Six Fasts after Ramadan

Six Fasts after Ramadan

THREE VIRTUES OF SIX FASTS AFTER EID

Pure like a new born baby
1. Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Umar رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنھما has narrated that the Noble Prophet صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وسلم has said: ‘The one fasting in Ramadan and then fasting six days in Shawwal has been cleansed from sins as if he was born from his mother’s womb today.’ (Majma’-uz-Zawaid, vol. 3, pp. 425, Hadis 5102)

Fast of whole life
2. Sayyiduna Abu Ayub رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ has narrated the following statement of the Holy Prophet صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وسلم: ‘Whoever keeps fasts in Ramadan and then keeps six fasts in Shawwal, it is as if he has kept fasts for his entire life.’ (Sahih Muslim, pp. 592, Hadis 1164)

Fast throughout year
3. Sayyiduna Sauban رضی اللہ تعالیٰ عنہ has narrated that the Prophet of mankind, the Peace of our heart and mind, the most Generous and Kind صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وسلم has said: ‘The one fasting six days after Eid-ul-Fitr (in Shawwal) has fasted the entire year because whoever brings one good deed will get ten rewards (for it).’ (Sunan Ibn Majah, vol. 2, pp. 333, Hadis 1715)

Ten times more reward for a single virtue
By the grace of Allah عزوجل and for the sake of His Beloved Prophet صلی اللہ تعالیٰ علیہ وسلم how easy it is for us to earn the reward of the fast of the whole year. Every Muslim should seize this opportunity. The wisdom behind the reward of a year’s fasts is that Allah عزوجل bestows ten time reward upon the Muslims for every single deed just because of His mercy. Thus, the Merciful Allah عزوجل as said:

Whoever brings one good, then for him there are ten like thereof.
[Kanz-ul-Iman (Translation of Quran)] (Part 8, Surah Al-Anaam, verse 160)

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Sahih Bukhari Hadith Number 2311

 

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Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) deputed me to keep Sadaqat (al-Fitr) of Ramadan. A comer came and started taking handfuls of the foodstuff (of the Sadaqa) (stealthily). I took hold of him and said, “By Allah, I will take you to Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him).” He said, “I am needy and have many dependents, and I am in great need.” I released him.

In the morning Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) asked me, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I said, “O Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him)! The person complained of being needy and of having many dependents, so, I pitied him and let him go.” Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) said, “Indeed, he told you a lie and he will be coming again.”

I believed that he would show up again as Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) had told me that he would return. So, I waited for him watchfully. When he (showed up and) started stealing handfuls of foodstuff, I caught hold of him again and said, “I will definitely take you to Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him). He said, “Leave me, for I am very needy and have many dependents. I promise I will not come back again.” I pitied him and let him go.

In the morning Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) asked me, “What did your prisoner do.” I replied, “O Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him)! He complained of his great need and of too many dependents, so I took pity on him and set him free.” Allah’s Apostle said, “Verily, he told you a lie and he will return.”

I waited for him attentively for the third time, and when he (came and) started stealing handfuls of the foodstuff, I caught hold of him and said, “I will surely take you to Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) as it is the third time you promise not to return, yet you break your promise and come.” He said, “(Forgive me and) I will teach you some words with which Allah will benefit you.” I asked, “What are they?” He replied, “Whenever you go to bed, recite “Ayat-al-Kursi”. (If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you and no satan will come near you till morning.” So, I released him.

In the morning, Allah’s Apostle asked, “What did your prisoner do yesterday?” I replied, “He claimed that he would teach me some words by which Allah will benefit me, so I let him go.” Allah’s Messenger (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) asked, “What are they?” I replied, “He said to me, ‘Whenever you go to bed, recite Ayat-al-Kursi from the beginning to the end.’ He further said to me, ‘(If you do so), Allah will appoint a guard for you who will stay with you, and no satan will come near you till morning.’ Hazrat Abu Huraira added that they (the companions) were very keen to do good deeds. The Prophet (May Peace and Blessings of Allah Be Upon Him) said, “He really spoke the truth, although he is an absolute liar. Do you know whom you were talking to, these three nights, O Abu Huraira?” Abu Huraira said, “No.” He said, “It was Satan.” (Sahih Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 82, Hadis 2311)

Books of Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan



Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi wrote approximately 1000 books on different topics. He wrote millions of Fatawa (legal rulings) from the period 1286 A.H. to 1340 A.H., but unfortunately, all of them could not be recorded. Those which were copies have been compiled under the title of ‘Fatawa Rizvia’.

The latest edition of Fatawa Rizvia consists of 30 volumes, 21656 pages, 6897 questions answers and 206 booklets. (Fatawa Rizvia (New Edition), vol. 30, pp. 10, Raza Foundation, Markaz ul Auliya Lahore). His thorough knowledge of Quran, Ahadis, Fiqh, Mantiq (logic) etc. can be judged only by a deep study of his Fatawa. An ocean of argumentation is turbulent in each Fatwa.

Hazrat Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa

Hazrat Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa

Hazrat Noman Bin Sabit also known as Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa was the founder of the Sunni Hanafi School of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence). He is also considered a renowned Islamic Scholar and Personality. He was often called “the Great Imam” (Al-Imam al-Azam).

Hazrat Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa was born in the city of Kufa, Iraq in 80 or 82 Hijri.

Hazrat Imam-e-Azam Abu Hanifa was died in 150 Hijri.

Hazrat Allama Ziauddin Madani


 
Hazrat Qutb-e-Madina was born in 1877 (1294 AH) at ‘Kalaswala’ of district Ziakot (Sialkot is called ‘Ziakot’ in relation to Ziauddin in the Madani environment of Dawat-e-Islami), Pakistan. He is lineal descendant of Sayyiduna Siddiq-e-Akbar. He received his early education in Ziakot (Sialkot), then for sometime in Lahore and Chokhat-e-Khuwajah Delhi. He spends 4 years and acquired religious education from Hazrat Allama Molana Wasi Ahmad Muhaddis Surti in Pilibhit (U.P. India).

After completing Daura-e-Hadis, he received his degree. By the grace of Almighty Allah, Ala Hazrat Imam Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi performed the Dastar-Bandi of Qutb-e-Madina with his blessed hands. He also pledged allegiance / took Bait from Imam-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat and got the certificate of Khilafat just at the age of eighteen.

From Karachi to Baghdad 
In 1900, (1318 AH), when Hazrat Qutb-e-Madina was 24 years of age, he took leave of his Murshid Imam-e-Ahl-e-Sunnat and came to Karachi. Having spent some time here, he went to Baghdad in order to get special blessings and favors from Sayyiduna Ghaus-e-Azam. In Baghdad, he had been utterly absorbed into divine meditation for almost 4 years. He remained in the illuminated city of Baghdad approximately for 9 years and some months.

Visit of sacred Madina 
In 1327 AH (1910), Hazrat Qutb-e-Madina entered Madina following the route of Damascus (Syria) by train. Turkish rulers used to ‘serve’ Madina in those days.

Starved for seven days 
Hazrat Qutb-e-Madina said, ‘When I arrived at Madina, I experienced such a time that I had to starve for 7 days in the beginning. On the seventh day, when I got very weak due to hunger, a very dignified saint came to me and gave me three bags and left saying that he would bring some more things for me from the market. The first bag contained honey, flour and ghee. After some time, he brought me a packet of tea, sugar, etc., and returned immediately. I ran after him so that I could ask him the details, but he had disappeared. Qutb-e-Madina was asked humbly about that person. He replied, ‘I presume that he might be the uncle of the Beloved Prophet Syed-us-Shuhada Syedna Ameer Hamza because he has been entrusted with the Wilayat (sainthood) of Madina Munawwarah.

The miraculous birth of Hazrat Imam Hussain





The grandson of Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa, the majestic son of Hazrat Syedna Ali and Hazrat Sayyidatuna Fatima, his Royal Highness Syedna Imam Hussain was miraculous. Even his blessed birth is a great wonder. Sayyidi Arif Billah Nooruddin Abdur Rahman Jami has stated in Shawahid-un-Nubuwwah: Syedna Imam Hussain was born on 5th of Shaban on Tuesday in 4 AH in Madina-tul-Munawwarah. It is narrated that Syedna Imam Hussain was given birth after a pregnancy period of just six months. Other than Holy Prophet Hazrat Syedna Yahya and Imam Hussain, no child having birth after pregnancy period of only six months could survive. Refulgent countenance Allama Jami has further stated, Whenever Imam Hussain would stay in the dark, his environs would become illuminated by the refulgent beams radiating from his blessed forehead and cheeks. (Shawahid-un-Nubuwwah, pp. 228)

Konday in the month of Rajab

Konday in the month of RajabSadrush Shariah, Hazrat Allama Maulana Mufti Muhammad Amjad Ali Azmi states, ‘During the month of Rajab in some places, Muslims cook a certain type of food and serve it in trays (‘Kunday’) to convey Sawab to Sayyiduna Imam Jafar Sadiq. This is permissible, but some people place a restriction that the food must be eaten in a certain place, and this restriction is improper. There is a book regarding ‘Kunday’ called Dastan-e-Ajeeb, which is read out on this occasion. There is no proof for that which is written in that book, so it should not be read; rather offer Fatiha and convey Sawab.’ (Bahar-e-Shariat, vol. 3 pp. 643)

Similarly, ‘the story of 10 ladies’, ‘the story of a wood-cutter’, and ‘the story of Janab-e-Sayyidah’ are baseless and fabricated, so avoid reading these stories. Instead, recite Surah Yasin as you will gain the Sawab of reciting the Holy Quran ten times.

Remember that it is not necessary that the food be eaten or served only in ‘Kunday’ (trays); rather, it may be eaten or served in any other utensil. Isal-e-Sawab (conveying reward) is proven from the Holy Quran and Hadis. Isal-e-Sawab may be performed by means of supplications and also by offering Fatihah on cooked food. The Niyaz of Kunday is also a form of Isal-e-Sawab, and declaring it impermissible is a false accusation against the Shariah (sacred law).