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Virtues of the First Ten Days of Dhu’l-Hijjah

September 25, 2014 Leave a comment

Link: http://blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com/virtues-of-the-first-ten-days-of-dhul-hijjah/

 

Among the great seasons of worship are the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah, which Allah (Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala) has favored over other days. It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas (MALE radi-allahu-anhu) that the Prophet (SAW) said: “There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” They said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” 1

It was also narrated from Anas (MALE radi-allahu-anhu) that the Prophet (SAW) said: “There is no deed that is better before Allah or more greatly rewarded than a good deed done in the (first) ten days of al-Adha.” It was said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah?” He said: “Not even jihad for the sake of Allah, unless a man goes out himself for jihad taking his wealth with him and does not come back with anything.” 2

These texts and others indicate that these ten days are better than all other days of the year, with no exception, even the last ten days of Ramadaan. But the last ten nights of Ramadaan are better than the first ten nights of Dhu’l-Hijjah, because they include Laylat al-Qadr, which is better than a thousand months.

So the Muslim should start these days with sincere repentance to Allah (Allah Subhanahu-wa-Taala), then he should do a lot of righteous deeds in general, then he should pay attention to doing the following deeds: Read more…

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Guidance – An Islamic Perspective

December 1, 2011 Leave a comment

I attended a class this morning on Islamic Psychology at Islamic Online University [IOU] that dealt with the topic of how Allah influences human beings through guidance. So, I thought I might share some of the Quranic ayat that were discussed, so that we all can ponder upon them to broaden our understanding on the topic.

The definition of “guidance” given by Webster dictionary is:

1 the act or process of guiding
2 a : the direction provided by a guide
b : advice on vocational or educational problems given to students

However, the customary meaning / haqeeqah shariah means that certain words take a certain definition from an Islamic point of view. For instance, the word “kafir” linguistically meant “who is ungrateful” before Quran was revealed. However, from an Islamic context, it has been used to refer to a disbeliever. Another example is salah. The word’s original meaning, prior to islam, is any dua. After Islam, it specifically refers to the pillar of Islam: salah / namaz and not dua. Another example is “zakat” which originally meant purification and growth, and islamically it is referred to the “poor rate” (and by giving zakath, we achieve purification and growth, by disbelieving, the disbeliever is extremly ungrateful to Allah etc.) [Based on notes from Dr. Riaz Ansary – Tafseer 101 IOU]

So from this point of view, although all these people think they are in guidance, Allah has defined guidance as the hidayah given by Him, through Islam (Quran & Sunnah) to the current generation and the hidayah given through other prophets to previous generation (2:285, Surah Anbiyah etc) .

Now, are the people who think they are guided,but are following false religions – They are in nothing but delusion.

“It almost bursts with rage. Every time a company is thrown into it, its keepers ask them, “Did there not come to you a warner?” [Quran 67:8]

“They will say,” Yes, a warner had come to us, but we denied and said, ‘ Allah has not sent down anything. You are not but in great error.’ “” [Quran 67:9]

Now, let us look at some translations / interpretation of the meaning of a few Quranic ayat’s that talk about guidance.

“O you who have believed, respond to Allah and to the Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life. And know that Allah intervenes between a man and his heart and that to Him you will be gathered.” [8:24]

[Who say], “Our Lord, let not our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy. Indeed, You are the Bestower. [Quran 3:8]

“Mankind was [of] one religion [before their deviation]; then Allah sent the prophets as bringers of good tidings and warners and sent down with them the Scripture in truth to judge between the people concerning that in which they differed. And none differed over the Scripture except those who were given it – after the clear proofs came to them – out of jealous animosity among themselves. And Allah guided those who believed to the truth concerning that over which they had differed, by His permission. And Allah guides whom He wills to a straight path” [Quran 2:213]

“And Allah invites to the Home of Peace and guides whom He wills to a straight path” [Quran 10:25]

“It is that of which Allah gives good tidings to His servants who believe and do righteous deeds. Say, [O Muhammad], “I do not ask you for this message any payment [but] only good will through kinship.” And whoever commits a good deed – We will increase for him good therein. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Appreciative.” [Quran 42:23]

“So whoever Allah wants to guide – He expands his breast to [contain] Islam; and whoever He wants to misguide – He makes his breast tight and constricted as though he were climbing into the sky. Thus does Allah place defilement upon those who do not believe.” [Quran 6:125]

According to the ayat above, Allah expands the hearts to contain Islam. The hard hearts cannot contain Islam / accept Islam. This is why we see some people who might be knowledgeable about Islam (kuffar professors on Islam) but they are disbelievers.

The professor mentioned that Allah Azzawajal is “Al Adl” The Most Just. Due to His Justice & Mercy,
– He would not guide anybody who is not deserving of hidayah
– Nor would he let go astray anyone who deserves to be guided
– Individual needs to take initiative to seek guidance and Allah facilitates by guiding.

Who does Allah guide?
– Individual who seeks Allah & attempts to follow His way
– Effort to understand, to believe, to gain knowledge and to obey
– Initially not complete, yearning leads to assistance from Allah (this is apparent from stories of converts such as Yusuf Estes, Joshua Evans etc.)

“And those who strive for Us – We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good.” [Quran 29:69]

“So those who believe in Allah and hold fast to Him – He will admit them to mercy from Himself and bounty and guide them to Himself on a straight path.” [Quran 4:175]

I would highly recommend the professor’s book: “Islamic Perspective on Psychology”: https://www.iiph.com.sa/iiph-Psychology_from_the_Islamic_Perspective-p476.html For more information on Dr. Bilal Philips’ initiative on Islamic Online University, please visit: http://www.islamiconlineuniversity.com/ There are free diploma courses available as well as a low-cost tuition free B.A. in Islamic Studies. Please spread the word.

Islam 101

January 16, 2011 Leave a comment
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Islam is the way of life for those who believe in God and want to live a life in worship and obedience to none but God. The reward is forgiveness from God and an everlasting life in the Heaven.

Belief in one God, Allah in Arabic, constitutes the very foundation of Islam. There is no deity except Allah. He is indivisible and absolutely transcendent. God is the Almighty, the Creator and the Sustainer of the universe, Who is similar to nothing and nothing is comparable to Him. Worship and obedience belongs to Allah and Allah alone. Joining other gods with God is an unforgivable sin. Any one who joins other gods with God has strayed far, far away from the Truth.

Prophet Muhammad was born in Makkah, a city in the present-day Saudi Arabia in 570 C.E.  He is a direct descendant of Prophet Ishmael, the first son of Prophet Abraham. Peace and blessings of God be on all His prophets. Muhammad received divine revelations (The Holy Quran) over a period of 23 years in the seventh century of the Christian Era. Muslims believe that he is the last Messenger sent by God for the guidance of mankind until the Day of Judgment. He is the model for humanity of all walks of life to follow until the Last Hour. God sent him as a mercy for the worlds.

The primary sources of knowledge are the Holy Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad. Anyone wanting to live a life in worship and obedience to God should follow these teachings.

quran.jpg (2742 bytes) The Holy Quran (also written as Koran) is the Divine Book revealed to Muhammad (peace be on him). The Holy Quran confirms what was revealed to earlier messengers of God and serves as the Criterion of right and wrong. The Quran is the only divine Book extant in its original text and is therefore the only source of Guidance from God for all mankind.

The Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad  refers to his sayings and actions, his approvals and disapprovals. The Sunnah is collected in books separate from the Holy Quran and are known as Hadith books. While the Holy Quran is 100% word of God revealed to the Prophet, not every Hadith is authentic. Early Muslim scholars have classified hadith into various categories ranging from different levels of authenticity to false hadith.

SOURCE: http://www.islam101.com

 

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Difference between Muslims saying we don’t describe the “hows” of Allah’s attributes and Christians saying the same about the Trinity?

December 8, 2010 18 comments

Bismillah Hir Rahmaan Nirraheem

When a man came to Imam Malik and questioned how Allah ascends on His throne, Imam Malik responded, “The settling above is known, and how it is so is unknown, and asking about it is a form of innovation. So expel this man, for he is an innovator.” This is a well known response describing the position of The Salaf in not getting into the “hows” of Allah’s attributes. Is this position different from the Christians refraining from getting into the “hows” of the concept of Trinity and telling their followers to blindly follow that God is one but exists simultaneously in three forms – The Father (God), Son (Jesus) and the Holy Ghost?

In order to answer this question, let us look at the sources of these two positions. The Muslims derive their positions on names and attributes of Allah from the authentic revealed knowledge of the Noble Quran and authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). There are countless evidences confirming the prophet-hood of Muhammad (SAW) and the authenticity of the Quran as Allah’s speech revealed to Muhammad (SAW) through angel Jibreel (AS). To name a few, there is an open challenge from Allah to produce a single chapter like the Quran, which is unmet to this day. There are many science related ayahs in the Quran, all of which modern science has either already confirmed or not discovered yet. These scientific proofs are documented in many books such as Maurice Bucaille’s “The Bible, The Quran and Science” confirming the scientific accuracy of the Quran and the scientific fallacies of the Bible. Similarly, recommendations of Prophet Muhammad have and are being confirmed by modern science. The linguistic perfection of the Quran conveyed by an unlettered prophet is sufficient evidence by itself. Other proofs include the predictions in the Quran and Sunnah materializing, among many others.

Furthermore, Allah has promised to preserve the Quran, We have sent down the Reminder, and We will preserve it” and true to that promise, the Quran remains preserved in written form as well as in memory, passed through generation without a single error. Furthermore, the rigorous authentication and classification process of the science of Hadith (narrations of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)), has ensured preservation of this secondary form of revealed guidance.

The concept of Trinity on the other hand is a major deviation from Prophet Jesus’ (AS) original teachings – the message of unity of Allah conveyed by the previous prophets of Allah and the last prophet, Muhammad (PBUH). The Bible is not the word of God, rather it is penned by humans claimed to be the inspiration of God. Although it may contain some original revelations and teachings of Jesus (AS), it is corrupted with infusion of thoughts of the various authors and editors of the different versions of Gospels. The concept of trinity was preached by one such author, Paul, and this dogma was codified in the council of Nicaea in 323 AD for strategic reasons by the Roman emperor.

Having established the authenticity of the Quran and Sunnah as revealed knowledge, now let us assess why the Muslims do not go to the ‘hows’ of Allah. The implication of names and attributes is in accordance with their intended obvious meanings and changing them is prohibited as Allah has commanded in the following verse: “Say: Indeed my Lord, has forbidden external and internal corruption,…, and that you speak about Allah without knowledge.” [7:33] Shaik Al Uthaimeen has also noted that “All of Allah’s attributes are transcendent, attributes of perfection and praise, without any deficiency in any respect,” as stated in the following Quranic verse: “And to Allah belongs the supreme example.” [Surah Nahl 16:60]

Having established that Allah’s names and attributes are in accordance with their obvious intended meanings in revelation and that Allah’s attributes are perfect, it is impossible for human beings to go into the hows of Allah because Allah The Almighty says: “Their knowledge cannot encompass Him.” Hence it is not possible for the finite, imperfect human mind to conceive and comprehend the infinite and perfect attributes of Allah. While there might be resemblance in name, such as Allah’s ‘hands’, the similarity ends at that; and it is impossible to imagine what Allah’s hands might look like. The imaginary description is forbidden as it is not based on knowledge but the human mind’s imagination is an amalgamation of observations from creation.

Therefore the Islamic position is to accept the obvious meanings of Allah’s attributes as revealed in the Quran and authentic Sunnah, acknowledging that they are attributes of perfection and not delving into the ‘hows’ as it is incomprehensible by the human mind. The concept of ‘Trinity’ on the other hand is not based on any authentic revealed knowledge, rather it is conspired and codified by humans, so it becomes mandatory to delve into such concocted concepts to separate truth from falsehood and to guide humanity to the salvation that is accepted by The Lord of the Universe.

References:

Quran [Al-Hijr 15: 9]

Quran [Surah Taahaa 20:110]

The Radiance of Faith, Dr. Bilal Philips

“The Historical Jesus”, Khalid Yasin [Video Lecture]

Madinah: My favourite city. period!

December 1, 2009 1 comment

I came across the virtues of the cities of Madinah, when I was listening to a lecture on seerah …

I found this article I wanted to share .. To be honest, more we learn about the history of our beloved Prophet Muhammad PBUH, the more our appreciation rises for this city that is beloved to Allah and his Rasool ..

 

Virtues of Madinah


Narrated Anas(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “Madinah is a sanctuary from that place to that. Its trees should not be cut and no heresy should be innovated nor any sin should be committed in it, and whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits sins (bad deeds), then he will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people.” (Bukhari)

 

Narrated Anas(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) came to Madinah and ordered a masjid to be built and said, “O Bani Najjar! Suggest to me the price (of your land).” They said, “We do not want its price except from Allah” (i.e. they wished for a reward from Allah for giving up their land freely). So, the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) ordered the graves of the pagans to be dug out and the land to be levelled, and the date-palm trees to be cut down. The cut date-palms were fixed in the direction of the Qibla of the (Grand) masjid. (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Huraira(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “I have made Madinah a sanctuary between its two (Harrat) mountains.” The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) went to the tribe of Bani Haritha and said (to them), “I see that you have gone out of the sanctuary,” but looking around, he added, “No, you are inside the sanctuary.” (Bukhari)

Narrated ‘Ali(radhiyallahu anhu): We have nothing except the Book of Allah and this written paper from the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) (where-in is written:) Madinah is a sanctuary from the ‘Air Mountain to such and such a place, and whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits a sin, or gives shelter to such an innovator in it will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted. And the asylum (of protection) granted by any Muslim is to be secured (respected) by all the other Muslims; and whoever betrays a Muslim in this respect incurs the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted, and whoever (freed slave) befriends (take as masters) other than his manumitters without their permission incurs the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people, and none of his compulsory or optional good deeds of worship will be accepted. (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Huraira(radhiyallahu anhu): Allah’s Apostle said, “I was ordered to migrate to a town which will swallow (conquer) other towns and is called Yathrib and that is Madinah, and it turns out (bad) persons as a furnace removes the impurities of iron.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Humaid(radhiyallahu anhu): We came with the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) from Tabuk, and when we reached near Madinah, the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “This is Tabah(meaning the good one).” (Bukhari)

Jaabir bin Samurah(radhiyallahu anhu) says; “I heard Rasulullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) say: ‘ Verily Allah named Madinah, Taabah(meaning the good one) or Tayyibah(the pure).”

Sa’ad(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasulullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “I declare haraam that area between the rocky lands on both sides of Madinah, that it’s vegetation be not cut down nor that animals be hunted within it’s area.” Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) also said: ” For the believer, Madinah is the best place. If only they could understand it’s virtue fully, they would never leave it, and whoever departs from Madinah, having become disenchanted with it, Allah will send someone better to replace him. And whoever bears patiently the ordeals of Madinah, for him shall I be an intercessor(or witness) on the Day of Qiyaamah.” (Muslim)

Narrated Abu Huraira(radhiyallahu anhu): If I saw deers grazing in Madinah, I would not chase them, for Allah’s Apostle said, “(Madinah) is a sanctuary between its two mountains.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Huraira(radhiyallahu anhu): I heard Allah’s Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) saying, “The people will leave Madinah in spite of the best state it will have, and none except the wild birds and the beasts of prey will live in it, and the last persons who will die will be two shepherds from the tribe of Muzaina, who will be driving their sheep towards Madinah, but will find nobody in it, and when they reach the valley of Thaniyat-al-Wada’, they will fall down on their faces dead.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Zuhair(radhiyallahu anhu): I heard Allah’s Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) saying, “Yemen will be conquered and some people will migrate (from Madinah) and will urge their families, and those who will obey them to migrate (to Yemen) although Madinah will be better for them; if they but knew. Sham will also be conquered and some people will migrate (from Madinah) and will urge their families and those who will obey them, to migrate (to Sham) although Madinah will be better for them; if they but knew. ‘Iraq will be conquered and some people will migrate (from Madinah) and will urge their families and those who will obey them to migrate (to ‘Iraq) although Madinah will be better for them; if they but knew.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Huraira(radhiyallahu anhu): Allah’s Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “Verily, Belief returns and goes back to Madinah as a snake returns and goes back to its hole (when in danger).” (Bukhari)

Narrated Sad (radhiyallahu anhu): I heard the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) saying, “None plots against the people of Madinah but that he will be dissolved (destroyed) like the salt is dissolved in water.”

Narrated Usama(radhiyallahu anhu): Once the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) stood at the top of a castle amongst the castles (or the high buildings) of Madinah and said, “Do you see what I see? (No doubt) I see the spots where afflictions will take place among your houses (and these afflictions will be) as numerous as the spots where rain-drops fall.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Bakra(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “The terror caused by Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal will not enter Madinah and at that time Madinah will have seven gates and there will be two angels at each gate guarding them.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Huraira(radhiyallahu anhu): Allah’s Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Madinah, neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal will be able to enter it.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Anas bin Malik(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “There will be no town which Ad-Dajjal will not enter except Makkah and Madinah, and there will be no entrance (road) (of both Makkah and Madinah) but the angels will be standing in rows guarding it against him, and then Madinah will shake with its inhabitants thrice (i.e. three earth-quakes will take place) and Allah will expel all the nonbelievers and the hypocrites from it.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri(radhiyallahu anhu): Allah’s Apostle(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) told us a long narrative about Ad-Dajjal, and among the many things he mentioned, was his saying, “Ad-Dajjal will come and it will be forbidden for him to pass through the entrances of Madinah. He will land in some of the salty barren areas (outside) Madinah; on that day the best man or one of the best men will come up to him and say, ‘I testify that you are the same Dajjal whose description was given to us by Allah’s Apostle .’ Ad-Dajjal will say to the people, ‘If I kill this man and bring him back to life again, will you doubt my claim?’ They will say, ‘No.’ Then Ad-Dajjal will kill that man and bring him back to life. That man will say, ‘Now I know your reality better than before.’ Ad-Dajjal will say, ‘I want to kill him but I cannot.’ ” (Bukhari)

Narrated Jabir(radhiyallahu anhu): A bedouin came to the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and gave a pledge of allegiance for embracing Islam. The next day he came with fever and said (to the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) ), “Please cancel my pledge (of embracing Islam and of emigrating to Madinah).” The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) refused (that request) three times and said, “Madinah is like a furnace, it expels out the impurities (bad persons) and selects the good ones and makes them perfect.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Zaid bin Thabit(radhiyallahu anhu): When the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) went out for (the battle of) Uhud, some of his companions (hypocrites) returned (home). A party of the believers remarked that they would kill those (hypocrites) who had returned, but another party said that they would not kill them. So, this Divine Inspiration was revealed: “Then what is the matter with you that you are divided into two parties concerning the hypocrites.” (4.88) The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “Madinah expels the bad persons from it, as fire expels the impurities of iron.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Anas(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “O Allah! Bestow on Madinah twice the blessings You bestowed on Makkah.” (Bukhari)

Narrated Anas(radhiyallahu anhu): Whenever the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) returned from a journey and observed the walls of Madinah, he would make his mount go fast, and if he was on an animal (i.e. a horse), he would make it gallop because of his love for Madinah. (Bukhari)

Narrated Anas(radhiyallahu anhu): (The people of) Bani Salama intended to shift near the mosque (of the Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam)) but Allah’s Apostle disliked to see Madinah vacated and said, “O the people of Bani Salama! Don’t you think that you will be rewarded for your footsteps which you take towards the mosque?” So, they stayed at their old places. (Bukhari)

Narrated Abu Huraira(radhiyallahu anhu): The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “There is a garden from the gardens of Paradise between my house and my pulpit, and my pulpit is on my Pool of water (Al-Kauthar).” (Bukhari)

Narrated ‘Aisha(radhiyallahu anha): When Allah’s Apostle reached Madinah, Abu Bakr and Bilal became ill. When Abu Bakr’s fever got worse, he would recite (this poetic verse): “Everybody is staying alive with his People, yet Death is nearer to him than His shoe laces.” And Bilal, when his fever deserted him, would recite: “Would that I could stay overnight in A valley wherein I would be Surrounded by Idhkhir and Jalil (kinds of good-smelling grass). Would that one day I could Drink the water of the Majanna, and Would that (The two mountains) Shama and Tafil would appear to me!” The Prophet(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said, “O Allah! Curse Shaiba bin Rabi’a and ‘Utba bin Rabi’a and Umaiya bin Khalaf as they turned us out of our land to the land of epidemics.” Allah’s Apostle then said, “O Allah! Make us love Madinah as we love Makkah or even more than that. O Allah! Give blessings in our Sa and our Mudd (measures symbolizing food) and make the climate of Madinah suitable for us, and divert its fever towards Aljuhfa.” Aisha added: When we reached Madinah, it was the most unhealthy of Allah’s lands, and the valley of Bathan (the valley of Madinah) used to flow with impure colored water. (Bukhari)

Narrated Zaid bin Aslam from his father: Umar(radhiyallahu anhu) said, O Allah! Grant me martyrdom in Your cause, and let my death be in the city of Your Apostle.” (Bukhari)

Ibn Umar(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “Whoever has the means to die in Madinah, let him die there for I shall intercede on behalf of everyone who dies there.” (Ahmad, Tirmidhi)

Hazrat Abu Hurairah(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said: ” O Allah ! Grant fertility to the fruits of Madinah and to our measures. Ibrahim was Your servant and friend. I am also Your servant and Prophet. He(Ibrahim(alaiyis salaam) had prayed to You for fertility for Makkah, but I pray to You for the fertility of Madinah and twice more than him.” (Muslim)

Masjid-e-Nabawi
Anas(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: “Whoever performs forty salaah in my Masjid, not missing one salaah in the Masjid, for him is granted exemption from the fire of Jahannam, and exemption and he shall remain free of hypocrisy.” (Ahmad, Tabraani)

Hazrat Anas(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said that the reward of salaah in his masjid and in that of Masjid-e-Aqsa, is of fifty thousand salaahs, but the reward of salaah in the Ka’ba, is equal to hundred thousand salaahs. (Ibn Majah)

Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said that his masjid is unique, the foundation of which has been laid on piety. (Muslim)

Masjid-e-Quba
Hazrat Usaid bin Huzair(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said that the merit of salaah in the Masjid of Quba is equal to performing one Umrah. (Tirmizi)

Hazrat Abdullah bin Umar(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that every Satrurday Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) would go to Masjid-e-Quba, sometimes walking and sometimes by conveyance, and he would perform two raka’at of salaah there.” (Bukhari, Muslim)

Mount Uhud
Hazrat Anas bin Malik(radhiyallahu anhu) reports that Rasullullah(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) has said that the mountain of Uhud loved him and he loved it. (Muslim). In Tibraani, It is also described by Hazrat Sahal bin Sa’ad(radhiyallahu anhu) that Uhud is one of the pillars of Jannah.

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