4 things to do on the Blessed 10 Days of Dhul Hijjah

Dhul Hijjah is the sacred month of Hajj. So blessed are the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah that according to a large group of commentators of the Qur’an, Allah swears by these 10 days in Surah Fajr:
Allah the Most High & Exalted says: By the Dawn; By the ten Nights; (89:1-2)

This oath substantiates the greatness and sacredness of these ten nights in the eyes of Allah. This is an extra ordinary oath; it is very reliable and significant and the wise men can understand that by this oath, Allah too attaches great importance and value to the ten nights of Dhul Hijjah.

The Prophet (Sallahu Alaihi Wassalam) has said regarding these Blessed days:

“There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” The people asked , “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said, “Not even Jihad for the sake of Allah, except in the case of a man who went out, giving himself and his wealth up for the cause (of Allah), and came back with nothing.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)

It is clear then that these 10 days possess tremendous blessings and excellence. Therefore we should spend these 10 blessed days & nights in intensive worship & virtuous acts. Therefore we cannot possibly afford to miss out on such immense rewards otherwise we will definitely be in utter regret in the Hereafter!
The following are recommended acts to do during the blessed 10 days and Nights of Dhul Hijjah:
1. Fasting the 9 days of Dhul Hijjah:
It is recommended to fast on the first nine days of Dhu’l Hijjah, especially the 9th which is the blessed day of Arafah. Allah’s Messenger (Salallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) encouraged us to do righteous deeds in the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah; and indeed fasting is one of the best of deeds. Almighty Allah says, “All the deeds of the son of Adam are for him, except fasting, which is for Me and I shall reward for it.”’ (Al-Bukhari)

Note: The 10th of Dhul Hijjah is the Day of Eid ul Adha and is prohibitively disliked and sinful to fast on this day.

Forgiveness for 2 years of sins (Minor sins) for fasting on the day of Arafah:

Abu Qatada (Ra) related that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, “Fasting the Day of `Arafah (f: 9th of Dhu’l Hijjah) expiates for two years, one prior and one forthcoming. And fasting the Day of `Ashura (f: 10th of Muharram) expiates for the past year.” [Muslim, Abu Dawud, Nasa’i, and Ibn Majah]

Therefore we should try our utmost to fast all the blessed 9 days of Dhul Hijjah particularly the 9th oh Dhul Hijjah which is the day of Arafah. If not then we should at least fast as many as we can possibly can as we may not get this opportunity again next year as life is uncertain and we should never procrastinate on doing good actions.

Tip 1: Eat light & hydrate well: If you will be staying up until Fajr, then the more you eat, the harder it will be for you to stay up and the less productive you will be! Keep some water with you at all times. This will help you stay up, feel energised and refreshed and have a clearer mind.
2. Reciting Tasbeeh, Tahmeed, Tahleel & Takbeer abundantly:
It is Sunnah to recite takbeer (Allahu-akbar), tahmeed (Alhamdulillah), tahleel (Laa ilaaha ill-Allah), and tasbeeh (SubhanAllah) during the first ten days of Dhul Hijjah. These words should be recited abundantly in the masjids, homes, streets and in every place where it is permissible to remember & glorify Allah.

‘That they may witness things that are of benefit to them (reward of Hajj in the Hereafter and also some worldly gain from trade), and mention the Name of Allah on appointed days, over the beast of cattle that He has provided for them (for sacrifice). (22:28)

Reciting the Takbeeraat-e-Tashreeq from the 9th to the 13th of Dhul Hijjah:

Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd.

Translation: “Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest. There is no deity besides Allah and Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest and all praises are for Allah only.”

It is Waajib (compulsory) for men to recite the above after every Fardh Salaat from Fajr of the 9th of Dhul Hijjah until Asr of the 13th of Dhul Hijjah audibly. Women should recite it silently.

Tip 2: Remember & Glorify Allah no matter what you are doing: This is particularly easy as one can remember Allah anywhere and at anytime whether it is during work or any daily activity.
3. Doing the Qurbani (Sacred sacrifice of a livestock Animal):
The Qurbani is the sacrifice of a livestock animal during Eid ul-Adha. It is the Sunnah of Prophet Ibrahim (As). It is a means of getting closer to Allah. It is obligatory upon every sane adult who is not a traveller and can afford it (Wealth equal to or more than nisab). It is performed on the days of sacrifice which is the 10th, 11th or 12th of Dhul Hijjah. One may sacrifice a thousand animals on days other than these, but it will never be regarded or considered a Qurbani. Therefore the Qurbani is a sacred act which can only be done during the 3 days of Dhul Hijjah as specified. Regarding the Qurbani, Allah says in the Qur’an:

“It is not their meat, nor their blood, that reaches Allah, It is their piety that reaches Allah” (22:37)

The Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) says regarding the Qurbani:

“There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbaani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Judgement with its horn, hair, and hooves (to be weighed). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood reaches the ground. Therefore sacrifice with an open and happy heart.” (Tirmidhi V1 pp275, Ibne Maajah V1 pp226)
Tip 3: Doing Qurbani is very easy nowadays: Doing Qurbani during the days of sacrifice is a means of getting closer to Allah and gaining immense rewards. Nowadays it is much easier for us to fulfil this sacred act by the mere click of a button over the internet where we can buy an animal to be sacrificed on the various established Muslim charity websites.
4. Doing more good deeds than usual:
The Prophet (Sallahu Alaihi Wassalam) said: “There are no days in which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days (Dhul Hijjah).” (Bukhari)
Therefore we should increase the amount of good deeds we do in order to take advantage of this blessed time where good deeds are increased significantly.
Tip 4: Complete all tasks beforehand & do not waste this precious time: Make arrangements to clear as many of your pending tasks as possible or make a plan for tackling them later. This way, one is free to worship during the 10 days and nights without being distracted by worldly tasks. We must make a firm intention that during these blessed 10 days, we will not take part in idle talk, watch TV, play computer games or spend time on the social media. There are 355 days in the year for all that – if you really cannot resist. This is just 10 days! There will be indeed an utter loss and regret for those of us who waste these blessed 10 days.
The following 7 deeds are amongst the best actions we can do during these blessed 10 days:
1. Reciting the Qur’an abundantly:
Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying that “Alif, Laam, Meem” is a letter, rather I am saying that “Alif” is a letter, “laam” is a letter and “meem” is a letter.” So increase your recitation of the Qur’an to gain these merits, and to gain the following merit as well. (At-Tirmidhi)

So if one letter of the Qur’an is equivalent to ten good deeds then imagine how much reward there is for reading each letter during these blessed 10 days which are said to be the best days of the year! Subhanallah!

Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas & Anas Ibn Malik (RA) reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said, ‘Whoever recited Surah Zilzilah (99) would get the reward of reciting half the Qur’an. Whoever recited Surah al Kaafirun (109) would get a reward as if reading a quarter of the Qur’an. Whoever recited Surah al Ikhlas (112) would get a reward as if reading one third of the Qur’an’. (At-Tirmidhi 2818/A)

Therefore let us recite as much of the Qur’an as we can during these 10 days and nights and aim to finish at least one Qur’an if we can. After that we should continue reciting the Qur’an throughout the rest of the year, for there is no better worship of Allah than to recite the Qur’an!

Note: It is also very relevant to read the story of Ibrahim (As) which will give one a deeper understanding of the rituals of Hajj & the Qurbani.
2. Showing exemplary character:

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Nothing will be heavier on the Day of Resurrection in the Scale of the believer than good manners. Allah hates one who utters foul or coarse language.” [At- Tirmidhi].

So we must aim to be the best in character during these blessed days and nights and continue to do so for the rest of the year. We must not argue, swear, backbite, slander or gossip.
3. Giving much to charity:

As the rewards of doing good deeds during these days are increased significantly then we should also give as much as we can in charity.

Allah promised forgiveness of our sins if we give in charity and give to the poor and needy. He honoured our charity and described it as a “ beautiful loan to Allah “ to emphasise that we are doing something good that He loves, and that He himself will pay our loan back to us doubled:

“If ye loan to Allah a beautiful loan, He will double it to your (credit), and He will grant you Forgiveness: for Allah is Most Ready to appreciate (service), Most Forbearing.” At-Taghabun 64:17
4. Respecting & honouring our parents:
Islam teaches us that of the most beloved deeds to Allah, having respect for one’s parents is second only to that of prayer and is greater than that of fighting in His cause.

It is narrated on the authority of Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Ra), who observed: “I asked Allah’s Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) which deed was the best.” He (the Holy Prophet) replied: ‘The Prayer at its appointed hour.’ I (again) asked: “Then what?” He (the Holy Prophet) replied: ‘Kindness to the parents.’ I (again) asked: “Then what?” He replied: ‘Earnest struggle (Jihad) in the cause of Allah.’ I refrained from asking any more questions for fear of annoying him. (Sahih Muslim: 120)
5. Doing many Nawafil (Superogatory) Prayers:
Rabi’ah ibn Malik al-Aslami reported that the Prophet (Sallallahu alehi wasallam) said:”Ask (anything).” Rabi’ah said: “I ask of you to be your companion in paradise.” The Prophet said: “Or anything else?” Rabi’ah said: “That is it.” The Prophet sallallahu alehi wasallam said to him: “Then help me by making many prostrations (i.e., supererogatory prayers).” (Muslim)
The following are Sunnah & Nawafil prayers to pray during the 10 days of Dhul Hijjah:
– Pray 12 Raka’ahs of Sunnah daily: – 2 Sunnah of Fajr, 4 Sunnah & 2 Sunnah of Dhuhr & 2 Sunnah of Maghrib

Umm Habibah Ramilah bint Abu Sufyan (RA) narrated she heard the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying: “A house will be built in Paradise for every Muslim who offers twelve units of Prayers other than the obligatory ones in day & night, to seek pleasure of Allah.” (Muslim)
– Salaatul Duhaa: – (Can be prayed from 20 minutes after sunrise up until 20 minutes before Dhuhr begins)

So we should remain seated after Fajr prayer & recite the Qur’an or do Dhikr up until 20 minutes after Sunrise & pray Salaatul Duhaa. If not then we can pray it anytime before midday.

‘Salat al-Dhuhaa consists of 2 – 12 Rakaats & it is preferable to perform 8 Rakaats.’ (Raddul Mukhtaar vol.1 pg.505)

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is reported to have said: Whoever prayed twelve rakaats (before midday), then Allah will, as a reward, prepare a palace of gold for him in Paradise. (Mishkat, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)

– 4 Sunnah, 2 Sunnah & 2 Nawafil of Dhuhr:

Umm Habibah (RA) narrated that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever sticks to the habit of offering four rak`ahs before Noon Prayer & four rak`ahs after it, Allah will shield him against the Hell-Fire.” (Abu Dawud & At-Tirmidhi)

– 4 Raka’ahs Sunnah of Asr:

The Prophet (Sallallaahu ‘Alaihi wa sallam) said:”May Allaah have Mercy on the one who offers four (Raka’ahs) before ‘Asr prayer.”(Abu Dawud)

– Two Raka’ahs Sunnah after entering Masjid:

Abu Qatadah (RA) narrated the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) as saying: “If any one of you enters a mosque, he should pray two rak`ahs before sitting.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)

– Tahiyyatul Wudu: – 2 Raka’ahs Sunnah after doing Wudu (Ablution)

Abu Hurayrah (RA) reported the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying to Bilal (RA): “Tell me about the best of your deeds (i.e. one which you deem the most rewarding) since your embracing Islam because I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise.” Bilal (RA) replied: “I do not consider any act of mine more rewarding than that whenever I make ablution at any time of night or day, I perform Prayer for as much as was destined for me to do.” (Al-Bukhari & Muslim)”
– Tahajjud prayer: (The Night Vigil prayer) – Can be prayed straight after Isha up until the break of Dawn
Imam Abu Sa’id al-Khadimi said, “There is scholarly consensus (ijma`) that among the best of virtuous acts is the night vigil prayer.” [al-Bariqa al-Mahmudiyya Sharh al-Tariqa al-Muhammadiyya]

The Most virtuous Nawafil (Voluntary) prayer is the Tahajjud prayer as it enables one to get closer to Allah (glorified and exalted be He). It can be prayed after Isha’ until just before Fajr begins. The best recitation of the Qur’an is done during Tahajjud prayer. You should recite as much of the Qur’an as you have memorised. In the long prostrations, beg Allah (glorified and exalted be He) for forgiveness and mercy and surely He will never turn away his slaves who beg of him during this prayer.

Note: During the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah we should aim to pray Tahajjud every night. If not then we should pray it in as many nights as we possibly can. When fasting during the first 9 days of Dhul Hijjah one should awaken a little earlier for Suhur, make Wudu & pray between 2-12 Raka’ahs of Tahajjud. The last third portion of the night is the most blessed part of the night in which Dua’s are more readily accepted during this time. So by praying Tahajjud it gives us the best opportunity to get closer to Allah & to make sincere Dua, repenting for our sins past & present & to beg, cry & ask of Allah for whatever we want.
6. Increase in glorification & remembrance of Allah:

As his creations we should all remember & glorify our creator as much as we possibly can, but even more so during these blessed days:
The following are some easy and very beneficial Dhikr and glorification we can do throughout these Blessed Days and Nights:
– Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Laa ilaaha illallahu Wallahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wa lillahil Hamd

– Subhanallah

– Alhamdulillah

– Allahu Akbar

– Laa ilaha ilallah

– LA HAWLA WA LA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAH

– Asthaghfirullah

– SUB-HAN’ALLAH HIL AZEEM WA BI-HAM’DIHI,

– Subhāna-llāhi, wa-l-hamdu li-llāhi, wa lā ilāha illā-llāhu, wa-llāhu akbar. Wa lā hawla wa lā quwwata illā bi-llāhi-l-aliyyi-l-azīm

– Lā ilāha illā-llāhu waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu lahu-l-mulku wa lahu-l-ḥamdu yuhyi wa yumītu wa huwa ḥayyu-llā yamūtu abadan abada, ḏū-l-jalāli wa-l-ikrām, biyadihi-l-khayr, wa huwa alā kulli Shay-in qadīr

Or the shortened version:

– Laa ilaaha illal-laahu wahdahu laa shareeka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-hamdu wa huwa ‘alaa kulli shay-in qadeer

One can also recite the durood that one recites towards the end of one’s Salaah or the shortest durood: Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim
7. Making much Dua:
Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an:

“When my servants ask you concerning me, (tell them) I am indeed close (to them). I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls on me.” [2:186]

The place of duaa is so high to Allah, that the Prophet(Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallim) had said: “Nothing is more honourable to Allah the Most High than du`a.” [Sahih al-Jami` no.5268].
Almighty Allah also said: “The most excellent worship is Du’a.” [Sahih Al-Jami` no. 1133]
We should busy ourselves in Dua during these 10 blessed days and nights particularly on the night and day of Arafat which is the 9th of Dhul Hijjah. Duas are also readily accepted during fasting, especially just before Suhur ends and just before breaking the fast.
Tip 5. Making life changes: We should make the necessary changes to improve ourselves as Muslims and what better time to make such changes than during these blessed 10 days where we can change our lives forever. We must internalise these changes and make a firm commitment to Allah (glorified and exalted be He), and maybe that he will wipe off our sins until we become newborn babies, In sha Allah.
Finally:
Therefore let us make the best of these blessed days and make the necessary changes so that we may live a life devoted to Allah. We should aim to rectify our condition and live for the Hereafter rather than living for this world which can end at any second for any one of us. Allah tells us In the Qur’an to enter fully into our deen (Way of life) and not partly:

O believers enter into Islam completely and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan, surely he is your clear-cut enemy…. (Surah Al-Baqara, Ayah 208-210)

So then will we not make Islam a FULL part of our lives? This is our best opportunity and if we don’t grab it now and death comes to us then surely we will regret it for ETERNITY! Surely there is no logic in putting all of our efforts into a short, temporary life which can end at any second and neglect that which will last forever. Knowing this then why do we put everything into this life and neglect the Hereafter? Time is passing us by and we are blinded by the deception of this life. Time is not on our side. This life is very short indeed. It is like a quick passing phase. It is a short stopover in our journey to the eternal Afterlife.

This short life is our only one opportunity to build our Hereafter. In the Hereafter we will want to be taken back to this life in order to live it again so that we can worship Allah. But we will not be able to. So let us prepare for the Hereafter and our inevitable death before preperations are made for our funerals.
May Allah enable us to make the best of these blessed days and Nights and make it a means of our success in this world and the Next. Ameen

Carrying out Wazeefahs Under the Supervision of an Experienced Sheikh

Once, a woman wrote a letter to Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) wherein she mentioned that she began reciting Aayat Kareemah in abundance. She mentioned in the letter that after reciting the aayat in abundance for many days, she began to experience dizziness and perceived a lot of heat in her body. As a result, she felt unwell and did not know what to do.

In response, Hazrat Shaikh Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) mentioned that she should rather recite durood shareef in abundance. The reason is that Aayat Kareemah is a strong wazeefah, and when recited in abundance, it creates heat in the body. As far as durood shareef is concerned, it is a wazeefah that has a moderate (and light) effect on the body.

Hazrat Sheikh (rahimahullah) thereafter mentioned that these wazeefahs should not be carried out independently at one’s own discretion, rather they should be carried out under the supervision of an experienced Sheikh. (Carrying out wazeefahs independently at one’s own discretion can have an adverse effect on one’s body and health, as one does not know the effect of the wazeefah as well as the endurance of one’s body.)

(Qutbul Aqtaab Hazrat Sheikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 481)

The Importance of Making Zikr and Acquiring Correct Deeni Knowledge

Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) once mentioned:

Those who join the work of Tableegh, I instruct them to engage in zikr and recite the third kalimah. They should also be punctual on reciting the Tasbeeh-e-Faatimi after their fardh salaah and on reciting durood shareef and istighfaar one hundred times in the morning and evening. Together with this, they should be punctual on the recitation of the Qur’aan Majeed daily with the correct pronunciation and tajweed.

Apart from performing other nafl salaahs, I also emphasize upon them the importance of performing the tahajjud salaah. I encourage them to associate with the learned Ulamaa and benefit from them, as acquiring ilm is extremely important. If one suffices on acquiring deeni knowledge but is not concerned about zikr (the remembrance of Allah Ta‘ala which aids one to remain pure and assists him in fulfilling the dictates of the knowledge and applying it correctly in all departments of his life), one will find darkness in his heart, and if one suffices on zikr without acquiring the correct deeni knowledge and application, this may cause him to fall into many fitnahs.

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 40-41)

Source : ihyaauddeen.co.za

“LADIES ‘THIKRULLAH’ PROGRAMME”

“LADIES ‘THIKRULLAH’ PROGRAMME”

A PROGRAMME TO BE GRACED BY A HUMAN SHAITAAN

Both Qiyaamah and Allah’s Athaab (Punishment) cannot be in the too distant future. The degree and the amount of evil and immorality – fisq and fujoor- organized and graced by donkey ‘sheikhs’ and moron molvis of lust are the surest signs of the writing on the wall – the Signs of Allah’s Athaab on the community. This ‘ladies thikr’ programme is not only fisq and fujoor, it is plain kufr.

In the Name of Allah Ta’ala, every rule ordained by Allah Ta’ala for the Hijaab of females is satanically and brazenly flouted. This is the first time in Islam’s more than 14 century history that a ‘ladies thikr’ programme is being organized. It is devised by only those who are under the spell of Iblees. The miserable so-called ‘haafidh Ismail from Johannesburg who will ‘grace’ this women’s gathering of the Devil, is undoubtedly one of those shayaateenul ins mentioned in the Qur’aan Majeed. He is most certainly, in the words of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam), a shaitaan in human form.

While Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) mentioned that women are Habaailush Shaitaan (the Traps of Shaitaan), in this age, juhala ‘molvis’ who have become the agents of Iblees are greater Habaailush Shaitaan than even the women. Women by virtue of their natural wiles and nuqs fil aql (intellectual deficiency) entrap men into zina. But these male agents of Iblees entrap women to ensnare men and to gratify their bestial lusts and other despicable worldly and nafsaani objectives. The Mashaaikh say that when Allah Ta’ala wants to disgrace a man, He allows the character to become entrapped by women and lads.

The villainy of their abominability is magnified manifold by their usage of Allah’s Name to execute their nafsaani conspiracies. They dangle the chimera of the Deen to entice and lure the stupid women into their mal-oon (accursed) snares. Now these mentally deficient females emerge without the slightest compunction from their homes in flagrant violation of Allah’s Prohibition stated explicitly in the Qur’aan Majeed and in the Ahaadith. They assuage their conscience by hallucinating that their haraam emergence from the home and their haraam participation in a so-called ‘thikr’ programme organized by a human Iblees are acts of ibaadat.

The haraam act of women’s thikr programme in the public domain (and even if it had to be in privacy) comes within the purview of the prediction made by Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) regarding the Signs of Qiyaamah. It is mentioned in the Hadith that among these Signs is that “the dunya will be pursued with the amal of the Deen.” These agents of Iblees are misusing Thikrullah for the acquisition of despicable nafsaani objectives. From whence did they suck out women’s thikr programmes? Clearly, Iblees sucked it out from his thumb, then disgorged it into their brains.

When even public congregational thikr programmes are bid’ah and haraam for males, when it is not permissible for women to emerge from home to go to the Musjid for Salaat whilst she is in a tafilah state, when it is haraam for women to be adorned in finery or to be dressified when emerging from home, when it is not permissible for women to recite audibly even the Talbiyah, the Tashreek Takbeers, the Qiraa’t during Salaat, etc., then by what Imaani stretch of logic will public women’s thikr programmes ever be permissible? According to the Shariah, when there is a real valid reason or need for a woman to emerge from her home, then it is Waajib to be in the condition described as tafilah which means that the woman must be in a state of untidiness, draped in shabby cloak without the slightest trace of fragrance and the like.

This women’s thikr programme which will be graced by an agent of Iblees is a greater threat to the morality of the women than their prowling in malls. While the former haraam function is considered ibaadat and meritorious, the latter is understood to be a purely mundane act. Thus, there is the possibility of women resorting to Taubah for prowling in the malls. But never will they repent for having participated in the haraam act of the thikr programme.

Allah Ta’ala did not create women for any public activity. Thus, Jamaat Salaat, Janaazah Salaat, Jumuah Salaat and Eid Salaat have not been imposed on them. They are not permitted to recite the qiraa’t in Salaat audibly even if in the privacy of their homes. Thus, only the devil has inspired the women and the organizing shayaateen to initiate the fraudulent ‘thikr’ programme which has absolutely no origin and no sanction in Islam.

Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Mas’ood (Radhiyallahu anhu) had expelled from the Musjid even a group of men who had initiated a thikr programme, branding them ‘bid’atis’. Indeed this haraam ‘ladies thikr’ programme is a satanically disingenuous plot to destroy the Islamic morality of both men and women, and also to undermine the purity of Islam in the same way as other religions have been sullied, contaminated and polluted with immorality initiated by their priests and pundits.

The women should well understand that according to the Shariah, women who emerge from the home to participate in public activity of whatever kind, be it in the deceptive form of the Deen, then the La’nat (Curse) of Allah Ta’ala settles on them and on their menfolk who had permitted them to emerge. They all remain under Allah’s CURSE until they return to their homes. As for the vile moron molvis and the donkey sheikhs who set the trap to ensnare the women, they may perhaps not even be Muslims.

When Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has mentioned that the best Salaat of a woman is the Salaat which she performs in the darkest corner of her home, then on what basis will this haraam shaitaani so-called ‘thikr programme ever be halaal?

The best Purdah for a woman is her home and her grave. She becomes a tool of shaitaan when she emerges from her home. Shaitaan lies in ambush to ensnare her into his plot to destroy the morality of both the women and the men. No matter how much these shaitaani morons may sniff around for Shar’i evidence to support their haraam programmes with nafsaani narratives, never will they be able to present a single valid Shar’i daleel for their shaitaaniyat. This proposed haraam ‘ladies thikr’ programme is a satanically insidious attempt to create moral anarchy and spiritual ruin. This haraam programme is a programme of nafsaani twaddle which twiddles with the Deen.

For an act to be classified as Ibaadat, it is imperative for it to have its origin in the Khairul Quroon era which is the noblest era of the Sahaabah, Taabieen and Tabe-Taabieen. But this women’s shaitaani programme frauded and fabricated by the agents of Iblees has absolutely no basis in Islam.

26 Safar 1441 – 25 October 2019

The Practice of Eighty Durood After Asr on Friday

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The Practice of Eighty Durood after Asr on Friday

Q: Is the eighty durood that is recited after Asr on Friday a practice which is established in Deen? Does it have a source in the Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)?​

A: The practice of reciting eighty durood after Asr on Friday is established in Deen. This practice is established from the following Hadith of Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu):

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من صلى صلاة العصر من يوم الجمعة فقال قبل أن يقوم من مكانه اللهم صل على محمد النبي الأمي وعلى آله وسلم تسليماً ثمانين مرة غفرت له ذنوب ثمانين عاماً وكتبت له عبادة ثمانين سنة (القول البديع عن ابن بشكوال صـ 399)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The one who performs Asr Salaah on Friday and thereafter recites eighty times before standing up from his place  اللهم صل على محمد النبي الأمي وعلى آله وسلم تسليماً, eighty years of sins are forgiven for him and eighty years of (nafl) ibaadat are written for him”.

Allaamah Sakhaawi (rahimahullah) quoted this Hadith in his famous book, القول البديع, and did not declare it to be unworthy for practise, (as is his style in his book regarding Ahaadith which are not worthy for practise). Therefore, we understand that this Hadith is worthy for practise as Allaamah Sakhaawi (rahimahullah) clearly mentioned in the introduction of his book, القول البديع, that he will only include such Ahaadith in his book which are worthy for practise.

Allaamah Sakhaawi (rahimahullah) mentioned at the end of his book that he had personally examined the chains of the Ahaadith which he had qouted from Allaamah Ibnu Bashkuwaal in his book, (and among these Ahaadith is the Hadith which establishes the practice of eighty durood after Asr on Friday). Therefore, when this great Muhaddith, who was an expert in the science of authenticating Ahaadith, included this Hadith in his book on durood and regarded it worthy of practise, one may practise upon it.

Many of our Akaabir and Buzrugaan-e-Deen used to diligently recite the eighty durood after Asr on Friday. Among them were the likes of Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya (rahimahullah), Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahimahullah) and Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Saheb (rahimahullah).

In reply to a query regarding the practice of eighty durood after Asr on Friday, Hazrat Moulana Aaqil Saheb (a senior Muhaddith of India) had prepared a detailed response, establishing the practice of eighty durood after Asr on Friday.

Shaikh Muhammad Awwaamah حفظه الله, a senior ranking Muhaddith of this era, has also approved of this practice and regarded it to be established.

From among the senior ranking Muhadditheen and Ulamaa of the past and present who encouraged this practice or included it in their compilations are:

1. Allaamah Ibnu Bashkuwaal, a Muhaddith of the sixth century (d.578) (rahimahullah), mentioned the above practice in his book,

القربة إلى رب العالمين بالصلاة على سيد العالمين صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه أجمعين

2. Allaamah Abu Muhammad Jabr bin Muhammed bin Jabr bin Hishaam al-Qurtubee, an Aalim and Faqeeh of the seventh century (d.630) (rahimahullah), the student of Allaamah ibnu Bashkuwaal, mentioned the above practice in his book,

مطالع الأنوار ومسالك الأبرار في فضائل الصلاة على النبي المختار

3. The author of al-Qaamus, Allaamah Majdud-Deen Fayruz-abadee, a Muhaddith of the ninth century (d.817) (rahimahullah), mentioned the above practice in his book,

الصلات والبشر على خير البشر صـ 130

4. Allaamah Alamud-Deen Saalih bin Umar al-Bulqeenee, a Muhaddith of the ninth century (d.868) (rahimahullah) mentioned the above practice in his book, التذكرة البلقينية صـ 44.

5. Allaamah Sakhaawi, a Muhaddith of the tenth century (d.902) (rahimahullah), mentioned the above practice in his book, القول البديع صـ 399

6. Allaamah Ibnu Hajar Makki, a Muhaddith of the tenth century (d.974) mentioned the above practice in his book,

الدر المنضود في الصلاة والسلام على صاحب المقام المحمود صـ 213

7. Allaamah Muhammad Khalil al-Muraadee mentioned in his book,

سلك الدرر في أعيان القرن الثاني عشر صـ 80

regarding Allaamah Ahmad al-Jibaali (d. 1147) (Rahimahullah) that he would advise his disciples to recite the eighty durood after Asr on Friday.

8. Allaamah Yusuf bin Ismaeel Nabhaani, an Aalim of the fourteenth century (d.1350) (rahimahullah) mentioned the above practice in his book,

أفضل الصلوات على سيد السادات صـ 25

9. Shaikhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya Khandelwi (d.1402) (rahimahullah) mentioned the above practice in his book, 70 فضائل درود صـ

10. Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (d.1417) (rahimahullah). Hazrat Mufti Saheb would recite the eighty durood after Asr on Friday and encourage others to do so as recorded in Hayaat-e-Mahmood 1/411.

11. Moulana Yusuf Motala Saheb (d.1441) (rahimahullah). Hazrat Moulana would encourage people to practise on this and he himself remained commited to it untill the end of his life.

12. Shaikh Muhammad Awwaamah حفظه الله, a senior ranking Muhaddith of this era, has also approved of this practice.

13. Hazrat Moulana Aaqil Saheb, a senior Muhaddith of India, had prepared a detailed response, establishing the practice of eighty durood after Asr on Friday.

Alhamdulillah, with the grace of Allah Ta’ala, we have prepared a book on this topic titled “The Practice of Eighty Durood After Asr on Friday”.

The kitaab provides insight into this issue and expels the doubts that people have regarding the practice of reciting eighty durood after Asr on Friday being an innovation in Deen.

The kitaab may be obtained from the Al-Haadi Online Bookshop or it may be downloaded from: http://ihyaauddeen.co.za/?p=10118

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)