AR: 800   
Why Mawlid an Nabi is not declared as Eid?
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  AR: 799   
The knowledge and wisdom of Hadhrat Shaykh Abdul Qadir Jeelani (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 798   
Mention of Mawlid an Nabi in the Holy Quran
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  AR: 797   
Takbeer Tashreeq and its rules
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  AR: 796   
Shariah ruling about making up missed fasts
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  AR: 795   
How to spend the last night of Ramadhan
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  AR: 794   
Some details about the pre-dawn meal
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  AR: 793   
Imam Azam Abu Hanifa's thirst for knowledge
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  AR: 792   
Some sayings of Imam Jafar Sadiq (May Allah be well pleased with him)
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  AR: 791   
Excellence of worship of the night
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  AR: 790   
The distinguishing attributes of Hadhrat Khaja Ghareebnawaz (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
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  AR: 789   
What is permissible between the husband and wife when the wife is menstruating?
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  AR: 788   
Pondering over the works of Allah Most High
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  AR: 787   
A menstruating woman should make up her missed fasts but the Salaat of those days is waived
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  AR: 786   
When should Durood be recited?
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  AR: 785   
Some miracles of Hadhrat Abul Barakaat (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
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  AR: 784   
Hadhrat Fizza (May Allah be well pleased with her)
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  AR: 783   
The deliberate poverty of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)
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  AR: 782   
A dialogue between Imam Azam and Imam Auzai (May Allah shower His Mercy on them)
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  AR: 781   
True selflessness
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  AR 783 : The deliberate poverty of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)

 

The deliberate poverty of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)

 

It is clear from the words of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) that the highest (spiritual) stations can be achieved by intentional poverty.  For the just folk, the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) actually demonstrated that with Prophethood, nothing else in intended except following the command of Allah Most High.

 

And I do not ask you any reward for it; my reward is only with the Lord of the worlds.  Surah Shu’ara (26:109)

 

Here is a fine demarcation between those who are on the right path and those who seek to fill their own coffers….

 

It is mentioned in Shifa that once Jibreel (May peace be upon him) came to the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), conveyed the greetings of the Lord Almighty and asked:  Do you like that these mountains be transformed to gold and remain with You?

 

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said:  O Jibreel!  This world is the residence of those who don’t have anywhere else to stay.  It is the wealth of those who don’t have any other wealth.  It is garnered by those who don’t have any sense.

 

Jibreel (May peace be upon him) said:  O Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!  May Allah Most High keep You steadfast on this.

 

It is mentioned in the same book that Hadhrat ‘Aisha (May Allah be well pleased with her) says:  The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) told me:  Allah Most High transformed the grains of sand and the pebbles of Makkah into gold and offered them to Me.

 

I entreated:  O Lord!  I don’t desire these.  My heartfelt desire is that I eat one day and stay hungry the next one, so that the day I am hungry I beseech You and ask of You alone and the day I eat, I thank You and praise You.

 

[Excerpted from Maqaasid Ul Islam, Vol. 5]


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