Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Forty Nine

(Continuing with the Ahaadith relating to the fitnah in the time of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)) Hazrat Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mention the following, “Indeed you will encounter after me a great fitnah.” Hearing this, one of the Sahaabah asked, “Who should …

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Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fifty

The Inscription on His Ring: Hazrat ‘Amr bin ‘Uthmaan (rahimahullah) mentions that the ring of Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had the following words inscribed on it, “I have brought Imaan in that Being who has created everything in its due proportion.” (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 2/156) Demise: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

Name: ‘Abdullah bin ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Aamir Kunyah (filial title): Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Father’s name: ‘Uthmaan, Abu Quhaafah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Mother’s name: Salmaa bint Sakhr, Ummul Khair (radhiyallahu ‘anha) Titles: Al-‘Ateeq and As-Siddeeq Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had two famous titles. One was Al-‘Ateeq (the one who gained emancipation from the fire) and the …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Two

The Reason for being given the Title As-Siddeeq: Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) reports that on the occasion of Mi’raaj, when Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was taken by night from Musjid Haraam to Musjid Aqsa (and thereafter to the seven heavens), then upon his return, he informed the people of Makkah …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Three

First to Accept Islam from the Men Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was the first among the free men to accept the invitation of Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and enter into the fold of Islam. (Al-Bidaayah-wan-Nihaayah 3/28) Spontaneously Accepting the Invitation of Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Four

Inviting to Islam Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a person with whom his people were well acquainted. He was beloved to his people and he was also soft and gentle in nature. He was the most knowledgeable regarding the lineage of the various tribes that were part of the …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Five

Incident regarding his accepting Islam Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) relates: Prior to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) being blessed with prophethood, I set out on a journey to Yemen. On arriving in Yemen, I came across a learned sheikh from the tribe of Azd who possessed great knowledge regarding …

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Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Six

Incident regarding his accepting Islam (continued) Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddeeq (radhiallahu ‘anhu) then says: After completing my work in Yemen, I returned to the learned sheikh to bid him farewell. He asked me, “Do you wish to hear a few verses of poetry which I have composed in praise of …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Eating – Part 7

1.  First remove the food before getting up and leaving. When removing the dastarkhaan, the following duaa should be read: اَلحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ حَمْدًا كَثِيرًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا فِيهِ غَيرَ مَكْفِيٍّ وَلَا مُوَدَّعٍ وَلَا مُسْتَغْنًى عَنهُ رَبَّنَا All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala, such praises that are plentiful, pure and full …

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Sunnats and Aadaab of Eating – Part 6

1. One should recite the following duaa after eating: اَلحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنَا وَسَقَانَا وَجَعَلَنَا مُسْلِمِينَ All praise is due to Allah Ta’ala who gave us food and drink and made us Muslims. اَلحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي أَطْعَمَنِي هَذَا الطَّعَامَ وَرَزَقَنِيهِ مِن غَيرِ حَولٍ مِّنِّي وَلَا قُوَّة All praise is due to Allah …

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