Showing posts with label islam. Show all posts
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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Letters of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Letters of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Letter from Prophet Muhammad(Sallallahu Alaihiwasallam) to king heraclius of Rome

Letter from Prophet Muhammad(sal_ Allahu_alaihiwas allam) to maqaquis coptic king of Egypt

Letter from Prophet Muhammad(sal_ Allahu_alaihiwas allam) to khusroe parvez emperor of Persia

Transcript of Letter to Khosroe Pervez Emperor of Persia
Letter from Prophet Muhammad(sal_ Allahu_alaihiwas allam) to najashi of Habsha

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

50 Signs of Qayamat - The Day Of Resurrection

Signs Which have been Passed

1. Splitting of the Moon.

2. Death of the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

3. A form of death which will kill thousands of Muslims. (Understood to refer to the plague of Amwas during the caliphate of ?Umar ibn al-Khattab.)

4. A major fighting in Madinah (understood to refer to the battle of al-Harrah during the caliphate of Yazid, 63 AH).

5. The Muslim conquest of Jerusalem .

6. The Muslim conquest of Constantinople .

7. Two large groups of Muslims will fight in war.

8. A war between the Muslims and a reddish people with small eyes, wearing sandals made of hair (understood to refer tothe Mongol Tatar invasion of the Islamic lands.)

9. A peace agreement between the Muslims and non-Muslims from the yellow race (Chinese, Mongols, etc.)

10. Thirty impostors (dajjal) will appear, each thinking he is a prophet

Present Signs

11. Naked, destitute, barefoot shepherds will compete in building tall buildings.

12. The slave-woman will give birth to her master or mistress.

13. A trial (fitnah) which will enter every Arab household.

14. Knowledge will be taken away (by the death of people of knowledge), and ignorance will prevail.

15. Wine (intoxicants, alcohol) will be drunk in great quantities.

16. Illegal sex will become widespread.

17. Earthquakes will increase.

18. Time will pass more quickly.

19. Tribulations (fitan) will prevail.

20. Bloodshed will increase.

21. A man will pass by the grave of another and wish he was in the latter?s place.

22. Trustworthiness will be lost, i.e. when authority is given to those who do not deserve it.

23. People will gather for prayer, but will be unable to find an imam to lead them.

Signs yet to come in the Future

24. The number of men will decrease, whilst the number of women will increase, until for every man there are 50 women.

25. The Euphrates will reveal a treasure of gold, and many will die fighting over it, each one hoping to be the one who gains
the treasure.

26. The Romans (Europeans) will come to a place called A?maq or Wabiq, and an army of the best people will go forth from Madinah to face them.

27. The Muslim conquest of Rome .

28. The Mahdi (guided one) will appear, and be the Imam of the Muslims.

29. Jesus Christ will descend in Damascus , and pray behind the Mahdi.

30. Jesus will break the cross and kill the swine, i.e. destroy the false christianity.

31. The Antichrist (al-masih al-dajjal, the false christ) will appear, with all his tools of deception, and be an immense trial. He will be followed by 70,000 Jews from Isfahan (present-day Iran ).

32. The appearance of Ya?juj and Ma?juj (Gog and Magog), and the associated tribulations.

33. The emergence of the Beast from the Earth, carrying the Staff of Moses and the Seal of Solomon, who will speak to the people, telling them they did not believe with certainty in the Divine Signs.

34. A major war between the Muslims (including Jews and Christians who truly believe in Jesus after his return) led by the Imam Mahdi, and the Jews plus other non-Muslims led by the Antichrist.

35. Jesus will kill the Antichrist at the gate of Ludd (Lod in present-day Israel , site of an airport and a major Israeli military base).

36. A time of great peace and serenity during and after the remaining lifetime of Jesus.

37. Wealth will come so abundant that it will become difficult to find someone to accept charity.

38. Arabia will become a land of gardens and rivers.

39. Society will then decay.

40. The buttocks of the women of the tribe of Daws will again sway in circumambulation (tawaf) around the idol Dhul-Khulsah.

41. A great fire in the Hijaz, seen by the inhabitants of Busra.

43. An Abyssinian leader with thin shins will destroy the Ka?bah.

44. The huge cloud of smoke.

45. The sun will rise from the west (its place of setting).

46. A gentle wind which will take the souls of the believers.

47. There is no-one left on the earth saying, "Allah, Allah" or "There is no god except Allah."

48. Eventually the Day of Judgment is established upon the worst of the people, who copulate like donkeys in public.

49. The blowing in the Trumpet by the Angel Israfil, upon which everyone will faint except as Allah wills.

50. The second blowing in the Trumpet, upon which everyone will be resurrected.

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Points to Ponder

Even though we believe in all this are we prepared for the Resurrection day?

Do we remember death every night before we sleep?

Do we Live as though we will die or do we live as though we will neevr die?

Do we even think we will be trialled; if we did then we would never get so blurred by the glamour of this world?

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A supplication

Ya Allah I pray that all Muslims wake up from the slumber of ignorance, May we all not just say that we believe in the day of Judgement but may we start preparing for it, May we all pray before our prayer (of janaza) is prayed, May we seek forgiveness before death.. Ya Allah i beg for your refuge from Shaitaan and from everything that annoys you


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Muharram: Facts And Misconceptions

Facts About Muharram

  • Muharram is one of the four sacred Months out of twelve. The other being Zi'Qad, ZilHajj and Rajab.
  • These four months have been sacred since the creation of universe – as told by Allah Subhana Watala in the Quran.
  • After Ramadan, fasting in the month of Muharram is most rewardable.

Facts about Ashura – The 10th of Muharram

  • Fasting on the 10th Muharram i.e. Ashura was obligatory on the Muslims before the fasts of Ramadan were made obligatory.
  • Fasting on the 10th of Muharram expiates the sins of the previous year.
  • Musa (A.S) and the Bani Israel were saved from the Pharaoh by the parting of the sea on 10th Muharram.
  • Prophet Musa (A.S) as a sign of gratitute to Allah used to fast on the day of Ashura and Jews did the same.
  • Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) on hearing the fast of Musa (A.S) also ordered the Muslims to fast on this day and himself did the same.
  • Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) decided to fast on 9th Muharram as well to differentiate from the Jews but he passed away before he could do so.

Misconceptions about Ashura

  • This is the day Prophet Adam (A.S) was created.
  • This is the day when Allah accepted the repentance of Adam (A.S)
  • This is the day when Ibrahim (A.S) was born.
  • This is the day the Qayamat (A Doos) will occur. (From adiths we know Qayamat will occur on a Friday, but does not specify which month)
  • Whoever baths of Ashura will never get ill.
  • Muharram is an evil or unlucky month.( Due to the battle of Karbala)
  • Marriages should not be held in Muharram.

All of the above are misconceptions based on unauthentic traditions. This misconception can be easily removed by the fact that on the exact same day Hazrat Imaam Hussain (R.A.A) was martyred, years ago Prophet Musa (A.S) and his followers were saved from Pharaoh, which is why Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) observed the fast on Ashura and ordered the Muslims to do the same. The day can not be lucky or unlucky at the same time.

Historical Facts about Muharram

  • Companion of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A.A) succumbed to his injuries and attained Martyrdom on the 1st of Muharram, 23 AH (After Hijri)
  • Grandson of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) Hussain ibn Ali (R.A.A) along with most of his family members was martyred in the desert of Karbala in Iraq on the 10th of Muharram.

Authentic Ibadaat (Worship) of Muharram

  • Fasting in Muharram (any day)
  • Fasting on 10th Muharram and combining it with the fast of 9th Muharram to distinguish from the Jews.

Innovations and things to avoid in Muharram

  • Preparing special dishes meals in Muharram.
  • Holding lamentation and mourning ceremonies in the memory of martyrdom of Sayyidna Hussain (R.A.A)
  • Cursing the companions.
  • Wearing black clothes and starving and refusing to drink in memory of Hussain (R.A.A)

All these are deviant practices which go against the basic teachings of Quran and Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) He said “”He is not from our group who slaps his checks, tears his clothes and cries in the manner of the people of jahiliyyah.” (Sahih Bukhari)

Sayyidna Hussain (R.A.A) before his demise advised his beloved sister Sayyidah Zainab (R.A.A), not to mourn over his death in this manner. He said, “My dear sister! I swear upon you that in case I die you shall not tear your clothes, nor scratch your face, nor curse anyone for me or pray for your death.” (Al-Kamil, ibn Kathir vol. 4 pg. 24)

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