir bin 'Abdullah reported:

Sulaik Ghatafani came on Friday when the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was delivering the sermon. He (Sulaik) sat down. He (the Holy Prophet) said to him: 0 Sulaik I stand and observe two rak'ahs and make them short, and then said: When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak'ahs and should make them short.

[Sahih Muslim]

 

 

This hadith is not specific to any one individual as some people try to reinterpret it to defend the position of their Madhhab.

 

 

The correct opinion is that you will pray the two Rak'ah of greeting the masjid even if the kahtiib is in the middle of the sermon.

 

 

This is what the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) ordered. This is what you will follow. This is what any Muslim would follow.

 

 

The hadith does not contradict the hadith that you are supposed to stay silent during the sermon. There is no contradiction. Praying the two Rak'ah for greeting the masjid is excepted from the 'ahadith which tell you to remain quiet and attentive.

 

 

Some have claimed that it is possible that the above hadith is abrogated. This view has been put forth by the Maaliki school of thought. They say an abrogation is possible based on the following hadith:

 

 

Abu al-Zahiriyyah said:

We were in the company of 'Abd Allah bin Busr, the Companion of the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam), on a Friday. A man came and stepped over the people. 'Abd Allah bin Busr said: A man came and stepped over the people while the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) was giving the sermon on Friday. The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Sit down, you have annoyed (the people).

[Sunan Abi Dawud]

 

 

They say the man was ordered to sit down. He was not ordered to pray the two Rak'ah. Hence, an abrogation is possible.

 

 

An abrogation cannot be assumed on a mere possibility. You need hard evidence for it. What we have in this instance is concrete evidence that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

 

"When any one of you comes on Friday, while the Imam delivers the sermon, he should observe two rak'ahs and should make them short"

[Sahih Muslim]

 

The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) gave the order to remain silent during the sermon.

 

He (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) gave the order to remain attentive.

 

And it is he (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) who said to the man who came and sat down to get up and pray the two Rak'ah to greet the masjid.

 

 

You follow the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam).

 

 

You do not try to find out the why and the reasoning behind things or look at man made Usuul and then reject one haidth in favor of another because it opposes your Madhhab.

 

 

You follow every hadith in context.

 

 

You remain silent and attentive for the sermon.

 

You pray the two Rak'ah to greet the masjid when you come in and the khatiib is giving the sermon.

 

This is Islaam. You submit to what Allaah and His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say and not the opinions of fallible men.

 

 

It is not for a believer to have any opinion after Allaah and His Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) have decreed a matter.

 

 

It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.

[Qur’aan 33:36]

 

 

This Ummah is a mess because it abandons the ways of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) for incorrect views of men who themselves would declare themselves free of you if they found out that you rejected an authentic hadith for their incorrect fataawaa.

 

26 Mar

Love the Qur’aan


Be honest to yourself. Do you feel that love and delight when you think about the Qur'aan?

 

Do you want to spend hours listening to it?

 

Do you want to spend your entire day with the Qur'aan?

 

Do not lie to yourself.

 

If you do not, then raise your hands, and with tears in your eyes, beg Allaah to bestow this love in your heart for your success rests upon it.

 

 

26 Mar

Alone

[It will be said to them], "And you have certainly come to Us alone as We created you the first time, and you have left whatever We bestowed upon you behind you. And We do not see with you your 'intercessors' which you claimed that they were among you associates [of Allah ]. It has [all] been severed between you, and lost from you is what you used to claim."

[Qur’aan 6:94]

 

And all of them are coming to Him on the Day of Resurrection alone.

[Qur’aan 6:94]

25 Mar

Make dua but do not be a transgressor

Call upon your Lord in humility and privately; indeed, He does not like transgressors.

[Qur’aan 7:55]

 

To be a transgressor includes asking for things which are not allowed such as that Allaah give you the rank of the Prophets or help you in acts of kufr.

 

Additionally, one needs to keep the following narration in mind when making dua.

 

 

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mughaffal:

Abdullah heard his son praying to Allah: O Allah, I ask Thee a white palace on the right of Paradise when I enter it. He said: O my son, ask Allah for Paradise and seek refuge in Him from Hell-Fire, for I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) say: In this community there will be some people who will exceed the limits in purification as well as in supplication.

[Sunan Abi Dawud 96]

 

 

Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari:

We were in the company of Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) (during Hajj). Whenever we went up a high place we used to say: "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and Allah is Greater," and our voices used to rise, so the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said, "O people! Be merciful to yourselves (i.e. don't raise your voice), for you are not calling a deaf or an absent one, but One Who is with you, no doubt He is All-Hearer, ever Near (to all things).

[Sahih al-Bukhari 2992]

 

24 Mar

The mercy of your Lord is better

But the mercy of your Lord is better than whatever they accumulate.

[Qur’aan 43: Portion of Verse 32]

 

 

There is nothing comparable to the Mercy of Allaah.

 

 

Do you need see that we will not enter Paradise because of our deeds until Allaah wraps you in His Mercy?

 

 

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) as saying:

There is none amongst you whose deeds alone would attain salvation for him. They (the Companions) said: Allah's Messenger, not even you? He (the Holy Prophet) said: Not even I, but that Allah wraps me in Mercy and He grants me pardon. Ibn 'Aun pointed towards his head with his hand saying: Not even I, but that Allah wraps me in His Forgiveness and Mercy.

[Sahih Muslim Hadith No. 2816]

 

 

The Salaf would say:

The Mercy of Allaah comes no faster than to the one who listens to the Qur'aan.

 

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