Posted by: Haroon Rashid | December 31, 2013

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… Izhastawaytum alayhi wataqooloo “subhaanallazee sakh-kharalana haaza wamaa kunna lahoo muqrineen. Wa−innaaa ilaa rabbina lamunqaliboon”

” … when you mount thereon, and say: “Glory to Him Who has subjected this to us, and we could have never had it. And verily, to Our Lord we indeed are to return!

Surah Az-Zukhruf (43: 13-14)

Interpretation of the meaning (Tafsir Ibn Kathir):

“when you mount thereon, and say: “Glory to Him Who has subjected this to us, and we could have never had it.” – means, if it were not for the fact that Allah has subjugated these things to us, we could never have done this by our own strength.

‘ Ibn `Abbas, Qatadah, As-Suddi and Ibn Zayd said: “We could not have done this ourselves.”

“And verily, to Our Lord we indeed are to return.”  – means,  We will return to Him after our death, and our ultimate destination is with Him.

In this Ayah, mention of earthly journeys draws attention to the journey of the Hereafter, just as elsewhere, mention of earthly provision draws attention to the importance of ensuring provision for the Hereafter, as Allah says:

“And take a provision (with you) for the journey, but the best provision is the Taqwa” (2:197).

And mention of earthly garments is also used to draw attention to the raiment of the Hereafter:

“and as an adornment; and the raiment of the Taqwa, that is better”(7:26).

Posted by: mdmedicine | July 9, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated Salama bin Al-Akwa’:

Allah’s Apostle said to a man from the tribe of Al-Aslam, “Proclaim among your people (or the people) on the day of ‘Ashura’ (tenth of Muharram), ‘Whosoever has eaten anything should fast for the rest of the day; and whoever has not eaten anything, should complete his fast.’ ”

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 370]

Posted by: mdmedicine | July 7, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas:

Allah’s Apostle sent a letter to Khosrau and told his messenger to give it first to the ruler of Bahrain, and tell him to deliver it to Khosrau. When Khosrau had read it, he tore it into pieces. (Az-Zuhri said: I think Ibn Al-Musaiyab said, “Allah’s Apostle invoked Allah to tear them (Khosrau and his followers) into pieces.”

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 369]

Posted by: mdmedicine | July 3, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated ‘Umar:

I came and behold, Allah’s Apostle was staying on a Mashroba (attic room) and a black slave of Allah’s Apostle was at the top if its stairs. I said to him, “(Tell the Prophet) that here is ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (asking for permission to enter).” Then he admitted me.

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 368]

Posted by: mdmedicine | June 27, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated Abu Musa:

The Prophet entered a garden and told me to guard its gate. Then a man came and asked permission to enter. The Prophet, said, “Permit him and give him the good news that he will enter Paradise.” Behold! It was Abu Bakr. Then ‘Umar came, and the Prophet said, “Admit him and give him the good news that he will enter Paradise.” Then ‘Uthman came and the Prophet said, “Admit him and give him the good news that he will enter Paradise. ”

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 367]

Posted by: mdmedicine | June 6, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:

On the day of (the battle of) the Trench, the Prophet called the people (to bring news about the enemy). Az-Zubair responded to his call. He called them again and Az-Zubair responded to his call again; then he called them for the third time and again Az-Zubair responded to his call whereupon the Prophet said, “Every prophet has his Hawairi (helper), and Az-Zubair is my Hawari.”

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 366]

Posted by: mdmedicine | June 2, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated Abu Huraira:

While we were with Allah’s Apostle a bedouin got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Settle my case according to Allah’s Book (Laws).” Then his opponent got up and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! He has said the truth! Settle his case according to Allah’s Book (Laws.) and allow me to speak,” He said, “My son was a laborer for this man and he committed illegal sexual intercourse with his wife. The people told me that my son should be stoned to death but I ransomed him with one-hundred sheep and a slave girl. Then I asked the religious learned people and they told me that his wife should be stoned to death and my son should receive one-hundred lashes and be sentenced to one year of exile.’ The Prophet said, “By Him in Whose Hands my life is, I will judge between you according to Allah’s Book (Laws): As for the slave girl and the sheep, they are to be returned; and as for your son, he shall receive one-hundred lashes and will be exiled for one year. You, O Unais!” addressing a man from Bani Aslam, “Go tomorrow morning to the wife of this (man) and if she confesses, then stone her to death.” The next morning Unais went to the wife and she confessed, and he stoned her to death.

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 365]

Posted by: mdmedicine | June 2, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated Abu Huraira and Zaid bin Khalid:

Two men sued each other before the Prophet.

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 364]

Posted by: mdmedicine | May 30, 2013

Hadith of the Day

Narrated Ali:

The Prophet , sent an army and appointed some man their commander The man made a fire and then said (to the soldiers), “Enter it.” Some of them intended to enter it while some others said, ‘We have run away from it (i.e., embraced Islam to save ourselves from the ‘fire’).” They mentioned that to the Prophet, and he said about people who had intended to enter the fire. ”If they had entered it, they would have remained In it till the Day of Resurrection.” Then he said to others, “No obedience for evil deeds, obedience is required only in what is good .”

[Bukhari :: Book 9 :: Volume 91 :: Hadith 363]

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