Monthly Archives: March 2011

Last But Not Least (Hadith No. 239)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 239:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah’s Apostle said, “We (Muslims) are the last (people to come in the world) but (will be) the foremost (on the Day of Resurrection).” The same narrator told that the Prophet had said, “You should not pass urine in stagnant water which is not flowing then (you may need to) wash in it.”

Consider the first narration. Don’t you just love those words? There’s a hidden lesson in them.
We normally think that success of this world will lead us to success of Hereafter as well. But that’s not true. Even if we’re a mere failure according to this world, we can be the rock stars of the Hereafter, provided we are Muslims, i.e we surrender to Allah Alone. :)

Wassalam.

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Musk-ed Wound (Hadith No. 238)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no. 237 is a repeat. Read here.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 238:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “A wound which a Muslim receives in Allah’s cause will appear on the Day of Resurrection as it was at the time of infliction; blood will be flowing from the wound and its color will be that of the blood but will smell like musk.”

Can you believe it? If we have this in mind, we wouldn’t even feel the pain when wounded. We’d let the blood ooze. We’d wish for more wounds.

P.S. These wounds aren’t just wounds. They’re special. They came in the Way of Allah. ;)

Wassalam.

Mouse And The Ghee (Hadith No. 236)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 236:

Narrated Maimuna:

Allah’s Apostle was asked regarding ghee (cooking butter) in which a mouse had fallen. He said, “Take out the mouse and throw away the ghee around it and use the rest.”

Ghee is more viscous than the usual oil, so it can be used after throwing away the part touched by the mouse. Going into the scientific details, ghee allows less diffusion so the impure particles of the mouse won’t be able to travel very far. Oil, however, would have to be thrown away if a mouse fell in it.

Wassalam.

All The Earth Is A Place Of Prostration (Hadith No. 235)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Prayer is obligatory on all Muslims, despite their skin color, their financial status, their culture, race, geography etc. So no matter where we are, we have to pray when it’s time for Salah. Oh and save your excuses, because you don’t need a mosque/prayer rug to pray, as the whole Earth is made a ‘masjid‘ (place of prostration) for us.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 235:

Narrated Anas:

Prior to the construction of the mosque, the Prophet offered the prayers at sheep-folds.

This Hadith reminded me of a nasheed/song “The Crazy Spots I’ve Prayed” by Dawud Wharnsby Ali. Give it a listen!

 

Wassalam.

Justified (Hadith No. 234)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no 230, 231, 232 and 233 are repeats. Read here.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 234:

Narrated Abu Qilaba:

Anas said, “Some people of ‘Ukl or ‘Uraina tribe came to Medina and its climate did not suit them. So the Prophet ordered them to go to the herd of (Milch) camels and to drink their milk and urine (as a medicine). So they went as directed and after they became healthy, they killed the shepherd of the Prophet and drove away all the camels. The news reached the Prophet early in the morning and he sent (men) in their pursuit and they were captured and brought at noon. He then ordered to cut their hands and feet (and it was done), and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron, They were put in ‘Al-Harra’ and when they asked for water, no water was given to them.” Abu Qilaba said, “Those people committed theft and murder, became infidels after embracing Islam and fought against Allah and His Apostle .”

Some people try to prove Prophet (SAW) a tyrant and unjust person by highlighting this incident, saying that the punishment was harsh. But do they not see the intensity of the crimes committed? Theft, murder, reverting back to infidelity and waging war against Allah and His Apostle (SAW). Prescribed punishments (respectively) are: cutting off hands, death sentence, death sentence and death sentence. So all in all, it was a just and justified punishment, and obviously kept the potential enemies from doing anything silly afterwards.

Wassalam.

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