One of the companions asked: “O Messenger of Allah, the laws of Islam have become many for me, so tell me something which I can cling on to.”
He ﷺ replied: “Always keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah.”
دعا درد کے اماوس بھرے آسمان پر سکون کا چاند بن کر نکلتی ہے، دعا دکھوں کے برفیلے پہاڑوں پر چین کا سورج بن کر طلوع ہوتی ہے، دعا اندھیرے راستوں کا جگنو ہے، جنگلوں کا راستہ ہے، سمندروں کے سفر میں سمت کا ستارہ اور امید کا استعارہ ہے، بوجھل اور پژمردہ دلوں کی راحت ہے، دعا طاقت ہے رفعت ہے اور رحمتوں کا زینہ ہے۔ دعا مومن کیلئے اللہ کی بہترین نعمت کی مانند ہے لیکن آج کل ہم اللہ سے دعا مانگتے ہوئے اپنئے اسباب ذیاده مدنظر رکھتے ہیں اور اللہ کی رحمت اور اس کی وسعت کو کم ، اسی لئے دعا کے بعد بھی سکون نہیں ملتا۔
افسوس آج ہماری دعاؤں کو بھی دعا کی ضرورت ہے دعا کا مغز احتیاج ہے اور انسانی فطرت میں محتاجی سب سے طاقتور عنصر ہے ہم ہر حال میں اللہ کے محتاج ہیں اسی لئے دعا سکون بخشتی…
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English translation and interpretation of the Qur’an by Muhammad Asad
سبحان اللہ دس مرتبہ
الحمد اللہ دس مرتبہ
اللہ اکبر دس مرتبہ
اللہ اکبر چونتیس بار
الحمد اللہ تینتیس بار
سبحان اللہ تینتیس بار
لا الہ الا اللہ ایک مرتبہ
(The Hand of Fatima, AS)
We forget the face
but wear the silver hand,
forget the look
of a lighthouse,
but recall the beam;
witness being lifted
on clear digits of light.
her rescuing face.
Like her father’s,
we say. But we cannot
see either one.
We swim as stars
in orbit round his
daughter, a lamp
of whispered mercy.
When she extends
her hand, we are
met in unforgettable
Ibn Ata said:
“Supplication (Du’a) has pillars, wings, means and moments…
The pillars of du’a are presence of the mind, softness of the heart, humility, serenity, and a strong connection of the heart with Allah…
Its means are invoking blessings upon the Prophet ﷺ”
ٖFatima lived like this and died like this. After her death, she began a new life in history. Fatima appears as a halo in the visages of all of the oppressed that later become the multitudes of Islam. All of the usurped, extorted, oppressed, sufferers; all of those whose rights have been destroyed and sacrificed by pressure and have been deceived: had the name of Fatima as their slogan.
The memory of Fatima grew with the love, emotions and wonderful faith of the men and women, who throughout the history of Islam, fought for freedom and justice. Throughout the centuries they were nourished under the merciless and bloody lashes of the Caliphates. Their cries and anger grew and overflowed from their wounded hearts.
This is why in the history of all Moslem nations and among the deprived masses of the Islamic community, Fatima is the source of the inspiration for freedom, the desire of that which is a right, the seekers of justice, the resisters of oppression, cruelty, crime and discrimination.
It is most difficult to speak about the personality of Fatima. Fatima is the woman that Islam wants a woman to be. The concept of her visage is painted by the Prophet himself. He melted her and made her pure in the fire of difficulties, poverty, resistance, deep understanding and the wonder of humanity.
She is a symbol in all the various dimensions of being a woman.
The symbol of a daughter when facing her father.
The symbol of a wife when facing her husband.
The symbol of a mother when facing her children.
The symbol of a responsible, fighting woman when facing her time and the fate of her society.
She herself is an Imam, a guide, that is, an outstanding example of someone to follow, an ideal type of woman and one who bears witness to any woman who wishes to ‘become herself’ through her own choice.
She answers the question of how to be a woman with her wonderful childhood, her constant struggling and resisting on two fronts, inside and out, in the home of her father, in the home of her husband, in her society, in her thoughts and behavior and in her life.
I do not know what to say. I have said a great deal. Still much remains unsaid.
In the expression of all of the amazing aspects of the great spirit of Fatima, that which causes the most wonder in me, is this that Fatima is the traveling companion, steps in the same steps, flies together with the great spirit of Ali, through the ascension of humanity towards completeness and the stages of the descent of the spirit and the psyche.
She was not just a wife to Ali. Ali looked upon her as a friend, a friend who was familiar with his pains and his great wishes. She was his endless refuge, the one who listened to his secrets. She was the only companion of his loneliness. This is why Ali looked at her with another look and also at her children.
After Fatima, Ali took other wives and he had children from them. But from the beginning, he separates the children who were from Fatima from his other children. The latter are called ‘BaniAli’,[that is, sons of Ali] and the former, ‘Bani Fatima’ [the children of Fatima].
Isn’t it strange! When face to face with their father, and he, Ali, the children are related to Fatima. And we saw that the Prophet also saw her with different eyes. From among all of his daughters he would only discipline Fatima. He only relies upon her. From an early age, she accepted the great invitation.
I do not know what to say about her. How to say it? I wanted to imitate the French writer who was speaking one day in a conference about the Virgin Mary. He said, ‘For 1700 years all of the speakers have spoken of Mary. For 1700 years, ail philosophers and thinkers of various nations of the East and West have spoken of the values of Mary. For 1700 years, the poets of the world have expressed all of their creative efforts and power in their praise of Mary. For 1700 years, all of the painters and artists have created wonderful works of art showing the visage and states of Mary. But the totality of all that has been said, thought and the efforts of all the artist throughout all of these many centuries were not able to sufficiently describe the greatness of Mary as these words, ‘Mary was the mother of Jesus Christ’.’
And I wanted to begin in this manner with Fatima. I got stuck. I wished to say, ‘Fatima is the daughter of the great Khadijah.’ I sensed it is not Fatima. I wished to say, ‘Fatima is the daughter of Muhammad (‘s).’ I sensed it is not Fatima. I wished to say, ‘Fatima is the wife of Ali (‘a).’ I sensed it is not Fatima. I wished to say, ‘Fatima is the mother of Hasan and Husayn.’ I sensed it is not Fatima. I wished to say, ‘Fatima is the mother of Zaynab.’ I still sensed it is not Fatima.
No, these are all true and none of them are Fatima.
Fatima is Fatima.
[Fatima is Fatima – Ali Shariati]
Anas ؓ relates:
“A man asked the Rasulullah ﷺ about the Hour (i.e. Day of Judgment) saying, “When will the Hour be?”
Rasulullah ﷺ said, “What have you prepared for it?”
The man said, “Nothing, except that I love Allah and His Apostle.”
Rasulullah ﷺ said “You will be with those whom you love.”
We had never been so glad as we were on hearing that.
Therefore, I love Rasulullah ﷺ, Abu Bakrؓ & Umar ؓ and I hope that I will be with them due to my love for them though my deeds are not similar to theirs.
Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.
(Al-Isra – 1)
(This is what he wrote when he met Prophet Muhammad PBUH for the first time)
Courtesy Seems Aftab
Original Titleآقاﷺ: سیرت پاک
Author: Abdaal Bela
Hardcover, 1144 pages
Published 2015 by Sang-e-Meel Publications
One of the sweetest, loveliest texts… 😍😍
Nanhay Huzoor ﷺ
By Ihsan B.A
First Published by Aaina e Adab – 1996